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ADMIN NOTE: Postings beyond this initial may be consolidated into the first regularly and be deleted by the Admins upon the author's request. It is intended as a compliation of greatest hits of subjects often talked about, often forgotten, and/or reasked by newbies. It's hoped that NEPRT postings might be reduced by this consolidated posting of greatest hits.

This thread will eventually become a sticky, as a summary of numerous threads on each subject. I decided to start with the easiest one first, top speed, then I will work on tires. If you have something to add post away, your posts will be incorporated into this one.

Top Speed

160mph on GPS. With the bags fully loaded and the trunk mounted around 155mph. Two-up 145mph.

See magazine comparison, Bad Admin, Naked Bad Admin = 160, two-up.

For more links, go to search advanced options. Search for "top speed" in the NEPRT section.

Tires

Tire Size

Running a 190 rear has been discussed, nobody seems to have posted doing it. Forum consensus: Run the recommended tire sizes. For more discussion:

Clicky 1

Clicky 2

Clicky 3

Search tips: from inside the forum try searching NEPRT from the advanced option with "tire size" or +tire +size. Alternatively, try the Slapnpop method: Go to Google and enter 180 190 site:fjrforum.com.

Pressure

Check cold, then hot

Cupping

Clicky

Tire Repair - Is it Safe?

2 page discussion

Couple of pages on mushroom plugs

Slime?

One from June 2007

Use sticky strings

A familiar discussion in 2005

Mileage Comparison

Our resident tire eater

Tire Reviews

Until someone posts cheaper tire prices I am going to quote SW Moto prices. They charge $14 shipping for a single tire, $0 for two or more. If you find a cheaper price (including shipping) from somewhere with a good reputation that ships as fast as SW Moto let us know!

Avon

Road Hazard Policy

Mail Order Issues With Warranty

Storms

Rear: $138.95 SW Moto

Front: $111.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Poll

clicky

Mileage Discussion

Warchild's Love Story (Don't worry, it's work safe!)

Bridgestone

BT 021's

Rear: $123.95 SW Moto

Front: $99.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

No Love

Haulin' Ashes detailed review

front tire wear

Clicky

Clicky

Odd Front Tire Wear - Front is NOT Dual Compound

Continental

Road Attack

Rear: $136.95 SW Moto

Front: $107.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Not Positive

Somewhat Positive

Corsa III front, Road Attack rear

Dunlop

Roadsmart

Rear: $137.95 SW Moto

Front: $110.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Haulin' Ashe continues to go through tires like water!

Metzeler

M3 Sportec

Rear: $136.95 SW Moto

Front: $109.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Calimus's review

ME880

Rear: $141.95 SW Moto

Front: $117.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Front and Rear

ME880 Rear, Strada Front

Z4

Warning: In the past Metzelers have suffered from tire separation on the Z4:clicky, more

Z6

Rear: $148.95 SW Moto

Front: $116.95 SW Moto

Get the C spec:clicky

Reviews:

Finding the Wear Bars

Haulin' Ashe

Michelin

Pilot Power 2CT

Rear: $148.95 SW Moto

Front: $125.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Sticky

Pilot Road 2

Rear: $169.95 SW Moto

Front: $129.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

DCarver likes em

Clicky

Clicky

Cheap prices

B Spec including longevity

Pilot Road

Rear: $143.95 SW Moto

Front: $110.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Good Mileage

More Mileage

Pirelli

Strada

Rear: $131.95 SW Moto

Front: $106.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Clicky

Corsa III

Rear: $150.95 SW Moto

Front: $119.95 SW Moto

Reviews:

Clicky

Corsa III front, Road Attack rear

Shinko (link?)

Ravens

Rear: $79.99 RideNow*

Front: $54.99 RideNow*

* Ridenow charges $9.95 shipping per tire

Reviews:

Clicky 1

Clicky 2

Maybe not a good snow tire!

Car Tires

Mileage Winner

Oil

Things the Forum Agrees On:

1) Your FJR needs oil. In fact all of fossil fuel engines need oil.

2) Do not use oils with the ILSAC starburst:clicky

3) Jestal is the man.

Funk in the Final Drive Oil

Milky looking fluid

fuzzy fluid

The Murky Rest

Which Oil is Best/Which They Use? Here's a long one. Quick answer. cumquat threads

When to switch to synthetic

Synthetic Before 10,000 Miles?

Viscosity

How Much Oil

oil in the regulator/rectifier

Too much oil in the final drive

High Mileage Oils

What Weight? Or here.

Will 20w50 Void My Warranty?

Lucas Additives?

Ethanol and Oil Changes

Which Synthetic is Closest to 20w40?

Synthetics and Shifting

When to Use Synthetic?

Y.E.S. and Oil Weight

Fuel

Mileage

Fuel Range?

How Accurate is the Average MPG Function?

Gas Mileage

Gas Mileage

Gas Mileage

Fuel Mileage

Acetone

What Happens if I Run Out of Gas?

With Topcase?

Fuel Economy

How Far On Reserve?

Gas Mileage

Gas Mileage?

36mpg?

Getting NEPRT Started on the New Board!

Octane

Cooler on High Octane?

Octane Poll

What Do You Use?

Et Tu Painman?

Which Grade?

Anti-Freeze

Engine Ice, Water Wetter, Etc.

Green, Orange, Mixed?

Spark Plugs

The Definitive Summary by Ionbeam

How Long Will Iridiums Last?

Plug change interval too short?

CR8EK Dual Electrode Plugs

Should the plugs on a perfectly running bike be changed?

Should iridiums be gapped?

Iridium price?

Scab reminds us to change our plugs

8k miles too soon for a plug change?

Advantages of iridiums?

Should I change my plugs at 4k?

Where do you get plugs online? ($6.95 per for iridiums, $6.75 shipping)

What should my plugs look like?

What your plugs should look like

Engine Break-In

Motoman?

Jestal Speaks

Overdrive/6th Gear

Sixth Gear? 2005

6th Gear 2006

6th Gear Needed? 2006

2007

2008

FJR Stands For?

This has been asked a couple times:

The Definitive Answer

1

2

3

How to Get it Up

How to put it on the centerstand - prose version.

youtube video

How Accurate is the Speedometer

3-5%

Valve Check Interval

Is 26000 miles a ripoff?

 
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https://www.indysuperbike.com/

I've bought my sport bike tires from here because much cheaper. Checked Pilot Road 2 pricing for FJR and found that they're much cheaper too with a good reputation. Shipping to my door within 2 days typically.

Rear: $149.95

Front: $122.95

Other brands seem to be cheaper too, but this is what I run on my FJR.

 

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I've bought my sport bike tires from here because much cheaper. Checked Pilot Road 2 pricing for FJR and found that they're much cheaper too with a good reputation. Shipping to my door within 2 days typically.

Rear: $149.95

Front: $122.95

Other brands seem to be cheaper too, but this is what I run on my FJR.
Bad link...

 

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4 years between posts -- almost exactly. Did they survive the recession/depression?

 

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Haha...Oh shit. Just saw that. I don't know why this thread keeps showing up as unread. I thought Sully made a new post.

 

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I don't know why this thread keeps showing up as unread.
You and others replying certainly doesn't reduce that from happening...... ;)

If somebody wants to take over the duties of our seemingly absent forum member, which I wholly recommend and endorse in this most-useful thread idea, simply copy and paste the material over to a new thread, update what needs to be cleaned, and then send me a PM. I can then retire this thread and pin the new one!

Fame, fortune, mess-free oil changes, swooning newbies, and/or propositions from attractive groupies are bound to follow for your selfless forum service.

Thanks.

The Management

 

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I must be getting the 'A' disease, I thought there was a Salma Hayek versus Penelope Cruz versus Sofia Vergara thread under NEPRT! JSNS, Hubba!

 

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4 years between posts -- almost exactly. Did they survive the recession/depression?
Apparently not. But they were the cheapest
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All the SW Moto links on this page are dead. Is SW Moto still in business? Their facebook page has not been updated since 2012. Where is the best place to purchase tires for my 2015 FJR1300A?

 

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Where is the best place to purchase tires for my 2015 FJR1300A?
Well, I can't say for sure since I have a 2014, but... many people find that Jake Wilson (also DBA Rocky Mountain ATV) have the best prices and service these days.

 

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Where is the best place to purchase tires for my 2015 FJR1300A?
It kind of depends on what you're looking for, and when. Good ones to check are Jake Wilson, Chaparral Racing, Motorcycle Superstore, and a couple others. You get the idea.

Check prices and shipping. Jake Wilson has shipped my last two sets of tires. Before that, it was Chaparral. I actually got a set of tires from CycleGear (in store) during a sale once.

Gotta look around!

 

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Birdman2010 posted: All the SW Moto links on this page are dead. Is SW Moto still in business? Their facebook page has not been updated since 2012. Where is the best place to purchase tires for my 2015 FJR1300A?
1) Google search for SW Moto yields lots of results for SW Motech and pretty much nothing for SW Moto. Note that links were published in 2007. (Why are you looking for them, anyway? See item #2.)

2) The best place to buy your tires will be the one that sells the make/model you want for the least amount of money -- and don't forget to include shipping in the cost comparison. Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Dunlop, Metzeler, Avon, and PLEASE don't ask which are the best. My current preference is the Metzeler Roadtec 01 for mileage and wet/dry handling. It does cup, so -- at 11,000 miles -- hard-leaning turns provide a free forearm massage.

As both veteran members above have said ... use your Google skills and check a few places.

 
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