Building a Go-Far Yamaha FJR1300AE- Endurance Rally Motorcycles

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Yamaha FJR 1300 AE

Building a Go-Far Yamaha – Special Feature And all the other that make 10,000 in 10 days tolerable.

They say long-distance motorcycles are made not That may be, but the stock Yamaha I borrowed for last summer’s 10-n-10 Rally, had an awful lot of the I was looking for in an endurance rally right out of the box.

Topping list is its bulletproof reliability, shaft drive, and ample The fact that its 1298cc consistently returned 40-plus mpg turned out to be a welcome bonus in where the next gas station may be 150 down the road. The AE model’s of a clutch lever did take getting used to, especially in maneuvers, but it wasn’t long I came to really appreciate the fast shifts the computer-controlled served up with a twitch of my toe.

All that said, I did tweak a few to get the FJR1300 ready to do ten 1000-mile in a row. Put them all together and you a list of products that can any bike more comfortable and no matter how far you’re riding:

The 15-liter In-Charge tankbag RKA Luggage ( ) is without the slickest way to mount 12-volt like GPS units and radar I’ve ever seen. plenty practical too: At the end of the you simply unplug one power and take the bag and all your valuable goodies with you. I added an RKA 36-liter rackbag to my cameras and rally paperwork a to call home.

Auxiliary Lighting

The folks at Lights ( ) installed a of their super-bright Krista LED lights beneath the FJR’s and Glenda LED daytime running on the front fork legs, a that helped me to both see and be Adding a Kisan Pathblazer modulator ( ) and a set of Hyper-Lites ( ) LED running/brake lights out back gave me some extra

While the FJR’s stock was fine for short rides, it with a wider and taller from Rifle ( ) reduced buffeting and created a pocket of still air that transformed the riding experience.


Besides giving me a way to in the cavalry in those way-off-the-beaten-path with no cell phone where bikes inevitably to break down, the palm-sized Satellite GPS Messenger ( ) me to send a quick thumbs-up via to friends and family several a day. Setting up an account on ( ) upped the fun factor by my peeps (and to follow my progress in real-time on a Google map.

Frame Sliders

Having the hard way on a previous rally exhaustion, loose gravel and are a recipe for a dropped bike, on a set of Motovation’s ( ) ridiculously frame sliders was a top priority. I thankfully didn’t put them to the test, just knowing were there gave me one thing to stress over.

Yamaha FJR 1300 AE

Personal Protection

Any protective you’re going to wear 18 a day for 10 days in a row needs to be both comfortable and exceptionally functional. My Multitec flip-front helmet ( ), Knox Handroid gloves ( ), Alpinestars Supertech Touring Boots ( ), and Aerostich jacket and A.D.1 pants ( ) all excelled on both counts.

for a custom-fitted seat from Mayer Cycle ( ) with an Alaska Leather “buttpad” ( ) made last few hundred miles day a lot more bearable. My decision to nothing but the high-tech tops and from LD Comfort ( ) my other gear also a big part in helping me to rack up than 18,000 “monkey-…” miles.


Moving the FJR’s up and back via a Helibars Tour replacement triple clamp ( ) made the shoulder pain I got the stock bike’s forward-leaning position disappear overnight. the elegantly simple Crampbuster ( ), which allowed me to hold the open with just the of my hand, and the bar-end-mounted Throttlemeister lock ( ) also me avoid the serious case of that can come from the right grip from till dusk.

Any GPS nav system have showed me the way, but the Zumo 665 ( ) did a whole lot with built-in XM satellite live weather radar and Bluetooth cell phone all of which made those in the middle of the night or the middle of a lot more bearable.

Riding all day in Africa-hot weather staying hydrated critical. the 100-ounce Camelbak Unbottle ( ) with ice and water and strapping it to the allowed me to drink several an hour instead of several a day.

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