Author name: Sandy Hewitt

With a passion for motorcycles that runs as deep as their experience, Sandy Hewitt is your go-to source for troubleshooting your two-wheeled companion. You'll discover a valuable resource that ensures your rides remain smooth and glitch-free, allowing you to focus on the thrill of the open road.

Yamaha FJR1300 Suspension – Shock Absorber, Preload Damping

The Yamaha FJR1300 utilizes proficient suspension that provides an excellent balance of comfort and handling. Up front, the FJR1300A has beefy 48mm cartridge forks with 5.3 inches of wheel travel, while the FJR1300ES receives upgraded electronically adjustable 43mm inverted forks. Out back, both models use a linkage-equipped single rear shock absorber with remote preload adjustability …

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Best Year for BMW R1200RT

Best Year for BMW R1200RT: More Motorcycle for the Money!

A BMW R1200RT from 2009-2012 or 2015-2018 provides significant features and improvements while avoiding the rapid depreciation of the newest model year. Be sure to inspect maintenance records and thoroughly check any used bike before purchasing. Best Year for BMW R1200RT 2009-2012 are the Best Years for BMW R1200RT, if you’re looking for a used …

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bmw r1200rt reliability

BMW R1200RT Reliability: Mileage, Durability, Maintenance Tips

A BMW R1200RT can last for 15-20 years easily with proper maintenance. The BMW R1200RT is reliable for 100,000 miles or more before needing major engine work. With its powerful boxer twin-engine, long-distance comfort, and touring capabilities, the BMW R1200RT is built to rack up serious miles. But how long can you expect an R1200RT …

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yamaha fjr1300 best year

Best Year for Yamaha FJR1300 (Best Value When Buying Used)

The best year for Yamaha FJR1300 would be within the 2010-2015 range. Try to find an FJR1300 with low mileage and proper maintenance. The Yamaha FJR1300 sport touring motorcycle has been in production since its debut in 2001, with over two decades of ongoing improvements and changes. When shopping for a used FJR1300, buyers often …

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Honda ST1300 heat issues

Honda ST1300 Heat Issues (9 Common Reasons and Solutions)

Heat issues are seen in Honda ST1300 due to issues with the radiator fan, problems with the thermostat, coolant levels, water pump, air in the cooling system, cooling fan relay, and radiator cap. Overheating is usually caused by problems that stop coolant from flowing or cut off airflow. Remove crash wing plastic or apply Reflectix …

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How long will a Honda St1300 last?

How long will a Honda ST1300 last? (A Tale of Reliability)

A Honda ST1300 will last up to 2,00,000 miles without needing an engine overhaul. The Honda ST1300 engine can last for 15-20 years easily even if you tour regularly. The Honda ST1300, manufactured from 2003 to the present, benefits greatly from the proven reliability of the ST1100. While the ST1300 features an increased engine displacement …

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Why did Honda stop making the ST1300?

Why did Honda stop making the ST1300? (Explained!)

Honda stopped ST1300 production mainly due to stricter emissions regulations and declining sales. As emissions standards tightened in the late 2010s, updating the ST1300 to comply would have necessitated major changes. With sport touring sales falling, Honda chose to halt ST1300 production rather than re-engineer its powertrain. Diminished global demand plus the 2008 recession made …

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