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post #1 of 8 Old Feb 18th, 2007, 1:29 am Thread Starter
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Question If you think BMW prices are high - check this out!

We recently purchased a lightly used Blue 05 Yamaha FJR 1300 for the S/O to keep up with me on the 05 LT!

Today we went into the Yamaha shop to pick up some maintenance items and nearly fell over when I priced the Rear Drive gear lube!!! $29.99 for 1 pint !!

There has to be an acceptable alternative rear drive gear oil or is there a reason to really pay that much for it?

I was thinking any good synthetic 75-90 or 75-140 wt Royal Purple would do as that is what I use in my 05 BMW K1200 LT.

Yamaha does not make the lube and there are only a handful of big brand makers of gear oil around.....

Anyone else have an FJR that can shed some light on this subject for me?

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post #2 of 8 Old Feb 18th, 2007, 7:37 am
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There is a Dave Hoogerland (???) from Florida that has as FJR.

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We recently purchased a lightly used Blue 05 Yamaha FJR 1300 for the S/O to keep up with me on the 05 LT!

Today we went into the Yamaha shop to pick up some maintenance items and nearly fell over when I priced the Rear Drive gear lube!!! $29.99 for 1 pint !!

There has to be an acceptable alternative rear drive gear oil or is there a reason to really pay that much for it?

I was thinking any good synthetic 75-90 or 75-140 wt Royal Purple would do as that is what I use in my 05 BMW K1200 LT.

Yamaha does not make the lube and there are only a handful of big brand makers of gear oil around.....



Anyone else have an FJR that can shed some light on this subject for me?
Check the owners / tech manual and see if they list the specs for the rear drive lube.
I'd venture a guess that it isn't as special as they want you to believe.

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I've got an 05 FJR. Mobil 1 Synthetic 75-90wt is the way to go.
Check out fjrforum.com

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There is a Dave Hoogerland (???) from Florida that has as FJR.
I use (GASP!) Amsoil in the FJR's diff.

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Yep, I use Mobil 1 synth in my '04...

Your thread title is a tad misleading....I thought you were talking about the price of a new HD vs an LT! But try this: compare the price of a 12,000 mile service with that of the FJR...brings it all into perspective. AND when I asked Yamaha if I could do my own 600 mile initial service, they said "Sure. It's your bike, just keep the records." This was Yamaha USA, not a dealer. Try that with BMW America some time. They even told me I would void my warranty by using anything other than Bosch plugs!

Hopping down off the soap box, I gotta say I love my FJR...and the LT is ok too. But the wife loves the LT so I have both.

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Yep, I use Mobil 1 synth in my '04...

Your thread title is a tad misleading....I thought you were talking about the price of a new HD vs an LT! But try this: compare the price of a 12,000 mile service with that of the FJR...brings it all into perspective. AND when I asked Yamaha if I could do my own 600 mile initial service, they said "Sure. It's your bike, just keep the records." This was Yamaha USA, not a dealer. Try that with BMW America some time. They even told me I would void my warranty by using anything other than Bosch plugs!

Hopping down off the soap box, I gotta say I love my FJR...and the LT is ok too. But the wife loves the LT so I have both.

Apparently it was misleading only to you.... I said nothing nor alluded to anything remotely about HD? No one else thought I was talking about a Hardly Dangerous........ *Thanks for the info on the FJR

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Apparently it was misleading only to you.... I said nothing nor alluded to anything remotely about HD? No one else thought I was talking about a Hardly Dangerous........ *Thanks for the info on the FJR
I do believe he was talking about the title of this thread. I also thought it was going to be a price comparison between BMW and another even higher priced mfg.
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