I’m not sure that the guys at North County House of Motorcycle;s came up with a permanent fix for my FJR’s electrical problem. I was in a parking lot this afternoon when I lost all electrical power. Fuses and battery are OK, so the problem is elsewhere. So, NCHM is picking up the bike tomorrow morning to take it in and fix it.

Very disappointing.

On the bright side, I’ll be going to pick up the GT650R in Orange County tomorrow, so I won’t be bikeless while the FJR is being fixed.

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.

4 thoughts on “Stranded”

  1. Yep , same thing happened to me on my 2008. It melted parts of the main wiring harness. Too much power through too thin wire and cheap spider grounds. I loved the bike but the $1200.00 bill was too much. Mine died near Scotty’s castle in Death Valley. I traded the bike in

  2. There are fixes for the “black widow” available on the fjrforum.  One is a plug-n-play grounding harness made by a feejer owner in the northern part of Calif.  Also, he will be down here (Vista) this weekend for an FJR tech day, with a couple harnesses.  Let me know if you want more info.

    1. Yeah. The thing is, I just had it in last month for them to fix this. Now it’s back in again.
      Happily, I have another motorcycle to evaluate for the next week or so.

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