How To Upgrade a 2015 & Prior FJR1300 to 2016 Slipper

by admin, April 28, 2016

This is a complete how-to vid showing you everything you need to convert your 2015 & prior Yamaha FJR1300 to the new 2016 slipper version.  This also gives you a clutch pull roughly 1/2 that of the previous years for a MUCH easier time especially in stop and go traffic.

Total parts cost is just under $300 as of the time of this video.  The graphic shows all the parts you will need to order circled in red, order from your supplier of choice. Order the Qty indicated on the supplier microfiche.

The order of part assembly for the stack is as follows:

On the basket, the flat washer then the sloped washer – note the printing, it slopes down. Then a new thin friction plate, a new clutch plate then the retaining wire.

With the basket in the engine, 4 pairs of new thick friction plates and clutch plates.  Then another new friction plate and 1 of the OLD clutch plates. Then a new thick friction plate, new clutch plate, finishing with a new THIN friction plate.

On the spring assembly, a new thin friction plate then a new THIN clutch plate.

WARNING – make SURE you carefully remove the ball bearing behind the small pushrod after you remove it, and replace it when reinstalling.

NOTE – holding the rear brake should also stop the rear tire from moving, to remove/install the main nut. If you choose to use the 5th gear/someone sitting on the bike method of removing the center nut, you DO RISK DROPPING THE BIKE as it will be moving forward under pressure.  Installation is safe.

Torque specs for the center nut are 65 lbs./ft, inner spring bolts 5 (good and snug) and cover 8.7 (very snug).

Microfiche sections are: Clutch, Engine Cover 1

  • PaddingtonPoohBear

    What a great idea, if/when my ’05 ever needs a clutch I’m definitely checking out if this is possible. Thanks for posting all these great vids. =)

    • lol It won’t 😉 The clutches last FAR longer than the rest of the bike – this is purely a ‘want’ upgrade!

  • Naoki Bailly

    Great video! Looking at the parts diagrams, it appears that “spacer 1” (labelled #21 in the images above) is a different part number between 2014 and 2016. Did you have to replace that part as well, or did it have the same specifications between model years?

  • Mike Powers

    I’m wondering if the same thing could have been accomplished just by replacing Items # 8 – 13 only? You are basically just installing softer release plate springs.

    • Not even close

      • Mike Powers

        So the entire clutch pack from Item #3 on outward has been redesigned for 2016? It was hard to see that from your video (no close ups) nor do I have microfiche of the older model assemblies.

        • Yes – my video is correct.

          • Mike Powers

            OK thanks.

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