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Offline naustin

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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 08:12:59 PM »
I haven't found a bike that I think is better than the FJR; god knows I've tried. I know I'll have one again, likely soon enough.

And get this - Yamaha actually makes significant investments to update it to address actual requests from their customers and periodically bring it up to spec!  The 2016 slipper clutch can be easily retrofit to prior models.  The 2016 gets a 6-speed designed to fit in the 15 yr old cases.   They act like they are committed to the platform and believe in long-term incremental improvement. Unheard of!!! (Lookin at you, Honda).

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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2017, 08:55:17 PM »
OK, I'm feeling better about finding CC. '13 forward... hmmm...

Still looking for that ride. [/grin]
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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2017, 10:23:36 PM »
Greatest bike on the road. Buy it. Get it from Cullman Yamaha in Cullman, Alabama - the price difference is well worth the fly-n-ride, and they treat you like an actual valued customer. Ride it home to get to know it, and when you get here, stop at my place for the first service and I'll go over the suspension set up with you, should they send you out the door with "good enough". If you find you don't like it, you had a great ride, and you can sell the bike for about what you paid for it, maybe even slightly more (they discount them nicely).

^^^this

Culman Cycles is da bomb. Also the best place to get a 48 month YES for $50 over dealer cost. Last I heard it's still under $400.

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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 05:43:24 AM »
OK, I'm feeling better about finding CC. '13 forward... hmmm...

Still looking for that ride. [/grin]
IIRC, 13 CC was limited at 80mph but 14 and on can be set up to 100mph. I could not find a fix for the 13 on the forums.
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Offline RBEmerson

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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 12:51:48 PM »
I'm not likely to use any bike CC much above 80, NTL that smacks of one too many lawyers attending an engineering meeting...
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Offline naustin

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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2017, 01:34:32 PM »
I'm not likely to use any bike CC much above 80, NTL that smacks of one too many lawyers attending an engineering meeting...

Its a real issue out west where the speed limit can be 80 or 85, and if you aren't doing +5, you're getting steam rolled.  Thankfully, Yamamama listened and they changed it promptly.

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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 05:46:19 PM »
I get that part. For me, past a certain point, I'd rather retain direct control of the throttle.
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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 06:20:59 AM »
I like 83, but it might just be on the GS. Would like to try a FJR just to see. Didn't the '14 come in red too? Not a fan of 'invisible biker' black or gray.
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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 06:38:02 AM »
I honestly can't say whether color matters or not.
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The Connie was a friendly bike that met most of my needs. I added CC. There was no hope of ABS. Even before the motor hydraulic-ed (gas dripped into a cylinder - cranking the motor wrote off the motor), I was looking a similar bike with ABS. This is the successor...

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I haven't had any indication that one color or the other is "safer".

The ...uh... Amaranth Red (c'mon, Kawasaki, it's effin' purple!) did get general comments about the color, though.
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Re: FJR test ride?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2017, 09:57:49 AM »
I'm not likely to use any bike CC much above 80, NTL that smacks of one too many lawyers attending an engineering meeting...

This. And, when there are hundreds of miles between towns with other traffic being something rarely seen, a CC is nice.