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Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 190,321
Posted By rockmurf
I question the higher quality statement. If that...

I question the higher quality statement. If that were a fact then there wouldn't be such a wide gap in reliability. I rode an rt about 5 years ago and thought no way was it worth the difference in...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,408
Posted By rockmurf
I sold an 06 fjr a few months ago with 124k miles...

I sold an 06 fjr a few months ago with 124k miles and it ran like new. I went out and bought a 2013 fjr because for me it is the best motorcycle on the market today dollar for dollar for me hands...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By rockmurf
My dealer had my air pressure at 36/42. I am a...

My dealer had my air pressure at 36/42. I am a big guy, 240. As for passengers I don't think you have to worry too much about anything but air pressure since I don't think she is going to want to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 646,008
Posted By rockmurf
I considered the nc700 and I drove it. It was...

I considered the nc700 and I drove it. It was ok. The power is fair, the ride is ok, the brakes(compared to the fjr)are poor. It has a great sitting position and gets great mileage. Will it put a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 646,008
Posted By rockmurf
Same here except I got a 2013 (love that cruise...

Same here except I got a 2013 (love that cruise control).

There is no other bike that can do what the fjr can do especially at the price point and cost of ownership.
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,651
Posted By rockmurf
Haven't ridden a vfr but I have and 2013 fjr and...

Haven't ridden a vfr but I have and 2013 fjr and had an 06 fjr which I put 124k miles on with zero problems. If you are doing trips remember the fjr comes with saddlebags, centerstand, runs on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,545
Posted By rockmurf
I also live in FL, not far from LBK. I had a...

I also live in FL, not far from LBK. I had a st1300 and sold it the following year due to the heat issues. I later bought an fjr (06) and went on to put 124k miles on it with zero problems. I sold...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By rockmurf
Wow, the adventure here doesn't get the hand...

Wow, the adventure here doesn't get the hand guards and center stand.
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By rockmurf
The upgrades on that bike are over a grand. ...

The upgrades on that bike are over a grand. Again the miles are nothing if the bike has been maintained. One of the concerns with the triple is the valve adjustment, not bad to check the valves but...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,895
Posted By rockmurf
Your maintenance will be cheaper on the yamaha...

Your maintenance will be cheaper on the yamaha especially if the valves need to be adjusted on the str.
Forum: Europe 01-27-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By rockmurf
I bought a few bikes off ebay and it was always a...

I bought a few bikes off ebay and it was always a fly n ride. I would send deposit but then I would show up with in the allotted time with the balance and do the deal to make sure all was as...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,810
Posted By rockmurf
2006 fz1, I had an fz6 which I really liked and...

2006 fz1, I had an fz6 which I really liked and wanted to get another one but got talked into the fz1 and hated it. Lousy suspension, felt heavy, hard to handle. The other one was the 955(?)...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 646,008
Posted By rockmurf
Definitely go with the 2013. It is just up the...

Definitely go with the 2013. It is just up the road from you and if you can get the yes warranty(if the 2013 is still under warranty then you can get it) you will be all set.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,895
Posted By rockmurf
The next bike for me needs to have some of the...

The next bike for me needs to have some of the utilitarian function of the KTM in that it is fun, relatively comfortable, can do longer weekenders if need be.


The Street triple does not fit...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,925
Posted By rockmurf
The splines usually get lubed when you change...

The splines usually get lubed when you change tires, changing the final drive on a FJR (Yamaha) is a 5 minute or less process and only needs to be done 20k miles ( I did mine every other oil change...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,307
Posted By rockmurf
Demo rides for harleys happened in the last few...

Demo rides for harleys happened in the last few years and only due to their sales going down the crapper. It used to be if you wanted to demo a harley they told you to go rent one. just sayin
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By rockmurf
A friend has the tiger 800 and he is having the...

A friend has the tiger 800 and he is having the hardest time with the front suspension and is going to end up sending it out to be redone. It is a no adjustment front fork.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 78,484
Posted By rockmurf
But aren't the brakes better on the strom as well...

But aren't the brakes better on the strom as well as the acceleration?
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,729
Posted By rockmurf
How about the F6b, the chopped goldwing.

How about the F6b, the chopped goldwing.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,510
Posted By rockmurf
My wife had a sportster 1200 which I thought was...

My wife had a sportster 1200 which I thought was one of the worst bikes ever made, lousy suspension, lousy brakes, heavy, slow, top heavy. I think you get my drift. I don't thing either bike is...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,932
Posted By rockmurf
I am in the same boat. I had an FJR and I am...

I am in the same boat. I had an FJR and I am concerned about the lost of power, finish and comfort but I think I am going to pull the trigger.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By rockmurf
It seems to me in tallying up the votes that the...

It seems to me in tallying up the votes that the wee is a jack of all trades bike doing most/all thing well. The fjr is a sport tourer doing that very well with better build quality. It sounds to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By rockmurf
FJR to a Weestrom?????

I sold my fjr and now I am thinking that I would like to get a 650 vstrom because it is a lighter bike, has great reviews, and hopefully a suspension that will absorb the bumps and not transfer...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,650
Posted By rockmurf
You didn't say why you think you bought the wrong...

You didn't say why you think you bought the wrong bike. As stated earlier you can tour on anything. The ninja is a great all around bike and it will do whatever you want dependent on how you set it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,476
Posted By rockmurf
I had an 06, first year gen II. I didn't like...

I had an 06, first year gen II. I didn't like it. Suspension too harsh. Ergos not for me. I has an fz6 that I loved and thought the FZ1 would be a great improvement but it wasn't for me. Good luck...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,455
Posted By rockmurf
Put the cash into the klr, like a 705 kit,...

Put the cash into the klr, like a 705 kit, suspension work, brake upgrade and bank the rest or take a mc trip with the difference.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 259,333
Posted By rockmurf
congrats, enjoy, it is a blast.

congrats, enjoy, it is a blast.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 646,008
Posted By rockmurf
The spencer mod did not work for me. Sargent,...

The spencer mod did not work for me. Sargent, corbin, gel pad etc also did not. However if you are doing 300 mile days the alaskan seat pad, wood beads and I hear the 2013 seat is good for 500...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 46,094
Posted By rockmurf
I bought a 2013 Triumph STR while I had the fjr...

I bought a 2013 Triumph STR while I had the fjr because I wanted something lighter and wasn't doing the long distance miles. The str has been great for the 100-200 mile days but would not want to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 46,094
Posted By rockmurf
I had an 06 fjr which I put 124k miles on and...

I had an 06 fjr which I put 124k miles on and just sold it a couple months ago still running like a top. I think this discussion about a 6th gear is way over rated. I think Yamaha hit a home run...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 259,333
Posted By rockmurf
I bought the str 2013 back in May or June, I...

I bought the str 2013 back in May or June, I have 5k miles on it and love it. The only things I don't like are the seat and the very few options for luggage. I have had an fjr, an fz1, a fz6, a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By rockmurf
Traxxion had a demo wing when I was there a...

Traxxion had a demo wing when I was there a couple years ago so you may check with them. Expect to drop just under $3000. They raved about it. I never had a problem with the suspension but I never...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By rockmurf
Early on someone mentioned ergos and I think for...

Early on someone mentioned ergos and I think for a taller person the wing may not work. BUT if you can fit and be comfortable on a wing there is no better bike for two up and or the highway. I had...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 646,008
Posted By rockmurf
Another comment on the fjr maintenance, I had...

Another comment on the fjr maintenance, I had 124k on my 2006 before I sold it last month, and it is cheap to keep. The honda would also probably have 2-4 valve checks/adjustment in the span of one...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 646,008
Posted By rockmurf
There have been a few on ebay, 2013's, asking 12k...

There have been a few on ebay, 2013's, asking 12k and all have gone without getting any bids so I know you can at least get them down to 12 and maybe have them throw in the YES warranty. You can get...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By rockmurf
I have a question. Did HD make changes to the...

I have a question. Did HD make changes to the clutch for 2014?
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 79,073
Posted By rockmurf
They have always stuck with one color per model...

They have always stuck with one color per model year for the fjr.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 259,333
Posted By rockmurf
The only thing the bonnie and the triple have in...

The only thing the bonnie and the triple have in common is the Triumph name on their gas tanks. The triple is a much more aggressive bike. mpg can be in the 50's on the triple if you are nice to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 259,333
Posted By rockmurf
You realize we are talking two entirely different...

You realize we are talking two entirely different bikes. I sold my fjr with 123k miles and now the str is my only bike. If you are looking to have a blast riding 50-125 miles per outing the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 646,008
Posted By rockmurf
The 2013's have been on ebay for 13k and have...

The 2013's have been on ebay for 13k and have gone unsold. That may be the steal of the century.
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