Originally Posted by LKLD
I just put a deposit on the 2013 FJR after 20+ years away from biking. I rode a 1956 Panhead hardtail with 10" over Durfee girder front-end for many years. I'm a bit older now (mature
), and find that a long distant tourer appeals to me now. Somewhat apprehensive about riding again, I'm also very excited about getting on the road with two wheels.
I look forward to sharing my impressions about this bike, and learning many things from all of you here.
Congratulations on a fine choice; them 2013s are hawt!
You'll prolly wanta have the seat in the low position at first, (For more confidence stopping.) and make sure they have air in the tires (40F/42R) upon delivery. (I've heard of bikes being delivered with 30F/32R and thay'll make it feel like a big heavy pig.)
When ya factor in reliability, the low maintenance, handling, comfort, range on a tank; it's as good as it gets on two wheels.