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Old 01-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #2176
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The roads are covered in salt and Russell has my seat right now. Fjr hasn't moved in a couple of months.

The klr, however, is still getting ridden regularly.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
All typos are always the phone's fault. That goes without saying.

So far I've been able to ride my FJR this winter just about every day, except for two days with snow on the ground and ice on the bridges.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #2177
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There's a good writeup on the 2013 FJR in this month's Motorcycle Consumer. They dyno tested the motor, it's producing ~8 more horsepower than the 2012, and the stopping distance is reduced. Their write up seems pretty fair to me.
I will have to check out that article. Thanks for the link.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #2178
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Been riding regularly despite bitter cold. Lithium battery makes cold starts interesting - turn every thing on including all electric clothes/gloves and then wait five min. Goes against everything you grew up thinking about batteries.

Cold (I'm convinced) caused the center throttle return spring to unwind one turn. I'd already intentionally unwound it one years ago. Two turns are too many and so the throttle wouldn't close. Made for an interesting ride home! Took about five hours to get in far enough to rewind it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 AM   #2179
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The FJR riders sure have been quiet lately....
I rode last weekend but I confess I'm not a cold weather fan at all.
And winter is ugly, besides.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #2180
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Still looking to buy. There is one on my local Craigslist but its a wrong nbr!!!! Grrrr!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #2181
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Still looking to buy.
I'd love to sell you mine, but you're on the wrong coast...

I bought my '07 used in 2011 with only 4000 miles and the OEM tires still on it. Put about 9000 miles on it the first summer and then....I bought a WeeStrom. I doubt if I've put more than another 500 to 1000 miles on the FJR and will prolly seriously consider selling it when the spring weather turns a young man's heart to MCing. I still like the way she runs and didn't think the weight would be an issue, but I never could bring myself to ride it hard with all them pounds hanging on her. Guess I must getting old....
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #2182
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Still looking to buy. There is one on my local Craigslist but its a wrong nbr!!!! Grrrr!
Finally reached the seller.



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Old 02-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #2183
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Finally reached the seller. 2008
Nice....you'll enjoy it!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #2184
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Finally reached the seller.



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Awesome!!! You're going to love that bike!
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #2185
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Price Check on FJR 1300 AE

Local dealer has a 2009, zero miles, for $10,300. What ye say?
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #2186
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Local dealer has a 2009, zero miles, for $10,300. What ye say?
If you don't buy it, someone else will get one heck of a deal!
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #2187
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Picked up a 2013 on the 26th of January. Snowing outside right now otherwise I'd be riding it. Love it so far. Man, I thought my ZRX had torque. Rode them back to back last weekend, the FJR is just a torque monster. And light on her feet for such a big girl, too.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #2188
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Local dealer has a 2009, zero miles, for $10,300. What ye say?
That's only $2000 more than I paid for an 07 with 16,000 miles a year and a half ago.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #2189
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If you don't buy it, someone else will get one heck of a deal!
Ok got it, just wanted some feedback. I'm going for it first thing Tuesday morning.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #2190
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Quick back story, two surgeries in my left hand prevents me from operating the clutch lever without pain. Been looking at maxi scooter options, NC700X DCT, Aprilia Mana, even some standard bikes with a light clutch action like the wee-Strom.

The AE was not on my radar screen because I don't see many for sale. But shit, I can't pass this up. Any negatives I need to consider?
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