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Old 05-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #1651
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I got low 30s coming across South Dakota so it wasn't all spectacular in the fuel mileage department. IMO the fuel mileage is due to a combination of the slip-ons and the revised fuel mapping on the 2010 version along with the higher elevation and lower octane fuel ...

As a reference I usually get around the low 40s with the bike around home.

I did take it easy on the throttle and my GPS only showed a top speed of 131 mph during the ride.

The front tire really scalloped during my spirited million dollar highway fun and laying into those 20 mph turns was a blast even on the big girl.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:50 PM   #1652
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Guys, I'm fairly new to the FJR ownership experience but have a few comments. The bike makes a nice touring mount with a tail trunk for my wife and I. We recently completed a short five day trip to sort out the bike and found it to be rather capable. Mileage ranged from 40 to 47 depending on speed; most tanks were 44 to 45. I love the adjustable windshield. I think the suspension actually worked better with my wife and fully loaded cases. I would certainly recommend a FJR.

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Old 05-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #1653
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Running around Utah at 65 to 75 mph I had a few tanks at 52 mpg. I was above 8,000' a bunch. In CO I saw 54 and 56 mpg. Running slow and high in the RMNP will do that..

On I-70 at 75/80 mph I still got 50 mpg all the may from Denver to Moab.. Elevation helps a bunch. I love the western high country.

At home 42 mpg is average for mixed use. Regular gasoline is fine just like the owners manual says.

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #1654
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So, who is going to be the first to order one and post up a review:

MV Handlebar Adapter Plate



The genII version pictured above should cost about $250 shipped to the US.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:02 PM   #1655
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So, who is going to be the first to order one and post up a review:

MV Handlebar Adapter Plate



The genII version pictured above should cost about $250 shipped to the US.
You know, a year ago I would have been at the head of the line. But this session, the angle seems to fit me better. I don't know why, all I did was install factory heated grips.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #1656
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Big Tank DONE

FInally, after a good 6 months of waiting...she is finally painted and installed.

Now for a layer of clear adhesive to prevent scratching along the sides and on the top.

8.5 Gal.



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Old 06-03-2012, 10:29 PM   #1657
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Wow!

Truly beautiful. Now go ride and ride and ride...
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #1658
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Just got back last night from three days of playing in the mountains on the FJR. I had a great time. I think I will be adding some barbacks in the near future though.

I was at Deals Gap on Saturday and they were auctioning off some stuff. I bought a Givi side bag with combination lock on it for $25. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. My buddy that was with me bought a tail bag for $32. It had a $299 price tag on it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #1659
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I spent the weekend getting everything ready for next weekend's trip to the HUB.....

My Blue Angel is ready for some fresh Arkansas dirt!

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:19 AM   #1660
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I spent the weekend getting everything ready for next weekend's trip to the HUB.....

My Blue Angel is ready for some fresh Arkansas dirt!

what is "the HUB"?

and how did you get your top case to sit so far back?

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #1661
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FInally, after a good 6 months of waiting...she is finally painted and installed.

Now for a layer of clear adhesive to prevent scratching along the sides and on the top.

8.5 Gal.

Looks like natural fit, excellent job.
Let me know when they get on the market
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #1662
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I just picked up mine a week ago.
I've had my eye on FRS for a long, long time. I bought an ST1300 in '05, in part because at the time Yamaha was requiring a $500 deposit to order to just sniff one. And at the time ... well ... it was a no go for me.
I loved the ST1300; smooth, powerful, decent-handling, plenty of weather protection without being stifling, adjustable windscreen, etc.
Until, that is, in 2007 I hit the back of a van.
Totalled the bike but I luckily escaped any injury, got a great insurance settlement and bought a new V-Strom.
You've gotta like the V-Strom for it's enviable record of providing a lot of motorcycle for a great price, its reliability and its ability to do so many things well.
However, after 5 years of Strom ownership, I missed the sport-tourer genre. It's always been my favorite; despite their sadly low sales figures, these are bikies that deliver a lot of things for the money, from removable luggage to engines that deliver a lot of power and yet reliability too.
I quickly narrowed it down to three choices:
  • Honda ST1300 (again). As much as I loved my ST, I didn't really want another one unless I could find an outstanding deal. Been there and done that. Besides, I was never crazy about the ST's aesthetics nor heat issues. And, no, I didn't find any outstanding deals.
  • BMW K1600GT. I've ridden a demo pretty extensively and absolutely LOVE the bike. The motor pulls hard and emits the most lovely mechanical noises. And the rest of the bike is littered with high-tech goodies that make it very, very attractive ...
    ... except for the sticker price. Even with a substantial discount due to it being a demo model, it's just not in my budget range. In fact, not even close.
  • And, of course, the FJR1300, a bike with an enviable track record and, IMHO, still-gorgeous styling.
The choice then really wasn't all that close.



Hoo baby ... I do love this bike.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:22 PM   #1663
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what is "the HUB"?

and how did you get your top case to sit so far back?

The HUB http://www.hubinfo.com/ is a motorcycle resort in Arkansas...unfortunately I don't have enough time to explore the area like I would like, but just a quick meet and ride....basically a 2.5 day weekend.

As for the trunk...it's not attached in that picture
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #1664
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Here is my latest project. I have a 500 mile weekend commute to my shack up the mountains. Now I can bring the dog and the boy and everything we need for a fun weekend but unhook the thing when we get there.

I had a sidecar rig but this is much more practical for me.

I have less than $450 into the hitch and trailer. I extended the tongue and it pulls very nicely.

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:30 PM   #1665
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Looks good. How much does your dog weigh and does he bounce around much on the ride?
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