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Old 09-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #1936
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Mine is for sale in the flea market

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Bummer! Moving to a more comfortable passenger saddle?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #1937
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Bummer! Moving to a more comfortable passenger saddle?

yes, trying to come up with something SWMBO will ride...
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #1938
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yes, trying to come up with something SWMBO will ride...
Outta curiosity, is it the seat that's the issue?

FWIW, I put a Russell (driver and pillion) on my FJR a few years ago. That made ALL the difference in the world. On the stock seat, we were miserable after a 550 mile day. Our longest day so far with the Russell is just under 650 miles and we were fine, butt-wise. The wife gives the Russell "Two Buns Up!"

I also have a Givi on mine so the wife has a back rest.

Perhaps the combination of a custom seat and a back rest would help you out?

Or is it more than just the seat?

The FJR Eastern Owners Meet (EOM) is next weekend in Hendersonville, NC. There will be a crap-ton of FJRs there to check out. Come on over!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #1939
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The FJR Eastern Owners Meet (EOM) is next weekend in Hendersonville, NC. There will be a crap-ton of FJRs there to check out. Come on over!
You just reminded me of NAFO in Knoxville a few years ago. We were standing around in the party lot after a long days ride when some local guy pulls up on his FJR with his wife on the back and the first words out of his mouth were "WTF!"

He'd never seen that many FJR's in one spot ever. He didn't hit up the forums or anything and just had no clue.

See you'se and the Sooz next weekend!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #1940
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Mine is for sale in the flea market
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Oh well, sorry to hear about your situation.

Does this bike spark any interest?
I'm almost tempted to get it myself.

http://nashville.craigslist.org/mcd/3176721963.html
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #1941
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Oh well, sorry to hear about your situation.

Does this bike spark any interest?
I'm almost tempted to get it myself.

http://nashville.craigslist.org/mcd/3176721963.html

not for me. nice looking bike though. Just the thought of having to go to Bloodworth to get parts is a turn off...
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #1942
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Outta curiosity, is it the seat that's the issue?

FWIW, I put a Russell (driver and pillion) on my FJR a few years ago. That made ALL the difference in the world. On the stock seat, we were miserable after a 550 mile day. Our longest day so far with the Russell is just under 650 miles and we were fine, butt-wise. The wife gives the Russell "Two Buns Up!"

I also have a Givi on mine so the wife has a back rest.

Perhaps the combination of a custom seat and a back rest would help you out?

Or is it more than just the seat?

The FJR Eastern Owners Meet (EOM) is next weekend in Hendersonville, NC. There will be a crap-ton of FJRs there to check out. Come on over!

the seat is part of the issue. I am somewhat larger than average, and I think she just mainly needs more room, and she needs to be up higher. I am looking at big cruisers...
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #1943
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not for me. nice looking bike though. Just the thought of having to go to Bloodworth to get parts is a turn off...
I hear ya, parts can be purchased online, service is no biggie either but since you're looking at cruisers, I understand.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #1944
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You just reminded me of NAFO in Knoxville a few years ago. We were standing around in the party lot after a long days ride when some local guy pulls up on his FJR with his wife on the back and the first words out of his mouth were "WTF!"

He'd never seen that many FJR's in one spot ever. He didn't hit up the forums or anything and just had no clue.
I remember that! There was a local dude at NERDS this year that followed someone into the hotel parking lot in his cage 'cause he owned an FJR and hadn't seen multiple FJRs together. His jaw damn near hit the ground when he got outta the car. Nice guy, too.

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #1945
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Well after all the chastizing I received on here for having a different opinion than some on here about the FJR, I sold it. Went back to a BMW. The FJR was a souless bike, no character and boring. To make matters worse, despite the claims of the the gen 2 bikes being cured of the heat issue; the bike still dumped heat on the rider. The suspension was mediocre at best and had a very poor build quality in my opinion. Just way too many poorly thought out and poorly executed design characteristics. I still dont understand the following this bike has.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #1946
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Jeff, I rate them very evenly.

Slightly better fuel milage for the Honda
But does the ST require premium fuel where as the FJR doesn't?

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #1947
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Well after all the chastizing I received on here for having a different opinion than some on here about the FJR, I sold it. Went back to a BMW. The FJR was a souless bike, no character and boring. To make matters worse, despite the claims of the the gen 2 bikes being cured of the heat issue; the bike still dumped heat on the rider. The suspension was mediocre at best and had a very poor build quality in my opinion. Just way too many poorly thought out and poorly executed design characteristics. I still dont understand the following this bike has.

well, to each his own I guess. I had a boxer. It had no character and I found it boring. and the tranny crapped out. I find the fjr to be fun and exciting to ride...
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #1948
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Holy crap...souless & boring? Every time I hit 5K on my Feej I'm amazed at the acceleration & sound of them 4 cylinders hauling my butt up to the ton in a flash. All that with the rock solid reliability the Japanese have brought to the motorcycle world. Guess everyone has their own definition of what makes a great bike...
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #1949
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Haters are gonna hate.
Like to know how many final drives have failed on FJR's compared to BMW's?

Rode the beemers for many years, besides the older K-bikes nothing from them really appeals to me anymore. Having a dealership that makes you feel like a peon doesn't help either.
I'm very happy with my FJR.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:07 AM   #1950
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But does the ST require premium fuel where as the FJR doesn't?

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