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Old 09-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #2026
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Hey Breeze...you put a car tire on that Big K yet???

After a few laps around the mountains, my bass boat blue FJR came home in need of new rubber:



I do not suggest you try this and remember YMMV. This is the "new" Z8 by Metzeler....3011 miles on this one.
Holy shit!
Never cared fer Metzlers, theyz expensive, and they SUCK!
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #2027
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^ This made me think of

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:17 PM   #2028
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Hey Breeze...you put a car tire on that Big K yet???

After a few laps around the mountains, my bass boat blue FJR came home in need of new rubber:



I do not suggest you try this and remember YMMV. This is the "new" Z8 by Metzeler....3011 miles on this one.

car tire on order.

no, not really. no car tires for me. I don't even have a 'do rag!

I am hoping to get some pretty decent mileage out of the tires on my mild mannered cruiser, though. I remember it seems like you were just putting tires on the FJR the other day... 3000 miles from a tire and I would be sick!
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #2029
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Enjoy yer new kawk.

I'm still enjoying my old - wait

oh yeah, thanks!
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #2030
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car tire on order.

no, not really. no car tires for me. I don't even have a 'do rag!
You're gonna look FANTASTIC in Chaps!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:55 AM   #2031
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:56 AM   #2032
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I heard on a couple of other forums that Larry passed away the other day. Just thought I would show respect here:

For those that do not know, he was well known in the sport touring community, very talented with design, etc.

http://www.motorcyclelarry.com
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #2033
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Fyi

Russell seat group buy here - http://vulcanbagger.com/forums/showt...d=1#post464199
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #2034
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Lots of nice improvements to the 2013 model. I'm signed up!


http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...80/0/home.aspx
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #2035
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Lots of nice improvements to the 2013 model. I'm signed up!


http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...80/0/home.aspx
Exactly what I hoped they would do: cruise control, adjustable ignition mapping, traction control and an updated fairing.
No 1800cc turbocharged V10 or anything like that. They kept the Good Stuff and tweaked it.
In the meantime, I'm "stuck" with my '12 FJR1300.
Oh, darn.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #2036
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Lots of nice improvements to the 2013 model. I'm signed up!
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...80/0/home.aspx

short list for Santa this year!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #2037
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The '13 EU AS doesn't have the cruise control, etc., but it does have switch on the fly electronically adjustable suspension.

Even though my '09 is new, I'd buy a new AE if it has the US farkles and that suspension. Yamaha: bring 500 in... they'll sell!
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:42 PM   #2038
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As a reminder - Tech Day is this weekend.

The Canadians are invading and we've got a fella from New York on his way.

Sooze and I are gonna head up as soon as we get outta work and are planning on an oh-dark-thirty arrival.

If you are interested, go over to the FJRforum and PM BustanutJoker - I doubt I'll be around here much for the next few days.


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For anyone interested, we're gonna have an FJR Tech Day in Owosso, MI, the weekend of October 6, 2012.

There are threads on FJRforum and FJRiders about it.

If you're not on either of those forums and are interested in attending, PM me and I'll send you the address.

At past Tech Days (there have been 4 previous ones), we have tackled tasks such as cam chain tensioner swaps, valve checks and adjustments, fork service, Audiovox CC100 installation, and rear shock swaps, among others. This time around I'm gonna work to clean up the messy-ass wiring on my bike.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #2039
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As a reminder - Tech Day is this weekend.

The Canadians are invading and we've got a fella from New York on his way.

Sooze and I are gonna head up as soon as we get outta work and are planning on an oh-dark-thirty arrival.

If you are interested, go over to the FJRforum and PM BustanutJoker - I doubt I'll be around here much for the next few days.
have fun and take pics! Tell Bust to leave the sheep alone and get to work.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #2040
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OK. I own an ST1300 that my wife really likes for 2-up. I like it too...except for July and August. it's not really super hot... but I feel some heat. ( I feel so dirty for admitting that. Don't tell any other ST owners...)

I have been offered a very clean 2010 FJR1300 w/ 10,530 mis. for $8,000. That sounds like a good price. I test rode it...1-up and 2. To make wife happy I need at least a Russell Day Long (ST has Rick Meyer). To make me happy ... it was fine...stock.

I got a super deal on my then new 2006 ST. If I add this FJR I still have less invested than in a Gold Wing. Am I crazy to consider owning two (2) such similar motorcycles... (My riding buddy's wife is saying "There is really something wrong with you..." )
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