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Old 04-12-2010, 01:25 PM   #616
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Just a reminder, if any of you FJR folks want to hangout with a bunch of canuks at Mt Tremblant then CFR is coming up soon.

http://fjrrally.com/CFR/index.php



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Old 04-13-2010, 08:29 AM   #617
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Just a reminder, if any of you FJR folks want to hangout with a bunch of canuks at Mt Tremblant then CFR is coming up soon.

http://fjrrally.com/CFR/index.php



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Old 04-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #618
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I took the FJR out on a 195 mile bonding session yesterday, mainly twisty backroads on the bluffs over the Mississippi. I only stopped to fuel up 15 miles into it. At the beginning of the ride I was telling myself to relax my grip on the bars, and it seemed to help. I occasionally got some numbness in my right hand, but not really any pain. I'll probably still get a set of Helibar triples though, eventually.
There are 3 or 4 return springs on the throttle body under the tank. I popped one of them off. I thought it still had enough return force and made it easier on the hand. I do have heli-bars and I also use a throttle rocker also.

I also have a throttle lock that I rarely use, and cruise control that rarely works.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:23 AM   #619
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I wanna play. FS Road 711 in WNC last week during spring break.

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Old 04-14-2010, 02:07 PM   #620
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I wanna play. FS Road 711 in WNC last week during spring break.

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:17 AM   #621
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FJR good for tall riders?

I think some of you guys are having way too much fun with this bike...

I'm 6' 7", 37" inseam, more legs than upper body. There are days when I think I'm destined to ride dual sports forever -- I haven't found a street bike that I thought I could ride comfortably for more than about 30 minutes before everything cramped up.

But I'd love a good sport tourer. As much as I love my KLR, there are days when I just want/need to gobble miles for several days in succession. Need a better tool for the job.

Is the FJR a possibility? Can the ergs be modified without going broke?

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Old 04-23-2010, 10:27 AM   #622
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Can't help you though, I'm average height and chunky hefty aw...fat.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:58 AM   #623
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I think some of you guys are having way too much fun with this bike...

I'm 6' 7", 37" inseam, more legs than upper body. There are days when I think I'm destined to ride dual sports forever -- I haven't found a street bike that I thought I could ride comfortably for more than about 30 minutes before everything cramped up.

But I'd love a good sport tourer. As much as I love my KLR, there are days when I just want/need to gobble miles for several days in succession. Need a better tool for the job.

Is the FJR a possibility? Can the ergs be modified without going broke?

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Your best bet is to post this on FJR Forum.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:03 AM   #624
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I'm 6' 7", 37" inseam, more legs than upper body. There are days when I think I'm destined to ride dual sports forever -- I haven't found a street bike that I thought I could ride comfortably for more than about 30 minutes before everything cramped up.
With your inseam, any street bike is going to be too cramped, but if you're willing to spend some cash, things can be remedied.

Talk to the folks at Russel Day Long saddles, www.day-long.com . They can build you a custom seat on their exclusive seat suspension system. They will build the suspension system a couple of inches or more taller than stock, which should give you some added legroom, plus, you can buy a peg lowering kit so the pegs sit a little lower. But then you'll need a bigger windshield too! This remedy could be applied to just about any bike you're interested in. Give them a call and see how much higher then can make a certain seat.

The GSA is perfect for the tall rider and it's a good sport touring bike too.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:12 PM   #625
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If cramped legs are your problem, I can't whole-heartily recommend the FJR - it has one of the tighter leg-peg distances in the category. Yamaha felt a shorter seat height was more important than roomy leg ergos. All the mitigation things you might attempt are likely going to have big compromises in handling, especially lowering the pegs which are already pretty low - cornering clearance with the footpegs is marginal at best. A taller seat is probably the best you can do, but not the complete solution.

A C14, ST13, or GT are all slightly better, but as previously mentioned, the bikes to have for leg comfort are the big Adv bikes. My Strom has excellent legroom and the GS does as well.

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Old 04-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #626
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Picked up a new to me FJR over last weekend. The bike is a 2006 with (get this) 0 miles!! The guy trailered it home from the dealer and hurt his knee while building a garage for it. His knee never healed right and he needed something with a lower seat. I felt bad for the guy honestly...

It was stored with all the fluids in it...I drained the gas and oil, it runs perfect.

A deal I couldn't pass up...


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Old 04-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #627
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:57 PM   #628
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I do love those FJRs.. Here's a photo I took of the lineup of Gendarme motos during my trip to the 2008 Tour de France. Location: Lavelanet, before the start of Stage 12. It was just plain awe-inspiring to watch the Gendarmes ride through the Pyrénées.

Those police bikes look sharp.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:07 PM   #629
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Said goodbye to my trusty Bandit 1250 today...



almost 19,000 trouble free miles. Sold so I could put this in the garage.




2006 ABS w/ under 11k miles. Wish I could say I liked it, but fork seals were blown and it was pissing fork oil after the first few miles so other than a short commute to work it has been a really heavy paperweight

Hopefully seals get straightened out and she is as good to me as the B1250 was.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:08 AM   #630
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Hopefully seals get straightened out and she is as good to me as the B1250 was.
It will treat you better.

I bought my 2007 used from a dealer in July 2008 w/ 1,137 miles on it.
It now has 33,000 and has been one of the top three bikes I've ever owned.










I had no plans on selling it, but as usually happens when I'm content with a bike - something shiny and purty catches my eye.
I didn't advertise it much, just here in the Flea Market
I thought I had a buyer for it, but the sale fell through and a week from today it will get traded in for:



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