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Old 08-16-2010, 10:39 AM   #706
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:59 PM   #707
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Picked up my 2007 FJR 1300 last week. Did a 800 mile round trip from Atlanta to Mississippi to pick it up from a friend of one of the inmates here. 4800 miles, corbin saddle, cee bailee's, throttle meister, heli triple clamp, headlight protectors, GPS mount. PO took wonderful care of this bike and it does not have a scratch on it. Trying to adjust to the clutch and the throttle...very different from my other bikes. Jury still out on whether I can get comfortable for multiple long days, but I am hopeful. Bar risers, top box rack and GIVI top box yet to install. Headed from Atlanta to the Adirondacks/Lake George area on Monday.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:43 AM   #708
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Picked up my 2007 FJR 1300 last week. Did a 800 mile round trip from Atlanta to Mississippi to pick it up from a friend of one of the inmates here. 4800 miles, corbin saddle, cee bailee's, throttle meister, heli triple clamp, headlight protectors, GPS mount. PO took wonderful care of this bike and it does not have a scratch on it. Trying to adjust to the clutch and the throttle...very different from my other bikes. Jury still out on whether I can get comfortable for multiple long days, but I am hopeful. Bar risers, top box rack and GIVI top box yet to install. Headed from Atlanta to the Adirondacks/Lake George area on Monday.
Are you going to NAFO, it's just up the road in Knoxville TN.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:23 PM   #709
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Just wanted to comment on the thread because I too have a Wee-Strom & an FJR - great bikes for VERY different missions. Love'em both.
I have an '07 Feejer and have been thinking of a Wee as a second bike. What missions do you do with the Wee but not the Feejer, and do you find that either is now left back in the stable more than it wants?
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:45 PM   #710
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Info about NAFO

Figured out what NAFO is, just haven't found a link to current info. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Never mind, I found it. Just might try to make it.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:48 PM   #711
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What missions do you do with the Wee but not the Feejer, and do you find that either is now left back in the stable more than it wants?
About as you'd expect. The Wee likely gets the nod for any trip that is likely going to involve more remote/tighter roads, especially if there is any dirt or gravel involved. I don't hill climb it or single-track it, but do take it into areas that would be extremely uncomfortable, if not flat impossible, on the FJR.

Interestingly, since owning both, the only trip I've been on where the FJR was the decidely better bike was an nearly coast-to-coast run last year. Even there, the Wee would have been Okay, but the FJR does come into its own in places like E. Montana's Hwy 12, or US 50 across Nevada, where you can do a lot of ~90 cruising. And it's a much more protective bike in inclement weather. Other than that, though, there isn't much that the FJR does that the Wee can't do, although often not quite as well. IOW, it's easier for the Wee to cover the FJR's mission than vice-versa - the Wee is an incredibly versatile bike. And much cheaper too, both initially and as the miles build.

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:23 PM   #712
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Picked up my 2007 FJR 1300 last week.
How are you liking the throttle jerkiness?

I just picked one up 2 weeks ago and have a G2 tube and Power Commander II waiting to be installed to solve the problem.

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Old 08-19-2010, 07:59 AM   #713
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About as you'd expect. The Wee likely gets the nod for any trip that is likely going to involve more remote/tighter roads, especially if there is any dirt or gravel involved. I don't hill climb it or single-track it, but do take it into areas that would be extremely uncomfortable, if not flat impossible, on the FJR.

Interestingly, since owning both, the only trip I've been on where the FJR was the decidely better bike was an nearly coast-to-coast run last year. Even there, the Wee would have been Okay, but the FJR does come into its own in places like E. Montana's Hwy 12, or US 50 across Nevada, where you can do a lot of ~90 cruising. And it's a much more protective bike in inclement weather. Other than that, though, there isn't much that the FJR does that the Wee can't do, although often not quite as well. IOW, it's easier for the Wee to cover the FJR's mission than vice-versa - the Wee is an incredibly versatile bike. And much cheaper too, both initially and as the miles build.

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I put a Scorpion Sync on the front and rode the Cassier and the Top of the World on the FJR.
More than one FJR has gone up the Dalton and Dempster as well.
I'm not saying it's a smart idea, if it had rained I would have been stuck but it's not impossible.

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Old 08-19-2010, 08:06 AM   #714
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I put a Scorpion Sync on the front and rode the Cassier and the Top of the World on the FJR.
More than one FJR has gone up the Dalton and Dempster as well.
I'm not saying it's a smart idea, if it had rained I would have been stuck but it's not impossible.

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Please don't say things like this. You're ruining my excuse to add a stable-mate to my Feejer.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:09 AM   #715
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Please don't say things like this. You're ruining my excuse to add a stable-mate to my Feejer.
Which is why I bought the wife a Versys
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:56 PM   #716
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I have an '07 Feejer and have been thinking of a Wee as a second bike. What missions do you do with the Wee but not the Feejer, and do you find that either is now left back in the stable more than it wants?
My situation is a bit unusual. I live on Oahu - in the Hawaiian islands and own several bikes because, well, heck I just like them damn things.

Knowing I wanted to do more touring I found the used, scuffed FJR here on CL (owned by a Dentist with 2 Harleys) , bought it and after some testing here shipped it to San Diego and now fly in to visit it and tour. It's presently in a buddy's garage near Philly, who prefers it to his SV650 ( "I feel safer on it. " he says - go figure)


The FJR is kitted with hard cases and Givi topcase, otherwise stock, save for a CeeBailey windshield that was on it when I bought it. I use this bike for touring (duh...) - my camping gear all fits in the cases and I've ridden it coast-to-coast, up & down both coasts, etc - love it for distance work, great in the rain, sporty enough to be decent on 'the dragon's tail' but still able to take me on 800 mile days out West. When I used it for a commuter I found it bigger and heavier than that mission called for and the aux fan came on frequently - which it rarely does on the DL.



The Wee-Strom is more of my commuter (55mpg !) & 'spare' bike - loan it to visiting friends*, leave it at the airport when I need to go to the neighbor islands (and don't worry too much about it) and generally thrash the daylights out of it exploring back roads, paved and unpaved. One thing that I can't quite get over when I see pictures of guys on their R1200GS's on some goat-trail is that I cannot, by any stretch - afford to do that to a $ 16,000 machine. The 'Strom on the other hand was bought used for 3 grand a couple years ago and while I'm under NO illusions of it being a trailbike, I can afford it getting beat-up - no worry about re-sale or depreciation, just leave the scratches on the sides, it adds character. IF something catastrophic happened to it, well I'd be bummed, but not sixteen large worth ! Somebody parks too close to it ? Find a new scratch on the tank from a street-person ? Big F'n deal.

The 'Strom is also a great ride-giving bike, so if I know I'll be taking a passenger aboard, it's the first choice - while the Futura has a nice big saddle too, the seating position of the Suzuki is far more popular. For the commuter role the upright position is a huge plus - you can see and be seen much better, the higher eye-height is great in traffic and the twin lights have a pretty good presence, but mostly what's so cool about it is that it was paid-for from day one and has never given me anything but good service. No, it's not as fast as my ST4 or RST, but it sure does the 'wander aimlessly' bit like no other. I'm not going to call it 'disposable', but if I had to send one to Afghanistan with a tank full of C4 and a gift card to Osama, I wouldn't send send my HawkGT.


* I KNOW loaning bikes to friends is the height of stupidity. I do it anyway, I have some really good friends that ride and we've all borrowed each other's machines when in town, heck I'd loan the Wee to YOU guys if you asked nicely, so if you want a demo, take the wife on vacation to Waikiki and give me a call. Really.

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Old 08-20-2010, 06:49 PM   #717
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:22 PM   #718
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:43 AM   #719
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Yamaha must have changed something in the ECU or the fuel metering because my 2010 is so smooth that I can not figure why anyone would ever think there is any "jerkyness" during the throttle transitions.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:51 AM   #720
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Yamaha must have changed something in the ECU or the fuel metering because my 2010 is so smooth that I can not figure why anyone would ever think there is any "jerkyness" during the throttle transitions.
That's my experience with my 2008AE also. My throttle is very linear and predictable.
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