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Old 08-23-2010, 10:44 PM   #721
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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.
I went from a 2003 to the 2010 and I agree with you. Very smooth.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:58 AM   #722
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I went from a 2003 to the 2010 and I agree with you. Very smooth.
'06 and '07 have a different throttle cam profile. Revised in '08 which helps a lot. A G2 throttle tube cures these years.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:47 PM   #723
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Heyyo, Friends. . .

I'm interested in getting an FJR as a stable mate to my 800GS.

What does the jury say about the Auto Clutch v Standard? I like rider involvement, but what's the 411 on the AE?

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Old 08-24-2010, 03:48 PM   #724
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What does the jury say about the Auto Clutch v Standard? I like rider involvement, but what's the 411 on the AE?
I believe there was some discussion on this very subject a few posts back.

First, if you're buying new, Yamaha has stopped making AE's so you can't get a 2010 AE. But it was a slow-seller and there is probably a lot of old stock in the channel.

Publication reviews of the AE bike have been generally mixed at best. Most complain about poor low-speed throttle control which increases risk of drops in parking lot situations. But among owners, there are some ardent supporters of the bike.

My take is that if you really want a bike with an auto-clutch, then I'm sure you can make it work fine. But if you don't, the standard model is simpler, cheaper, and doesn't have any low-speed control issues.

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Old 08-24-2010, 04:11 PM   #725
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I believe there was some discussion on this very subject a few posts back.

First, if you're buying new, Yamaha has stopped making AE's so you can't get a 2010 AE. But it was a slow-seller and there is probably a lot of old stock in the channel.

Publication reviews of the AE bike have been generally mixed at best. Most complain about poor low-speed throttle control which increases risk of drops in parking lot situations. But among owners, there are some ardent supporters of the bike.

My take is that if you really want a bike with an auto-clutch, then I'm sure you can make it work fine. But if you don't, the standard model is simpler, cheaper, and doesn't have any low-speed control issues.

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:14 PM   #726
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I just purchased an 08 FJR1300 AE and rode it 4400 miles over the course of a week back home.

The AE does take a little getting used to, and can be weird at low speeds until you get used to it, but it handles low speeds just fine. It's pretty damn good in commuter traffic, and I can handle tight(er) circles on it better than I did on my DL650. No risk of stalling it. Look back a few pages and you'll see some tips on how to handle low-speed manuevers.

I took my wife's Ninja 650R to work this morning, and kept trying to shift the thing without the clutch. Whoops.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:17 PM   #727
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #728
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I just purchased an 08 FJR1300 AE and rode it 4400 miles over the course of a week back home.

The AE does take a little getting used to, and can be weird at low speeds until you get used to it, but it handles low speeds just fine. It's pretty damn good in commuter traffic, and I can handle tight(er) circles on it better than I did on my DL650. No risk of stalling it. Look back a few pages and you'll see some tips on how to handle low-speed manuevers.

I took my wife's Ninja 650R to work this morning, and kept trying to shift the thing without the clutch. Whoops.
Good to hear, I just sat on one and the ergonomics are perfect for me so now it is just a question of getting my wrists strong enough, and some new jobs, that FJR is going to be some great motivation
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #729
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bout' time for another pic?

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Old 09-21-2010, 02:21 PM   #730
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:22 PM   #731
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bass boat blue FJR with non-stock mirrors
Tell me about your mirrors please. Do you like them better than stock?
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #732
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Tell me about your mirrors please. Do you like them better than stock?
FZ1 mirrors, a common addition.
I added double risers and that made the stock mirrors useless, or should I say more useless?
I luv'em, just need to fold them in to throw your cover on.

Also added is MultiVex mirror glass to the left side, another excellent addition.
http://www.multivexmirror.net/index.html

That's Galaxy Blue, BTW.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:59 PM   #733
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That's Galaxy Blue, BTW.
Opps, I've never heard it called that, sorry!

Thanks Richard, I'm not 100% certain, but I think you may have the same Winpro sidestand foot that I have.

I certainly recommend a sidestand foot for the mighty FJR.

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:02 PM   #734
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Opps, I've never heard it called that, sorry!

Thanks Richard, I'm not 100% certain, but I think you may have the same Winpro sidestand foot that I have.

I certainly recommend a sidestand foot for the mighty FJR.

Jim
no offense,

Good eye and yet another nice useful addition to the FJR.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:36 PM   #735
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Who makes that day-glo fluorescent green helmet? I have a day-glo orange Shoei that needs replacing.
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