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Old 12-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #76
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I average just over 40 mpg going cross country with the luggage full with a GIVI top box and a large wind shield. I've seen 46 mpg loaded light running the back roads in SC along the coast. I got 42 mpg loaded heavy in the NC mountains early this year. I'm 6-4 and 270 pounds though, my buddy's get about 42 mpg with smaller shields. I'm running the Cal-Sci XL and it blocks a lot of wind to protect my big self from the bugs and rain and cold etc..

In stop and go traffic I can drop it down to 32 mpg or less if I'm having fun.

If you ride at sane speeds it will get 42 to 46 mpg with the bags on and a touring screen. I got it to 48 mpg riding the OBX area but, it was at grandpa speeds, all under 60 mph with lots of stops and picture taking.
I can routinely get plus 50 with no bags and riding solo.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:57 PM   #77
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I can routinely get plus 50 with no bags and riding solo and burning real gas, not that reformulated crap they sell in the big cities.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:58 PM   #78
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Fixed.
Yeah, that helps too!
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:16 PM   #79
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Just a reminder guys. Ive got a beautiful '06' FJR for sale.
Just search "DETROIT SUCKS" in the flea market.


Oh, I've seen it there, you saucy devil. And in the FJR forum. That just ain't fair. Soooooo tempting, and not very far away. And the right color. Marge wants a blue one.

The time is not quite right, though. First, I need to get this left leg working a little better.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:40 AM   #80
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Alum Creek dam, right?
Yep. I wanted to get inside the park for some pictures but the gates had it closed. Oh, well...

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And I bet you road down Bale Kenyon Rd., if its still there.
Acutally, no, I did not. I rode to the Iron Pony first, then took Rt. 3 north to some road or other, then over to the dam.


I did ride to work this morning (30F). Went for a little spin during lunch and took these with the cell phone camera thingy. (Note - it's a different dam. )




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Old 12-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #81
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Hm. Your Feejer and that dam look good together, thanks for the pix, mate.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:45 PM   #82
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Oh, com'on now, a Feejer looks good with anything.

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Old 12-31-2008, 06:46 PM   #83
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The thread seemed slow so here's a bump. I've been lurking and am new to the thread, but on my 2nd FJR - the first was an '04. Here's my favorite shot of the current bike:



Here's a shot I used in the Maryland Tag-O-Rama game. The location was a VFW:



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Old 12-31-2008, 09:36 PM   #84
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:24 PM   #85
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Bump

I think this is in order...








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Old 01-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #86
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Here's mine...

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Old 01-10-2009, 06:24 AM   #87
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Here's a couple from a recent outback trip


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Old 01-10-2009, 07:55 AM   #88
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Nice pics, keep em coming :)

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Old 01-13-2009, 11:36 AM   #89
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So I'm looking at getting an FJR 1300. I need a bike with good weather protection, power, and looks, this bike seems to have all 3. I'm noticing quite a difference in pricing with the early ones and their apparent heat issues. Can you guys give me the basic improvements they've made on these over the years, and how much of an issue this 'heat' thing is? I'm in the PNW, so heat is usually no worries, but do go to the desert often.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:00 PM   #90
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Besides the heat fixes, (which includes 2 fans instead of 1, extra air venting and a concave radiator) and an extra 100 watts from alternator (590 vs 490) I don't think there are any "major" changes. I have a gen 1 with the crommit heat fixes and I live in so ca. I don't have any problems with heat except when I'm not moving and sitting in traffic in summer. The fan kicks on at 4 bars and blows heat up my crouch. I Just keep moving. I don't ride my FJR much in town..just on mile eating slab adventures out of town. I would not be too concerned with the heat issue where you live.

Good luck!

PS Also they addressed the dreaded "ticking issue".

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So I'm looking at getting an FJR 1300. I need a bike with good weather protection, power, and looks, this bike seems to have all 3. I'm noticing quite a difference in pricing with the early ones and their apparent heat issues. Can you guys give me the basic improvements they've made on these over the years, and how much of an issue this 'heat' thing is? I'm in the PNW, so heat is usually no worries, but do go to the desert often.
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