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Old 01-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #1306
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Anyone taken their Feejer out for a track day? I'm considering it for this May.
Not a hard-core track day, but an instructional day at the track. Maybe it was just the change of pace, but it did fantastic - I think I enjoyed riding the FJR more than a sportbike. You do have to stay within the limits of cornering clearance though, so your ultimate pace will be down a bit from what someone competent on on Gixxer can do, but you'll be plenty fast and you can use that gorgeous 125-hp engine to its fullest which is hard to do on the street.

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:27 PM   #1307
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What are you guys doing for the really stiff throttle pull? G2 I read does not change that, unwinding spring is not what I want to do. Nhas anybody added a spring on the end of tb to pull reverse direction, or just use a cramp buster
Unwinding the spring is a very easy and safe mod. I can't imagine riding a Gen II without doing that.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #1308
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Anyone taken their Feejer out for a track day? I'm considering it for this May.
Sure have. was plenty surefooted I was actually being held up most of the day by a rider on a CBR1000RR that would haul balls in the straights (could barely keep up let alone pass) and then deploy anchor in the corners forcing me to slow down. I was in the lowest run group so no passing in corners straights only. Which made passing Mr.CBR a difficult task






That's Mr.CBR behind me there just over my shoulder. I managed to beat him to the corner by outbraking him.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #1309
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Very very cool. I'm psyched. Heading to NJMP in May.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #1310
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Unwinding the spring is a very easy and safe mod. I can't imagine riding a Gen II without doing that.

That's the spring in the middle? I'll have to do it this weekend.
Also not really a complaint, but do the fjr feel heavy when turning, it turns nice to a point then wants to upright itself
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #1311
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That's the spring in the middle? I'll have to do it this weekend.
Also not really a complaint, but do the fjr feel heavy when turning, it turns nice to a point then wants to upright itself
Check your front tire pressure. I run mine at 39psi. Next may be the head bearings but wouldn't think that would be a cause as new as your bike is unless the PO screwed with them .....literally.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #1312
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Also not really a complaint, but do the fjr feel heavy when turning, it turns nice to a point then wants to upright itself
This is often the symptom of a front tire that has seen better days... having to hold inside bar pressure to keep the bike in the turn.

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Old 01-06-2012, 03:40 AM   #1313
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This is often the symptom of a front tire that has seen better days... having to hold inside bar pressure to keep the bike in the turn.

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This.


With typical riding you wear arears are in the center of the tire from normal highway riding and on the side from friction in the turns. The transition point does not wear as much and the tire develops a hump.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:38 AM   #1314
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Duh, that would totally make sense, I checked pressure but did not think about the wear issue
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #1315
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Duh, that would totally make sense, I checked pressure but did not think about the wear issue
If your riding tends to be more straight-line, you'll often be able to get a front to go 1.5x or 2x longer than a rear, but it is typically false economy as the handling gets pretty awful with the worn front. With the FJR, I always replace in pairs, even if the front looks like it has some mileage to give.

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Old 01-08-2012, 07:11 AM   #1316
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This is often the symptom of a front tire that has seen better days... having to hold inside bar pressure to keep the bike in the turn.

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+1 had this same problem with my stock front tire after about 3K on it. Changed it out and noticed a night and day difference in the corners.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #1317
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Not a hard-core track day, but an instructional day at the track. Maybe it was just the change of pace, but it did fantastic - I think I enjoyed riding the FJR more than a sportbike. You do have to stay within the limits of cornering clearance though, so your ultimate pace will be down a bit from what someone competent on on Gixxer can do, but you'll be plenty fast and you can use that gorgeous 125-hp engine to its fullest which is hard to do on the street.

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Old 01-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #1318
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Looking to replace my V Rod this spring-due to considerations as reliabilty, handling, suspension, brakes and storage the FJR is on a rather short list. Concermed about comfort but have sat on a couple and think they are closer to a Naked Bike then a Sport Bike.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #1319
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Looking to replace my V Rod this spring-due to considerations as reliabilty, handling, suspension, brakes and storage the FJR is on a rather short list. Concermed about comfort but have sat on a couple and think they are closer to a Naked Bike then a Sport Bike.

I have a goldwing and a FJR, the FJR ergos are actually better than the Wing. You won't regret the FJR.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #1320
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The FJR is one of the most comfortable bikes I've had and I've had alot. I'm 5'7 with a 30 inch inseam,,,,, if you have a longer inseam you might want to lower the pegs an inch. If you are shorter your reach to the bars might be a tad long and there are aftermarket solutions to that too. As I said, it's perfect for, even run the stock screen. All I've done for comfort is that I bought a second hand Corbin and it was slightly better than the stocker.
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