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Old 09-12-2011, 06:19 AM   #121
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Yeah, its tough being so short...at least insofar as motorcycle selections go. I guess I could go sit on a FJR...they just look kinda big to me. Thanks for the info...
I'm 5'7", 175# and the FJR fits me well.
I really like the Norge but keeping two sport touring bikes isn't for me, I really couldn't part with the FJR.

BMW's have several low seat bikes but I'd take a Guzzi before a beemer.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:14 AM   #122
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I had a young lady (hell, they're all younger than me these days ) of about your height sit on MY a week or two ago and she was amazed how good it felt to her. She had been looking at an FJR, but her initial impression of the Norge was it felt lower and better balanced.

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Replace MY with ME and it give a whole nother meaning.
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:06 PM   #123
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I'm 5'7", 175# and the FJR fits me well.
I really like the Norge but keeping two sport touring bikes isn't for me, I really couldn't part with the FJR.

BMW's have several low seat bikes but I'd take a Guzzi before a beemer.
I'm not much into the BMW line...but I'd like to get a Guzzi. The deals on the left overs are just incredible. Still, I have a couple bikes, just no touring bikes. I might take a look at the FJR, but I'm kinda in a wait and see mode. Still, I had thought the FJR would just be too big...but, based on your input, maybe thats not the case. Yamaha shop is not far from my work, might have to head over and sit on one....
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #124
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I like my 06 FJR just fine, but the Guzzi's call to me. Nice ride.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #125
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #126
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Thank you - but all I did was keep from falling down The top one was shot by Paul Herold of Rock Store Photos and the other is from Jon Cossentine (Victory Jon) of Highway Photos. Both were shot on Mulholland Highway - the first one on the area known as the Snake and the other further south near Malibu Creek State Park.

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I was wondering how you got those nice photos, and they were very nice, framing quality.

I saw both of those photogs a couple weekends ago when I made a run through the Sta Monica mtns.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #127
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Those are great shots.
Most of the time I am the one taking the pictures and it is hard to stop and get a good shot.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:43 AM   #128
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bump. going to test ride a Norge tomarrow
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:59 AM   #129
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bump. going to test ride a Norge tomarrow
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:18 AM   #130
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:55 PM   #131
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sorry for the delayed response... test rode one back on 10-08 and yes I want one. found one just seems a little high on price and is my 2nd color choice black vs silver. what do my experts think? $9000.00 out the door tax and title. 4000 miles on the bike and was gently dropped on the left side. scuffed on upper fairing near handlebars. otherwise it is totally stock.
also it's only about 3 hrs from home.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #132
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Seeing as how MotoInternational has several demo and new left overs (including two in your preferred color) for $9K and $10K respectively, complete with 2-year unlimited mileage warranty and never dropped, I'd be hard pressed to buy a used one for the same price. Shipping to you would add about $600 to the total, or you could fly to Seattle and ride her back (check out their fly and ride, free airfare deal).

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Old 11-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #133
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #134
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I agree JDG, but $8000. was my budget plus the tax and title. Would love to do a fly and ride, but getting a little late in the year for that as I'm in Ohio. I was told that it was dropped in the garage as opposed to being dropped at speed. still it's scraped a little though.
thanks for the input all.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #135
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I agree JDG, but $8000. was my budget plus the tax and title. Would love to do a fly and ride, but getting a little late in the year for that as I'm in Ohio. I was told that it was dropped in the garage as opposed to being dropped at speed. still it's scraped a little though.
thanks for the input all.
That budget number does change things a bit - if that's your budget, then it's a good deal for you. OTOH, if riding season is about over - do you think you could scrape together another $1K between now and next March? Dave might put one on hold for you. Probably still be similar deals then anyway

(if it was me, I doubt I'd be able to wait however )

Good luck on your decision - you're gonna love owning one.

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