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Old 10-03-2010, 04:49 PM   #1
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My new bike...(FJR)

Bought a "new" motorcycle... 2008 Yamaha FJR1300...4K miles on it... Bought it for $8K! Its got 145HP and 99# ft. of torque. I'll be selling the ZRX1100 to lighten the vehicle load... 7 cars and 3 bikes has been a bit much for us, and the dirt bike is sold and leaving tomorrow...







Farckling has already begun...

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Old 10-03-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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Sharp looking bike, you're gonna love it. Picked myself up an 09 a couple months back

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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I feel so bad for you. Nice Porsh
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
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Nice ride! I'll bet it is smooth as silk!

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Old 10-05-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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DE or Club Racing with that 997?

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Old 10-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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Bought a "new" motorcycle... 2008 Yamaha FJR1300...4K miles on it... Bought it for $8K!

Now THAT is what I call Value shopping...
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:44 PM   #7
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DE or Club Racing with that 997?

Eric

I am a national instructor with PCA and also instruct with BMWcca and a few others!

We also use a specmiata I built last year and have another track car we are finishing up!

The porsche makes about 550whp thru custom turbos and lots of upgrades!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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That is all.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:25 AM   #9
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Very nice FJR, and even nicer Porshe!
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:32 AM   #10
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Someone asked about comparisons of the ZRX and the FJR...The 5speed gear boxes are the only similarities...

The ZRX is as close to a sport bike as you can get without suffering the ergos or expensive plastics repairs. It is less than 500# with a few minor mods and can make up to 150hp with a ZX11 cam swap and other matching bits... I swapped the exhaust and jetted/ filter along with a swap to -1/+2 gearing and the bike pulls like a freighttrain. It's short on fuel mileage and not as stable 2-up. The weight is lower and better balanced and the seat height allows me at 5'9" w/30" inseam the ability to almost flatfoot it at stops. However, the hydrolock issues with the faulty petcock, along with the age of the bike and dealing with normal carb issues was a concern. After being stranded on the BRP, It was time to consider something new, and that brought me to the FJR...

The FJR is heavy. At least 130# more than the ZRX. It sits high in the frame, so you feel the weight. That is a concern in slow motion, moving the bike around the garage or just straddling and walking it back and forth. The longer wheel base makes for more stable 2 up riding and the ergos put you more upright. The ability to adjust the bars to your arm reach is nice, and one I'll be doing when I get back from vacation. The ability to travel with 6.6 gallons of fuel is nice. The added fuel injection is also nice. I rode this bike on some exceptionally twisty roads and it is slower steering, but still very fun to ride. You don't use as much body english and you won't be dragging a knee, but I haven't felt like ground clearance was lacking so far. I've only got 500 miles riding it so far, but I'm happy with the purchase. I'll be parting out the ZRX Farckles when I get back and selling the bike... I'd love to keep it, but I don't have much time to ride more than one bike. With the business, the track day schedule instructing, and possibly racing in SCCA or NASA next seasont, I'm not sure how much time I'll get to ride the FJR!

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Old 10-08-2010, 07:25 AM   #11
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:12 AM   #12
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Congrats!

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the FJR thread in Road Warrions, and check out FJRforum.com for lots of additional information on the FJR.

Careful, though - there are some weirdo's over at FJRforum...
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:25 AM   #13
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I demand more pics of the Porsche, post haste. Oh, nice bike.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:18 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Mikelly
Someone asked about comparisons of the ZRX and the FJR...The 5speed gear boxes are the only similarities...

The ZRX is as close to a sport bike as you can get without suffering the ergos or expensive plastics repairs. It is less than 500# with a few minor mods and can make up to 150hp with a ZX11 cam swap and other matching bits... I swapped the exhaust and jetted/ filter along with a swap to -1/+2 gearing and the bike pulls like a freighttrain. It's short on fuel mileage and not as stable 2-up. The weight is lower and better balanced and the seat height allows me at 5'9" w/30" inseam the ability to almost flatfoot it at stops. However, the hydrolock issues with the faulty petcock, along with the age of the bike and dealing with normal carb issues was a concern. After being stranded on the BRP, It was time to consider something new, and that brought me to the FJR...

The FJR is heavy. At least 130# more than the ZRX. It sits high in the frame, so you feel the weight. That is a concern in slow motion, moving the bike around the garage or just straddling and walking it back and forth. The longer wheel base makes for more stable 2 up riding and the ergos put you more upright. The ability to adjust the bars to your arm reach is nice, and one I'll be doing when I get back from vacation. The ability to travel with 6.6 gallons of fuel is nice. The added fuel injection is also nice. I rode this bike on some exceptionally twisty roads and it is slower steering, but still very fun to ride. You don't use as much body english and you won't be dragging a knee, but I haven't felt like ground clearance was lacking so far. I've only got 500 miles riding it so far, but I'm happy with the purchase. I'll be parting out the ZRX Farckles when I get back and selling the bike... I'd love to keep it, but I don't have much time to ride more than one bike. With the business, the track day schedule instructing, and possibly racing in SCCA or NASA next seasont, I'm not sure how much time I'll get to ride the FJR!

Mike
Well if you decide you don't ride it enough, I'll take it off your hands.

Love the FJR, and I'd love to have one for my wife and I.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:39 AM   #15
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Bought a "new" motorcycle... 2008 Yamaha FJR1300...4K miles on it... Bought it for $8K! Its got 145HP and 99# ft. of torque. I'll be selling the ZRX1100 to lighten the vehicle load... 7 cars and 3 bikes has been a bit much for us, and the dirt bike is sold and leaving tomorrow...

Farckling has already begun...

Mike
Congrats! I rode a new-to-me 2005 with 3,800 miles home yesterday.
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