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Old 12-01-2012, 05:15 AM   #136
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Many years ago, the feds made standards for all the basic stuff (somehow, some HDs and some BMWs are different?); would seem reasonable to have standards for the more complicated controls.
I just adapt. Part of the fun is learning new stuff. No need for more BS from WA DC...
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:09 AM   #137
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Many years ago, the feds made standards for all the basic stuff (somehow, some HDs and some BMWs are different?); would seem reasonable to have standards for the more complicated controls.
The Feds mandated that all bikes must have the shifter on the left and the rear brake on the right; British bikes at the time were the opposite.

IMHO, the Flash to Pass feature in North America is worthless and confusing to drivers. They don't understand it. Are you saying move out of my way? Are you ceding right of way if you flash someone coming out of a side street or making a turn? are you saying , triggering their road rage? I stopped using it long ago.. Drivers in Europe are more bike aware / bike friendly know exactly what it means and what to do. It was amazing to me to see this in motion on the autobahn in Germany. No left lane bandits there..

The light switch still has a flash to pass feature, you just use your thumb instead.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:29 AM   #138
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I get 40/50 with the '04. I would hope this can beat that, unless that's a worst-case number, flogging it in Sport mode for an entire tank- which is unrealistic riding for this class of bike.
Same for me with 04 on mileage..................BEFORE I totaled it. I was going to be perfectly content to replace that 04 with another Gen I BUT, after reading about the latest and greatest(?) I have desires to try one. Just don't NEED to put that much into a Bike. Maybe if it was the ONLY Bike in the Garage. Hopefully one of you proud NEW Buyers will have a well maintained Gen I up for sale in the near future.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:42 AM   #139
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The Feds mandated that all bikes must have the shifter on the left and the rear brake on the right; British bikes at the time were the opposite.

IMHO, the Flash to Pass feature in North America is worthless and confusing to drivers.
They don't understand it. Are you saying move out of my way? Are you ceding right of way if you flash someone coming out of a side street or making a turn? are you saying , triggering their road rage? I stopped using it long ago.. Drivers in Europe are more bike aware / bike friendly know exactly what it means and what to do. It was amazing to me to see this in motion on the autobahn in Germany. No left lane bandits there..

The light switch still has a flash to pass feature, you just use your thumb instead.
Yeah, I use it to warn oncoming motorist 'bout popo.
If'n sum slow fuck's hog'in the road in front of me, I just leave my high beams on 'til they get outta the way. I don't want to offend anybody
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #140
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #141
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #142
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Oh fek a brand new bike. I wonder if it's a press bike. blame it on those pesky side cases.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #143
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #144
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #145
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #146
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #147
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Same for me with 04 on mileage..................BEFORE I totaled it. I was going to be perfectly content to replace that 04 with another Gen I BUT, after reading about the latest and greatest(?) I have desires to try one. Just don't NEED to put that much into a Bike. Maybe if it was the ONLY Bike in the Garage. Hopefully one of you proud NEW Buyers will have a well maintained Gen I up for sale in the near future.
Contact Blind Squirrel on the FJR Forum. He's selling his 04/ABS out of Virginia. The bike is cherry and after riding with him in NC at EOM I can say he's a VERY conservative rider.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #149
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At least he landed in the boat
Good point, if'n he landed in the water with that goofy helmet and all his gear, he woulda sank like a brick!
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