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Old 12-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #196
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #197
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LKLD, those are better shots than Yamaha's website. You're quite the photog.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:23 AM   #198
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LKLD, those are better shots than Yamaha's website. You're quite the photog.
That's quite the compliment, thank you!
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #199
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This is my first FJR....the improvements were just too good to put it off any longer.





People seem to like the bling around the headlights but I could live without it.




Snapped these pics the day I brought it home. No glamour shots yet but am equally impressed with the bike in every respect with exception of the 82 mph cap on the cruise control. Primarily been riding Wings the past few years....feels extremely light by comparison. Even with the occasional "roll-on", I've been averaging 44 mpg. I've been trying to see what the maximum range I can get out of a tank but I always get heavy-handed somewhere along the way ruining my "test data". Suspension feels good as delivered. Smoothest transmission I've experienced on larger displacement bikes. For me, its a hell of a lot of motorcycle for the price (+/- $900 off MSRP).

I was shopping for a Christmas gift for a friend. Asked a salesman if, by chance, they had recieved any new FJRs...he said they just recieved one, just put on on the floor and a fellow was coming to get it the next day.... My next question was "did he put a deposit on it"... The next dealership down the road said they had one on order (deposit paid) and didn't know when they'd be able to get another one in. Mine is #214.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #200
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That's quite the compliment, thank you!
I'm with 20valves....great pics!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #201
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Ultimate Motorcycling magazine did a touring test of the new FJR and wrote "At 80 mph the engine is turning a leisurely 2500 rpm". I find this a little hard to believe since my '07 turns 4000 at a gps indicated 73 mph. How 'bout it guys with the new bike, did they really change the ratio that much or is this a typo?
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #202
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The RT has a longer warranty (Which yer prolly gonna use.) ...
For $389 from D&H you can get the Yamaha YES warranty which covers the bike for four (or is it five?) years, unlimited milage.

Mama Yama has a lot of confidence in this kid.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:43 PM   #203
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For $389 from D&H you can get the Yamaha YES warranty which covers the bike for four (or is it five?) years, unlimited milage.

Mama Yama has a lot of confidence in this kid.
I used the YES on my '04 FJR once... cam chain tensioner (common issue). At the D&H price, paid for itself.

Of interesting note, when a significant number had exhaust valve guide problems, Yamaha fixed them... under warranty or no.

Both issues since resolved many years ago, FTW.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:12 AM   #204
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...How 'bout it guys with the new bike, did they really change the ratio that much or is this a typo?
Gearing is the same as it's been since 2006. That's a typo.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:16 AM   #205
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For $389 from D&H you can get the Yamaha YES warranty which covers the bike for four (or is it five?) years, unlimited milage.

Mama Yama has a lot of confidence in this kid.
'N so do I
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:33 AM   #206
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Gearing is the same as it's been since 2006. That's a typo.
Or poetic license (or ignorance on the author's part)
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:51 AM   #207
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Ultimate Motorcycling magazine did a touring test of the new FJR and wrote "At 80 mph the engine is turning a leisurely 2500 rpm". I find this a little hard to believe since my '07 turns 4000 at a gps indicated 73 mph. How 'bout it guys with the new bike, did they really change the ratio that much or is this a typo?
As I recall, at 70 mph, its turning around 3400-3500 rpm (which is good considering the % of redline). As mentioned, it must be typo. Seems motorcycle magazines are less concerned about the accuracy of the information they publish compared to years gone by...but that's a different thread.

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Old 01-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #208
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How does the new screen work out at freeway speeds for you?

In sport mode when you nail does it pull very well?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #209
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This is my first FJR....the improvements were just too good to put it off any longer.

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I was shopping for a Christmas gift for a friend. Asked a salesman if, by chance, they had recieved any new FJRs...he said they just recieved one, just put on on the floor and a fellow was coming to get it the next day.... My next question was "did he put a deposit on it"... The next dealership down the road said they had one on order (deposit paid) and didn't know when they'd be able to get another one in. Mine is #214.

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So, do I watch here or over on the FJR Forum for the radical mods to your new baby? I read your wing mod thread that you linked and I was floored.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #210
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How does the new screen work out at freeway speeds for you?

In sport mode when you nail does it pull very well?
I'm only 5'7", so take it as subjective, but at 80mph the air is there, though not real buffeting.

As far as touring vs. sport, I've just been running it in touring mode, and that's been fine for me, as I'm still getting used to the bike. I have switched between modes while in neutral and the difference is substantial in throttle reaponse. I would assume the difference would be very noticeable in gear.
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