2013 Yamaha FJR

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Been here awhile

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    The fjr is out of my price range right now and probably for a few years but by the time a gold wing or k1600 depreciates that low they will probably have 50k+ miles on them. I realize these are more touring bikes but still that's a lot of money for basically a toy.
  2. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Sure, if you are not primarily driven by cost, BMW wins every time. But not everyone can or wants to spend the money, right? Then FJR wins.
  3. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I was thinking a used K1300GT would cost similar bucks to a new FJR.
  4. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    A used K13GT would likely cost less. But the maintenance cost would be a lot higher. The 3 year TCO of the Kbike would likely be a lot more.
  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    A bit of googling shows that the valve clearance checks are every 18K, but 26K intervals don't seem to be a problem. Barring any mechanical failures :D it might not be a wallet buster.
  6. LKLD

    LKLD Been here awhile

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    Well, today I paid for my smartass comment. While at work, just before leaving, I could hear the thunder booming. Got on the bike, when it started to rain alligator tears. I ride ATGATT, so no problem. About 5 miles from home I start to hear "clinks" on my helmet. Looking at the pavement I see 1/2" hail bouncing all around. Still, I'm good. Another mile and I see a wall, with nothing on the other side, so this is going to be nasty. I'm doing about 50mph when it hits. Wind tossing me from one side of the lane to the other...violently! I back off the throttle (thank God for having it in tour mode), and still find I'm be whisked around. I pulled into to a Sam's gas station to get my ass off the road, and under some sort of cover.

    It was scary. The reported winds were 35-45 with torrential rains and hail. I survived it thanks, not to my abilities, but the bike's ability to stay upright in such adverse conditions. I so love it!

    Paul, my apologies ( I need some Karma back), and may you have the best of weather the rest of the year! :bow
  7. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    I dun like what works out dated or not. :clap Funny how that record can stand all these years on outdated equipment! :up
  8. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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  9. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    Outdated equipment? Hmm I doubt You could ride the bike to it's ability. It's not outdated it's refined. Needs nothing, great supersport platform.
  10. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    What a fucking joke of a comment. Isn't there a separate thread for huge, heavy, Britsh touring triples with a sparse dealer network for you to post in?

    If only the FJR had a bunch of brand new, gee whiz, largely ineffective and complicated tech on it so it could be "up to date."

    I would put my outdated FJR up against the Triumph on any road at any speed. Even though the Triumph has an extra gear, it still turns more rpm in 6th than an FJR does in 5th. The poor old FJR is also quicker and faster with its old tech 5 speed.

    Yes, the core of the FJR is old. And yet it'll still slam the door on the Triumph in any test of engine strength. And imho, reliable performance never goes out of date. Any owner who takes the time to set up his suspension on the FJR will be rewarded with a great handling, fast, smooth, dead nuts reliable coast to coast mile muncher. Outdated my ass. :rolleyes
  11. LKLD

    LKLD Been here awhile

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    20V, calm the f**k down! ;)

    When you take that vacation to FL, look me up. I would love to set my suspension, but don't have a clue what that would entail. I'll buy the beer (Cigar City Jai Alai) :rofl
  12. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    Deal. :freaky The single malt is calming...:lol3
  13. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Oddly enough - my local dealer has been in touch, offering me a test ride of their demo AS model. This is the one with the push button gearshift and electric suspension.
    Lots of tech on that one..
  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Ancient slushbox tech, badly needs a DCT. :D
  15. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    A new Pan would cover that. Can't see one forthcoming though..
  16. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    That one doesn't exist on this side of the pond but the setting options look pretty comprehensive. And if you ride often with and without a passenger and with and without luggage, I'm sure the electric programmed suspension settings would be nice.

    I'm always solo, sometimes with the bags full so I can survive pretty well with the "hard/soft" lever and a click or two of rebound fiddling on the back and be good for about anything.
  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1
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    http://www.government-fleet.com/new...rs-yamaha-police-motorcycle.aspx?prestitial=1

    Beaudry's Yamaha FJR-1300AP will arrive with a Whelen LED emergency lighting system (with 32 flash patterns), hidden Whelen 100-watt three-tone siren system, dual-linked battery system with 12 fused police-only circuits, front and rear 12-volt accessory sockets, front and rear protection bars, and height-adjustable solo saddle with heated seat option.
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  20. LKLD

    LKLD Been here awhile

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    I take it that they plan on using traction control.:huh