FJR1300 Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Putts, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Badjuju

    Badjuju Biker Billy

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    I'd love to sell you mine, but you're on the wrong coast... :cry

    I bought my '07 used in 2011 with only 4000 miles and the OEM tires still on it. Put about 9000 miles on it the first summer and then....I bought a WeeStrom. I doubt if I've put more than another 500 to 1000 miles on the FJR and will prolly seriously consider selling it when the spring weather turns a young man's heart to MCing. I still like the way she runs and didn't think the weight would be an issue, but I never could bring myself to ride it hard with all them pounds hanging on her. Guess I must getting old....
  2. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Finally reached the seller.

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    2008
  3. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    Nice....you'll enjoy it!
  4. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Awesome!!! You're going to love that bike!
  5. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Local dealer has a 2009, zero miles, for $10,300. What ye say?
  6. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    If you don't buy it, someone else will get one heck of a deal!
  7. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

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    Picked up a 2013 on the 26th of January. Snowing outside right now otherwise I'd be riding it. Love it so far. Man, I thought my ZRX had torque. Rode them back to back last weekend, the FJR is just a torque monster. And light on her feet for such a big girl, too.
  8. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    That's only $2000 more than I paid for an 07 with 16,000 miles a year and a half ago.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  9. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Ok got it, just wanted some feedback. I'm going for it first thing Tuesday morning.
  10. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Quick back story, two surgeries in my left hand prevents me from operating the clutch lever without pain. Been looking at maxi scooter options, NC700X DCT, Aprilia Mana, even some standard bikes with a light clutch action like the wee-Strom.

    The AE was not on my radar screen because I don't see many for sale. But shit, I can't pass this up. Any negatives I need to consider?
  11. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    None that I'm aware of.
    To my knowledge the electric clutch worked just fine, it just wasn't particularly popular, particularly considering it added cost to the bike.
    It would be a fantastic option for you, given your left hand limitations. Snap it up!!!
  12. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Thanks all for the quick response. I don't think they are open on Monday, but will call just to make sure.
  13. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    My friend has an AE with the electric clutch. He loves it. Can use either the foot shifter or the thumb operated shifters on the handlebar. I think he had to make some adjustments to the system to prevent it from juddering during low speed takeoffs or manuevering where the system has to slip the clutch a lot.

    He's had zero problems with it since.
  14. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Anyone have the '13 with the stock heated grips able to compare with aftermarket ones the previously used on an earlier model? I'm curious if its easy or worth it to buy the '13 grips to install on an older ('08) bike.
  15. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    How much are they?
  16. mikeysduck

    mikeysduck Slow Ride to Nowhere

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    Anyone have the '13 with the stock heated grips
     able to compare with aftermarket ones the previously used 
    on an earlier model? I'm curious if its easy or worth it to buy
     the '13 grips to install on an older ('08) bike.
    I have an 06. I installed Honda ST1300 grips. They run around 118 F on high, about 7 F hotter than the 2008 Goldwing I had. I also used the ST bar end weights. They are heaver than the Yamaha's and took some of the buzzzzzzz out of the bars.

    This was a good choice for me.
  17. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Thanks. I'll check that out.
  18. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    The 2013 grips wouldn't work on an earlier model since they are controlled from the LH switch.

    I had an '06 with the factory grips installed on it and they worked great with the controller on the fairing panel below the clutch lever. If you see a 2010 or newer FJR (stock heated grips) that's what the install looks like.
  19. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Thanks. Just bought it so trying to sort some options.
  20. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    I know that Hollink Honda in Rochester NY is also heavily discounting an AE that is brand new but about an '07. It was still there yesterday. (and last year, and the year before that, and...) I don't know your location so it may not matter.
    I knew someone who's brother also bought one for medical reasons and loved it.