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billyp 10-22-2011 07:10 PM

other bikes
Got to ride a BMW RT 1200 yesterday and was glad to get back on the FJR. Nice ergos,but not happy with the boxer engine.Also got to ride a Gold Wing and that wasn't for me either.Nice to know i have a bike that excites me and keep the smiles comming.The more I ride this bike the more I like it.

RealMcCoy 10-22-2011 08:49 PM

I agree the BMW R1200RT is comfortable but the engine vibrates on acceleration much more than the FJR and of course nowhere near the power.

Frankieboy 10-23-2011 01:48 PM

Other bikes
Many years ago I had a 1000cc BMW HO/Boxer twin. It was comfortable. It was fast and it was the only bike I have ridden that wobbled on bends.

nu77er 10-23-2011 04:12 PM

Try the K 1600 for size, you may be surprised :wink:

billyp 10-23-2011 08:57 PM

That 1600 is a great bike,but for me I'm going for a different 2nd bike.I'd like to pick up a used Ymaha Raider for some shorter rides and keep the FJR for the longer rides.

billyp 03-02-2012 09:32 AM

got a 09 Raider with 800 miles on it.yamaha did a nice job on this bike.Not made for long rides,but a nice contrast to the fjrno way I'd sell the fj though.

mickh1300 03-03-2012 06:49 AM

My second bike is a Suzuki GSX 1400. Great for the warmer weather and evening blasts to the coast !! It certainly is comfortable over any distance, but i will use the FJR for touring !!!!

pluric 03-05-2012 12:54 PM

This is what the "Other blue" has been doing.
I'm really enjoyng the Tenere.


Liquidsilver 03-05-2012 01:50 PM

Dang that's a fun read! Just awesome! :mrgreen:

ericw 03-05-2012 02:49 PM

That's a beauty of a report all right. Haven't been down there in 20+ years. May have to remedy that soon.

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