Training wheels fitted!
Join Date: May 2020
Location: west coast central florida
C14 to FJR
No real particular reason...didn't ride for about 6 months after I sold the Connie, mostly weight though...the C14 is really big...I'm 6'1,212lbs...I had the center stand off and a delkevic to replace the beastly stock muffler; that alone saved 20lbs..the center s. was another 12 lbs. saving...I have the shop do tire changes...
Its a great ride with that set up...rode 3000 miles in 6 days out to the Ozark mountains and back, hauls ass..went a couple of times to the Smokies too.
By contrast my gen 2 FJR is a liteweight, feels MUCH lighter..I'm thinking about taking off the centerstand.. I was a bit disappointed to only save 12lbs total when I replaced the stock cans with a pair of delkevic tri ovals 13", still the FJR is easier to roll around in the garage and such, I've a serious bad back. FJR in stature and weight feels about 10% less bulky and heavy..I'm guessing my gen2 weighs around 560 ish with the CS off and a gallon of gas in the tank. My gen2 FJR has no traction control, don't need it...and no 6th gear...trying not to need that too...but I haven't taken a trip on it yet..thinking to do the RSV yamaha rear drive changeout to lower rpms by about 328 at high speed cruise which I like to do
don't be a nimrod; confound the globalists
1st bike 1964 Honda 305 Superhawk, used $415,2k mi.
2nd bike: 1969 Triumph Bonneville 650 used otd $780
only bike bought new 1974 Kawasaki Z1B 900 otd $2400
Ninja 1000s,Bandit 1200s,Vfrs inbetween...
sold last yr. 2010 Kawasaki Concourse 1400
current: 2006 FJR 1300 Blue , 23k mi. 5/20
Last edited by Bigthaw; 06-08-2020 at 09:59 PM.