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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-25-2019, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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FJR1300 Two Up

I have a 2014 A model.

Love it for myself.

This is the way I have it currently set up.

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Wondering how it really performs 2 up?

Many comments spring are weak....

Have rode many a Goldwing.

But love the FJR.

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We would need to know the body size and weight of you and your passenger before a sensible answer could be given to that question.

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The springs on the Gen III are fine. For two up as well. I have plenty of miles with the wife in the back and the bags loaded on a 2014 A. My wife is 5’10” tall. It performed superbly in the mountains. I had 85,000 plus miles on my when I traded for a newer FJR.
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I have a 2014 A model. PM if you need more specifics.

Love it for myself.

This is the way I have it currently set up.

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Wondering how it really performs 2 up?

Many comments spring are weak....

Have rode many a Goldwing.

But love the FJR.

Comments Please......

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Iím on my fourth FJR, likely five next spring, and it is almost exclusively used for two up touring. When riding on my own I have a second bike that I use, presently a Kawasaki Z900RS. My wife is fairly small and light at under 9 stone, and Iím hardly ever aware especially of her presence on the back. Weíve toured Europe at least 25 times, especially Spain and Germany, clocking up 3 to 4K each time with no pillion complaints. Last year I decided to try out the new BMW RT1250. I liked it and would probably have changed, but my wife was adamant that it was uncomfortable for her. Same with the K1600.
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We would need to know the body size and weight of you and your passenger before a sensible answer could be given to that question.
I'm 6 foot 2 inches tall and 190 lbs.

A likely passenger would probably anywhere from 140- 180.

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I'm 6' 1" and 210 lbs and my pillion is 5' 10" and 180 lbs and my series 2 2006 suspension does the job well and I ride 2 up most of the time, so your 2014 series 3 with the stronger rear spring should do the job no problem.
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A 2014A will handle that, and fully packed luggage, with ease. Ask me how I know....
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I use my 2015 almost exclusively for 2-up with my wife. I added a Pirates Lair backrest, and lowered the passenger pegs. Stock springs (I leave the rear preload at the "soft" setting). I'm 5'9", 200lbs, she's 5'5", 130lbs. No problems.

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Mine handles two up excellently. I'm 5'10" 165 and she's 5'9" 150. Plenty of power and plenty of brakes. My only issue being with having T rex cages on the rear it pushes her feet a little further forward which can get in my way a little bit pedaling around at stops but once rolling it's no issue. YMMV
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The only complaint from the mrs is the stock handles - they are basically behind the passenger's back rather than on the side, which she was used to on the ST1300. I understand this may be very different if you have replaced the stock handles...
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