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how basic can it get?

What does "FJR" stand for? Is this an acronym?

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Asked and answered several times, but never satisfactorily.

This seems to be believable: F means Four Cylinder. This was a letter adopted only by Yamaha, so an F as the first letter straight away means the bike is a Yamaha. J refers to the engine type and frame design used in that model. R means the bike is a sports variant (stands for Race).
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There's a whole thread on this somewhere here......

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There's a whole thread on this somewhere here......

And a few more on other forums too. At least they were usually titled properly to give some clue as to true content.


FJR is actually the initials for Fernando Javier Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez is not very well known outside of the inner circle of Yamaha executives. He was a legend within the Yamaha racing community. The first record we have of the mysterious Mr. Rodriguez was in 1978 when his name appears on the payroll of the Gran Prix racing effort. It was unclear what his job title was exactly but we know that he worked directly for Kenny Roberts the year he first won the 500cc Gran Prix championship. He worked on Kenny's team through the 1983 racing season. There is no clear record of what he did for the team but it was clear that he was held in high regard.


In 1984 Yamaha asked Fernando to transfer his work to the Marlboro Yamaha team of Eddie Lawson. After some serious contract negotiation he agreed to the switch. Immediately the results improved and Eddie was able to win the 500cc Gran Prix championship that year, the first of 3 he would win on the Yamaha.


So what exactly did Fernando Javier Rodriguez do for Yamaha's racing effort? How was he able to help two American riders win the prestigious world championship of road racing? It turns out that Fernando Javier Rodriguez (can we just call him FJR for short?) was an expert on blood flow. He realized and understood that the tight leather suits required for safety were confining. He knew that the tight suits and the forward leaning position put a lot of pressure on the...manhood of the racers. He knew that by the midway point of a long Gran Prix race the heat, the sweat and the tight suits and the seating position would be restricting blood flow to Big Jim and the Twins. Knowing that any man who could ride the 500cc two strokes of that era had to have excessively large testicles he devised underwear, racing suits and finally motorcycle seats to accommodate the manhood of his racers. He had to take precise and very personal measurements to accomplish this. Once word got out to the Yamaha upper management, they all insisted on getting their measurements taken and having FJR design and build suits and drawers and motorcycle seats for them.


He was so good at his job and made such a lasting impression on the Yamaha executives that all these years later Yamaha named their flagship long distance super sport tourer after him. As a tribute to his memory Yamaha deliberately designed the seat of the FJR to apply pressure and pain to the very part of the male anatomy that FJR had fought so hard to protect.

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I'm not believing that, I mean I'm just not, I absolutely can't. Can I?
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I'm not believing that, I mean I'm just not, I absolutely can't. Can I?

Not if you are as smart as I think you are.


Not if you are smart enough to title a thread with a title that actually reflects the intended content of the thread. Which this thread absolutely lacks...


I made it all up as I typed it and I wasn't even drinking.!
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As a tribute to his memory Yamaha deliberately designed the seat of the FJR to apply pressure and pain to the very part of the male anatomy that FJR had fought so hard to protect.
Great last line and twist to the story, right up there with the best of O'Henry.
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