High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
All this new(er) bike talk has the juices going, add in the 2 bikes that I just finished for a couple of guy’s (82 Honda ft500 single & 82 kawasaki 550 Ltd) and then Ray goes out and buy’s somethingthat piques my interests and then spectreman posts a picture of one of my absolute favorite bikes, **** ! I need to stay off of this forum.
All this has me thinking that maybe I need to get my 77 cb750k7 out of display mode in the basement and ride it. At about 515lbs it is a really lightweight bike compared to the fjr but i’ve Been riding my naked 76 gl1000 that I bought new more because at 600lbs but a really low Cg it is a lot easier, lighter feeling ride. Really has me questioning keeping the fjr, but if I want to do a distance ride it is hard to beat. Going to take the fjr up to the shop this week to prep it for my ride (380mi) over to nw Ohio next weekend for the CWC meet and with all the baggage it is a great “pack mule” .. but all this talk has me thinking... old age really sucks ! But it beats having dirt thrown in your face !
All this had some fuel thrown on it yesterday as I had a lot of errands and rode the fjr for about 150mi to accomplish them. I came up to a stop light and instead of pulling up in the left tire track like I normally do, I was in the rh track and when I put my LH foot down at the stop it started sliding immediately and I realized it was in a big puddle of antifreeze, heavy traffic and not paying close attention. I got real lucky because my foot slid into a really rough patch of asphalt that stopped the slide, if that hadn’t happened i couldn’t have stopped the very top heavy fjr from going over. Really drove that point home.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 08-31-2019 at 11:05 AM.