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post #81 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-09-2019, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Don't you worry, Steve, we're still in elite company as I only know of a handful of Root Beers worldwide. Let the pink bikes think they can keep up, no problem with that...

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post #82 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-11-2019, 10:58 PM
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I got my 2006 FJR in 2014, at age 62. I never really totally bonded with it. For 5'7" me it was just a skoche too heavy for comfort.
Last December I sold it and got a new R1200R . Perfect old short guys bike!
Plus, I can still do a 400 mile day on it without much trouble. The electronics and feel are exactly right for me. I still lurk here though, some good all-around bike wisdom here.


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I got my 2006 FJR in 2014, at age 62. I never really totally bonded with it. For 5'7" me it was just a skoche too heavy for comfort.
Last December I sold it and got a new R1200R . Perfect old short guys bike!
Plus, I can still do a 400 mile day on it without much trouble. The electronics and feel are exactly right for me. I still lurk here though, some good all-around bike wisdom here.


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And that is a smart move only using one saddlebag when you are traveling light

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post #84 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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I believe Petey had one of those R1200R's and he went long distances no problem.... Looks like motorama's has to lean slightly to the right to stay balanced, LOL....

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post #85 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 07:28 AM
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R1200R is a great bike. With a windshield I think itís a better bike than the RS.
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post #86 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 07:36 AM
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Ray I can see myself going the same direction one day. Glad youíll be hanging around the forum. Donít know if I would sell the FJR or just let it sit. It would be hard to part with a bike that has carried me safely through snowstorms in the Rockies and coast to coast in 44 hours 1 minute.
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post #87 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 06:08 PM
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Sorry to see you sell the FJR Ray, but at LEAST you are still riding a motorcycle! I'd be glad to ride with you anytime Ray and let you ride my FJR.
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post #88 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-24-2020, 08:33 PM
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Never ridden one, but an FJ900 is sweet. Over 100 lbs. less than an FJR and puts out over 100 RWHP. It has a more favorable HP/LB. ratio than an FJR. I'm sure it'll ride a little rougher on the road since it's lighter and won't absorb the bumps as well. Also, the bags are smaller. But hey, you'll still be riding on a bike that's just as powerful.
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post #89 of 90 (permalink) Old 08-26-2020, 04:08 PM
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Congrats Ray on finding the bikes you wanted. I too hit the big 6 zero and it bums me to think someday I might have to give up my greatest love besides my family. I love riding so much that I found a job that incorporated it into my duties every day for almost 30 years. Fortunately I still have strong legs and back so I'm going to keep riding my FJR as long as I can until I drop it and can't get it back up. Thanks for sharing your story and I hope you younger rides reading this thank God (or who or what ever you believe in)every day for your health and the physical ability to ride motorcycles.
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post #90 of 90 (permalink) Old 08-26-2020, 04:36 PM
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someday I might have to give up my greatest love besides my family.
'besides'!!!!! We were looking for "in lieu of"

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