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post #81 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-09-2019, 03:40 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 87 (permalink) Old 12-11-2019, 11:58 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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post #83 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 10:03 AM
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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 87 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 04:13 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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R1200R is a great bike. With a windshield I think it’s a better bike than the RS.
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post #86 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 08:36 AM
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Ray I can see myself going the same direction one day. Glad you’ll be hanging around the forum. Don’t 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 87 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 07:08 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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