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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 08:57 PM
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I'm committed at this point and on the opposite coast but thank you as that would have worked if I were closer.
No sweat -- glad you found a bike that worked well for you. Enjoy your first Yamaha!

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I have an A model, had the ES on my Super Tenere. Never thought Id miss it but I do. Youre getting a great bike, best of luck with it.
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OP: Don't confuse the FJR with a "sport bike". It's a sport-tourer and that difference is significant. @Over 600# it's beefer than most sport bike riders like. The trade is that it's possible to do more than an hour before having to hire a chiropractor.

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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got the bike home. Put the seat in the lower position so I think I'll be good there(almost flatfoot). Pervious owner put a GIVI TRK46NA and SR357 top case rack on. I put the stock tail piece back on. Not sure if I will use the top case at all or sell it . Advice on that is welcome . But getting familiar with the menus and cleaning it up. Too bad New England weather is not so good until April.
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Finally got the bike home. Put the seat in the lower position so I think I'll be good there(almost flatfoot). Pervious owner put a GIVI TRK46NA and SR357 top case rack on. I put the stock tail piece back on. Not sure if I will use the top case at all or sell it . Advice on that is welcome . But getting familiar with the menus and cleaning it up. Too bad New England weather is not so good until April.
I have the Givi SR357 on mine full time but only add the case when I need it for trips. Glad you got the bike home.

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Thanks, it also has a touring windshield and came with the stock one too. I'll figure that out as time goes.
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Finally got the bike home. Put the seat in the lower position so I think I'll be good there(almost flatfoot). Pervious owner put a GIVI TRK46NA and SR357 top case rack on. I put the stock tail piece back on. Not sure if I will use the top case at all or sell it . Advice on that is welcome . But getting familiar with the menus and cleaning it up. Too bad New England weather is not so good until April.
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It will just make you content and happy everytime you ride or work on it !

I would say just keep the top case for a year and if you never end up using it then sell it. I too thought I would never use the top-case but ended up using it.

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Finally got the bike home. Put the seat in the lower position so I think I'll be good there(almost flatfoot). Pervious owner put a GIVI TRK46NA and SR357 top case rack on. I put the stock tail piece back on. Not sure if I will use the top case at all or sell it . Advice on that is welcome . But getting familiar with the menus and cleaning it up. Too bad New England weather is not so good until April.
Welcome to the forum and welcome to the FJR. I just bought an 19' ES at the end of Sept this year.
I'm also in New England awaiting April too....

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I would say just keep the top case for a year and if you never end up using it then sell it. I too thought I would never use the top-case but ended up using it.

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^^ This. I leave the 357 rack on all the time and never thought I'd use the topcase but ..... Plus, for me, it was a couple of years after getting the bike that I started traveling more and more so back then I ended up buying a top case anyway, mostly for security and weather protection.

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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-18-2019, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Wife said same thing . Hang on to the top case and se if I use it. First thing to add are engine guards/highway pegs and helmet lock. Just have to figure out where to get the guards.
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