weight issue??? - Page 3 - Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums
 128Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 10:31 AM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Damir's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Calgary,AB,Canada
Posts: 715
Quote:
Originally Posted by the Ferret View Post
I test rode a Super Ten but when I got back to the dealership...................... the one I test rode, but it sounded like someone shaking a bucket of bolts.
my impressions exactly, I have to say I was not thrilled with the bike, a bit boring, and the price ... more then my '17ES fjr
Damir is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 10:52 AM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Redfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 823
Quote:
Originally Posted by lodo View Post
Lately I've seen several posts in forum threads of people wringing their hands about some sort of weight issue and I'm confused about it... I mean the FJR, featuring that monster engine and the fact that for the most part doesn't care what gear you're in, I've never experienced any weight issue at all with respect to this machine's awesome performance with torque and acceleration... just sayin...
Quote:
Originally Posted by lodo View Post
Also, full disclosure:

I could care less about straight line top end speed or idiots that take performance to mean being able to do a wheelie at 70 mph lol
1. The FJR carries its weight up high, it is a top heavy beast at low speeds. The FJR is more top heavy than any other motorcycle I ever rode, even the ADV bikes that sit higher manage to have a lower center of gravity.
2. Big Bikes naturally weigh a lot. That is the nature of things. Everything is a compromise.
3. Every motorcycle forum I belong to for every motorcycle I have ever had, has a list of complaints about the weight of whatever bike they ride. I think most folks wouldn't mind if their bikes weighed less.
4. Calling folks idiots because they like a different type of riding or motorcycle is counter productive. I don't wheelie my FJR or any of my other bikes very often but it's always a thrill (and usually a surprise) when I do. I would like for my FJR to be light enough and powerful enough to pull a power wheelie at 70!

I was riding a 1984 Gold Wing at 14 years old. I traded an excellent ST1300 for my FJR. I am used to Big Bikes and don't mind the weight but I can see why a lighter bike would be nice. In fact I rode my DR650 to work this morning and enjoyed how light and nimble it was.

Ride more, stress less.
bigjohnsd, passx and H20man like this.

Never run out of ideas, traction, and real estate at the same time.
Redfish is offline  
post #23 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 01:19 PM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
bigjohnsd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Spearfish SD
Posts: 240
I had a '13 FJR for three years, added a KLR to the stable for a year or so, enjoyed the "lighter "KLR" especially around town.

Swapped bikes with an inmate for a few hours, his GS my FJR, decided I could sell the FJR and the KLR and do with one bike.

Did the above and have put 30,000 miles on the GS Adv since Jan 2019.

Went to OZ to ride with a Mate in November/December 2019. I rode his Gen 1 FJR while he rode his Tenere.

I couldn't believe how hard the FJR made me work after riding the GS for a year.

The GS ADV purportedly weighs 573# wet, the weight is low, much easier to horse around on tight twisty roads. Some of it is weight, some is the wider bars. I loved my FJR, I love my GS Adv. "Love the one you're with"!
LaHe66, passx, Redfish and 1 others like this.

Present Love: Freya '14 BMW R1200GS Adv -
my FJR Gone but not forgotten
The only dumb question is the unasked question!
bigjohnsd is offline  
 
post #24 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
lodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: High in the Rocky Mountians of Colorado
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by lodo View Post
Also, full disclosure:

I could care less about straight line top end speed or idiots that take performance to mean being able to do a wheelie at 70 mph lol
1. The FJR carries its weight up high, it is a top heavy beast at low speeds. The FJR is more top heavy than any other motorcycle I ever rode, even the ADV bikes that sit higher manage to have a lower center of gravity.
2. Big Bikes naturally weigh a lot. That is the nature of things. Everything is a compromise.
3. Every motorcycle forum I belong to for every motorcycle I have ever had, has a list of complaints about the weight of whatever bike they ride. I think most folks wouldn't mind if their bikes weighed less.
4. Calling folks idiots because they like a different type of riding or motorcycle is counter productive. I don't wheelie my FJR or any of my other bikes very often but it's always a thrill (and usually a surprise) when I do. I would like for my FJR to be light enough and powerful enough to pull a power wheelie at 70!

I was riding a 1984 Gold Wing at 14 years old. I traded an excellent ST1300 for my FJR. I am used to Big Bikes and don't mind the weight but I can see why a lighter bike would be nice. In fact I rode my DR650 to work this morning and enjoyed how light and nimble it was.

Ride more, stress less.[/QUOTE]

Dude, in reference to your comment number four (above)... Didn't mean to get anybody's panties in a wad lol

Cheers!
LoDo

"Think of it as evolution in action" -Niven

Toys:
2005 FJR1300A
1999 BMW F650 "Funduro"
Cages:
2013 Toyota Tundra
1998 Tiger GT
lodo is offline  
post #25 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 04:27 PM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Redfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 823
No panties here. Riding commando.

I am going to attempt a 70 mph wheelie on my way home today and I am going to look extremely good and extremely smart doing it.

Never run out of ideas, traction, and real estate at the same time.
Redfish is offline  
post #26 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Rumblestrip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: NC, USA Earth
Posts: 167
2005 GSXR1000 - check

Standup wheelies at 80 mph *** on an empty highway *** for miles and miles or until oil light came on - check ( done my fair share, still can, just choose not to )

GSXR1000 when playing in the mountains without Wife Inc - check

FJR heaviest bike I've ever had - check

Take offense when folks talk poo about "guys like us" - Nope, not in a couple decades now.

Wheelie the FJR - you know you want to - check
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FJR up_hn.jpg (23.6 KB, 25 views)

ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ

2013 Stone Grey
Rumblestrip is offline  
post #27 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
lodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: High in the Rocky Mountians of Colorado
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redfish View Post
No panties here. Riding commando.

I am going to attempt a 70 mph wheelie on my way home today and I am going to look extremely good and extremely smart doing it.
Happy for you... Have fun lol

Cheers!
LoDo

"Think of it as evolution in action" -Niven

Toys:
2005 FJR1300A
1999 BMW F650 "Funduro"
Cages:
2013 Toyota Tundra
1998 Tiger GT
lodo is offline  
post #28 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
Member
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
lodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: High in the Rocky Mountians of Colorado
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rumblestrip View Post
2005 GSXR1000 - check

Standup wheelies at 80 mph *** on an empty highway *** for miles and miles or until oil light came on - check ( done my fair share, still can, just choose not to )

GSXR1000 when playing in the mountains without Wife Inc - check

FJR heaviest bike I've ever had - check

Take offense when folks talk poo about "guys like us" - Nope, not in a couple decades now.

Wheelie the FJR - you know you want to - check
Happy for you as well... Hope you land it..

Cheers!
LoDo

"Think of it as evolution in action" -Niven

Toys:
2005 FJR1300A
1999 BMW F650 "Funduro"
Cages:
2013 Toyota Tundra
1998 Tiger GT
lodo is offline  
post #29 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
lodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: High in the Rocky Mountians of Colorado
Posts: 64
BTW, like I said before gotta love the Gixxer!

Cheers!
LoDo

"Think of it as evolution in action" -Niven

Toys:
2005 FJR1300A
1999 BMW F650 "Funduro"
Cages:
2013 Toyota Tundra
1998 Tiger GT
lodo is offline  
post #30 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-21-2020, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
lodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: High in the Rocky Mountians of Colorado
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redfish View Post
No panties here. Riding commando.

I am going to attempt a 70 mph wheelie on my way home today and I am going to look extremely good and extremely smart doing it.
Also happy to hear that you are a riding commando... Whatever that means lol

Cheers!
LoDo

"Think of it as evolution in action" -Niven

Toys:
2005 FJR1300A
1999 BMW F650 "Funduro"
Cages:
2013 Toyota Tundra
1998 Tiger GT
lodo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome