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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Looking ever more likely that I will buy an FJR, Currently riding an 08 FZ6 and loving it but I'm trying to entice the wife to go on more rides and I want to take a few longer rides. I know several guys that ride and love FJR's, so it probably won't be long.

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Hi,

Looking ever more likely that I will buy an FJR, Currently riding an 08 FZ6 and loving it but I'm trying to entice the wife to go on more rides and I want to take a few longer rides. I know several guys that ride and love FJR's, so it probably won't be long.

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Welcome aboard Chris, lm new to the FJR as well, I was worried about the wife feeling comfortable on back of this thing but after a test run at the dealer she actually finds it more so than the Harley. Iím sure you wife will enjoy the FJR as well! No Regrets, Mike.
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Welcome chris..... FYI we have an FJR Ramble first weekend in May usually. Lots of good roads in SE Ohio.

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OK. Now I’m an FJR owner. I bought a 2016 A from a guy in Illinois. The price was great but the 400 mile return trip w the bike on a trailer (in my rear view) was torture.

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Congrats Chris. I was just in your area this past weekend riding 47 to 33/119 to 16 up to 2. You have some awesome roads to ride your new FJR on.
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Hey Ferret,

Yes, there are some great ones here and across the river in SE OH. I've been riding them with my FZ6. I particularly love the 300 degree hairpin on Rt-16 about 8 miles north of Grantsville. You would have gone through another nice one on 47 shortly before Linn, the intersection with Rt-119.

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Congrats on the new ride!
have mine all of a month - loving it!

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Hey Ferret,

Yes, there are some great ones here and across the river in SE OH. I've been riding them with my FZ6. I particularly love the 300 degree hairpin on Rt-16 about 8 miles north of Grantsville. You would have gone through another nice one on 47 shortly before Linn, the intersection with Rt-119.
Yea we stayed in Marietta and rode a bunch of good roads there too.. 26, 800, 145, 260, 536, 555 south, 636

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Ferret - As you said, LOTS of great roads.

Topcat - I see that your are in NYC. My in-laws live in in Stony Point NY, just at the beginning of NY Rt-106, which passes into Harriman SP and becomes Kanawaukee Rd. A buddy on the FZ6 forum told me about this road so I have been trailering my FZ6 to NY when we visit each summer. I keep complaining to my wife that she never told me she grew up near such great roads. Ha!

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