Once upon a time, in a galaxy not so far away, in the year 2017, a man bought a Harley at the end of the riding season like he had for several years.
Over the winter the Harley got some love. Running and looking good, it went up for sale in the spring of 2018. The used hog market had tanked and the Road King was no longer in vogue. Long story short, the Harley did not sell.
Nearing the end of the riding season of 2018 the man received an offer to trade a 2012 Yamaha FJR for the Harley. After a long ride, that offer was accepted.
The man already owned a Yamaha - an '09 Raider S. The plan was to sell the FJR in the spring of 2019 and recoup the investment on the Harley. Long story short, it will be the Raider that is sold.
And that is how I became the accidental owner of a blue 2012 FJR. No sense in posting pics of it - everyone in here already knows what they look like.
I'm an older guy and it seems my tastes are changing. After riding the FJR I realized how much the Raider was beating me up! Yeah, it turns heads, everywhere I go, but I don't look at it, I ride it...
Having owned a ST-1300a and a C-14, I'm no stranger to the Sport Touring segment of motorcycling. The Honda was just plain booring. The C-14 was about eight feet tall and that seat! My God - how did that thing ever get onto a bike? It really, really hurt. Both of those bikes went bye-bye after the first summer.
I don't run bikes hard. I'm just in it for a pleasure cruise. My wife is almost always behind me. I can't think of anything the FJR needs but whatever it is, it's NOT more power! It aint slow...
The one thing I do not like about these bikes (all of them) is the **** plastic all over them. Ok, so it looks like a starship. Wowie Zowie. But when you have to work on it...
I was born poor, white trash. I left home on my 15th birthday, to escape a drunken father. Now I have not one, but two college degrees
Atop my bucket list sit two goals: To become a gentleman and to rid my self of hate. I am not an ignorant, crude and/or violent person and I despise those traits, in others.
My grand pleasure would be to make some friends among the FJR community. Thank you for allowing me to have access to the information contained in this forum.