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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Only one more week

And I will get the keys to my brand new FJR!

Hi all,

Happy to join and learn from you all - and of course share whatever I can or know relating to FJR and biking.

Been 'un-biked' for several years and after re entering the fast and open world of biking again I initially started with a Tracer 900 GT. Unfortunately the BMW-driver that ran a red light ended the experience with that bike abruptly. However - it opened the door for my dreamer: the mighty FJR!
So only 7 nights of sleep and I can hear and feel the 1298 cc coming alive. :-)

Cheers!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 12:34 AM
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Greetings. Welcome to the forum.


A new FJR? I am envious. It's really hard, but I have to endure with a 2013.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 12:41 AM
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Greetings. Welcome to the forum.


A new FJR? I am envious. It's really hard, but I have to endure with a 2013.

Oh please.... try grinding macadam with an 07'...

...An 07 with a crystal clear windshield!
Me so happy!
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If its got teats or tires, your bound to have trouble with it...
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And I will get the keys to my brand new FJR!

Hi all,

Happy to join and learn from you all - and of course share whatever I can or know relating to FJR and biking.

So only 7 nights of sleep and I can hear and feel the 1298 cc coming alive. :-)

Cheers!
Peter
Hello and Welcome from Chicago!

I hope you are doing ok post-accident.

Keep us posted!
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Ahh the anticipation...
You will love this motorcycle.
Congratulations and welcome!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:13 PM
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Hey Chico, that's funny, my Min Pin shares your name! I have the pleasure of owning a 2014 1300ES and it is truly an amazing ride. I keep shaking my head on how this performs at a level far above any bike I've ever owned. That's 30 years of bike ownership, hands down, nothing even close.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 01:22 AM
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I know the feeling. Took me a week to arrange pick up on mine and I trailer-ed it back 300 miles and still could not ride it until I replaced the back tire. Now I have been riding for 2 1/2 weeks straight each day. Very fun bike to ride and the wife agrees as I keep hearing when can we go for a ride.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 10:01 AM
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Not to hijack this thread but I did the Yamaha “demo days” yesterday at my dealer and rode 3 bikes. The new Tracer GT, the Niken and a 2018 fjr Es.

The Tracer was me looking at a potential lighter replacement for my 2014a, the good:
It is much lighter and has that wonderful 900cc 3 cyl engine, it is pretty nimble, the color display is nice and it has lots of small improvements along with cruise control. The price wasn’t bad at $12,999

The bad :
The clutch engagement was in the very last 10% or so of the lever moment, may be able to adjust that out but I stalled it numerous times.

It has possibly the very worst seat I have ever sat on, bar none ! It drives you into the tank and my wrists were sore after the short test ride due to pushing myself back off the tank.

The beautiful color display screen is way to small for older eye’s to easily read. The display is big enough but they only use about 70-80% of the display area. The fairing and windscreen coverage isn’t great and it has the flat lid small bags that won’t hold much.

The Niken: while basically mostly the same as the Tracer except for the front end was much better than the Tracer to ride. Much better seat with the same basic bars-seat-foot peg triangle that didn’t force you into the tank, much more comfy. But the seat while a lot better isn’t great but much better.

The display is just black/White but displays over the entire screen to make it much easier to read, it appears to be the exact same display as the tracer’s color screen but uses the whole thing vs the tracers much smaller display area.

The Niken really rode nicely and I was impressed but all the added weight takes some away from that wonderful 900 triple, it’s still ok but just not as much spunk. I wonder how long those 15” front tires will last and how much they will cost ?

The entry price on the Niken is pretty expensive (about 18k) for what it is, basically a nice novelty.

And then we have the 2018 fjr Es,,,, turns out it is my favorite easily, very refined and smooth, shifts nicely and the engine is much smoother than my 2014a. I like that 6spd but not enough to spends my money’s.

The stock seat still sucks, (luv my Laam) not nearly as bad as the one on the Tracer (20minutes tops!) but I couldn’t ride it for very long. About the same as the Niken. And then we have the flat paint, sorry guy’s, just not my cup-o-tea, not a flat paint guy. But the fjr was easily my absolute fav,,, just a much better bike imho.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 10:05 AM
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Welcome to the forum pjmkivits! Sounds like you recovered from the accident, GREAT! How long is your riding season there in the Netherlands?

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The stock seat still sucks, (luv my Laam) not nearly as bad as the one on the Tracer (20minutes tops!) but I couldn’t ride it for very long. About the same as the Niken. And then we have the flat paint, sorry guy’s, just not my cup-o-tea, not a flat paint guy. But the fjr was easily my absolute fav,,, just a much better bike imho.
Passx, you should have brought your Laam seat to the demo days and told them you'll see them tomorrow! Ha! If the Yammy guy was a FJR rider, he'd understand!

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