A friend let me ride his 'wing for a while in an effort to pull me into the family. It was nice, really nice. Fast too. I just couldn't convince myself I needed something that big. My workshop is full of '60s and '70s BSAs, Triumphs and Harleys with a smattering of unique metric bikes for fun. Since I was young I bought but rarely sold. And those I did, I wish I hadn't.
That's how I got the fjr.... I had a busa for sale. (another story). The kid that came to buy it rode up on a matte blue fjr. He liked my busa and had the cash but wanted to ride it first. I said sure. He looked around the shop and said "If you want to keep me in sight, you might want to ride mine".
That thing was quiet, it was smooth, really tall, had cruise, and fast. Well not busa fast but thrice old iron fast. He wouldn't sell it but he did buy the busa. A few weeks later I found the '15 and it has been enjoyable. It has a Sargent seat and some mounting hardware around the bars but otherwise stock. Other than horns and making it fit, I think it will be around for a while.
And the cruise.... It is good on the slab but even better in those backroads towns with a 30 mph speed limit. Thanks for the welcomes guys!