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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2019, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. Name is Mike. Just purchased a 2019 fjrA . Have been riding most of my life. This is my first Yamaha, previous bikes included BMWs, Hondas, and triumphs. Even a couple of Harleys. While Ive only managed a few hundred miles so far ( just 3 weeks ) Im much impressed with the bikes performance. This is primarily a touring bike for me. I do have a 2010 tiger 1050 I purchased new in 2011 in the garage that I still ride routinely locally as well as occasional day trips. Looking forward to learning more about this great machine from those who have more experience with it. Already in the planning stages for a trip out west in late spring of next year.
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Welcome to the forum. I had test rode a tiger before purchasing the FJR, my first Yamaha, and I'm glad I went with the FJR. For me, it was and still is the 'best bang for the buck' motorcycle out there. There isn't a day I'm out riding that she doesn't reward me with perfect reliability, do what I want when I want, get up and go, and just plain Zen feeling. My riding friends have all graduated to BMW's RT, but I LUV my feejer, and it has kept my wallet fatter. Both from the initial purchase and all these years after.

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Welcome Mike. I have a 2014 FJR with around 25000 miles, I doubt ill ever sell it. My friend stopped by on a Tiger last week & let me ride it, what a cool ride. The weight difference was really noticeable. I haven't ridden anything else since I bought the FJR, but now Im thinking of adding a Tiger to the garage for day trips & riding logging roads.
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I gave up a 2017 triumph explorer for the fjr. Thought I would like the more upright seating position. the TEX was a comfortable bike but I just preferred the sportourer. Had a Honda st1300 a few years ago, great machine. I could never get use to that whine coming out of that engine. I do see a upgraded seat in the fjrs future and some tip over protection, as for the rest of the bike I have no complaints whatsoever. Look forward to the miles to come.
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Welcome aboard. Rode Hondas most of my riding days. This is my first Yamaha. So far it is a nice ride with more than enough power to fit my needs.


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Hi, Travlr. Welcome to the forum.


Hey, jw. Around 125 hp at the rear wheel should be "adequate", even for a slightly porky FJR.

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Welcome to the forum. You can sell the Tiger. The FJR is a perfectly capable dual sport,


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Welcome to the forum. You can sell the Tiger. The FJR is a perfectly capable dual sport,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWng5pEtgkg
I think Ill stick with the tiger for the off road stuff! Lol
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I learned my lesson about going off road with the FJR trying to get to a primitive campsite. The road was slightly washed out & I wasn't very experienced. I managed to keep it upright, barely. Wont be doing that again, ever.
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I gave up a 2017 triumph explorer for the fjr. Thought I would like the more upright seating position. the TEX was a comfortable bike but I just preferred the sportourer. Had a Honda st1300 a few years ago, great machine. I could never get use to that whine coming out of that engine. I do see a upgraded seat in the fjrs future and some tip over protection, as for the rest of the bike I have no complaints whatsoever. Look forward to the miles to come.
i have not ridden an st1300, but the whine from my FJR is the one thing i could do without. Its never been explained to me just exactly what that noise is (sounds like an alternator whine) but ive been assured they all do it. The ST1300 was louder ?

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