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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-23-2019, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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New FJR forum member from NW Wisconsin. Purchased a "new" 2007 AE model in November, with 6,500 miles on the clock. PO installed new fork seals, and tires last spring. Bike appears to be factory stock, with a Yamaha tour pack being the only option. This is the YCCS model without the hand clutch, the proverbial "red headed step child" of FJR models (the impression I've gotten from this forum). After trailering it 100 miles home, I was able to take it for a short ride, before our riding season abruptly ended the next day, with a 6" snowfall. The first few launches were a test of faith, trusting the clutch would engage, and disengage at the appropriate times. I'm happy to report that it did. Other than the convulsions of my left hand instinctively grasping for the clutch with every shift, my ride was uneventful. It now sits covered in the garage, as I impatiently wait for Spring (it is the first full day of Winter, as I write this). I have been a licensed motorcyclist for 40+ years. My first street legal motorcycle was a 1973 Yamaha RD350, which I owned for a couple of years before upgrading to a 1976 Kawasaki KZ900. The cow-wee! got sold after our third child was born in 84, after which I was a pedestrian, until purchasing an XL-1200 Sportster in 1999, which I still own. I got the sport-tourer itch a couple of years ago, and have looked at, and researched the usual suspects, until deciding on the FJR. After that it was just a matter of time before I found "my bike". I have enjoyed reading many of the FJR forum posts here, and will now be able to add my 2 cents, when appropriate. I look forward to communicating with other forum members. I figured I'd join before the end of the year/decade, so I'd qualify for my membership pin. We do get membership pins? Don't we? One last comment; Yeah, I'm a Boomer. You got a problem with that?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-23-2019, 07:10 AM
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I sure wished I’d had an auto model when I broke my clutch hand this year. I rode anyway, but it was painful and dangerous. I know guys who couldn’t ride without one. I know others who can ride whatever they want and have a clutchless and love it. Enjoy.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-23-2019, 07:51 AM
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Boomer, welcome & merry Christmas ! Enjoy your bike once spring gets here, one suggestion I would make is to add your location & bike year to your signature line which may help us if you have a problem. Lots of really great riding roads up there in Wisconsin to enjoy that new bike & at 6500mi it is new.

Lots of really good people here willing to help if you need it..... the only real thing you need to know is to keep in mind that the 2014 Red bikes are simply the fastest color,,,,, not the much slower candy cow pie brown they sold to our brothers in the “great white north” ,,,really good guy’s though������
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You mean "Radar Red". The fastest color to get you a speeding ticket!
Personally I prefer "Quick Silver" the quickest, and slipperiest.
Catch me if you can.
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My first street legal motorcycle was a 1973 Yamaha RD350, which I owned for a couple of years before upgrading to a 1976 Kawasaki KZ900. The cow-wee! got sold after our third child was born in 84, after which I was a pedestrian, until purchasing an XL-1200 Sportster in 1999, which I still own.
Hello fellow "boomer" and welcome to this forum.

As I too sit here and wait for springtime, noticed some likenesses:
My first street legal bike was a 1970 Yamaha DT-250, upgraded it to a 1976 KZ900 and then traded that in for a 1984 Kawi Gpz750-Turbo which I still own. Now after owning a couple of big Yamaha cruisers I got my 2019 FJRES in September.

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You mean "Radar Red". The fastest color to get you a speeding ticket!
Personally I prefer "Quick Silver" the quickest, and slipperiest.
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It's actually Lipstick Pink. Or Lace Panty Pink. Hideous if you ask me.

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It's actually Lipstick Pink. Or Lace Panty Pink. Hideous if you ask me.

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You forgot slow.... and yes very visible for attracting bad paper.
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Welcome to the forum.

Red is ok, so is silver, but being a former hippy who used to wear a lot of denim (still does), I prefer my Hippy Denim Blue model FJR.

Peace brother (heck if you squint the Yamaha logo even looks like a peace symbol)
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I also like the Yamaha "Blew-By-You" color scheme. My truck is also Blue.
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