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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2020, 03:37 PM
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Congrats, looks great!
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2020, 03:46 PM
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I keep threatening to replace the crossed tuning forks on the sides of my gas tank with YMW roundels.
You mean like this? Except when riders see this, they don't get the joke, thinking I'm a wanna be. I still laugh, as long as it makes me laugh, then it's good!
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2020, 03:51 PM
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Rondels on a Yamaha will cause the maintenance costs to increase dramatically........
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2020, 09:02 PM
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What is a BMW?

I am really looking forward to seeing the answers to this question. Can anybody say thread jack?

Back on topic. Congratulations on your '07 FJR. You will not regret it. Great bike and extremely reliable.

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Very good and wise decision. Enjoy the new bike

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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-18-2020, 01:28 PM
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Good choice! I too was looking at BMWs, but the potential maintenance costs and lack of a local dealer made me reconsider. Researching sports tourers with the highest reliability and owner satisfaction ratings led me to the FJR.
I found a local, low mileage 2007 at very reasonable price, and purchase it last November. Mine is an AE model with the YCCS paddle shift feature, which were only available in Silver (the quickest color). So if you think yours will be mistaken for a BMW, try riding a silver one. I have been riding it this spring, as weather allows, and it is by far the best all-around motorcycle I have owned. If you are planning to add any accessories, I would advise you to post WTB (want to buy) requests on this forum. You will find great deals on gently used parts, and accessories. Most FJR owners are mature riders who take care of their equipment. Welcome to Team Blue, and the forum!
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2020, 01:44 AM
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Gosh I just two days ago bought that bike's twin! And she's a beauty. My first Yamaha since an RD400 in maybe 1979??
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2020, 02:38 AM
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I must admit, I do love that colour. I bought my 2008 6 days before the country was locked down so only managed to stretch the legs this weekend. 400k round trip and her who needs to be listened to gave the pillion seat a thumbs up. So I suppose shes a keeper. ( the bike that is).

Im only wearing black until they develop something darker

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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2020, 07:39 AM
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Congrats on the new Bike, You will really enjoy it!

BTW, met new neighbors last week while I was pulling into the driveway coming home from the office. Guy asked if it was a Moto Guzzi. I have never heard anyone make that leap before.
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-21-2020, 06:12 PM
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Gosh I just two days ago bought that bike's twin! And she's a beauty. My first Yamaha since an RD400 in maybe 1979??
Excellent! It looks good on you.
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