Hello from North Carolina - Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums
 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Training wheels fitted!
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6
Hello from North Carolina

Traded in my 2016 H-D Sporster 1200 Custom for a 2017 FJR. What a difference on so many levels. Grew up on motorcycles, but stopped riding when I had children. Plus, I worked crazy hours that left little time for riding. Recently retired and have enjoyed getting back into something I've missed. I've been lurking in the forum for awhile learning from many of you.
oderek is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 06:31 AM
Senior Member
High-G FJR Junkie!
 
Bill Lumberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Southeast
Posts: 2,724
Welcome. I hope you enjoy the bike. You chose well.

No commercials. No dictators.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2018 FJR1300ES Stealth Model

IBA# 69560
Bill Lumberg is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 09:01 AM
Senior Member
High-G FJR Junkie!
 
JohnC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Corinth, TX just south of Denton on I35E
Posts: 2,984
Howdy. Welcome to the forum.

Time spent looking at motorcycles, even Harleys, is never wasted.

2013 FJR1300A
1984 GPz750
Series III fairing removal:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JohnC is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 09:38 AM
Member
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 59
Welcome Tar Heel!


Since you didn't want to put in your city, I won't ask. But could I ask what part of NC you live? Is it closer to the Coast, or somewhere up in those beautiful mountains of that Great State?


I'm down here n Charleston, SC and I LOVE riding up in the mountains of Western NC in the Great Smoky Mountains. Man, there isn't a bad road up there for motorcycles. A man really needs a two-bike trailer when he travels there...to haul 1 dual sport bike and 1 Touring bike. Ride 1 of them one day and the other one the next day. Make it a twofer trip!
mitchnj likes this.
GOV5 is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 12:37 PM
Junior Member
Training wheels fitted!
 
tjnsr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Daly City, California
Posts: 15
Garage
Welcome and congrats on the bike.
Can't go wrong with an FJR.
Travis

2008 FJR1300A
tjnsr is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 08:10 PM
Member
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
shifterkart26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 31
Garage
Sporster to FJR, well done!

Ducit amor patriae
shifterkart26 is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Training wheels fitted!
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6
Thanks, everyone!

To GOV5, I'm in the Charlotte area. I'm closer to the mountains than to the coast, although I've taken the FJR to both. Definitely more fun and scenic in the mountains. I really like riding along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Fall and taking in the sights.
Sete Bond likes this.
oderek is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-30-2020, 12:20 AM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Sete Bond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Kimberley, BC Canada
Posts: 245
Welcome! I'd love to ride the BRP on an FJR - that would be FUN! Someday, maybe.

Sete
2018 FJR13ESJ
We've got them right where they want us
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sete Bond is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-30-2020, 07:15 AM
Senior Member
High-G FJR Junkie!
 
RaYzerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
Posts: 6,455
Sete, you don't just go into that area for a couple of days. The real roads are up and down and beside the BRP, you could spend a week and not find all the good roads. Trailer down would be my recommendation from where you are. Hook up with a local who knows the roads.
FjrjrF likes this.

Ray
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer (sold)
2009 CBF1000A - Sienna Red
1999 VFR800Fi - Pearl Shining Yellow
RaYzerman is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-30-2020, 09:32 AM
Senior Member
High-G FJR Junkie!
 
philharmonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Laurens, SC
Posts: 3,798
Welcome to the FJROwners forum. There's a group that rides out of Charlotte called the Carolina Old Farts Sport Touring Ass. and they know ALL the good roads and despite the name are fast as ****. I couldn't keep up but they wait for you at stop signs etc Nice people. You might just go on a few rides and steal their routes, or you might find that's your cup of tea. Good luck.

07 FJR 48,000 miles 03 Yamaha FJR1300
1986 Yamaha FZX700 1977 Kawasaki KX250 1978? Yamaha TY250 1979 Yamaha YZ250 1970 850 Moto Guzzi 1974? Honda XL 100 1978? Yamaha XT500 1975 Yamaha RD350B 1964 Bridgestone 90S
philharmonic is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome