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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2020, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Joining this forum because I am thinking of selling my BMW K1200GT & buying a 2016 FJR1300ES.
Drove a 2016 FRJ one of the dealers has & was favorably impressed. I did wonder if fjr's overheated?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2020, 07:38 AM
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The FJR has a good cooling system, only the Gen1's gave off enough heat to be hot while riding, but even then, keeping it moving is the idea. No worries on the rest, have to have the correct coolant levels of course.
Overheating mechanically, not an issue.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2020, 10:56 AM
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You have to ask yourself why are you leaving the GT. Only you can answer that. There are many former RT and GT riders here as I'm sure they'll ring in with why they made the move. As with any bike purchase, it is how YOU feel. The FJR is unbelievably reliable, could get by with just oil and tires for the rest of it's life and she won't let you stranded. "Drove"? One thing about the FJR, 5K rpm and higher, your just a passenger, below 5K she is your GT only lighter. We welcome you to the forum, 2016 thru 2020 is just color change and the latest version. So if you get a good price on her, "hang on" is my only suggestion if you like the upper revs.

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