OK, that's about the extent of my Spanish. LOL
Hello all. Thanks for putting this forum together. Seems like a great group of folks on here.
I'm 46, a father of four and grandfather of seven, with another granddaughter arriving any day now.
I'm new to the FJR, but not new to motorcycles. Good thing too since this is a beast of a machine! I really wasn't expecting a superbike with luggage, but that's what I got. My old '83 GS850G is a great bike, but it's getting a little long in the tooth. As my primary ride, I've put nearly 30K miles on the 850 in the last four years. In that time I also had a KLX400, KLR650 and a DL1000 each having a short stay in my garage. They were bought and sold for various reasons. The ADV bikes didn't really keep my attention for long. The V-Strom DL1000 was more of a touring bike than an ADV bike, IMHO, but didn't really fit me. I suppose I'm always trying to scratch a particular itch.
I love the 400-500 mile day trips around NM, but plan on much longer, multi day trips in the near future so I recently started looking for something more suited to hit the interstate. I had been keeping an eye out for a Honda ST1100 when I came acrossed this FJR. I really didn't know much about the FJR, but three friends have owned them and highly recommended them.
An ad showed up on Craigslist last Sunday afternoon and I called the owner within an hour of it being posted. I went to look at the bike and visited with the seller for quite a while. He seemed to have taken good care of the FJR, showing me reciepts for maintenance dating back to 2012. I made arrangements to come back the next day for it.
So far, with working long days and rain after work, I've only been able to get out for a couple of 50 mile rides. I never imagined a shaft driven bike could move like this thing does! Last night it started raining and to be able to just raise the windshield a few inches was so nice. I had a laugh whan the rain stopped. I lowered the windshield and the wind dried my visor like the giant blow drier thing at the end of the car wash, haha.
There are a couple of things I need to sort with this bike, but poking around on this forum many of my questions have been answered already. I'm looking forward to learning and chatting with you folks.
Here are the two in my garage now.