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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-01-2020, 01:21 PM
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Thanks.

Nice, you were next door (Amesbury). I actually grew up in Central MA.

I'm jealous of your winter in SC. I'm sure it makes for an extended riding season by comparison!
Yeah, the best of both worlds, we have a nice cool autumn, almost no snow in the winter, and the summers are short and almost year round it's nice and crisp in the mornings. BUT we can't go to the beach and dig up pisser clams.

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Welcome Helling and congrats on your score!!! I was actually looking for a VFR 800 when I ran across the FJR I picked up last week. You should deffientely enjoy her. Mine is a 03' and I love her!!

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Welcome to the site, you’ve got a great bike and a great area to ride in. I’m originally from Boston and living out here in WI everyone says I talk funny. I think they talk funny too. Was back out there riding in NH ME and Mass last summer. What a hoot taking the FJR downtown to visit my sister. That will loosen your steering head bearings! The roads in Boston not visiting my sister.

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Welcome Helling, I’ve ridden my 14a (the fastest color red &#128513 in your neighborhood some since buying it to visit my son & his family in Strafford NH, great roads & great people there even if they talk funny, but most identify me as a mid-westerner pretty quick as well but quite frankly I don’t hear it!

Anyway my take on your great acquisition is that our fjr’s being a bit heavy (top heavy) with a lot of power particularly the low end torque tends to intimidate a lot of people. Particularly someone used to a Harley because they always talk about the “torque”of a Harley but if you overlay the dyno curves of a Harley & an fjr you’d find a lot more at a lower rpm on the fjr, probably scared the crap out of the oe owner but good for you ! Enjoy that new bike, a lot of great riding roads up there, some of the very best I’ve ever ridden. Very well kept secret there.

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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-03-2020, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Donk - Ha! I'll have to try that out...
I mean the Boston roads.
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Welcome Helling, I’ve ridden my 14a (the fastest color red &#128513 in your neighborhood some since buying it to visit my son & his family in Strafford NH, great roads & great people there even if they talk funny, but most identify me as a mid-westerner pretty quick as well but quite frankly I don’t hear it!

Anyway my take on your great acquisition is that our fjr’s being a bit heavy (top heavy) with a lot of power particularly the low end torque tends to intimidate a lot of people. Particularly someone used to a Harley because they always talk about the “torque”of a Harley but if you overlay the dyno curves of a Harley & an fjr you’d find a lot more at a lower rpm on the fjr, probably scared the crap out of the oe owner but good for you ! Enjoy that new bike, a lot of great riding roads up there, some of the very best I’ve ever ridden. Very well kept secret there.
Cheers! I do most of my riding in NH. Less traffic and more variety of roads.

The weight seems to go away as soon as I get moving. Hasn't been too bad. I'm flatfooted on this 6'/220.

I spend most days on the phone with folks from Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. We've learned how to listen to each other, but I'm sure they still get a kick out of the East Coast sound. I have some friends who should coach the accent for movies tho. I have a tough time listening to them when they get rolling!
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Welcome Helling and congrats on your score!!! I was actually looking for a VFR 800 when I ran across the FJR I picked up last week. You should deffientely enjoy her. Mine is a 03' and I love her!!
Thx! Congrats on your choice. The Viffer will always hold a place in my heart tho.
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