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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2020, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Cool New FJR owner

Greetings from Central Florida!
I recently purchased a 2013 FJR1300A for my long distance travels. It's been well cared for, and came with the Yamaha top box, a Garmin Zumo 660, Radar Detector, Laam seats, and new tires.
I have added a Delkevic exhaust, a Stiffy, HVMP bar ends, drop protection (T-Rex rear/SW Motech front) new air filter & antifreeze. Oil, filter and plugs were replaced recently by the previous owner.
Now I'm ready to ride.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2020, 11:17 PM
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Greetings from Central Florida!
I recently purchased a 2013 FJR1300A for my long distance travels. It's been well cared for, and came with the Yamaha top box, a Garmin Zumo 660, Radar Detector, Laam seats, and new tires.
I have added a Delkevic exhaust, a Stiffy, HVMP bar ends, drop protection (T-Rex rear/SW Motech front) new air filter & antifreeze. Oil, filter and plugs were replaced recently by the previous owner.
Now I'm ready to ride.
Congrats on your new ride Red, great bike, I am on my second FJR.
Smart thing to install TRex, hope you'll never use them.
Enjoy one of the best machines in Sport Touring :-)
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Congrats on your new ride. Seems well modded & you're well invested in riding.
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Red, congratulations & welcome!

I’ll add a couple of suggestions as well, please add your bike year and location to your signature line, it’ll help if you have a problem or questions.

Also to use a top box and protect your subframe you need to have the Yamaha heavy aluminum top rack or the givi sr357 orshad tube rack. The stiffy while a great product isn’t enough to keep the subframe from breaking. Looking at your picture above I believe you have the Yamaha heavy aluminum rack but it’s a little hard to tell from the picture.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2020, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the suggestions, Steve.
I have updated my profile.

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I have updated my profile.
Welcome to the FJR jungle!!!

I see you had a 2014 V-Strom 1000A; I was looking at a 2018 V-Strom 1000XT, do you have any insights on a comparison to the FJR?

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I have updated my profile.
Welcome to the FJR jungle!!!

I see you have (or had) a 2014 V-Strom 1000A; I was looking at a 2018 V-Strom 1000XT, do you have any insights on a comparison to the FJR? And I don't mean a direct comparison, they're not the same we all know that. I may be looking to go lighter and I'm looking for something that could go adventure riding a little.

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The FJR has cruise control, heated grips, more power (around 43 more horses) and runs on 87 Octane fuel.
The V-Strom is quite capable regardless of road conditions, but the FJR is more comfortable.
I recently retired and plan to do more long distance touring, so the FJR is a better choice for me.

I still have the 2014 V-Strom 1000A. It has been a great bike and I recently rode it from Florida to California and back. We did as many great motorcycle roads as possible, including the Talimena in Arkansas, the Million Dollar Hwy. in Colorado, Escalante and Zion in Utah, the canyons and Pacific Hwy. of California, and the Three Twisted Sisters in TX. The V-Strom handled it all beautifully, but at times I wished I had some of the creature comforts of the FJR.
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