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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-28-2020, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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New guy - just bought a '14 FJR1300A!

Hello All,

New owner of a clean 2014 FJR1300A.

While researching the bike over the last few months, was directed to this forum again and again - lots of good info here!

A little background, was an avid motorcycle rider from my teenage years up until about 30, (didn't even own a car until I was 26), with probably 100k miles on various street bikes during that time. Bikes I owned included an '83 Honda XL250, 82 Yamaha Seca 750, 82 Honda V45 Sabre, 85 Honda Nighthawk S, 90 Suzuki 750 Katana, and an 89 Yamaha FJ1200.

Gave up motorcycles when I turned 30, a couple of years after getting married, and a couple of years before starting a family.

Wife always knew I would eventually get one, and now in my early 50's, figure the clock is running out, so have been doing some research for several months. Was looking very hard at a Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, with the FJR1300 always a consideration for the type of riding I plan on doing - and when a clean, low miles, private sale came available, I went ahead and pulled the trigger!

Have actually only been riding it around my neighborhood - like a bonehead, when I moved to my current state after getting out of the military and turned in my old license, I opted not to pay to have the "motorcycle endorsement" moved to my new license, as it was added expense, and I had no plans to get a motorcycle for a long time. Come to find out it is a huge hassle to get one, and I am working on that now.

Looking forward to spending lots of time on this forum learning the intricacies of my new machine from the more experienced hands around here!


Joe

2014 FJR1300A

Burning it up in the Desert Southwest

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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-28-2020, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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2014 FJR1300A

Burning it up in the Desert Southwest

'82 Honda CR250
'83 Honda XL250R
'82 Yamaha Seca 750
'82 Honda V45 Sabre
'90 Suzuki Katana 750
'89 Yamaha FJ1200
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post #3 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-28-2020, 01:57 AM
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Congrats!!! Great looking bike and you got the Corbin Smuggler on it, that's awesome. Yeah, I hear you on keeping the M endorsement, I did pay the extra for quite some time before getting back into riding because of the exact reason you now found out. I didn't want to have to start from scratch and in the end that actually paid off.

Well, congrats again on a great looking bike and welcome to the forum!!!
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post #4 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-28-2020, 09:05 AM
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Red rock, congratulations on that fastest color red 14 and welcome, youíre gonna love it ! I would suggest you add your location and bike model/yr to your signature line. Again welcome !
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Welcome and congrats on your purchase decision.
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Howdy, welcome to the forum!! Nice bike, the Corbin Smuggler looks great.

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Welcome! Briefly had a 14ES & it'll always be my favorite color. Enjoy your new ride & I suggest formal rider training to get your basic skills well engrained.

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Oh my, one of those slower lipstick pinks like passx has.... well, at least the Smuggler makes it look faster..
Congrats on the bike, Joe, you're gonna like it a lot!!!

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You gotta ditch those silver side covers!! Love the smuggler.
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Welcome, Joe!

Great looking bike! Love the Corbin Smuggler!

Yes, you have stumbled upon a great site with smart, like-minded people!

I have made many friends here, and have gotten a lot of great information!

Next round is on Joe!
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