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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2020, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cool New owner from the Rocky Mountains (Utah)

Hi everyone,

I'm a new FJR1300 owner after coveting your rides for many long years. I was able to save up and buy the only new vehicle I've ever purchased...and this two wheeled steel horse is amazing! I just put 150 miles on my new bike carving up some alpine back roads and I'm hooked.

Excited to be part of the community! Ping me if you're close to Utah in the US. Let's go explore some mountain roads (or desert arches).

Best to you all.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2020, 11:53 PM
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Beautiful bike!

Welcome from another new guy (just joined last week after buying my 2014 FJR1300A).


What were you riding before you got the FJR?
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Beautiful bike!

Welcome from another new guy (just joined last week after buying my 2014 FJR1300A).


What were you riding before you got the FJR?
A Harley XL883 (Sportster)...I know, I know! But you'll find that I'm mostly agnostic to motorcycle brand. As long as it's two-wheels, I'm good.

My Sporty is currently in an unfortunate non-working state as I can't seem to decide the next customization steps. I'll post some photos of my other ride as soon as it's daylight. Thanks for asking and welcome to you too!
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Hi everyone,

I'm a new FJR1300 owner after coveting your rides for many long years. I was able to save up and buy the only new vehicle I've ever purchased...and this two wheeled steel horse is amazing! I just put 150 miles on my new bike carving up some alpine back roads and I'm hooked.

Excited to be part of the community! Ping me if you're close to Utah in the US. Let's go explore some mountain roads (or desert arches).

Best to you all.
Niceeeee!!! Congrats and welcome to the forum, very cool. Now you just need engine guards, saddlebag guards, Helibars, a good aftermarket seat, highway pegs, grip puppies...and much, much more!!!
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Welcome to a fine bike & forum! Seems you're quite happy with your choice.
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Welcome ! Glad to see you enjoying your new bike and Iíll add that I too enjoy a variety in bikes, Iíd like to have a newer balanced 1200 sporty myself, very different.

Also, please add your location & bike year/model to your signature line as itíll help if you have questions in the future. Again, congrats on the new bike & welcome. Picís of that Sporty would be nice !
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Congrats and welcome to this band of Hooligans!

You are in company of some really great, knowledgeable, smart and fun people!

You chose wisely!

I hope you have many years enjoying your new steed, and one day we will all get together and ride The Ride!

Utah, sounds absolutely beautiful!

Welcome, Scott!
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Picís of that Sporty would be nice !
Ask and you shall receive...

The photo next to the grass is the last iteration in which it was running. Different oil tank and rear fenders were needed.

Next are a few gas tanks I considered but ultimately decided against.

Next is the stable where my Sporty no longer feels lonesome.

Last is the current state of my Sporty. Lots of customization potential and easy to work on these carbureted bikes. Bonus wiring harness on the floor!!!
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I was able to save up and buy the only new vehicle I've ever purchased...
some would disagree, but I am with you, it really feels good when leaving the dealer and the ODO is reading 0000002 miles

Enjoy your bike and when you save up some money I would strongly suggest some upgrade on your ridding gear, something with more padding for knees, hips , elbows, and better protection for your hands and feet
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