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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from MinneSNOWta!

Just purchased a sweet 2014 FJR1300A model with 30K miles on her. Picked he up via Cycle Trader from a guy in Texas. Made the deal and had her shipped up North to the land of short Summers and riding seasons. The day after she arrived, it snowed 6 inches. I did get to ride her down to Iowa for an overnighter before she was put to bed for the long hard Winter ahead. Way back in 2014 when the RED FJR came out, I told myself that one day I would own one, and 6 years later, my dream was realized.



I've been riding since I was 17 when I bought my first Honda. It would be 8 years before I ever owned a car, which was a 1972 BMW 2002. At the time, I also owned a 1972 R75/5 motorcycle, so I was definitely heavily under the German influence. That old /5 took me to the top of Pikes Peak (back when it wasn't paved all the way to the top), 24 United States, and both coasts. But with only 60 HP, it was kinda under-powered on the highway. I stayed faithful to the BMW world for a few more models until I finally woke up and moved over to the wonderful world of Yamahas! I was, however, also heavily influenced by my two great riding buddies (both former BMW riders) who bought their own 2nd Gen FJR's and have sworn by them ever since.



Now with the FJR, I no longer suffer from lack of horsepower. And I haven't even tried out the "Ludicrous" mode yet, I guess Yamaha calls it the "Sport" mode. Anyhow, I have all Winter to order more farkles for the FJR, read the forums, and plan great rides for next year!

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2014 FJR1300A (4th & FINAL red)
1997 BMW K1100LT (my 3rd red, seeing a pattern yet?)
1983 BMW R80RT (my 2nd red)
1972 BMW R75/5 (black, Windjammer, owned for 30 years!)
1972 Moto Guzzi "El Dorado" (black, "The Locomotive")
1975 Honda CB360T (the first red, handlebar faring, 6 speed!)
1972 Honda CB175 (orange, my first motorcycle, bought at age 17)
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 06:01 PM
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Welcome!

I too just bought a used 2014 Red FJR1300A last month - post up some pics of your bike!

What was the mileage and can I ask what you paid? 1300A or ES?

Here is my introductory thread:
https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/31-...-fjr1300a.html

2014 FJR1300A

Burning it up in the Desert Southwest

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'83 Honda XL250R
'82 Yamaha Seca 750
'82 Honda V45 Sabre
'90 Suzuki Katana 750
'89 Yamaha FJ1200
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Why did you guys get the slower red ones...... er... uh, I forgot, they never sold the Root Beer ones there, lol.
Are you guys putting the red side panels on? IF ya do, it will slow it down that much more.........

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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I bought the A model, paid $7500 - it was tricked out with:
T-Rex Saddlebag cages, front axle sliders,and mid-engine sliders

Givi top box and frame (replaces the stock rear support),

Corbin seat
bar backs

turn signal cancellation module
deceleration module
Beowolf exhausts
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2014 FJR1300A (4th & FINAL red)
1997 BMW K1100LT (my 3rd red, seeing a pattern yet?)
1983 BMW R80RT (my 2nd red)
1972 BMW R75/5 (black, Windjammer, owned for 30 years!)
1972 Moto Guzzi "El Dorado" (black, "The Locomotive")
1975 Honda CB360T (the first red, handlebar faring, 6 speed!)
1972 Honda CB175 (orange, my first motorcycle, bought at age 17)
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-2020, 09:04 PM
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Welcome fellow MinneSNOWtan. You bought it just in time for snowmobile season!!!!! It will give you something to look forward to. I got the same bike with around the same miles, your gonna love it. Im gonna get one more ride in tomorrow, then put it to bed.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 01:02 AM
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Welcome! I'm in the area as well, about 20 minutes east of Stillwater. Actually thinking about upgrading my first gen to a red 2014 soon as well.

2004 FJR1300
2003 Triumph Speed 4
2002 SV650 (track bike)
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Welcome from NW Indiana.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 01:09 PM
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Welcome form a former Minnesotian. If you're like me I start going crazy around the middle of February and start to visit the garage just to gaze at that beautiful machine. Maybe even sit on it. Our season is slightly longer around here and sometimes we can get them out in March.

2013 FJR1300 and other bikes
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 02:45 PM
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Winter, even in Texas, is a good time to zero out all the services.

Time spent looking at motorcycles, even Harleys, is never wasted.

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Series III fairing removal:
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2020, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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I had good luck finding my 2014 using CycleTrader, just set up my search parameters and waited for the right one to come along with the farkles that I wanted.

If you do get a 2014, perhaps Jim W and you and I can meet up for a ride sometime!


Happy Thanksgiving!

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2014 FJR1300A (4th & FINAL red)
1997 BMW K1100LT (my 3rd red, seeing a pattern yet?)
1983 BMW R80RT (my 2nd red)
1972 BMW R75/5 (black, Windjammer, owned for 30 years!)
1972 Moto Guzzi "El Dorado" (black, "The Locomotive")
1975 Honda CB360T (the first red, handlebar faring, 6 speed!)
1972 Honda CB175 (orange, my first motorcycle, bought at age 17)
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