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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-29-2020, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hey fellow FJR owners. I've been lurking your forum for a little while now, and got some great info from your discussions. Now I've joined officially and am glad to be here. I absolutely love the performance and civility of my 2006 FJR, but I wish I hadn't ended up with one that had so many hidden mechanical issues, as I've already detailed in a thread I started in the "technical" area. Anyway, if I can get it sorted out I mean to ride it until I can't see, or I can afford to buy a much newer one, whichever comes first. This FJR is the 3rd bike I've owned. My first bike I got about 5 years ago and it was a 1984 Nighthawk 700s. That was a great bike, but it had no storage space at all, and practically no wind protection. It was a blast to ride for rides that weren't too long. It just wasn't that practical for a middle aged man like me. I tried to make up for its shortcomings by owning a cruiser at the same time, so I bought a 2000 Suzuki Marauder 800. That had a windshield and saddlebags so I thought it would be a better highway hauler. Turns out that bike was really more of an in-town ride also. So I decided I needed to move into the sport-touring realm to find a bike that was as fun as my Nighthawk, but useful too. I sold the Marauder and traded the Nighthawk to get my FJR. I was hooked within 20 miles. Thanks for having me.
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Welcome to the sandbox. Perhaps edit your profile to include your location and signature line with the model of the bike. This helps us help you down the road....
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Hey fellow FJR owners. I've been lurking your forum for a little while now, and got some great info from your discussions. Now I've joined officially and am glad to be here.
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Welcome aboard! Lotsa good people here, for FJR info.

If you wish, you can edit in your location and bike here, using the User CP (control panel), next to the [Log Out] button. That would help us to help you, if/when you have a question.

Click on the member's name in any post, to send that member a Private Message. PM a good photo for yourself to me, if you need an avatar image.
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Welcome, JPB!

I too, ride the '06 model and love it!

It is actually a great opportunity for you to get to know your noble steed! There is a tremendous level of satisfaction to right the wrongs of previous owners/mechanics!

Or maybe I am just twisted, like that...

And I echo, the above statements!
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Howdy. Welcome to the forum.


Now let's see . . . where are the oil and tire threads?
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Welcome enjoy the 2006.
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Grateful for your forum
No, no, no Sir...You DO NOT get to be the only one "grateful" in these here parts, ya hear??? We are ALL GRATEFUL for this forum, and don't you forget about it okay???

Sorry, that was just in my head and I had to let it out

Welcome to the jungle and hope you enjoy your new-to-you Gen 2 FJR.
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Yeah, Max is sometimes is off of his meds...
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Hey Skippy another Texas FJR member posted. I have PM them both Max and John about a ride to meet/eat next spring.

Traded cash and my stock seats to Ludwig61 sending them to Russell, he lives in San Antonio.

So far I have five FJR owners are on my list for a ride to eat lunch next spring/summer.

Not a huge fan of a large amount of riders at one time. We are all so far apart be doing good for three to meet up LOL
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