High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
I will say that I like my 2014a model gen 3 , but i’ll add that I would like to have the 6thhear and the led’s, the slipper clutch on the several gen 3.5’s that i’ve ridden really don’t seem all that much easier to me. Keeping all the pivots cleaned and lubed I think is more important.
The abs is a huge safety deal for me as a good friend was killed on his royal venture and probably would have lived had he had abs braking but panicked and hi-sided the bike on top of himself. Traction control is an easy software deal once the abs valving is in place. Being in the oe brake business for almost 30yrs I was not a big abs fan until my friend’s passing hit home.
The thoughts of upgrading for me from the gen3 to a gen 3.5 boils down to not willing to spend the money for the updates, I have the cruise on my 14 which was a must have when I bought it, but quite frankly if I did go to a gen 3.5 it would still be an “a” model because the Es model is just more gimmicks to go wrong, particularly when you keep bikes as long as I do. I figure i’ll be pushing dirt before this 14a is worn out.
The one thing that I wish my 14a had was the ability to actually do a real throttle body linkage balance instead of the air bleed thing that the gen3’s have. But truthfully I have checked the balance up to 5k rpm’s and found it pretty good to that point, not much to be had there, so maybe Yamaha got it right.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 01-20-2019 at 11:03 AM.