High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
Let's not forget a forum buddy (elsewhere) lent a guy his bike when his beemer blew up.
"JD Smith’s 2015 R1200GSA was reported to have blown up. One might dismiss the terminology as hyperbole, or possible embellishment in the overheated moment. However, the video posted online showed steam pouring from the bike and a puddle of dark liquid under the dead bike. Not sure if it was water or oil.
Chuck Snyder saw the call for help from JD. Chuck asked his boss if he could take off work to go and help. He got the OK to go. Chuck went home, loaded his Yamaha FJR on the trailer and hauled it to where JD was waiting with the smoking, leaking BMW. The FJR was off-loaded, the broken BMW was loaded, JD departed on the FJR to try and salvage his rally. Chuck hauled the BMW back to his place. This generosity and quick thinking resulted in JD being back on the road within 3 hours, avoiding any
backtracking or further delays."
Another comment - "Echoing John Harrison - someone who is about to embark this journey and ride of a lifetime has to factor in the platform performance history of the bikes that have been used for the IBR. Reading these daily reports from each of the past IBR's has to be part of that preparation. One has to wonder, based the BMW motorcycle history in this event, who would even consider that as a platform to spend 18 or more months building for this event. When was the last time a Goldwing failed a rider on mechanical failure along (not including deer strikes) in this event? FJR's have failed as well, I'm sure, any BMW rider will be quick to point out - but not with anywhere near the same failure rate as we've seen from the BMW camp. Amazing.
Chuck's FJR is a 2007. It's 12 years old. Will there be any issues with it o the final leg to Greenville? Odds are not. My FJR is a 2009. I'm confident it would go the distance if needed. Wendy Crockett is on a 2005 FJR."
From Chuck "JD already has his eye on a replacement R1200GS with under 8k miles on it".
Yep... me too kinda shaking my head.....
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer
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