Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Eastern Ontario
My SIL rides a M50 but has never ridden my FJR.
I have however ridden hers.
Because of back issues, I can barely get off a cruiser after a 30 min ride , and the pain lingers for a couple of days.
If your arms are not strong, or your midriff muscles not in shape, you will initially find the FJR tiring. The more, and longer you ride will let your body adapt to the new position.
After you ride a few thousand miles, then decide what you might change.
Risers are better for some, but will then require a windshield upgrade.
For me, getting rid of the sandpaper like friction seatcover material with a seat concepts foam and smooth cover made the most dramatic change.
The more you move and “ride” the bike in corners, rather than parking your butt on the seat (like interstates), the more comfortable you will be.
600km on two lane roads is very attainable for multiple days. 800km days are very doable , but multiple days start to take a higher toll.
You will enjoy riding the FJR rather than sitting on the C50 after an adaptation period . Good luck.
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2014 FJR1300 B(AEO) #290 "Rootbeer metalic"
1999 C10 ( Sold May/16....Goodbye old friend)
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first and the lessons afterwards"