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post #61 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-13-2020, 10:02 AM
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Hey RaYzerman, how you doing? Charlie here, I was at CFR2019 in Baie Comeau, (the only blue FJR there) was actually the unofficial translator for the group! Sure hope there will be a 2021 model! I just totalled my Ď16ES a few weeks ago (broke tibia, & fibula,(open fracture) surgery, pin from knee to ankle)
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Mr. Collings told me a bit about your story..... So, if you remember, you and I were riding down 389 from Manic 5 trying to keep up with the Goldwing. You passed me then I chased you on all those sweepers... the Goldwing decided not to do 125 any more, and we passed him...... that was a good ride.

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A terminally ill friend gave me an '05 Bergman with 952 miles on it a few years back. I drove over to his home in Huntsville, AL, to pick it up, and he died a week later.

I replaced the tires, put plugs in it, changed the fluids, and it was good to go.

I put less than 100 miles on it just around local. I really had to concentrate on not pulling the clutch and locking up the rear brake when stopping. It was very nimble on the country roads in my area. Speed limits are 45, but I kept looking at the speedo and finding myself doing 60+. I mean, I do way over the speed limit on the FJR and ZRX too, but at least, on them I know it The Burgy was deceptively fast. I think it was because the engine sound never seemed to change, no matter how fast I was going.

I kept it a couple of years and really tried to like it for John, but I just couldn't get into it. I finally decided it was silly to let it just sit there and rot and sold it.

They are very capable bikes though. I've had several older friends go to them and put some serious miles on them. One of my friends and his wife (below) toured the country on one with a Givi box and put over 100,000 miles on one in a very short time. That was riding two-up.
So were BOTH the husband and wife on the Bergman ?? Or did they each have one?
I have read it is a very comfortable bike.. but too up might stretch it a bit

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So were BOTH the husband and wife on the Bergman ?? Or did they each have one?
I have read it is a very comfortable bike.. but too up might stretch it a bit
Both on one bike with a Givi trunk on the back. They led a ride in SD several years ago and many of the Goldwingers were complaining that they had trouble keeping up.

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FJR is getting a little dated. I wish Yamaha would not only continue offering it as a option in the sport touring segment but also give it a real update. If you want to see a real update check out the 2021 R1250RT.


And yes I know this is an FJR forum.
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post #65 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-18-2020, 03:14 PM
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FJR is getting a little dated. I wish Yamaha would not only continue offering it as a option in the sport touring segment but also give it a real update. If you want to see a real update check out the 2021 R1250RT.

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And yes I know the is a FJR forum.
I love the electronics. I love the styling from the top of the front fender up. I'm not a real fan of the lack of lower fairing. Just a styling element I know... but I've always liked to be able to tuck my legs in if it is raining and be able to mitigate the water intrusion. In fact, it is one thing I missed when I moved to the FJR from the ST1100, where I was able to fully isolate wind and rain all the way down to my feet.

Just aesthetically, it looks too naked on the lower half (for me). Other BMW issues (for me), initial cost, maintenance cost, and amount of maintenance. The FJR seems more reliable with less overall maintenance that a rider can DIY.

I, for one, hope they don't integrate too much technology. At the point where it gets out of price range for most the sales will be killed.
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Wonder how much that ďupdatedĒ beemer is ?

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post #67 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-18-2020, 05:39 PM
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"We donít have prices or availability dates yet."

You'll have to be careful looking at the prices when they come out. That forward facing radar is extra...

A current model will set you back about $25k??? (pre-farkle)

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Iíve owned three BMWs, two of them 1600s and a S1000r.

I did a 100 mile test ride on a loaded R1200RT a couple of years ago. There were things I like a lot about the bike, but the rocking at low speed and some vibrations at all speeds concerned me. But what really pushed me over the edge to go back to the FJR (I had a 2006 FJR previous to the BMWs) was simply that the price difference made no sense to buy an RT compared to the FJR. And because my wife quit riding with me I didnít need the extra size of the 1600.

Cost no object I understand that the RT is a neat bike, and one I would look at again to see what difference the 1250 engine made, and now the new instruments makes. But cost is an object to me now.
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Well, I hear the expected price is around $27k - $28k. I'll stay with the FeeJeR and save the rest for the trips I would never take with the Beemer.

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