As it turns out I'm just not a very good friend to FJRs. - Page 2 - Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums
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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-08-2020, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Glad your body is (mostly) ok, everything else is replaceable. It's just stuff. That being said, I would fix that bike. It doesn't look to be more than take off parts in the pictures. If frame suspension and drivetrain is good, it definitely repairable.

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It's gone, Copart picked it up hours ago. Every single piece of plastic on the left was damaged, the nose cone piece was cracked, the fairing stay was pretzeled (I bent it back down so I could use the mostly shattered mirror to get home) and it was going to be thousands in parts that all needed replaced. I got $6400 and change for it, a 2007 with 64k miles, I don't have garage space to store a bike to slowly put back together, and I'm already looking at replacing with a newer, lower mileage bike.
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Oh Lord, that's some bad luck, sorry to hear about your mishaps
It's obvious you like the FJR, but how about you try a different bike this time, maybe something lighter and with lower center of gravity.
Also consider to invest into some crash bars or sliders on the next bike (don't ask me how I know)
And yes we all learn it the hard way, the magic word is ATGATT, (don't ask me how I know)
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Thanks but I don't have any issues with the weight or center of gravity on the FJR, it was a freak incident that had nothing to do with my ability to handle it and it was over before I could react in any way. I've had frame sliders on most of my previous bikes but hadn't found a set I liked for this one yet.


As far as gear, this was literally the third time I rode further than past my block without a jacket in 15 years of riding, the second being earlier this month and the first a year and change ago while doing maintenance on it and I went about a mile that time.

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It's gone, Copart picked it up hours ago. Every single piece of plastic on the left was damaged, the nose cone piece was cracked, the fairing stay was pretzeled (I bent it back down so I could use the mostly shattered mirror to get home) and it was going to be thousands in parts that all needed replaced. I got $6400 and change for it, a 2007 with 64k miles, I don't have garage space to store a bike to slowly put back together, and I'm already looking at replacing with a newer, lower mileage bike.

YOU GOT 6,400 dollars for an 07!!!! What is the name of your insurance company and where is that corner with the gravel!!!

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YOU GOT 6,400 dollars for an 07!!!! What is the name of your insurance company and where is that corner with the gravel!!!



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The base valuation of the bike was $5038, then they added on the Two Brothers Juice Box, V Stream windshield, Throttlemeister grips, and the damaged Givi case/mount (Which were all on it when I bought it.... for about $5000) plus the taxes on all of it







And it was made better with my $0 deductible and accident forgiveness




I've only ever paid for one bike, the rest have been bought with the proceeds from the previous being written off due to someone hitting it or otherwise damaging it, plus profit on top. I've technically not paid for insurance I've made so much in 15 years from writeoffs... Not to brag, since it really sucks to lose a bike outside of your own choice.

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Hate to hear of your predicament but glad you are not hurt worse than you are.
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Don’t care about the bikes they are infinitely replaceable but please stop it before you hurt yourself.
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Do you believe in gremlin bells? If not, with that kind of luck you should look into it. Jokes aside, glad you're okay. I've had a few major incidents myself (one involved an unceremonious 'flight' over the length of a Trans-Am in '87); just make sure you aren't using up all of your nine lives, okay?

Now that that's settled, what are you looking at next?

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Now that that's settled, what are you looking at next?

I'm eyeing a 2013 FJR a few hours from me but there's also a 2007 VFR800 25th Anniversary Edition with panniers and only 10k miles a little further out

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I'm eyeing a 2013 FJR a few hours from me but there's also a 2007 VFR800 25th Anniversary Edition with panniers and only 10k miles a little further out
Go with whichever one has crash bars. Sorry - couldn't resist!

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...or whichever one will have the bigger write off payout..

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