As it turns out I'm just not a very good friend to FJRs. - Page 3 - Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums
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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 05:02 PM
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Aran, I know you said it was the first time for you for this type of crash. If you take that turn a lot, then the Yamaha Niken GT might be a consideration.
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 05:08 PM
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Seems Aran has stumbled, literally, on an untapped no cost bike upgrade strategy, well unless you put a value on your dermis... :-)

Joking aside I hope you heal up quick and I'd definitely get the '13 fjr.

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Saw your explanation of the different wrecks. Did you do an assessment of each on what you could have done differently for a different outcome? That dispassionate effort was one of the hardest things to explain to my daughters and how it's such a good tool to use after any "wreck".

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Saw your explanation of the different wrecks. Did you do an assessment of each on what you could have done differently for a different outcome? That dispassionate effort was one of the hardest things to explain to my daughters and how it's such a good tool to use after any "wreck".

You mean the two FJR incidents I posted over on Facebook? Not a whole lot I could have changed with either except "Disregard rules of the road and do what feels safest in the situation regardless of legal outcome."


When I got rear-ended, I was stopped in a line of traffic behind a stopped city bus dropping off passengers, the guy was texting and just nailed me from behind without even seeing me, it was a solid straight on hit that knocked the bike out from under me and I ended up bouncing off his hood and dropping to the ground in front of his car, fortunately he braked just as he hit me or I'd have gone under. The only real solution would have been given the whole line of traffic the finger and blown past them on the double yellow. The second one where a woman decided to just turn left without a signal when I was already in the middle of the intersection, the only real change there would have been to run the red instead of waiting for green and going whenever *I* felt safe, not when it was legal to. She made zero indication she was about to turn, it just happened to time right that I didn't clear the intersection first and instead she got out in front of me and there was a collision.

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The VFR800 anniversary is a looker..... great second bike!

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The VFR800 anniversary is a looker..... great second bike!
Agreed, they're a cool looking bike. I always thought those red/white/blue 1000rrs look awesome, too.
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The 2007 Anniversary looks great..... not really wanting a Vtec, so I'm sticking with my 1999 Bumble Bee one.

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is the FJR too heavy for you..?


I mean...all those incidents in such a short period of time.


You should take that check and buy some lottery tix - sounds to me like you are on borrowed time.


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is the FJR too heavy for you..?


I mean...all those incidents in such a short period of time.


You should take that check and buy some lottery tix - sounds to me like you are on borrowed time.


YMMV

What part of BEING REAR ENDED AT A STOP or RETARD TURNS LEFT AND HITS ME MID-INTERSECTION sounds like "bike too heavy"?


Also we're talking six years and at least ~50k miles of riding here on these three FJRs I've owned out of 15 years of riding.

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