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post #41 of 82 (permalink) Old 07-14-2020, 09:08 AM
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Reliabilty vs. Perfection?

IMHO folks are going too far with their descriptions here. No one, me included, said anything about the FJR being "unreliable". Reliability to me is based on care and maintenance- you get out of it what you put into it.

I contradicted the notion the bike is "perfect" and "bulletproof". It is not and I gave my specific reasons why. Most of my problems were from the maker (with a few being dealer induced) and were recognized and corrected within the first year. The ground system not so much- it was a known problem and through my maintenance efforts I delayed the inevitable for 10 yrs.

If you have the PhotoBucket cheat, you can see the pics here ->https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/265377-post8.html of some of my woes of dealership experience.
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Ray, I really really really like Red, when I bought my Impala a few months ago my wife & I had been looking at a lot of cars, mostly Impala’s but when we rolled up on the dealer lot and my red Impala was sitting there my wife turned to me and said “ I can see that one’s coming home with us”

My wife, kids, g-kids and siblings all make fun of my red affliction, my Dad was the same way ! A long time ago I figured out that red paint made the vehicle quite a bit faster than anything else.

By the way,, I’ll add that I do like the candy-cow-pie brown that you guy’s got in 14, it looks like the same basic color as is on my 76 Gl1000 LTD wing, but I’ll add that while it runs very nice it’s no where near as fast as my other red 76 wing, just the facts ma’am ! ��

Ya know, I might even consider owning one of those brown bikes once I get old and don’t care about going fast anymore, maybe something to get me from my walker to the dr’s office & back,,,, ya know ����������

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Ray, I really really really like Red, ......
That's nice but how doesn't red feel about it ? Unrequited love is a terrible thing. Next week you'll be all brokenhearted, crying in your wine glass with your furry costume stained by the tracks of your tears.......
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Russ, is it “red” wine ? 😁😁


Or is it “red” whine ?

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Been known to take speed humps at over 40MPH on the YZF-R6S. Doesn't get airborne, I just keep my butt off the seat and it rides right over them. Bad idea on a bike that's 250lbs heavier? 😈

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Been known to take speed humps at over 40MPH on the YZF-R6S. Doesn't get airborne, I just keep my butt off the seat and it rides right over them. Bad idea on a bike that's 250lbs heavier? 😈
Nope. You aren’t gonna have a tank slapper on an FJR..lol. Probably technically riskier on your R6. Unless you’ve got the suspension on the FJR set to “Lazy Boy” mode.... you should be fine. If you’ve ridden dirt you know how to get your butt up and relax ...

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Just inspect your rims for bends and dings once in a while.

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Just inspect your rims for bends and dings once in a while.
LOL. Back in my younger jackwad years I was in full Speedracer mode on the way home and just couldn't wait long enough for a car....passed in the breakdown lane at above legal highway speeds and low and behold there was a recessed sewer grate.....hit that sucker hard enough to kick my butt in the air off the seat about a foot. Bike took it gracefully (thank god) but I ended up slightly bending both rims....got them straightened and re powder coated a couple months later. Ahhh to be young and moronic.
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Ahhh to be young and moronic.
and lucky enough to live.

Realized many a year ago that luck was an imaginary line and some people happen to fall on the good side, while sadly, others fall on the bad side.
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post #50 of 82 (permalink) Old 07-16-2020, 06:45 PM
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Color only I think. If it helps, mine just delivered today 😉
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