FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
First Time FJR too many miles?
Looking for some advice. I am looking at a 2006 FJR with 136k miles on it. The bike has been taken care of very well from what I can see. I wondering if 136k is too many miles? Im not looking for a bike to go no more than 60 miles a ride MAX every now and then.
My second question is.
I currently have a 93 GTS 1000 but don't find it very comfortable. Is the FJR a comfortable ride? Is it like riding a sport-bike or a cruiser? I love my GTS but crouched position is a bitch after a while. Thanks in advance.
The FJR runs long and hard. If the compression/leakdown test is good, I would not hesitate because of mileage. The price should be a steal, though, because few riders will buy a high-mileage bike.
Check that the CCT has a color dot (green or blue), and have the CCT replaced immediately if it is still the old style CCT (no dot). You do not need to dis-assemble the bike to see the CCT.
I suspect that your plans of 60 mile trips will change, with the FJR. If there is anything in the ergonomics that you find to be a problem, you can change everything needed to make the FJR your best friend. An aftermarket seat, and handlebar risers, are usually the first comfort mods made with the FJR. The FJR that you are looking to buy probably has a few such mods already.
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
P.S. Life is too short, and health is too valuable, to ride on cheap parade-duty tires.