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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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New FJR owner in Arizona intro:

Hey all! I just picked-up my 2004 FJR in Meeker, CO and rode it "home" to Phoenix, AZ. Home is in quotes becuase I grew up in Denver and still consider that my real home. Anyway, I live in Phoenix for now. I love this bike! (now) has 18500 on the clock, factory trunk, two brothers exhaust, and a power commander.

Here's a pic from the ride home, just outside of Ouray, CO.:



And not too far out of Gallup, NM:



This is her stablemate, a 1984 Nighthawk 700s I did a complete frame up restoration on (painted in 1986 Red Orange Black). Only has 9500 original miles on it:

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 12:38 PM
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Welcome, loads of good information here ...

Ride safe !!!
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Welcome! AZ, CO, NM, UT are great places to ride an FJR. Lots of long lonesome hwys. I don't envy you riding an FJR in PHX heat, but just point it north and go. If you remove the windshield the ride is MUCH cooler.

BTW -Very nice Night Hawk S. If you ever want to sell it, shoot me a PM. No joke.

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Welcome......beautiful scenery.....cant wait to get back out there,,hopefully on the FJr....
In 84 I was looking at a 700s and finally decided on a gpz750turbo which was a great fun bike, but the Hawk was a better handling bike, nice to see yours still on the road........wish I still had mine....i hate saying that.....

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Thanks for the welcomes! I'm getting more smitten with the bike every day. What an incredible machine.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 07:23 PM
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Congratulations!

How funny! I just (July 11th) bought my 2010 FJR from a guy up near Ft. Collins, CO, and rode it back home to Phoenix. I am also originally from Denver. Small world!

Here's the bike at Black Canyon of the Gunnison, just before I got pounded by rain for an hour. Of course, my rain gear was safe and dry in the top box...

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Nice! Do you know of any FJR groups in the valley? Tell me about your seat beads...
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 05:20 PM
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I don't know of any FJR groups locally, and I haven't even seen another FJR here either.

The previous owner just bought a cheap beaded seat cover for a car and cut it to fit the seat of the bike. He also added a string to go under the seat. I think it's pretty comfortable, especially when riding in the heat like we do. I just swing my knees out a bit, and get a nice breeze under the man-parts to cool things down. I may spray paint it black so it's not so obvious, but it doesn't really bother me.
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Congrats on your "new" ride!!!!

Nice Nighthawk too!

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