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03-19-2019 06:25 PM
Ditch Seems fair but I still feel like I'd be paying too much. Guess I'm just cheap.

01-30-2019 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by fjroddy View Post
After begin reminded of how temperamental AE's can be, I'm currently open to both.
01-30-2019 08:50 AM
RaYzerman The biggest benefit I see is the cold air/rain deflection. The fairings have foam bits on the inside to block air and channel it through the rad. If you feel heat, you'll only get a tad, and the rest exits down below. Gen3 got a couple of new openings at the bottom, which will keep your feet warmer in the cooler stuff, and unfortunately, even warmer in the hot stuff. I h aven't had time yet to see how the Gen3 panels go out 20mm, but soon.
01-30-2019 08:44 AM
Originally Posted by RaYzerman View Post
Gear ratio chart for reference...... Gen 2 vs. Gen 3
Ray, as you know, I have the RSV gears in my FD. As you also know the standard FD gears in ALL FJR's are 9/33 for a ratio of 3.66 and the RSV gears are 10/33 for a FD ratio of 3.30, about 10% higher.

The biggest problem [other than a lower 1/4 mile ET, which isn't a problem for me, LOL} Is that first gear becomes 10% higher, which makes for a lot of clutch slipping when you have a passenger and a trailer and you're at a stop sign on a hill.

This new FD makes my FJR turn 2939 at 60mph, and the six gear FJR's turns 2896 at 60mph which is what I was going for.

I noticed that the six gear FJR's INCREASED the first gear ratio slightly over the 5 speed Gen. 2. My question to you is, {and I tried like **** to do this math but am not smart enough to do it}. I know the ratio in first gear was 10.66 in the five speed and a slightly lower 10.52 in the six speed, I want to know what the first gear ratio is in my FJR with the 10/33 FD gears? If you would.

Thanks in advance. Phil
01-30-2019 07:27 AM
Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
This past summer I found myself in extreme temperatures like one day 104F and the next day a bit warmer at 106F. I just about cooked from the waist down and then I remembered reading in the 2010 owners manual about opening the side panel louvers if extra cooling is desired.
My owners manual just says "for added ventilation to suit the riding conditions".

But I am certainly going to try opening them his summer when it gets hot. Up till now I only opened them in the dead of winter to keep the cold air off my knees.
01-30-2019 06:54 AM
PiercePressure Completely agree with the sentiment, ďwhat is it about the GenIIĒ. IMO, my 2008AE is the bike that completely changed my perspective on long distance sport touring. Having ridden various other sport tour bikes, the combination of the engine, shift mechanism, gear ratio and seat makes it a hard bike to beat for me.

Iíve looked and the GenIII many times and almost pulled the trigger on a few, but common sense steps in and I walk away. I feel like I would give up more to upgrade than I would ever gain. Gonna need to see a new updated electronics package and a new AE or DCT before I will buy a new FJR. Until then, Iíll keep buying GenII AEs.

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01-30-2019 12:01 AM
fjroddy I thought you wanted an AE ?? here https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...0AE-5004605889
01-29-2019 10:43 PM
Ditch Looking at this one, and the possibility of having to ship one. I've shopped enough bikes to know it can take up to a year for the right one to come along locally.

01-24-2019 01:50 PM
Originally Posted by Don Bryant View Post
I am new to the group, just picked up a 2009 with 19K miles. I'm 67 and have been riding a long time with a lot of different bikes but I sure like this FJR. Does everything I want it to without breaking the bank.
Welcome Aboard! The FJR is a great bike, and as russ said above we have a pretty fair representation here in NC and do a Lucnh and eat and group rides from time to time.. never crowded. Hopefully once it starts warming up we can do it again!
I ride year round from 35 degrees on up, so im always up for company.
01-24-2019 12:30 PM
Originally Posted by Don Bryant View Post
I am new to the group, just picked up a 2009 with 19K miles. I'm 67 and have been riding a long time with a lot of different bikes but I sure like this FJR. Does everything I want it to without breaking the bank.
Welcome! I'm in Asheboro, we have a few around from Charlotte to Raleigh. Did some day trips last year, pictures of them and future plans will always be posted in the MEETINGS & EVENTS- US AND CANADA section for everyone to see. Keep an eye over there, come warmer weather we'll (hopefully) be out & about some.
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