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09-18-2019 08:08 PM
adelatorre204 I ran into a guy on a BMW R100 this past weekend. While not as heavy as an FJR, he was 88.
Guys like you give me hope. I sort of thought I'd have to hang up bikes around the 70 mark.
09-17-2019 07:50 PM
Fjr216 Welcome! I came off a 2006 Goldwing and haven't looked back. Over 300 lbs lighter feels like I'm on a bicycle. I have a 32 inseam and can flat foot it with the Sargent seat that came with it. Relax and enjoy! You won't ever want to get off of it.
09-16-2019 06:39 PM
Mooseman1. Yes Iíll let you know in 3 years.
09-16-2019 06:31 PM
Mr_Ed
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Originally Posted by LSDPOET View Post
Hi Guys;

Picking up an 07 FJR A this Saturday.....ridden lots of bikes in my time, but this is my first FJR...just wondering if I made a mistake and the bike is too big for a 73 year old....Guess I'll find out....
I've had Gold Wings and ST1100's and ST 1300's as well as various cruisers but I believe I was a bit younger then.

Any suggestions regarding the FJR would be greatly appreciated.
I'll have to let you know next June when I turn 73

Welcome aboard
09-16-2019 12:38 PM
LSDPOET Thanks popprivat....appreciate the response
09-16-2019 12:36 PM
LSDPOET Thanks very much for the information.
09-13-2019 03:15 PM
Redfish My Pop just turned 74 and is on his second FJR. We got home last night from a 5351 mile, two week ride. He does just fine and rides a dual sport as well.

I loved my ST1300, I actually preferred it to Pop's '07 FJR. Try a newer than '13 FJR and you will be impressed with the improvements.

The '07 was probably the best color FJR ever.
09-12-2019 09:40 PM
H20man Welcome and get on and ride it and get a feel for it. Take it easy and take your time to get use to it, the fun will be just part of the learning process.
09-12-2019 10:53 AM
JohnC Howdy. Welcome to the forum.


I am 73.


FJR servicing (these were built for older bikes, but the basics haven't changed):
http://www.fjr-tips.org/maint/maint.html
http://www.fjrtech.net/maint.cfm

If you buy a used FJR and if you are uncertain all the maintenance has been done, work through everything.
09-11-2019 11:17 PM
red
New Old Guy

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Originally Posted by LSDPOET View Post
Hi Guys;
Picking up an 07 FJR A this Saturday.....ridden lots of bikes in my time, but this is my first FJR...just wondering if I made a mistake and the bike is too big for a 73 year old....Guess I'll find out.... I've had Gold Wings and ST1100's and ST 1300's as well as various cruisers but I believe I was a bit younger then.
Any suggestions regarding the FJR would be greatly appreciated.
LSDPOET,

Welcome to the FJR sandbox! Pull up a seat, and be among friends.

My FJR seemed like a handful at first, but I soon realized it was just a matter of getting feet flat on the ground at stops. Lowered the seat, lowered the bike, raised the planet just a bit, and now it's all good here. Here's how:

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/1215889-post23.html
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