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11-27-2019 11:59 AM
passx The 1 or 2 times i’ve Ridden a road king were not great for me, for some reason the air cleaner held my knee way out and because it was against my knee I had all the engine vibrations transferred into my leg, also both had floor boards that were to far forward for me to be comfy, did not make me smile at all. As far as performance goes it wasn’t bad but it certainly wasn’t an fjr............ well maybe. If it was root beer brown ! ��

Funny thing about it is that I don’t remember any of the Electra-glides that i’ve ridden having the air cleaner against my knee thing, but i’d Think that the e-glide and r-king use the components in that regard. No concern as I see no Harley’s in my future,,,, now an indian ftr May be a different story.
11-27-2019 12:20 AM
Donk Itís a great gig and I work with a great bunch of people. Just remember if itís fun all the time they donít give you a paycheck for it. Some bikes and the way some bikes are modified itís just terrible to get on them. Picture a slammed Street Glide with ape hangers and one front disc removed so the 21Ē front wheel looks cool, not a fun ride. Or pulling your helmet on and off 20 times in 3 hours when itís 89 and humid. But overall it is a great gig and Iím lucky to have it.
Why do I love RoadKings and not want to own one? The handling vibration and performance limits the bike have( braking, acceleration) bring me back to my senses after about 2 miles.
11-24-2019 11:32 AM
Luca Brasi Good input, thanks guys.
Never hurts to hear what others with experience have to say.
Donk, nice side job you have ...
11-24-2019 10:58 AM
JohnC My first long road trip right after I bought my FJR, I met a couple of Harley riders who asked what year was my BMW?


I keep promising to have some roundels with "YMW" made to replace the crossed tuning forks on the side of the gas tank.
11-24-2019 08:09 AM
rbentnail
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This has always been one of the two things that push me toward certain types of motorcycles. Not the bad back, I have to have my feet under me so I can stand up on the pegs if I want to. And be able to shift my weight in the seat for the twisties.
Sitting on my buttcheeks instead of my tailbone is what brought me to the FJR to begin with. Standing on the pegs is definitely a plus.
11-23-2019 11:05 PM
NealC
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I will admit to being very much impressed with the new HD bikes but the C riding position has always been the stopper for me and my bad lower back.
This has always been one of the two things that push me toward certain types of motorcycles. Not the bad back, I have to have my feet under me so I can stand up on the pegs if I want to. And be able to shift my weight in the seat for the twisties.
11-23-2019 09:14 PM
RaYzerman No to the STP..... and you only have to post once, not multiple times...
11-23-2019 07:09 PM
Anazodo
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I too have always been partial to the Road Kings. Nearly bought one back in '06. In fact that bike was the first I'd seen with Black Cherry paint. Fell in love immediately. Then out comes the '07 FJR and that was that.
Hello everyone I just got the 2005 fjr1300 with 85k kilometers on it.
I have done basic standard service, oil changes and a little other checks.
I intend to do an up north, west and tour within my country and this friend of mine that rides a 2008 BigKing(adds STP engine treatment to his bike while doing his oil change) was advising I add the STP engine treatment to my engine to help me on the trip because our region(AFRICA, NIGERIA) is currently terribly hot this period with temperatures rising up to 40 to 45 degrees.
Did a few reading online about the STP engine treatment and saw a few good reviews...but I want to be double sure and ask a few people with long time experience(s) to plz kind suggest and advice.
Here is the particular STP he was advising I use...

I intend to start my tour on Thursday and intend to cover a total distance of over 3,000km in total.
Thank you all...
11-23-2019 05:29 PM
rbentnail I too have always been partial to the Road Kings. Nearly bought one back in '06. In fact that bike was the first I'd seen with Black Cherry paint. Fell in love immediately. Then out comes the '07 FJR and that was that.
11-23-2019 03:31 PM
jtdunc
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Donk, your retirement gig just plain sucks, you lucky bastage! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif[/IMG] [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif[/IMG] [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/FJROwners_2015/smilies/tango_face_glasses.png[/IMG]
@ Donk

Great gig Donk!
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