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New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« on: October 05, 2014, 02:17:20 pm »
I just found a left over 2012 FJR 1300 for under $10,000 and couldn't resist. I was looking for another Concours 14, but the prices weren't moving low enough. $12,600 was the best I saw on the 2013s and 2014s. This should be an interesting change. It will be hard to get a good trunk mount like what Phil did for the Concours 1400s. I still have my 2010 C-14 with 53,000 and will continue running that along side the new FJR. All I have is a trailer shot. I haven't even put the first mile on it yet. I drove 8 hours round trip to get it. I will have it registered and insured in the beginning of the week.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 03:46:14 pm »
Good looking bike, nice score.  :thumbs:

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 04:23:29 pm »
Congrats on the new bike.

Just be careful about the switch- in the past it has knocked some people a little..... 'off' if you know what I mean....

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I just found a left over 2012 FJR 1300 for under $10,000 and couldn't resist. I was looking for another Concours 14, but the prices weren't moving low enough. $12,600 was the best I saw on the 2013s and 2014s. This should be an interesting change. It will be hard to get a good trunk mount like what Phil did for the Concours 1400s. I still have my 2010 C-14 with 53,000 and will continue running that along side the new FJR. All I have is a trailer shot. I haven't even put the first mile on it yet. I drove 8 hours round trip to get it. I will have it registered and insured in the beginning of the week.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 05:20:33 pm »
Too afraid to ask what you mean Brian.
Capt'n Bob ended up going from the C-14 to the FJR any word how it went for him?
Congrats on the new bike.

Just be careful about the switch- in the past it has knocked some people a little..... 'off' if you know what I mean....

 :rotflmao:

Brian



Thanks Gumby
Good looking bike, nice score.  :thumbs:
Joel from Maine.

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 05:55:11 pm »
You will love it most likely!  The complaints of no 6th gear are most common from people who haven't ridden a Gen 2...  It is near perfect IMO.  The seat to peg position and bar reach often need no changes but it seems people are so used to making them on any bike that you see them come and go for sale.  I recently installed a bridge on my 08 FJR, and wonder why I did!  Let us know how you like it!

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 06:51:32 pm »
Yeah, that was the reference- he bought a Feejer and went a little.... well, you know. :-)

As far as I know he liked the FJR just fine but to be honest, his feelings were so strong regarding the Concours, I do not believe he could be reasonable or unbiased when reporting on the FJR, at least not on any Concours forums.

But in the abstract, they are direct competitors and certainly Yamaha knows how to manufacture a motorcycle so I would expect they (FJR and C-14) are far more alike than they are different. And the long distance community really likes them- take a look at how many show up in an IBR rally start. Really, I do not think anyone could go wrong with any bike from the big four Japanese mfg's and so if the FJR fits you and suits your size and riding style, I think you will put many satisfied miles on it.

Again, congrats and the very best of luck with the new bike.

Brian

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 07:00:55 pm »
Thanks Brian. I'll be able to give some reports soon enough. I tend to ride between 20,000-25,000 miles per year.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 08:22:08 pm »
Hi,
        Nice bike! When I bought my C14 I looked at the FJR and the BMW K1200GT. I went with the C14 but I'm not "normal" at 6'8" and 270#!

   In the future you will find yourself prefering to ride one of these bikes over the other!  This is natural. At that time I would be interested in your reasons why?

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 06:45:43 am »
My son bought an 05 FJR. I expected it to be quite a bit different then my 2010 C14 because it's almost 100 lbs lighter. But I found they are more alike than they are different. If I didn't have a C14, I'd probably have an FJR. Enjoy the new bike!

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 06:39:07 pm »
Thanks guys. I myself am very curious about the differences and similarities. It will take a while to have any answers. I plan on riding the Yamaha the most for the next 2 years. Of course my wife had a hard time getting it registered today without me there.  I have a ton of papers to sign and am out of town. I put the first 2 miles on it Sunday night.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2014, 01:54:42 pm »
You'll like it.  The C14 and FJR are pretty close

Went from an '05 FJR to a '08 C14 and back to a '13 FJR.

The one I like best?  Whichever bike I'm currently making payments on.


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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2014, 10:31:18 pm »
Congrats.......great machines!!!!!
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2014, 08:16:36 am »
The FJR is awesome. The exhaust note is clearly a spot that Kawasaki hasn't given any thought about. The Yamaha sings to you. It feels very good on the country road twisties I ride every day. The seat feels better on the FJR even though it is a little too firm. The lack of storage in the bags might be a deal breaker for me. I had to leave a lot of things behind commuting to work. I didn't think the bag sizes were quite that different. I need tons of stuff for work.
I will keep you guys posted with more info after riding it more. I will be able to open it up some after the break in period.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2014, 06:24:27 pm »
The FJR is awesome. The exhaust note is clearly a spot that Kawasaki hasn't given any thought about. The Yamaha sings to you. It feels very good on the country road twisties I ride every day. The seat feels better on the FJR even though it is a little too firm. The lack of storage in the bags might be a deal breaker for me. I had to leave a lot of things behind commuting to work. I didn't think the bag sizes were quite that different. I need tons of stuff for work.
I will keep you guys posted with more info after riding it more. I will be able to open it up some after the break in period.


Top case does wonders, and your FJR is already broken in........flog away. ;)
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2014, 03:32:35 pm »
Nice FJR! I've actually been contemplating one in 2015??....oops did say that out loud  ::)

Any action pics yet, or rather some from out & about, instead of the pick em up truck shot  :D
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