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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2014, 04:28:26 pm »
Hi,
        It's a great bike,its a good looking bike but it will never replace my C14 IMO!!! 8)

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2014, 01:36:58 pm »
The FJR is so far off from what the C-14 is. I am doing an even swap out for a 2012 C-14 on Thursday. I racked up about 1100 miles since I bought it. I ride my 2010 C-14 more than the FJR. The 2012 C-14 has just under 14,000 miles on it. Stock.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2014, 01:40:14 pm »
The FJR is so far off from what the C-14 is. I am doing an even swap out for a 2012 C-14 on Thursday. I racked up about 1700 miles since I bought it. I ride my 2010 C-14 more than the FJR. The 2012 C-14 har just under 14,000 miles on it. Stock.

Interesting to hear that. Would love to hear your side by side comparison.

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2014, 02:16:39 pm »
My toughest issues were the size of the bags and not enough options for fixing that issue. The tire pressure sensors and traction control are now must haves to me. The Yamaha let loose pretty easily on Monday (wet roads). The oil change was a complete PITA to me. The oil filter is side mounted with plastic body panel under it. I hated it.


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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2014, 02:49:49 pm »
My toughest issues were the size of the bags and not enough options for fixing that issue. The tire pressure sensors and traction control are now must haves to me. The Yamaha let loose pretty easily on Monday (wet roads). The oil change was a complete PITA to me. The oil filter is side mounted with plastic body panel under it. I hated it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quYel40KGLI

I though the new FJR had throttle by wire with traction control. How did it compare performance wise? Power and handling?

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2014, 05:34:54 pm »
My 2012 I bought did not have traction control. It might have handled a little better on the twisties, but was very high revving on the highway (where I spend most my riding).
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2014, 09:35:36 pm »
My 2012 I bought did not have traction control. It might have handled a little better on the twisties, but was very high revving on the highway (where I spend most my riding).

Hi,
         Is the C14 better for smooth POWER!

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2014, 08:29:53 am »
I haven't ridden an FJR, but have sat on quite a few.  The bike felt more touring than sport to me.  Windshield and dash seemed higher.  Mirrors are definitely higher, and the riding position felt more upright.

Since I am one of the rare concours riders who like the stock riding position, I definitely prefer the Connie over the FJR.  The only item I like better is the dual exhaust.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2014, 08:51:39 am »
Hi,
        I'm afraid I would miss the power of the C14 over the FJR and the seat position is perfect to me at my age!

   The Z-14 has more power admittedly but I don't think I would be happy with the seat position for hours at  time!

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2014, 01:34:00 pm »
I missed everything about the Concours. I ended up doing an even swap from the 2012 FJR to a 2012 Counours.  I only made it 1100 miles on the Yamaha. It did nothing for me that I needed it too. The Concours is the true winner for me.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2014, 05:38:26 pm »
Scaffolder, mind if I ask your physical dimensions? Height, inseam, etc? I'm considering the FJR/C14 option when I trade up, too. Ikn've got rises on the C-10, Kneesavers, Corbin seat w/Airhawk and it all works pretty well. I've sat on each and the C-14 seems to fit more "naturally" as it comes from the factory, if you know what I mean.

For comparison - I'm 6'4", 35 inseam, #13 boot, 250# weight, 18-36" shirt size  (2XL).

Thanks and sorry to hear it didn't work out for you.
Ron
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2014, 07:30:59 am »
i'm 6'2" and FYI all these bikes are for short jap folks  ;D
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2014, 10:43:31 am »
I missed everything about the Concours. I ended up doing an even swap from the 2012 FJR to a 2012 Counours.  I only made it 1100 miles on the Yamaha. It did nothing for me that I needed it too. The Concours is the true winner for me.




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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2014, 01:18:39 pm »
Scaffolder, mind if I ask your physical dimensions? Height, inseam, etc? I'm considering the FJR/C14 option when I trade up, too. Ikn've got rises on the C-10, Kneesavers, Corbin seat w/Airhawk and it all works pretty well. I've sat on each and the C-14 seems to fit more "naturally" as it comes from the factory, if you know what I mean.

For comparison - I'm 6'4", 35 inseam, #13 boot, 250# weight, 18-36" shirt size  (2XL).

Thanks and sorry to hear it didn't work out for you.
Ron


I am 6'2" with about a 34" inseam 12 boot, 240#, XL shirt. The FJR felt small. It is all the other things that the Kawasaki offers and the Yamaha does not. Especially the 3 year extendable warranty. The Kawasaki covers you better at highway speeds. So easy to add a trunk to the Concours. You need to purchase a good Givi kit and remove some of the plastic to add one to the FJR.
Joel from Maine.