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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2014, 04:42:25 pm »
All the riders seem to be 150# too. Haven't been that weight in 40 years. Thanks guys.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2015, 10:00:43 am »
Interesting.....as the things you disliked about the FJR not having that the C14 does, I would much rather prefer an FJR. Still too many gremlins on the C14 for my liking and it still not having electronic cruise yet, and I found it to be a serious a pig when you are moving at a crawl. The C14 is still huge, needs reverse in a bad way......and I hate the TPS and FOB system. Other than the things I mentioned, I enjoyed mine pretty well for 4 years. Lighter and multi capable bikes are my thing, so glad we have some awesome choices out there for what meets our desires.  :thumbs:


By the way.....I would have to say that hands down the best touring machine that money can buy, would have to be the BMW 1200RT. Buddy of mine has one and it is quite the machine, so much lighter and nimble feeling than either an FJR or a C14, and it is LOADED with all the gadgets and toys that a machine like that should have.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2015, 08:45:03 am »
Some accurate info here, some not so much.  It just takes longer than a thousand miles I guess to find some of the stuff out.  The FJR has more room from the pegs to the seat in the highest of the FJR adjustable seat position so should be more relaxed for the longer legged rider.  Oil changes are just stupid easy even with highway pegs mounted that look factory on the bike!  I have sold a couple of mine that the new owner didn't notice them until ready to ride off... The torque of the FJR makes it easier to ride on most all roads.  In 5th gear as that is all the bike has, all of mine have gotten better fuel mileage than any of my Concours have...  No need to worry about the RPM's as you won't find many sitting around getting engine work!  You can put the factory trunk right on the FJR, or buy a SW Motech rack that bolts right on as well for the Givi, no plastic to remove.  You can put an upgraded rack on for serious hauling with brackets like is available for the C14 also.  The bags are mounted lower on the FJR, no kicking them getting on and off.  I have used the liners that were made for each bike in each bike's saddlebags actually.  Both are comparable in size, maybe a little bigger on the C14.  I have sets of each liners from all the buying and selling over the years of each to use.  Using the FJR liners in a Beemer bag now...  The handlebars and seat being factory adjustable are pretty neat options that are stock on the Yamaha.

Now that sounds like I haven't put any miles on the C14, huh...  I have had 2 and loved riding them while I had them just like I have the FJR's in the past.  Just  trying to add from what I have encountered also so that people that visit the site studying the bikes have more to read and go check out these bikes with the most info possible.  Both are great in their respective ways as I have said before!   :)

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2015, 12:07:27 pm »
Some accurate info here, some not so much.  It just takes longer than a thousand miles I guess to find some of the stuff out.  The FJR has more room from the pegs to the seat in the highest of the FJR adjustable seat position so should be more relaxed for the longer legged rider.  Oil changes are just stupid easy even with highway pegs mounted that look factory on the bike!  I have sold a couple of mine that the new owner didn't notice them until ready to ride off... The torque of the FJR makes it easier to ride on most all roads.  In 5th gear as that is all the bike has, all of mine have gotten better fuel mileage than any of my Concours have...  No need to worry about the RPM's as you won't find many sitting around getting engine work!  You can put the factory trunk right on the FJR, or buy a SW Motech rack that bolts right on as well for the Givi, no plastic to remove.  You can put an upgraded rack on for serious hauling with brackets like is available for the C14 also.  The bags are mounted lower on the FJR, no kicking them getting on and off.  I have used the liners that were made for each bike in each bike's saddlebags actually.  Both are comparable in size, maybe a little bigger on the C14.  I have sets of each liners from all the buying and selling over the years of each to use.  Using the FJR liners in a Beemer bag now...  The handlebars and seat being factory adjustable are pretty neat options that are stock on the Yamaha.

Now that sounds like I haven't put any miles on the C14, huh...  I have had 2 and loved riding them while I had them just like I have the FJR's in the past.  Just  trying to add from what I have encountered also so that people that visit the site studying the bikes have more to read and go check out these bikes with the most info possible.  Both are great in their respective ways as I have said before!   :)

This is the mount I would have had to use to mount the Givi E55 that I have always used on the Concours' I've had.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZa-58n5NkM

Compared to a Phil's Rack there is no comparison.


And here is a video of the messy oil change that is no comparison to the ease of the Concours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdVUR3SA4Sw


The Pannier size on the FJR is just under 30 L and the Concours is over 35 L. To me that is a huge difference, because I use my bikes for commuting to work and need to bring so much stuff with me on a daily basis that the FJR didn't give me the opportunity to put more miles on it.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2015, 02:32:18 pm »
I would have done these bags if I kept it.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2015, 07:54:38 pm »
I am confused...  Never needed aluminum foil or YouTube to change oil on my bikes!  Again,  there are options for the rear rack and other things mentioned in this thread, that was the whole purpose of my comment...  sorry as I didn't mean to step on any toes, just help others reading!

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2015, 11:04:55 pm »


The torque of the FJR makes it easier to ride on most all roads. 



This torque that you speak of, less must be better, right?
Just asking because I'm a little confused.....
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2015, 05:35:19 am »
Sorry, not sure what is confusing about the curve you attached or the one I have that appears closer to feeling right after putting so many miles on each brand bike discussed here.  Your curve shows the FJR putting out more torque at the RPM's that both bikes will see the most of when being ridden on the street by most riders.  The one I have attached does as well. 

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2015, 06:32:53 am »
I suppose if you spend all of your time under 3500 rpms. My last Harley spent most of it's 90k miles at 3500 or so...
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2015, 06:17:16 pm »
Now I understand!

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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2015, 06:22:25 pm »
You are exactly right- that chart shows us all exactly what to buy.... a BMW1600!

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Sorry, not sure what is confusing about the curve you attached or the one I have that appears closer to feeling right after putting so many miles on each brand bike discussed here.  Your curve shows the FJR putting out more torque at the RPM's that both bikes will see the most of when being ridden on the street by most riders.  The one I have attached does as well.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2015, 06:32:19 pm »
When I hit Mega Lottery I will buy at least 200 of the members of this forum each their own K16. Then we can do some SERIOUS independent testing. Until then, my narrow blue collar butt will be on something more modestly priced. 8)
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2015, 06:38:23 pm »
Just send me the low rent c14.
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2015, 07:45:44 pm »
Naw, G, you get the first BMW. Your reviews alone would be worth the priceof aadmission :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :stirpot:
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Re: New 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2015, 07:15:23 am »
Naw, G, you get the first BMW. Your reviews alone would be worth the priceof aadmission :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :stirpot:
I've got two airheads in the garage that will still be running when that 25K BMW techno ride is gathering dust in the back of the salvage yard.  8)
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