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Offline Bergmen

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Re: I will miss the 5 spd....
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2016, 02:45:14 pm »
Having just bought a 2004 ST1300 and coming from two C10s, I see no real need for a six speed in the ST. With the C10 I was always thinking there should be a "seventh" gear by the sound/feel of things (yes, well aware of SISF mod). Gear ratios were/are too close together and more suited for a rocket type sport bike, from which it evolved from.
The ST is geared very well with "just" five speeds for its (or at least for my) use. Being used to the feel/sound of the C10 at cruising speeds, with the ST I found myself often in forth gear instead of fifth on the drive home and going faster than what I'm known for. First gear is actually useabe and you don't have to shift immediately. Never thought just five gears would be enough or that hard to keep track of.
Only a 100 miles on it so far by me, so maybe/probably change my viewpoint eventually, but pretty happy for now.

I don't think the ST needs a six speed either, I was commenting on the need for updating (throttle-by-wire, integrated electronic cruise control, ES, TC, etc.).

Dan

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Re: I will miss the 5 spd....
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2016, 05:51:10 pm »
I don't think the ST needs a six speed either, I was commenting on the need for updating (throttle-by-wire, integrated electronic cruise control, ES, TC, etc.).

Dan

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Re: I will miss the 5 spd....
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2016, 09:29:21 am »
Come on, I can't believe no one has rode the new 6 speed FJR yet.  This bike is on my radar screen for sure, but I would love to hear first hand comments on how it compares to the older version.  Anyone???

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Re: I will miss the 5 spd....
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2016, 12:13:08 pm »
We're Kawi knuts around here, Homeboy. 8)
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Re: I will miss the 5 spd....
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2016, 12:34:33 pm »
Come on, I can't believe no one has rode the new 6 speed FJR yet.  This bike is on my radar screen for sure, but I would love to hear first hand comments on how it compares to the older version.  Anyone???

Absolutely no need to, my 2014 5 speed does everything that I want it to do (and more).

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Re: I will miss the 5 spd....
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2016, 08:06:05 pm »
Come on, I can't believe no one has rode the new 6 speed FJR yet.  This bike is on my radar screen for sure, but I would love to hear first hand comments on how it compares to the older version.  Anyone???

Why?  The bike is fugly.  I don't care how many speeds it has.  It's still an ugly bike.
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Re: I will miss the 5 spd....
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2016, 05:51:47 am »
...and in the morning I'll be sober and it'll still be ugly.
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