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Offline tbunder

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woops, found out about the FJR
« on: August 27, 2011, 08:10:26 pm »
thanks to this forum, I realized the FJR1300 existed. I really like the blue '05. I like my C10, but ever since riding that C14 I can't get the taste of the instant power out of my mouth. tell me why, if I DO upgrade, I should NOT buy a FJR? is it a good bike? I like the twin pipes over the C14 plus, I saw an '05 for $5500 on ebay.

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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 08:44:38 pm »
Actually I think most of us here on a Kawasaki Concours forum reccomend Hondas or Suzukis.



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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 08:54:58 pm »
The FJR and C14 are both good bikes. I have had them both. go ride em both and pick the one you like. they are pretty much Ford Chevy
we can go on and on and about this one has that and that one has this. it comes down to which one you like
they both have more power than most of us can handle
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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 09:08:15 pm »
I think you should go out and buy one, they are obviously a superior choice over the C14......look at all the awards and shootouts it has won since the C14 came out?
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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 09:13:53 pm »
I think you should go out and buy one, they are obviously a superior choice over the C14......look at all the awards and shootouts it has won since the C14 came out?

 :goodpost: +1. The ST1300 has dual exhaust as well... and it won an award, once or twice a while back. 8)
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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 09:18:18 pm »
id go with fjr . not quite as heavey as c-14 and i think workmanship will be better w/yamaha.

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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2011, 09:52:48 pm »
Actually I think most of us here on a Kawasaki Concours forum reccomend Hondas or Suzukis.
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I think you should go out and buy one, they are obviously a superior choice over the C14......look at all the awards and shootouts it has won since the C14 came out?
:goodpost: +1. The ST1300 has dual exhaust as well... and it won an award, once or twice a while back. 8)
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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 10:12:28 pm »
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I guess I need to recommend the award-winning Suzuki sport-tourer.  It's a great bike and very affordable.  Oddly enough, the name slips my mind at the moment.   ::)




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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 10:17:58 pm »
If you are going to buy a used bike to replace your c10, $5500 for a 2005fjr is a reasonable deal. Sport touring bikes over the last few years don't seem to be depreciating much. I think you would be hard pressed to find a c14 for less than $7000. If you have the urge to replace the old reliable C10 and you have the money go ahead.

It does seem that if you get the fjr you will tick off some people on this forum though. The c10 meets my needs, and I like having the $5000 or so difference in the bank.

I had a chance to ride a c14 at the ticket to ride event, and I passed on it. I knew it would make me want one.

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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 10:45:28 pm »
I like the twin pipes over the C14 plus

 
I'm confused, my C14 does have dual exhaust...
 

 

 

 

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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 11:08:54 pm »
thanks for the honest replies to you few. Instead of being a garage queen, I actually ride my bike so flashy exhausts and making my ST into a sportbike are not in my interests. The FJR seems to have a cult following like the Concours. The only downfall, if even one, is it having a 5-spd tranny. The FJR does seem to weigh around 30-40lbs. give or take less than the C14. It's going to be a long winter.  ;D

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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 11:10:53 pm »
Actually I think most of us here on a Kawasaki Concours forum reccomend Hondas or Suzukis.



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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2011, 07:15:10 am »
Yeah, I think I will go to Oxford's dictionary site and ask if there is any reason I should NOT go to Webster and get a dictionary....

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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 11:12:37 am »
I've owned an '07 FJR, an '08 FJR and now the '10 Concours. In my opinion the Concours is a better looking motorcycle than the FJR, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The 6 speed transmission of the Concours is an advantage over the 5 speed FJR. With the Yamaha I was quite frequently looking to upshift, only to glance at the gear display and realize I was already in top gear. The riding position was pretty much the same on both motorcycles, however I have found the Concours seat much more comfortable than the FJR. I put handlebar risers on all three of them. I found wind management on the Concours slightly better than the FJR however the heat is more noticeable on the Concours than the FJR. The fit and finish of the Concours is better than the FJR. These are a few of the observations I've made in my ownership experience of both motorcycles. I really liked both of my FJRs, but I absolutely love my Concours. For me it's the better of the two. But I wouldn't hesitate to take a second glance at the FJR if Yamaha were to come out with an electronic cruise control. 
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Re: woops, found out about the FJR
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 01:32:28 pm »
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I guess I need to recommend the award-winning Suzuki sport-tourer.  It's a great bike and very affordable.  Oddly enough, the name slips my mind at the moment.   ::)

Suzuki sucks......all they do is add a lower fairing and some bags to a Bandit 1250 and call it a sport touring bike, it is a great bike but is apples to oranges when compared to the real sport touring bikes out there. All Zuk cares about are Gixxers and MX, their cruisers suck too. I would take a new Ninja 1000 "anyday" over the Bandit, but I doubt I will get another chain driven street bike.
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