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Old 03-14-2002, 04:43 PM   #141
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There are pounds of resources for the FJR. The following link is to one of the more active and slick forums. Lots of highquality pics that load quickly within the general chatter. UK based but the North Mercan content is welcome and very active. I'll emphasize slick. The moderator, Jooshead, has put together a really nice forum package that others might well investigate. Note that there is a message folder showing links to several first ride tests on this site.

http://www.fjrowners.com/



Chasing the FJR has been an interesting 18 months of fun. One of my fellow "chasers" retreived a Euro mag and posted some images. You can zoom by using the "original" view selection. ENJOY

http://www.pbase.com/travlr45/bike_magazine

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Old 03-14-2002, 05:32 PM   #142
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Yeah, that Mamola "parade" has caused quiet a stir. Some of the guys examined the tires back at the tent after the ride and confirmed his 15 minute "seminar" shreaded the tires to the cord. Some of the annointed, promised a ride, were refused as the bike's tire condition was far from safe. "Like an R1" is perhaps stretching it, but the "previous bike" list of Euro owners jazzed by the FJR is impressive. RI's and Busas included. A recent comment from one of the Brits is that the bike has so much torque that in high gear roll-ons from about 60 (passing) he tries to shift up again thinking he must be in a lower gear to have that much instant accelleration grunt. AND he pointed out that that was with momma on back with the bags and top case full. There's gonna be a new sheriff in town.

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Old 03-14-2002, 06:12 PM   #143
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There is an increasing consensus that Honda blew it at Daytona. "Everybody" has commented on the podium and "don't touch it" thing. Pahleez! They are gonna sell a pile of these things to the solo riding wingers and have staked claim to the snobbish missionary position junior league crowd. (Huge market by the way) $14.5 K for the 1100? See what I mean.

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Old 03-14-2002, 08:45 PM   #144
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Wish I could of made it up to Florida - Oh well maybe I'll ride up of the FJR next year



Why did the Yamaha -ers not give us the ABS option on these bikes - especially since we ordered 'em now. Yeah I've got good braking skills but a bike like this with someone else on back - I'd like to have it... and I'm a 30 year Yamaha guy



Also you didn't get to sit or try but whats your impression of the rear peg placement as inquiring minds and legs, my wifes especially, want to know.



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Old 03-14-2002, 09:35 PM   #145
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Anybody else notice the redline on that thing's only 9K? Weird.
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Old 03-15-2002, 09:24 PM   #146
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Seems i've run into my fair share of "Brazen" Honda Dealers myself!
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Old 03-15-2002, 09:37 PM   #147
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Oh give it up! I work for the all mighty HMC and they don't give a crap about you, only your money. Why do you think they spend such little money on real ground breaking motorcycle technoligy. Your just sore because the trully inovative bikes have been coming from the other 3 Japanese manufacturers.
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Old 03-19-2002, 06:57 AM   #148
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There is no such thing as a non refundable deposit, that's merely a scare tactic some boneheaded dealers employ.



I'm a dealer, I know. I deal with it every day.



If a person doesn't purchase the bike you cannot keep his money. My Yamaha dealer (I sell Honda-Suzuki) assured me that if I put a deposit down on an FJR and for some reason I don't buy it then my deposit will be refunded.



Don't let unscrupulous dealers try to **** you around on this issue. If push comes to shove you WILL get your deposit back.....
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Old 03-19-2002, 07:11 AM   #149
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Just wanted to clarify something here about these deposits, since people keep mentioning being worried about plunking down $500 sight unseen.



People, there is NO SUCH THING as a non refundable deposit.



I am a dealer. I deal with this issue every day.

I sell Honda-Suzuki, so I called my local Yamaha dealer to inquire about putting down my own deposit on the FJR. With no reservations they informed me that of course if I don't end up buying the bike they can't keep my money.



If there are unscrupulous, boneheaded dealers out there trying to browbeat you into believing they get to keep your deposit whether you buy or not, do not give them your business. They're employing scare tactics.



If push comes to shove, you WILL get your deposit back. They HAVE to give it back.
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Old 03-19-2002, 08:30 AM   #150
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9K... I did notice that. ? It's not a V-twin, is it?



I guess the torque must be pretty stiff though to deliver that much HP with that low of a redline.
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