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panthercity 03-01-2002 06:50 AM

Re: Yamaha FJR1300 reader feedback
Well, SHAT!

I've spent the "off season" sprucing up my venerable `93~94 BMW R1100RSA because there wasn't anything else out there that I wanted and Yamahahahaha had said no way on the FJR.

Guess I'll have to rool on up to 100K on the R11 and wait till next year to get the FJR.

My timing sucks!

desertbilly 03-01-2002 06:51 AM

Re: Yamaha FJR1300 reader feedback
Geez, 521 lbs dry; 145 hp & 93 ft-lbs; big tank; trick screen; adjustable suspension; a real (good) price and taking orders now! I've been waiting a long time for the ST1300, but this makes it tough. Plus, the Yami's been in production for 18 months, so any new model bugs should be gone.

Does anyone know the valve adjustment interval?

I remember reading in an early review that the seat gets pretty painful after an hour, but all the seat builders will offer substitutes. Have there been any other mechanical issues with the Euro models?

Joe_Momma 03-01-2002 07:09 AM

Re: Yamaha FJR1300 reader feedback
Yeah, I think I am going to buy two bikes. I will keep the R6 off of the track and ride the sv650 to death. I hear they are good for racing.

Carlton 03-01-2002 07:23 AM

Thanks Yamaha!
Not only did you listen to us and give the bike, but you are doing so at an awesome price. I'll bet Honda is not too happy. For all the FJR folks that want to know more, is a great resource.

Carlton McLeod

The Original FJR U.S.A. Petiton Guy

SeanAlexander 03-01-2002 08:06 AM

Re: Yamaha FJR1300 reader feedback
They're super honest, light and sweet on the track (but sort of like bringing a knife to a gun fight against modern 600 inline fours)

greatoldbikes 03-01-2002 08:24 AM

Bikes for Sale! Need FJR1300!!
For Sale:

One 1993 Kawasaki ZX11, 10k miles, all stock, total mint condition, ugly "ninja" stickers removed, gorgeous stock red paint, no loser-dork polishing of any kind. Scary fast. $6500

One 1982 Honda CBX, Pearl White, 25K, all highway miles, completely stock, perfect condition, babied, never abused. Runs perfect. A total classic. $5000.

Reason for selling: need $11,500 for new FJR1300. This thing is gonna be awesome. ROCK ON YAMAHA!

Bill Roberson

kwh 03-01-2002 08:38 AM

Re: Yamaha FJR1300 reader feedback
But after all those rude things you said about Mr Le Santo the other day, it seems odd that you'd use his copy on the FJR...

Incidentally, whatever your issues with Glen, I really don't think that was a very professional way for you to progress them. I trust that if there's a record to be put straight, you'll be putting it straight with equal prominence?

Ken Haylock

dtenhoor 03-01-2002 08:38 AM

Re: Yamaha FJR1300 reader feedback

This may replace my Concours. Been lusting after a BMW K1200RS, but the FJR is lighter and cheaper. Wonder what the ergos will be like for a 6'6" guy with a 36" inseam....


dtenhoor 03-01-2002 08:43 AM

Re: Yamaha FJR1300 reader feedback

Oh yeah, wonder what the GVWR is? Two up with luggage at my size this becomes an important consideration. My Connie can haul more cargo than almost any bike I've seen.


markjenn 03-01-2002 09:12 AM

Where's the ABS option?????
C'mon Yamaha, it is an option in Europe, why not here? You produce a state-of-the-art, all weather, long distance sport tourer but don't allow US customers to get ABS? The engineering is done. I know some customers don't want it. Fine, make it an option like Honda is doing on the ST, VFR, and GW.

I love this bike but if feels like Yamaha is setting itself up for failure. They said all along that there isn't a market in the US for the bike. Now they bring it in limited quantities with some screwy pre-order scheme, in one color only, and without the ABS option which is available on all the competition and is a must-have for a significant portion of the market for this bike. Keep this up Yamaha and your self-fulfilling prohecy will come true.

- Mark

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