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Old 05-04-2002, 02:32 PM   #31
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Less nationwide support though.
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Old 05-04-2002, 02:37 PM   #32
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Preach on Brotha!
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Old 05-04-2002, 02:41 PM   #33
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Hopefully all these or most of the suggestions are addressed in a Sport Touring shootout. Thats when the info really comes into play. This was more of a "First Ride" than anything.
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Old 05-04-2002, 02:56 PM   #34
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Wayne,



620 may well be the actual wet weight of the bike. MO is weighing the bikes full of gas now (see the "tale of the tape" in the v-twins comparo). Given that Yamaha claims 521 as the bike's dry weight and that it holds about 45 lbs of gas, the most optimistic wet weight possbile would be 566. Add in 7lbs of engine oil, another 3 or 4 for forks and shaft oil, a couple of lbs for radiator water and you're up to 580 and when you add the 10% manufacturer bs tax you get just about 620. If you really want the bike to weigh 521, I suggest you move to England where they don't weigh bikes and they count them in kg anway so there's no way to tell.



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Old 05-04-2002, 03:43 PM   #35
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it seems most of the manufacturers do everything they can to get weight numbers down. probably take out the battery and let the air out of the tires, too.
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Old 05-04-2002, 04:01 PM   #36
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Amazing. This bike has been real world beta tested by the Euros and OZ guys for over a year. All of your questions have been answered. 38 to 40 MPG without trying. 32 if your trying to hard and 45 if your following RT's and Wings. It's probably more or less as comfortable as an ST1100 which means butt burn at the end of tank one or two or three. You'll probabably hit reserve around 200 miles which simply means a third trip type meter pops on and starts registering miles. You need to be pulling into the gas station before it gets to 45. The heat reports are true and seem to become noticable around 85 and uncomfortable around the crotch at 95. An apparent modification rumor has emerged in the last 2 or 3 days over in OZ that Yammy is offering up some type of heat shielding as a warantee fix?? There are at least 5 very active forums on the FJR offering up to date developments. If it is true the mod may make it onto the US production run scheduled for June. No true US models will exist until that run. The bike has less screen than any other purpose built sport tourer and it was designed to be minimal. An 4" + ERMAX screen is available here and some people have recieved them. About $100 I think. Yammy will do an accessory 4 "+ for around $160. Many of the Brits have wired in vests and GPS units. Helmet speakers are against the law in most Euro countries. They are not real excited about getting up to the fairing mounted battery but seem to get it wired anyway. A lot of the Euros ride two up. There are real issues with the shocks in this mode but at least one guy has three Givis, a girl friend and a tent strapped on and grinning at 130 mph. It is more or less as good as an ST1100 passenger wise. Some American pairs touring the Alps on a 1800 GW were apparently dazzled by the performance and handling in one test. The bags exceed the ST (especially the ST1300) and are about Concours size (big) and no one has disputed Yammy's claim of watertight. The bags are dead easy on and off and apparently rock steady. The ST1300 bags mounting latch was broken at last years Dallas M/C show about an hour after the show opened. That was probably why the bike was roped off during subsequent shows including Daytona. Here. Copy this and put it in your search engine. FJR1300 You might be really surprised at the info and experience out there. The bike ain't perfect but it is off scale fun and satisfying to its present owners and mine wil be here in August.

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Old 05-04-2002, 05:16 PM   #37
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What's the top end? We clocked an FJ-1100 at 167 mph up in Wyoming back in the 1900's with the digital speedo in my Vette', a 2003 FJR-1300 must beat that.
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Old 05-04-2002, 05:53 PM   #38
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And just how many miles have you ridden a Concours?
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Old 05-04-2002, 06:22 PM   #39
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ST1300- $12,999 w/o ABS

$13,499 w/ABS



Check it out- http://www.hondamotorcycle.com/model..._number=ST1300



Personally, I would wait for the ST1300. Should be on the showroom soon.



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Old 05-04-2002, 07:59 PM   #40
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Hooyah! Now that is info you can't beat.



Nice work Wayne.



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