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Administrator 10-02-2012 11:24 AM

2013 Yamaha FJR1300A Preview
 

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2013 Yamaha FJR1300A Preview

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12er 10-02-2012 03:51 PM

Do you still have to put $500 down to sit on one?

seruzawa 10-02-2012 07:17 PM

A nice touring rig to be sure. Too bad it suffers from the modern malady of ever increasing weight. It's about 100lb up over the claimed weight of 4 years ago.

Kevin_Duke 10-02-2012 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 277913)
A nice touring rig to be sure. Too bad it suffers from the modern malady of ever increasing weight. It's about 100lb up over the claimed weight of 4 years ago.

I think that's the old wet weight vs dry weight thang. Never EVER trust a dry weight! The FJR actually lost a few pounds this year.

seruzawa 10-02-2012 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 277915)
I think that's the old wet weight vs dry weight thang. Never EVER trust a dry weight! The FJR actually lost a few pounds this year.

Before they claimed 587 and 530lbs.

No one should take Japanese weight claims seriously. I think they just make them up.

sarnali2 10-03-2012 09:21 AM

Not a bad bike, I'd hold out for the Trophy myself but the FJR has always been a solid performer.

The_AirHawk 10-03-2012 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 277916)
Before they claimed 587 and 530lbs.

No one should take Japanese weight claims seriously. I think they just make them up.

But it carries that weight like a Russian Ballerina.....


(a 270-Kilo Russian Ballerina, that is!)

Kevin_Duke 10-03-2012 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 277916)
Before they claimed 587 and 530lbs.

No one should take Japanese weight claims seriously. I think they just make them up.

Dry weights were often calculated by totaling up the sum of the bike's individual parts and had little relation to how much it weighed in running condition.

Most OEMs came to an agreement a couple of years ago to list wet (fully fueled) weights, and these were easy to verify. Verifying dry weights was impossible. We've rolled several bikes across scales over the past few years, and the OEM-supplied curb weights were within just a few pounds of what we measured, so they're actually useful now.

There is also a new European standard for listing curb weights. Interestingly, its parameter for being fueled is for the tank to be at least 90% full rather than fully filled.

jmdonald 10-03-2012 01:07 PM

Very good
 
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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 277906)
Do you still have to put $500 down to sit on one?

I think they lowered the fee to $450.00


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