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Old 10-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Do you still have to put $500 down to sit on one?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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Not a bad bike, I'd hold out for the Trophy myself but the FJR has always been a solid performer.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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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!)
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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.
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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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