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Old 12-02-2012, 03:38 PM   #2116
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The FJR masks its weight exceptionally well. Anything above a walking speed and the weight disappears. It's probably the easiest bike I've ever owned to ride slow. But make no mistake, if you tip it over a little to far and think your just gonna dab a foot to save it; Well, enjoy your new knee!
I figured its probaly heavy, my sv after so much lean is a struggle to get back up. I would just like a bike i can hop on set the cruise and go without eating the wind the whole time like my bike. I jokeingly mentioned getting a harley but the girlfriend said no i wanna go fast.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #2117
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So comeing from a sv how big of a jump was it, i love my sv650 but it sucks for 2-up and an fjr is kinda the direction i'd like to go. I know its alot bigger size and weight but once moving is it that noticable, and how tippy is it in low speed manuevering?

I didn't go directly from the SV to the FJR, had a number of bikes in between. As far as low speed manuevering, once you learn how to ride it it's really not a problem. I wouldn't say it's "tippy" per se, but it does take a little more throttle/clutch control to ride it well at lower speeds. You'll definitely notice the weight at anything below 10mph (figure 8 type manuevers). I'd recommend taking some sort of control class if/when you get it. Practice, practice, practice.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #2118
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I didn't go directly from the SV to the FJR, had a number of bikes in between. As far as low speed manuevering, once you learn how to ride it it's really not a problem. I wouldn't say it's "tippy" per se, but it does take a little more throttle/clutch control to ride it well at lower speeds. You'll definitely notice the weight at anything below 10mph (figure 8 type manuevers). I'd recommend taking some sort of control class if/when you get it. Practice, practice, practice.
I'm really likeing the new fjr but its a long time out before i could swing it, and yeah i'd put some time on it before takeing a passenger, I'm not really one that will get into really tight spots but is good to have the experience. The thing l like is that is bigger but not to big to control for someone my size.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #2119
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The FJR fits me better and I have a hsitory with Yamaha that is positive, not so with Kawasaki.

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Same here! 6 years + with an 04. Will replace with same at some point.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #2120
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The FJR masks its weight exceptionally well. Anything above a walking speed and the weight disappears. It's probably the easiest bike I've ever owned to ride slow. But make no mistake, if you tip it over a little to far and think your just gonna dab a foot to save it; Well, enjoy your new knee!
Yep. I've dropped mine twice, both times I was stopped and it was my own fault. Once when a passenger got on before I was ready, once when I forgot to put the sidestand down. However, once she starts to go there's no catching it. The first time I was in pain for about a week or so from trying to catch. Second time I learned when to get out of the way.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:01 AM   #2121
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Hate to admit it but twice for me too. Both times sitting still. The difference was the frame sliders. First time, $450 worth of plastic damage. Installed frame sliders and narry a scratch on the second drop. On the topic of weight, my front end seem to feel heavier after a new front tire has about 3,000 miles on it. Requires more steering input.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #2122
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I usually run a larger windshield on the bike. I thought the stocker was near worthless so I cut it down. It only takes a few minutes to change so I now have an option if I'm going to ride on a very hot day. Compared to stock, the wind around my helmet is much cleaner with this setup.

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #2123
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Yeah, I also run a cut down summer shield. It works but am thinking of cutting another 2" off it.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:30 AM   #2124
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Hate to admit it but twice for me too. Both times sitting still. The difference was the frame sliders. First time, $450 worth of plastic damage. Installed frame sliders and narry a scratch on the second drop. On the topic of weight, my front end seem to feel heavier after a new front tire has about 3,000 miles on it. Requires more steering input.
You just talked me into frame sliders. Thanks. I never fixed mine, but to do it right would be a lot of money. Small scuffs on a lot of plastic, and a dent in the tank that you can't really see unless you are looking for it.

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #2125
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I bought these for a tipover they'll work..


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Old 12-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #2126
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First thing I did when I picked up my '07 this year was those exact frame sliders. One of the easiest installs ever and look really good as well.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:44 PM   #2127
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Thanks, ill order those sliders tomorrow. I need to get 2 sets, my ninja needs them also. Should have done both bikes as soon as I got them anyways.

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #2128
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My FJR 1300 AE is doing exactly this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=EpTgqjcLT9o

How to fix it? Is enough to change the clutch fluid? Maybe to soak the clutch?
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #2129
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My FJR 1300 AE is doing exactly this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=EpTgqjcLT9o

How to fix it? Is enough to change the clutch fluid? Maybe to soak the clutch?
By any chance has someone put regular car motor oil into your bike? Most automotive motor oils have additives that will cause excessive slipping when used with motorcycle wet clutches. The AE computer goes nuts if there is excessive clutch slip.

Are you getting an error code on the instrument panel?
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #2130
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No error code. Is probable that someone put car oil. Next time I will change the oil by my self as usual!
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