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Old 05-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #241
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They'd better have electronic cruise control on the next FJR... and I'll be there
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I have been lusting for an FJR for years. It's finally done to my liking. Electronic cruise, 2 throttle maps, abs, traction control without the whiz bang electronics of the other marque. A bike that's been improved over the years and well sorted. I know I can ride it reliably without having to hang out on forums to learn about the latest issues, or have to run to the dealer for the latest software update to fix another issue.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:26 AM   #242
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That's true. I wasn't considering the size of the UK.
Size? Try weather!
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:24 AM   #243
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Done

I have been lusting for an FJR for years. It's finally done to my liking. Electronic cruise, 2 throttle maps, abs, traction control without the whiz bang electronics of the other marque. A bike that's been improved over the years and well sorted. I know I can ride it reliably without having to hang out on forums to learn about the latest issues, or have to run to the dealer for the latest software update to fix another issue.
Oh, you won't regret it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #244
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Please discuss the linked brakes... how do they operate... what are the pros vs cons.

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:30 AM   #245
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Please discuss the linked brakes... how do they operate... what are the pros vs cons.

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Very much unnoticeable to me.
I know some people complain about the Concours 14's system; for trail braking with the rear brake, it engages one of the fronts a little too strongly for some people. I've never noticed that problem with the FJR.
The brakes simply work. Very strong. Good feel too. They're usually rated among the better binders in the sport touring class.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #246
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Very much unnoticeable to me.
I know some people complain about the Concours 14's system; for trail braking with the rear brake, it engages one of the fronts a little too strongly for some people. I've never noticed that problem with the FJR.
The brakes simply work. Very strong. Good feel too. They're usually rated among the better binders in the sport touring class.
I had to do a little retraining, myself. It's just that you need to use both front and rear together to get really good braking. I've been pretty much a front only braker unless I need to touch the rear to set up the bike or in sketchy traction situations. Now both brakes pretty much all the time, but you can still use the rear to set the bike up, just have to remember you're getting a little front as well. Of course now I've got anti-lock on both ends, never had ABS before on a MC.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #247
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:39 AM   #248
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:00 AM   #249
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Man, that's a nice looking bike!
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:24 AM   #250
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Man, that's a nice looking bike!
It's a beautiful bike. I can't help noting how limiting the design parameter is for the engineers, though. There are a considerable number of styling cues evident in both the 2013 FJR and the Honda ST1300, a bike with a design that originated more than 10 years earlier. That isn't meant to suggest any commonality with the technological advances of the FJR (more important in any case) just to note how narrow the design niche is.

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #251
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Our cops just got 40 ST1300s.. they were on R1200RTs before.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:07 AM   #252
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Our cops just got 40 ST1300s.. they were on R1200RTs before.
Departments in the USA switch around all the time. The riders seem to like the RT better for comfort and handling, but the STs are cheaper to maintain.

FJRs are viable police bikes everywhere except in the USA, where Yamaha hasn't even tried.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #253
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Done

I have been lusting for an FJR for years. It's finally done to my liking. Electronic cruise, 2 throttle maps, abs, traction control without the whiz bang electronics of the other marque. A bike that's been improved over the years and well sorted. I know I can ride it reliably without having to hang out on forums to learn about the latest issues, or have to run to the dealer for the latest software update to fix another issue.
Depending on how things run where you live, you may find the 80 MPH limit on the cruise control to be an issue. Here in SW USA, the limit renders the cruise utterly useless. Unless you enjoy the thought of being mowed down from behind on a freeway.

But, CC limit or no, it's a marvelous vehicle. Rock solid. Eats miles day or night, all weather.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:56 PM   #254
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What? The cruise can't be set above 80mph?
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #255
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What? The cruise can't be set above 80mph?

That's what I've heard.
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