Author Topic: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI  (Read 624 times)

Offline Hfjeff

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2017, 09:17:58 pm »
For some reason the FJR is very tricky to balance at low speeds.  I think it has to do with the weight distribution front and back-too much up front. It is a compact (somewhat cramped) top heavy bike so balance is deceiving.  With my short experiene with the S10, it is just more fun and less work to ride then the FJR.  I jump right on for short errands which I would not do with the FJR.  I am having fun with this new bike.

RIDEMYST, you will enjoy La Crosse.  It is a nice clean college town with relatively low crime.  Also quite scenic on the western part of the state along the Mississippi river.

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2017, 07:40:02 am »
I stopped there for a few days to recon the rally area. Yes a really nice downtown and great surrounding roads.
I hope it won't be to hot in mid June as I plan on doing a lot of riding that week.
Rod's Ride On Powersports is going to be the host dealership with Honda doing demo ride of the new Goldwing, so lots planned.
Stop by if you are in the area. -JEP-

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2017, 11:45:44 am »
Welcome, a lot of us have come from sport touring bikes, in my case an ST1300, which I still have.  My friend went from an ST1300 to an FJR1300 and he's pretty happy with the FJR I think. He let me ride it and it's fast as stink and smooth as glass, but I was surprised how cramped it felt even compared to my ST1300.  With my arthritic knees, one of which is due for replacement (I procrastinate), I'm not sure if I could adapt.  If I ever replace my ST1300, I'll probably scout about for a garage queen or keep my fingers crossed Honda will someday introduce a new one with similar ergos to the current model.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2017, 05:28:45 pm »
....keep my fingers crossed Honda will someday introduce a new one with similar ergos to the current model.


I will never understand why Honda turned the ST1300 into the CTX1300.  It was a good, economical, solid performer that was a viable alternative to BMW for LE use.  More and more departments were switching over from BMW & HD.  Now, the Honda riders are having to go back to BMW.  "I" prefer the FJR to the ST1300 for comfort and power, but the ST is way more nimble in town at slower speeds.  But they both suck compared to my Tenere.  ::025::
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2017, 10:04:53 am »
Honda was showing this whatever-it-is at the AIMExpo display. I tend to agree with the look on the face of the guy walking away.
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Offline RCinNC

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2017, 11:05:35 am »
It looks like an F6B that got a makeover by Arlen Ness.
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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2017, 01:35:18 pm »
One front rotor, "intakes" on the bags, after "thought" plastic....WTF?  I couldn't really see/find the foot pegs for the pilot; appeared to be oversized pegs for the passenger.  Apparently Judge Dredd is now designing bike for Honda.
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In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2017, 01:58:51 pm »
I think it is one of these  .............  http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/honda/nm4-vultus/2014/

Based on the Integra Scooter platform. There are some neat ideas, along with DCT, but packaging is terrible. Sales minimal in the UK.
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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2017, 02:47:47 pm »
Honda was showing this whatever-it-is at the AIMExpo display. I tend to agree with the look on the face of the guy walking away.


That's the NM-4 re-Vultus. It's based on the 700cc twin used in several other models.  NM-4 = Not Mine - 4tunately.
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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2017, 03:44:24 pm »
That's the NM-4 re-Vultus. It's based on the 700cc twin used in several other models.  NM-4 = Not Mine - 4tunately.


HA!  Well said!
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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2017, 06:27:49 pm »
I couldn't find the pegs, because there aren't any; footboards instead.  Those aren't intakes, they're foot peg/pockets for a passenger.  I would not want to be a passenger on that thing.  And I could not find any pictures of one with a passenger.  From the same people that brought you the Rune.
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2017, 12:00:43 am »
Reminds my of a Gurney Gator a little.


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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2017, 09:20:03 am »
Welcome to the forum from another newbie and also ex FJR rider. I loved my FJR but now falling in love with the S10  ::004::

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2017, 06:28:13 am »
is Honda smoking crack , their styling is wacked.... I guess that the styling would appeal to guys in skinny jeans with their tatted up pink haired girl friends...

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Re: Former FJR owner, new proud S10 Owner from WI
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2017, 08:05:18 am »
Welcome from another WI S10 rider

 

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