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Offline Hfjeff

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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2018, 12:45:57 pm »
Lots of former FJR owner's here...I had an 04 and an 08, but once I got the ST, it was hard to go back, even with that silky smooth 1300cc time dilation motor!
I can't deny missing that exilerating onramp acceleration..... 

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Offline Sierra1

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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 04:01:29 pm »
The FJR is a true Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.  Nice and civilized  O:-) ....until you put it in "S" and twist the throttle  >:D .
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

Offline RCinNC

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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2018, 04:29:07 pm »
I love this bike more than any other one that I've owned...but at some point, I want to own one that feels like a Tomahawk cruise missile on wheels.
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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2018, 09:44:24 pm »
RC in NC, then you need to buy a FJR. I really like the ST and briefly had it to 99mph (still breaking in so taking it easy) but the FJR just cruised so easily at insane speeds. I rode the Extraterrestrial across Nevada and don't think I was ever below 100mph. The bike was just so smooth and vibration free at insane speeds. Having said this I don't know if owning one in the east would be a good idea as the speeds limits are usually lower than western USA and Canada so a FJR might get you thrown in jail...


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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2018, 10:34:34 pm »
Welcome from another resident of the Texas hill country and former owner of a couple of FJR's.
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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 09:04:36 am »
RC in NC, then you need to buy a FJR. I really like the ST and briefly had it to 99mph (still breaking in so taking it easy) but the FJR just cruised so easily at insane speeds. I rode the Extraterrestrial across Nevada and don't think I was ever below 100mph. The bike was just so smooth and vibration free at insane speeds. Having said this I don't know if owning one in the east would be a good idea as the speeds limits are usually lower than western USA and Canada so a FJR might get you thrown in jail...

BINGO - And that's one reason both Dirt Dad and I sold ours. You could hit 95 on the ON ramp and still be in third gear.
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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2018, 02:18:06 pm »
....You could hit 95 on the ON ramp and still be in third gear.


With a passenger onboard. ;D  The powerband is spectacular! 
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: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2018, 10:26:14 pm »
Been busy adding goodies to the ST. Also, today I rode to Llano, Texas followed by a long way home for almost 300 miles total. During this ride I realized the ST brings back some memories of my youth. I grew up riding dirt bikes and racing in enduroes just to provide some background. Well today I missed a turn and the ST can turn a rather tight Uturn. When I finished lunch it was easier to ride off the curb to the street versus backing up so I did. Later in the afternoon one parking lot wasn't connected to another so I jumped the curb, rode over a short piece of grass, over another curb into the other parking lot (pulled into Home Depot and wanted to get a drink at the neighboring gas station and didn't want to go back out to the road). Doing these things brought back memories of riding dirtbikes or dualsport machines of my youth. The FJR was a great bike but I never rode it off curbs and doing Uturns took some skill. A fun bike. :)


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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2018, 01:24:45 pm »
The Tenere can hop curbs, and carry a ton of stuff; then, if you find a nice, twisted, paved road, it will do a great impression of a sport bike.  The bike does everything.  ::001::
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: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2018, 10:09:05 pm »
Been busy adding goodies to the ST. Also, today I rode to Llano, Texas followed by a long way home for almost 300 miles total. During this ride I realized the ST brings back some memories of my youth. I grew up riding dirt bikes and racing in enduroes just to provide some background. Well today I missed a turn and the ST can turn a rather tight Uturn. When I finished lunch it was easier to ride off the curb to the street versus backing up so I did. Later in the afternoon one parking lot wasn't connected to another so I jumped the curb, rode over a short piece of grass, over another curb into the other parking lot (pulled into Home Depot and wanted to get a drink at the neighboring gas station and didn't want to go back out to the road). Doing these things brought back memories of riding dirtbikes or dualsport machines of my youth. The FJR was a great bike but I never rode it off curbs and doing Uturns took some skill. A fun bike. :)


I hope one of the goodies you added was a skidplate because the bike has two Achiles Heels and one is the thin sump cover. Landing on a parking stone can push the cast boss up and create a hole, dumping all your oil.


The other is dropping on the left side. On a smooth surface it's not a problem, but a few people have managed to push the fan into the radiator.
Damascus, MD
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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 08:38:02 am »
Checkswrecks, I don't have a skid plate and wasn't going to add one because this is my road bike. However, now as seeing I don't seem to be able to control myself with going over curbs, I'm shopping.  ::)

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Re: New Member from FJR to 2017 Super Ten
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 04:50:59 pm »
....and wasn't going to add one because this is my road bike. However, now as seeing I don't seem to be able to control myself with going over curbs, I'm shopping.  ::)


 ::026:: I ended up with an Altrider skid plate, and Mastech crash bars.  (everybody has their preferences though)  I'm not a hard core off roader, but "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".   ::001::
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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