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Offline Dshane

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After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« on: March 11, 2018, 08:53:34 am »
Well,
After researching and reading tons of postings, I pulled the trigger and traded in a Road King for a new blue ST.  (I only had the RK since last August, it just didn't go with my FJR).  I already ordered Solobox panniers and top box and side deflectors.  Still deciding on a new windshield.  Parabellum or Madstat??? I did notice that it sometimes was a little uneasy to start, like the battery wasn't quite powerful enough even tho its been on the Tender all the time. 

It joins my 2015 FJR and after this riding season I may go to down to one bike but I do like the power of the FJR.  :).

Anyway, thought I would shout out to everyone.  Some great info on this forum no one seems to jump down our throat like another one I am on......won't mention the FJR name.
Dave

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 10:54:28 am »
Welcome to the forum.  Lots of former FJR owners here, including myself.  Enjoy the new bike and don't be shy to ask questions if your search skills don't find what you need.   :)
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 01:08:46 pm »
 ::004:: There are SO many past/current FJR owners here, it almost seems mandatory that you have to own/ride an FJR before you make the switch to the Tenere.  ::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

Offline Nikolajsen

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 03:43:18 pm »
 ::004::
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Offline barkingllizard

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 04:19:09 pm »
congrats on your new ride, Dshane, with a simple hello.....
comments with substance will be chastised by soulless pub riders lacking intelligence and imagination...
while calling out princess trolls will be met with the monomaniacal pruning shears of triggered snowflake censorship.....

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 10:03:07 pm »
Glad to see another FJR person join up.
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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 10:50:56 pm »
 ::004:: from metro Seattle!

FJR and Tenere each compliment the other...it'll be a tough decision if you thin the herd.

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 08:16:05 am »
Welcome!  Regarding the battery, if your bike is still brand new, I think that is pretty normal until you get it broken in.  I know mine did the same.  It will run a lot smoother and start easier in a few thousand miles.
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Offline Dshane

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 08:42:31 am »
Thanks Terminus for the battery info..  I will keep that in mind.
Dave

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 11:39:07 am »
That being said, I know others have expressed that the stock battery is not the best.  I think most keep it until they need a new one and upgrade.  I have not done that yet, but I know if you search the forum you will find threads talking about better battery options.
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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 06:14:42 am »
that slow I'm not really in a hurry to start sound when you push the button is a normal sound for the tenere . at least the ones ive been around. I'm on my third battery ,from stock battery to lithium back to stock battery it sounds the same....

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 08:05:42 am »
Welcome from another former FJR owner.  There are a couple of FJR forums out there-I must have been on the other one as I did not run into that.  I think you will find this forum quite helpful and the people are easy to get along with.  Enjoy the new ride.
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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 09:51:49 am »
 ::004:: From North Central Mass

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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 10:53:10 am »
 ::004::. Most upsize to ytz14s from ytz12s. Exact same size but with more CCA.
Current: 2012 Super Tenere - White/Red Speedblocks
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Re: After lurking....my new 2017 came home..
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 07:12:57 pm »
Welcome.   Former FJR owner here.  My old knees forced the swap.  No regrets.  But there is nothing like the silky smooth HP of the FJR.  If you can keep both, do it!

 

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