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post #1 of 17 Old Dec 15th, 2006, 5:18 pm Thread Starter
 
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Took a test ride on an 05 FJR today. Wow. The throttle is more like and on/off switch. You're either going like heck or backing down. It corners like it's on rails (although a friend who also rode it swore he kept dragging the pegs).

It needs a bigger windshield, heated grips, a trunk, and slightly raised (about an inch) handlebars. I know that all of them are available.

I'm gonna go to Flagstaff next week to see what kind of deal I can work out for a red 07 for this coming spring. Hopefully there will be a slightly farkled 00 CR LT for sale after the first of the year.
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post #2 of 17 Old Dec 15th, 2006, 5:27 pm
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Best price anywhere on an FJR is
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I'm gonna go to Flagstaff next week to see what kind of deal I can work out for a red 07 for this coming spring.

Aren't you too old for sport bikes???

And are you sure you wouldn't rather have a very nice 2005 LT?

And good luck in your shopping!

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Hey John.

The FJR is a great bike, especially for someone leaving an LT. You will get used to the sensitive throttle...no big deal. And I believe the 2006's throttle response has been improved. Probably by the '07 model, it'll be like butter. All of the other issues have solutions as well. Sounds like you've found your next bike. The waiting is the hardest part.
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[QUOTE=info]Best price anywhere on an FJR is
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Yeah, but the transportation from AZ would kill any savings.

Then again, the ride home would be nice.

The 07's are due at the dealers around Feb/Mar and I'm not up for a ride from from AL to AZ at that time of year.
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Rode my buddies FJR, very nice bike!!! If I were to sell my KRS, thats the way I would go. Haven't seen the auto trans. one yet.
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Took a test ride on an 05 FJR today. Wow. The throttle is more like and on/off switch. You're either going like heck or backing down. It corners like it's on rails (although a friend who also rode it swore he kept dragging the pegs).

It needs a bigger windshield, heated grips, a trunk, and slightly raised (about an inch) handlebars. I know that all of them are available.

I'm gonna go to Flagstaff next week to see what kind of deal I can work out for a red 07 for this coming spring. Hopefully there will be a slightly farkled 00 CR LT for sale after the first of the year.
I would suggest that you take a test ride on the new Concours 14 in the spring before you make your decision...

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I would suggest that you take a test ride on the new Concours 14 in the spring before you make your decision...
Although the Kaw dealers will be taking orders in the Spring, we may not see any C14s on American street until next Fall.
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The 07's are due at the dealers around Feb/Mar and I'm not up for a ride from from AL to AZ at that time of year.
Have they dropped the dreaded 'pay your money, wait your turn' delivery system? That's how I had to get my '04. But it was worth the wait....and the '06/'07s have all the 'fixes.' (I think the only thing needed fixing was the heat issue and mine is not bad now with 36k.)

And if you do decide to ride it home, you can stop off at my place for an overnight (I'm just off I10 a few miles).

Geez, its nice to see an FJR thread without a lot of flames! :-) I'd get the FJR now, wait to see how the Kawasaki turns out. I hear rumors of issues even before it hits the market. It should be a great bike though, once the bugs are out (it took a couple years for the FJR to hit its stride.)

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I would suggest that you take a test ride on the new Concours 14 in the spring before you make your decision...
I don't think I'm willing to buy a bike in its first. Lesson learned I hope.
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Took a test ride on an 05 FJR today. Wow. The throttle is more like and on/off switch. You're either going like heck or backing down. It corners like it's on rails (although a friend who also rode it swore he kept dragging the pegs).

It needs a bigger windshield, heated grips, a trunk, and slightly raised (about an inch) handlebars. I know that all of them are available.

I'm gonna go to Flagstaff next week to see what kind of deal I can work out for a red 07 for this coming spring. Hopefully there will be a slightly farkled 00 CR LT for sale after the first of the year.
What about cruise control, John?

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What about cruise control, John?
FJR Cruise Control

This looks good!

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Concours orders

I was told that dealers will have full specs and details and be able to take pre-orders on concours (concourses?) in January at the int'l show.

the red for '07, is it a maroon-red or a ferrari-red???

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What about cruise control, John?
http://www.audiovox.com/webapp/wcs/s...1067&langId=-1

These have been successfully fitted to FJR's and are available from JC Witney and many other sources. There is also a very trick bracket available to mount the control unit to the handlebars.
Search www.fjrforum.com for details and other alternatives.

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...the red for '07, is it a maroon-red or a ferrari-red???
More of a Black Cherry...




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I was thinking (and I apologize in advance for that), what would you have to do to keep the electric windshield from retracting when you turn the key off?......

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I was thinking (and I apologize in advance for that), what would you have to do to keep the electric windshield from retracting when you turn the key off?......
There is a fairly simple fix for that. Something about cutting a wire, or hooking it to a different place. I'm sure the details are posted on the FJR forum.

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