A little BMW on the FJR - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 10:36 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
amarider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
Posts: 5,849
A little BMW on the FJR

A little BMW from Radio Flyer lives on with the install of the BMW Nav 3 on the FJR. Thanks to Techmount's stem stock and easy wiring due to the battery and fuse box up front under the right panel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2929.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	104.1 KB
ID:	18164   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2930.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	134.1 KB
ID:	18165   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2931.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	129.0 KB
ID:	18166  

John & Cathy
Northern CA
01 K1200LTC Basalt - Moose


Posse #2

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If you don't know where you're going, you might end up somewhere else
amarider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old Jun 4th, 2008, 7:07 am
Senior Member
 
JATownsend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Posts: 1,134
Re: A little BMW on the FJR

Hi John, congrats on the FJR!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on its good and bad(??!!) points. The FJR is definitely on my radar screen. I'm starting to tire of overly expensive, complicated and unreliable BMWs.

I love my LT but want to add a lighter, Sport Touring bike, to the stable. The RT and GT just don't do it, and I hate the few, but significant problem areas.

My friends on Feegers just don't suffer the issues we seem to endure.

J. Averill Townsend
Bloomfield Hills, MI


IBA# 24374

2002 K1200LTC - Silver
1978 R100/7 - Very, very Black
2004 Bushtec Quantum - Silver, of course...(SOLD)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JATownsend is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old Jun 4th, 2008, 7:10 am
Senior Member
 
VitesseLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Bloomfield, MI, USA
Posts: 135
Re: A little BMW on the FJR

Nice reuse ... anyone notice it's a "BMW" nav yet?
VitesseLT is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old Jun 4th, 2008, 8:35 am
Senior Member
 
AlaskaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Hillsboro, OR, USA
Posts: 3,136
Talking Re: A little BMW on the FJR

Hell John, it looks like it belongs there! Very nice install. I'll bet ya felt lost without the GPS didn't ya?

jOHN

John & Marilyn Fisher
'00 K1200LTC "Katie"
'95 Triumph "Tigger"
'12 Triumph 800XC "Tigger II" (RIP)
'12 Triumph 1200 Explorer "Shadow Tigger"
Hillsboro, Oregon

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AlaskaFish is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old Jun 4th, 2008, 9:44 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
amarider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
Posts: 5,849
Re: A little BMW on the FJR

While I never had an issue with my BMW's being unreliable, they were getting a tad expensive for parts and normal up keep. I believe most of that is due to the Euro kicking the dollars ass as of late. I did choose the FJR over the Concours because it was proven and updated over the years where as the Connie is in its first year. As far as how they look, there was no contest.
At a little over a week and 1300 miles I really can't give a lot of feed back on the good and bad. It's smooth, great inline 4 and tranny. The norm - You will most likely need a custom seat, larger windscreen and most likely bar risers. There is more engine heat than a BMW but not bad and there is an adjust to airflow I have not tried yet.
Bottom line at this point, I had Rick Mayer make me a seat, I'm waiting for my Cee Bailey shield and I'm enjoying the ride for now.

John & Cathy
Northern CA
01 K1200LTC Basalt - Moose


Posse #2

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If you don't know where you're going, you might end up somewhere else
amarider is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old Jun 4th, 2008, 9:47 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
amarider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
Posts: 5,849
Re: A little BMW on the FJR

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaFish
Hell John, it looks like it belongs there! Very nice install. I'll bet ya felt lost without the GPS didn't ya?

jOHN
Being Lost is just about the norm.................

John & Cathy
Northern CA
01 K1200LTC Basalt - Moose


Posse #2

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If you don't know where you're going, you might end up somewhere else
amarider is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old Jun 4th, 2008, 3:37 pm
Senior Member
 
dino2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sacramento, Ca., USA
Posts: 222
Re: A little BMW on the FJR

When do the "round dells" go on the tamkin place of the tuning forks?

2009 R1200GSA
2002 K1200 LT
1978 Shovelhead Chop
dino2000 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old Jun 5th, 2008, 12:09 am
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 262
Re: A little BMW on the FJR

I wonder if you can have the GPS programed to show little yamaha logos for the Yamaha dealerships instead of the BMW roundell for BMW dealers so your bike wont get confused????
cali_beemer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Press release: BMW Navigator III will arrive in April 2006 ®win GPS 18 Feb 12th, 2008 7:18 pm
BMW New Model GS Introductions eljeffe GS Series 6 Nov 12th, 2007 8:39 am
Just got a "New" 19-ball Crown Bearing from Chicago BMW this week? Holy Cow K1200LT 29 Oct 19th, 2007 11:58 pm
Bmw Sold? MOSLEYDS Chit Chat 12 Apr 1st, 2007 5:24 pm
UK to develop BMW techs Bayliner2052 Chit Chat 2 Dec 14th, 2005 5:47 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome