2019 FJR Review

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2019 FJR Review

Post by garauld » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:42 pm

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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by FJRoss » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:13 pm

Pretty positive review. Wants better brakes? And smoother shifting?
I certainly haven't had any braking issues - maybe they just need a little more bedding in. (or is the 2019 very different from the '11?)
I have heard some others comment on the shifting on the six speeds but nothing universal. Maybe he needs a clutch soak.

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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:38 pm

Zactly. If those are the "could be betters..." I think we are in the golden age of sport-tourers and a bit of mcy history has been lost regarding what shifting and braking has been in the not too distant past.

I prefer an FJR...I'm sure there are plenty of other great bikes out there, but wanting a bike to go across country and still hit the curves pretty good and do it comfortably two-up, can't complain on the FJR. Well, you can...as there are boards full of posters who do...but this is a problem with being rich: you don't know how good you have it.

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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by Canadian FJR » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:14 pm

That was a good read. Personally I’m more than happy with the braking but I do agree with the shifting.




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Post by raYzerman » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:53 pm

Interesting he got "mid 400's" on his regular route... I call BS on that kind of fuel mileage. Have to have a tail wind and run it bone dry.
What that bike needs is a good five speed, LOL.
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by bungie4 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:56 pm

Anti Stall Idle system?

I agree with the Gearbox, both my FJR's have been clunky compared to Honda and Kawi transmissions I've ridden. No big whoop though.
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by bungie4 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:59 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Interesting he got "mid 400's" on his regular route... I call BS on that kind of fuel mileage. Have to have a tail wind and run it bone dry.
What that bike needs is a good five speed, LOL.
He runs 80-90 klicks everywhere. No way on that mileage over a 100Km/h.
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Post by raYzerman » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:52 pm

Anti-stall on Gen3, increases idle a touch when you begin to let the clutch out. ECU controlled throttle by wire feature.
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by rgb » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:42 pm

I may still learning my fjr but I was thinking that the transmission was much smoother than most I have available to ride at the moment. It may be that only being a couple months into ownership I haven't fully meshed into its ways yet.

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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by danh600 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:48 pm

My transmission is smoother on the FJR then on my VT1300 Honda. There no comparison on brakes.

I am not experienced on that many different bikes, but I always thought the brakes were one of the positives on the bike.

If you want to give the FJR bads marks I would do it for the side loading bags.
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:57 pm

danh600 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:48 pm
My transmission is smoother on the FJR then on my VT1300 Honda. There no comparison on brakes.

I am not experienced on that many different bikes, but I always thought the brakes were one of the positives on the bike.

If you want to give the FJR bads marks I would do it for the side loading bags.
It's only side loading if you leave them on the bike. I take them off the bike, lay them on their back, and loading up the liner and put it in the hard bag. Easy Peasy.

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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by danh600 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:10 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:57 pm
danh600 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:48 pm
My transmission is smoother on the FJR then on my VT1300 Honda. There no comparison on brakes.

I am not experienced on that many different bikes, but I always thought the brakes were one of the positives on the bike.

If you want to give the FJR bads marks I would do it for the side loading bags.
It's only side loading if you leave them on the bike. I take them off the bike, lay them on their back, and loading up the liner and put it in the hard bag. Easy Peasy.
Stop being logical. :lol:
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by raYzerman » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:32 pm

The US bikes came with saddlebag liners..... not quite seeing the problem if you use them, I've been doing it for 10 years.
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by danh600 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:15 pm

You guys really are right. If you use the liners and or just take them off they work fine.

I leave them on the bike and overstuff them. :lol:
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by Hppants » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:45 am

There is no doubt in my mind that you can put more into the liner (and still have it fit into the hard case) than you can put into the case directly.

Of course, at the hotel/campground, just being able to grab the liner and leave the case on the bike is invaluable.
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Re: 2019 FJR Review

Post by danh600 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Side loading bags are like side loading washing machine they are just plain unnatural.

Next there will be side loading buckets!!!!

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