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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #1
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Default Said goodbye to my ST1300...

on February 18th I said goodbye to my 2003 ST1300 and welcomed a new 2015 FJR1300 to my garage.
I was only around here for a few years, with limited contribution, but I sure enjoy this group and your questionable sanity. This is a great forum, fantastic group of folks and very helpful.
I'll check in from time to time and may even run into a few of you at Moonshine enjoying a burger.
Thanks for all of the help and making a rider feel welcome from day 1.
Now to start planning my next SS1000 on this new ride. I am only a couple hundred miles into this new relationship and at this point only have one solid thought...yikes this bike is fast!
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Default Re: Said goodbye to my ST1300...

It is a sad thing to get rid of a great motorcycle like the ST1300. If only Honda would have kept refining it...

I traded my '04 ST1300 in November of '14 on a brand new '15 FJR ES. I loved my Honda but I like this bike better.

Did you go with an ES or the A model?

I have done a few things to make mine better for me, if you have any questions about the FJR, I will be happy to tell you what I know.

My '15 FJR has been sledgehammer reliable. Not a single issue.

BTW, the FJR is really only about a half second faster through the quarter mile. It does feel like more.
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Default Re: Said goodbye to my ST1300...

I recently treated myself to a fully loaded VFR1200, not a lot of upgrades really though, obviously newer technology but the only real difference for riding is traction control. I still have the ST1300 though and I might just treat myself to a new(er) one, I have a hankering it will keep me riding till it becomes too heavy to push around. I know it will outlast me.
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Default Re: Said goodbye to my ST1300...

My '15 FJR is the A model. It is also brand new, zero miles when I picked it up. I got the benefit of the '15's that Yamaha is clearing out of their warehouse with the new models coming in. Discounted price was too good to pass up. Mine was pulled out of the crate the day I picked it up.
I am a Honda guy and also hate that Honda never improved the ST after all of these years. What a solid platform to continue developing.
The FJR just feels so fast, maybe it is the higher redline. I would have thought more than the half second in the quarter mile.
Redfish, what do you think of the drive modes? I find that I like the Touring mode more. Takes some of the quickness away from the throttle when just riding at a moderate clip on the back roads. But, you can really feel the difference when you unleash the hounds in Sport mode.
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I am usually in Tour mode. The more aggressive delivery of Sport somehow makes me ride more aggressively. You get the same horsepower from Tour if you just keep twisting. It will come alive, you just have to twist further.

I do the Sport mode in the twisties, less wrist movement.

A couple recommendations:

1. The Cee Bailey Sport Shield in the Dark Tint. Both the '14 and my '15 in this pic have that shield.
2. Givi SR357 tail rack and Givi top box. The rear subframe is notoriously weak on the FJR. The SR357 will support that area and you should have no issues.

You are also going to need some tipover protection. The ST had the best and it was built in. The FJR has NONE and it is expensive if it falls over.
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Default Re: Said goodbye to my ST1300...

Redfish, I have ordered the exact same set up that you have. the SR357 and V47 Tech trunk are on the way. I have not yet figured out the tip over protection that I want.
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Default Re: Said goodbye to my ST1300...

I have the T-Rex frame sliders. I really like them.

If I were setting one up for my Dad I would buy the T-Rex cages and the T-Rex bag protectors. The MC Enterprises version of both would be my second choice.
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I have the T-Rex frame sliders. I really like them.

If I were setting one up for my Dad I would buy the T-Rex cages and the T-Rex bag protectors. The MC Enterprises version of both would be my second choice.
Redfish: Are you a member on ST-riders.net?
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Redfish: Are you a member on ST-riders.net?
No sir. I have been somewhat dialing back my forum participation for several reasons. I sure hate to see this one die.
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Many of the same people on this site have migrated to ST-Riders.net.
When this site goes away, we will be there.
Hope to see you over there,
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