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Offline Jim Snyder

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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2017, 08:50:05 pm »
Jim, I picked up a Seat Concepts for my itty biddy six fiddy Versys and like it. Not a Day Long but not $900 either. About $200 shipped for just the front re-do or about $325 for front and rear. . Just road two 500+ mile days this past weekend to the RTB up in Rome, GA.

They send the foam and a cover, it's D-I-Y or you can send your seat in and they will mount the new one for an extra $25.

Obviously with seats, YMMV but it does work for me.

https://seat-concepts.myshopify.com/collections/yamaha-fz-fj-fjr/products/yamaha-2006-16-fjr-1300-gen-2-3?variant=29262669510

Thanks Steve, just spoke with them by phone and will be sending my seat for rebuild soon. 
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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2017, 10:33:28 pm »
Glad to help.

Iff'n you don't like it you didn't hear about it from me.  :beerchug:
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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2017, 02:45:48 am »
Hey Jim, surprised you didn't like the way the fjr sits, handlebars to seat. I rode my friends '14, and it felt very much like Shoodaben to me... after about 1 mile I was totally comfortable with the bike.

Look on the bright side, now you have something new to farkle  ;) steve

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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2017, 02:40:02 pm »
I thought you ordered a Sergeant Seat last week?

Speaking of Farkles.
    When do you plan to get a pair of Delkevic's?   >:D

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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2017, 07:56:03 pm »
Grats Jim!  :great:
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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2017, 10:28:35 pm »
You did the right thing, Jim. I did too almost four years (and 38,000 miles) ago:



I tried the Sargent but it didn't work well for me and sold it. I now have a custom Laam (did a ride-in) and it is the best seat I have ever owned bar-none. But, seats (as well as handlebars, etc.) are very personal and you will have to see what works well for you. FJRs rock.

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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2017, 10:55:11 pm »
Another one here that keeps buying different FJR's when I get an itch to trade,  love the bike!  I prefer the Heli clamp for changing the bars position!  It is really Nice!  You can find them used all the time...  the stock seat with a set of beads works well for me.

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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2017, 03:02:49 pm »
Jim, I'm very interested to hear about whatever seat you choose to go with. I'm looking at the sargent myself for my 2016 bike. Mark
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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2017, 12:09:52 am »
Jim, enjoy your bike. It's a good choice. A Gen 2 FJR is a big upgrade from a C-10. It will run well with the C14s. You'll love the fuel injection and the thrust factor. That big smile glued on your face is called "Perm-a-grin".

I just picked up a 2014 FJR1300ES with under 4600 mile this week. Had to drive 680 miles each way to get it. It's very well farkled and has a Seth Lamm seat
built for a 280 lb rider. I run 195 when I behave, so the seat is a little firm. It still feels better than the seat on my stock Gen 1 FJR.

The weather has been wet and cold in Minneapolis this week. I only rode it around the block, but I'm impressed. I'm hoping for a warm, dry spell so I can get out and ride it. This will be fun. One more getting ready for retirement purchase.

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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2017, 12:56:39 pm »
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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2017, 08:37:42 pm »
Congrats, Jim! That is a great bike. I've ridden two and really liked the ride, especially since they're not nearly so top-heavy as Connies are. You'll run further between fill-ups, but the C14s will still blow you away at full throttle.  ;D
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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2017, 10:02:23 pm »
Congrats, Jim! That is a great bike. I've ridden two and really liked the ride, especially since they're not nearly so top-heavy as Connies are. You'll run further between fill-ups, but the C14s will still blow you away at full throttle.  ;D

They may do that but can they catch me in the turns.
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Re: My new ride (FJR-1300)
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2017, 11:27:05 pm »
Congrats, Jim! That is a great bike. I've ridden two and really liked the ride, especially since they're not nearly so top-heavy as Connies are. You'll run further between fill-ups, but the C14s will still blow you away at full throttle.  ;D

They may do that but can they catch me in the turns.
Nope. For that, advantage FJR with its lower center of gravity and greater flickability!

Hey, as soon as you have a chance, post your MPG figures for a normal (for you, hair on fire) ride. I'm curious to know.
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