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Pick this up on Tuesday :D

A little excited :mrgreen:
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Nice 8-)
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Sweet, congratulations! Me too, got a 2013 FJR with 100,000 miles less than my 2007 FJR has for a phenominal price. On my 1st decent trip this weekend in fact.
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@rbentnail I am selling the fjr in favour of the BMW :shock:

I am hoping I don't miss the power
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Stu, can't speak to the FJR, but I can tell you that after owning 2 different BMW's you can't go wrong.
Mine are a little bit older, but still run good and hard. '97K1100LT and a '97 R1100RT.
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electro_handyman wrote: 13 Jun 2021 13:06 Stu, can't speak to the FJR, but I can tell you that after owning 2 different BMW's you can't go wrong.
Mine are a little bit older, but still run good and hard. '97K1100LT and a '97 R1100RT.
I am just hoping I have made the right decision :lol:

I have heard horror stories but then I have also heard horror stories about other brands
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My 1st recommendation I can give you is to replace the oem brake lines for aftermarket stainless braided and keep the brake fluid clean, as in flush and replace it every other year, if not every year.
The oem brake lines have been an Achilles heel for BMW for many years on all bike lines(because owners don't heed the BMW service recommendations of changing the fluid, then the hoses break down internally and causes issues with the entire brake system).
2ndly would be to use non-ethanol fuel if at all possible. At the very least don't let the bike set over a long period of time with ethanol fuel in it(drain it or treat it with stabilizer).
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My wife and I tested the BMW and FJR back-to-back - a couple of hours on each. We went with the FJR, largely because we both found the BMW's sitting positions too upright. The BMW might have lost out a bit on power, but the torque was excellent and it clung to the bumpy Northumberland roads like a limpet!
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