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Fixing to commit to another bike

  • God finally aligned all the "stuff that's gotta happen" to get my long wanted new bike. Now when I walk past my beloved FZ6 of the last 5 years I feel guilty. Any of ya'll do that when you trade bikes? The younger crowd seems interested in it and two claim to be coming by to buy it. We'll see! Maybe if they don't buy it I can keep it and the new bike? Nah! Can't happen. Ever notice the younger crew doesn't call to talk to you, its all

    I believe a man's bike says a lot about who he is. Trust me, I love the various bikes you guys and gals ride. The HD Road King would be my choice if I were going that route. I started riding in the 70's on those Universal Japanese Motorcycles. In 1980 I bought a Kawasaki Z1R, one of the first cafe racer looking bikes. Now I'm older, and my wife wants one with more comfort to pamper her on longer jaunts.

    In the morning I'm putting some money down, until my loan money comes in a week or so from now, on a new 2013 Yamaha FJR 1300 with cruise control, traction control in wet weather, anti-lock brakes, the fairing screen raises and lowers, heated grips for winter, color matching top touring trunk that comes out in July, matching hard side cases, and it's supposed to handle fairly well in the mountain twisties. I love the cruiser attitude and style, and the sport bikes always get my blood flowing just seeing and hearing them. After all of the research I'll be different from my Gold Wing, Harley Davidson and other cruiser friends.

    I guess this is the way it's meant to be. We are all different, with varying circumstances, likes and dislikes. This bike just fits me best, or so it seems for now. So I'll be different, but I've always wanted one of these and like it's sporty look among the longer distance riding crew. Hey! I love your bike. When you see me on mine take a close look at the bike I'm on. It says a lot about my motorcycling interests today.


  • Bitchy
    Bitchy Well good luck with new bike and may you and her (the new bike) have safe journeys.

    June 13, 2013
  • blurplebuzz
    blurplebuzz From what I have read about the FJR its a sound mtrcycle and being a Yamaha its most likely a really dependable ride.With all those features your gonna feel like your driving a cadillac LOL

    I know I felt the same way about my 98 Honda 750 ShdwAce, yet I...  more
    June 18, 2013
  • speedyre
    speedyre Very Well said You are so right when you say the bike a man (or woman) rides says alot about them Have you ever noticed those folk that just buy the bigest and the best and don't have a clue what they have and I hate those folks that get a new bike every...  more
    July 14, 2013