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    Saying Hello
    on: Apr 12, 2018, 03.50 pm
    Apr 12, 2018, 03.50 pm
    Hello,


    Potential new buyer here, so looking to learn as much as possible and purchase in the next few weeks.

    Looking to get either a '14/15 for a two-up trip this summer from GA to AK with my 16yr old daughter. I've done this ride several times, but not this long with my kid. I'm also considering a 14/15 FJR.

    Looking forward to contributing to this forum, assuming I don't buy a Yamaha FJR

    Cheers to all,

    Matt.
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    2017 KTM 1290 SA-R,  1990 Yamaha FZR EXUP,  1990 Kawasaki ZX-10,  1989 Kawasaki ZXR750 H1,  1985 Honda VF1000F

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    Re: Saying Hello
    Reply #1 on: Apr 12, 2018, 05.03 pm
    Apr 12, 2018, 05.03 pm
    Hi englishmatt and :400: to the Forum !

    All the information you might need is probably already in here somewhere, so have a Browse around,
    use the "Search" Button and post a New Topic in a relevant Section if you can't fiond something specific,
    but most importantly - if you haven't already done so - TAKE A TEST RIDE !

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Saying Hello
    Reply #2 on: Apr 12, 2018, 05.44 pm
    Apr 12, 2018, 05.44 pm
     :400: to the forum, and by all means take a test ride.  Hope you have better luck finding a test ride on an FJR (or any other Japanese brand) than I did.  None of the UJM dealers were willing to let a potential buyer test ride anything when I was shopping, although I COULD test drive a $75,000 Mercedes.
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    Re: Saying Hello
    Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 2018, 09.50 pm
    Apr 12, 2018, 09.50 pm
    Hello englishmatt and welcome to the forum. Good luck with your hunt for a TT  :028:
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    Re: Saying Hello
    Reply #4 on: Apr 12, 2018, 11.07 pm
    Apr 12, 2018, 11.07 pm
    Welcome.

    More comfortable than the FJR as you are pitched forward on the TTSE. Very comfy for the pillion too!

    Ride them both and pick!
    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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    Re: Saying Hello
    Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2018, 08.41 am
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    As previously said in the other post: Welcome aboard  :821:
    An old biker must be a good rider

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    Re: Saying Hello
    Reply #6 on: Apr 14, 2018, 03.22 am
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     :400: and choose wisely.(the Triumph of course)

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    Re: Saying Hello
    Reply #7 on: Apr 14, 2018, 12.14 pm
    Apr 14, 2018, 12.14 pm
    Hello and welcome!  I sold a 13' FJR to buy my TTSE.  I loved the Yamaha but my wife was cramped as there is not much foot space for the FJR passenger.  Both are great bikes.  The Yamaha motor is a sewing machine with locomotive power.  Great handling and just a super reliable bike.

    However, the TTSE is not much less powerful and arguable handles better.  The power thing means nothing as both have plenty.  The TTSE is a bigger bike and is much more comfortable especially for my wife on the pillion.  If the idea is to go two up with your daughter, there is no choice.  The Triumph is a much better machine for the trip! :028:
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