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Is anyone available to post a couple of photos of my new bike? If so, please shoot me a pm with your cell phone number and I will text them to you. Thanks!
 

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Nice looking bike
 

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Wow, ya, nice looking bike!
 

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Hate to say it but it sure looks better than the yellow submarine ya had.:D
 

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Enjoy it bro! Looks like a great commuter bike!! I don't know that I would take a long trip on it, (thinking it would wear me out in fairly quickly, with the forward lean angle).

I was telling a motorcycle rider at work (there are a number of them) about the "Jamestown Island Ride" coming up in August, in case he would like to come along, and he said no.
His reason was his forward-leaning position......"I would be worn out in the first fifty miles from pain in my palms and shoulders," he said.

I've always assumed that leaning forward would put less pressure on the back, and be more comfortable in that regard; but that leaning forward might create other stress points as alternate issues.

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Awesome! Have a fun ride home.
 

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I've always assumed that leaning forward would put less pressure on the back, and be more comfortable in that regard; but that leaning forward might create other stress points as alternate issues.

-Soupy
Not much pressure on the back but lots on the wrists and palms.
 

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Absolutely beautiful---congratulations.

Sam:coffeescreen:
 

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Not much pressure on the back but lots on the wrists and palms.
Yeah, that angle is much easier on the back but I can't ride one because of the pressure it puts on my ankles. In fact I can't get one to even bend that much anymore.
 

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Yeah, that angle is much easier on the back but I can't ride one because of the pressure it puts on my ankles. In fact I can't get one to even bend that much anymore.
Thats interesting. I've never noticed any pressure on my ankles. Mabe a little on my knees, but not my ankles. I'm assuming this is maybe injury related?
 

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Awesome looking bike Hawk, congrats!

& you're currently living a dream I had for a long time, when the FJ1200 first came out. I wanted one then soooooo badly I could taste it! :p but I couldn't get one then for a variety of reasons :frown:

I too would consider buying one 'now' if a good deal came along. Live the dream Hawk!

The bike itself was classified as a 'sport-tourer' & it could be comfortably ridden all day. & it was equally fun to zip around in town too. I really wish Yamaha still made it. The FJR1300 is a nice descendant of it, but somehow I don't care for it as much as the older FJ's.
 

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Thats interesting. I've never noticed any pressure on my ankles. Mabe a little on my knees, but not my ankles. I'm assuming this is maybe injury related?
Absolutely. That position is much better for avoiding the sudden jarring of bumps unseen until the last second. Then you can lift slightly and use your legs as shock absorbers. Legs under you not out front is much better in that regard.
 
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