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« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2018, 03:13:53 pm »

Congrats on the FJR. I think a lot of your initial disappointments were just because you were used to BMW's way of doing things.

It's a great engine on the FJR, now that it's matured a bit.

To me, the bags don't look well-integrated, like they did on the ST1300; that's kind of a shame. But they're not terrible, like the box adv bags.

Does the ES have a "true clutch" like you originally wanted?

It's too late for this now, but did you consider just keeping the BMW and repairing the true mechanical damage and just leaving or touching up the cosmetic damage? It seems not.  Rolleyes

The FJR was the best two-up bike (short of a Goldwing) that I've ever ridden. The torque is addictive. Quality was top notch throughout, except that my first gen was kind of hot and buzzy. (all sorted now, as I understand it) I rode it most of the time with just the Givi V46 top box; only took the hard bags for proper touring.
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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2018, 11:04:47 am »

The disadvantage of the "integration" of the ST bags was that, when off, there was an ugly "my bags are missing" look to the bike that isn't there with the FJR.
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« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2018, 11:35:39 am »

I agree on the bags, the diamond shape isn't my favourite. They look like they don't belong on that bike. The RT bag has a much better shape and the bike doesn't look like it's missing something when you ride bagless.
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