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Kawasaki Concours versus ST versus Yamaha FJR

Sunday, 06, 2009 1 comment

M y wife and I some time this at Temecula Motorsports sitting on sport touring bikes, the Concours, Honda ST and the Yamaha

I wanted her to sit on the backseats of these and tell me which she felt was comfortable.

The winner for her was the Honda ST.

The on the ST were lowest, which is for her because the tighter she has to keep her bent, the more painful the course of riding.

The passenger on the ST was also the most cushy the three, with the Concours in second.

The position of the saddlebags on the ST were best for her because they lower. This made it for her to get on and off the bike. The FJR came in second, the bags on the Concours were in the way.

I’ve read in that the passenger hand are the most hardest to reach on the ST. But didn’t seem to be an issue for

For me, the ST was easiest to hold steady she climbed aboard because it has the seat height, allowing me to get of my feet on the ground.

While never having any of these bikes, I had gravitated the Yamaha FJR mostly because I the looks of it. But I remembered the nagging my gave me while sitting on the of my Yamaha Road Star, how the seat was uncomfortable, the high of the floorboards making her knees Nothing ruins a day of riding than an angry woman on the top of your helmet.

So it seems now gravitating towards the Honda ST.

I got some major work on my Electra Glide Ultra replacing the entire cam assembly: cam cam chain, tensioner shoes and They say the tensioner shoes be replaced around 25,000 but I still had the stockers at 76,000 Well, actually the stockers had all but with the cam chain sliding the tensioner arms, and the tensioner grounded down.

I also replaced a cracked pipe, replaced a leaky plug, and had a leaky seal by the rear shift arm. It me a lot of money.

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However, it now runs and sounds great. Just a brand new bike. I never how bad my bike was running until I got all the fixed.

And with 76,000+ on it, I really don’t know how longer I’ll own it. It’d be to put 100,000 miles on it, but then that Electra Glide a lot of my money in repairs. It’s a hog in ways than just

I’ve only had the bike for 3 1/2 but I’ve put a lot of miles on it.

My friend has an Electra Glide Ultra the same year as mine, He’s going through the ordeal, which he wrote on his blog .

The more miles I put on Electra Glide, the more going to have spend on It seems every 15,000 that seal at the rear arm leaks, and it’s another hundred dollars to get it fixed.

All bikes have parts wear out, but it seems Harleys have more going wrong with than other motorcycle It’s a gamble, do I keep the and hope that oil leaks are all I have to worry about, or everything start falling the closer I get to 100,000 miles?

So now this Electra Glide is like a song, maybe time to sell it, and replace a different touring bike.

So at today, I explained that to my At first her concern was that touring I bike I bought to the Electra Glide needed to a comfortable seat and leg position. why I took her to Temecula Motorsports to sit on some different sport

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