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#1 rockmurf

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

I demo'd a 2012 this morning and I was blown away. Right out of the box the bike feels so right. However I have an 06 (blue) and I would really like a different color but I don't want to miss out on any improvements that may have been made. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Other than adding heated grips as standard in there somewhere (which then changed the throttle housing) no changes that any of us are aware of. But that doesn't mean Yamaha didn't make some improvements to the fuel injection, or other things that we are NOT aware of.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:33 PM

Don't think so. The heated grips were added in 2010, and the throttle was changed in '08, or '09, so, like Skooter says, unless it was some fuel mapping or something, nothing has changed. Hell, I bet all the parts are even interchangable.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

Don't think so. The heated grips were added in 2010 2011, and the throttle was changed in '08, or '09, so, like Skooter says, unless it was some fuel mapping or something, nothing has changed. Hell, I bet all the parts are even interchangable.

Fixed it for ya HRZ...

I had a 2010 and now have a 2011. The heated grips are nice and the bike seems to have a deeper sound to it, otherwise the same to me. Since having the heated grips, it would be hard to have one without em now.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:04 PM


Don't think so. The heated grips were added in 2010 2011, and the throttle was changed in '08, or '09, so, like Skooter says, unless it was some fuel mapping or something, nothing has changed. Hell, I bet all the parts are even interchangable.

Fixed it for ya HRZ...

I had a 2010 and now have a 2011. The heated grips are nice and the bike seems to have a deeper sound to it, otherwise the same to me. Since having the heated grips, it would be hard to have one without em now.


Interesting. Why did you ditch the 2010 for the 2011?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:23 PM



Don't think so. The heated grips were added in 2010 2011, and the throttle was changed in '08, or '09, so, like Skooter says, unless it was some fuel mapping or something, nothing has changed. Hell, I bet all the parts are even interchangable.

Fixed it for ya HRZ...

I had a 2010 and now have a 2011. The heated grips are nice and the bike seems to have a deeper sound to it, otherwise the same to me. Since having the heated grips, it would be hard to have one without em now.


Interesting. Why did you ditch the 2010 for the 2011?


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:40 PM




Don't think so. The heated grips were added in 2010 2011, and the throttle was changed in '08, or '09, so, like Skooter says, unless it was some fuel mapping or something, nothing has changed. Hell, I bet all the parts are even interchangable.

Fixed it for ya HRZ...

I had a 2010 and now have a 2011. The heated grips are nice and the bike seems to have a deeper sound to it, otherwise the same to me. Since having the heated grips, it would be hard to have one without em now.


Interesting. Why did you ditch the 2010 for the 2011?


Not by choice, a BIG dog got in his way.... :o


Oh yeah, I remember that story now. Bummer.

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FJR#4 - The Oregon FJR - 2004 ABS - 65k
FJR#5 - The Bastard POS Gen II - 2009A - 68k

FJR#6 - ?????

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:03 PM





Don't think so. The heated grips were added in 2010 2011, and the throttle was changed in '08, or '09, so, like Skooter says, unless it was some fuel mapping or something, nothing has changed. Hell, I bet all the parts are even interchangable.

Fixed it for ya HRZ...

I had a 2010 and now have a 2011. The heated grips are nice and the bike seems to have a deeper sound to it, otherwise the same to me. Since having the heated grips, it would be hard to have one without em now.


Interesting. Why did you ditch the 2010 for the 2011?


Not by choice, a BIG dog got in his way.... :o


Oh yeah, I remember that story now. Bummer.

Yeah,... I *still* remember it... hopefully a distant memory as time passes.

Anyways, since the OP has a Blue bike, why not go for a purdy Silver one... I bet you can get a much better deal on an 11 than a 12...
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:26 PM






Don't think so. The heated grips were added in 2010 2011, and the throttle was changed in '08, or '09, so, like Skooter says, unless it was some fuel mapping or something, nothing has changed. Hell, I bet all the parts are even interchangable.

Fixed it for ya HRZ...

I had a 2010 and now have a 2011. The heated grips are nice and the bike seems to have a deeper sound to it, otherwise the same to me. Since having the heated grips, it would be hard to have one without em now.


Interesting. Why did you ditch the 2010 for the 2011?


Not by choice, a BIG dog got in his way.... :o


Oh yeah, I remember that story now. Bummer.

Yeah,... I *still* remember it... hopefully a distant memory as time passes.

Anyways, since the OP has a Blue bike, why not go for a purdy Silver one... I bet you can get a much better deal on an 11 than a 12...

That is the plan.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

rockmurf -- you'll be pleasantly surprised with the improvements moving from an '06 to a '11 or '12.

Good luck with the search! ;)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

I was astounded by the demo ride today of the 2012, not sure what they did but boy did they get it right. Hoping the 2010 is the same.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

Buy one quick, and put lots of miles on it. I have an '08 with 27k miles and it runs smoother than when it was new.