Picked up my new 2022 FJR

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I bought my 2007 FJR in 2008 brand new w/ 48 miles on it. I put another 141, 000 miles on it over the 13 years I owned it up until last year. I sold it to my son-in-law after someone gave me a very nice 2012 BMW K1600. The K1600 is an amazing bike but it doesn't get my soul like the FJR does. My wife's dad passed away recently and we were able to get a small inheritance. My wife very kindly told me to get another FJR. I respectfully obeyed her! Ha! In searching for the 2022 FJR, it was not easy to find. My wife actually found one for me in Indianapolis at Dreyer Motorsports. Not sure how accurate this is but they said there were only 10 left in the USA including Alaska. I put a deposit on it about 3 weeks ago and then flew there very early Wed morning. Paid for it. Signed papers. Put on some mounts and then drove it back to North Carolina. It had "O" miles on it when I drove it out of the stores showroom.

Loved it!!! So nice. Much better than the 2007 I had. The only thing it needs (besides the side cases and top box) is a bigger windscreen and some fog lights.

I'm driving my K1600 across the country right now. I work for MotoAmerica and WERA motorcycle road racing. I'm at Barber now and then will ride to Laguna starting Sunday night. Then after Laguna all the way back to North Carolina. Can't wait to ride the FJR again.
 

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roger dodger

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Welcome back to the fold!

I love that the K1600 didn't 'move your soul' like the FJR!!!

I love my FEEEjer!
 
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Beautiful bike, love that blue.
I wasn't very excited about the blue at all until I saw it in person and then saw it in the sun. I really like it now and am VERY happy with it. Thank you :) I still kind of wish they could have been more creative w/ colors over the years. Especially since they do only one color each year for us in the USA.
 
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Congrats! Side cases on back order I assume?
Yes. And I bought the top case and it is back ordered as well. Who knows when they will come in. I just wanted to make sure I got the bike because it seems that there are very few 2022’s in the country to get. I know that I could’ve gotten used older ones but my mind was set on getting the 2022 if it was at all possible.
 

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I sold my 2003 Honda Goldwing and purchased my 2022 FJR on April 1. So far and have 2600 miles on it. The So. California dealer got 3 in (I bought the last one) and they sold quick. I'm loving the FJR!!! Anxious to get the side cases.
 
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I sold my 2003 Honda Goldwing and purchased my 2022 FJR on April 1. So far and have 2600 miles on it. The So. California dealer got 3 in (I bought the last one) and they sold quick. I'm loving the FJR!!! Anxious to get the side cases.
Wow!! I can't believe the dealer got that many. That is great. Sounds like you are loving it. I can't wait to put a lot miles on mine. Gonna be fun. May I ask in what city you got yours? I used to live in So Cal.
 

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I got mine from Malcolm Smith Motorsports in Riverside, CA. According to the Yamaha Dealer Inventory website, there are only 3 left in California. 1 in San Diego, 1 in Pasadena and the last in the Sacramento area.
 
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I got mine from Malcolm Smith Motorsports in Riverside, CA. According to the Yamaha Dealer Inventory website, there are only 3 left in California. 1 in San Diego, 1 in Pasadena and the last in the Sacramento area.
That is awesome. I used to live in San Dimas not too far from you. Yeah there are not many FJR's left in this country. I know for sure it less than 10. I hope you enjoy it. Stay safe my friend
 

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Yes. And I bought the top case and it is back ordered as well. Who knows when they will come in. I just wanted to make sure I got the bike because it seems that there are very few 2022’s in the country to get. I know that I could’ve gotten used older ones but my mind was set on getting the 2022 if it was at all possible.

I ordered Yamaha city cases for my 2022. I love them.
 

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Bill, Beautiful bike and welcome. All that and a very cool job as well. I used to live in LaVerne, we were neighbors. Be safe
 

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