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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By Rodan
There's a difference between not liking the bike,...

There's a difference between not liking the bike, and not being able to use it to it's potential....

Back in the late 80's I picked up what was a dream bike for me at the time... a 1987 FZR1000. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Rodan
Sorry to hear about your crash. It made the...

Sorry to hear about your crash. It made the local paper, but without any details. Hope you heal up soon.

I've had numerous close calls over the years on both White Spar (89 south of Prescott),...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
And several of us have done so here, as well...

And several of us have done so here, as well...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
:rofl:rofl:rofl Little chance of that ... :D

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Little chance of that ... :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
I rode both before buying the FJ... with...

I rode both before buying the FJ... with ABS/TCS/bags, better suspension and a fairing for a couple grand more, it's a no-brainer.

To me, it's not really an ADV bike, it's a modern UJM.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 84,707
Posted By Rodan
So, I traded my 'Busa in on an FJ-09 last...

So, I traded my 'Busa in on an FJ-09 last weekend... I'm gonna miss it, but it is what it is.

All of my 'Busa farkles (bags/mounts/seats/slip-ons, etc.) are for sale......
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 655,980
Posted By Rodan
The throttle response was addressed by a TSB that...

The throttle response was addressed by a TSB that specified a reflash for the ECU. All 2014s still in dealers, and 2015s should have the new mapping. FWIW, I test rode an FZ last Friday and found...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
That, and trackdays! :evil

That, and trackdays! :evil
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
Out with the old... ...

Out with the old...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/RodanAZ/mc%20trip%20pics/Paonia%202011/DSCN0119.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
I usually go over everything when I get a new...

I usually go over everything when I get a new bike home (assuming there's no glaring problems at delivery). Seems the techs always screw up something... The FZ-09 demo I rode yesterday had about...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
Finally decided to pull the trigger. Mine is...

Finally decided to pull the trigger. Mine is being prepped as I type, and I'm having the trans shaft recall done before delivery... supposed to pick it up this afternoon... :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Rodan
I don't recall advocating that anyone ride at...

I don't recall advocating that anyone ride at excessive speeds on Yarnell Hill. :huh

Yes there have been horrific crashes on Yarnell Hill, (I've personally seen the aftermath of some of them) and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
More info here: ...

More info here:

http://www.fz09.org/forum/6-fz-09-general-discussion/6833-major-recall-coming-fz-09-fj-09-fz6r-super-tenere-r6.html
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 84,707
Posted By Rodan
30-40hp in intake and exhaust on a C6... :nod ...

30-40hp in intake and exhaust on a C6... :nod 'Course you are talking LOTS of money and time...

On topic, I did ~200 miles on my 'Busa today... I've been thinking a lot lately about replacing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 84,707
Posted By Rodan
Well, it's cheap enough, but as rarely as I use...

Well, it's cheap enough, but as rarely as I use full throttle in the lower gears I don't know if I'd bother. I would think a Power Commander and dyno tune would do a lot more for the bike (I know...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Rodan
AZ - Yarnell Hill DPS PSA

Public service message for Northern AZ riders... the weather is nice, and the bikes are out. So is DPS...

Y'all probably are familiar with DPS's routine on Yarnell Hill. Well, they appear to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,177
Posted By Rodan
You roll it onto the bar end when you're not...

You roll it onto the bar end when you're not using it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
The beachfront property is about as valuable as...

The beachfront property is about as valuable as that video in showing the effectiveness of that hugger.

I'm guessing you've never actually ridden a motorcycle in the rain, 'cause the physics of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
OK, I watched the video... you're kidding, right?...

OK, I watched the video... you're kidding, right? :rofl

From the angle of the video, you can't see shit about the water coming off the back of the tire and going straight up.

BTW, I got some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
You would think they would want to explain why...

You would think they would want to explain why they limited the bike, when none of it's competitors are similarly limited. Assuming their goal is to sell bikes. I would hope the journalists doing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
I know all about Mangusson-Moss. Good luck with...

I know all about Mangusson-Moss. Good luck with that if you have a motor problem after modifying the ECU, unless you have deep pockets to pay for lawyers.

That hugger doesn't cover to the rear...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
Not really... Still nothing from Yamaha...

Not really...

Still nothing from Yamaha about why they would put such a ridiculously low limit on this bike.

Sure it's easy to defeat, if you want to void your warranty. However, before I buy...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,177
Posted By Rodan
Doesn't anyone read anymore? :gerg

Doesn't anyone read anymore? :gerg
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,177
Posted By Rodan
My '98 ZX-9 weighed 440lbs with a full tank and...

My '98 ZX-9 weighed 440lbs with a full tank and Muzzy Ti/Carbon pipe. With that pipe and a jet kit, it put down 142hp. Those were really strong numbers back in the day. It was as comfortable as...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,177
Posted By Rodan
Guess you missed this part:

Guess you missed this part:
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,177
Posted By Rodan
In that price range, I'd look for a really clean...

In that price range, I'd look for a really clean '98-0? Kawi ZX-9R

Light - under 450lbs
Stonking motor (1st factory bike in the 9s)
Comfy ergos compared to newer supersports (almost VFR comfy)...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By Rodan
I had an '04 that I bought with 10k miles, and...

I had an '04 that I bought with 10k miles, and rode it to ~24k.

I thought it was going to be the perfect SPORT touring bike I had been looking for. I was wrong. It was the first bike I'd owned...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
I found the FJ to have serious vibes from 4k-5k...

I found the FJ to have serious vibes from 4k-5k rpm on my demo ride, but it was a brand new bike. In one of the articles since posted, the author also noticed the same vibration, but glossed over it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
How many miles do you have on yours? I'm...

How many miles do you have on yours?

I'm curious if you were bothered by vibration between 4-5k rpm, and if it's gone away as the motor has broken in?

The demo I rode had enough vibration in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 32,017
Posted By Rodan
I like the Versys a lot, but don't think it looks...

I like the Versys a lot, but don't think it looks any better than the FJ-09 (neither are pretty). Love the orange though. The real difference is the weight... FJ is almost 100lbs lighter!

I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
It may be easily addressed, but the fix will...

It may be easily addressed, but the fix will likely void the warranty... not something a lot of us want to do when plunking down $$ for a new bike. I don't own one, but I was seriously considering...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
Are KTM Adventures limited? How 'bout GSs? ...

Are KTM Adventures limited?

How 'bout GSs?

My VStrom wasn't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
'Busas may be limited, but not to 115mph. That's...

'Busas may be limited, but not to 115mph. That's absurd... pretty much precludes any kind of trackday participation. Hell, I've hit that passing a Pirate Parade on a long straight...

I was...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 142,900
Posted By Rodan
Right... sowing machine. Like VK4DU said....

Right... sowing machine. Like VK4DU said....
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 142,900
Posted By Rodan
Well, the transmission on my R1100RSL was pretty...

Well, the transmission on my R1100RSL was pretty agricultural... :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
I stand corrected... that's what happens when...

I stand corrected... that's what happens when the salesman knows less about the bike than the customer.

Good to know the modes can be switched on the fly. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
So, the local Yamaha shop finally got their demo...

So, the local Yamaha shop finally got their demo FJ09 out of the crate, and the weather was actually cooperating today. So I finally got to take one for a demo ride.

A little background on me, so...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Rodan
I'm looking at the FJ09 as a companion to my...

I'm looking at the FJ09 as a companion to my Hayabusa. Having owned a VFR, I consider the 'Busa to be basically a VFR on steroids. I've also owned a VStrom 1k, which I think is more in the vein of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 84,707
Posted By Rodan
Thanks, guys. I have one similar to the...

Thanks, guys.

I have one similar to the Twisted Throttle version... I wasn't much impressed by the big spacers that you see all over eBay...
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 84,707
Posted By Rodan
So, is anyone using both Helibars and a block bar...

So, is anyone using both Helibars and a block bar riser on a Gen 1?

If so, were you able to get away with the stock brake lines? Did you have to modify the screen?

I currently have a block...
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