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Old 11-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #1711
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Test rode one today at house of motorcycles in vista,ca. They have a demo bike. Must say that engine is awesome and b mode is super smooth and std would only need more time to get use to but still tried it and power was awesome and enjoyed the bike. Still want that motor in an adv bike
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:57 AM   #1712
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EJK tuner

Fellas.

I just saw this tuner on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-FZ-09...0a91de&vxp=mtr

Anyone have any experience with this maufacturer?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #1713
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Fellas.

I just saw this tuner on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-FZ-09...0a91de&vxp=mtr

Anyone have any experience with this maufacturer?
I saw on one of the FZ-09 sites where one of the guys used this tuner, along w/his own exhaust design, to make nice gains. He said it worked great. I believe he said it was a Two Brothers juice box, by another name. Looks like it. I have confirmed none of that, but I believe it to be correct.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #1714
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Rode it home over 100 miles today!

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #1715
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sat on one at the local dealer, was surprised they had one in stock.

Really surprised at how small it is - not quite street triple small, but very tidy. The minimal instrumentation, no fairing, and zero rear subframe to hang bags off of will keep me off this iteration, but the finish and fasteners and such looked way too good for an 8k price tag.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #1716
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Rode it home over 100 miles today!

Beautiful bike. The blue wheels look good. Remember to remove that ugly sticker on the tank... Lucky SOB....tomp dd50
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #1717
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Love the minimalistic exhaust. Best on any bike produced today IMO.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:37 PM   #1718
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Love the minimalistic exhaust. Best on any bike produced today IMO.
Very similar the the Ninja 650 exhaust and the ER6N's, too...Had a Yosh on my 6N and it was very much like the FZ. Great place for the exhaust, low and out of the way... tomp

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #1719
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sat on one at the local dealer, was surprised they had one in stock.

Really surprised at how small it is - not quite street triple small, but very tidy. The minimal instrumentation, no fairing, and zero rear subframe to hang bags off of will keep me off this iteration, but the finish and fasteners and such looked way too good for an 8k price tag.
I like it largely because of the minimalist approach. Too much stuff on bikes these days. I wish they would have foregone the power mode selection option. Save me the money, time, complexity, etc. Thats just me and for this bike. On other bikes, for other purposes, I like some of that stuff. Horses for courses, as always.

They've had a grey one at a local dealer for 3, or more, weeks now. I just can't get over the wheel color to buy it (And they won't match what I want to pay for it that another dealer is offering). Are the red ones stuck somewhere in transit or something? I'm ready.

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Old 11-16-2013, 05:03 PM   #1720
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luggage-wise, looks like a Great Basin - Giant Loop would be great on that front.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #1721
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ing-saddlebags



Have used these on several bikes. Internally reinforced, no brackets needed. Have a set on a Dyna now. Great and inexpensive, too...
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:30 AM   #1722
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Very similar the the Ninja 650 exhaust and the ER6N's, too...Had a Yosh on my 6N and it was very much like the FZ. Great place for the exhaust, low and out of the way... tomp

..and it's been there since 2006.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:17 AM   #1723
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Rode it home over 100 miles today!

Great pic!

Congrats on the new bike.

I'm sort of in the slow bikes fast group, but the corollary to it is: its fun to ride fast bikes fast too.

Light bikes are fun too and this one is certainly light for an 850.

Have fun.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:02 AM   #1724
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I like it largely because of the minimalist approach. Too much stuff on bikes these days. Horses for courses, as always.
Exactly. This looks to be a great bike, it just isn't quite right for the riding I do - blast somewhere in a day, couple days running around, blast home.

I was mostly checking it out to fantasize about what we might see in six months to a year in a a touring bike with this platform. I can't see any way they stick to a naked twin and a naked triple.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:12 AM   #1725
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Exactly. This looks to be a great bike, it just isn't quite right for the riding I do - blast somewhere in a day, couple days running around, blast home.

I was mostly checking it out to fantasize about what we might see in six months to a year in a a touring bike with this platform. I can't see any way they stick to a naked twin and a naked triple.
Same here. I want to be able to put hard bags on any street bike I buy. 90% of my riding is day rides less than 300 miles, but every once in a while I get a wild hair and take off for a few days. The bags mostly sit in the garage, but I like them much better than soft bags for multiple day trips. Not to take anything away from the FZ-09. I like the concept a lot and hope they sell a ton of 'em. Just not quite the right tool for me.

OTOH, I've been known to buy the "incorrect" bike just because it was shiny
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