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Old 12-13-2013, 08:52 AM   #1861
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I agree that it was surprisingly easy to push thru deep gravel (@ slow speeds) after coming fromDual-sport bikes.Very good feel for what the front end was doing.
Maybe partly do to the short reach to the tapered bars.
Bottom Line: At 414 wet your just a skid plate and a set of tires away from
Your next Mild off-road Adventure bike.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #1862
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I've looked into the Vstrom, Versys and the new CBs. I like them OK but I vastly prefer the light weight, strong engine and cartridge forks of the FZ, which is not
that much more expensive, all things considered. It'll come down to the test rides! 60lbs makes a huge difference if you ever have to pick it up or pull it through some mud.
The CB500X is no heavier than the FZ, holds more gas, has longer forks, and costs $2k less!?!?! Plus if you're not going to exceed 55mph, you could always put a stunter sprocket on the back and have all the torque you'll ever need!
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #1863
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The CB500X is no heavier than the FZ, holds more gas, has longer forks, and costs $2k less!?!?! Plus if you're not going to exceed 55mph, you could always put a stunter sprocket on the back and have all the torque you'll ever need!
Actually, the FZ is lighter, but not by a terribly significant margin (430# to 414#, I believe w/o looking it up?). Even at under 55 mph, you'll feel a notable difference in power, throttle response, and attitude. There's no taking everything into account for anyone else (And maybe not even for one's self.); ya' just gotta' get what you like.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #1864
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The CB500X is no heavier than the FZ, holds more gas, has longer forks, and costs $2k less!?!?! Plus if you're not going to exceed 55mph, you could always put a stunter sprocket on the back and have all the torque you'll ever need!
Stunter sprocket on a FZ. Torque from 2K...Soft ride mode...
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:41 PM   #1865
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Rear suspension for cheap FZ09 owners.

Someone on the fz09 forums figured the zx10 shock year 2008 would fit. I bought an 09 zx10 shock off ebay. The bottom bolt hole on the shock had to be drilled bigger to fit the fz09 bolt. A little bit of a plastic tray that is under the gas tank had to be trimmed. Set at 1 in. sag with my 180lb on the bike the bike rides much smoother/ more controlled. The spring on the zx shock may be too soft but the dampening (high, low and rebound) is worlds ahead of what came on the FZ. The bike no longer chops out on bumpy turns.

Now for the fuel controller to get here!
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #1866
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Actually, the FZ is lighter, but not by a terribly significant margin (430# to 414#, I believe w/o looking it up?). Even at under 55 mph, you'll feel a notable difference in power, throttle response, and attitude. There's no taking everything into account for anyone else (And maybe not even for one's self.); ya' just gotta' get what you like.
+1, my thoughts exactly.

I'm looking to test both bikes back-to-back to see if there's a difference in their respective riding manners.

Triple > Parallel twin (not for the power, but for the character)
Dual discs front brake > Single disc
Cartridge forks (if set up properly) > Damper rods
Naked > Windshield (for my purposes)
Streetbike that works as a softroader > Streetbike pretending to be a softroader
All-new design > Rehashed CBR/CBF

The FZ really stands out on paper and in pictures but if the CBX rides better, I will definitely go for it instead.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:00 AM   #1867
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Someone on the fz09 forums figured the zx10 shock year 2008 would fit. I bought an 09 zx10 shock off ebay. The bottom bolt hole on the shock had to be drilled bigger to fit the fz09 bolt. A little bit of a plastic tray that is under the gas tank had to be trimmed. Set at 1 in. sag with my 180lb on the bike the bike rides much smoother/ more controlled. The spring on the zx shock may be too soft but the dampening (high, low and rebound) is worlds ahead of what came on the FZ. The bike no longer chops out on bumpy turns.

Now for the fuel controller to get here!
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:51 AM   #1868
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #1869
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #1870
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I'm looking to test both bikes back-to-back to see if there's a difference in their respective riding manners.

Triple > Parallel twin (not for the power, but for the character)
Dual discs front brake > Single disc
Unless you're a very good dirt rider, these are two big advantages for the CB500X.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #1871
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get one, great bike: http://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/fz9/
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:09 PM   #1872
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I just wanted to drop off this video for future reference.



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Old 12-17-2013, 01:57 AM   #1873
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Thanks for all the effort you put into that. Much appreciated.

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Old 12-17-2013, 06:46 AM   #1874
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I just wanted to drop off this video for future reference.



So you liked it or not?...Nice review. Much obliged.
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #1875
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Hey just a heads up to anyone in the phoenix area looking for a new FZ-09. Last month Ride Now had a best price out the door of $9875, but you can get one out the door for $8800. Maybe someone has done better, but had they quoted me that back in Oct I would be on one right now. I might go and pick it up today. They have a red one and a liquid graphite in stock. Just fyi (sorry to hijack the thread).
The salesman at the Yamaha dealer in Merced CA just told me that all of the Yamaha dealers in the state of California are sold out of FZ-09's and that no showroom in California even has one to look at. Just thought I would pass that along so no one would waste their time like I just did. I'm lucky I ran across this salesman so knowledgeable about so many other dealerships because I never would have guessed Yamaha would have such a problem mfg bikes to keep even one in the entire state. And then TWO at ONE dealer in Phoenix! Go figure.
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