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Old 04-13-2015, 08:48 AM   #21
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fjr i could see better for two up but 60k is quiet a bit of miles. if taken care of properly i wouldnt see to much of a problem if it was for a good price

i really like both the fj09 and fz09. i love the naked look. the head wind at 85 and up bothers me some on my shiver. i wish i had the newer shiver with the windscreen. im sure your used to that seeing your bike list. the fj09 looks to be a better option for longer highway rides. if i were looking for a longer haul bike the fj09 would probably be the one. light weight and plenty of power to pack all your on to get the job done.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:14 PM   #22
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So Im getting closer Will go take a look at some this week....Im torn though...The FZ09 can be had for $8500 OTD and then outfitted with a hard trunk for $500 or the FJ09 seem to be $10.5 OTD without luggage

I also have an offer from someone to buy their FJR1300...only issue with that is it has 60k miles which isn't a lot for that bike its just more than any bike Ive ever looked to buy....
If it was down to these two I would suggest the FZ-09 and use the 2 grand for the suspension upgrades it needs. stoltecmoto can sort it out for that much.
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If it was down to these two I would suggest the FZ-09 and use the 2 grand for the suspension upgrades it needs. stoltecmoto can sort it out for that much.
2 k worth of suspension upgrades? Wow, that would really steer me away from the bike completely.
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2 k worth of suspension upgrades? Wow, that would really steer me away from the bike completely.
Have not ridden it so take that advice as worthless if you want. I don't see the 2K in upgrade in the FJ-09 anyways. Windshield, better fairings, same suspension, brakes, plus a few convenience items.

So the suspension upgrade would be the same for both bikes.
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Have not ridden it so take that advice as worthless if you want. I don't see the 2K in upgrade in the FJ-09 anyways. Windshield, better fairings, same suspension, brakes, plus a few convenience items.

So the suspension upgrade would be the same for both bikes.
Ah I see. I have no clue on those but really want to get into them. Just browsing for more info. Thanks man.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:23 PM   #27
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Have not ridden it so take that advice as worthless if you want. I don't see the 2K in upgrade in the FJ-09 anyways. Windshield, better fairings, same suspension, brakes, plus a few convenience items.

So the suspension upgrade would be the same for both bikes.
suspension is not the same on the FJ and FZ....but nonetheless its still undersprung as most OEM suspension settings are. I doubt that one would really have to get the upgraded suspension if they are not trying to win a track day.....

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60k miles on a well maintained FJR is nothing. I have 105k in mine and it runs strong. Lots with 200k on them.
I was going through the FJR owners forums last night...seems to be a lot of 200k+ FJRs out there....
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The FJR is pretty bulletproof and a strong runner. The torque is very addictive. I still grin every time I fire mine up.
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suspension is not the same on the FJ and FZ....but nonetheless its still undersprung as most OEM suspension settings are. I doubt that one would really have to get the upgraded suspension if they are not trying to win a track day.....
What about the FJ has you willing to spend 2K more on it? The bike is heavier so I'm sure they have increased the spring rate etc. but the travel is identical.

You can put hard bags and a windshield on the fz.
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What about the FJ has you willing to spend 2K more on it? The bike is heavier so I'm sure they have increased the spring rate etc. but the travel is identical.

You can put hard bags and a windshield on the fz.
good question.....Im trying to get in this Sport Touring kick for one....better seating for my wife, longer fuel range and the electronics....but I am having a hard time coming to grips that I am about to take that plunge into sport touring. I had a zx14 that my wife loved to ride with me, had it set up for touring but really never went on any long distance rides like I talked about...Honestly Im just confusing myself even more talking about it lol
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Well, I don't think you will be able to drive out on a new FJ09 anytime soon. They have beed recalled and dealers are now allowed to sell until they are repaired. Not clear how long it will take Yamaha to supply new parts?

For what it is worth, I sold my FZ1 to get the FJ. Big mistake even without the recall. The FJ has lots of torque, but the inline 3 sucks.
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Well, I don't think you will be able to drive out on a new FJ09 anytime soon. They have beed recalled and dealers are now allowed to sell until they are repaired. Not clear how long it will take Yamaha to supply new parts?

For what it is worth, I sold my FZ1 to get the FJ. Big mistake even without the recall. The FJ has lots of torque, but the inline 3 sucks.
yea whats the recall for?

And you are the first Ive read or heard say the 3-cyl sucks....can you elaborate?
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yea whats the recall for?

And you are the first Ive read or heard say the 3-cyl sucks....can you elaborate?
I think the inline 3 just does not have much top end power. Low end, yeah. For me I would rather keep an inline 4 in the higher RPM range to get the blast of torque. Just seems to me that the inline 3, on the FJ at least, does not have enough power. Also, if you look at carrying weight capacities, it is all but impossible for two-up riding w/ bags unless you both are skinny as .

I know in all but the "A" mode, the thing is a pig. To each his own I guess. I know a lot of people live them in some other forums. I do like how light it is, very flickable.
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I think the inline 3 just does not have much top end power. Low end, yeah. For me I would rather keep an inline 4 in the higher RPM range to get the blast of torque. Just seems to me that the inline 3, on the FJ at least, does not have enough power. Also, if you look at carrying weight capacities, it is all but impossible for two-up riding w/ bags unless you both are skinny as .

I know in all but the "A" mode, the thing is a pig. To each his own I guess. I know a lot of people live them in some other forums. I do like how light it is, very flickable.
EVERY magazine that has tested it LOVES that triple because of the low rpm power, which is what it was designed for.
But you don't. Hmmmmmm
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I think the inline 3 just does not have much top end power. Low end, yeah. For me I would rather keep an inline 4 in the higher RPM range to get the blast of torque. Just seems to me that the inline 3, on the FJ at least, does not have enough power. Also, if you look at carrying weight capacities, it is all but impossible for two-up riding w/ bags unless you both are skinny as .
i never get this. My 500cc twin scooter took me and debra to california with sidebags, tunnelbag, backpack on front fairing, console bag, and underseat storage, to California and to Colorado (with a dog). I never needed more power, maybe just lower rpms.
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