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Old 04-16-2016, 06:42 PM   #21
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What about a FJ-09? I'm going to look at one right now.
I've sat on, but have never ridden one. Compared to my Strom:

1. FJ pegs are a bit higher, so your knees are slightly more bent.

2. FJ tank is much more contoured and tapered at the seat, so you don't have the bowlegged feeling like you do on the Strom.

3. FJ is 70 pounds lighter wet, and the weight is much lower. near threw it on the ground getting it off the side stand.

4. Bars feel very similar to the MX bars on my Strom, but are slightly more forward.

5. Bouncing on it on the showroom floor, the suspension felt softer than a Tiger, but stiffer than my Strom (but that could be due mostly to the weight difference). The front still has quite a bit of travel, but you could adjust most of it out.

The biggest gripe I've heard about the FJ's is that the windscreen is dinky, but that should be an easy fix.
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Thanks Pinball. Well I've uncovered a slight problem. The bike has a 115 mph limiter on it. I don't plan on going that fast all the time but being limited had me digging further. According to a few articles and a few youtube vids the bike goes into a high speed wobble at the speed. One guy said it's pretty violent. Thats not good at all. Everything else on every review is very positive.
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Thanks Pinball. Well I've uncovered a slight problem. The bike has a 115 mph limiter on it. I don't plan on going that fast all the time but being limited had me digging further. According to a few articles and a few youtube vids the bike goes into a high speed wobble at the speed. One guy said it's pretty violent. Thats not good at all. Everything else on every review is very positive.
I don't get it. You have a naked already. What more is there to want?
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I don't get it. You have a naked already. What more is there to want?
Fj-09 not fz-09
More comfy nakey. Makes perfect sense..
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More comfy nakey. Makes perfect sense..
But you ride a Z1000... If you want a more comfy naked bike, you might as well just get a cruiser.
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But you ride a Z1000... If you want a more comfy naked bike, you might as well just get a cruiser.
Its not THAT comfy. This is the FJ not FZ. I saw one at the ball park today. Didn't know they existed.
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Thanks Pinball. Well I've uncovered a slight problem. The bike has a 115 mph limiter on it. I don't plan on going that fast all the time but being limited had me digging further. According to a few articles and a few youtube vids the bike goes into a high speed wobble at the speed. One guy said it's pretty violent. Thats not good at all. Everything else on every review is very positive.
It's the geometry. The Strom has the same wobble. A fork brace took almost all of it out of mine. Had mine up to 132 in a straight and 115 in a lean per GPS and solid as a rock. Slight wobble at 120 leaned, though. Not sure they're available for the FJ yet. Just get a steering damper (GPR makes one for the FJ) and ride the out of it. I'd get one for mine, but my risers and bars would require me to have a mounting plate fabbed.
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But you ride a Z1000... If you want a more comfy naked bike, you might as well just get a cruiser.
Um, no. Lol. Toe and I swapped bikes for a weekend a while back. His bike was not comfy. Thought I was going to blood riding solo. 2-up softened it up a bit, but then the leg and hip cramps kicked in. I was happy he came back a day early.
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It's the geometry. The Strom has the same wobble. A fork brace took almost all of it out of mine. Had mine up to 132 in a straight and 115 in a lean per GPS and solid as a rock. Slight wobble at 120 leaned, though. Not sure they're available for the FJ yet. Just get a steering damper (GPR makes one for the FJ) and ride the out of it. I'd get one for mine, but my risers and bars would require me to have a mounting plate fabbed.
Fork brace? I'm not familiar...
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This is the one for the Strom.

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BTW, a steering damper is THE fix for the wobble on the Strom. The Strom is sort of governed, too. 5th and 6th gears are restricted to keep your speed below 120. I installed a timing eliminator, so now it thinks it's in unrestricted 4th all the time. Very noticeable top end difference.
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Oh...my Power Commander didn't remove the restriction. Had to install the TRE. An ECU reflash would probably cure it, though.
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This is the one for the Strom.

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BTW, a steering damper is THE fix for the wobble on the Strom. The Strom is sort of governed, too. 5th and 6th gears are restricted to keep your speed below 120. I installed a timing eliminator, so now it thinks it's in unrestricted 4th all the time. Very noticeable top end difference.
Gotcha. So the forks are flexing I guess. I've read, they can flash the ecu and eliminate the restriction. Kinda sucks to have to mod it as soon as I buy it but if that's all it is, I'll pull the trigger...
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Gotcha. So the forks are flexing I guess. I've read, they can flash the ecu and eliminate the restriction. Kinda sucks to have to mod it as soon as I buy it but if that's all it is, I'll pull the trigger...
Yeah...there's way too much room between the lower triple and the axle. The brace adds a midpoint that helps keep the forks from twisting and flexing independently. It also takes out the lag maneuvering at low speeds.

I dug a little, and I don't see a TRE or fork brace available for the FJ yet, although you could probably find a machinist to measure everything and cut one out in no time. A reflash and a GPR would be your ticket if you get one.
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Um, no. Lol. Toe and I swapped bikes for a weekend a while back. His bike was not comfy. Thought I was going to blood riding solo. 2-up softened it up a bit, but then the leg and hip cramps kicked in. I was happy he came back a day early.
I could be wrong but I'd imagine there's also a considerable weight discrepancy between you guys, so that sounds like it could be a matter of suspension adjustment.

And Toe, you're right, I've been thinking of the FZ this whole time because I was stuck on what the OP was looking for. The FJ is nice. What you really need is a Super Duke though.
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I could be wrong but I'd imagine there's also a considerable weight discrepancy between you guys, so that sounds like it could be a matter of suspension adjustment.

And Toe, you're right, I've been thinking of the FZ this whole time because I was stuck on what the OP was looking for. The FJ is nice. What you really need is a Super Duke though.
I think at the time of the swap I actually had a few pounds on him. Lol.
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