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Old 03-31-2014, 12:35 PM   #21
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Ah, got ya.

I know tons of people love the fz1 as a touring bike, and they seem to take high mileage just fine. I don't know how different the fz-09 is ergonomically though.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:30 AM   #22
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The twitchy throttle has been addressed by a ecu reflash. And there are a few rear shock and better fork offerings to better the suspension . So it can be fixed and be a great bike.
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The twitchy throttle has been addressed by a ecu reflash. And there are a few rear shock and better fork offerings to better the suspension . So it can be fixed and be a great bike.
So basically just spend as much cash and you have a Street Triple R...LOL
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:13 PM   #24
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So basically just spend as much cash and you have a Street Triple R...LOL
Lol something like that but remind me what size engine The street triple r has I don't remember? Isn't it 675? If it you'd get more power with the fz09. Who doesn't love nodding their bikes anyways Lolol
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:38 AM   #26
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Also, people are using the zx10r shock or the zx6rr shock because it has the adjustability the new penske shocks out for it have and getting it redone at traxxion for a total of half the cost at about 475. People are starting to get creative with em to get good results and saving money.
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good to know thanks for the tip. i saw a guy pull off in one fz-09 from the yammy dealership the other day and i have to say that w/o the ECU reflash for throttle response and any suspension upgrades i'd be hard pressed not to believe that the bike would best my little sv650 in nearly every category.

That being said i do not like the rear end of the fz-09 and i think the 2nd gen sv650's rear end and tail light is the best made tail section for any sport bike especially the tail section the vertical line brake lights are an awesome design and i'd like to swap it with me to any future bike i own.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #28
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I was also debating on the fz09 a month or so ago. After sitting on the bike and reading all the reviews, it just wasnt worth it. Granted for $8k you get a lot of bike, however, after suspension upgrades you'll spend around $9-10k. I'm not a track junkie but like a stiffer ride than what the fz09 offered. In the end, I went with a 2014 Z1000.

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Nice!!

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Any other motorcycles to consider thats comparable in the sub 10k price range. I was considering a fz-09 but now leaning more towards the steet triple r
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Any other motorcycles to consider thats comparable in the sub 10k price range. I was considering a fz-09 but now leaning more towards the steet triple r
Yes, a used SV650 second gen (2004+ prefer 2007+), add some suspension upgrades and you are pretty close for a lot less money.
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FZ07?

Just saw one at Wild West today... looks like the ergos in the foot/shin area would be better. Though it's kinda weird how narrow the seat is at the front and gigantically fat it is at the back.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:26 PM   #33
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Z1k or S3 ftw. Owned both and loved em. Test ride on the fz-09 was a disappointment. Soft, soft, twitchy, light, small, weird.

With springs, a pipe, and tune- maybe a fun around towner, but not confidence inspiring like my old speedie... or the wifey (fz1).
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yeah but the z1k MSRP for nearly 11k, OTD w/ TTNL you're looking at even more


Sure if you're financing a bike it may make more sense to go with the z1000 but if you're planning on buying a bike outright the price point on the FZ-09 may make the difference between being able to purchase the bike outright and having a note.
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