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    Senior Member thrstrmech's Avatar
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    anyone have an FZ-09 or getting one? I'm getting ready to pull the trigger...

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    They are pretty sweet I hear. But I also hear the suspension is no good and the mapping sucks and that there was some tranny recalls, but what new bike doesnt have issues. I've never owned one and they look like a ton of fun and have mondo power. Like a modern Buell!

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    A friend of mine has one. I wouldn't say the suspension is no good but there is definite room for improvement. Its a pretty fun bike that's got a great engine and riding position.

    Revzilla put out a couple of nice articles on both the suspension and fueling. You probably found these already.
    http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread...ng-the-fueling
    http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread...the-suspension

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    haven't read the articles yet...knew about the recall, which was for the shift cam stop that was manufactured incorrectly and affected other Yamaha models as well. joined the FZ-09 forum last night to get perspective of the bike from actual owners and not hipe from media.

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    I've ridden one and really enjoyed it. I would consider one if I was in the market for a new bike.

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    One of the few Japanese offerings that kind of excited me lately. I would definitely look into the FJ-09 if I were in the market. You get all the fun of the FZ with removable hard bags.

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    One of the few Japanese offerings that kind of excited me lately
    it's the only one that's doing it for me...

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    The FZ-07/09's are pretty sweet. I walked thru the Yamaha dealer earlier this week to pick up some 4wheeler parts and caught site of the new FJ09. That damn thing is pretty sweet!

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    I test rode an FJ-09 a couple of months ago and came away impressed. It'll probably be my next bike at some point down the road. However, the seat was harder and less comfortable than I expected. But that engine...wow

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    going to look into a test ride this weekend, then continue reading up on the bike

    kona...those articles were great and also one of the guys on the fz forum mentioned the ecu reflash to overcome the throttle issues. have to dig some more into suspension options...



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