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  • Birthday 01/29/1969

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    Chesterfield, VA
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    2015 FJ-09

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  1. This is cool: LINK TO NEWS BLURB Yamaha has signed a deal to make its Niken the official support bike for the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta.
  2. I, too just got back from Deal's Gap. Put a lot of laps on the Tail this year. Great riding, as always.
  3. Good choice. I had a Delkovic exhaust on my SV-650 for several years and never had a problem with it. Quality was good, sounded great and talk about saving some dough! I think you'll enjoy it.
  4. Just using the indicator lines on the bottles the oil comes in. It may not be as accurate as a measuring jug but .20-.25 quarts left over in a bottle isn't that worrisome to me, I mean the hash marks on the bottle aren't that wildly far off and IDC what the precise measurement on the jug says anyway. The top mark on the sight-glass is the mark I only care about, and I just pour, sight, measure, and re-pour as needed to hit that mark. My FJ is THE fussiest bike I've ever owned with regards to exact oil level so I have to do it this way to keep her happy. Top hash mark only for her or she pitches a fit so that's how we do things here. Edit - My service manual states 2.7 quarts with oil filter change which is quite accurate to the oil bottle hash marks so..... yeah.
  5. Mine is spot on with 2.8 quarts with a filter change, I found I have to fill mine to the high end of the sight glass to keep her happy. Works out just fine every 5th LOF. Hahaha
  6. Had the exact same experience as you, back in January. OEM battery laster 3.5 years, the worst longevity I've ever had out of an OEM, and I also keep mine on a Battery Tender.... And mine also spoofed me like yours.
  7. Great choice. I've been using this for a few years now. In fact I just got a fresh case shipped in via Amazon today so I can tackle mine this weekend prior to my big trip to Deal's Gap in June.
  8. Same here. First motorbike I've owned that was darn near spot-on for actual speed indicated. I've checked versus GPS, and run through a number of radar displays as well and it was always right on the money. At higher speeds I think it wanders off by a few MPH but not by much.
  9. I'm also a FbM customer, I had both the complete fork rebuilds and a new Nitron ordered through him. Yes it was a slow process, but in all fairness he warned me up front it probably would be. The end product was nothing less than stellar. The FJ rides on rails now, I have utter confidence on technical mountain canyon roads with it and feels like I can totally explore the full potential of the FJ-09 with the upgraded suspension. The price point was very good and bang for the buck was impossible to beat. I'm happy with his work.
  10. I actually picked the GT's for (hopefully) slightly better durability. They are designed for heavier sport-tour bikes, but this works in my favor as I am a rather heavy bloke (around 250lbs.) and I almost always ride with both the side cases and a tail bag carrying extra weight as well as an occasional passenger. With all that mass I tend to flat-spot rear tyres a great deal more quickly than most gents. I'll report on their ride quality in a few weeks after my trip to the mountains, after I pound on them for a thousand miles down there.
  11. I put her up on the paddock stands and removed the wheels & tires today. My guy at work has a beautiful No-Mar setup (he's a racer) so he'll mount & balance for booze. Good to have friends, eh? My new Pilot Road GT's have been sitting in my office for about 3 months, it's taken me this long to get around to it. 😜 I'll have fresh rubber on the FJ for my Del's Gap trip in 3 weeks.
  12. Agreed. Given what the original pricing was when these first materialized, this was a steal.
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