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About spitfireorca

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  1. I’ve seen this brought up multiple times, has there been a big issue with sensors and errors being thrown up on the FJ09s?
  2. I sold my 2013 FJR to get a 2017 FJ09 and don't regret it for a second. I don't do much freeway traveling though. If I was trying to do cross country trips I might have kept the FJR. I'm right with you on the seat height for the Africa Twin and I think its eye sore. I'll have to see the new GTs in person before I pass total judgment, as for now I think it looks a little too flashy like a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
  3. Welcome to the forum from Seattle! I love Oregon, like the other riders said, beautiful riding down there! Great color on the bike!
  4. I've only heard great things about them, especially on this forum! Their customer service is outstanding! I'm very excited to get the bike in there next month and feel the transformation!
  5. Hey all, meet Rogue! I didn't get a screaming deal on it but I am more than satisfied. Next up is a tune by the local 2 Wheel Dyno works! This is the first bike I've owned that I don't feel the need to immediately throw mods and add-ons at! Waiting on delivery of the Perfect Squeeze phone mount. I decided on the FJ09 over the new XSR700 (great bike though). I suffer from 2BS pretty severely (two bike syndrome) but I think Rogue here will keep my symptoms in check for a good while all by herself.
  6. Hey David, I went to test ride a new 2017 FJ09 and it was good, but i don't think it was great. The throttle seemed fairly jerky and the bike felt choked up. It was however much lighter than i anticipated which lent itself to fun cornering. I had my FZ07 dyno tuned and flashed and it really made a huge difference, the bike felt totally new. I've been cruising the forums and it seems like the ecu flash and dyno on the FJ are a great mod. I was wondering if you have done these to your FJ09? My wife and I are moving back into Seattle and I would like to only have one bike to worry about and maintain. But i do love my FJR and FZ. The lightness and stability of the FJR are appealing especially for those all city riding days. I also was wondering how the FJ suits you on the freeways? Sorry to blow you up, I just don't know any other FJ owners. Plenty of FZs and FJRs around! I could not send you an PM as it kept showing an error.
  7. Koth442, I appreciate the feedback! The windscreen is my biggest worry about the FJ09. CalSci is very well regarded around the FZ and FJR forums so I'll definitely be checking them out and cruising the forum for other riders experience. I'm still a younger guy so the comfort side of my riding hasn't become a pain in the butt yet!
  8. Hey all, I've been cruising the forum for a while now and decided it was time to make an appearance. I have been eyeing the FJ09 for two or so years. I currently ride a 2016 FZ07 and a 2013 FJR 1300A. As you can tell, I'm biased towards the Yamaha family, its never let me down! I am looking to consolidate my moto needs from two bikes, to one. I'm hoping the FJ09 fits the bill! I live, work and play in Seattle, WA. I've ridden for about 10 years now and have come along way in ability and in taste. I've previously owned a DRZ400 SM, Harley 1200 roadster and a couple of Peugot scooters. I'm currently looking at buying a 2017 FJ09 (love that white color)! If any of you have made the switch from an FJR to the FJ09, I'd love to hear your thoughts. As well as general thoughts about the FJ09 you would've wanted to know prior to buying it. Also, if any of you guys/gals are local to the Seattle/King county area, give me a shout! Lets ride, I'm fairly new to the area!