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Rick123

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  1. Got only one so far and nothing fancy. It was a middle of October last year when I first rode FJ09 ever (after 13 V Stroms in last 10 years). In fact it was a test ride and I picked her up 2 days later. Despite the fact that I managed to put on her 5000 km in next 5 weeks never got another picture. So here she is. My first (2017) FJ 09. And one more. OEM panniers gone and replaced with Givi quick release mounting racks to use with my Kappa 22l (when running local area and weekends) and Givi E360 (for touring) or Wolfman Expedition soft dry bags (when riding off road). Heed crash bars with bags installed as well as windscreen spoiler/lip, headlights guards and GPS hooked up along with Oxford heated grips.
  2. Installed a skid plate and since there was outside 7C I took her for a quick couple of hours “test ride”.
  3. Thank you and my apologies if I offended anyone. It was not my intention at all!
  4. Got only one so far and nothing fancy. It was a middle of October last year when I first rode FJ09 ever (after 13 V Stroms in last 10 years). In fact it was a test ride and I picked her up 2 days later. Despite the fact that I managed to put on her 5000 km in next 5 weeks never got another picture. So here she is. My first (2017) FJ 09.
  5. Wow, somebody got it. Thank you! The best part is that I’m planning to install the beak on my bike too😀
  6. I think you should’ve first read the original posting here before you issued this warning!!! If you still don’t see what I was referring to I can quote it to you.
  7. It is definitely not right if Yamaha calls for valve check at 25000 miles and they are to tight at 10 or 15 000 miles. It is just ridiculous IMHO.
  8. And one more here wearing Klim Latitude Misano jacket and pants combo. Because it is black I recently got Carlsbad (in grey) for summer riding which is lighter and has even better venting.
  9. It's scary. I've had 13 V Stroms before I got my 2017 FJ-09 2 months ago (with just over 7000 km on it). I rode it for another 5000 km in 6 weeks and so far so good but reading stories like this make me wonder if I made the right choice. I never had single issue with Suzuki and here - it is not the first time I'm reading about tight (or worn out) exhaust valves. Some of them out of spects at 15000-20000 km. Shouldn't Yamaha do something about it since they recommend first valve check at 42 or 45000 km?
  10. As already documented, there was definitely existing abrupt throttle response problem on 2015-16 models. Personally, after 6 weeks and 5000km (since I got my 2017) I am not expiriencing any jerkiness issues. 2018 and up GT models are perhaps even more polished in this department.
  11. And the new addition (to Klim Latitude Misano jacket/pants combo) Carlsbad jacket is on it's way. This one for riding around and for summer time. Prefer it over Aerostitch because of much better venting. That's the main reason.
  12. Interesting. I use it every time I lubricate the chain. Every 500 km and/or every week.
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