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Anyone planning a badazz trip on their FJ-09?


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Someday, some guy or gal with an FJ-09 is gonna just say phuck it, sell their stuff, put some in Storage, kiss their loved one's goodbye and take off on an epic adventure and post their pics and stories here, as a journal. And we will all get addicted to logging in and reading said ride report daily, living that adventure thru our internet connections.
 
That's what this board is about, your week or longer ride reports. And, I am so looking forward to these. The FJ-09 is perfect for long trips to Alaska, South America or just across our country. While the suspension isn't set up for dirt, it is a hell of alot lighter than a 700 lb "loaded to the gills" BMW or the like. And light is good.
 
Dream on, FJ-09 owners, and share your trips and planned trips here. Ask for ideas, share your route plans, gear lists and more importantly, the life that you chase on the road.
 
Who will be first?
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Not quite badazz, I've got a 5-6K km 16 day trip planned starting May 2 (exercise the heated grips?) Ottawa ON indirectly down to Little Switzerland NC (GREAT roads around there) to meet with about 30 TriDoD riders. Then 1 day going South to Deal's Gap, before heading back North to Glen NH to meet with about 40 - 50 NEDoD riders. After that, 1 longish day back home on Sunday May 17. Lots of twisty roads planned!
 
And late summer hopefully a 2-3 week trip through upstate NY, VT, NH, ME, the Canadian Maritimes provinces, Quebec, and meeting 40 - 50 NEDoD riders at the Canadian Assault north of Montreal.
 
I carried over a bunch of vacation days from last year, I have 29 days this year - so just over 6 weeks because my vacation weeks include 2 stat holidays. Should be a good FJ-09 riding year. :-)
 
Hope to get a few long weekends on my next purchase too: 2015 KTM 690 Enduro R!
 
Come on Spring! I've got serious PMS and winter's just begun (Parked Motorcycle Syndrone.)
FJ-09, 690 Enduro R.
Back Roads. Period.
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I'm beginning to plan a late spring trip. I live in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. We have amazing riding here. I have been told by those In the know that it's like riding the entire west coast, but condensed into 500km. It's amazing, but I am getting the itch to try the real thing, so, I'm starting to plan a trip to visit friends in San Francisco. My brother lives in Seattle, so I'd take the Port Angeles ferry and head to visit him, them hit the Oregon coast and stay by the water all the way down. Haven't decided if I'll go farther than San Fran. I don't know anyone south of there, and riding alone much farther than that is a bit risky. Never done a trip like that, so I don't want to push it.
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Maybe we can try a gathering next summer for a meet and great in So. Cal. I know the roads down here like the back of my hand.
 
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Bikes:
2015 FJ-09, Seat Concepts seat cover and foam, Cal Sci medium screen, rim stripes, factory heated grips, Cortech Dryver tank bag ring, Modified stock exhaust, FlashTune with Graves fuel map, Cree driving lights, Aux power socket.
2012 Street Triple type R (Wifes)
2007 FJR1300 (Sold!)
 
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My scheduled rides or adventures as most people would think.  To most people who ride a motorcyles, a trip across the State is an adventure, and very well should be, as some of my most notable adventures weren't  that long.
 
Here is my planned Adventures:
April 22-28 Ride to Laughlin, NV. 2400m
May 25-June 2 Ride to Cedar City, Utah for a gathering of FJR 1300 Owners, SWFOG. 2500m
June 12-21 Ride to Incline Village, NV and ride the local roads for the week. 2400m
July 15-21 Ride to Marina, CA for the World Superbike Races at Laguna Seca/Mazada Raceway. 2200m
August 3-16 Ride Colorado and spend a week just riding Colorado mountains. 4800m min.
September 17-21 Ride to New Plymouth, Idaho for the Big Nasty Hillclimb event. 1000m
October 6-12  Ride around Oregon and Washington.  2400m
 
If you live in the areas noted PM me and maybe we can ride together or just meet up to talk about our great FJ.
 
 
 

Ken, Candy Ass L.D.R. Sleeps 8 hours
(2)2005 FJR1300abs:  230,000 m
2015 FJ-09:  106,000 m (Lost compression in #2 Cyl.)

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My scheduled rides or adventures as most people would think.  To most people who ride a motorcyles, a trip across the State is an adventure, and very well should be, as some of my most notable adventures weren't  that long. 
Here is my planned Adventures:
April 22-28 Ride to Laughlin, NV. 2400m
May 25-June 2 Ride to Cedar City, Utah for a gathering of FJR 1300 Owners, SWFOG. 2500m
June 12-21 Ride to Incline Village, NV and ride the local roads for the week. 2400m
July 15-21 Ride to Marina, CA for the World Superbike Races at Laguna Seca/Mazada Raceway. 2200m
August 3-16 Ride Colorado and spend a week just riding Colorado mountains. 4800m min.
September 17-21 Ride to New Plymouth, Idaho for the Big Nasty Hillclimb event. 1000m
October 6-12  Ride around Oregon and Washington.  2400m
 
If you live in the areas noted PM me and maybe we can ride together or just meet up to talk about our great FJ.
 
 

 
Like the old song says, "And I'll see you in September"! It will be a fun loop!
 
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My scheduled rides or adventures as most people would think.  To most people who ride a motorcyles, a trip across the State is an adventure, and very well should be, as some of my most notable adventures weren't  that long. 
Here is my planned Adventures:
April 22-28 Ride to Laughlin, NV. 2400m
May 25-June 2 Ride to Cedar City, Utah for a gathering of FJR 1300 Owners, SWFOG. 2500m
June 12-21 Ride to Incline Village, NV and ride the local roads for the week. 2400m
July 15-21 Ride to Marina, CA for the World Superbike Races at Laguna Seca/Mazada Raceway. 2200m
August 3-16 Ride Colorado and spend a week just riding Colorado mountains. 4800m min.
September 17-21 Ride to New Plymouth, Idaho for the Big Nasty Hillclimb event. 1000m
October 6-12  Ride around Oregon and Washington.  2400m
 
If you live in the areas noted PM me and maybe we can ride together or just meet up to talk about our great FJ.
 
 

Did you do the Sparks Nv run at the Western Village Inn casino last summer with the FJRs? I was there. Rode with Marty (0Face), he was a hoot and a great rider.   
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Bikes:
2015 FJ-09, Seat Concepts seat cover and foam, Cal Sci medium screen, rim stripes, factory heated grips, Cortech Dryver tank bag ring, Modified stock exhaust, FlashTune with Graves fuel map, Cree driving lights, Aux power socket.
2012 Street Triple type R (Wifes)
2007 FJR1300 (Sold!)
 
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My scheduled rides or adventures as most people would think.  To most people who ride a motorcyles, a trip across the State is an adventure, and very well should be, as some of my most notable adventures weren't  that long. 
Here is my planned Adventures:
April 22-28 Ride to Laughlin, NV. 2400m
May 25-June 2 Ride to Cedar City, Utah for a gathering of FJR 1300 Owners, SWFOG. 2500m
June 12-21 Ride to Incline Village, NV and ride the local roads for the week. 2400m
July 15-21 Ride to Marina, CA for the World Superbike Races at Laguna Seca/Mazada Raceway. 2200m
August 3-16 Ride Colorado and spend a week just riding Colorado mountains. 4800m min.
September 17-21 Ride to New Plymouth, Idaho for the Big Nasty Hillclimb event. 1000m
October 6-12  Ride around Oregon and Washington.  2400m
 
If you live in the areas noted PM me and maybe we can ride together or just meet up to talk about our great FJ.
 
 

 
 
Holy crap!! Some day I will have time to ride that much! Enjoy, and safe riding.
2015 Matte Grey
Modded stock exhaust, modded stock screen, modded stock seat, OEM heated grips, LED indicators, FlashTuned ECU, ZX10R shock
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