Premium Member ULEWZ Posted January 14, 2015 Premium Member Share Posted January 14, 2015 I finally got to ride the FJ more than 30 feet into the back yard and here is what my observations are: I will start with my minor gripes: If you have a butt like Jaylo, you will like this seat. If you have more bones in your butt than a white fish (like me), then an aftermarket seat is in your future. If you weigh more than 200 lbs, then stiffer springs may be required (my guess on weight, I am 180 lbs). The turn signal cancel is hard to hit, so I will adjust the angle (too low from the dealer me thinks). The windscreen does a good job of keeping the wind off your chest, but will need to be taller for me (I am 6'). The brakes take a lot of force to stop, but hey, they are brand new and not bedded in yet. More to come on that. The throttle is smooth in all but A mode. In A mode, this thing kicks a$$, but has a little snatch down low (that sounds funny!). May need to increase the idle or buy a flashtune. Almost no room under the seat for storage. The good: This bike is light and very flickable. Changing direction is very easy and effortless. The size is perfect for me, but might be a little tight for the big boys. The dash is great and easy to navigate. The mirrors are 80% visible to me, so that is excellent. I have the seat in the low position, but will try it higher later. The headlight is bright, but not like the dual lighted FJR. It does not feel top heavy at all like the multistrada I test rode. I think it will be easy to fabricate highway peg brackets for this thing (any fabricators on here?) I can easily hang off this bike. The seat height is fine for me and I can easily flat foot it (haven't set the sag yet, so may be soft). I love the red. The exhaust note is louder than the stock FJR1300, but still too quiet for my taste (aftermarket exhaust will be in my future). I am very pleased with the purchase and the little issues will be fixed with aftermarket mods, but hey, I do that on all my bikes. #fj09review 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!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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