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not as far south as it could have been, i suppose...
 
the GF and i went for a holiday ride over xmas...trying to escape the snow, we headed south, following the geese.  LA, to be precise.  
 
the long and short of it, on the return trip, about 6 miles from our destination, we hit a massive bump on the road, nearly putting the GF into my lap, and bottoming out pretty hard....followed by FJ slip-n-slide as oil exploded all over the rear tire, saddlebags, and even on her backpack she was wearing.
 
sigh.  i got her pulled over, called up my buddy, whom had my truck at his house a few miles away, and loaded it up and went home, tail between my legs.
 
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looks like a nothing of a bump! Please keep us updated if Yamaha will cover the damage as a warranty issue. I saw they redesigned the oil pan on the 2017. This seems like recall material to me....
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looks like a nothing of a bump! Please keep us updated if Yamaha will cover the damage as a warranty issue. I saw they redesigned the oil pan on the 2017. This seems like recall material to me....
I wasn't aware they had redesigned the oil pan, do you have a link for some more info on this ? 
 
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I believe the stock part number 1RC-13400-00-00 has been superseded by B56-13400-00-00 which I think has the plug to the side. This is the oil pan for the 2016 FJ-09. If somebody with a 2016 model could shoot a picture of the oil pan, we can confirm this new drain plug location.
This place has it for only $119.06.
 
Here is the thread link with pictures: linky
 
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I believe the stock part number 1RC-13400-00-00 has been superseded by B56-13400-00-00 which I think has the plug to the side. This is the oil pan for the 2016 FJ-09. If somebody with a 2016 model could shoot a picture of the oil pan, we can confirm this new drain plug location. This place has it for only $119.06.

 
Thats interesting, the bad design of the oil pan has always been a concern of mine. If they've just changed the location of the drain plug, it should easily be able to be retrofitted to earlier models.
Would be even better if they issued a recall for it..... but i wont hold my breath on that.
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You are skilled or lucky or both, that cat took a wallop that may have launched you both into the woods.
Obviously other vehicles have milled down that dangerous asphalt patch job, we see those here too. 1/2 arse work.
 
If Yamaha gives us weird geometry and soft springs they should design a more robust bottom on this engine.
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I believe the stock part number 1RC-13400-00-00 has been superseded by B56-13400-00-00 which I think has the plug to the side. This is the oil pan for the 2016 FJ-09. If somebody with a 2016 model could shoot a picture of the oil pan, we can confirm this new drain plug location. This place has it for only $119.06.
 
Here is the thread link with pictures: linky
 
 

This is the 2016 silver blue (MT-09TRAG) sold in Australia. The drain plug is on the bottom, same as the earlier models.
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I'll be checking showroom bikes for this every time I visit now.
Soon, very soon..
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Not very nice. Glad you and the GF got out unscathed.....could've been a very different ending.
 
Interesting about the sump plug. will now have a look at mine when I get home.
 
 

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You are skilled or lucky or both, that cat took a wallop that may have launched you both into the woods. Obviously other vehicles have milled down that dangerous asphalt patch job, we see those here too. 1/2 arse work.
 
If Yamaha gives us weird geometry and soft springs they should design a more robust bottom on this engine.
 
 
I've got about 26 years of dirt riding experience, 10 on the track, and about 400,000 miles of being a hooligan on the street...So, muscle memory just kicks in at that point. Haha.
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You should complain to the shire/county/state responsible for that road. 

 
 
They're all on government mandated Xmas holiday. They return to their offices on Jan 4th. I'll definitely be following up with them, that's for sure.
 
About 14 years ago, I hit a pot hole the size of new jersey in San Francisco while on my rf900... Bent rims and blew out my rear shock. Kept it upright, barely missing parked cars. Haha. The city paid for the repairs.
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