default Posted January 23, 2015 Share Posted January 23, 2015 So my KLR blew up (again) and I said enough was enough and wanted a new bike. Posted mine for sale and went to look at a Vstrom 650. Was not happy about the color or the look, but it was "better" for what I wanted (a little off road, more street). As I was talking to my friend (who was also the sales guy) I noticed the Fj, and was initially under the impression it was a funky looking crotch rocket, so I ignored it when he suggested I check it out. Got home that night, and something about it was sticking in my brain so I did some Googling and ended up liking it more and more. Granted, its not an ADV bike but I figure I can go camping with it just as much as I did on the KLR since I wasnt trail riding. Anywho, my bday was the 20th and the 21rst I picked up #18 in gray!!! First things first, HOLY SHIT THE POWER! I almost tripled my HP over the KLR and this bike is nuts in comparison. I do have some questions, and Im going to try not to ask the same things as I've read here (lots of good info already) *I figured out the tool strap thing, but I cant actually get it on. can anyone help with that? *Has anyone else noticed the allen wrench and screw driver under the passenger seat? *What RPMs are good to ride in? I was doing 60 in second the other day without realizing it, caught myself going around town in 3rd for the whole damn trip. Coming off the KLR where max speed was 70mph @5k RPMs, Im not sure where I should be.... Anyway, thanks for the help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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