puddles Posted December 23, 2014 Share Posted December 23, 2014 Thanks to Solarbronco and Rick "xcsp" from ADV rider for the invitation and encouragement to post here! I'm currently en route to Baja from San Francisco for a 2 week holiday... So far so good!! The bike has power in every gear and flips through every turn effortlessly... The owners manual says to be in 6th gear by 37 mph... I kept it there for most everything. In the twisties I maybe went down to 5th in a tighter turn. I kept it under 4800 and around 55 mph for the day (it was hard to do!). It has power to pull out of the corners even in the highest gears. I didn't fiddle with the fuel delivery mode setting yet ... I'd have to say the comfort level is pretty awesome- nice upright seating, pretty comfy seat and good wind protection (at least a 60 mph or less) - worth every privatehomeclips enny of the bargain price of 12k out the door... I did nearly 500 miles from Santa Cruz to Long Beach - I was tired but not too uncomfortable or stiff... Nice. I am about 5'8" with a 31 inch inseam and I can flat foot the bike- I think I have it in the lowest seat position. Also the tank is skinny - so that probably helps too... Here are some pics from leaving Santa Cruz I took 25 to 33 to Ojai- an incredible road - pretty foggy and damp at the top but coming down was in the mid 60s and incredible... Here's a shot of the road I took from the internet.. The sun was starting to go down and the canyon was incredible. I tried to make it over to 1 and take that to long beach- it seemed much better than 101 and the 405... I got to Oxnard and 1 was closed because of a slide... I turned around and made my way over to 101 and the 405... Oh well.. I dropped of the bike to get the 600 mile service today at the yamaha dealership - service wasn't open today but the took the bike in for service firs thing tomorrow Im staying in Long Beach with my friends for another night- the bike should be ready from the 600 mile service tomorrow afternoon. Then I'll get up early on Wednsday and aim for El Rosario- we'll see. The manual says I can open it up towards 6800 rpm through 1000 miles... Not prolonged though! #fj09review Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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