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post #1 of 18 Old 05-03-2019, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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This bike has spoiled me

Have been doing a bit of riding last few weeks and after two years of ownership i still like this bike as much as the day I bought it. The handling blows me away every time I want to wick it up in the twisties. Almost telepathic with a good set of tires and suspension set up. The best thing is you don't have to wring its neck to go fast. You can make can very quick time on a curvy road without much effort or ever breaking 7k, just surf the torque curve. Makes it almost relaxing to go fast. The only down side to ownership is my bagger hardly gets ridden. Its feels like a chore to ride compared the GSX. Thing is, its a great bike! I always liked dirt bikes and standard bikes. Never had the itch for a super sport. I bought a bagger thinking I would ride slower but the only thing it did was make me realize riding around slow is BS. Think I will be washing the bagger this weekend and putting her for sale.

Some of the proceeds will be going towards exhaust and suspension for the GSX
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I know how you feel about selling your touring bike . I never ride my FJ-09 but I won't sell it, it's too darn comfy. I do like it the colder months, plus I feel the bike is worth more to me than what I can get and I don't need the money
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I know how you feel about selling your touring bike . I never ride my FJ-09 but I won't sell it, it's too darn comfy. I do like it the colder months, plus I feel the bike is worth more to me than what I can get and I don't need the money
I wouldn't sell the FJ-09 either! Great motor in that bike. My tourer is a 800lb 113cu v-twin beast. I just can't come to terms with its weight and its effect on handling. I had a H-D 1200 Custom that I enjoyed riding. I guess at 57 I'm just not ready yet for a geezer glide haha.
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I wouldn't sell the FJ-09 either! Great motor in that bike. My tourer is a 800lb 113cu v-twin beast. I just can't come to terms with its weight and its effect on handling. I had a H-D 1200 Custom that I enjoyed riding. I guess at 57 I'm just not ready yet for a geezer glide haha.
I will never be ready for a HD. Several guys I ride with are late 60ís early 70ís age and they still can roll.

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I wouldn't sell the FJ-09 either! Great motor in that bike. My tourer is a 800lb 113cu v-twin beast. I just can't come to terms with its weight and its effect on handling. I had a H-D 1200 Custom that I enjoyed riding. I guess at 57 I'm just not ready yet for a geezer glide haha.
Oh a HD they are big dollar bikes, they also hold their value. Good luck with the sale , this is the right time of year to unload it.
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Selling the bagger and using the money to upgrade the suspension on the GSX-S sounds like a genius move. A man that understands what is important (SUSPENSION!) A good riding bike is good bike to ride. You can go faster, easier and more safely. Or cruise around in more comfort. Both pluses to putting money into suspension, where you actually get return for your dollar.


I'm actually in the same boat right now. My Yamaha Super Tenere is feeling tall and fat and slow. I ride it less and less. Perhaps it needs to find a new owner that can love it and squeeze it and call it George.
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Selling the bagger and using the money to upgrade the suspension on the GSX-S sounds like a genius move. A man that understands what is important (SUSPENSION!) A good riding bike is good bike to ride. You can go faster, easier and more safely. Or cruise around in more comfort. Both pluses to putting money into suspension, where you actually get return for your dollar.


I'm actually in the same boat right now. My Yamaha Super Tenere is feeling tall and fat and slow. I ride it less and less. Perhaps it needs to find a new owner that can love it and squeeze it and call it George.
I just replaced my rear shock with a K-Tech Razor R and it's such a nice improvement.
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I know what you mean. I bought my F three years ago because I was worried about putting too many miles on my Ducati Diavel. I ended up selling the Diavel and haven’t looked back. Still have stock suspension but the roads are pretty smooth around here.
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Selling the bagger and using the money to upgrade the suspension on the GSX-S sounds like a genius move. A man that understands what is important (SUSPENSION!) A good riding bike is good bike to ride. You can go faster, easier and more safely. Or cruise around in more comfort. Both pluses to putting money into suspension, where you actually get return for your dollar.


I'm actually in the same boat right now. My Yamaha Super Tenere is feeling tall and fat and slow. I ride it less and less. Perhaps it needs to find a new owner that can love it and squeeze it and call it George.
Exactly. I was going to do the exhaust too, but an incident on my last ride has me reconsidering that and appreciating the stealth of the stock exhaust. I was heading up a twisty road and while not going too crazy, I was certainly not doing the speed limit. Came around a slow corner and there was a cop writing a ticket to guy in a car. The cop didn't even look at me while I rolled past. He could not hear me hauling butt up that hill.

I kinda like that
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Supercharger, you are displaying great wisdom! Yep, loud pipes are nothing but a cop magnet. Just no point to them. You WILL get noticed, but in all the wrong ways. EVERYONE sees you when you are 'having fun' and with cell phones (and video) so prolific, it is just too easy for someone to HEAR YOU COMING, whip out the phone, then capture you for posterity (and perhaps legal/judicial review) for your antics. It is so much better to remain "stealth" and enjoy your fun without drawing negative attention. By the time people see/notice you...you're gone! The pipe on the GSX-S is already on the rowdy side for a stock pipe. Save the $ and buy more tires and gas )
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