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Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By puddles
Hi eatpasta! Thanks for reading. Glad you...

Hi eatpasta!
Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it and could reminisce! It'll be fun to take your kid down there some day :)



Hi SC frank- Thanks for reading and for the props. It's my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 12:30 PM
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Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Cheers Zackie! It was an epic ride! Cary

Cheers Zackie! It was an epic ride! Cary
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Beautiful! Can't wait to see a pic of your new...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see a pic of your new tracer!
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:29 AM
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Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Pavemike- no problem with taking it easy on...

Hi Pavemike- no problem with taking it easy on her. I pushed Ada (my FJ-09) pretty hard ... I don't think she minded... I'm home safe now and will post up some more pics and stories in a bit! Happy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:26 AM
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Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Mcmann... I didn't notice a 6th gear wining......

Hi Mcmann... I didn't notice a 6th gear wining... the bike sounds great... I wear ear plugs and nothing bothers me with the sound of the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:25 AM
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Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
I hit a couple of the TOPES in Guerrero Negro and...

I hit a couple of the TOPES in Guerrero Negro and at the boarder crossing @ Tecate and it sucks! I'm pretty sure I hit my center stand- I hope!! To make it so that I didn't hit them multiple times,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi MariusD- Having come off a KLR650 and a DR350...

Hi MariusD- Having come off a KLR650 and a DR350 - the ergos are a dream! So I guess it's relative - ha! No complaints at all- It's more comfortable than my VFR and I feel like I have more energy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Pavemike- Congrats man! The biggest thing for...

Hi Pavemike- Congrats man! The biggest thing for me on the FJ-09 vs. the 99 VFR was the amount of miles I could go before I felt done ... 350-400 mile days were long, but didn't feel as hard as on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Kifakw- according to the bike readout, my...

Hi Kifakw- according to the bike readout, my bike was averaging 50 mpg for the trip... On the last leg of the trip I ran the bike around 75/80 mph (which I think is something like an average of 45...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Marcin and Jay- Hope you're travels are going...

Hi Marcin and Jay- Hope you're travels are going well! It was a hoot meeting you in Santa Rosalia! Ada (my FJ-09) enjoyed meeting you as well - ha!...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 06:37 PM
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Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Laugh Baja California Sur ...

Hey all,

A week and 1500 miles and I'm in Los Barriles today on the FJ-09 ... :clap

https://caryandjohn.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/20141227-180840.jpg

No issues or problems with the FJ-09,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Mama Espinoza's

Hey all,

Crossed at Tecate today and took Hwy 3 to Ensenada and then down Hwy 1 to El Rosario ...

https://caryandjohn.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/20141224-204917.jpg

A Baja sunset ... 70...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Laugh On the was to Mama Espinoza's ...

Hey all,

Got my 600 mile service done and crossed the boarder at Tecate around noon ... Heading down Hwy 3 to Ensenada now, hoping to make it to Mama Espinoza's for the night ...

... and here...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi pavemike, Yay for your wife! :deal Looks...

Hi pavemike,

Yay for your wife! :deal Looks like she got you the fast one, I hear the red ones are slower ... :rofl

The FJ-09 is quite a bit different from the 5th gen VFR ...

see you on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Kalle! So far so good!

Hi Kalle! So far so good!
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 03:34 PM
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Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Vectored2adv That video rocks and seems...

Hi Vectored2adv
That video rocks and seems close to my experience...
I forgot to mention that the tank is narrow which may may make a better fit for shorter inseams...
The windscreen was pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Lol good question scoobynut... I'm about 5'8" ......

Lol good question scoobynut... I'm about 5'8" ... Th bike doesn't feel too tall for me... The seat position is at the low setting, but even at the high setting I feel confident. My klr650 is taller...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Thanks for the explanation dduelin- seems like...

Thanks for the explanation dduelin- seems like this has been fixed... I didn't notice. Seems like the tiger is an awesome choice - even if maybe a little more $(?) it's probably pretty awesome and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi kfakw- thanks for the explanation. Seems to be...

Hi kfakw- thanks for the explanation. Seems to be fixed - I didn't notice jerkiness in the low rpms... It took me a little bit to get used to giving it the right amount of throttle when pulling off...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Hi Kifakw... It feels pretty good even with the...

Hi Kifakw... It feels pretty good even with the 25 Lbs of luggage I have on it... I'm not riding too aggressive right now either- so to break it in
I havent adjusted the suspension... Im told it's...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
FJ-09 first 600 miles

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...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Ha! That's very kind of you DudeClone! I let my...

Ha! That's very kind of you DudeClone! I let my buddy here in long beach ride it over to get the service done while I followed over in his truck... There were a couple on ramp/off ramps and it was so...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Thanks Motormoggin- you are gonna love it!

Thanks Motormoggin- you are gonna love it!
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
MSRP FJ-09 out the door

Hi Eric - it was about 12k out the door give or take- the most I've ever spent on anything! So far I can say it's worth every penny ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Loaded for a trip ...

Hey all,

Thanks for all the kind words! :ricky
Just a quick note because I'm off ...

Got the bike loaded up with soft luggage from the VFR ...
tent, sleeping bag and camping gear.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 481,881
Posted By puddles
Laugh Baja Bound ...

Hey all,

I've been lurking a bit on this thread, getting excited about
buying an FJ-09 ...

Picked up a silver one tonight at Berkeley Yamaha ...
Juliana drove over and got me at work and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 23,211
Posted By puddles
Thanks for the tip Rob... we're heading out now...

Thanks for the tip Rob... we're heading out now -lazy rainy morning... John says were heading in on the north pass via bakersfield to hopefully avoid any weather... maybe we'll try steel pass on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 23,211
Posted By puddles
Ha! John knows me too well :) Rob- Thank...

Ha! John knows me too well :)

Rob- Thank you so much for your post. Your reputation for great posts proceeds you :) I am super impressed by your menu...
Is the trick to freeze everything...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,115
Posted By puddles
nice pics of Bodie and the aspens!

nice pics of Bodie and the aspens!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By puddles
See you tomorrow!

Go Niles! Good luck Jonah!
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