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Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Chris618
I'm in Troy, NY. Iif you want to meet up to try...

I'm in Troy, NY. Iif you want to meet up to try my fj, pm me.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I bought this fj09 because I missed my 07 KTM...

I bought this fj09 because I missed my 07 KTM 950sm. This yamaha satisfies that void. Fantastic motor, smooth power at all rpms, easy power wheelies (when tc is off) and comfy ergos. Still need my...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I kept my super tenere for long distance riding...

I kept my super tenere for long distance riding and have the fj09 for sport riding. I could tour on both, but super tenere has more legroom and better wind protection. My wife says the fj09 is more...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I traded off with a friend who has the FZ09. ...

I traded off with a friend who has the FZ09. Bike felt the same, except for less leg room. I'm 6'1" 200lbs and like the FJ leg room more. FZ handlebar position was more sporty, but comfy. Both...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
Congrats! Your gonna love it, it's a great bike...

Congrats! Your gonna love it, it's a great bike for the money.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-12-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
Finally got my first ride in today. Slow break...

Finally got my first ride in today. Slow break in ride, but I like it. It was better than what I've been reading. Seat and seating position was comfortable. Light and nimble, good power,...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-05-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,801
Posted By Chris618
Although they are expensive, that was the best...

Although they are expensive, that was the best scooter I ever ridden. Great suspension and handling with a smooth motor. A little tall for my wife so we sold it and kept a burgman 400. I really...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Chris618
Awesome, Thanks! Wish I was there to watch.

Awesome, Thanks! Wish I was there to watch.
Forum: Racing 04-04-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Chris618
Please give us a race report for us on the wrong...

Please give us a race report for us on the wrong coast.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-29-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
Traxxion does fantastic work and I planned to use...

Traxxion does fantastic work and I planned to use them, but now I have to choose.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-28-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I haven't ridden it yet, but assume I want to rid...

I haven't ridden it yet, but assume I want to rid the top speed limiter for a track day, remove any power restrictions (if any) and smooth engine braking. Flashed the ecu on my super tenere and it...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-28-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
Just talked with Dave Behrend of Fastbikes...

Just talked with Dave Behrend of Fastbikes industries in NC and he is working up an ohlins kit, ecu reflash and galfer brake upgrade for the fj09. For another 3k this bike will be exactly what I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-27-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,155
Posted By Chris618
Just bring it home and say it was a deal you...

Just bring it home and say it was a deal you couldn't pass up.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-20-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
[QUOTE=Fireman1000;26401486]I've 25 bikes over...

[QUOTE=Fireman1000;26401486]I've 25 bikes over the past 10 years. I traded my FZ-09 in on an FJ-09 last week. This one may just be to last bike I buy for a while. After just 300 miles, I'm in love...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-19-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,251
Posted By Chris618
My wife had a monster 695 and I thought that was...

My wife had a monster 695 and I thought that was a fun bike. Rode well, great brakes and handling. If you have a good mechanic you trust I would pic the monster. We never had an issue, but the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Chris618
950 SE?! I'd be happy to fly out and drive it...

950 SE?! I'd be happy to fly out and drive it back for you. Lol. Congrats with your new bike!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Chris618
Troy city garage in Troy, NY has a couple...

Troy city garage in Troy, NY has a couple leftovers on the floor for $9499.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-13-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,466
Views: 572,763
Posted By Chris618
I'll be putting up a street legal 04 KTM 400exc...

I'll be putting up a street legal 04 KTM 400exc soon. 239 hours on bike, 49 hours on motor. Asking $3000. In dirt trim.

...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I'm still unable to ride due to weather.

I'm still unable to ride due to weather.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-10-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I paid $9499 + tax and title. But there was 2...

I paid $9499 + tax and title. But there was 2 feet of snow on the ground and nothing was selling last month.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-09-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,986
Posted By Chris618
Garo asked for a place to bring his DRZ. No one...

Garo asked for a place to bring his DRZ. No one has any suggestions to help him out? Shall I suggest Troy City Garage or Seymours then?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-08-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,986
Posted By Chris618
My HVCC meaning was Hudson Valley Community...

My HVCC meaning was Hudson Valley Community College auto mechanic teacher in Troy, NY. Everyone has a favorite shop they are happy with.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,986
Posted By Chris618
Yes, Jim is a Honda fanatic, but no idiot ...

Yes, Jim is a Honda fanatic, but no idiot You'll see his shop stickers on a lot of race bikes, even the flat track bike that won Daytona last year. I trust very few people to work on my bikes and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-08-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,986
Posted By Chris618
Haha, really? I am in disbelief. He tunes a...

Haha, really? I am in disbelief. He tunes a lot of racers bikes. If you saw it on the Internet it has to be true. Lol. There are other places to go.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-08-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,986
Posted By Chris618
I have been happy with Jim Romeo of Pro-Cycles...

I have been happy with Jim Romeo of Pro-Cycles in Clifton Park. Retired HVCC auto mechanic instructor, expert flat track racer, very meticulous and very good. He also owned a drz400 and can dyno...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-27-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,986
Posted By Chris618
I'm also in Troy, but my wife is from Earlton. ...

I'm also in Troy, but my wife is from Earlton. Didn't think anyone knew where that was. Lol. I have super tenere and plated KTM 400exc and would love to join up for a ride.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-18-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I haven't tried mine yet, but I believe the ecu...

I haven't tried mine yet, but I believe the ecu speed restriction is more lawyer/insurance safety than bike instability.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-18-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I haven't ridden the fj09 yet so I can't say. I...

I haven't ridden the fj09 yet so I can't say. I did sell a fjr1300 and 950SE for the super tenere. 6 months later I sold my 950sm. I guess I miss the 950sm and that is what the fj09 will fill. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I opted to keep my super tenere for long...

I opted to keep my super tenere for long distance touring and make the fj09 my fun play bike. I plan to address the ecu, suspension and brakes as needed for sport riding/track days. Can't wait...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,452
Posted By Chris618
My 400 exc was fun at NYST, until I came to that...

My 400 exc was fun at NYST, until I came to that straightaway. Great backfield, long straightaway. I'd shoot for the r6. I will bring both my 400exc and fj09 there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-09-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,452
Posted By Chris618
I'm up for both. Bought a fj09 for sport/track...

I'm up for both. Bought a fj09 for sport/track days. Now to get suspension for it.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-06-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I live one mile away and am too lazy to load it...

I live one mile away and am too lazy to load it up. Besides, I haven't told my wife yet. lol
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-06-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,624
Posted By Chris618
I dont know, I'm out of town.

I dont know, I'm out of town.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
Man, I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can...

Man, I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can bring my FJ home from the dealer. All paid for and not even in my hands yet. I am looking forward to riding this bike.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 558,563
Posted By Chris618
I doubt the FJ will stomp the fjr in handling. ...

I doubt the FJ will stomp the fjr in handling. The fjr is heavy, but handles very well. I had Wilburs shock and front forks revalved and once suspension was settled it went where I pointed it. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,360
Posted By Chris618
Ariderx, You may need to go the adventure bike...

Ariderx, You may need to go the adventure bike route. Plenty of legroom and comfy ergos. I'm 6'1" 36" inseam and got a super tenere to replace my fjr for more legroom.

Bmac, Funny our similar...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-03-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,360
Posted By Chris618
Thanks GB!

Thanks GB!
Forum: Road Warriors 02-03-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,360
Posted By Chris618
Hard to knock the fjr, it's a great bike. This...

Hard to knock the fjr, it's a great bike. This trip was from Albany, NY to Nashville, TN for work via WV, Deals gap, then 1114 miles straight back to complete saddlesore 1000. Very versatile bike....
Forum: Road Warriors 02-02-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,360
Posted By Chris618
Having put 24k miles on an 05 fjr, I can say it...

Having put 24k miles on an 05 fjr, I can say it was a great bike. Heavy, but did what I wanted for sport touring. Came from 4 vfr's to fjr and sold fjr for super tenere for more comfort. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Chris618
I have been happy with PG graphics.

I have been happy with PG graphics.
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