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Old 11-06-2013, 07:51 AM   #1621
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #1622
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FZ 09 weight

I weighed mine on a bathroom scale the front was 193# rear 195# is this a good method to use? Vin #148
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #1623
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I weighed mine on a bathroom scale the front was 193# rear 195# is this a good method to use? Vin #148
Ooh, Vin #150+ are lighter.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #1624
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I'm not sure if you've noticed but we seem to be talking about two different things. You're talking about the vertical dip on the standard MT-09 seat, I'm talking about the profile of either seat's width between the thighs. Your pictures don't show the profile I'm speaking of. Yamaha's own site says the SR's seat is "slim" and since we can see the obvious that the SR seat is not thinner in height, we can assume it's probably thinner side-to-side. A pic from over the top of both bikes would show what I'm talking about: the SR will probably have what looks almost like a dirt bike seat at least in the front.

What I'm saying would make sense in the context Yamaha has provided ("slim seat", "motard") because the benefits of a thin seat between the thighs on offroad bikes ("motard")....blah, blah

Besides the verbiage you quoted, there is nothing showing the seat is narrower, but it is obviously taller. This would be good for me, as I am 6'6". I have also sat on the bike, have you? The seat is already quite slim and I really can't imagine making it much narrower without frame mods? I am also quite familiar with Supermotos, raced them for 7 years.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #1625
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Local dealer FINALLY got one in and I looked at it yesterday. I was very surprised at how much leg room(6 foot 34 inseam)it had. The seat is VERY firm and I understand why others say it forces you towards the tank.

The bars felt odd to me, like they should be taller but more forward. I'm sure I would get use to them though.

Probably be next spring before I get to ride one........
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #1626
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Besides the verbiage you quoted, there is nothing showing the seat is narrower, but it is obviously taller. This would be good for me, as I am 6'6". I have also sat on the bike, have you? The seat is already quite slim and I really can't imagine making it much narrower without frame mods? I am also quite familiar with Supermotos, raced them for 7 years.
I get it, you're right and Yamaha is spewing BS on their own website. Since we can't confirm their "verbiage" with what we see in the one-dimensional initial press release pictures we know their mention of a slim seat is for sure complete BS. And even though you've only sat on one of the bikes in question, you somehow know exactly how they compare at least in the seat area. Your seven years of supermoto experience just gives you that much more authority on the subject somehow.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #1627
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Speaking of riding more, I'm outta' here. I hear the mountains calling.


That's something we both agree on. The mountain trails were great this afternoon.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #1628
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[QUOTE=GlennR;22723057]
That's something we both agree on. The mountain trails were great this afternoon.[/QUOT

The N GA mountains are less than an hour away. Excellent riding...I actually agree w/your earlier financing assessment but ya' gotta' let 'em make up their own minds. We're (hopefully) all adults here. All good.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:42 AM   #1629
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:45 AM   #1630
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EnglishChris: Your weight should be close -- If, you blocked up the tire not on the scale to be level with it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #1631
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EnglishChris: Your weight should be close -- If, you blocked up the tire not on the scale to be level with it.
I still don't understand how he got the bike in the bathroom in the first place.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #1632
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Hey, that's funny.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #1633
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Hey, that's funny.
I'm a riot.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:37 AM   #1634
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I'm a riot.
I'm awaiting the consensus on that.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #1635
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Perhaps he is just trying to start a riot...Can never tell. I did wonder about the bathroom part, too. tomp
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