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Hello fellas and ladies.

I thought i was never going to buy another new bike but the fz-09 was too good to pass up.

fj600 &1200, bandit 600&1200, bmw r1100r, sv650&1000n, dl650&1000, fz1, vfr 750&800, r1100rs, lots of old bikes from the 70's and 80's. dr650, drz400, k1200rs. st3,....bla bla bla.

I work at a Harley BMW dealer.

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Welcome Andmoom. I bet those bikes saw lots of miles over the years. Where are you from in NJ. I'm in Randolph, close to Morristown.

Hello fellas and ladies.

I thought i was never going to buy another new bike but the fz-09 was too good to pass up.

fj600 &1200, bandit 600&1200, bmw r1100r, sv650&1000n, dl650&1000, fz1, vfr 750&800, r1100rs, lots of old bikes from the 70's and 80's. dr650, drz400, k1200rs. st3,....bla bla bla.

I work at a Harley BMW dealer.

Don
 

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Keep in mind I get to ride a lot of bikes from work including the s1000rr...I now look for fun more than fast.

The rear shock has to be replaced. The rear bounces out over bumpy turns. Really harsh over small bumps (too much high speed compression damping?) and travels too much over bigger rolling bumps ( not enough slow speed compression?) I have not made a decision on rebound though I have it set at max and the rear comes back up fast. There doesn't seem to be a secondary bounce over bumps.

Bike seems to have limitless lean angle. The seat could be better. Fun factor is above that of an sv. Close to a hyper 821 sp. If the suspension and throttle sensitivity can be fixed this would rank up near the top of street fun bikes.

I'm originally from San Francisco. This would be the perfect Cali bike.

Bike also needs a bit more range.
 
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