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Its papered and read to pick up today. I want to the dealer yesterday and made the purchase. When I was doing the insurance, another sales person said "The FZ-09 is sold out at the yamaha factory and we can't order any more" Now I'm not that smart but wouldn't the factory be switching to producing 2015's anyway? I figured it was a little truth and a little sales tactic. So when it came to price they wouldn't budge. So I had to do it. I took out my phone and showed him a photo I had taken two weeks ago of the exact same bike with a price of $7800. He gave me that price.

I was considering a Vstrom over this, but I could not stop wanting this bike. I knew If I went with the Vstrom that voice in my head would always say "how fun would the FZ-09 have been"

So they open at 9 this morning and its 7 now. I guess I have to sit here with my helmet on for another 2 hours:cool:
 

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I hope, for that price, you are north of the U.S.A. border.........I'm just sayin'.
 

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oops i meant $7800 yeah holy crap not $9800 I'll edit it but leave this so your comment is still relevant
 

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It's all good! I just thought that maybe you are in Canada, where the price is approx. $1000 more than the MSRP of the U.S. model!
 

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Congrats and welcome!
 

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Congo-Rats. Thirty more minutes.
 

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IMO: the bike is not all that bad in bone stock form.

My advice: Just ride it for a while and have some fun before you start buying a bunch of parts for it.

Later when you start changing things you will appreciate them more, because you will have a baseline to compare your upgrades to.

Have fun!
 

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Congrats. You will love the bike just like I do. I loved my SV too but the FZ is twice the fun. And great color choice, tho I think they all look good.
 

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IMO: the bike is not all that bad in bone stock form.

My advice: Just ride it for a while and have some fun before you start buying a bunch of parts for it.

Later when you start changing things you will appreciate them more, because you will have a baseline to compare your upgrades to.

Have fun!
This is 100 percent correct. The first thing I will do is suspension though, and since I'll be sending the forks off I might as well drop the $125 for the ecu flash while the bike is apart. But that will wait until the snow flies.
 

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I picked up the bike and was riding by 10:30. I took 2 drink breaks and finally came home at 3:00. I ate some food and watching the weather here in Perkasie Pennsylvania because as soon as this clouds and spotty rain clears, i m going back out.....

This bike is so awesome. I started out in B mode and after my first break I forgot and the default standard mode was set. I really didn't notice a difference. The throttle is should I say "precise" but I got used to it quickly. With my experience riding a Suzuki GS 250 last year, the suspension is fine to me. I'm not a light guy either at 5'8" ( could stand to loose a few pounds). I read the owner manual and have been keeping the rpm's below 5K which is easy to do around town anyway. I'm keeping a load on the engine and trying to vary speed, gear, and rpm's

I went back to the dealer (montgomeryville cycle center) for my second stop to get some lens cleaner for my visor (bug guts on my new Shoei) and by this time it was crowed. This gut comes up and says your the guy that bought this. I have been eyeing this....I went to the sales guy (real nice down to earth funny guy) and told him I have been riding no-stop and smiling ear to ear.

Yeah this is a nice ride
 

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This is 100 percent correct. The first thing I will do is suspension though, and since I'll be sending the forks off I might as well drop the $125 for the ecu flash while the bike is apart. But that will wait until the snow flies.
I won't pull the ECU until the next offseason, having too much fun on it right now.
 
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