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« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2013, 04:24:05 pm »


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« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2013, 04:24:44 pm »




I'm one of those knuckleheads. Fuel range doesn't even come into my thought process when buying a bike. This is America and there's plenty of gas stations around. I don't go on too many long trips these days and the range on my bike is good enough for me to carve our local canyons on. It's also enough for me to rail around my local tracks so I think it's more than sufficient.

I swear that you guys bitch and moan if it's not tailor made for "sport touring". It's a big world out there with lots of different riding styles and reasons.

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« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2013, 07:24:38 pm »

So this past weekend I was at the Canadian FJR Rally in Huntsville, On. Yamaha brought 2 of the 2013 FJR's for demo rides (velly nice) but they also brought this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Bungie41/CFR2013/Img_1695.jpg

Notice the VIN on this one..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Bungie41/CFR2013/Img_1696.jpg

Wouldn't let me ride it though Sad Sounded pretty good, especially above 5000. Shame about the VIN, means its destined for a life on the show circuit only to be destroyed at the end. BTW, 415lb figure feels about right.

The rep got laugh out of me...

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« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2013, 09:14:12 am »

Nice...  Yami better be ramping up production, cus this puppy is gonna sell like hotcakes.

Even with the "live" shot, that headlight still doesn't do it for me.  Look like they tried to go for that Ducati Streetfighter look but couldn't quite pull it off.
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« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2013, 09:17:05 am »

Well, keep in mind that a big, flat round headlight is terribly inefficient, aerodynamically. They have to eke out as much aero slipperiness as they can on each part. And yes, there's a modern design language that many are following.
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« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2013, 10:36:25 am »

Thanks for the first "in the wild" STN pic of the FZ-09, bungie4.  Looks like pretty reasonable ergos.    Thumbsup
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« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2013, 10:59:24 am »


Thanks for the first "in the wild" STN pic of the FZ-09, bungie4.  Looks like pretty reasonable ergos.    Thumbsup


If it's any help to anybody, I'm 5'9" and wearing full gear in that pic. For a 9/10ths scale bike, it had a surprising amount of room.
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« Reply #67 on: June 24, 2013, 01:57:09 pm »




If it's any help to anybody, I'm 5'9" and wearing full gear in that pic. For a 9/10ths scale bike, it had a surprising amount of room.


That is a huge help to know your height, actually.   Thumbsup

When I originally looked at the picture, I assumed you were 6'3 or so. Knowing that you're 5'9 means it must be a VERY compact bike.  Now I know (roughly) how I'd fit on it, since you and I are the same height.  The ergos look nice.
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« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2013, 02:01:36 pm »

Looks like a street triple?
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« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2013, 05:41:40 pm »

Please oh please Yammie make a half-faired version in the next couple years....
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« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2013, 12:38:29 pm »


Please oh please Yammie make a half-faired version in the next couple years....


+1  and ABS and factory hard bags- I'd buy one. Smile 
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« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2013, 01:15:36 pm »




+1  and ABS and factory hard bags- I'd buy one. Smile 


I'm in the market for a mid-size sport tourer. I love my FJR and I may just buy a 2013. But barring that, I'd like to see this engine in a FJR style 9/10ths scale bike. Do NOT use the existing frame and just bolt stuff onto it. Doesn't have to be shaft-drive but that'd be good. Belt would be okay as well. Otherwise, enclosed chain.

A 115bhp engine in a 500+/- lb bike will have me writing a cheque.
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« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2013, 01:29:38 pm »



A 115bhp engine in a 500+/- lb bike will have me writing a cheque.


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« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2013, 01:46:13 pm »




I'm in the market for a mid-size sport tourer. I love my FJR and I may just buy a 2013. But barring that, I'd like to see this engine in a FJR style 9/10ths scale bike. Do NOT use the existing frame and just bolt stuff onto it. Doesn't have to be shaft-drive but that'd be good. Belt would be okay as well. Otherwise, enclosed chain.

A 115bhp engine in a 500+/- lb bike will have me writing a cheque.


You will never again see an enclosed, oil-bath chain on a full production bike.

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« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2013, 03:14:47 pm »


Well, keep in mind that a big, flat round headlight is terribly inefficient, aerodynamically. They have to eke out as much aero slipperiness as they can on each part. And yes, there's a modern design language that many are following.


Hang on. You're making and aerodynamic argument against a 7" bucket on a naked bike? Please tell me you just forgot the smiley.

Your other point is spot on.
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« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2013, 03:26:07 pm »




Hang on. You're making and aerodynamic argument against a 7" bucket on a naked bike? Please tell me you just forgot the smiley.

Your other point is spot on.


File the edges off the brick and it gets much faster. So, so very much faster.  
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« Reply #76 on: June 25, 2013, 04:03:02 pm »




File the edges off the brick and it gets much faster. So, so very much faster.  


Ok, I feel better now.
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« Reply #77 on: June 25, 2013, 09:33:13 pm »




Triumph Sprint ST 


Yeah true, but my '03 Sprint ST is starting to get to the point that parts and service, especially on a long trip, can be a concern.  Also, I don't think you can buy a new Sprint ST with factory warranty, can you ? :pokestick:

It's great Yamaha is going with a triple, and with their much larger dealer network and overall sales volume.  Should make aftermarket accessories and parts/ service avail be much better than Triumph.
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« Reply #78 on: June 25, 2013, 10:49:42 pm »

And waaaay cheaper too.  Glad I didn't get that Street triple.
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« Reply #79 on: June 26, 2013, 09:38:50 am »




+1  and ABS and factory hard bags- I'd buy one. Smile 


There goes the 415 wet weight.  It would still be under 500 though.
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