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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2020, 06:41:47 pm »


In the past I've ridden big bore cruisers, then shifted to sport touring types (Honda ts1300, BMW K1200gt.) cause I thought bigger is better, but and taught me to be a better rider. In 07, I downsized to a new Ninja 650R. Loved riding this bike, and still do. In 2017 I got a good deal on a new FJ-09 and I've forgot why I downsized for, cause I wanted just a slight bit more performance. Recently I find myself riding the ninja 650 much more, and find it way more fun and practical for mostly backroad riding and cornering, and not as much on fast moving highways, but everywhere else a blast to ride.   The FJ-09 is a very smooth, fast comfortable ride, but the gearing tends me to push me too fast, or mostly revving  in lower gears. I find the FJ slightly too upright compared to a sport ride positioning and handling I'm used to. Because of my height @5'9'', bike feels  tall and heavy esp. when filled w/ 5 gallons of gas and I tend to lose footing a lot. I feel the Ninja is more forgiving, and have a great feeling of running thru the gears, and in more control and ease.  

                                                                                        Please reply if you've considered to downsize for similar reasons,
                                                                                                                                     Thank you, HR...  


Ill give you $500 for the FJ and I have a truck

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