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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-10-2021, 10:16 PM
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They are about 25# less horsepower than an FJR, but nearly 200# less weight

Here's my first gen headed out for a trip to West Virginia. I use a smaller cut down windshield to keep the wind off my chest and my head in clean air.




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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-10-2021, 10:35 PM
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I tried to like one a year ago, the insurance was astronomical because here it is classed as supersport. There went that idea...... Yours looks gorgeous blue and black!!
Try State Farm; my insurance actually went down from a two year older Kawi Ninja 1000.
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The 06 Gen 2's had horrible fueling, Almost un-rideable, but Yamaha got it figured out by 2009.
Mine was an '06. You're absolutely right. You had to be very conscience of being smooth with the throttle. And I had gone up 2 teeth in the rear too, made it more "twitchy" than "responsive". But flashing the ECU fixed all that.

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That’s a wicked nice bike. Not sure where you live but most places if you have a copy of all the paperwork and proof of an appointment the police will leave you alone. They realize what a delay there is trying to get anything done. Gen1 May have been a little more comfortable but Gen2 handled so much better.

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Try State Farm; my insurance actually went down from a two year older Kawi Ninja 1000.
You don't understand the insurance biz here.... long story. State Farm will quote you an even more ridiculous price unless you have everything insured with them.

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Nice lookin scoot.

BTW, for those that are interested. The rear view mirrors in Ferret's pic (Gen I FZ) are direct bolt on replacements for the FJR's.

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They are about 25# less horsepower than an FJR, but nearly 200# less weight

Here's my first gen headed out for a trip to West Virginia. I use a smaller cut down windshield to keep the wind off my chest and my head in clean air.



Seneca Rock? Great riding area. Guys ride all the way to Tail of the Dragon, mostly so they can say they've done it, but there are roads in Va. & W Va. that rival it. I'll take Back of the Dragon any day.

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Good eye. Yea Seneca Rock. Riding in Va and West Va is great and we ride down there every other year or so.

I miss my Gen 1 FZ. One of my good riding buddies just picked up one with low miles for next to nothing. Not even due for its first valve check yet lol. ( He had a Bee and a skunk before hd got this one)
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It is the same here in MI. I checked with our insurance person and they told me if you have insurance, the signed title (I carried a copy so I didn't risk losing it) and the paper showing you have an appointment with you motor vehicle office, the cops won't hassle you for not having a plate. I also asked a local officer I saw out riding one day this summer and he confirmed that they are not pulling folks over for not being plated. They might pull you over for something else but they shouldn't issue a ticket if you can provide all the papers. Check with your own insurance and the local police. I bet it's similar.
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But why change the mirrors?

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Nice lookin scoot.

BTW, for those that are interested. The rear view mirrors in Ferret's pic (Gen I FZ) are direct bolt on replacements for the FJR's.
I have seen a lot of folks replaced the FJR mirrors with the FZ ones, but I've wondered why? Is there a reason to do this other than having broken the FJR ones?
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