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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-03-2020, 05:09 PM
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If I bought a 2013 Id have it flashed by Ivan.
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post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-03-2020, 06:43 PM
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I am sorry I sold my 09 with aftermarket suspension and replaced it with a 17ES. The 17 is great the suspension is the disappointment. I regret not getting a 16A or 19A and swapping the suspension off the 09. Update: Simply put the ES rear shock to undersprung with a 680# spring. I had a 850# spring on my 09. The 680# spring works well if the load is 150 lbs. I am 230 lbs.

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A hearty "Yes, I agree" to everything everyone has said already. I swapped to a '16 FJR/A model from an '11 Ninja 1000. I loved my N1K (and would absolutely buy another, especially a 2020 version) but there are definite advantages of the swap to the FJR- the electric windscreen, a far more effective fairing and that cruise control- oooooh that CC. Makes all the difference in the world. Overall, significantly more comfortable on the FJR than the N1K & much better if you plan on riding w/a partner, or doing significant long distance rides, but...

Be prepared for the 170+ lb. weight gain. She can be a pig rolling around in the garage, driveway, etc.

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Or put a '14 ECU in. That's works too.

I think weighing where you are makes a difference too for '13/'14+ cruise control. Out yonder in the wide open spaces it's important but here east of the Mississippi not so much. Even on remote interstates we don't often ride above 80 for extended periods. And IF I did I don't think the cruise would play a big part in that.
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In 11 years of FJR ownership, I have used cruise at 80 mph once.... all other times were less than that. I try not to do interstates, I like the funner back roads.
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In 2 years I don't think I have had the cruise set at 80 yet, but I have it between 72-75 whenever I am on the freeway.

if I took another trip to the west coast it would probably get used at 80+ in Utah, and maybe in Kansas. I don't think there are funner back roads in Kansas lol.

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In 2 years I don't think I have had the cruise set at 80 yet, but I have it between 72-75 whenever I am on the freeway.

if I took another trip to the west coast it would probably get used at 80+ in Utah, and maybe in Kansas. I don't think there are funner back roads in Kansas lol.

West of the Mississippi, many places are posted between 70-85 mph. An 80mph limit on cc will get you run over. I've ridden up-and-down the coasts and they are (mostly) too congested for my tastes (and roads obscenely under-posted for the road design).

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Whether the CC limit is a problem all depends on your riding style and who you ride with. When you do cross-country rides and your group regularly goes above 80mph, trust me that you'll be cursing the fact that you have CC and can't set it. If you have a more leisurely group and never go above that (which is highly unlikely in my case), then it won't matter to you.
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Has anyone ever asked a Yamaha dealer if the 13 can be reflashed to the higher limit? Seems that it would be easy enough to do.

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