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Old 07-19-2019, 06:55 AM   #21
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The FZ10 does wheelie easier, I'll give it that...

It's actually at the crank, but most are putting down over 150 which means they are a little stronger than listed. Changing to headers and a Rapidbike Evo tune, or one of the other add-ons and they are putting down well above 160 to the wheel consistently. They are pretty darn quick. I saw 150, corrected, once on my FZ1. I've hit well over that on the Xr and it gets there quicker. Also, don't discount the sweet quickshifter and auto-blipper down shift. I make more real-world progress due to this as much as anything else. The Yamaha quickshifter on the FZ was slower than I could do by clutchless upshifting on my own. It worked well and was smooth, but it wasn't on par with the BMW or new Ducati's. KTM's downshifter function's just as well, but they have so much engine breaking, you need to be braking hard to not feel it slow the bike significantly.

Here is me and an S1000R going for it. He started in front of me, but we stayed the same distance apart. I think aero and additional weight balanced out...This is just into 6th gear and about 155+


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXaJ1PB2mzo

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Old 07-19-2019, 04:28 PM   #22
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DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:46 PM   #23
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The FZ10 does wheelie easier, I'll give it that...

It's actually at the crank, but most are putting down over 150 which means they are a little stronger than listed. Changing to headers and a Rapidbike Evo tune, or one of the other add-ons and they are putting down well above 160 to the wheel consistently. They are pretty darn quick. I saw 150, corrected, once on my FZ1. I've hit well over that on the Xr and it gets there quicker. Also, don't discount the sweet quickshifter and auto-blipper down shift. I make more real-world progress due to this as much as anything else. The Yamaha quickshifter on the FZ was slower than I could do by clutchless upshifting on my own. It worked well and was smooth, but it wasn't on par with the BMW or new Ducati's. KTM's downshifter function's just as well, but they have so much engine breaking, you need to be braking hard to not feel it slow the bike significantly.

Here is me and an S1000R going for it. He started in front of me, but we stayed the same distance apart. I think aero and additional weight balanced out...This is just into 6th gear and about 155+


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXaJ1PB2mzo

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Love the XR, I'm afraid to go ride one, it might follow me home.
Cuban Rider is a good follow on YT, been following him for a couple of years and ran into him before the Rally this year at the overlook. Dude rides really well.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF6...PgvX_K4x8Fz9KA
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:52 PM   #24
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Love the XR, I'm afraid to go ride one, it might follow me home.
Cuban Rider is a good follow on YT, been following him for a couple of years and ran into him before the Rally this year at the overlook. Dude rides really well.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF6...PgvX_K4x8Fz9KA
I can't watch videos like that anymore. I keep waiting for the damn deer to jump out...
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:46 AM   #25
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The bottom line is, there's only one possible justification. George Carlin said it best...

"You gotta WANNA..."
that says it all
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:27 AM   #26
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I can't watch videos like that anymore. I keep waiting for the damn deer to jump out...
Up there, hogs and wild turkey seem to be more common. Potentially similar results....unless you're the "Pig Killer"!
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:59 AM   #27
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I've been so close to buying the MT-10 many times.

The bike is fun and awesome. Not exactly on par with the Tuono, which I also have come close to buying, but not far behind.

I've decided I don't need the V4 1100 Tuono mad man. I think the MT-10 is a little more usable, but barely.

The thing that's held me back has mostly been range/fuel consumption. It's not uncommon for me to do a 300-500 day ride on my fjr. But that would be 3-5 fuel stops on the MT-10.

I've decided to hold onto the FJR for now and to hopefully do some suspension upgrades soon (although I've been too busy to ride lately.

If I do get a supplemental bike it will likely be a Street Triple 765 or another Speed Triple. They are sexy and refined. That, and I'm kind of still bitter over my warranty squabble with Yamaha over the 2nd gear dog repair on my FJR, but that's another story.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:35 AM   #28
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I've decided to hold onto the FJR for now and to hopefully do some suspension upgrades soon (although I've been too busy to ride lately.

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If you're too busy to ride, it's a perfect time to send that suspension in ;)
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:40 AM   #29
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If you're too busy to ride, it's a perfect time to send that suspension in ;)
Too expensive to have the crew at Racetech or whatever do it for me; too busy to do it myself.

The tempting solution has been a new bike, but you know how I love my couch rocket!
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:30 PM   #30
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Here’s one!

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Old 07-20-2019, 05:00 PM   #31
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:57 AM   #32
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Too expensive to have the crew at Racetech or whatever do it for me; too busy to do it myself.

The tempting solution has been a new bike, but you know how I love my couch rocket!
What sort of quotes are you getting??
I had R1 forks full revalve for $500 all in
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