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Old 02-20-2019, 08:42 AM   #881
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Got it and thanks. Safe travels coming home. We need to do lunch again soon. Time is sliding by. God bless, Murph
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #882
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Hi Murph,

Just saw that you had a close encounters incident with Mines Rd. Sorry to hear this but glad to hear that you were able to ride the Golden Wonder home.

Ya, Mines Rd north of the county line can have "invisible gravel" in a lot of places. I have had a couple of scary slides and one get off from gravel I couldn't see.

Hope you are feeling OK now with no new aches and pains.

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Old 02-25-2019, 08:09 PM   #883
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Hey Dad,

Yeah, I'm on the mend. Thanks for asking. Pretty much bruised and/or sprained every body part except for my noggin, but there ain't much up in there anyway, so. I'm finally getting my right hip to loosen up.

Yesterday, I went for my first spirited ride since and it went just OK. I say just OK because for the first time after a get-off (and I've had a couple) this was the first time I found myself involuntarily flinching when my front or rear tire got loose. I think I scared myself more than I realized. Either that or I'm just becoming a sissy with age.

I guess this is why getting back in the saddle as soon as possible is important because while this really was a minor crash, I could see how one might lose his or her nerve after a close call. The extreme suddenness of it really got to me.

Anyway, that's enough whining from me.

Ride fast and wreckless,
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:35 PM   #884
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Took the tiger for a ride, met with Will, David, Barbara, Eric? And others and rode to highlands for some delicious pizza. After sightseeing waterfalls I split off on my own for the ride home and detoured through the chattahoochee-oconee NF, got some FS trail mileage in today and took the tiger through it’s first water crossing.



It was a lil baby water crossing, but it was there and it happened, so it’s getting counted.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:25 PM   #885
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Awesome Michael! Now give us more details of the ride quality and such! Looks fun!
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:55 PM   #886
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Awesome Michael! Now give us more details of the ride quality and such! Looks fun!
Very plush on road, but I am using a ton of sag with me and the bike weight. It definitely needs to be resprung. When the pavement ends it manages itself very well, but the rider modes arenít user friendly. I found this out the hard way after a quick stop then trying to climb a grassy hill, the t/c said nope and the bike juddered to a halt. I knew the bike defaults to road mode when the key is cycled, but still havenít got used to that, will take more time to make switching back to the off road map muscle memory.

But itís not as snappy as my dirt bikes, maybe itís the off road power mode making it feel lethargic, but it doesnít seem to have enough oomph to hop the front wheel over stuff. But this does not mean itís not way faster than it has any business being on gravel. Hold on, literally.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:48 PM   #887
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Glad to be home from working in cold OH/PA. Itís in the 70ís the last two days, so had to ride my awesome 11í Street Triple R.

Ever since I got it, itís been really stiff. Bumps in the road almost buck my ass out of the seat. I had softened up the rear shock a few weeks ago.

Went to check my front settings, my compression was 3 from full hard, and rebound 6 from full hard! No wonder I was getting so much road shock!

Recommended Track setting is 7 out from full hard! Geez la weez. Backed both out to standard/sport. SO much better and accepts road imperfections mid corner much better.

Damn this bike loves to be ridden hard, the Brembo front brakes are amazing, the slipper clutch is lovely and provides amazing sloppy downshifting with no wheel hop or issues, and the QS begs to be WOT when you use it, while the Mivv GP cans scream ďFaster FasterĒ. Such a fun bike. Canít wait for some Smokey Mountain twisties.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:59 AM   #888
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Finally got my new-to-me 2017 FZ09 out for a ride



I'm still getting used to and learning all the ride modes and electronics. TC, ABS, slipper clutch. I'm also trying to figure out what all has been done to it mod wise. Ohlins rear shock. There's no stickers indicating fork work, but I haven't opened them up to verify. ECU is stock, and fueling isn't bad at all. Brakes appear to be stock, and are just fine. I can lift the rear reasonably enough. I've played around with locking front and rear to feel the ABS. Traction control keeps the front wheel down, or within reason. I've now gotten used to lifting the front in 1st, and shifting to 2nd to set it down. It's also got a +4! rear sprocket on there, so that's going back to stock ASAP. ASV levers are quite nice, as is the Yamaha Comfort seat. Tail tidy and integrated rear brake light and flush signals are nice and functional. Looking like a full Yosh exhaust.

The Ohlins rear keeps the back well-planted. The front is very.... communicative, and chatty? Like, too much feedback and chatter, not quite planted. For the time being I'll raise the forks in the triples a smidge, but I'll have the forks serviced at the next track day.

Aside from the front forks, ECU, and brakes, just about everything has been done that I would want to do. My feet are a little bike, so my heels kept butting up against the passenger pegs, looks like I'll be taking those off.

Looking forward to getting the rest of this bike sorted and more familiar with it at the track!
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:00 PM   #889
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New S21 front tire and new brake pads.
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New set of rear blinker lenses for the vee two vibrating machine.
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Old Yesterday, 11:24 AM   #891
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Sat on the Tuono and made vroom vroom noises......................
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 PM   #892
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Sold it.
Because that's what I do every six months...
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Old Yesterday, 04:38 PM   #893
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Sold it.
Because that's what I do every six months...
Sorry for my poor memory. Which one did you sell??

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Old Today, 08:19 AM   #894
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Central AZ mountain riding. As usual going to AZ for other reasons, I brought my bike. Trailered across the flatland then rode the good stuff. mrs grommet and I met up with our son in mesa last night, loaded some of his stuff on the trailer to bring it home. Today I'll ride down to Sierra Vista for my brother's birthday party and to see my folks. Tomorrow back north and east through the mountains to somewhere in NM. May meet up with Lickety in Globe if it works out. Monday more mountain riding and back to KS. Plan to meet up with wife and son Monday afternoon in the TX panhandle to put tbe bike back on the trailer for the boring stuff.
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Old Today, 08:45 AM   #895
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Grommet, Awesomeness!!

I working on my handlebar this weekend and trying to fit my steering damper. Gonna take the lower fairings off and reinforce some weak spots. Probably tighten the head nut while I'm at it.

Still waiting on new gas tank to be completed. Won't be much longer and I'll fit that.

I did get out for a short ride yesterday which is better than nothing.

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