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Your Ride Reports / Re: Great 8's
« Last post by DesignFlaw06 on December 01, 2017, 07:29:46 AM »
Yeah, I don't think you can do direct sharing from a Google account.

Yeah, because Google doesn't use an extension in the link to the image.

Have to use another hosting site like Imgur or SmugMug.  Don't use Photobucket.

Congrats on the Crazy 8's.
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Your Ride Reports / Re: Great 8's
« Last post by mollusc on December 01, 2017, 04:54:25 AM »
Yeah, I don't think you can do direct sharing from a Google account.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by Wahrsuul on December 01, 2017, 04:49:13 AM »
Wow, pretty fragile chain tool.  Mine's a Harbor Freight, still good after a couple uses.  Though I did use master link chains as replacements, I still had to break the original chains off.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by Mulegandy99 on December 01, 2017, 12:25:44 AM »
Boo Hiss.  Attempted changing my sprockets and chain.  Failed to accomplish much of anything.  Got the front sprocket off.  Tried to take the chain apart, broke the chain tool!  Bah.  If motorcycles were made of wood I'd have had this done in no time flat.  Hopefully I'll get some useful tips tomorrow at the bike shop and from my mechanic buddy and I'll be able to get it done tomorrow.  Planning on doing a toy run Sat, IF I can get things taken care of that is!  Wish me luck!!!!


Untitled by Matthew Gandy, on Flickr

Untitled by Matthew Gandy, on Flickr

Untitled by Matthew Gandy, on Flickr

Untitled by Matthew Gandy, on Flickr

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Your Ride Reports / Re: Great 8's
« Last post by alan f on November 30, 2017, 10:17:12 PM »
Your photo opens in a  new tab when I click the link, I wasn't sure which bike you were talking about until I saw your 91-03 750 speedometer full of 8s. 
Good work there, and much useful experience to share I'll bet.
Skol!
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Your Ride Reports / Re: Great 8's
« Last post by Hog Dog on November 30, 2017, 09:05:45 PM »
Well that didn't work.  If the link doesn't work took a pic when my NH rolled over 88,888 miles recently.  Would much rather ride than try to navigate my way through the wonderful world of computers.
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Your Ride Reports / Great 8's
« Last post by Hog Dog on November 30, 2017, 08:31:29 PM »
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So many great bikes to choose from now.  Yamaha has really given us some great bikes.  I really like the 1200r also, if I outlast my NH then a 1200r will be in my garage.
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The FJ-09 I think was  $11k, I doubt this will be much different...



I agree, DF, it would have been if they made a smaller displacement FJR. That’s what I was looking for originally. There are smaller weight options with full on touring packs. Honda Interceptor, BMW R1200 RS and the R1200 R, BMW F800GT, Kawasaki Ninja 1000.  You could even get an FZ6 or FZ6r and add hard luggage.


I don’t agree that it is an adventure tourer.  It’s tallish but the tires, rims, suspension and peg position are all street bike.


The GT version is quite a bit different, it comes with luggage, TFT display, heated grips, cruise control, quick shifter and upgraded suspension.


By the way, it’s easier to reach the ground on the Yamaha than it is on my Versys even though the seat height is approximately the same.





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Negatives, it's sure to be pricey, $12k at least.  The luggage is still smaller than the Versys meaning it won't store a full face helmet.  Probably fuel range isn't as good as the Versys either.  The Versys is paid for and modified to suit me currently.  I'm sure thinking of how I can trade or sell my Ninja 650 and Versys for this refreshed Yamaha.

The FJ-09 I think was  $11k, I doubt this will be much different.

I've said this before, but the FJ-09 was a huge letdown.  Not that I would ever be in the market for one, but I think they missed the mark with what this bike should be.  It was way too tall (taller than the FJR), no cruise, chain drive, no heated grips, next to nothing wind protection, adjustable nothing, etc.  The luggage was also weak.

They have made some improvements, but not enough.  I know everything can't be the FJR, but I think it still sits way too high.  The adjustable seat height is only 0.6 inches either way.  That still means the lowest setting is the same height as the highest FJR seat.  At least cruise control and ABS are standard.  This bike belongs more in the adventure touring than the sport touring.

I guess I don't speak for small people, but I would think you would want a bike you could be sure-footed on.  Something that's also not 4x your weight.   I would think you could still come under a 500 lb wet bike and the added features.  I guess I'm looking for a bike (not really looking) that my wife could ride and be able to keep pace with me.  The FJ-09 missed that mark and I don't the Tracer gets much closer to it.
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