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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2015, 01:06:32 pm »
Just ordered an engine cage. It was pricey but it'll be worth it.

Why would you need to lock up your engine?
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2015, 01:12:01 pm »
Why would you need to lock up your engine?

So the hobos don't steal it.
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2016, 03:07:35 pm »
Well, I got pulled over yesterday (today) morning after riding home from SF for New Years. I was hauling ass because it was cold and I wanted to get home, so I was doing 100+ on the highway and was just scoping the traffic out for cops. It doesn't help that the bike just eggs you on to go faster, either.

Anyways, my exit started to come up so I started slowing down and all of a sudden I got lit up. No idea where the cop even came from. I was just thinking "FML, great start to 2016" the entire time, but the cop was actually just checking to see if I had any drinks and asked why I didn't have any plates. Didn't even ask for insurance, just looked at my license and let me off. I definitely thought he got me for speeding but I think I got lucky in that he didn't see my flying by at triple digits.

I really need to slow down on this thing, but it's so hard with all dat torque. The CBR doesn't egg me on as much as the FJ-09 because it's got no torque. :lol:
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2016, 06:14:19 pm »
I really need to slow down on this thing, but it's so hard with all dat torque. The CBR doesn't egg me on as much as the FJ-09 because it's got no torque. :lol:
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2016, 07:52:33 am »
Yea the tickets thing is one reason I am hesitant to upgrade. ER6 cruises at 100 no problem.... what the fuck would I do with double the HP

The more I think about it the more I'm getting into building for "feels"..... dont need much power for the street but a good suspension goes a long way.
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2016, 01:02:22 pm »
So the hobos don't steal it.

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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2016, 09:18:44 pm »
Haven't even gotten the license plate yet and I'm already replacing the holder/fender:

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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2016, 01:01:28 am »
Still no license plate, but at least the fender is gone:

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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2016, 06:56:45 am »
Yeah, that's smart. Now your license plate is going to get covered in mud.
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2016, 02:14:55 pm »
Yeah, that's smart. Now your license plate is going to get covered in mud.

Oh well. At least it looks good.

Now I'm tempted to get integrated tail light and flushmounted front turn signals. Dammit.
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2016, 02:20:21 pm »
Oh well. At least it looks good.

Now I'm tempted to get integrated tail light and flushmounted front turn signals. Dammit.

Nobody can see those tiny ones, and then your butt will look naked. You should add more lights, flashing ones, and machine guns.
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2016, 04:29:29 pm »
Installed the Higdonion cage and skidplate last night. There's a hole in the skid plate to access the drain plug bolt. I installed the cage and found out the hole was just a bit too far back to get the socket on the drain plug. I could fit the socket on, but it'd be angled pretty sharp and turning it would probably strip it. I emailed the guy at Higdonion and he said someone messed up cutting the hole in the skid and that he'd send me another one.

Yay for good customer service! :cheers:

I thought I did something wrong so today morning before I left for work I loosened and re-tightened all the bolts but that didn't do anything either...
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2016, 05:08:49 pm »
Skid plate?
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2016, 05:44:31 pm »
Oh well. At least it looks good.

Now I'm tempted to get integrated tail light and flushmounted front turn signals. Dammit.

Take my word for it, don't do either. I had flush front signals and still currently have an integrated LED taillight. They aren't as bright as OEM, they're not DOT approved (turn signals have to be around 1 ft apart), and you can't see flush mounts from any angle except perpendicular which makes them useless to oncoming traffic.

I swapped my flush mounts for LED stalks and I'm replacing my integrated tail with an OEM light and the same LED stalks out back. I want to be seen!
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« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2016, 05:51:13 pm »
Take my word for it, don't do either. I had flush front signals and still currently have an integrated LED taillight. They aren't as bright as OEM, they're not DOT approved (turn signals have to be around 1 ft apart), and you can't see flush mounts from any angle except perpendicular which makes them useless to oncoming traffic.

I swapped my flush mounts for LED stalks and I'm replacing my integrated tail with an OEM light and the same LED stalks out back. I want to be seen!

I have both on the CBR already. I'm a fucking ricer. :mask:
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2016, 05:51:45 pm »
Skid plate?

Yeah the side bars go down and connect to a skid plate to protect the oil pan and header.
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2016, 06:28:00 pm »
I have both on the CBR already. I'm a fucking ricer. :mask:

It's a CBR, it probably came stock like that from the factory
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« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2016, 06:44:58 pm »
It's a CBR, it probably came stock like that from the factory

:lol:

The stock lights it came with were so droopy. The Hotbodies aftermarket flush mounted turn signals are pretty bad actually. They work fine but didn't come with a third wire for running lights so they're not always on like the stock ones.

The ones I want for the Yamaha have three wires so they will always be turned on while the bike is running. The rear turn signals don't stay illuminated so I don't care if I lose them to the integrated light.

I just don't want to spend $140 on it right now. Maybe sometime in the future...
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2016, 09:26:11 pm »
Dammit. I want a new windscreen because the stock one buffets so much and is actually noisier in my helmet than when I'm on the CBR. All the taller ones either look like shit (Givi screen looks like a damn barn door) or requires removing the hand guards, which I don't want to do.

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« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2016, 09:36:59 pm »
Dammit. I want a new windscreen because the stock one buffets so much and is actually noisier in my helmet than when I'm on the CBR. All the taller ones either look like shit (Givi screen looks like a damn barn door) or requires removing the hand guards, which I don't want to do.



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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2016, 08:09:39 pm »
Did the first oil change on the FJ. Fuckers at the dealership must have just used an impact gun to put the oil filter and drain plug on. I almost tipped the bike trying to loosen the drain plug and couldn't get the oil filter off. Usually it comes off by hand, but it took me two hours to pry that shit off today. :facepalm:
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« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2016, 08:20:50 pm »
Did the fuckers at your dealership take the air filter out and not put it back in just for shits?
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2016, 10:26:24 am »
Did the fuckers at your dealership take the air filter out and not put it back in just for shits?

Probably. :hammerhead:


Just commuted to work on the FJ for the first time. I need to get rid of the hand guards and get a bigger windscreen for sure. I already ordered a Puig Touring windscreen.

Hand guards are waaaay too large for lane splitting comfortably, especially in SF.
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« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2016, 10:28:36 am »
Probably. :hammerhead:


Just commuted to work on the FJ for the first time. I need to get rid of the hand guards and get a bigger windscreen for sure. I already ordered a Puig Touring windscreen.

Hand guards are waaaay too large for lane splitting comfortably, especially in SF.

The hand guards are guards.... they will be the first thing to clip  a car's side mirror. The guard will collapse instead of ripping the handlebar sideways... it also might guard your hand...?
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2016, 10:39:59 am »
The hand guards are guards.... they will be the first thing to clip  a car's side mirror. The guard will collapse instead of ripping the handlebar sideways... it also might guard your hand...?

Or I can just take them off and not hit mirrors in the first place? :huh:
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2016, 10:01:10 am »
Got the Puig windscreen last night (so fast!) and installed it. There is still some buffeting around my head which is pretty annoying, and gets worse than the stock screen above 80 or so. Under 80 it's fine so I guess that's another reason for me to not speed. :lol:

Although, tucking slightly behind the screen makes all the noise go away. The main problem I'm having is under 50 or so with the visor closed my glasses fog up so quick due to the lack of airflow so I guess it screens wind quite well. :lol:

Also, I'm questioning my decision of getting the Light Smoke color. Should have gone with clear.
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2016, 04:01:01 pm »
AKRAPOVICCCCCCCCC

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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2016, 04:03:58 pm »
Put a new sticker on it? Nice
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2016, 04:06:17 pm »
Put a new sticker on it? Nice

He's gotta start ricin' up the bike, can't let it sit unmolested next to the Gayiata
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Re: Well, here it is!
« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2016, 10:28:09 am »
Installed the Akrapovic exhaust. Skid plate doesn't fit so I had to remove it. I'll have to notch the skid plate this weekend and put it back on.
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