Unverified Ownership Like RdKetchup but with moar FREEDOM: altoid's FJ-08.5

altoid

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I know I just did a thing, but I did another thing. I'm sorry. Actually no, I'm not sorry at all.

My life is quite different now from what it was in March, and I've adjusted my garage appropriately. Back then I commuted on my motorcycle, and it was 4 miles of tight, crowded city streets, so a narrow, nimble bike like the XSR700 was perfect for filtering. It was also priced reasonably and had a lot of want factor to it.

Now I commute by bicycle for 1 mile and today I actually just walked. I don't need a motorcycle heavily optimized for filtering. I wish I had a motorcycle on which the limiting factor to any road trip was merely time away from life's responsibilities—not the state of my butt and/or lower back. Also, naked life is great at speeds up to (an alleged) 75mph, but beyond that…

So here we are. I picked up a mint Yamaha FJ-09 (MT-09 Tracer elsewhere). No, seriously, it's a 2016 with less than 2,700 miles (my XSR has nearly 3,700), zero issues of any sort, and the following list of mods:
• larger Puig windscreen (anything is better than the crappy stock one)
• hand guard extenders, so they would clear the new windscreen at full lock
• heated grips (I think…)
• Dunlop Q3+ front tire (factory rear)

This thing is showroom condition.

I had a buddy who's also a 2016 FJ owner (the one I almost bought earlier this year) come and check it out with me, and it was utterly unnecessary. The bike was in such perfect condition that it was obvious. The price was fantastic, so a quick chat with the seller, short look around, and brief test ride later I signed some paperwork.

I then ordered the top case rack and mounting plate so I can transfer my precious from the XSR, and then left the parking building where we met. Good times.

I'm calling her Nera, as per her color.




Anyone in the market for an XSR700? 👀
 
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altoid

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Oh, and since everyone always immediately wants to know about "future plans", here are some preliminary thoughts:

Need to sell:
• The XSR

Already have:
Givi Trekker 52 (currently on the XSR)

Already on order:
Givi SR2122 rear rack
Givi M7 mount plate

Likely soon on order:
• TechSpec Snake Skin tank grips (same as on the XSR, great stuff)

Future:
Crampbuster
• exhaust, maybe Akrapovič again
• crash bars, maybe Givi TN2122
• aux lights, maybe some from Denali
• rear lights, maybe Skene

I'm gonna try my best not to touch the "Future" category until the XSR is gone…
 

bone

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so how many bikes have you bought, kitted out completely, and then just sold?
(although i might be mixing up with blaro)
 

altoid

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so how many bikes have you bought, kitted out completely, and then just sold?
(although i might be mixing up with blaro)
My vehicle history is in my signature. Not really sure what you mean.
 

altoid

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Rack ready to go, just need the mount plate to arrive on Monday so I can transfer the top case.

 

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Welcome to the club! Get the OEM heated handguards, they plug right in. For hand guards I can highly recommend KTM OEM handguards, bolts right on, works like a charm and cheap too.
 

altoid

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Welcome to the club! Get the OEM heated handguards, they plug right in. For hand guards I can highly recommend KTM OEM handguards, bolts right on, works like a charm and cheap too.
But…I have both heated grips and hand guards already?


Anyway, did someone say "more pictures"?! Okay!

Bae is tall! 😍


No rack, no problem. 😎
 

altoid

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Forgot about the tank grips until just now.



They actually look pretty good.

 

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I don't drive, I fly.
That motorcycle gives me the jealous.
 
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