Ownership Verified: RdKetchup X-Plane triple (2016 Yamaha FJ-09)

RdKetchup

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After last post, I was able to use the bike every day for a week, either to go drop my oldest daughter at her day camp, or running some errands.

Then, nothing for 2 full weeks.

I ordered and received a RAM Mount X-Grip setup to mount my phone, but I didn't even have a chance to test ride it.

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So today, given that the weather was a superb 21° C, sunny (albeit a bit windy), and that I was also out of beer, a perfect excuse for a small run was found.

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FJ09, the perfect bike for a beer run.

And the X-Grip setup is perfect, my phone lies just below the dashboard.
 
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I really thought my riding season was over in September.

I went to Germany for work in October, and what was planned for 2 weeks got extended to 3, and I had a mandatory 2 week quarantine when I got back home.

But to my surprise, the weather last weekend was absolutely perfect (sunny, 20 °C), and my FJ buddy messaged me to see if I wanted to go for another family ride. The timing was perfect, with my last day of quarantine being last Friday.

A third friend joined on his MT-10 with is daughter, and off we went on a short ride on one of the few nice roads within 1h of Montreal.

We stopped for lunch at our destination, a small village with a nice diner.

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My burger was average at best, but the "small" poutine I ordered as a side was delicious.

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When I stopped for fuel at the end of the ride I noticed I had just reached 8500 km.

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That put my total for 2020 at a pathetic ~700 km. Hopefully next year I'll use it more.
 

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Yesterday I went for a short 75 km/1.5h ride by myself, just along the scenic lakeshore drive toward the western point of the island.

It was mostly suburban streets, with speed limits ranging from 30 to 50 kph, and stop signs and speed bumps everywhere. Return was on the highway.

It was my first time trying the first pair of riding jeans I ever bought, Klim K Fifty 2.

I will need to try them on a longer ride, but so far I like them.

I was afraid they would be too warm, and that the knee protection would be uncomfortable, but both concerns were non-issue.

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Small ride today with my FJ09 buddy and his son.

Felt nice to ride for a few hours.

Testing the "hey Google, take a selfie" voice command while riding.
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Stopped to get a Poutine for lunch.
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In my case, a small (really) smoke meat Poutine.
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Longest ride of the year so far.

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