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Old 08-11-2015, 01:56 PM   #841
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I don't think it has a tune or even the recall flash from Yamaha. The throttle is incredibly touchy in STD mode. That or I suck and I've spent to much time on my supermoto. With the full exhaust it snaps and pops constantly during engine braking, but under WOT the bike sounds like an animal.
Definitely sounds like it hasn't been tuned. I rode a '15 FZ9 (with the reflash) before I bought my FJ, and the throttle wasn't bad at all. Combine the touchiness with the popping on decel, and I'd guess no tune.

A reflash should make a huge difference in rideability.
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<p>Buells are just an unfair comparison. 103 ft lbs and I think my worst tank ever was like 48 mpg Best tank ever was right around 70 mpg, achieved when I was on a leisurely mountain road running a sustained 50 ish&nbsp;mph taking it easy (I knew I had to take it easy since the loop was about&nbsp;215 miles and my normal fuel range was only 170!)</p>
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<p>Buells are just an unfair comparison. 103 ft lbs and I think my worst tank ever was like 48 mpg Best tank ever was right around 70 mpg, achieved when I was on a leisurely mountain road running a sustained 50 ish&nbsp;mph taking it easy (I knew I had to take it easy since the loop was about&nbsp;215 miles and my normal fuel range was only 170!)</p>
True, the price of entry and maintenance makes it a unfair comparison, compared to the brand new yamahas being discussed recently.

I think this is my next bike:



And on the other hand, i want one of these for longer trips and a bit of dual sport touring:



And.. out of left field, these have always done it for me. They are affordable for now, but im sure they will eventually skyrocket in value:




That yamaha FJ09 tickles me in the right places too, as does the triumph tiger and bimmer options. Alas, out of my price range..
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:03 PM   #844
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<p>Have you ridden either of those bikes?</p>
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Nope
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:35 PM   #846
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<p>Well, I wrote 'either' while you still just had two bikes in your post </p><p>I've spent considerable time on both. Dad had an '06 XB12X and an '09 1125CR.</p><p>The Uly was a freaking fantastic bike. Sooooo comfortable, incredible fuel mileage, really a sweet bike. It didn't feel significantly slower than my firebolt, and was unbelievably agile for being such a big, tall thing (the '06 had higher suspension than the later Uly XT).</p><p>But that 1125...</p><p>Dad bought it new. First time I rode it after break in was complete, I held it wide open in third. As it unloaded the front tire at 110 mph, I decided I liked the bike very much. That bike was absolutely insane, though I preferred the firebolt on twisty roads. Maybe the lower power was just less intimidating but I had a hard time hustling the CR very hard, especially after dad put the high bars on it -- seemed harder to tell what was happening on the front tire.</p><p>Also, on a long road trip, we had to fuel at the same time even though his bike carried 5.5 gallons and my firebolt only held 3.5.</p><p><img src="http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/451x604/80-17280_713447638229_1746681_n_f6a58afdc80c9ab88c351 afb56b33e4f8e1163d8.jpg" title="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/451x604/80-17280_713152654379_2111432_n_561e1402d6034b0835538 582096faba473e3bba5.jpg" title="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/604x453/80-17280_714621974849_6454705_n_bc0ddcd52600358b5e671 3d05123e08959fb20fd.jpg" title="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/604x453/80-17280_714622029739_1143449_n_b0eb796b06d8f70c3483b fb9405d78a2acbf6a07.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />Miss that bike </p>
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Awesome dude. Thanks for the review. Beautiful bikes btw.

That's exactly why i want the CR, and also exactly why the XBR will never leave me.

Always been "the" Buell guy around here, so i don't think i could do the honda anyways.

Then again, the 1125R is not ruled out by any means. I had the thought to put high bars on my 12R, and get a 1125R for track duty and when riding with my jap bike buddies.
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<p>lol well riding the 1125 with them would help you keep pace in the straights as well as the twisties. I'm pretty sure I was just not as confident on the 1125, it's just as good a bike. You can buy them (and all Buells, really) soooooo cheap.</p>
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Love those Buells! Rode a 1125r back in the day at a Harley/Buell deakership demo day. I was not prepared, front wheel straight up Lol.

Always wanted a buell xb12s in that translucent orange, instead I have a bright yellow SV650. Couldn't afford the Buell when I was just a college lad, now I'm too attached to the SV to sell. I should just buy another bike, and then not ride it like this one.
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nothin wrong with that sv! Nice man. Love me some twins.
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<p>lol well riding the 1125 with them would help you keep pace in the straights as well as the twisties. I'm pretty sure I was just not as confident on the 1125, it's just as good a bike. You can buy them (and all Buells, really) soooooo cheap.</p>
Oh, it's never a problem in the twisties, In fact, they usually make me go in front so that I'm not pressuring them the whole time.
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In for the SV club. Love my 1000, but don't ride as much as I should.

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Oh, it's never a problem in the twisties, In fact, they usually make me go in front so that I'm not pressuring them the whole time. <img src="images/smilies/gay.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Giggle" smilieid="25" class="inlineimg" />
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<br />Lol that's what I meant. You already romp on them in tight quarters because of instant and always-available torque. But an 1125 makes it so you're not embarrassed in a straight line. I can see how that was unclear though.
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<br />Nothing beats a torquey twin on a super tight uphill road.
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<br />Lol that's what I meant. You already romp on them in tight quarters because of instant and always-available torque. But an 1125 makes it so you're not embarrassed in a straight line. I can see how that was unclear though.
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<br />Nothing beats a torquey twin on a super tight uphill road.
True enough, and I prefer riding tight canyons. Tighter the better. You can corner harder at lower speeds, and it does not feel nearly as dangerous as leaning the bike over at 80+mph.

Gotta say though, the idea of 160+mph is pretty cool. And the price of the 1125's right now is downright absurd. Gonna get one before they jump up in price!
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nothin wrong with that sv! Nice man. Love me some twins.
I hope you meant V twins, because parallel twins sound like fart.

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In for the SV club. Love my 1000, but don't ride as much as I should.

That's a nice bike, pretty rare too, just don't see many of the 1000's around.
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I love the bike and the wife has been fighting me not to sell it. We dated on the thing. First year we were together it was all the two of us had for transportation. I'm currently trying to sell it and I oddly get no hits on it. Like it is cursed or something. I just don't ride here in TN because I refuse to ride without out all my gear and the humidity kills me here.
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I had a silver 03 SV1000S with 13:1 compression Wiseco TL-R pistons, ported heads and an M4 2-1 system. I loved that bike for a while, but eventually it got to be a pain in the *** to ride it in town. It was just fast enough that it took constant attention to make it go a reasonable speed.

Every time somebody bumps this thread it makes me want another bike....
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Any of you gheys at NJMP?
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i hate you that looks like so much fun
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