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Old 08-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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I Ride: '12 Yamaha FZ8
Picked up my new bike last weekend!
After almost 20 years since I last rode, I finally got back in the saddle last weekend with the purchase of my Yamaha FZ8

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Had a fun couple of round trips on 219 today between Hillsboro and Newberg. Not pushing it too hard though... want to take my time re-learning my skills.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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Congrats! Is this Mitch's dad?

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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I Ride: '12 Yamaha FZ8
no, not Mitch's dad, but if he has an fz8 also, I bet he can't stop smiling either!

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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I Ride: 2009 street triple R
nice...... and welcome back

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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Great choice of bikes. That's in my top 5 for a pratical fun motorcycle. Looks good also!

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:33 PM   #6
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I Ride: 1989 CBR 600, 1982 GPz 550
Awesome. That bike makes matte black cool!

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #7
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Nice bike! Congrats on the new bike, be safe...well sort of.. once in a while anyway...ummm nevermind cept the congrats part!

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone.
It sure didn't take long for the mods to start... already added the Givi windscreen & OES frame sliders & spools. Ordered bar-end mirrors that should be shipped today. Oh, and the rim tape and a few other strips of scotchbrite tape. That'll do it for now.
... but the TechSpec grip pads would be pretty helpful. Then that'll be the end of it.
... hmm... more comfortable seats...
... gold levers to match the forks...
hmmm....

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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I just put TechSpecs on my ride. I'm not a terribly aggressive rider but I do realy like them. Easier and more comfy to grip the tank in turns and evasive maneuvering and they protect the tank a bit also. I purchased the deeper cut version.. Can't remember what they call it.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone.
It sure didn't take long for the mods to start... already added the Givi windscreen & OES frame sliders & spools. Ordered bar-end mirrors that should be shipped today. Oh, and the rim tape and a few other strips of scotchbrite tape. That'll do it for now.
... but the TechSpec grip pads would be pretty helpful. Then that'll be the end of it.
... hmm... more comfortable seats...
... gold levers to match the forks...
hmmm....
: back....you know a crack addiction might have been cheaper.

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