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xtrapsi
Just checking in.
Picked up a 2016 Matte Silver on Veterans Day. Less than a week later it is time for the 600 mile service!
 
Already got the rebadged Yamaha bags and a Givi windscreen for it.
More to come.
 
Coming from a 2013 Ninja 300 so this thing feels like a beast. Loving it so far.
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Beemer
Welcome aboard! Just curious, did you test ride an R3 before buying the FZ?

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xtrapsi
Didn't test ride the R3 but I sat on one.
My first bike was a Ninja 250 and then I bought the 300. I was done with the smaller bikes and wanted something a little bigger.

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snowdriftless
Welcome! How do you like the transition?

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Beemer
Didn't test ride the R3 but I sat on one. My first bike was a Ninja 250 and then I bought the 300. I was done with the smaller bikes and wanted something a little bigger.
Good choice for an upgrade. It may be a different riding posture on an FZ-07 but I'm sure the difference in power/torque will trump that.

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xtrapsi
Whenever I miss the 300, I just twist the throttle! haha
 
The transition was great. This thing will just do whatever I want it to. Wanna putt around at 15-20mph, ok no problem. Wanna go fast?...lets go!
So far, it is perfect.
The only thing I miss is the gas mileage but the tradeoff is worth it.
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ShiftHer
Welcome! That's a beautiful color! Probably my favorite of all the options.

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jetgirl
Welcome xtrapsi! I come from an 04 Ninja 250. The seating position feels about the same, so very comfortable. I miss the range of the 4.8 gallon tank. For a small bike it had a big tank but everything else about the FZ is perfect for me.

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xtrapsi
Yeah, that is true. It feels like it gets much worse gas mileage than it does due to smaller tank. I just feel like I'm at the pump way too often.
 
Brought it home from the 600 mile service and installed the frame/axle sliders and the adjustable levers last night.

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xtrapsi
I put over 850 miles on it in a little over a week. Swapped bikes with my buddy and in less than a mile, he rolled it.
Somehow he thought that first gear + full throttle was a good idea...
 
Towed it to the dealership and we will get the insurance process started tomorrow.
 
Not the way I wanted to spend my Saturday... :(

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xtrapsi
Insurance called today. They want to total it.
10 days and 855 miles...sure was fun. He got the most expensive mile I've ever seen.
 
Bent wheel, scratched plastics and possibly a tweaked rear frame.
 
Moral of the story...Don't let other people ride your bike.

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snowdriftless
Insurance called today. They want to total it. 10 days and 855 miles...sure was fun. He got the most expensive mile I've ever seen.
 
Bent wheel, scratched plastics and possibly a tweaked rear frame.
 
Moral of the story...Don't let other people ride your bike.
Oh My Goodness, Are you going to get a new one? Did you have financing? Think you will get back enough to replace it?

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xtrapsi
Yes. The rest was financed after my trade in. Hadn't even made the first payment yet!
Insurance said they would give me MSRP and dollar for dollar on the aftermarket parts that I could show receipts for.
I'm looking for another one I guess. I loved it and still have parts to put on! Haha

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