Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ryan4130

Picked up an FZ-09

Recommended Posts

ryan4130
I just picked up a used FZ-09 off craigslist. I see a lot of people asking "07 vs 09?" which usually ends up an answer along the lines of "similar but more power".
Ive only rode her home so far but initial impressions: Engine and transmission attitude is completely different. Bike is not vibey at all, very smooth. Brakes on the 09 have way more bite.
 
Z9ftFn8.jpg
 
pORfmdv.jpg
  • Like 7

'15 FZ-09 Cadmium Yellow
'15 White Fz-07 - Sold

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
twowheeladdict
I chose the 07 over the 09 because of the looks, lower cost, lighter weight. The banana seat kills the FZ-09 for me even though my first bike was a Yamaha triple from 1977.

2015 FZ-07

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
booboobusfz07
If I could afford it i would've bought a fz09. Insurance doubles for me on that bike. :/
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ryan4130
If I could afford it i would've bought a fz09. Insurance doubles for me on that bike. :/
 
 
 
Really? Do you have priors? Insurance for me was $10 more every 6 months for basic coverage, but I have a clean record.

'15 FZ-09 Cadmium Yellow
'15 White Fz-07 - Sold

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
booboobusfz07
Need full coverage for finacing an I guess my allstate had a big jump for bike size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SkH
Man... I swear I'm like at the 75% threshold of going and getting an FZ09. Insurance isn't much of an increase for me as I already checked insurance for it.
 
How's the weight difference feel for you?
 
Looks like you'll need to change out those tires soon though.

.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hippiebikerchick
So you succumbed to the siren call of the triple.  ;)   I LOVE that color of 09. I saw one in person and the chain was a matching golden color and looked fantastic. I don't know if it was stock.
 
Your garage looks like ours now but you're selling your 07, right?
  • Like 2

Illegitimi non carborundum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yamahappy74
MOAR POWAAAAA!!
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beemer
Love the bumble-bee scheme, you letting the 07 go?

Beemer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ryan4130
Man... I swear I'm like at the 75% threshold of going and getting an FZ09. Insurance isn't much of an increase for me as I already checked insurance for it. 
How's the weight difference feel for you?
 
Looks like you'll need to change out those tires soon though.
 
Do it do it! I waited around until I found a deal on the 09 and made the jump. Now I just have to hold out for the right buyer.
The picture is bad. The tires are fine. Stock rubber on the 09 is not a dual compound tire and is sticky. I hear they go out in under 10k miles for sure.
 
Weight difference is negligible. I don't think I notice it at all.

'15 FZ-09 Cadmium Yellow
'15 White Fz-07 - Sold

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ryan4130
So you succumbed to the siren call of the triple.  ;)   I LOVE that color of 09. I saw one in person and the chain was a matching golden color and looked fantastic. I don't know if it was stock. 
Your garage looks like ours now but you're selling your 07, right?
 
 
Mine has a gold chain also which was stock.
Yes the 07 is for sale :/ the lady friend didn't want to ride it because she couldnt flat foot on it. Plus it's kinda too powerful as a first bike for her

'15 FZ-09 Cadmium Yellow
'15 White Fz-07 - Sold

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ryan4130
Just sold the 07. I am still sad :/
 
Probably wont frequent this site much anymore, moving over to fz09.org. Same screen name. Maybe ill see some of you there if you make the 09 switch.
 
Thanks for all the help on the way. This community will keep growing
  • Like 1

'15 FZ-09 Cadmium Yellow
'15 White Fz-07 - Sold

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hippiebikerchick
Just sold the 07. I am still sad :/ 
Probably wont frequent this site much anymore, moving over to fz09.org. Same screen name. Maybe ill see some of you there if you make the 09 switch.
 
Thanks for all the help on the way. This community will keep growing
I hope you told the new owner about us.  :))
  • Like 1

Illegitimi non carborundum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AlbatrossCafe
Just sold the 07. I am still sad :/ 
Probably wont frequent this site much anymore, moving over to fz09.org. Same screen name. Maybe ill see some of you there if you make the 09 switch.
 
Thanks for all the help on the way. This community will keep growing
What did you sell it for? This all happened so fast lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.