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My FZ07 continues to become a touring bike, now with the Bags-Connection tail bag. I'm six feet tall and did not mind the bag behind me. The much maligned signal/tag bracket was ideal for the back straps. All was very secure, my 130 mile, high speed NJTPK blast was a good test. The saddlebags are secured by one snapped strap, a potential disaster if the snap pops open. A D-ring is located there so a second strap would provide insurance. If the strap fails only Velcro keeps it on board. In the 4th photo the weak Allen head bolt and snap is seen.  1RsONvf.jpg9BX0avN.jpgacsU2w9.jpgcgABt4m.jpg
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hobbs
Looks really good, lots of storage options. I ordered the Yamaha side bags and will probably strap my lunch bag to the rear pillon. Going for a tank bag in the future?

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NICKY NEON
now you need a wind screen

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cassecou
Very nice set up.
Are you going to change the front sprocket to make it more highway friendly?

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yamabob
Gearing is very good, I like the short first gear and vibration is not an issue at high speed, there is a sizable change to top gear, it is like overdrive. I have messed with gearing before and didn't like the trade off.
The Puig tall screen is on order, promised for next week.
The Hepco & Becker tank bag is waiting to be installed. It is a snap on setup that attaches a plate over the gas fill. Because the fill is so far forward the instrument panel needs to be lifted with a bracket. I did not have time to connect all of this.
Yes, I do wonder if the 1994 R1100RS was a mistake to sell. The six gallon tank gave more range at 30mpg than the 3.7 gal at 44 mpg. The Yammy is much better to lane split on than the big flat twin with the wider hard luggage.
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cassecou
We would expect some pictures with the Puig on.
You like lane splitting? What a coincidence. Illegal here in KY, but love to do it in rush our. Luckily, cops are rare in my neck of the wood.
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mjh937
Yamabob, you should do way better than 44 mpg. In my first 400 miles I have averaged 55.6 mpg and that is with about two miles on the freeway and all the rest on the twistiest roads I could find between my house and my destination.

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NICKY NEON
I get close to 60 mpg when I cruise, 44mpg? im sure the wind screen will help with your mpg, less wind blasting at you slowing you down.

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yamabob
We would expect some pictures with the Puig on. You like lane splitting? What a coincidence. Illegal here in KY, but love to do it in rush our. Luckily, cops are rare in my neck of the wood.
CA is where it is permitted. I don't like the risk, but when the toll road stops I roll forward slowly in 1st gear. Needle threading at speed is too dangerous for me. Puig is very slow to roll out product. Motovation Accessories  512-697-9672 is Now accepting PRE-ORDERS http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=2351Ms0hISA.jpg 

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lonerider
Very nice set up. Are you going to change the front sprocket to make it more highway friendly?
?? Shortening the gearing would make the vibrations more present at normal highway speed. And i don't see the point to put a bigger front sprocket. It will make the overdrive too long gearing for my taste. 
But i have to say that i only mess with gearing with dualsport bike. With this kind of bikes, i see the need to personalize gearing for more dirt or street bias.
 
I truly like the gearing of the 07. At 120 km/h (75 mph), the engine doesn't make too much vibration and the powerband is great. The FZ-07 is imho better than my previous FZ6.  Engine wise, for touring the The FZ-07 (when solo riding) is as good as my previous V-Strom 1000.
 
Yamabob. Nice set up. Thanks for the pictures of the mounting of the saddlebags. Seems well done for stability. Way better that the strap system used a couple years ago. I see that you have a comfort pad. I bought a Saddlemen gel pad. Big improvement. But with time, i guess that the seat improved. So, the gel pad stays at home since a couple of weeks.
 

past bikes: WR250X, KLR650, V-Strom 1000, DR650, FZ-6, SV650S, Seca II, GS400S, Seca 750, YZ80.

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cassecou
The ultimate in lane splitting. Older bikers should have already seen it, this is for the noobs. Warning, weak harts shouldn't watch this.
 
[video src=http://youtu.be/mIzodXMAEdY]
Sorry for the off topic. (zzz)
 

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cassecou

Puig is very slow to roll out product. Ms0hISA.jpg

When is the expecting delivery? 

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NICKY NEON
2014-08-31_11-32-16_360.jpg'>2014-08-29_17-23-04_391.jpg</a>'>ebay have wind screens out already. I spent $130 got it in 3 days I love it.

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yamabob
 

The ultimate in lane splitting. Le Prince Noir (Black Prince) completed the 35 kilometer circuit in 11 minutes 04 seconds for an average speed of 190+ kph (118+ mph) in heavy traffic. To become the legend he cheated death every second for a total of 660 times. If he was the Black Cat he would have died within 10 seconds. For maniacs like P. Noir the IOM TT would be a bore, only stationary trees and stone walls that cannot jump out and kill him. It does inspire poets to wax on: "7.30am on a dark and broody Paris morning, a cavalcade of bikers escort a lone figure onto the Peripherique - the city's ring road. He salutes them with a farewell wheelie and proceeds to dice with death......Early morning commuters stare in disbelief as the mysterious biker screams past in a blur of chrome and leather. Huge lorries and lumbering tankers provide little obstacle for this fearless rider, who slaloms in and out with the agility of a cheetah, accelerating at four seconds to complete the 35 kilometer lap of one of the deadliest roads in France...the name of the Black Prince is written into biking legend forever. Here, finally, is filmed proof of the existence of a figure who was previously held as a myth amongst all but a few of the biking fraternity. 'The Prince' recorded his duel with the Grim Reaper on film for the benefit of his many admirers who pay tribute in this short film. Despite the hair raising evidence, you'll still find it hard to believe!"
 

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NICKY NEON
hes just a jackass, its a matter of time.
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Guru
hes just a jackass, its a matter of time.
Not only that, but I think it's a cheap and stupid knock off of C'etait un Rendevous, the original street racing video (with a car) from 1976. An absolute must see. More info
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