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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-08-2016, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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I have had my Givi V35 hard bags since 2008. When I purchased them, I told myself I would always own a bike that could use them. The FZ-07 is the third bike I have attached these bags to.




When you buy the Givi racks, you have a choice of adding the trunk plate, or just arms to hold the side bags.  I already have a Givi trunk that I used on my '12 Concours, so decided to go with the trunk plate in case I want to do a loaded down trip with this bike.




I have the Admorelights LED Run/Turn/Brake lights in the saddlebags, added to the Skenedesign LEDS Run/Brake, this bike is lit up nice in the rear.

Now to save up for the engine guards which will hold my Denali lights I had on the Versys, maybe some Skenedesign photon blasters, and hand guards.  I will decide after a few long rides whether a little taller windscreen is needed.  Definitely not for summer riding in the southeast though.
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My dad has this bike. I like the engine, brakes and especially the smooth shifter. Riding position is a little too sportbike-like for touring IMO
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My dad has this bike. I like the engine, brakes and especially the smooth shifter. Riding position is a little too sportbike-like for touring IMO

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Very nice indeed. Well done.

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My dad has this bike. I like the engine, brakes and especially the smooth shifter. Riding position is a little too sportbike-like for touring IMO
I always rode the Versys where I sat back further on the seat and leaned forward. I prefer a sport touring riding position for long rides. I feel I sit on a better part of my butt/upper thigh, and my back absorbs bumps better.

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Put LOTS of stuff into THAT trunk and your Yammie will be even MORE wheelie-prone...!


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Put LOTS of stuff into THAT trunk and your Yammie will be even MORE wheelie-prone...!

That's for sure!

I typically put fluffy stuff in the top case, or riding layers,or just a place to put the helmet if needed. Doubt I will have it on there much.

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I always rode the Versys where I sat back further on the seat and leaned forward. I prefer a sport touring riding position for long rides. I feel I sit on a better part of my butt/upper thigh, and my back absorbs bumps better.
After visiting my folks last night, I was surprised to see that my dad had bought and installed handle bar risers on the FZ07. I offered to gas up his bike to check it out. Man! What a difference! I felt like I was on a Ducati or something! The seating position is alot more comfortable and that bike just rips! The suspension is a little on the budget side but, IMO, with a more comfortable seat and a taller windscreen(and maybe some side cases)this bike has got to be in the top 3 for dollar to value! I'm jealous😛
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After visiting my folks last night, I was surprised to see that my dad had bought and installed handle bar risers on the FZ07. I offered to gas up his bike to check it out. Man! What a difference! I felt like I was on a Ducati or something! The seating position is alot more comfortable and that bike just rips! The suspension is a little on the budget side but, IMO, with a more comfortable seat and a taller windscreen(and maybe some side cases)this bike has got to be in the top 3 for dollar to value! I'm jealous😛
If you add the mentioned stuff they would call it an fj 07.
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I might have considered an FJ-07 when I switched bikes had I know about them. I was only aware of the FZ's and they were too "sport" bikish.
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I might have considered an FJ-07 when I switched bikes had I know about them. I was only aware of the FZ's and they were too "sport" bikish.
Sorry Duffy, I was just kidding. They only have an FJ 09, I was just saying if the modifications that were mentioned were actually done they could call it an FJ 07.
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Sorry Duffy, I was just kidding. They only have an FJ 09, I was just saying if the modifications that were mentioned were actually done they could call it an FJ 07.
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They have one. Just not in the US, yet.
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Yeah, that's the one I found...........kind of sounds like a 700 Tenere. I wanted to check out one of those but the 1000 was way to tall for my short legs.
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Question - what does "&nbsp" mean?

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Question - what does "&nbsp" mean?
No idea. I might have copy / pasted this post from the FZ07 forum so might be some formatting thing.

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Question - what does "&nbsp" mean?
it stands for non-breaking space.
it is normally a forced hidden blank charachter or substituted for spaces in web pages.

googlefu : "Another common use of the non-breaking space is to prevent that browsers truncate spaces in HTML pages. If you write 10 spaces in your text, the browser will remove 9 of them. To add real spaces to your text, you can use the   character entity."

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I've held from buying a bike for a year, was hoping they would release the touring version of the fz-07 in North America in 2017. That is one sexy bike.

Oh well, things turned out alright, got a great deal on my Versys and Im quite happy with it.
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...Oh well, things turned out alright, got a great deal on my Versys and Im quite happy with it.
AND got a BETTER bike, to boot...!

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