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Just picked up my new FZ10 fro Yamaha/Honda of Redlands here in So. Cal. Rode it home in the 45 degree rainy weather... can't wait to get it broke in and opened up.

I traded in my '13 FZ8 which was a great bike. Also had a '08 WR250X SuperMoto that was a blast to toss around! Would do 94 on the freeway and pull the front in end up in 1st and 2nd... not too bad for a 250 with a full size dude on it.
 

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Congrats on the new fz-10! did you keep your SuperMoto or was that traded in as well for the fz-10?

how you liking the fz-10 so far?
 

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I only have the FZ10 now... I'm doing more freeway riding for work and the 250 SuperMoto wasn't cutting it. Felt like I needed more response in the higher end that the 250 couldn't give me. Wish they made a street legal purpose built SuperMoto like the 250 here in CA.

Had to take the FZ10 out for a ride last night to try and break it in quicker... **** it was freaking cold! I got on it a few times and holy crap, the power is amazing. Can't wait to get this beast broke in!
 

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Nothing worse than riding with cold and stiff fingers, just not as nimble with my clutch work. Going to track it once it's broken in?
 

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No plans to hit the track... never had the urge. I would rather run the twists in the mountains.
 

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I'm hoping you own a GoPro or some sort of action cam. Would love to see you ripping through the mountains and enjoying the twisties !
 

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You know it!!! I'm about half way to break-in, but I have to admit... its hard to keep under 6000rpm. Bumped up to 'A' mode yesterday and had to get use to the power again... the **** wheel comes up in both 1st and 2nd. The FZ8 I had to clutch up any wheel lift. Love this bike more and more I ride it!
 

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You know it!!! I'm about half way to break-in, but I have to admit... its hard to keep under 6000rpm. Bumped up to 'A' mode yesterday and had to get use to the power again... the **** wheel comes up in both 1st and 2nd. The FZ8 I had to clutch up any wheel lift. Love this bike more and more I ride it!
B mode reminds me of my 2 stroke Kawasaki S2 350 and H2 750 tripples in the 70's . They were wheelie nut bikes. Be carefull in B or bunzie mode in low gears coming out of a turn hard.lol.
 
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Over 600 miles and first oil change is done... opened that beast up and it is AMAZING! The power all the way through is strong and predicable... still getting use to the touchy throttle.
 

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First oil change photos... loaded it up with YamaLube for the first oil change. Not sure I will stay with it.

Shifts are getting a bit smoother the more it wears in. Getting about 30mpg while riding it pretty hard.
 

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Also installed a RAM mount for the phone... mounted to the steaming stem hole. Not a bad setup.

Also picked up a Sena 10S system for music and phone calls. Haven't had the chance to use the intercom feature... but I hear its universal.
 

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Installed the Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit... great looking kit, well built and straight forward installation. Cleans up the rear end nicely!
 

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Have heard mixed reviews on the Ram mounts, heard some people have lost phones.. Have you used them before ??
I had one on my Yamaha Rhino for my Garmin GPS and did not have any issues. I like the actual mounting hardware to the vehicle but the phone holder could use some help.

I haven't been uncomfortable while its been in the cradle but I find myself checking it a lot. It doesn't budge at all while its in the cradle. In fact, I stopped using the rubber retention strap and it still doesn't move on me. It is in the perfect spot for me as well.
 

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Planning on a matching Yoshi exhaust? :wink2: I've always like their products and can fondly recall installing it on my first bike.
 

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Got rid of the rubber retention strap? You my friend, like to live on the edge ;)

Tail tidy looks nice though. What's next on the list ??
 

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Nothing planned at this time... would love an exhaust, but that kind of money is hard to come by. Wouldn't mind eliminating the clunky mid-pipe.. but its pricey as well with the unknown if the PowerCommander is needed.

I'm still waiting to hear some response on the flashing to increase power... but honestly, I don't quite need more power yet. Hahaha.

Maybe some frame sliders... haven't determined if the brakes are too mushy for me or not, possible some changes there.

Other than that... MORE SEAT TIME!!!
 

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Just heard the Akro compared to stock and fell in love... I want that exhaust... NOW!!!
 
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