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    I've owned nearly 30 bikes and have been riding for 44 years. Just picked up my first M109r. It's a 2008 in great condition. The majority of my riding has been on either sport or sport-touring bikes, but hip and knee pain side-lined me for a couple of years. I remembered a couple of Sportsters I had in the 90's that I put forward controls on and thought that perhaps the M109r might get me back on two wheels. So far, so good!

    I'm one of those bike owners that enjoyed wrenching on my bikes more than riding them. Looking forward to gleaning many good tips from this site. Hoping to make a few friends along the way. I still have several friends from a GPZ1100 group I belonged to in the late 90's even though we have all pretty much moved on to different rides. Though I am not an expert on M109r's, I've been working on bikes almost as long as I've been working on cars and hope to help as much as I need help from this group. Thanks all!

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    Welcome the forum, and congratulations on becoming an M109R owner. I’m looking forward to your contributions to the forum, and your becoming an active member. 😁👍👍🏾😁

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    Welcome the the Forum and the 109. Let the mods begin

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    and to the forum.
    There is a ton of great information to read and learn from on here.
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    Congrats on the 9 and welcome to the forum.
    Must be tough with all that sunshine and clear blue skies in Arizona...the warm weather must be tiring at times
    You should join us here in the north for some cold weather and snow!
    2008 M109R2 Black - Flat black rims, Smoked turn signals, K&N Replacement filters, 2006 Exhaust Debaffled, & HealTech GiPro A-TRE G2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasnuke View Post
    Congrats on the 9 and welcome to the forum.
    Must be tough with all that sunshine and clear blue skies in Arizona...the warm weather must be tiring at times
    You should join us here in the north for some cold weather and snow!
    Thanks all for the welcome!

    I'm originally from NE Illinois and have had my fill of cold weather, snow and rain. Don't miss it at all. Of course, riding in 110 degree heat is no picnic either. Never heard of a cool vest till I started riding out here.

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    I just moved from the Valley to TX 3 years ago. Def miss the AZ riding. Way better roads and scenery there. But from July thru Sep have to ride at night there

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    & to the Family! Keep the shiny side up...........wait a minute, we have a saying around here!

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    JESUS IS LORD! 2008 Candy Max Orange Debeavered, Yana Shiki 2" bones, Grasshopper backrest, V&H Big Shots, Dunlop Elite-3 250 rear, Dunlop D251 150 front, LED brake lights, micro brite rear turn signals, Arlen Ness billet chrome grips, smoothie rear fender, ATRE, Wolo horn, Scorp motor mounts, Gel seat, Chrome M109R derby cover, A&R 6K HID.
    I fly low, those who fly low, fly long! BIG MIKE

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109Dreamer View Post
    I just moved from the Valley to TX 3 years ago. Def miss the AZ riding. Way better roads and scenery there. But from July thru Sep have to ride at night there

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    We get up really early and head for higher elevations in the summer. Love riding up Yarnell Hill and up to Prescott Valley. Of course, the ride back down the hill gets pretty miserable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG MIKE 109R View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwish View Post
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    And not just a 2008 M109R...it's a 2008 M109R2.
    2008 M109R2 Black - Flat black rims, Smoked turn signals, K&N Replacement filters, 2006 Exhaust Debaffled, & HealTech GiPro A-TRE G2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasnuke View Post
    And not just a 2008 M109R...it's a 2008 M109R2.
    Now that you mention it,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwish View Post
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    That's what I'm talking about!!

    JESUS IS LORD! 2008 Candy Max Orange Debeavered, Yana Shiki 2" bones, Grasshopper backrest, V&H Big Shots, Dunlop Elite-3 250 rear, Dunlop D251 150 front, LED brake lights, micro brite rear turn signals, Arlen Ness billet chrome grips, smoothie rear fender, ATRE, Wolo horn, Scorp motor mounts, Gel seat, Chrome M109R derby cover, A&R 6K HID.
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    Let’s ride sometime, lm in Tucson, have a couple of buddy’s I ride with on occasion let me know.? Welcome to the 9 forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Royle View Post
    Let’s ride sometime, lm in Tucson, have a couple of buddy’s I ride with on occasion let me know.? Welcome to the 9 forum!
    Sounds like a plan, Dave. I'm up in the Surprise area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwish View Post
    We get up really early and head for higher elevations in the summer. Love riding up Yarnell Hill and up to Prescott Valley. Of course, the ride back down the hill gets pretty miserable.
    Yep 89A. Favorite route also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109Dreamer View Post
    Yep 89A. Favorite route also.

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    Highway 191 from east of Safford up to Springerville is an amazing ride as well. Would like to ride that route again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwish View Post
    Highway 191 from east of Safford up to Springerville is an amazing ride as well. Would like to ride that route again.
    Yep, wife and I rode from Alpine to Douglas all on 191. The only part I didn't like was that some places were prone to have some dirt and gravel on the roads.
    Sister in Law lives in Show Low and Inlaws live in Sierra Vista. Works out good for free lodging..lol



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