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took a ride yesterday with my buddies but they own racers (not too many 9's in my 'hood), we did about 400 km (250 miles) they were in front of me and i managed to keep up with them all the way.

the average speeds was around 160 kph (100 mph) with short bursts to 220 kph (137.5 mph)!

i'm a big dude, 6'4" 275 lbs., I AM NOT AERODYNAMIC!!! so at those speeds it's hard to hold on to the handle bars and foot rests as my feet are also big (size 13).

this morning i woke up and my hole body was sore, my feet hurt, my legs hurt, my elbows and my back hurts!!! we stopped for fuel twice and both times, it was hard to get off the bike!

this morning i went job hunting and i'm walking like if i was 70 years old! not a good first impression but my past experience speaks for itself so i might not be un-employed for long!!! :D

on a sweeter note, the one who owns the copper bike, it was his first time seeing a m109r in action and he was very impressed by the way it can take curves! he said " i didn't know you could lean a custom bike like that!" he saw and heard the foot rest grind on the ground wich is something i like to do :D

so if your'e new to the custom bike world and most of your friends ride racers, go in the front or ask them to slow down untill you can get used to the speeds :D

ride safe guys!
 

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may want to consider a shield to help. Im getting the V stream for mine. since im in the same boat Large guy. Big air stop LOL. and most of my buds and myslef run crotch rockets most of the time. And dragging the pegs on the 9's is a blast. im stock height and hitting them couldnt imagine being lower like alot of guys on here. Id rip them off haha. Take 2 asprin and try to wipe the GRIN :p off your face. Soreness will go away hihi
 

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the dark blue zx-12r in the pics used to be mine, i sold it to my friend when i bought the 9, and on the zx-12 i used to be sore constantly, the seat is too narrow for my big a$$, the pegs were not far enough for my long legs, and handle bar too narrow for my long arms......just too big for the bike. :(

just took two tylenol extra strenght, i'm waiting for the results. :(

as for the grin, could'nt, would'nt want to get rid of it, i'm too happy and too proud of my 9! :)
 

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Typically, the sore all over happens for me no matter what riding position the bike has, crouched over with rear-sets, or the 109. It is a seasonal thing for me anyhow, once I am acclimated to the bike after winter, the soreness goes away. The first couple of long rides are a biotch though, for sure. I generally build myself up to it over a few rides.
 

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Got a windshield after I got bumped all over kingdom come riding about 200 miles once. Couldnt believe the difference! I got the V Stream.
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Got a windshield after I got bumped all over kingdom come riding about 200 miles once. Couldnt believe the difference! I got the V Stream.
:bigthumbsup::bigthumbsup::bigthumbsup:
I bought both a Suzuki Sport and Touring off of the classifieds herein. They are quickly interchangable, and both work well for what they are. Got the both of them for $250, compared to what Suzuki gets for just one of them, $389.00.
 

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Typically, the sore all over happens for me no matter what riding position the bike has, crouched over with rear-sets, or the 109. It is a seasonal thing for me anyhow, once I am acclimated to the bike after winter, the soreness goes away. The first couple of long rides are a biotch though, for sure. I generally build myself up to it over a few rides.
first year ridin' the 9, no problem apart from my hands getting numb, same thing this year, but i do have poor blood circulation, i've never been sore like this before even when i had my zx-12!
 

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I get the same way every time I extend my riding range. At the first of the year 150 miles makes me a little stiff, then later it takes 250. Glad you kept up with them. :bigthumbsup:

This is an article I ran across last night. It's a couple years old, but notice what they say about the 109 keeping up with sport bikes. I'm glad they could do it because I sure can't. :D

http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2007/09/20/suzuki-m109r-le-looks-and-confidence-too/
 
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