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#21 Unread post by Bachstrad37 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:03 pm

I was at an open house at Dennis Kirk in Rush City, MN over the weekend. Eighty percent were Harleys. I saw 1 Harley V-Rod amongst 200+ Harleys. I found that surprising to say the least.

Harleys were all lined up to get dynoed. Everyone kinda standing around enjoying the music and eating hot dogs when in comes a customized M109R. It has a purplish paint scheme with a Chinese dragon custom painted it. It had Cobra pipes instead of stock. Everyone just dropped their load and stared at that beast coming into the lot (myself included). He parked it amongst the rows of Harleys and a crowd quickly gathered. All kinds of questions were flung his way. After answering a few questions, the crowd around the bike began dissipating.

Stacked amongst the Harleys, the 109R just look gigantic! I was a bit intimidated by the sheer size, but asked if the owner if he'd allowed me to sit on. He said "sure" and so I did. All I can say is wow! THIS is my next bike. Pending on any changes on the Mean Streak for 2007, I'm looking to get a 109 next spring.
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#22 Unread post by jmillheiser » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:03 pm

Nice bike. That M109R is pretty sweet.

Wow your not that far away from me either. I live up in Cheyenne, Wyoming about 100 miles from denver.

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#23 Unread post by M109R » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:07 am

I'm looking to explore Wyoming. Already love the ride from Cheyenne to Laramie past Voodvoo State Park. Would like to see much more of that beautiful state.

If I'm heading up that way, I'll send you a message.

Thanks everyone for the compliments on the bike, what you see is why I chose this one over the VTX. Big plus is the awesome sound that the bike makes with stock pipes.

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M109R Night Ride

#24 Unread post by M109R » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:24 am

M109R Night Ride

Took the bike out around 8pm tonight for some highway miles. Opened up the bike much more this time and the bike and I enjoyed every minute!!

Took it up I70 into the mountains (about a 2000 ft elevation rise over 4 miles.) The bike went up the mountain effortlessly. The engine had a totally different sound going up (much quieter) but there was no strain whatsoever. Plenty of power in reserve.

Had my friend who lives up there take the bike for a ride. While he was riding in the neighborhood the bike's pipes sounded like distant thunder. Couldn't believe how deep the sound was. Cool to hear the bike from not sitting on it. The Suzuki engineers really did their homework on the pipe sound design.

Enjoyed the curves going down. Had to watch the speed with the troopers (the bike attracts cops like bees to honey) but still had a great time.

Lights: The headlight on dim is worthless and dangerous to use for speeds over 30 mph. The bright lights up the night into day. With bright, no issues seeing ahead at 75mph in complete darkness.

Highway fun was found in 4th gear. The bike just loved to go and so far unlimited power. Can't wait for the next 250 miles to be over to really see the power this bike has to offer.

Pulling into the neighborhood near home had the sheriff sneak up behind me. He wasn't even in the turn lane at the intersection until I made my left and he saw the bike from the pipe side. He quickly turned and followed just hoping for me to do something fun. Fortunately I was checking the rear view mirror at the time. :twisted:

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M109R on Curves

#25 Unread post by M109R » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:47 pm

M109R on Curves

Took the beast out for a spin at lunch time today south on US 85 (Santa Fe) to SR 67 (Sedalia to Sprucewood).

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Had a blast riding thru a fantastic curvy road. Lots of warning signs (sharp left then right, 10mph uturns, etc..) All of the curves are banked and very little gravel.

The bike performed with pure confidence in the curves. Very easy to press and countersteer and switch over to the other side. Fat back tire was not an issue.

BEST OF ALL was with all of the power this bike has, I did not need to downshift into the corners. Just let off the throttle a little and hit it on the way out. FUN FUN FUN!!!!!!!!

Stopped at the Sprucewood Inn for a quick bite and then back to the fun. Great thing is that the county is repaving large sections of the road so the blacktop is fresh, smooth, crack and pothole free.

Check it out if in the neck of the woods. (watch out for the deer.)

Only problem is that my spedometer seems to be fried. When I'm going about 40 mph the needle is bouncing all over at 65-75mph. Don't know what that's all about. Just started happening today. I'll get it checked when I do my 500 mile service this weekend.

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#26 Unread post by jmillheiser » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:45 pm

hmm might have to try that road.

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#27 Unread post by MotoF150 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:54 pm

for $3000 less you could buy the Honda VTX1800, or the Yamaha 1700 Roadstar thats just as fast if not faster. PLEASE!!!! don't say the words " Resale Value" !!!! resale value only applies if its a collectors item or an antique.
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More Curves

#28 Unread post by M109R » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:24 am

More Curves (the next 100 miles)

Took the bike out at dusk and headed up C470 to Morison and up the curves to Evergreen. The curves on this road are even better than SH67 (see previous post) Some of themare soo long they make you feel like you are driving in circles. Very cool ride. Watch out for the inept cagers that like to cross the center line on the curves...dumb as$#s. Was able to hook up with a group of bikes about half way up. That was a blast.

Then headed up to I70 back down to 470, E on 285 and then South on Broadway. Very fun cruising with the bike in the city. So much attention. The sound makes heads turn. Had a cager shadow me for the extended viewing until I took off.

Just keeps getting better and better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#29 Unread post by jmillheiser » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:29 am

an ignore button for MotoF150 would be so nice to have.

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#30 Unread post by Sev » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:27 am

MotoF150 wrote:for $3000 less you could buy the Honda VTX1800, or the Yamaha 1700 Roadstar thats just as fast if not faster. PLEASE!!!! don't say the words " Resale Value" !!!! resale value only applies if its a collectors item or an antique.
How much is that VTX1800 again? $8000 US? I keep forgetting, your prices keep changing, though they are consistantly 3-5 THOUSAND below msrp.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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600 miles

#31 Unread post by M109R » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:36 pm

600 miles

Finally, had the 500 mile service. Now riding the bike more like it deserves to be riden. The acceleration is awesome!!! So much power.

Took the curves with much more agressive stance. Back tire is now showing use almost to the outside edge of the tire now. Bike holds in the curves very well.

After 100 miles was gassing up and decided to check the oil level. Glad I did. No oil showed up on the stick!! Station didn't have 10W40 so went to another and had to put in 3/4 of a quart! Can't believe the stealer service dept screwed this up. These guys are supposed to be good. Guess the lesson is to always double check everything they do. They did adjust the clutch and found some loose bolts on the forks (good reason to have the 500 mile service.)

Also, adjusted the clutch and front brake brackets to make them more comfortable for my grip. Need to roll the handle bars up a little too but not sure on how to do this, may wait until the next service visit.

More fun later!!!
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#32 Unread post by jmillheiser » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:44 pm

sounds like that M109 is one hell of a ride. Hope you can make it on saturday. Maybe show a few sportbikes a thing or two.

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#33 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:46 pm

what's the hp and torque on the M109R?
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#34 Unread post by jmillheiser » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:48 pm

125hp. Not sure on the torque but up in the 90s IIRC.

it also has suspension components and brakes off of the gixxer.

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#35 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:53 pm

jmillheiser wrote:125hp. Not sure on the torque but up in the 90s IIRC.

it also has suspension components and brakes off of the gixxer.
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i wonder which gixxer the M109R got its brake and suspension... it'll probably be from the 1000 considering it's price.
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#36 Unread post by jmillheiser » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:54 pm

probably I dont think the fork is directly off of the gixxer, but may use the internals from it.

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M109R Hp & Torque

#37 Unread post by M109R » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:18 pm

From what I was able to get off the reviews in the mags:

HP: 130 bhp

Torque: 118 ft/lbs @5000 rpm

One reviewer said that hitting the throttle hard from a rolling start at 30 mph in 3rd gear is like having sex for the first time. Today, I got pretty close to finding out exactly what he was talking about but had to break for the next curve!!!

Also, from earlier posts, it's not hard to break the back tire loose in 3rd gear. You can definitely feel it break loose before it grabs and launches you forward while you hang on.
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#38 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:24 pm

does the M109R have a timing mentally challenged on the lower gears?
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Timing mentally challenged

#39 Unread post by M109R » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:54 am

Not sure about the timing, but it doesn't have a power band that kicks in at a certain rpm like some bikes. The power is consistent all the way to red line. No kick just increasing constant accelleration. Makes it nice not to have to shift gears into and out of the curves.
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#40 Unread post by Slackiller » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:25 pm

Nice bike pics 8)

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