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2007 Suzuki M109R

#1 Unread post by M109R » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:23 pm

The 2007 M109 is now on Suziki's web site.

Looks like it will be available mid-July.

Replacing the Violet Blue color with Deep Red and adding White as an option.

Stealer said that he is now getting plenty of 06's in now after being dry for a while.

Identical to 06 except for addition of several real chrome parts instead of the plastic chrome. +$200 more on MSRP.

I really like the 06 Violet Blue and am going to try and get one next week if the price is right. Already cleared out a home for it in the garage.

Can't wait for the FUN and Excitement to begin!! :o

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M109R in blue

#2 Unread post by M109R » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:25 am

Picked up my M109R in Blue from the stealer today.

Well balanced and easy to ride in both low and high speeds. Need to really be agressive and determined when changing gears. Knocked into Neutral a couple times when moving to 2nd then got the message.

The pipes light up at 4000 rpm..They sound AWESOME!!! At 75mph it quietly purrs like a cat at around 3000 rpm in 5th.

Fay Meyers in Denver was a great dealer to work with. No lies, no BS, no bullying, unlike some of the other stealers I visited. They also have a huge parts and accessory dept. Got a AGVSPORT (www.agvsport.com) jacket, a Scorpion EXO 400 helmet, and AlpineStars Alloy gloves.

Still haven't lost the grin from my first ride home :D

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#3 Unread post by VermilionX » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:29 am

PICS NOW!!!

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#4 Unread post by FlyerPhil » Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:26 am

Cool!

Congrats!!

How's that rear tire handle?

If I can ask, how tall are you? My friend sat on one (he's 5'7, short legs) and thought the bike was too wide for him to be comfortable on.

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My M109R

#5 Unread post by M109R » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:00 pm

Rear tire handles fine. No problems on curves or turning.

I am 6'1" and the bike is fine. Someone 5"7" may have issues with the pipes on the right side but they should still sit on one to find out.

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Stats on M109R

#6 Unread post by M109R » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:01 pm

Here's the stats on the bike if interested (straight from the owners manual:)

Length: 96.5 in.
Seat Ht: 27.8 in.
Ground Clear: 5.1 in.
Weight: 694 lbs
Engine: Four stroke, liquid cooled,DOHC, 54deg, V twin
Bore: 4.409 in
Stroke: 3.562 in.
Comp: 10.5:1
Fuel: Fuel injection
Lube: Semi-Dry sump
Drive Train:
Gear Ratios: Low 1.757, 2nd 1.4, 3rd 1.038, 4th .827, Top .685
Shaft Drive
Capacities:Fuel 5.2 US gal
Oil: 3.6 qt



Tires: Front Dunlop 130/70R18 M/C 63V (D221FA)
Back Dunlop 240/40R18 M/C 79V (D221)

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First 100 miles on the M109R

#7 Unread post by M109R » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:40 am

Finally able to take my new M109R on a ride this morning.

Went south on Rt 83 from Parker CO towards Colorado Springs.

Bike handled great on curves and acceleration was absolutely FANTASTIC. 0-60 (keeping it under 3500 rpm) was effortless and quick.

Braking was very solid and confident.

Bike makes lots of consistent clanking (nothing severe enough that would make me want to stop) when off throttle at low speeds (20-35 mph.) Not engine from too low of rpm. Heard that this quiets down considerably after around 500 miles as engine and transmission, shaft drive break in.

Following owners manual to set up eng of rolling starts with hard throttle (watch that back tire likes to break loose.) Staying under 3500 rpm, varying speed and gears, etc....

Can't wait for the 500 miles to be up to really enjoy this great bike.

More to follow....

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#8 Unread post by MotoF150 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:26 am

there is no rear seat on the 109, where is my fat girlfriend going to sit? that plastic fender won't hold her.
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#9 Unread post by dieziege » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:58 am

There is a rear seat... comes in a box when you buy the bike. You install it if you are going to carry a passenger. Otherwise you leave the cowl which looks much better.
Ride it like you think owning it matters.

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#10 Unread post by MotoF150 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:18 pm

ohhhh OK when I was looking at the 109 the dealer told me there is no rear seat, I guess he just told me that so I would leave
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#11 Unread post by ZooTech » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:24 pm

MotoF150 wrote:ohhhh OK when I was looking at the 109 the dealer told me there is no rear seat, I guess he just told me that so I would leave
In that case, there's no rear seat here in the forum either....

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#12 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:44 pm

ZooTech wrote:
MotoF150 wrote:ohhhh OK when I was looking at the 109 the dealer told me there is no rear seat, I guess he just told me that so I would leave
In that case, there's no rear seat here in the forum either....

That was beer snorting throuhg the nose funny.
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200 miles

#13 Unread post by M109R » Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:28 pm

200 miles on the M109R

Took the bike out for another ride today. Things are really starting to setup and quiet down. The bike just keeps getting better.

At 122 miles put in 4 gal of gas (so approx 30 mpg) but this was riding with break-in (shifting, reving, varying rpm, etc...) Said the bike should get 40 mph. Also, the low fuel warning light came on with 1.2 gal left in the tank so now I can estimate how long to run dry.

The bike is itching to run...... Can't wait until the 500 mile break-in is done. Amazing how fast the bike is while keeping it under 3500 rpm. Even under this restriction you can get it to where you need to hold on. FUN. Making low speed U-turns are effortless and the bike has plenty of power in all gears when you need it. Was on the bike for 2 hours straight and no pain in the rear. The seat is very comfortable. Also the foot pegs are positioned great. Legs and feet were also very comfortable. Thought the rear brake pedal would be in the way (like the reviews said) but it isn't. The position of your foot with the heal on the peg it's not an issue. Braking is great and powerful. You want to stop you stop. Above 70mph the wind does pick up but on you not the bike. Bike doesn't seem to mind cross winds either. It just plows thru them.

On the Seat thing: You get a passenger seat and a cowell that swap out with two scews in about a minute. So easy to decide how you want to look/carry for that day's ride. With the cowell the bike looks extra sharp.

Already getting mega compliments on how awesome this bike looks and sounds. FUN FUN FUN...............

More later...

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#14 Unread post by ZooTech » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:18 pm

Congrats on the sweet ride!

Incidentally, I wouldn't worry so much about the 3500rpm limitation. Feel free to rev to redline if you want to. The important thing during break-in is to maintain a load on the rings. By pampering the bike for the first 600 miles, you're probably lugging the engine which will do far more harm than good. All you're doing is making a bunch of lawyers happy.

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#15 Unread post by Sev » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:52 pm

It's more important to not keep the revs consistantly low. That'll just glaze the seals and they'll leak oil.

I've seen a couple 109's around and they do look NICE.

You should take a couple of pictures.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#16 Unread post by brbolin » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:53 am

MotoF150 wrote:
ohhhh OK when I was looking at the 109 the dealer told me there is no rear seat, I guess he just told me that so I would leave


In that case, there's no rear seat here in the forum either....
Oh SNAP! That was too funny. I think I peed a little.

GREAT news about the bike, VTX1300C. I LOVE the bike. Went by a dealer a couple of weeks ago and they had a black one in there. Looked like a freaking LIMO compared to my smaller M50! I walked around it, admiring it for a bit, but didn't sit on it or anything. Now, granted, I didn't "ask", but the salesperson didn't offer, either. The last time I was in there looking at the M's, the salesperson was all like, "yeah, hop up on there!". I guess they were afraid (or knew I couldn't afford one yet) I'd drop it or something so didn't bother. Oh well. I hope to sit on one and even just "test" it in a parking lot soon. Dem's SVEET!!!

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Break in

#17 Unread post by M109R » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:19 am

Thanks for the advice on the break in.

Driving me nuts trying to keep this beast under 3500 rom all the time. It wants to GO. At low rpms (2500) it clanks and complains for me to downshift or hit the throttle. Been keeping it somewhere between 3000 and 3500 most of the time.

I agree on getting the rings set. I'll pick it up on my next ride. Heard the best way is to find a hill and hit the throttle on the way up. Do you agree?

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M109R Pics

#18 Unread post by M109R » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:13 am

Pics of my M109R are located at:

http://groups.msn.com/SuzukiM109R/shoeb ... ?Page=Last

If you own an M109R and need a place to post your pics, feel free to put them here as well.

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#19 Unread post by brbolin » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:18 am

Hooooly frig. That is NICE! I love the color.
Congrats, man...congrats!

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Re: Break in

#20 Unread post by ZooTech » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:02 pm

VTX1300C wrote:Heard the best way is to find a hill and hit the throttle on the way up. Do you agree?
Yup. Then engine brake on the way back down.

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