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Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,210
Posted By AIrey1507
In 20,000 miles on my 2006 FZ6 worst tank: ...

In 20,000 miles on my 2006 FZ6

worst tank: 36 mpg (basically flogging it on the freeway - cruising at 85 mph and downshifting a few gears when passing)

best tank: 64 mpg. Nursing it through...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,864
Views: 1,047,710
Posted By AIrey1507
Do the original K100 and K75 bikes share anything...

Do the original K100 and K75 bikes share anything significant with the later, more modern bricks (K1200RS, K1200LT, etc.).

I'd love to see a telelever'd K75 done up. :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By AIrey1507
I put Michelin Pilot Road 2 (2CT dual compound)...

I put Michelin Pilot Road 2 (2CT dual compound) tires on my 2006 FZ6 in May. I thn took it on a 6,500 mile trip out west. The tires saw about 100 miles of gravel and they performed fine. They even...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,195
Posted By AIrey1507
Actually, the OP is talking about delaying a...

Actually, the OP is talking about delaying a check past the recommended interval. The scheduled valve check on an FZ6R (and FZ6 and a couple other Yamaha bikes I think) is at 26k miles. Quite...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,374
Posted By AIrey1507
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/AIrey1507/P...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/AIrey1507/P1010175.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By AIrey1507
What's your definition of bumper to bumper? If...

What's your definition of bumper to bumper? If traffic is really bad around here, I'm not exceeding 10-15 mph at all. Therefore the bike doesn't come out of first (like on any other motorcycle). ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By AIrey1507
I shift out of first gear right away (by about...

I shift out of first gear right away (by about 10-15 mph or so), like most people do. My point is that hvaing to clutch/shift constantly in stop-and-go traffic is a nonissue. The gearing of the FZ6...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By AIrey1507
Saying that it takes a lot of clutch/shifting...

Saying that it takes a lot of clutch/shifting work is a vast overstatement. 1st gear is good to 55 mph, 2nd gear well beyond that. If you're in stop and go traffic, you never need to take it past...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,975
Posted By AIrey1507
I have the standard Top Saddlery seat on mine. I...

I have the standard Top Saddlery seat on mine. I think it still raised the seat slgihtly, but it's also a little better angled (although not much) to alloww for sitting further back on the seat. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 183,446
Posted By AIrey1507
Seems like Ducati's version of the Moto Guizzi...

Seems like Ducati's version of the Moto Guizzi Centauro, albeit with Ducati performance to boot. As far as I'm aware, the Centauro didn't sell well at all.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 52,335
Posted By AIrey1507
Sort've like how they rolled out their second gen...

Sort've like how they rolled out their second gen bikes (fuel injected Speed Triple, Tiger, etc.) with FI 885cc triple before throwing the 955i in a couple years later.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By AIrey1507
Ah I did forget to consider that. I figured with...

Ah I did forget to consider that. I figured with the aluminum frame it would be more inline with the FZ weight (compared to the Z750S that had a heavier steel frame). Sucks that even the naked...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By AIrey1507
And the FZ8 too. This bike has better suspension...

And the FZ8 too. This bike has better suspension (adjustable front/rear), brakes (radial mount, SS lines), and probably more horsepower than the FZ8 (since the last gen Z750/Z750S had the same...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,973
Posted By AIrey1507
Yes, they are both physically larger in every...

Yes, they are both physically larger in every dimension. The Trophy even more so. Definitely K-bike size, if not bigger.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,799
Posted By AIrey1507
My 1995 Speed Triple had a hydraulic clutch. I'm...

My 1995 Speed Triple had a hydraulic clutch. I'm surprised the newer bikes don't.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,273
Posted By AIrey1507
Is this happening again this upcoming weekend...

Is this happening again this upcoming weekend (Aug. 13-15)? I would be interested in a day ride to hit a few. I know there's a few in NW Wisconsin too (east of Taylor's Falls area). I don't mind...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By AIrey1507
I'd highly recommend the Yamaha FZ6. Very good...

I'd highly recommend the Yamaha FZ6. Very good power, great sporty looks, and can be set up to be made very comfortable (although I did a SS1000 in 100% stock form). You can drag a knee with the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By AIrey1507
Spot on what I told them too. If I'm getting a...

Spot on what I told them too. If I'm getting a low tech standard (air cooled four, chain drive), it better not be within a thousand or two of the Inteceptor or VFR. But sell it for around $9000 and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,818
Posted By AIrey1507
Love the proportions and overall size/weight of...

Love the proportions and overall size/weight of it. It just looks like a classic, traditional motorcycle that I'd love to hop on and tool around for a few hours. Huge power, short wheelbase (looks...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,356
Posted By AIrey1507
Just got back from a 6,000+ mile trip. I took my...

Just got back from a 6,000+ mile trip. I took my 2006 Yamaha FZ6, my buddy was on his 2008 Versys equipped with full hard luggage. Although I got a little better gas mileage, we filled up at the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 305,480
Posted By AIrey1507
Question for the K1200R/R-sport people: Is...

Question for the K1200R/R-sport people:

Is it possible to run the larger BMW touring bags (from the R1200/K1200GT series) rather than the smaller sport bags that are shared with the F800s? The...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,707
Posted By AIrey1507
Put them on my FZ6 a week before going on a 2...

Put them on my FZ6 a week before going on a 2 week trip. They performed great, didn't seem to square off too bad even after the 8+ hour days on the slab, and were fine in the copius amounts of rain...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By AIrey1507
Awesome, thanks for the tips. Just to clarify,...

Awesome, thanks for the tips. Just to clarify, the route is Counterclockwise from Minnesota, so I will be heading west through South Dakota to Oregan before going south to CA, etc.
Forum: Americas 04-03-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By AIrey1507
my friend wants to visit Vegas. Frankly I don't...

my friend wants to visit Vegas. Frankly I don't care, so I may try and get that out of the route. I've never been there before, but I'd rather check it out when I have a weekend there to not...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By AIrey1507
Planning my first long trip, MN to CA to MN

My friend and I are planning our first long trip. The time available is from May 16-May 30. I have gone on several 300-500 mile day trips and one SS1K, not sure what my friend's longest trips have...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,418
Posted By AIrey1507
186 mph = 300 km/h. Just gives a nice number to...

186 mph = 300 km/h. Just gives a nice number to set governor's at. Just like how a lot of European sports sedans and the like are limited at 155 mph (250 km/h).
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,477
Posted By AIrey1507
too bad it only has an 11,500 RPM redline :cry...

too bad it only has an 11,500 RPM redline :cry (at least that's what I gathered from a picture of the gauges in the video).

My FZ6 sees it's full 14,000 redline daily and it's intoxicating.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By AIrey1507
triumphrat.net T3 subsection Those guys...

triumphrat.net
T3 subsection

Those guys REALLY know that era Triumph inside an out. I owned a 1995 Triumph Speed Triple that I sold last summer and was there pretty frequently. Same engine as...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,847
Posted By AIrey1507
I'm 21 and currently own a Yamaha FZ6. If I...

I'm 21 and currently own a Yamaha FZ6.

If I won the lottery, the first bike I bought (out of several), would probably be an R1200RT.

help me. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,946
Posted By AIrey1507
800 cc class and a few extra years of development...

800 cc class and a few extra years of development should hopefully translate into a lighter bike. I'd hope for sub-400 lbs. dry for the naked model. Plus they're might be some cool "features" like...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,567
Posted By AIrey1507
The FZ6R has- 1.) "worse" frame (FZ6R-steel,...

The FZ6R has-
1.) "worse" frame (FZ6R-steel, FZ6-aluminum)
2.) worse brakes (2 piston vs. 4-piston calipers)
3.) "worse" engine (66 whp vs. 80-90 whp, 11500 redline vs 14000)
4.) "worse"...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,884
Posted By AIrey1507
Those pictures were taken in June 2008 when I...

Those pictures were taken in June 2008 when I bought the bike. Had around 22,000 miles at the time. It was a 1995 model with the 5-speed and as far as I know, the center stand and handle were...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,884
Posted By AIrey1507
You have a mint looking one there!! I sold mine...

You have a mint looking one there!! I sold mine this summer to get something more practical for my current touring aspirations (FZ6) and being in college couldn't afford to keep two bikes....
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,236
Posted By AIrey1507
The new Multistrada really looks like a contender...

The new Multistrada really looks like a contender for best all-rounder (including lite adventure riding) out there. In a couple years when I've exhausted my FZ6, it will be on the top of my list.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,083
Posted By AIrey1507
So what kind of deals can you get on bikes like...

So what kind of deals can you get on bikes like these (or what was possible since I'm assuming all the fire sales are over)?

Just curious if any of the above posters are willing to share. I saw a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,275
Posted By AIrey1507
There's already a multi-page thread about this,...

There's already a multi-page thread about this, but Yamaha is really not to blame. Times are tough and if the FZ6 isn't selling, they should cut it.

This just in: Buell dropped every bike from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,074
Posted By AIrey1507
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/AIrey1507/5...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/AIrey1507/5_fog.jpg
This was along WI-35 on the first leg of my SS1K that I rode in early September. It really slowed down the start of the trip (this was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,636
Posted By AIrey1507
Right, I'm aware. I've just seen the K1200R...

Right, I'm aware. I've just seen the K1200R Sport advertised as a K1200RS before, so they OP should be aware that that model exists as well. Although they are somewhat rare but pretty gorgeous imo.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,636
Posted By AIrey1507
There is also a K1200R sport. It is basically a...

There is also a K1200R sport. It is basically a slant-4 K1200R with a sport half-fairing
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,094
Posted By AIrey1507
Another big +1 for the FZ6. I weigh 150 lbs. in...

Another big +1 for the FZ6. I weigh 150 lbs. in my gear and haven't seen less than 47 mpg on my normal mpg cycles (all time low was 42 mpg during a trans-SD stretch of my SS1k at a constant 95-105...
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