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Old 09-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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600/650 sportbikes set up for touring? lets see em...

I should have my yamy fz6r ready by Sunday. I ordered up some goodies to set this bike up as a mini fjr. I have already taken it out for some decent rides to figure out what I want to do with it. I have already got the gears set up for slightly longer legs, I went +1 up front, and -3 in back. this drops the revs by a solid 1k on the highway. I have the Givi v35 hard cases and the trunk. I have also ordered some grip guards and will be getting my heated grips on order soon. I ordered the bar risers to bring the bar up and back an inch each. I am going to try to find a rear strut that can handle weight more than the stock, I may go to a custom made one from c2p.



I will post some pics of the after soon as the rain passes by and I can put it together.


In the mean time, lets see what ya got. I am looking to see your ideas. I hope to get some FZ6R's, GSX650F's, and of course the NINJA 650's, and what ever else is out there in the similar class. There is a deffinitely no shortage in the dual sport class, and there are plenty of posts for the typicals, so let's see em!



for now this is how she sits.....













my wifes idea of luggage...LMAO

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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Same cases, bags, and GPS, two different bikes.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Last month I did around 2700 miles on my SV in a week and a half - still gotta put together my ride report on it. Corbin seat, Givi A760 screen, +1 on the front sprocket, cruises effortlessly at 75-85. A buddy of mine loaned me his Cortech Sport Bags, and they fit the bike perfectly, but in the end I realized I didn't need to bring that much stuff. Everything I needed to bring I could fit inside my topbox and tankbag.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #4
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what about the saddle bags on FZ6R are they feasible. I would also want to know from the owners and riders of FZ6R, that how does it fair in off-tarmac conditions like slush, mud, pebbles and some small water spots (i.e. if they have done it).


Alos my friend is going to buy Ninja 650R and since the road conditions out here in India are smooth but bumpy at times, hence I dont think that the side pannier boxes are good idea (coz of vibrations) hence what all you expert would suggest for the touring, saddle bag??????
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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what about the saddle bags on FZ6R are they feasible. I would also want to know from the owners and riders of FZ6R, that how does it fair in off-tarmac conditions like slush, mud, pebbles and some small water spots (i.e. if they have done it).
There is an offshoot of the FZ6 forum for the FZ6R, you may find it useful:

http://www.fz6r-forum.com/forum/cmps_index.php

Alos my friend is going to buy Ninja 650R and since the road conditions out here in India are smooth but bumpy at times, hence I dont think that the side pannier boxes are good idea (coz of vibrations) hence what all you expert would suggest for the touring, saddle bag??????[/QUOTE]

I've put 40k miles (including quite a bit of dirt and gravel) on my Givi cases between the two bikes above with zero problems. Be sure to use a threadlocking compound on the bolts during assembly to ensure nothing vibrates loose. Otherwise, just ride.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #6
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what about the saddle bags on FZ6R are they feasible. I would also want to know from the owners and riders of FZ6R, that how does it fair in off-tarmac conditions like slush, mud, pebbles and some small water spots (i.e. if they have done it).


Alos my friend is going to buy Ninja 650R and since the road conditions out here in India are smooth but bumpy at times, hence I dont think that the side pannier boxes are good idea (coz of vibrations) hence what all you expert would suggest for the touring, saddle bag??????
My FZ6R has been great for all my touring trips! I use soft bags but I know from many others on the FZ6R forum that the bike is awesome with hard bags as well.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:48 PM   #7
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:19 PM   #8
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Very tourable and available ....See Flea Market

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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You might make a note as to where the bike is located... (and if you did, I didn't notice and apologize)

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Old 12-15-2011, 10:09 AM   #10
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You might make a note as to where the bike is located... (and if you did, I didn't notice and apologize)

it IS purty!
It is posted on Flea..
All good.....Seattle.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749043

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Old 12-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #11
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Mono lake at about 7:00 am on the way to Tahoe. Not 600's, but sport bikes doing a fine job of doing 500+ mile days....
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:56 PM   #12
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I did a 302 mile ride today to test out the new windshield, seat cover, and riding pants that Santa brought. In order to get ready for my 7 day trip later this spring I decided to throw all my gear on as well to see how it all handled together. I did mostly 2 lane highways with about 35 miles of interstate at the end. I love this bike more and more every day. I have put 6K miles on it and have loved every stinkin' mile. Since I rarely ride 2 up, I truly can't see getting something bigger ever. Unless my wife starts tagging along...

600cc's is more than enough to tour. Just sayin'.

Gotta love riding in December, yay Tehas.

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Old 12-29-2011, 07:01 PM   #13
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I did a 302 mile ride today to test out the new windshield, seat cover, and riding pants that Santa brought. In order to get ready for my 7 day trip later this spring I decided to throw all my gear on as well to see how it all handled together. I did mostly 2 lane highways with about 35 miles of interstate at the end. I love this bike more and more every day. I have put 6K miles on it and have loved every stinkin' mile. Since I rarely ride 2 up, I truly can't see getting something bigger ever. Unless my wife starts tagging along...

600cc's is more than enough to tour. Just sayin'.

Gotta love riding in December, yay Tehas.

You won't get a argument out of us....Glad you had a nice holiday
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:36 PM   #14
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Here is a 650 and two 600s for you.

My dad and his Ninja 650r at a random stop on our trip:


My Bandit 600s:


My moms FZ6 with the others:
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:52 PM   #15
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That's fantastic. So many great middleweights for sport touring these days, the liter bikes are overkill for solo riding.

Good on all y'all!

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