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Old 09-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Gen1 FZ1's

Anybody else have one......IMO one of the best bikes ever made...



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Old 09-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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That is a great looking bike. I've heard that the low and mid range torque is better than on the 2nd gen., is that correct? I see them for sale locally at some great prices.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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That is a great looking bike. I've heard that the low and mid range torque is better than on the 2nd gen., is that correct? I see them for sale locally at some great prices.
Never rode a Gen2, they are too "sportbikey" for me....Low, and midrange torque, great handling, and ergo's are the best part of Gen1's IMO..
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Really? Again? There are already threads for the FZ-1. Don't start ANOTHER one!!!!!!
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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Really? Again? There are already threads for the FZ-1. Don't start ANOTHER one!!!!!!
Not a first gen specific one
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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Not a first gen specific one

If there was i'm with ya..I couldn't find one...........
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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Really? Again? There are already threads for the FZ-1. Don't start ANOTHER one!!!!!!

Quit looking at Yamaha threads, and read the Honda ones jussayin'
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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I've had mine for seven years.

Despite what Gonzodog says about the Gen1, it's a great motorcycle.





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Old 09-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #9
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Good timing, I may soon be in the market for one of these. Any issues I should look for?
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:34 AM   #10
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Good timing, I may soon be in the market for one of these. Any issues I should look for?
The front wheel comes straight up when you whack the throttle on the 1>2 upshift.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:15 AM   #11
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The front wheel comes straight up when you whack the throttle on the 1>2 upshift.
Yes yes it does.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #12
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Good timing, I may soon be in the market for one of these. Any issues I should look for?
It loves rear tires.I bought a 2002 new and still have it.I get about 5k miles out of a sport touring rear tire.If you whack the throttle wfo in first gear at 15 mph it pulls hard-then lofts the front wheel at about 30 mph and will hold it to 60 mph.Mods are Ivan's full jet kit,yosh sllip on,-1 front sprocket
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:01 AM   #14
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #15
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My 2002 was by far the best street bike (for me) I've ever ridden. Comfy, fast, handled great. Rode a Gen2 recently and didn't care for it as much. The Gen 2 was no where near as comfortable.
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