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Old 05-10-2012, 02:53 AM   #31
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Just getting lazy

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Damn, you guys that whine about having to shift a gear once in a while or high revs must be 400lb sloth cruiser riders lol. I much prefer a high revving bike, that is where all the fun is. Who wants a street bike that redlines at 6k That is boring and slow like an old coal truck.

The actual act of puling in the clutch and depressing a lever in its self is not a big deal you would think. I am just getting lazy and prefare to ride along on torque....Its me and not the bike that are at fault ....The FZ6 remains the the smoothest bike I have had and is a great bike ... Stay safe and enjoy the ride
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #32
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I personally liked being able to kick it down 2 gear real quick and pull off like a rocket.
It will tour. 3400 miles in 10 days and the cheapest luggage one can find/make. I'm 6'2" 220ish, bike always felt good size for me. I have since gone bigger.


And a year later with more advanced and ridiculously oversized top box paired with undersized side cases.

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Old 06-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #33
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This thread makes me happy since I plan on checking out an fz6 this week. :)
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #34
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Hell yeah it can tour!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801283

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #35
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Properly outfitted, literally any bike can tour. I remember reading an article by the incomparable Peter Egan years ago about riding from Wisconsin to New Orleans on a Honda 50.
It's as much about frame of mind as it is the motorcycle.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #36
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Properly outfitted, literally any bike can tour. I remember reading an article by the incomparable Peter Egan years ago about riding from Wisconsin to New Orleans on a Honda 50.
It's as much about frame of mind as it is the motorcycle.
No disrespect, but I don't think you remember very well...

I'm not certain myself, but I believe the article on his trip to NO was on a Bonneville, and the trip on the Bridgestone 50 was with a friend on his BICYCLE, and I think it was maybe 70 or 80 miles each way.

I just looked through Leanings II and I can't find the first book, so I can't swear to it, but I don't believe we ever wrote about going from Wisconsin to NO on a 50cc...
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #37
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No disrespect, but I don't think you remember very well...

I'm not certain myself, but I believe the article on his trip to NO was on a Bonneville, and the trip on the Bridgestone 50 was with a friend on his BICYCLE, and I think it was maybe 70 or 80 miles each way.

I just looked through Leanings II and I can't find the first book, so I can't swear to it, but I don't believe we ever wrote about going from Wisconsin to NO on a 50cc...

Geez, I dunno ... I don't remember it being that way.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #38
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I took my FZ6 to Americade this year. Bike ran perfectly, got 50mpg, and I only saw 2 other FZ6s there.





Rode up with a buddy on his new yamaha Stryker. Nice ride, did @700 miles in 2 days.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #39
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Very nice! Hey, what seat is that? Corbin? I don't think Sargent makes one for the FZ6, do they?

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #40
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Yup, that's the Corbin. Lots of room to move around, and made the trip pain free.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:35 AM   #41
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I personally liked being able to kick it down 2 gear real quick and pull off like a rocket.
It will tour. 3400 miles in 10 days and the cheapest luggage one can find/make. I'm 6'2" 220ish, bike always felt good size for me. I have since gone bigger.


And a year later with more advanced and ridiculously oversized top box paired with undersized side cases.

How'd you mount the top case?
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #42
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No disrespect, but I don't think you remember very well...

I'm not certain myself, but I believe the article on his trip to NO was on a Bonneville, and the trip on the Bridgestone 50 was with a friend on his BICYCLE, and I think it was maybe 70 or 80 miles each way.

I just looked through Leanings II and I can't find the first book, so I can't swear to it, but I don't believe we ever wrote about going from Wisconsin to NO on a 50cc...
Quoting myself to provide an update...

In Leanings (the first book) Egan writes about a Honda 50 (not a Bridgestone) in an article called Because it's Small, published in March, 1978. And the state park he visited with his friend on the bicycle was about 150 miles away.

I guess I didn't remember very well either!
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:27 PM   #43
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I see soft bags on some of the pictures, but other posts say you can't use them on the fz6 due to the exhaust? Anyone touring with softbags on an fz6 and do you have any issues?
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #44
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I see soft bags on some of the pictures, but other posts say you can't use them on the fz6 due to the exhaust? Anyone touring with softbags on an fz6 and do you have any issues?
Of course you can use soft luggage with zero issues.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #45
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^ this. It is not a problem. The exhaust is tucked behind the bodywork, so even without proper saddlebag stays you'd be fine.
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