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Old 09-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #16
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I have read second gear can be an issue. This was supposedly resolved in 04 with a different cut on the dogs or something like that. Other then a notchy gear box, one of the best bikes out there.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #17
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I love these bikes! Just picked this one up yesterday. '02, 10,000 miles, Ivans jet kit, Yoshimura slip-on, Zero Gravity tinted windsreen and a few other minor mods.





I had another '02 blue that had the same mods and I foolishly sold. This one isn't going anywhere.
I feel these bikes are one of the best all-around machines ever produced.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #18
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I love 'em, amazing bikes and extremely practical. Almost took one home but ended up liking the 919 better.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:15 AM   #19
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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, 06:25 AM   #20
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I purchased my new '02 FZ-1 in the spring of '02. Installed HyperPro Combi front and rear springs, Factory Pro 1.0 jet kit, Factory Pro advancer, K&N air filter, Ti-Force ti slip-on, Galfer brake lines, and Sargent seat. Of my current 14 bikes the FZ-1 offers the best blend of comfort, acceleration, braking, and suspension. Absolutely zero problems. Still runnin' the OE "GS" brand battery too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:21 AM   #21
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I purchased my new '02 FZ-1 in the spring of '02. Installed HyperPro Combi front and rear springs, Factory Pro 1.0 jet kit, Factory Pro advancer, K&N air filter, Ti-Force ti slip-on, Galfer brake lines, and Sargent seat. Of my current 14 bikes the FZ-1 offers the best blend of comfort, acceleration, braking, and suspension. Absolutely zero problems. Still runnin' the OE "GS" brand battery too.
Seems to me, if a fella has 14 bikes, and the one he likes the best is the 10 year old one, that bodes very well for the bike in question.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #22
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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 09-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #23
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Ok, Gen 1's. Can anyone give me some details regarding the attachment points for the fairing? How is it supported, number of bolt points, etc? TIA.
Supported by the stay that is attached to the neck with a couple of bolts and nuts. Zoom in on this picture for a closer look.

The faring is held onto they stay by seven screws that go into the fairing through the headlight tabs and under the windscreen. Here's a close up from my damaged fairing:


Headlight tabs


Inner farings are held by 3 screws (2 phillips), the one on the side goes through both the fairing and inner fairing and is held on with a nut.

I can't tell you about the lower fairings, I don't have them and wouldn't buy them. Why hide this beauty?


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Old 09-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #24
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Love my first gen! Bought it two years ago. Great do-it-all kinda ride. Now has 35K and counting.

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Taken a few weeks ago:
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #25
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Wolftamer - thanks! Just what I needed. Although, for some reason, I couldn't see the photo highlighted by your link. My PC is giving me all kinds of graphic trouble lately.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:07 PM   #26
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Wolftamer - thanks! Just what I needed. Although, for some reason, I couldn't see the photo highlighted by your link. My PC is giving me all kinds of graphic trouble lately.

Cheers!
You're Welcome. Here's that pic



don't know if you can zoom in on this one.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:13 PM   #27
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I don't want to start a war but I'm curious what oil people are using? I have noticed on cold mornings my bike shift much better then when it's warm out. I am currently running 15-40 in it, rotella. How about you?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #28
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I'll bite: Rotella Syn. t6.

I cleaned mine today.

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:38 PM   #29
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Sold mine a month ago. It was a great bike. I am just not a fan of I-4 bikes. To revy.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #30
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Here's my 2001 Gen-1. Bought it last year with a seized engine for $850. I use Rotella T 15W40 in the transplant and I routinely get +45 MPG. Best bike I've ever owned!

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