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Old 01-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #151
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Buy a better quality tire? Or take it a little easier with that right wrist.
Haha! I like to think I'm not TOO crazy with the throttle...I do have a nice 17 mile (mostly) back road commute each day that probably induces a little extra twist of the wrist though!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #152
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Haha! I like to think I'm not TOO crazy with the throttle...I do have a nice 17 mile (mostly) back road commute each day that probably induces a little extra twist of the wrist though!
Michelin PR2 road pilot. I only have 1000 miles on mine, but not a hint of wear yet.

And, they do alright off-road too.

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:20 PM   #153
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Michelin PR2 road pilot. I only have 1000 miles on mine, but not a hint of wear yet.

And, they do alright off-road too.

Nice bike!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:46 AM   #154
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so bummed. Last night when I was messing around cleaning the bike (cabin fever), I broke the puig tinted screen that came with the bike. I have the stock sheild that the PO gave me. I peeled all the stickers and residue off and with a lot of WD40, got it cleaned up. I am not a fan:



I really liked the look of the tinted one better. Anybody have one laying around? or a touring screen?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #155
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Not a puig, but I snagged a tinted shield off eBay for like 30.

Looks pretty good too
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #156
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Not a puig, but I snagged a tinted shield off eBay for like 30.

Looks pretty good too

You must have an 07+ bike.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #157
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Yeah, I have an 07... I forgot about the year difference.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:06 PM   #158
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You must have an 07+ bike.
Are there more and cheaper choices for an 07? I'm in need of a larger windscreen, way too much cold air coming in from under my helmet, plus, smoking on the FZ ain't as easy as on the connie. yea yea, gimme shit.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #159
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I've been looking for a new windscreen for my 05 FZ6 there are not many choices that I can find. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about the Givi touring screen. The stock one ain't bad just a lot of wind noise. My last bike was a DR650 and it was quiet but no protection.
I feel for you northen riders staying inside cleaning your bike instead of riding. We just did a 300 mile round trip for BBQ today. The weather was perfect. I'm hoping summer stays away. Florida sucks in the summer.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #160
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This is my '06 that I've had since '08. Bought a Yamaha touring screen at the time, very happy with it. Original one has hung on the garage wall ever since.

Over 15k on mine so far. Plan on putting more on it this year, mostly through commuting though. Coming up on four years since I low-sided it and broke my upper tibia. Still have the plate and screws. And the bike.





Though it looks stock, I've actually done a bit to the bike. It was someone's "rat bike" before, so I had to buy a stock license plate/fender, relocate the rear signals and plate to that, and replace the front LEDs with stock units. Gonna be taking the Lee Parks course with it next month.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #161
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I cut down my stock screen. It was the only way I could get a clean airstream. I have a touring screen for winter but it does generate significant turbulence.
If I can find another windscreen I might try that. I do like the looks of the Yamaha touring screen. I'll have to check if they are still available. Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #162
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Has anyone here tried a power commander? From what Ive seen the reviews are pretty positive (More mpgs, better low and midrange)

Just wanted to see if anyone has tried it and wants to give an opinion
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:38 PM   #163
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If I can find another windscreen I might try that. I do like the looks of the Yamaha touring screen. I'll have to check if they are still available. Thanks for the info guys.
I couldn't find one. let me know if you find a source.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:54 PM   #164
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sooo.. after several months of contemplating on what bike to get (Sportster 883, XR1200, NC700, GSXF650) i finally settled for 2005 FZ6.

2 questions..

im thinking of occasional commute with it during summer @ 110F+ on normal traffic condition - i know its a bad idea and i know it will be a major discomfort for me - but will the bike overheat?

has anyone tried using Puig racing windscreen? does it lessen the wind buffeting/wind noise? for reference im 5'9" 30 inseam.

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:01 AM   #165
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after researching over the net - i realize that wind buffeting is FZ6 problem.
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