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Old 04-08-2013, 09:00 PM   #226
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The Corbin seat for the FZ6 is fantastic. Feels as firm as a park bench at first, but you can really put on the miles pain free. I picked up mine used on the FZ6 Forum, keep an eye out.

Sexy stuff. Dam I want a Corbin. How are they as far as passenger comfort? I'd get a lil backrest, though maybe no from them. Yes cheap.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #227
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Has anyone installed flush mount turn signals on their Fz6, a lower cowl, or a seat cowl (i don't even know if they have those, but I've heard of them for the Fz1 )

I'm considering some new things to do with my bike
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:46 AM   #228
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Sexy stuff. Dam I want a Corbin. How are they as far as passenger comfort? I'd get a lil backrest, though maybe no from them. Yes cheap.
The lady tells me the FZ6 is her favorite bike to ride on. I have the removable passenger backrest, which I picked up on Ebay. The backrest , wider seat and large passenger grab rails let her "relax" while we ride. On my other bikes shes got a death grip around my waist, and fights me in the corners.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:28 AM   #229
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The lady tells me the FZ6 is her favorite bike to ride on. I have the removable passenger backrest, which I picked up on Ebay. The backrest , wider seat and large passenger grab rails let her "relax" while we ride. On my other bikes shes got a death grip around my waist, and fights me in the corners.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:23 PM   #230
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My '06 FZ6 is on its third BT023 rear, second front, in the last three years. A fair bit cheaper than PR3 and I got over 9000 miles out of the rear, 15k on the front. I ride a fair bit, some interstate and a lot of secondary highways, pretty liberal with the throttle. Never had a 'moment' with the BT023, even in torrential rain.

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I can second this, I have BT023s on mine and I do a lot of commuting and touring. I just replaced my rear tire after personally putting about 11,000 miles on it. I bought the bike with the tire on it and I think it already had about 2k or 3k miles on it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #231
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With a sizable break in the spring thundersnow we've been having, I got the front end of the fazer all put back together and got out for a few shakedown rides.

Upgrades: New front BT023 to match the rear put on late last fall. Hyperpro Progressive front fork springs and supplied 15WT oil, with the forks raised 5mm in the TT as suggested by EMP/Hyperpro.

Now, I hadn't ridden since Thanksgiving so it is hard to be real definitive with my assessment of the fork upgrade, but I can tell you it is much more compliant over sharp-edged bumps. The slight change to the fork height in the triple tree and the fresh oil seem have helped with overall front/rear balance. Nothing revolutionary here, still working with the original damper rod fork, so pretty much what I expected.

Was it worth the extra $160 over just replacing the fork oil? Probably. That's not much money these days, and the improved ride quality around the potholed, frost-heaved city streets is worth it to me. Need to get out in the twisties to see if the overall dynamics are improved when really ridden hard. I'll be sure to report back.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:55 AM   #232
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #233
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Rain changing to snow tonight.

You may be waiting a while.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #234
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Rain changing to snow tonight.

You may be waiting a while.
For f sake, WTF is going on with the weather?

We've had snow at around 2000ft alt few days ago, and it's
boiling hot today (nearly 100F).
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:56 AM   #235
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For f sake, WTF is going on with the weather?

We've had snow at around 2000ft alt few days ago, and it's
boiling hot today (nearly 100F).
That's what you get for living in such a beautiful country.

I visited Dubrovnik last summer and I wish I had stayed!
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #236
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That's what you get for living in such a beautiful country.

I visited Dubrovnik last summer and I wish I had stayed!
I was there for the first time in my life (30yold) too, spent 30-45 minutes
doing some work-related stuff and had to rush back to Zadar (about 300km
to the north) on my scooter.



At least I was there on a bike (1.100 mile round trip from home), not in a van (like I'd usually do my work stuff).



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Old 05-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #237
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When I had my 09 KLR inspected the other day the dealer had a 09 FZ6 there new for 6800. I'm tempted but I'd have to let go of the KLR or a 95 K75RT with 32 k on it. Love the RT but it is too hot in the summer also I'm 63 now and lighter is better for me. Thought about the FZ6 a couple of years ago after I read an eval in Rider and a GS 650 F. Do you think 6800 is a fair price? GH
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #238
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That's a four-year-old leftover? I dunno about the price, but that's a long time for the bike to sit unused, even if stored properly. Its not a bike that is picky or finicky about maintenance, so I don't see the value of a new leftover vs. lightly used.

7k for a bike that you can buy lightly used for 3-4k all day long (at least around here) tells me why that dealer hasn't moved it.

I bought an '06 in '10 with 15k miles on it for $3400. 42k miles now. Valve check (in spec), tires, chain and sprockets once, and oil changes. And new brake fluid, as well as fork oil and springs because I'm anal.





Long ride scheduled Tues, I'll have a nice report on the Hyperpro springs and fresh BT023 tires.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:29 PM   #239
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When I had my 09 KLR inspected the other day the dealer had a 09 FZ6 there new for 6800. I'm tempted but I'd have to let go of the KLR or a 95 K75RT with 32 k on it. Love the RT but it is too hot in the summer also I'm 63 now and lighter is better for me. Thought about the FZ6 a couple of years ago after I read an eval in Rider and a GS 650 F. Do you think 6800 is a fair price? GH
Unless that dealer is willing to come down some on the price and wave the fees, I'd just look around for a used one. There's a really nice 2008 model in my local craigslist for about $4000 with 5600 miles. Fact of the matter is, these bikes aren't super popular and many times when they get posted up for sale, the ads sit for quite a while. Many owners are willing to haggle. I'd look around locally before I drop what will end up being $7000+ on a four year old leftover that's probably going to need some maintenance right away.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #240
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Its crazy, this is an amazing and practical bike!
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