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Old 04-28-2014, 03:46 PM   #406
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Anyone a member of the FZ1OA forum? I tried to sign in but received a pop up message that I had bee banned for life. I don't even recall posting over there but may have when I briefly owned an FZ1 last year. I recently picked up another one and tried to sign in but got the hammer instead.

Would someone who is a member contact one of the mods for me? My log in name is DirtySouth. I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:43 PM   #407
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I'll forward your comments.

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Old 04-30-2014, 04:24 AM   #408
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Glad to see you "back in the fray" on a skunk!

http://yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132654
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:08 AM   #409
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What's the tank range on the old Gen 1's?
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:27 AM   #410
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What's the tank range on the old Gen 1's?
5 gallon tank, about 42 mpg on my last tank, usually fill up with .75 to go, so 4.25 x 42 = 178 miles.

I think I pushed 190 miles a couple of times. 160 is more typical. YMMV!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:35 AM   #411
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5 gallon tank, about 42 mpg on my last tank, usually fill up with .75 to go, so 4.25 x 42 = 178 miles.

I think I pushed 190 miles a couple of times. 160 is more typical. YMMV!
The tank was listed at 5.6 gallons. Don't know if it was all useable as I never ran it out. I too got 42-43 mpg most of the time. Low fuel light consistently came on around 175-180 miles. Should have been a gallon left so about a 220 mile theoretical range. Like ag_streak I usually filled up around 190-200. Never took more than 5 gallons.

The fuel gage on mine was completely accurate and repeatable so I could tell if I was getting better (best was 49 mpg) or worse (worst was 39 mpg) mileage.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:02 PM   #412
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5 gallon tank, about 42 mpg on my last tank, usually fill up with .75 to go, so 4.25 x 42 = 178 miles.


My last fill up was almost identical to this. I had 170+ miles on the tank and put in 4.1 gallons.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:04 PM   #413
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http://yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132654



I admit that I miss the Tiger 800xc, but the FZ1 will keep me preoccupied for the time being. I just came in from the garage after adding the rear rack and top case.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:55 AM   #414
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What's the tank range on the old Gen 1's?
Gen1 got a 5.5 gal tank. My low light comes on at 180 mi. There's about 1.1 gal. after that theoretically. Most I've done is 226 mi on a tank on the BRP at a 'brisk' pace.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:55 PM   #415
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What's the tank range on the old Gen 1's?
On my ride yesterday (moving avg was a little over 53 MPH) I was getting over 51 MPG.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:50 PM   #416
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I went on a spirited run on my Gen 1 through northern New Mexico this past weekend and refueled at 255 miles (5.3 gal). I hit the low fuel light at 213 miles so I knew I had about 1 gallon left, needless to say I was cutting it pretty close to running out. Pretty impressive if you ask me...
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #417
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Which year gen I?

I have my eye on 2 different Gen. I Fz1s and I could use the collective experience!

One bike is a 2001 with about 35k and a boatload of mods, including pipe, jetting, suspension work, servicing, steal-braided lines, etc...

The other is a 2003 Bee edition with about 30k, pipe and...

It seems like the 2001 is the bike to pursue, but the Bee is definitely a looker.

My question is if there are any significant reasons to look at the 2003 Bee beyond the flashy paint job. Any tweaks to the motor, transmission, brakes or suspension that would make the 2001 less of a deal?
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:03 PM   #418
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All the Gen 1 models from 2001-2005 are essentially the same mechanically. The only significant differences are the color schemes...
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:05 AM   #419
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Which ever one you go with, make sure you get after it in second gear. This is there one weak spot, it will jump the gear under hard acceleration. I have 50k on mine and love it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:34 PM   #420
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Which ever one you go with, make sure you get after it in second gear. This is there one weak spot, it will jump the gear under hard acceleration. I have 50k on mine and love it.
I guess I don't ride mine hard enough.

Or is that only a gen-1 feature?

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