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Old 05-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #196
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FZ1's legacy is legendary and continues to do so. I have lost count of the number of people who have regretted selling theirs and/or have come back to the FZ1 after owning multitude different bikes - crotch rockets, touring bikes. That is why I will never sell mine and go through the same regret and loss of money. Here is my Gen II transformer. It is probably the best all round bike out there.







WOW. I am sold. I am getting an FZ1 later this year. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #197
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Thanks All! The FZ1 truly has been an inspiration for me really. I have ridden multitude other bikes and I still haven't found a reason to part with mine. This has never happened with me before. All other bikes, I have felt lacking something. FZ1 is that good! If anyone gets an FZ1, mod them in the following order:

1) Free/Cheap performance mods - cat gut, slip on, airbox mod, smaller flies, pc3 < $500. This will unleash atleast 20 more hp.
2) Suspension - aftermarket rear shock and set the bike for your weight.
3) Comfort - Spencer Seat.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #198
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Smaller flies? Wazzat?

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Thanks All! The FZ1 truly has been an inspiration for me really. I have ridden multitude other bikes and I still haven't found a reason to part with mine. This has never happened with me before. All other bikes, I have felt lacking something. FZ1 is that good! If anyone gets an FZ1, mod them in the following order:

1) Free/Cheap performance mods - cat gut, slip on, airbox mod, smaller flies, pc3 < $500. This will unleash atleast 20 more hp.
2) Suspension - aftermarket rear shock and set the bike for your weight.
3) Comfort - Spencer Seat.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #199
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Smaller flies? Wazzat?
Smaller sub throttle plates. Pretty common mods on most Kawasaki bikes...
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #200
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I did a search and found this thread. Barring anything coming up in the next couple of days, I'm picking up a 2001 Gen1 with 66k miles for $1200 from a riding buddy who grew bored of it after getting a new Super Tenere.

It's mechanically in excellent condition but cosmetically needs some work.. new fairing, paint, and some TLC (polish, cleaning, etc), tires and some carb work. He put in an Ivan's kit and it hasn't run right since, so I'm going to tear everything apart and go back through it. That failing I will put a new rack of carbs on it. Both ends of the bike have been redone by Traxxion and he has both a Sargent and Bill Mayer seat for it that he's including, along with other spare parts and a service manual.

I rode it and except for a stutter (caused by the carbs), it runs really nice and is more comfortable than my 2010 Z1000 that I let go a few months ago. I'm looking forward to fixing it up real nice and doing some asphalt touring on it.

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #201
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I did a search and found this thread. Barring anything coming up in the next couple of days, I'm picking up a 2001 Gen1 with 66k miles for $1200 from a riding buddy who grew bored of it after getting a new Super Tenere.

It's mechanically in excellent condition but cosmetically needs some work.. new fairing, paint, and some TLC (polish, cleaning, etc), tires and some carb work. He put in an Ivan's kit and it hasn't run right since, so I'm going to tear everything apart and go back through it. That failing I will put a new rack of carbs on it. Both ends of the bike have been redone by Traxxion and he has both a Sargent and Bill Mayer seat for it that he's including, along with other spare parts and a service manual.

I rode it and except for a stutter (caused by the carbs), it runs really nice and is more comfortable than my 2010 Z1000 that I let go a few months ago. I'm looking forward to fixing it up real nice and doing some asphalt touring on it.

Rob
Congrats 66K is not too much for this bike.There are a few Gen1's with 200K on 'em

Try a bottle of seafoam in a fresh tank of gas. That may help clear up the carb issues before you start tearing it apart.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #202
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Try a bottle of seafoam in a fresh tank of gas. That may help clear up the carb issues before you start tearing it apart.
^ ^ ^ This.

Seafoam rocks! Cleared 90% of a stutter I had with my '05 FZ1...
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #203
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yep 60K miles is not bad. mine is at 91K and like was said there's some over 200k
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #204
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I did a search and found this thread. Barring anything coming up in the next couple of days, I'm picking up a 2001 Gen1 with 66k miles for $1200 from a riding buddy who grew bored of it after getting a new Super Tenere.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #205
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Here's what I have so far...



Pickup date has been pushed to Friday or Saturday thanks to my employer not mailing my paycheck til today. Thought it was going out Friday, and it takes four days to get here. Downside of being 1099 and not full-time, but the money is better. :)

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:35 AM   #206
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$1200! Holy crap that is sweet.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #207
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That is a sweet deal, congrats on the FZ.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:17 AM   #208
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It's here!

It took a few days longer than planned, but it's here! I picked it up about an hour ago. The one photo I took of it in the garage didn't come out, but it looks the same as in the previous picture. Tuesday night I'll wash it, gas it and start cleaning it up. Wednesday I'll hit DMV and get it registered so I can ride it.

The first work will be to pull the carbs and go through them. It has an Ivan's Jet Kit in it but it isn't running quite right. Gotta figure that out.

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:28 AM   #209
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It took a few days longer than planned, but it's here! I picked it up about an hour ago. The one photo I took of it in the garage didn't come out, but it looks the same as in the previous picture. Tuesday night I'll wash it, gas it and start cleaning it up. Wednesday I'll hit DMV and get it registered so I can ride it.

The first work will be to pull the carbs and go through them. It has an Ivan's Jet Kit in it but it isn't running quite right. Gotta figure that out.

Rob
Congratulations Rob! First gen FZ1s are excellent bikes. My old '02 had an Ivans jet kit and Muzzy slip-on--man, what a ripper! If it wasn't for the fact that my knees were too bunched up on it, I'd still have it.
You need to post in this thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482885
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:07 AM   #210
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Congratulations Rob! First gen FZ1s are excellent bikes. My old '02 had an Ivans jet kit and Muzzy slip-on--man, what a ripper! If it wasn't for the fact that my knees were too bunched up on it, I'd still have it.
You need to post in this thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482885
I had highway pegs on my '02 which helped my knees immensely. I didn't use them very often, but on long rides the ability to stretch every once in while was nice. I sold mine because I just couldn't get real comfortable on it. The first gens are fantastic bikes in all repects - handling, suspension, power, range, fuel economy, brakes, versatility. The bottom line for me though, is if I'm not comfortable, I'm not going to ride too far. If I only used the bike for rides less than 150 miles, I probably would still have it.

Ergos are such a personal thing. What works wonderfully for one, may be horrible for another. Hard to tell without riding the dam thing (whatever it is) for at least a couple of hundred miles.
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