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Old 06-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #196
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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   #197
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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   #198
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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   #199
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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   #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.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #201
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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   #202
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$1200! Holy crap that is sweet.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #203
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That is a sweet deal, congrats on the FZ.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:17 AM   #204
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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   #205
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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   #206
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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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Old 06-13-2012, 06:42 AM   #207
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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 have buell pegs on my 05 fz1...make a huge difference. the stock pegs on the Gen 1 are not only too high but too forward. The buell dropped the peg by more than an inch but its the back 1 inch that made a huge difference

i have 34 inseam along with the highway pegs its a keeper. right now it has more leg room than a c14 or fjr.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:53 AM   #208
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I'm kinda surprised by your comments/perceptions.
I rode my Gen1 with stock pegs for more than seven years and I never thought they were to high. On the contrary - after a while I mounted some smaller aluminium pegs to avoid scratching the tarmac in every second turn.
How tall are you guys? I'm just about 6ft.

I have to say, though, that I avoid this motorcycle nightmare called "highway" as much as possible. I'd rather take the small roads, even if it takes longer.

There also seems to be a general difference in, well, attitude(?) between US and European riders. In Europe most people tend to modify their bikes to make them more sporty, while in the US most mods are towards more comfort. Those windscreens and seats and bars you guys are mounting aren't even available in Europe mostly.

I personally didn't do too many mods on the Gen1 as it is a wonderful bike already in stock trim, but the first thing I did was mounting a wider superbike bar together with lower risers, lifting the rear 35mm and putting on a very small streetfighter windscreen. Those mods made the bike just perfect.
It is pretty much the opposite of what most people in the US do, though. Strange.

Anyway, at least everyone agrees that the Gen1 Fizzy is a gorgeous bike.
I crashed mine last year and am now looking for a new bike. I'm searching for a good offer on a Thunderace. Great bike, too. Maybe even a wee bit better than the Fizzy - for me.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #209
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I just completed a 3600 mile trip on my FZ1 and the ride report is here
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #210
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but the first thing I did was mounting a wider superbike bar together with lower risers, lifting the rear 35mm and putting on a very small streetfighter windscreen. Those mods made the bike just perfect.
It is pretty much the opposite of what most people in the US do, though. Strange.
Other than raising the rear, that's pretty much what I did to mine. Also I ditched the antenna mirrors and went with some handlebar mounted ones.
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