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Old 08-06-2008, 07:40 AM   #16
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Google FZ1OA for more than you want to know.
Traxxion can revalve/respring the rear shock (was $300) and service high mileage forks, if required.
They are soft sprung. Over 100,000 miles been done several times with no issues. Ivans carb kit (my choice) or Holeshot, are plug and play and smooth the engine while adding responsiveness. Work with stock or aftermarket pipes.
Worst known area, carb boots can crack (shallow cracks not a problem), occasionally a high miles bike needs replacements.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:17 AM   #17
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Ivan's Jet kit completely eliminates most of the I4 buzz, Very well thought out kit. Dale Walkers kit while may not affect the vibes that much but a good improvement over stock & good mileage. Have nice heavy bar ends & the buzz is virtually gone.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:49 PM   #18
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Just wanted to chime in quickly. I picked up my gen1 05 a few months ago and I love it. It does have a few short comings as noted above, but nothing that has really gotten to me. I would like a new saddle for it, but the current one doesn't kill me. But then again I rode a CBR F2 before it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:08 PM   #19
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I have an 07 and love it. I get a low fuel warning light after about 135 miles after a fillup. That's OK because I would just as well take a break at that point anyway.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:26 AM   #20
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I had a 1st gen, the longest I've ever kept one bike. Not sure I'd be doing the same with 2nd Gen.

Only thing I'd say against it was the airflow at reasonably high speed (above 125 mph) was a pain, cruise at anything up to 110 was fine. Don't ever run them with Bridgestone BT020, but Pirelli Diabolo were great and transformed the handling. OK two-up if the pillion was small and light (and preferably tight).
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:22 AM   #21
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Ivan's Jet kit completely eliminates most of the I4 buzz, Very well thought out kit. Dale Walkers kit while may not affect the vibes that much but a good improvement over stock & good mileage. Have nice heavy bar ends & the buzz is virtually gone.
I have an Ivan's jet kit. The buzz is not gone on mine. But in all fairness I really need to get some bar ends.

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Old 08-07-2008, 08:28 AM   #22
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Here is mine btw. It's an older picture.

Pictured you can kinda see the Bike Master mirrors, Rethanl handlebars with GTY-R lower risers, and horny mirror covers.


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Old 08-07-2008, 10:01 AM   #23
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Here is mine btw. It's an older picture.

Pictured you can kinda see the Bike Master mirrors, Rethanl handlebars with GTY-R lower risers, and horny mirror covers.


What did you use to attach those mirros? I would really like a solution like that.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:05 PM   #24
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Would it take a whole lot of work to remove the front fairing on the FZ1's? I like the riding position and I've heard mostly good things about the bikes in general, but I'm just a naked bike kind of guy. Anyone know how hard it would be to get these things naked?
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:01 PM   #25
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On the right side there is already a hole to mount a mirror.

For the left side I bought this: http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/prod...products_id=45

These are the mirrors I'm running: http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...55DE65795485F4

And these are the mirror hole covers: http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...ighlight=horny

Under $100 for a real world useable mirror solution.

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I don't know all that is necessary to make the FZ1 a true naked. See the FZ1 forum at http://yamahafz1oa.com for details. There are guys there that have done it and are more qualified to answer your questions.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:18 AM   #26
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Fz1

I've had my first generation FZ1 for six years now and seem hard-pressed to replace it with anything better for my kind of riding. I don't think it will be the new version but we'll see. That kind of versatility is rare in these days of market specialization.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:57 AM   #27
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On the right side there is already a hole to mount a mirror.
Appreciate the help hoax but I cant find a right side hole already there.. Am I missing something?
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:13 AM   #28
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Appreciate the help hoax but I cant find a right side hole already there.. Am I missing something?
Its cast into the front brake lever bracket/master cylinder assembly.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:39 AM   #29
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Its cast into the front brake lever bracket/master cylinder assembly.
Yup, stock there should be a cap covering the hole that you pry off.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:47 AM   #30
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An inexpensive naked that's fast. I think the FZ1 is a pretty cool bike, but it has never been cool enough to actually buy. You don't hear a lot of bad things about them that's for sure.
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