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Old 05-11-2014, 10:09 PM   #421
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What's the tank range on the old Gen 1's?
I typically get right at 40 mpg with mine. So, 5.x gallon tank means 200 miles pretty easy. I typically fill up at about 160-170 miles, and I have yet to see the low fuel light come on.

Here is my Fuelly log.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:13 AM   #422
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What's the tank range on the old Gen 1's?
240 miles or more isn't uncommon. My best is 243, and I could have gone a bit farther.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:22 AM   #423
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My light comes on around 175
Thats with all tthree bags and loaded
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:23 AM   #424
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I am struggling with the seat. Still hurting from a 700 mile weekend
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:27 AM   #425
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I am struggling with the seat. Still hurting from a 700 mile weekend
I have a Sargent saddle and it's "all day every day" comfortable.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:29 PM   #426
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Thot about the sargent
Dont like the looks of the corbin
Lot o money tho
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:43 AM   #427
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I have a Sargent saddle and it's "all day every day" comfortable.
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Thot about the sargent
Dont like the looks of the corbin
Lot o money tho
It was on the bike when I got it so someone else swallowed that pill.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:30 PM   #428
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I am struggling with the seat. Still hurting from a 700 mile weekend
Go on the FZ1OA website. Send a PM to Dirt Road. He will take your stock seat and totally transform it for far less than a Corbin or Sargent will cost Most people see mine and assume it is a Sargent, and it feels much better than Corbin's that I have owned on other bikes, or Sargents I have tried. Can easily do multi-day, several hundred mile rides, and feel no discomfort at all.

He did my first gen seat, with silver piping and a textured cover, shipped to my door for a little bit over 200 dollars. Turn around time was 4 days, including shipping time from Marysville, Tn. to rural Northern Kentucky.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #429
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Sweet!!!
I will contact him as soon as i see the bike agian‼️
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:15 PM   #430
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Loving my 02 with just over 5500 on the odo. I use it about town and on the track until I can save enough nickels to purchase a S1000R. Here I am at Summit Point last Fall:



Even with my fat ass on the bike, I estimate I had the beast up to 153 on the straightway on NYST last fall.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:03 PM   #431
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They're fast. All the raving you hear about the new Wasser Boxer GS and the old Fizzy will hang right with her. I own both so don't tell me I'm mistaken
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:25 PM   #432
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Will a FZ1 work for me?

Short history:

62 years old, started riding at 53
6'3, 290 lbs about a 32" inseam
First bike was a new BMW R1200GS (2005), sold at about 27000 miles
Second bike was a 2007 ST1300 really liked the bike, rode 12000 miles, then bought a new 2009 Goldwing. Really liked the bike, now have 40,000 on it.

I would rather get something more like the ST1300, although it doesn't have to be all that.

I have never had a bike that has had a chain, that's worries me some. Low maintenance and reliabe it what I like. I ride year round, no car, just use my wife's car on the weekend.

The Wing simply sits too low for me, my knees are higher than my hips. Think I would like to sell the Wing and get something like an FZ1. I don't travel as much as I used to, so mostly riding locally (Blue Ridge Parkway starts about 5 miles from my house.) I am not a really fast rider , but I do enjoy goosing it every now and then.

Is there any way I could fit comfortably on the bike? I have a dealer near Pittsburgh that will sell a 2013 for $7575, everything except my Virginia taxes and DMV fees.

What ya think?


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Old 06-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #433
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The FZ1 is a great bike- I love mine.. but I'm wondering because of your history if the FJR might be a better choice.
No chain too.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:51 PM   #434
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well, thr FJR would be nice, but it's also about $6000 more (new) ......

That's a lot.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:55 PM   #435
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I also got a price on a 2013 Honda CB1100 for 6994.

Definitely a different bike, but still nice.

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