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Old 06-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #91
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I love my 1st Gen FZ1. It is very versatile and perfect if you only own one bike. I use it daily as a commuter and have installed Givi side bags. I have taken it on the track, and use it for spirited weekend rides. Pretty much a perfect ride IMO.
Couldn't agree more!
It is just a great bike, for every purpose (except for offroad maybe..).
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:11 PM   #92
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I'm keeping an eye on EBay and a "gen1" FZ1 is aout the only bike I see stroking the check book for for any significant amount of money. I would really like to ride one before I buy. thanks for the offer. I saw a yellow/black one go by the other day I knew that was the one I need to find.
Same here!
I fell in love with the gen1 when I first saw her on a motorcycle exhibition in 2001. Then I fell even more in love with the yellow/black special edition and ever since I wanted to have one of those.
In the end, in 2005, I bought a blue one and I still love it.
Get one, you'll not regret it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:48 PM   #93
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Just picked up my new to me 06!!












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Old 09-19-2010, 07:50 AM   #94
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I'm working on near ten years now with my Gen 1 bike. Yikes! I still feel hard pressed to find anything obvious to replace it with.
The way things are going...maybe I'll check out the Gen 3 FZ1 when it comes!
A friend of mine has and 01 that he's put about 150k miles on and it still runs like a top. For the last few years he's talked of replacing it, but he knows he can't sell a high miler for much and he can't think of anything as versatile he'd like to replace it with. He's decided to just keep riding it.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #95
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That '06 looks bone stock, very shiny! Nice find. Faster red color, too.

I'm assuming you know about www.yamahafz1oa.com

Great forum, though the gen II guys seem a little too concerned with turning their bikes into 150+ hp naked sportbikes than sport-tourers.

I've added heated grips, Buell pegs for additional legroom, a spenser-modified seat, and a hyperpro spring kit. Sets you up pretty well for NE moderate distance riding with about $500 of upgrades.

2 quick things to know about the bike is the black shiny triangle above the speedometer eventually starts vibrating and needs additional foam support, and the on/off throttle snatchiness (if you notice it) can be cured with either an FCE (Fuel cutoff Eliminator from Ivan) or by adjusting the primary throttle position sensor.

Enjoy!
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #96
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Woohooo, congrats Bogie! Let the modding begin. What mods do you have in mind for this? Hows the shift from the R1?
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:11 AM   #97
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Yeah, I am one of the Gen II guys who has turned theirs into a 150 rwhp beast but I have a Shad 50 top case and givi v35s too for touring
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #98
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:28 AM   #99
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I hit a deer last fall with my '02 FZ1 at about 60mph. Surgery was performed over the winter with my fizzy going from this...






...to this.



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Old 03-15-2011, 09:08 AM   #100
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Thumb Totally Agree

Just did a 1000 mile Iron Butt - GATOR 1000 on my 2009 FZ-1. Used a Laminar Lip to get the air up and over my average sized frame of 5ft 9in.
The stock ergos are nearly perfect and the Corbin seat was very good at elminating monkey butt between fuel stops, which were approx 150 miles apart.
I used the FJR tank bag which was on the large side but it worked fairly well.
I also have the FJR and YES it is the definition of sport TOURING. The FZ-1 is IMHO the opposite - the definition of SPORT touring. And it isn't THAT hard on tires. Over 8200 miles now and front is still very good, the back will need replacement in approx 1000 miles.

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Very good bike for sport touring if setup correctly. Oh & they are cheap. They do love tires but thats mainly dependent on the right wrist

Heres what I have done to make it worthwhile for touring:

1) Windshield. There are many many options out there, what works for you may not work for someone else, so this is a hit or miss. Unfortunately the only way to accomplish this is to keep trying different shields. Not to worry though, the FZ1 classifieds are very active in this regard

2)Seat. Sargent or Corbin, both are good, cant go wrong with either, though the common verdict leans towards the Sargent.

Thats about all I did & set out for my 3000 mile trip to Louisiana. YMMV.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:44 PM   #101
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #102
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Just picked one up.....now where do i get all the mods?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #103
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:18 PM   #104
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Joining now.

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:30 AM   #105
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I own a 2003 fz1 which I have been riding since 2004. Ive racked up 45k on the odometer riding in all types of scenarios. Ive had about 24 bikes over the years and this is hands down the best ALL ROUND motorcycle ever built..IMO! You can drag the pegs, run 10 second quarter miles or two up tour for days at a time(my favorite). I have Nelson-Rigg soft panniers and a tank bag for storage. They DO eat rear tires and chains wear fast too.....but thats how it works on 1000cc bike. Ive also tried many setups with windscreens, tires, gearing and luggage so I can help anyone with questions. The ZG double bubble takes away the buffeting, which I have for sport and summer riding, but the Rifle 21" is the best touring screen because it puts the air above eye level. These bikes are very versatile and have very proven engine. I ride with a pillion alot niow and every month we take a 3 day trip to the Tx Hill Country doing 400 mile days with no problem at all. Name:  03 bee $$##@@.jpg
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