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Old 04-20-2011, 11:37 AM   #106
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Just picked one up.....now where do i get all the mods?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:12 PM   #107
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #108
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:30 AM   #109
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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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Old 04-24-2011, 05:37 AM   #110
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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. Attachment 261378
I agree on all counts, if they would have just converted this same bike to EFI & left everything else as-is, I would have never considered anything else. Power, torque, mpg, comfort, handling check check check....
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:30 AM   #111
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Yup, they should have kept it like that...Maybe minor updates but that's it...That bike was pretty comfy.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:49 AM   #112
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Personally I like the Delta box frame MUCH more than the tube frame.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:55 PM   #113
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I find that the first gen looks very old and dated. I also find that the people that disagree with that statement are generally relatively old and dated people
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:20 PM   #114
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Personally I like the Delta box frame MUCH more than the tube frame.
Ok they could have updated that as well
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:24 PM   #115
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I find that the first gen looks very old and dated. I also find that the people that disagree with that statement are generally relatively old and dated people
I'm 26 and I love the way my first gen
crotch rocket couch rocket looks! The naked tube frame is one of the things that sold me on it. Granfted, the second gen looks great too.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #116
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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. Attachment 261378
I do also agree on almost everything you say there!
BUT: My rear tires usually last up to 20tkm - and I live in Switzerland, that means turn after turn after turn after.... plus 140km commuting every day, at least half of it on the highway. So i cannot agree on your tire wear issues.
My chain kits did last 30 and 40tkm, respectively. IMHO that is far from wearing fast...
Last point - for me the streetfighter windscreen works best for all purposes. It puts the air on my chest, so that I can still feel it but the head stays relatively calm. Perfect. And it looks just great.

1st gen Fizzy just rules.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:35 PM   #117
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i have a 2002 with 22k miles.bike has a yosh slip-on,ivans full exhaust system jet kit,-1 front sprocket.i bought the bike new and did the mods at 500 miles.bike dynos at 130rwhp.with the amount of ethanol in cali gas i feel the the jetting is correct.bike runs like it has efi.only work i do on it is oil changes and tires.it usually needs a rear tire every 5000 miles.oem chain and sprockets still work fine.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #118
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FZ1 Set up for 2011 Alaska ride.

Here's a few photo's of my 05 FZ1 set up for touring to AK and back.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:57 PM   #119
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FZ1 Set up for 2011 Alaska ride.

1. GIVI hard bag mounts, three each.
2. Front and Rear fender extenders.
3. Handle bar risers, 2”.
4. GPS mount.
5. Heated Grips.
6. Hwy Pegs.
7. Passenger foot peg repositioning.
8. Custom higher windscreen.
9. Lower mirror mod.
10. Not seen: Bark-buster hand protectors, will carry an use if necessary.
11. Fuse panel under seat, ignition relay actuated fuse panel to power; Grips, GPS, 12volt Power outlet, and Comm.’s charger.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:54 AM   #120
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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.



That a double h4 bulb setup? Very nice! I might put a manner of cowling to cover the meter.

I am guessing you might miss the fairing when you are in excess of 100MPH though.
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