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Old 10-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Hi,

I testdrove a yamaha xj6 at a dealer for a couple of years ago. It was great bike but it was a little bit buzzy. At 120 km/h it was doing 7000 rpm and I was looking for a 7th gear but there was none there.

Here in europe the xj6 was critizied for that. I don't if yamaha ever did anything to fix that issue?

Anybody now's anything about that?

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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Spend twenty bucks and get a one tooth larger front sprocket.

Problem solved.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Is it really that simple to fix it? In that case I am suprised why yamaha has not sorted it out yet?

Should not the inner ratio be changed to solve this issue correctly?

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Spend twenty bucks and get a one tooth larger front sprocket.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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A 600cc four cylinder needs to be spinning high RPMs to make power. They have close-ratio gears with a low final drive to enhance driveability at legal speeds.

It isn't a 'problem' or a 'defect' - people not used to it would prefer lower RPMs at highway cruising speeds. If that is how you ride it, change the final drive ratio by changing sprockets. You may find you have to shift down to 5th or 4th to overtake traffic on two-lane highways.

My FZ6 has ~90 hp and spins over 7k at 70. I've never seriously considering changing the gearing, as it has very little power below 6k RPMs. Hell, I could ride it at 70mph in 3rd gear if I wanted to, redline is 14k.

As always, YMMV.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:31 AM   #5
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Spend twenty bucks and get a one tooth larger front sprocket.

Problem solved.

That's what I did...agreed, problem solved. That was 3 years ago...still riding it.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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Bear in mind that the speedo is also wildly optimistic. Mine displayed 14% faster than actual speed. So by going +1 on the front sprocket you will reduce rpm and buzz and get a speedo that is "only" 8% too fast.

By the way, it worked fine with the stock chain - just push the wheel as deep in the swing as it will go.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #7
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This is how I'm touring on my XJ6 Diversion. Been to Wales for weekend cycling event. Lots of attention from other drivers
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:57 AM   #8
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Taking a spare bike? that's cheating.

But since I've found a thread where one can fap off to a model similar to mine.

A XJ6 out the front of what appears to be the entrance to Alice's Wonderland.



Turns out it wasn't that exciting but the clever amongst you have spotted the twisty road sign. That was good

This is up Central Victoria, Australia, at a modest mountain range.

VIV la XJ6

The 7k buzz at 120km/h wasn't a real issue.. Didn't notice it from complaining about being cold and the wind noise in my helmet :P

And for the sake of putting it in the thread, a compulsory shot in front of a dam.

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