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Old 12-17-2013, 12:13 AM   #5371
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Have an opportunity to get one of these locally to get me back in the Sport Touring game. Any advice from the collective?

Great bike if you do not mind little torque and having to rev its nuts off to dispatch with your cares, worries, or license.

When I had one at my disposal it was capable of well into the 50mpg range. Was surprised there. Nice tight feel all around though. Great bikes requiring little maintenance as well. 26,000 mile valve check/adjustments.

The later models have an easier to work on windshield arrangement.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:15 AM   #5372
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I have always lusted mightily for one of these,finding one (when I have the money) is the tricky part.
Triumph, please bring this back! I had just gotten my motorcycle license when these came out and even as a young buck loved the look and sound of these machines.

It would be so easy to get this model back.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:28 AM   #5373
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:45 AM   #5374
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I've always loved these too but out here in CA people want too much for them. You can buy a new Bonnie for what they want for a 98.. Crazy.
It's not just CA,there was a couple year window to get a deal on one of these used.It's been closed for a while now.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:10 AM   #5375
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Good God I almost bought one of these back in 2000 for cheap. I passed and to this day regret it .
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:07 AM   #5376
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Thanks for the input Cortez but this will be mainly for commuting and longer trips. The improved tank range and fuel economy will be appreciated.

I also feel that this would be the best choice in this class for me over a similarly priced ER6 or SV but I can always hop on the Tuono if I feel the need for a torque monster.
You can see in my sig line that I've owned the ER6F too.. it's a great bike,
needs less fuel and is "real world" faster because of torque down low, but
FZ6 has A LOT stiffer and better frame, and the brakes and suspension are
a lot better on the FZ too.

The only drawback other then torque is that you get about the same range
with both of them doing same speeds and the FZ has a considerably larger
fuel tank.

It's not that the FZ is thirsty, it's the ER6 which is above it's class in this
respect. The faired FZ is probably better on fuel then my naked is, tho.

Here's my fuelly (most is city riding, and i keep it up to 4500 revs):
http://www.fuelly.com/driver/dbauernf/fz6
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #5377
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Yours is naked and I believe you said it has a power commander / modified fuelling?

My faired, stock 06 averages 50 and I flog it.

Tank range, center stand, givi v35 cases look and work great. My forks were tired at 45k miles so I went with hyperpro progressives and new oil. Much more planted and less brake dive.

Best thing about it imo is the build quality. At seven years and nearly 50k miles, rock solid and no corrosion. In Minnesota. And im almost due for my second valve check.


Tl;dr - great solo sport tourer. Add bags, ride hard, grin.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:27 AM   #5378
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Yours is naked and I believe you said it has a power commander / modified fuelling?

My faired, stock 06 averages 50 and I flog it.

Tank range, center stand, givi v35 cases look and work great. My forks were tired at 45k miles so I went with hyperpro progressives and new oil. Much more planted and less brake dive.

Best thing about it imo is the build quality. At seven years and nearly 50k miles, rock solid and no corrosion. In Minnesota. And im almost due for my second valve check.


Tl;dr - great solo sport tourer. Add bags, ride hard, grin.
Nope, mine is completely stock.
I can do 50MPG, but not in the city, just the top case on it.

How were the valves at the first check?
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #5379
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+1 each to Gham and brianwheelies.

I want the T-bird Sport in yalla. Funny, but the MuZ Replika I lusted over was also yellow. Dealer had one with a Dale Walker pipe on it...made it sound awful, but other than that it was the one single that made me itch.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #5380
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I bought one new in '95. Sold it 3 years ago.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:58 AM   #5381
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Nope, mine is completely stock.
I can do 50MPG, but not in the city, just the top case on it.

How were the valves at the first check?
My FZ6 is at 65,000 miles and still in great running condition and it hasn't needed the valves adjusted yet

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Old 12-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #5382
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My FZ6 is at 65,000 miles and still in great running condition and it hasn't needed the valves adjusted yet

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That's very nice to hear since I'm at around 15k miles.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #5383
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I bought one new in '95. Sold it 3 years ago.
Any regrets?
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #5384
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Any regrets?
Nope. Had my fun.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:14 PM   #5385
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Almost two years ago, I was torn between a 2012 BMW S1000RR and a ZX14R. I ended up getting the BMW, and to date, have only ridden it 2400miles.

I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a ZX14 this season. Want something with more torque, smoother, & comfortable while still being sporty.
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