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Old 02-18-2013, 06:32 AM   #166
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after researching over the net - i realize that wind buffeting is FZ6 problem.
Have you ridden one? Don't believe everything you read on the internet...I don't have any buffering issues with my stock screen.

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:54 AM   #167
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yes. i owned a 2005. ok sorry.. i mean the wind noise. i mistook buffeting as wind noise. for reference - i have 2 helmets xlite = loud whistling sound, dual sport afx fx39 = howling noise. on both helmet - vents were close. and im wearing my size.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:18 PM   #168
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yes. i owned a 2005. ok sorry.. i mean the wind noise. i mistook buffeting as wind noise. for reference - i have 2 helmets xlite = loud whistling sound, dual sport afx fx39 = howling noise. on both helmet - vents were close. and im wearing my size.
hi, having owned alot of sport /standard bikes with frame mounted half fairing and short shields i would tell you get yourself a decent size tank bag slap in on and go for a good ride .it really does help .
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:46 PM   #169
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^ thanks for the tip. how tall should the tank bag be? i assume taller than the windshield? actually, im thinking of getting a tank bag - im choosing between Cortech Super 2.0 18L or Joe Rocket Manta XL.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:26 AM   #170
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Doesn't have to be that big, it just occupies some space and removes the negative air pressure pocket between you and the windscreen.

I have the old cortech mini, which is 8L. 18L sounds effing humongous to me, but I have hard luggage for real hauling, and just use the tank bag for odds and sods. 12L sounds good though, with a place to route a camelback tube. I'd want to test fit the 18 to make sure I could see over it and it didn't interfere with the bars at full lock.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:54 PM   #171
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^ thanks man.. 18L i believe can be expand/compress using a zipper. but for the price and purpose - i am considering 12L.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:37 AM   #172
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I'm looking at a new 2012 FZ8 has anyone had much any experience with one? Good or bad.Can you have too many bikes?
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:49 AM   #173
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I'm looking at a new 2012 FZ8 has anyone had much any experience with one? Good or bad.Can you have too many bikes?
I sat on one at the motorcycle show. It felt nice. I think they should have made it more like the fz6 with some kind of fairing, though.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #174
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I sat on one at the motorcycle show. It felt nice. I think they should have made it more like the fz6 with some kind of fairing, though.

It's a bit different than the Fz6, it's more like a naked streetfighter than a middleweight sport tourer . My personal opinion is that I would prefer a triumph street triple over teh fz8, but that's just me. That headlight is a bit of an eyesore
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #175
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I'm looking at a new 2012 FZ8 has anyone had much any experience with one? Good or bad.Can you have too many bikes?
It is a sleeved down FZ1 motor in the FZ1 chassis, so you'd probably be better off in an FZ1 thread.

I did read a magazine article that said they updated it for 2013 with considerably better suspension, so that may be something to keep in mind.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:21 PM   #176
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i'm jonesing for an fz8 these days...
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:34 PM   #177
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I think I can get the FZ8 OTD for 7400.00 I probably will get it Saturday.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #178
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I think I can get the FZ8 OTD for 7400.00 I probably will get it Saturday.
That seems like an incredibly good deal from here.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:25 AM   #179
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I think I can get the FZ8 OTD for 7400.00 I probably will get it Saturday.
Is that a left-over or the new one with the upgraded suspension bits?
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #180
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2012..................The suspension on any sport bike is better than I am.
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