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Old 03-17-2013, 12:54 PM   #211
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I'm pretty sure I still have my stock screen in the garage. What year is your bike?
Thanks Mexi-can't the wind screen is perfect for cuuting down and painting. I got it Wed. and I hope to have time soon to get-r-done.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #212
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ABS issue?

(Also posted at fz6-forum.com):

Just got the bike and there's issues already (fz6n s2 abs, 2008).

I noticed that when I picked the bike up, the rear brake was "sticky", as in..
it would stay applied for a few milliseconds after I released the pedal.

Didn't think much of it, scheduled a brake fluid swap in a week or so, since
I don't know if it's ever been done (bike has 8k miles, 2008.).

On a ride yesterday, after 2 or 3 harder stops using the rear too, I noticed
it became stiffer and lost a bit of power. Tried "pumping" it a bit, and poof,
it became almost completely stuck, the bike could hardly move. Decided to take
it to the petrol station just a stone throw away to check it out, but riding there
(very slowly) the rear disc heated up to red glow.


Cooled it down with the tire pump, tried to move the bike, wouldn't budge.

Waited for the pads to cool down completely, and about 10 minutes later,
the brake let go completely and I was able to ride the bike, HOWEVER, the
rear brake was not working AT ALL and the pedal was almost impossible to
press.

Today I took the bike into the shop, they took the calipers down, tried
moving them manually, seemed to work fine. The "blockage" is between
the pedal and the ABS unit.

Anyone have any idea what could be wrong and what to expect?

The guy in the shop says he's seen this happen on some other ABS bikes,
mostly on BMW's, and that it's usually dirt/crap in the brake lines that gets
lodged into the valves in the ABS unit. Says all it needs is to be cleaned out.

Something tells me that up until now, it's always been the issue he described,
but I wanna be prepared for what else could be wrong and if anyone knows
how expensive it might be to fix, that is.. if it's unfixable (and I need a new
ABS unit).

Thanks everyone.

p.s. Where would you look for a new ABS unit if needed (please tell me
I won't need a new one) online anyways?

p.s.2. The front brake ABS works fine.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #213
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Ending up buying a 2008 FZ6. The bike does new a new set of tires.

I hope to put between 5k-8k miles on the bike this season. The majority of the mileage (75%-85%) will be highway, with the remaining being secondary roads. I do not anticipate a significant amount of riding in wet conditions, but would like good wet traction in case I get unexpectedly caught in the rain.

I am considering:
  • Metzeler Interact Z8
  • Michelin Pilot Road 2
  • Michelin Pilot Road 3
  • Pirelli Angel ST
  • Pirelli Angel GT
Any suggestions for what would be my best match.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #214
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Same thought process and circumstances. I went through last year when buying new tires for my 08 fz6. Ended up with the Pilot 3s and couldn't be happier. Very solid and confidence inspiring tires. No issues in the wet stuff when I got caught in the rain on the highway. Will be buying another set when these wear out.


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Ending up buying a 2008 FZ6. The bike does new a new set of tires.

I hope to put between 5k-8k miles on the bike this season. The majority of the mileage (75%-85%) will be highway, with the remaining being secondary roads. I do not anticipate a significant amount of riding in wet conditions, but would like good wet traction in case I get unexpectedly caught in the rain.

I am considering:
  • Metzeler Interact Z8
  • Michelin Pilot Road 2
  • Michelin Pilot Road 3
  • Pirelli Angel ST
  • Pirelli Angel GT
Any suggestions for what would be my best match.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #215
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My '06 FZ6 is on its third BT023 rear, second front, in the last three years. A fair bit cheaper than PR3 and I got over 9000 miles out of the rear, 15k on the front. I ride a fair bit, some interstate and a lot of secondary highways, pretty liberal with the throttle. Never had a 'moment' with the BT023, even in torrential rain.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #216
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What? No one else wants to admit that their beloved ABS might have problems?
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #217
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Howdy.

05 fz6 just got pr3s put leds tickers on trickle charger 2 prong and 2 12v sockets marine grade everything.

Saving for a corbin and planning on doing day trips but i do mostly quick sprints when time and weather permits. I've only put about 1.5k on it on top of the 17k miles the po added.

How do u post pix on this site?
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #218
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Same thought process and circumstances. I went through last year when buying new tires for my 08 fz6. Ended up with the Pilot 3s and couldn't be happier. Very solid and confidence inspiring tires. No issues in the wet stuff when I got caught in the rain on the highway. Will be buying another set when these wear out.
How many miles do your Pilot Road 3s have on them? How is the level of wear?
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #219
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I got a rear Pilot Road 3 from a set of Metzlers and I've got to say that the ride is great on them. I've got about 4k miles on mine and they are still going strong. I'd give them about 12-15k depending on riding conditions.

Metzlers are great, I still have the interact Z6 (or Z8, i forgot) on my front and it's good, but I don't think it would have made any difference to my performance if i ran PR3's instead , no need to replace them if they are still good though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:05 AM   #220
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(Also posted at fz6-forum.com):

Just got the bike and there's issues already (fz6n s2 abs, 2008).

I noticed that when I picked the bike up, the rear brake was "sticky", as in..
it would stay applied for a few milliseconds after I released the pedal.

Didn't think much of it, scheduled a brake fluid swap in a week or so, since
I don't know if it's ever been done (bike has 8k miles, 2008.).

On a ride yesterday, after 2 or 3 harder stops using the rear too, I noticed
it became stiffer and lost a bit of power. Tried "pumping" it a bit, and poof,
it became almost completely stuck, the bike could hardly move. Decided to take
it to the petrol station just a stone throw away to check it out, but riding there
(very slowly) the rear disc heated up to red glow.


Cooled it down with the tire pump, tried to move the bike, wouldn't budge.

Waited for the pads to cool down completely, and about 10 minutes later,
the brake let go completely and I was able to ride the bike, HOWEVER, the
rear brake was not working AT ALL and the pedal was almost impossible to
press.

Today I took the bike into the shop, they took the calipers down, tried
moving them manually, seemed to work fine. The "blockage" is between
the pedal and the ABS unit.

Anyone have any idea what could be wrong and what to expect?

The guy in the shop says he's seen this happen on some other ABS bikes,
mostly on BMW's, and that it's usually dirt/crap in the brake lines that gets
lodged into the valves in the ABS unit. Says all it needs is to be cleaned out.

Something tells me that up until now, it's always been the issue he described,
but I wanna be prepared for what else could be wrong and if anyone knows
how expensive it might be to fix, that is.. if it's unfixable (and I need a new
ABS unit).

Thanks everyone.

p.s. Where would you look for a new ABS unit if needed (please tell me
I won't need a new one) online anyways?

p.s.2. The front brake ABS works fine.
Well I can confirm that the ABS unit is jammed and that the guys in the shop
aren't sure they can unjam it.

I know I can bypass the ABS for the rear brake, but does anyone know if
I could keep the functionality in the front without the rear? They're 2
completely separate circuits, so I was wondering if the front needs the rear
and vice versa.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #221
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Howdy.

05 fz6 just got pr3s put leds tickers on trickle charger 2 prong and 2 12v sockets marine grade everything.

Saving for a corbin and planning on doing day trips but i do mostly quick sprints when time and weather permits. I've only put about 1.5k on it on top of the 17k miles the po added.

How do u post pix on this site?
The Corbin seat for the FZ6 is fantastic. Feels as firm as a park bench at first, but you can really put on the miles pain free. I picked up mine used on the FZ6 Forum, keep an eye out.

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Old 04-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #222
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What? No one else wants to admit that their beloved ABS might have problems?
USA didn't get the ABS option, sorry!
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #223
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Managed to fix it.

New ABS pump costs $2500, by the way.

Here's some shots:


2008 Yamaha FZ6n S2 [Explore] by Cortez_CRO, on Flickr


2008 Yamaha FZ6n S2 by Cortez_CRO, on Flickr

Click for bigger img!
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #224
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Those mirrors are terrible.








Looks good buddy.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:24 PM   #225
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Looks good buddy.
Shaddap!


You know I actually wanted a Bandit 1250 naked, that's even more retro,
not to mention a nice Ducati 1000 GT classic for sale locally.

What are you doing in this thread anyways.. you.. 650R fanboy you?!
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