1st Gen. FZ1 On Crappy Road

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by brucifer, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Fitty

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    Hey, who you calling OLD? :D
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  2. AllBlackPearl

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    Dunno if you're old, but crazy you are! :freaky

    Thanks for sharing the pics. I will try to find the few from my very short offroad "adventures" with the Fazer. Not tonight, though.

    Yeah, sure I know the fz1oa, although I am not a member there. Got too much to do with the German Fazerforum, ADVrider, Couchsurfing... Don't wanna spend too much time at the PC. :wink:

    What other mods have you done on your FZ1? (BTW, I just mounted a 15 sprocket pinion and find the torque pretty good as it is...)

    Cheers, mate.
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  3. Fitty

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    I had a 15-46 setup on for that trip. Stock is 16-44. I also used a 16-46 a lot. No other mods, other than suspension mods mentioned previously. I no longer own the bike, but sometimes I wish I still did.
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  4. Bandit 1200

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    I recently bought a bandit 1200 which is real simular i would say and i would like to start doing some light off road riding and was wounding how the FZ1 was on dirt gravel roads, and what kind of tires you used and how they worked.
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  5. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    He's not the only one, who wouldn't want a GS with more than 50% mo'powah, proper gearbox and alot less weight.

    There are ofcourse ways to make better. :evil

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  6. Fitty

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    The only tire choices I know of are Dunlop 616's, Pirelli Scorpion Snycs, along with a new Scorpion that just came out, and Conti Trail Attacks. I had 616's on for the NV trip, but I regularly ride dirt/gravel roads with whatever tire is on the bike at the time, usually Dunlop Q2s or Roadsmarts. Maybe let the air down a little and avoid mud if at all possible.
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  7. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Continental just released the TKC-80 in 120/70 17 and 180/55 17.

    If you're really going to get stupid, that would be the way to do it.
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  8. Truckin_Thumper

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    oh fuck!
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  9. Grainbelt

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  10. Fitty

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    Ho lee crap. I've been dreaming of the day. Thanks for the heads up.

    :D
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  11. fox102

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  12. Bandit 1200

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    Has anybody used the pirelli scorpions trails the 95% on road 5% off road, off road much im wondering how they are on dirt and gravel roads.
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  13. Bandit 1200

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    where did you find the sizes you needed and what size did you use stock?
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  14. fox102

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    dunlop d616 for the rear was a 180/55/17
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    picked them up through cycle gear set right at around $200

    do a web search

    dunlop d616 for the front was 120/70/17
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    favorite bandit thus far.....
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    they are true all around bikes.....
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  15. branchen

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    Wow!
    Congratulations Fitty, the FZ1 first gen is a great bike!
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  16. branchen

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    Me too I did a dualsport ride with my FZS1000 last sunday

    Passo di Croce Arcana, between Emilia-Romagna and Toscana.

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    More pictures here

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  17. Fitty

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing those pictures.
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  18. Mobiker

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    We have several, light traffic, twisty, secondary roads aound here. A lot of them are pretty chewed up. I was always favorably impressed by the FZ1's composure on these roads at a "brisk" pace.
    It worked suprisingly well on lightly graveled roads too. If the gravel was fresh, i.e. thick, I thought that fat back tire got a little floaty. Kind of had to let it have its head and not try to keep too tight a rein on it. I think a narrower back tire would have helped on gravel. I didn't ride it that much on gravel so never investigated tire possibilities.
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  19. brucifer

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    Bump.
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