"Early" Fuel Injected non-supersports?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by elementalg20, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. mngl1500

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    The Goldwing 1985 LTD and the Goldwing 1986 SEI where the two fuel injected models until the 1800's came out.

    And a 1985 Goldwing 1200 Interstate was my first street bike. And I hear you about the number of carbs, the Goldwing 1000, 1100 and 1200 had 4 carbs one for each cylinder.
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  2. FootDoc

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    I currently own a FZ6 and a Triumph Speed Four.
    The FZ6 is really able to do whatever you want. 24k valve checks, great MPG, and a nice top end rush when you feel the need. The seat sucks, I put on a Corbin and its been great.

    The Speed Four (on paper) is slower, has a surge @3000 rpm and looks funky. Other than that its great. Fully adjustable suspension, more midrange, and great brakes. Has alot more front end feel than the FZ6, But If im on the highway for more than 2 hours the lack of a windshield gets tiring.
    The Speed Four was the last of Triumphs I4s, and they were able to iron out most of the problems with the original TT600 motor.

    The CBR F4i came out in 2001, Ive never heard a bad thing about them. Lastly, as already mentioned the 2003+ SV650s are great.
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  3. Stravoxylo

    Stravoxylo Been here awhile

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    Kawasaki Z750s.

    quote from something I posted a while back in a different thread:

    http://zee750s.com/zeeforum/index.ph...b&action=forum

    more information than you'll ever need for the Z750s, and a great bunch of people there. They have pretty much solved any issues you may run into.

    I had a blue 2005 Z750s that I put about 20K on, including a 9 day 5000 mile NYC to Colorado round trip in 2008. I planned on keeping it for a long time, until it met a guard rail, and was stolen (yup, in that order, go figure).

    Its a great value, but needs a few items worked out to be really great. Suspension should be your top priority (racetech SV650s cartridge emulators fit, and a ZX6R rear shock is a direct bolt in). Steel brake lines & better pads make a huge improvement in braking. Mirrors suck, so everybody puts on long stem Buell Firebolt pieces (bolt on).

    I had a SW Motech & Givi set up that worked great, along with a Motofizz tail bag, and tourmaster tank bag. Heated grips, throttlemeister, 12v outlet, PIAA 1100x's, Power Commander, Hindle mid pipe & titanium SS can, Galfer lines, Puig screen & hugger, RAM mounts, custom frame sliders, etc.

    You will not be chasing down ZX-10s (or ZX-6s for that matter), but you will have lots of reliable fun miles. That bike had seen its share of gravel & dirt too. Very versatile. I wish I still had mine."

    The above is a cut & paste from one of my own replies, some time ago.

    The PC III on mine made an improvement to a lean spot in the 3500-3700rpm range. Worked quite well with the Hindle & a BMC filter.

    Congratulations & good luck with it.
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  4. beat

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  5. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    Beat, very good on those. Too bad neither came stateside.
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  6. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    quoted for truth. i've put 10k on my 03 in less than 10 months and not a single issue.
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  7. elementalg20

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    Certainly a long way off of making a decision, used bikes are often a matter of timing and not getting something super specific, especially when budget is a concern. That said, the SV's are far from rare, my friend whom I'm trying to gather info from seems like the sv650n from a looks stand point and it's fairly friendly size wise to handle with out making him nervous. I'd have to think an 03'-05' would likely be a "best bet" for him right now.
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  8. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    my 03 was/is my first/only bike. i learned on it.. they can bite, but mine has been tame enough.
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  9. AbqDave

    AbqDave Been here awhile

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    Those old Kbikes are cheap any more. I had a k100rs. It will be intimidating to a new rider cuz it's top heavy. People never lube the final drive,which is a potential failure point. The efi is nothing to scream about. Beats having to tune and synch four carbs, but I would rather have a carbed twin, at least I can tune it how I like. The Kbikes have way too much complexity for what they accomplish performance wise.

    Best idea so far IMO was the sv650. Shop smart and you would be amazed at what you get for the $. Anything you say about the monster, you can say about the sv, except for the part about chicks digging ducatis. The SV has no sex appeal at all. None.
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  10. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    The sv may have very little sex appeal but it has to have more than his 250 exciter or silverwing gl650i lol.
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  11. PhilB

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    I know several chicks who dig SVs. But that's because they ride them. :D (To be fair, the Monster is also a great chick bike.)

    PhilB
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