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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by lake_harley, Apr 12, 2012.
Does anybody knw if they make a centerstand for the FZ8?
Yamaha's website shows an OEM accessory for $179. Linky
Twisted Throttle has them from SW-Motech for $200. Linky
No idea on the differences.
I picked it up thursday and this is a fun bike.It loves RPMs...............and handles great,going to ride all day sunday.
Laminar lip, or no lip, buffetting is what you do at golden corral.
I'm considering one of these has anyone tried one ?
I have one on my Vstrom Adventure and, as far as I can determine, it does not do anything,
That's what I was afraid of . I can live with the noise but I would like to quiet it down without spending a lot of money. I'll keep looking for a used stock screen that I can cut down.
I had a VStrom and liked the bike but I could never get rid of the turbolance. It was like getting slapped around every time I got near or above highway speed. And trust me I tried the madstad bracket and 4 different windscreens. Nothing worked except for no screen at all.
The FZ6 does not beat me up . But it's a little noisey from the wind. It's something I can learn to live with. Thanks NJ-Bill
Do you not wear earplugs?
Yes I do. And I have Shoei helmet. I'm just used to nice clean air from riding other bikes. Like I said I can live with it. I guess I'm bored and it's something to do. But if anyone has a used stock screen they want to get rid of. I'll buy it.
Also I've been looking at a Laminar lip set up. They seem to be wider as well as a bit taller. Has anyone tried one of these ?
I've added some SWMotech crashbars and put some highway pegs on them. I like the way the crashbars fit. And the highway pegs give my legs a different position when riding on a long ride.
I an 6ft 6 and have the madstad screen. It is a pain in the arse to adjust, but when you get it right it works really well. As far as highway pegs are concerned I just rest my legs on my frame sliders.
I'm pretty sure I still have my stock screen in the garage. What year is your bike?
It's an 05 If you have one and want to sell it pm the details to me.
I was browsing the '12 brochure last night, drooling over the FZ8. Flipped the page and got to looking at the FZ6R. I have never really paid any attention to this bike before. I just wrote it off as a budget replacement for the FZ6. I have read some good reviews though...
It is a steel tube frame, cheesy swing-arm, budget brakes, budget suspension, smaller f/I system starter bike marketed to females and new riders. So, you were right to think it was a budget replacement for the FZ6 because... Well it is a budget replacement. (and it doesn't belong in this thread)
the fz6 used the same swing arm (at least it looks the same), and the brakes sure look the same. IDK about the suspension. Reviewers praise the handling. It seems to me the money savings is in the frame - and believe it or not there are advantages to a steel frame. Lots of folks complain that the fz6's power is too high in the powerband (I am not in that camp) but the fz6r is tuned to produce more power in the midrange.
I can't see how fz6 owners have any reason to snub the R.
The 07+ FZ6 is on my short list for my next bike. I have seen some pictures in this thread of bikes with various belly pans.
Has anyone installed a full lower fairing on their bike?
The r has smaller throttle bodies... That is all so far at the engine goes. (Less air passing through)
I know this is the FZ6 thread and I'd hate to be accusedof thread jacking, but since I have both in my garage I can testify to the facts
a. The swingarms are not the same
b. The triple trees on the R just look cheap
c. The brakes are not the same
d. The only thing the engines have in common is bore and stroke (6R is around 20hp down on the 6)
e. The seat on the R is even worse than the standard FZ6 seat
f. The R doesn't come with a center stand
On the plus side
a The clutch on the 6R actually has a friction zone and is much lighter
b The gearbox feels smoother.
c With only 1 headlight you don't get people continually telling you have a headlight out :)
d. The footpeg rubbers on the R are softer, transmit less vibration and can be directly swapped with the FZ6.
e The seat and the bars are (slightly) adjustable
In normal road use you don't miss the 20hp on the R as it has as near as damn it the same torque numbers, but the torque is more evenly distributed. The 6R lacks the the FZ6's Jekyll and Hyde (<8k vs >8k) personality, but that might not be a bad thing :)
Please return to your normal business. These are not the Yamaha's you are looking for !!
OK, you're right - there is more difference between the two bikes than I thought. I still like the R though, and I am a former FZ6 owner. It's kind of shocking to hear someone say the seat on the R is worse than the seat on the 6, because I hated that seat. I put a Corbin on it right away, and that was a huge improvement.