Official FZ6 Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by lake_harley, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. FootDoc

    FootDoc Gas it

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    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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  2. CavDoc

    CavDoc Adventurer

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    USA didn't get the ABS option, sorry!
  3. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  4. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Those mirrors are terrible.


    :hide





    Looks good buddy. :thumb
  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Shaddap!
    :deal

    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?!
  6. povertybike

    povertybike p00r

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    Sexy stuff. Dam I want a Corbin. How are they as far as passenger comfort? I'd get a lil backrest, though maybe no from them. Yes cheap.
  7. jsalman93

    jsalman93 Been here awhile

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    Has anyone installed flush mount turn signals on their Fz6, a lower cowl, or a seat cowl (i don't even know if they have those, but I've heard of them for the Fz1 :deal)

    I'm considering some new things to do with my bike :D
  8. FootDoc

    FootDoc Gas it

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    The lady tells me the FZ6 is her favorite bike to ride on. I have the removable passenger backrest, which I picked up on Ebay. The backrest , wider seat and large passenger grab rails let her "relax" while we ride. On my other bikes shes got a death grip around my waist, and fights me in the corners.
  9. povertybike

    povertybike p00r

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  10. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    I can second this, I have BT023s on mine and I do a lot of commuting and touring. I just replaced my rear tire after personally putting about 11,000 miles on it. I bought the bike with the tire on it and I think it already had about 2k or 3k miles on it.
  11. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    With a sizable break in the spring thundersnow :huh we've been having, I got the front end of the fazer all put back together and got out for a few shakedown rides. :ricky

    Upgrades: New front BT023 to match the rear put on late last fall. Hyperpro Progressive front fork springs and supplied 15WT oil, with the forks raised 5mm in the TT as suggested by EMP/Hyperpro.

    Now, I hadn't ridden since Thanksgiving :baldy so it is hard to be real definitive with my assessment of the fork upgrade, but I can tell you it is much more compliant over sharp-edged bumps. The slight change to the fork height in the triple tree and the fresh oil seem have helped with overall front/rear balance. Nothing revolutionary here, still working with the original damper rod fork, so pretty much what I expected.

    Was it worth the extra $160 over just replacing the fork oil? Probably. That's not much money these days, and the improved ride quality around the potholed, frost-heaved city streets is worth it to me. Need to get out in the twisties to see if the overall dynamics are improved when really ridden hard. I'll be sure to report back.
  12. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  13. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Rain changing to snow tonight.

    You may be waiting a while. :becca
  14. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    For f sake, WTF is going on with the weather?

    We've had snow at around 2000ft alt few days ago, and it's
    boiling hot today (nearly 100F).
  15. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    That's what you get for living in such a beautiful country. :lol3

    I visited Dubrovnik last summer and I wish I had stayed!
  16. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I was there for the first time in my life (30yold) too, spent 30-45 minutes
    doing some work-related stuff and had to rush back to Zadar (about 300km
    to the north) on my scooter.

    :cry

    At least I was there on a bike (1.100 mile round trip from home), not in a van (like I'd usually do my work stuff).

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  17. gehart

    gehart n00b

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    When I had my 09 KLR inspected the other day the dealer had a 09 FZ6 there new for 6800. I'm tempted but I'd have to let go of the KLR or a 95 K75RT with 32 k on it. Love the RT but it is too hot in the summer also I'm 63 now and lighter is better for me. Thought about the FZ6 a couple of years ago after I read an eval in Rider and a GS 650 F. Do you think 6800 is a fair price? GH
  18. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    That's a four-year-old leftover? I dunno about the price, but that's a long time for the bike to sit unused, even if stored properly. Its not a bike that is picky or finicky about maintenance, so I don't see the value of a new leftover vs. lightly used.

    7k for a bike that you can buy lightly used for 3-4k all day long (at least around here) tells me why that dealer hasn't moved it.

    I bought an '06 in '10 with 15k miles on it for $3400. 42k miles now. Valve check (in spec), tires, chain and sprockets once, and oil changes. And new brake fluid, as well as fork oil and springs because I'm anal.





    Long ride scheduled Tues, I'll have a nice report on the Hyperpro springs and fresh BT023 tires. :ricky
  19. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    Unless that dealer is willing to come down some on the price and wave the fees, I'd just look around for a used one. There's a really nice 2008 model in my local craigslist for about $4000 with 5600 miles. Fact of the matter is, these bikes aren't super popular and many times when they get posted up for sale, the ads sit for quite a while. Many owners are willing to haggle. I'd look around locally before I drop what will end up being $7000+ on a four year old leftover that's probably going to need some maintenance right away.
  20. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Its crazy, this is an amazing and practical bike!