Official FZ6 Thread

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

  1. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Congratulation.
    Glad ta see yer dirt'in it up. :D

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  2. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Think I'm gonna let the Ventura rack go, not what I'm after. Anyone interested? Comes with a few top racks and the waterproof bag,
  3. Honda55

    Honda55 Been here awhile

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    Any pics? what size bag?
  4. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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  5. Honda55

    Honda55 Been here awhile

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    A little too big for my uses, but Im sure someone will snag it.
  6. 1Scorpion

    1Scorpion Adventurer

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    Hi Guys ! I just bought a 2005 blue FZ6 with just over 12000 miles on it. I've only ridden it twice but it's quite a bike. I've got loads of riding experince. On lots of different bikes. But I really like this one for our Sunday morning breakfast rides. I think it will make a great light weight sport tourer. I have to admit after looking quickly thru this post I never would have thought of anyone taking it off road. I'll stick to the pavement with mine.
  7. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Yeah, but when the roads are iced up, there's more traction in the dirt! :lol3

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  8. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    What do you use for a Thursday brunch ride?
  9. CavDoc

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    I heard the Speed Triple was a good Thursday bike...and that an old GS was for Monday brunch.

    Whereas the Panigale R is the only acceptable Saturday afternoon bike.
  10. 1Scorpion

    1Scorpion Adventurer

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    :rofl I work during the week. So I ride my work truck on weekdays. That plus I only have the one bike for now. I find I only ride one at a time anyways.
  11. CavDoc

    CavDoc Adventurer

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    Haha! I like to think I'm not TOO crazy with the throttle...I do have a nice 17 mile (mostly) back road commute each day that probably induces a little extra twist of the wrist though!
  12. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    Michelin PR2 road pilot. I only have 1000 miles on mine, but not a hint of wear yet.

    And, they do alright off-road too.

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  13. CavDoc

    CavDoc Adventurer

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    Nice bike!
  14. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    so bummed. Last night when I was messing around cleaning the bike (cabin fever), I broke the puig tinted screen that came with the bike. I have the stock sheild that the PO gave me. I peeled all the stickers and residue off and with a lot of WD40, got it cleaned up. I am not a fan:

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    I really liked the look of the tinted one better. Anybody have one laying around? or a touring screen?
  15. Honda55

    Honda55 Been here awhile

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    Not a puig, but I snagged a tinted shield off eBay for like 30.

    Looks pretty good too
  16. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    You must have an 07+ bike.
  17. Honda55

    Honda55 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I have an 07... I forgot about the year difference.
  18. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Are there more and cheaper choices for an 07? I'm in need of a larger windscreen, way too much cold air coming in from under my helmet, plus, smoking on the FZ ain't as easy as on the connie. yea yea, gimme shit.
  19. 1Scorpion

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    I've been looking for a new windscreen for my 05 FZ6 there are not many choices that I can find. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about the Givi touring screen. The stock one ain't bad just a lot of wind noise. My last bike was a DR650 and it was quiet but no protection.
    I feel for you northen riders staying inside cleaning your bike instead of riding. We just did a 300 mile round trip for BBQ today. The weather was perfect. I'm hoping summer stays away. Florida sucks in the summer.
  20. Censport

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    This is my '06 that I've had since '08. Bought a Yamaha touring screen at the time, very happy with it. Original one has hung on the garage wall ever since.

    Over 15k on mine so far. Plan on putting more on it this year, mostly through commuting though. Coming up on four years since I low-sided it and broke my upper tibia. Still have the plate and screws. And the bike. :D

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    Though it looks stock, I've actually done a bit to the bike. It was someone's "rat bike" before, so I had to buy a stock license plate/fender, relocate the rear signals and plate to that, and replace the front LEDs with stock units. Gonna be taking the Lee Parks course with it next month.