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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12,723
Views: 815,539
Posted By YZEtc
Without removing the forks and doing a proper oil...

Without removing the forks and doing a proper oil change, I'd be concerned with leaving air trapped within the fork while trying to set the oil level, only to later have that trapped air rise to the...
Forum: Racing 02-01-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 87,438
Posted By YZEtc
That, plus Mike Kiedrowski vs. Mike LaRocco.

That, plus Mike Kiedrowski vs. Mike LaRocco.
Forum: Racing 02-01-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 87,438
Posted By YZEtc
I felt the 450 main was a bit of a snoozer. ...

I felt the 450 main was a bit of a snoozer.

Dungey got his win for the season, but I doubt this is any kind of turning over of a new leaf, resurgence, or start of his domination, and it's my...
Forum: Racing 01-31-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 87,438
Posted By YZEtc
Johnson Ward Lechien

Johnson
Ward
Lechien
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 87,438
Posted By YZEtc
And the wheelie contest down the start straight.

And the wheelie contest down the start straight.
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 87,438
Posted By YZEtc
Watched the 450 final this morning, and my...

Watched the 450 final this morning, and my opinion to the whole Reed/Canard incident is that Reed's temper got the better of him, and that poetic justice would be Canard simply beating Reed next...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
I estimate a 10-degree reduction in rotation,...

I estimate a 10-degree reduction in rotation, which is quite a difference while riding.
It's not hard at all to install.

When and if you do, just remember that you need to dial-in more...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
I used a genuine Yamaha part from the 2006...

I used a genuine Yamaha part from the 2006 YZF-R6V, and here's the Yamaha part number:

2C0-26240-00-00

Reduces the required twist noticeably.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
That's funny. That publication liked those...

That's funny.
That publication liked those tires in 2010.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/product-reviews/tyres/2010/apr1510-new-bridgestone-bt-023-impresses-/
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
What's wrong with the BT023? Mine came with...

What's wrong with the BT023?
Mine came with those and they feel like a decent tire.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
I'd test it for increases in intake noise (OK if...

I'd test it for increases in intake noise (OK if not annoying) and water reaching the airbox/air filter element while riding in the rain or splashing through standing water.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,179
Posted By YZEtc
Looks like a fun project. The rear fender has...

Looks like a fun project.
The rear fender has the adjustable angle feature, I see.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
If your heel is higher than the footpeg while...

If your heel is higher than the footpeg while riding, I doubt there would be contact.
That's how I position my feet on the footpegs.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,179
Posted By YZEtc
I have a 2002 model, myself. I also rode...

I have a 2002 model, myself.

I also rode a TT-600K back in the day.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Well, at least he had cool sneakers.

Well, at least he had cool sneakers.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Not sure why triples popped up, but CP2 is the...

Not sure why triples popped up, but CP2 is the twin-cylindered FZ-07.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Are you talking about the metal below the cover...

Are you talking about the metal below the cover in question, behind the footrest?
If so, that's another metal part the footpeg mounts to.
See post #1096 at the top of this page.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Yessirree, not least is the CP2 design, the...

Yessirree, not least is the CP2 design, the Crossplane positioning of the crank pins, giving the uneven firing order and the feel of a V-Twin or even a big Thumper.
To me, it is this feature,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
You don't realize just how small it is until you...

You don't realize just how small it is until you see it in person.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
FZ-07 Engine Pics

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb240/YZFR6N/FZ07FEngine2_zps84bfbcad.jpg

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb240/YZFR6N/FZ07FEngine1_zpse6f0fed3.jpg

The engine was inside a Plexiglas box,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Hmmm, must be where the Triple part comes from. ...

Hmmm, must be where the Triple part comes from. :)

The cylinders ain't what made it seem wide.
It was from the width of the crankshaft and (specifically) the generator on the end of the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
I didn't, but a buddy might have. I'll ask if...

I didn't, but a buddy might have.
I'll ask if he did.
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Went to the IMS motorcycle show in New York City...

Went to the IMS motorcycle show in New York City at the Javits Center, today, and what was probably the coolest thing I saw was an FZ-07 engine mounted on a stand with portions cut away to view the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Check. Done before the first ride on it.

Check.
Done before the first ride on it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
It has it, but not horribly so. Maybe because...

It has it, but not horribly so.
Maybe because you had a bike that was really bad with it, your new FZ-07 seems fine by comparison.
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Hi, Sarah. I remember you. The FZ-07 is,...

Hi, Sarah.
I remember you.

The FZ-07 is, probably, the most fun-to-ride street bike I've owned, and that's counting many bikes.

Sarah, I haven't read about anybody making TPS adjustments on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
The 2006 YZFR6 throttle tube does shorten the...

The 2006 YZFR6 throttle tube does shorten the twist quite a bit on the FZ-07.
Makes opening the throttle much easier without having to twist it so you end up with your elbow pointing downward.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-29-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12,723
Views: 815,539
Posted By YZEtc
Today, I hiked part of the Pachaug Loop, the...

Today, I hiked part of the Pachaug Loop, the trails that go between Hodge Pond Road and Kinnie Road.
This is toward the tail end of the southern loop with the wooden bridge at the bottom a hill (and...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-27-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By YZEtc
The DT125R and it's cousin, the DT200R, were not...

The DT125R and it's cousin, the DT200R, were not sold in the USA.
They were for other countries that hadn't decided to make it too difficult for Yamaha to import 2-strokes over 50cc, like Canada,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
In my opinion, if you liked the Suzuki SV-650,...

In my opinion, if you liked the Suzuki SV-650, you'll love the FZ-07 (MT-07 everywhere else but the USA).
It feels small, thin, light, and has a very fun-to-use power delivery of low- and mid-range.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By YZEtc
My guess without seeing what you got: A...

My guess without seeing what you got:

A time-honored maneuver - somebody took it apart and put it back together incorrectly.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
I have a bit over 2,000 miles on my FZ-07 by now,...

I have a bit over 2,000 miles on my FZ-07 by now, and I don't see what the fuss is about.
I know the meter is mounted lower than a typical bike with some kind of fairing, but it's not THAT low.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 88,492
Posted By YZEtc
Don't sound too good.

Don't sound too good.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 88,492
Posted By YZEtc
That's how they were before adopting the 17-digit...

That's how they were before adopting the 17-digit system.
My AT-2 was the same way.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 88,492
Posted By YZEtc
Stamped into the frame on the steering head part...

Stamped into the frame on the steering head part of the frame, which is where the steering stem passes through.
The digits are stamped directly into the steel of the frame and has 17 digits on USA...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 88,492
Posted By YZEtc
If it's 2-stroke premix oil, it's probably normal.

If it's 2-stroke premix oil, it's probably normal.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
I believe at the full 689cc, it is too big for...

I believe at the full 689cc, it is too big for what is known as an LAMS-approved model.
LAMS = Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme.
The bike can't be bigger than 660cc.

You can read about it on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Ninja 650, etc.? Negative. The FZ-07...

Ninja 650, etc.?
Negative.

The FZ-07 is quite torquey and peppy, and the cross plane 270-degree crankshaft makes it feel and sound similar to a V-twin.
Must sound very good with an...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,052
Posted By YZEtc
Old school damper rod forks. Going by looks,...

Old school damper rod forks.
Going by looks, I'm guessing the shock is not meant to be disassembled for a revalve, etc., but don't carve that in stone 'cause I'm uncertain.
4-piston, monoblock...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 121,574
Posted By YZEtc
If the engine crankcase vent is routed back to...

If the engine crankcase vent is routed back to the rubber manifold where you see that oil, then yes.
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