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Old 01-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #46
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...seems as if sitting and waiting will take a little longer than expected...
Looks good!

How many K can you get out of a stock tank?
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:59 AM   #47
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Looks good!

How many K can you get out of a stock tank?
Hi!
In normal touring modus I could usually get more than 420 km. That's 2-up with full luggage. I can't get more if I'm riding alone, though. ;)
When using it just for commuting through the city I usually get around 350k or so. Given the temperatures at the moment even less.
But I think the values are fair, aren't they?
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:05 AM   #48
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I was thinking about a Fizzer, but 39 mpg max? I heard the FJR gets better mileage. Looks like you got to sacrifice a few mpg's for the 130+ hp.

I put gold woods low Pro Tapers on my SV a few months ago, haven't had a chance to ride it yet. I like big do it all bikes best. The more technology the better!
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:15 PM   #49
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I was thinking about a Fizzer, but 39 mpg max? I heard the FJR gets better mileage. Looks like you got to sacrifice a few mpg's for the 130+ hp.

I put gold woods low Pro Tapers on my SV a few months ago, haven't had a chance to ride it yet. I like big do it all bikes best. The more technology the better!
The Pro Taper bars sure look good. Never heard of them here in Germany, though.

For the mileage: The numbers I gave in the post above yours.... Did you read it? Talking in miles it would be min 36mpg, max 49mpg avg ~45mpg. I don't think the FJR will get better mileage. At least not if you wanna have some fun...
(Values are for the 1st gen of course!)
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #50
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Anyone take theirs off-road? Get it real dirty?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:55 AM   #51
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Anyone take theirs off-road? Get it real dirty?
Off-road? You mean on purpose?
This bike really is not made for going offroad IMO...
All I've done is some tiny bits of trails like these:





But always just very very few kilometers (better a few hundred meters..) It's not really fun...

Dirty? Yes, that's possible. (This was after a muddy offroad passage of a few kilometers to reach that ferry. You probably can't really see it on the photo, but they were really dirty.. But seriously, that's more or less what it looks like every day now in winter... &%$(/&! )



But as I said. This is a road warior. No big offroad flicks.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #52
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OK, you guys talked me into. Got mine!

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:50 AM   #53
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Niiiiiiice!
You will not regret!
Already got some useful things on it, as I see.

Well then - have maximal fun and let us know how you like it!

Cheers from Berlin!
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:01 PM   #54
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it is finally above zero deg c and I could go for a ride, the hwy is clear, but hard to get from my garage to the hwy right now.

congrats on the fz1!
I wonder if they got studded tires for these things.....
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it is finally above zero deg c and I could go for a ride, the hwy is clear, but hard to get from my garage to the hwy right now.

congrats on the fz1!
I wonder if they got studded tires for these things.....


In my case it's even worse, though. It's just like 20 meters from my garage to the street. Streets are more or less clear, but these f&$%& 20 metres are just like in photo. Hard to get the bike out.
Same shit each winter, never learn from it....

Anyways - we just got fresh snow today... Won't ast too long hopefully..
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:05 AM   #56
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Not much good for two-up, but works for solo touring, as long as you're not camping...


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Old 03-23-2009, 08:59 AM   #57
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I have to admit I don't dislike the current generation FZ1 as much now as when it first came out!
I've gotten a bit more used to the apperance and the initial fuel "infection" has been largely sorted out it seems. It remains a capable allrounder... even without (arguably) the versatility of the Gen 1 bike. Call it a "less uncomfortable" option to the hardcore sportbikes out there. Whether it will be my next ride remains to be seen however, as on the street it's five more hp and five less lbs become less important to me then range and comfort!
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:43 AM   #58
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DRZ400SK4,
So is that cylinder on the back a spare fuel cell or ?
If fuel cell, reference please....

BTW, nice !!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:36 AM   #59
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So is that cylinder on the back a spare fuel cell or ?
If fuel cell, reference please....
It's a giant NOS cannister.

I wish it was a spare fuel cell, what with the new FZ1's limited 200 km fuel range.

I bought that roll bag for my '78 CB750, but I'm using it on the FZ1 until my new tail pack shows up. It's so plain it looks okay on either bike, to me.



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I have to admit I don't dislike the current generation FZ1 as much now as when it first came out!
I've gotten a bit more used to the apperance and the initial fuel "infection" has been largely sorted out it seems. It remains a capable allrounder... even without (arguably) the versatility of the Gen 1 bike. Call it a "less uncomfortable" option to the hardcore sportbikes out there. Whether it will be my next ride remains to be seen however, as on the street it's five more hp and five less lbs become less important to me then range and comfort!
Here's some comments the Brit magazine TWO made in their head to head shootout between the old and the new generation FZ1...



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While the old model gives a very relaxing ride it does feels dated compared to the new one. In corners the soft suspension and steel frame give an overall impression of wobbliness and although secure it can't really be pushed hard. The motor is still fantastic, the chassis is not.
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In comparison to the old model the new one feels like a sports bike.
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Back to back the old bike feels a lot bigger and more wallowy to ride. Through the corners the old bike is slightly ponderous to turn in and when in a corner it doesn't have the feeling of balance that the new one does.
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The new bike is aimed at a younger rider who wants some thrills to go alongside his daily slog, the older bike will be far more appealing to the rider who wants a relaxed trip on a gently, softly sprung machine that does it all.

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Old 03-23-2009, 11:05 AM   #60
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I'm always amazed that guys read reports on how much better a bike is on the race track and think they'll notice those small differences riding down the road.
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