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Old 03-26-2009, 04:17 PM   #76
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I have a GenII and love it. I can put 300-400 mile days on without a problem. My SO loves it also, she's 5'3'' and about 105 lbs. With a new seat, airbox mod, Leo vince this thing does NOT like to keep the front tire on the ground. Best of all worlds for streetbike. Now for a pcIII, removed the 2ndary flies, gut the cat, and lower the handlebars.

Sorry for the crap pic...but you get the idea nevermind it won't let me upload it.

GenII a great all around bike, and with about 600 dollars into Mods it makes about 150 hp at the tire, so 175ish at the crank.
What you (and MookieBlaylock) say is all true, but - who really cares about hp? Torque is the word! For my purposes the Gen1 has enough of that. Got a smaller sprocket, so it even got some more. I can easily go 50km/h in 6th gear and accelerating will not be much of problem.
Of course you can not compare a 4 cylindre to a V2 or a KTM....
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:56 PM   #77
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Hey all, I bought Rizoma Standard bars in the hopes of getting further back and a little higher, more relaxed riding position. Would have been perfect but I run throttlemeisters and the Rizoma are not threaded.

Any options for a good hooligan bar that will accept a Throttlemeister setup?
I am looking for taller and further back, with the same or just a little bit more sweep.

Also wanted to throw in some plugs for the Buell pegs Regina OEM sprocket/chain set.

The Buell pegs rock if you are tall. At 6'3" I always felt too "scrunched" on the FZ1. I first took off the rubber on the stock pegs...no go. Then did the Buell peg mod...wow instant difference. For us tall guys that want some extra room this is a no-brainer. I used 10mm hardware so I had to drill out the mounting bracket a tiny bit.



Also my chain and sprockets were shot when I got the bike....I knew this. The bike hitched, hiccuped and stuttered like it was going to throw the chain any second. I couldn't replace it fast enough.
After doing some research I got the Regina OEM sprocket/chain set from MS superstore. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...FZ1-Parts.aspx
WOW what a difference. The bike is smoooooth like butter. I had hoped that the terrible skipping/hopping was just chain issues and I was pleased beyond words with the new hardware. Straightforward install and top-notch build quality.
(the white crap is the wax it comes coated with, the chain is actually light gold)


Further postings as events warrant.

I love this fucking bike....when I get the suspension dialed in I'm going to be really happy in the pants!
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:55 AM   #78
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I broke my point & shoot digicam, and it shoots blurry now. But here's a shot of mine from a trip a couple weeks ago. My touring kit is a 19" Rifle screen, Sargent seat, Givi E21's, Garmin Nuvi, and sometimes a tankbag or backpack. Yes, the stock rear spring is too soft, but that's easily remedied.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:37 AM   #79
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Got out for an afternoon scoot on mine, yesterday...







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Old 03-30-2009, 06:48 AM   #80
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Got out for an afternoon scoot on mine, yesterday...

Nice shot of signal Hill in the background.
Looks like there's a little snow on the rock still!

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Old 03-30-2009, 08:08 AM   #81
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Nice shot of signal Hill in the background.
Looks like there's a little snow on the rock still!
Yep...

And old man winter can come stormin' back without warning, anytime from here until June on The Rock, too.

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Old 03-30-2009, 09:53 AM   #82
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:02 AM   #83
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Naked Euro Fazer is a beautiful work of art, it's DA BOMB! The faired version does nothing for me.....

50,000 miles on my first generation Fizzy, and it was such a boring and delightful ride, that I bought the boring and delightful torque monster version of my "first generation".... I'm on a Bandit 1250 now.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:37 PM   #84
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Naked Euro Fazer is a beautiful work of art, it's DA BOMB! The faired version does nothing for me.....

I'm on a Bandit 1250 now.
A naked bike is no good to me. I do 10,000 miles of touring every year. Gotta have some wind protection for the all day rides.

I seriously considered a Bandit 1250S, because of it's great motor, but the pogo-stick suspension and ugly factor was something I just couldn't get my head around.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:06 AM   #85
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Honestly, with the modded genII the power comes on so much earlier and harder it's difficult to tell if I am going to get a nice wheelie or do a rolling burnout. It's definitely a totally different bike than stock, and it's SCARY!
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:17 AM   #86
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Honestly, with the modded genII the power comes on so much earlier and harder it's difficult to tell if I am going to get a nice wheelie or do a rolling burnout. It's definitely a totally different bike than stock, and it's SCARY!
Agreed,Stock you don't have much fun until 8k but after the mods the fun starts @ 5k. Wheelies and burnouts will happen!
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:19 AM   #87
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:42 PM   #88
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Beautiful FZ1s .

Question : I've seen some naked Generation 2s in the States . Is there a Naked Kit you can buy for the FZ1s ?
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:36 PM   #89
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New pics in tour mode.


I still can't get over how fast and tourquey this bike is. It's just unlike any bike I have ever been on. It's downright scary at times.

Oh yeah I also put a set a Buell footpegs on it which lower them about 1 1/2 inches and makes a huge difference for us tall guys.

New Regina chain and sprockets and shes as smooth as butta....
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:33 PM   #90
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Beautiful FZ1s .

Question : I've seen some naked Generation 2s in the States . Is there a Naked Kit you can buy for the FZ1s ?
Yes, do a search here for links and part #'s
http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/index.php?s=
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