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Old 09-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #91
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Awesome thanks, bookmarked and wishlisted for the near future .
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:37 AM   #92
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Thanks for the info. I may have to see if I can swing a leg over one. I had a chance to sit on a new FZ6R and my initial thought was that it felt narrow, but to be fair, I was also oogling a FJR1300 at the same time.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #93
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I have a Yamaha Comfort seat arriving tomorrow. I'll snap some pics and give a review. However, I've heard you have to break it in before it's actually comfortable.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #94
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Thanks for the info. I may have to see if I can swing a leg over one. I had a chance to sit on a new FZ6R and my initial thought was that it felt narrow, but to be fair, I was also oogling a FJR1300 at the same time.
The FZ6R and the FZ6 are totally different bikes. The FZ6R was made to be a more budget 'entry-level' bike. It's even advertised as such on the yamaha website. The R has a steel steel frame (as opposed to an aluminum frame from the original), cheaper suspension, and cheaper brake set up.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:16 PM   #95
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I got the seat today. I can see where the comments come from that say it pushes you up against the tank. It feels firmer, but there's more "stuff" in it. It's heavier. I rode around town a little bit and it seems pleasant, however it's the long distances that I hope it is nicer for.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #96
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Does anybody else have the givi sidecase racks and HATE the turn signal relocation?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #97
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Does anybody else have the givi sidecase racks and HATE the turn signal relocation?


not nearly as much as I hate how buried the taillight is when I run a topcase.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:52 AM   #98
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not nearly as much as I hate how buried the taillight is when I run a topcase.
Yours aren't as bad as mine. I have the pl351. It's not too bad when the cases are on it, but when they aren't, the indicators stick way out and look very stupid. I'm thinking about getting smaller aftermarket signals and putting them in the stock location, but then you would only be able to see them from the back with the side cases on.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #99
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I'm looking at a 2009 FZ6 thru a Yamaha dealer......
asking $5,300 with 5,200 miles, and detachable side bags, no tail box.
Serviced thru the dealer selling.
Reasonable? Still plan on making offer!
I'm coming off a FJ1200 (I'm over the liter bike power thing), what should I expect other then noticable decrease in power and weight?
Tought is to add the comfort items to make it a middle weight tourer
Comment, suggestions.....
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #100
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I'm looking at a 2009 FZ6 thru a Yamaha dealer......
asking $5,300 with 5,200 miles, and detachable side bags, no tail box.
Serviced thru the dealer selling.
Reasonable? Still plan on making offer!
I'm coming off a FJ1200 (I'm over the liter bike power thing), what should I expect other then noticable decrease in power and weight?
Tought is to add the comfort items to make it a middle weight tourer
Comment, suggestions.....
FZ6 has been on my radar for a few weeks now and Ive been looking in the western NY area as well as Detroit and the North Eastern OH area.

If this thing is in good shape, and depending on what it has for luggage it could be a very good buy.

Have you actually seen it?

And if anyone knows of a nice 07 or newer with luggage in the areas I mentioned, along with Ontario, please let me know.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #101
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FZ6 has been on my radar for a few weeks now and Ive been looking in the western NY area as well as Detroit and the North Eastern OH area.

If this thing is in good shape, and depending on what it has for luggage it could be a very good buy.

Have you actually seen it?

And if anyone knows of a nice 07 or newer with luggage in the areas I mentioned, along with Ontario, please let me know.
When I bought my 05 in July, there were pretty slim pickens in MI. I'm glad I jumped on it when I did.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #102
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:41 PM   #103
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How on earth do you get those shots?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #104
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I don't think I've posted a pic of my 06 in here, so I will fix that!








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Old 10-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #105
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nice. I like the red and black.
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