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  1. Methanol

    FZ1S In OZ

    G'day riders Didn't find the intro page at first, have now so I'll say hello to everyone and share a bit of background. My first ride was at 5 years old on a paddock bike. A 1950s British something (Excelsior?) step thru. Chasing the older cousins around the paddock and hoping to get a ride...
  2. NB64

    Greetings from a newbie in zaragoza, spain

    Hi. Got an FZ1 S last week. I'd been riding a Honda Hornet 900 919 for 3 years and loved it. It was the best bike I'd ever had. However, a guy in my barrio was selling the FZ1 at a knock down price - so much so I was worried about it! He wanted 4,000 euros for an immaculate 2009 with only...
  3. falcon_6

    Yamaha-FZ1-FZ1N-2006-to-2015-EBC-Double-H-Sintered-REA

    Hi Im from Australia I have a set of EBC HH Sintered rear pads to suit the FZ1. I tried these and found them to be a little aggressive for normal street riding. Had them on for 150kms and barely bedded in. $25.00 and ill post for free anywhere in Australia
  4. falcon_6

    Yamaha-FZ1-FZ1N-2006-to-2015-EBC-Double-H-Sintered-REA

    Hi Im from Australia I have a set of EBC HH Sintered rear pads to suit the FZ1. I tried these and found them to be a little aggressive for normal street riding. Had them on for 150kms and barely bedded in. $25.00 and ill post for free anywhere in Australia
  5. R

    Newb here.

    Been riding 35 years. Had a bunch of cool and some not so cool bikes since the 70s, most recently had an 08 R6 that I loved but hated riding due to aggressive riding position (I am getting old and old men look silly on a sport bike anyway). Traded it for a new FZ6R and enjoyed it for a few years...
  6. B

    Low Gear Snatch

    Is this something that can get tuned out, maybe not 100% but reduced, find that tight cornering in low gears and lowish revs, it get snatchy when riding not as smoothly as you should ( if this make any sense) or is this just a characteristic of the bike
  7. Chameleon

    FNG in SoCal

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum so wanted to say hi! I started riding in 2013 on an 06 fz6. I loved the bike but had to sell it after two season to pay medical bills. After two years of not riding I finally got back on two wheels yesterday when I picked up an 07 fz1. Man this bike is...
  8. A

    Oil light coming on Gen1?

    It comes on sometimes for 1-5 minutes, I have no idea why. Plenty of oil. What could use this. It happened today while riding down the highway when I was good and warmed up, I had been riding for about an hour straight in 80 degree weather so that's not it, is this something I should worry about?
  9. J

    Minor Accident - Running rough

    Hello All. Last Monday, I was leaving work during rush hour. I was on the highway stop and go. The traffic opened up eventually. I was cruising around 45 - 55 MPH. All of the sudden, the pickup truck had to lock up brakes in front of me due to idiot ahead of him. This caught me off guard...
  10. Blavenia

    Wifey Wipe Out!

    Well, with the wife getting some more dirt miles under her belt it was inevitable that she would screw up at some point. I have to say it was a spectacular crash! In all my years of riding (over 36 years) I've never been able to perfectly land my bike upside down after wiping out. It was...
  11. Klurejr

    Selling bike due to becoming a Parent?????

    I just saw this blog in an email from Bike Bandit this morning...
  12. A

    Why is my motorcycle naked?

    I'm under the noob impression I have basically a sport bike that has a more upright riding position and the fairings removed. Is this correct? Why are the benefits of a naked bike? I can see the benefits of the upright riding position. What about the lack of fairings? This is the only bike I...
  13. A

    Good first motorcycle for girlfriend?

    What did you ladies start riding? I am new myself, girlfriend wants a bike, I was thinking a ninja 250 or 500. She does want to look cool. What did you all start out on and what do you think would be best?
  14. B

    First Impressions

    Well, it up for its first service, just shy of 1000kms Great bike, I chose well Riding position is comfratable and I'm 6'4" Throttle response, smooth Seat is out of the inquisition, thankfully when we go for rides there are frequent refreshment stops Brakes are fantastic, Front end...
  15. Q

    Resources for building a streetfighter?

    I'm 24 and just started riding this year. I ride a Ninja 250R, but am planning to move up just before the summer riding season. After much deliberation, I decided to abandon the idea of purchasing a Ducati Monster 696, and build a streetfighter despite having zero experience in building...
  16. J

    My first bike - 2001 FZ1

    Yes, I went against all expert advice and got myself a 998cc FZ1 as my first bike. I have never ridden before until the MSC a month ago. I've been riding the FZ1 for about a week, but only in and around my neighborhood. I am hooked. Isn't she lovely?
  17. Oldschool

    October Dawn till' Dusk

    With fall in full swing and a rare warm Thanksgiving weekend coming, I planned a long day (Dawn till Dusk) ride as a sort of Grand Finale to the season. Most of the time trying to get my ridding buddies together for a ride is akin to herding cats, but they must have sensed the impending end to...
  18. O

    New FZ1

    Hey y'all. I just bought my FZ1 last week and am loving it so far. It's a 2012 with about 4,000 miles on it now. I bought it from the original owner. Every time I ride, I'm amazed how smooth and capable this bike is. I've never ridden anything this new, so it's quite an improvement...
  19. O

    New FZ1

    Hey y'all. I just bought my FZ1 last week and am loving it so far. It's a 2012 with about 4,000 miles on it now. I bought it from the original owner. Every time I ride, I'm amazed how smooth and capable this bike is. I've never ridden anything this new, so it's quite an improvement...
  20. E

    What forks are compatible with the 2001 FZ1?

    My brother recently crashed my Dad's 2001 FZ1. He bent the forks and cracked the faring. I am wondering if I can put R1 forks on it. This is because I have spent alot of time on ebay and havent seen any FZ1 forks for sale. I am excited to turn this bike into a streetfighter! I want to make the...
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