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Jun 29th 2017, 02:40 PM   #16
 Arnbo's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
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Originally Posted by KRUKOV
Go V4
Listen to Tony's RSV4 Sounds #ucking amazing Maybe the Tuono 1100 Like Mike's.
Jun 29th 2017, 03:47 PM   #17
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  Jun 2016
  Bellingham

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Listen to Tony's RSV4 Sounds #ucking amazing Maybe the Tuono 1100 Like Mike's.
I do see a V4 in the future.... but not just yet, I think im gonna hunt down a Ninja 1000.... for the moment. . Mikes bike is a beautiful machine....
Jul 1st 2017, 03:47 PM   #18
 
  Mar 2016
  Portland

Fz1. It's more sport than tourer


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Jul 3rd 2017, 04:10 PM   #19
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  Feb 2016
  "A" Town

  Kawi & Ape
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Originally Posted by Big Cham
I do see a V4 in the future.... but not just yet, I think im gonna hunt down a Ninja 1000.... for the moment. . Mikes bike is a beautiful machine....
I knew you'd come to your senses
Jul 3rd 2017, 06:00 PM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Lowrider S
First thing I would do is check insurance. My FZ1 was a fifth what a Ninja 1000 would have cost me, no matter who I used. They file things stupid sometimes. At the time I bought it it was also several thousand dollars cheaper than a Ninja 1000. They've just released another gen so older ones should have a little bit of a price drop now.


I road a second gen FZ1, and it was a great bike (I still have Puig sliders and Pazzo Levers for it if you get one...). Did everything I asked of it, was a lot of fun. Didn't look dated. Mine had a fair amount of work done to it, there is a whole list of things you can do to them to wake them up.


I know it's a sports tourer... but it didn't work well for me in that regard. Could have just been my build, or the Sargent seat not being what I needed. I've seen many people put thousands of miles on them in a trip, was a great shoe that didn't quite fit my foot so to speak.

Give one a go, see how you like it. It was a great machine, but in the end no matter how much research you do it comes down to how you feel on it when you ride it.

Edited by CaptainAwesome on Jul 3rd 2017 at 06:04 PM
Jul 3rd 2017, 06:18 PM   #21
 Cougar's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
I've owned 2 Gen II ('06's) since 2006 so I'm a bit biased but it's been a great bike. I've made many modifications that have all made it a better machine and I've put 50,000 miles on the latest one. I've done week long trips of 450+ mile days with no issues.

Ivan's ECU Flash, PCIII, Scorpion Can, Airbox Mod, Wire Re-route, 16T Front Sprocket, Speedohealer, Ivan's AIS Kit, Cat Skinned, Flies Swatted, EXUP Gone, Lower Fairings, EvoTech Fender Eliminator, Givi V35's and Top Box, SW-Motech Racks, FZ-6 Footpeg Rubber, Blind Spot's Fuel Line, Fren Tubo Brake Lines & Pazzo Levers, Luke's Seat Latch Mod, R1 Shock & Satan's Adapter, Duken4evr Fork Oil, R6 Throttle Tube, CopperDog Screen

With the flash it is a totally transformed bike. The Gen II's, especially the '06's had a horrible 'snatch'. When leaned over in a corner, just when you want to gradually add throttle, the bike wouldn't respond at all until you gave it at least half throttle, then the bike would lurch forward totally unsettling the chassis. It was downright dangerous if you were going very fast. And I usually was. The flash completely solved that nasty issue. It's now silky smooth and the first 3 gears were unleashed from the retarded timing. It now power wheelies very easily (on a closed course, of course).

I'm considering selling it because I just bought a Super Duke GT. I am going to take as much of the aftermarket stuff off that I can and sell it separately, but the ECU flash, PCII and Scorpion will stay as well as some other stuff.

Edited by Cougar on Jul 4th 2017 at 10:12 AM
Jul 3rd 2017, 07:26 PM   #22
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
Buy what ever suits your fancy. Who cares what others recommend. People will always have their opinions on this or that. Visually both are underwhelming, it would be like walking into the garage and looking at 8' 2X4 from home depot, maybe hem/fir or dougfir,
hmm which is better. Buy the bike that gives "partial wood" or more.
Jul 4th 2017, 10:11 AM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
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Originally Posted by cgt1229
Buy what ever suits your fancy. Who cares what others recommend. People will always have their opinions on this or that. Visually both are underwhelming, it would be like walking into the garage and looking at 8' 2X4 from home depot, maybe hem/fir or dougfir,
hmm which is better. Buy the bike that gives "partial wood" or more.
I disagree. But as I mentioned, I'm a bit biased.

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