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Sep 3rd 2017, 08:46 AM   #1
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84+'85 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 & '75 RD350; '66 Suzuki X6 250..a few others
Post break-in impressions: 2017 FZ07

Hi folks,
As posted a couple of weeks ago, I bought a new FZ07 about 3 weeks ago.
I now have 1400+ miles on it, glad to be loose from the initial RPM restrictions.
I went on a ride up to Pine Creek yesterday, and here are my thoughts so far.

The good: The bike feels very stable and planted, and even the stock tires feel really good. Given that I have hardly ridden in the past 3 years, I'm stoked to feel more confident than I figured I would. I love the light weight, it's like a latter day 4-stroke version of my beloved RD400. The bike pulls right off throttle, good power down low & in midrange. I haven't yet felt the need to go beyond 6-7K rpm, but the time will come just to see what happens at higher revs. Transmission is pretty smooth shifting, and the clutch pull is easy and light, just how I like it.

The almost or somewhat bad: The seat is a brick after more than 20 minutes or so, even with my excessively padded ass, so that will be fixed. I suspect the foam is just not dense enough to give better support.
It has more pronounced engine braking than my Z1000. This probably isn't an issue for anyone except a 2-stroke freak like me, who isn't used to/or particularly likes that phenomenon.
The gearing is very low, and while that's great for acceleration, I may decide to go to +1 on the countershaft and -1 on the rear sprocket, to see how well that effects the top end. At 5300 rpm in 6th gear, your only doing about 66 or 67 mph. Haven't felt much buzziness at the engine speeds I've been at though, so I can definitely live with that for the time being, as I normally detest the freeway.

All in all I'm pleased with the bike so far, especially the low end response and great cornering stability I've felt from the chassis and tires.
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Sep 3rd 2017, 09:45 AM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
I also have a FZ-07 they I love. I had the ECU flashed by 2 wheel dyno works and that made a huge difference. It runs a lot smoother and the engine braking is substantially reduced. I also got a Seat Concepts seat as I also did not like the stock seat either.
Sep 3rd 2017, 03:20 PM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84+'85 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 & '75 RD350; '66 Suzuki X6 250..a few others
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I also have a FZ-07 they I love. I had the ECU flashed by 2 wheel dyno works and that made a huge difference. It runs a lot smoother and the engine braking is substantially reduced. I also got a Seat Concepts seat as I also did not like the stock seat either.
Thanks for the reply, good info!

Glad to hear about the ECU flash..........there's a guy in our area (Vancouver) called Nels, he's the one to go to here, from what I've heard.

Is the Seat Company this one?:

https://seat-concepts.myshopify.com/...16-fz-07-mt-07
Sep 4th 2017, 08:52 AM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
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Originally Posted by Quicklimegirl
Thanks for the reply, good info!

Glad to hear about the ECU flash..........there's a guy in our area (Vancouver) called Nels, he's the one to go to here, from what I've heard.

Is the Seat Company this one?:

https://seat-concepts.myshopify.com/...16-fz-07-mt-07
They is the seat I got. I have the gripper material and it works great. I think the ECU flash is the best mod I have done. I only wish I had done it sooner.
Sep 4th 2017, 01:08 PM   #5
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  rc51
yamahas are great bikes, im sure it will be a trusty steed but i have to disagreee with the sprocket changes, 5500 rpm at cruising speed is about right imo if not low, the sprocket changes wont dramaticly lowers your cruising rpm but might make stop and go traffic more frustrating, i know bogging my fz1 ( top gear at say 40mph) made the bars buzzy. check a dyno graph for your bike, i like when they cruise top gear just where the torque curve starts which is probably right where your at, plus sprockets throw off your speedo
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