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Sep 6th 2018, 06:22 PM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
WTF FZ's?

FZ09
FZ07
Same asking prices on CL.
And an FZ1, better bike than either of the others, is LESS!

WTF people?

Whatchu doing?

Sep 6th 2018, 06:50 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Gotta pay it off to get the title from the loan company sell it. :-P
Sep 6th 2018, 07:03 PM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
If you want an FZ-1 then you are in luck. I am happy with my FZ-07, which I think is a better bike than the FZ-1 (which I have not ridden, but it makes me feel better to think that).
Sep 6th 2018, 07:39 PM   #4
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Ehh how much power do you want in a naked bike? The FZ-09 makes plenty and it’s lighter and thinner because of the triple. Now if Yammahopper would match up decent suspension components to their good motors they’d really have something.
Sep 6th 2018, 10:17 PM   #5
Rix
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  Apr 2016
  tacoma

  2014 vstrom 650, 2005 fz1, 82 cm400, 82 450 nighthawk, 83 virago 500, 71 cb175, 70 cl100, 1984 magna
Need to get my fz1 going
Sep 6th 2018, 11:49 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I thought about buying an FZ-07. It would be my choice over the 9 or 1 for what I would want it for. Have a friend that is 'thinking' about selling her '15 07. Very tempting but I have 4 bikes now. Can't have too many!
Sep 7th 2018, 09:34 AM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 RD350; '66 Suzuki X6 250..a few others
I don't know the curb weight of an FZ1 but with my current orthopedic issues I wanted to move away from anything much heavier than my vintage bikes. The FZ07 was an excellent choice, at only 400 lbs., I feel confident I can hold it up @ a stoplight with my weakened R knee when shifting into 1st. The light weight also begets much less fatigue riding all day.

As a longtime, diehard 2-stroke rider I was a bit repulsed by the seemingly exagerrated engine braking, much worse than my Z1000, and the choppiness of the powerband upon decelleration; however, a quick ECU reflash by Nels from 2 wheel dyno works made a HUGE difference, and the bike is a total joy to ride now.

The only other bad thing is the seat becomes uncomforable too soon. I think a trip up to Rich's in the Seattle area for a custom seat is in order next!
Sep 7th 2018, 03:06 PM   #8
 PeteN95's Avatar
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
The FZ07 and 09 have only been out for a few years, but the last FZ1 came out in 2006 and hasn't really changed.
Sep 11th 2018, 08:17 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
The FZ07 and 09 have only been out for a few years, but the last FZ1 came out in 2006 and hasn't really changed.
If it ain't broke don't fix it :P

However it's now a dead model with the FZ-10 out which has replaced it.
Sep 11th 2018, 08:29 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
FZ07 is definitely better than the FZ1. the '09 is a close second. FZ1 can round out the bottom
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