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Offline oldsawfiler

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FZR1
« on: August 11, 2010, 07:48:00 pm »
Help me keep my sanity.  I stopped at local dealer today and they have a 05 FZ1 with about 10,000 on the clock.  Extremely tempting, I can not justify 2 bikes.  Both son just got new R bikes one an R1 and the other an R6.  I really need a new bike to keep up, right?  
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Offline Jaxrider

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FZR1
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 07:52:00 pm »
It's nickname is "Phazer" but to us Gixxer owners it's a fizzer. They are great bikes all around, and are called the sport bike for guys over 40. I've considered one and ended up with a ZZR1200 Kaw. The 1200 has 145 rwhp and goes 190mph, a good sport tourer and it can keep up with these boys.   David in Jax COG# 7898   www.dreamjobresumes.com   preparing resumes for COG   members and friends  I ride a KAWASAKI ZZR1200 -   Euro   http://www.motorbikestoday.com  /reviews/Articles/ZZR1200.htm  US   http://www.motorcyclistonline.  com/roadtests/2002_kawasaki_zz  r1200/index.html
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Re: FZR1
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 12:03:59 am »
Well... I think the concours is about even with my R6 up to about 3rd gear on the concours or 2nd on my R6.... Unless I realy want to tear it up lol.
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Re: FZR1
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 03:12:40 pm »
I had an fz6 for about 10 months before I got a cruiser and a connie.  I had a good seating position and great torque.  the fz1 is a whole other beast.  Just be sure you like the half fairings (most people go naked and they look AMZING), but the resale on the is very poor, people dont want a SPORT touring sport bike, they want an r6 or more.  Oh btw the fz6 had an R6 engine in them so I dunno if the fz1 has an R1 in it or not.

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Re: FZR1
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 12:27:35 am »
The beast in question... I told him he can't have a bike with the same color scheme as mine...
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Re: FZR1
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 10:06:21 pm »
I am the proud owner of an '05 FZ-1 and it is a great all around bike.  If you're primarily riding one up it makes for a great sport touring mount.  Up to '05 it had good, old fashioned, by God carburetors and a steel tube frame.  It actually lost some power after the update and they shrunk the fuel capacity by about a half gallon.  You can probably get one for a good price and can be reasonably sure it wasn't abused, unlike most sportbikes on the used market.  I put on some SW Motech quick release bag mounts and run Givi hard bags and a trunk.  When I get to where I'm going I pop off the bags and mounts and go back to sport mode with just the trunk.  You wouldn't even know it had bag mounts.  The motor is actually a detuned circa 2000 R1 motor and even in stock trim is plenty powerful.  It did run a bit rough down low though.  I put in an Ivan's jet kit, K&N filter, Akropovic CF street legal (well in Europe at least.. ;D) exhaust.  Had it dyno tuned and now its pulling 131 hp and 75 ft/lbs at the rear wheel.  More than enough... >:D  It also took care of some of the carburetion problems.  I'm 6'1" and a not quite svelte 235 lbs and it fits me quite well.  I find the half fairing actually gives decent protection when paired with a taller shield, a Givi in my case.  I'm closing in on 24k miles with no major mechanical problems (knock on wood! :P).  First valve service is 26k and ya can't beat that!  All in all a great mature (ahem...well semi-mature ;D) riders mount.   
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