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rc5695
04-09-2012, 12:53 PM
2006 Yamaha FZ1
1,000 cc - Very fast and fun!
21,500 miles
Full fairings
flush-mount turn signals
fender eliminator
DELKEVIC carbon fiber exhaust

Video of it running http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXHo5QD7xb4&feature=youtu.be

By the way, the puddle under it is water from just washing it ;-)

wolfeman131
04-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Nice addition to the stable of toys!

chawk610
04-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Dang, I am jealous... I sold my bike to buy the first boat. Been itching! Congrats! I want one of those sweet Victory's like Mike got!

That 1000 looks seriously fast. My brother has a 600CC that does 172mph. BE CAREFUL!

sandm
04-09-2012, 04:15 PM
nice bike. buddy at work just bought that same year sans the lower fairings from a family member. good looking machine and a lot more upright riding posture than the laydown bikes..

be careful twisting the wrist tho :)

jpetty3023
04-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Be safe but have tons of fun in the twisties. Great looking bike

maxpower220
04-09-2012, 10:14 PM
I rode a few FZ1s and they are nice, the newer style is a little better. I'm thinking about a Tuono V4 in a few months, but I like the GSXR that I have pretty well.

mmandley
04-09-2012, 10:31 PM
Nice looking bike man, i love how the front end looks like a pair of eyes staring you down.

kaneboats
04-10-2012, 09:25 AM
Mike, you gotta stay away from the Kool-Aid.

mmandley
04-10-2012, 11:15 AM
Mike, you gotta stay away from the Kool-Aid.

Cant help it, its gooood

rc5695
04-10-2012, 01:17 PM
thanks guys. Lovin' it for sure, and yes, it is VERY fast, and it is taking quite a bit of self control, but I've been doing pretty good. There's a nice sweeper by the house, that with the 600 was easily 70-80. Christina and I went for a spin and I was in like 4th or 5th gear, just rolled on it a little through that curve and we were doing 95 when I looked down! Oops... ;) Picking up an Ohlins shock for it tomorrow ;)

sandm
04-10-2012, 03:20 PM
make sure you're in gear.. and that doesn't include a dewrag for a lid... :)

rc5695
04-10-2012, 03:23 PM
make sure you're in gear.. and that doesn't include a dewrag for a lid... :)
ATGATT buddy! Daily commute involves fullface helmet (Shoei), gloves, boots, and jacket (all A*). If I'm headed out for twisties only, I have a full HJC leather suit ;)

sandm
04-10-2012, 05:23 PM
no pants? u ride in your boxers?? :)

same gear I wear, except the track suit. don't own one. maybe someday.
I'd love to live out in your neck of the woods. I wouldn't think the dragon is too far from you..

I work with a guy that rides an older fj1300. he rides in shorts and no helmet most days. when he rides the twisties here called "the loop", he won't wear a helmet as he says it impedes his view of the scenery... I'd like to tell you it's because he's young and dumb, but he's just 50 and dumb...

rc5695
04-11-2012, 01:30 PM
You ride in boxers too? Isn't the breeze great?!?! :D Lol

Jeans and cargo pants usually, unless it is cold and I'm wearing my coldweather pants...Black Carhartt Extreme Arctic model. They do the job! I ride year 'round, from 9 degrees to 109 degrees.

No excuse to not wear a helmet IMO....Just stupidity.... Shorts, tennis shoes, etc. will still let you heal if you go down, but the helmet is your life man!!! Lots of squids around town here, but the guys you see on sportbikes in the mtns are usually geared up...

I'm a couple of hours from the dragon. Went once and that was good enough for me...Won't go back on a weekend that is for sure. Overrated IMO. There are a lot of GREAT roads in the SC/NC/TN/GA/VA corner here, and many of them are MUCH less patrolled than the dragon. Police have gotten to be ridiculous bike-haters here :(

sandm
04-11-2012, 03:14 PM
it's here too with the popo. we have a loop that is around 150 miles or so. full of tight 20mph corners. leo's got a bunch of extra money last year and put a ton of mc cops on the loop on overtime last year specifically for sportbikes. sucked.. it's a desolate mtn highway with NO residential/farms/cabins on it, but a few squids were passing in wrong areas and doing stupid things. leo's are now all over it.. hoping it slows down this year.

if it continues, I see the sportbike going away and picking up a dualsport. my buddy has an aprilia caponard. talk about a lazyboy on wheels.. it was super plush. might switchup to weekend touring in the spring and fall around boating season..

rc5695
04-12-2012, 12:47 PM
Sounds like a plan sandm...Doubt the LEO's are around as much in the non-busy times of year...

Picked up my Ohlins shock Last night! WooHoo!!! Can't wait to get that bad boy on!

Also on order are a zero gravity windscreen (sport touring size in light smoke), a set of ASV levers (clutch and brake, in black), PC3 (fuel controller), Graves carbon fiber & Titanium slip-on exhaust, and a Sargent seat. I wasn't planning on 1/2 this stuff, but found too good of deals to refuse at the moment. There's a couple of other free mods I want to do (removal of air pump, adjust TPS, and airbox modification). Only mod left I want to do is a high-flow air filter (if it doen'st already have one) and someday a set of R1 forks...

rc5695
04-12-2012, 12:49 PM
Oh yeah, some sliders on order I got for cheap too. I just have to modify them to work with my fairings...Should be able to just turn them down a little on the lathe at work ;)

sandm
04-12-2012, 01:53 PM
sounds like you are on the way. I've only done the Kleen air mod and a slipon. want levers, sliders, k&n and a pc3, but I really haven't been able to justify it yet. only have 900 miles on this one. it's tough to figure out where the disposable income should go. boat, bike or house. right now the house is winning, but boating/biking season is just about to start here :)

rc5695
04-17-2012, 01:28 PM
With the jap bikes, the PC3 is the last one too do, asi ti is expensive and really not "needed" on MOST bikes. The computers and sensors they have on the new bikes are so spot on in keeeping the bike running right that on most newer bikes it is a very small gain, and they aren't cheap. My FZ6 ran PERFET w/o one for many years w/ a slipon & K&N & airbox mod. I only installed it on that bike because so many people bragged it up and i found some guy that had new ones he was closing out for 1/2 price. I was pretty disappointed in all honesty.

Now my FZ1 that I just bought has a pretty rough fuel injection mapping that the PC3 is supposed to smooth out quite a bit. I'm looking forward to it...The other guys with the same mods have dyno'd 145-150 hp...the bike is about 450 lbs. wet...

New Guy
04-17-2012, 02:48 PM
SandM what's your build? I have an older AGV full suit that I would get rid of for almost nothing.

rc5695
04-17-2012, 02:52 PM
SandM what's your build? I have an older AGV full suit that I would get rid of for almost nothing.
Mark, if he's not interested, please PM me. I'd LOVE to have one for my son. He's almost 16, so he's still growing (quickly) but I'd sure like to have a suit for him to wear when we hit the twisties. He's currently around 5'6" and 140#. I think 28-30 waist. Like I said though, he's still growing, so if the price were right it would be fine for him to grow into.

sandm
04-17-2012, 05:09 PM
sorry, didn't see this thread until now.

I'm 5'11, 200 and am a 33-34 waist depending on pant size. let me know the details. you know how bikes have to match the suit so blue :)

I looked long and hard at a pc3 on my last '08 zx6, but it ran fine with intake, exhaust and the airbox mod. I never had an issue with stumbling when you twisted the wrist. I know that lots of guys run them on the newer bikes and are seeing performance increases, but I guess I'm a realist. I'll never see close to 80% of what my bike is capable of doing so do I really need another 10hp? probably not..

New Guy
04-17-2012, 06:45 PM
Well when it fit me I was 5'10" 165 with a 32 then I gained about 15lbs and I have to really squeeze to get in it.

For good measure some pictures before I sold the bike:(

a little knee down action
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/321210998_dsc_0169.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/321212823_dsc_0827.jpg

All pretty in street clothes
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/2010-12-07204108.jpg

sandm
04-18-2012, 08:54 AM
doesn't sound like it would fit me..

nice riding shots, too bad they are on a yamaha :)

New Guy
04-18-2012, 10:45 AM
Thanks I really miss that bike it was my first but it was a money pit worse then the boat. Oh and Yamaha is the only thing to ride!

sandm
04-18-2012, 12:07 PM
I'm actually not loyal to any brand. refuse to buy a gixxer as it seems that they cater to under30 riders with no gear, at least my experience around here indicates that, but the rest are fair game. had a yzf600 that was a great bike to learn on and priced fairly in '06 but am now on my second kawi zx6 as they both have been 2k below an r6 and cbr600rr otd new. hard to argue with that kind of coin for bikes that are all essentially all the same.

kind of anxious to see this in person. I see a few more years on a sportbike then it'll be time for a more relaxed ride..
I'm liking this honda 700x..
http://motoring-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/MNC7X2012A_U.jpg

New Guy
04-18-2012, 04:58 PM
^nice

one of these is very high on my next toy list
http://blog.derestricted.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ktm690smc.jpg

dusty2221
04-18-2012, 05:00 PM
^nice

one of these is very high on my next toy list
http://blog.derestricted.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ktm690smc.jpg

Ugh. That thing is sex on wheels.

WaterBullDawg1980
04-18-2012, 05:15 PM
ugh. That thing is sex on wheels.

:d hahaha!

sandm
04-18-2012, 09:39 PM
ktm makes a killer sportbike. rc8 I think. love to ride one once....

New Guy
04-19-2012, 10:49 AM
Yeah The RC8 is pretty BA too.
http://www.ktm.com/uploads/tx_photogallery/RC8_R_schwarz_HGweiss_ff2dd9.jpg

rc5695 I missed your post you have a PM.

rc5695
04-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Yeah The RC8 is pretty BA too.
http://www.ktm.com/uploads/tx_photogallery/RC8_R_schwarz_HGweiss_ff2dd9.jpg

rc5695 I missed your post you have a PM.
I've been drooling over that bike since it came out... ALMOST rode one, but I had my kids at the bike show with me and didn't want to make them sit in the cold car by themselves for an hour while I went riding...I felt like a bad dad just for considering it! Lol. But boy did I want to ride one!!! Lol.

Thanks for the PM.

rc5695
04-19-2012, 10:58 AM
Thanks I really miss that bike it was my first but it was a money pit worse then the boat. Oh and Yamaha is the only thing to ride!
Love my yami's, dirt & street. Well built and very reliable.

Sold my FZ6 for this FZ1, and boy do I love it. I had a very hard time selling my 6, but the 1 is a great replacement! Should be around 150hp and 450# wet when i'm done... Tearing it down this weekend for mod's. Woohoo!

New Guy
04-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Nice what mods are you doing?

rc5695
04-19-2012, 11:13 AM
Nice what mods are you doing?

Ohlins shock!!! Can't wait to get that bad boy on!
zero gravity windscreen (sport touring size in light smoke)
a set of ASV levers (clutch and brake, in black)
PC3 (fuel controller)
Graves carbon fiber & Titanium slip-on exhaust
Sargent seat
TPS adjustment
throttlebody sync
airbox mod (and airfilter if it doesn't have a K&N or equiv. already)
AIS removal
possible throttlebody modification (tying the 2ndary flies open)

I wasn't planning on 1/2 this stuff, but found too good of deals to refuse at the moment. Only mod left I want to do is someday a set of R1 forks...

New Guy
04-19-2012, 11:18 AM
That's going to be so nice:cool:

dusty2221
04-19-2012, 11:35 AM
That's quite the list. Man I miss the sportbike scene. I sold my 1000rr a year and a half or so ago and missi her daily.

rc5695
04-19-2012, 09:10 PM
parts in house so far...

jpetty3023
04-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Nice upgrades RC, I think you should change out your plastics thou like this cat did..
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rc5695
04-20-2012, 01:17 PM
hhmmmm....nah.Lol.

rc5695
05-03-2012, 07:42 PM
a few mod pics....
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dusty2221
05-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Ohlins are so beautiful

That graves exhaust looks sharp too

New Guy
05-04-2012, 10:46 AM
I love the graves stuff! They always made great looking performance parts that have a factory fit.

rc5695
05-04-2012, 01:27 PM
thanks guys. My first Graves product, and I must say I'm very impressed with it. It is gorgeous and very high quality. I wrapped up all visible mods last night (seat and taillight), so here's the "final" pics.
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