make a donation to the fz1oa
fz1oa chat
fz1oa picture uploader
maintain your own photo albums
locate fz1oa members
search the entire board
click here for fz1oa web site home page
register a new account, it's free!
email the fz1oa webmasters
read the fz1oa guidelines
read the fz1oa policy
open pat's fz1 site in a new window
open iowaz fz1 site in a new window
technical tips

Go Back   FZ1OA Message Board > FZ1 & Fazer Owners Association > "Off Topic" Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2020, 02:48 PM   #4881
organ donor
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,581
Towing capacity isn't really the issue for me too much, although I have drug 8,000 lbs. of rock a couple times, but for the most part it's putting 3 or 4 dirt bikes in the back and then driving with 4-5 adults several hours in comfort sometimes while pulling a small camper. You just can't do that very well in a mid-size truck, especially with gear, coolers, etc. and then when I figured in the fact that the Tacoma and Tundra were pretty much the same price it just didn't make sense to go the mid-size route.
organ donor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2020, 03:23 PM   #4882
quazz
Reality can be a tricky thing
 
quazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 20,428
Yeah same price and almost the same fuel economy.
__________________

93 Ford F150, leather shift knob (missing), rubber mats, AM/FM radio.
quazz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2020, 03:51 PM   #4883
val guy
Go Celtics!!!!!
 
val guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Godfrey, IL
Posts: 485
Quote:
Originally Posted by FUP View Post
If you need your peeps to think you're a "big man/bold man/proud man" - the Ridgeline isn’t going to work for you.
If driving performance is what's important - it's the only choice.
The 3.5, 280hp V6 is fun - has a great chassis with 4-wheel independent suspension. The in-bed trunk has to be seen to be appreciated. The 60/40 back seat flips out of the way easily, revealing a lot of room behind the front seat. The back seat sits up higher than the driver’s seat giving rear passenger’s a great view. It has the best set-up for connecting baby seats according to a recent comparison. There are a few things that I'll improve on over time. The OEM Firestone tires are not good in the snow - the stereo will be getting upgraded.
Get yourself a VCM Muzzler or an S-VCM module. You'll need it if your truck has Honda's VCM system.
val guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2020, 05:30 PM   #4884
Torchsport
Deer Whisperer
 
Torchsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northwoods of Minnesota
Posts: 8,589
My Toyota 4Runner is rated to tow 5,000 lbs but I would NEVER try to haul that much with it. One dirt bike behind it has the tranny constantly hunting for the correct gear on a slight hill or a breeze.

I do need to tow quite a heavy load with my 4 place enclosed snowmobile trailer.
My Nissan Titan XD is the perfect tool for the job. 400 hp and rated to haul nearly 13k. Plus it has a 6.5' box. This is the reason I didn't go with a Tundra. Crew cabs are short boxes.
__________________
2016 BMW S1000RR Premium
2015 MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR CORSA
2018 Yamaha YZ250FX
2008 Yamaha WR250X
2014 Yamaha Zuma 125
2020 Kawasaki KLX110L
Torchsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 05:17 AM   #4885
fermic37
Registered User
 
fermic37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central PA
Posts: 3,393
scored a set of damn near new Dainese Pro D1 shoes for dirt cheap.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg 0B31A289-3905-4D30-9707-6F87D623C421.jpeg (130.9 KB, 122 views)
fermic37 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 07:37 AM   #4886
1mprnt
Registered User
 
1mprnt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: N.Illinois
Posts: 631
Drove to Tulsa to pick up this 2013. I have always wanted an R1 and it was now or never. So what if I already ordered Apex risers and a gel seat soon lol.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg 8135827B-325F-4321-9958-FEF0D934F49B.jpeg (193.1 KB, 119 views)
__________________
Previous Bikes - 2008 Retro FZ1
2006 Retro FZ1
2004 FZ1 Skunk
1mprnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 07:50 AM   #4887
Todd S
I got into RR's pants!
 
Todd S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Framingham, MA
Posts: 17,797
Looks slow...

-T
__________________
Swapped the '05 FZ1 for an '17 Ariens 28 Deluxe.
My music: https://youtu.be/I51ScSCpOxU
More of my music: shitftolow.com
Todd S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 09:10 AM   #4888
Wonger
Registered User
 
Wonger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fayetteville, Ga
Posts: 1,671
2008 Ducati HyperMotard 1100 S

This thing was the development bike for the Duc Shop in Marietta, GA.
Racing Cams, Termi 2-1 exhaust, Tune done by RPM, Duc Shop's open clutch & Springs, rear shock valving (already Ohlins), Ohlins Cartridge inserts in the forks, plenty of carbon fiber, Ducati Comfort Seat, Woodcraft Rearsets, stainless lines.
This thing is THE MOST FUN BIKE EVER!!! I probably won't be able to keep it as it was pretty impulsive and I bought it from a friend of a friend. He sold it to a couple last year, and I was kicking myself as I couldn't buy it as I just bought a BMW NineT. Well, said couple is now divorced, hence the sale, and I wanted to try it out, and felt a little guilty, so I'm the short-term owner. If anyone is interested in it, give me a shout; it certainly doesn't bother me to have it here and riding it. It's a riot, and runs perfectly, with the premier shop doing the major 20k mile service. These air-cooled engines are really reliable as long as you don't let the starter struggle with a low battery. More of a problem on the 1098's. This has more power than the EVO 1100S in 2010 and is set up perfectly.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Duc HM.jpg (113.6 KB, 112 views)
File Type: jpg Duc HM1.JPG (143.3 KB, 115 views)
__________________
Brub Brrrrububb Brrrubbubbrubb...
Wonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 09:38 AM   #4889
glory racing
Registered User
 
glory racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Harrison, AR
Posts: 1,771
What an awesome tool for day rides on all those nice twisty tight area roads.
glory racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 12:19 PM   #4890
motoed
Fully Retarded
 
motoed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: LA - lower Arkansas
Posts: 6,374
What does this one cost?
__________________
MotoEd
When I grow up, I want to be like LG.
I miss my Flopper Dog.
To All Those Who Suffer and are Ignored and Mocked.
That Damn Eddie.
We're having some fun now.

motoed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 01:44 PM   #4891
Todd S
I got into RR's pants!
 
Todd S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Framingham, MA
Posts: 17,797
I would absolutely end up in jail.

-T
__________________
Swapped the '05 FZ1 for an '17 Ariens 28 Deluxe.
My music: https://youtu.be/I51ScSCpOxU
More of my music: shitftolow.com
Todd S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 03:17 PM   #4892
Wonger
Registered User
 
Wonger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fayetteville, Ga
Posts: 1,671
I'd take $6,200 for it. It's what I paid. Not trying to make any money, I just couldn't pass it up and felt bad for the girl. I took it out the weekend before last and did about 140 miles. The sound is unreal. It revs really quickly, forgot to mention it has the Docshop's light flywheel as well. Everything they developed is on the bike.

The paint on the engine fins is crappy, but they are like that on all of these air-cooled ones. Cheap paint. The rear header needs some TLC as well with some 200 grit and some oil. That system is over $2k, so it's worth a little elbow grease. I need to put new tires on it, I just put new Domino grips on and will change the oil soon.

Brakes and everything else is gtg. Major service was only 600 miles ago.

I wanted a 950 after test riding one last year. After having this one, I can say it's more fun than the new one. On paper the new one is 'better' and with the quickshifter up and down, the new one would pull away in the twisties, I'm sure, but for a fun bike, I'm not sure there is a better one. A pure supermoto, maybe, but this one feels like a really solid supermoto with more weight. Riding position is the same. It is not a bike for beginners that's for darn sure. Need to watch your toes (Right foot, literally). The front turn signals are chintzy as well, so I want to put the NRC fork mounted turn signal rings on it.

The wheelbase of my Husqvarna FE350 was 58.3 inches. This Hyermotard is 57.3! The new KTM 690SMC-R is 57.9.
__________________
Brub Brrrrububb Brrrubbubbrubb...

Last edited by Wonger; 01-21-2020 at 03:34 PM.
Wonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 03:37 PM   #4893
organ donor
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,581
Wow, I'm tempted, if I wasn't in the middle of a complete down to the studs and subfloor tear out remodel of my bathroom I'd probably be saying sold. Damn, I'd rather have another motorcycle than a bathroom. This sux.
organ donor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 03:42 PM   #4894
glory racing
Registered User
 
glory racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Harrison, AR
Posts: 1,771
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wonger View Post
I'd take $6,200 for it. It's what I paid. Not trying to make any money, I just couldn't pass it up and felt bad for the girl. I took it out the weekend before last and did about 140 miles. The sound is unreal. It revs really quickly, forgot to mention it has the Docshop's light flywheel as well. Everything they developed is on the bike.

The paint on the engine fins is crappy, but they are like that on all of these air-cooled ones. Cheap paint. The rear header needs some TLC as well with some 200 grit and some oil. That system is over $2k, so it's worth a little elbow grease. I need to put new tires on it, I just put new Domino grips on and will change the oil soon.

Brakes and everything else is gtg. Major service was only 600 miles ago.

I wanted a 950 after test riding one last year. After having this one, I can say it's more fun than the new one. On paper the new one is 'better' and with the quickshifter up and down, the new one would pull away in the twisties, I'm sure, but for a fun bike, I'm not sure there is a better one. A pure supermoto, maybe, but this one feels like a really solid supermoto with more weight. Riding position is the same. It is not a bike for beginners that's for darn sure. Need to watch your toes (Right foot, literally). The front turn signals are chintzy as well, so I want to put the NRC fork mounted turn signal rings on it.

The wheelbase of my Husqvarna FE350 was 58.3 inches. This Hyermotard is 57.3! The new KTM 690SMC-R is 57.9.
Have you ridden the 690?
glory racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 04:29 PM   #4895
Harry1976
Old Guy
 
Harry1976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Southeastern Indiana
Posts: 1,441
I pulled the trigger on a new bike today, I won't get it until March but looking forward to it.


[/quote]
Harry1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 05:01 PM   #4896
Desmo
Hello ladies...
 
Desmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Palo Alto,CA
Posts: 323,264,597
Dude!!!
Desmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 05:39 PM   #4897
Stella Blue
Yucksamush
 
Stella Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Coastal NC
Posts: 2,525
What Des said! Dude!
Stella Blue is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 07:38 PM   #4898
bullrage22
That blackish holish thing
 
bullrage22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 1,744
My winter toy. Anyone Zwift? Strava?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Wahoo.jpg (74.2 KB, 78 views)
__________________
Nomenclatorial Strategy

bullrage22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 09:42 PM   #4899
hooligan998
Save a life, grope your wife!
 
hooligan998's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 5,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by bullrage22 View Post
My winter toy. Anyone Zwift? Strava?
Nice. I use the Wahoo Cadence and app with my indoor cycle. I don't currently have an outdoor bicycle, but that may change.
__________________
"Hey Cancer, Téigh trasna ort féin!" - Saying on one of Jackie's pink t-shirts.
hooligan998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 06:31 AM   #4900
Wonger
Registered User
 
Wonger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fayetteville, Ga
Posts: 1,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by glory racing View Post
Have you ridden the 690?
Yes, at a DEMO day last year. I'm still waiting on my '20 690 Enduro to arrive, been waiting since late October, actually. Power/weight is almost the same, but the Duc has way more oomph and better gearing. It also feels more stable at 70mph+ where the 690 gets a little iffy. I think the 701 SM and 690 SMCR are fun to ride for an afternoon, but the thump gets old to me after a while. Off-road, it's less of an issue for me and I'll take the lighter weight with some knobbies. The Hypermotard is way more comfortable for an all-day ride, and is also more powerful in braking and acceleration. It's a true hooligan bike that is livable.
__________________
Brub Brrrrububb Brrrubbubbrubb...
Wonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   FZ1OA Message Board > FZ1 & Fazer Owners Association > "Off Topic" Discussion


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:44 AM.


Questions? Comments?
Click on name below to contact via PM
Rabeet (Admin) Desmo (Admin)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website and Message Board Contents Copyright 2001-2007 FZ1OA
The marks YAMAHA® and FZ1® are used under license from Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
The information on this web site is NOT approved or endorsed by Yamaha Motor Corporation in any way.
Page generated in 0.15708 seconds with 12 queries