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Old 10-15-2018, 12:31 PM   #9941
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Doing the final polishing, with my 9" mop power polisher, on my spare D.P.B. gas tank, for my 2001 FZ1.

The o.e.m. gas tank has "Yamaha" written on it in white letters, which is not my favorite decal. So, tuning fork decals on both sides of the spare gas tank, now.
Looks great. When it is done, then on to the next mod. lol!

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Old 10-16-2018, 07:34 AM   #9942
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Added a bunch of cf bits, mainly by accident...

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Old 10-16-2018, 02:05 PM   #9943
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I pulled the wheels off and gave them a good wash, then got some new rubber (Same again, love the Pirelli Rosso IIIs) on them ready for this years riding season. It has been raining all week (have had to ride the Royal Enfield), but the forecast for Sunday looks good.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:59 PM   #9944
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edit: after searching thru past years, I'm hoping to find some extra cable length by fidgeting with the routing a bit...

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86201
Got this taken care of. Just re-routed the clutch cable INSIDE the wire cage attached to the upper triple...Previously it had been outside of it...which was not an issue with shorter risers.

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Old 11-01-2018, 04:50 PM   #9945
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Changed the oil in my 2001 FZ1, and then did a around the bike check up.

The drive chain needed a full flat of the adjusting nuts, to get said drive chain in proper sag. This drive chain is the o.e.m. drive chain, but was on for 8K miles, running a 15 tooth counter shaft sprocket, and a 47 rear sprocket. Don't know if that hastened the demise of the drive chain, but any time, one has to move the adjusting nuts one full turn, the drive chain, is on its way out! Currently running 16/45 sprockets. Will keep that ratio, as the bike seems to like that combo. And so do i. lol!

So, ride coming up tomorrow with a very quiet rider to Morro Bay, then for me, on to Hermosa Beach. The chain should make that okay.

I have two drive chains waiting in the wings. One brand new DID VX, and another DID chain, that is almost new, with literally no wear. I will throw that DID chain on, and a new 16 tooth front sprocket with new locking washer of course, on my return.

16K miles, and the o.e.m. chain is almost toast. No worries for me, cause i always keep a drive chain or two, ready to go, as mentioned above. lol!

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Old 11-05-2018, 05:43 AM   #9946
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Did a coolant flush, oil change, and header polish.

Put some fall miles on it over the weekend, really missing my oxfords now.

And got the lady some matching sidi boots from a fellow member, she is quite happy with them
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:53 AM   #9947
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:05 PM   #9948
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Did a coolant flush, oil change, and header polish.

Put some fall miles on it over the weekend, really missing my oxfords now.

And got the lady some matching sidi boots from a fellow member, she is quite happy with them
Berry nice........ she is color co ordinated and lookin goooooooood..........
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:50 PM   #9949
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Thanks, the girlfriends not bad ether.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:02 PM   #9950
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Thanks, the girlfriends not bad ether.
Uhhh yeah dude...........I were being poe light..........
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:02 PM   #9951
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Maybe not so much as what I did, as what I'm going to have to do. Unfortunately I still have to ride home in the AM.

Guess I'll be pricing upgrades for the front. I've already sent Dean a PM about the rear.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:20 AM   #9952
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Maybe not so much as what I did, as what I'm going to have to do. Unfortunately I still have to ride home in the AM.

Guess I'll be pricing upgrades for the front. I've already sent Dean a PM about the rear.
It's an investment at this point.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:24 PM   #9953
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It's an investment at this point.
An investment assumes you'll make money on it. No, this has been, and always will be, a money pit. A much love and desired money pit, but a money pit nonetheless.

But maybe an investment in my curve happiness. Yea. That's it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:29 PM   #9954
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cleaned out threads of a radiator cover cap screw that was buggered up. Nothing too exciting.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:09 AM   #9955
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:11 AM   #9956
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How long did the previous ones last you?
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:42 AM   #9957
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How long did the previous ones last you?
I've had the Road 5 on for 5000 miles so far. It still has a bit of life left in it (possibly 1k more) Unlike the PR4 this one is worn on the side as much as the center.

This is an incredible tire in the dry and darn good in the wet (not quite as good as the PR4 in the wet (IMO), but way better in the dry than the PR4). I usually get almost 7k out of the PR4 so it does look like I have sacrificed a bit of mileage for better traction.

If you usually ride something like the PR4 and wear the sides down before the center, then the PR5 may not be for you as it might wear out on the sides too quickly. Another rider who rides 2 up quite a bit is running this tire, he was not disappointed in tire longevity, but the sides were really warn down the last time I saw hist bike,

I can also say that I have experienced no cold tire slippage. It is a true sport touring tire just extra sticky. I just wish it was a bit cheaper.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:42 PM   #9958
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Tonight I swore a lot, at the one 2ndary throttle plate screw that would not come loose. Six came out very easily with butane torch, correct driver, a quick tap and unloading the threads.

The seventh came out without issue as I hadn't buggered up the head too much. Applied more heat, and back out she came.

The last, eighth tiny lil bugger, will meet a right angle dremel attachment in the morning, and will come out.

Reading thru old threads, it sounds like I MAY be able to find replacements this small at an Ace Hardware, or possibly thru Copperdawg Patrick.

Cheap little $6 butane torch worked great, and was the perfect size. Found mine at Menards.

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Old 11-10-2018, 11:27 PM   #9959
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http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...6&postcount=39

About 7300. If you don’t slab a lot this is not the tire for you. But they mix great with my riding style, and wore evenly from edge to edge, I’d have to nitpick stuff to complain about the road 5s.

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Old 11-11-2018, 06:23 AM   #9960
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About 7700. If you don’t slab a lot this is not the tire for you. But they mix great with my riding style, and wore evenly from edge to edge, I’d have to nitpick stuff to complain about the road 5s.
I have 7,000+ miles on my Road 5s and they have nice even wear on the sides and the center looks good for another 5-7,000 miles.

Most of my riding is in the flat lands of Illinois (11 curves in 318 miles) and Wisconsin. Did a couple trips out east to the Dragon and area. Rode through a few storms and the tires did not let me down.

These tires are worth the price.
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