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    Got A New Scoot Last Friday



    2001 Yamaha FZ1

    I sold my 2002 SV650s (had her for 10 years) and was able to buy the FZ for what I sold the SV for.

    I was sad to see my longtime bike go, until I rode the FZ1 :-)

    Maybe someone could change my username to Midwest FZ Rider?
    “I love all kind of motorcycle. But especially I love cafe. Hmm, not cafe, just racer.”
    ~Shinya Kimura

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    Nice bike.
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    I have an 02 silver. Any mods? I see a Sprocket Specialists "Titan Tough" anodized rear sprocket, a slip-on (likely a Yosh RS-3) and an RKA rack.

    If not done, do an Ivan's jet kit, holeshot AIS block-off and lose the carb heater hoses unless you're planning on riding in sub-zero conditions.

    The stock shock is decent, get a firmer spring if you weigh in over 200lb. Heavier springs in front too, maybe Gold Valves if you're aggressive.

    I've binned mine twice at trackdays, one a 90+ getoff. Frame sliders kept everything cosmetic.
    I believe we have run out of trolls.

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    There's a barnette clutch kit installed in it recently, you're right about the Yosh, no jet kit but I think I want to do one as is seems a little rough at idle now. It came with LED lights all around including some he installed in the headlight (required some sort of special box for them to work) not a big deal to me but it's there. I'm planning on doing more touring/commuting on it than railing super hard so I think the stock suspenders should be fine. The valves were serviced at 30,000 (bike has 31,000 now). It has a new set of pilot power 2cts on there now I will probably go to some pilot roads depending on how the 2cts last. There is a dent in the top of the tank where a 2X4 fell on it (literally the shape of the end of a 2X4). But other than that it is in great shape :-)
    “I love all kind of motorcycle. But especially I love cafe. Hmm, not cafe, just racer.”
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    Congrats on the new bike. Lots of fun in that bike.

    Kinda sad to hear about the SV leaving - but you did right by her and time to move on. YOu are like the one guy I have heard about lately who did it right: bought a bike, rode the crap out of it, modded it as you went to taste.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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    I really did have a bit of a freak out as soon as I saw it ride away, after riding the FZ1 it was pretty evident that it was as at least capable a bike as my SV was so that allayed some of my tension.

    The guy who bought the SV was a older gent 55 who had always wanted a sportbike so I think that he will treat it well and it will treat him well I'm sure. If a kid just out of high school showed up I don't think I would have been able to let her go.

    Even as we were making up the paperwork I was still thinking of other little things that I had done to it over the years taht I had forgotten about!
    “I love all kind of motorcycle. But especially I love cafe. Hmm, not cafe, just racer.”
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    You did real well to "swap" your SV for that.

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    I thought so too, the tech and everything that went into the FZ is light years ahead of the SV. I don't even know what those little knobs on the top of the fork tubes are :-)

    This book is on my list of things to pick up this week.



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    I never palyed around with the Race Tech internals on the SV once they were in there, too much work to take out the gold valve emulators out again.
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