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Old 09-09-2017, 04:34 PM   #3
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Join Date: Sep 2009
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Had an '06 for a number of years and many miles before getting the power bug and buying the FZ1. Fantastic bike that was really unloved when it was new, but is really coming into it's own in the past few years. Definition of an all around bike, whatever you want to do, it can. Even took it down some rocky trails by accident a few times.

Only suggestion I have is to get an '07+, they made a number of positive changes with the revision. Four piston front calipers, forged swingarm, revised front end and gauges, can't remember anything else.

As far as what to watch out for, almost nothing outside of the norm. To date, it is the most reliable bike I have ever owned. Steering bearings wore out, and I had a small oil leak from the shift rod input cover. The oil leak was fixed by removing the cover, cleaning the gasket, and torquing it back down. I can't remember any other non maintenance repairs in the 120k km's I had on it.

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Current: '15 Tenere ES - 30k km, '07 FZ1 - 70k km
Past : '06 FZ6 - 115k km, '06 KTM 625 SMC - 30k km, '06 V-Strom 650 - 80k km
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