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Old 03-27-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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FZ1 complete, and Ivan's results

Finally have some pics of my complete 2013 FZ1.

Not too much done to it, but just some clean-up mods, and THE WHOLE IVAN'S PERFORMANCE ENCHILADA. This bike is a raging beast now. Sounds great (not quiet, not too loud) and runs perfect, super-clean from idle to redline. Suspension is now set up perfectly for me, and the accessory handlebar, Pazzo levers, and Driven gel grips make it feel perfect on the hands. With changes and kickstand hardware gone, it probably lost 30lbs from stock. And the power and torque increase is immense. Power wheelies in 2nd gear whenever you want, and that's still with stock gearing. Slice and dice traffic at will, and embarrass literbike newbies with ease. Did a mild track day and had a ball. Loving it! Power and comfort, in spades. The bike is now so neat and clean. Couldn't ask for more.




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Old 03-27-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
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Couldn't ask for more.
Put some suspension on it, you dont know what your missing!
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:19 PM   #4
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Beautiful. Makes me want a Gen2
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:05 PM   #5
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Maybe some tires.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:27 AM   #6
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Put some suspension on it, you dont know what your missing!
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Maybe some tires.

True, nicer suspension and stickier tires would further improve things, but really, after the stock suspension was sorted for me, it is now great for the street and did just fine for a 7/10ths track day. It was good to discover that, for me, this suspension will do well for now, and that the stock tires aren't crap. In another season or two, I'll improve those and it will probably be like having a new bike.

Tires aren't a problem, but living in the Chicago area, really good mechanics that would actually know how to improve my suspension are difficult to find. Believe me, good jap bike mechanics here are VERY few here - I've had plenty of bad experiences. Lots that can take your money and say "you're good to go!", but I haven't found one that has been able to deliver yet when it comes to spending bigger $$$$.

(Safety First racing was great, but they left the area)
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:15 PM   #7
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Pull it off and send it out! My bike looks identical to yours, except R1 front end and penske rear shock. The blue is obviously the fastest color. Good choice!
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:19 PM   #8
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What a sweet looking bike. Sounds like it is super well sorted and running awesome.

Since you are obviously serious about your ride, a Penske (or other quality aftermarket shock) with ride height adjustment would be worth considering. A bit of extra ride height in the back makes the steering feel sharper and more accurate. The action of the aftermarket shock is better too of course.

Digging the black tail and the tank pads! Dirt is not allowed near that machine either
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:46 PM   #9
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Damn that looks good! That Yoshi exhaust really makes it look great. Gotta start saving my pennies...
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:47 PM   #10
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Thanks, everyone. I figure next season I'll start interviewing everyone from this forum who has done Gen 2 suspension upgrades to see what works best.

That will be fun. Damn expensive, but fun. I'll keep that last part from the wife, or else
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:51 PM   #11
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Damn that looks good! That Yoshi exhaust really makes it look great. Gotta start saving my pennies...
And along with the full Yosh system, I think removing the centerstand and all that hardware really cleans the look up, and losing the 7 lbs or so doesn't hurt, either - swingarm spools work fine at home.

You wouldn't believe how much lighter the full Yosh system is compared to the full stock exhaust setup. It's gotta be 25 lbs lighter. The carbon muffler weighs like nothing. And it's sooo damn purdy...
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:05 AM   #12
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Ya, the stock muffler is heavy as hell. Doesn't matter what bike we are talking about, they always are
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:43 AM   #13
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Suspension, wheels and tires make a huge difference. After I went Ohlins the bike was completely transformed. Lighter wheels make it more fun in the twisties with easier flickability and change of direction.

Nice looking bike, Once you start modding this thing you'll find you can't stop. Trust me.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:42 AM   #14
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I just hooked up my Ivan's ECU & I have to agree with you. Single best mod you can do.
I have virtually the same exhaust & no center stand.
Great looking cycle.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:21 AM   #15
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Stock tires are NOT that bad. I ran my first trackday on them in June in Alabama. No issues. Yes, I'm certain I also did ride hard enough to really matter, but I gave them a decent go.

Stock suspension would be a no go for me at my weight (250)
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:37 AM   #16
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Very nice bike... and the best color.
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:58 PM   #17
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Suspension, wheels and tires make a huge difference. After I went Ohlins the bike was completely transformed. Lighter wheels make it more fun in the twisties with easier flickability and change of direction.

Nice looking bike, Once you start modding this thing you'll find you can't stop. Trust me.
OK, I'm interested. What sort of cost and what brand are we talking to make big improvements to this bike, without going nuts on price?
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OK, I'm interested. What sort of cost and what brand are we talking to make big improvements to this bike, without going nuts on price?
Call Lee Spitler at Traxxion Dynamics. He owns a Gen 2 FZ1 and can set up a penske shock for you with custom valving that is excellent and cost effective. He also knows our bike's forks well and can offer a few different price point mods, all the way up to their AK20 setup. Lee has also been a supporter of the board for many years and is a good guy in general.

http://www.traxxion.com/meet-our-staff/

Running a Penske shock this is expensive of course, but worth it. I am running 5 weight oil on the compression side and heavier 10 weight on the rebound side on the forks. This makes the high speed rebound a little slower and is a cost effective mod that gives a nice little improvement over stock for peanuts. More money will buy far better results for the forks of course. Fork oil weights vary - "5 weight" is not the same across manufacturers. For no particular reason other than I think it is good oil and was available, I used Maxima 5 weight on the compression side and their 10 weight on the rebound side, filled to a little lower than originally and to shop manual specs (stock forks are often overfilled) and they do work better. At least I think they do

The harsh stock shock was not even close. With the Penske in place with proper spring instead of the truck spring that came with the '06, the oil swapped stock forks actually feel better as they are not getting jacked from the rear by the stock shock all the time - good enough for my purposes.

This post from Lee about the construction of the stock forks is informative.

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=96840
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:50 AM   #19
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Beautiful bike!... but these guys are right- get on that suspension!

The satan/08 R1 shock swap was night and day for me.

As were the Ohlins 1.0's.

Of course aftermarket shocks and valving/drop in kits would be EVEN better, but I'm only running fast-intermediate track pace on the street (till my T30s start meeeelting). I have a zx6 for trackdays : )
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Finally have some pics of my complete 2013 FZ1.
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Sweet looking bike man. I love how clean it looks without the center stand, may have to pull mine off. I have a rear paddock stand but not a front. Not sure how a front stand holds the bike yet, need to do some google'ing. Recommendations welcome.
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