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Old 05-12-2020, 05:58 PM   #10421
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Got it shipped to me! 14days and I rejoin the FZ1 world!
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:55 AM   #10422
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Yesterday, Rode the 2005 with my girlfriend on the back, for 220 curvy scenic miles. It was a long day with absolutely perfect weather from Palomar to Julian to Mt Laguna. Lots and lots of fancy cars and loads of riders out everywhere. Luckily I had a passenger and was on my FZ1 or I would have been bored out of my mind with the traffic
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:05 PM   #10423
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Oil & filter change, no big deal until I noticed that I didn't get even one drop of oil on the headers. I guess I've had too much practice changing the filter on an FZ1 already. Please tell me this doesn't mean it's time to get a new bike.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:48 PM   #10424
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Got a nice 398 mile ride in from GA to Tn to NC and back to GA. Did a single lap of Deal's Gap, traffic wasn't bad but enforcement was very present with two marked vehicles and one plain white wrapper. The skyway on the way over was very nice and mostly clear and 28 on the way home had very little traffic and the temps were nice.

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Old 05-19-2020, 03:26 PM   #10425
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Oil & filter change, no big deal until I noticed that I didn't get even one drop of oil on the headers. I guess I've had too much practice changing the filter on an FZ1 already. Please tell me this doesn't mean it's time to get a new bike.
That's one of the most unexciting, yet impressive things that I have ever read.

So, uhh.... how did you manage such a feat?
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:57 PM   #10426
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The first time I changed the filter, I made a funnel from a flat sided quart oil bottle, by cutting away one flat face, then trimming the edges to fit the contours of the engine casing under the filter mount. I've shaved it a few times for a better fit and it finally does the job perfectly.

While some folks accomplish the same thing by wrapping the headers in foil, I prefer a reusable tool :-)
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:27 AM   #10427
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Replaced one NG coil. Used the touch the header for heat method to determine which coil was out ...pipe one was cold . Used a socket knuckle.
15 min job ...I’m Back in time for the holiday weekend !
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:23 PM   #10428
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The first time I changed the filter, I made a funnel from a flat sided quart oil bottle, by cutting away one flat face, then trimming the edges to fit the contours of the engine casing under the filter mount. I've shaved it a few times for a better fit and it finally does the job perfectly.

While some folks accomplish the same thing by wrapping the headers in foil, I prefer a reusable tool :-)
I just did an oil change on my bike. I stuck a rag between the headers and the bottom of the engine. After I replaced the filter I threw the rag away. No oil on the headers.
I'm afraid if I made a special funnel like you did, I'd spend an hour looking for it every time I need it. LOL
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:23 PM   #10429
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Installed some motodynamics flush mount signals with running lights.

Also installed a speedodrd and got that programed. Will test ride tomorrow
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:19 PM   #10430
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Installed some motodynamics flush mount signals with running lights.

Also installed a speedodrd and got that programed. Will test ride tomorrow
Should have skipped the speedodrd and gone straight for the ECU flash!
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:25 PM   #10431
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Wellllll...didn't plan to do all this, but once I started, things kinda just...went. In the last week or two:

Installed 16t front sprocket
Cut airbox
Blocked AIS
Removed stock exhaust
Removed EXUP cables
Gutted header cat
Bought Mivv/Storm GP slip-on
Bought Power Commander
Bought K&N air filter

Probably other stuff I'm forgetting. Can't wait for all the new parts! I've had the bike a year or so and while it's been smooth and flawless and fast and all that, I've found it a bit...bland, I guess? Read all the advice on here and I'm doing all the mods I feel capable of handling myself in hopes that these changes will help. Fingers crossed...

Also replaced throttle body and bought new ECM for my Buell Ulysses, which I'm prepping to sell. Quarantine sucks, but it has motivated me to work in the garage at least!

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Old 05-26-2020, 07:26 AM   #10432
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Went out for a ride yesterday. We had forecasts for storms all weekend, and we had a lot of storms. But we had some nice weather in between too.

In front of the Anamosa State Penitentiary, over 100 years old, most of the stone is from the site. Looks like a castle. Good to be on the outside.
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Old 05-27-2020, 12:31 PM   #10433
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new levers last night. Couldn't find my grease can, so I'll pull them back off tonight and reapply some goober.

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Old 05-27-2020, 06:36 PM   #10434
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As far a Gen 1 oil changes go I use a piece of tin foil folded over. You can make a trough in between pipes 2 and 3 to funnel oil from the filter into your pan.

As far a maintenance goes did front and rear tire with new T31s, replaced front and rear brake pads with OEM, have a new chain waiting but the dealer has been dragging out delivery of an OEM front sproket (three weeks).

Lesson learned, should have stayed with PartShark and lived with the two week delivery.

I've had three great rides since the new tires, you forget how good and round new tires are.

Also put on some grip puppies. Seem to help or at least have changed the pressure points.
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