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Old 04-19-2017, 12:48 PM   #8921
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Installed a new to me Arrow full exhaust with the GP can. I also swapped out the stock ECU for one that has been flashed by Ivan. I remapped my Power commander and the difference in power and throttle response in the lower gears is amazing. I am sure it will get even better when I have a chance to get it on the dyno.


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Old 04-19-2017, 01:26 PM   #8922
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Supertrick clutch adjuster...lol
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:41 PM   #8923
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Ohh that is super trick! And I tried to do the red, black, and white theme. But it just looked like too much. I think I like this look better
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:50 PM   #8924
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Ohh that is super trick! And I tried to do the red, black, and white theme. But it just looked like too much. I think I like this look better
Looks great...
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:08 PM   #8925
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Looks great...



I think tec spec or stomp grip on any tank makes the bike, the dark goodies on that white machine look great.

Some sexy looking stuff on these recent pages.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:33 AM   #8926
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The PO put it on, and I almost took it off the day I brought it home. Im glad I didn't, took some getting used to, but it makes holding onto the bike during wheelies (on a private road) much easier.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:56 PM   #8927
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Installed one of the Greece eBay special belly pans on my buddies bike. Took about four weeks to come. Paint is "eh" and mounting brackets are pretty flimsy compaired to the ones pj sells. But it looks better than the Sw-motech cage. Which I'm sure he is selling.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:03 AM   #8928
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Took it on another three state trip. Met up with Cruzman and TheWolfTamer in Dahlonega (sorry Wiley, last minute decision) , went up 60 to TWO for breakfast and made our plans. I'd never ridden the skyway so we decided that had to be remedied and after a biscuit with more bacon than any biscuit I've ever seen (gotta love TWO), we were off. Didn't ride the gap, went over to Wayah Rd. which we'd been erroneously informed was almost completely repaved most of the way and instead spent a rather slow ride down torn up roads and gravel in switch backs. Got to the other end of Wayah to fill up only to discover the gas station was closed, thankfully nobody was on fumes. Patrice went down 441 back into Ga and I followed Cruzman back to Blairsville for dinner, ended up going back on blood mountain and a downpour.

oh, and got home only to find my wife had bought me some helmet stands! Perfect for my now wet Quantum X; until I realized they were speaker stands she'd found at a garage sale and went with some Bose outdoor speakers she'd picked up.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:35 AM   #8929
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Prepped 5 spoke rear wheel for install on my Gen 1. Getting close!

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:14 AM   #8930
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Rode in about 5 or 6 SC counties checking out my new to me Bee.
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:46 AM   #8931
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Rode in about 5 or 6 SC counties checking out my new to me Bee.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:16 PM   #8932
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Bee

Not the best pic but here it is so far.

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Old 04-23-2017, 01:20 PM   #8933
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Not the best pic but here it is so far.

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AWESOMENESS - CONGRATS!
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:12 AM   #8934
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Replacing the 5 year old battery. Filled up for gas and it wouldn't start, got a jump and made it home. Bike starts next day but didn't feel like trusting an old battery.

Looking around I decided to stick with the old tech of a SLA battery just like the one I'm replacing as the bike's charging system is meant for one. OK now which battery? I ended up going to Batteries + Bulbs for an equivalent battery for $89.99 if you order online and pick up in store. We'll see how long it lasts.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:51 AM   #8935
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Saturday: Changed the oil to 20W50 and changed the coolant. Swapped the CalSci 22" screen for my ZG double bubble.
Sunday: Rode to Fishkill for the Lee Parks Total Control ARC and rode home.
Monday: Commute
Tuesday: Rainy commute

To do: bigger heat shield under right-side V35, new rubber, change brake fluid/lines
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:58 PM   #8936
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Put in the R1 shock. I've yet to ride it but I could already feel the difference just taking it off the center stand!
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:07 PM   #8937
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Taking some unpaid time off from work and bolted down to Staunton, VA to set up camp and go riding for a couple of days.

Must remember to hydrate. Almost passing out on Smoke Hole Rd while stop was not fun. Everything before and after that was fine.



And if I saw one of you guys outside the Fox Den Pizza in Brandywine, sorry I didn't stop and say hi.
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:13 PM   #8938
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A little late, but decided to change my spark plugs and also the coolant since removing the radiator is the easiest access.

Last plugs went in at 25K, dual electrode type. I'm at 53K now. I had noticed my Gen 1 was getting around 38MPG-36MPG (I calculate every fill up) when I used to get mid 40's . I bought CR9E plugs, gapped em, and using the toolkit spark plug tool (best there is! the deep socket I had bought for the job was too thick for the spark plug wall) removed and installed the new ones..

The old plugs looked great, the electrode too. But I could tell it wasn't as efficient.

The whole job took only about an hour. And I still have the AIS hooked up. Took a little longer to flush out the Engine Ice and refill with Green antifreeze X2.

My highway 80MPH+ MPG is 44-45 now. Lower for thrashing it in Hill Country.
Changing them will be more regular now!
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:10 PM   #8939
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Getting ready for a three day ride to Nopomo, Ca., in three weeks. Then my annual north-west states, summer tour.

The ol' 2002 FZ1 wreck is still running fantastic, even with 106,749 mile on the device.

That being said, now when did i last change out the spark plugs? I keep a 3"x5" log book under the seat, with all the maintenance dates/mileage.

Sufferin Succotash! Those plugs have been in that engine, for 45K miles!!!!! Methinks its time to remove them, for new ones. Yep, i obtained four new N.G.K. CR9E plugs, yesterday. Still cheap, @ $3.59 each.

I use a thin walled, deep socket, 5/8" with 3/8" drive. Works perfectly, and using that socket, it is impossible to cross thread those plugs, into that aluminum head, on install. Been using said socket, on numerous plug installs, with those small spark plugs.

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Old 04-27-2017, 02:48 PM   #8940
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Getting ready for a three day ride to Nopomo, Ca., in three weeks. Then my annual north-west states, summer tour.

The ol' 2002 FZ1 wreck is still running fantastic, even with 106,749 mile on the device.

That being said, now when did i last change out the spark plugs? I keep a 3"x5" log book under the seat, with all the maintenance dates/mileage.

Sufferin Succotash! Those plugs have been in that engine, for 45K miles!!!!! Methinks its time to remove them, for new ones. Yep, i obtained four new N.G.K. CR9E plugs, yesterday. Still cheap, @ $3.59 each.

I use a thin walled, deep socket, 5/8" with 3/8" drive. Works perfectly, and using that socket, it is impossible to cross thread those plugs, into that aluminum head, on install. Been using said socket, on numerous plug installs, with those small spark plugs.

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Don't ya just love how the FZ don't care about old plugs though???


I've heard the stockers run fine longer. these dual spark ones, eh, not a fan. We will see how long these last. I didn't buy fancy iridium either.
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