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Old 11-11-2018, 11:04 AM   #9961
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About 7700. If you don’t slab a lot this is not the tire for you. But they mix great with my riding style, and wore evenly from edge to edge, I’d have to nitpick stuff to complain about the road 5s.
Sorry, I lied. I could’ve swore it was 7700. But I reset my trip 2 after I put these tires on, and it said I was only 7300. Original post corrected.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:36 PM   #9962
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Getting a head start. The bulk of parts should be here in a couple days. Had to place a second order for some smaller washers I overlooked. I watched a couple videos on YouTube done by Bill Ramirez (Member on here?). Nicely done vids but is missing the part where he installed the bushing in the lower fork leg.

But, it has begun..
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:22 PM   #9963
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Added a bunch of cf bits, mainly by accident...

Lol! Ooops!
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:58 AM   #9964
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Getting a head start. The bulk of parts should be here in a couple days. Had to place a second order for some smaller washers I overlooked. I watched a couple videos on YouTube done by Bill Ramirez (Member on here?). Nicely done vids but is missing the part where he installed the bushing in the lower fork leg.

But, it has begun..
You can make a socket to remove the cartridge, just heat the tip of it and take an impression of the cartridge upper nut, also make sure to use some fork oil or a little grease on the bushings before pushing the fork tube in the fork leg

this homemade tool will hold the cartridge from spinning while tightening the lower hex bolt/ screw.

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...=132610&page=2

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:15 PM   #9965
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I actually broke the bolt free while the fork was still together. From there, I used a stoopid long HF flat blade screwdriver wrapped in a rag to hold the cartridge from spinning. Worked like a charm.

But I love the idea of the PVC pipe for holding it while tightening. I will pick up a section when I run to Lowes tomorrow and make one. I'm sure the install will go easier.

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Old 11-16-2018, 07:21 PM   #9966
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What did I do to it today??? I dropped it again. This time I dropped it while strapping it in place, in the bed of my truck. This crap of doing everything with one hand is getting old.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:12 PM   #9967
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Behold, my "firefly" cartridge holding tool. Works great, cost less than $4 and took me all of five minutes to make. and I have over three feet of 1" PVC left.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:45 PM   #9968
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Behold, my "firefly" cartridge holding tool. Works great, cost less than $4 and took me all of five minutes to make. and I have over three feet of 1" PVC left.

nicely done.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:59 PM   #9969
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Very nice, you got it right.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:18 PM   #9970
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Got out and put about 25 miles on my new to me 2013. It only had 2560 miles on it when I got it last weekend.
Wow, rides so smoothly. Looking forward to getting up into the North Georgia mountains.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:41 PM   #9971
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Installed my eBay LED lights finally, better than the halogens that were on there before to no great surprise.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:35 PM   #9972
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Removed the stock fuel line and stock flies.



Replaced with 5/8" ID hose and clamps.



Got most of the airbox back together...



and put a RAM ball on the top riser bolt. This'll be my phone/gps mount. Seldom use either but it'll be a nice possibility...Heh.

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Old 11-21-2018, 01:28 PM   #9973
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Took her out and finally got to find out if I did a satisfactory job installing my new exhaust system by Olson Performance. Butt dyno approves and so does my ears. What an amazing sound. Wooohooo!
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:44 PM   #9974
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Lookin purrty there Dave......................


..except those Grey Poopton colored wheels
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:01 PM   #9975
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Givi side cases, new clutch cable, new cheapo turn signals
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:35 PM   #9976
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Cool ??????..........

More to come.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:35 PM   #9977
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Your photo lines up the chain guard with the parking space line behind it. Makes an interesting apparent optical illusion.

Bike looks sharp with the R1 forks.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:30 AM   #9978
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Not my FZ1 (I no longer own one), but I saw three Gen I's just wandering around the streets of London the past few days. Nothing else sounds quite like it, I now realize. One was "naked".. had to explain to my daughter how many "conversions" were simply "crash recovery".. lol..
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:49 PM   #9979
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laughing at myself... (new tires)

I didn't figure yesterday was a good day to break in the new tires, since it was in the low 30's. Yeah, that just isn't normal Florida temperature. Today it was back up in the 60's, so I headed out to get it done. I spent a couple hours on the more twisty farm roads and by the end of the ride I was taking all the curves at 60, regardless of the suggested safe speeds. I even slid off the seat as far as I could to the "high side" of the bike to force (what I felt to be) truely excessive lean angles.

I've commented in the past that the OEM tires had exactly the same face profile as the touring tires on my cruiser and I was using all but half an inch of the tire face on the FZ1. The new tires are Conti RA's. Even with my forcing as much excessive lean as I can, after the ride I saw that there was a full inch and a half more tire face on each side of the newly scuffed riding surface.

I keep saying I'm not a sport rider :-)
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:04 PM   #9980
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Put on some Rizoma bar end mirrors, after some adapters from PJ delivered. They look nice, but still wondering about running stock mirrors instead. That will depend on what happens with the SpeedScreen.

Also wondering what I'll do with the new SW-Motech bag. I like the size...it's about perfect for me, but it rattles on it's tank ring, and I'm not sure I want to deal with that. Anyone else notice an SW-Motech bag make any noise going down the road? RevZilla said the noise is "well within reason for one of these bags." Gah.









and a quick video of the movement, and noise created by the gap between the tank ring, and mating bag surfaces....

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