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Old 07-06-2017, 02:55 AM   #41
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I think Wiley's FZR1k is currently a work in progress so it wouldn't be a fair comparison, the 600 was a much more common bike.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:28 PM   #42
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Nobody has experience with both FZR1000 EXUP and Gen 1 FZ1?
Mine was a 600. Never rode a 1k.

I liked the handling on my 600 better than that of my fz1 ( stock suspension on both)
but I can go alot longer on thy fz1.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:31 PM   #43
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Mine was a 600. Never rode a 1k.

I liked the handling on my 600 better than that of my fz1 ( stock suspension on both)
but I can go alot longer on thy fz1.

I'm in the same boat, I've got an R1 shock and adapter in the garage but am finding more than anything it just takes a change in riding style.

The first time I saw a picture of myself on the FZ1 I realized how upright I was compared to the FZR so I've worked on bending my elbows more and lowering myself in the fun stuff. The FZR also seemed to respond better to steering inputs but that's just physics, wider bars equate to a wider arc of travel for the same change at the stem compared to the clip ons. Plus most importantly, the 110 front wheel on the FZR was just so easy to throw into a turn.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:13 PM   #44
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The FZR has proven to be a huge headache.

Motor stomps, chassis doesn't. Hard to make such a heavy bike handle. Either pushes or pulls through a corner. Looking at changing geometry on front end.
Long straights or huge sweepers, I am good. Quick switches or back to backs tie this thing in knots. Major headshake leaving tight corners. Might be me, I dont discount the bike as it pulls so hard. I have alot to learn. Keep studying guys from the past. Almost as if frame is stiff....................
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:18 PM   #45
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Another thought, with heads done and carbs zynched, so much down low, maybe overwhelming chassis.........
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So what you're saying is a gen1 fz1 would kill the fzr in the twisty stuff?
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:43 AM   #47
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what tires are you running on the fzr? My 600 was transformed when I put something modern on it compared to the rock hard bias ply it was running. Likewise when I upgraded the front springs to me weight the nose dive was greatly diminished. In your case maybe look into a rear suspension swap to keep the rear from making the front so light.
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Yep. Tires definitely made a huge difference. My 600 liked to wag the front end around when on the gas over bumps. But I didn't care I rode it so long I got used to it and knew every move it was gonna make.
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My front was always very planted after those two changes, the rear would oscillate on sweepers in what felt like a tall oval shape but I ran a slightly pinched rear (160/60r18 and then 150/70r18) so that was expected.
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So what you're saying is a gen1 fz1 would kill the fzr in the twisty stuff?

I wouldnt say that. In its current state, I wont try anybody on anything, scooters included! LOL Any bike set up for the rider properly and the rider knows the bike well enough.............Just saying. Although the FZR is a good bit heavier.
I used to stomp my buddy with me on a 1990 GSXR 750 and him on a 2003 Aprilia RSV 1 k. He had a solid 25 hp on me and a "modern" suspension.
I've watched 600's stomp a ZX 10r...........

All things being equal............nod goes to the FZR. (IMO)
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