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Old 04-19-2017, 12:27 PM   #1
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The Best Motorcycle, Ever. TONS of Pictures of my many motos

Well that's a matter of opinion. Having owned/ridden ~40 bikes in the last 9 years (lots of flipping), the last 3 years on my FZ (both of them) have been amazing.

In my opinion, there is no bike that can perform at such extremes, both performance and utility-wise, for anywhere near the cost, and certainly not with as much ease, as the gen2 FZ1.

Many thanks to the various members who've Ive bought and sold parts with, those who've aided in answering my various inquiries, and of course, the grouchy ol' haters.

Envy (II) as I call her, gets ridden 7 days a week, 350+ days/year. Rain, sun, shit, we ride. No garage, but some very nice tools and a large covered patio, so she stays dirty and well maintained. Whether it's leading a group of intermediate/advanced trackday guys on intense twisty rides, or bagging up and taking long tours (of course interspersed with getting down in the twisties) - she does it all marvelously. Between original purchase price/extra purchases/insurance claim on deer wreck/selling extras, I've got a little under $7,200 in her. Checked Valves last week, along with changing every fluid. Replacing brake lines (corroded ends) is the next thing on the list.

2008 FZ-1 "GTS" - bought w/ 3k miles in Dec '15. Now ~18k.

Mods/swag:
Yamaha Full Fairing Kit- Granite/Graphite
2 Sets Gold OEM Wheels (S21Evo/T30evo)
Corbin Carbon Pilot Seat
Corbin Carbon Pillion
No-cat OEM headers
Yoshimura R77 Exhaust
ECU Flash – vcyclenut
Fuel and Ign Tuned using:
Power Commander 3 w/ tweaked perfection map
Ignition module w/ 3-10* advance
LARS Airbox Mod
BMC Air Filter
Vortex Rearsets w/ modified countershaft cover
+4R (49t) Vortex Aluminum+PTFE 530 Sprocket - Black
Sunstar Steel 17t Front Sprocket
EK MVXZ X-ring Chain (gold) – 530 pitch
R6 1/6 turn Throttle Tube
GPR V4 Stabilizer
Driven Axle Blocks w/ Delrin Sliders
2008 R1 Shock w/ 600lb/in Hyperco Spring w/ S666 ¾” raising adapter
Racetech 1.0 kg/mm Front Springs w/ fork specific oil (cmp/rbnd)
Carbon Fiber Front Fender Extender
Carbon Fiber Rear Hugger Extender/Mudguard
TechSpec Snakeskins
Caron Fiber + Urethane Gas Cap and Tank guards
Carbon Fiber + Urethane Tank shoulder/front fender guards
Gold “Wheelan” 2ndary Radiator Guard
SS 2-into-2 Front Brake Lines
CL XBK5 Front and RX3 rear brake pads
Wave Rotors Front and Rear (both sets of wheels!)
NGK IX Iridium plugs
Lithium-ion Battery
Shorty Dbl Bubble Tinted Screen + ZeroG Tall Screen for Winter
Givi Top Rack
Givi V34 TopCase with backrest
Givi Quick-release side racks
Givi/Kappa K33 Side Cases
Ogio Stealth Tailbag
Ogio Stealth Tankbag
Stebel Nautilus 140dB AirHorn
DDM HIDs dual filament 6k
Cruise Control: Throttlemeister
Garmin Nuvi GPS and Mount (hardwired power supply)
2 Aux Power Outlets 12v
Hardwired USB 1a
AIS Block Off Plates
Ivan’s 2ndary Butterflies
Ivan’s Fuel Cut Eliminator (redundant with ECU flash)
Speedo healerPro
RAM Ball Mount/Rocketfish Ratcheting Utility Clamp - handlebars
Progrip 780s
Delrin Sliders: front axle, frame, spools
Givi Fender Eliminator/Plate Mount
Clear Alternatives Smoked Integrated taillight/LEDs








































My trackbike:


Old VTX750




My old DR650




Deer accident




Envy Dies... : (


the old trio



I should buy this photo



and this one:



Big ride last spring


Envy : (





Dem T30's doe



Weak touring swag:



weekend "taco run"




Beer holder



My SV650 (prior to Envy)







OH GODDAM MY SEXY CBR. "Lust"

















My KX250F







The Kawibunga Racing Ninja 250 I built for my ex fiancee












My Speed Triple "Pride"







Flipped 250





My SV1000S "Black Beauty"









GZ250 Flip





Flipped 07 ZX6R



Another Flipped ZX6r 07


My Current Trackbike, with a now very-old paint job





For a while, I owned one of Roger Hayden's AMA "B" Bikes.





My Ex-Fiance, on my current trackbike, when it was a streebike







Before Paint:



My R6 trackbike:







Adventuring



My Ninja 500



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Old 04-19-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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I had a Ninja 500 and a Shadow 1100 in addition to the FZ. The 500 was a new leftover from 2009 I bought a couple years later. It's was designed in the late 1980s and was virtually unchanged since 1992. Good bike that was in a market segment so old and abandoned that it is coming back now.

The Shadow was a good bike that ate batteries because the single pin crank shook them apart. Forget about any aftermarket accessories that were not made of iron because they would get shaken apart too and fall off the bike.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:36 PM   #3
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This thread is worthless without pictures!

BTW, your ex-fiancé has nice triceps!
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:37 PM   #4
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This thread is worthless without pictures!

BTW, your ex-fiancé has nice triceps!
haha thanks, it is all about the pics. And yea.. 4'11" of some cuban heat. Eh. She didn't stay 22 forever LOL (nobody does). I do like rummaging through the last decade of pictures, this is probably 1/100th of my records/collection
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:38 PM   #5
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I had a Ninja 500 and a Shadow 1100 in addition to the FZ. The 500 was a new leftover from 2009 I bought a couple years later. It's was designed in the late 1980s and was virtually unchanged since 1992. Good bike that was in a market segment so old and abandoned that it is coming back now.
The Ninja 500 cannibalized both 250 and 650 sales. Basically kawi was shooting themselves in the foot. It was my first bike, and was wonderful for the 3.5 years i owned it.

But CAN YOU IMAGINE A NINJA 300 WITH 55 HP????

That's what we could have... an FI 500cc in the 300 frame. F U kawi. F U.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:20 PM   #6
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Moar pics of short Cuban heat.

Nice collection.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:07 AM   #7
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Thanks!

hah... I'm putting together another upload... ill try and add in a few mostly-SFW pics
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:04 PM   #8
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Lol. "Mostly SFW." Nice write up to go along with some nice rides. Don't be mad if I remember the dog longer than anything else, though. If dogs could talk, I would have heard, "Aw, hell Dad. I gotta pose beside the bike again?"
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