Picked up a 2013 FZ1, like new condition with 5k miles on the clock!
Haven't looked into this yet - hoping being a middle aged, married guy with a clean driving record, and the fact that I only carry Liability ins plus a bit of extra for medical payments (for myself - if needed) will keep the premiums fairly low.I tried to like one a year ago, the insurance was astronomical because here it is classed as supersport. There went that idea...... Yours looks gorgeous blue and black!!
It doesn't have sport bike ergonomics. I actually had put lower bar risers on mine. Used to do 1500 mile week long trips on it. Exhaust, Ivan's flash, hundreds of dollars worth of titanium and carbon fiber, and every performance piece you can think of.Wish my old body would fit around one of those.
That was a sharp looking bike you had!It doesn't have sport bike ergonomics. I actually had put lower bar risers on mine. Used to do 1500 mile week long trips on it. Exhaust, Ivan's flash, hundreds of dollars worth of titanium and carbon fiber, and every performance piece you can think of.
Viciously fast. Enjoy, it's a great bike.
BTW those brackets that appear to be hanging down under the passenger grab rails I made to keep soft saddle bags off the paint. Also had quick release buckles by the foot peg mounts.
Mine was an '06. You're absolutely right. You had to be very conscience of being smooth with the throttle. And I had gone up 2 teeth in the rear too, made it more "twitchy" than "responsive". But flashing the ECU fixed all that.The 06 Gen 2's had horrible fueling, Almost un-rideable, but Yamaha got it figured out by 2009.
Seneca Rock? Great riding area. Guys ride all the way to Tail of the Dragon, mostly so they can say they've done it, but there are roads in Va. & W Va. that rival it. I'll take Back of the Dragon any day.They are about 25# less horsepower than an FJR, but nearly 200# less weight
Here's my first gen headed out for a trip to West Virginia. I use a smaller cut down windshield to keep the wind off my chest and my head in clean air.
I have seen a lot of folks replaced the FJR mirrors with the FZ ones, but I've wondered why? Is there a reason to do this other than having broken the FJR ones?Nice lookin scoot.
BTW, for those that are interested. The rear view mirrors in Ferret's pic (Gen I FZ) are direct bolt on replacements for the FJR's.