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    Re: Riding above ~7K

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
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    I'm surprised to learn how may of us geezers ride an FZ6. I've always thought of it as a "starter bike" (I'm a reluctant owner - I bought from a friend of my son who was entering the Navy). But after making suspension and seating mods, I've come to see it as a modern standard and even a light duty tourer. Aren't we supposed to be riding $20k BMW's at our age? Damn we're a cheap bunch. Smart too.
    You couldn't give me a BMW... (That'll get things really started).. I can easily afford a top end BMW, or anything else.

    The FZ is plenty fast enough, bullet proof, great mileage, NEVER been to a shop for repairs. Easy to work on, suits all my needs.

    I'm a "Yamaha guy" (owned other makes as well), Don't care for the looks of the newer bikes either. Different
    sized headlights, rear, stand alone fender that sticks out like a sore thumb? Ugh...



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    2007 Yamaha FZ6- BD43 headlight mod, PIAA bulbs, Stebal air horn, Scorpion SS pipes-(no DB killers), Speedohealer, HEL SS brake lines, Fenda Extenda, K&P SS re-usable oil filter, custom mounted BMW style electrical outlet(L.S.), Techmount GPS mount with handlebar bar risers/set backs, additional helmet lock, custom mod'ed seat(Spencers), Hyper light-rear running/brake light, custom radiator/fan protector, Techspec tank pads, Grip Puppies, Yamaha rear rack with custom aluminum flat rack.

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    Re: Riding above ~7K

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Also curious what your thoughts on the FZ6 vs the ST3? I think I may grab one in the future.

    Also don't see too many people from Reno here. Will be making my annual pilgrimage home in a few weeks.
    VegasRyder is the only other rider here from Reno. We've ridden together a couple times. It's off season now, as you know if you are from here. The S3R is in the house for the winter. My Sprint is in a garage.all tucked up in with a trickle charger and blankie.

    I loved my FZ6. The only thing lacking, for me, was low end torque. My Sprint has TONS of torque. The S3R has less, but still much more than the FZ6. I have stock exhaust on my S3R, so it has a generic triple sound, but I'm more into the performance. I keep up with the big boys riding up and down Geiger Grade for sure. My Sprint is another matter. It has an aftermarket exhaust (sorry, don't know which one, lol). It is screaming. Love it!
    Silly boys, sportbikes are for girls...

    2007 Yamaha FZ6 - Faster Blue one - sold, 2006 Triumph Sprint ST 1050, 2014 Triumph Street Triple R

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    Re: Riding above ~7K

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    Off topic...

    I'm surprised to learn how may of us geezers ride an FZ6. I've always thought of it as a "starter bike" (I'm a reluctant owner - I bought from a friend of my son who was entering the Navy). But after making suspension and seating mods, I've come to see it as a modern standard and even a light duty tourer. Aren't we supposed to be riding $20k BMW's at our age? Damn we're a cheap bunch. Smart too.
    Ya, if i shared my fubar financial bs post divorce it might explain a bit. I've had liter bikes and like them but this is more fun as I can hang or lead **them** through the canyons. Fix the suspension and its a great little bike!
    54 fwiw....

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    R6 Forks, R1 Rear Shock (revalved), 6 Ignition Advance, S1 CAT free Header, SS Mid-Pipe, 2Bro Exhaust, AIS block off plates, Bazzaz Z-Fi Fuel Controller & Z-AFM Data Logger, Air Box mod, CR10E Plugs, 48-Tooth Rear Sprocket, FZ1 Bars, Spider Grips, Adj levers, Powder Coated -Triple, Bars & Rear Sets, Solid mounted rear-sets w/knurled pegs, Dual Headlight, Tail Tidy, LED Combo Brake & Directionals, LED POD lights & Tinted PUIG Wind Screen!

 

 
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