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post #1 of 8 Old 03-17-2016, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Soooo I got an FZ1 today! I thought my Bandit was fun.

I thought my stage 3 02 Naked Bandit 1200 was fun. Oh boy have I been missing out! I just got this 01 today with 41k on the clock paid 2100 which seems like an alright deal around this time. Guy seemed to really maintain it well, just needs a few minor things (cables). He rebuilt the front forks, put on an R6 rear shock and flush mount signals. Everything else it stock, which is nice. Only thing that concerns me is the tires are blistered, I mean there's almost no chicken strips on her and the tires have boogers. Runs great and pulls hard, so no complaints at all! Really excited for the weather to warm up!

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-18-2016, 06:13 AM
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We could say better with photos, but tire boogers aren't necessarily a bad thing, just means it was rode hard and the tires got hot

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-18-2016, 08:49 PM
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A good friend of mine had a couple of those things. They are very nice bikes. But by my standards they're a big ol barge. How my friend did what he did on curvy roads and Putnam, on that big old thing, I'll never know. I told him a hundred times that I was glad he wasn't on a 600, I'd have never been able to keep up.

Sounds like your FZ has had some Suspention work. That's good. They need it. Throw on a can, and rejet those carbs, and it will run better, a lot better.

Sounds like your bike has been on a track, or at least the tires have.....

But honestly, that's a 15 year old bike. Have you ridden anything new lately?

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After I wrecked my first 919 I bought an FZ1. I was never really comfortable on it, it just seemed like I shouldnt be going 130mph on something so heavy, which also had weak brakes and suspension. (you could say that about any retail bike tho). Back to my second 919 and I dont ever want to go that fast again. Id give the bike an ok fit and finish rating tho.

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That thing looks awesome! Definitely a sexy bike. I wouldn't complain about having some more pics. . .
What're your plans for it? Is it your daily street bike? Sounds like it's a good realistic fun bike: Yamaha FZ1 | First Ride & Review | Motorcyclist Online

Will that new shock and fork bits have as much effect as they do on the 919? If so, you may never look upon a Bandit the same again.

Enjoy!

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Back to my second 919 and I dont ever want to go that fast again. Id give the bike an ok fit and finish rating tho.
Why not? You'd easily hit 135-137 at PIR if you wanted to, and safely that is.

Man I miss the tracks of the north west!

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That thing looks awesome! Definitely a sexy bike. I wouldn't complain about having some more pics. . .
What're your plans for it? Is it your daily street bike? Sounds like it's a good realistic fun bike: Yamaha FZ1 | First Ride & Review | Motorcyclist Online

Will that new shock and fork bits have as much effect as they do on the 919? If so, you may never look upon a Bandit the same again.

Enjoy!

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Just a daily street bike is what I'll be using it for. I also have a Built 94 5.0 I drive on occasion so it'll just fill that gap between my daily driver and the Mustang. Like my Bandit did.

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I thought about a 919, but they are getting hard to find in good condition and at a decent price. My buddies dad had one for 9 years and I loved that bike. It was matte black with red accents and a power commander. He sold it with 33k on the clock for almost nothing, but I wasn't aware he was trying to sell it or I definitely would have bought it. He also recommended me to the carbed FZ because he said they are very fun and bulletproof bikes. Apparently the Fuel Injected ones had problems with the fuel trim and they didn't feel as powerful.

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