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New to me 2008 FZ1
« on: 08/20/18 09:36AM »
I found this bike on the Bay Area Riders Forum, and was impressed with the build and attention to detail.

The seller lowered his price to the "make me an offer I can't refuse level" so I bought it.

I flew up Saturday, seller picked me up a the airport, I looked at the bike, did the paperwork, and began my trek home.

Initially I thought I would spend the weekend in the bay area visiting friends and enjoying the bay, but with the reality of the hot weather I decided to get on the road right away.  After a quick stop at Berkeley Yamaha for a cramp buster  I took the 101 hoping for some coastal cooling, and with the exception of about 2 hours of temps near 100 south of San Jose the ride was mostly pleasant.

The bike cleaned up well, and I'm looking forward to riding with everyone soon.




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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #1 on: 08/20/18 10:00AM »
Looks clean hope you enjoy it. I found mine had considerable wind buffeting with the larger screen how yours? Just remembered I have a brand new in the box Power Commander V for the FZ1 1/2 price for you if interested?  :7:

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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #2 on: 08/20/18 10:07AM »
nice ride
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #3 on: 08/20/18 07:12PM »
Never mind I see it has one as well as ivans ecu plus upgraded suspension and breaks. I'd like to give it a spin to compare to mine. Should be a great ride
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #4 on: 08/20/18 09:58PM »
Beautiful!  I like the paint scheme

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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #5 on: 08/20/18 11:16PM »
Beautiful!  I like the paint scheme

thanks, she's a beauty :)
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #6 on: 08/21/18 06:43AM »
I found mine had considerable wind buffeting with the larger screen how yours?

Yes, the wind buffeting was more than noticeable. I have some spares at the seller's house in a box to include stock Forks stock windshield footpegs brake calipers and a bunch of other stuff, but I wasn't able to carry everything back. Thanks for reminding me though, I need to make arrangements to get that stuff cuz he might just throw it away if I don't
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #7 on: 08/21/18 08:17AM »
One of the shop mechanics at the old closed Yamaha place in San Juan Cap had one of these, same color scheme. I always eyed it when I went in for stuff.

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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #8 on: 08/21/18 11:06AM »
For $5000?! The ohlins alone would cost $4000 (brand new) + full system (maybe pcv  and custom tuned) + paint job. You basically got the bike for free. Great deal!!!!
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #9 on: 08/21/18 09:44PM »
For $5000?! The ohlins alone would cost $4000 (brand new) + full system (maybe pcv  and custom tuned) + paint job. You basically got the bike for free. Great deal!!!!

And R1 brakes, and quick shifter, and rizoma bars, and corbin and the lady rear seat, and sargent main seat, and extra brake pads, and oil filters and on and on.... you pretty much took the thoughts out of my head... (hey, the bike is kind of free)
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #10 on: 08/22/18 08:55AM »
Wow Chris...you scored. At $5000 for that bike, I would have 'fly-n-ride' as far east as Utah for it.

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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #11 on: 08/25/18 03:35PM »
My 2009 is set up very similar to yours. I love the bike. Classic Yamaha graphics look great too. Windscreens are easy to replace. Mine is slightly higher than stock. I put a Givi rack tail box on it and with the tall bars, corbin seat it made a very nice sport touring bike. I have taken the rack off if you want it. Using mine as a track bike and sport bike now. I just can't seem to part with either the FZ1 or my 99 VFR800.
Great score. I do recommend the Hyperpro steering damper if you want to get the most out of your suspension upgrades. Bike is stunningly stable at track lean angles.

Post up and lets ride sometime. Actually there's a ride posted for The Pretender's farewell to S. Cal ride tomorrow at Glendora Mt. Road.  I plan on attending. Hope to see you there.
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #12 on: 08/26/18 07:36PM »
Sweet looking yammie .
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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #13 on: 08/27/18 09:47AM »
*snip* I put a Givi rack tail box on it *snip* I have taken the rack off if you want it

Yes please

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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #14 on: 08/28/18 09:40PM »
Congrats Chris that thing looks obscenely cool!

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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #15 on: 09/06/18 12:07PM »
maybe try one of those clip on screens on top of the windshield took the buffeting out of my Silverwing 600.

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Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« Reply #16 on: 09/06/18 04:51PM »
maybe try one of those clip on screens on top of the windshield took the buffeting out of my Silverwing 600.

Thanks for reminding me; I need to get a windscreen :)
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