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  1. 4 points
    Reg ole steel(OEM) style sprockets can last a long time vs fancy light(alum, hybirds,etc) weight ones... My general rule is if chain/sprocket is less than a few thousand miles old I will swap out parts but once they start going past 5-7k miles I feel better off replacing both chain and sprocket... The reason I replace both chain/sprocket is because "they" wear in together...if one replaces just the chain at approx 15k miles even if the sprocket don't "look" worn (eyeballing) you will chew up the new chain fairly quickly.. They are consumables in my book- just like car brake pads/rotors( you replace both inner and outer pads) and machine the rotors(if cheaper than buying new ones)... FYI: Yamaha kinda irked me using 525 sized chain instead of a 520 sized chain... Not alot of aftermarket for 525 vs 520... Even new R1s have 520 chains ... I find 520 is stocked in stores quite a bit vs 525... ------ you can use 520 size chain if you also get 520 sized sprockets----
  2. 3 points
    You'll have better luck searching the forums for "brake pad" instead.
  3. 2 points
    Good info. I just wanted to add that using a 520 chain & sprockets is a nice way to lose weight and gain options usually at a cheaper price as you said, but if you go 520 don't go low end. Make sure the chain you choose is rated for the power output of your bike. The cheaper 520 chains aren't all rated for the power output of the MT/FZ-07. I chose a name brand 520 chain that is listed as appropriate for up to 1200cc engines.
  4. 1 point
    The “Cup Your Butt Seat” Hi, my name is “Ray”, and I have a tender butt. (Pause for reply) It’s been like that since birth. Falling on it as a youth resulted in days of being on the butt respirator. If you suffer from tender butt and haven’t found a comfortable seat for your FZ07, then this article may be what you have been looking for. You may be able to address your embarrassing tender butt anonymously by reading this article. Other riders have experienced good results with the Yamaha Comfort seat; not me. The ASTech custom gel insert; not me. The Airhawk Air Seat; not me. A piece of gel in a liner; not me. If you’re like me, you have a sore butt after only about 1/2 hour of riding. Well, now there’s the “Cup Your Butt” seat design, by yours truly; me. Here you go: The solution is simple: Cut some quilt batting the shape of your stock seat, excluding about 3" from wide back and 5" the narrow front. You’ll need about 25 layers. Then, layer by layer, cut them a tad shorter on the wide end by about 1/8” each; in other words, each layer gets shorter than the prior later by about 1/8". Put a nice ½” gel pad under it and make sure it is about ½” longer than the bottom layer of the quilt bats, on each end. You now have a graduating slope of padding sitting on a gel pad. It slopes from lower to higher from back to front. Put it in a liner made of leather or whatever you have or like. Now here’s the part you have to get: Place the liner with the padding about 1/3 to 1/2 the distance forward on your seat. That’s right. You have some bare stock seat showing. (gasp!) The part of the seat that is showing, slopes down and towards the front. Your home made seat cushion slopes backwards. When the stock seat slope and the home made seat are combined, you have a pocket for your posterior; the one slopes forward while the other slopes backward. Put in a prostate channel if you'd like. AND, you no longer have to hold yourself backwards in the seat with your legs since the seat isn't trying to slide you forward. Sit in it and pack it down. Wiggle around a bit. Get used to it. The batting stands very high, but packs down with weight. Once you’ve gotten the hang of getting settled in the right spot, it cups your butt, dispersing your weight more evenly over your butt and thighs between the stock seat and your newly made seat pad. From the attached pictures, you can see that I used an old Airhawk air pad liner with the air bladder removed. It’s fastened down to the seat with poster board putty. (I might replace it with a home made leather liner to get rid of that zipper). It stays put very nicely and can be adjusted very easily. Slide it to the front or the rear. Whatever works for you. I can ride for about 5 hours before pain begins to dominate my thoughts. Happy riding.
  5. 1 point
    I'm so glad this thread is here. I was second away from buying a tiger 800 but then I thought about this fz scrambler idea.
  6. 1 point
    Hopefully I'll have something to show by the end of the month
  7. 1 point
    Just change oil and filter, check, adjust and lubricate things yourself according to the manual. Or, have the dealer perform a simple routine service. Be careful as powersports dealers upsell everything just like the automotive industry does. A valve check at 6000 is excessive and unnecessary. Save yourself a bunch of money and spend it on gas, pizza and beer. Happy trails, This $.02 sponsored by BLR
  8. 1 point
    I'm very interested in this. Definitely want to see photos, and would love to buy one if you're selling them.
  9. 1 point
    Even a little wear on a sprocket can create a little slop on a new chain and wear it out prematurely. I wonder now if your slightly worn sprocket is the culprit for wearing out your chains. Are you sure everything is lined up properly? That can cause excessive wear also.
  10. 1 point
    Get a throttle lock. I love mine.
  11. 1 point
    I had the fuel cut off removed when I had my 2WDW flash done. I much prefer the Engine braking lessened. I didn't like the way it unsettled the bike anytime you rolled off the throttle even a little bit when going in anything other than a full upright straight direction on smooth pavement. It probably didn't help that it wasn't sprung correctly for my weight at that time but I've since corrected that problem as well.
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    Thanks a lot. I just paid for the flash online taking advantage of the sale this week. Perfect timing as I’m waiting for exhaust/intake/ filter to be shipped sometime next week. The ecu will be in the mail tomorrow headed out to you guys in Washington, looking forward to seeing the results and what change it has on my mt07.unleash the beast!
  14. 1 point
    I went for a ride today, and was really liking my EBC HH pads over the OEM ones on the front discs. I have had the EBC pads for about 1300 miles which means that I am use to them, but for some reason today I remembered just how lame the stock ones were. I don't get how some folks think the OEM pads are the best. I never did a thing other then change the pads as in no fluid change, bleeding or braided steel lines. So it really was an apple-to-apple comparison, and the OEMs sucked!
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