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doodsaibot

Yamaha rider, soon to be fz07 owner

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doodsaibot
Hey fellas! I am a younger guy in Central Texas that started riding motorcycles about a year ago, although, I do not yet have an FZ07. In my search for a new bike, I compared a few other rides to the FZ07; the Suzuki SV650, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Honda NC700. I found the 07 is the best choice for me in terms of power and straight up fun. I am hopping on this sight to gather as much info as possible on this FZ bike since I plan on turning it into a light touring bike when I get it. I didn't come to the site empty handed, however. I currently ride a 1983 Yamaha Maxim 400. It's a lightweight (410 lbs.) parallel twin, DOHC high rev motor much like the FZ. It's a nice entry level Yamaha and I have ridden 6,000 miles with it in about a year. Everything from city streets to highways to twisty hill country back roads. I love this bike and hope to add the 07 to my collection. Not sure how to post photos yet but when I figure it out I can post some of my vintage Yamaha. http://i.imgur.com/f6A7Osi.jpg   http://i.imgur.com/UnoliPa.jpg        http://i.imgur.com/uuAC1aE.jpg    http://i.imgur.com/qLdF6IO.jpg  http://i.imgur.com/aAJQTUd.jpg
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doodsaibot
OK, I figured out how to post photos.

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i28
That is a badass bike!
Welcome to the forums and enjoy the FZ when you get it!
 
Also, that mortal kombat theme is awesome. One of the 3 video games I've ever really enjoyed

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doodsaibot
Thanks, i28! I have put quite a bit of work into this ride. I had to completely tear apart and rebuild the carburetors which was a learning experience for me since I am not a mechanic and was not familiar with motorcycles in general. After that, I converted the headlight to a 4300K HID bulb and had a friend help me slap on some new Kenda tires. The bike sat in a garage with virtually no miles on it for years before I bought it. I also swapped all the instrument cluster bulbs and brake light bulbs to LED and installed a 6000K underglow kit for better visibilty (and style). Got rid of the 80's style antenna mirrors for low profile bar end mirrors and put on some lower set Euro handlebars. It looks and rides like a cruiser but revs up real high and redlines at 10,000 RPMs. I just eclipsed 9,400 miles on the odometer today with 6,000 of those miles being mine. I plan on doing more this year before I get the 07 which I am sure will be a hell of a lot more powerful and can carry me a bit further than this 400. And yes, MK is a classic!
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12ival
welcome! you came to the right place for info.

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Eastern Kayaker
Welcome! Nice first ride, let us know when you get your FZ-07. 

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Beemer
Welcome aboard! Nice bike! Your bike took me back a ways to the days of the muscular, inline four cruiser's and big daddy, VMax.  You're going to love the step up in everything with the FZ.

Beemer

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