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FZ07 2662 mile long distance review and tips

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Tark
I can't wait for an after market seat. Any idea of when these might be coming out?

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howworkclutch
I still don't understand the whole windscreen thing. If you have a modern full face helmet riding a naked at 80mph is no big deal. I can do I all day without fatigue.
 
However: the helmet buffering caused my a screen drives me bonkers. I stopped alongside the highway once and ripped a screen off and slung it into the woods because it was making me crazy.
 
I really think this piece of advice is a leftover from the days when helmets were bulky wind bricks.
 
600 miles a day on a middleweight is pretty hardcore. Good on ya. Cross country rides are good for the head. If you can find a like-minded buddy to ride with it becomes epic adventure. Sadly it takes years to find that one good riding buddy.
 
Oh hey here's a tip: carry an extra one gallon fuel can. Sometimes you need fuel but you feel great and don't want to stop. Pull over and out your one gallon in the tank and hit the road again. You'll find that your body will want a break before the gallon is gone so no need to carry more than a gallon (unless you're conditioned for long haul riding).

-HowWorkClutch

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Guru
Wow, 2662 miles! That's what I call a road trip! Thanks for sharing.

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TwistedTorque
Awesome trip. More pics!
 
As for the puig windscreen, I pre-ordered with motovationusa last week and was told 7 - 10 days which would be this week. I'll post when mine ships and when it's installed.

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thestache
Thanks for the info, nice post
 
Before I rode the FZ07, I had a cruiser, and with the windscreen, I actually got more wind, that bothered me than with no screen on the naked FZ07. Although, on a long trip it might help.
 
man, I love Estes Park, gorgeous area. I remember the first time I saw the hotel from The Shining as we drove bye, I was about 13

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cassecou
Thanks for chairing the adventure. Any details on the throttle lock?

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nmucat
Wabill - thats so simple its genius.

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hippiebikerchick
Thanks for chairing the adventure. Any details on the throttle lock?
These are the best throttle locks out there! http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/go-cruise-throttle-control/
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IMG_1832.jpgWhen you installed this did you use the silicon ring? Are you still happy with it?

 

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p0k3yiii
Wabill - thats so simple its genius.
lol those where my exact words 

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rnlarry
Sounds like you had a great trip. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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JWP
Dravyck,
Thanks for the post. I'm planning on doing long weekend trips with my wife on her FZ, and appreciate the full windscreen feedback. Any updates on seats? I only last about an hour.
 
I just sat on the new FJ-09, sport touring version of the FZ09, and am hoping for an FJ07.

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dravyck
Glad it helped. THe only seat upgrade I've seen so far has been http://corbin.com/yamaha/yfz714g.shtml looks pretty nice.
 
Madstad recently came out with their windscreens for the fz07 http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.13002/.f will definetly be getting this before my next trip out to Colorado this Summer.

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marthy
Nice ride! Been 2 years since my last long ride, way over due.
 
Going over the old girl now, 50K mile tune up. (2009 FZ6R)
 
Been wanting to do a East Coast trip for a while. Did a quick map of it last week with a few day rest in Montreal (home town).

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JWP
Our Madstad windscreen arrived last week and my wife loves it so far. We did a fast run up HWY 1 on Sunday and it handled it well, about 150 miles total. Fast for us is 75-80 mph.
 
A rule of thumb for windscreen height is found at http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Fairing.html#Height
The short version is you should be able to see over the windscreen at a spot between 30 and 60 feet from the front wheel.
 
We got the 20" windscreen for my 5'4" wife. In the upmost position, she can see over the screen a spot about 30 feet away. If I had it to do over again, I'd have gotten the 22" screen.
 
Also, fiddle with the angle of the screen. A 10 degree change made a huge difference in turbulence and wind blockage. We're about 30 degrees from upright.

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tommyvto
Awesome...sure you had a most uplifting time (most of the way) windshields can make or break a bike need a adjustable wingmd guard lol...thanks for your adventure....PS yes remember layers can be taken off only if u have them ..even the simple rain liner
 

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