BC Sport Bikes Forum banner

81 - 96 of 96 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
530 Posts
Discussion Starter #81
Well I've got a deposit on it to hold it until Wednesday when I can make it there. It's a dealer bike.

I've done a ton of research on them and they seem to be quite bulletproof. Only issues at all I could find were a super small percentage of cracked frames in 06-07 but none by '08. Was a manufacturing process error that Yamaha sorted. I believe it's the 04 r1 motor that's in it, now I don't know the series of r1 engines well enough to know if that's the same as 06 or not. But by all reports they are quite bulletproof and powerful. It's retuned for more low-midrange but still apparently a peaky motor.

Looks bone stock and they just described it as good condition and that they 'checked it over'. Wednesday I'll check it over myself. Lol. Kind of hung up on the test ride though. I mean it is a 12-13 year old bike, 30,000km. They said i could secure it with a deposit until I can test ride it, still pretty wintery here. But on any given day that's clear I could bundle up and spin it around a bit I think. In Kelowna maybe? *Where I'm at never. We have feet of snow around still and really crappy roads. *I think this will tick most of the boxes for me. *And if it doesn't I'll just get a different bike next year it would seem.

I may be trading my f4i but that seems unlikely. I believe I'll do better cash deal and selling my f4i privately. I'll see what numbers we come up with though.*

Here's a link to the actual bike:
*
**https://www.kelownayamaha.ca/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=7451011&p=1&vc=sport touring&s=Year&d=D&t=preowned&fr=xPreOwnedInventory
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
530 Posts
Discussion Starter #83
That's correct, most info I've read refers to it as the 04 r1 engine. They are pushing about 150hp stock in the 2nd gen fz1(2006+). *Quite plugged up apparently with the ability for some significant gains with exhaust and tuning.*

*Tomorrow(which is today for me as I work graveyards) is the day. Hoping it checks out. I really like this colour and the touring edition of this bike.*
 

·
Original Pirate Material
Joined
·
1,063 Posts
Great bikes, have ridden the 1st gen. Low on torque, but overall a well-balanced well-handling street bike. I strongly suggest you try out a Ninja 1000.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
530 Posts
Discussion Starter #85
Wel it's a done deal now anyways.*

Turned out better than I'd hoped when I went to look at it. One owner bike sold new from Kelowna Yamaha and traded in there. Clean title and good maintenance history. Also $1700 dealer invoice of all maintenance just done to it. Plugs, filters, tires, fork seals, brake service, coolant swap. Basically everything that could possibly need to be looked at.

We came to an agreement of how any possible issues would be handled if present on the first couple rides of the season. So I felt confident buying this time of year.

Couple decent scratches on the saddlebags and a couple little scratches paint wear here and there but nothing alarming.

TMR I have no doubts from all my research that the ninja 1k is a fantastic bike and certainly a much more torquey ride than this fz. But coming from my f4i I believe I will be satisfied with the available torque and I'm used to having big top end which the fz is known for so I believe it will fit my riding style. I've also read that the gen 2 are superior handling to the gen1 with the aluminum twin spar frame supposedly offering much better stability for higher speed cornering.

Regardless it would seem part of the fun for me is trying different bikes/upgrading. So I'll just go with it and if the heart starts burning for some different ride in the future I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

*
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,692 Posts
Congratulations on the purchase.. solid bike i'm sure. I dont think i've ever heard a negative word on 'em.

thats something. You can use the insert image option , looks like a tree centered in
canvas just below the attachments button when using advanced mode.

its a pretty big image so i'll let you do it.

you can also just right click / copy the url, image address link you already shared.

insert between


i just tried it , works great.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,934 Posts
well done. first NBD post of the year?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
530 Posts
Discussion Starter #93
I'll admit I jumped on this early as I have been keeping my eye on the fz1 supply for awhile and had found the touring edition to espescially be a bit of a unicorn anywhere close to local to me. *The dealer pretty much had me at 'one owner sold by us and traded in to us' with clean title. Once we started going through the service history and then capped off by their last run through/maintaining of the bike it was sealed. I mean everything was done/looked at by them. Everything I mentioned before plus chain/sprockets and new tires too. *

Anyone interested in a well maintained f4i? *Lol. Gotta get it up for sale as one of the bosses stipulations. As well as I've been given a one year zero mods ban. I doubt that'll hold up though. :coffee

It's killing me a bit as I have to pick it up still. I've got to workout the logistics of getting it unloaded safely at home. My nice spot on my property where I usually load/unload is snowed right in. *I do have a flatbed trailer with a nice ramp I could use but it's probably a couple hrs of tractor work to get it plowed out and I've never transported a streetbike on a trailer before. Maybe I'll just ride it home if the day was nice? *
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
530 Posts
Discussion Starter #95
Ring of power went on 16 years ago. The man card ship has long since set sail.

I'm pretty thankful really that my woman supports me in being a bit of a lunatic.

*
 
81 - 96 of 96 Posts
Top