Nothing today but so far I had to mount a new S21(?) rear tire, got a nail in the OEM. So far so good. I got the comfort seat, very nice. I have the tall windscreen on the way and I would like to get the saddle bags.
Oh, I also took the Shorai L.I. battery out of my FZ1 and put it in the FZ-10. These Shorai's are really great, like 5 lbs lighter than Lead Acid and I've used them in track bikes that get started every month or two and daily commuters, all the same starts right up, no issues.
Hand guards, heated grips and a tail tidy in the future.
I started by doing my first oil change at 600 miles...used the Hi-Flo Race filter and my trusty Rotella T6. Excited to start opening her up more.
I also re-connected my EXUP valve...the ONLY reason I did this was due to the fact that I am going into 2wheeldynoworks this week to begin working with Nels to get the tuning and dyno runs done on my bike. He said he wanted to have it stock to start so he can mess with everything as a good base point. The EXUP won't last long as I will be doing an exhaust soon but locking it open did make for a nice sound differece with no negative impact that I could feel.
I added some bobbins to the swingarm so I could finally use my rear stand. I am waiting on my bar ends which are being turned down for a mounting surface for my CRG Arrow Mirrors, but I feel the front end of the bike looks much better without the stock mirrors. While I was at it I changed the grips to something softer as I was just not feeling the stockers. Also removed the front reflectors to clean up the forks, the rears will come off when I get the fender eliminator of course.
I did add a tail bag as I have not fully adjusted coming from an Adventure bike with what felt like unlimited storage. It took some fiddling as the FZ-10 rear seat is an odd ball shape but it fits good now and functionality for the price seems great so far.
Last but not least, I removed the rear foot pegs. I just used the stock bolts in place for now until I get some plugs. Doesn't look terrible.
I am STILL waiting on my Evotech radiator and oil cooler guards...really hoping they are worth it but I will post back when I get them installed as well as the mirrors. I love this thing more and more each time I ride it.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2016 14:30:19 GMT -7 by gord1895
Post by guywithfz10 on Sept 20, 2016 15:42:46 GMT -7
Rode through a thunderstorm yesterday so washed my bike again today. I washed my bike on Sunday and just my luck throwing me into a storm the next day. I reminded myself to take a before and after photo but completely forgot. My baby was just absolutely filthy though. Took a bit of time and effort to clean off all the junk from the forks and rear shocks.
So cool that you found another fz-10! Did u meet the owner?
I did. We were just chatting about the FZ-10 and the owner loves his bike. He's got an akrapovic exhaust on it and pazzo levers. He was parked at a different parking stall but he brought his bike over beside mine for some photos.