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.
bhilker0604: Anyone tried the latest blipper from FTechtu? Install any easier? Blipper work better than the older version?
Apr 18, 2019 3:41:29 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi evitzee, thanks for responding, it looks like the switch has fixed it. The luggage wasn’t full, it worked fine and the bike handled beautifully through the tight, twisty roads. The luggage is Ventura from NZ. I had a professional setup my suspension.
Apr 14, 2019 2:59:59 GMT -7
willbuybikes: It seems to be worse when it is full of fuel and opening the filler cap changes nothing. Apparently the dealer bench tested the fuel pump and said it was fine.
Apr 14, 2019 2:56:49 GMT -7
willbuybikes: I believe the switch replacement has fixed the cruise control problem. As for the starting issue, I suspect I will have to wait another 6 months to see if it is fixed, as we are heading into winter. I always assumed it was fuel related.
Apr 14, 2019 2:55:39 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi RedAndBlack, thanks for responding, no I have not cleaned my chain on the race stand but my mate with an MT-10SP has and he had the warning light come on and couldn’t change ride settings, like engine mapping. I only oil my chain that way and not long..
Apr 14, 2019 2:54:30 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi mikemt, thanks for responding, I gather you are referring to my luggage lol. Hey, this bike is a wheelie device!
Apr 14, 2019 2:51:47 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi Aussie, thanks for responding, in case you are interested, my extras are the MT-10 Akrapovic can, OEM heated grips, OEM comfort seat, OEM Windshield, Oggy Knobs and Ventura Rack. I also put the OEM Knuckle Guards on last weekend. I am very happy with it
Apr 14, 2019 2:51:04 GMT -7
beakyboy: new owner. 1400 miles on a fz10. low rpm shudder up to maybe 2000rpm. normal because of the flat plane?
Apr 5, 2019 18:03:43 GMT -7
3lseeker: I would like to see a black T-shirt with a White MT-10 (Wireframe - Front View) with BOLD WHITE MT10 Logo under it... Can you "picture it"
Mar 4, 2019 11:06:54 GMT -7
Cruizin: And, please dont post in ALL CAPS. Same goes on facebook, reddit, pretty much any social media site, never post in all caps.
Feb 26, 2019 16:10:08 GMT -7
Cruizin: mineharley its really easy. open a board in the topic you want to talk about, click that big button that says "create thread, and type. Then click "submit". If you want to reply to a post, go to the bottom of the thread and type in that big box, reply.
Feb 26, 2019 16:09:29 GMT -7
mineharley: I have 1200 miles on my mt 10 the last 2 fillups on chevron 93 octain I have gotten 35 miles per gallon mostely in town riding next week iAM PUTTING 2 BROTHERS EXHAUST WITH CAT REPLACEMENT IAM HOPING TO NCRSS POWER AND FUEL ECONOMY ALSO HAVING IT DYNOED AT
Feb 24, 2019 8:27:49 GMT -7
mineharley: could some one tell me how to use the posts and how you put them in the posts of proper subjuct matter thank you michael j mueller
Feb 24, 2019 5:08:34 GMT -7
stealthunion: I am interested in the OEM bar if you still have them. How much shipped to Seattle, WA? Thanks!
Feb 9, 2019 13:01:12 GMT -7
tupphead: Jesus I'll get it right eventually BSD Performance
Jan 18, 2019 11:14:35 GMT -7
tupphead: I meant BAD Performance in Peterborough which is closer forme
Jan 18, 2019 11:10:49 GMT -7
tupphead: Thanks for the link exuptoy It's a good vid, but Bristol is a bit of a treck for me.
Jan 18, 2019 11:07:49 GMT -7
joeysako: Hey guys! I bought my '17 FZ-10 a little over a week ago. Brand new with "0" miles. I am coming from an 09 R1 and I still ride an 07 Warrior. I do love my Yamahas First upgrade will be a 2wheeldyno ECU flash and not sure which pipe....
Jan 17, 2019 5:11:51 GMT -7