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I did, the first 2 days. Sitting at a light with the engine hot in neutral, then squeezing the clutch, the engine rpms dropped down low and the bike died. It was a little hard to then restart. A second issue had to do with hot re-starts. At the first fuel-up...again a hot engine, the bike was difficult to restart. At this point with these two issues, I had maybe 20 miles on the bike. Then I did a hard break-in, changed the oil and filter and both those issues disappeared.

Apparently, reading the other FZ07/MT07 forum, some other people have issues with stalling that have not gone away, including occasional dying when slowing to a stop as well as what I described with my stall while waiting for the light to change. So there is a stalling issue with some bikes.

One thing about this bike is that you must give it a little more throttle than with many bikes. Some bikes will set off without even any throttle in fact, but if you don't give the FZ07 some throttle, the bike will also die. I also did this a couple of times..OK more like 4 times, but this is not really an issue with the bike as much as just learning how the bike works. The stalling on its own is an issue. You may recall the 2013 Ninja 300 had stalling issues. That was eventually resolved with new ECUs on a recall about a year after the bike was released in the US. I think we can expect something coming from Yamaha about stalling as well. Has anyone else experienced stalling with their new FZ-07?
 

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mine die once too at a light i doubt is user error but then again still in break in mode mine got 20 miles lol oil sediments and every thing in the engine still new will find out how its run after break in but i'm planning to get a power commander V and remapping everything after the break in period any way lol
 

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No issues here, either before or after the first oil change. Agree it is a little easier to stall when taking off from a standstill than some FI bikes, but just takes me back to the days of carbs. Wouldn't consider it a fault.

(edit - it does take a little longer to start than any of my other bikes - a second or so of cranking - but that sounds like the lightened starter motor from what i've read).
 

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Yes, it does take a little longer to start, but that is for sure normal with this bike. Apparently, there is a stall issue affecting some bikes though. Perhaps not many, but it is hard to say. The MT/FZ-07 forum has a few reports of stalling with clutch pull on occasion that isn't related to not giving it throttle when setting off, with the bike just dying on its own either while waiting at a stop light, or slowing to come to a stop. I have been through this before with the Ninja 300. Some people had it, some didn't. Eventually Kawa did acknowledge the problem (took them about 1 year) and they replaced all the ECUs. In the meantime, many people never had an issue with the Ninja 300 stalling. There it was more than an off and on thing though as it appears to be with the MT-07. It would happen a lot. My Ninja 300 had the stall. It happened twice when I took the bike around the block at the dealer after first buying it, so it was there from day one. I eventually traded that bike away because of the stall and before Kawa came up with a fix. It is also quite possible, Yamaha has made changes in the ECU since they released the MT-07. We tried comparing vin. numbers, but that is just a guess cause they are different model numbers...MT-07 vs. FZ-07. For all I know, they started over at 0001 with the FZ-07 model. Anyway, something to keep an eye on, if you should experience a stall.
 

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Now i got 180 miles on the bike it hasn't stall so far but i got to say i hate break in period car and motorcycle are passing me left and right :-( not fun to ride like grandma...
 

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I've done a few slow, long break-ins by the manual so to speak, along with mostly hard break-ins and I can't tell the difference. What got me thinking about it initially is the small scooters. Who breaks in a 50 cc scooter slowly? Nobody is who. You can't and ride the thing in traffic. It's wide open throttle all the time just to keep up with traffic. Yet those little bikes break-in just fine,

At least with the FZ-07 you have the choice of how to break it in....hard or by the manual, and once you do unleash the horses, it has some nice power to look forward to.
 

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As far as break-in .. all I'm doing is varying speeds, not exceeding 65 (not often up there) and trying to keep it under 5K rpm's. Also on and off the highway .. and no seriously rapid accelerations. I can wait for that.
 

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I haven't read the manual, but that sounds like what Yamaha would recommend. Usually after 600 miles and the first oil change, you can run up to say 7000 rpms, but save the 10,000 rpms for after 1000 miles. With the hard break-in, you warm the bike up, then go to redline immediately. Who knows? Engines seem to be indestructible these days. About the only failed engines I hear about are people running out of oil or someone who has modified the engine and runs the bike above redline. That's other engines. I haven't heard of any failed FZ-07 engines.

The faster the bike, the less of a hardship it is to go by the book. I mentioned the 50 cc scooter and how you almost have to ride it at max rpms. People who ride small bikes like the 250s and 300s have some trouble too. As I recall with my Gixxer 1000 and Triumph Street Triple r, you were supposed to keep it below 8,000 rpms before the first oil change at 600 miles, but 8,000 rpms was about 80 mph on the Triumph and 100 mph on the Gixxer...not that hard to do.
 

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The K&N no. would be KN-204, KN-303, KN303C, and KN198. The Yamaha filter no. is 5GH-13440-20. This is probably the most common filter used on motorcycles...fits the Ninja 650, Triumph Street Triple r, Ninja 300, FZ-09,plus many more. This web page might be helpful. All the filters listed under {5} will fit the FZ-07. Some of those listed are longer than the oem filter, but those listed for motorcycles are all the same length as the oem Yamaha filter. The cheapie in the group is the Fram PH6017A available in Walmart at about half the price of the oem filter from the dealer. http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html

I copied this from the FZ-09 forum. The FZ-09 takes the same filter so all these will fit. Looks pretty much like the first list: http://www.fz-09forums.com/forum/yamaha-fz-09-parts-accessories/1930-oil-filter-cross-reference.html
 

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I had something similar happen to me on my CBR250r. What i was able to find is that its a back pressure issue with small fuel injected systems. But i have yet to stall on this bike. I dgaf about breaking it in, I've hit 115 for in very short bursts and i still have less than 300 miles. Everything's running fine. Im taking it in a 600 for the dealer stuff and then not fucking with anything too gnarly till the warranty runs out
 

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The K&N no. would be KN-204, KN-303, KN303C, and KN198. The Yamaha filter no. is 5GH-13440-20. This is probably the most common filter used on motorcycles...fits the Ninja 650, Triumph Street Triple r, Ninja 300, FZ-09,plus many more. This web page might be helpful. All the filters listed under {5} will fit the FZ-07. Some of those listed are longer than the oem filter, but those listed for motorcycles are all the same length as the oem Yamaha filter. The cheapie in the group is the Fram PH6017A available in Walmart at about half the price of the oem filter from the dealer. http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html

I copied this from the FZ-09 forum. The FZ-09 takes the same filter so all these will fit. Looks pretty much like the first list: http://www.fz-09forums.com/forum/yamaha-fz-09-parts-accessories/1930-oil-filter-cross-reference.html
so fz09 and fz07 uses the same filters?
 

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No stalling for me after 144 miles. Only at one light and that was my fault, not enough throttle and too much clutch.
 

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No stalling on mine. I can pull away from a stop with no/ very little gas. The start up is funny on a cold start then normal on a warm/hot re start. I kinda like the cold start sequence. It's sort like one two, one two, fuel and then ignition. But again at a warm start it fires right up. I am keeping any eye out for the stalling issue. It seems to be a problem in some units.
 

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So far, no stalling here....and BTW...the rev limiter does work!
 

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100 mph is as fast as I've had this bike and it got there reasonably fast. When I had the Gixxer 1000 (last year) I would hit 140-150 on that same road, then have to slow down for rapidly approaching curve. Now that was just nuts, but I had to get it out of my system. With the Gixxer, you don't really know how fast you are going when you open the throttle until you let off the throttle because the digital speedo moves so fast you can't read the numbers. Then it drops quickly from compression braking even in 6th gear at those speeds until you are back to 120 mph or so.... quick downshift to 5th, brake and there's the curve which you enter at 80 mph nearly too hot with a posted 50 mph speed limit. Crazy, I know, and dangerous as hell but I have a wild streak.
 
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