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Well decided to pick one of these up yesterday and absolutely love it! not quite as powerful as my 13 ducati hypermotard was but just as much fun and really comfortable.
SO far I have the Akrapovic titanum exhaust coming, new levers, motodynamics integrated tail light, plate eliminator, new front turn signals, just installed the oes sliders today and that's about it for now. Love the looks, comfort, and price what a blast!
Sorry for the crappy pics better ones to come once I get all my stuff installed on it.




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Awesome, I remember you from the wr forums and you gave me some pointer on the yz250f when I had it as well, good to see your here, with another excellent bike.
 

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Good to see you here, too.

The FZ-07 is a fun bike, probably the most fun street bike I've owned.
Great combination of traits that makes riding it a real pleasure.
I just had to get a Ti Akrapovic exhaust for that great sound the bike can make, a Dobeck EJK fuel programmer to go with it, and an Ohlins shock which can feel like magic.
 

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Good to see you here, too.

The FZ-07 is a fun bike, probably the most fun street bike I've owned.
Great combination of traits that makes riding it a real pleasure.
I just had to get a Ti Akrapovic exhaust for that great sound the bike can make, a Dobeck EJK fuel programmer to go with it, and an Ohlins shock which can feel like magic.
I have the Ti Akrapovic on the way, should be here Wednesday actually, did you find the Dobeck programmer completely necessary?? It seems most run exhaust without it?
 

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I have the Ti Akrapovic on the way, should be here Wednesday actually, did you find the Dobeck programmer completely necessary?? It seems most run exhaust without it?
My story with and thoughts on the EJK programmer:

I actually installed the EJK programmer first, when I still used the stock exhaust, and rode the bike for about 10 days like this.
With the programmer and the stock exhaust, my opinion is no, not necessary, and would not do it again.
I did that only to see if the programmer would improve the snatchy (sudden) throttle response when going from closed throttle to open throttle.
It did not.

However, it did smooth-out the feel of the bike (less thumpity-thump and more electric motor-like) and reduced the engine braking, two things I actually liked about the stock characteristics of the bike.
A whole lot, in fact, and I missed those characteristics.
So, while lots of guys seem to like this, I felt it a step backwards.
I was actually contemplating removing the EJK programmer and going back to stock to get that more-thumpity-thump feel back when I started to sense money in my wallet burning a hole through it.
So, I justified keeping the EJK programmer in place by buying the Ti Akrapovic exhaust.
How's that for reversal of the typical procedure? :)
The very nice sound of the Akrapovic is satisfying and the bike is feeling and running well after my changing the EJK programmer settings slightly, so I'm keeping it as-is.

With an aftermarket exhaust, although I haven't run my bike with the Akrapovic and without the EJK programmer, I would choose to use a programmer out of concern that throttle response would suffer due to EPA-mandated lean settings being more so, particularly at anything other than full throttle (where the FZ-07 is supposedly overly-rich, I have read).
But, that's just my feelings.
I do know lots run their aftermarket exhausts without a programmer, and we can all see the bike can be ridden that way.
If I were on the fence about the programmer, I'd install the exhaust first, but have the money set aside in case I decided to install the programmer shortly afterward.

Hope this helps you.
 

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My story with and thoughts on the EJK programmer:

I actually installed the EJK programmer first, when I still used the stock exhaust, and rode the bike for about 10 days like this.
With the programmer and the stock exhaust, my opinion is no, not necessary, and would not do it again.
I did that only to see if the programmer would improve the snatchy (sudden) throttle response when going from closed throttle to open throttle.
I did not.

However, it did smooth-out the feel of the bike (less thumpity-thump and more electric motor-like) and reduced the engine braking, two things I actually liked about the stock characteristics of the bike.
A whole lot, in fact, and I missed those characteristics.
So, while lots of guys seem to like this, I felt it a step backwards.
I was actually contemplating removing the EJK programmer and going back to stock to get that more-thumpity-thump feel back when I started to sense money in my wallet burning a hole through it.
So, I justified keeping the EJK programmer in place by buying the Ti Akrapovic exhaust.
How's that for reversal of the typical procedure? :)
The very nice sound of the Akrapovic is satisfying and the bike is feeling and running well after my changing the EJK programmer settings slightly, so I'm keeping it as-is.

With an aftermarket exhaust, although I haven't run my bike with the Akrapovic and without the EJK programmer, I would choose to use a programmer out of concern that throttle response would suffer due to EPA-mandated lean settings being more so, particularly at anything other than full throttle (where the FZ-07 is supposedly overly-rich, I have read).
But, that's just my feelings.
I do know lots run their aftermarket exhausts without a programmer, and we can all see the bike can be ridden that way.
If I were on the fence about the programmer, I'd install the exhaust first, but have the money set aside in case I decided to install the programmer shortly afterward.

Hope this helps you.
LOL I love the way you justified keeping the programmer!!! That's probably just what I will do is run it and see how it does.
Thanks!!
 

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couple things came in today, new front led signals and the motodynamics smoked integrated tail lights



Really like the sleek front LED turn signals you put on. Where did you get those from?? Also, I have the motodynamics rear tail light as well and I was under the impression you could only run it with the factory turn signals up front due to the low voltage of LEDs...did you have any hyperflash issues when putting them in or anything? Really sick setup, looks great!
 
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