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We all know that we just cannot leave these bikes alone. This thread will let you chronicle your daily tinkering and little bits and bobs that you put on, take off, fix, and improve.
 

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Obviously no mods yet, bike is ordered, but if it comes with the BT023's on it like it looks like, they will probably be the first thing to go.....gotta have something a bit more sticky..........Peggy corners low! :D
 

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Obviously no mods yet, bike is ordered, but if it comes with the BT023's on it like it looks like, they will probably be the first thing to go.....gotta have something a bit more sticky..........Peggy corners low! :D
Will we be graced with Peggy's presence on the site? Vern, I am starting to think that she is just an apparition or a rouse so that you can slip into some tighter leathers and get into the women's class...
 

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First oil change a couple of days ago, and adjusted chain today. Easiest oil change ever, barely even had to kneel down. When I saw the measurement for chain slack I wondered why it was relatively large (51-58mm) but I realised when properly adjusted the actual slack is only around 40mm - the measurements in the manual are the max distance from the swingarm. Felt a fair bit smoother with the tighter chain - mine was well over 60mm after only 250km of riding.
With regard to the Michelins, mine feel great (did nearly 5k on pilot road 2s not so long ago though so used to the feel).
 

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We went to the north Georgia mountains this weekend on our bikes. My FZ07 performed extremely well in the corners. Amazed at the low end power. Pulls very nicely at almost any speed. I am thrilled with this bike.
 

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today i got ripped off my dealer he charged my $65.96 for 3 quarts of yamalube, a filter and wax chain lube?
I changed my oil and lubed my chain , now i got to find a cheap place to buy oil and filters.
 

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today i got ripped off my dealer he charged my $65.96 for 3 quarts of yamalube, a filter and wax chain lube?
I changed my oil and lubed my chain , now i got to find a cheap place to by oil and filters.
Dont ever buy oil from dealer first of all their oil are the lowest class of oil. I get my oil from amazon or walmart actually carry mobil 1 full synthetic for like $10 a quart. And get the kn&n filter for $10 total full oil change for under $50 with good oil and great filter
 

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dealer told me mobil 1 is not a motorcycle oil , told me don't buy car oil for a motorcycle because of the clutch it will make it slip. also Yamaha filter have a special valve in them only use yamaha filters?
 

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dealer told me mobil 1 is not a motorcycle oil , told me don't buy car oil for a motorcycle because of the clutch it will make it slip. also Yamaha filter have a special valve in them only use yamaha filters?
Mobil 1 makes a motor cycle oil, and that dealer are stupid the kn&n filter is 10 times better and it's a perfect fit kn204 or kn303 they fit our bike perfectly. You can also use motul oils. The yamaha oil is crap is like generic oil you buy at a gas station lol
 

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As for myself i use motul all around and been using it for all my bikes never used the dealers stuff. My honda cbr600 had 50k miles before i sold it engine and transmission were in perfect shapes. My gixxer which i still have 8k miles on her and run as new just ran a dyno on her not 1 hp lost since i got the bike.
 

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The full synthetics are too slippery for motos due to the friction that is needed for the wet clutch. Stick to the dedicated motorcycle oils. I just popped into my local Whatever Autoparts store and picked up the best looking motorcycle oil that they had. I don't imagine that you are going to be pushing your bike to the limits on the street, so you don't need the fanciest of the fancy oil.*

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The full synthetics are too slippery for motos due to the friction that is needed for the wet clutch. Stick to the dedicated motorcycle oils. I just popped into my local Whatever Autoparts store and picked up the best looking motorcycle oil that they had. I don't imagine that you are going to be pushing your bike to the limits on the street, so you don't need the fanciest of the fancy oil.*
Lol i do push my bike to the limit lol not all the times but once in a while and might even be taking this bike to the track lol once i fully break it in and get news tires for it these mine come with bt023 they are just ok tires but i guess in cali is fine we dont get rain much lol.
But as far as for oil i love using motuls the price from this oil to the dealer yamaha oil is like 5 to 9 dollars difference and sometime it might even be cheaper then the dealer oil but way better quality oil. Beside this what going to keep your engine running rather spend couple extra bucks for it.
 

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I've had 4 different liter bikes and several 600RR's at the house and every single one of them over the last 10 or so years has been fed Mobil 1 15W-50 motor oil....fully synthetic. As long as the oil is NOT labeled energy conserving and has moly in it, it will not affect the clutch operation. My 04 1000RR track bike was making in the neighborhood of 160 HP and never once did the clutch slip with the Mobil 1.
 

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I had these same Bridgestones on my Gixxer 1000. I changed tires at 7500 miles. They still had wear left, but the rear was a little squared off. I went to Michelin Power Pure 3s which seemed to hug the road a bit better. I traded that bike in at 10,000 miles though, so don't know how the wear was, but they looked almost new at the time.

I have noticed the Bridgestone rear tire does lock up and kick out a little when downshifting into 2nd, but that will probably be with any tire because the bike has no slipper clutch and there is high torque and engine braking. Anyway you do have to be a little more careful downshifting. Probably want to do it before a turn rather than in the turn. You do need really good tires with this bike if you ride aggressively.
 
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