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Bob
08-30-2010, 08:13 PM
Man I was sad seeing the Vulcan ride away. I've never been attached to any of my bikes but that one I had a lot of work into. But I was getting bored with it and wanted something a little more fun to tool around on. Plus this one will most likely be for sale come Spring at my rate of bike turn overs. But I'm on a 2001 FZ1 now and here are the pics.


http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/danase/2001%20FZ1/5.jpg
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/danase/2001%20FZ1/4.jpg
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/danase/2001%20FZ1/3.jpg
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/danase/2001%20FZ1/2.jpg
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/danase/2001%20FZ1/1.jpg

Thruxtonbill
08-30-2010, 08:53 PM
Congrats! Nice streetfighter, How do you like it so far?

Bob
08-30-2010, 09:11 PM
Congrats! Nice streetfighter, How do you like it so far?

Thanks!

Not really sure yet. I'm going to get insurance tomorrow and won't have the plate and stuff on until Friday. This weekend I'm going to get out for a longer ride down some back roads and get used to it. I've never had a road bike with this much power so I need to ease into it.

vortech302
08-30-2010, 10:18 PM
Congrats man, that's clean for 9 years old

Gas Man
08-30-2010, 10:54 PM
Nice... like the look. It needs a different exhaust...

RedneckMedic
08-30-2010, 11:01 PM
throw a shorty exhaust on there for sure...are those stock fz1 bars?

Rider
08-31-2010, 08:22 AM
Nice. I bet that D&D is obnoxiously loud.

meinschaft
08-31-2010, 08:44 AM
Welcome to the club. Let me know when you want to go riding.

http://images5b.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp633%3B3%3Enu%3D32%3C9%3E%3B69%3E956% 3EWSNRCG%3D34%3C2%3A7%3C632337nu0mrj

Mudpuppy
08-31-2010, 09:49 AM
welcome to team yamaha.. you have graduated up to ride the best with only the best.. team yamaha ftw..

oh and btw the yamaha blue is speed paint and adds 5hp..

Bob
08-31-2010, 04:54 PM
Thanks guys!

The D&D exhaust is actually really quiet. MUCH quieter than my Vulcan running straight pipes for sure. It's a nice change.

The bars are not stock. They are just a set of drag bars.

Nice ride meinschaft!

That blue will stay for now but the tank is a repaint and bubbling in a spot. The previous owner said he'll take care of it for me this winter but I'll probably just deal with it until it gets bad, if it gets bad, and do something else.

Lasermax
09-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Wow I like that look! Cut 8 inches off that pipe and ride the shit out of that thing.

Thruxtonbill
09-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Wow I like that look! Cut 8 inches off that pipe and ride the shit out of that thing.
I was thinking the same thing.

Lasermax
09-01-2010, 10:22 AM
Or you could ride 8 inches and cut the shit out of that thing...

Bob
09-01-2010, 05:16 PM
Wow I like that look! Cut 8 inches off that pipe and ride the shit out of that thing.

I was looking at that last night. Looks like it'd be simple to do too.

Thruxtonbill
09-01-2010, 05:39 PM
There's a how to thread on the FZ board, a guy cut down an old Micron can, looked slick as I remember.

Bob
09-01-2010, 06:09 PM
There's a how to thread on the FZ board, a guy cut down an old Micron can, looked slick as I remember.

Thanks! I'll try and find it.

apex factor
09-02-2010, 12:11 AM
Nice! Though, you are like Brad with hobbies when it comes to bikes...

So what is next?

Bob
09-02-2010, 05:12 PM
Nice! Though, you are like Brad with hobbies when it comes to bikes...

So what is next?

Whatever comes my way. LOL My bikes are always for sale so if the right offer comes along it's gone. I never really get attached to any of them.

p.s. I bet Brad has more hobbies in the last 2 years than I've had bikes. hahaha