How long have you had your FZR?

Any topic relating to the FZR/YZF (UK) or motorcycling in general.

Moderators: Site Director, FZR Forum Moderators

jax
Level 2.0
Level 2.0
Posts: 216
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:47 pm
Location: Pflugerville, TX
Contact:

How long have you had your FZR?

Postby jax » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:28 pm

I bought mine early 1997. It's been a good bike so far. I've had it to a mechanic once for a valve adjustment and fork seals. With the help of a buddy we put new rings and lapped the valves because I had to fix a stripped plug hole. The other stuff is just regular maintenance.

So all in all I'm going on 13 years........... RRBike

Image

User avatar
sweekster
2000+ Posts
2000+ Posts
Posts: 2773
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 10:52 am
Location: Perris, CA

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby sweekster » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:55 pm

Dragged home my first FZR in late 06. A 92 single light 600 that was seriously beat but turned out it ran great. Then dragged home my 1000 in late 08. Sold the 600 shortly after that and still have the 1000 with no plans for it to leave me

The old bike. Looked like this when I bought it in 06 and sold it in 08
Image.

The 1000 the day I brought it home in 08:
Image

This it's current state as of 3 weeks ago-still a work in progress:
Image
Duane...
Bike:
1994 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP
Factory Pro Stage 1 Jetting | K&N Filter | Corbin Seat | ProTek Keyless Gas Cap | GSXR Mirrors
My Thread
Cage:
2005 Saab 9-7x 5.3i Arc AWD

Image


THE WIKI IS YOUR FRIEND
THE SEARCH IS YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER
USE THEM!!

thatkid

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby thatkid » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:59 pm

Man she looks beautiful & very well maintained, you've obviously taken care & given her much TLC.

I've had mine since April 2009 (around 18 months), the knowledge gained VIA this forum has proved to be invaluable. :notworthy:

Hence she don't look like this now, but will look better (I hope) when I paint the T-Cat tank/R6 Tail, throw the 400 3EN swinger on, & some nice shiny powder coated pieces :)

The photos are from the eBay listing, I fell in love instantly.
Image
Image
Image

User avatar
kilika2
1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts
Posts: 1268
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:50 pm
Location: South East Missouri
Contact:

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby kilika2 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:49 pm

I bought my 95 in 2009. My buddy got back from Iraq and said "Let's buy bikes." So he wen to the bank and pulled out 6g and we went onto craigslist and looked at every bike in the stl area. 14 hours later he had an 02 r6 and I had mine. Then I stumbled across the archives and then fzrbrandon told me about over here and I have been gaining knowledge ever since.

Yellow before. And oranges are after.
Image
ImageImage
ImageImageImage
Before(5/5/09)_____________After(5/5/10)_____________Way After(8/1/10)


1995 FZR600 Sold :-(
2006 R1 Sold :-\
2009 Buell 1125R :-)

User avatar
_Will_
Level 5.5
Level 5.5
Posts: 584
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:45 pm
Location: USA

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby _Will_ » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:07 pm

Got mine Feb 2008, dropped it two weeks into riding on my first long ride. Here she is as I got her, post wreck but there was no additional damage from my wreck

Image

with the paint job, the missing bottom bolt would later allow the front to get loose in that ride. A nice guy in a truck went home and came back with some hardware when he saw me looking for something to use on the side of the road. As people that nice often do he wouldn't even take any money

Image

as it stands now, me being camera shy

Image

I have a compressor now that I can paint with so I'm playing with ideas for a non rattle can paint job to bring back some of her glory

jax
Level 2.0
Level 2.0
Posts: 216
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:47 pm
Location: Pflugerville, TX
Contact:

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby jax » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:20 pm

Its cool to hear your guys history on your bikes.

User avatar
WSM
Level 2.0
Level 2.0
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:10 am
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby WSM » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:01 am

I bought my '98 in late July 2009. With 1,300 miles on it!
It has close to 11k now and beside a planned valve check this winter, I haven't had to touch it.
:cheers:
1998 FZR600
All Original, except for a custom saddlebag set up. A machine shop buddy of mine seamlessly fitted two GS bags on the rear end for last summers ride.
30,000+ odo
Image

User avatar
haunter
2000+ Posts
2000+ Posts
Posts: 2266
Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 9:17 am
Location: Urbana, Il USA
Contact:

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby haunter » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:13 am

I dregged my 600 home in Nov of 07, out of the back of a dudes carshop/polebarn. I'm *still* finding barn dirt on it

cleaned and reseated the carbs, bled the brakes and rode it mostly that way for a year before starting the rebuild process

User avatar
Target30
Level 7.5
Level 7.5
Posts: 754
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:45 pm
Location: Nashua, NH

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby Target30 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:09 am

Bought my first one in 95, only had it a couple of months before a teenager decided it would be fun to have me t-bone her(insert lewd joke here) by turning in front of me.

Bought my second one, which is sorta the one i still have...sorta...in 2001. started modding. bought a 92 for my wife, a couple years ago, sold it pretty quick for profit. bought a 400 3 years ago for the frame and other bits to make her what she is today. oh, bought a 1000 cheap, fixed the carbs and sold it off for a small profit last year.

Image
Image
I did that.

Image

"(12:38:42) sweekster: i work when i want because i'm sweeks"

dave42171
Site Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:43 am
Location: Southwest Michigan

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby dave42171 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:01 am

Bought my 94 about 10 years ago. I haven't ridden it since I bought my VTX 1800 in 02. I have been thinking about getting it out lately. Needs body work and carb work now I am sure. Can't wait to dig into this site for this years winter project. Currently trying to decide on what type of body to put on her. I first plan was factory front with airtech tail. But after seeing a few of the naked versions, not so sure.

User avatar
PIMPMYFZR
1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts
Posts: 1282
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 8:18 am

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby PIMPMYFZR » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:58 am

I bought my 94 fzr back in 02 and looked like this BTW this is a file foto from google as i dont have any pics saved from when i first got it but you get the picture
Image

after trading it back in 03 for a brand new 50 inch pioneer plasma screen valued at $10k back then only to find out the plasma screen didnt have a TV tuner i demanded a trade back , said WTF i dont need a 50 inch comp screen . Then the kid said i cant trade back because i dropped the bike ? WTF its only been a day . So i found a buyer for the screen , had the kid pay for my damages from the sale bought couple things myself and after said n done with the bike looked like this .
Image
Image
Image

then bought a spare set of wheels and decided to pilish the lips
Image
Image
Image

afterabout couple yrs got kinda sick of the little 160 rear tire so decided to swap out the swingarm and wheel from yzf600r
and got this
Image
Image

Image
Image


Ended up selling the bike for $2500 with over 34k miles
2 weeks later new owner comes to me at my job crying cuz somone stole .. it .. sucks i felt worse for the bike then the owner

then i bought a 2002 r1 in march 09' by august 09' somone decided they wanted it for themselves and stole my pride n joy
then bought a CBR929rr all blinged out for $2,500 ended up selling in July for $4300
Bought a crashed up 07 R1 at a aucion for $4k somone paid me 1,000 more right there on the spot i couldnt resist was gonna take another 2k just to fix it up
No i ride a E55 AMG benzo and cant decide what bike to get , might just find me another fzr and Mod the hell out of it

was gonna post my other bikes pics but figured keep this FZR only
Image
2002 R1 9k miles , Hotbodies undertail , Chopped Hindle Hi Mount , Solo Seat cowl,Frame sliders, little yellow yamaha wheel stickers .hehe
94' 600RR SOLD**
hid xenon
airtek solo tail
time for a 1000
R.I.P DaD 2/17/09 Your in my <3 always

chefen2006
Level 3.5
Level 3.5
Posts: 390
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:51 am
Location: Mijas Costa, Malaga, Spain.

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby chefen2006 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:56 pm

She came in to my life in 2003Image

This is what she looks like nowImage
:cheers:

McFizzer
Level 3.0
Level 3.0
Posts: 325
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:10 pm
Location: Belmar, New Jersey

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby McFizzer » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:18 pm

Gezzz. I've only had my 1k since early March, sold My 1986 FZX pride and joy that I restored and modded and fell in love with my new baby... But I've been getting the wrench itch again so I'll be modding the shit out of it this winter.
1992 FZR 1000
:Under serious re-construction:
Image

User avatar
haunter
2000+ Posts
2000+ Posts
Posts: 2266
Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 9:17 am
Location: Urbana, Il USA
Contact:

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby haunter » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:13 am

had my 600 since Nov 2007. Got my first FZR in march of 07

User avatar
apsolus
Level 2.5
Level 2.5
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:35 pm
Location: dahlonega GA

Re: How long have you had your FZR?

Postby apsolus » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:19 pm

got my 89 fzr 600 in 2008 looking like this,
blue fzr.jpg
(20.69 KiB) Downloaded 744 times


Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests