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Old 12th December 2008, 01:08   #61
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I got my Orange FZ on December 2nd and I am loving this bike. The riding position is great and the front disc brakes are amazing. However, let me mention some of the issues I have come across with the bike.

1) a small "motor" kind of noise is heard when i apply the front brake.
2) the chain is loose
3) the electrical wire going to the clutch lever is loose (so loose, sometimes
the bike will start on gear with out the clutch !)
4) rear brake is of inferior quality, feels like the brake pads are already
worn out
5) the seat doesn't stay snug on the bike. it keeps moving.
6) i find it hard to put on the side stand ! yes i cant find the stand without
looking for it !!

I will be removing the saree guard soon and I have fixed the number plate on the front mudguard.

Some of the pictures of my bike
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Hey Ranjith, Uday
What kind of mileage are you guys getting on this bike now?
Any major/minor issues till now ?
Just wondering how easy is it driving the FZ16 in heavy traffic.
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Hey Ranjith, Uday
How much mileage are you guys getting on your FZ16's ?
Any major/minor problems you have faced or are facing?
I probably will take a test drive soon if dealers allow it, but I was just wondering how easy is it to drive it around on city roads in heavy traffic.
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Good bike to own . Congrats , Safe journey in the bike , wish you all the best
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Hey Ranjith, Uday
How much mileage are you guys getting on your FZ16's ?
Any major/minor problems you have faced or are facing?
I probably will take a test drive soon if dealers allow it, but I was just wondering how easy is it to drive it around on city roads in heavy traffic.
Its been about 10 weeks and I have faced no problems whatsoever till date. You only need to ensure that the chain is taken good care of. Also the matte finish of the muffler tends to get scratched easily.
Driving in Blr traffic is not an issue, very easy to cut across slow moving traffic because the gearing is spot on. Stability at high speeds is amazing and it takes to cornering very easily. Mileage has been about 38-40.
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Old 2nd January 2009, 08:21   #66
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The bike is fun to ride in heavy traffic. The smaller wheel base and good amount of torque helps you deal the stop go traffic with ease. But the wider handle bars makes it a bit difficult to squeeze the bike into smaller gaps.

On highways, again fun to ride. The front disc brake gives you a lot of confidence and cornering the bike is a "do it again" experience.

I am getting a mileage of 40 (reserve to reserve with one litre of petrol)
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Hey Ranjith, Uday
How much mileage are you guys getting on your FZ16's ?
Any major/minor problems you have faced or are facing?
I probably will take a test drive soon if dealers allow it, but I was just wondering how easy is it to drive it around on city roads in heavy traffic.
HI Zenn

Well to be very frank with you I have got a mileage of 35.4 kmpl (worse) and 48.8 (best) the average hovering around 45 kmpl !!

well driving in the city traffic became a delight ! the wide handle will require getting little used to then its enjoyable
Major problem I am facing is the bike is with kinda short gearing ! you will definitely think you want to shift up even after its in 5 th gear. Rear brake would be fine with little more bite , I rely very heavily on the front discs.
I am always scared whether my battery would run out of juice as I hear from other sources and forums but my bike showed no such such problems even after 4 days of rest last week when I fell ill. My junior who has also bought the bike has no complaints of starting !!

I am really very sorry for the late reply

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Hey Ranjith, Uday
Thanks for your replies.
I am looking at buying the bike around 3/4 months from now. Hope Yamaha adds more features to the FZ16. cheers:
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Many congrats buddy !!

Just curious , Is there an option for analog tacho on this bike ?
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any info abt the leg gaurds for FZ ? i mean it saves the day if something happens.
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any info abt the leg gaurds for FZ ? i mean it saves the day if something happens.
Here is the pic FZ leg guard i found on another website

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Here is the pic FZ leg guard i found on another website

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Hey were u able to source this Crash/leg guard?

A friend of mine got his FZ16 last week and wanted to know fit it. But the Dealer in chennai was not knowledgeble on this.

I drove the bike yesterday and few impressions,
Likes
* The fit and finish is awesome
* The bike looks stunning in Orange colour
* Weight equally distributed (I find the Pulsar quite top heavy)
* The all digi instrument console is quite good..esp the start up sequence

Dis-likes
* The engine/exhaust doesn't sound good. Common our generation was spoilt with the RX100!
* Too small gear-shift and rear brake leaver
* The Side stand lever is in between the foot peg and gear lever. Difficult to engage.
* I'm 6 feet and I was not able to find a comfortable riding position. Does it require a bend fwd position?? My shoulders started paining in the 1st few Kms itself..so did my palms..were the grab bars too rigid??
My friend who was shorter than me didn't experience the shoulder pain though
* The ride over bad roads was not good
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Nice Bike, friend, have always been attracted to the FZ16!

The Chain gaurd is not a full gaurd eh? It would lead to frequent dust collection in the chain and wears out faster.

The petrol tank looks gorgeous!
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* The Side stand lever is in between the foot peg and gear lever. Difficult to engage.
* My shoulders started paining in the 1st few Kms itself..so did my palms..were the grab bars too rigid??
My friend who was shorter than me didn't experience the shoulder pain though
Over time you would get used to the unusual positioning of the side stand.

But the handle bars are a bit of a pain in the palms (and shoulders if you are tall) - you could get some softer grips added to the handlebars to relieve the pain.
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I just picked up my FZ yesterday & she's a beauty. Though there were a few niggles, went to the showroom & had them sorted out today. Riding her is a breeze, really light, good torque in the initial & mid range, nice gear box, confidence inspiring cornering with those huge tyres. Rest is fine as of now, & yeah it's ORANGE colour. I guess I'll have to change my ID now. MODS listening.

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