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Old 17th March 2010, 23:13   #106
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hey Ranjith,

I own an FZ16 too, its been a year since I have had it, and my love for that bike has only grown with each day. Do, you know by any chance how you could get discs on the rear wheel without havnig to lose the low profile tires? :-)

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Im sure u can.

The pic is of a modified FZ from the Ghost Riderz.

Its got a rear disc,
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Old 17th March 2010, 23:18   #107
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FZ-S, is no different from the older brother FZ16, except for some cosmetic additions like a small fairing, and cowl to the headlamps. But trust me, FZ looks best in its naked avataar, any plastic you add on than what is required is only asking for trouble on Indian roads, where people are least bothered about traffic rules and road ethics. For the general Indian biker, owning a bike means that he has the right to cut through lanes, ignore clearance before overtaking, etc.
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Old 17th March 2010, 23:19   #108
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Im sure u can.

The pic is of a modified FZ from the Ghost Riderz.

Its got a rear disc,
Yeah I had seen it, but then the mod was made by fabricating the disc assembly to the stock rims. Not very safe, unless you have a really good fabricator.
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Questions on the FZ for the owners-

- How much did not having a crash gaurd affect you? Possible to source one?
Available at SVC for ~450 bucks
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- The bikes battery start only is a concern, any issues here?
Have used one FZ for 10K and using a Fazer for 4K, no problems as such, even my R15(a year young today) hasn't thrown any tantrums in this department
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- I know broad tyres= better grip, but I have heard atleast one concern about the bike skidding a lot.. did you come across this?
if you are riding sanely, no skids and she in noways makes power which will overpower the huge footprint at back
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Im sure u can.

The pic is of a modified FZ from the Ghost Riderz.

Its got a rear disc,
Do you think that fitting a Pulsar220 rim on an FZ16 will make the mounting of discs easier and also will it be able to wear the 160/60 R17 shoe?
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Do you think that fitting a Pulsar220 rim on an FZ16 will make the mounting of discs easier and also will it be able to wear the 160/60 R17 shoe?

U can probably do that....

But what is the tyre and rim size of the P220?

It should be compatible with the rear swing arm too....
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U can probably do that....

But what is the tyre and rim size of the P220?

It should be compatible with the rear swing arm too....
Stock of P220 is 140/80 R17
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Question Gear shifting advice

Hello, I am Zamaan a student from Bangalore. I purchased FZ-S(My first bike) on the 21st of March 2010. I am maintaining 45-55kmh on my bike and I tried a couple of times to touch the top speed but I managed only 80kmh where as my friend told me that on fz you can easily touch 109 on a 1km strech.

Thus, my question is on how to shift gears so that I can touch the top speed. I mean you can just tell me the speeds I should maintain on each gear.

My pattern was this way:
1st-15kmh
2nd-30kmh
3rd-45kmh
4th-62kmh
5th-80kmh and it dint go above !

I know its a very lame question, yes I'm a noob and I just learnt riding bikes a year back and I own one now. I just wanna explore the top speed once !

So influence me with the gear changing pattern !

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Hello, I am Zamaan a student from Bangalore. I purchased FZ-S(My first bike) on the 21st of March 2010. I am maintaining 45-55kmh on my bike and I tried a couple of times to touch the top speed but I managed only 80kmh where as my friend told me that on fz you can easily touch 109 on a 1km strech.

Thus, my question is on how to shift gears so that I can touch the top speed. I mean you can just tell me the speeds I should maintain on each gear.

My pattern was this way:
1st-15kmh
2nd-30kmh
3rd-45kmh
4th-62kmh
5th-80kmh and it dint go above !

I know its a very lame question, yes I'm a noob and I just learnt riding bikes a year back and I own one now. I just wanna explore the top speed once !

So influence me with the gear changing pattern !

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Ride it within the 4k rpm limit for the first 500-600kms and then go upto 6k rpm or so max until the 1k kms mark.

Thought u werent old enough to get yr license and now u seem to trying to push the limits of yr ride.

Id be cautious if i were u.

Dont push the engine too hard in the run in period or ul end up damaging the engine.

After the first service, ask the SVC mechanic to power tune yr bike if thats what u need.
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Stock of P220 is 140/80 R17

140/60-R17 VS 140/80 R17

Im not sure u can coz i see the aspect ratio of the P200 tyre is more than the FZ16's stock tyre.

So if u opt for it, the increased rubber on it may go on to rub against the swing arm fixtures and the other components in the area adjacent the rear suspension.

Im posting a few pics i got from a guy in the Orkut FZ16 community.

He says the ride is a lil different and hard.

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I just wanna explore the top speed once !
you would have plenty of time to do it post your running-in is complete
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Ride it within the 4k rpm limit for the first 500-600kms and then go upto 6k rpm or so max until the 1k kms mark.

Thought u werent old enough to get yr license and now u seem to trying to push the limits of yr ride.

Id be cautious if i were u.

Dont push the engine too hard in the run in period or ul end up damaging the engine.

After the first service, ask the SVC mechanic to power tune yr bike if thats what u need.
Dude, it was a small problem which turned out big, actually I kept insurance papers beneath the seat and it blocked the air intake(I THINK) and the bike was giving like 10kml and moreover 45 on clean roads and it would jerk a lot now I removed the insurance documents and placed them near the tool kit and I've already touched like 106
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Dude, it was a small problem which turned out big, actually I kept insurance papers beneath the seat and it blocked the air intake(I THINK) and the bike was giving like 10kml and moreover 45 on clean roads and it would jerk a lot now I removed the insurance documents and placed them near the tool kit and I've already touched like 106

If U ride like ur pants r on fire, ul end up wid a messed up engine, whicjh will give u bad mileage after the run in period.

I hit 119km/h on the Blore-Mysore highway.

Its smooth sailing till 110km/h after which u need a nice stretch of road and a little crouching to do.

Treat yr ride well and ride safe.
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you need to be real caring on the engine for the first 1500 kms with regular oil changes etc.. to get performance as claimed by the company later on
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Question Advice needed on issues with myFZ16

I have been riding my FZ for 15 months and 10,000 Kms now. I am very impressed with every aspect of it and did not face any major issues till a couple of monts back.

Just for background, i would like to mention that I had done proper run-in for the first 1000 Kms keeping it strictly under 3700 rpm in top gear (which would be ~50Kph). I normally drive at speeds between 55 and 60 on average roads and sometimes increase it to 70-72Kph on open stretches. I seldom cross the 5K rpm mark. I have done all services in time, changed engine oil as per schedule (i use Castrol PowerOne from second service) and oil filter changed during first and third services. I have been using the normal petrol from IndianOil from day one and have experimented a couple of times with shell. To put it in simple words, i have babied my bike and taken as much care of it as possible for me. The bike also returned the favour to me by allowing me to pull it to 123Kph when it was 3000 Km old, and also by returning a constant 40 -42 Kms to a litre.

The problem that i have been facing lately is lack of power. When I drive with a pillion (total weight of both persons ~ 125Kgs) i feel the pick up is very less in the low range. I really have to struggle to gain speed in the lower gears. This is affecting drivability a lot in heavy traffic conditions. And the most serious impact is, during climbing up slopes (that are not even very steep) or flyovers the bike gives up completely!!! I have to downshift to third gear or even to second to keep it rolling. This gets very disappointing especially when the splendours and passions that I had zipped past, before the accent, catch up and overtake with a wry smile.

If any one could suggest me as what could be the reason of such a problem and how to get it resolved it would be very helpful. Explaining a problem to the service centre people at Pearl Yamaha (Gachibowli) is always a mammoth task, since any problem, from any owner, is rejected by them as a psychological problem of the owner.

I am guessing that my clutch plate has been weared off and it has lost its grip on the flywheel of the engine resulting in the power loss. But, its a pity that something designed to last for a minimum 40K kms, has weared out in 10K kms only, inspite of such careful driving. (I take care that I am not slipping the clutch too much).

So please pour in your advices.
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