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Old 2nd May 2011, 14:31   #61
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Yesterday I went to Nandi hills, (on my Autobot ).
And, a CBR and a FZ1 were going downhill with rpms definitely above 7000 !! (going by the beautiful music their engines were playing!)
The FZ1 was white..
and, I thought it might be Niks the devil with 666

Congratulations a million!

If I am so psyched about my Fz16, how psyched must you be there!!

Enjoy and drive safe.

Oh, and blockbuster pics man!
Put some profile ones too..

care,

Ace.
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Old 6th May 2011, 12:42   #62
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1st Service Update :

I took the bike for service at 1400 kms (got a bit late coz did quite a few rides)

For the last 400 kms the Engine was giving out a lot of vibes. The bike was also not starting without throttle input.

The reason for vibes was loose engine mountings , hence all were tightened. The Air filter was choked and needs to be replaced. Since the part is not available I will get it replaced next week. The Chain was also lubed. I decided to go with 15w50 Yamahalube this time.

Service labour =2k
parts + oil =2.4k
cost of air filter =600/-
total = 5000/-

Both the issues are fixed and bike is running very smooth.

Positives of the bike so far -

1.Over the entire 1400 kms running I have got a consistent mileage of 19kmpl. I run the bike between 3-5000 rpms all the time with a short bursts upto 9k rpm at times. Tank Range = 300kms +

2.Stock setting of suspension is very comfortable for both rider and pillion , even on bad roads. My wife says it is as good and comfortable as a bullet for her.

3.Headlights are pretty good for highways at night.

4.Runs smooth and fine with regular fuel also

5.In city traffic , bike hardly ever touches 100 degrees. The frame and seat never gets too hot to make you uncomfortable. During summer day ride on highways at 100-130 kmph bike stays at 87 degrees which is quite comfortable. At night , bike stays at less than 81 degrees.

Negatives -

1. During day rides on open highways , wind bothers you above 100 kmph. Solution to this is a PUIG windscreen screen

2. The way airfilter was choked in 1400 kms , I might have to change the filter every 3-4k kms. I might even have to do a regular service every 5000 kms(also recommended by service center guy. Wht is the service interval for other SBK's in Indian conditions ?
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Old 10th May 2011, 20:58   #63
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Yes, Hyderabad showroom i guess, will re-confirm also, have left him a message, if he is ok with it, will put up the pic here.
Hi ,

Did you confirm if this is available as a std fitment.
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Old 10th May 2011, 21:09   #64
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Hi ,

Did you confirm if this is available as a std fitment.
hey hi,
yeah i did, bike in question was a very recent direct import, and it came as a std fitment as it was a direct import.
sorry for the confusion, my apologies.

OT: you should consider getting one, it really changes the look of the bike.
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Old 10th May 2011, 21:11   #65
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hey hi,
yeah i did, bike in question was a very recent direct import, and it came as a std fitment as it was a direct import.
sorry for the confusion, my apologies.

OT: you should consider getting one, it really changes the look of the bike.
It will reduce the GC also , right ? How much does it cost ....
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It will reduce the GC also , right ? How much does it cost ....
not by much by what i have seen, pricing no clue as it had come with the bike.

btw did you switch to speed97? did you feel any difference?
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not by much by what i have seen, pricing no clue as it had come with the bike.

btw did you switch to speed97? did you feel any difference?
There is hardly any difference after I switched fuel.

The vibes I was feeling was because of loose engine mounts which have been fixed. Now the bike runs super smooth on regular fuel too.
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Damn, I am not sure how I missed this thread. Anyways better late than never.

That's one stunning ride you got there Nik & I must say its a great practical choice. Congrats

Btw is it common for a new bike to have loose engine mounts?
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Damn, I am not sure how I missed this thread. Anyways better late than never.

That's one stunning ride you got there Nik & I must say its a great practical choice. Congrats

Btw is it common for a new bike to have loose engine mounts?
Thanks buddy

It is not common for the engine mounts to become loose. The mech steered away from the root cause because both of us felt that the bike was not assembled properly in the first place.

As per him , all the nuts and bolts have been tightened
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Congratulation on your bike, its really an awesome machine. The stance of the bike is really great.

Could you please post the photo while you riding the bike just to see how is the outlook of the bike and the rider together, sorry if I am asking for too much.
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There is hardly any difference after I switched fuel.

The vibes I was feeling was because of loose engine mounts which have been fixed. Now the bike runs super smooth on regular fuel too.
oh ok, my 08 r1 used to knock a lot on regular fuel, considering that the engines are same i wonder how come. maybe the remaps of the engines are diff in both the cases.

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In city traffic , bike hardly ever touches 100 degrees. The frame and seat never gets too hot to make you uncomfortable. During summer day ride on highways at 100-130 kmph bike stays at 87 degrees which is quite comfortable. At night , bike stays at less than 81 degrees
this is def a boon! in traffic our bikes used to reach like 106-108 degrees in a moment's time, esp thanks to hyd's intense heat! the thighs and the legs would be baking at the end of the ride. this is def a plus point for the FZ1.

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Wht is the service interval for other SBK's in Indian conditions ?
for the oils like you said 5k is more than sufficient considering that you ride it regularly. what we used to do is, we would ask a mech to come down from the service center once a month and top up the coolant, lube the chain,tighten everything, check everything and so-on. maybe you and your riding group could do the same?
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Thanks buddy

It is not common for the engine mounts to become loose. The mech steered away from the root cause because both of us felt that the bike was not assembled properly in the first place.
it is a CBU, right ? Makes me worried to buy a CKD that's assembled in India, going by how even 150cc+ bikes' issues are diagnosed/fixed.

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As per him , all the nuts and bolts have been tightened
Except the one riding
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Hey Nikhil, Congrats on the FZ1. Good buy!

How do you find the Nuvo helmet? How do you rate it with it's competitors?
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it is a CBU, right ? Makes me worried to buy a CKD that's assembled in India, going by how even 150cc+ bikes' issues are diagnosed/fixed.
can't help it can we
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Hey Nikhil, Congrats on the FZ1. Good buy!

How do you find the Nuvo helmet? How do you rate it with it's competitors?
Thanks !
Nuvo is good in comfort. The padding is excellent but its only a tad lighter than Daijya/Cross/LS2.
The wind noise is also noticeable at around 100kmph. I use ear plugs to completely muffle it down though.

For 6k its a decent buy. However I would recommend getting a helmet through motorcycle close out deals from US.
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Hi Niks,
Congrats on your bike and the review, been good so far. how would you rate the Suzuki Bandit in comparison with FZ-1. Understand you are a Yam Fan

Any Cons of the FZ? One that i could pick up was poor PDI
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