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WTD; Looking for a 1k litre
« on: 10 August 2019, 10:15:40 AM »
Sold the MT10 and now on the lookout for a late Gen 11 faired version thou with reasonable miles, spec and price, hpi clear.
Preferably close to nr Basingstoke, north Hampshire.


Edited to add that I would also consider a Gen 1 as well.
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Re: WTD; Looking for a Gen 2 thou
« Reply #1 on: 11 August 2019, 11:10:54 AM »
Interested in why you going back to an fz1?

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« Reply #2 on: 13 August 2019, 08:07:14 AM »
I guess I've got a soft spot for them. I've had 3 fazers to date and they're pretty good all round bikes. I did look at a low mileage FZS1000 but it was very standard, nor cheap compared to some decent spec ones with changed shocks, cans, etc with higher miles.


The FZ1s is something that I like and know quite well. I tried recently a Z1000sx, CBF1000 and a GSXS1000F.

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Re: WTD; Looking for a Gen 2 thou
« Reply #3 on: 13 August 2019, 08:24:58 AM »
Makes sense. Just wondered what made you let the mt10 go? Didn’t you like it or is it too expensive?

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Re: WTD; Looking for a Gen 2 thou
« Reply #4 on: 13 August 2019, 08:54:51 AM »
I guess I've got a soft spot for them. I've had 3 fazers to date and they're pretty good all round bikes. I did look at a low mileage FZS1000 but it was very standard, nor cheap compared to some decent spec ones with changed shocks, cans, etc with higher miles.


The FZ1s is something that I like and know quite well. I tried recently a Z1000sx, CBF1000 and a GSXS1000F.
Also what didn't you like about the z1000sx? That's a bike I seriously considering as the next upgrade from my Fz1

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Re: WTD; Looking for a Gen 2 thou
« Reply #5 on: 13 August 2019, 08:59:19 AM »
I had a tracer 900 for 2 years, loved it. Suspension wasn’t the best and took a lot to dial out the gremlins, but the new GT version has decent fully adjustable stuff and it’s fully sorted. If I had the money I’d have the GT version

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« Reply #6 on: 13 August 2019, 08:59:33 AM »
Makes sense. Just wondered what made you let the mt10 go? Didn’t you like it or is it too expensive?


Loved the performance, built quality a bit meh and matt paint a pain if it gets scratched, engine was an absolute peach. I bought it well specced at a good price and sold it with minimal loss, which helped but I knew somewhere along the line I would take a hit on it, like most bikes. Not expensive as I done a fair few k's of miles. Mainly I fancied a change which happens about 18/24 months with me.

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« Reply #7 on: 13 August 2019, 09:02:17 AM »

Also what didn't you like about the z1000sx? That's a bike I seriously considering as the next upgrade from my Fz1


It was a 63 plate sx. I didn't like the dash layout, the way the chain adjusts, short servicing intervals, the wind blast and short gearing. They're all minor points apart from the wind blast that maybe would change with different screen.

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« Reply #8 on: 13 August 2019, 09:07:57 AM »
I had a tracer 900 for 2 years, loved it. Suspension wasn’t the best and took a lot to dial out the gremlins, but the new GT version has decent fully adjustable stuff and it’s fully sorted. If I had the money I’d have the GT version


I had a 15 plate MT09 Tracer that I owned for about 6/7 months before the 10. The engine was a peach and the best bit about it although the fueling made the throttle more like a switch but you could ride around it. It didn't fair up too well between Oct to March and I was forever changing nut's and bolts that had furred up. Standard screen was pants and even an aftermarket, I think it was a Givi wasn't much better. Great on fuel but the upright riding position killed me and the standard seat meant going straight from a ride out to the Chiropractor. I never experienced any of the high speed wobble that some complained of.

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Re: WTD; Looking for a Gen 2 thou
« Reply #9 on: 13 August 2019, 10:37:40 AM »
Yeah same here mate. Mine was corroded to fk in the end, and screen was shite. I ended up with a very short  sport one, I loved the throttle response in a mode, proper hooligan  :lol

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« Reply #10 on: 13 August 2019, 10:45:33 AM »
A mode was the best bit about it  8)

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Re: WTD; Looking for a Gen 2 thou
« Reply #11 on: 13 August 2019, 04:18:57 PM »

Also what didn't you like about the z1000sx? That's a bike I seriously considering as the next upgrade from my Fz1


It was a 63 plate sx. I didn't like the dash layout, the way the chain adjusts, short servicing intervals, the wind blast and short gearing. They're all minor points apart from the wind blast that maybe would change with different screen.

Ah right, I'm looking at a 2017+ model with all the electronics etc I've not looked into servicing intervals but as I only do about 3-4k miles a year I cant see it being an issue.
And what's up with the chain adjustment and gearing?
I have noticed the odd looking adjusters?
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« Reply #12 on: 13 August 2019, 04:48:31 PM »

Also what didn't you like about the z1000sx? That's a bike I seriously considering as the next upgrade from my Fz1


It was a 63 plate sx. I didn't like the dash layout, the way the chain adjusts, short servicing intervals, the wind blast and short gearing. They're all minor points apart from the wind blast that maybe would change with different screen.

Ah right, I'm looking at a 2017+ model with all the electronics etc I've not looked into servicing I intervals but as I only do about 3-4 miles a year I cant see it being an issue.
And what's up with the chain adjustment and gearing?
I have noticed the odd looking adjusters?


2017+ is fine mate as the service intervals were increased and mpg went from 39 to 49, apparently and after 2014 they had adjustable TCS and 2 power modes? In fact all years were fine and even with the one I rode - the gear ratio felt too close if that makes sense? It wasn't them, it was me. As for the chain adjustment - it looks odd as fuck, plus I like a centre stand as it makes life so much easier. Don't get me wrong it went well, rode well, handled well and looked mighty fine - it just wasn't for me. Hence my search for an FZ1s.

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Re: WTD; Looking for a Gen 2 thou
« Reply #13 on: 13 August 2019, 05:40:29 PM »
Back on topic - I still need to find a bike   8) 
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Re: WTD; Looking for a 1k litre
« Reply #14 on: 16 August 2019, 07:13:19 AM »
Would also consider a sorted Gen 1 as well that fits into the my 1st post criteria. Preferably not silver and ideally red with black engine but open to WHY.
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Re: WTD; Looking for a 1k litre
« Reply #15 on: 17 August 2019, 11:01:29 AM »
You have a PM.