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Thread: $1500 daily rider build (05 Yamaha FZ6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    The advertised claim for the Gen 1 V-Max was 145 hp - the same as my 1982 Z28 Camaro!
    At the crank, Rob. Production machines were around 115-118 at the wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    At the crank, Rob. Production machines were around 115-118 at the wheel.
    I tend to use "at the crank" and "claimed" or "advertised" interchangeably. Am I wrong?
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    The tiny tank was inherited by the Gen 2. I added it to my VMAX budget to get the larger 6 gallon tank with purchase. Man it's worth it. I get around 140/160 miles but before it was like 80-100.

    Going by crank is fine to me. I will often call my VMAX a 200HP motorcycle even though it's only puts 190WHP to the dyno, well 189 is what it turned out last. So with drivline loss that's in the 210CHP. It's fast as crap and reliable as all get. Yamaha...

    I've owned allot of bikes... The MAX is hands down the most thrilling.
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    Speaking of bigger tanks, my brother and I are planning to get KLRs and outfit them with the 10 gallon monsters to do some overland adventures next year.
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    Part 4 is live!
    General tune up.
    Keep an eye out for those ichiban tools

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser
    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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    Haha. I commented on your YT about the Ichiban tools before I saw this post. Love it.

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    That bike looks like a blast.
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    It's going to be an adequate replacement I think now that I have officially decommissioned the T120 from active duty.


    I wish it wasn't winter. I would like to take it out... Hell of a season this year, can't believe it flew by so quickly this year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser
    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    Haha. I commented on your YT about the Ichiban tools before I saw this post. Love it.
    HAHAHA Glad that was seen!!!
    Thanks for tagging along Rich! It's been a fun build! I can say we have 4-5 more episodes in que.
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    2020 Honda Monkey Z125 - Back road discoverer
    1996 BMW R1100R
    1996 Harley Davidson Sportster XL1200 - The Freedom Eagle
    2015 Kymco Agility 125 - Wife's bike
    2017 Honda Fit - The Cheap New Honda
    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser
    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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