Can we start a thread for model year history ? i.e. what changes were made throughout the life of bike ?
I can add what I found in the recent Practical Sportbike article plus anything else I stumble across.. e.g. the other day I noticed that FZtimmy's F reg (1988) has twin throttle cables, but mine has just one ??
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just my observations of the FZ750 models, im sure there are more educated folk here who can add or even put me right on a few points too,
First FZ750 1FN 1985, silver, red, 16" front wheel as per the fashion at the time, vented disc's with two pot opposed calipers fitted, four into two exhaust system, front indicators fitted to lower front of fairing subframe, 1986 colour changes through out the range, most famous being Mr Eddie Lawson's works FZ750 after the Daytona win, 1987/88 three spoke wheels 17" 18" rear, solid disc's fitted front rear, front indicaotrs moved to middle of fairing, rear footrest hangers bolt on not welded as per 1FN, electrics upgraded as models progressed over the life span of the FZ750, 89 onwards full fairing fitted, cosmetic upgrades,
OK good start, some corrections (and additions) which I hope are correct ..
First FZ750 1FN 1985, silver, red, 16" front wheel as per the fashion at the time, vented disc's with two pot opposed calipers fitted, four into two exhaust system, front indicators fitted to lower front of fairing subframe, oil drain plug in centre of sump (?). Spin on fuel filler cap on first 3000 models.
1986 1FN colour changes through out the range, most famous being Mr Eddie Lawson's works FZ750 after the Daytona win, blue and white yellow colour scheme added (1 year only) plus belly pan and rear grab rail.
1987/88 2MG three spoke wheels 17" 18" rear, think these came much later (1990 ?) solid disc's fitted front and rear, front indicators moved to top fairing section full fairing now fitted, new side panels and rear light cowl, rear footrest hangers alloy bolt on not welded as per 1FN, electrics upgraded (new ignition pick-ups and TCI ignitor box) as models progressed over the life span of the FZ750, more powerful engine in 2MG (+ 5 BHP ?) and new oil drain position (rear left corner) of sump. 4:1 exhaust with 70mm connecting pipe to end can, dual throttle cables addded for 1988 model year.
1989 new colour schemes only, smaller exhaust diameters (?)
1990/1991 3KS or 3KT (?) new wheel sizes (17" front) and four pot calipers
vtr: Hi from cape town; new at forum's not at bike building; the insanity is contagious. Recently acquired a "1FU" FZ750 with dropped valves and decided cool to rebuild as a 911conversion sleeper, what we do to ourselves...
Oct 28, 2018 18:19:43 GMT
Bill Inger: Hi Horse, I know this is a number of years ago when you was looking at a cable conversation, did you get it sorted. and could you help me with my race bike that I uses in the superstock at the CRMC. Cheers Bill
Jan 13, 2019 9:42:57 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Hi everyone my name is graham,from wakefield w.yorks,just acquired a restored 1991 fz750.
Jun 23, 2019 19:52:52 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Can anyone tell me why my bike doesn't seem to light up after 7000rpm like all the research I did before buying it.She has the standard 4 into 1 exhaust,carbs rebuilt with new jets,seals,floats,2 new diaphragms,all valve clearances checked and adjusted?
Jun 23, 2019 20:00:50 GMT
grahamfirestorm: She revs round to 10000rpm ok,but there is no urgency with it,my 1987 Kawasaki gpx750 was a lot quicker,and that was supposed to be 10-15 bhp down,ive been told the standard silencer and air filter are to blame but I don't believe that.
Jun 23, 2019 20:10:33 GMT
grpollard: After a header pipe ring nut (for starters). After 15 plus years trying to get my fz back on the road
Oct 6, 2019 9:52:13 GMT
2manyprojects: Hi all, just aqquired 2 FZ's (only one for me, one for nephew). Have a stable full of bikes, I do have a problem, some say its madness! Am based in North Devon, yes where its always raining! Lol😂
Oct 14, 2019 17:14:31 GMT
Graham : grahamfirestorm. Do you have standard size main jets fitted to your carbs? I would be tempted to go up a size or even two to see if it helps the bike pull stronger at high revs.
Oct 15, 2019 18:57:05 GMT
hybridfreak63: Hi could anyone give me more information about fitting R1 4xv forks to my FZ ...... much appreciated
Jan 18, 2021 10:17:37 GMT