Post by JohnRogerOhanlon on Oct 20, 2011 7:09:53 GMT
According to the DVLA the number of FZ's in the UK are dwindling and hence why we are not seeing membership growth on this forum. My suggestion is to embrace all the 'genesis' models up to 1995 (I think this was the year when the name 'genesis' disappeared) I think this would generate a lot more interest in the forum? To view the stats. go to: howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/yamaha_fz_750
That's an interesting link but I wonder how accurate the data is - especially since the source is the DVLA ;D. The numbers for the last few years seem fairly stable at about a dozen on the road but if that's right there must have been a cluster round where I live - I had one of three that were regularly seen on the A3. There's also an obvious anomaly with numbers increasing steadily from 1997 to 2003 - maybe the changeover to digital records? Cool link though
Seems to me that sorta highlights the SINFUL nature of wrecking any FZ to reap cash and a couple of parts. Instead of sourcing the bits from local or even International aftermarket suppliers &/or manufacturers even if the group has to commission these outfits to build pieces for our vehicle of "choice"? There is a heck of a lot of other model Yamahas that carry the same part numbers for various FZ 750 pieces. So new parts and NOS are available in some degree still. " STOP SLAUGHTERING THE GENIE "
i have 3 fzs on the road and another 2 in bits I've decided due to having no room to sell off the fzs in bits because it will hopefully help someone put another fz on the road and the money is then put back into keeping the 3 on the road
John, I posted an "opinion poll" thread at the time of my idea & the almost unanimous decision from the forum members who replied was that we stay strictly FZ's only. It was so long ago I almost forgot.
There doesn't seem to be too many FZ around anywhere. I've owned 3 since 85 and love them but they were never as coveted as the GSXR's or Ninja's. You just don't see FZ's running around, the peeps that own them hang on to them and the peeps that want them know what the bike is all about. I just found another 85 in a barn (literally) complete bike with spare plastics and the guy was going to send it to the scrape yard for $50 bucks. I gave him $25 and took it home, dude didn't know what he had. I think we are all a tight knit family because we know the history of these machines and what they are capable of. Plus the fact, we all love to REALLY ride.
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