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GracianFZ6

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Hi,

I am a Spaniard happily living in UK, I have the motorbike license for 26 years and I have just bought a 2007 FZ6 with ABS and I cannot be so happy.

What a machine!! it is so enjoyable, so smooth and plenty of power when needed.

Glad to be in this forum, ready to learn a lot from our machines and from you guys...

Regards.

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TownsendsFJR1300

2007 FZ6
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Sweet bike..

Just an FYI, your bike (by US standards-build date), is actually an S1 (pre 2007).

Sooooo, if buying parts, referring to it, it is an earlier date build bike.


*Some countries date the bike when it's sold, not when built.
Your welded on, passenger foot pegs, dash gauge, gives it away..
 

GracianFZ6

New Member
Sweet bike..

Just an FYI, your bike (by US standards-build date), is actually an S1 (pre 2007).

Sooooo, if buying parts, referring to it, it is an earlier date build bike.


*Some countries date the bike when it's sold, not when built.
Your welded on, passenger foot pegs, dash gauge, gives it away..
Yes, thanks knew it was an S1,
do you think it´s worth to put the double piston caliper from the S2 version?
 

TownsendsFJR1300

2007 FZ6
Site Supporter
do you think it´s worth to put the double piston caliper from the S2 version?
Good question...

I don't know if the mounting to fork bolt pattern is the same or not.

I can say that although more pistons are more efficient, with that, crap that accumulates
around, now 4 pistons, is twice as much.

IE, lots of brake dust, mixed with road grime, more caliper seals (that harden/stick over time) tends to cause the brake caliber to stick more, dare I say, PROBABLY more than an S1.

IMO, with what you have, I'd put SS brake lines on and leave the rest-

Un-less you need more braking power, like doing slightly more maintenance, leave yours stock..


*Yamaha recommends brake caliber seal REPLACEMENT EVERY TWO YEARS. In real life, you can get much more than that. I check for excessive brake drag by simply raising the ft wheel, (put a piece of masking tape on the tire) and spin the tire as hard as I can. If you can't get 1-2 FULL revolutions(free spin), I'd be re-sealing the calipers (or clean about them first and re-check).

My S2 video, after the last re-build, brakes were applied(pay attention), but the bike is pleasure only, generally doesn't see rain, etc.:

https://flic.kr/p/24gHvHC
 

trepetti

It's all good!
Elite Member
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Good question...

I don't know if the mounting to fork bolt pattern is the same or not.

I can say that although more pistons are more efficient, with that, crap that accumulates
around, now 4 pistons, is twice as much.

IE, lots of brake dust, mixed with road grime, more caliper seals (that harden/stick over time) tends to cause the brake caliber to stick more, dare I say, PROBABLY more than an S1.

IMO, with what you have, I'd put SS brake lines on and leave the rest-

Un-less you need more braking power, like doing slightly more maintenance, leave yours stock..


*Yamaha recommends brake caliber seal REPLACEMENT EVERY TWO YEARS. In real life, you can get much more than that. I check for excessive brake drag by simply raising the ft wheel, (put a piece of masking tape on the tire) and spin the tire as hard as I can. If you can't get 1-2 FULL revolutions(free spin), I'd be re-sealing the calipers (or clean about them first and re-check).

My S2 video, after the last re-build, brakes were applied(pay attention), but the bike is pleasure only, generally doesn't see rain, etc.:

https://flic.kr/p/24gHvHC
....but if you decide to replace caliper seals, I HIGHLY recommend this: https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0591

I recently rebuilt a set of 4 piston calipers, and instead of using a compressor to push the pistons out, this little gem will grab the piston from the inner bore an allow you to gently remove it. For 32 bucks it works out to $4.00 per piston.....
 

GracianFZ6

New Member
Good question...

I don't know if the mounting to fork bolt pattern is the same or not.

I can say that although more pistons are more efficient, with that, crap that accumulates
around, now 4 pistons, is twice as much.

IE, lots of brake dust, mixed with road grime, more caliper seals (that harden/stick over time) tends to cause the brake caliber to stick more, dare I say, PROBABLY more than an S1.

IMO, with what you have, I'd put SS brake lines on and leave the rest-

Un-less you need more braking power, like doing slightly more maintenance, leave yours stock..


*Yamaha recommends brake caliber seal REPLACEMENT EVERY TWO YEARS. In real life, you can get much more than that. I check for excessive brake drag by simply raising the ft wheel, (put a piece of masking tape on the tire) and spin the tire as hard as I can. If you can't get 1-2 FULL revolutions(free spin), I'd be re-sealing the calipers (or clean about them first and re-check).

My S2 video, after the last re-build, brakes were applied(pay attention), but the bike is pleasure only, generally doesn't see rain, etc.:

https://flic.kr/p/24gHvHC
Thanks for the useful information, Townsend.
I am pretty sure forks are different but not sure if bolt pattern is same.
The reason I am asking is that I am wondering why Yamaha put double pistons on the S2 which at the end of day it was a restyling for the S1.
Was it because they were looking for a more powerful braking that the S1 didn´t have? I guess so..

Yes, I think I will leave the stock.

By the way, I have just got frozen about Yamaha recommending caliper seals replacement every two years o_O, whatttt!!!

Thanks again.
 

GracianFZ6

New Member
....but if you decide to replace caliper seals, I HIGHLY recommend this: https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0591

I recently rebuilt a set of 4 piston calipers, and instead of using a compressor to push the pistons out, this little gem will grab the piston from the inner bore an allow you to gently remove it. For 32 bucks it works out to $4.00 per piston.....
Hi Trepetti,
Very useful information.
That is in the US market, I hope I can find this in Europe.
Thanks.
 

GracianFZ6

New Member
Also, guys, I was thinking to put a LED H4 bulb in the low beam. do you know if there is any post talking about this?

It has got installed a halogen bulb one now.

I have seen this one on eBay:

 
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