Ok, so I’ve been busy riding, and not writing. I’ve put on a few accessories on the FZ07. Yacugar rear shock. The OEM suspension is cheep and cheerful on the 7. It’s not bad, but it’s not great. It had to go. Ted at the beemer shop helped me out with a fully adjustable Yac minus hyd. preload for just under a grand. Yes it’s not cheap, but it transforms the bike. The low/high speed comp adjustment had to sit on the front of the frame, a bit odd, but what can you do. The difference is profound. Bike handles nicely, and you can make good corrections mid corner without upsetting the bike. No more bob and weave either.
Yoshimura Fender Eliminator. The stock tail is ugly. and the big turn signals don’t help. I ordered through Motostarz and it went well. The stuff showed up in 3 days. I ripped the tail off, and went to work. All connectors are plug and play, and the Yoshimura fender eliminator is well put together. One gripe is for Canadian plates, the yosh bracket will not work. I ended mounting it behind the plate, and making some custom holes in my license plate. No big deal.
Next up…handlebars. The stock bars suck. The sweep on the is huge, and they forced me into an akward riding position. First up were renthal lows…an imporvement, but not exactly what I was looking for. Too much sweep again. I then ordered the renthal ultra lows. That was the meal ticket. I bought a largish tap, that matched the thread on the bar ends, and had a friend machine off the excess fat on the bar ends so they could slide into the renthal bar. Magic.
Givi screen. Nice screen. Helps with the wind blast a bit. It’s not super tall, but I think it flows well with the bike, even with the ginormous turn signals.
OMGS!!!!! MY ZARD IS HERE…ok, got home, tore into it. Stock pipe weighs 16 lbs. Zard weighs 8 lbs. Instructions? errrmmm…no, there was none. After some head scratching it went together nicely. Looks great. I’ll post links to the boob channel shortly with baffles in, one baffle in, and two baffles out. I’ll keep the baffles in. It sounds great (I wear molded ear plugs, and can hear them over the plugs). Fit and finish is excellent. The metal Zard sticker will eventually fall off as it’s glued on, and not riveted.