Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #21
BrowningBAR
Snuggles

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In a really, really, really old farmhouse
Posts: 4,369
Default

MO is where I go to visit all of my fat friends!
BrowningBAR is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 03-19-2009, 10:07 PM   #22
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duken4evr View Post
Hmm. The buy in on this Beemer is in the same general range as Honda's new DN-1. That puts the DN-1's pricing into some perspective.

My guess is the throttle issue is due to fuel cut as required to meet emissions. Off throttle no fuel goes to the engine and it takes a moment to recover when the throttle is reapplied. My '06 FZ1 had this bad, the fix was an electronic gadget from Ivan's called, appropriately enough, the "fuel cut eliminator".

Anyway, nice bike. I could see getting one of these someday, when I am finally all grown up, kids gone, over 60 and have far away places to ride to on a fast and comfortable bike.

To be perfectly honest I'd rather have your second generation FZ1, it's a beautiful looking bike and 2/3s the price.
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 02:42 AM   #23
Dr_Sprocket
Founding Member
 
Dr_Sprocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delmarva Peninsula
Posts: 2,331
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duken4evr View Post
My guess is the throttle issue is due to fuel cut as required to meet emissions. Off throttle no fuel goes to the engine and it takes a moment to recover when the throttle is reapplied. My '06 FZ1 had this bad, the fix was an electronic gadget from Ivan's called, appropriately enough, the "fuel cut eliminator".
How much fuel could a fuel-cutter cut, if a fuel-cutter could cut fuel?
__________________
"Aid to the helpless indigent is civilized. Aid to the irresponsible is socially corrosive." ----- Schizuki (c. 2011)
Dr_Sprocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 04:51 AM   #24
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default

You need to buy this bike Pulley, then we could call you Dr. Driveshaft. You need a name change.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 06:30 AM   #25
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Can anyone 'spline to me if they have fixed that there rear-end problem the big Beemers are rumored to have had lately?



Mark me down for a good Porter. My favorite is Sierra Nevada. Actually, I like every brew out of that establishment.

Kirk, we have a bayfront restaurant that has Sweet-water (contract) beer on tap. They have their own names, of course.

I tell folks that I drink Lite beer when I'm thirsty, and real beer when I'm hungry!

-
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 02:57 PM   #26
Dr_Sprocket
Founding Member
 
Dr_Sprocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delmarva Peninsula
Posts: 2,331
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by longride View Post
You need to buy this bike Pulley, then we could call you Dr. Driveshaft. You need a name change.
I could dig it, but I'd have to grow one of those sweet mid-80's porn star moustaches to complete the package.
__________________
"Aid to the helpless indigent is civilized. Aid to the irresponsible is socially corrosive." ----- Schizuki (c. 2011)
Dr_Sprocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 03:15 PM   #27
GSXRWolf
Founding Member
 
GSXRWolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 248
Default

I like this bike! Saw one the same color at a dealership last weekend. Sounds like BMW has been doing their homework. Just a little more fine tuning to do. This bike is a bit pricey but people with money tend to like to have something a little different. In the end, people will speak with their wallets.........or not.
GSXRWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #28
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pushrod View Post
Can anyone 'spline to me if they have fixed that there rear-end problem the big Beemers are rumored to have had lately?



Mark me down for a good Porter. My favorite is Sierra Nevada. Actually, I like every brew out of that establishment.

Kirk, we have a bayfront restaurant that has Sweet-water (contract) beer on tap. They have their own names, of course.

I tell folks that I drink Lite beer when I'm thirsty, and real beer when I'm hungry!

-
The BMWMOA mag has had an article on the problem. BMW won't admit there's a problem so they can't announce that it's been fixed can they? It seemed to affect the heavier models like the K1200LT. BMW has changed the hub because it's no longer "lifetime no maintenance". Check out the BMW user groups to see if there's anything new.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 06:27 PM   #29
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket View Post
I could dig it, but I'd have to grow one of those sweet mid-80's porn star moustaches to complete the package.

You couldn't do that if you tried Pulley. Cool follows cool.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 07:33 AM   #30
Duken4evr
Founding Member
 
Duken4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 722
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
To be perfectly honest I'd rather have your second generation FZ1, it's a beautiful looking bike and 2/3s the price.
Ya, I love my FZ1. To be honest, it had some pretty unacceptable flaws in stock form. The rear shock is harsh and the engine is heavily neutered with retarded ignition timing and slow opening secondary butterflies in the fuel injection system. After removing the airbox snorkle thingie and secondary butterflies, adding in a full exhaust from Akra and dialing in the fuel and ignition mapping with a PCIII/ignition module, it's good for 150 or so liquid smooth hp. It went from numb, reluctant and a bit vibration prone to a joyfully smooth turbine like rev master, very much like the 04-06 R1 from which it sprang, but with more midrange. It is an awesome street motor in modded form. A Penske shock from Traxxion fixed the rear end. The stock forks are pretty decent.

Resolving the BMW's little "glitch" sounds like child's play compared to what I went through. Modding it has been a journey. Spent many hours on the FZ1OA board, and many hours playing with fuel mapping on my computer. I had buyer's remorse at first, now you would have to pry the FZ from my clutching fingers. It is dialed in tight.

It was fun to do it, kind of nice to have a bike that "needed" me, but I am strange that way. Now I spend lots of time helping others on the FZ board. They can download my PCIII map from my signature line. Constantly getting emails about how that map "transformed" their bikes. Isn't technology grand?

Last edited by Duken4evr : 03-21-2009 at 07:41 AM.
Duken4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off