Such low mileage means a lot of time sitting with stale gasoline. A friend didn't ride her 6R for two years, and the low end performance was poor. We ran it for three tank fulls with Techron added and it cleaned up like new. I suspect it was gummed up injectors. Can't hurt to give it a try.
Being 10 years old, the radiator cap may not be working properly. It acts as a two-way valve. As the engine heats up and the coolant expands, it releases the extra coolant into the plastic reservior (Sometimes referred to as an overflow tank). When the engine is turned off and cools down...
You may have kicked up some contamination in the bottom of the fuel tank while stunting. I suggest removing the tank and dumping the fuel by holding it upside down. Fill with half a gallon of fresh fuel, slosh it around, then dump it.
I am using the PDF copy of the factory service manual that has been around since 2009. It calls for 57 Ft. Lbs torque on the rear sprocket nuts. That sounds too high, and when I try to tighten them to that value it feels too tight. Anyone know of an updated spec.?
The Fizzer is a very smooth bike, but some vibration is always going to be there. If you are feeling it mostly in the handlebars, not in the footpegs or seat, a good trick is to fill the handlebars with steel BB's. Remove the right side bar end weight (it unscrews) and turn the bars full left...
This is false. Starter and alternator are 2 different units.
Questions for Lovelife:
What did you do to repair the starter?
Have you connected any accessories to the electrical system recently?
Lovelife: The simple checks are as follows:
Test the battery voltage with a basic voltmeter. You...
From an old issue of AMA magazine:
"Riding is part of who we are, and we can’t imagine not riding. We dread the day when age or illness will inevitably force us to park our rides for the final time.
Until then, we love the surge of the engine when we roll on the throttle, and the...
If you want new, there may be some leftovers still available. I got my 2015 in Jan. of 2016 at a good price - $6900. Any dealer can do a search for you. Lots of lightly used ones probably at good prices because of off-season.
Yup, I have done a few staked master links in my life. Gave away my tool on my last home move because I didn't have the FZR at the time. I don't mind spending an hour or so to drop the swing arm because I can check to see if it can use some lubrication.