New member welcome thread


mondi

New Member
Hi all,
My name is Kosta, I'm from Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada. First bike here (took me 20 years to pull the plug): 2009 Yamaha FZ6R, got it before winter, lots of mods on it and planning to add more. Pretty good reviews on the bike in terms of reliability, saw two of them for sale in USA (Craiglist) with over 85k miles on the dashboard.
Looking forward to read useful info on this forum and enjoy the bike in the spring!
 

Texasbluzman

New Member
What's up! My name is Roland. I'm from Baytown, TX. I just picked up a 09 FZ6R the other day, for free! That's right! My aunt bids on storage units and got the bike. It doesn't crank. Her boyfriend tried to get it running but didn't suceed. He took apart a lot of stuff. Airbox, AIS, most of fairings. Bike was laid down also. Got some busted and scraped fairings. If I can get it running, then it's mine. Has a new battery, but the solenoid just clicks. Probably that, right? Anyways, I also have 06 RS Warrior that I've done a few mods to, and are planning on a few more. I'm sure I'll be looking around and asking for advice. These seem like fun little bikes. Can't wait to get her running.
 

cloviszx9r

New Member
Name is Ivan. My motorcycle dis-ease is wanting so many different rides which leads me to have owned some 60+ bikes in my riding years. Still riding the back-roads @ 75 yrs on the planet. Originally from the UK (known as England in my day). Have owned Ducati, Triumph, Moto-Guzzi, Norton, BMW, even an AJS. Discovered metric bikes in the early 80's. Had many 920 Virago's. Presently own an '85 Nighthawk 650, an '82 GS 1100L, and my favorite '82 Maxim 750 slightly modified. Favorite is the Maxim. Now looking at owning a bike requiring minimal maintenance, a machine which will easily cruise the back-roads from coast to coast. That's why I'm looking to buy a "left-over" FZ6R. And it's quite the shopping experience as there are a number of 2015-2016 models out there with varying price tags. Found a new red 2015 model for $5174 out-the-door, or a black/red 2016 for $6000 with no listed add-ons YET .... sure they'll come. will need to sell my collection first. Please email for pics if interested in my older models ........ [email protected]
 
Alot of new members join and dont introduce themselves so Ive added this thread for all to introduce yourself....

Ill go first...

Hi all I am From Langley BC Canada. I started this site to be a sister site to FZ6-Forum.com I currently ride a FZ6...

It doesnt matter how crappy a day I have had, all I have to do is put on my gear and go.... The world disappears... the FZ6 is my first bike.. Its a 2005 Galaxy Blue one.. (Yeah the blue ones are faster... Its not a rumor).

I am an Engineer and currently work rebuilding crash damaged helicopters and general Helicopter maintenance..... Okay nuff about me... Who is next.... O-Turn? FZ1inNH?

Dennis
 
Hello Dennis, I just read your intro to newbies, and being a newbie, I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Paul. I'm not sure if I can be included in this forem though. I don't ride a FZ6, I ride a YZF-R6. I'm trying to get some help in installing a steering damper. It wasn't major dollars, just a CNC job. I love nothing more than going for a ride on my R6. I've had it for about three years now. But in the next 6 months I'm getting a Ducati 1098S. Can't wait. I've ridden since I could walk, and have had a number of bikes. I'll be 50 this year!!! Anyway, any help on fitting the steering damper would be much appreciated.
 
Hello Dennis, I just read your intro to newbies, and being a newbie, I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Paul. I'm not sure if I can be included in this forem though. I don't ride a FZ6, I ride a YZF-R6. I'm trying to get some help in installing a steering damper. It wasn't major dollars, just a CNC job. I love nothing more than going for a ride on my R6. I've had it for about three years now. But in the next 6 months I'm getting a Ducati 1098S. Can't wait. I've ridden since I could walk, and have had a number of bikes. I'll be 50 this year!!! Anyway, any help on fitting the steering damper would be much appreciated.
And just to add to that; I live Down Under in Sydney Australia. G'day to all.
 

Admin

Staff member
Welcome to the site!

Glad you found us. All riders are welcome here... What brings an R6 Rider to our side of the pond?
 

BA Worx

New Member
Lucifer Morningstar, first off, awesome username. Welcome to the forum! There are a ton of knowledgable people here who have done a lot of great work on the FZ6R platform. This bike uses an older version of an R6 engine but does not share many other components with its supersport "big brother", the R6.

With that being said, your best bet for help adding a steering damper to your YZF-R6 is likely a forum geared more towards that platform. I would highly recommend https://www.r6-forum.com/ . That site has been around for a loooong time and people, have done just about anything you can think of.
 

Someoldguy

New Member
My name is Graham but seeing as I'm thought of as "Someoldguy" so that's the name I chose for my username. I'll be 62 on the 25th of this month and have been interested/on/messing around with bikes since Noah ran his Ark aground.
I just purchased an 09 FZ6R a couple of weeks ago but won't be picking it up until the end of March. I believe I got a great deal on the bike and my conditions for purchasing the bike was that the dealer do a full coolant flush and store it for free until the end of March. It's got brand new road 4's on it and only 5078 Km! Everything is original, so I'll probably do stainles lines and a flush on the breaks, maybe the chain and sprockets just for aesthetic reasons and a Zero Gravity Touring shield, again for aesthetics. I'm down sizing from my 1200 bandit as it really is a touring bike the way I have it set up and wanted something a bit more "flickable" without sacrificing the feel and sound of an inline four, the FZ6R seems to fill that category.
I used to race back in the mid 2000's and rode my first rookie lap with a high-vis vest back row start at the age of 48, it was something I always wanted to do so I did it. I was competing on a 1972 Honda CB350 with a Vintage Racing club known as the V.R.R.A. believe me it was the best "BANG" for the buck ever.
So that's about it really, there's more I could tell but I think this is a decent enough intro for a "newbie". I'm looking forward to finding out what gremlins lurk in my 09 FZ and if I have anything usefull to submit, even better.
See you guys and gals in the forums!
Cheers, Graham a.k.a. "Someoldguy".
 

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