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Forum: FZ8 Performance   12-28-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,694
Posted By tanracing
My plan is to throw on a set of Michelin Pilot's...

My plan is to throw on a set of Michelin Pilot's but I can wait. I have a tad over 2500 on my stockers and should get about 7 off them. The Pilots are only going to last about 3.
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   12-28-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By tanracing
Hola from Texas - throw up some pics of your 8...

Hola from Texas - throw up some pics of your 8 and or some of your previous bikes.
Forum: Other Motorcycles   12-28-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,318
Posted By tanracing
I've been riding dirt bikes for years and have...

I've been riding dirt bikes for years and have ridden several ATK's that were owned by buddies and all of them sold them due to their quirks - left side kick, non linkage rear suspension, and older...
Forum: Yamaha FZ8 General Discussion   12-28-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,783
Posted By tanracing
Don't know what the problem is but from what I...

Don't know what the problem is but from what I hear dealers can't get their hands on one and if they do they can't get another.
Forum: Other Yamaha Motorcycles   12-25-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,852
Posted By tanracing
Same here... I rode one way back in the day and...

Same here... I rode one way back in the day and it was a beast... That engine in a modern frame would be crazy fun.
Forum: FZ8 Service and Maintanance   12-20-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,104
Posted By tanracing
Same here - oil change - no valve adjustment.

Same here - oil change - no valve adjustment.
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   12-17-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By tanracing
You don't need a cutting torch or welder. Look...

You don't need a cutting torch or welder. Look at my thread Catalytic Converter removal and you can see how to remove with just a hammer and a long pry bar pick.
Forum: FZ8 Problems and Issues   12-17-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,822
Posted By tanracing
Hoover is right - I also have used WD40 to un...

Hoover is right - I also have used WD40 to un freeze ignitions without any issues...
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   12-17-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By tanracing
Just wait until you see what she will do with an...

Just wait until you see what she will do with an aftermarket pipe and the catalytic coverter removed. She is a whole new bike!


GET YOUR GUNS UP!!!
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   12-17-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By tanracing
Welcome Bulldog - new to riding or is this just...

Welcome Bulldog - new to riding or is this just your newest bike? If just the newest throw up some pics of your previous rides.
Forum: Other Motorcycles   12-17-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,031
Posted By tanracing
I can't say that I hated it, but it was a heavy...

I can't say that I hated it, but it was a heavy top heavy pig and if it was not for the comfortable riding position I would not have kept it for as long as I did. It is basically a SV650 with a huge...
Forum: Yamaha FZ8 General Discussion   12-03-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By tanracing
I hate to admit this, but my wife's Pledge...

I hate to admit this, but my wife's Pledge furniture polish works great. She got tired of me stealing it and taking it to the shop and bought me my own!
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   11-22-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,640
Posted By tanracing
Thanks dubel - I am going to see if I can either...

Thanks dubel - I am going to see if I can either get a set from yamaha or duplicate at my local vinyl shop.
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   11-20-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,640
Posted By tanracing
dubel - please do me a favor take a closer pic of...

dubel - please do me a favor take a closer pic of the new FZ8 stickers on the back fender - I have been thinking of adding some vinyl stickers on mine and would like to get as close to stock as...
Forum: FZ8 Parts and Accessories   11-16-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By tanracing
In my opinion, I don't think anyone has created a...

In my opinion, I don't think anyone has created a windshield that offers enough protection to justify the purchase. From what I have seen all you have is wind deflection - which appear to be right at...
Forum: FZ8 Parts and Accessories   11-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By tanracing
In my opinion, I don't think anyone has created a...

In my opinion, I don't think anyone has created a windshield that offers enough protection to justify the purchase. From what I have seen all you have is wind deflection - which appear to be right...
Forum: Yamaha FZ8 General Discussion   11-16-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,684
Posted By tanracing
Kbrink - yes your odometer is affected and yes a...

Kbrink - yes your odometer is affected and yes a speedo healer is the only way I know to correct it.
Forum: Yamaha FZ8 General Discussion   11-04-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,003
Posted By tanracing
Profiled

If any of you are members of a Police department - I would love to have your thoughts on this.
Today I am riding home and I noticed that a patrol car was behind me with his lights on. I thought he...
Forum: Yamaha FZ8 General Discussion   11-03-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By tanracing
Spec Ops - check out the Auxiliary light not on...

Spec Ops - check out the Auxiliary light not on U.S. model thread in Performance and Modifications…
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   11-02-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,014
Posted By tanracing
I have not had any issues with mine and from...

I have not had any issues with mine and from memory I can't remember and real issues with the 8. A few had some valve cover leaks, there were a couple threads regarding headlight fogging and just...
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   11-01-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By tanracing
37 bikes - wow throw up some pics of your...

37 bikes - wow throw up some pics of your favorites in the first rides thread.
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   11-01-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By tanracing
Welcome luke... are you new to riding or is this...

Welcome luke... are you new to riding or is this just the latest or newest bike in your garage?
Forum: Yamaha FZ8 General Discussion   11-01-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,180
Posted By tanracing
Well regardless of what you paid - you got a...

Well regardless of what you paid - you got a great bike and the riding position will make you want to ride it more.
Forum: FZ8 New Member Introductions   10-27-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By tanracing
Hola bedford - I too went from a ninja 650r to...

Hola bedford - I too went from a ninja 650r to the 8 and love it. I did everything possible to the 650r and almost bought the ninja1000 but the 8 was the better bike for the money. Welcome and...
Forum: Other Motorcycles   10-26-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,347
Posted By tanracing
Zoom sure was a sweet ride back in the day. I...

Zoom sure was a sweet ride back in the day. I had a little 200 "dual sport" that I used as an enduro bike. Very similar to yours and I can remember the suspension bottoming out going off a curb!
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