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Offline wiledog_X

How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« on: March 28, 2012, 04:39:35 pm »
came across this thread... Basically it is a 2004 FZ1 in a 2001 frame with KTM 950 suspension, wheels and dual sport Pirellis. freaking awesome project. that thing must go like a rocket!!

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113304

from this...


into this....







« Last Edit: March 28, 2012, 04:41:01 pm by wiledog_X »
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 04:42:02 pm »
Bliksem, dit lyk mean, daai seat sal jou vreet...
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 04:52:02 pm »
looks kak imo.. but beauty is a relative thing. Raising a mudguard does not make it a DS bike .. not a bad try though.
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 05:17:44 pm »
Well it will certainly have a bit of get up and go in it.
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 05:22:50 pm »
Why?
Why go through all that effort and not put on a bash plate?

I also think it looks kak - and other than a 'look and see how clever I am with tools' kind of thing I can't see the point.
 

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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 05:27:48 pm »
Should be shot: :violent1:

Taking a high revving motor for a duallie is like putting a rocket engine in a passenger car
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 05:34:52 pm »
Bet you that swingarm is going to take out the zorst sooner or later.

Interesting project regardless.
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 05:52:13 pm »
looks kak imo.. but beauty is a relative thing. Raising a mudguard does not make it a DS bike .. not a bad try though.
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 05:56:41 pm »
Donnerse lekker ding daai. n Padfiets met beter suspensie as enige BMW :imaposer:
 

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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 06:00:32 pm »
Dan the man, Gee bietjie die specs van daai motor?
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 06:02:26 pm »
Rat bike, looks like a bit of an unfinished project.
 

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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 06:07:10 pm »
Motor is Fazer 1000, based on the 1st generation of R1's  :o

That thing must be wild...

I think if you play with the sprckets and lower the gearing it should be a ridiculous amount of fun...

BTW that bike looks more dirt-worthy than a lot of so-called DS bikes...  ::)
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 06:17:28 pm »
Roelf, dit is n R1 enjin wat so bietjie minder krag maak, ek sou skat nog steeds om en by 140 perdekrag. Hier by ons was dit n Fazer.
 

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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 08:47:08 pm »
I am not so sure that a high revving Jap 4 cylinder motor will make a good DS propulsion unit

DS is all about good bottom end and mid range - how many of our bikes get ridden regularly at high rpm for long stretches ?

But it would be awesome to do burnouts at the bash with this !
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 09:04:16 pm »
I am not so sure that a high revving Jap 4 cylinder motor will make a good DS propulsion unit

DS is all about good bottom end and mid range - how many of our bikes get ridden regularly at high rpm for long stretches ?

But it would be awesome to do burnouts at the bash with this !

Agree with you.

Those motors have a a lot of mid to top power. 4Cylinders dont make good dirt bikes, unless you are using it as a roost machine!

good idea and a little different, but a lot like the ducati monster.
 

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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2012, 09:42:34 pm »
It is in the same league as the old e class merc turned into merc bakkie
 

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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 09:44:36 pm »
looks kak imo.. but beauty is a relative thing. Raising a mudguard does not make it a DS bike .. not a bad try though.
Hy het nie net die modderskerm gelig nie jou Hoenner! Jy kan mos sien dis KTM suspensie.
Die skazors lyk net nie so hot nie. Sal like om spin te vat?

Thanks, I did read the 1st post.. Hoenner ! wat se ding is die?  :patch:

Still a kak bike that looks like it came from a chop shop, maybe with desserts on the back it could do some damage but otherwise I agree, good for burnouts in Goodwood.
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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 10:25:06 pm »
The Fazer was already retuned to have more midrange than the R1. And from the mag tests, it was reported to have a rather meaty midrange.

Combine that with a drastic sprocket change and the mill should be good as any DS engine, albeit with a nasty sting in the tail.

How is this any worse than a Triumph Tiger 800? Or the new Versys 1000?

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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2012, 09:39:11 am »
ja like the guy states in his thread, it's a lot of experimentation - what works, what doesn't. he should give that frame a nice powdercoat paintjob then it'll already look way better.


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Re: How to turn a FZ1 into a DS!!! WOW!!
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2012, 09:44:58 am »
he's got another project going on as well...

Oh, and in case you thought this bike was a little crazy, I'm build a parts bin CBR 600 F3 into a dirt bike. No cush drive, WP 48 forks and shock, underseat aluminum gas tank, YZ 450 subframe and seat. It's going to be sweet. I might even supermoto it. I'm at the beginning stages on this one and basically waiting for parts.




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