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Fisher's Yamaha Xj6

Discussion in 'Members Bikes / Blogs' started by Fisher, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Fisher

    Fisher Administrator Staff Member

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    Cameron (Call me Fisher)
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    Well! Here she is:

    [​IMG]

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    She is SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH.
    And quick.
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  3. Omar

    Omar Administrator Staff Member

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    i love this bike man
    was fun seeing Fisher open it up
  4. dw22

    dw22 Super Member

    Looks a beauty. Any mods planned fisher? :p
  5. jamesyR125

    jamesyR125 Super Member

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    Looks SO nice!
  6. Fisher

    Fisher Administrator Staff Member

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    As for Mods. Nothing so far other than tail tidy + smaller LED indicators + crash bungs + MAYBE a fly screen.
    But I shall just see how it goes :)
  7. Omar

    Omar Administrator Staff Member

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    you can get some of the indicators i have they yamaha leds
  8. dw22

    dw22 Super Member

    Get two brother exhaust, they sound beasty
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  9. MrAndy979

    MrAndy979 Super Member

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    nice one fisher!!
    look nice and clean!
  10. D-Drz

    D-Drz Moderator Staff Member

    Crash bungs a must on a naked! :) looks good I bet it pulls how much have you got out of it already? feel free to inbox :)
  11. Omar

    Omar Administrator Staff Member

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    Yea it does pull well while I was riding with him I was doing triple figures he was keeping up with me

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  12. D-Drz

    D-Drz Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like fun!!! Mans balling 3 bikes lol! Get in fisher :) we all need to meet up again
  13. Fisher

    Fisher Administrator Staff Member

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    Omar, make a little write up about our day if you like. THen you can go off topic as much as you like!

    So far, I have seen only 125mph out of it.
    It pulls like NOTHING else up to 110mph.
    110 - 125 is reasonable.

    My ZXR, I got to it's top end of 140 on the first day.

    This one, it FEELS much faster than it actually is.
    110 feels like 160!!!!

    So I ballsed out :p

    Also, to really get more speed from it, I would need to consider tucking, and in the tuck position it becomes kinda twitchy where your arms are level with your head.

    I took it for a blast on some twisties...
    It is SO smooth around corners. You pick a line and it holds it.
    Very confidence inspiring at speed.
    The position actually works quite nicely even for cornering, it feels quite natural.

    For day to day cruising, I occasionally miss the sporty position, but on the longer journeys I think I would prefer this seating position.

    The lack of fairing, the only real gripe that I will have.
    My summer gloves are fairly useless now as I am getting very very cold hands.
    Also I will have to start wearing my insulated trousers more often as my legs are now very exposed.

    BUT.
    I just worked out, that despite really pushing it fairly hard, I got 40mpg today!!!


    I took someone for a ride, and scared myself a bit by pulling a massive wheelie off just the throttle alone!
    Crack it open in first or second, with a heavy enough pillion (anyone who isn't a petite female pretty much) and your front end is coming up.

    The brakes are fantastic!
    Very sharp, and responsive.

    The throttle is very smooth. And it has plenty of low end power.
    I can happily use 6th gear anywhere from 20mph +

    Gearbox is typical clunky as per Yamaha. Not a huge issue, but it is the only thing that this bike lacks in refinement.
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  14. Mysterious Rider

    Mysterious Rider Moderator Staff Member

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    Really you got 140 out of your other bike when you first got it, I thought when they first came out that the top speed was like 140?? Aren't they meant to lose power as the years go by???
  15. Fisher

    Fisher Administrator Staff Member

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    Bought

    • An Unbranded Tank Protector - £9
    • Fancy tax disk holder - £7
    • R&G Aero Crash Bungs - £64
    • Fender Extender - £17
    • Rim Tape - £3
    • Unbranded LED indicators - £16
    • R&G Radiator Guard - £60
    • Evotech Tail Tidy - £70
    • Tyre Pen - £3

    Ideas I am toying with:

    • Fancy Levers. I never really liked the look of stock levers... they always look naff in that silver. - £150
    • New footpegs. The stock ones are REALLY annoying because I keep catching my trousers on them. - £50
    • K&N Air Filter. - £50
    • Clear rear light. Would totally be cosmetic. Not even sure if a clear one would look better than a red one... - £55
    • Datatool TrakKING Alarm and GPS tracker - £300
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  16. Jed

    Jed Moderator Staff Member

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    So, are you please you got this over the Kawi?
    I would be, she's beautiful :)
  17. Killachipmunk

    Killachipmunk Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice list indeed!
    For the hoses you should only need the one set, I've been looking for this for ages, this is how they run it on dual-brake systems, so you'll have one of these setups, probably "Crossover" style.
    [​IMG]
  18. Jed

    Jed Moderator Staff Member

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    I want dual front brake disks on my R125... :(
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  19. jamesyR125

    jamesyR125 Super Member

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    itd be useless
  20. Gweglez

    Gweglez Super Member

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    Not useless, but overkill, with such a light bike, you'd probably have your rear wheel in the air alot
  21. Fisher

    Fisher Administrator Staff Member

    Location:
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    Chip, I think you are right about the Crossover! However, would it be different on an ABS bike??? :S

    As for the Kawi... I sometimes miss the race position. And I definetly miss the weight!!!
    I was wheeling them both around the garage, and I almost threw the kawi over because I forgot how light it was already!!!

    The XJ6 has 30kg on top of the kawi!

    And of course I sometimes miss the wind protection. My ultra thin summer gloves are near enough useless now on all but the HOTTEST days. So I need some new ones.

    But riding, I love the shear power of this bike. I also feel PROUD of this bike!
    It's a lot comfier as well. The back roads to work no longer shake my spine, and jar my teeth!

    I reckon this bike also has more road presence which is always good.

    All in all, I do not regret it one bit.



    Another note:
    Considering I bought it new. As of yet, I do not regret it at all. I didn't need a LOT of money up front, and I have 2 years warranty, a years break down, and a WHOLE lot of peace of mind.

    I think, from now on, new or ex-demo is the way to go!
    Trade in after 2 or 3 years, get something new again. Yes you would loose a fair bit on depreciation.
    But I look at it as more of a hire scheme, with monthly payments.
    HOWEVER, ask me again in a years time if I still think the same way, would be interesting to see if I do.

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