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Old 10-18-2007, 02:38 PM   #21
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I've a few questions.

1. What is the point of a windscreen on an FZ6 if it only diverts the air to hit you mid chest?

2. Does anyone feel more comfortable turning to the left, vs's turning to the right? I feel like I could drag elbow in a left hand turn, but turning right isn't as comfortable.

3. Looking down at the steering head of both of my bikes (04 R6, 04 FZ6), going down straight down the road it seems as if the head is turned slightly to the left, Like a car that is out of line. Just a trick of my imagination?

4. Why do Yamaha's only one light illuminated on lowbeams? Is there a sign I could put on my bike that says, "No, I do not have a headlight out!" ?

these really sound retarded. :(

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Q#11 Just how deep does water have to be before Mogee (600rr) can't cross thru really slow?
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2. Does anyone feel more comfortable turning to the left, vs's turning to the right? I feel like I could drag elbow in a left hand turn, but turning right isn't as comfortable.
I am left turn dominant I scrape my toe slider all the time in turns on the left but my right toe slider is still shiny and new... More practice i suppose :dontknow:

And yes I make sure that my foot is on top of the shifter and pull it in tight to the side of the bike but i still lean and the foot scrapes
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I've a few questions.

1. What is the point of a windscreen on an FZ6 if it only diverts the air to hit you mid chest?

2. Does anyone feel more comfortable turning to the left, vs's turning to the right? I feel like I could drag elbow in a left hand turn, but turning right isn't as comfortable.

3. Looking down at the steering head of both of my bikes (04 R6, 04 FZ6), going down straight down the road it seems as if the head is turned slightly to the left, Like a car that is out of line. Just a trick of my imagination?

4. Why do Yamaha's only one light illuminated on lowbeams? Is there a sign I could put on my bike that says, "No, I do not have a headlight out!" ?

these really sound retarded. :(

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1. because it is a thinly disguised race bike, so get down and tuck

2. A lot of people have issues with one direction or another... my personal opinion is it is akin to being right or left handed, and it is a left brain/right brain thing that can be overcome with practice. Also if you are not in a good position, it can make throttle control feel strange...

3. On a crowned road it takes a minor steering input to stay straight, but check to see if your front and rear wheels are aligned correctly.. don't go by the marks on the swingarm, use a straight edge or string, and reference the chain also

4. LOL!! I get the same thing with my Bandit.. that's why I run high beams during the day time...
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As long as you keep the water level below the airbox or carbs.. good to go
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2. Does anyone feel more comfortable turning to the left, vs's turning to the right? I feel like I could drag elbow in a left hand turn, but turning right isn't as comfortable.

4. Why do Yamaha's only one light illuminated on lowbeams? Is there a sign I could put on my bike that says, "No, I do not have a headlight out!" ?

these really sound retarded. :(
Ain't retarded to me. I've wondered the same things. Well, except for the windscreen question.

I've heard people talk about the right/left thing, but I don't experience it. I'm ambidexrous and always wonder if that has anything to do with it. I'm comfortable on the 50 circling a wheelie both ways...others have a preference in direction doing that too.

About the one light. You're out of luck. Maybe we could make some t-shirts?
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I am left turn dominant I scrape my toe slider all the time in turns on the left but my right toe slider is still shiny and new... More practice i suppose :dontknow:

And yes I make sure that my foot is on top of the shifter and pull it in tight to the side of the bike but i still lean and the foot scrapes
Slide your foot back on the pegs, so that the peg is under the ball of your foot. You'll find you have a better feel for the bike as well, and it is easier to lever your up off to slide around and hang off.....

Also, try leaning your head into the curve, even with the inside mirror. Your head and helmet weigh 30-50 lbs and will make an appreciable difference to corner clearance....
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As long as you keep the water level below the airbox or carbs.. good to go
So. Umm. Sigh. What do those look like?
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Slide your foot back on the pegs, so that the peg is under the ball of your foot. You'll find you have a better feel for the bike as well, and it is easier to lever your up off to slide around and hang off.....

Also, try leaning your head into the curve, even with the inside mirror. Your head and helmet weigh 30-50 lbs and will make an appreciable difference to corner clearance....

So moving my will help my foot?

Also, try leaning your head into the curve, even with the inside mirror. Your head and helmet weigh 30-50 lbs and will make an appreciable difference to corner clearance....

Hmmm..... will have to try this
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I've a few questions.

1. What is the point of a windscreen on an FZ6 if it only diverts the air to hit you mid chest?

2. Does anyone feel more comfortable turning to the left, vs's turning to the right? I feel like I could drag elbow in a left hand turn, but turning right isn't as comfortable.

3. Looking down at the steering head of both of my bikes (04 R6, 04 FZ6), going down straight down the road it seems as if the head is turned slightly to the left, Like a car that is out of line. Just a trick of my imagination?

4. Why do Yamaha's only one light illuminated on lowbeams? Is there a sign I could put on my bike that says, "No, I do not have a headlight out!" ?

these really sound retarded. :(

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1. the bike is a japenese bike and they used japanese people to design the bike

2. i dont have that problem but i heard it can be caused by trusting one side of your body more if you have more strength to "steer" the bike

3. i dunno

4. never wondered about that myself
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Better yet, do you get called a power ranger at work?
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As long as you keep the water level below the airbox or carbs.. good to go
Give me a reference on the pic please.

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So. Umm. Sigh. What do those look like?
Keep the water level no higher than the side covers and you should be good...


Or... if you can't see the top of the tire.. it is too deep!
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The very bottom of the side covers? :/: Ugh. I feel vulnerable right now.
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Keep the water level no higher than the side covers and you should be good...


Or... if you can't see the top of the tire.. it is too deep!
Half the wheel OK? A third. . . Not past the bottom of the forks? Ayiiiiiii. I need to order bike part flashcards. :/:
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So moving my will help my foot?

Also, try leaning your head into the curve, even with the inside mirror. Your head and helmet weigh 30-50 lbs and will make an appreciable difference to corner clearance....

Hmmm..... will have to try this
Lowering the center of gravity allows the bike to remain more upright, hence more corner clearance to go faster... 'tis why the Ricky Racers hang off and drag knees and elbows..

On the street, sliding a cheek off to the inside, moving your head and shoulders in, allows more clearance on the peg for mid corner corrections..

Also practice turning your entire head to look thru the turn, rather than just the eyes.. the head leads, the bike will follow.
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OK. I said I'd make the thread. Here it be. Quite frankly, it's embarrassing that I've been riding as long as I have and I don't know what I don't know. :/: Guess I'll just be brave, cop to the ignorance and learn.


1st Question: How egregious a mistake did I make when I rode Mogee on the beach but didn't wash him afterward? Has the sand worked its way into places where it has likely caused damage?

2nd Question: Am I the only freak who sometimes--not often--worries out about the possibility of Mogee just disintigrating from underneath me? It's like when I ride a cheap carnival ride. . .at the worst possible point, my mind's eye sees a sheer pin (sp?) slowly backing it's way out or breaking causing me and others to plunge to an ignoble death. It doesn't happen always, just every now and again, and the thought comes from now where. . .

3rd Question: I've changed my body position, experimented all day long and still can't find a way to keep my throttle hand (mostly) from going numb. Normal?

4th Question: Is it bad form to ride with my middle two fingers always perched on the clutch lever? Do other people do this a lot?




Anyone else have a too-embarassed-to-ask-it question? Post it up.
1. sand is grainy and may fall into the thousands of places where there are moving parts. it also depends if you went on soft or hard sand.

2. yup, thats why they recommend you do a bike inspection before you ride for any bolts that may have dangle loose because of the vibration. the tire may blow out and the rear axle bolt may come loose if there is no safety pin

3. you may try heavier bar ends to reduce the amount of vibratio you get. use your stomach and back to hold you up but relax your arms. youre the driver, not the passenger. you should be able to adjust the angle of the clip ons so that your hand gets blood circulating.

4. nothing wrong with that unless the clutch is engaged all the time.
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