Barricade - Yamaha FZ-16 (2009) - Midnight Black

Thread Starter #588


Honoured Member
Sep 11, 2009
November 2022 - Updates

Bought Valvoline 4T Premium 20W50. MRP ₹ 523.00, got for ₹ 410.00
The mechanic didn't mention changing oil. Just checked level before (attempting) oil change and it was fresh oil. Possibly MAK 20W40 mineral, which he stocks in barrel. Kept the Valvoline in the shelf for the time being.

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Don't know how every mechanic manage to do this [frustration]

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Had all them with me.

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Straight Screw Plug - 90340-14117 - ₹ 11.00

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Straight Screw Plug - 90340-32805 - ₹ 13.00

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O-Ring (Big) - 93210-32813₹ - 18.00

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O-Ring (Small) - 93210-14899 - ₹ 9.00

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Had no tools with me. Borrowed an old chisel from the neighbour. Steel scale was perfect.

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Simple unscrew.

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Old vs new.

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Installed. Why can't an experienced mechanic do the same?

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Soot on the plug. Might've happened pre-valve replacement. Installed a less used clean OE NGK plug to check before getting a new plug.

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Hit 154k. Took 3 months for the 1000.

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Battery band, rusted, but factory stock.

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Side panel had cracking. Fixed by the Chinese YouTube fix. Needs replacement.

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Washed and lube.

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Thread Starter #590
Sep 11, 2009
I'm thinking of upgrading to a new bike (will also keep my FZ as primary bike) thinking about new duke 250 or Apache RTR 310 (base model). can you suggest which one is proper and good upgrade from FZ V2?
That would be a personal choice. Test drive both and see which one is more comfortable or tastes your taste better. Secondly, check for service quality and parts availability in your location.

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