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


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Thanks All

Congratulations and happy birthday to barricade. Can you share some pictures of LED indicators?

Drive Safe,
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LED indicators

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Happy Birthday to your ride buddy, keep crunching miles on your ride :thumbsup:.
Mile munching mammoth [evil]

ilango[speed thirst];115902 said:
birthday wishes for the bike!!

it was supposed to be dio i hope , stikes helped you a lot
I'll get a gearless as soon as the loan is settled [:D]
 
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Updating the missed replacements and additions.

Bike now 3 year 8 months old and close to 60k km.

Spares/Consumables so far

Accelerator cable - 2nd

Air filter - 5th

Battery - 3rd, now Amaron MF 5Ah

Brake fluid - Replaced once.

Brake pad - 3rd (Cheap and long lasting). Costs around 130 only and average life 25k km.

Chain Sprocket set - Currently reaching end of life of 2nd set. Average chain life 25-30k km with proper care.

Clutch cable - 2nd.

Clutch plate - Factory fitted one recently changed.

Clutch return spring - 3rd. Only trouble faced with the bike. Cheap part, but broken twice. Latest one still holding on, but is stiffer and harder.

Decarbed once.

25th liter of engine oil. Now using only Motul 5100 15w50 (supplied by @vishnu vichu [evil]). Uses Yamalube SS 15W50 when changed by SVC once in a bluemoon.

Fork oil and seal changed once.

3rd front tyre. Now running on Pirelli Sports Demon 110/70 R17. Pure grip.

Fuel cock assembly changed once as filter was clogged in old one and no replacement filter was available though listed in parts catalogue.

9th oil filter. Expected/recommended life 10k km, but better change every 2 oil change.

Piston rings changed recently.

5th brake shoe. Life varies with use. Best 16k km, worst 6k km.

2nd rear tyre. Pirelli Sports Demon 140/70 R17. Threads worn, still sticking life leech. Crossed 32k km with 0 puncture. Many wear preaching low life and puncture susceptibility of this, proven wrong. Recommended any day, but acute shortage due to ISI issue. Costs tad more than any other brand.
Bought MRF Revz C 150/60-17, but never replaced as PSD is still holding good. MRF resting under bed for good 2 months.

5th spark plug. Using NGK G-Power only. Platinum-tipped one with pointed tip. Never needs cleaning or gap adjustment. Cheaper and worthier than Iridium, which of no use on FZ.

Swingarm overhauled once.

Plus some seals and gaskets.

Chainlubing with gear oil only, saving a lot on costly chain lubes (pure gimmicks).

Expenses till date:
14k for routine spares.
12k for tyres.
2.5 for batteries
SVC labors - 4k (75% jobs done DIY, so saved a lot)
 
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Not been clicking properly for quite sometime. Uploading what I have.

DIY aluminium levers. Original accessory costs close to 2k for the set. (11/2/12)

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Carbon fiber wrap, hand stretched, no heat gun. (11/2/12)

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Orgasmic everytime you see this.

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15-min DIY seat cover, removed 15 min later though [evil] (13/3/12)

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Some attempts, but never made it so. (16/8/12)

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Latest set of indicators. 44 LEDs each. (17/8/12)

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KTM Duke mirrors (14/9/12)

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50k km (7/12/12)

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55555 (19/4/13)

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Only available snap of Pirelli 110/70 R17.

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Only snaps of new seat.

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MRF 150/60 R17

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Bike now in SVC for some carb work, will post neater ones once Barricade is back.
 
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Got it back after service. Carburettor slider gone. Replaced it and got it washed.
Odo - 59832 km

Carburettor Slider - 1425 INR
Labour - 120 + tax
Washing - 140 + tax

Gave it to recently started SVC. Essco Automobiles in NH bypass. Biggest sales, spares and service in South India. Very well equipped. Only limited spare parts in stock, they have started scaling up their inventory. One of the best Yammy guys in Trivandrum from Hilton Yamaha now managing the workshop. They got ready stock of all shades and models of FZ-series, SZ-series and Ray series. Still to start full fledged operation. Service is pretty slow now, starting hiccups. Impressed with their service floor. Neat and big customer lounge. 8 fully equipped docks. Partitioned bike wash in the same floor. No way bike need to go out the workshop unless a test drive needed.


Barricade ready for delivery after work and wash.

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@Vishnu vichu on saddle.

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Glimpse of the workshop floor. There is an RD350 on the 2nd lift.

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The Essco and the familiar Amaze [evil]

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@deville_56: How is the performance of the engine after the piston ring change? Did you do valve grinding as well? How long have your respective Pirellis lasted? How well has the FZ aged after all these years as compared to what it was when new?

Thanks for sharing regular updates. This has been a good thread.
 
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One more "K"

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Changed rear tyre after all the wait.

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Duke's 150/70's overall dimension on FZ's narrow rim is almost similar to stock 140/70. It is less wider on FZ rims, not even 130.

How chunky it would on a wider 110 mm rim. Estilo got 165 profiles.

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@deville_56: How is the performance of the engine after the piston ring change? Did you do valve grinding as well? How well has the FZ aged after all these years as compared to what it was when new?
Performance is more or less the same. Lost some in refinement part, still way better than brand-new RTRs and P220s, a bit more vibrating. Afterall getting old make it weaker, but still young. No valve jobs done. Will rework the whole engine with new parts at 80k-1L km [evil]

How long have your respective Pirellis lasted?
Rear one lasted 35444 km to be precise [evil]. Started balding by around 30k km. Was planning to change before monsoon, but to the surprise it was holding like hell despite no treads. Anyday I will buy Pirelli. Front one is relatively new, just around 10k km.

How the Pirelli was at 35444 km

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@deville_56:
Thanks for sharing regular updates. This has been a good thread.
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Mods/Jobs done after last update

Managed to do valve clearance setting.

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Brand new chain set. Another DIY job. Previous set lasted 39383 km, over 2 year 6 months.

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All-black theme completed. Only rear set was remaining, that too painted black.

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Parts changed
Chain Sprocket Set - 1240
Damper Clutch Set - 48
Straight Screw Plug Set - 20
Clutch Switch - 32
Tail reflector - 18
 
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ilango[speed thirst];348231 said:
its good to see you are still doing the DIY . You are lucky to get the time :)

Nice jobs BTW. Do you suggest to buy for regular city commute? A colleague is planning to own one.
[evil]

Indeed it's built for streets. Can do 25 kmph in 5th gear, needs very less gear shifts, easily flickable.
 

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