Insurance renewed: Rs 887/- on November 25, 2013.
February 1&2, 2014.
Had a Trivandrum-Palani-Kodaikanal-Trivandrum ride. 850 km in 2 days. Gave 43+ kmpl with all sorts of roads, highways, ghats, etc. No issue for rider, aka me. Pillion had a blown bum
February 7, 2014: Serviced at Essco Yamaha. Oil/oil filter change/disc assembly overhaul.
Tried most decent stuffs available. Stuck with Motul 5100 15W50. Used up 27 L so far, 9L of which is Motul 5100. Once in a while use Yamalube 15W50 SS, when goes in to SVC.
Current tyre, Duke's 150/60, is holding like hell on most surfaces. Hopeless on slush, most soft compounds don't.
I am not a top end guy. Gimme an empty highway, I'll happily cruise at 85 kmph max. Last attempted topend was 110, my max 115, factory claimed 109. Older ones are much more accurate unlike the current ones showing 120-130.
Motul 5100, the best semi money can buy (in India )
Ran on Yamalube semisynthetic for some 4.3k, which is not even good for 2.5k km. Just because the mech kept delaying appointment and finally decided to change myself. There was only 800 ml after topping up with 200 ml sometime back.
When Yamaha started selling, it was close to 20k . I was originally planning to get Leo Vince. LV GP Corsa Alloy one cost 13k, Carbon fiber version, 15k, GP Cobra 18k. Yoshimura end can alone for 15. List goes so and so. And on that off road ride saw the Daytona on another FZ. Then saw someone posted in the FZ FB page he got it for 11.8k. Now the most expensive one was the cheapest in the lot, apart from the made in India, not so reliable Race Concepts one.
Performancewise, the low end has reduced a bit. Upto 2k rpm, no change from stock, then till 4k there is bit drop in torque as there is no back pressure in the pipe, after 4k rpm is flying like rocket . 40-90 acceleration has improved a lot, no hesitation in the 60s. Didn't try topend after installation.
It has got removable db killer, with db killer it sound like a splendor exhaust with hole. Removing it, its a cop magnet. If I rev hard, police can hear it at the next junction .
When there is no sun, pillion can manage some distance. When it's hot, it will accelerate the bum pain. I did 700 km/2 day with pillion. After 2-3 hours, the pillion literally can't sit or stand, but managed to make 300 km in 12 hours with rest, rest and rest. Now the seat is even harder, so cant sit continuosly as pillion for more than 1 hour. New FZ got wider seat, so there shouldn't be much problem like the older ones.