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


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Nice updates there after a long time. What brand is the chain/sprocket(s)? More snaps of the black theme needed. Way to go. Kudos!
 
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Late update:
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 [evil]

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February 7, 2014: Serviced at Essco Yamaha. Oil/oil filter change/disc assembly overhaul.

Parts:
Yamalube 4T 15W50 SL 520.00
Oil Filter 40.00

Labor
Oil Change 40.00
Disc Caliper O/H & Greasing 80.00

They didn't charge for valve setting.

New upgraded LED tail lamps. 36 superflux/piranha LEDs+3 SMD for number plate. More compact than old 96 LED setup. More output.

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Less complicated rear. Neater package.

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In action.

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Rear view.

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How it light up the rear [evil]

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I cant wait to see it cross the 100000 km mark[clap].

Have you experimented with various engine oil brands? What has been your experience? How is the rear tyre holding up? How is the top end after the engine job?
 
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I cant wait to see it cross the 100000 km mark[clap].

Have you experimented with various engine oil brands? What has been your experience? How is the rear tyre holding up? How is the top end after the engine job?
Even I can't wait to reach the 1L mark [evil].

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.
 
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New brakepads. Always check for right springs before leaving the shop. Got wrong ones.

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No one can clean better than mother nature.

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The line up from the best recent group ride.

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Worth posting.

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Serious offroading

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If Ninja can do, why cant my FZ [evil]

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Rivercrossing.

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Another FZ shod with Michelin Pilot Street 140/70-17. Droolworthy tyre.

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Kids in the pack

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Cleaned up the mess and made it black again.

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Hit 72k

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First performance upgrade. Yamaha's genuine performance part. Daytona Dagrex. Made in Japan. MRP 16k, Yamaha now giving away for 12.8k.

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Full kit

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Exhaust gasket. 22 INR.

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Installation.

Remove air scoops. Two bolts in middle. 2 nuts on header behind scoop. So full access after removing scoop.

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2 on either side.

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Fully comes off.

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Removing exhaust. 3 bolts. One on the right.

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One in the left.

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Third one near rear foot peg.

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The bulky exhaust.

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Without exhaust.

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The space used to be occupied by the catcon.

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New exhaust gasket.

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Mount the downtube.

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Fix the header.

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Center stand fouls.

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Fix the end can.

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Load the springs

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Fix L clamp

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Fix the round clamp. It got a rubber lining to prevent scratches and vibrations.

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Fix it to the L-clamp. Done.

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Threw away the center stand.

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Ready to roll.

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Closer look

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More goodies.

Clutch cable 110
NGK G-Power spark plug 215
Motul 5100 575
Air filter 215
Drain bolt gasket 5
Dipstick O-ring 4

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Sparky in.

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Motul 5100, the best semi money can buy (in India [evil])

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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.

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Rs. 12800 still aint cheap but I hope 'Made in Japan' would compensate for it. Post a sound clip please. Any difference in the performance?

How good would you say the FZ16 is for one up touring, say 400-500 kms a day?
 
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Rs. 12800 still aint cheap but I hope 'Made in Japan' would compensate for it. Post a sound clip please. Any difference in the performance?
When Yamaha started selling, it was close to 20k [evil]. 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 [evil]. 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 [roll].

Will post video clip as time permits.

How good would you say the FZ16 is for one up touring, say 400-500 kms a day?
It can do even more than that, provided with proper rest and decent speed. Absolutely no pillion. It can cruise all day in the 80-90 range.
 
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Performancewise, the low end has reduced a bit. Upto 2k rpm, no change from stock, then till 4k there is bit drop in torque......
So not of much use if one's usage is mainly restricted to city commuting in bumper to bumper traffic?

On touring - how bad is it for the pillion? What mileage does one get on a long ride at constant80-90kmph?
 
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So not of much use if one's usage is mainly restricted to city commuting in bumper to bumper traffic?
My use is 80% in traffic. Not that bad, once used to.

On touring - how bad is it for the pillion? What mileage does one get on a long ride at constant80-90kmph?
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.

I get 42-45 on highway cruises.
 
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Barricade goes frameless with Speedex style plates.

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Front brake light switch changed.

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Old and new switches. Switch end tends to wear making the brake light ON all the time.

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@Ponmudi

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Midnight oil change to accompany an All-India solo bike trip to Cape.

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Motul 7100 20W50, MRP 805, got an undisclosable sweat deal [evil]

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Thanks to ****ty TN road and the ***** tailing me standing on the horn. 10-15 potholes continuously at 50+ and chain adjuster gone toss and had to turn back home cancelling the trip.

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New Front Tyre. Michelin Pilot Street 110/70-17. Costs 4200. H-rated.

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Brake Hose Upgrade. Steel Braided Hose from Pulsar 220. MRP 1109

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Fine Monday Morning. It's DIY time.

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Brake fluid drained and full brake assembly stripped.

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All parts cleaned and ready for fresh install.

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Old rubber hose and new steel-braided hose. New one is slightly short and tight fit.

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Stripped away the protective plastic cover. Love the exposed steel look.

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Routed the hose.

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Clamps swapped from old hose.

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Reservoir cleaned of all sludge.

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Exit of reservoir and the copper washer.

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Banjo bolt.

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Draining nipple.

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Caliper assembly

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Brake pads. 27k run. Still life for another 5k min. Only 130 bucks and most VFM part in FZ.

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Pads installed.

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The copper washer.

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Hose mated with reservoir.

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Also at the caliper. Ready to bleed. Fresh bleeding is hectic.

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