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Just wanted to get inside the heads of the owners here and wonder if you have any complaints on the FZ-10/MT-10. If so, have you figured out any ways to remedy them ??
 

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I would say the only complaints would be a little better gas mileage (or a bigger gas tank) & could we have a small windscreen please, otherwise, a great bike
 

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Yep at least a little better gas mileage. Maybe one more option on the dash. A air pressure tire monitor system like in my car.lol. I was out all afternoon on my FZ10 in my mtns and just love this bike.Stopped for a few minutes on top of blood mtn. Bunch of sport riders up there. As my friend and I pulled in one guy says, that's that bad ass FZ10. It was real quite when We pulled back out so I made sure they heard the amazing sound of the Cross Plane engine as it spewed out my Graves slipon. It's good to be the sound king,lol.
 

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Time to look into a ECU reflash, i believe its what Fz-09 guys have done and with it being out for that long, those guys would be a great reference point.
Has anyone here started to look into reflashes?
 

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Time to look into a ECU reflash, i believe its what Fz-09 guys have done and with it being out for that long, those guys would be a great reference point.
Has anyone here started to look into reflashes?

There is another FZ10 forum I've been trying to join but every time they tell me to check my spam mail for the activation code. But it never comes. There's a bike shop on their form that gives their members $50.00 off and it's $300.00. They got a great write up and logged in alot of flash and dyno time. I'll post the info here as soon as I get to my big computer at home and past it. I'm definitely getting it done as soon as my refund check gets here,lol.
 

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Maybe we can get a group buy?
 

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OEM brake pads
Rear shock bottoms out on hard bumps
US stock ECU detuned compared to EU ECU

All are easy fixes
 

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The gas mileage is horrendous but I guess that is what you get for getting a POWERFUL bike!! 8). I guess there are advantages and disadvantages to everything. I will be doing the Saddle Sore 1000 in May, so planning on stopping every 100 miles to gas up and rest is not a bad deal.
 

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I would say the only complaints would be a little better gas mileage
I got a chuckle out of this when reading all you guys say that cause I get 18mph when riding the canyons on my Ninja H2 and even less at the track. To me the fz10 goes forever :wink2:
 

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I got a chuckle out of this when reading all you guys say that cause I get 18mph when riding the canyons on my Ninja H2 and even less at the track. To me the fz10 goes forever :wink2:
i chuckles even harder since coming from a history of cars that drink way more fuel for much less fun, that really puts it in perspective and makes you appreciate even what might be the least fuel efficient motorcycle
 

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well I only have about 20 miles on my new bike but I have to agree about the mirrors, they could have been made much better, especially for a $13k bike.
 

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Yep at least a little better gas mileage. Maybe one more option on the dash. A air pressure tire monitor system like in my car.lol. I was out all afternoon on my FZ10 in my mtns and just love this bike.Stopped for a few minutes on top of blood mtn. Bunch of sport riders up there. As my friend and I pulled in one guy says, that's that bad ass FZ10. It was real quite when We pulled back out so I made sure they heard the amazing sound of the Cross Plane engine as it spewed out my Graves slipon. It's good to be the sound king,lol.
Personally unless the tire monitor system was easily serviced I wouldn't want one again. The system on my Concours 14 was ridiculous cost wise when the internal battery died.
 

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i chuckles even harder since coming from a history of cars that drink way more fuel for much less fun, that really puts it in perspective and makes you appreciate even what might be the least fuel efficient motorcycle
BUT, with the amount the enthusiast rides around everywhere, it'll equal out the fuel consumption. But the fun levels... well, there's no comparing that :wink2:
 

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I have one thing I don't like about my 17 FZ10 and that is the ticking engine sound. Cold or hot, it's loud. I can easily hear it thru my helmet.
I have 1100 miles now, so it's broken in and still the same.
I need to see what the dealer says.
Otherwise, awesome bike.
 

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That does sound kind of odd.. the dealer would definitely be the go-to though just to be safe. Weird sounds bother me
 

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I have one thing I don't like about my 17 FZ10 and that is the ticking engine sound. Cold or hot, it's loud. I can easily hear it thru my helmet.
I have 1100 miles now, so it's broken in and still the same.
I need to see what the dealer says.
Otherwise, awesome bike.
If you get a response other than "thats the noise of a cross-plane 4 engine" please let me know. I have the same ticking and everyone I come across says its normal.
 

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I got a chuckle out of this when reading all you guys say that cause I get 18mph when riding the canyons on my Ninja H2 and even less at the track. To me the fz10 goes forever :wink2:
I laughed when I read this. I think it says allot about the FZ-10 coming from someone that also owns a H-2. I did almost pick one up at our local dealer that had a good chunk discounted since it was an older model year but better sense and the desire to live a bit longer won out :)
 

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I have one thing I don't like about my 17 FZ10 and that is the ticking engine sound. Cold or hot, it's loud. I can easily hear it thru my helmet.
I have 1100 miles now, so it's broken in and still the same.
I need to see what the dealer says.
Otherwise, awesome bike.
Yep mine is ticking away at start up also. 2,200 miles later it's slightly louder. I had this same issue on my new 09 cross plane R1. It started at about 1100 mi. They had a customer complain recall on the cam chain tensioner. If a Customer complains only on the noise, but not a actual recall. If a customer complained about the noise they put a new updated cam chain tensioner in. I do have slight concerns on my FZ10's tensioner also. Time will tell. It goes away after warm any way.
 

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On the Engine Ticking sound, it is almost embarrassing to pull up at a stop light and hear this tick tick tick sound. I know everybody around can hear it too. Does not do well for Yamaha either.
I'm going back to the dealer again.
 
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