1. Welcome to Netrider ... Connecting Riders!


    You appear to be browsing Netrider.net.au as a guest user. Did you know that if you sign up with an account, you get access to all kinds of additional privileges, and are then able to join the discussions? You will also be able to tap into the full suite of tools and information that Netrider has to offer.


    Already a member? Login Now

FZ6R - LAMS bike

Discussion in 'Showcase' started by dcbear78, May 10, 2010.

  1.  
    dcbear78

    dcbear78 Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Hi all. First post on here....



    Just got my very first bike ever on Friday. A new Yamaha FZ6R... or XJ6F if they settle on a name? FZ on the decals and website, XJ in rego and brochure....

    Here is the very first real pic of it.
    [​IMG]

    And when I finally got it home.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Sorry the pics aren't the best. iPhone camera sucks but is convenient.

    I am still on my learners, although I have had them for 10 years and just need to take the test. I was originally going to get an FZ6N but hadn't realised they change the Q-Ride rules on me.

    This bike is very forgiving to the newbie, as it is designed to be. Got lots of low down torque. Is very comfy to ride and I think it looks great for a learner burner.

    This was the first of it's kind registerred in QLD. QT had to provide an internal code for my guys to register it as LAMS approved as they had not set this model up yet as they had not registered one previously.

    Looking forward to learning the art of riding. Put a couple hundred k's on it over the weekend and am getting better already.

    There is a throttle restriction. I only have about half the distance to turn the throttle as normal. This apparently is an easy fix and will be done at my first service.
  2.  
    ResmeN

    ResmeN Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,179
    Location:
    Melbourne, Broadmeadows
    Motorbike(s):
    2008 Honda CB400SF ABS
    Nice bike & welcome on board. I am sure that is a fz6 as the xj6 has less fairings and is more naked in comparison.
  3.  
    dcbear78

    dcbear78 Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    This is a brand new model. Basicly a faired version of the XJ's plus the throttle limitation for LAMS approval. From what I have read this bike sits exactly on the 150kw/t ratio so I think the restriction was put in to keep the authorities happy.
  4.  
    MitchRohr

    MitchRohr I'd rather be riding Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    923
    Location:
    Wollongong
    Motorbike(s):
    Daytona 675
    I was wondering when someone was going to end up with one of those. Congrats!
  5.  
    slickncghia

    slickncghia Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,544
    Location:
    "The New Brunswick", Melbourne
    wow its surprisingly good looking
  6.  
    stewy

    stewy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Messages:
    4,650
    Location:
    S.E. Burbs
    why do they bother taking the front rim of to ship, sure it makes it slightly shorter, but by the time you add in cost to do so, supports to hold it there plus package of the rest of the parts it, surely it would be just as easy to ship with it on.

    Either way great looking bike (y)
  7.  
    jirf88

    jirf88 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    Intracranial Distrust Society
    I knowwwwwww I wantttttt..
  8.  
    dcbear78

    dcbear78 Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    I assume that is how it came from japan? So it would be more a case of the rim never went on rather than was taken off to be shipped. Not having that front rim reduces the height considerably so not only packaging is reduced but volumetric charging for freight would be too.
  9.  
    ResmeN

    ResmeN Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,179
    Location:
    Melbourne, Broadmeadows
    Motorbike(s):
    2008 Honda CB400SF ABS
    That black plastic holding the license plate under the tail light protrudes so far back and looks a lil different.
  10.  
    dcbear78

    dcbear78 Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Yeah... It's a bit hideous. It is on the to-do list. Also looking at some neater indicators and eventually a Two Brothers M-2 VALE full exhaust system.

    The real challenge is getting this all done without the missus knowing.
  11.  
    mercho

    mercho Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    Bathurst
    Hence its a fender, not a fender eliminator ;)

    Nice bike, one of the better LAMs bikes out there (y)
  12.  
    FALCON-LORD

    FALCON-LORD Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    3,915
    Location:
    Fairfield, Vic
    Motorbike(s):
    2005 YZF-R6
    I saw one at City Yamaha last Wednesday, and they look like a mighty nice bike.
    They look like a really comfortable middleweight… Do you know what the rules for de-restricting them are going to be?
  13.  
    Miraz

    Miraz Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    556
    Location:
    Turramurra - Sydney
    Motorbike(s):
    CBR1100XX
    Nice looking bike...
  14.  
    raman_ra

    raman_ra Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    canberra
    that's a gooooorgeous bike! Looks remarkably good :)
    just needs a tail tidy, and you'll be set
  15.  
    dcbear78

    dcbear78 Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Legally I don't think you can? The only restriction is the throttle restriction, which only gives about half throttle. Other than that the bike and engine is the same as the XJ's which aren't the most powerful bike in the world.

    It doesn't have any form of ECU restrictions as far as I am aware.

    The restriction is actually good. This is my first bike and it has been 20 odd years since I rode one as a kid in a paddock. So I am still getting used to the amount of throttle to give. At least this limits my mistakes, although I am already looking forward to removing the restriction after 300k's and a weekend of ownership. Will get it "fixed" at the first service.
  16.  
    MrtypeR

    MrtypeR Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    164
    Location:
    Melbourne
    very nice bike!.. luv the colour!!... what it set you back??
  17.  
    FALCON-LORD

    FALCON-LORD Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    3,915
    Location:
    Fairfield, Vic
    Motorbike(s):
    2005 YZF-R6
    Watch it… when the confidence starts to come is when you start getting ham fisted and the restriction could be worth maintaining (For a little while :D)
  18.  
    DarkHorse

    DarkHorse 09 Daytona Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,731
    Location:
    Sydney
    Motorbike(s):
    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    Nice lookin thing. XJs are meant to be good solid, predictable learner-friendly bikes, so I hope it treats you well.

    Annoys me that they've whacked a fairing on an XJ and labelled it an FZ. Fuggin marketting d*ckheads. Same with 650 "Minja" bullsh*t.
  19.  
    QuarterWit

    QuarterWit Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Messages:
    3,118
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Motorbike(s):
    Bonneville
    Or the 250 ninja! Ha! Does nothing but devalue the brand as a whole, I reckon.

    Bloody good looking bike though.
  20.  
    DarkHorse

    DarkHorse 09 Daytona Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,731
    Location:
    Sydney
    Motorbike(s):
    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    Ranting OT, but...

    The only thing about the Ninja 250 that makes me not include it in that group (although it really is...) is that it's still based on the old EX250 (GPX/ZZR etc) platform, and the GPX was originally branded 'Ninja' - being about as sporty as road bikes got in the late 80s. Closely related also to the GPZ, which were pretty gnarly from what I've heard, especially with a turbo strapped on.

    Still, the point stands. Nowadays CBR*RR/Fireblade, GSXR, ZX*R/Ninja and (yzf)R* should be kept to the supers.

    Labelling a glorified commuter or LAMS bike as something it's not is, exactly as you say, cheapening the brand.

Share This Page