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post #1 of 7 Old 01-22-2018, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hey All,

Just bought a Blues '16 GSXS 1000f 2 weekends ago, just put the first 100 miles on it this past weekend, the weather here in KC has been rough.

Any who, love the bike so far. Coming from a 2000 Buell Cyclone, still have it in my garage.

Just bought a tail tidy as that fender has to go!

Probably do a taller wind shield as I am 6'5".

Would like to do a full exhaust in the summer.

Not looking forward to chain maintenance lol.

If anyone is in the KC area lets meetup and ride!
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Welcome to the forum!

The fender IS ugly, just be aware without it the tire will fling water and road crud on you and the bike.

I had helmet noise and buffeting issues (6'3") and tried several screens - all different but not a lot of improvement. Got my best results by actually cutting down a screen (I think 2-3") which gave me clean air to the helmet. It was a cheap ebay screen very similar to stock. YMMV.

Chain maintenance is no big deal once you get the routine down - just get a rear stand if you don't already have one. About every or every other fuel fill-up, after riding put the wheel up and spray the chain while rotating the wheel. I usually do 3 passes, spraying the center and both sides. Much has been written about what lube is "best". Periodically you can clean it if you like, seems to make little difference in the longevity. I clean with either the chain lube I'm using or WD40 - wet a section of the chain with the spray and then wipe off with an old rag before it dries. I don't like brushes due to possibility of damaging the O-rings. The chain may require an initial adjustment after it breaks in some, but then shouldn't need much until it starts to wear out. Adjust to the loose side of the spec...too loose is better than too tight since it tightens as the suspension is compressed.

Sorry, didn't mean to ramble on so long...enjoy setting up the bike and riding!
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Welcome. Lots of folks picking up leftover 2016 F models lately

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Welcome. Lots of folks picking up leftover 2016 F models lately
Well when they are priced at 7800 OTD can you blame us? Cant get a FZ-09 at that price, the left over '16 z900's dont have ABS,or offer a fairing model.

I dont know if you can get more bike for under 8k.
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Well when they are priced at 7800 OTD can you blame us? Cant get a FZ-09 at that price, the left over '16 z900's dont have ABS,or offer a fairing model.

I dont know if you can get more bike for under 8k.
Agree completely. I just picked one up myself.

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Nice pick up and welcome.
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Congratulations and welcome to the club! As folks have recommended on another thread, a great investment is to learn how to remove (and install) the fairings. That will prevent avoidable experiments by other mechanics, resulting in unnecessary scratches on the pristine finish of the tank cover.

Have fun and ride safe!

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