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  1. 11/6/10 Thursday

     

    Powersports

     

    Decided to max out 3 lifts and see how bad things have gotten. I was aiming for a 300kg total for the big 3.

     

    Safety Squat: 2x8x65kg 8x105kg 1x145kg. Stopped there. Baseline set.

     

    Bench: manyxbar, 5x30kg, 3x40kg, 1x50kg. baseline set. Its not a strength issue its a wrist ROM/pain issue, just cant grip it tight on a lockout which puts the load on my thumb which hurts a lot.

     

    Deadlift: 2x5x60kg, 3x100kg, 1x140kg, 1x160kg. baseline set. clean grip up to 140kg, have to reverse my grip as I cant pull underhanded with my left hand anymore.

     

    Total: 350kg. So better than I expected but pretty piss weak compared to 3 months ago pre-accident.


  2. Just a bit of an update, I went around last night to look at the helmet prototypes and :drool: wow!

     

    I've put my name down for one. 1.3kgs, comfy fit, various visors to choose or add on. Beautiful.

     

    The next run of jeans is on its way so get in contact and order yourself a pair.

     

    Save $$$ save your skin its win win!


  3. Just got two quotes for my new bike from QBE and Insure my Ride.

     

    Insurer: Insure My Ride

    Insurance type: Full Comp

    Insurance cost: $370

    What bike you have: Kawasaki ZZR-400

    Excess: $1900

     

    Insurer: QBE

    Insurance type: Full Comp

    Insurance cost: $552

    What bike you have: Kawasaki ZZR-400

    Excess: $1500

     

    So what it comes down to is... do I plan on having another stack :unsure:


  4. FZ8 is a sleeved down FZ1 with a different head on the motor.

     

    Same bike, littler motor. Designed to a price point to slot in between the 600cc XJ series and big 1000 bikes. I wouldnt buy a bike that been designed to a price point, means theyve cut corners somewhere and its not as good as it couldve been.

     

    Dont get me wrong, it still looks great and im sure it handles, stops and sounds OK. But I wouldnt buy one.

     

    I see what you're doing... because i expressed the slightest dislike towards the Hyosung GT650 on another thread, you feel like you needed to have a go at the bike i want to get. Nah, fair enough. I give you credit for your attempt... as bad as it may have been.

     

    From the way you write your posts, it's obvious you are trying to palm yourself off as someone who knows a bit about motorbikes. And that's great... the more wanna-be motorbike experts we have in the world, the more real experts we will get out of it. I'm not saying at all that I am an expert, but I am saying to do your research first.

     

    I think what you're saying is that the FZ8 is just the FZ1 with a smaller engine bore and different head. I'm going to make out that this is a bad thing, just to show you what has actually changed between the two models.

     

    What You Mentioned-

    • Sleeved down engine (from a bore of 77mm to 68mm)
    • Different head (Replacing the 5 valve per cylinder head with 4 valve per cylinder head)

     

    What Slipped Your Mind-

    • Newly designed Crankshaft which is lighter, hence, not as much inertia, which of course provides for quicker acceleration.
    • New clutch designed using lighter materials for similar benefits
    • 35mm throttle bodies in contrast to the 45mm ones on the FZ1 (This is not only to compensate for the smaller engine, but to allow faster pick-up in low revs)
    • Re-shaped chassis, originally from the FZ1 (due to it's unprecedented success), but with geometry changes to shift the weight distribution to achieve the amazing 51/49% distribution.
    • 3% smaller front disk brake (Yamaha could have just gone the Hyosung approach and used the 320mm disk, but their engineers saw the benefit in reducing it's size by 1cm even if it did mean a higher manufacture cost. Cutting corners are they?)
    • 8% larger rear disk brake.
    • Smaller width and higher profile rear tyre in comparison to it's big brother, the FZ1.
    • Greater ground clearance.
    • The throttle bodies contain differential length intake trumpets. The two inner cylinders use longer ones than the two outer cylinders which provides optimum mid-range torque without giving up top-end performance. This is taken from the supersport race bikes and does not feature on the FZ1.
    • The seat is 12mm narrower between the legs than the FZ1 to assist in a slightly more forward riding position.
    • Footrests are 15mm further back and 10mm lower in comparison to the FZ1, to provide a more comfortable riding position.
    • The tank would have been a very easy part for Yamaha to just seamlessly interchange between the new bike, but once decided to go with quality over manufacturing price, have slimmed the back of the tank to make the riders knees fit tighter in the bike to provide a greater sense of control.

     

    But that's just all "Same bike, littler motor" right?...

     

    As far as i know, the guys at AMCN (Australian Motorcycle News), are the only ones to have a FZ8 in Australia so far and here is just a bit of what they had to say about it:

     

    "...the new FZ8 offers a genuine step up in performance over the 600cc fours in this segment - including the XJ6 sibling - while being more accessible and everyday enjoyable than the FZ1 equivalent, delivering mile-eating practicality coupled with more than adequate riding allure"

    and

     

    "I found the FZ8 just as entertaining and arguably quicker to hustle through twisty mountain roads than the one-litre son-of-a-superbike (the FZ1)"

    The only pleasing part of your comment was at the end. "...But I wouldnt buy one."

     

    Good :)

     

    Im glad you can read AMCN too. The wonders of modern distribution of publicised print. Are you a subscriber too? :thumb:

     

    Apologies for not remembering every change/improvement they made in this model, ive obviously offended you by ommitting those changes. apologies.

     

    You are obviously on the 'i want one' side of the fence and i am not, so thats my opinion.


  5. champ you ride a 4cylinder and you're complaining about rattling on a V-Twin? :rolleyes: of course its going to seem rough in comparison.

     

    I think at the end of the day you get what you pay for and a second handy 650 of any Hyo iteration is a steal for an L plater. Esp a taller rider like myself.

     

     

     

    If you were referring to me, i ride a Kawasaki ER-6n. It's a parallel twin, not a 4 cylinder :P What I'm saying, is my twin does not rattle at all. But the Hyosung had bits rattling everywhere (fairings, levers, etc).

     

    Like you said, the Hyosung is a cheaper bike so you can't expect the same build quality you would get from a Japanese bike. Different bikes suit different people. I'm glad you enjoy your Hyosung, I enjoyed the ride i had on one.

     

    I dont ride/own a Hyosung.

     

    Fair cop about the parralel twin but its still a different style of motor to a V-twin. Get on any proper 600+ V twin and itll rattle, hyosung to ducati to suzuki it doesnt matter.

     

    Im glad you like your ER-6n. :thumbsup:


  6. im a tall 6'6/200cm and wear a size 38 'normal' jeans. I wear size 40 in these and they fit perfect, length and crotch. They come up a bit when youre riding and crouched up but not like above your ankle or anything, Same as draggins or hornees ive tried on.


  7. They fit like normal jeans, buy a size up from usual so youve got room on the bike to crouch etc.

     

    Theyre at least double stitched, not sure where he gets em made. He only sells online to keep costs down. Ill be buying another 2 pairs when he has more stock.


  8. 3/6/10 Thursday @ Powersports

     

    Safety Squats: 8xbar 8x60kg 3x8x95kg

     

    Bench Press: Still cant get form right due to ROM issue but can lock it out with light weight. 2x8x20kg 1x8x30kg

     

    Machine Bent Rows: 8x15kg 3x8x30kg

     

    Squats were hard, sounds ridiculous but they were :( f**kN SUCKS starting from scratch again.


  9. 1/6/10 Tuesday

     

    Powersports

     

    Just some more light stuff to get the wrist stretching and testing range of movement.

     

    Can now lockout a bench press but not with any weight on it, ROM isnt 100% but its close enough.

     

    Pulling seems OK, 40kg row was fine.

     

    cant chin yet.

     

    can press ~5kg overhead without pain

     

    did some other fluff and wrist felt OK after it, got loosened up well.


  10. broom handle stretch I find helps loosen up my shoulders and back for things like cleans and snatches.

     

     

    kinda like

    thoracic_exercise_4.jpg

    cept keep your hands wide and arms straight and pull it over your head and down to your back, creep your hands in to make it harder until you cant get it over our head anymore.


  11. champ you ride a 4cylinder and you're complaining about rattling on a V-Twin? :rolleyes: of course its going to seem rough in comparison.

     

    I think at the end of the day you get what you pay for and a second handy 650 of any Hyo iteration is a steal for an L plater. Esp a taller rider like myself.


  12. FZ8 is a sleeved down FZ1 with a different head on the motor.

     

    Same bike, littler motor. Designed to a price point to slot in between the 600cc XJ series and big 1000 bikes. I wouldnt buy a bike that been designed to a price point, means theyve cut corners somewhere and its not as good as it couldve been.

     

    Dont get me wrong, it still looks great and im sure it handles, stops and sounds OK. But I wouldnt buy one.


  13. A friend of mine is selling kevlar jeans as a side business to keep him goin through uni. They are a GREAT product designed, developed and distributed by himself. I wear/wore them and they saved my skin in my accident. theyre half the price of a pair of Draggins or Hornees. Come with hip and knee armour as well. :thumbsup:

     

    He is currently developing a line of jackets (i wear the prototype, again saved my skin in my crash) and is on the verge of releasing a line of CARBON FIBRE helmets. Again much cheaper than anything around due to no shopfront, middleman, warehousing etc. Its direct from manufacturer to you.

     

    Call him on 0403 538 447, based in Jerrabomberra (near the ACT) or check his ebay store

    http://stores.ebay.com.au/Takamii


  14. Thats not surprising, males are a higher risk categery than females, its the same with car, bike, boat, plane, jetski anything insurance.


  15. experimenting at powersports this arvo. Testing my wrist out.

     

    Bench - Not enough ROM to bench properly, can get away with open hand and a strap but no weight on the bar.

     

    Rows - 20kg Felt OK. 3x8

     

    Deadlifts up to 60kg clean grip only, couple of sets of various reps, not keen to go heavier didnt feel strong in the joint.

     

    safety squats - just did some light ones, 60kgx2x8

     

    so right now my 3 lift total is 140kg. awesome, so doesnt look like ill be entering anything anytime soon. :(

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