1989 FZR1000 - A classic find - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27
1989 FZR1000 - A classic find

I happen to find a great classic last fall. I found a 1989 FZR1000 on ebay with only 1800 miles.. Yes thats 18 hundred. I drove all the way from Wisconsin to New Jersey to pick it up. The bike was what you would expect from a bike with such low miles... MINT. It still had the original tires on it. Check the pic. ... Just awesome
Attached Images
File Type: jpg copy of fzr8b.jpg (78.9 KB, 304 views)
dignityy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 11:13 PM
Dad
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pittsburgh Pa
Posts: 4,230
Good find! My current ride was a find in that it only had 950 miles on it just over four years ago and is a '90. Are you going to ride it or keep it as a classic?

Keeping the "Hap" in "Happy Holidays"!

Regime change begins at home.

Blind patriotism is worse than no patriotism.
Dad is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 09:35 AM
Registered User
 
Wally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Farmington, CT 06032
Posts: 418
Sweet bike man!
Wally is offline  
 
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27
It was bought to be ridden, and I must say no power is lost becasue it is a 1989. I am not a big street racer, but have I ridden with a few F2's and F3's 600's and they don't even come close to staying with me. I love the styling because it still looks modern to the average person and are usually shocked at how old it is. Amazing that I am riding a 15 year old rocket
dignityy is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 12:23 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 54
Man, nothing like a nice classic to get the blood warmed up! I love that bike! It reminds me of my childhood and the bikes that got me interested in this sport in the first place. Nice find! Best of luck!!
InsaneWheelie is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-23-2004, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27
For those that have an interest I actually owned the same model 3 years ago ... strange I own another one. Anyway, I had that previous one on a dyno and it showed 125.6 RWH.... the guy at the shop was impressed.
dignityy is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 02:50 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 193
Sweet bike! I just sold my 1987 FZR1000 last fall to a friend. It only had about 19K miles on it and was totally stock. You're right about the power. Nice power kick around 7500rpm. Stays with the last gen 600's. Latest bike is 1992 FZR1000. Just luv those older bikes!
waynofzr is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27
I think they are a little faster than you think, my buddy has a 1992 ZX-11 and him and I are neck and neck after we are through the intersection. Through the intersectoin that ZX-11 is ungodly quick.
dignityy is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 01:44 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 193
Last year, on the 1987 bike, I had some direct comparisons (ie friendly races) with a 2003 GSXR600 and a 636 Ninja. From a rolling start it was pretty close with both bikes. Up to about 100 I only had a few bike lengths on them. After that, the torque (i guess) played into the equation more because I walked them easily before backing off around 140. My 1992 has some mods, so it easily takes any 600.
waynofzr is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-08-2004, 04:41 PM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 169
i am pretty sure i saw one of those at a grocery store's parking lot (exact same color scheme) ...i love the headlights on it...awesome lookin bike, made me miss my bike alot

i like the white color, i rarely see white bikes like that on the road
FMAN_DTF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome