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Old 02-15-2006, 09:10 PM   2 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1 (permalink)
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Anyone got one? How do you like it?

How does it ride? fuel mileage?

Any info would be great.

There is one at a dealer nearby and a friend is thinking of getting it.

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I don't know about the 750, but I had a 600 back in the day and it was an awesome bike for the era. Only thing ever went wrong with it was the CDI box. If it's reasonably priced and in good condition, I wouldn't discount buying one. The modern bikes will eat it alive though.
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I had a 1984 FZ 750. I believe it was the first year. It was a great motorcycle. I got rid of it to get a FZR 1000.
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I've had one for just over a month and love it....

I'll reply again later with much more info...

By the way.... How is the condition and how many miles?
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So, I have an '86 FZ750 with 22000 miles. I've had it for just over a month, but have been researching it pretty heavily since I got it.

From what I have found out: It has a very solid engine, and is a very good first bike.

It's pretty stable, especially on new tires.

The short falls appear to be the breaks, and the Gearbox.

Here are some links that may help you a bit, they did me...
I'll try to put them in order of usefulness.

Reviews (mostly uk, not that that matters)

http://www.umgweb.com/0yfzr2.htm
http://www.ukbike.com/reviews/bikes/fz750.html

BBS and Forums

http://fz750.com/modules/newbb/
http://www.fz750.net/index.asp
http://www.harbours.us/fz750

If you have any more question let me know, I will be glad to help.
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I have had a number of them. The positives are many. Killer 5 valve engine. Strong power even compared to today's bikes. Comfortable and pretty sharp looking to boot. Negatives are the gearbox had issues if not taken care of. Take a test ride and run up and down through the gears a few times. Make sure there is no grinding going up or down through the gears.
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Thanks for all the replys the info is really good. Once again this site has come through.

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is the gearbox on these bikes the same as the '87 FZ700?
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Yes, from what I have found the gear box from FZX700, FZ700 and FZ750s will all fit 750s and 1000s...
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Personally...I wouldn't by a used bike that old...just me though...risky imo.
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Its always a risk riding an antique, but if you check it out and your pretty handy it's a sweet ride. I remember them not being the easiest on cams, but just a rumour, not personal experience.

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Buddy of mine had one for a couple years. In their day they were pretty renfined motorcycles,but a little on the porky side. Handle pretty decent with a good rider aboard.
The Genesis engine is really inclined forward on those with the carb throats nearly straight up and down which looks very racey.

Very smooth running bikes,but his had overheating problems in stop and go traffic in the summer.

Don't try and take on newer 600 SS bikes,they will eat one up. Hell,I've even seen FZR 400s and 600s out run one on a track.
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Buddy of mine had one for a couple years. In their day they were pretty renfined motorcycles,but a little on the porky side. Handle pretty decent with a good rider aboard.
The Genesis engine is really inclined forward on those with the carb throats nearly straight up and down which looks very racey.

Very smooth running bikes,but his had overheating problems in stop and go traffic in the summer.

Don't try and take on newer 600 SS bikes,they will eat one up. Hell,I've even seen FZR 400s and 600s out run one on a track.
Never mess with the FZR 400. That bike was agile as hell and only weighed about 360. If this FZ 750 is a first bike i wouldn't get it cause 485lbs is heavy and if you aren't a decent rider is gonna be hard at low speeds. Probably got a lil more power then the SV-650 you have. I'd go with the FZR 400 if you want an old Yamie and your a new rider.
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Personally...I wouldn't by a used bike that old...just me though...risky imo.
Of course it's not the same as buying a newer bike, but there's nothing wrong with buying an older bike so long as it's well-inspected first.
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