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    Question FZ16 - Some Final Things to Consider

    Hi Guys,
    This is my first post at XBhp. I am from chennai and I need some help on deciding which bike to buy! I used to drive around an apache 150 till it was stolen. . Now that I am over it I need a new bike . I test drove the new Apache 180, Apache 160 FI and Yamaha Fz16. And to tell the truth I am kinda leaning towards FZ16. The seating postion and the handling is awesome (It was great in apache too, to be fair). But really impressed me was the refinement of FZ16. But before I conclude buying it I need to know a few things.

    1. Has anyone faced any problems yet in FZ for not having a kick start ? If I install an anti-theft device will it impair battery performance ?

    2. How's the service network in chennai ? I've been reading bad reviews about Yamaha service, but wanted to know how it is in chennai. I am planning to get it from Raj Yamaha. Are they any good ?

    3. Can I retrofit a leg-guard without making the warranty void ?

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raksj9 View Post
    Hi Guys,
    1. Has anyone faced any problems yet in FZ for not having a kick start ? If I install an anti-theft device will it impair battery performance ?
    its been 2k kms and i have not faced any issues,but then Cochin isnt very cold!

    2. How's the service network in chennai ? I've been reading bad reviews about Yamaha service, but wanted to know how it is in chennai. I am planning to get it from Raj Yamaha. Are they any good ?
    dont know abt Chennai,but here in Cochin,there isn't anything to complain abt.
    3. Can I retrofit a leg-guard without making the warranty void ?
    yes you can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raksj9 View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I am from chennai and I need some help on deciding which bike to buy! I used to drive around an apache 150 till it was stolen. . I test drove the new Apache 180, Apache 160 FI and Yamaha Fz16. And to tell the truth I am kinda leaning towards FZ16.
    1. Has anyone faced any problems yet in FZ for not having a kick start ? If I install an anti-theft device will it impair battery performance ?
    -hi...im from chennai too..i have my FZ for more than a year..i did not miss the kick start as the self start never gave a problem..i dont have anti-theft..i think it wont affect the battery..

    2. How's the service network in chennai ? I've been reading bad reviews about Yamaha service, but wanted to know how it is in chennai. I am planning to get it from Raj Yamaha. Are they any good ?
    -i have,nt been to Raj yamaha..but my friend said the showroom looks good
    -I got my FZ from Paras Yamaha(mount road) and did my first service there and found it to be pathetic..buying experience was worst.
    -did my second service in Bikerz(nanganallur)its new and i found that there were only two service personnel and it was decent though...
    -did my last four services in Sri yamaha(near kasi theatre),they do a decent job.not as bad as Paras..good level of service equipments and mechanics.


    3. Can I retrofit a leg-guard without making the warranty void ?
    -yes

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    @Ranjith
    Thanks for the response dude. Good to hear that u have a nice service center in cochin. Btw I am basically from cochin too , and it can get colder than chennai!!.

    @Torino
    Thanks man. I am kinda relieved to hear that u'vent faced any battery issues in the past one year in chennai. That has taken me one step closer to the FZ16. I also visited raj yamaha and was pretty impressed, and the thing is they started their showrooms just a month or 2 ago. So i expect them to have better focussed approach towards newer Yamahas.

    One question for both of u guys, since u both have owned the FZ for some time now, how's the overall experience. ??

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    One question for both of u guys, since u both have owned the FZ for some time now, how's the overall experience. ??
    ..................the overall experience to sum it all up is AMAZING.........its got the most refined engine.......the fattest rear wheel.....low C.G......superb grip and fantastic looks.......the fuel efficiency is also a decent 40kpl...i think you should go for it!!!!!!
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    so far i have no complains,tht is even after riding and riding along regularly with a P200 and a R15
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    I would like to add, that if the omission of the kick is an issue, it is possible to mount a kick on the engine, by removing the rubber stopper, and fitting the mechanism. Slightly complicated, but can be done.


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    @neermsc
    Thanks man. 40 kmpl is pretty good given the rear rubber!


    @Ranjith
    Glad to hear that u like it after driving the R15 .

    @jd666
    Absence of kick is not gonna stop me from getting it, but its heartening to know that i can retrofit a kicker if need be. I presume that will void the warranty ? And also wouldnt wanna mess with it unless electric turns unreliable

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    @raksj
    yes your warranty would be void if you fit the kick start,but 99.5% you wont need it!
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