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2003 Yamaha FZ1, Michael Ferraiolo of PA | Reader’s Rides
Michael Ferraiolo’s 2003 Yamaha FZ1

Who: Michael Ferraiolo

Occupation: Air medical helicopter mechanic

What: 2003 Yamaha FZ1

Owned since: 2011

Where was this purchased: From the second owner via Craigslist in Reading, Pa.

Why this motorcycle: “I wanted similar power to the R1, but with a more comfortable riding position for long rides.”

Mods: “All DIY mods: Holeshot performance stage two jet kit, AIS block off, steering stabilizer, Pipe Werx exhaust, 2008 R6 rear shock, 2001 R1 USD fork conversion. As for cosmetics, I transformed the FZ1 from the faded Bee Yellow to Victory Red.”

Why I ride: “It is the ultimate stress reliever.”

Previous motorcycles: Harley-Davidson Sportster, Kawasaki ZX-6E


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