I got my rear cowl to finally fit on the bike. Kind of pisses you off when you pay $18k for a bike and the parts are just slaped together. I had to shim the front of the cowl .140" on the front two posts to get it to slip on at the front and to make the gap even front to rear.It wouldn't go on period, as it came from the factory. My left intake snorkle is next. It has the double stick adhessive poking out and the two halfs don't even meet. The bodywork is graphite, and I realize that it is all laid-up and made by hand, so the fit is not going to be as exact as an injection molded part, but you would think they would have their better employees on the R assembly line making sure the fit and finish were better. As a side note, my tank also came with very light scratching on the front left side, but my dealer is taking care of me , and has ordered a new tank under warranty. Other than that, I love the new ride. This bike is what I expected from Yamaha when I bought my FZ1. I was a little teary eyed when I waved bye bye to the FZ as it's new owner drove off. Needless to say, I only missed it for a week , when I picked up and rode my Tuono Racing home. FZ1? What FZ1!!
9/17/03 Another gripe-the stick on yellow grafics don't line up with the grafics on the tail section. Off by almost a quater inch. I am gong to see what the dealer can do for me when I get my tank replaced (order new sticker and apply it to bike with cowl in place I hope).