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    '14 or '15 FZR?

    Narrowing down my search for a performance 2 seater. Have located a couple left over "new" '14 FZR's and really prefer the black styling over the red of the '15 model. I also realize the '15's have a slightly lighter hull with the NanoXcel 2 (about 35lbs). Any other reason a '14 would be better than a '15? Most concerned about the timing chain issues but that appears to be happening here and there on both years. I wish they would've just stuck with the black for '15 and my choice would be so much easier!


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    I am not the expert, but do they both have the 160mm pump? I can't remember what year/model they moved to the new size.

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    Buy a 15 FZS then put a FZR seat on it Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800AMSOIL4U View Post
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    uy a 15 FZS then put a FZR seat on it Click image for larger version. 

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    I thought about that. Are they literally the exact same ski except the seat? Same hull and everything?

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    I raced a bone stock 2014 FZS with my bone stock 2015 FZR in two back to back runs from idle. Smoked it by bus lengths.

    The red is easy to fix, vinyl wrap it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riick370 View Post
    I raced a bone stock 2014 FZS with my bone stock 2015 FZR in two back to back runs from idle. Smoked it by bus lengths.

    The red is easy to fix, vinyl wrap it.
    Anything is possible but thats hard for me to believe when there isn't much weight difference between the 2 years. Rider error maybe.

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    I got a five year warranty included and a good enough deal to buy a '14. The '15 is 35lbs lighter or so. I can run the same speed with my 95lb daughter behind me as I do solo. I didn't like the 2015 colors so my decision was easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riick370 View Post
    I raced a bone stock 2014 FZS with my bone stock 2015 FZR in two back to back runs from idle. Smoked it by bus lengths.

    The red is easy to fix, vinyl wrap it.
    LOL, your Avatar cracks me up everytime I see it! Beagle? They're great dogs... Also very sorry to hear about your recent troubles, hope it all works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willfzs View Post
    I got a five year warranty included and a good enough deal to buy a '14. The '15 is 35lbs lighter or so. I can run the same speed with my 95lb daughter behind me as I do solo. I didn't like the 2015 colors so my decision was easier.
    Yea, that's exactly where I'm at right now. Can you PM me the price you were able to get on the '14? I've located several at dealers and if I can get a big enough discount then I might just go with the '14 and never look back. The '14 FZR colors look totally badass...

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    There's more to a 15 than just hull. Different ECU also. My ski does 70.5 on the GPS. 2014 models do around 67.

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