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My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« on: 26 April 2015, 08:57:41 PM »
I've just bought my first Fazer, a 2000 model in silver. It had only 4,600 miles on it and all of the MOT certificates to verify it. I've not had a bike for a few years and only V-twins prior to that. I did 100 miles on it yesterday and, after some initial rustiness in my riding ability, loved it. It is a real beauty and totally unmarked, even the downpipes are rust free.


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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #1 on: 26 April 2015, 09:12:54 PM »
Looks like a bargain gav enjoy
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #2 on: 26 April 2015, 09:28:19 PM »
Welcome gav, bike looks really neat, in sure you'll enjoy it :-)
Where abouts are you?
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #3 on: 27 April 2015, 05:02:16 PM »
I'm in Northampton. The bike is identical to one my wife had when they first came out, same model year and same colour.

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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #4 on: 27 April 2015, 05:34:24 PM »
I'm in Northampton. The bike is identical to one my wife had when they first came out, same model year and same colour.

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So she's calling you a copy cat, it's nice and clean looking all you have to do is paint it red so it goes faster lol
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« Reply #5 on: 27 April 2015, 06:08:25 PM »
That's tidy..... im gonna ask the question because nobody has yet,  how much was it ...  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: 27 April 2015, 06:13:31 PM »
Great Bike, you'll love it  :D
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #7 on: 28 April 2015, 06:45:58 PM »
Seems a pity to put miles on it as it is as new,,,or you vould disconnect the speedo cable like the last owner :lol.

No ,folks know there are low milage bikes out there, they are sought after,,that is like buying a year old bike,,,which would be about £6 or 7 grand..
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« Reply #8 on: 28 April 2015, 08:05:53 PM »
"you could disconnect the speedo cable like the last owner" :lol.

Surely we can't condone that sort of behaviour on here? :rollin
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #9 on: 28 April 2015, 08:13:02 PM »
Foc me! I thought my 06 thou was a low miler with 8.5k, great find hope you enjoy it, even though it's not blue :)
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #10 on: 30 April 2015, 08:46:05 AM »
Is the centre stand OK. Looks bent forward to me. Rear wheel not off the ground or is that a optical illusion

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« Reply #11 on: 30 April 2015, 09:58:33 PM »
Is the centre stand OK. Looks bent forward to me. Rear wheel not off the ground or is that a optical illusion
Was it just me or did anyone else check their centrestand to confirm if this was ok or not?
Mines is like this! Think this is correct :-)
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #12 on: 01 May 2015, 09:00:42 AM »
Is the centre stand OK. Looks bent forward to me. Rear wheel not off the ground or is that a optical illusion
A previous owner may have fitted a jack-up kit.

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« Reply #13 on: 02 May 2015, 09:17:33 PM »
Is the centre stand OK. Looks bent forward to me. Rear wheel not off the ground or is that a optical illusion
A previous owner may have fitted a jack-up kit.


What's a jack up kit? I'll check when next in the garage, the previous owner was an older chap who sold it because it was getting too heavy to handle.


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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #14 on: 02 May 2015, 09:25:57 PM »
Is the centre stand OK. Looks bent forward to me. Rear wheel not off the ground or is that a optical illusion
A previous owner may have fitted a jack-up kit.


What's a jack up kit? I'll check when next in the garage, the previous owner was an older chap who sold it because it was getting too heavy to handle.


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Hey gav, is it a pig to get on the centre stand???....looks jacked up to me......shorter dogbones either side of the rear shock....i had mine jacked up and im pretty sure it brought the wheel closer to ground on centre stand as i remember putting it on the stand over a drop in the garden so i could oil my chain.


Pic to illustrate.
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #15 on: 02 May 2015, 10:50:51 PM »
Foccin hell that's really low noggy, but guess you could drive it off with the wheel that close, I remember being able to do that on my old cb500 but that wasn't jacked up!
Btw, are those rear passenger footpegs much lower than the ones off a '98? Straight swap I'm guessing too?
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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #16 on: 03 May 2015, 08:33:43 PM »
Is the centre stand OK. Looks bent forward to me. Rear wheel not off the ground or is that a optical illusion
A previous owner may have fitted a jack-up kit.


What's a jack up kit? I'll check when next in the garage, the previous owner was an older chap who sold it because it was getting too heavy to handle.


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Hey gav, is it a pig to get on the centre stand???....looks jacked up to me......shorter dogbones either side of the rear shock....i had mine jacked up and im pretty sure it brought the wheel closer to ground on centre stand as i remember putting it on the stand over a drop in the garden so i could oil my chain.


Pic to illustrate.


The rear wheel is off the ground while on the centre stand so I can spin the wheel to oil the chain but it's not off by a huge amount.


Why would a jack up kit be fitted; is it for looks or handling? I'm pretty tall so have no objection to a higher rear end but I'm not sure why the original owner would have done that when he was only riding 300 miles a year.


It is quite a lift to get it onto the centre stand though.


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Re: My new 2000 Fazer - 4,600 miles only!
« Reply #17 on: 04 May 2015, 11:29:27 PM »
Surely it's a lowering kit as apposed to a jack-up kit that's on the bike.
It does what it says on the tin :lol
If it was a jack-up kit it would make the seat higher by raising the swing arm etc and thus this would make it higher off the deck and if it was a lowering kit on it, just the opposite as above and that's what I see in the pic anyhow.
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« Reply #18 on: 05 May 2015, 06:50:21 AM »
I think to raise the seat you need to increase the distance between the seat and the swinging arm and hence lowering it would raise the ride height ☺

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« Reply #19 on: 05 May 2015, 07:33:40 AM »
Are you all nuts ? drinking ? :lol :lol :lol
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« Reply #20 on: 05 May 2015, 11:06:59 PM »
Are you all nuts ? drinking ? :lol :lol :lol
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« Reply #21 on: 08 May 2015, 07:28:02 AM »

Pic to illustrate.

Why oh why did you break that bike Noggy? You silly boy!

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« Reply #22 on: 11 May 2015, 09:18:07 PM »
Hiya pal,
Got yourself a cracker there mush.
I know it's money in kind words but what did you pay for this beaut of yours?
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« Reply #23 on: 11 May 2015, 09:51:22 PM »
Hiya pal,
Got yourself a cracker there mush.
I know it's money in kind words but what did you pay for this beaut of yours?
Cheers
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It cost me just over £2,000, I'm not sure if that is a good price or not, I've not seen another bike in such good condition for the price though.

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« Reply #24 on: 11 May 2015, 10:17:06 PM »
I've just got a 99 with 3949 miles on it (to be precise) haha
For £2140 from a dealer. Few rust spots on it  here and there but nowt major and the exhaust needs a paint.
The carb rubber inlets are cracked but apart from that decent!
I was worried about paying the price but it seems about right I reckon,
Enjoy mate and stay safe.
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