Date: 24-05-19  Time: 03:47 AM

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Hugh Jass

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Snotty Fazer
« on: 06 May 2019, 11:13:07 AM »
I have a snotty old fazer in the back garden. It is just sitting there, stale fuel in the tank, it only gets a ride three or four times a year.
So do you guys think that I should keep it or sell it?
I'm loath to get rid of it because the milage is only about 25,000 and it runs perfectly after about ten minutes of riding. The first ten minutes are probably just getting the carbs used to some fresh fuel and she then goes like the clappers!But it is street fightered and in a snotty condition. I can tell from working on the bike that somebody has loved the bike at some point. I can also tell that they then sold it to somebody who didn't. Mechanically it is great, got renthals, single headlight and a raised rear with dog bones. Might still have the origonal dog bones but I am not sure.New carb inlet rubbers last year.

My insurance runs out in three weeks...So what would you guys do?
Put a years MOT on it and sell it on ebay?Keep it for the ocasional run?
I have just brought a Harley with the intention of choppering it and once that is done I cannot imagine I will ride the Yamaha much.
But I would be sad to see it go, to be honest.

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Re: Snotty Fazer
« Reply #1 on: 06 May 2019, 08:20:43 PM »
If you've got no love for it sell it on to the next person.

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Re: Snotty Fazer
« Reply #2 on: 07 May 2019, 08:49:24 AM »
Selling a bike you love is ok has long as you feel it is the right thing to do and other right time.
I sold my much loved FZS600 Foxeye a few months ago, I loved owning it, working on it and riding it, but I felt with the arthritis in my wrists getting worse sooner or later I was going to throw it up the road and spoil it. My decision was to sell it before that happened.
Do I regret selling a few months down the line? A resounding ‘NO’ It went to a enthusiastic guy who would enjoy owning it as much as I did and he seemed the sort of guy who would look after it a cherish it.


If you don’t ride it very often and don’t actually love the bike sell it, use the money to help with the Harley conversion.
Who knows the new owner of your Fazer my love it and turn it into a fantastic bike, now that’s got to be better than it sitting outside minging and slowly deteriorating.


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Re: Snotty Fazer
« Reply #3 on: 07 May 2019, 08:59:54 PM »
Selling a bike you love is ok has long as you feel it is the right thing to do and other right time.
I sold my much loved FZS600 Foxeye a few months ago, I loved owning it, working on it and riding it, but I felt with the arthritis in my wrists getting worse sooner or later I was going to throw it up the road and spoil it. My decision was to sell it before that happened.
Do I regret selling a few months down the line? A resounding ‘NO’ It went to a enthusiastic guy who would enjoy owning it as much as I did and he seemed the sort of guy who would look after it a cherish it.


If you don’t ride it very often and don’t actually love the bike sell it, use the money to help with the Harley conversion.
Who knows the new owner of your Fazer my love it and turn it into a fantastic bike, now that’s got to be better than it sitting outside minging and slowly deteriorating.



Good use of the word 'minging' Tommy  :thumbup
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