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nordboy

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What's your thoughts??
« on: 25 February 2017, 03:34:11 PM »
Been a long time lurker on the site. I've been toying with a Gen 1, Fazer thou ever since the banter days of me owning a hornet. I never quite found the right one at the right time though.


Anyway, I've not had a bike for 6 months or so, and have withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately with a son in Uni, my budget is a bit limited.


I have found a '54 reg Gen 1, grey with black engine model, that I can get for £2000 delivered from a dealer. (i can't seem to upload an image, i'll try a link)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-YAMAHA-FZS-1000-FAZER-60-800-MILES-WARRANTY-12-MONTHS-MOT-/162408877581?hash=item25d052ce0d:g:kDQAAOSwB-1YsUjl


The bike has done 60k miles but looks in above average condition for that amount. There is no documented service history, but a bit encouragingly, the previous owner paid for a major service at a main dealer that included valve clearances etc. 12 month MOT, akrapovic exhaust, hpi clear. I've been assured the bike runs really well.


I've never bought a bike without seeing it, but I'm just not going to be able to get to see it.


I know that if looked after the bikes will eat that sort of mileage, I guess I'm after a bit of reassurance, lol


Does it seem reasonable?? thanks in advance.

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Re: What's your thoughts??
« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2017, 04:44:23 PM »
Seller has 100% feedback so thats a plus, but buying any bike or car unseen is a big risk, one mans good condition is another mans shit heap. Whilst it may have had a recent service I would bet the exup valve hasn't been touched.
Only you can make the decision in the end, maybe someone on here close to the dealer could have a look at it for you

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Re: What's your thoughts??
« Reply #2 on: 25 February 2017, 05:16:04 PM »
I am selling mine , 02 plate , Gen 1 FZS 1000 , £1100 ono , 41000 miles , VGC , black with silver engine and grey frame , major service Inc valve check done at 26000 miles by JHS racing , oil and filter  replaced annually , exup valve serviced annually , brakes calipers cleaned and greased annually by myself , full Monty done by Mike , R6 shock done by Luke , MRA screen , rear hugger , Goodridge braided brake lines , crash bungs , K&N air filter , SP engineering big bore stubby end can , Bagster tank cover , rear tyre fitted last year done 2000 miles Bridgestone T30 , PR 3 on front , spark plugs replaced last year , chain and sprockets replaced 2years ago , MOT till end of April .

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Re: What's your thoughts??
« Reply #3 on: 25 February 2017, 05:23:58 PM »
I am selling mine , 02 plate , Gen 1 FZS 1000 , £1100 ono , 41000 miles , VGC , black with silver engine and grey frame , major service Inc valve check done at 26000 miles by JHS racing , oil and filter  replaced annually , exup valve serviced annually , brakes calipers cleaned and greased annually by myself , full Monty done by Mike , R6 shock done by Luke , MRA screen , rear hugger , Goodridge braided brake lines , crash bungs , K&N air filter , SP engineering big bore stubby end can , Bagster tank cover , rear tyre fitted last year done 2000 miles Bridgestone T30 , PR 3 on front , spark plugs replaced last year , chain and sprockets replaced 2years ago , MOT till end of April .


You have pm.

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Re: What's your thoughts??
« Reply #4 on: 25 February 2017, 05:58:12 PM »
Blimey that's a lotta sorted bike for the money  :)

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Re: What's your thoughts??
« Reply #5 on: 25 February 2017, 10:08:00 PM »
Graphics don't look right on the fairing if mine is anything to go by...Also it's missing the plastic protectors on the forks so maybe not original front end????

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Re: What's your thoughts??
« Reply #6 on: 26 February 2017, 03:50:01 PM »
Fazer sold today , hope you enjoy her as much as I have Lloyd , I will miss her but at least I have the Guzzi to put a smile on my face . Going to get myself a 250 for the commute to work .

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Re: What's your thoughts??
« Reply #7 on: 26 February 2017, 06:44:38 PM »
Fazer sold today , hope you enjoy her as much as I have Lloyd , I will miss her but at least I have the Guzzi to put a smile on my face . Going to get myself a 250 for the commute to work .


Thanks, the weather was quite nice when I left yours....until I hit the M4, then it absolutely pee'd it down and got very windy ALL the way back. It'll take me days to dry out!!. I look forward to reasonable weather so I can get out for a proper ride.

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« Reply #8 on: 26 February 2017, 07:40:05 PM »
Fazer sold today , hope you enjoy her as much as I have Lloyd , I will miss her but at least I have the Guzzi to put a smile on my face . Going to get myself a 250 for the commute to work .


Thanks, the weather was quite nice when I left yours....until I hit the M4, then it absolutely pee'd it down and got very windy ALL the way back. It'll take me days to dry out!!. I look forward to reasonable weather so I can get out for a proper ride.
I would spray the chain with WD40 after riding in the wet, roll on the warmer drier weather .