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New owner...almost.
« on: 29 September 2017, 07:12:19 PM »
Hi Y'all. Just put a deposit down on totally stock, nice and clean Red '03 Fazer. Picking it up next week some time. Can't wait.

Owned a 'Cat years ago so I know the engine's a good'un....and the Fazer's ride position suits my shortarse frame nicely.  :thumbup

I'm normally found on a Blackbird (Yep, one of them Honda fings  :eek ) but I decided to buy the Fazer as I wanted something a bit more "real world" for the commute and everyday and all year round riding.
Plus I broke my back/neck a while back and these days lifesavers on the 'Bird are literally a pain in the neck..!  :\


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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #1 on: 03 October 2017, 07:24:01 PM »
Picked it up today and well chuffed with it. Nice neutral riding position and an easy engine to live with.
Previous owner(s) has obviously looked after it and kept it entirely standard apart from some sensible mods = belly pan, fender extender, hugger, heated grips and a rack.  :thumbup
Only 29k on the clock and the suspension seems to be in fine fettle judging by the lack of chicken strips and even tyre wear.

Only mod planned for now is a span adjustable clutch lever....and possibly a double bubble.


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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #2 on: 04 October 2017, 12:59:56 PM »
Gotta say...you lot are a bit polite with newbies compared to the Blackbird forum....


By now they'd have asked:


What colour (black or nothing for some - the hint's in the name - BLACKbird)

Carb or FI model (carb is faster, more powerful, will get you laid, blah, blah.)

Who/where did you buy it from (half the bikes are bought from other forum owners. Some are bought back...)

How many miles (big bike which can handle HUGE miles)

All year round or fair weather (amazing the number of owners who commute on theirs throughout the year. Hence the big miles on many)

What mods are fitted (Like most bikes, there's an "approved" list that add to the value and show that the previous owner was a good'un - i.e. another forum member)

Does yer missus have big tits (Male Bird owners have a fascination with the size of wimmin's chests)

What bike meets do you go to (they're a fairly sociable bunch and Bird owners will stop and chat to other Bird owners...the conversation will be exclusively about Birds and who they know who rides one)

What car do you drive (yep, we talk cars on a bike forum...)

Do you want to sell it (Birds get sold to other forum owners pretty often. Many peeps on the forum own more than one. No idea why...one's plenty)

Do you want to buy another one (see above)

Do you do your own servicing (the collective knowledge on the forum is massive and the general consensus from the old guard is to steer clear of Honda dealers)

Married or divorced (there's very few singlies on the forum. Most couples tour, those that don't divorce)

Accident history (doesn't everyone like to compare scars..?)

What ops/illnesses have you had/got  (most Bird owners are of a certain age. Also see above for accident history)

Where are you going for your hols (in other words, where are you planning to tour this year..?)

Are you taking the bike (hard though it is to believe, some folks go away and don't take the Bird. Again, it's an age thing for many)








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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #3 on: 10 October 2017, 03:12:33 PM »
welcome, , bit polite? nah look at the general section & see how we take the mick out of each other! as long as you don't get offended easily , get stuck in!!

so what colour is it? lol
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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #4 on: 11 October 2017, 07:05:36 PM »
Feck me.....a reply....!  :thumbup

It's a red one. Which one is the fastest colour...or don't you Foccers get hung up on that sort of thing...?

I see you're another Honda man.... I did think about the CBF but figured the thou would be a bit much as a commuter (I don't usually do much motorway commuting).

After looking at Hornet 6's, CB5's, ER5's, ER6's, Bandit 6's, XJ6's, etc. it came down to the CBF6, XJ6 or the Fizzer.

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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #5 on: 11 October 2017, 07:50:42 PM »
It's a red one. Which one is the fastest colour...or don't you Foccers get hung up on that sort of thing...?


No......we don't get hung up on that sort of thing.....................because everyone knows that blue ones are the fastest...!!!
I could change my opinion, but then we'd both be wrong.

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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #6 on: 11 October 2017, 09:58:11 PM »
Don't listen to Grayo he on very strong medication, I actually thought that he had been removed from this forum for abusive behaviour, but I think the admins have been lenient and taken into account he has learning difficulties. :lol

Most people with any form of mental agility know that the silver FZS Foxeye is the only colour worth considering.
BLUE WTF  :eek

Here is are two fine examples of a sensible coloured FZS 600 Baby  :faz taken the beginning of last spring (Please excuse the tax disk I have done something about it now)



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« Reply #7 on: 12 October 2017, 07:59:21 AM »
Tommy, everybody knows you secretly want a blue one, thats why you have the blue bits on your Fazer :)
Besides red and black Fazers are the ones to have,  red means it is fast but the black means it handles better.

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« Reply #8 on: 12 October 2017, 08:18:12 AM »
Oh! I didn't know that,   :lol   now you have explained the reasons and proved it scientifically.  :rolleyes  I feel as if somehow I have been empowered and and also educated, it's all to do with understanding the principles at play in the colour senario.
Here was me thinking that red and black mixed together made that horrible dog shit brown colour.    :lol
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« Reply #9 on: 12 October 2017, 08:25:09 AM »
Feck me.....a reply....!  :thumbup

It's a red one. Which one is the fastest colour...or don't you Foccers get hung up on that sort of thing...?

I see you're another Honda man.... I did think about the CBF but figured the thou would be a bit much as a commuter (I don't usually do much motorway commuting).

After looking at Hornet 6's, CB5's, ER5's, ER6's, Bandit 6's, XJ6's, etc. it came down to the CBF6, XJ6 or the Fizzer.
yeah got biffer after my fazer engine died, great bike, depends on what your commute is.. to work mine is 6 miles but I go from Portsmouth to Falmouth at weekends and it is a pleasure to ride, also great rally bike as it has the range and capacity I need, rarely do I get off it without a smile on my face :)
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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #10 on: 12 October 2017, 04:39:45 PM »

"Biffer"....?  I could be wrong but (bearing in mind I'm a Jock) isn't that a cricket term...? 

If you're based in Portsmouth then we're neighbours as I'm up the road in Havant. I used to live in Soton and for 6 years I commuted to Havant all year on a Thundercat. Eventually I did the obvious thing and moved to where I worked and then promptly got made redundant...the bastids.

No offence to Tommy (well maybe a wee bit) but when it comes to vehicles I think of silver as being the colour of choice for Beemer riders and the infirm/incontinent.   :tape

The Blackbird is blue (Bluebird..?) so I got that wrong and I've got an old Ducati 750SS in red (the only colour) so I got that right.
I suspect a red Fazer would look best with black or white speedblocks, but I'll probably limit it to a couple of stickers.

I'll have to post a pic of mine when I get a mo. There's no graphics on it all so I'm feeling a bit deprived.
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Re: New owner...almost.
« Reply #11 on: 12 October 2017, 05:11:38 PM »
You're all wrong.
Silver = undercoat. This is for those that cannot decide which real colour they want.
Blue is the slowest colour
Black is the fastest colour.

My first FZS was black and the current one is silver (but soon to be resprayed black)
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« Reply #12 on: 12 October 2017, 06:11:16 PM »

"Biffer"....?  I could be wrong but (bearing in mind I'm a Jock) isn't that a cricket term...? 

If you're based in Portsmouth then we're neighbours as I'm up the road in Havant. I used to live in Soton and for 6 years I commuted to Havant all year on a Thundercat. Eventually I did the obvious thing and moved to where I worked and then promptly got made redundant...the bastids.

No offence to Tommy (well maybe a wee bit) but when it comes to vehicles I think of silver as being the colour of choice for Beemer riders and the infirm/incontinent.   :tape

The Blackbird is blue (Bluebird..?) so I got that wrong and I've got an old Ducati 750SS in red (the only colour) so I got that right.
I suspect a red Fazer would look best with black or white speedblocks, but I'll probably limit it to a couple of stickers.



I'll have to post a pic of mine when I get a mo. There's no graphics on it all so I'm feeling a bit deprived.


Thundercat in Havant parked at you place of employment. Mmmm was it a blue one by any chance, with a hint of Rossi by any chance.
Could you do-it if you BnQ'd it  :rolleyes  by any chance.
« Last Edit: 12 October 2017, 10:03:44 PM by tommyardin »
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« Reply #13 on: 12 October 2017, 06:17:17 PM »
You're all wrong.
Silver = undercoat. This is for those that cannot decide which real colour they want.
Blue is the slowest colour
Black is the fastest colour.

My first FZS was black and the current one is silver (but soon to be resprayed black)


Ahh! Another Muppet who paints his bike black so that he gets under the radar, under the bus, under the truck and under everything else cos he aint seen.
BB I just wouldn't mind betting you have a black skid lid as well?????
Camo trousers?????
Ride with your lights off???
Where the F--k did he come from I just did not see him  :eek  is he ok?
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« Reply #14 on: 12 October 2017, 08:25:18 PM »
Oh! I didn't know that,   :lol   now you have explained the reasons and proved it scientifically.  :rolleyes  I feel as if somehow I have been empowered and and also educated, it's all to do with understanding the principles at play in the colour senario.
Here was me thinking that red and black mixed together made that horrible dog shit brown colour.    :lol


I prefer to think that red and black mixed together is a deep rich earth colour :)

No offence to Tommy (well maybe a wee bit) but when it comes to vehicles I think of silver as being the colour of choice for the infirm/incontinent.   :tape




I see you know Tommy already :lol

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« Reply #15 on: 12 October 2017, 09:06:09 PM »

Always has a faint cabbage smell about him....?  Yep. I know the type.

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« Reply #16 on: 12 October 2017, 09:49:45 PM »
Oh! I didn't know that,   :lol   now you have explained the reasons and proved it scientifically.  :rolleyes  I feel as if somehow I have been empowered and and also educated, it's all to do with understanding the principles at play in the colour senario.
Here was me thinking that red and black mixed together made that horrible dog shit brown colour.    :lol


I prefer to think that red and black mixed together is a deep rich earth colour :)

No offence to Tommy (well maybe a wee bit) but when it comes to vehicles I think of silver as being the colour of choice for the infirm/incontinent.   :tape




I see you know Tommy already :lol


More un-firm and inconsequential  ;)
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« Reply #17 on: 13 October 2017, 08:03:45 PM »
Oh! I didn't know that,   :lol   now you have explained the reasons and proved it scientifically.  :rolleyes  I feel as if somehow I have been empowered and and also educated, it's all to do with understanding the principles at play in the colour senario.
Here was me thinking that red and black mixed together made that horrible dog shit brown colour.    :lol


I prefer to think that red and black mixed together is a deep rich earth colour :)

No offence to Tommy (well maybe a wee bit) but when it comes to vehicles I think of silver as being the colour of choice for the infirm/incontinent.   :tape




I see you know Tommy already :lol


More un-firm and inconsequential  ;)

Not sure what you'd be if you were "firm and consequential", but I think you'd be in trouble.   :eek