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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: Today at 04:11:52 PM »
The bike is pretty mint everywhere else.

Just passed 20k, im the third owner.  The last owner was my best mate, who i know kept it in the garage and looked after it. And the guy before had FSH, all the paperwork, and no mods (completely standard). So i don't think he was dicking about with it either.

I only noticed it when i was swapping the fork oil. Went to slide the forks out, and the chrome came off like it wasn't attached. I am wondering if a stone chip exposed the metal underneath and corrosion took hold from there making it flake off when disturbed.

Has anyone on here replaced them, and have any experience with fork seals and aftermarket stanchions? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: Today at 08:03:19 AM »
Hi all,

I font think any abrasive action will help as it is the chrome plating that has come off.  See pic.

it dont think that can be polished out. I dont really want to go down the re-chroming route either.

Really the questions was has anyone had problems with aftermarket fork stanchions? 

Especially with regard to seals not fitting/sealing correctly.


FZS600 Fazer / Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 19 January 2018, 02:17:01 PM »
Hi all,

I have surface rust on my front fork stanchions/tubes. Although it is nowhere near the seals, it annoys me, and i want to replace them for aesthetic reasons.

Seem a good deal. 

Will i need to replace the fork seals? Has anyone had any issues resulting from replacing either part? 


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which fork springs?
« on: 03 January 2018, 12:21:26 PM »

Apologies for dragging up and old post, is there any chance you would have a part number for the wilbers you purchased? 



My rear brake pads came today so as was able to go for a ride to try out my forks...

I bought wilbers springs from Revs after reading a previous post on here.

The thing is, when i rang revs and talked to john, i just said i needed something doing with the front end and he recomended Wilbers springs... He asked my weight and what type of riding i do..
Because he had asked about my weight i thought he must be matching me up with linears..

When i opened the box i found out i had been giving progressive, then after looking at the Wilbers website found they only do progressive for the fzs 600..
The progresive part of the spring is very small, about 50mm where as the standard yam one is more than double that..

I went ahead and fitted them anyway and i am pleased i did, there f***ing great.

The feedback through the bars  is very good. You can really feel the front end pushing down searching for grip, it feels much more agile when you flick it over and the front end dive when has completely gone.

These springs really suit my riding style,i didnt need linears after all!

Perfect for a road going bike imo :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Christmas has just come early!!!
« on: 14 December 2017, 08:11:27 AM »
Steal mate congrats! Don't scratch it when fitting it!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: WTB belly pan
« on: 04 December 2017, 11:56:42 AM »
Not a bad idea mate, Where are you based?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: WTB belly pan
« on: 29 November 2017, 09:11:40 AM »
Hi Millietant,

I haven't taken the plunge yet im afraid. Very Keen to though once i have the funds and its a bit warmer!

Going to do this and the rear hugger at the same time, and sent them off to the paint shop together.

I have a Silver 2003 foxeye, Do you think if i painted the fairing and hugger black, it would look ok? 



FZS600 Fazer / Re: What are my rear shock options ?
« on: 29 November 2017, 08:52:33 AM »
I purchased the R6 shock, from a very helpful Foccer.

It had an uprated spring fitted. It has completely transformed the handling of my bike.

Both solo and two up the handling is vastly improved.  The immense amount of adjustability means i can set it up just right for touring, solo or two up, or a Sunday blast.

Hands down the single best mod i have ever made to my Fazer

I dont know about the stock R6 spring, some riders who dont like the R6 stock spring, might benefit from getting it upgraded rather than going for a £450 option with less adjustablility.

On a separate note, it has shown the front end up as really week so i am going to replace the springs as the cheaper way of getting better front end feel. Can anyone on here vouch for some springs, (linear or progressive,) they use themselves?

Introduction / Re: Hi from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
« on: 10 November 2017, 02:33:12 PM »

Hi Limpy,

The FZS 600 is a fun and reliable upright bike! You really cant go too far wrong. There have been a few threads on here for what to look out for and common faults. Welcome to the gang!

Thank you all for the warm welcome.  :lol

Im off to check out a fazer 600 tomorrow so finger's crossed if they bike work's OK I'll buy it and feel like I belong here.  :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: WTB belly pan
« on: 10 November 2017, 12:49:46 PM »


Do you have a link for this?
 This is the one I was looking at before I got my engine bars, not the radiator covers just the belly pan.

Looks good too,

I almost purchased this kit unpainted.

Bilderesultat for fazer 02 fairing

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 22 September 2017, 11:04:57 AM »

You make a fair point F4celess, but it doesn't half take the fun out of it!

But those " good ol' days " were before the internet became mainstream. The scrapyards were dependant on that physical presence, where the punter had to rummage around to find what they wanted.

These days, the scrapyard doesn't even need to open it's doors. They can strip, then shift all their wares online (ebay / amazon / gumtree etc).

This actually suits us much better too! We no longer have to spend our Sundays driving from one yard to the next, getting our hands dirty, to find that one gem we were looking for (possibly coming home empty handed). We can compare MANY parts online (on the sites mentioned), then bid to buy what suits us best - pick and choose. It's become a buyers market.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 22 September 2017, 09:49:04 AM »
Thanks all!  Nice bit of nostalgia.

It was a long shot these days, i was remembering the days of 20 years ago, as a kid going round the scrappies with my dad, bag of tools and a pocket full of badges i collected off bonnets!

Shame, but as pointed out above, climbing over cars stacked 3 high and swaying in the wind probably wasn't all that safe in hindsight.

I was really looking for a complete USD front end, thinking it would make a great winter project, for me and my old man to get stiuck into.

Has anyone on here has collected all the parts then come to there senses and thought better of it???



FZS600 Fazer / UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 21 September 2017, 01:27:37 PM »
Hi all,

Does anyone know of any scrap yards in the UK that specialise in bikes? Preferably the old school type, that let you wander round and have a look at the stock, rather than call up and ask for a specific part/bike.

These days health and safety might have put a stop to it? 

Any input welcome



General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 18 July 2017, 12:20:23 PM »
Replaced It!! Picking a fresh one up tomorrow with just 17k on the clock...

Not sure what to do with my current one, sell as is or parts. It's never let me down but is now sitting on 98500 miles and looks it. R1 forks, bmw s1000 shock, r1 rear wheel with no torque arm...

Is there a guide to the R1 front end conversion?

For Sale & Wanted / Re: For sale for an FZ1SA 2007
« on: 14 June 2017, 10:47:09 PM »
Hi all.
I've had to sell my Fazer due to medical problems and have for sale the following;

Carbon radiator side covers.       £50
Carbon clock/meter cover.    £45
Tank cowl, dark blue. Original.  £50 or make an offer
Front mudguard, dark blue.   £50 or make an offer
Chain guard by Ermax, dark blue. Scratch on top.  £15
Rear hugger, dark blue. Slight damage, hence the price.    £10
A set of replacement hex head engine bolts from Pro Bolt in stainless steel.    £30
Titanium caliper bolts and titanium front disc bolts.  £30

Also a set of Motopro MK10 l.e.d. spotlights with wiring. (Not specifically for a Fazer)  £75

Everything is in good used condition, any problems are mentioned in the description.
Photos can be viewed here or pay me a visit in Cwmbran, South Wales.
I'd prefer if items can be collected please but might be able to post on with help for the postage costs.

Cheers everyone, thanks for looking.

Hi Ken,

i will take the Caliper and disk bolts if they are still going?



General / Re: R6 Shock preload Adjustment - FZS 600 - No space!
« on: 01 June 2017, 09:00:37 AM »
Might it be worth looking for a different C spanner? If you google C spanner images there are some that look a bit slimmer than the standard tool kit one. Just a thought, you may have already done it.

Nice one vinnyb. I thought they were all the same.
I will have a look.



General / Re: R6 Shock preload Adjustment - FZS 600 - No space!
« on: 25 May 2017, 10:49:04 AM »
Take it off, guestimate the new setting and refit it, hardly a long job (if you still have your centre stand)

Cheers Joebloggs, I did think about this but it seems a bit of a faff, especially if your out and about and wanted to go two up or something.

General / Re: R6 Shock preload Adjustment - FZS 600 - No space!
« on: 23 May 2017, 08:05:23 AM »
It is awkward but doable, even from the correct 'nearside'

Ok Thanks Midden, il get out there and have another crack at it

General / Re: R6 Shock preload Adjustment - FZS 600 - No space!
« on: 23 May 2017, 08:04:26 AM »
Easy job. Take it off, send it to me, and in exchange I'll send you a standard shock which has plenty of room to adjust.  :lol

Thanks Jamieg285 whats your address mate? :lol

General / R6 Shock preload Adjustment - FZS 600 - No space!
« on: 22 May 2017, 10:22:19 AM »
Morning All,

I recently fitted the R6 shock to my 2003 FZS 600.

I cant seem to get the C Spanner in to adjust the pre-load.  Has anyone else had this problem?   Is there an easy work around?

FYI i was going in from the offside (right hand/ accelerator side) but the larger shock makes it too tight to get the spanner on to the shock and room to adjust.

Any input welcome,



Hi all,

I am looking for some panniers and the kit to fit them to my 2003 FZS 600.

Hard panniers preferred, though decent waterproof soft would be considered.



For Sale & Wanted / Re: SOLD FZS600 (2000)
« on: 03 May 2017, 02:07:54 PM »
Reluctantly having to sell my fazer due to that old chestnut - a new baby. It never misses a beat, and for a couple of years was used as a daily runner (but always been garaged over night!) New chain and sprocket as well as a full service just last year.

Few extras I've installed:
Stainless downpipes
Delkevic exhaust
12v charger inside the nearside fairing

Battery holds charge great - hadn't started it in a few months and started first time yesterday! All instruments / lights / electrics also in perfect working order. Also selling my panniers, tank-bag, Oxford lock and trickle charger along with the bike as I won't be needing them anymore.

MOT'd until May. 25859 miles on clock. First registered in 2000 (W Reg). V5 in my name.

There is a bit of paint missing on the engine cover (pictured) and a few scrapes on backs of mirrors, but the bike is 16 years old!

£1200. Bike is in Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire.
Pictures can be found on gumtree listing:

(Test rides will only be allowed with asking price in cash in my hand)


Any chance the panniers are still available? 


For Sale & Wanted / Re: Panniers & Top box for sale
« on: 03 May 2017, 02:06:05 PM »
Hi Tory,

Any chance these are still available?

Would you know if they would be compatible with a 2003 FZS600



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