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FZS600 Fazer / IS THAT NOS?
« on: 06 April 2018, 03:17:28 PM »
What is that?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: What are my rear shock options ?
« on: 06 March 2018, 02:43:55 PM »
Out of interest does anyone know what was the OEM shock's spring rate is (lb/")? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which fork springs?
« on: 27 February 2018, 04:58:49 PM »
Why do the 2 Springs look quite different (pictured above)? - Their closely coiled sections are far from 'even', with the Springs side by side - is there good reason for this?

Hi Focced_Off,

The shinier one on the left is the new one, and  the one on the right is the original.

Interesting to see more tight coiling on the old one eh? I'm guessing the material of the new one provides extra firmness, but it didn't seem that different to me, when i was handling it, will be interesting to see what its like on the road.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which fork springs?
« on: 27 February 2018, 09:52:50 AM »
Hi all,

So I purchased the Wilbers. Very exciting. Fitted them in the garage and during my pre-ride check i have seen a screw in my rear tyre! Gutted!

Need to get it plugged before i can take the bike out for a spin and find out what sort of difference they make.

Interesting to see they have a smaller amount of tightly coiled winding at the top. I guess the material is stronger to produce a stiffer front end? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 13 February 2018, 08:08:32 AM »
Hi, my fazer was bought with pitting on both stanchions just at the edge of the fork travel and it was rusting. Not deadly but likely to cause wear on the dust seals at least so...
I got a set of Paulo Tarozzi ones from Wemoto for what seemed like a lot of money for a shiny tube but they fitted perfectly and are working fine some 3000 miles later. However! they did have a tiny nick in them when they arrived (really tiny) and this started to rust though outside the range of travel. This was after the first salting of the roads and my bike is used every day. I treated the bike and the forks in particular with ACF50 and they were fine since.
I got new springs, bushes and seals at the same time I replaced the stanchions. Fitting was trouble free, they were the right size, shape etc and seem well made. Treat with something or get gators to ensure rust does not return.

Thanks Purist, just the sort of advice i was looking for.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 13 February 2018, 08:06:51 AM »
I had the same rusty fork problem with my Fazer when I bought it. It's just down to the previous owner(s) only cleaning the bits they can see, and not up inside the fairing.
I thought about getting them re-chromed, but when I took the forks off it was apparent that they were also slightly curved. As the curve was pretty even I'm guessing that this was probably just down to 60k miles of front brake use, rather than accident damage. As I didn't want to risk getting them straightened as well as re-chromed I went for a set of the Tarozzi tubes from Wemoto. They're fine, everything went together ok and a year later I've had no problems with leaks.

Perfect, Thanks Andy much appreciated.

FZS600 Fazer / Free Fuel Sender Unit
« on: 05 February 2018, 03:22:06 PM »
Hi all,

Is anyone in need of a fuel sender unit?  Is your fuel gauge not working?

I purchased it for my 2003 FZS 600. But its does not match the one i took out so i assume it is for the pre-facelift version.

Please see photo.  If you want to pay for postage, or meet around the Croydon Bromley area its yours for free / a 4 pack of beer.


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 29 January 2018, 03:37:11 PM »
Anyone else think that £90-£140 for a chromed tube is a bit steep?

but its not just a chromed tube its machined threaded and then chromed slight difference

Fair Point Daviee

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 29 January 2018, 12:17:23 PM »

Anyone else think that £90-£140 for a chromed tube is a bit steep?
  Absolutely, but you're over a barrel and they know it, obviously without forks your bikes off the road. OEM from Fowlers are £172 each and Tarozzi fromWemoto are £133 each :eek Even hard chroming and regrinding down to size at £150 for the pair is pretty pricey. The only other options are to leave them to see whether the rusted areas kills your fork seals or risk a used pair, I don't know how much a decent pair would cost from Ebay, if you can find any.

Thanks Vinny!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 26 January 2018, 08:57:41 AM »
Anyone else think that £90-£140 for a chromed tube is a bit steep? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 26 January 2018, 08:55:53 AM »
 I used these guys a few years ago to sort my XS850 stanchions and they did a good job on them but there are companies who do the same thing all over the country. Most of the used ones on Ebay will be at least 15 years old and pattern parts are often a bit of a gamble. A friend of mine bought a set of Tarozzi legs for his GPZ750 and the OEM fork seals leaked from day one. It's obviously your call but I know what I'd do.

Thanks Vinnyb, exactly what i was worried about!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 22 January 2018, 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: 22 January 2018, 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???



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