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For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2004 FZS 1000 Fazer For Sale
« on: 07 August 2017, 07:27:01 PM »

After just under a year I have decided to sell my Fazer, though part of me thinks I'll regret it...  but I fancy an adventure bike so here goes

The bike was a category D write off in 2010, minor cosmetic damage to one side after a slow speed fall. The bike was purchased off the insurers by the previous owner to me, an engineer from Glasgow, who decided to use the bike as a project and spent a lot of time and money upgrading her with the various bits listed below.

The bike does not come with any service history which I know will put some people off so just thought I'd add this at the top to save you reading on if that's a deal breaker for you.

I have a number of receipts from previous and current ownership, including a receipt from Maxton for just under £1000 for the suspension work carried out, and receipts for £800 ish for the new chain and sprockets, new tyres and new front discs and pads that I have purchased this last year.


YZF R1 4XV Forks. These were sent to Maxton to be rebuilt, re-valved and re-sprung to suit the weight of the Fazer and for sports riding.

CNC Billet 'Thug' yolks made by Billet Brain (Martin CNC) to allow fitment of the USD forks and to maintain the geometry with the shorted R1 fork legs.

New taper bearings

Maxton fully adjustable rear shock absorber.

Shorted dog bones

Fazer radiator guard

New EBC Contour discs and pads

New DID chain and sprockets fitted (530 VX-116 Chain)

Front and rear tyres replaced around 1500 miles ago (Bridgestone BT016)

Viper rear petal disc

Venhill braided lines

Mini indicators

New Exup valve, bushes and end plate

Rental bars

New infill panels

Shorty levers

Ivan's carb kit fitted

Ivan's AIS removal kit also fitted

60mm bore can and link pipe

Belly pan, under tray and tail tidy

New lock set fitted due to sticky ignition

Seat professionally recovered

Wheels powder coated and new bearings fitted

I purchased the bike at 28k miles and it has now covered just under 31k. All fluids were changed by the previous owner just prior to purchase. He also carried out the following work:

All callipers stripped, cleaned, painted and fitted with new seals

Valve clearances checked (all within tolerance)

New coils fitted

Lots of bolts and fasteners replaced with stainless steel ones, and some brackets removed and powder coated.

The bike comes with 2 keys and MOT until November.

I will add some more photos soon.

I'm asking a fixed £3500

Thanks for looking!

For Sale & Wanted / 2004 FZS 1000 Fazer For Sale
« on: 07 August 2017, 07:21:52 PM »


Please message me for details, just typed a nice detailed advert out and it's disappeared on me!

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 MRA - Vario for sale
« on: 04 June 2017, 09:38:21 PM »
Hi, yes I'll post it for £50


For Sale & Wanted / Gen 1 MRA - Vario for sale SOLD
« on: 04 June 2017, 12:42:41 PM »
Good working condition

£55 posted

Now sold cheers

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 Clear LED rear light and indicators
« on: 13 April 2017, 07:36:05 PM »
£45 posted

Need to fund a new chain and sprockets  :D

For Sale & Wanted / For Sale --- Blue Fabbri Double Bubble Screen
« on: 11 April 2017, 04:45:32 PM »
Good condition - £55 posted

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 Kappa Rack and Plate
« on: 08 April 2017, 09:36:27 PM »
Oh no that's a shame, Watto had indeed purchased. Sorry about that Carl

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 Kappa Rack and Plate
« on: 05 April 2017, 10:21:23 PM »
Dang, I've really got to work on my sales patter!

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 Kappa Rack and Plate
« on: 05 April 2017, 04:08:40 PM »
Hi Carl, I'm afraid I can't advise on that, I've no idea how compatible they are with Givi stuff
Do you know if Gen 1 specific Givi pannier racks will fit to these arms.

For Sale & Wanted / Gen 1 Clear LED rear light and indicators
« on: 05 April 2017, 11:34:00 AM »
Purchased brand new but not fitted

£55 posted

For Sale & Wanted / Gen 1 Kappa Rack and Plate
« on: 05 April 2017, 11:25:22 AM »
Bought from a forum member for an upcoming trip but now not required as I am using a different luggage arrangement.

The arms are freshly powder coated. I purchased the rack with no bolts or the square protector pads. I have included a square piece of neoprene foam from which it should be easy enough to cut some to fit. The four fixing bolts should be fairly easy to find.

I paid £55 through PayPal so am asking the same amount posted.


General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 09:04:15 PM »
Great photos!

None to show here, was too busy riding  :lol
300 miles, West Midlands to Llangollen to see the aqueduct there, then on through to Dolgellau and back round to Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Kidderminster then home.

Great weather and my first ride on the Fazer Thou; very pleased with her, should have bought one years ago.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: WANTED - Rack or Grab Rail for gen 1 FZS 1000
« on: 18 March 2017, 04:26:38 PM »
Ah, looks like it might do the trick. Don't worry about the arms, I'll probably install it upside down anyway knowing me :rolleyes

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED - Rack or Grab Rail for gen 1 FZS 1000
« on: 18 March 2017, 10:20:18 AM »
Anyone got a rack or grab rail they want to shift? Just looking for something that I can tie a lomo bag or similar to for an upcoming trip.


General / Re: sad loss
« on: 13 March 2017, 12:02:35 AM »
That is sad to hear.

Can't understand why you would go out of your way to make obnoxious comments on a thread about the death of a fellow biker? Quite simply pathetic

For Sale & Wanted / For Sale --- Original clutch lever
« on: 12 March 2017, 02:01:30 PM »
In good condition, slight abrasion as shown in the third photo

£10 posted

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Exup valve help with video
« on: 05 March 2017, 01:25:13 PM »
Thanks for the extra info, much appreciated. I will give that a try when I next get the chance, I was planning to have another go yesterday but having not ridden the bike since purchase in November, I couldn't resist a blast out in the sunshine  :D

General / Re: Cracking day yesterday dry roads happy days,
« on: 05 March 2017, 01:21:40 PM »

Glad you got out for a good ride on the Fazer, I also got out on mine for the first proper ride since purchase in November! Fantastic machine, should have bought one years ago. I'll not be selling this one for certain  :)

Plenty of sunshine in the West Midlands :sun

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Exup valve help with video
« on: 03 March 2017, 05:49:42 PM »
Thanks both, I'll take a look at the info there and have another go.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Exup valve help with video
« on: 03 March 2017, 04:41:37 PM »
Hi all,

Bought my Fazer in November last year and it was displaying the 7k code on the tachometer.

Went out today to have a look, loosened the cables (top was very slack already) valve turned freely as expected; the seller advertised the bike as having had a new valve, end plate and bushes.

After a few attempts at adjusting the cables I am now free of the 7k code. However, having looked at a few videos of working valves, the initial position of mine at idle seems to be off somewhat and despite several attempts adjusting I could not get the forks of the pulley to line up with the hole. I'm also unsure whether it is opening fully, I thought it seemed a bit hesitant. Does it open all the way to the 2 O'clock position at red line in revs?

Here is the video, I took the revs up to about 9k at the end. I was hoping an expert could cast their eye over this and perhaps give me some pointers :D

Thanks in advance

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted Fabbri double bubble screen
« on: 27 January 2017, 12:20:51 AM »

I'm looking to buy a Fabbri double bubble, does anyone have one to sell?



Introduction / Re: so happy I own a fizzer thou' now1
« on: 03 January 2017, 11:44:14 PM »
Thanks, sorry for the major hijack  :lol

Introduction / Re: so happy I own a fizzer thou' now1
« on: 03 January 2017, 11:25:29 PM »

Introduction / Re: so happy I own a fizzer thou' now1
« on: 03 January 2017, 11:11:16 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, not sure if this is going to work but will give it a go..

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