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<blockquote>1997 Honda FireBlade RRV. One owner (me) from new, 28k miles.
Contrary to good selling practice I'm going to list the bad points first. RHS has some minor fairing marks and indicator hole has 2 x 5 mm cracks. (Pictures if reqd.) PSH up to 16k (4 years then serviced by me), original suspension and chain & sprockets (it has had that easy life), minor corrosion on the exhaust, MOT has expired, few normal marks from use (she is 20 years old). RHS fork seal has slight weep. Sorned.
Now the good points.
Always garaged, never ridden in the winter, never wheelied, all original paperwork from new. In the last 1000 miles she has had new tyres (BT 016, brilliant tyres), battery (yuasa), brake pads, spark plugs, air filter (Honda), oil and filter (Honda), All old MOT certs, Datatag (paperwork) Datatool Veto Evo 3 + original 2 fobs (paperwork), both original keys, renntec sports rack, Remus Grand Prix Oval carbon can (not fitted), tinted screen (original supplied), mini indicators (originals supplied), hugger, scottoiler from new. Lives on an Oxford Optimiser, starts on the button and purrs like a Honda should.. She has never been in an accident or down the road, the levers are original and the engine cases unmarked. The engine is as it left the factory. Haynes manual.
I have a load of pictures that I can send should anyone be interested. Most of you will disagree with this but the engine makes a Fazer sound rough (controversial thing to say on a Fazer forum). These are an appreciating asset now but she is hardly ridden and that's what bikes are for. Medical issue forces sale but I'm in no rush, if you are interested the best thing to do is ring me and I will give a %100 honest appraisal of my bike, I have owned her for 20 years so this is a very reluctant sale.
<blockquote>£1500 absolutely 100% fixed price.</blockquote></blockquote>

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General / Handlebar vibration extra damping
« on: 17 June 2017, 04:19:05 PM »
Anyone put extra weight inside their handlebars to damp out vibration, I've renthal ultra lows with RG end weights but there is still an annoying vibration there, I was thinking of kiln dried sand, lead shot or brass internal bar, approx. 13mm diameter by 150mm long. Any thoughts ?


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I'm after a tinted MRA touring screen, not a Varioscreen , the tall one, or a tinted Yamaha touring screen and a set of original Yamaha crash bungs, must be in excellent nick.
Cheers
Carl

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General / Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 10 May 2017, 06:56:54 PM »
Got stopped today by a non traffic police car, I overtook a P driver on a long straight 30mph road who was doing about 25 mph and she was to be honest appalling, I'd followed her round a roundabout and she virtually right angled it at about 10 mph.As luck would have it there was a police car (non traffic) a bit behind me, cue blue lights followed by 'I could do you for 47mph and careless driving' but he gave me a lecture instead which was fair enough, seemed like a decent bloke, I'm sure I didn't do 47 and it was a safe overtake. Question is can a single, non traffic car policeman do you for speeding or anything else for that matter, I thought if there was no video evidence there had to be 2 witnesses.
Ironically further down the road I was stuck, in a 60 limit, behind the 'P' driver doing about 35mph for about 5 miles along with, you guessed it, the police car.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Renthal High Bars
« on: 03 May 2017, 12:48:58 PM »
Anyone fitted them and were all cables etc. long enough. Got ultra lows currently fitted and they are too low (oddly enough) and too wide for me.
All info. gratefully received
Cheers
Carl

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For Sale & Wanted / Givi E36 panniers. Now Sold
« on: 02 May 2017, 09:18:22 AM »
Sold


Pair of Givi E36 panniers. Bought new by me, all original keys, one has a scrape on the corner and a few normal pannier marks otherwise  they are fine and work perfectly. Will not post due to cost and size.. Tried to upload more pics. but unsuccessful, will e mail them if anyone interested. The scrape is visible on the left pannier, bottom right.

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FZS600 Fazer / Double bubble screen or standard on a Foxeye.
« on: 14 April 2017, 06:15:35 PM »
My 2002 Foxeye came with a double bubble screen but if I stand up riding the wind noise decreases. Has any one swapped from a double bubble to a standard and did it reduce wind noise, I'm 5'10" with shortish legs and a longish body.
Cheers
Carl

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Exup bolts sheared
« on: 08 April 2017, 11:50:46 AM »
Having a good look  round my newly acquired Gen 1 and one of the bolts holding the Exup cover is sheared  :'( .  Can anyone tell me the depth of the hole and the bolt size. I'm a bit reticent to take out the other 2 as it is working fine, though will have to at some point. Is there a standard way of bolt removal, ie heating up the casing and regular applications of WD 40, or is down to luck, I know this has been covered a few times but there may be a standard way now.
Cheers
Carl

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Nothing to do with me but there is what looks (as far as you can tell from photos) to be a nice Gen. 1 1000 for sale in Crook, County Durham, (that's up north for you southern chaps). Silver, 18k miles £2500 (reduced from 2650) . Check out gumtree for details. Repeating myself here but I don't know the seller and I've never seen the bike in the flesh so it may be a heap, but it looks alright. Please don't ask me to put a link to it, I still  struggle with toasters !

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« on: 31 March 2017, 07:26:17 AM »
Anyone bought a set of the short adjustable titax'ish levers from China , any good or a waste of £15 ?

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Good summer ahead for me I think.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Renthal medium bars 755s or other sizes.
« on: 20 March 2017, 01:06:12 PM »
Anybody fitted these to their Gen. 1  or does everyone go for the ultra low bars. If you have fitted either did you keep the old cables and hoses. First decent ride on my 1000 at the weekend (after the 3 w s, waiting for it, work and weather) and the original bars are proper sh1te, not sure who they were designed to fit but it certainly wasn't a 5ft. 10 bloke with normal elbows. I definitely need less sweep, maybe a bit more height and a little bit closer to me I reckon? Apart from that, and the weather, what a lovely bike to ride.
All info. gladly received.
Cheers Gents.

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General / Bike Courier Service
« on: 15 March 2017, 09:51:36 AM »
Just had my Fazer delivered by Pete from PJS Transwift motorcycle delivery service, highly recommended , would definitely use them again, other couriers are available obviously  :)

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General / Most memorable moment on a bike
« on: 12 March 2017, 07:30:13 AM »
Mine was riding across the Millau Bridge (English architect ) on a tour of France.  Any better ?

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I'm after full sw motech removable pannier mounting Monokey  kit (not boxes) Beowulf rad. guard. Black Ultra low renthals and bar, set of Yamaha frame crash protector slider thingys[size=78%]. North East England so I can pick them up preferred. Nothing tatty please.[/size].
Cheers
Carl

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Belly pan Cactus composites Gen 1.
« on: 07 March 2017, 06:33:45 PM »
Anybody bought a bellypan from Cactus Composites on E bay, (£75 plus postage) based in Spain, any good ?

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Double bubble or taller touring screen
« on: 01 March 2017, 09:02:07 PM »
Which should I buy ? 5ft 10 ins tall (me not the screen), more of a cruising around than knee down God type of rider . All info. and opinions welcome.
Cheers Fellas.

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For Sale & Wanted / Wingrack 2 Fazer 600 1998-2002
« on: 27 February 2017, 10:03:42 AM »
Nothing to do with me but just seen an advert for a Fazer wingrack 2 for a 98-02 600 on "Pre-Loved" advert internet site in Porthcawl, pictures on advert.  £75

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fazer 1000 Gen. 1 Wingrack
« on: 23 February 2017, 05:01:20 AM »
Anyone fitted a Givi Wingrack to. Gen. 1 . If you did, which adaptor kit did you use
Cheers
Carl

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General / Bike adverts,
« on: 18 February 2017, 11:55:55 AM »
100 mile round trip to look at a 'clean standard' fazer thou. Hadn't been washed for a year I reckon and completely shot tyres. There goes another £20 worth of juice and a morning of my time. E bay should let you mark people on the accuracy of their adverts.  I hope the guy updates his advert to save a few more wasted journeys.


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1 decal on fairing
« on: 13 February 2017, 04:04:57 PM »
Gents
Looking at an 05 thou for sale with FZ1 on the fairing, not Fazer. I'm sure that I read somewhere that this was the American model, does that mean it is restricted or different in any way other than cosmetics ?
Cheers
Carl

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FZS600 Fazer / 16 t Front Sprocket
« on: 24 December 2016, 03:58:25 PM »
I'm going to change my front sprocket for a 16t one. Any makes recommended or any bad experiences with certain types. I've read that if the sprocket is harder than the shaft it will wear the shaft and would rather this didn't happen (obviously ).
Happy Xmas
Cheers
Carl

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General / Progress
« on: 22 December 2016, 10:57:41 PM »
Have bikes really improved. I've been looking at the Gen 1 1000, last of the VFR 750s, the Blackbird, the 2002 Fazer 600, DRZ400 and the late carbed FireBlades. I reckon if these were still available new they'd sell by the bucket load (emission tests abandoned). Compare the new Z1000SX, a brilliant bike, with the Gen. 1 1000 and they aren't that far apart. If anything the Yamaha is superior in a lot of areas.

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Got one, I'd remove the advert if I knew how.
Givi Wingrack and fitting kit, or just a fitting kit, for a 2002 Foxeye 600 or a Sw Motech pannier rail set.
. I live in North East England..
Cheers
Carl

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FZS600 Fazer / Fzs 600 pannier rails for Givi
« on: 20 November 2016, 09:33:12 AM »
Anyone fitted pannier rails to a Fzs600, I've read that the later ones fit with modifications but a lad at work reckons the Fazer thou Gen 1 ones almost fit. Got the chance of a nice 2002 600 but want to do a bit of touring and already have a set of Givi panniers. All info gratefully received.
Cheers
Carl

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