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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 parts
« on: 27 January 2018, 10:03:45 PM »
Pm'd you  :)

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 parts
« on: 27 January 2018, 08:32:41 PM »
I've pm'd you re the Fairing lowers gnm and might be interested in the lot too.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting aftermarket fairing
« on: 25 January 2018, 08:03:38 AM »
OK - will mess around with them over the next couple of weeks and let you know.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting aftermarket fairing
« on: 22 January 2018, 07:26:14 PM »
We have a set of TCP lowers on our Fazer 1000. I'm thinking of getting a copy set (spares) of the mountings made up by a mate with an engineering facility and then seeing how close they are to working on our Fazer 600.

If they're close, I'm going to get a set made up to match the 600 and look for some panels - there are some on eBay that look just like TCP ones - my brain tells me they may be from TCP moulds, or copies of their moulds.

Where did you get your panels Nobrakes ?

Can't do this as we're doing our annual C2C Cycle Ride for Macmillan Cancer Support over that weekend.  :'(

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Looking into panniers
« on: 02 January 2018, 05:58:05 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll check them out 😀

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Looking into panniers
« on: 02 January 2018, 04:34:40 PM »
Sorry to do a Part Answer/Part Thread Hifack.....but.....

I've used a Givi rack and top box before but with Krauser K2 panniers. The fit on L shaped brackets that can be mounted on most bikes with with the Givi rack in place (the simple rack for a top box, not the full "wing rack" with pannier mount). All you need to do is measure up and make a couple of brackets to mount the frame to. The Krauser's don't come up that often, but I've seen them on eBay and in the for-sale section of a few bike mags, so you might get lucky. Hopefully this helps.

Now to the hijack - kgjersda - where did you get those fairing lowers on the 600. I'm looking for something similar for our 600, but haven't found anything resonable yet ?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: WTB belly pan
« on: 04 December 2017, 02:24:19 PM »
We live in Rugby (but spend quite a bit of time out of the UK) and when in the U.K. we do quite a bit of travelling around, so reasonable travelling distances are not a problem for us.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: WTB belly pan
« on: 03 December 2017, 11:32:07 PM »
Our 2003 600 Foxeye is silver too  :)

I don't think the black will work on the fairing lowers - I'd go for matching silver and maybe get some small decals designed/made to match with those on the top fairing and tailpiece (I work with vehicle graphics guys)

But, we have a black hugger on our 2001 Fazer 1000 (a red one with the TCP lowers) and I think it looks great  - bet it will too on the 600.

If there was a fitting kit that came with it, I'd have one as well - maybe we could get a little bit off a painting cost  for 2  :)

Introduction / Re: New owner
« on: 28 November 2017, 09:56:05 PM »
Sorry to say I'm not a fan of the XS 400 - I restored a XS 250 US custom about 20 years ago, which even when it was finished was a pile of crap. In those days the little Yam SOHC twins were gutless and a really poor relation the the RD's (but maybe yours is the little DOHC screamer ?) - but in a Flat Tracker style, maybe I could change my mind.

I'm helping my best mate uprate a XS650 Special right now - it has late model FZR 600 forks, front wheel and blue spot calipers, a modified Thundercat swinging arm, with mono shock suspension (trying to get the right Yam back wheel to fit the bike and line up with the gearbox sprocket - which will be offset to get the best tyre size compromise) and we're busy trying out ideas for the bodywork (it already has a flush mount petrol filler cap) by narrowing a R6 tail unit.

I'll post pics when it's finished- but that'll be a fair way off time-wise right now (work and winter spoiling progress)

General / Re: new electric bike!
« on: 27 November 2017, 12:04:57 AM »
I love the idea of electric bikes, but absolutely hate the way the makers are bringing half-arsed piles of shit to the market, before the technology is properly developed, charging exorbitant prices for them (god knows what depreciation is going to be - they'll be worthless as soon as the next development comes along) and the government is offering rebates (my tax money) to get people to buy them, all in the name of "environmental friendliness" - what a joke!

Get the technology right, then sell us something that works and that is really environmentally friendly.

Selling things that will be obsolete and replaced in 5 years at most, especially with effing batteries, is about as environmentally unfriendly as you can get.

I want a real environmentally friendly electric bike - but I think I'll have to wait a bit for that !

FZS600 Fazer / Re: WTB belly pan
« on: 20 November 2017, 02:51:56 AM »



Did you buy a set from these people Jbizzle ? If so, what was it like, any good ?  I'm looking for a set for our 2003 600.

We have a set (TCP) on our 1000, which are fantastic, but they came with a complete fitting kit and perfectly colour matched (and cost more than twice as much).

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Fzs 600 parts for sale
« on: 20 November 2017, 02:33:19 AM »
Interested in the screen Stinch - is it in good nick; scratches etc?. If nothing untoward I'd be happy with the price.

I'll be travelling the M5 from Brum to Taunton and back Tues 28th (in the USA right now) - could meet to it pick up if that would OK probably on the Tues evening.

Just let me know  :)

Introduction / Re: Newbie
« on: 19 November 2017, 12:36:52 AM »
Welcome Eric - hopefully you don't have to do too much work to the bike and can just get out riding - it's the perfect bike for it.

Once you're sure everything is as it should be, why not get it Ivanised (lots of info on here) - from all reports throttle response is crisper as well as the engine running stronger and more efficiently. It's on my list of things to get done before next spring.

Introduction / Re: Newbie in Market Harborough
« on: 19 November 2017, 12:31:42 AM »
Welcome to foc-u  :) . Hopefully the FJR and ZX will get used a lot less in the future. I use our Fazer 1000 a hell of a lot more than my Aprilia RSV or FJ1200 - it's just as much fun and comfortable as either of those (although my real love is the FJ).

Introduction / Re: Hello from Portugal
« on: 19 November 2017, 12:26:13 AM »
Welcome to the mad house - nice choice of bike. Jealous of your weather over there !!

Introduction / Re: New owner
« on: 19 November 2017, 12:24:53 AM »
Welcome Stu - if you like fixing bikes, get something else  :)  - these old Fazer's are bloody reliable  :thumbup

Introduction / Re: Hi from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
« on: 19 November 2017, 12:22:34 AM »
Welcome aboard Limpy - they're a really a good bunch on here....although sometimes we're not very chatty  :)  as we're too busy out riding (not in my case though  :\ ).

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: A blat down the runway
« on: 29 July 2017, 10:08:47 PM »
Why the Foc is everything like this so far away from the shitty South East corner I inhabit :(

You having a laugh? Try living in the North East...... fuck all around at all let alone bike events haha

My nearest decent meet up is 30 miles away and that's just a car park in the woods. My nearest proper even is in Mcn Festival in Peterborough which is a 2 hour ride (at legal speeds)
I never had a bike when I lived down south but I had an American car and there was always event and meets on locally.

By the way this looks amaze balls!! I'd almost consider driving to Somerset for the night just to give it a go haha

I didn't really understand your post at first, as when I lived n the North East there was always somewhere to go and something to do on my bike........ then I realised you meant the north east of the Midlands 😂.

To me, the North East doesn't start until Helmsley and goes north after that....Cleethorpes is definitely in the Midlands - and I agree with you, not as much do on the bikes down in the Midlands 👍

Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Re: Yer Maun
« on: 27 July 2017, 01:05:33 PM »
If your talking arrogant twats Carl Fogarty seems to be the gold medal holder. I've spoken to several people who've met him and they all say what an ignorant, arrogant bloke he is. Anyone else had any dealings with him?

Met him twice, once at a dealer open day in Durham many years ago - where my missus told him that he looked much taller on the telly - and once at Brands Hatch after a WSB round. Both times he was genuinely nice and pleasant to talk to, even if it was only for a few minutes, happy to have a laugh and really down to earth. But, I can understand why people think him arrogant if they just watch the snapshots of him when he's competing and animated.

I must say that the only time I've ever watched any of the Celebrity reality programs was when Foggy was in one and I wanted to see how he was - and I wasn't surprised at all that he won - totally matter of fact, fearless and not afraid to have the piss taken out of him, just as you'd expect from a bike racer.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: PR 4, Roadtec 01's, Roadsmart 3
« on: 22 July 2017, 06:48:28 PM »
Had Pilot Road's (2's I think) on Liz's 1000 for a long time now. Just replaced the rear with a PR4 (couldn't get a PR2 or 3 there and then) - so far, so good, love it, stable but with a nice smooth lean-in, very confidence inspiring after riding on a well worn tyre for a few miles.

General / Re: bargain
« on: 21 July 2017, 03:44:31 AM »
rather buy this one....

Those TCP fairing lowers look great on the 600. We have them on Liz's Fazer 1000....must track down a set for the 600  :)  !!

General / Re: bargain
« on: 21 July 2017, 03:41:32 AM »

It looks from the photo's like there's damage on the left side - engine casing and petrol tank (garage scuffing?).

Overall, it doesn't look like it's worth that money though to me.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 July 2017, 09:03:20 PM »
Prepped Liz's Thou for its MOT - new Pilot Road 4 for the rear, brake overhaul (all 3 calipers), took apart, cleaned & greased all shock linkages, fitted R6 shock and dog bones (with temp 2.5mm spacers for the too mount), cleaned lubed and adjusted the chain and lubed everything in sight (and out of sight). Then decided to change the oil and filter while I was on with cleaning the engine - and finally gave the whole bike a clean and polish.

She looks good for a 16yr old bike.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
« on: 17 July 2017, 07:18:29 PM »
Thanks Luke - donation made  :)

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