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General / Re: bargain
« on: Today at 03:44:31 AM »
rather buy this one....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS600-FAZER-IN-STUNNING-BLUE-LOW-MILEAGE-LOADS-OF-NICE-EXTRAS-/192205398465?hash=item2cc055a1c1:g:0wIAAOSw1WJZMYJf



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  :)  !!

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General / Re: bargain
« on: Today at 03:41:32 AM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOWEST-MILES-YAMAHA-FAZER-IN-U-K-FZS-600cc-RETRO-STREET-FIGHTER-BIKE-MOTORBIKE-/122565437141?hash=item1c897826d5:g:SoUAAOSwjk9ZT~SM



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.

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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.




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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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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
« on: 16 July 2017, 09:00:52 PM »
Struggling with connectivity - getting "network connection lost" message when I try to go to "My Messages".


Will keep trying!

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
« on: 16 July 2017, 08:26:21 PM »
Hi Luke,


I have (what I believe is) one of your R6 shocks and dog bones that I bought from another member on here, but have a quick question.


I'll send you a pm with the details - could you also please send me a link for the Help the Heroes Donation Page so I make a payment.


Cheers.

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Hi All. Over the weekend of 27th-29th May, my wife and I have organised (for the 10th consecutive time) an annual 150 mile Cycle Ride across the UK from "Coast to Coast", to raise money for a very deserving cause - Macmillan Cancer Support.Many here know this, but for those who don't, Macmillan provide free care and support, both at hospital and in-home, for cancer sufferers (and where necessary, their families) which is only made possible by people making donations and carrying out fundraising activities.Liz and I have both lost our father's to Cancer, in both cases their suffering lasted a period of years, rather than weeks - and we have a number of other family members and friends who have also suffered and who benefited tremendously from the support that the Macmillan Nurses provided. We have somehow managed once again to get another 25 riders to take up the challenge with us (most of whom have links to someone who has been supported by Macmillan) and we're looking forward to a great challenge, as well as great fun (over 13,000ft of ascent).I've attached a link below to our "Just Giving" donations page and while thanking those who donated last year , we hope that there are plenty of members here who will feel inclined to help us in the cause and make a donation (or "another donation", for those who have supported us in previous years) no matter how small, or large, everything will be greatly appreciated.So here's a "thank you" in advance and the link to our donations page.https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dean-Liz-Welburn-C2C-2017

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General / Re: What to see? Touring Calais to Hamburg.
« on: 04 May 2017, 03:00:34 AM »
That's a difficult one Brett - a lot of recently developed Industrial areas between those two places. Outside of visiting Bruges for a few hours, and  some well known Military cemeteries, there's nothing else that I'm aware of, but I'd bet you'll find lots from some of the WW1 & WW2 historical societies. That's the best I can offer, sorry.

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General / Re: W.T.F is going on?
« on: 04 May 2017, 02:52:51 AM »
There are a whole load of old "Dogs" (BMW R45, Yam XS 250 & 400, Kwak Z400 twin to name just a few) on evilbay right now, all listed as "cafe racers" at STUPID prices. Almost all are unfinished, badly engineered tat that's about as far away from a cafe racer as you can get (some even have knobbly tyres ffs) but idiot Hipsters seem to want to pay for them in their droves.


I don't know if anyone else remembers this - and he didn't tout it as a cafe racer - but Henry Cole picked up (IMHO) a half assed, half finished, botch job of an old Z400, cleaned it up and then proclaimed it to be worth £1,600 (on something like She'd & Buried). I wasn't surprised when he didn't sell it (decided he liked it so much he was going to keep it) at that price. I'm no expert, and Henry is, but I wouldn't pay that much for a Z400 unless it was functionally perfect and looked like it had been really looked after (almost concours condition).


Maybe I'm just a boring old fart !

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General / Re: Biggest waste of money
« on: 04 May 2017, 02:42:16 AM »
Super Unleaded petrol - or the (Shell) V-Power type diesel.

All the cost for no measurable benefit.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Motobatt piece of #!%
« on: 22 April 2017, 08:27:51 AM »
The original battery on Liz's Fazer 1000 lasted 14 years. Replaced it with a Yuasa.

Bike is  always on an Optimate type of charger when not in daily use.

I'm a believer in these things - similar treatment with my Aprilia RSV and it's original battery lasted 10 years.

Our 2003 Fazer 600 hasn't had it battery changed yet (also has Optimate connected whenever it's not running).

But, even with the same treatment, my FJ 1200 seems to need a new battery every 5 years or so - no matter what type.

Always wondered why my electricity bill was a bit high (nothing to do with the 400 watt security lights that are constantly going on overnight due to all the bloody cats, squirrels, foxes etc that come into in the garden (or run along the fence).


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What make of belly pan was it ? Looks nice - might get one for our 600.

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Introduction / Re: Hi all
« on: 21 April 2017, 01:00:23 PM »
Hi Tom, welcome to the mad-house.


Looks like your baby hasn't had a "pampered" life, but it's all there and I'm sure it'll not be too difficult to bring it back to prime condition.


Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy our Fazer's.

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Introduction / Re: New to Forum....
« on: 21 April 2017, 12:55:41 PM »
Welcome to the 'hood. 😀


Good colour choice for your first Fazer 👍 - Impressive luggage and liking the screen, what brand is it? Puig, Skidmarx etc ?

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: What's you up to this weekend
« on: 18 April 2017, 07:41:09 PM »
Went to Rother Valley and did a 42 mile cycle ride (mostly off-road) to, and around, Clumber Park, and back to Rother valley.


15 of us, mostly in the 55-79 yr old range, with one teenager - bloody marvellous day. Would have been out on Fazer's (and my RSV), but youngest is in a wheelchair for 6-8 weeks (Kung Fu training injury) so he can't ride his Fazer and Liz and I have a 150 mile Charity cycle ride to train for.


Jealous of everyone out on a "real" bike last weekend !

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Double Bubble Toil & Trouble.............
« on: 16 April 2017, 11:03:37 PM »
Thanks both 😀. Just what I needed to see 😀

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Double Bubble Toil & Trouble.............
« on: 11 April 2017, 05:59:49 PM »
Any chance of some photo's Andy - I'm wanting double bubbles for both our Fazer's (a 600 and a 1000) and was going to go Powerbronze, but don't like the idea that it's shorter than standard screen.


Always liked Puig DB screens on other bikes.

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Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 09 April 2017, 11:47:06 AM »
Howdy James, welcome here.


We're in Rugby, not too far away. Not too many becent roads around here, unless you travel to find them 🙁.  "Before you start" pictures would be a good start on here !

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Introduction / Re: Bonjour fellow Fazer owners
« on: 09 April 2017, 11:37:56 AM »
Hi Baz,


Welcome - sometimes RS a bit quiet in this bit - any pics with f the bike, or more details ?

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General / Re: Holy shit
« on: 02 April 2017, 08:07:03 AM »
Saw the vid and noticed the skid mark and smoke from the rear tyre.


His riding skills match his riding gear knowledge & choice.


What a numptie !

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General / Re: Pyrenees Trip
« on: 01 April 2017, 02:22:16 AM »
Yeah Paul, was thinking ferry to Santander or Bilbao, maybe back through France; not decided on that bit yet. What time of year did you do it? I'd like to see the mountains still with some snow on them, but want to avoid summer heat and traffic, so hoping things might be ok from late April?


We went from Santander, out through the hills to Pamplona and on Jaca (some fantastic roads once away from the coastal industrial sprawl) for our first overnight stop - stayed at the Hotel Real). It was a lovely town and is right at the foot of the Pyrenees. Heading over the hills, the roads are spectacular, both wide and flowing and narrow and extremely twisty, with serious drop-offs at the side of the road (also riding under rock overhangs that you think will fall on your head). Heading towards Lourdes from Jaca takes you right through the heart of the ski areas (no snow when we there though, it was mid August). Our second night we stopped in Carcassonne - what a fabulous place - stayed at the Hotel Montmorency - what a place for perfect access to the walled city. Stayed there for a couple of nights, brilliant location, lovely atmosphere, they loved bikes/touring riders.

Then headed over to the Millau bridge - awesome roads there and fantastic roads around the area of the bridge, climbing up the valley sides - after a couple of hours riding around, going over the bridge 3 times (worth it) we eventually headed north and stayed up near Limoges  before heading to Mont St Michel for a couple of days before getting a ferry back from Le Havre.

Great places, great roads, great scenery. We'll defo do it again some time.

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General / Re: Gentlemen --- Start your engines
« on: 28 March 2017, 12:22:47 AM »
Where do these nut-jobs get their price expectations from !


I know, I know, "Hipsters" with more money than sense and who are too young to have been around when real cafe racers we're all the rage. These new faux cafe racers seem to go for looks and image rather than function, ignoring that the original cafe racers were bikes modified for better performance, not just "style".

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General / Re: What's the point of Quorn?
« on: 27 March 2017, 04:54:45 PM »
Yep, you've got it Celtic - seems to be the point of all Vegetarian Meals.

Vegan is the real mother-lode  though !!!!

One of our son's went Vegan for a month to raise sponsorship for a mental health charity - it cost us a bloody fortune buying Vegan food for him. Glad it was only for a month.

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Introduction / Re: It's here, and it's glorious!
« on: 27 March 2017, 04:47:09 PM »
Hi Skippin, welcome to the Forum.

I'm guessing you must be extremely rich 😀 - insuring a ZZR1400 and a ST1100 at 23 and younger !!

Expect to see a load of mods to your 600, but lets have some photo's of it now, before you start.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Paint equivalent
« on: 22 March 2017, 12:29:16 AM »
Ah, I missed the reference in his original email.

I realise they're more expensive than Halfrauds etc, but "why spoil the ship for a ha'porth o tar". Going for a cheaper paint, or one that doesn't match perfectly will still likely cost £25-£30. It's seems strange to think that spending an extra £25 on the repair would not be worth it.

But, I suppose a bit of an old fart !

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