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General / London and the ULEZ
« on: 12 February 2018, 11:34:17 AM »
Just got this email from TFL.
In a nutshell, any bike registered before July 2007 will be liable to pay the ULEZ charge of £12.50 in the current Congestion zone next February (2019) and within the boundaries of the North & South Circular (proposed, by 2021)
Have a read to see what the mayor has up his sleeve
And if you can, complete the online survey and tell him where to poke it !
some background here

We are consulting on the next stage of the Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s plan to help tackle London’s toxic air pollution, which contributes to thousands of early deaths in our city each year.

To have your say visit

From 8 April 2019, the Mayor is introducing the Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London, replacing the T-Charge with an even tighter emission standards for diesel vehicles.
To help further reduce toxic emissions in London, the Mayor is also now proposing to:
    •   Extend these tighter emissions standards to the whole of London for lorries, buses and other heavy goods vehicles only in 2020
    •   Expand the ULEZ for all vehicles including cars, vans, motorbikes and minibuses up to the North and South circular roads in 2021
This consultation ends on 28 February 2018.

General / Replacing an FZS600
« on: 05 February 2018, 09:38:36 PM »

[size=78%]I've had my Fazer for a year - first big bike.. and absolutely love it. Comfortable, reliable, low maintenance, powerful, easy on petrol. But the London Mayor has proposed that, being a pre 2007 (not a Euro-3 bike) it will be subject to Congestion charge and ULEZ charge from next year. So I have been looking around to replace it, but I can't find anything post 2007 that is nearly as good ! MPG drops from 50's to 40's, and power drops even in an 800 like the Fazer 8. Also looking at the Honda CBF600S, the Fazer 8, Suzuki GSF1250SA, and the FZ1.[/size][/size] Anyone made the jump and fancy sharing their thoughts ?[size=78%]


FZS600 Fazer / Cold starting
« on: 01 December 2017, 11:48:41 AM »
Hi my 2001 5DM Fazer is being a PITA on cold mornings.. starts for a second, then dies and won't start again until the battery is virtually flat. I can hear the pump clicking away. Maybe not giving it enough time to prime itself or something ? Once it goes it's fine.. normally starts on the button without choke - any pointers ?


FZS600 Fazer / Engine rattle/rumble on 2000
« on: 03 August 2017, 01:18:47 PM »
Hi I met up with a friend who has the exact same bike as me and I was amazed at how much smoother and quieter his engine was, I don't know what to do to mine to make it sound so good. Mine "chugs" a bit on tickover and there is a rattle coming from below the camshaft. The thing is, mines only done 10,000 miles and his has done over 40k. I know my carb rubbers were replaced last year. Regular oil changes etc. Standard exhaust (he has aftermarket sports)
Sorry if this seems a dumb question, hoping someone has had the same problem.


Mates Fazer:

My Fazer :

FZS600 Fazer / Philips Xtreme Vision PLUS H4 Bulbs
« on: 13 July 2017, 09:24:57 AM »

just wanted to share my experience  - these bulbs lasted about 6 weeks (about 40 hours) each rather than the 450 hours they claimed ! Maybe a voltage or overheating problem ?


For Sale & Wanted / WANTED: FZS600 98-02 Engine Bars (Crash Bars)
« on: 26 March 2017, 01:30:25 PM »
looking for crash bars for my FZS600 2000 model



Prefer monokey plate, will consider box too

but I'm mostly after the rack/plate


FZS600 Fazer / Header refurb questions
« on: 23 March 2017, 05:40:47 PM »
still got the original headers on my 2000 Fazer, I have got some exhaust paint and I've started plus gassing the nuts. Just wondering whether I should get new gaskets, and if so what type, copper or fibre ? Also could I replace the nuts with stainless, and if so where would I get the correct spec nuts. M6 stainless.. flanged ?  Connector nuts ?

tia Ghostcat

Introduction / First big bike
« on: 07 March 2017, 10:35:49 PM »
just got my 2000 Boxeye in black. Unmolested. Low mileage. Going to get to work on trying to improve headlights (double dip mod and maybe relay/uprated wiring mod) first purchase made (Haynes manual) now looking for a rear hugger. I hope to contribute in a helpful newbie way where I can.


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