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For Sale & Wanted / WANTED FZ1S Givi Rack 359FZ
« on: 14 June 2018, 01:08:27 PM »
Hi has anyone got a FZ1S rack they no longer need ? Would consider buying box and all, but specifically looking for just the arms at the moment.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Just picked up my FZ1S
« on: 08 June 2018, 10:32:44 PM »
Big thanks to GlennC from this forum who sold me his sweet FZ1S which I picked up today. Moving up from a FZS600, makes you realise, what a fantastic bike that was. But love the muscle and the smooth delivery. And I can ride it into the ULEZ. On the lookout for a tail tidy, wondered what people would recommend, and do I keep the original indicators ?


For Sale & Wanted / FZS600 Boxeye Black 2000 14K £1375
« on: 18 May 2018, 11:00:57 PM »

Fazer FZS600 Boxeye for sale, in good condition, powerful, economical, reliable, couldnt ask for more from a bike. Long MOT till Mar 2019. Genuine reason for sale.
Pretty much standard apart from the following mods
Twin headlight conversion (both headlights come on when on dipped)
14,600 miles, 5000 of those in the last year. Never missed a beat.
Rear hugger
Front fender extender
Clear indicator lenses
Yamaha Engine Bars
Oxford Heated grips, properly fitted to switched live on the fuse box. Switch on fairing infill.
Original toolkit present.
Givi "Simply" 45L Monolock Top Box with 340F Mount (stronger than monokey)
Has unfortunately been dropped, on both sides, so a few scuffs and scratches, deep scratches to the stator cover but available new for £20 on Ebay. Theres also a crack in the fairing below the off side indicator stem (see picture)
MOT advisory.. new tyres required before next MOT.
Chain has some exterior salt corrosion
The bike has been ridden through the winter so expect normal minor corrosion to hardware, front of engine block.
The dust seals on the shocks could do with replacing.
I will include the Haynes manual.
I'm in Twickenham, you can view weekends as I'm working away.
I can supply the registration for history check by request

For Sale & Wanted / WTB Header clamps for FZS600
« on: 22 April 2018, 01:14:05 PM »
I am hoping someone has some old exhaust headers lying around, I need to replace a missing header clamp, hoping to source two clamps if possible but one is great.


General / Transponder Immobiliser
« on: 12 April 2018, 01:53:48 PM »
does anyone have a transponder immobiliser ? What Im looking for is a small passive tag (similar to a smartcard) that could be in a glove, or a pocket, or in the helmet, that would activate the bike. If the tag was separated from the bike or not present, the bike wouldn't start, or would stall. Living in London the security issues are only getting worse ! I'm not sure how the antenna/transponder works, but the usual way is to have the antenna near the ignition, and the transponder on the keyring. I'm looking for a system where the transponder can be worn or be in a pocket somewhere, so that in the event of a bikejacking, the bike will stall.


For Sale & Wanted / WTB - End of April/May - FZ1-S
« on: 21 March 2018, 08:54:43 PM »
Hi Fockers
I will be looking for a FZ1-S after the end of April. Must have half fairing, and must be Gen2. Budget around £3k. Mileage no more than 15,000 and some history. Please send me a PRIVATE MESSAGE if you have something that fits the bill. I am in London but will travel anywhere within reason.


Motorcycles Matter!
Join our Awareness Ride in London
Saturday 21st April 2018
All motorcycle, scooter and moped riders are invited to come to London on 21st April to make the point that “Motorcycles Matter”.

Motorcycles play an important role in our congested cities.

The problem is that the people running things don’t get it.
Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London refuse to acknowledge this.
It’s not just London: there are another 28 authorities around the country looking into Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and charging vehicles for entering them.
In London, it will cost £12.50 a day to pass the North and South Circular into central London.

Your Local Authority should be doing more to make it safe to park your bike by supplying more motorcycle parking bays with security.
Manufacturers should be doing more to build in better security.
Insurance companies should not be punishing the owners.
The government should be doing more to support the Police in their fight against theft and increasing the penalties so that owners are not financially punished due to increased premiums.
We are not a ‘cash cow’ to bolster failing finances due to government cutbacks.

So it’s time for motorcyclists to hit the road for a “Motorcycles Matter” awareness ride!

Keep an eye on social media for updates on this event.

Get passionate! Get involved!
Because Motorcycles Matter!

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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