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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oliver's Build - Fazer Scrambler
« on: 17 April 2018, 12:44:59 AM »
Well all I can say is EPIC.  Great build.  I've a 2017 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer in the garage but I'm a bit precious about it sadly so I've just plumped for a '98 Fazer.  The intention is of having a toy to play with and to make a project bike scrambler.  Like Daryl's bike on TWD.  I came across the reviews for the Fazer and I was instantly sold that this could be a great winter hack, a fun bike with a lower seat, a comfortable riding position and now your build as an idea of how I can fettle the machine into something rather stunning and a head turner.  Can't wait. 

Well done!

thanks mate, I had a blast building it! The MT already looks sick so no need to chop that for around 10 years  ;) . Fazers are just all round too good and too easy to play around with. 4 cyl make it more of a project than traditional 1or2 cyl scramblers but they are so much more fun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oliver's Build - Fazer Scrambler
« on: 17 April 2018, 12:41:03 AM »
Hi, I'm new. This looks great. What did you do for the seat - did you need a new seat pan, or just take off the upper level of the existing one to flatten it?

Took an angle grinder to the top portion of the sub frame and then custom made a plywood seat (hot soak n bend). Waterproof vinyl and galvanized tin for the guard/battery box

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oliver's Build - Fazer Scrambler
« on: 17 April 2018, 12:39:09 AM »
Thanks but I mean the tyre specs.

I just picked up a tkc 80 Rear tyre 150/70/17 for £11.50 with half tread.

Very curious what width and height your front tyre is??

I can't actually remember - there is only one size that fit the standard fazer wheel if I can remember clearly - I took them in to a tyre shop and they cost a hell of a lot more than 11.50  :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oliver's Build - Fazer Scrambler
« on: 23 October 2017, 05:35:50 PM »
Looks good! Could you post a picture of how the clocks are mounted to the headlight brackets? I'd like to do something similar.

It's not very clean, I actually want to get an entirely new speedo but here is a close-up:

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oliver's Build - Fazer Scrambler
« on: 23 October 2017, 05:30:42 PM »
That’s mint!! Love it!!

I’m wondering the same, how’s performance with the pod filters??

Lots of people say it’s a no no.

Can you send me the tyre specs? Amazed that front tyre fits under the guard!

Cheers (I’m from melb but living in uk, don’t let that put u off haha)

Don't listen to other people unless they're helping you fix something is what I always say. You just have to re-jet you carbs. Takes like 30 min Wirth a kit on ebay then a bit to tune.

Tyres are Continental TKC80 Twinduro. Expensive, top of the line but really complete the look!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oliver's Build - Fazer Scrambler
« on: 23 October 2017, 05:27:06 PM »
That Second photo accomplishes the "Beast" image you were aiming for? MUCH attitude! :)
...isn't the Fazer such an adaptable machine! Plus very rewarding (for you) to see the end result, knowing you put all the blood sweat and tears into the project.

Did you need to do much engine / dyno work, after fitting those Cone filters?

Yeah it feels good thats for sure!

I re-jetted the carbs with a stage 3 performance kit - it's an interesting mix with a slightly high idle but puts out well. No dyno but if I was serious I prob could in the future

FZS600 Fazer / Re: My Fazer cafe racer (possible scrambler)
« on: 20 October 2017, 02:04:14 AM »
Just got my bike back from having the rear end rebuilt.  I'm yet to paint it, will get that sorted this weekend.

Tempted to put some Continental TCK80's and go the s
crambler look. Only pic I have at the moment, will take more hopefully tomorrow.

Nice work!! Just posted mine, similar build, check it out

FZS600 Fazer / Oliver's Build - Fazer Scrambler
« on: 20 October 2017, 01:59:49 AM »

Wanted to build something of a beast. My go-to Zombie Apocalypse bike. Almost put a rear wheel on the front but decided life was better than death.

Tools used:
  • Angle Grinder
  • Electrical tape
  • Bloody fingers
  • Youtube
  • '98 Fazer FZS600
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 100,000kms on the clock and still runs like a dream
  • Bought for $2k, parts $1,300
  • Self built in countless hours, on nights and weekends

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Battery keeps dying
« on: 20 October 2017, 01:32:13 AM »
Thanks all, No alarms or heated grips - headlights are always on (Australian bike - no off switch) and never been a prob before.

I'll get a multimeter and test as suggested, I'm hoping its something super simple!

FZS600 Fazer / Battery keeps dying
« on: 18 October 2017, 06:21:20 PM »
Hi all,

My Battery keeps dying on my '98 Fazer. I have no idea what it could be - it happened after I left the bike sitting for 6 months and I have replaced the battery twice since - both of which are now totally dead after a few days each.

Any thoughts on what it could be?


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