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For Sale & Wanted / FZS 1000 Fazer 2004 -SOLD
« on: 13 October 2020, 09:52:06 am »
Hi all, am selling my Fazer so thought I would pop it on here, although I guess most of you are already owners! Anyway might catch someone browsing for one so here is a copy of my advert.
Photos available on eBay: £2500After four fantastic years on this super Fazer I have decided to sell as I fancy an adventure bike. This has got to be one of the most sorted Fazers around and it has been a joy to own. A lot of money has been spent upgrading and maintaining this bike and as such it is a solid performer.
Here are the details written with all honesty and transparency.

The bike was a category D write off in 2010, minor cosmetic damage to one side after a very slow speed fall. The previous owner to me was an engineer from Glasgow, who purchased the bike and embarked on a project to make a comfortable and very capable sports bike for himself. He spent a lot of time and money upgrading her with the various bits listed below.

The bike does not come with any service history before 2016 (I have 4 years of receipts (approx £1400) from my ownership) which I know will put some people off so thought I'd add this at the top to save you reading on if that's a deal breaker for you.

I have a number of receipts from previous and current ownership, including a receipt from Maxton for just under £1000 for the suspension work carried out, and receipts for £1400 ish for a new chain and sprockets, new tyres, new front discs and pads, full valve clearance service (30900 miles) and suspension set up for my weight (75kg).

New rear tyre and oil change carried out recently at roughly 33600 miles.
The bike has a slight pulsing on the front brake, not very noticeable at all and not a safety concern (having ridden 6k with it). The ex-racing engineer who carried out all the service work on my bike spent a couple of days investigating this, stripping the entire front end down and running tests/replacing parts etc. He exhausted all avenues but could not find anything wrong with the running gear or alignment. I bought the bike at 28k and it is now on 34k, and the brakes have performed flawlessly all throughout those 6000 miles of riding and I am fully confident in it's performance going forward.
The bike is in good condition, with the usual age related marks. The odometer is currently on just over 34k.

Here is some information about the upgrades/parts:

YZF R1 4XV Forks. These were sent to Maxton to be rebuilt, re-valved and re-sprung to suit the weight of the Fazer and for sports riding and have subsequently been set up for my weight at 75kgs.

CNC Billet 'Thug' yolks made by Billet Brain (Martin CNC) to allow fitment of the USD forks and to maintain the geometry with the shorted R1 fork legs.

New taper bearings (2016)

Maxton fully adjustable rear shock absorber.

Shorted dog bones

Fazer radiator guard

DID chain and sprockets fitted 2017 (530 VX-116 Chain)

Rear tyre replaced around 600 miles ago (Bridgestone BT016) Front is in good condition.

Viper rear petal disc

Venhill braided lines

Mini indicators

New Exup valve, bushes and end plate (2016)

Renthal bars

New infill panels (2016)

Shorty levers

Ivan's carb kit fitted

Ivan's AIS removal kit also fitted

60mm bore can and link pipe

Belly pan, under tray and tail tidy

New lock set fitted due to sticky ignition (2016)

Seat professionally recovered

Wheels powder coated and new bearings fitted

All callipers stripped, cleaned, painted and fitted with new seals (2016)
New coils fitted (2016)
Lots of bolts and fasteners replaced with stainless steel ones, and some brackets removed and powder coated. (2016)

As previously stated, I purchased the bike at 28k miles and it has now covered just over 34k. I purchased the bike with no service history on the strength of the integrity and character of the previous owner and his honesty regarding the bikes history. The previous owner to him was a lady who covered most of the miles up to 26k and looked after the bike with regards to maintenance. Steven spent a lot of money upgrading the bike and was intending to keep and ride it but his love for engineering took up most of his spare time and so he sold the bike to continue with his other projects. I purchased the bike from him after a small gap in riding and covered 6k miles, spending a fair amount of money keeping the riding gear in tip top condition and servicing the bike according to the maintenance schedule.

The suspension on the Fazer 1000 is usually fairly tired after the ten year mark and the handling starts to suffer as a result. With the R1 forks and spring upgrades and Maxton rear unit, this Fazer has fantastic handling. The combination of having been 'Ivanised', fitted with the big bore pipe and the full suspension work means this Fazer is a real powerhouse yet remains comfortable for long trips.
All the running gear is in good condition and the valve clearance service has been completed just over 3k ago meaning the bike is ready to ride and wants for nothing.

The bike comes with 2 keys and 12 months MOT. The rack and tank ring are not included and I will install the original pillion hand rails.

Viewing welcome, thanks for taking a look.
Contact 07832997164

For Sale & Wanted / 2004 FZS 1000 Fazer For Sale
« on: 07 August 2017, 07:21:52 pm »


Please message me for details, just typed a nice detailed advert out and it's disappeared on me!

For Sale & Wanted / Gen 1 MRA - Vario for sale SOLD
« on: 04 June 2017, 12:42:41 pm »
Good working condition

£55 posted

For Sale & Wanted / For Sale --- Blue Fabbri Double Bubble Screen
« on: 11 April 2017, 04:45:32 pm »
Good condition - £55 posted

For Sale & Wanted / Gen 1 Clear LED rear light and indicators
« on: 05 April 2017, 11:34:00 am »
Purchased brand new but not fitted

£55 posted

For Sale & Wanted / Gen 1 Kappa Rack and Plate
« on: 05 April 2017, 11:25:22 am »
Bought from a forum member for an upcoming trip but now not required as I am using a different luggage arrangement.

The arms are freshly powder coated. I purchased the rack with no bolts or the square protector pads. I have included a square piece of neoprene foam from which it should be easy enough to cut some to fit. The four fixing bolts should be fairly easy to find.

I paid £55 through PayPal so am asking the same amount posted.


For Sale & Wanted / WANTED - Rack or Grab Rail for gen 1 FZS 1000
« on: 18 March 2017, 10:20:18 am »
Anyone got a rack or grab rail they want to shift? Just looking for something that I can tie a lomo bag or similar to for an upcoming trip.


For Sale & Wanted / For Sale --- Original clutch lever
« on: 12 March 2017, 02:01:30 pm »
In good condition, slight abrasion as shown in the third photo

£10 posted

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Exup valve help with video
« on: 03 March 2017, 04:41:37 pm »
Hi all,

Bought my Fazer in November last year and it was displaying the 7k code on the tachometer.

Went out today to have a look, loosened the cables (top was very slack already) valve turned freely as expected; the seller advertised the bike as having had a new valve, end plate and bushes.

After a few attempts at adjusting the cables I am now free of the 7k code. However, having looked at a few videos of working valves, the initial position of mine at idle seems to be off somewhat and despite several attempts adjusting I could not get the forks of the pulley to line up with the hole. I'm also unsure whether it is opening fully, I thought it seemed a bit hesitant. Does it open all the way to the 2 O'clock position at red line in revs?

Here is the video, I took the revs up to about 9k at the end. I was hoping an expert could cast their eye over this and perhaps give me some pointers :D

Thanks in advance

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted Fabbri double bubble screen
« on: 27 January 2017, 12:20:51 am »

I'm looking to buy a Fabbri double bubble, does anyone have one to sell?



Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Remus exhaust link pipe
« on: 18 December 2016, 07:44:02 pm »

Found the above item on eBay, just wondered if anyone has come across these before? I can't work out where these would sit on the Fazer, doesn't look long enough to be a high mount (and doesn't specify as with other high mounts from this seller) but doesn't look like most other link pipes I've seen?

Thanks in advance


For Sale & Wanted / Wanted Haynes
« on: 18 December 2016, 04:26:43 pm »
Does anyone have one lying around they don't need/want, if so I'm in the market for one.  :thumbup



General / Journey to the Fazer
« on: 30 November 2016, 08:08:04 pm »
 I'm always interested to read about people's bike ownership history and the journey they have been on to arrive at their current bike or collection of bikes, so in the interest of discovering the sort of bikes us Fazer owners have previously owned I have started this thread.

A simple list from start to present is good, and if you want to expand with explanation/photos at any point, even better! Ok, I'll begin. Prepare for a rather unusual and somewhat repetative v twin onslaught ...

2004 - present

Honda NSR125 (92)
Kawasaki GPZ500 (02)
Honda Firestorm (98)
Yamaha R1 (99)
Honda Firestorm (02)
Aprilia RSV Mille (02) crashed
April RSV Mille (01)
Aprilia Falco (01)
Aprilia Falco (00) stolen  :'(
Aprilia Falco (01)
Honda SP2 (03)
Aprilia Tuono (03)
Yamaha Fazer (04)

Had plenty of sports V twins so sticking with this lovely Fazer thou I have just purchased!

Feel free to post your bike ownership history below, the year you owned your first bike and the production year of each bike would helpful for readers.

Thanks in advance!


For Sale & Wanted / WANTED Yoshimura Tri Oval Stainless Fazer 1000
« on: 14 November 2016, 07:01:02 pm »
Just wondered if anyone had one lying around they were thinking about getting rid of?

I know there is  a brand new one on EBay at the moment, but I was hoping for a second hand bargain  :D



Introduction / New prospective owner
« on: 25 October 2016, 07:30:57 pm »
Hello all,

After many years of sports v twins and aching wrists I have settled on the Fazer gen1 as a long term bike, having previously owned an R1 and enjoying the smooth power delivery.

My last bike was an Aprilia Tuono which was good but the lack of wind protection and bolt upright riding position took the edge off the riding, and in all honesty, I could just do with a change. I have always liked the Fazer and by all accounts it appears to be a very capable machine.

So here I am now on the hunt for one, willing to spend between 2 - 3k although the closer to 2 the better 😁 I'm looking for a reasonably well sorted one with good service history. Checking all the usual places, eBay, bike trader, gumtree, mcn and the for sale section here, but if you hear of anything going through the grapevine please let me know.

Thanks very much and I look forward to some Fazer shopping!


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