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I assume it said something else and then brooker edited it.

Sorry to be a buzzkill bit price seems high to me. I bought my excellent condition, 54 plate fazer last year, with under 10k miles, in that colour for much less than that (and I bought it from a dealer).

I won't put the price up here as I don't want to detract from this thread, but I'm happy to PM it to you if you want it as a guide.

Sure, your welcome to pm me :) cheers buddy.


i didn't quite get that either  :lol

I'm open to offers. What do you guys think it's worth?

Fazer 1000 for sale - £4,200 - 2004

Cosmetically it's like showroom condition. It's been very well maintained as you can judge by the full service history. I don't think it's ever seen a wet day. 

Mechanically the bike is also sound.. at the recent service at my local Yamaha dealership, the mechanic was surprised how clean and sweet the engine ran. Doesn't miss a beat, and it shouldn't with only 11,400 miles on the clock.

Since I've owned it, I've done around 3,000 miles, with one long trip to France. Other than that it's been on Sunday rides and a few trips to work on dry days.

One or two little extras with the pipewerx end can and a tinted fly screen, also the previous owner upgraded to braided brake hoses, front and rear.

I also have a set of sports bike type handlebars, similar to renthals as i was going to change them but never got around to it which I will also include in the sale.

With the bike comes the standard exhaust and screen.

Delivery may also be possible. Thanks for looking and send me any questions you may have :-)

Introduction / Re: Noob from S.Wales
« on: 12 May 2015, 11:23:28 PM »
Really? I'm in Swansea! :-)

Introduction / Re: Noob from S.Wales
« on: 12 May 2015, 10:17:32 AM »
Thanks guys :)
Only down the m4.. I don't think ever seem a fazer out on the weekends around the usual spots.. nice to know someone local ish with one!

Introduction / Noob from S.Wales
« on: 10 May 2015, 08:47:54 PM »
Was previously here when I was buying a US imported Fazer thou, but decided not to purchase after it had been written off in the US.

Anyway, I've finally found another one and it's an absolute minter!

8,800 miles, FSH, all MOT's and very, very well cared for and cleaned.

So clean I don't want to ride it haha!

But decided to go for a blast with the lads today, loved it and well worth waiting for!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 16 March 2015, 04:00:46 PM »
Your cheque is in the post  :lol

A bit like "I wont come in your mouth"  :rollin

Good luck BTW

 :lol  or "of course i love you"... but we'll soon see.. surely there's only so much shit that can come out of someones mouth.

Cheers man.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 16 March 2015, 03:34:47 PM »

Thank's for all your advice and help.

Seeing as I work in a Yamaha and Suzuki main dealer, I decided my colleague Ken is much better at these things than me.

So he pretty much told them as it was, the bike's a write off and he wants his money back. They requested the proof of it being a write off which was emailed to them. They then came back and said we'll give your money back, but could you send the log book back first, I was gobsmacked a dealership would've sent a log book to someone who hadn't even paid? Initial thoughts were that they could say that I bought the bike off them and hadn't paid in full and could've sued me for the rest.. So we called back and they've apparently sent a cheque for the full £750 in the post tonight..

But thanks for all your help.

I've since decided to keep looking and not rush to buy the first fazer with low miles  :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 13 March 2015, 05:15:45 PM »
Don't forget that if it isn't an EU-market bike you will need to declare it an import on the insurance, it might mean more cash or reduce the panel of insurers willing to cover it.

Thanks for the heads up.

I've already received a few quotes around the £300 mark with declaring a parallel import.  :)

[/size][size=78%]Looks as if it's not even going to matter any longer, if I get a refund. [/size]

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 13 March 2015, 03:22:15 PM »
Another dead give away its a USA import is the reflectors on the front forks and it should have them on the back as that's USA law. The fact they don't have them on the back indicates to me its been rear ended.

If these guys new their bikes they would certainly know that.......get your dosh back

Just to add, the USA model is a full powered 143 BHP, on the other hand if it was French it would be the restricted 100bhp nothing wrong with it being a parallel import.....its the fact its been recorded as a write off should be the basis of your refund.....if you have the proof that is

My proof is in the attachment.. if it works lol.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 13 March 2015, 02:43:10 PM »
Thank you all once again for your input, you've been very welcoming.

I've just sent an e-mail to the sales chap hopefully he'll refund me.. it shows on my receipt as a 'part payment' and not a deposit.. doesn't that make a difference?

My e-mail reads....

"Hi Keith,

I'm sorry to tell you but I don't want the bike any longer, unless you're willing to accept an extra £750.00 and sell the bike for a total £1,500.00.

I've just found out today that this bike was recorded as a 'total loss' on 22/10/2007 in the US, due to theft, in other words 'a write off'. [/size]Not long after that in 2010 it was then imported in to the UK, by whom I don't know.

To be honest, I feel like I've almost been ripped off. There was always a reason why this bike was a good price for the mileage and I'm pretty sure I've gotten to the bottom of it, and I've got a strange feeling you knew this also.

I'm 100% certain you tried to flog the bike as a UK model, as nowhere in the listing did it state it was a 'parallel import', 'origin US' or 'US import'... the only slight mention of a clue did it state in the ad that the bike was an 'FZ1' which is what the model is marketed as in the US, not an 'FZS1000' as per the UK. I also have an e-mail saying you've no knowledge of the bike being an import, whereas with all due respect it would say whether or not it was an import on the HPI check which you've concluded.

I'm really disappointed you've not completed further checks with the DMV USA and list the bike as it is (once further checks have been completed), so a buyer is aware of what they're purchasing... an American import.

I was really looking forward to picking the bike up next weekend, but it looks as though I'm going to request a full refund of the £750.00 part payment I've made.

Look forward to your response.

Kind regards,
Robert Martin.

NOTE: e-mail from sales chap when I found out it was an import...

From: [/b]keith haunch
Sent: [/b]‎18/‎02/‎2015 14:31
To: [/b]'robert martin'
Subject: [/b]RE: Yamaha Fazer 1000Hi Rob[/color] [/color]Well in fairness to me I would have told you IF I had known, as the bike is in MPH and has had MOT’s so would not have passed if the headlight had not been “correct”, I had no reason to know or assume otherwise etc[/color] [/color]We do not intentionally mislead and I can assure you that if I had been aware , then I would have told you.[/color]I agree that on a bike this age it is not an issue but also reiterate that on a personal note I would have mentioned it if there had been anything that had alerted me. I assume you have put the reg and chassis number into your system at work (I can do the same for Honda’s but not anything else)[/color] [/color]Will speak to you later when you are ready to proceed to delivery etc[/color] [/color]Regards[/color] [/color]Keith[/color] [/color]Keith J Haunch[/color]CRAIGS HONDA[/color] [/color]Image removed by sender.[/color]

From:[/b] robert martin []
Sent: 18 February 2015 14:04
To: keith haunch
Subject: RE: Yamaha Fazer 1000

Hi Keith,
A couple of questions about the Fazer...
Seeing as I only just found out the bike is an American import, which is not a big issue but I'd like to have been told.
I'd imagine the clocks would be in MPH?
Also, is the headlight converted to RHD?
Kind regards,
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Yamaha Fazer 1000
> Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:13:21 +0000
> Hi Robert
> Attached is the order for the Fazer 1000 showing your £250 deposit.
> The details we will sort out a little later.
> Kind regards
> Keith

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 13 March 2015, 01:47:29 PM »
The American market bikes are called FZ1

In the advert it is first listed as an FZS1000...this is wrong if american import........then later it say FZ1....this is the dealer being smart by almost small print telling the truth about its real identity....but also proves that he does know it is an import.

So either those  :faz  decals have been added afterwards...or the whole front fairing has.

Agreed. Which also made me wonder if it's been in a bump, as the graphics are different. It all seems very dodgy to me now.

Would it be worth me offering him £750 more to purchase? (£1500 in total) or literally just ask for my money back?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 13 March 2015, 12:47:30 PM »
just read the ad it says hpi clear ,i might be wrong but does that not show history of finance and/or insurance claims am not sure but i think thats the case--apologies if im wrong i would still walk away

It would only show claims etc that's happened since importing it in 2010 and nothing prior to that. However it would show if the bike was an import or not, so the e-mail I received from him saying 'he didn't know' is a load of shit  >:

Either way, I'm definitely going to ask for my £750 back and hopefully find a better one in a faster colour..  :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 13 March 2015, 12:25:18 PM »
Thanks for your input..

A link is here - [size=78%][/size]

and this is the original eBay listing - [size=78%][/size]

I've never asked for a deposit back before, do I have any legal rights other than it's not listed as an import?

Or would it be worth just asking for a considerable discount based on the information I've received?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AMERICAN IMPORT HELP / NEWBIE
« on: 13 March 2015, 11:39:34 AM »
Walk away

I'm really tempted, but it looks in pretty good condition and I've put a £750 deposit down.

« on: 13 March 2015, 11:22:40 AM »
Hi everyone,

Seeking some help on an FZ1/FZS1000.

Recently put down a deposit on a FZS1000 2002 in a dealership in Yorkshire, but turned out with a bit of research (I work in a Yam dealership) that it's an American import, which didn't trouble me too much.

But with a bit more research, I've recently found out that in October 2007 it was stolen and recovered in the US. Then imported in the UK in 2010.

Is there any way of finding out full history of mileage etc from it's time in the US.. every web search I've done comes back with VIN checks and doesn't give me any information about the US DFT.

Also, the mileage is only at 10,800 miles, which makes me think that the clocks might have been changed when importing into the UK.

Any help is much appreciated.

Regards, Rob.

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