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For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2004 (54) Fazer 1000 for sale £1750
« on: 14 March 2021, 10:18:50 AM »
Silly me, I was warned that once they get past 50K miles the price of a bike drops, no matter what condition it's in. So I've reduced the price to £1750.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2004 (54) Fazer 1000 for sale
« on: 08 March 2021, 12:16:15 PM »
I've tried to post more photos, but the site first tells me the page isn't working, then, when I try again, it tells me I've already submitted the post. If you want to know more about the bike, please ask.

For Sale & Wanted / FOR SALE: 2004 (54), Fazer 1000, £1750
« on: 08 March 2021, 11:58:19 AM »
My much-loved US-spec Fazer 1000 is for sale. I've only done about 1500 miles in the last 2 years, so the bike's not getting used and I'm hoping somebody will get as much enjoyment out of it as I have in the last 10 years of ownership.

2004, 52k, colour is DPBMC, Northampton/Wellingborough, £1750

Non-standard specs:

  • Ivan’s full monty (by Mike)
  • K&N Air filter
  • MIVV carbon can with Homologation Cert.
  • Renthal 758 bars
  • ASV levers
  • Braided lines front & rear
  • Maxton fork spring, recent new bushes and seals
  • Overhauled rear shock with Hyperpro spring
  • Gilles rear-sets
  • Colour-matched powder coated wheels
  • Stainless radiator guard
  • Colour-matched side panels and radiator sides
  • Belly pan
  • LED ‘flowing’ indicators, indicator relay replaced.
  • LED rear light
  • LED clock bulbs
  • Lots of stainless/titanium/aluminium bolts
  • Street-fighter, standard & Zero Gravity DB screens
Comes with lots of original parts including centre stand, indicators, can, rear light, footrests. The bike is in VGC for age and mileage and runs and rides very well. The only downer is an intermittent fault to the fuel gauge.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FOR SALE: FZS1000 parts and accessories!
« on: 07 January 2021, 03:55:56 PM »
pm sent.

General / Re: POLL Will you take the Vax
« on: 15 December 2020, 10:30:45 PM »
If the vaccine enables me to start travelling abroad again I'd certainly have it.

Being in the 7th group, I can't see it happening soon, though.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fuel gauge issue
« on: 05 November 2020, 04:20:27 PM »
When I start my '04 Gen 1 from cold the fuel gauge acts normally, gently rising and staying stable barring the usual slight movements when accelerating/decelerating.

After a few miles, however, the needle starts to flap around from full to empty and all points between, as if there's no damping.

As the gauge and sender seem to be OK on startup I suspect the wires between, but I've cleaned all the connectors to no effect.

Anyone had similar problems, or any ideas for a solution?


For Sale & Wanted / Re: selling my FZS600
« on: 30 September 2020, 04:49:54 PM »
Blimey, you didn't keep that one for long!

I'm not sure how much a Cat D makes a difference to the price of a bike of this age, especially as it happened 10+ years ago. Most bikers looking at bikes like this know that cosmetic write-offs are not uncommon and you often end up with a better bike because of it: more work has gone into it and lots of new parts have gone on.

Personally I think you could have asked for more.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Bike :)
« on: 04 July 2020, 04:57:02 PM »
Very nice, and very different to the one you were going to get.

Can't see you needing to spend much on that one!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 Update
« on: 03 July 2020, 05:58:02 PM »
It is tatty, but I've seen worse at the price. It's whether you can live with it being tatty!

The jobs you've listed are mainly standard service items that you'd be doing at some point on most bikes of this age, so it really is up to you how worried you are about the cosmetics.

Having looked at Fazers for sale on MCN, Gumtree, Autotrader and ebay there are others around, but the better ones are more expensive, as expected.

You will, of course, want newer/faster soon, but in a few years time you'll find yourself thinking 'I wish I'd kept the Fazer...' I know I do!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 Update
« on: 03 July 2020, 09:14:39 AM »
That's a good point about prices. I've been keeping an eye on FZS600 prices the past couple of months and most of the ones at the lower price havent been great. Good ones seem to have been advertised nearer to £2k.

Maybe it's the time of year plus people wanting cheaper transport maybe???

I thought there would be a lot of 600s on the market because of the ULEZ in London and that would bring prices down, but that doesn't seemed to have happened so far. If anything, around £2k seems to be the average for anything decent and even Bandits are silly money for ones in good nick. I think the days of bikes going for hundreds rather than thousands are over for the time being but you may see prices drop a bit if you're prepared to wait until the end of summer.

It all depends what you want the bike to be. Do you want something that'll just get you around or do you want it to be the best it can be? If it's not going to be a 'keeper' you need to think hard about how much you're going to have to spend above the initial price because you're not going to get the benefit of the spending or add much to the resale value.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 Update
« on: 02 July 2020, 05:34:05 PM »
Having been looking at 600 Fazers recently, it may be my imagination but prices seem to be creeping upwards.

Compared to some I've seen, £1400 is not the end of the world, but doesn't sound like mates-rates to me.
You said in your earlier posts that you've got a budget for some parts, but if you plan on keeping the bike for a while (and you probably will when you find out how good they are!) you'll end up spending more, which gives you a much wider range of bikes to look at.

It just depends on whether you want a bike that's already done or you want to do it up to your own specs.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS1000 / 600 (Foxeye) UK headlight
« on: 09 June 2020, 07:21:40 PM »
UK part no. is: 5LV-84310-10. It's the 10 at the end that denotes UK spec. That's for the whole unit, the reflectors were never available on their own.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS1000 / 600 (Foxeye) UK headlight
« on: 09 June 2020, 04:43:11 PM »
I've got an EU spec headlight unit fitted to my Gen1 thanks to Flitwick MCs ordering the wrong part after an accident. The kick-up on dipped beam is quite small, so I kept it rather than wait for a replacement. It's since passed a couple of MOTs without problems, so I wouldn't worry too much if you can't get a UK spec unit.

For info the US spec headlight unit has no kick-up on dipped beam, so would be OK.. if you could find one!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Buying an FZS600 - help please!
« on: 06 June 2020, 12:21:23 PM »
You'll probably have looked at the bike by now and made your decision, but, having looked at 600 Fazers on the market recently, the price looks to be pretty average. They seem to be anything from £900 to £2800, with dealers mainly asking over £2000.

If the fairing has been removed and tidied up properly at least you should have a headlight that does what it's supposed to do.

Only you can decide whether the bike is worth it when you've seen it and factored in the work that needs doing. You won't regret buying a decent FZS600!

General / Re: Denali Soundbomb Mini
« on: 02 June 2020, 11:35:58 PM »
I bought one, I plugged, it didn't play!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Can’t let go, good or bad?
« on: 01 June 2020, 04:07:16 PM »
I've been thinking along the same lines, Stew, but the Fazer's so good I really don't want to get rid of it!

I couldn't justify 2 bikes long term, but I might try for a year, see which I use more and get rid of the other.

General / Re: 10 Year Plan
« on: 01 June 2020, 10:16:31 AM »
Already have diving trips to the Maldives and Indonesia booked and planning one to Palau in 2022. I'd also like to get back to French Polynesia sometime.

On the bike front, find a bike I like better than the Fazer.

Other than that, the main plan is to simply enjoy life!

General / Re: Do you still own a Fazer.
« on: 30 April 2020, 11:46:37 PM »
Yes, 2004 US-spec Gen1, 51000 miles

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Clutch and Brake lever?
« on: 26 April 2020, 07:42:54 PM »
I've got ASV levers on mine, plenty of adjustment and very good quality, but they are expensive!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Belly pans?
« on: 14 April 2020, 10:21:23 PM »
Very much a matter of taste, although judging by the stone chips on mine it must have protected the downpipes and front of the motor a bit.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal 758 Bars
« on: 01 April 2020, 02:39:53 PM »
On the advice of others, I cut down the 758s I fitted to my thou.

How I wish I hadn't!!!! Don't cut anything until you've tried them out!

General / Re: So What're You Listening To Today?
« on: 15 March 2020, 10:00:40 AM »
Been listening to a lot of this band recently: Jinjer from Ukraine.

General / Re: Norton go into administration
« on: 23 February 2020, 08:57:29 AM »
Does the failure of Norton remind anyone else of Mel Brooks' The Producers?
The company was meant to fail - like 'Springtime for Hitler' - and when it didn't the money had to be accounted for.

General / Re: Norton go into administration
« on: 30 January 2020, 09:24:14 AM »
Hardly a shock, has anyone actually seen one on the road?

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