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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 09 December 2014, 07:14:27 PM »
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I'm afraid your actually incorrect the previous twin cam engine bikes are the best, especially the twin cam gs.

When it comes to reliability i take it you no all the problems that the new water cooled gs has !

1-Corrosion issues on brand new bikes, resulting in replacement engines due to corrosion after 2k
2-Faulty ESA units, resulting in harsh suspension.
3-faulty switch gear.
4-cam chain lock up, results in replacement engine.
5-early 13 bikes panniers did not fit, BMW bodge was to fit penny washer under the rear hangers, however some bikes had to have new rear subframes.
6-early 13 bikes frames with misaligned steering.
7-rear brake pads down to metal in 2k, still ongoing problem
8-rough clunking gearbox even after several fixes its still the same.
9-brand new bikes leaking water out of water pump hole, one particular bike had to have a new engine because of this and the reason why they could not fix it was the crank case was porous.
10- clutch drag .
Thats just 10 issues and there's plenty more problems as well.

Reason why ! Because 70% of the manufacturing of components on the new generation bikes especially the GS water cooled are sourced from china .

You will have to be very brave buying into the gs wc blind folded.

Blimey mate, i only wanted to sell my bike didnt expect any of this!!  The GS was picked up Sat and yes it is the WC one  :rolleyes  some of the issues you mention i was aware of and some i wasnt, i spose at least i now know what to look out for  ;)

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 06 December 2014, 05:43:59 PM »
New bike has arrived....Poor baby has has to move out into the cold  :eek

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 28 November 2014, 10:44:55 AM »
Bump  Really hoped it would be snapped up here, going on ebay this weekend :(

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 26 November 2014, 08:12:12 AM »
This is why want Big Mac wants to do does not make since  :rolleyes
If Big Mac really wants Loz's FZS1000, he would be better off doing a deal with Loz as this prevents the risk of the dealer having a buyer lined for the FZS1000,  especially one in the condition this one is in and extras it has, or have it shifted through the trade quickly.
Plus the dealer will always give the standard value regardless of extras.

08 FZ6 S2 and 04 Fzs1000 are around the same money, and as Big Mac himself suggests a 08 looks better on the forecourt than a 04 especially with 2015 so close.

Many larger dealers shift 10 years and older bikes through the trade and come 2015 the Fzs1000 will be bordering on 11 years old.

Surprised that a Scot would want to give a dealer more money :lol

My problem is that if i buy privately i need the cash and if i buy from my dealer he will outsource any bike that isnt a BMW anyway, if that situation happens i will let you know  :) also i am in Poole and i assume from the thread that BigMac is in Scotland??

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 24 November 2014, 08:26:47 AM »
Tbh i didnt really understand it Big Mac lol, how can you px a bike you don't own?  its also i bit more complicated than you think, as firstly i also have to sell my V Strom and havent yet decided whether i am going new or used yet, sorry i didnt respond to you're initial question i didnt realise you were serious because i didnt understand it  :)

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 23 November 2014, 07:17:38 PM »
I know what you are saying, i also have a 650 V Strom, so i know the position is right for me, but i have always had power bikes, its not about the max speed but the power delivery that does it for me. The GS is the only one i have ridden that has the power i like with the position i need and its actually not heavy its just like the v strom to be honest. Everything else in that catagory is either way to tall or way too heavy for me.
I am completely aware that i will probably regret selling it, and beleive me if i could finance this move without selling it i would  :rolleyes
As for the  BMW reliability, i have done my research and a few years ago i would have agreed and you all have permission to say 'i told you so' if it all goes pear shaped  :'(
I do appreciate you're concern though  :)

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 23 November 2014, 03:39:39 PM »
Why is that?  :eek

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 22 November 2014, 08:44:59 PM »
lol I know it shocked me too, really wasnt expecting to like it one bit  :rolleyes before today i really wanted a Multistrada, unfortunately it also required me needing much longer legs  ;)

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale FZS1000
« on: 22 November 2014, 08:30:22 PM »
Not a chance  :eek , its a long story and as much as i loved the Fazer i have been smitten by another  :rolleyes  I have a nasty shoulder problem and really need to be sat completely upright, i test rode a GS 1200 today and loved it

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For Sale & Wanted / For Sale FZS1000
« on: 22 November 2014, 08:00:41 PM »
Decided to sell my beautiful FZS 1000, 54 Reg, approx 19500 miles. As you can see from the picture i have put a lot into this bike, apart from what you can see it has the R6 shock and Ivans jet kit, needs for nothing, located in Poole, Dorset.  £3200 ono.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Got Ivanised today!!
« on: 19 April 2014, 06:21:49 PM »
Had mine done last sept and couldnt agree more, i absolutely love my Fazer and wouldnt change it, also agree that Mike is one awesome guy  :thumbup

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Introduction / Re: Newbie girlie foccer
« on: 04 April 2014, 02:28:19 PM »
Hello Roxy, I am of the female variety, got to admit although i read this forum every day as its a wealth of very helpful informative complete nutters  :rolleyes  i dont post too often lol
 

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Album: fzs1000
« on: 22 February 2014, 11:36:54 AM »

Roll on the spring....although today will do nicely thanks  :D

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 16 February 2014, 06:41:09 PM »
Made absolutely sure my exup works efficiently  :lol  really nice ride down to west bay, it was packed  :rolleyes  did still come across a lot of water but the ride in the sun made washing it not so bad  :D

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I enquired about the ladies earlier, gonna to have to pass, just had the post and both my bikes are due tax this month  :o so will have to give it a miss, damnit  :rolleyes

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General / Re: is he mad
« on: 09 January 2014, 12:56:24 PM »
These things travel so fast!! just been on FB and seen it from 2 other groups too lol.....Daddy day care at its best  :rolleyes

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Most ladies bike gear comes up small compared to the 'label' size, any idea how these compare?

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: moved over to the dark side
« on: 29 December 2013, 09:43:30 AM »
That is stunning!!  :b

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General / Re: happy xmas
« on: 23 December 2013, 01:05:23 PM »
Happy and safe Chrimbo to you all, hope to get to meet some of you in 2014  :thumbup

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Introduction / Re: yo, fellow foccers-pompey
« on: 20 December 2013, 07:24:02 PM »
Welcome, very nice looking bike  :)  Not in Pompy but not too far away in Poole :D

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General / Re: Wifey's christmas present?
« on: 14 December 2013, 11:44:10 AM »
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..which one did you get the lucky man

Dagger Axis 10.5 Elite, , we have been using a double all year but it got a bit chilly for me even in the dry suit :o so hense the single so he can go play  :rolleyes
In fact he is out now somewhere in this aweful wind  :lol Lunatic!!

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General / Re: Wifey's christmas present?
« on: 14 December 2013, 06:41:17 AM »
From a womens point of view, do not do what my OH did yesterday!! i had mentioned a CD so he ordered it on MY Amazon account which sent me an email telling me and was paid for from my account  :wall  FFS just a bit of common sense!!......also a CD???? I have just bought him a £500 Kayak  :eek  (and yes he knows)
Next year i am asking santa for a new boyfriend  :thumbup

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Introduction / Re: Hello new from Dorset
« on: 08 December 2013, 09:15:14 PM »
No I don't really use them either, I did get my lid and locks from them though. I prefer the one near B&Q.

We use either ebay or helmet city, we dont ride much in the crap weather but will have to meet up on a dry day :thumbup

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Introduction / Re: Hello new from Dorset
« on: 08 December 2013, 09:07:45 PM »
Yeah must be, small front yard and helmets along the back wall?
Yes sounds like it, don't go in there myself even though its pretty much in walking distance :rolleyes

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Introduction / Re: Hello new from Dorset
« on: 08 December 2013, 09:02:22 PM »
Isn't that where Poole Motorcycle is? Not the Yamaha one...
Poole Moto is just down the road if thats the one you mean?

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