I fixed the bike, it runs great. Note: This article was originally published in the June, 1986 issue ofÂ Rider magazine. But the 16-inch front wheel, low center of gravity and wide handlebars of the Fazer give the steering a quick, low-effort feel. General Comments: I'm an old geezer and have been riding for many, many years. You can list all and also sign up for e-mail notification when such bikes are advertised in the future. Then I dropped the bars cafe style and put much stickier Metzlers on it, so now I can Handel with the new bikes too. Its value will only go up as they become rarer.
The actual ride down there was not too bad, but neither of us could do it without stopping for gas, and more importantly, stretching our legs. View comments, questions and answers at the. I still have the stock parts if anyone wants to easily put it back to original. Though its light weight, agility and flashy appearance make it a good in-town troller or commuter, the ultra-responsive engine constantly tempts the rider to wick it up. It even got more attention than my custom chopper when My friends would ride it to the bars with me. And check out the rating of the bike's. I did put the stock handle bars back on for test drives and for a more comfortable long ride, but the drop bars will sell with the bike and are easy to put back.
Have owned over 50 motorcycles. Bought it last year from a one owner, its just a little bigger than I need for my size weight wise. Brakes were discs, front and rear; interestingly, the same size was used at both ends—two at the front wheel and one at the rear—but it was still very easy to lock up the rear unless your right foot was very attentive. If you have more inseam than my 5-foot, 10-inch frame, flexible knees are a must. Very nimble and easy to handle. Instead of clip-on bars and rearsets, the wide, high handlebars and well-placed footpegs seat the rider in a comfortable upright position instead of a crouch.
Just hold the throttle full on through the gears. I picked up my bike off a guy that laid it down in a ditch. I cannot remember any knock on Yamaha that was not purely anecdotal. Yes Review Date: 18th May, 2014 Faults: Chain had to be replaced at around 9000 miles. Mine is all original, except tires and batteries and has just over 12,000 miles. The red is so deep and brilliant that at first I thought it was a different color from my slightly faded model. I own a beautiful 1987 Yamaha Fazer 700 and a very nice 1986 Yamaha Maxim-X.
Yes Review Date: 14th April, 2008. Funny about motorcycles—like bicycles, there are maybe two color choices in any given year and, every once in a while, maybe three, but usually no more. I have pictures throughout the entire build if youd like to see them. Throw a leg over, though, and the conformity is clear. And while I still enjoy looking at sport bikes, I have no burning desire to own one again as transportation.
Handling and braking are great when you consider when this motorcycle was manufactured, it's 22 years old. The bike will come with the original reflectors; I just took them off due to personal taste. As an aside, many people will not let a potential buyer ride their motorcycle, especially if it has fragile plastics on it or has any kind of performance potential. The bike also has the stock mufflers which are hard to find. I look back and didn't see him.
Different grips, no gold bar ends, and stock mirrors are back on for clear visability. Any ZillaCash you earn is automatically applied to the next purchase, so you can sit back, enjoy the ride and feel the savings blow through your hair. The sale includes one original key, a 2nd key, the original owner's manual, a Clymer repair manual, a storage cover, spare brake pads, and spare spark plugs. Review the following guidelines to see how easy it is to maximize your rewards and put your ZillaCash to work for you. I took it down to the frame when I got it, painted the frame and swing arm, repacked all of the bearings and painted the engine covers gold. General Comments: A word of warning on the Fazer top speed.
Mine was souped up with the Dial-a-Jet carb kit, and SuperTrapp exhaust, which helped increase performance a good bit. I love mine, no matter where I park it people stop and check it out. Fond fond memories of that motorcycle. As with most races, the parking lots are often filled with just as much eye candy as the paddock. And check out the rating of the bike's You can compare the rating with other bikes.
Engine and transmission : 697. If you can find one with not too many miles and in decent shape, pick it up, you will not be disappointed. An almost 60-inch wheelbase is long by sportbike standards. This bike was only allowed in the U. I've had a few issues with carburetors varnishing up after storage, but besides that.