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    It's been dropped, and then ignored for a bit, and then kept as a spares bike, but luckily they're quite reliable so no spares were robbed. Should be the work of a moment to recommission it then. Carbs are off and it looks like they will be spending the next week in an ultrasound cleaner doodad, as there is a lot of gumming up in them. Tank is rust free, which is nice, It's a bit battered, but nothing important is scuffed, so it's a wipe over with a WD-40 soaked rag, blow the cobwebs off it, and away for an MOT. Maybe..


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    Default Re: Grotty old Fazer rescued from compost heap.

    Loose the fairing, break out the hammerite, job jobbed

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    Default Re: Grotty old Fazer rescued from compost heap.

    I'm genuinely interested to see how easy it is to get back into service.

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    Default Re: Grotty old Fazer rescued from compost heap.

    Has it pissed itself already?




    Congrats - fingers crossed for the recommision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    Has it pissed itself already?




    Congrats - fingers crossed for the recommision.
    You know when you put a dog in a new garden, the first thing it does is a bit of scent marking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by balbas View Post
    I'm genuinely interested to see how easy it is to get back into service.
    Carbs are properly gummed, but apart from that, doesn't look like much to do. Few silly little things like the centre stand needs taking off and re-greasing, stuff like that. I am quite chuffed with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    I am quite chuffed with it.
    Good, I'm glad it was worth the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    Carbs are properly gummed, but apart from that, doesn't look like much to do. Few silly little things like the centre stand needs taking off and re-greasing, stuff like that. I am quite chuffed with it.
    yebbut wot about that puddle unerneath it? Mind you-looks like you're a shiny new penny piece up on the deal though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balbas View Post
    Good, I'm glad it was worth the trip.
    oooh, was it one of ours?? Keeping it the family etc.

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    One small thing I have found, the air box is mounted on slots so you can shift it back enough to get the carbs in and out. Genius! I think this bike and I are going to get along..

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    Default Re: Grotty old Fazer rescued from compost heap.

    I've seen some quite smart cafe racer Fazers, you would expect the tank shape to be a bit jarring on a cafe, but they actually look ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I've seen some quite smart cafe racer Fazers, you would expect the tank shape to be a bit jarring on a cafe, but they actually look ok.
    It has Mandlebars! Im going to focus on getting it running and on the road, but I have always had a soft spot for big round headlights...

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    Default Re: Grotty old Fazer rescued from compost heap.

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I've seen some quite smart cafe racer Fazers, you would expect the tank shape to be a bit jarring on a cafe, but they actually look ok.
    I like the shape of the tank- they always make think of Sheene's RG500~

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidge View Post
    I like the shape of the tank- they always make think of Sheene's RG500~
    if you squint a bit...


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    Default Re: Grotty old Fazer rescued from compost heap.

    How much was it?

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