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    Opinion of fzr 600?

    Hi all, am currently like some others looking for a cheap winter hack- my dads mate who buys and sells old bikes for a little extra beer money has an fzr600 for sale. Not looked at it yet but he just said "not sure if its a genesis or exup, starts and runs fine 20k on clock but needs fairings and tidying, 250 quid" im not too bothered about fairings as i might streetfighter it, just want any honest past owners opinions on these bikes as i still want something that handles reasonably well etc. Good bad points etc. Thanks guys

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    fusebox
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    great bikes mate built a few of em back in the supersport 600 days.....the tool to have !!

    no real weak spots aprt from brakes seize the usual yamaha shitty calipers

    cranks bend if you drop on the left side hard....but you gotta c
    do a real number on it to do that BTW!!

    hope this helps??
    Griff

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    exup
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    No exup on the 600 either.

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    fusebox
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    true!!

    i saw a beautiful standard RU the other day dude......still rock my world man!!! cool bikes!!!

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    As the guys said, they are pretty solid bikes but most will be getting tired now, especially brakes and suspension. What model is it - the later FZR600R was a better bike than the early model and was basically a Thundercat in different clothes. The 600 has a steel frame and swinger so look for rust, they were also popular with the racers so look for signs of crash damage. A mate had an ex race one and it burnt more oil than my 350lc! However, for 250 if it runs and rides ok you won't go wrong. The engines are sought after by the sidecar guys so you could get your money back on the motor alone.

    Griff, the RU was a poor imitation of the early twin headlight EXUP, here's my '89
    Last edited by Rich; December 31st, 2009 at 11:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusebox View Post
    true!!

    i saw a beautiful standard RU the other day dude......still rock my world man!!! cool bikes!!!
    Your spot on there mate,have a good new year and see you next time I'm on my way to Scotland!!!!!!

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    rich spot on lookin bike there mate!!

    Exup.....see ya then buddy!!

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    Another ex-FZR600 owner here.

    Nice, chuckable, nimble bike mate, which enjoyed being thrashed !

    If the condition`s right mate, get it bought !

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    Griff how do you become a motorcycle guru?

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    Thanks for all your help guys Griff, if you say they're good bikes thats good enough for me! Will let you peops know what its like if i buy it.

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    250 quid, its a no brainer but I'd HPI it just in case

    The mark 1 Fazer 600s c/w T.Cat lump (much better than the R6 derived version that followed IMO) are starting to surface around a grand, but 250 - job done.

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    the fzr they dressed up in the yzf750 clothes was one i wouldnt of minded in the past, until I got the yzf , what a screamer lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    As the guys said, they are pretty solid bikes but most will be getting tired now, especially brakes and suspension. What model is it - the later FZR600R was a better bike than the early model and was basically a Thundercat in different clothes. The 600 has a steel frame and swinger so look for rust, they were also popular with the racers so look for signs of crash damage. A mate had an ex race one and it burnt more oil than my 350lc! However, for 250 if it runs and rides ok you won't go wrong. The engines are sought after by the sidecar guys so you could get your money back on the motor alone.

    Griff, the RU was a poor imitation of the early twin headlight EXUP, here's my '89
    Nice clean bike mate,I agree the original was the best but the ru in the right colour is a lovely looking bike. Shame yours isn't totally standard

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