20th Jul 2008, 07:57
I had a 1986 Fazer FZX with 20K miles on it. The bike was completely factory and I topped her out at 150 mph. You don't see too many of the Fazers running around, they are a very rare bird.
21st Jul 2008, 21:15
I recently came across a project bike. This Fazer looks real nice, but I need some technical engine specs. Does anyone know where I can get this information for free?
1st Aug 2008, 00:51
I am on my third Fazer now, and agree with most of the other comments. I doubt that anyone achieved a "true" top speed of 150 on a "stock" Fazer, but it certainly feels that fast. There is a great club on yahoo for tech specs and questions, although it is mostly overseas Fazers, the 750's. I have a stage 1 kit and a four into one pipe, and it just keeps going and going. I love this bike!
20th Aug 2008, 21:35
I've owned my '86 FZX 700 since 1991. Bought it because it was the only bike that Scared the Bajesus outta me. It has the stage3 kit and a header. I run a slightly wider rear Dunlop S compound and has been clocked at 162mph. My best 1/4 mile time was email@example.com. It has an exhaust sound like no other bike.
As for stock horsepower, its engine was a retuned version of the four-stroke DOHC twenty valve four cylinder in line engine found in the FZ750, producing ten BHP less than the 105 of the sports model, but having a stronger midrange.
Was wanting to put a NoS on it, but decided the rarity of this bike forbids it. It's 4 for 4 on beating VMax's. It still puts a wicked smile on my face to this day.
25th Aug 2008, 19:40
Hahahahha!! I have to agree... just bought a 87 Fazer. Haven't ridden in about 15 years and when I got on this beast to test drive it, by the time I hit 3rd gear I had this stupid grin on my face, and just rolled out the throttle and loaded her on the trailer.
15th Sep 2008, 17:05
I have an 86 Fazer. I found just the opposite of the guy stating it was clocked at 162mph with a Stage III jet kit and header. I have a straight 4 into 1 header on mine, no packing and 0.50 main jets, which are larger than the Stage III kit main jets.
If anything, I noticed the Top Speed is significantly lower than with a stock set-up, however it is much quicker from a stop up to 100mph. I would estimate top speed at about 115mph at most now for my bike due to the changes, and it's revving so much quicker. Of course fuel range is much lower as well.
I also have a V-Max that I keep stock, since I use that as a 'Heavy Cruiser' and want as much fuel range as possible for that thing.
I now use the Fazer as a commuter, and it's great for fighting traffic, plus the sound of the open header has cage drivers looking around for that noise, which helps my safety a little.
30th Oct 2008, 10:50
Hi I just got my first (Fazer) and I love it, but was wondering what size the fuel tank is on it is?
It's very fast; a lot better than my VT700 Shadow.
I might trade it for a Goldwing; not sure yet.
27th Jan 2009, 19:07
Just purchased my 3rd Fazer last summer. Owned new in 86, bought a used 87, and now purchased a stock 86 with just over 6000 miles on the odometer.
This unique bike just attracts attention to itself by its styling, combination of power and overall rawness to it. It's truly a "naked" beast that likes to be pushed to its limits!!
The only drawback to this bike is its small fuel tank.
They are becoming very hard to find, and now I can add this one back into my collection. I wish that 23 years ago Yamaha had kept on with the production like the V-Max. Mine can only increase in value due to the limited production. I highly suggest that if you find one, HANG ON TO IT!
28th Jan 2009, 16:40
The FZX700 version of the Fazer was only made for the US market for 1986 and 1987, however, the 750 versions for Europe were continued until 1998. Even so, they are very rare to see out and about, and I have found as the years go by, more and more people seem to know what they are, thought the opposite would be true, but if somebody comes up to talk about it, then they probably know bikes to begin with.
When people comment about mine, mostly stock looking visually, they mention it is a very cool looking bike. It is rare enough here I have had a guy who owns a tiny gas station come out, ask me what it was and asked if he could take a picture of it and send it to his friend that owns a gas station in a different state, he said they take pics of all sorts of unusual cool vehicles and send them to each other.
I LOVE this bike, it is the one I ride the most in my current stable of 5.5 bikes, it is parked in my garage right next to a V-Max, both the same color. I would not give this bike up. But I do want to add a stock low mileage 1986 Canadian 750 version since mine has been worked over for performance and would like a stock version for my living room. :) One of the best bikes ever made as an all arounder for the road.
27th Feb 2009, 10:25
Hey, I'm looking at buying a 1986 Yamaha Fazer 700 with 24,430 miles on it. It looks like it's in really good shape with no dents or scratches. Right now they are asking $2,699. I'm just wondering how much it really is worth?
8th Mar 2009, 18:37
I think that's a reasonable price. I bought mine in Sweden in rusty crap condition for 2,000 USD, and a bit more mileage than yours, a 750 though, but your's only restricted though. It's almost the same price like a (Yamaha) brand new 50cc scooter. Only you get 700cc more :)
6th Apr 2009, 22:11
I just bought a 86 Fazer this last summer. It is my first bike. A friend of mine had one in high school and I haven't seen one like it in almost 10 years until last summer. When I saw it, my wife said I had to sell my car if I wanted it. (A 96 Grand Prix I had since college.) Sold the car and bought the bike within 2 weeks. I've never regretted it. The bike is awesome and I'm keeping it for as long as I can.
8th Jul 2008, 22:10
Well I own a 1986 Fazer as well, I can't comment on how much hp this bike has, but I have personally had mine at about 210kph, and had some throttle to go at just under redline.
Mine is a 750 and stock so far except a K&N filter... a very fast bike indeed...
I would love to find some parts for it though, as it is getting to need some TLC. If you know where I could get some after market or OEM parts, please let me know.