I have owned two 87' Fazers. The first I sold back in 94' before my first daughter was born (thinking it was the responsible thing to do.) The second one I bought in 2000'; after realizing how stupid I was for getting rid of the first one!
I also owned both a 86 and 87 Fazer. Both I sold a long time ago. I have owned 17 street bikes over the years from the Vmax to a Goldwing. My oldest son, now 21 is going to purchase a 86 Fazer from a old friend of mine that has owned his since the early 90s. The Fazer is one of my favorite cycles I have owned, and I am tickled that another one will be joining the family soon.
I have owned a 86 Fazer for about 10 years. I fell in love with them years before, but never found one for sale.
A close friend happened to say he was thinking of selling his "bike". I thought he had a sport bike. When I found out it was a Fazer, I jumped on it. It was close to mint and I felt I had gone to heaven. Finally getting on and riding it was as good as looking at it.
I also owned a Honda Supermagna, and I would trade off on them depending on my mood. Well, 5 years ago I gave the Fazer to my son as a college grad. present. It went from N.Y. to Alaska and just returned to N.Y. It is at my house at present, and I still get a thrill going out into the garage to look at it (2-3 times a day). He wants a sport bike and is thinking of getting rid of it. This is killing me, but it's his bike and oh-well. Truly a bike ahead of its time. A great machine. Long may they live!!!
I'm so stinkin excited... I just consummated a deal to buy my old Fazer back! I bought it in 1990 during college. Sold it to my room mate in 1994. He sold it to our buddy (400 miles away) in 1997. Now our buddy's selling it back to me!
I think it's one of the most unique bikes ever made. The performance knocks your socks off! I will never get rid of it. When I'm too old and tired of riding it, it's going into my shop as a piece of art (not for sale!). If my son wants it... too bad.
I bought a 86 Fazer as a demo with 300 miles on it as a Junior in college. It was my first road bike after riding dirt bikes for a few years (my parents would never let me have a motorcycle while I lived in their house). It was scary fast, but super smooth. I kept it for like 10 years and was not the best on keeping up with preventative maintenance, so one summer the front brakes would lock up a little here & there. I didn't think much about it until one day they completely locked when I was doing about 50mph so I did a stoppie way before they were a part of trick shows. Needless to say, I was thrown over the handle bars and have 17 stitches in my left knee as a permanent reminder. Luckily I was on a back road or I would have been thrown into on coming traffic. After refusing an ambulance ride, I limped it back home where it sat for 6 months before I sold it. I tried riding it again a time or two before selling it, but I never felt safe on it again. I miss it, but have been bucked off with a near death experience (my helmet saved my skull from losing a handful of brain) and will probably never hear or feel that awesome Fazer acceleration again.
I got my FZR700 5/1/1993. It seems every spring I plan to sell it, until I take it for a ride... then back in the garage it goes. Just keep thinking I'm going to ride it more this year. This 86 is a one of a kind great ride (I just need a bigger garage).
I have owned many bikes, but the 1986 Fazer is the best of them all. Mine is all stock other than the pipe and tires, the bike still has the original paint job after 24 years, can you believe it! The paint job still looks new.
I got it from an older guy who was afraid of it, so his wife said sell it! I saw it out front of his house and fell in love with it, so I sold my car to buy it. Best purchase I have ever made.
I think any one who owns one and wants to sell it, is crazy! I would not trade mine for Pam Anderson (OK, maybe)!
Long live the Fazer!
I lost my license for 2 years and nine months. I own a car and truck, yet every time I go into my driveway and look at all my wheels, the one I miss driving most is my 86 Fazer. I see her just sitting there begging to be rode hard and put away wet, it breaks my heart! To all those out there who get to enjoy the climax of opening the Fazer up and the wind in your hair and the road and the trees as well as traffic way behind you, I envy you s.o.b.
I have a 86 700s with 13000 mile's, I love the bike, I am just too big for it. I am going to sell it, could someone tell me what it's worth? It's in great condition.
I owned a 86 Fazer for most of the 90s. I loved the bike and miss it. R1 slip on exhaust gave it a great sound.
Best advice I can give to a Fazer owner is to ride it like you stole it. And hold on tight.
Just bought my '86 Fazer two weeks ago. This is my first bike and I absolutely love it. Had 17k and change on the meter when I got her, and I've added a few hundred to that. Picked her up for $1500... and can't imagine ever selling. Thinking of riding as is this season and then going back to the factory red paint over winter... anyone have a paint name or color code?
Always wanted the 86 Fazer when they came out a year after I graduated. Finally last winter, some guy had one in an old airplane hanger, and he had a son getting just about old enough to ride. So I picked it up, took off the little junkie looking windshield, and cleaned her up. Runs solid and is pretty quick. Sometimes patience pays off.
I have a 1986 Yamaha Fazer that will not get any spark. Anybody know if this was a common problem?
It pains me to admit this, but I fear the time has come for me to part with my beloved 1986 Fazer. It hasn't been running in 12 years and I don't have the time or know-how to give her the attention she needs. I know it didn't have any major issues, but I know it will take some work to get it going. Does anyone have any idea what a bike like this might be worth?