FS: Yamaha Fazer FZS600 2003


Yamaha Fazer FZS600 2003

Great all round bike, as commuting hack, small tourer or fun blast at weekends. Showing some age, but maintained to a very high standard with all the big service items sorted. It has had a couple of drops but only received cosmetic damage, the majority of which has been repaired to a high standard.

I’m second owner of bike, had it just over 6 years, used it as my daily commute, fun weekend bike, longer distance touring and two-up pillion riding. I’ve kept it in tip-top shape and well maintained throughout, on average putting 8-10k a year on it.

Done 62866 miles (note clocks had to be replaced due to fuel gauge failing, new set show 6k less i.e. 56866). Unlikely to change, as I’ve a new bike for commuting now.

600cc inline 4 giving 95 bhp. Averages 50mpg ish, with a 200-230 mile range before fuel light comes on!

Note the 2002-2003 FZS600’s have many advantages over older Fazers: large 21 litre tank, better mirrors (from FZS1000), better looking Fox-eye fairing, better headlights, preload adjustment on forks, better pillion pegs and grab handle and clocks with a clock!.

The good:

Genuine Yamaha double bubble screen

Rear hugger, and front fender extender fitted.

Genuine Yamaha crash bars.

Motad stainless steel downpipes fitted Oct 2013.

Scorpion Titanium exhaust.

Meta M357T alarm/immobiliser fitted. Replaced in July 2013, as internal battery of unit has ~10 year lifespan before it fails. Has worked faultlessly otherwise.

Hagan rear shock fitted Feb 2015

Fazer 1000 ‘blue spot’ rear brake caliper (stock caliper prone to seizing)

Hel braided brake lines front/back.

New Brembo rear disc and rear wheel bearings fitted Aug 2017.

Front wheel bearing replaced Sept 2017. Sprocket carrier bearing replaced Feb 2015.

DID chain sprockets fitted Sept 2017, front sprocket nut replaced as per recall.

Pair of Metzeler M7RR tyres fitted in Aug 2018 (only done ~1000 miles)

Stebal Nautilus air horn fitted, correctly with relay/fuse etc.

Re-upholstered seat, slightly raised, increased hump, more comfort. Original supplied too.

Just had 6k service (oil, filters, spark plugs, carbs balanced etc).

NGK spark plug caps fitted 2017.

K&N air filter - which suits well as runs bit rich from stock.

Coolant system serviced October 2018, O-Ring on thermostat replaced (had small drip leak).

Monokey Givi rack fitted.

Renthal bars fitted.

New clutch fitted Jun 2017, genuine Yamaha friction, steel plates, springs, etc (tried EBC plates briefly before, but were crap). New clutch cable and lever fitted too.

New Yusasa battery fitted in Oct 2015

Forks seals/oil replaced Mar 2015, with genuine seals & dust covers etc. Still good.

Front fairing replaced (with genuine Yamaha part) recently after an incident in 2017, so in spotless condition.

USB socket fitted on dash (auto cuts out when battery voltage drops when engine is off).

Got all paperwork, V5C, MOT history, log book, keys and Meta alarm codes etc.

The bad:

Bike has gone down a couple of times and although has been repaired to a high standard, still has a little cosmetic damage.

Small scuffs and knocks to tank.

Small dent in exhaust.

Some paint lost on engine, radiator and couple of spots on frame.

Cosmetic damage to throttle cable rubber cover.

Clock needed to be replaced as one accident damaged the fuel gauge. Replacement set show 6k miles less than genuine mileage. Original clocks included in sale.

Comes with both keys, but one is a little worn and temperamental.

It’s not perfect, but issues are all cosmetic. Overall a solid well maintained bike that’ll keep on going and delivering many smiles for many more miles.


Give me a shout if you’d like more pics.


Good luck with the sale. Someone will get a brilliant bike!!