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Old 9th August 2013, 08:53   #1
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Default I'm Fazer(ed). My Yamaha Fazer & some modifications

Yamaha Fazer 153cc is a 2009 launched flagship model from Yamaha India, which has a global lineage to the FZ1. Billed as a touring motorcycle, which offers partly a naked and sporty looks, Fazer is a comfortable , affordable answer to a bike lover.
The limited edition was launched which a dual tone blue and white aint scheme, limted edition decal on petrol tank and white alloys.

What you will like about Fazer
- 153cc , 14 BHP , 4 Stroke Engine
- Sporty Touring bike appearance
- Semi Fairing
- Dual Headlamps
- Monoshocks
- Front Disc Brake
- Digital Speedo Console
- Upright Handle bar for comfortable riding position
- Widest Rear tyre in the 150cc (possibly) segment

What you may not like
- Price could be a deterent factor
- Low Mileage
- R15 being an alternative from being a sportier bike

Ownership Experiance
Being an aficianado of Yamaha Motorcycles and having in possession a RD 350, RX 100 , Pearl Yamaha and RXZ, I needed to add a Fazer into my collection, sheer for its riding comfort.

Positives of Riding a Fazer
- Superior throttle response
- Excellent Braking power
- Higher revving power
- Highly predictable acceleration
- Ergomincally designed rider seat for long distance

Negatives of Riding a Fazer
- Uncomfortable sweeping turns
- Chain noise after 10000kms (normal life is 15000kms)
- Not so good mileage

In the end owning a limited edition is a distinction and also since the colour scheme is dual tone and bright, it sure is a headturner.
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RX100.Gradually I added some classics like RD 350 ,RXZ, Pearl Yamaha
Some true classics there, however can you post some pics and details of Pearl Yamaha? Never heard of it, and even google couldn't help much.

Congrats... Even I love this blue and white limited edition they came up with.

However, would also like to add that the new generation Yamaha bikes are hardly collectible worthy. After a brilliant comeback with R15 and FZ, they have gone several steps back again with focus on the mass segment alone.

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However, would also like to add that the new generation Yamaha bikes are hardly collectible worthy. After a brilliant comeback with R15 and FZ, they have gone several steps back again with focus on the mass segment alone.
I also have been a fan of Yamaha for the brilliant bikes that they have made, especially RD. Pearl Yamaha was a very rare bike to be seen, and has looks similar to the RX afaik.

Fazer is a brilliant tourer bike, got stable handling and nice looking fat rear tires. But the only thing that lacks is the outright power which one might be needing on the long rides. Apart from that it is a great bike to have and really comfortable as far as the ergonomics goes.

I thought that Yamaha would cash on the success of R15 to make some good 250cc or 300cc sports bike which never happened.
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however can you post some pics and details of Pearl Yamaha? Never heard of it, and even google couldn't help much.
Yamaha 80 or Pearl Yamaha was a 80cc , 2- Stroke Motorcycle made in Japan in early 80s and was imported into India by ICRISAT (International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics) , an Franco-African research organisation in Hyderabad, mainly for enabling their scientists perform. research activities in the fields. Pearl Yamahas were study for these field rides. Some 80 Pearl Yamahas were imported by ICRISAT and were scarcely used and later autioned off. I was lukcy enough to get hold of one of them.
They were totally made in Japan, each and every part.
Some photos of my Pearl Yamaha in today's pristine condition.
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I have been an ardent aficianado of Yamaha Motorcycles since college days when i used to ride an RX100.Gradually I added some classics like RD 350 ,RXZ, Pearl Yamaha and later some new ones like Enticer.
Yet another Yamaha in my stable and a much awaited limited edition Fazer.
Congrats for the acquisition sir. But, from the pics it looks like the rear tire is from Pulsar 220 (120 mm profile). Put back the original 130 mm or 140 mm ones and it'd look super hot!

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Congrats for the acquisition sir. But, from the pics it looks like the rear tire is from Pulsar 220 (120 mm profile). Put back the original 130 mm or 140 mm ones and it'd look super hot!
Thanks. This doesn't end here.
Since the Fazer is a common on the streets, I decided to make some performence and cosmetic mods, once the bike reached my home town Hyderabad.
What did i do :
- Installed full fairing (Inspired out of the FZ 1 customised Fairing)
- Installed K & N Filter
- Installed HIDs and Angel Eyes
- Painted Rear View mirrors in white to match the body colour.
Voila, here is the new look of my Fazer !!!
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Thanks. This doesn't end here.
Since the Fazer is a common on the streets, I decided to make some performence and cosmetic mods, once the bike reached my home town Hyderabad.
What did i do :
- Installed full fairing (Inspired out of the FZ 1 customised Fairing)
- Installed K & N Filter
- Installed HIDs and Angel Eyes
- Painted Rear View mirrors in white to match the body colour.
Voila, here is the new look of my Fazer !!!
Nice, but if I may; I have a few suggestions:
1. Remove that K&N filter. It'll ruin your engine even if you up-jet the carb properly. It simply allows too much dust inside the engine.
2. Using HIDs without projectors isn't wise. It blinds the oncoming traffic. Please get a couple of projectors from Pulsar 220 and fit them. Trust me, it'll look awesome too.
3. Finally, get a Carbon Fiber Heat resistant sheet from eBay (costs <300 rupees for 4-6 feet or so) and paste it over the scratched exhaust shield.

P.P.S - The custom fairing "may" cause engine to run hotter. Its an air cooled engine after all and the fairing would not aid cooling.

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Nice, but if I may; I have a few suggestions:
1. Remove that K&N filter. It'll ruin your engine even if you up-jet the carb properly. It simply allows too much dust inside the engine.
2. Using HIDs without projectors isn't wise. It blinds the oncoming traffic. Please get a couple of projectors from Pulsar 220 and fit them. Trust me, it'll look awesome too.
3. Finally, get a Carbon Fiber Heat resistant sheet from eBay (costs <300 rupees for 4-6 feet or so) and paste it over the scratched exhaust shield.

P.P.S - The custom fairing "may" cause engine to run hotter. Its an air cooled engine after all and the fairing would not aid cooling.
I have used a K & N YA-1611 for my Fazer as it is a 2009 model and the fitment is perfect. I dont think there will be any issues with this K & N Filter.

Coming to HIDs, this was an experiment and soon I will get Projectors installed. Thats the plan atleast.

The fairing has been designed aptly for letting the air flow inside with a side vent with a mesh grill and it will not heat up the engine. Even the international Fazer has the same kind as below.
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@Divyasharan..Another example of a good fairing for FZ.
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I agree that the fairing you have opted for is a better designed fairing for air to flow.
But the pic which you have put for a better fairing. Dosent that motorcyle have a liquid cooled engine with a radiator?
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Dosent that motorcyle have a liquid cooled engine with a radiator?
It does have Liquid cooled engine with a radiator..because its a 1000cc spec !!!
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If I have to have a faired bike, why not buy an R15?
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If I have to have a faired bike, why not buy an R15?
I can't ride low handle bar bikes like R15 due to my spondilitis. Fazer is the best buy for me.
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I can't ride low handle bar bikes like R15 .
Fazer is extremely comfortable to ride and R 15 is for the untamed lot.

hillram, In case you could, please put up the pictures of how the K&N filter is installed. I tried to do a assemble the K&N in my fazer from Karol Bagh, Delhi, and I found out that not just the OEM air filter, but the OEM air filter mounting would also have to be modified manually, for which i did not concede.

To all fairness to the designers of Yamaha, adding a full fairing to an aircooled motor would'nt be advisable. The fairing would cause multiple ill-effects to your motor. Firstly, the air flow to the engine is bound to reduce and the temprature of air surrounding the engine would also increase because of the fairing which could in turn heat up your motor.

The only modification I did to my fazer was that I replaced the stock spark plug with an iridium spark plug. Both OEM spark plug and the iridium spark plug was NGK made.
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Fazer is extremely comfortable to ride and R 15 is for the untamed lot.

hillram, In case you could, please put up the pictures of how the K&N filter is installed. I tried to do a assemble the K&N in my fazer from Karol Bagh, Delhi, and I found out that not just the OEM air filter, but the OEM air filter mounting would also have to be modified manually, for which i did not concede.

To all fairness to the designers of Yamaha, adding a full fairing to an aircooled motor would'nt be advisable. The fairing would cause multiple ill-effects to your motor. Firstly, the air flow to the engine is bound to reduce and the temprature of air surrounding the engine would also increase because of the fairing which could in turn heat up your motor.

The only modification I did to my fazer was that I replaced the stock spark plug with an iridium spark plug. Both OEM spark plug and the iridium spark plug was NGK made.
Well what can i say about Karol Bagh stuff, except contempt
K & N filter depends on your Year of manufacture of your Fazer. Since mine was a 2009 model , I was able to fit a YA- 1611 , which fitted like a glove.

The Fairing I have installed has enough vents to let air flow into the engine section to cool it. I have done stright stretch 100km + rides and have had no , so called "ill effects" as you say !!!. This is a well tested fairing.
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