From our 2010 Christmas edition of CMM, check out Stephen’s Yamaha FZR! Want to see your pride and joy in our magazine, on our website and on our social media pages? Then fill in the form here>>
This 1991 Yamaha FZR1000 was completed after a complete stripdown and was finished in 2007 by CMM reader Stephen Richards.
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“Most parts were powder coated and the body panels re-sprayed. Most of the nuts and bolts were changed for stainless and everything else was zinc coated. Fork seals, all bearings, brakes, chain and sprockets were replaced. As you can see, I went for a gold and black theme, which I think suits the bike,” says Stephen.
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“Unfortunately after taking the Yamaha on several long journeys I wasn’t enjoying the feel of the bike as the seating and reach were aggravating my lower back, but that’s probably my age,” Stephen explains.
As a result the FZR was sold and Stephen then bought a Honda VFR750 for the more upright riding position. This has also gone through a complete rebuild and will shortly be going for its MoT.
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