Date: 18-07-19  Time: 20:11 PM

Author Topic: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S  (Read 1311 times)

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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #50 on: 05 July 2019, 10:47:46 AM »

but it seems the generator seizing is a common fault (WTF there was never a recall for this I dont know)


If it's not considered to be a safety issue then the manufacturer probably has to weigh up the cost of replacement/rectification against the potential damage to their reputation if they don't issue a recall.

There was a similar issue with the FZS 600. A number of the OE front sprocket nuts loosened and came off in use. Upon measurement some of the output shafts were found to be slightly undersized.
The rectification was a new nut with a couple of extra threads and I think the recommendation that thread-locking compound be applied.
There was no official recall. Output shaft replacement is a long, costly job.
The 600 I think was a service note extra which was to be done when the bike was serviced with a wider nut from the oem 9mm to a 12mm + an extra 20Nm and threadlock. I am not sure if a member on here actually had a shaft replaced because the nut coming undone had stripped the shaft thread. 
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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #51 on: 05 July 2019, 11:18:36 AM »
Yamaha were doing replacement shafts and nuts foc. (FZS600)
had mine done by the local stealer in Cambridge, took them about 16 weeks :eek as I remember, although it was supposed to take about 4hrs according to Yamaha.No wonder they shut down!

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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #52 on: 05 July 2019, 11:30:45 AM »

I bet that was Allins, Histon Road?.


Remember any of these Cambridge dealers? (all gone now)...


Andy Lee, Mill road.
Freddie Mayes, Mill road.
Hallens, Hawthorn way.
Graham Jenkins, Cromwell road.
Drakes, Hills road.
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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #53 on: 05 July 2019, 12:00:36 PM »
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I am not sure if a member on here actually had a shaft replaced because the nut coming undone had stripped the shaft thread. 

 Mine went in 2003.  It was the first I had heard of the issue.  Yamaha had not yet accepted it was an issue.  I tried to clean the threads, put a new chain and sprocket set on, tightened the nut but it wouldn’t hold on the damaged threads.  I needed a new output shaft, which frankly would cost a small fortune.  And stripping gear boxes is not my thing - I don't think a DIY attempt at that would have had a happy ending :eek


So I torqued the nut up as far as it would go.  Got the arc welder out and spot welded it in place.  Rode about for another 6mnths or so, and then traded it in for the thou.  Happy days :)
 

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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #54 on: 05 July 2019, 03:02:42 PM »
Streetbudgie - have you considered stripping your bike down and selling for Parts?
With the money you make from doing this, you could have a substantial sum, to put towards another bike?
The sentimental value does decrease, once you start shifting parts and seeing the cash in your bank account (I've been there myself). :)

Could even sell the bike as it is, complete, yet with an engine that requires attention or replacement (if you don't have the time/space to strip it yourself).

That is, if the prospect of sourcing and fitting a new engine is out of the question for whatever reason(s).

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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #55 on: 05 July 2019, 03:58:25 PM »
I have told the garage who have my bike to go ahead and order the flywheel and generator and fit them.I had the road test on the MT10 today and hated it, so I'd rather get my Fazer fixed for £1k than spend £15k on a bike I don't like.

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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #56 on: 16 July 2019, 08:54:07 PM »
So I torqued the nut up as far as it would go.  Got the arc welder out and spot welded it in place.  Rode about for another 6mnths or so, and then traded it in for the thou. 
Note to self, dont buy a bike off VNA...

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Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« Reply #57 on: 16 July 2019, 08:54:58 PM »
I had the road test on the MT10 today and hated it
what did you dislike about the M10..