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Think that stray washer should be under the clip on the needles as it's designed to lift it up a bit not on top

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 19 January 2018, 04:47:42 PM »
Next job

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 19 January 2018, 04:45:54 PM »
Valves clearances all adjusted and rechecked, shims turned up yesterday.
Mostly in the midrange a couple at the top end as I can't measure the shims right sometimes.
Covers back on and top end water system all painted up and refitted.
Next job, dropped the exhaust off so I can clean up and paint the motor. Might have to get another water pipe o ring though as the lower pipe is fitted same as the top ones.
Feeling pretty pleased the exhaust nuts spun off ok, they are sitting in some harpic  now to clean up.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fuel economy
« on: 19 January 2018, 10:41:50 AM »
35-40 mpg fz1 19l tank, 50 mpg FZS1000 21 l tank.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 15 January 2018, 10:12:23 PM »
Cleaned up the water pipe splitter that sits under the frame, lot of corrosion around the open ends, spun this off with a wire wheel in the drill, got a couple of pinholes now. Used some steelseal to coat the ends up and build up the thin metal. Then a coat of satin black.

I'm still waiting for the shims to turn up so there's not much I can do. I've coated the new gaskets with sealant and stuck them onto one side of the covers, syphoned out the expansion tank, ordered some moly grease and coolant.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 13 January 2018, 09:38:24 PM »
A job well-jobbed as my dad would say. :)

I've removed and refitted my cam cover gasket many times.  Did yours tear when you removed it?

I too have reused cam cover gaskets on other bikes, the part I wanted to replace was the spark plug and water pump seals, I've has them leak before on a zx9r and pissed oil down the water drain hole, across my boots and tyres! Yamaha make these part of the cam cover gasket for some profit based reason.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 12 January 2018, 09:42:30 PM »
@ Mitch, thanks for the feedback, I struggled a little with the pipes at 1st until I realised you can get them out with water pump pliers just turning them and rocking a little. There will be some crap that comes out with them, you need to catch this or it will end up it he head.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 12 January 2018, 09:37:59 PM »
What size blanking cap do you need? I have a couple of blanking caps that might fit, if you pm me your address I will post them to you for free.
Thanks mate ill do that

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 12 January 2018, 02:27:39 PM »
Blimey reading this post makes me think I should be doing mine ..she's up to 27k now... :eek  I feel the urge  :evil

Once you start its not so bad, I have a car and another bike which makes it easier.
Its pretty daunting if you've not done anything similar before, but well within the home mechanics ability.
Sportsbikes are a lot easier - tank off, airbox off, cam cover, bang - your there.

My valves were almost all just in spec so at 27k you might be ok, but look at the state of the water pipes, etc, its time on the road that matters and winter/wet riding.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 12 January 2018, 08:42:41 AM »
@tommyyardin, Thanks for asking.
Of course I Used red rubber grease, but thanks for showing some interest in my post.
The o rings themselves appear to be some special compound being a darkish red colour, perhaps viton? This must be for high temperature operation as normal epdm rubber would have cracked and the old ones came out in one piece, so they were well worth the £2 each I think.
I'm always wary of putting grease on gaskets as it can cause them to 'spread', mind youI can't see that happening with a hard paper type seal, I will [size=78%]try that with he oil pump cover and cam chain adjuster ones.[/size]

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: replacement exhaust choice for a newby
« on: 11 January 2018, 09:00:55 PM »
My FZ1N came with a Leo Vinci can, I did wonder if the exup was needed like the gen 1, good to know it's just for noise.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 11 January 2018, 08:47:38 PM »
Cam cover gasket and water pipe o rings arrived today, good old Fowlers.
While I'm waiting for the shims to arrive, I've pulled the water pipes and cleaned them up. The old o rings were shot, hardened and locked in with corrosion so all that got scraped out of the head and cleaned up. Pipes wire brushed and got a lick of silver hammerite.
NEw o rings greased up and slipped over the pipes and refitted with new stainless bolts. Pipes were quite corroded at the top, hope they don't leak.  Although you can pull these pipes out without removing the cam cover now I see how it all goes together.
Old cam cover gasket removed, there's a  world of difference with a 15 year old seal compared to a new one.
Tried to remove the flaking paint from the cam cover with nitro ours but it's not very effective, so I did my best with scraper and scotch pad then wet n dry. Blew it over with simonize engine enamel.

Tidied up the radiator mounts as my bike was a write off it has a non standard rad, so the fan was only held on with one bolt and a tiny fixing under another. Fabbed up some adaptor plates and now have 3 mounts.

Took off the coils and cleaned up the earth mounts, quite a bit of rust going on there.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 10 January 2018, 08:14:22 PM »
Managed to swop some around on paper anyway , so I've ordered the rest plus a couple of spares.

I struggled getting the feeler gauges in as I had to combine 2 thin ones for example 0.11mm, needs a 0.05 and 0.06mm. They don't have as much rigidity as a single blade.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 10 January 2018, 06:44:58 PM »
Cams out and shims measured one by one. All factory shims I recon, never been done before.
Now I need another gasket for the cam chain tensioner! Why not an O ring ffs.

Much easier on sportsbikes, this has so far been more awkward.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 10 January 2018, 04:07:14 PM »
Checking these clearances, I think I need 11 to bring the tight ones up a bit.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 10 January 2018, 02:53:33 PM »

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Winter maintenance time
« on: 10 January 2018, 02:52:26 PM »
Got the cam over off and greeted by the horrors around the bottom of the water pipes, grit and mess. Managed to pick out as much crap as I could before leaving it to dry, see if I can vacuum out the rest. I've bought some new o rings for the seals on them, does anyone take these out for cleaning, painting , etc?

Also had to shell out for a new cam over gasket as Yamaha make the spark plug seals one piece with the cover, that's a rip off.

Just started the valve clearance check, done no 1 cylinder, will post up readings for comment later.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Winter maintenance time
« on: 09 January 2018, 05:50:01 PM »
Decided it starts today , list of jobs: remove AIS, check valve clearances, remove carbs and airbox, remove exhaust and paint engine, replace carb to head rubbers, balance carbs.

So far I've followed the guides on pats page, dropped the coolant - it was just rusty water no antifreeze, removed the AIS and tapped the exhaust ports. That was a pig of a job with such restricted space, I feared my tap was going to snap but I managed it in the end and cut down some M8 cap screws to 10mm to go in.

Front of the engine is filthy so I'm soaking the exhaust nuts overnight as they will have to come off for access.

Does anyone have a blanking cap for the airbox I could buy?

For Sale & Wanted / Re: fzs 600 front pads
« on: 08 January 2018, 09:28:36 AM »
EBC  two sets one for each caliper....

25 posted

What's the part number, are they new?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Helicoil
« on: 03 January 2018, 04:47:22 PM »
It will probably be an M8x1.25, I'd be inclined to replace it with a stainless stud and brass nut to prevent this from happening again.
Kit required can be found here on eBay

Isnt there a danger of a galvanic reaction here, the parts are likely to get wet?
that's what I wonder. There is a feature in this months practical sportsbike a where they are drilling out a ss stud from a bandit engine, it's siezed and snapped.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted fzs1000 seat /cover
« on: 03 January 2018, 04:40:06 PM »
I have a complete seat, it's not perfect but might be better than yours. You could buy mine and send yours off for recovering? Don't want a lot for it but postage might be a bit. Let me know if your interested.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZ1 Panniers and mounts - ebay
« on: 23 November 2017, 09:46:13 PM »
says they sold  for £3 on ebay!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Spotlight fitting to the fazer 1000
« on: 20 November 2017, 08:50:36 PM »
There's nowhere for them to go, unless you buy crash bars as well.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Airbox removal
« on: 20 November 2017, 08:44:51 PM »
Needs to get mine out as some muppets it the back off

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: gen1 fuel filter(s)
« on: 18 November 2017, 08:49:40 PM »
You'll have to check the wiring diagram

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