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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 November 2017, 11:36:56 PM »
Organic is the recommended option for the 600 and will be fine, some riders prefer the HH type, but these are more suitable for heavier bikes like the FZS1000. The HH will lock the rear quicker then the organice ones under the same applied pressure.

In the end it is a personal choice.

The oem Fzs600 caliper and the Fzs1000 caliper have the same piston size and the only advantage of the Fzs1000 caliper other than aesthetics is that it is far less prone to seizing as the water and/or salt laden water will drain out better since there are no holes in the bottom to clog up like there is in the 600 caliper.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 November 2017, 11:27:14 PM »

Eerrrr! You don't want to phone a friend then.
Or time to consider?

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 November 2017, 09:01:36 PM »

« on: 17 November 2017, 07:18:03 PM »
As above but best thing is to check all the connectors, it is most likely the side stand switch circuit. Check the connector on the starter cut out relay for corrosion and if that is ok check the side stand connector

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: gen1 fuel filter(s)
« on: 16 November 2017, 09:32:36 PM »
Remove it it is not suitable for a pump system as it is too restrictive, there is a already second filter  in the T section between the carbs before fuel enters the float bowls and the one before the pump is sufficient. Make sure you get a good quality or OEM  filter as it is protecting the pump and the carbs from crap

« on: 16 November 2017, 09:26:47 PM »
The Thundercat is also known as the YZF600F in the states and they have a website or you could try

A friend used to have a 99 model, he absolutely trashed by him and never left him down. I was absolutely amazed it lasted from the way he rode it, granted he did service it regularly, eventually the down pipes gave up the ghost and then he sold it. The new owner put stainless pipes on it and last time I saw it on a bike run about two years ago and was still going strong

The turning circle would not be as good as the 600 Fazer and the fork adjusters seize up at the first sign of salt, but that is an issue on many bikes.
Engine generally has similar faults as the Fazer 600 as the bottom end is virtual identical.
The front calipers will need a bit more maintenance than the Fazer but Fazer ones will fit, the downpipes rust quicker than the fazer ones and is a good buying point if they have not been replaced. The fact they are covered by the fairing many forget them until they start blowing.
Standard Lights are better than the Fazer Boxeye but not as good as the foxeye but an upgrade to nightbreakers will improve them
Corrosion is probably its biggest problem.

It is a cracking machine for its age and plenty of spares around for them and very comfortable on long journeys

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 16 November 2017, 09:31:36 AM »
How true Robbo, we are blue in the face from saying it for years now  :lol :lol

Bet your sorry you asked the first question :lol :lol :lol

Most likely the throttle cables are adjusted incorrectly

Check the adjuster at the handlebar side is backed off fully and if it is loosen the cables at the carburettor end

FZS600 Fazer / Re: piston rings for Fazer 600
« on: 13 November 2017, 09:31:37 PM »
easiest way  is to place the ring in the barrel and measure the gap you do this in two places one about a inch down from the top of the bore and second about an inch up from the bottom that way you can tell ring wear and bore wear
Repeat the above process with new rings to determine if the bore requires replating as they are nikasil plated bores, don't forget to check the ring side clearance, with the old and new rings.

Remove the lever and grease the point where the lever pushes the master cylinder piston with something like red rubber grease, this is a common problem and often misdiagnosed as a master cylinder issue.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« on: 10 November 2017, 07:34:31 PM »

The engine takes a little longer than a minute even in warm weather to heat up enough to ride cleanly at low revs, more like 5 minutes

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Exup, some strange black magic?
« on: 10 November 2017, 07:31:04 PM »
Switch the engine off with the kill switch and it will move back to the set position.

This is probably the best way to check it when adjusting.
Engine off with kill switch adjust cables to set alignment
Start engine
let it idle for a few seconds
Switch engine off with kill switch
Check the alignment

Repeat above if necessary

If adjustment takes a while, disconnect the headlight bulbs on the American imports or post 03 model, (stops the headlight draining the battery).


For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale: Gen 1 1000 rear brake caliper
« on: 10 November 2017, 07:24:50 PM »
Jaysus Tommy must we do everything for you. :wall :eek :rolleyes :lol
Click on  Northwesterns name above his picture (Avatar) on the left side 
In the new window you will see Send PM on the left under his picture (Avatar) on the left side 

Click Send PM

Write what you need in the box and click send, there you are sorted  :lol :thumbup

For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale: Gen 1 1000 rear brake caliper
« on: 09 November 2017, 11:09:24 PM »
It just needs a little bit of filing of the hanger to fit, 2 washer to centre it   :thumbup

Looks like experience will have to bow to your superior knowledge  :eek :rolleyes

On most gauges it is easy enough to do, remove/unscrew the glass, remove the needles and and replace them all to the same position

And the worst old codger of all is Tommy, the miserable git is so tight he wears the wifes clothes  :rolleyes because he won't buy his own  :lol

There are 3 adjuster screws, one between 1 & 2 ( left as you are sitting on the bike) second one between 2 & 3 and the third one between 3 &4.

You need to balance 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 first, then balance the pairs with the centre screw.

From your video 1 & 2 are fine, adjust the Screw between the 3 & 4 which are out of balance. Then adjust the centre one between 2 & 3 to balance both sets.

They do not need to be absolutely perfect just as close as you can get them.

When finished adjust the idle speed to about 1200 and then the TPS  :thumbup

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 05 November 2017, 10:41:49 AM »
 :lol :lol :lol

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 03 November 2017, 09:53:40 AM »
Worse when they smell like that when they are working in a food store or restaurant  :thumbdown

General / Re: Ophelia
« on: 01 November 2017, 09:13:39 PM »
It's an ill wind :lol
Good for him, it will be a good Christmas then  :)

Check out this Suzuki part number 13683-01DB0 from the Bandit 1200, although common enough across many of the carburettored Suzukis
I just checked and Fowlers have them in stock, they look very like what you need.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Replacing HT Leads and Plug Caps/Boots
« on: 01 November 2017, 06:45:47 PM »
Did you try rerouting them? Many I have seen are twisted all over the place, making them appear shorter than they are

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 01 November 2017, 06:43:28 PM »
Just like lectures and training instructors reading what they put on the Overhead Projector. FFS I can read it myself. Just explain/expand  whats written on it


General / Re: Tyre question
« on: 29 October 2017, 06:45:35 PM »
Oooooooooooooooohhh a tyre thread  :wall

PR3 all the way

What are you comparing them to?

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