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For Sale & Wanted / Wanted - Gen 1 Fazer 1000 handlebars
« on: 16 June 2018, 10:21:00 AM »
would anyone on here have a set of original, undamaged, Fazer 1000 handlebars, lying in a shed, or garage somewhere that I could buy/have  :) ......pleeeaasse

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This year see's the 10th anniversary of my father's passing away, after living with (rather than "dying from") terminal cancer and being cared for by the fantastic Macmillan Cancer Nurses. Since then, my wife has also lost her father to cancer and we have seen many people that we know across the range of our contacts and lives, being impacted by the loss of someone close, to cancer.[/size]More recently, both of our mother's have been suffering with Dementia/Alzheimer's, such that they both need 24 hr care and since experiencing this ourselves, we have become acutely aware of the growing scale of this problem. The Alzheimer's Society provide support and research in the care and treatment of those who suffer and they need our help !Since 2008, Liz and I have organised a fully supported, annual 150 mile Cycle Challenge Ride, engaging over 250 riders to take part (and complete) and have so far raised well over £25,000 for these fantastic charities. As this year is the final time that we will be running this event, I thought I'd make a final plea to our fellow Fazer lovers, for your continued help and assistance in raising as much as we can to help, by simply making a donation in support of our efforts, however small or large (anything is greatly appreciated) - using the Just Giving sponsorship links below.So - many thanks for your previous, and current help and please Ride Safe and Live Long.Just Giving Link to sponsor our group and raise funds for the Alzheimer's Societyhttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraisi...nd-liz-welburnJust Giving Link to sponsor our group and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Supporthttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraisi...burn-macmillan

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 21 May 2018, 09:45:07 PM »
My wife and I just passed the 150 mile mark for the week on our mountain bikes 😀. Good weather makes cycling a decent alternative to riding the Fazers !!
No, sorry, just don’t get that!  :lol


I'll bet you're not alone 😂😂😂.


But, it's good for keeping "fit" for Fazer riding.


We do a lot of cycling to raise sponsorship for charities and if we didn't cycle regularly when we get the chance, we wouldn't be able to complete the charity rides and still be in a condition to ride the Fazer's afterwards 😀.


Besides which, if I didn't cycle, with the amount I eat, I'd be a fat b'stard in no time and I'm too cheap to buy new leathers.

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 19 May 2018, 07:44:50 PM »
My wife and I just passed the 150 mile mark for the week on our mountain bikes 😀. Good weather makes cycling a decent alternative to riding the Fazers !!




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General / Re: Powerbronze Double Bubble on Box Eye FZS600
« on: 19 May 2018, 07:40:42 PM »
I put a double-bubbles screen on our Fox-Eye 600 and it made a big difference, reducing wind noise and buffeting  at anything +60mph by quite a bit.


It just makes cruising on the motorways and dual carriageways much more pleasant 😀

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General / Re: Powerbronze Double Bubble on Box Eye FZS600
« on: 19 May 2018, 07:37:14 PM »
I've heard some on here say down gearing is good, but for reducing buffeting by the wind ???????? How ?????














Oh wait, I get it, the higher revs at any given road speed makes you think you're going faster than you are, so you slow down, hence less buffeting......brilliant 😂😂😂😂😂...👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fazer 1000 fairing
« on: 11 May 2018, 09:21:52 PM »
But.....but.......nooooooo.......I said Skidmarx too......... 😥, don't include me with the rest of the losers who got it wrong.....pleeeeeaase 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂.


They do look fiddly to fit though 😀.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What would you replace your FZS600 with?
« on: 11 May 2018, 09:13:16 PM »
Or............ a Honda CBR 650 F............. 90bhp & 55+mpg........cheap, reliable, bit of style, great for longer distance comfort........ I could see one of those being a proper FZS replacement being close to the idea of the Fazer 600.


But, having also ridden my wife's FZS 1000 a lot, that's what I'd go for - the same as the 600, just more of everything.

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General / Re: Question for MT10 owners.
« on: 08 May 2018, 09:25:48 PM »
This is a bastard thread as I am so tempted. Test road one at easter on the Yamaha ride day, that made it even worse. Waiting for the prices to come down, so another couple of years.
What mpg are you getting as this seems to be the only Achilles heel that I can find?













mr nick ....if your worried about MPG you shouldn't be looking at 1 litre bikes......iam a lucky foccer , I have a 6 and a mighty thou , I know if I take it easy on the 6 I can get 60 mpg , I haven't a clue what the thou does , but on a full days ride it has been known for me to fill up 3 times.......I do get in at the end of the day grinning from ear to ear though    :thumbup



Im beginning to realise this, my mate has a 05 r1, and he wasn't fazed by the mpg. Just its a massive shock from the 600. At least my knees and back would get a regular break, although it was very comfortable unlike the mt09 which I found very uncomfortable.















hi nick , both bikes are good as we all know , the 6 is a great allrounder and IMO very hard to beat , both bikes have thier advantages the two that stand out in my view are.....600 MPG......1000 comfort......happy to ride all day on the thou but the 6 i need a rest before the tanks dry.........go on spoil yourself....have both    :thumbup



Lol its called garage space, money and wife! Although I could twist it and say the 600 is ideal as a first bike for her as and when she comes to ride.



It doesn't work Mr Nick you'll end up like me.......the wife rides the Fazer 1000 and I get the 600 (at least until our son gets home from Uni and wants his bike back).





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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 April 2018, 09:38:36 PM »
Liz and I took the Fazer's out to Belvoir Castle for a run in the sun. Great weather, great roads, GREAT bikes.



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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 18 April 2018, 07:10:10 PM »
Took the 600 for its MOT - passed, no advisories, absolutely spot-on.

Dudeofrude - what brand of discs did you go for ?

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General / Re: Lubed up.
« on: 18 April 2018, 07:07:24 PM »
I've bought 3 of each (cleaner, lube and chain wax). Very handy size to carry around on the bike under the seat.  :)

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General / Re: fazer under attack !!!!!!!
« on: 18 April 2018, 07:05:13 PM »
In our old house, we got an infestation of mice and after catching about 30 in traps over 3 nights, I bought a 3 pack of the plug-in Sonic Rodent Repeller units that are supposed to drive them away.

After the first night of having them plugged in, no mice in the traps, same again after 2nd night. During the 3rd day, our neighbour told us of her sudden infestation - I got some of the Sonic Repellers for her and within 24hrs, her infestation had gone.

In the last 10 years, I've used these repellers in my garage and house and have not seen another mouse.

Same story with my mother in law's house - she had families of mice in her basement/cellar at the end of last year - "Pest Control" specialists spent 3 months taking her money, taking out dozens of mice in traps and putting down poison. But every morning, at least one trap had been triggered.

24hrs after putting 3 Sonic Repeller units in the basement/cellar on New Years Eve and a couple in the kitchen & living room (just in case they moved upstairs) - all of the traps were empty the next day and have been empty every day since.

I've been converted - I'd definitely give them a try (it's worth £15-£20 to find out IMO (B & Q have a few different types/brands).

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 18 April 2018, 06:47:54 PM »
Took her for MOT (2003 Foxeye) - passed, flying colours, no advisories. going to get across to Wales fir a ride out some twiatoes over the next day or two to take advantage of the nice weather (with Liz on her Fazer 1000)

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fairing for 2003 fazer
« on: 18 April 2018, 06:36:42 PM »
Oh my giddy aunt.........winkers !!!!!!
Those in Honda responsible for this are a complete bunch of Winkers........they're "indicators"...... and at my age, I can't deal with too many "Winkers" !!

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: hard or soft luggage
« on: 14 April 2018, 12:46:12 AM »
i've always used a top box, with either soft or hard panniers - both have worked well for us, although personally I prefer the old Krauser K2 hard panniers to anything else. I've had 2 sets for almost 30 years and they've been faultless in use, although on our Fazer 1000 Liz has always used Oxford soft panniers (she has no issues with them whatsoever.

Although the Krausers have never leaked, we still pack things in plastic bags before we put them in the panniers, just like we do with soft panniers. Photo below shows Fazer with Oxfords and Givi Box and FJ1200 with full Krauser K2 set.


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fazer 1000 fairing
« on: 11 April 2018, 12:20:26 AM »
Looks very much like the lower section and radiator 1/4 panels that Skidmarx sell for the Gen 1 Fazer 1000 - I looked at them, but prefer the TCP version.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bigger front sprocket
« on: 07 April 2018, 02:21:14 PM »
Rather than gong up 2 teeth on the front, I usually go 1 tooth up on the front and 2 teeth down on the back - pretty much the same overall ratio change, but it also means the standard chain length is perfect.


I'm not a fan of adding just a couple of links - no reason other than my own mental issues of 2 home done links in the one chain


yep the correct way is to do that that, i think the idea here is a quick switch (15 mins to switch and adjust for front sprocket)
im not doing a full maths spreadsheet on this (i said that last time lol)
i have a feeling not everyone here has a paddock stand to do full switches so its just easier
and also its £5 for a front sprocket and much more for a rear so quick switch is worthy of a trial run
-- if we dont test run it we dont know ----
Whilst you are on the maths there is also another factor in that certain combo's of teath will create a situation where the same link will hit the same tooth over and over again. It was discussed on here a while back - have a search.


I can see the logic, but in over 40 years of making this change on all of my in-line 4's, I've never had a sprocket or chain wear/fail early. In fact, I've generally changed my chains and sprockets due to my "impression" of mileage & timescale, rather than anything actually being worn-out (prevention being the best way to avoid problems).


Having said that, my FJ 1200's have both run well over 20k mikes on each chain and sprocket set, as did my Aprilia RSV. I changed the Fazer 1000 originals at 17k miles just because I wanted to alter the gearing, not because they were worn out.


Maybe I'm just lucky !

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General / Re: INSURANCE......BEAT THIS?
« on: 06 April 2018, 11:35:45 PM »
Protected no claims is a joke. I have 15 years NCB on my car with NCB protection. A week before renewal date, my wife has a small bump in the car and the other party, quite rightly, claims.

When I discuss the renewal, the insurance goes up by £200 because of the claim - I ask how, because I've been paying for 15 years to "protect" my no claims bonus.

Simple, they say, we're increasing your headline premium because of the accident, but you still have the same no claims discount. So, from my reckoning, the accident maybe cost £1000 to repair, of which I paid £450 (my excess). The insurance company then tripled my insurance premium for the next year, but then reduced it by    my "maximum" no claims bonus - it's a total swizz. Insurance is no longer based on risk, it's based on the insurers recovering every penny from you when you have an accident, but giving you nothing back when you don't- effectively, it's not really insurance, they're just loaning the money for the claim.

Insurance was once a risk-reward "gamble" (both sides win some and lose some) but now that insurers aren't allowed by their parent companies to ever lose any money (and they must provide bigger profits every year to satisfy their investors), they've just become giant cash cows for big business investors and as long as insurance is a legal requirement for driving/riding, without any Statutory Auditing to ensure the punters are not being ripped off, then we are just going to get screwed harder and harder every year.

We're all doomed.......to insurance poverty !

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain cleaning with isopropyl alcohol?
« on: 06 April 2018, 11:04:03 PM »
I'd be wary of using Isopropyl Alcohol on an O Ring chain - its very good at dissolving oils and greases, but also natural resins and it might affect the O Rings themselves, which could mean it might get past the O Rngs and dissolve the lubricant inside the chain elements.


We've used IA at work for many years fir cleaning work surfaces and simple tools, but we've always kept it away from rubber seals on machinery.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bigger front sprocket
« on: 06 April 2018, 10:51:03 PM »
Rather than gong up 2 teeth on the front, I usually go 1 tooth up on the front and 2 teeth down on the back - pretty much the same overall ratio change, but it also means the standard chain length is perfect.


I'm not a fan of adding just a couple of links - no reason other than my own mental issues of 2 home done links in the one chain

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Fzs 1000 foxeye 2004 parts
« on: 01 April 2018, 10:54:27 PM »
Wish I'd known the screen was a double-bubble, I would have snapped your hand off for that 😀.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Meta m375t
« on: 31 March 2018, 01:56:19 AM »
The Meta m357t on my Aprilia RSV has been on since new in 2003 and has worked (and is still working) perfectly. There's no way I'd ditch it on the basis that it "might" break down - when it does, I'll get it removed, but until then, I'm gonna keep using it and keep protecting my investment. That's is why I bought it after all.

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General / Re: MOTORWAY MADNESS
« on: 14 March 2018, 06:25:56 PM »
I don't know any cars that have fog lights that don't revert to the off position/setting when the ignition is turned off.

I've had British, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, French and German cars in the last 10 years and every one had fog lights that switched back to off when the ignition is turned off.

People who drive with then ON these days, have turned them on - it's not been done by accident, it's been done by someone who doesn't know what they're doing and who shouldn't be driving (these are the same people, usually, who sit in the 3rd lane on the 4 lane sections of the M1 at 68mph, when there is no be ahead of them in lanes 1 or 2 - and they're oblivious to the gridlock they're causing behind them).

Rant over  :)

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Won't be able to make it as it clashes with a 3 Day Charity Cycle Challenge we do every year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Unfortunately, even though they seem logical (as it gives riders an extra day for the "event", Bank Holiday weekends seem to be the worst times to have bike-centred do's because there's always something else going on, especially for families.

Best of lock though, hopefully you can get enough to make it worthwhile.

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