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General / Re-covering security chain
« on: 09 October 2018, 10:01:59 AM »
As per title I'm looking at 'resleeving' my squire chain. Ive found a few material sleeves from Opus but nothing long enough 🤔
Cant seem to find any other material ones so I'm trying to find out where I could pick up some of the plastic sleeving? The blue stuff that cheaper chains come with, does anyone have any idea what it's called or where to get it?

General / Little too much oil?
« on: 04 September 2018, 10:52:06 AM »
Just done another oil and filter change, I had a 4 litre bottle of oil but only managed to put about 2.7 litres in the first time round. Started her up for a few mins then let it settle and the oil was barely at the glass when level. So topped up with a bit more to make it half wayn took her out for a spin for 20 mins then came back and put her away.

This morning I've just been to check the level and its now pretty much touching the top of the glass when cold, I know it's a little fuller than normal but is that enough to be a problem or shall I drain a few ml?

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Willingham woods
« on: 08 August 2018, 02:17:06 PM »
Any foccers ever attend the Wednesday night bike meets at the woods?
I occasionally go, will be there tonight for a bit

General / Probably a silly question.....
« on: 05 August 2018, 11:33:45 AM »
Is it alright to mix fully synth and semi synth oils?

Both are Castrol Power 1, one is the racing and the other is standard.

I only ask as my local auto store has got an offer on the semi where you get 5 litres for the price of 4 and I already have 1 litre of fully synth in the garage, (as well as an engine fully of it)
Just thinking I can use the remaining 1 litre of fully synth mixed with 2 litres of semi and I'll still have 3 litres of it left for the next oil change?

For Sale & Wanted / Fz1 G&G Exhaust for sale
« on: 25 July 2018, 04:51:09 PM »
Heres a link to my ebay listing

If anyone here is interested then let me know

General / Starter relay
« on: 15 July 2018, 07:26:01 PM »
I think my starter relay is on its way out on my Gen2. Been getting some starting issues,
This is not me in the video but it's the exact thing that's happening to mine....

Anyway my question is are all relays created equal? As the price of them seems to vary wildly. From £8.50 - £65??

I have found this one

Which seems to be from a proper company but at £17 it's about £8 cheaper than most of the used ones on fleaBay? And a lot cheaper than the £65+vat I was quoted from my local yammy stealership

So it is a case of buy cheap buy twice or are they all pretty much the same thing?

General / Anodizing wheels?
« on: 23 June 2018, 09:16:57 PM »
Anyone have a clue if the standard gen2 1000 wheels are alloy or steel? And is it possible to anodized them?
I'm wanting them to be the same gold as the forks and the price of buying new gold ones is just a joke so looking at other options?

For Sale & Wanted / Fz1n Givi Flyscreen
« on: 19 June 2018, 06:46:07 PM »
Only recently bought it but decided im not a fan of the way it makes my bike look.
Has a few very minor scratches (hardly noticable unless you really look for them) but other than that it's perfect. Comes with full fitting kit.

£35 Delivered

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED Fz1 Gen2 Passenger seat
« on: 07 June 2018, 09:13:27 PM »
Anyone got a rear seat they are wanting rid of? I only have a cowl and my daughter wants to start coming for a ride every now and again. Not wanting it on the bike permanently so condition isn't important

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED Fz1 Gen2 Aftermarket exhaust
« on: 03 June 2018, 07:59:09 PM »
Fancying a change on mine so if anyone is selling up or has a spare one knocking about then let me know as I might be interested.....

Looking for something either black or carbon maybe even a dual pipe or something interesting


General / Hilltop motorcycles
« on: 31 May 2018, 12:58:11 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has used them before?

I'm looking to get my ecu flashed so I can get rid of this pc3 and also to smooth out the throttle etc etc
I've been looking around the web (and I've asked here in the past) and they are the name that keeps popping up. It's a 3 hour ride from me and gonna cost £360 so I just want to make sure they are the best people for the job haha

And if not are there any other recommendations?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Gen 2 radiator side cover bolt size?
« on: 07 May 2018, 09:07:03 PM »
As per title, looking to replace all 4 bolts in the radiator side covers ( number 46 on this fowlers diagram) min are currently all different 🤔
Anyone know the size and length?

I may sound stupid here but I have no idea how to work it out using the current bolt??

General / Disc bedding procedure
« on: 19 April 2018, 07:24:40 PM »
For this of you who have bought new discs or had a brand new motorbike..... what is the typical bedding in process??
I've never had either before and as such was just planning on riding as normal for a few weeks before being heavy on the brakes, but reading online there seems to be various different methods ranging from jamming them on at speed, slowly braking from increasing speeds and riding for X amount of yard with the brakes slightly on?
Anyone have any advice on a good way to bed them in correctly?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Anyone with modded flies?
« on: 24 March 2018, 03:24:46 PM »
Does anyone here have a gen 2 with removed or modded secondary flies?
I'm just Interested to know if it made a noticable difference?
Same with velocity stacks.

Suns coming out and I'm getting back in the mood for some more mods haha

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fz1n disc bolt size?
« on: 15 March 2018, 06:52:03 PM »
Anyone know the size, pitch etc of gen 2 front and rear brake disc bolts? I need to reaplce them all with stainless and dont see the need to pay stupid money for 'motorbike' ones when any high tensile stainless bolt will do the same job.

General / Cheap security from Screwfix
« on: 15 March 2018, 02:47:56 PM »
Screw fix are having a sale on some of their security stuff.
I've just picked up 2 ground anchors and 2 chains for £17!
I know they aren't anything special (I already have a decent chains and disc locks) but with summer aiming it it can't hurt to have a bit of extra security for the bike, even if it's a visual deterrent. At these prices is rude not too

Might be good for some of you 👍

General / Powder coating rearsets
« on: 02 January 2018, 09:02:55 AM »
I'm slowly getting my bike to exactly how I want it but them damn silver coloured rearsets do me in but it's only an aesthetic thing so I'm not gonna shell out hundreds for aftermarket ones.  Anyway I've bought some of the carbon fibre inserts for the heel plates and now I'm looking at powdercoating the rest of it in satin black. Has anyone else done this? I'm trying to work out if it will wear off rapidly in the areas that my boots make contact?

General / £1 brake pads
« on: 29 December 2017, 12:10:26 AM »
Just wondered upon this on getgeared. Not any Fazer ones left from what I can see but still might be useful to some of your other bikes 👍

General / Site problems?
« on: 11 November 2017, 03:03:39 PM »
Is anyone else having issues? Seems to be on the go slow and occasionally getting '508 resource limit reached' error screen?

General / Site problems?
« on: 11 November 2017, 03:03:03 PM »
Is anyone else having issues? Seems to be on the go slow and occasionally getting '508 resource limit reached' error screen?

General / Front discs
« on: 08 November 2017, 02:17:12 PM »
I'm after a new set of front discs for my Fz1. Just wondering if there's anything worth looking at besides EBC or Armstrong? No Chinese shite.
Are there any British made companies producing them still?
There are some Viper ones knocking about but I can't find any info on them other than the fact they were sold by demontweeks (which usually means they're cheap crap)
Don't mind getting the ebc ones but I do sometimes feel I'm just paying for the brand name with that company

General / Acf50
« on: 10 October 2017, 07:58:17 AM »
So having learnt my lesson last winter I've decided to try and protect the fz1 this year and bought a can of the good stuff.
My question now is what do I actually do with it? haha its supposed to stop corrosion but I'm not sure what to spray it on? Surely the exhaust will just burn it off so no point being on there, the suspension linkage will get a good dose as that's where I found a lot or rust after last winter but other than im stumped?

General / Traffic Monitoring
« on: 13 September 2017, 08:34:13 AM »
Any of you clever Foccers know what the rubber strips across the road are actually for? The ones that are ties to the road then feed into a little box that's usually chained to a lamppost
I asked the council worker who was installing them and his answer was 'traffic monitoring' apparently to count the amount of cars then travel on a certain route but my argument for that is why do they have them set up every 100 or so yards and why is there 2 strips side by side? That to me says speed detection? Other wise they would only need 1 strip?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Spring size?
« on: 10 September 2017, 11:13:05 PM »
Does anybody know which size spring is on a Fz1 standard shock?
I'm looking at having it serviced and resprung for my weight but I've just been on the nitron website to have a look at buying the spring and there are about 8 million to choose from 😥😥
Any help would be greatly appreciated 😁😁

General / Seeing a ghost.....
« on: 28 August 2017, 09:19:17 PM »
I've just had the missus moaning at me for a McDonald's so i jumped in the car to pick one up and on my travels I come to a T junction. Turning right out of the junction comes a beautiful custom Honda Fireblade, i thought to myself how nice it looked then went about my business. Anyway the trip was only a mile or so each way so within 10 mins I was back at the T-junction turning the same way the bike went previously. In the distance I see flashing blue lights. As I approach a police officer ushers me onto the wrong side of the road. I look towards the path to the left and to my dismay see the Honda in pieces followed by a BMW with a big dent and the rider laying in the road :(  The ambulance was coming down the road just as I got past.
Has given me a very unsettled feeling seeing it go from all good to all bad so quickly. I know we all understand the risks of riding but just strange when it comes into reality.  I really hope the riders ok and will certainly be on my mind the next time I'm out riding

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