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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

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Bsb Cadwell
« on: 19 August 2017, 07:15:14 AM »
Any Foccers there this weekend?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Gen 2 downpipes?
« on: 25 July 2017, 03:17:47 PM »
Are there any aftermarket ones out there? I've found the £900 akraprovic titanium ones and i can dream but with a more realistic view I'm just after some more stainless ones. The standard ones are starting to pit and corrode up near the engine so rather than replace with originals I'm just trying to find an aftermarket solution. Anyone know of anything?

General / Back to black?
« on: 08 July 2017, 10:30:21 PM »
Anyone have any tips to get flat black components back to black? My engine and frame have like a milky coating now? Not sure if it's the wax in the soap that I use for washing it but nothing seems to clean it off. Just wondering if anyone could suggest anything that might work?
My valeter said it need an acid wash or something but sounds a bit too drastic?

General / Stupid fork oil question
« on: 06 July 2017, 08:23:15 PM »
Is there anyway to tell which weight oil I have in the front forks while I'm changing it?
I know the bike has had MCT treatment and is uprated from standard but not a clue what they have put in it?
I don't want to replace it with a lower weight oil then have to strip them again to re-do it?
Any ideas?

Your Suggestions and How you can help / Deleting posts
« on: 14 June 2017, 10:59:32 PM »
Why is there not the option to completely delete a post? 
Also I can't figure out how to rename one either?
I solely use the mobile version by the way so this might be why?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Oil gain???
« on: 22 May 2017, 11:28:36 AM »
So I did an oil change about 3 weeks ago,  checked online and I think it was meant to take something like 2.8 litres with a filter change, anyway I only put about 2.4 in there and it was already showing half way up the viewing glass. So took her out for a 10 minute ride, come back and waited for it to settle then checked again.... half way up the glass. Next morning same and the next evening after riding to work was all good so didn't put anymore thought into it.

Anyway today I've just been out for a ride for an hour or 2 and the bike felt really vibey, but in a resonating kind of way. Was making my steering damper rattle like mad and I could really feel it through the bars.
So I've given her a once over and everything seems fine but I've just noticed that my oil is not only black already but also fills the looking Glass when the bike is upright!?
Can't see it when it's on the side stand but the moment it's level the window goes completely black?
I've checked the coolant and none of that has gone anywhere, and when I return the bike to the side stand the window is yellow from oil residue so doesn't look like there's anything else in there? 
Normally I would have though condensation but as I said I'd literally just rode it for an hour or 2 so it was well warmed up?
So does anybody have any ideas?
I'm planning on leaving it till tomoz just to make sure but do I need to let some oil out? And if so where the hell did the extra come from?

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Mcn festival
« on: 12 May 2017, 10:22:30 AM »
Anyone going to the Peterborough show this weekend? Me and the brother in law are riding down from cleethorpes. Hopefully pick up a few bargains and test ride the R1m 😍

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED- gen 2 fly screen
« on: 05 May 2017, 07:29:23 PM »
After a nice looking little fly screen just to deflect the wind a bit while misbehaving. Preferably a black one but willing to consider anything anyone might have laying about

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED Gen 2 belly pan
« on: 05 May 2017, 07:27:50 PM »
Just on the off chance anyone has one laying about. I know the chances are slim.

General / Silicone coolant hoses
« on: 25 April 2017, 12:29:45 AM »
Are they any better? I want to replace a couple of my standard ones as they are getting a bit tatty, so looking at buying a kit and swapping them all out if it's worth doing?
Is it a huge job or just an afternoon of tinkering?

General / Blue residue
« on: 18 April 2017, 06:33:17 PM »
I've just noticed a load of blue residue around the oil cooler on the front of my Gen2. Any ideas what that would be? My first assumption is coolant because It's really bright blue and looks like it's been leaking out of every joint/seam on it?
I would upload picture but this bludy site won't let me anymore :-(

General / 2 stroke question
« on: 14 April 2017, 10:23:51 AM »
I know  I know this is a fazer forum but you all seem to be knowledgeable foccers.
My brother has just bought himself a 1981 Kawasaki kmx 125 crosser to play around in the local quarries.
We are in the middle of stripping it down and doing it up cosmetically but given our combined ages come to less than 55 we have very little knowledge of the old 2 stroke engines haha.
We know about mixing the oil and fuel but what about the gearbox oil? Can we just use my spare silkolene super 10w40? Or does it have to be specific gearbox oil?
I figure it works in my gearbox so should work it that?

General / Oil filters
« on: 11 April 2017, 10:47:50 PM »
Are the branded ones any different? I've always used hiflo on my previous bikes but the fz has a genuine yamaha one on it.
I've had a look and they are double the price of the hi flo, I can't think of a reason why one could be considered more 'premium' than another?

General / Mobile phone holders
« on: 02 April 2017, 07:51:37 AM »
I'm looking for a handlebar mounted phone holder so I can use it as a sat nav on my occasional adventures. I've looked around the Web but they all look rather flimsy? Most of them are just 4 prongs that grip the corners of the phone?
Ive never used one before but I was expecting something that covers the whole phone or at least clamps it in?  I just imagine going a bit fast or hitting a big bump and seeing my phone flying past me haha
So does anyone have any experience with them or make any recommendations as to which ones to look at?

For Sale & Wanted / Fz1 gen 2 exhaust Hanger
« on: 30 March 2017, 10:01:48 AM »
Black hanger for sale from a Gen 2 fz1 has a little knick on the paint work at the bottom but not visable once fitted 
Not sure if it would fit anything else?
Anyway it's no longer needed so if anyonea after one it's £15 posted first class :)

General / Tank sticker
« on: 28 March 2017, 06:02:49 PM »
Anyone know where I can get a decent clear tank sticker/protector?
In the past (after much trial and error with cheap crap ones that peel off) i learnt to use motografix ones as once they are on, they are there forever and they are damn good quality too. Problem is they don't make a clear one. I already have one of the bike but it's starting to yellow and look scruffy so needs to go. Any recommendations?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Header nuts/bolts
« on: 22 March 2017, 06:44:03 PM »
Looking for a full new set of header nuts and bolts to replace the old ones on my gen 2. The currant ones are 10 years old and starting to corroded pretty badly so I figure swap the lot now before they seize.

Any idea wheres I can find some? I'm sure I found them on fleabay the other week but can't for the life of me seem to get them now?

General / Worst bike mods
« on: 19 March 2017, 08:52:08 PM »
Saw this on another forum and thought it could be interesting to see/ hear about some of the worst things you guys have ever seen done to a motorbike?

Pics are even better

Here's something to start......

General / Indicator problem
« on: 19 March 2017, 02:46:02 PM »
So I fitted my new L.E.D tail light this morning and found out when I got to work that my indicators aren't working?
I tested them by just plugging the light in first and they were fine.
I can disconnect the new light and they still don't work.
If I turn the bike off then back on the right hand side will flash and work fine but as soon as I try to put on the left or the hazards then they both stop working.
I haven't touched the wiring at all as the new light is just a plug and play kit thar goes into the existing light socket.
I did strip all the back end of and undid the undertray and tail tidy so I'm thinking ive have dislodged something or possibly caused a wire to break?

Any ideas of anything to try before I strip her apart again tomoz?

General / L.e.d indicators
« on: 17 March 2017, 09:38:28 PM »
Don't worry it's not a 'my indicators are flashing too fast post'
I'm wanting to replace the (quite frankly) fugly stock indicators but I don't want piddley little invisible ones..... which leads me onto my next point, is it worth getting l.e.ds?
A lot of the cheaper ones I've seen are almost invisible in daylight.
Does anybody have them fitted?
And if they are worth switching to then can anybody suggest some decent ones that aren't Chinese cack?
I do quite like these

Not the cheapest but don't mind paying money for quality stuff.
Any input would be great :-)

Your Suggestions and How you can help / Picture problems
« on: 15 March 2017, 01:34:41 PM »
I'm unable to post pictures for some reason. I've posted many in the past and has always been alright up until maybe last week sometime when it start playing up.
Now everything I try to add a picture using the mobile site it just loads for about 2 minutes then takes me to the 'start a new thread' page?
I can post comment fine but as soon as I add a picture it fails?
Any ideas?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Block off plate
« on: 13 March 2017, 01:12:11 PM »
 I've just removed the passenger pegs from my gen 2 and fitted a nice exhaust hanger. Now the other side looks a bit naff so I just wondering if anyone knows of a kind of block of plate to cover the holes?
Maybe something with fz1 cut into it or something?

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