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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

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?

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