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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZS 1000 Gen 1 clutch cable replacement
« on: 24 August 2017, 03:54:15 PM »
As I have not found some sort of a tutorial for the clutch cable replacement on Gen 1, I'm writing this as a possibility to help someone else who's doing it by themselves.

Note 1: My bike is converted to 'naked', thus does not have the original fairing. That's why I'm not including the part with the disassembly of the fairing.

Note 2: I'm not sure whether that's the most correct way of doing it, but it was fairly simple and quick job.
(Off course I didn't take pictures while doing it, so I am uploading cropped old pictures :) )

Step 1: Release the tension on the cable by unwinding the top adjuster on the clutch lever. (If the cable is broken I don't think it's necessary)

Step 2: Release the bottom end of the cable by gently prying the metal that holds it in place, then push the clutch arm as if the cable is pulled, then move the cable out of the cradle it sits in normally.
The cable should be now loose at the bottom end.

Step 3: Remove the clutch lever from it's support by unscrewing a 10 mm nut at the bottom of the bolt, that is used as a pivot. (In my case I had to loosen the 8 mm bolt and rotate the whole clutch lever assembly in order to reach the 10 mm nut.) After removing the lever, remove the cable from it.

Step 4: Loosen the 12 mm nut at the bottom end of the cable and pull it out of the metal bracket that holds it. You have to use a second 12 mm spanner as there are two 12 mm nuts.

Step 5: On the left side of the bike, near the bottom end of the leftmost carburetor, near the adjuster lies the clutch cable on a bracket. Be careful as the rubber sleeve on the bracket was a bit torn and could fall easily and the clutch cable could rub against the metal. Pull the cable all the way from the left side.

Step 6: There is a plastic clip, holding the cable, under the frame, above the top part of the leftmost carburetor. Unclip it using a small flat screwdriver in order to release the cable.
After that you can easily pull out the rest of the cable from the middle section, i.e. the top part of the cable should be pulled out and downwards, NOT the rest of the cable pulled upwards. (Probably the other way round could work too, but I doubt it would be easier)

The installation of the new one I did by basically doing it all in reverse. Note the route of the cable before you pull it out, especially at the top part, after the plastic clip, where the cable goes above the carburetor and to the clutch lever. If you reroute it incorrectly you risk the cable rubbing in some metal parts or electrical wires. The cable assembly with the sleeves and metal bends and corners is specifically made to operate this way and if you bend it out of shape or reroute it incorrectly, the clutch pull could be harder and the cable inside may wear out prematurely.

Introduction / Re: New FZS 1000 owner from Bulgaria
« on: 22 August 2017, 07:46:29 AM »
I'm still not convinced that I like the looks with that big windshield. I'll look for a smaller size one and try to make them both easily interchangeable. One for the city and short trips and the other for touring, as the big one is absolutely great for touring, great wing protection.

Later I may try to do FZ1 gen 2 'N' model conversion, as I prefer it's headlight compared to the round one, entirely aesthetically wise.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fazer Parade - What you got
« on: 21 August 2017, 12:44:06 PM »
Here's mine, freshly bought two weeks ago. :) The previous owner made the 'naked' conversion.

Introduction / Re: New FZS 1000 owner from Bulgaria
« on: 21 August 2017, 10:07:42 AM »

Sorry for the delay, I have been on vacation and couldn't upload from the phone for some reason. Here are some pics as I got the bike.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 11 August 2017, 12:30:07 PM »
Yesterday snapped the clutch wire, just before leaving a group meet, just sat on the bike and pulled the clutch to engage in first and *snap*. Felt really bad to go home with the bus, but that meant I could have a beer or three before leaving.

Today went to the local Yamaha dealership and ordered a replacement.

After work will go back to the bike and use a clutch repair kit to get it running, to get it to my parking, as it's a lot more secure compared to the place I left it yesterday.

Introduction / New FZS 1000 owner from Bulgaria
« on: 10 August 2017, 01:00:28 PM »
Hello guys and gals,

I'm Alex and I have just bought a FZS 1000 Fazer. I believe it's '03 model (I don't think there is a difference in the first gen during production years). It has some modifications done by the previous owner, who was handy guy and made most of the things by himself. The most obvious is that it's converted into an ''N'' model, but not quite :). It has a round 7 inch headlight and Givi wind fairing, the turn indicators are relocated due to the absence of the plastics and are all LEDs. The speedometer is a digital one, from R1, calibrated to work with the FZS properly. The headlight has H4 LED bulb (which is very good) and has two additional LED lights mounted on top of the two far ends of the radiator. The brake lines are replaced with braided and off course the exhaust is replaced with, in the case, a carbon fiber Leo Vince, which is really nice as it's not at all loud in low to mid RPM and is loud enough in high RPM (this is with the DB killer). I'm sure there are more mods, that I cannot recall at the moment, will add them later. At the moment the only thing missing for me is the phone holder as I use it a lot.

Regards, Alex.

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