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General / Re: tail pack
« on: 04 March 2019, 08:22:56 AM »
Always used Oxford kit to be honest, the humpback tailpack looks well on the Gen 1.

Just remember though[size=78%], you can only fit a little bit of kit in a little bag. [/size]

General / Re: New shoes!
« on: 23 February 2019, 08:40:40 PM »
Yep, I’ll be getting a set of Angels on the thou next.

Whatever you do, do not get Avon Storm XD on a thou, they’re not very well suited to the big bike! They work well on others, but didn’t work well for me on the big Fazer

General / Re: New shoes!
« on: 23 February 2019, 05:27:22 PM »
Angel st are damn good. My wingman has run em on a tuono factory that he rides pretty quickly on the road. Good wear and excellent grip all year round.

And 6k for a rear sporty tyre is pretty respectable if you ask me!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Barge like handling
« on: 22 February 2019, 08:24:49 AM »
You need a bit of fresh springing Stinka! Makes a huge difference to how the bike behaves, it did with mine.

As for fork dropping through the yokes, I did this, and it certainly sharpened up the steering, but made the bike ‘flop’ into bends which felt a little odd to me.
As an alternative, I put the forks back to normal, and raised the rear 2”. It cured the flop, kept the neutral steering, and made her a hell of a lot sharper on the twisties. Might not work for everyone, but I’m built like a giraffe with very long legs.

Just my 2p worth.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Clutch less up shifts
« on: 16 February 2019, 07:27:33 PM »
Nope. It’ll be fine.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sorry - tyres again!
« on: 16 February 2019, 06:08:16 PM »
I've got Avon storm 2 XD on my gen 1 thou. I won't be getting them again! I've never had so many slips and spin ups on any tyre at all, even maxxis which I ran for 3 or so years!
And to top it all, the thou is ripping them to bits!

I have owned over 60 bikes and have to admit that my Fazer is the best all rounder there is.

I’m with Will on this, I’ve not quite had 60 bikes (owned 22 over 16 years), but I’ve ridden dozens more though. I keep asking myself which bike could be better than the Fazer thou? It’s the only bike I’ve ever had that does everything I need up to about 90%! I’ve yet to find a bike that does it all at 100%

That on its own makes the bike a ‘benchmark’, and definitely a future classic!

General / Re: Electronic chain oiler for a tenner
« on: 11 January 2019, 08:18:13 PM »
the flow line control etc.are you able to shut off or is it a continuous flow.
if thats the case would it not saturates the whole back end in oil.
if you turn the flow off this would burnt out the little pump ?
good idea nevertheless still would prefer a switch off etc.

Mine is just gravity/capillary action, and the solenoid closes with the ignition off, so it’s under no pressure and won’t burn out. With the feed nozzle being a scottoiler one with narrow diameter, and the hydraulic lock when the ignition is off, no oil leaks out at all when you don’t want it to. It’s simple and works incredibly well. No need for pumps or adjustable electronics imho, just more to go wrong, however I love their ingenuity! It’s the keep it simple principle which seems to work with most things, especially when I get my hands on em 😂

General / Re: Electronic chain oiler for a tenner
« on: 29 December 2018, 05:55:04 PM »
I went another way and built a timer circuit that has a variable on time and variable off time and paired it with a 12v peristaltic dosing pump

Paired it with a what? 😳🤔

Sounds complicated to me, I’ll stick with bits of metal and plastic I can identify being only a simple person 😂

General / Re: Electronic chain oiler for a tenner
« on: 29 December 2018, 10:03:24 AM »
It’s one of the simplest, most reliable, and cleanest chain Oiler’s I’ve ever used, and it’s also the cheapest! How scottoiler put a £200 price tag on theirs I’ll never know!

General / Re: Electronic chain oiler for a tenner
« on: 28 December 2018, 09:33:37 PM »
Here’s the valve and solenoid from eBay.

General / Electronic chain oiler for a tenner
« on: 28 December 2018, 09:32:21 PM »

Well I’ve used pretty much all the market Oiler’s over the last 20 years, and they all seem to be flawed in one way or another. And being an engineer I decided to make one of my own, ironing out all the faults of previous purchases!
I’ve made an electronic oiler, and it cost me about a tenner! Yes, a tenner! It switches off when the ignition is off, and is infinitely adjustable! I’ve used it for just over a month or so (500 ish miles) and it’s brilliant so far!
I bought an electronic solenoid valve, an aquarium air valve, some clear aquarium tubing, and an old biro! I also used an old scottoiler lube tube which I had laying around as the reservoir, but you can use any old plastic bottle really. It hasn’t leaked, it’s adjustable in the blink of an eye, and my chain has been lubed even in the last months heavy rain!
As the pics show, it takes up almost no room, the reservoir is under the plastics, and the piping is all hidden away.
 1. Shows the aquarium valve
 2. Is the electronic solenoid valve plumbed into an ignition live.
 3. Is the reservoir which can be absolutely any bottle as long as it fits under the fairing.

I’ve just replaced the exup valve on my gen 1 after running it without for a month or so. The previous owner had the bike into a ‘carb specialist’ as it wasn’t running right with no valve. He apparently richened up the mixture and it ran ok. It’s already been dynojetted, and there’s a R/R printout for 131 bhp and 75lb torque exupless. Not too shabby!

I replaced the exup, and it feels like there’s 10-15% more mid range now, the bike runs better, and I’m getting better fuel economy too.
I don’t nail the engine too often anyway, as my commute is all town work, so why the hell would I want all the power up near the red line? 👍

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 24 October 2018, 01:12:07 PM »
Brakes serviced, heated grips rewired, carbs off and leak sourced. Carbs replaced, and still leaking!! 😭

Introduction / Re: Back again
« on: 24 October 2018, 01:08:59 PM »

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: New technique? Cleaning brake pistons.
« on: 24 October 2018, 01:06:31 PM »
Just done my calipers using the rag technique, and it did the trick perfectly 👍

Get it in the top tips as a sticky!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: New technique? Cleaning brake pistons.
« on: 23 October 2018, 08:47:20 AM »
The simple ones are normally the best, I’ll give that one a go next time it’s brakes service time 👍

Introduction / Re: Back again
« on: 11 October 2018, 07:17:26 PM »
Having had my interest raised about MCT suspension, can I be cheeky and ask what sort of price that would cost? really want to get my thou sorted suspension wise, but MCT are one hell of a trip for me. They seem to get great reviews of their work though.

Sorry I took so long. Just had a look at the receipt from MCT, for the fork, shock rebuild, and springs cost £575. I didn’t do it myself, it was the previous owner in 2016.

General / Re: joke
« on: 10 October 2018, 09:48:39 AM »
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Brilliant,  :rollin

General / Re: Recovering security chain
« on: 10 October 2018, 09:45:04 AM »
You can get electrical heat shrink in that size, same idea as the inner tube, but you can shrink it to make it a bit more snug. Don’t go too tight in the middle, or you’ll make it hard to bend 😋

Introduction / Re: Back again
« on: 06 October 2018, 08:16:00 AM »
Hiya what did MCT do to the suspension, I need my forks looking at? Ta.

The front end has had new springs, and the valves have been fiddled with (shim stacks?) then new oil, but I have no idea what weight they have used. They did the same to the back end with a new spring/revalve. It’s really made a difference!!
Back end feels the same as my last gen 1 that had an r6 shock fitted.

For Sale & Wanted / Exup valve/headers
« on: 26 September 2018, 10:56:28 PM »
wanted, an exup setup for my gen 1 which has for some unknown reason has had it removed!

If you’ve got an old set of headers with a siezed valve, or one knocking around, there’s cash waiting!
I’m an old engineer, so I can resurrect most things made of metal!

General / Re: sat navs
« on: 24 September 2018, 10:13:31 PM »
Thought I'd make it normal feckin size. Those glasses you have must be like coke bottles Steve

😂😂😂sorry dude, god knows how that happened😂😂😂

General / Re: sat navs
« on: 24 September 2018, 08:13:34 AM »
Has anyone used this?

Beeline Moto, a sort of compass/maps directional thing.

General / Re: sat navs
« on: 24 September 2018, 07:59:36 AM »
Sat nav??? Shouldn’t every trip be an adventure, a mystery, and a bathe in the excitement of being geographically embarrassed?

If I ever get that badly lost, I’ve always downloaded the area google map to my phone before the trip, and even my latest trip deep into Scotland up to John o’groats (on my tdm900, not the Fazer) still had enough 4G coverage for my phone to keep up. And I link it to my Bluetooth, so I don’t have to mount a monstrosity to the bike (you’ve gotta admit, sat navs look ghastly)

Apart from that, I’m far too tight to buy one!

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