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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Farkles????
« on: 25 June 2015, 07:27:39 PM »
For a gear indicator fit a multi-gauge in place of the fuel gauge and get lots of extra toys to play with, search the forum for it.
Gives gear indication/fuel level/voltage/speed/gps input/ drag timer x2/speedo healer/and many more functions.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: What to look for on an early 1000
« on: 10 June 2015, 07:12:43 PM »
did 240 miles yesterday tooling around Shropshire and the surrounding counties
Is 'tooling around' the same as 'riding like a tool'? or should that be 'tootling around'?
The first one is more fun!  :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Front sprocket nut question
« on: 19 May 2015, 07:30:59 PM »
Avoid 'HI LEVEL' tab washers from ebay, I just fitted a new one and both tabs fractured on first bending, I recon it's been embrittled by the plating process.
Could feel it go as I bent it over but it stayed in place so would have left me with an untabbed sprocket, nice!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Front sprocket nut question
« on: 13 May 2015, 08:42:18 AM »
That'll do me, just looked a bit thin to me, cheers you lot.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Front sprocket nut question
« on: 12 May 2015, 07:34:41 PM »
Did the FZS1000's ever suffer from front sprocket nut problems like the 600's did?
The reason I ask is due to a chain snappage I'm changing the full set and there doesn't seem to be that much thread in the nut (width wise) and it wasn't as tight as I was expecting, having a 600 before it made me question it.
Can anyone tell me what torque it should be done up to?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Tyre Fitters in Kent
« on: 25 December 2014, 04:25:55 PM »
know a few tyre fitters that are cun.., oh no sorry you said Kent, too many beers.....

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: well number one fz1 finished for now
« on: 03 November 2014, 06:48:53 PM »
Very pretty indeed.  :)

What is everyone using as there winter wheels?
Feet or pushbike, only work 3 minutes walk or 1 minute pedal away so can't be arsed riding anywhere in cold wet weather, the joys of getting old....

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Multi-gauge Multi-buy?
« on: 07 October 2014, 03:46:26 PM »
be careful to now over-torque
'Now over-torque' is a lot different from 'Not over-torque' Cristian  :lol
It's fairly obvious what you mean but every idiot proofing brings along a better grade of idiot ready to blame someone else for their own stupidity.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: my fazer
« on: 05 October 2014, 07:26:17 PM »
thats at the bottom of my to do list
Your my sort of bloke!  :)
My to do list only has a bottom, I guess I'm just lazy.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: my fazer
« on: 05 October 2014, 10:31:59 AM »
Still not cut that grass yet I see...

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Tax disk
« on: 01 October 2014, 05:35:13 PM »
Foccing typical! first day of no tax disk being issued and my tax disk holder decides to bale out and disappear into the ether, I doubt the powers that be will be interested in issueing a replacement as it only has this month to run anyway.
I guess failiure to display is no longer an offence anyway...... :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: new to fzs 1000 advice pls
« on: 30 September 2014, 05:30:40 PM »
For jet kit search this forum for ivanising, for rear shock mods go for Lukes R6 shock conversion and let him know the ride height you want to have and he'll probably do the dogbones to suit.
Both mods are well worth doing and give a superbly ridable bike with good grin factor.

Mine always 'squeeks' when I turn it on and it's well copper greased.

If it's not leaking and the level isn't dropping it's just a bleeding problem, try cracking the banjo at the top of the master cylinder and squeezing some fluid from there as air can get caught at the top, I had that problem with mine not bleeding properly.
Wrap some rag around it though to catch the fluid.

100 bhp vs 143 bhp as standard, says it all... :lol
My gen 1 fzs 1000 with ivans 'slip on' jet kit and simmi end can will happily drop down to 20mph in top gear and still be rideable and smooth, it will pickup nicely from there all the way through albeit nowhere near as quickly as a good play with gears and revs but it is still very smooth all the way through.
Give the tacho some excercise and the grin factor is damn good, I also have R6 rear shock fitted but am a fairly crap rider in twisties so don't gain full advantage but each time I hit the wuss button it's me giving up not the bike.
I have never ridden a B12 so can't do a comparison but I doubt you'd be dissappointed.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: my fazer
« on: 15 September 2014, 06:53:31 PM »
Good to see a proper silver bike and not one of those slow blue ones, the tailpipe has to go though...... :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 4 degree ignition advancer
« on: 10 September 2014, 07:45:25 PM »
The gasket split on mine and I just put a smear of gasket sealant on the split bit and it has never leaked, had a new gasket since last xmas and still not got round to fitting it.
Remember silicon is great in the right place but a destruction waiting to happen once excess stringy bits get into oil ways, use very sparingly, better still a non-setting sealant but still sparingly. It's only ptfe tape that stands for 'put the foccer everywhere'! :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: high mileage
« on: 03 August 2014, 06:14:13 PM »
and I'm suspicious of anything with less than 3000 miles/year. WTF have the owners been doing with them?
I bet I struggle to do 1000 miles/year, 500 would surprise me, I live 3 mins walk from work so firing the bike up would rot the internals with condensation, I spend weekends boating and drinking so that rules out biking, it's just an expensive toy realy, years ago I'd be embarrased by such an admission but thats how life turns out.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Multi-gauge Multi-buy?
« on: 12 July 2014, 01:21:54 AM »
That is the gps I have fuzzbomb, powered from the cl8 point shown in the documents provided and seems good, I've only powered it briefly but seems good.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Multi-gauge Multi-buy?
« on: 11 July 2014, 08:21:02 PM »
The gear indicator is indeed speed/rpm and seems to work very well, clutch in it doesn't know but as soon as it's out it's spot on.
My gps module(VK16HX @ £7 inc postage) arrived today, fitted in the clock housing well and setup dead easily, won't be able to play anymore for 2 weeks as going on holiday. :D

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: know nowt about bikes but...
« on: 08 July 2014, 06:48:09 PM »
Forget the rad covers and stuff, go ivanised, R6 shocked, and multiguage first for toys, I'd recomend all three mods.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: What make/model is this CNC lever?
« on: 08 July 2014, 06:44:42 PM »
I got mine from this place they look good and fit well, about £37 inc. postage, from the land of egg fried rice IIRC.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Multi-gauge Multi-buy?
« on: 07 July 2014, 08:16:24 PM »
Multiguage arrived and fitted, awesome!!!! Just got to wait for my gps module to turn up now.
Thats a cracking bit of kit Christian, a foccing genius indeed.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: know nowt about bikes but...
« on: 07 July 2014, 12:09:01 AM »
Frostman this is a great story......what a good are honest and dont give a foc about the bravado and you're enjoying your first bike....whats not to like.
I'll go along with that.

Ive been scared by my thou but I'm not afraid to open it up
I'll admit to that too but it is fun.  :lol

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