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FZS600 Fazer / Centre Stand Siezing
« on: 10 February 2017, 06:15:22 PM »
My old FZS 600 boxeye has many slightly annoying quirks but this one really gets my goat. Despite fairly regular spraying with wd 40 and all in one oil it keeps partially siezing and making impossible to put the bike on the stand. Is there anyway of ending this recurring problem before I take it off and bin the bloody thing entirely. Any advice much appreciated. Ta  :eek

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FZS600 Fazer / New Front Brake Discs
« on: 27 December 2016, 03:15:11 PM »
I have been looking on the net for some new front brake discs for my beloved 2000 FZS 600. I have seen a set advertised at £150 for a pair by a company called wizbiz on eBay. Does anyone know if they are any good or should I give them a miss. The low price is very tempting but I don't want to waste my cash and a load of old crap. Also does anyone have any viable alternatives ? Your help, opinions and advice would be much appreciated.  :)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Which Tires for a 2004 Fazer 1000
« on: 09 September 2016, 07:35:42 PM »
PR3's, on second lot now, great performance and they wear really well. The dogs nuts in the wet as well.  :D

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Odd Behaviour of Speedometer
« on: 01 August 2016, 01:07:46 PM »
I own a 2000 FZS 600 and a modified 2001 Gen 1 1000 both of which I love. My brother has always liked the Gen 1 so he recently purchased a 2004 model for himself. In order to get a proper feel for the bike he recently went on a road trip from South wales to Leicester with his mate who was riding a Triumph Sprint. On the way there were quite a number of average speed cameras (50 mph) on sections of their chosen route. He said both he and his mate were using their speedometers to judge their speed but his mate always seemed to be going significantly faster than my brother during these camera sections. Also when they got there his mates trip meter said the journey had taken 176 miles whilst my brothers said 192. The google estimate was about 170 miles. Is there any historical issues regarding speedo problems with Gen 1 fazers ? I told him I am unaware of any but I thought I would chuck this out to see if anyone knows better or has any possible explanations for the eccentric behaviour  of his speedometer?

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: MOT & repair
« on: 01 August 2016, 12:43:53 PM »
The Yamaha dealer in Bridgend is Thunder Road, but there is also a branch of J T Morgan motorcycles there as well.  :)

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 FZS 1000 CUSTOM Seat For Sale
« on: 22 July 2016, 07:12:34 PM »
Nice seat but a little pricey  :rolleyes

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: fzs 1000 fazer 2005 for sale
« on: 08 May 2016, 03:03:39 PM »
Very clean looking machine with sensible mods. Hope she finds a good home  :)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Problem with Clocks
« on: 23 April 2016, 10:44:13 AM »
I have often pondered on the mysteries of motorcycle electrics. Sometimes stuff just seems to have a mind of its own and sometimes it's my cack handed incompetence with a soldering iron. Never a dull moment but many confusing ones.  :lol

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: New Battery
« on: 23 April 2016, 10:40:17 AM »
Thanks for all the info and advice guys. Decided not to go with the new light weight, high tech and expensive lithium option. After much thinking and beer drinking I decided to go with a standard battery and bought a Motobat for £55. Nice that it comes precharged so just bolt it in and you're ready to roll. Seems quite well built and has a strong cranking charge. I like the twin terminal thing they do which is good if you want to attach addition electrics without the hassle of having to unbolt the main terminals when you need or want to remove the extras, plus its a nice custard yellow colour  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New guy
« on: 10 April 2016, 04:32:38 PM »
I don't know if any of you guys have actually noticed that in fact red just seems faster, black is more sexy and stealthy but silver is defo the sharper and quicker of the old box eye bastards. Can't comment on the fox eye 600's "colour-speed" ratios as I have never owned one (After a box eye it seems like a step backwards).  :lol Strange tho is the fact that silver gen 1's are not so fast, it seems that with the bigger brothers then blue is by far the faster hue, I am talking of course about the earlier galaxy blue and not the awful dull midnight blue that appeared just before the gen 1's were replaced by inferior machines.  :b

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Your favorite tyre choice
« on: 10 April 2016, 04:21:33 PM »
Pilot road 3's. Got them on the 600 and the 1000 and they are great.  :)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / New Battery
« on: 10 April 2016, 03:57:55 PM »
I have to replace the battery in my gen 1. Question is, is there any advantage apart from the weight saving of fitting a lithium ion battery instead of an old school acid battery ? I can get a basic acid battery for £30 or a gel battery for about £45. The cheapest lithium I have found is about £74. Is there any justification is spending twice the amount on one of these fancy new lithium jobs ? Have any of you guys bought a lithium one and if so what do you think ?

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / More Exup woes and cheap Exup Cables
« on: 27 March 2016, 02:22:18 PM »
When checking my Exup for the first time the other day I was dismayed to find it's in quite a bad state. Only one of the 3 bolts holding on the cover was still there, other 2 broken off in the casing by the previous owner of the bike, it gets better, the two allen bolts that hold the actual Exup valve in the exhaust body are completely rounded off inside and so badly corroded I seriously think they will snap if I try and get them out. If that wasn't bad enough, I also noticed a significant amount of slack in both cables, so after spraying the pulley and cables with enough wd40 to cook an egg I decided to adjust the cables to take out this slack. More trouble followed, both the cables had obviously never been adjusted and were quite tight,a bit more wd40 I thought. I managed to slacken one off without too many swear words but the other alas no. As I began to adjust the cable the bloody thread on the adjuster snapped off inside the adjuster itself. As Mr Hugh Grant would say "bugger bugger bugger". I therefore have to replace the Exup cables now and I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the price. I did find a cheaper alternative on Flea Bay but I dont know much about them, are they worth a gamble ? :rolleyes
Any advice or help greatly appreciated  :'(

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: EXUP Question
« on: 25 March 2016, 02:16:46 PM »
Cheers Mike  :thumbup

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / EXUP Question
« on: 23 March 2016, 08:09:54 PM »
Do you get the same tacho error message if the exup is stuck open as you would if it was stuck closed ?  :rolleyes

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Throttle Jerky At Low Revs ?
« on: 22 March 2016, 07:46:48 PM »
Looked at the casing and it looks like the previous owner snapped off or lost 2 of the 3 casing bolts  :'( Hope he hasn't mangled the 2 mounting bolts for the EXUP itself as they dont look too clever. I have sprayed them with lots of "Silkopen" and have left them overnight in the hope they will come off without too much drama. Hoping this will do the trick. Fingers crossed and wish me luck  :eek

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rear Light Question :)
« on: 22 March 2016, 07:41:08 PM »
Yes it will, I have one on my Gen 1, looks a little cheap to be honest but works fine.  :rolleyes

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Doing a bit of that 'Ivanising' in April
« on: 22 March 2016, 07:34:26 PM »
Good Idea. If enough of us can get together to make it worth Mike's time perhaps we might be able to persuade him to visit more often. Just a thought  :D

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain Adjustment Lock Nut
« on: 21 March 2016, 05:47:37 PM »
Yes you should absolutely have 2 nuts on each side  :eek

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Throttle Jerky At Low Revs ?
« on: 20 March 2016, 06:56:56 PM »
Thanks mate, I have had my suspicions that it was probably the EXUP, I just wanted a second opinion before I attempt to fix it. It looks a fairly straightforward operation without the need of 3 years of mechanical college courses. Is there any tricky bits i should be aware of whilst servicing ? Much appreciated  :)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Throttle Jerky At Low Revs ?
« on: 20 March 2016, 02:34:45 PM »
I have had my Gen 1 stored away for the winter and have been relying on his ever reliable older sister a FZS 600 to get me back and fore to work during the bad weather. Usually after a good wipe down and clean I have no problems with the Gen 1 after his annual hibernation. This year has proved to be different. The bike has 14,000 on the clock and is generally in good condition apart from the small winter rust spots. After charging the battery I decided to take it out for a blast and was dismayed to find a quite poor throttle response from about 2,500 up to about 5,000, then it gives a cough and splutter and pulls as strongly as ever. I have done a little internet reading and have come to the conclusion it's either a carb problem or a possible stuck or sticking Exup. I am a bit of a tinkerer but I am no mechanic. I have read that usually an error message usually comes up on the tacho if the exup is playing up but as yet i have not seen one. Any idea's-suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers  :'(

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2004 Fazer 1000 for sale
« on: 24 February 2016, 04:53:01 PM »
Mileage ?

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Doing a bit of that 'Ivanising' in April
« on: 04 February 2016, 07:13:31 PM »
Hello Mike You did send me an e mail regarding doing a mod job on mine but I cant open it anymore and you said you needed to know who was interested by early Feb so you could buy the Ivans kits you will need. I said I would be able to get up to Bristol at end of April. Can you please get back to me if this is still possible. Sent you my e mail in Pm. Cheers mate. If its any good I would be looking at full monty, was going to have it last year but had to drop out and you said I was on the reserve list for future sessions  :)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Quick gen 1 gas cap mod
« on: 12 January 2016, 05:15:31 PM »
Lol Now you come to mention it it does seem kind of obvious. I should have gone to specsavers. Cheers  :D

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Quick gen 1 gas cap mod
« on: 17 October 2015, 06:27:44 PM »
But what have you actually done to it ?

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