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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Valve cover problem.
« on: 25 June 2016, 10:31:25 AM »
Hi All,
I have been washing my FZS1000 ready for my annual tour of Spain and have noticed that the sockets on top of the engine where the two water jacket pipes come through are both full of water. Presumably there should be drain holes somewhere which are blocked. this water will obviously boil off once the engine heats up but the two pipes are already showing signs of corrosion and will at some point corrode through completely.
Has anyone else encountered this and if so how did you manage to unblock any drain holes through all the crap that sits on top of the engine?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / MPG drop
« on: 23 April 2015, 10:00:04 AM »
My 05 Gen 1 has just come out of the shed after a winters worth of tlc. Every consumable has been replaced (pads, oil, water, fork oil, plugs, filters etc) plus I have installed R6 rear shock, ignition advancer and had the carbs balanced (I was told that both pairs of carbs were ok but the pairs were out of balance by a fair bit).
Improvements are everywhere particularly in handling(R6) and mid range (I.A.) BUT it is obvious that mpg has obviously dropped. Before all this work I would regularly get 180 miles from a tank before the red light but now after half a tank I have only got 60 miles.

Any suggestions on which of my "improvements" could be the cause of this sudden drop in MPG.
 :( :'( :(

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fork Rebound Damping
« on: 13 August 2014, 09:56:05 PM »
While my forks are dismantled for cleaning , inspection and re-oiling I have found that my rebound damping adjusters have 42 clicks.
Both Haynes and Yamaha service manuals state this should be 17 clicks with standard setting at 7 clicks out which is where they had been set at.

Has anyone else got 42 click adjusters and if so what is standard setting?

My bike is registered in 05 so may be one of the last ones made, Have Yamaha used any old bits they had left over in the factory to finish the last few bikes?

As I am about to install Devilsyam R6 rear conversion I want the front right as well so your thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.   :\

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Twin Exhausts?
« on: 16 May 2013, 10:50:39 PM »
I have an Gen 1 Fazer 1000 and have been toying with the idea of fitting twin exhausts. I know the Exup would have to go along with
 the main stand but is just something I fancy doing........does anyone know of a company that does header pipes and hangers or would i have to have it built from scratch?

Introduction / Hi All
« on: 16 May 2013, 06:49:26 PM »
Hi all......I am recent arrival here on the new site but was member on the old site..........I am down in Suffolk and have just retired after 30 years in the police (very pro bike obviously)........currently have three machines 1. my trusty Gen 1 Fazer 1000 which i use for touring. 2. A customised BT1100 Bulldog which I use for posing and 3. Ducati M1100S with all the bells and whistles which I use for traffic-light grand prix and general hooning about on.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Leak.... but what is it?
« on: 13 May 2013, 10:22:55 AM »
My gen 1 fazer 1000 has started oozing brown gunk from small hole in left hand engine casing. Have owned various fazer 1ooos over last 10 years and this has never happened before. Any ideas?.....will try to attach photo

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