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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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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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FZS600 Fazer / Rear Disc Mounting Bolts
« on: 16 June 2015, 05:52:48 PM »
First of all thanks to all who chipped in with ideas regarding my rear caliper issues. Most helpful and in the end I managed to resolve the problem. Cheers  :) . And now, another problem that I would like some advice on. I have recently aquired a second hand but in very good condition rear disc.  My one is the original and is well past it's best by date, in fact it was badly scored when I bought the bike many many years ago. I was advised to put sintered pads on and eventually they will wear away the worst of the damage, which happily enough they did. However, now it is time to replace the disc and I am buggered if I can get the mounting bolts to budge even a millimetre. I have used impact drivers, impact wrenches, releasing oil (silkopen), wf40 but no joy at all. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get them off ? The bike is well old now, registered in 2000 and I bought it in 2004 and its an everyday bike so its seen plenty of bad weather and miles. Please HELP  :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / Np Pressure in Rear Brake
« on: 10 June 2015, 05:14:31 PM »
Hello guyz, just like to pick your collective brains. A long time ago I replaced the standard rear caliper on my boxeye with the fazer 1000. I have had no problems with it until recently when I noticed and increasing sponginess and lack of feel from the pedal. I though I should give it a good looking at as the MOT was due anyway. Well I changed the pads, changed the caliper seals and bleed nipples, give everything a good clean and replaced the brake fluid. Should have brakes like newI thought. WRONG. I can get almost no pressure at all in the pedal. have tried adjusting pedal travel and height and re-bled the brakes about 6 times. Nothing seems to be making any difference. Could the master cylinder seals be shot or am I missing something ? Any help would be mucho appreciated. Cheers  :'(

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Winter Corosion on Alloy
« on: 27 January 2015, 07:37:46 PM »
Brain Picking Time. usually ride my box eye 600 in winter but due 2 some prick jamming on his anchors and me clipping him and being sent downward rather hard I have had to switch to my summer toy (gen 1 1000) whilst I scour the tinternet and other places for replacement bits for old faithful. I have been out and about on the thou in all weather for the last 2 months now and the alloy bits are starting to became a little furry. Apart from Autosol and a lot of elbow grease, does anyone have any other, hopefully better suggestions as to how I can return the afore mentioned alloy bits to their former glory. Here's hoping. Cheers and thanks in advance.  :thumbup

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / How Many
« on: 05 December 2014, 12:07:42 PM »
Just out of sheer curiosity. Does anyone know how many Gen 1's were sold in the UK and worldwide ?

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FZS600 Fazer / Mirrors
« on: 17 November 2014, 01:18:25 PM »
Anybody got any, right hand side. Got dumped on my arse last week and lost mine ?  :eek

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Bought myself a nice R6 shock from Kebab to replace my standard shock on my old but much loved FZS 600 box eye, I was very happy with the purchase. Decided that I would fit it ASAP because my old shock is shot. Got down to the nitty grittty of pulling the old one off and have found that the bearings and spacers in my linkage are shot to bits. Do the replacements come as a complete set or as individual items ? Plus does anyone have any idea where I can get them or a new set ? Any help much appreciated. Cheers Guys and Gals

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Aftermarket Seats & Seatcovers For Gen 1
« on: 10 July 2014, 03:55:14 PM »
Anyone know where I can get either a new "bling" seat cover or a new "bling" seat for a Gen 1 ? Cheers  :D

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For Sale & Wanted / Fazer gen 1 fender extender, new, bought in error
« on: 01 March 2014, 11:59:27 AM »
I have a brand new fazer 1000 gen 1 fender extender for sale, I bought it in error, its black and has the fitting instructions and bits. Offers please .

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Introduction / Another Newbie From Swansea
« on: 15 October 2013, 11:26:02 PM »
Hello guys and gals, another newbie from Swansea here, I have a fazer 600 2000 model and have owned her for 8 years ( my baby ), I have just bought her a boyfriend, a splendid 2001 fazer 1000. I also have an old fsr 600 that has been rusting in my back garden for 4 years that I really should do something with. God bless the mrs for putting up with me. Hope to get to know you and hopefully meet some of you. Happy riding.  ;)

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