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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / First spin on an FZ1 and TRX850
« on: 02 August 2019, 08:27:41 PM »
Went to look at an 2011  FZ1 with 21000miles on it  last night with a friend who was interested in buying it. Immaculate except for a small tank dent like a knee dent and a small gouge on on the swinging arm, but nothing major. Didn't realise I knew the owner until we arrived to look at it. There was lot of traffic so the prospective owner just rode it around the car park. Owner offered me a spin on it, at first I declined as I had no gear but he gave me his jacket, helmet and gloves and said go on. Since I ride all the time traffic does not worry me much. I was surprise how quick it was, but a bit snatchy on and off the throttle in the traffic, got through the traffic to a clear bit of road, with a few bends, handled well even though it was a bit hard for my liking, but ruined by one pain in the arse bit, 'the fuel cut off system'. It was like driving a car with turbo lag. I thought this issue was sorted on the later models. If my friend does buy it, the FCE is the first thing I would tell him to fit. It ruined what was otherwise a very nice bike.

The burning question is, Would I change the FZS1000 for one? Absolutely not. The biggest turn off is the small tank compared to the FZS1000.
On the way home my friend gave me the key of his 340hp BMW twin turbo 535d auto estate with paddle shift, what a weapon, every time I powered out of a bend the traction control light kept flashing  :lol tiptronic was surprisingly good very quick to change. Even on sport setting it was not great to hold the road as it rolled a lot, but a rocket in a straight line :D Enjoyed that  :eek

He asked me if he could take my FZS1000 for a spin so he could compare the two when he takes the FZ1 for a spin on Sunday evening. Today we went out swapped bikes (he has an 97 TRX850) he came back with a big grin and his only complaint was it that it was heavy, but then compared to the TRX is weighs a ton. TRX was nice to ride with the riding position very comfortable for a bike with low bars and very very torquey. Took some time to get used to all the torque since I use the gears a lot. That was also a bit hard on the suspension but since he has 4 stone on me it was fine for him. The only issue I found was that the wheel bearing seem to be worn, but we will check them after the weekend.
Nice start to the bank holiday weekend  :D

I just finished creating a condensed circuit diagram of the Starter cut out and Side stand cut out circuitry for the Fazer1000. Got a lot of question on this over the years, hopefully this will reduce confusion  :) or create more confusion :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / 2006 0n R6 throttle tube
« on: 08 March 2019, 07:28:59 PM »
Always lamenting the longer throttle on the Fzs1000 compared to the Fzs600 I fixed it today by fitting the 2006 on R6 Throttle tube today. Yamaha part number is 2C0-26240-00
 Much better now and more like the 600 when blipping the throttle now on down changes. The 1000 throttle tube has about a 36mm diameter cable section as standard whereas the R6 one has about 40mm diameter cable section. The early R6 is too similar to the FZS1000 to be worthwhile.Fitting was straight forward enough, lift the tank, get as much slack on the cables as you can. Loosen the lock nut on the rear cable and wind it all the way back.  Wind out the adjuster on the front cable to allow you dislodge the front cable from its the mounting. Undo the knurled lock ring on the cable near the front brake lever and wind it back all the then screw the adjuster back all the way. Remover the end weight. Remove the two Allen bolts on the switch gear (longest one to the front. Lift off the kill switch section and then remove the cables rear one first. Rotate the tube forward(anticlockwise) and undo the front cable at the bottom. Install the front cable first on with the tube cable holding section down and put the front cable into what seems like the wrong hole the rear one as you look at the tube. Now rotate the tube clockwise to bring the cable mount to the top and install the rear cable. Put it all back together locating the switch gear in the hole if using the original bars, ensure the black disc is on the outside of the switch gear and replace the Allen bolts tighten them up.This is metal into plastic so do not over tighten them.
At the carburetor side relocate the front cable and tighten up the adjuster. Check the slack on the throttle and turn the bars full left and full right checking the slack each time. rear side was a bit more fiddly as I need to get maximum possible slack here. Pushing the cable down on the mount and using a fine screwdriver turn the lock nut anti clockwise as far as possible literally wiggling the throttle cable while doing so to get the maximum turns. Tighten the locknut and check the slack again bars straight ahead and full lock left and right. Any slack can now be taken up this the cable adjuster near the front brake lever.

General / On the tools
« on: 28 December 2018, 04:23:35 PM »
 Saw this on another forum, something we can nearly all relate to  :lol I could add a few more to it and most of us probably could also  :D
Home mechanics advice sheet
 DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.
 WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh --'
 SKILL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.
 PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.
 BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.
 HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.
 MOLE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.
 OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting on fire various flammable objects in your shop. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.
 TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.
 HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering a bike to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the exhaust.
 BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminium sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.
 TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.
 PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.
 STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.
 PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 p part.
 HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.
 HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.
 UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.
 SON OF A BITCH TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a bitch' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need   Reply With Quote

General / That time of Year again "Happy Christmas"
« on: 15 December 2018, 11:19:34 PM »
Happy Christmas to all you Foccers

General / New Brexit Coin for 2019
« on: 31 October 2018, 04:09:57 PM »
New coin due out in April 2019

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / New upload
« on: 21 October 2018, 09:04:10 PM »
Forgot to let you lads know, I uploaded a file on the difference changing sprockets or tyres will make to the speed of the Fazer 1000.
It is an XLSX file which allows you to enter the Sprocket sizes or tyre sizes and and see the difference it makes to the speed in each gear.I found it I think on the FZ1 site on the net a good while ago and modified it to make it easier to follow, hope the original owner does not mind.
Forgot all about it until some one asked a question about sprocket changes on Facebook.It is under useful stuff in the downloads section

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Coolant dripping
« on: 21 August 2018, 07:24:33 PM »
Arrived home this evening to find coolant driping from the left side of the 1000  :grumble :'( Looks like the bypass hose, remembered seeing an nick in it when changing the chain 25000km ago. May have been pinched by the sprocket cover or damaged when the chain broke before I bought it.   All bikes off the road now, front end off the 600 to replace fork seal and head race bearing and swinging arm off the serow to have it painted  :'( :'( All is not lost my son is not using his fazer this week or next :woot

General / Ultimate in Bike security
« on: 27 April 2018, 09:21:55 AM »
Click the image to open in full size.

For Sale & Wanted / Haynes Boxeye Service Manual
« on: 19 March 2018, 11:01:21 PM »
I have a Haynes Service Manual for the Fzs600 Boxeye.

Free just pay the postage

General / Wasp Motorcycles Retro Fazer
« on: 05 March 2018, 02:05:43 PM »
Interesting read on MCN last Wednesday

Wasp Motorcycles built retro using the 2000 Fzs600 engine

General / MotoGP Technology 3rd edition
« on: 08 February 2018, 11:27:42 AM »
Has any else bought the latest  book by Neil Spalding on MotoGP Technology 3rd Edition?

I had a knee replacement operation 3 weeks ago, off work and cannot Ride or Drive. :'(

I bought this book and it arrived 3 days after I came out of hospital and can say it has kept me sane for the past 2 weeks. Without doubt one of the most interesting books I would say I have ever read. I usually speed read, but this I have read word for word and definitely the best 40 notes I have ever spent. :)

If you have any interest in the MOTGP it is definitely a book worth reading. :thumbup

My problem now is what the foc am I going to do when I finish it this evening :'(

After 3 days of Daytime TV,  between ads for Over fifty Life Insurance, funeral insurance , leave something in your will to some crowd, elderly go karts, save the tiger, the snow leopard the dog, the elephant, cats and every other foccing thing you could think of, Jermy Kyle and Doctors :foc I couldn't hack it any longer.

Thankfully I am getting a bit more mobile and can head back to the garage to finish fixing my Serow this weekend.  :woot

Back the the original reason for the post if you do have an interest in MotoGP the book is worth buying and if you can get it for less then 40 notes all the better

Roll on the next month to be back biking  :)

General / Do you use a GPS on holidays by bike
« on: 04 December 2017, 10:06:05 PM »
Out of curiosity, any one out there like me, who never uses a GPS when going on Holidays by bike.

Definitely think the GPS takes all the fun out of going on holidays by bike, :eek
 Taking the wrong route and finding out it is far better than the one a GPS would have taken you.
 Getting lost and having to stop and ask direction only to have the fellow you are trying to speak to is stone deaf
 Getting lost and having to stop and ask direction from a couple in a car and discover they are totally naked :
 Nearly missing the ferry because you took a wrong turn
 The fun in the high speed ride to get back on the right route and making the ferry by 5 minutes.
 Going through Belgium for the first time and discovering they have the worst road signage in Europe.
 Trying to find your way out of Mons in Belgium when both routes to the motorway are completely blocked by overturned trucks.
 Discovering the sign for Paris in Belgium is also the road to Masstricht which is in the opposite direction.
 Watching a fellow with a GPS getting into a total panic in Southern Spain because the GPS battery went flat
 I think I will stick with the ould general area map, my €50 phone and my €80 Tablet with maps downloaded to it; way more fun and a lot cheaper than the GPS.

General / Ophelia
« on: 20 October 2017, 07:42:10 PM »
Back on the air again, 5 days after that bitch Ophelia  :finger hit, we have seen the light  :woot
Power went out at 11am Monday when 2 hours of sustained 110KPH (70MPH) winds took out the main 10Kv line supplying the whole valley south of Cork Airport.
After much fault chasing by the Electrical supply linesmen and 7 faults later they finally fixed the last fault that had our power out.  :thumbup

Still hundreds of homes east of us still without power.

Glad I wired the house for a generator 4 years ago now,  :) at least I had light and water and the freezer was maintained to save all the  food in it..
The unfortunate side of living in the country is that the lovely pure clean water we have, comes straight out of the ground 35 metres (110feet) down and the 1 KW submersible pump was pushing the 3KVA generator hard on start up.
Must buy a bigger avr equipped generator with  to allow us use the other bits we would like to have working like heat and Internet :)

General / True Heroes Racing
« on: 07 August 2017, 08:31:42 AM »
Sad to see one of the True Heroes Racing Team, Mark Fincham lose his life yesterday at Thruxton.

A tough blow to a group who are so involved in the rehab of soldiers with life changing injuries from war, restoring a sense of direction and focus to them when they were entering the dark days after their medical rehab had finished.

RIP Mark and thoughts to his family, he died doing what he enjoyed.
My thoughts also go to his teammate who was involved in the same incident, but not injured.

I have 2 sets of FZS600 rear EBC Organic Brake pads for sale. They are EBC FA104 still in package suitable for the original FZS600 rear caliper. Found them in the garage last weekend when cleaning up. No use to me as both 600s have FZS1000 Calipers

Will also fit the following:
Yamaha TZR125 L 90-92
Yamaha TZR125 R 93-96
Yamaha TDR250 88-92
Yamaha TZR250 (Not Import!) 87-92
Yamaha RD350 F/F2/N/R 85-92
Yamaha FZR400 RR (4DX) 92-95
Yamaha RD500 LC 84-87
Yamaha FZ600 87-89
Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 98-03
Yamaha SRX600 (Not Import!) 86-87
Yamaha XJ600 S Diversion 92-03
Yamaha XJ600 N 95-03
£15 or €17.5 each including postage

£25 or €29 for the 2 including postage

General / One owner Fazers
« on: 24 June 2017, 03:39:00 PM »
Out of curiosity, are there many owners like me on the forum who bought their Fazer new and still have it.
I bought my 600 new in November 2003 for €7250 with 1 mile on the clock  and still have it  now  87312 miles later.

Going through its history the other evening: it is on its 24th rear tyre 18th front tyre, 3rd chain, 3rd rear sprocket, 10th front sprocket, 4th gear shift rubbers (needs changing), 2rd set of footrest rubbers, 7th set of front brake pads, 4th set of rear brake pads, 11th oil filter, 2nd set of downpipes (original being on for 70,000 miles) and 2nd set headlight bulbs (Changed originals for Osram Night Brakers and use the originals as spares when touring) and 2nd clutch cable, 2nd set of brake hoses, 2nd set of discs, 2nd set of front wheel bearings and 2nd set of rear wheel bearings, 2nd fork springs, 3rd rear shock (original changed at 20000 miles and replacement Hagon shock returned to Hagon last year at around the 83000 mile mark (It started leaking) and they replaced it completely for half the price of a new one.

Only real extras were Yamaha Engine Bars, Progressive Fork Springs, Hagon rear shock, Meta357t-V2 alarm, Scotoiler with touring kit behind number plate, Tank cover, Tank bag and complete Non Fango Touring kit.


It is still as enjoyable to ride as the day I bought it and very clean for the mileage, thanks to AutoGlym and WD40  :D :D

General / Another Paypal scam
« on: 16 November 2016, 11:21:53 PM »
Anyone else get this scam email which is trying to get your paypal login to do a little buying on your behalf  :eek or more

Looks very authentic, but the paypal site login address in the email is not all it appears because the hidden address behind it is the real address and clicking the link will take you to a very good copy of the paypal login.

Hovering the mouse finger pointer over the signin link in the email and you will see the real address behind it

Using a clever bit html coding it is easy to make the real link appear as something else.

Attached is a copy of the email I received again.

If you see something like this in your inbox it is best deleted.

FZS600 Fazer / Fixing the FZS600 Side Stand Switch
« on: 30 September 2016, 11:16:56 PM »
Just uploaded how I fixed the side stand switch of my the FZS600 without having to remove down pipes, sump or engine  :thumbup;sa=view;down=66

General / Psychology of Motorcycling riding
« on: 15 September 2016, 11:03:57 AM »
Was doing a clear out yesterday and came across this in an old Bike Magazine.

Out of curiosity I went through it and answered all questions as honestly as possible and scored 36. Well it appears I am not a total nutter on a bike

Any one else care to try it, just to see how daft you really are

Anyone else have a problem with notification when you post or reply to a topic even though it is set to on in the profile and slow loading of the site? :rolleyes
Just realised, I have missed many replies to topics because I am not getting notifications. :'(

Site has been very slow to load with a while. Thought it was a DNS issue but changed the DNS to a few dfferent ones, but no change in the finding and loading times.  :rolleyes

For Sale & Wanted / Righthand Foxeye mirror for 600 or 1000
« on: 21 May 2016, 10:12:42 AM »
Anyone got a good genuine right hand Foxeye Mirror mirror for sale.  Foxeye 600 and Gen 1 1000 ones are the same

Any one with a centre stand spring for the 1000 or 600 there are both the same, I need one for a 600

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