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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bar end weights
« on: 06 May 2018, 09:15:03 PM »
Original Kryptonite weigh a ton Yamaha bar ends aren't just heavy to damp vibes, they also damp down bar shake (ie) tank slapper type oscillation.
I've got a set of R&G's on my 1000, filled Renthal bars with a tube of Silicone sealer, damps vibes to next to nothing, plus I always check my front wheel balance too as tyre wears... I know I'm OCD as

All depends on how much vibes you're happy with really?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Metzeler M3 £120 a pair at M & P
« on: 06 May 2018, 08:58:47 PM »
Fazer 1000 front should be (58W) ...  these are listed as (61W) front fitment, so it's a heavier construction, would likely be too stiff a tyre & not really suitable for a Fazer 1000, probably better suited to a Pan 1300 or similar weight bike.

Old technology by today's standards, will likely be old stock, if you intend on trying a a pair, I'd advise ring em 1st to confirm build date on sidewall, remember all rubber products have a shelf life of approx 5-6yrs, then it perishes.

I tried a pair on my old CBR600F3 about 6yrs ago, grip well in the dry, slide all over the shop in the wet, ripped em to bits inside 3,000mls.

They're cheap for a reason.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: LED BULBS
« on: 06 May 2018, 08:38:34 PM »
You'll need 501's ... 502's don't exist

Posted in wrong section..

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Genuine Yamaha Paddock Jackets - Lightly Used
« on: 24 April 2018, 08:22:01 PM »

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Looking for an 04 Gen 1 Thou centre stand
« on: 15 April 2018, 08:40:55 AM »

Try DK bike breakers, they've got Gazillions of spares.

Several on ebay, around £60 mark ...  not in UK tho

£205 for new one from Yamaha WTF?

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Carb balancer
« on: 15 April 2018, 08:32:48 AM »

I've a set of these budget Vac gauges, dropped my expensive "Davida" set.
These work as well any Vac gauges, not silly money either .. :thumbup

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Standard dog bones required. Gen 1
« on: 09 April 2018, 05:15:29 PM »
Posted Brian  :thumbup

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fazer 1000 fairing
« on: 09 April 2018, 05:11:40 PM »
Belly pan looks like no aftermarket Gen 1 fazer 1000 B/Pan I've ever seen, but it looks like it may fit?

Other 2 bits look aftermarket fairing/radiator side panels, somebody may want em?

I'd say Gen1 for all items.

If you suspect a voltage drain, you can't test for this with it running.

Test the charging output from Generator & compare it against what you have at the battery, if it's a massive difference, it'll likely to be high resistance in the loom caused by oxidisation, don't forget to test earth wiring too, you may be lucky & only have high resistance/corrosion in battery Poz & Neg wiring, seen this hundreds of times, clean every earth point on bike before testing any wiring, components need unplugging to Ohms test, ensure you know how to set Multimeter up before Ohms testing components or you'll burn out Multimeter, if high resistance is confirmed in the loom, the only cure is to rewire these sections to bring resistance back down.
You will likely have some loom sections with high resistance due to the age of bike, it's inevitable.

A fully charged good battery is required before you start & a decent Multimeter.

Vids on Youtube to help with Meter testing.

Same drain test applies on a bike or a car.
If you can't find this suspected drain by pulling fuses, unplugging components, you've likely got a resistance issue, probably in the charging circuit, or a faulty component, Ohms test components & wiring & check specs with manual.
All easy to test & costs nothing but time.
Just need to be methodical.

Let us know how you get on

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Standard dog bones required. Gen 1
« on: 07 April 2018, 08:34:21 PM »
Pm sent

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Blue spot seals
« on: 01 April 2018, 10:10:47 AM »

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rear tyre balancing question
« on: 01 April 2018, 09:55:31 AM »
Yes, he's talking bollox.
Everything that has mass & rotates will vibrate & needs balancing, you may be unable to detect it, but it will defo vibrate if not balanced.
Personally I leave all components fitted (discs & sprocket carrier etc) achieves a better dynamic balance of all rotating parts, most tyre fitting places don't balance with sprocket carrier fitted tho.
All depends on what equipment you're using to balance a wheel.
ie) Electronic Dynamic balancer
ie) Home DIY frame type balancer
I fit & balance my own tyres & use lead bike specific weights, I have access to both types of blancers but prefer the frame type for bike wheels.
I'd never allow a tyre fitter to balance my wheels, they don't seem to give a shit about how they remove old balance weights or consider where they slap on on fugly balance weights... But then I'm OCD as F***K.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Standard dog bones required. Gen 1
« on: 01 April 2018, 09:32:20 AM »
I've a pair (Powder coated / Black) & can post if Trev can't find his old ones

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Hello and an alarm question
« on: 01 April 2018, 09:29:37 AM »
That's the way to do it matey, what looks like a solid bit of bare wire you've looped across alarm plugs, "Temp Job"?   

You can go one step further & fit the opposite part of the loom plugs, run a hidden switch & then you have an easily installed immobiliser of sorts, better than nowt at all, a good alarmed disc lock too.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Meta m375t
« on: 01 April 2018, 09:15:23 AM »
Seems to be a common issue.

Bin it matey, my advice is buy a good alarmed disc lock, fit a cheap alarm that has no immobiliser circuit & a secret inline switch to fuel pump supply or live feed to coils, it'll achieve same results with less grief with little or no risk of being stranded.
Ageing Meta's are nowt but trouble, mine went Doolally  :groan  took a bit of unpicking, looms now free of the dreaded Meta & it's in the bin :smash 

Easy to bypass if you're not wanting to pull loom apart..

Probly corrosion in 1 or more multi-plugs.
Had shit loads of grief with mine, removed a shitty Meta alarm, sorted every loom plug, everything's now minto.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Sigma Stage 3 Carb Tuning Kit
« on: 22 February 2018, 10:28:43 PM »
Hi Peeps 

I know from experience what the Ivans (Full Monty Kit) does for the might 1000

Curious if anyone has any experience of the Sigma Carb kits from the USA as advertised on ebay, ad claims to sort all the fueling issues that the Ivans kit does, may be a clone of the Ivans kits? never dealt with the Sigma brand before, price works out quite a bit cheaper than the Ivans Kits that are available from (SG Motorsport) .
The only issue is the import tax may kill the deal as it's not stated in the ebay ad, not bought much from the USA before, somehow managed to swerve the import duty on both occasions.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Exup - stainless bolt set?
« on: 22 January 2018, 09:21:11 PM »
 I buy all mine from here:

I could poss sort you out a full exup stainless bolt kit, got a large supply as I've been fettling 2 bikes up.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Overheated?
« on: 07 January 2018, 06:56:43 PM »
Nice one.
Glad to help mate :thumbup 

Hi Bud.
I'm in (S/Yorks ) too.
Mine is a 2003 Gen 1 UK spec, my side & dip beam are permanently on, No sidelight/Dip beam switch (Blanked off).
If you get stuck with any spannering/Mods etc, gimme a PM, I'll nip over & help out ...  :thumbup

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Overheated?
« on: 24 December 2017, 10:03:24 PM »
Probly Thermostat that's failed in it's closed position causing bike to overheat from what u describe?
Drop bike onto it's wheels, push it in top gear & check engine will still turn over ?
If not motors likely seized as starter motor won't crank it over..
Or you could just have a starter/solenoid/battery/charging issue?

Hopefully it's summat simple to fix.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Headlight not working
« on: 18 November 2017, 08:38:36 PM »

Check fuses 1st.
If good, check bulbs aren't blown.
If good check multi-plug under left side infill panel, all juice to lights & clocks go thru this plug, known for corrosion issues.

One the above will likely be the cause.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: gen1 fuel filter(s)
« on: 18 November 2017, 08:02:23 PM »
The little black boxes you mention.
Do you refer to the multi-plugs in the loom that originally were sited under the left fairing infill panel?

All power feeds to the clocks/lights go through these plugs, a known corrosion area.
I'd recommend a continuity test across these plugs with a multi-meter, just make sure battery is disconnected first.

Long winded job to unpick each connector & clean out internal corrosion, plus you'll need certain cleaning tools to achieve a proper clean.
I speak from personal experience, mine was in a right state.
Another option is to either solder a jumper wire across the offending connection or worse case scenario do the whole plug & cut it out.

I'm far too OCD for that ... LoL.. so i spent untold hrs going through the whole loom cleaning every connection & soaking in ACF50, bikes electrics are now mint as a result.
Also another non start issue I've come across is the starter push button, I completely pulled my switch gear apart to clean all internals with a scotch-brite pad.... Mine just stopped cranking for no reason, poor connection within switch, just glad it happened at home & not out on a ride.

Hope this helps matey?

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