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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fork overhaul procedure
« on: 22 May 2020, 04:14:09 PM »
Really useful thanks, I've asked the Mods if this can be pinned as a sticky thread.

It would be useful to add the tools and service items (seals / bushes / oil) required as a primer at the top, if you have the time and inclination, just so someone starting out has a checklist to make sure they have everything they need.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Forks Leaking
« on: 07 May 2020, 10:39:01 AM »
The external damper rod bolt passes through the bottom of the leg and screws directly into the damper rod, there is no nut inside the fork that it screws into. I think what Unfazed is referring to is a method to stop the damper rod assembly turning whilst undoing the bottom bolt, but he will need to clarify that.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Forks Leaking
« on: 07 May 2020, 12:25:53 AM »
Sorry yes, stock fork oil is 5w not 10w as I thought  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Forks Leaking
« on: 06 May 2020, 06:08:44 PM »
Definately change the bushes at the same time, what about springs if they have not been done?
I got my parts from K-Tech.
I beleive the stock oil weight is 10w, but I know folks on here have used 7.5w and potentialy lower and been happy with the results. I think this would come down to rider weight and riding style i.e. a lighter weight oil would suit a lighter rider and / or a more plush, relaxed riding style.

Edit:\ Beaten to it  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Clutch and Brake lever?
« on: 26 April 2020, 05:41:41 PM »
For what it's worth I have genuine Pazzos at the minute which are great, but I've also had the fake chinese copys (for about £15) in the past and they have been perfectly fine too 👍
Yup the cheap eBay ones are fine, I found with mine the black anodising went a bit purpleish over time but I could live with that, the only drawback is that they can take weeks to arrive so if you end up snapping one  :o  it can take a while to get a replacement. I now have Titax levers on mine, you can tell they are better quality but they don't do the job any differently and cost 3 times as much. So ......................

You'll probably get more help in the 600 section of the forums ...............

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Ignition Advancer
« on: 11 December 2019, 08:44:09 AM »
Where does everyone get their advancers from?

Been reading this and thinking myself on changing it. What are downsides of having the 4 degree plate on?
Slight reduction in top end power that in real life you will probably never notice.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: what new screen ?
« on: 28 November 2019, 05:57:18 PM »
For those without a magnifying glass  ;)

Any thoughts on the best screen to fit. Im thinking of a Zero Gravity Double Bubble.Or the Pugi Racing screen.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: TFT Dash for the Fazer 1000 / FZ1
« on: 15 October 2019, 11:01:58 PM »
That's a real good point - I must have tried about 3 different cans on my Fazer for a louder sound - have even chopped 15cm off the Akrapovic can I had to get the louder deeper note. Great idea about adjusting the power range of the EXUP though - would be great to have a setting on the TFT Dash to control when the valve would open - I think ECU does it around 5000 RPM?

I have noticed a considerable power increase around the 6-7000rpm mark and I assumed that it was due to the Exup.
Mine sounds different from around the 7000 mark.
I see or hear no evidence of the Exup opening as early as 5000.
From a wheelie or  power turn perspective the jerk makes the bike harder to balance and it would be interesting to have more control over that.
Peak torque is ~7500rpm and from there you are climbing to peak power, I'd suggest that is what you are experiencing, it is nothing to do with the EXUP. The fact that you don't feel the EXUP working is exactly how it is designed, to smooth out power delivery from low revs to ~5500rpm by which time it is fully open, disabling or removing the EXUP would leave you with a flat spot at low revs and a much more noticeable kick around 5500rpm. I don't think you fully appreciate what the EXUP is doing and to sacrifice this for a different exhaust note is not something that I would choose to do especially if you want smooth power delivery which is exactly what it does. I don't think you would be happy with the result but there is only one way to find out, you could just remove the valve, put the cover back on with the cables loose and take it for a test ride.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: TFT Dash for the Fazer 1000 / FZ1
« on: 13 October 2019, 09:11:35 AM »
Nice website - I'd like to see some pictures of the unit fitted to a bike to show what it looks like when installed, and possibly an owners gallery once you have sold a few units.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fork Oil, 05 Reg, FZS !000
« on: 01 September 2019, 08:14:32 AM »
Thanks again  ;) .  So, as I have access to the required facilities at my paltry paying employment, IE an engineering workshop, would you say a total strip down, thorough clean of everything and rebuilt with new seals?
Definitely do the seals if they haven't been done, plastic and rubber degrade over time so even if the bike hasn't done may miles the fork seals will be well past their best. Replacement springs would be a worthwhile investment if you're doing a rebuild as the OEM ones are very much a compromise.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: rubber ?
« on: 16 August 2019, 05:10:31 PM »
No need for sports tyres, they are a bit cheaper but won't last nearly as long as sports touring tyres. I like Avon Storm 3D's they give a really light neutral ride edge to edge and they last ~10% longer than the equivalent Bridgestones which to me felt they were happier with the bike upright than being thrown around. I haven't tried any other brands on the Gen1 other than those two as I am more than happy with the Avon's which you can probably pick up fairly cheaply compared to the latest rubber. It's probably trial and error until you find something for the price / performance  ratio that suits you best but I'd give the Avons a go if you can find them cheap enough.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: TFT Dash for the Fazer 1000 / FZ1
« on: 10 August 2019, 02:59:58 PM »
Hopefully Max Speed is something that is configurable or is cleared once the ignition is off, not something you want visible if you're stopped for speeding  :'( or anything else in reality.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZS1000 7k on tacho at startup
« on: 20 July 2019, 09:04:46 AM »
If you brought it from the dealers I would tell them to fix the exup properly,  putting a eliminator on doesn't fix the problem,  the bike won't run correctly with the exup open at low revs
Does this only apply to Gen 1only,because when I bought my Gen 2 the exup had been disconnected and the cables were underneath the seat,I have a Scorpion pipe and it runs through the rev range ok,with a bit of a snatchy throttle at low revs and popping on the overrun,apart from that it seems ok.I would like to lose that snatchy throttle but figured it was because it's fuel injection and not carbs which always seem nicer on low speed pick up,does anyone think a Power commander would help?
The valve on the Gen2 is for noise / emissions purposes only and unlike the Gen1 has no effect on the bikes performance or power delivery. Again unlike the Gen1 the valve on the Gen2 is located in the OEM end can (not in the downpipes) so fitting any aftermarket can such as your Scorpion will necessitate having the cables disconnected and left in a convenient location like under the seat. So no the advice for a Gen1 EXUP valve does not apply to the Gen2.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Handlebars
« on: 30 June 2019, 06:33:14 PM »
As robbo says most owners who replace their bars do so with Renthal 758s (Ultra Low), like robbo I also have lower bar risers (GYTR). The 758s are wider and I feel give you better control of the bike especially if you use positive/counter steering. The lower risers allow you to put a bit more weight over the front which helps when you are riding a bit more 'progressively'. When swapping the bars it is important to remember the bar end weights, unless you tap out the Renthals to take the OEM bar weights you will be stuck with lightweight aftermarket 'bung' type bar ends which don't have anywhere near the same effect with reducing vibrations through the bars. Some owners have cut strips of sheet lead and slipped those into the bars to help, but I would definitely recommend tapping out the Renthals to take the OEM bar ends.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: EXUP....Can you feel the force
« on: 25 June 2019, 08:27:10 PM »
The EXUP is fully open around 5,500 RPM, it's purpose is to increase low down torque smoothing out power delivery across the range ........

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Reverse shift pattern
« on: 20 June 2019, 07:35:26 PM »

Welcome to the forums - your question was asked not so long ago on this thread -

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« on: 19 June 2019, 09:21:02 PM »
Sheesh in 4 and a half years I'd be surprised if you could tell the difference  :eek

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 24000 mile service
« on: 09 June 2019, 12:09:26 AM »
Hi and Welcome  :)

It's up to you if you are willing to spend big money on a full service on a bike that is of an age....I can tell you that in all my time on these forums I can't recollect anyone's valves needing adjustment at 24K or even 50K so the chances are you will be OK if the bike looks like it has been well looked after and not neglected. I think £2400 is quite steep unless you are getting a bike with all of the essentials done - replacement rear shock, replacement brake hoses, front forks re-sprung, Ivanised carbs, decent aftermarket end can etc.

Checkout the FAQ if you haven't already as there are some giveaways as to how the bike has been looked after (EXUP / Fork damping adjusters / exhaust headers).

I hope that helps but feel free to post back with any questions and let us know how you get on.

Ignition advancer would help assuming you don't already have one fitted.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: EXUP HOW TO
« on: 29 May 2019, 12:09:32 PM »
Have you looked at the FAQ as the EXUP is not the only thing you should be looking at?
The first thing you should do is ask the owner where the EXUP valve is, if they don't know then walk away as they should be servicing it once a year. If they can point to the cover then ask them to remove it (2 minute job), if they can't because the bolts are seized, walk away. With the cover off make sure both cables are attached to the pulley and ask the owner to turn on the ignition, you should see the valve reset to its default position, if it does then all is good. If the owner fobs you off about making these checks then walk away.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ex up valve
« on: 24 May 2019, 05:49:20 PM »
It's a bad thing, the EXUP on the Gen1 improves low to mid range power delivery.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Yamaha sticker on the screen?
« on: 21 May 2019, 07:48:31 AM »
AFAIK all OEM screens have the Yamaha sticker, as well as the genuine Yamaha aftermarket screens like the 'Streetfighter' screen I have.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Leaving indicators on?
« on: 15 May 2019, 10:41:19 AM »
Yep definitely had the problem and also can't understand why my 1980s Yamahas had self cancelling indicators but not the Gen1 as to me leaving them flashing is far more dangerous than not having them flashing at all (i.e. a car is not going to assume you are turning left and pull out in front of you if you don't have the indicators on but may if you've forgotten to turn them off and are still indicating a left turn) .

I bought one of the ebay beeping relays from a forum member that had fitted the appropriate connectors so it was plug & play so don't have the problem any more. Sat at traffic lights I'l cancel the indicators if they start beeping then switch them back on when the lights change.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Here we go again...
« on: 13 May 2019, 06:47:13 PM »
You won't be able to buy a blanking plate you'll need to cut a bit of sheet metal to size and drill holes etc or find someone that can do it for you. Try leaving the valve assembly soaking in penetrating fluid for a couple of days to see if that helps, you might be able to use heat to free it up as well. Be careful though as it's easy to bend the valve out of shape if you manhandle it too much.

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