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General / Re: Do you still own a Fazer.
« on: 10 May 2020, 03:32:57 PM »
No, sold my 1000 last year after buying a TDM850, I'm loving the trailie like riding style of the TDM and getting used to the engine not screaming revs at me like a banshee, I find the TDM more fun on the B roads that the Fazer and the 270 degree crank makes a nice note through the delkevic exhaust.If I was to have another Fazer I'd go back to the 600 as I found it more fun to ride than the thou.I can't get page 2 to load either.

General / Hand sanitiser - alcahol free
« on: 29 March 2020, 08:48:10 PM »
  We got a load of hand sanitiser delivered at work the other day, it seems there's a lot about that is alcahol free using benzalkonium chloride as it's active ingredient.
 As soon as I heard alcahol free alarm bells started ringing so I got round to looking the stuff up today, it seems that although it claims to kill coronavirus and cites european centre for disease prevention and control the only mention I can find is relating to canine coronavirus, a related but different strain that is of no threat to us whatsoever, the american centre for disease control states the active ingredient as unreliable for covid19.
 If you are using this stuff check the ingredients and don't let it lull you into a false sense of security, it 'may' work on covid19 but there is no evidence that it will and washing your hands with soap will likely be far more effective, a little knowledge is indeed a dangerous thing!
 I can see a lot of folk using this stuff in place of washing hands, DON'T!
 And no your 80% proof vodka won't do it either as it's only 40% alcahol, you need at LEAST 60% to be effective.

For Sale & Wanted / SOLD - My Fazer 1000 on ebay
« on: 03 August 2019, 03:02:29 PM »
Well I've bit the bullet and put my 2003 FZS1000 on ebay.Here it is, reserve is set well below what I would like for it but we'll see what happens. sold.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Air screws - in or out to lean
« on: 01 August 2019, 06:38:34 PM »
The mixture screws control fuel flow on the Fazer 1000, so out to richen, in to lean. :)

The paragraph titled 'Drill Out Mixture Screw Plugs' here is accurate and informative.  Explains the difference in mixture screw settings depending on whether the carbs have one or two of the pilot circuit bypass holes enlarged.
Thanks for that, now I'm back off holiday I should get around to this hopefully.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS1000 for sale - Cambs.
« on: 10 July 2019, 06:20:09 PM »
Price dropped to £2150, as I just offered it to someone else at that price it's only fair I do the same here.
Now the proud owner of a TDM850, not quite the same bhp.......

General / Old dogs and dodgy tickers.....
« on: 08 July 2019, 05:32:30 PM »
An odd one but if anyone on here has an old dog with a heart problem and uses vetmedin 5mg send me a message, I may be able to save you a few quid as I have some left over and can't bear to see a vet send them for incineration when a dog could make use of them.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Air screws - in or out to lean
« on: 07 July 2019, 10:01:25 AM »
Thanks for that, confirms the way I was thinking so will give it a go, need smaller hands though.....

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Air screws - in or out to lean
« on: 07 July 2019, 01:01:41 AM »
Anyone with more than a guess?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Air screws - in or out to lean
« on: 05 July 2019, 02:39:39 PM »
Can someone please remind me which way the air screws go on a though to lean off a touch, carbs are ivanised but after standing I've just blown the passages and jets through to cure a misfire but still got a tiny splutter just at pulling away speed, carbs are balanced and idles lovely I think it's just a touch rich.Currently 4 turns out but note ivanising instructions recommend 4.5-5 turns out, is that leaner or richer? Must find a small child to get their hands in to adjust and try.Otherwise runs superbly and pulls like a train all the way to "a tad over 70 officer".

For Sale & Wanted / SOLD - FZS1000 for sale - Cambs.
« on: 15 June 2019, 07:13:28 PM »
Half arsed ad coming up.....
2003 FZS1000 for sale, 22,532 miles on the clock, silver (yes I know it's not the most exciting colour).
Has R6 shock mod, ivanised carbs, multi-gauge fitted, 4 degree ignition advancer fitted (original included), SP end can fitted (good original end can included), AIS removed (included).
Has only done about 200 miles between mot's since I've had it, has all mot's since first one all dated the same as date of registration, have original yamaha owners pack with spare key in original plastic sleeve.
It's not the tidiest on the planet as it has a few scratches on the paintwork and the usual yamaha engine paint issues but is a good bike, chain and sprockets replaced about 600 miles ago.
£2300 will take it away, I can't be arsed with tyre kickers or haggling as I'm not even sure I want to sell it (don't get me wrong, I will) so if you think you are going to turn up and beat me down save your time and effort, I fancy a change and can't justify another bike in the garage doing very little.
Current mot runs till late october but I will put a fresh one on it for sale.
Reg is KY53 *** so if you have a fetish for ky jelly this is the bike for you, if you don't give it a go, you never know till you try it....... :lol

Update: Slight misfire sorted by a good clean and balance of carbs.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Farkles????
« on: 25 June 2015, 07:27:39 PM »
For a gear indicator fit a multi-gauge in place of the fuel gauge and get lots of extra toys to play with, search the forum for it.
Gives gear indication/fuel level/voltage/speed/gps input/ drag timer x2/speedo healer/and many more functions.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: What to look for on an early 1000
« on: 10 June 2015, 07:12:43 PM »
did 240 miles yesterday tooling around Shropshire and the surrounding counties
Is 'tooling around' the same as 'riding like a tool'? or should that be 'tootling around'?
The first one is more fun!  :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Front sprocket nut question
« on: 19 May 2015, 07:30:59 PM »
Avoid 'HI LEVEL' tab washers from ebay, I just fitted a new one and both tabs fractured on first bending, I recon it's been embrittled by the plating process.
Could feel it go as I bent it over but it stayed in place so would have left me with an untabbed sprocket, nice!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Front sprocket nut question
« on: 13 May 2015, 08:42:18 AM »
That'll do me, just looked a bit thin to me, cheers you lot.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Front sprocket nut question
« on: 12 May 2015, 07:34:41 PM »
Did the FZS1000's ever suffer from front sprocket nut problems like the 600's did?
The reason I ask is due to a chain snappage I'm changing the full set and there doesn't seem to be that much thread in the nut (width wise) and it wasn't as tight as I was expecting, having a 600 before it made me question it.
Can anyone tell me what torque it should be done up to?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Tyre Fitters in Kent
« on: 25 December 2014, 04:25:55 PM »
know a few tyre fitters that are cun.., oh no sorry you said Kent, too many beers.....

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: well number one fz1 finished for now
« on: 03 November 2014, 06:48:53 PM »
Very pretty indeed.  :)

What is everyone using as there winter wheels?
Feet or pushbike, only work 3 minutes walk or 1 minute pedal away so can't be arsed riding anywhere in cold wet weather, the joys of getting old....

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Multi-gauge Multi-buy?
« on: 07 October 2014, 03:46:26 PM »
be careful to now over-torque
'Now over-torque' is a lot different from 'Not over-torque' Cristian  :lol
It's fairly obvious what you mean but every idiot proofing brings along a better grade of idiot ready to blame someone else for their own stupidity.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: my fazer
« on: 05 October 2014, 07:26:17 PM »
thats at the bottom of my to do list
Your my sort of bloke!  :)
My to do list only has a bottom, I guess I'm just lazy.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: my fazer
« on: 05 October 2014, 10:31:59 AM »
Still not cut that grass yet I see...

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Tax disk
« on: 01 October 2014, 05:35:13 PM »
Foccing typical! first day of no tax disk being issued and my tax disk holder decides to bale out and disappear into the ether, I doubt the powers that be will be interested in issueing a replacement as it only has this month to run anyway.
I guess failiure to display is no longer an offence anyway...... :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: new to fzs 1000 advice pls
« on: 30 September 2014, 05:30:40 PM »
For jet kit search this forum for ivanising, for rear shock mods go for Lukes R6 shock conversion and let him know the ride height you want to have and he'll probably do the dogbones to suit.
Both mods are well worth doing and give a superbly ridable bike with good grin factor.

Mine always 'squeeks' when I turn it on and it's well copper greased.

If it's not leaking and the level isn't dropping it's just a bleeding problem, try cracking the banjo at the top of the master cylinder and squeezing some fluid from there as air can get caught at the top, I had that problem with mine not bleeding properly.
Wrap some rag around it though to catch the fluid.

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