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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Not many this clean FZS1000 on ebay
« on: 03 July 2020, 09:17:47 AM »

  Seems to be sold!  I'm not surprised, Its all supply and demand!   As we know tremendous machines and now getting rare in this condition! Try finding a better one for sale at the moment.  Having restored several older classics, Kawasaki H2B, H1E, Yamaha RD400F, years ago you could find many of the less sought after items at dealers, bought by them years ago, not sold, and then available at discounted prices, but not now! Since Fazers were introduced almost no dealers keep a stock of large or small items particular to a specific model, yes , gaskets, filters, bolts, seals, and various consumable service items.  You will find now many parts for Fazer FZSs  are N.L.A. or you will have to pay the 2020 cost new direct from Yamaha for almost anything, you never see a dealer advertising a load of " new old stock parts ".  I dread to think what it would cost! If you want a good one, buy the best you can afford within reason, there are loads of eternal money pit dogs out there!  P.S. any sought after items inevitably end up in a bidding war on "Evil Bay"!

      Thanks.  :thumbup

    New Yamaha bagged items.  FZS 1000 seat underside rubber strap.  Part No  4J2-82131-01   £8.00 posted. 
                                              Frame/seat rubber dampers.  Part No  1T4-24741-00.  Seven of them, £20 posted. 
[/size]   Cheaper than buying from Yamaha.  May be of use to someone.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Belly pans?
« on: 13 April 2020, 10:36:40 PM »
           Firstly, is a belly pan worth fitting to keep crap off the bottom of the bike/exhausts, or are they purely cosmetic? Can you access the EXUP valve without removing them, or only on some makes?  Can the fitting of them be damaging to the bike frame paint?  What ones have you found to be the best, and can I buy them in original bike matching colours?  Amen!   You Guru's on here will know.  ;)   

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted. One downpipe FZS 1000 Gen 1.
« on: 13 April 2020, 08:53:49 PM »
Anyone got a totally knackered, utterly useless, EXUP/manifold set?  Looking for one downpipe, just butchered off with a grinder or hacksaw?  For research/developement and analytical purposes!  :thumbup 

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZS 1000 Headers?
« on: 13 April 2020, 08:33:25 PM »
   Many thanks indeed!  :thumbup 

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZS 1000 Headers?
« on: 06 April 2020, 11:31:05 PM »
    Just curious about the header downpipes, I know the exhaust flanges and collars are mild steel but what kind of material are the downpipes?  They are often quoted as "stainless steel", but as I am involved in engineering where we use a lot of stainless material, this stuff seems to be as poor as it can possibly get,  Piss poor in fact!  P.S. Anyone know what the pipe wall thickness of these are?

General / RS Paints.
« on: 03 February 2020, 05:04:35 PM »
      Got some RS paints, frame touch up bottles.  Metalic black and a bottle of lacquer.  Tried to use the brush on the bottle top! What a load of utter shit!  Found and used an ideal small soft brush.  Question is, what the hell do you was the brush in! I tried everything I could think of but had to bin it!  Expensive but damn good paint though.  :thumbup

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bloody Bargain!
« on: 22 January 2020, 02:42:26 AM »
yup id have had it if I had the money. still think theyare the best all round bike ever built
Could not agree more, the do it all bike, rode far more modern stuff on occasion but honestly not found anything that comes close!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bloody Bargain!
« on: 20 January 2020, 09:24:58 PM »
  Bike now sold! And I didn't buy it, but I would have done if I didn't already have one!  Fact is very good condition low mileage FZS 1000s are becoming rare, they are sought after, simple supply and demand.  The price of good ones will only go up!  Consider trying to restore one to head turning condition.....££££££££££££.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Bloody Bargain!
« on: 18 January 2020, 05:23:35 PM »

     I Know everything looks much better in a photograph.  My bikes always did!  If this is as good as first impressions suggest its a bargain!
     Must be one of the best nick FZS 1000s around.     

For Sale & Wanted / Re: WANTED - FAN for gen 1 thou
« on: 06 December 2019, 09:38:03 PM »
     Try this mate, not mine, a bit weathered, but you cannot go wrong at the price!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bloody Downpipes.
« on: 02 December 2019, 08:11:24 PM »
     Seriously many thanks to all!  The next job on the list!  :thumbup

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bloody Downpipes.
« on: 02 December 2019, 12:05:17 PM »
  Anyone know the wall thickness of the downpipe tubing?  Just passed the flange collar, only a general idea obviously they will vary where they are bent.  :thumbup

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bloody Downpipes.
« on: 02 December 2019, 11:05:19 AM »
Have you done the usual Harpic Power treatment? That gets them back to a shiny silver colour. Still have to clean and polish them after but makes a bit difference
Ideal!  Thanks, I have the headers removed, do I simply pour it over the downpipes, leave, then wash it off?  Or should I scrub them with a hard brush?  Harpic should at least get the shit off!  :thumbup 

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Bloody Downpipes.
« on: 01 December 2019, 03:33:36 PM »
     Best way to polish the standard downpipes?  They are meant to be stainless but that's a joke surely!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Front sprocket?
« on: 15 November 2019, 02:03:24 AM »
Decision made! I'll not be bothering, present sprockets/chain are fine.  Thanks again.  ;)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Front sprocket?
« on: 14 November 2019, 04:52:24 PM »
          Is the original FZS 1000 front sprocket, (as fitted to the bike when supplied) a silent rubber damped type?  If not, is it worth fitting one?

For Sale & Wanted / For sale. Lowered FZS 1000 01-05 seat. Now sold!
« on: 17 October 2019, 01:07:44 PM »
Standard seat, foam cut down by about 25-30 mm then covered with an original seat cover copy.  Small split in the cover, about 10 mm,  very clean and in V.G.C. apart from this.  Would suit someone 5' 7'' or under.  £75 Posted.  P.S. In the last picture the seat is damp from being wiped down.  Now sold.

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted.
« on: 26 September 2019, 08:15:58 PM »
Long shot I know,  FZS 1000 Standard seat, MUST be perfect as new, not lowered with it's original cover.

Very simple answer to it's value.   A plug and play bike.  If you want an original FZS 1000,  try finding another one in a similar condition/mileage cheaper!  Worth every penny!  ;)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fork Oil, 05 Reg, FZS !000
« on: 31 August 2019, 09:08:48 PM »
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?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fork Oil, 05 Reg, FZS !000
« on: 31 August 2019, 11:44:03 AM »
   Well that's good enough for me!  Thanks. Someone on here changed the oil in their forks (FZS 600) after 75,000 miles, they thought it was a waste of time because the oil was so clean!  Obviously a different design.  Next job on the list.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fork Oil, 05 Reg, FZS !000
« on: 30 August 2019, 04:32:21 PM »
               As my bike will be kept permanently! Question is, should I change my fork oil?  The bike is soon to be 15 years old but only done just over 10,000 miles, as far as I know it has never been done ( I am obviously not the first owner).  If I should change it what viscosity of oil do you think is best , or do I stick to what Yamaha recommends?   

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Coolant?
« on: 27 August 2019, 07:46:06 PM »
Normally a 50/50 mix with deionised water, then use enough for your bike. Can buy di water from Halfords
As I do not know the answer to this is it distilled water or deionised water that is best for the engine?

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