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Messages - teecee90

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Tail tidy
« on: 13 January 2019, 01:20:47 PM »

I just cut down the stock one - looks a lot neater.




In your opinion. I think that cut down rear mudguards look like the bike has been poorly repaired after a rear end collision. Having a stick on reflector re-enforces the look. Each to his own.


Seeing as gen 1 parts are most unlikely to be re-made and values are widely predicted to increase (on here at least) I would think long and hard before cutting down a perfectly good rear mud guard. The value difference between an 4XV R1 that's intact at the rear and one that isn't proves the point.
Exactly why I bought a 2nd hand rear mudguard assembly to cut up when fitting my under tray. The 8000 mile original is bubble wrapped in the loft. :)


Indeed - me too. I still have the original intact undertray (along with lots of other original spares). I definitely prefer the cut-down look though. If done well, it looks good in my opinion and definitely not a collision repair.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Tail tidy
« on: 05 January 2019, 06:28:31 PM »

I just cut down the stock one - looks a lot neater.






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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bar end weights
« on: 11 May 2018, 08:54:07 PM »
I've just threaded my rentals for the stock bar weights. Found that I needed to run a 14mm masonry drill bit through first (by hand) to open the hole up a bit before tapping. Got the weights powder coated to tidy them up also. Not sure whether to shorten the bars a bit or leave them alone.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bar end weights
« on: 29 April 2018, 10:32:41 PM »
Chinese so probably made of cheese. I would never buy anything other than HSS taps and dies, even for occasional DIY use buying cheap is a false economy. If the tap breaks in the hole you will be in a world of pain....

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal bars blimey !!
« on: 15 September 2017, 07:55:11 PM »
Damn, must get on and do mine....

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZS brake service
« on: 25 August 2017, 07:00:10 PM »
His presentation leaves a bit to be desired, but I actually thinks he knows his stuff. Greasing brake pads and pins is something I've always done based on received wisdom that it prevent seizure and squeeling.... but is it REALY necessary on modern(ish) braking systems? Maybe I'll run mine dry for a while and see if it makes any difference.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZS brake service
« on: 24 August 2017, 11:49:57 PM »
Interesting opinion on use of grease (copper or otherwise) on brakes ...

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: What to keep a eye on with the Gen 2
« on: 11 August 2017, 06:45:44 PM »
Take a look at the FAQ buddy.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chain adjuster bolt/locknut
« on: 26 July 2017, 10:27:13 PM »
Replaced mine with titanium ones.....

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: multi-gauge -- worth it?
« on: 25 July 2017, 08:48:23 PM »
Fitted one on mine last year. Highly recommended.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: European breakdown cover
« on: 28 May 2017, 09:59:09 PM »
Message deleted......


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: PR 4, Roadtec 01's, Roadsmart 3
« on: 17 April 2017, 03:59:13 PM »
Got the Roadtec 01s on mine - well impressed.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 Clear LED rear light and indicators
« on: 17 April 2017, 03:55:37 PM »
So, does the double up as a rear light and indicators or are the indicators separate?

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Valve clearances
« on: 07 April 2017, 08:16:50 PM »
Im surprised you have that many that are out of spec at that milage. Are you using the right specs? I thought one of mine was out until I read the FAQ and realised the specs in the manual were wrong. The correct spec for the exhaust valves is 021-0.30mm

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: AIS removal kit
« on: 25 March 2017, 01:41:31 PM »
Just got round to fitting the caps after a bit of fettling on my mates lathe...



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Did you use an impact driver?




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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ngk iridium
« on: 24 March 2017, 08:53:34 PM »
Replaced my plugs recently. They had only been fitted last August and were pretty corroded. The drain hole was totally clear.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Am I running rich?
« on: 22 March 2017, 06:34:44 PM »
New air filter (genuine Yamaha) was fitted at the same time as the plugs, so can't imagine that's the problem.


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Am I running rich?
« on: 21 March 2017, 09:22:49 PM »
These plugs were fitted new last July about three months after getting Ivanised. The bike has done about 3000 miles since then.



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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Valve clearances - out of spec
« on: 19 March 2017, 04:05:50 PM »

The answer is in the FAQ sticky - the very first post in this section under the heading of "valve clearances". Pretty obvious really but anyone can make mistakes in the stress of the moment....

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,20273.0.html

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Valve clearances - out of spec
« on: 19 March 2017, 01:06:08 PM »
So I guess I should have searched the forum before posting this.  :o



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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Valve clearances - out of spec
« on: 19 March 2017, 12:07:19 PM »

Now I'm really confused. Is 0.27 out of spec or not?
 :book








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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Valve clearances - out of spec
« on: 19 March 2017, 11:44:50 AM »
Well I guess Im one of the unlucky ones.....


This job started as a simple AIS removal and, typically, has progressed to a much bigger job. The classic - "I might as well just do so-and-so while I'm at it." Anyway, decided to check the valve clearances while I had the front end stripped. The bike has just about covered 26k miles so is due for a check anyway.


All except one is within spec (see picture). Question is.... is it that critical?


I haven't yet looked up how big a job it is to re-shim the offending valve. My instinct is just to get on and do the job properly while it's stripped down. But what are the consequences of just leaving it?


To be honest, I rather expected that any out-of-spec readings would more likely be over-tight valves rather than loose ones. But perhaps that's just exposing my ignorance of the engineering...


The other question is .... is it worth re-shimming any of the others that are close to spec while Im at it, or just the one that needs it?


Cheers foccers.







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