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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:21:42 PM »
Fired up immediately with brake cleaner...... stopped spraying it after a couple of minutes and it idled smoothly and revved without misfire until it ran out of fuel in the float bowls. So definitely a fuelling issue.

Will put the tank back on and try again to see what happens before deciding whether the carbs need to come off.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 11 June 2019, 09:33:32 PM »
have you tried brake cleaner in the intake mate? that'll tell you if its fuel starvation

Good idea.... ill give that a try tomorrow. Cheers.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 11 June 2019, 08:09:46 PM »
Is your battery definitely fully charged? 
Drain the float bowls, lift the tank, turn off the fuel tap.Remove the fuel line and connect it up to a portable fuel container filled with fresh fuel.
Turn on the ignition and wait until the fuel pump stops ticking, switch off the ignition and switch t one again, keep doing this until the pump stops ticking.
Now start it, let us know how you get on.

Batery is fully charged.

Ok - followed this procedure and still won't start. I think it may well be fuel related though ..... if I hold the throttle fully open while pressing the starter it is definiely trying to fire but doesn't seem to be betting enough fuel to start. Pressing the starter with no throttle or very little throttle there is no sign of life at all. I'm thinking the next step is probably to take the carbs off for a thorough clean and check?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 11 June 2019, 08:07:20 PM »

Did you have the throttle open full when checking the compression, they look like closed throttle readings

Yes - throttle fully open.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 11 June 2019, 07:18:11 PM »
Gauge is obviously suspect (cheap £15 Chinese job from Amazon) - just re-tested pot 1 using an old Halfords gauge and read 170psi - still a bit low but a lot closer to spec.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 11 June 2019, 06:49:44 PM »
Compression test done, all 4 pots reading 120 psi which is well below spec (210 psi per the service manual). Doesn't look good, but strange that they are all exactly the same value. If i'd fried the pistons/rings surely they wouldn't all come up the same?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 10 June 2019, 07:11:01 PM »
How old is the battery?

Less than a year old and kept on an oximiser.

Just changed the spark plugs and tried to start it but no joy..... it fires but won't start and chucks out a fair bit of smoke.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Miss-fire, rough running, poor starting
« on: 09 June 2019, 10:34:58 PM »
Hi folks

My Fazer has started playing up. Difficult to start but when started it idles ok for a while but miss-fires when revved and the oil light and temperature lights come on simultaneously then go off, ideas rough for a while before settling down. When revved again it miss-fires and then cuts out. When trying to re-start from hot it doesn't want to start but turns over very quickly as iff it has very little compression. Have ordered a compression tester but would welcome any views in the meantime.

Only thing I have done recently is add a bottle of red-line fuel cleaner in an attempt to sort out the rough idle (thinking it was maybe gummed up pilot jets). Probably shouldn't have put the whole bottle in - now thinking I may have fried the effing engine....

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.

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.

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.

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....

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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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