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oldninjaron

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Gen 1 Fazer Forks Compression Damper Adjusters Seized?
« on: 05 August 2020, 08:51:21 AM »
Seen a lot of reports of these seizing up, I guess more than regular lube would prevent this.  I bought my first Fazer only to find that both were seized.  Given that in many ways this bike has been described as a very good package/collection of parts most of which works very well, I was very surprised how difficult it was to locate other bikes that might be suitable donors given that Yamaha does not list these adjusters as separate parts - you want new, purchase a complete lower fork leg!
If you are lucky you might be able de-seize them, hours of fun.  One day trawling internet/e-bay spotted forks from FZR1000 and it looked very much like they had same adjusters - bit the bullet bought second hand lower leg with working adjuster - same dimensions, it fits........
I guess just in case buy and fit a pair of these - winner.
If somebody already has discovered and reported this then no harm done but if not, great, hope it helps somebody.
Back full circle first bike Yamaha, RD250C now another Yamaha, FAZER 1000 - 2009 S1000RR shock, R6 5EB RWU forks, both resprung, just fitted so much better......

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Re: Gen 1 Fazer Forks Compression Damper Adjusters Seized?
« Reply #1 on: 05 August 2020, 09:18:30 AM »
Check this thread and my reply at the bottom

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?topic=1304.0

or you go this route, from memory these off the R1 should be a straight fit https://store.ktechsuspension.com/front-fork-compression-flow-control-valves-kyb-1-5mm-20k-fcv-kyb-1.html?find=yamaha-yzf-r1-2003-218286 but you'd need to check. 
« Last Edit: 05 August 2020, 09:39:13 AM by Gnasher »
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Re: Gen 1 Fazer Forks Compression Damper Adjusters Seized?
« Reply #2 on: 05 August 2020, 09:36:21 AM »
That's great that there are other options, cheers.
Back full circle first bike Yamaha, RD250C now another Yamaha, FAZER 1000 - 2009 S1000RR shock, R6 5EB RWU forks, both resprung, just fitted so much better......

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Re: Gen 1 Fazer Forks Compression Damper Adjusters Seized?
« Reply #3 on: 05 August 2020, 10:37:06 AM »
Check this thread and my reply at the bottom
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