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PAGE CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

HOT POOP WIKI is currently under review.

This is hopefully, with everyones help to refresh and update any information over the course of the next few months.

If you have any guides/info/tips etc that you would like added to the page please contact Andrew

-Andrew (talk) 12:26, 29 July 2019 (BST)





The FOC-U message board is a wonderful source of all those hints and tips and general snippets of information that we all need from time to time. Trouble is, it's all too common for someone to need a piece of info which has dropped off the bottom of the front page just a few days previously - leading to some poor sod getting berated for asking something that everybody was talking about only last week when all he had was a perfectly innocent enquiry. So it occurred to me a while back that it might be a good idea to collect the more useful and common bits into one place which can be easily navigated to and (reasonably easily) searched for the tip you're looking for. And here we are. I've also chucked in a few extra bits that I've come about through (sometimes bitter) personal experience.

I'm not trying to cover mods here - there's a very good page for mods on the FOC-U website. And I'm not covering how to ride the thing either - plenty of people around to help with that. Or wheelies, stoppies, or anything else that isn't help with common problems.

As I start on it it’s not exactly exhaustive. I’ve put in the bits I can easily remember (or track down without having to dig too deep on the board). I hope that over time it will grow (missus) - as more things come to my attention, then with luck they'll get added here.

Lum July 2003

BATTERIES

The Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ (Well worth a peruse - very useful reference info on batteries)

Pete T's Battery Masterclass

Battery Suppliers


BODYWORK AND FAIRING

Pattern Fairings | PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Why is there a grommet on the side of the front mudguard?

Rear Mudguard Tip

Annoying Vibration from Fairing

Fairing Repairs the Rubbermat Way

BRAKES

Rubbermat's Binding Brakes Fix

Changing Rear Pads

Blue Dot Calipers on Rear (600s only)


CHAINS AND SPROCKETS

Adjusting the Chain Tension

Chain Tension - Why it Matters

Checking the Chain Wear

Standard Sizes

Effect of Changing

Suppliers of Alternatives

Front Sprocket Nut

Why does spray-on chain lube always fly off?

[[TEST123]

ELECTRICAL ISSUES

Misfires and Rough Running (AKA 'Engines that Run Poorly in Winter')

Replacement Spark Plug Caps

How do you set the clock?

What’s that ticking noise from under the tank when I turn my ignition on?

TPS (Throttle Position Sensor)

Headlights

Batteries

Speedo

ENGINE

Adjusting the Clutch

Noisy Camchain

Changing the Oil


Fitting Engine Bars PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

FUEL TANK/SYSTEM

Carb Icing (Rough Running on Cold Days)

Capacity by model

Breather problem on early models (pre 2000)

What’s that ticking noise from under the tank when I turn my ignition on?

HEADLIGHTS

Overview

Adjustment

Bulbs - Types, Recommendations and Suppliers

Curing rattling 'bit' in LH (H1) light - pre-02 models

Removing the cowl over the L/H bulb (98-00 models)

Headlight mod (98-01 model)

Reflector Coating Lifting

Splitting MK1 headlights to clean

SPARE PARTS

Where can I get second hand parts?

Where can I get pattern parts?

How About Replacement Spark Plug Caps


SPEEDO

Description

Cautionary Notes for Front Wheel Removal/Replacement

My Speedo's Playing Up

Resistance Readings for Good Speedo Sensor

Speedo and Tacho Die When Lights Switched On

Problems with the Odo/Clock Reset Switch


SUSPENSION

Overview

Front End Mods

Rear End Mods

Setup Advice

Front Fork Alignment


TPS

Description

Adjusting tool details

Checking & Adjusting the TPS

WHEELS & TYRES

Odd Notes Concerning Wheel Removal and Tyre Replacement

Sizes

Popular Fitments

Front Wheel Wobble - description, and possible causes

What sort of mileages?

Fitting Wider Tyres

Repairs and Sealants - pros and cons

Wheel Bearing Sizes


MISCELLANEOUS

Can I find a Fazer manual online?

Difficulties getting it onto the mainstand

What is the weight of and maximum load for the Fazer?

Taking Kids as Pillions

Where do those message board nickames come from?

So why's it called Hot Poop?

ROADS, ROUTES AND RIDEOUTS

Roads In Scotland

Roads In England

Roads Abroad

Routes For A Day Out

Rideouts

PLACES TO STAY WHILE YOU'RE AWAY

France

Germany

Holland


FAZER THOU CORNER

Battery

Frame Touch Up Paint

I want to change the gearing; what can I do about the speedo error?

Sources of Fazer Thou Info

PROBLEMS

Rough Running on Cold Days (Carb Icing)

Misfires and Rough Running (AKA 'Engines that Run Poorly in Winter')

Spark Plug Caps

Batteries

Annoying Vibration from Fairing

I've Cracked My Fairing

My Brakes Are Binding

My Chain's Too Slack/Tight

My Chain Lube Always Flies Off

Clutch Needs Adjusting

Noisy Camchain

Hissing Noise When I Open My Petrol Cap

My Mk1's Headlights Are Rubbish

My Speedo's Playing Up

My Handlebars Wobble When I Ride No-Handed

I Can't Get It Onto The Mainstand

My Tacho Needle's Doing Strange Things