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For Sale & Wanted / FOR SALE: 2005, FZS1000
« on: 13 September 2021, 04:28:53 pm »
I will be putting my 2005 metallic red FZS1000 up for sale. I will post photos at some point, its needs a wash first. Posting to see if there is any interest from forum members before I advertise it elsewhere.AIS removed
  • Ivanised
  • R6 shock
  • Delkelvic end can
  • Oxford heated grips
  • Givi top box rack
  • New Pyramid hugger fitted too.
Just had new Conti Road Attack 3 fitted this weekend, brake calipers cleaned and pots greased as I do at every tyre change. Mot until April next year but have no issue at all in putting a new one on for a buyer. Relatively new chain and sprockets at 24k. Exup valve is good and regularly greased. Valve clearances were done at 24k.Used, loved and fettled. 37k miles. Very sad to sell  :'( but I am falling over 3 bikes in the garage, a kayak and fishing gear, so something has to go!

The bike is in Sussex, near Brighton


[cleaned up post - bkd]

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Hugger
« on: 09 September 2021, 10:52:19 am »
Hi all,

I need a new hugger, th eexisting one on my 05 has cracked.

I have no idea who the manufacturer of it was. It is mounted with a moulded broad lip that sits on the cross-member of the swinging arm, it has an integral chainguard, which incorporates a mounted point.

Does any one have similiar?

Or a recommended manufacturer?



Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / LED Indicator lamps
« on: 03 May 2021, 06:34:30 pm »

Can anyone recommend LED replacement lamp bulbs that are a straight swap for the filament type please?

I did ask before I know, old and senile. Any other suggestions gratefully received! ... other than Foxtrot Oscar



Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Another Carb question!
« on: 21 March 2021, 03:05:23 pm »
Hi all,

Mine is an 05 Ivanised and I have been using it regularly.

I have just done a 36k service and cleaned and stripped the EXUP. I noted that two faces of the EXUP (left half of the engine) were more sooty than the right. My exhaust is also quite sooty too. I have always balanced the carbs so I do not think is it as simple as just a balance. The plugs were not sooty but neither were they that nice grey/brown; more brown. As I did the plugs first, I did not take particular note if two were noteworthy!

I used a infra-red thermometer to measure the exhaust temps but I struggled to get a consistent position to be certain of my results but that also tends to suggest there is a difference in fuelling.

I have always had my suspicions that the bike bike runs a bit a rich and is not as sharp on throttle response as my first Gen 1 after is was Ivanised.

I know for certain my current bike was Ivanised by Mike (Falcon69) - I am hoping he will chip in with a response to this.

Thoughts please ?



General / Hooray for Opie Oils
« on: 03 September 2020, 07:50:45 pm »
Just a quick Hussar Hussar for Opie Oils Excellent customer service today see the email below, not many companies would do that! Hi Team Opie,

So I place my order this morning and then in the afternoon I get a 10% off bike oils voucher by email.

Is that me just unlucky?



Good afternoon, thank you for your email.

Not to worry Tim we have got your back.  I have refunded you 10%.

We want to make sure that our customers get the best deals and also feel looked after.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for choosing Opie Oils.

Kindest regards,

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / LED Indicator lamps
« on: 21 August 2020, 04:18:09 pm »
Hi all,

Has anyone found a UK legal replacement LED indicator lamp that works! Straight swap, no fiddling required?



Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Clocks Illumination
« on: 26 June 2020, 06:52:12 am »
Hi all,

I finally got around to replacing the lamps in the clocks.

I found these on fleabay:

Red, amber, green and white available.

I used green for the general illumination and indicators, amber for the fuel, red for oil. All with no issue.

The intensity is fine for the general illumination and perfect for the indicators. The neutral lamp may be a bit on the bright side at night but I'll wait to see how I get on with it. A little rub with some crocus paper on the plastic lens of the LED would probably be sufficient as a diffuser if needed.

A dab of Evo-stick for the rubber strips after assembly.

Jobs a good un!  :D


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1 09 plate Spark plug change
« on: 06 July 2019, 02:57:40 pm »
Hi all

Pointer please ..... how to you access the spark plugs to change them.

From the top or is it from the front\side. How much have you got to take off to access them?



Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Clutch Action
« on: 15 March 2019, 04:23:50 pm »
Hi all

My son has just brought a 09 plate FZ1 and I have seen it today for the 1st time. 10k miles and very clean

The clutch action seems heavy and a bit sticky at the lever. Is that the norm or is there something amiss perhaps. I can't comment yet how it rides but will tomorrow!! (if he lets me have a go)


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1
« on: 17 November 2018, 05:59:06 pm »
hi everyone

I am on my 2nd Fazer 1000 but No1 son is considering a FZ1 of which I know nothing about.

Can someone please give me a heads up overview whats best etc?

Thanks in advance


For Sale & Wanted / RST Kevlar lined Jeans For Sale
« on: 21 April 2018, 05:57:24 pm »
RST Aramid lined jeans

32" waist 32 Leg

These were shortened an 1" professionally but can be let back down again. I've only worn them 4 times at most

£50 including postage

For Sale & Wanted / SOLD!!!! GYTR Handlebar risers
« on: 31 July 2017, 08:01:40 pm »

FZ6 / Fazer / New Rider
« on: 29 June 2017, 06:38:18 pm »
Hi all,

I'm Timbo, usually on the Fazer 1000 forum :lol [size=78%]![/size]

Opinions please. My wife to be is about to pass her test (she better had or else) would a Gen 2 FZ6 be new rider friendly? All things considered I think she will make a good rider in time so I would have thought she would be okay on one although I understand they are a bit frisky?

Are there any major issues with them?

Is there anything I need to know before I go looking for one?




Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Am I being a Numptie
« on: 07 November 2016, 10:53:35 am »
Hi all

Am I imagining it or should the tacho flick to the red line when you first switch the ignition on???

I had a 7K rpm fault show up on Friday (just once), the EXUP is all lubed and checked but I am starting to think I have a duff servo motor. Before I go charging off now that route I would like  a reality check.

The bike actually runs alright but I do get a crackling noise from the servo and it does'nt seem to move  at all when I switch the ignition on.

Or am I just getting old and confused :\ !!?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Gen 1 brakes
« on: 27 September 2016, 04:46:05 pm »
Hi all

Do I need any special tools to service and replace the seals on the brake calipers?



Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Handlebars
« on: 13 August 2016, 04:54:34 pm »
Hi All

Could someone please measure the width of the standard bars.

I have just replaced 758 with 754 but cannot decide if they look wider than the standard I remember on my old fazer 1000


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / My second Fazer 1000
« on: 08 July 2016, 09:16:15 am »
Having acquired my second Fazer 1000 from Mike B earlier in the year, I am amazed in the difference in handling over the stock bike.

The back has been jacked up 15mm with a Hagon re-sprung standard shock and the rate of turn is fabulous.  :D

I thrashed it into work today on dry roads, I am still grinning :D  nay laughing to my self quietly in the corner of the office. Wot a hoot :D

If nothing else push the forks up through the yoke at least 10mm(?)

I've one of Luke's R6 shocks to fit this weekend so it will be interesting to see how much more improvement that makes.

But if your bike is still setup standard DO something about it. You won't regret it  :D

Have fun


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / End Can
« on: 17 June 2016, 07:47:37 pm »
Hi all

Any recommends on end cans.

I have a Delkevic fitted at present but it run like a bag o shite with the baffle in.

I had a Quill T3 on my first Fazer 1000 but they upset recently so I am not so keen to go back to them. That said the T3 suited the Fazer very well and was road legal and I would rather be legal than not.

My current Fazer is Ivanised

Thoughts please



Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / SW Motech Tank Bag
« on: 30 March 2016, 06:25:41 pm »
Hi all

Are any of you using a SW motech Bags Connection/ Quick lock Evo tank bank on your Fazer 1000?

I have the "Engage" bag on my Tiger Sport but would like a larger bag for touring.

Any one using the "City" or "Sport" version bag? Opinions? Does it fit well on the Thou etc?

Ta muchly :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Exup Valve
« on: 04 January 2016, 08:19:35 pm »
Hi all

Just a quick query.

I always stripped out and lubed my Exup valve but I confess I never removed the bush on the non-actuator side of the Exup valve.

Partly out of fear of coming up against a seized bolt but .........

being on the lookout for another Fazer 1000 .....yes I know, I should'nt have sold the original one.......and now looking at potentially un-loved Exup I right in believing the bush is simply mounted in the casting and bolted in?

Assuming the bolts have'nt seized should I be able to knock (gently) the bush out for inspection, clean and lube?



For Sale & Wanted / Standard Yamaha Screen
« on: 23 August 2015, 12:36:19 pm »
Hi all

I have a standard Yam screen of a 04 plate Fazer 1000 (FZS1000).

£5.00 postage

Make me an offer or it goes in the bin



For Sale & Wanted / Standard Screen and Pillion Handles
« on: 02 August 2015, 08:37:49 pm »
Hi All

The Fazer 1000 has gone now

but if anyone would like to make an offer I have a standard screen that needs a home and pillion grab handles

Please PM if you are interested




For Sale & Wanted / Oxford Throw over Panniers For Sale
« on: 02 March 2015, 09:01:06 pm »
Hi Again

A pair of Oxford Sports throw over panniers for sale - excellent condition. Only used fro 3 trips to France, they fit well on the Fazer 1000

Older pattern


£6.00 p&P

For Sale & Wanted / Givi Top Box rack and plate For Sale
« on: 02 March 2015, 08:55:18 pm »
Hi All

I have a Givi Top box rack and plate for sale - good condition



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