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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: is my gen 1 running rich
« on: 09 August 2020, 08:54:53 am »
Looks OK - when was air filter last changed?


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZS 1000 2001 clutch problem
« on: 28 February 2019, 07:48:22 am »
After market clutch cables are shite and stretch to buggery. Useless after a day.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Coolant leak - help
« on: 01 November 2018, 09:35:05 am »
1. Yes.
2. Probably not - hose looks profiled.
3. Not really.

Look at the obvious stuff first - the rubber pipe and/or jubilee clip is far more likely to have failed than the metal pipe.

You are going to have to strip it to see whats wrong before ordering parts.....

If not confident, there will be someone on here close to you that will help out - where are you?


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Coolant leak - help
« on: 31 October 2018, 04:49:38 pm »
Simple job - start with tightening the jubilee clip at the offending joint to see if that fixes it or remove it and look for the split in the hose.

If it is the hose, get a new one and two new jubilee clips and swap em out. Buy generic jubilees not the Yam ones and save £'s

Make sure to top up the cooling system after though (it will dump coolant - have bowl handy!) OR (and better) drain it down fully, flush, refill and "burp"

30 min job for a competent spanner twirler.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Oil leak from between casings
« on: 12 September 2018, 09:42:01 am »
Sorry but a second look seems to show I was looking in wrong place!

Is that a crack I can see in centre of pic? Looks about an inch.

If so - serious!


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Oil leak from between casings
« on: 10 September 2018, 11:58:45 pm »
Looks like road grime rather than a leak to me?

Give it a good clean with gunk or paraffin and see what happens but I wouldn't be concerned.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Oil leak from between casings
« on: 04 September 2018, 07:08:23 pm »
A pic would help diagnosis.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Battery or Something else?????
« on: 10 August 2018, 02:59:41 pm »
Get a meter on the battery;

  • Check cold voltage. - minimum 12.5 v
  • Check cranking voltage- minimum 10 v
  • Check voltage at 4000 rpm - minimum 14 v.
Report back.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fazer 1000 Gen 1 misfiring
« on: 20 April 2018, 08:50:05 am »
What does the battery drop to during cranking?

From the figures you give it sounds OK.


Had to buy a second hand set of clocks.

No easy way to soften the blow - we spent 3 or 4 days solid on it in the workshop.

Was a low mileage bike too.....


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Meta m375t
« on: 30 March 2018, 05:45:41 pm »

What issues?

The guy said he wanted to change the batteries in the fob.  :rolleyes


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Missfire FZ1
« on: 28 February 2018, 08:31:15 am »
Isolate which cylinder is misfiring through use of those infra red thermometers off ebay.

Switch the plugs around from that cylinder to a "good" one, if the misfire moves then it's the plug.

If not, swap the stick coils and see if that moves it.

If not that, swap the injector around.

If that doesn't do it then you have an ECU fault.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Push cable...
« on: 07 September 2017, 01:57:02 pm »
Is there an adjuster in the middle of the cable and/or at the throttle end?

If you are solely relying on the adjuster at the throttle then I think that is where you are going wrong.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: fuel low level warning light
« on: 02 September 2017, 09:49:55 am »
Should come on briefly when ignition switched on.

Tank is 21 litres (although I did squeeze in 22.01 on one occasion) so 15 isn't going to trigger it.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 1 L/H (nearside) Footpeg Hanger Wanted
« on: 31 August 2017, 05:34:43 pm »
I have one.

I think it is L/H but will check.

Where are you??


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Cylinder Compression...
« on: 02 June 2017, 09:54:06 am »
So been out, riding past 2 days, and its got power and seems ok, however literally put the bike away an hour ago, go to turn it over to check some things, and withing 5-6 seconds the battery is buggered, relay clicking like mad.

I have ridden for an hour or so before coming home so it should be charged i would think

I measured the voltage ant its 12.4 ish, so seems fine, but as soon as i touch the started, drops to 0v very quickly...

was reading around about electrical gremilins,

I wonder if this is all due to the battery not having the ability to turn the crank over, and supply good sparks etc

Not tested the voltages of the reg/rec or the battery when it runs, as waiting for the damn thing to charge, if it ever will

how can it read 12.4v and then not work i.e. drain to 0v when i touch it..????


Cos it's fucked!

You have at least one cell gone down.

Plenty of Voltage, no amperage.

Get a new battery then test the charging circuit to ensure it's not the reg/rec that has taken the battery out.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Suspension fitted the wrong way up?!
« on: 19 April 2017, 09:26:49 am »
That's why they are fitted with seals.......  :rollin


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Cylinder Compression...
« on: 16 April 2017, 03:41:19 pm »
Try a leak down test next.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rattle in neutral
« on: 11 April 2017, 09:16:12 am »
The rattle is worse when the carbs need a balance.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Cylinder Compression...
« on: 05 March 2017, 11:11:48 pm »
Valve clearances.

I will add an explanation why:

Adding oil to the bores will put up the compression by temporarily sealing the gap around the rings.

It won't seal a leaky valve caused by poor clearances.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZ1 Rear Disc Replacement
« on: 23 February 2017, 12:47:04 am »
EBC or a used OE is the way forward.

The secret to removal IMO is to ensure you have a quality Allen bit fitment for a 3/9 or 1/2" drive rachet and tackle it that way.

I have always avoided impact wrenchs or, god forbid, a windy gun.

I have ever needed heat or penetrating oil.

Fit new pads as a matter of course and properly service the caliper while you are at it.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Not starting crazy symptoms
« on: 17 January 2017, 12:06:03 am »
If the fuel pump isn't priming every (or most) times, I would have a look there.

I should rattle a few times every time the ignition is turned on after it has stood a while.

May be getting a slow gravity fill but not enough to run properly.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Not starting crazy symptoms
« on: 09 January 2017, 03:58:48 pm »
Sticky floats???

How much runs out when you open the carb drain?


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Advice on buying this Fazer?
« on: 07 January 2017, 10:50:46 pm »
I found the Exup a valuable aid to low down power - others will disagree.

Personally I would look out for one with a fully working Exup - says a lot about the bike.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: foccin exup
« on: 31 October 2016, 05:02:04 pm »
If you look at the inside of the end plate, there is a raised section where mine had worn like a ski jump....

The valve shoulder fouls against that.

Would work fine until it was tightened up - file a little of the proud section away (trial and error stylee) and Robert is your paternal sibling.


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