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General / Re: Warning ** Wezmoto shop**
« on: 07 August 2022, 03:12:04 pm »
As I said, consumer law and distance selling regulations apply here. Clearly they were not fit for purpose to the point of being outright dangerous.

How did you pay for the houses, was it credit card? if so call your card co, explain the issue and they will do a visa chargeback, simples.

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General / Re: Warning ** Wezmoto shop**
« on: 06 August 2022, 08:52:57 pm »
@Gaz66, welp you should have done your research mister -

https://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/threads/wezmoto-brake-lines-beware.143306/
https://www.xrv.org.uk/threads/experience-with-wezmoto-brake-lines.98321/
https://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=30232.20

When its something that you rely on to say your life, even one bad review should give you pause. Their attitude and reponse just compounds the issue.


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General / Re: Warning ** Wezmoto shop**
« on: 06 August 2022, 08:41:08 pm »
@Wezmoto, this is not the way to treat customers or protect the reputation of your business that i would have to a assume you actually give a sh*t about.

@Gaz66, what method did you pay and and how long ago was it..? distance and consumer law both applies in this instance.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / MOVED: Warning ** Wezmoto shop**
« on: 06 August 2022, 08:39:40 pm »

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fork it! (Upper fork bushing)
« on: 06 August 2022, 03:04:29 pm »
But you'd expect better from a suspension specialist like K-Tech.
Yes indeed, you should feed that back to them.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fork it! (Upper fork bushing)
« on: 06 August 2022, 09:22:51 am »
Well as Gnasher would presumably say, thats what you get for not getting genuine.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Viton Fuel Seat Orings Sets of 4
« on: 06 August 2022, 09:21:18 am »
We can source any bike components in the UK. :thumbup
Taking Gaz's point further -

The main issue is even before the bollox that is brexit, HMRC would come after us for VAT and import tax that makes buying ANYTHING from OUTSIDE the UK expensive -
  • On all items you pay VAT @ 20%
  • On goods below £135 there is no import duty
  • On goods above £135 there is import duty @ 2.5%
So -
  • A part that is worth £134 (said figures which includes the shipping cost) you pay 20% VAT = £160.8
  • A part that is worth £135 (said figures which includes the shipping cost) you pay 20% VAT = £167.37
As most parts I have seen on ebay where the seller is in the US, they are slapping on rediculous shipping charges. We then have to pay VAT and import duty on those, for example - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274787988361?hash=item3ffaa3f389:g:1nsAAOSwbahglGSV
  • The part is being sold for ($95.94, plus $107.04 shipping) $202.98/£168.35.
  • Once you add the VAT and import duty your looking at £213.02.
And at that point unless your really desperate you might as well buy new or hunt around for a used part. And just for completness I found the same part from a UK seller for £109 inc shipping - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255160257445?hash=item3b68bc8ba5:g:5akAAOSwORFhWFFJ. Now if the US seller wasnt taking the piss on shipping and there were no used alternatives in the UK, only then I would be worth it buying from outside the UK.

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Wouldn't clear vinyl do the job? Just buy a large sheet and cut it down to fit where needed?
There was some damage  from the previous owner so if possible I would like to opaque decals/protector if possible.

And going DIY is one solution I dont know how accuratrly I could cut it as the tailpaice has many angles.

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Piece of scrap chequer plate, some ingenuity…..sorted :lol
Dont know about the checker plate, but some black anodized aluminum and the base of a pillion seat/cover with some foam to seal -


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Seems a bit pricy @ £170 when you can get generic seat covers for less than half that.

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Does anyone know of where I can find some decails or paint proection for the rear tail plastic. Im looking to protect the paint directly behind the pillon seat when I carry stuff on the back.

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If ya wanna try some, PM me, send a stamped 2nd class envelope.  :thumbup
So I bought and fitted the missing 2x pair of ant-squeeze plates and applied a thin line of the Silicon grease Gaz sent me and the rattle is for the most part gone!

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Carrier/Rack replacement for pillion seat: FZ1
« on: 04 August 2022, 11:32:53 am »
So came across this and thought what a cool idea - https://www.hepco-and-becker-luggage.co.uk/# (Code: 670403 00 01). Has anyone ever fitting this or something like this..?

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS 1000 Fazer Spares, Mods and Tools for Sale
« on: 01 August 2022, 05:58:23 pm »
Chain splitter/rivetter tool.  Very good condition.                                                             £15
Got pics of this mike..? would interested if its better than the worn one I have.

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  • Most common is aftermarket pad, dimensions most are slightly smaller. 
  • Worn pad retaining shim/s these can loose their tension effect over time, allowing the pads to move.
  • Worn retaining pins and/or a combination of some or all of these.   

So I checked the EBC and SBS pads, need to find out what the OEM pads dimensions are to compare -
 
EBC FS380 (W - 69)     SBS 634 (69.2)
EBC FS380 (H - 50.4)    SBS 634 (51.03)
EBC FS380 (T - 8.7)    SBS 634 (8.8 )

The tension plates dont have a lip on the sides of the celiper to sit on, so the whole pads+clip assembly just rotates/pivots on the pins. As for the tension they are spot on, so in conclusion nothing wrong with the clips and the both pins were perfect, no wear on them at all.
So I have put some of the EBC anti-squeel back clip/shims on the pads, but dont think these will do anything for the rattle, but worth a try. I have also carefull put a bead of  some of the expensive silicon greese that Gaz66 sent me on the sids of the pads. Is these both do nothing then the next step is to replace the calipers.

And on the subject of replacement calipers @Gnasher, which year/s XJR/FJ calipers will be a direct bolt on as I am not buying another set of FZ1 calipers due to the inherant wear issue.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZ1 Front Brake Pads Rattling!!
« on: 29 July 2022, 09:01:39 am »
My front pads are rattling around in the calipers on my 2012 FZ1N. Ive done 1800 miles and am using the bike for work everey day. When I go over a bump they rattle and clonk. If I take them out and copper grease the back and edges I'm hoping this will cure the problem. Its still under warranty at the moment so worse case it can go back
Hey John, as I see you still on the forum and posted recently, can I ask what was the dealer/yamaha's response? and how did you fix it in the end?

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General / Re: This is how you package items
« on: 28 July 2022, 10:15:58 pm »
Well am thinking its the best packaging I have done to date :-)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Intake rubbers brass tube angle
« on: 28 July 2022, 04:48:38 pm »
personally I'd try & find a decent genuine set from an Ebay bike breaker,
I have a set for sale on ebay atm, happy to sell them on here and cut ebay out etc.


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General / This is how you package items
« on: 28 July 2022, 12:18:35 pm »
As the buyer was suitably impressed and found it very entertaining, I fuigured I would post the images on here. This is how you package a clutch basket, but the care and attn. to detail apply to anything else you ship these days :-) 




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move all the items to ebay, as I need the space.

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General / Re: London Borough of Hackney: Proposed parking charges
« on: 27 July 2022, 09:46:33 pm »
When MAG were in a Zoom with them, we werent overly impressed or confident in thier abilities as representatives of a London borough.

For example the table they had motorcycles linked to polution was a joke and full of bad data. They were stating that a BMW motorcycle was in the 101-110g/km range, and it was pointed out that a 2009 bandit 1250 has a CO2 emission figure as listed in the logbook of 0.76g/km. Dont even get started on the deisel surcharge shown on that table, that dosent even apply to motorcycles.

When Hackney were confronted on this they didnt answer plainly or directly, instead avoiding the question with nonsense.

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General / London Borough of Hackney: Proposed parking charges
« on: 24 July 2022, 09:31:52 am »
If you live or work in Hackney, you need to be aware of this

Save London Motorcycling (SLMC) have started a petition against Hackney's plans for Motorcycle parking. We need as many people to sign this petition as possible and as of writing has 3000 signatures, so please sign and share below. This is how SLMC forced Camden to listen to us, if we get enough signatures to this maybe we can do the same with Hackney  -

https://www.change.org/p/stop-plans-for-new-motorcycle-and-scooter-parking-charges-in-hackney-savehackneymc?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=ee093930-fecf-11ec-a5cc-a932ca258f92

 
To recap, their plans are that from autumn 2022:
 
  • All motorcycles and scooters, petrol and electric, to be charged the same prices as cars.
  • Residents permits up to £850 a year.
  • Business permits up to £1800 a year.
  • Solo motorcycle bays charged at up to £6 an hour - yeah you read that right, PER HOUR!
  • Banning commuting with 4 hour maximum stay limits in most bays.
  • Petrol & Electric PTW’s are included.

If you oppose these changes please sign and share the above petition, you can also add a comment explaining how the changes will affect you. If Hackney are allowed to make these devastating changes, it will also set a terrible precedent across all London boroughs.

Facts have no meaning in Hackney

On Monday 18th July, a deputation to the Council by MAG representative Cathy Phillpotts provided evidence demonstrating factual errors in the report.  Looking at the wording of the report it is clear that these errors are directly used to contradict the wisdom of survey respondents.  The report states -

“respondents felt motorcycles were better for the environment compared to cars, vans and lorries. However, this is contradicted by research that shows that motorcycles contribute heavily to dangerous nitrous oxide (NO2), and Particulate Matter (PM10) pollutants on a par with vehicle counterparts.”

It is hard to understand how factual inaccuracies that serve as the only justification for a policy decision can be viewed as inconsequential.  The very basis for the Council decision has been accepted to be factually incorrect. Hackney Council is apparently willing to misrepresent and then ignore facts to bypass the will of its constituents and common law. Full details can on the above report can be found here - https://www.mag-uk.org/hackney-cling-to-flawed-decision-on-motorcycle-parking-charges/

And if you live in Hackney, please contact your councillor - https://hackney.gov.uk/find-your-councillor

 

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Unfazed, apparently there is a future opening for a new James Bond.
lol.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted Gen 1 EXUP valve.
« on: 20 July 2022, 09:17:45 pm »
probly gunna end up buying from USA via eBay, used spares are usually mint.
US sellers normally take the piss with shipping and then once you get the item Customs will come after you for VAT and excise duty.

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A puncture repair kit would be a good idea if you haven't thought of it already and some co2 cartridges, other than that bon voyage dude have a great ride 👍
And a clutch cable repair kit - https://www.oxfordproducts.com/motorcycle/brands/oxford/workshop/tools_and_servicing/cable_repair_kit/#

And if you have a space, a mini 12v air compressor, as the little vials that come with puncture repairs kits dont fully inflate a tyre -

- https://www.screwfix.com/p/rac-compact-air-compressor-12v/1371r
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/AirMan-Adventure-Compressor-Cigarette-Connectivity/dp/B07BL1D5YZ/ref=sr_1_28?keywords=motorcycle+tyre+pump&qid=1658042643&sr=8-28

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