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General / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
« on: 19 December 2022, 02:16:57 pm »
I've just been to see a Doctor. They think (LOL) that following 40 years of motorcycling (and a couple of accidents) that I may have developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my left wrist.  :eek

What effect will this have on my riding in the future? I know that several regular contributors on here have had similar diagnosis - what mods have you found eases the symptom's on your Fazer?


For Sale & Wanted / For Sale - FZS1000 Parts
« on: 11 December 2022, 06:04:45 pm »
I've now come to the conclusion that the 1000, will not be going back to standard, so I have the following for sale:

FZS1000 2001/02 Exhaust Headers and link pipe. EXUP was removed as it was rattling like a good 'un and it was quicker for me to buy and fit a complete Black Widow system, however, with patience, some cobalt drills and a few replacement parts it could be like new again.
Look tatty, but it's been outside for the last 4 months.
In the plastic bag are the EXUP parts.

£50.00 collection only.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / MPG - Ivanised or not
« on: 24 August 2022, 04:32:23 pm »
This winter, fitted the Slip On Kit (I think, not sure what the FOC I fitted - it came with drills, needles and jets  :eek ) and on the first few rides, seemed to get about 48 mpg. (I don't thrash it, just don't hang about lol :lol ). At this point I had Michelin PR4's on.

I recently changed to Avon Storms. On a run up to Nottingham (from Worcester) the mpg has now gone to 58. Not complaining. Mainly motorway/dual carriageway with an occasional hoon into 3 figures.
Has anyone else noticed a big change with either the Ivans kits or just changing tyres?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Batteries - Seriously.
« on: 11 March 2022, 02:25:16 pm »
So I'm changing the battery on the 1000. No great shakes, easy job to do.
The question is, I come from a Lead/Acid background, always have fitted them as I like to be able to maintain levels etc.
The last battery I fitted to the 1000 was an sealed AGM battery, which has only lasted 7 years. Its hooked to an Optimate when the bikes not in use.
So, Are these Motobatt's any good and do they need their own chargers?
Has anyone had a really negative experience with Motobatt?
Has anyone fitted anyother make which they would like to recommend?
Looking at the Tanya website, there are a lot of batteries which are a fraction of the price, some AGM and some traditional Lead/Acid.
Lithium is off the menu - I don't agree with the employment methods for extraction! (And Boeing's keep catching fire  :lol ) TIA.

General / XJ600 Diversion Forum
« on: 17 May 2021, 03:18:48 pm »
Amongst the many bikes in the garage, I have an old (1992) XJ600S Diversion. Its a great little bike for blatting around town and the missus loves it for longer trips out (she rides herself).
There used to be a forum, which, okay had gone quiet, but has now disappeared.
Does anyone know of any forum which may cover said machine?

Thought I'd ask here as both machines have come out of the same factory (so to speak).

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Carburettor Question......
« on: 21 April 2021, 11:23:01 am »
A question for the FOC-U fonts of knowledge.

Gen 1 1000 FZS. Pilot Air Screw setting. In both the Good Book of little fibs (Haynes!) and the genuine Yamaha service manual, the pilot air screws are set at 2.0 turns out. Have I seen on here that 3.0 is recommended and if so why?
I've currently got mine set to 3.0 and it seems very rich and will start from cold with no choke.

Answers please, not on a postcard  :rollin :rollin

General / Helmets
« on: 04 August 2020, 08:00:22 pm »
Chaps, getting to helmet replacement time, currently using a Caberg flip up, which I find a tad noisy at times.
I have looked at a couple of lids, namely a Roof V8, a Shark and a Schuberth C3.
Looking at staying with flip fronts - they are so handy.
Anyone got any thoughts or input?

For Sale & Wanted / For Sale - Haynes Manual GSX-R/GSX-F
« on: 26 December 2017, 03:40:05 pm »
For Suzuki GSX-R750/1100 Model Range 1985 - 1992
Suzuki GSX600F, GSX750F & GSX1100F Model Range 1988 - 1996.
I don't normally part with manuals, but I don't see me needing this in the near future ( :rollin :rollin :rollin )
Has been opened, read and used.....
£10 plus postage (or buyer collects - Worcester)

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Ogri MCC Kickstart Rally
« on: 23 October 2017, 02:03:52 pm »
Tickets went on sale today - last weekend in January 2018.

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Ogri MCC - Kickstart Rally 2017
« on: 08 January 2017, 04:05:17 pm »
Anyone else going?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Tyres - again
« on: 13 July 2016, 07:34:38 pm »
Has anyone in the past tried Metzler Z6's. I know they are old school now, but so are PR 2's.
So any thoughts between the above 2 makes?

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Ogri MCC - Summer Rally 2016
« on: 02 March 2016, 08:13:55 pm »
Here it is Ladies and Gentlemen - THE One & Only OGRI MCC Summer Rally - 2016
What you can expect at the Ogri Summer Rally:

The Ogri MCC rally will take place from 12.00 hrs on the 26th August 2016 to 12.00 hrs on 28th August 2016 on Kemble Airfield, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BA.

As an idea of what to expect;

    a real ale festival with over a HUGE range ales / ciders / perry,
    24 hr bar selling bitter / lager / cider / different spirits / alcopops / soft drinks,
    24 hr Tea Tent – tea, coffee and soft drinks
    Our ever popular Baguettes – staffed by the Ogri MCC Baguette Babes
    5 bands Friday night,
    4 bands Saturday night,
    a custom show on Saturday afternoon with prizes given,
    live music on Saturday afternoon,
    silly games on Saturday afternoon,
    plenty of  traders to shop at,
    a canteen tent with seating and tables, also outside seating with cover from sun/rain,
    two main food outlets
    a large flat camping area with clean toilets. Both standard and disabled-accessible toilets.

Tickets for the 2016 Ogri Summer Rally are on sale from 1st March 2016
The tickets are £25 each if posting or £26 through PayPal with a 60p per transaction postage cost

Available from......

or if your old fashioned etc etc.....

Postal Ticket Information : PLEASE include a stamped self addressed envelope so they can send your tickets back to you :)

cheques/POs made payable to Ogri MCC
Ogri MCC Summer Rally c/o Emma
Walnut Villa
Berkeley Road
GL13 9HB

Always a good weekend guaranteed  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Robbie666 - see ya there  ;)

General / Gen 1 - GoPro Mounting Position
« on: 08 February 2016, 06:55:43 pm »
Who's mounted what & where? (Camera's!).
Just bought one and am looking at mounting it so it doesn't show the clocks  :lol :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / EXUP Lube
« on: 16 October 2015, 08:30:26 pm »
Its Friday night.....
So what does everyone use for lube?
On the EXUP valve of course  ;)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Spark Plugs
« on: 17 August 2015, 08:52:08 pm »
HTF do I get at the plugs on a Gen 1. Went change them yesterday, took one look (in fact I nearly lost my plug socket down the hole!) and thought - that has to be designed by a Brit  :eek .
Sensible answers please. (Yes I had the tank off)

General / What will you do with your Fazer Tommorow?
« on: 09 July 2015, 09:14:57 pm »
How about a new take.......
Telford to Nottingham and return.  :lol

Any other Foccer's going? - tickets are still available from:

#2. Tel No. 01453 299426 or 07815 751484

For a measly £25 there is a whole lot on offer for the weekend..........

As an idea of what to expect; in 2014 we had to endure:-

    A real ale festival with over 30 ales / ciders / perry,
    A 24hr bar selling bitter / lager / cider / 20 different spirits / alcopops / soft drinks,
    3 bands Friday night,
    3 bands Saturday night,
    A custom show on Saturday afternoon with prizes given,
    Live music on Saturday afternoon,
    Silly games on Saturday afternoon,
    25 traders to shop at,
    A canteen tent with seating and tables, also outside seating with cover from sun/rain,
    Two main food outlets, a doughnut van, and sandwich bar,
    A large flat camping area with clean toilets. Both standard and disabled-accessible toilets.
    Fun, laughter and a whole lot of camaraderie.   :lol:
 :rollin :rollin :rollin

More details at

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Raven Cafe 12th April
« on: 11 April 2015, 04:12:27 pm »
Its "classic bike sunday" at the Raven tomorrow - anyone going to go and show them what a "classic" really is?
I'll be leaving the garage by RAF Cosford on the A41 at around 10am  :rollin :rollin

General / WTF.....
« on: 08 November 2014, 02:57:27 pm »
Forgive my innocence  :rollin :rollin
but what the f..... is the FOC-U salute?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Engine Paint
« on: 08 November 2014, 02:55:30 pm »
I have a 2002 FZS1000 (in red  :rolleyes ) and through the dark months will be doing some fettling.
I have noticed that there are some areas around the engine (in silver) which could do with "touching up". :eek
Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best paint around, just for "touching up" purposes?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Tyres Gen 1 FZS1000
« on: 10 October 2014, 08:47:12 pm »
 :rollin :rollin :z
This has probably been asked many times before but......
I need tyres, currently have Road Angel's fitted, which the bike came with. This is the first time I've had Pirelli's on a bike since the 80's when I had them on a GS1000 - they have changed a bit!!!!!
I "enjoy" fast A roads, not pushing but enjoying if you know what I mean.
The bike before the Thou, was a FJR1300 which had Metzler Z6's on - good tyres and would give consistent grip throughout the life. (Around 10K each pair)
So, suggestions please (not on a postcard), I fit my own so mail order will work.
I am tempted by Z6's - anyone had any experience with them?

Introduction / Newbie in Shropshire
« on: 26 August 2014, 08:43:07 pm »
Says it all really  :lol :lol
Just bought a Gen 1 FZS1000 after writing off a FJR1300 by hitting a deer. Needed a lighter bike and look what came up.

Came with the Givi luggage - sweet.

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