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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Tail section removal procedure?
« on: 03 July 2022, 03:12:09 pm »
Hi all
I have fitted a bodge number plate light to my recently rear ended fz1s so I can still ride it while I wait for parts to arrive from fowlers (up to three weeks 🤬). While I was at it I checked how I would remove it later.

I've checked the service manual but it doesn't describe the actual procedure, the sticking point for me was how to remover the tool holder tray so the cables can be pushed out, the seat stay brackets prevent it from coming out the top way. Or is it a question of removing the side panels and splash guard so the entire subframe can be removed and the parts disassembled off the bike?

I'm sure I will figure it out eventually over a weekend of tantrums in the garage. If anyone knows the correct method I would greatly appreciate the input and only have to suffer half a day of tantrums (or maybe a whole day) 😅

Thanks 👍

General / Got rear ended at a pelican crossing
« on: 11 June 2022, 09:51:16 am »
Yesterday I stopped at a pelican crossing, heard some tyre screeching behind me, then got rear ended by a combo van 😅

Bike rear end is fucked and I'm OK other that the back and shoulder strain from sudden inertia and kepping a 220kg bike upright.

Getting an SV650 loan bike and someone's coming to collect my FZ1 for "assessment"

Anyone got any idea how long these things take from recent experience? Back in the day you had to go round three garages getting quotes.

General / A2 petition
« on: 23 May 2022, 07:25:08 pm »
Hi all
I thought I'd post this link to the A2 licence petition to automatically upgrade to A1 after two years just in case anyone hasn't  seen this already elsewhere, got to be worth signing 👍

Not that the government ever listens to the public, but it can't hurt to try eh 🙂

General / Black widow exhaust quality?
« on: 18 May 2022, 06:00:49 pm »

Hi allWas thinking of upgrading my exhaust as I don't want to take it off the road while I fix the dreaded siezed exup butterfly valve screws, black widow seem very cheap compared to brands such as akropovic and scorpion.

My question is are they any good? I'd be interested to hear of anyones experience with black widow
Thanks 👍

General / Home made tyre bead breaker.
« on: 08 May 2022, 11:54:16 pm »
Hi all
There are many ways to skin a cat, I thought I'd share this little gem I devised. I used my home gym frame as a fulcrum but you can use any fixed object

Necessity is the mother of invention 😉

For Sale & Wanted / Silver FZ1 front wheel wanted
« on: 07 May 2022, 09:24:48 pm »
Hi all
Anyone got a silver gen2 front wheel for sale.

I did my first home tyre change today and completely mangled the rims with tyre levers 😅

On the bright side, I now know how to do it without mangling the rims so no problem swapping my new tyre over.

Actually a pair of another colour would be cool too, if anyone has any please let me know... cash waiting 😁

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Rear shock linkage knock
« on: 06 May 2022, 11:58:06 pm »
Hi all
I had a rear linkage knock advisory on my last MOT so I've been looking into repairing it. I've looked in the manual and it looks like there's four in total not including the monoshock mounts.

Firstly does anyone know where I can get a rebuild kit other than yamaha a Google search returns nothing, and secondly are the monoshock ends bearing or bushes, it's hard to tell from the manual.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / ABS brake bleeding?
« on: 18 March 2022, 10:21:36 pm »
Hi all
I got an advisory on my latest mot to change the brake fluid, can anyone tell me is bleeding ABS any more of a pain in the arse than regular brakes, also I was thinking of adding some braided hoses but it seems a lot more expensive than regular brakes, not sure exactly what needs replacing

General / Anyone never dropped a bike?
« on: 15 January 2022, 11:36:09 pm »
Hi all
Just curious if anyone hear has never dropped a bike, not just your current bike but any bike, not including accidents that wern't your fault but drops due to your own clumsiness.

I know I have 😆

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fairing loom blanks?
« on: 05 January 2022, 07:40:14 pm »
Hi all
On my 08 FZ1 there are some blanked plugs in the wiring loom under the left had trim cover and one with no female end, does anyone know what they're for? The bike was like that when I got it with no issues as yet, I found some bodge wiring for heated grips which I removed. If nothing else I'd like to satisfy my curiosity
Thanks 👍

*oops just realised should have posted this is fazer corner.. doh!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / 91mm fork air gap question?
« on: 01 January 2022, 05:43:39 pm »
Hi all
How important is the 91mm air gap, I  mean if you put precisely 545ml of oil in then all things being equal it must be right, what can change to make the air gap incorrect? The reason  I'm asking is I put 545ml of oil in bone dry forks spring out fully compressed and the gap was about 105mm
Your thoughts please
Thanks 👍

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Chinese FZ1 fork caps from ebay?
« on: 28 December 2021, 08:14:58 pm »
Hi all, I accidentally scrunched up one of my fork caps, only cosmetically, replacents are kinda pricey, I've seen some cheapos from China on ebay, anyone had any experience with these? I thought as they are only a threaded cap each end they may actually be functional, had a bad experience with Chinese copy brake calipers for another bike
Thanks 👍

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fork oil upgrade FZ1?
« on: 28 December 2021, 08:01:34 pm »
Hi all, just had a fork seal go so I'm replacing it, I'm just wondering what the general consensus is on which grade to use, I'm assuming the bog standard is 5w just wondering if 7.5 will make a noticeable difference, I'm not sure which grade was in there before but its very clean so probably has been changed recently, had a search on the forum but really tricky finding relevant results 🙈
Thanks 👍

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1 Haynes/Clymer manual?
« on: 28 December 2021, 07:54:20 pm »
Hi all, I've had a look online and I can't seem to find a decent workshop manual for the fazer gen 2, does anyone know if such a thing even exists?
Thanks 👍

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