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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rough running FZS1000
« on: 28 February 2024, 10:17:16 pm »
Nice one Pie.

General / Re: Looking for MK1 600 tube
« on: 28 February 2024, 10:14:14 pm »
Hello, I'm looking for 2 tubes of MK1 600. Does anyone know a reputable address to recommend? Thank
if its fork tubes, ebay is usefull -

General / London FMT (Anti-theft) meeting with MOPAC.
« on: 20 February 2024, 12:11:47 pm »
Just one week to go till the London Fight Motorcycle Theft meeting. 

This is your best opportunity to get answers to your questions from a senior MET Police Officer, the London Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, and CEO of the MCIA, Tony Campbell.

Make sure you book your FREE ticket to attend in person or online before they all go (numbers are limited). Book tickets here:


General / London Motorcycle Show
« on: 15 February 2024, 08:57:51 pm »
So I will be down there helping out on the MAG stand on Saturday/Sunday, any of you herberts gonna come down..?

The issue with lowering centerstand for example the rear wheel will touch the ground, and cutting and rewelding either stand should be done by a professional.

There is no reason to modify either stand, but if you must see Grahams post above.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chain & Sprockets
« on: 10 February 2024, 06:56:13 pm »
standard is what most people use, I would say check the FAQ.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Hard starting cold or hot
« on: 07 February 2024, 08:56:57 am »

You can buy pattern ignition switches for the FZS1000, that and several other Yamaha's use the the same igniion switch and lockset -


But if you can save mony by cleaning the one on the bike, even better.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS1000 2004: Pillion Grab Handles
« on: 07 February 2024, 08:49:50 am »
For sale - Pillion Grab handles for a 2004, FZS1000
These parts are special order rom Japan atm, so if yours are in good/reasonable condition,  its more like £100 plus postage


Ping me some images and I will attatch them to the OP. Also what colour are they..?

General / Re: Insurance renewal - WTF!!!!!
« on: 26 January 2024, 08:50:29 pm »
Martin Lewis recommends renewing 21 days before your insurance is due to get the best price.
Well something has changed as I always used to leave to the last weekend before and always got a good quote, but Im guess thats was when they were supposedly "allowed" to over discounts to get the deal.... c*nts.

General / Re: Insurance renewal - WTF!!!!!
« on: 26 January 2024, 08:48:24 pm »
Had the same issue, f**ckers tried to increase it by £100. But got it close to what I paid last year and then as a result of 2 mistakes they made I got compensation that dropped the price down to less than what I paid last year.

But worryingly one of the things putting the price up is pillion cover, for years this has been an after thought. But this year that added £50 to the premium, what the actual f**k like.   

General / Re: Finding gloves that will fit: harder than usual?
« on: 23 January 2024, 10:46:05 pm »
@gnasher and @robbo,

- So I have looked at all of helds gear, its all leather and non of the gloves have regular cuffs, its either too long or too short :-/ That and not all the held range come in short finger lengths annoyingly...
- Had a look on SBS at the five range, found one pair that fit my requirments aaaannd, that only have one size left. And for the money Five want and there is no gortex...

General / Re: Finding gloves that will fit: harder than usual?
« on: 23 January 2024, 10:41:48 pm »
Reject the duff ones as "not of satisfactory quality, not fit for purpose", then buy a few more pairs so you'll have spares for the next few years!
Welp I did just thst with 3 pairs, had to send them all back as the thumbs in all 3 pairs had a stiching defect.

General / Re: Finding gloves that will fit: harder than usual?
« on: 22 January 2024, 11:20:11 am »
Ive never heard of five, so will give them a look.

They have no presence in the UK.

General / Finding gloves that will fit: harder than usual?
« on: 22 January 2024, 05:02:00 am »
So I have regular sized hands (roughly medium to large). I have always had an issue with the fingers in most gloves being too long, but lately the situation seems to have gotten worse. Since 2012 I have been buying Richa Sub Zero waterproof textile gloves because when I could find a pair (free from manufacturing defects), they have always just fitted -

- being textile meant they werent tight across my palm and allowed unrestricted movement of my thumb.
- being textile meant they would dry out quick, unlike leather which would retain moisture.
- has Suede on the palms and sides of the index finger - great for wiping water of the visor or cleaning bugs off.
- has regular cuff length and cuff was reletively thin. So gloves were easy to get under a jack and long enough to never poke out while riding.

So I went to go buy another pair and Richa and stop selling them, instead replacing them with the sub zero 2 glove, which has a shorter cuff length, which for a mid season glove dosent make any sense to me. So over the last few weeks I have tried all the following gloves

- Richa Sonar - to thin thermally, fingers 5mm-15mm too long
- Richa Ice Polar - thick enough, fingers 5mm-10mm too long
- Bering Boogie - to thin thermally, fingers 5mm-10mm too long
- Rev'it Bornite - thick enough, fingers 5mm-15mm too long
- Dainese Livigno  - to tight & to thin thermally, fingers 5mm-10mm too long
- Furygan Ares Evo -  too thin thermally, fingers 5mm-15mm too long
- Alpinestars SR-3 V2 - thick enough, fingers 5mm-15mm too long

I have researched all of what J&S, Infinity has to offer, and have vertually gone through all of Sportbikeshop stock of textile gloves. What frustrates me of is the lack of qaulity control in the sizing, its all over the fc*king place.

So now I am trying out -

- Richa Sub Zero 2 - to see a) weither they will fit or b) if my fears about the cuff length are founded.
- Pharao Quebec WP  - Tried a pair of these on in the Harlow SBS store, they actually fitted, but there were defects in the inner linner. So have bought 3 pairs to get one good pair.

In summary, is anyone else having the same issue with gloves as I am having atm..?

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 14 January 2024, 05:48:23 pm »
Welcome back, its possible that the previous owner was also a forum member :-)

General / Re: Car LED back lights!!!
« on: 14 January 2024, 12:53:00 am »
Last time I drove in London I couldn't believe how aggressive drivers were.
This will be frustration as a result of the plague of improperly applied blanket 20mph zones making the city even more a shithole to go anywhere near.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale: Fazer FZ6 S2 2008 fazer 600 - £2500
« on: 13 January 2024, 07:02:26 pm »
Very clean looking FZ6 :-)

Cleaned up the OP and thread, good luck with the sale!

If you PM me more photos I can attach them for you.

General / Re: Car LED back lights!!!
« on: 13 January 2024, 06:58:53 pm »
Is it just me that thinks they are far too bright
Yes I am constantly getting dazzled by them, Ive been meaning to check where there is a DfT rule how how bright there are allowed to be.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Throttle cable routing
« on: 07 January 2024, 06:28:52 pm »
@Gnasher will correct me if Im wrong, but  think they go over those pipes and then through a guide loop bolted to the righthand side of the steering column and then info the handlebar assembly.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Mk1/2 Fazer 600: Ulez test
« on: 14 December 2023, 11:08:41 pm »

So only 757 people have signed this open letter, for this to be of any use we need more, so please sign. Even if you dont live in the area, if this is allowed to pass it will be coming to your area in short order.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Powder coating the engine mount?
« on: 09 December 2023, 06:01:41 pm »
I hate new resurfaced roads, the amount of times its has caused damage. And whats worse is there has always been fuck all warning signage.

Hammerite is also greate because you can simpley retouch any chips.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Over heating problem
« on: 09 November 2023, 12:37:55 pm »
Sorry to open up an old thread, but just to confirm. The temp for the fan to kick in is 100c..?

Just a reminder, the consultation closes this Sunday

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