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For anyone who hasent signed yet, there is less than two weeks till the end of the Camden consultation. If everyone could share again on forums etc that would be really helpful.

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted: FZ1 end can
« on: 22 October 2023, 01:43:18 pm »
So the faux carbon fibre on my end can is sun-faded/buring off and after a 2mph drop today it was the prompt to get it replaced.

So Im after a non-oem end can for my 2007 FZ1.

General / Re: Varifocals and riding
« on: 22 October 2023, 01:39:35 pm »
Yep, mine do all of that. Took my Boots prescription to
So -

- Your perscription goes to all four corners of the lense
- Uses all of the lense from left to right.
- and the transition in perscription is smooth.

What type do you have bi-focal or varifocal..?

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 22 October 2023, 01:37:16 pm »
Today with my fazer, I dropped it on the right hand side trying to turn around on an incline at 2mph.

But as I had the foresight to add frame and axel sliders, the only part of the bike that 'appeared' to have taken ANY damage was the little rubber sleave that goes between the clamp and the end can.

General / Re: Varifocals and riding
« on: 20 October 2023, 03:13:20 pm »
My issue with varifocals is that the lense I got from spec savers were to me of very poor qaulity.

- when on the computer, look straight ahead and looking from left to right across the middle of the screen (so no deviating into the corners of the lenses, text and other UI elementas would be either in or out of focus.
- when riding the bike both mirrors were out of focus as well as the clocks. I would have to move my entire head just to see out of the mirrors or look at the clocks. Where as before I could just move my eyes. Moving my head is a lot slower then my eys, so imho this is a safety downgrade bordering on dangerous.

My main issue with varifocals is the the fact there is no perscription in all four corners of the lense, this easily 3rd or more of the lense that can't be used. I'm basically paying for a downgrade. So my question is there any bifocal/varifocal lense that -

- use all of the bloody lense from left to right.
- and where the transition in perscription is smooth.

General / Re: Blackwall Tunnel: new charges
« on: 14 October 2023, 10:32:21 am »
If i had to pay, i would go further into London instead increasing traffic and pollution there instead.
Or the Rotherhithe Tunnel, or if your not in a hurry there is the woolich Ferry which is free.

General / Re: Camden: Consultation for Motorcycle Parking charges back!
« on: 14 October 2023, 10:25:00 am »
Just updated the op with recent info.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Coolant pipes where they enter engine.
« on: 11 October 2023, 11:52:35 am »
In fact now with the advent of 3D printing, you could make some caps with grooves with an o-ring to seal against the pipe and cam cover... Or a less fancy idea is to just make a silcon mold to seal around the hole and pipe.


I would think smearing some grease on the pipe and ide of the cover will allow the mold to form a seal to prevent water ingrese.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Coolant pipes where they enter engine.
« on: 11 October 2023, 11:46:14 am »
Ah yes I remember these bloody galleries/holes, remember having to buy a can of compressed air to get most fo the shite out before removing the cam cover so I could paint the coolant pipes in silver smoothrite etc.

@Gnasher, is there any reason why owners could not coat the bottom of these pipe galleries with grease? As it would both protect the bottoms of the pipes and all the crap that goes in there would stick to the grease etc..

General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 11 October 2023, 11:40:55 am »
I see Kahn is now proposing extending the scrappage scheme for 'hard working families' defined as those who claim child benefit.  it's £1000 to scrap a motorbike.  I'm probably going to send my Fazer on it's way via this route

I would be extremely surprised if you get the full £1000 if at all. Whats the model/year/mileage of the fazer..?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: A very clean modification of an FZS1000
« on: 07 October 2023, 09:16:39 pm »
Lovely looking bike dude 👍,don't suppose you have the original nose cone in that colour scheme, I came off mine and got a second hand  off coloured one to tide me over 😉😉
Its not mine, just some photos I found online when looking for some other motorcycle parts.

General / Re: New kid on the block
« on: 07 October 2023, 09:15:24 pm »
Hey all! Thank you for accepting me admins  :D 

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Coolant pipes where they enter engine.
« on: 06 October 2023, 10:58:19 pm »
is it possible there was a hole but it was plugged up..?

The consultation is running until 5th November - click below to find out more and respond! We stopped them before, with your help we can stop them again -


Nearly three years after they were first proposed Camden has just put out a new consultation on motorcycle parking charges.
We know this is disappointing news but remember this is the fourth time Camden have tried to bring in charges, and every time riders have stopped them.
They’ve provided very little information, and what they have provided is not clear - we have asked for urgent clarification and will update you as soon as we have it. What we know so far about the proposals is

Camden Council has just put out a new consultation on motorcycle parking charges -

🚨 parking permits for residents', businesses' and doctors' motorcycles to cost the same price as cars
🚨 solo motorcycle bays charged at £2.60/day (£2 for electric) costing £600/year for a commuter
🚨 riders living in 'car-free developments' face charges up to £950/year - more than any car
🚨 residents permits to nearly double from £75 to £146/year (£139 for electric)
🚨 introducing motorcycle business permits at £419/year and doctors permits at £326

It appears Camden no longer plan to ban commuting with £6/hour and maximum stay limits in solo motorcycle bays, which is a positive sign that they are listening. But the charges are still absolutely outrageous so we need your help to fight the plans! And whats worse, Camden dont seem know ther backside from their elbow when it comes to thier own policy. Visitors on motorcycles are charged more than commuters & residents....

Camden tried to do this in 2020 and riders managed to stop them - we must act together to stop them again - please share this post and spread the word to all bikers.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / A very clean modification of an FZS1000
« on: 06 October 2023, 11:26:02 am »
That custom exhuast.... :eek

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Coolant pipes where they enter engine.
« on: 06 October 2023, 11:14:53 am »
There is a drain hole on the side of the engine and this needs cleaing with a coat hanger wire etc. In any event, once the engine gets upto temp the heat should boil off any water in the plug galleries.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 2002 FZS1000 Ignition switch options?
« on: 05 October 2023, 01:14:44 pm »
I assume you have a look on amazon/ebay, I suggest looking for a complete lockset (ign, tank, seat). The FZS dosent have imobilesation built into the barrell, its just simple plug and play.

There is also

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / 3rd party rad guard for the FZ1
« on: 04 October 2023, 08:18:25 pm »
So just bought this off amazon and considering this was made in and came from China, I am pleasently surprised -

The item was better than I expected and is made from what I think is stainless steel (non-magnetic) and the powdercoating looks tough and of good qaulity.

General / Re: FZ10A closing down
« on: 03 October 2023, 08:53:58 pm »
Well this forum may go the same way unfortunatly.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FSZ600 MK1 Original Headlight For Sale
« on: 26 September 2023, 09:34:04 pm »
That is I think one of the cleanest looking boxeye units I have ever scene, I would hold out for top money for that if I were you.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Restarting bike after many years unused
« on: 26 September 2023, 09:32:36 pm »
One other point to mention, when I turned the key it clicked for a while - to be expected of course. But when I next turned the key it did the same. From memory it didn't get to the point where I'd turn the key and it just clicked once or twice. Problem? Clue?
Battery needs charging.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 22 September 2023, 05:33:11 pm »
The proper way is to remove the rad from the bike, rub it down, spray with self eatching primer and then finally paint in black etc. In this instance I didnt want to go through that hassel and painted it in situ.

I just went with good old "Granville cylinder black" (Ive had the tin for years). Its says on the tin its can be painted on engine cases/barrels, exhausts, etc. So used a fine brush, let it dry for 24hrs, then on the ride to the shops and back to complete the curing.


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ECU flashing
« on: 21 September 2023, 02:31:28 pm »
HiBeen reading a little about flashing the ECU to get rid of the jerky throttle at lower revs, my bike is a Gen2 FZ1, do any of you on the forum have any ideas about this, would it be expensive and I bel;ieve the ECU is under the air box.
You have 3 options, from cheapest to most expensive -

- Fuel cut eliminator - plug and play
- Send the ECU of for flashing  -
- Take the bike to a dyno shop where they program & flash a better fueling curve to remove the dip at 5k rpm.
- Installer a Power commander and then also take it to the dyno shop. The PC allows them to tune the fueling curves further.


General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 September 2023, 02:24:16 pm »
Paint the bottom of the raditor with some cylinder black, as the original has started flaking off.

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