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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.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1 stock radiator guard: How do I remove it
« on: 15 September 2023, 05:30:27 pm »
So the paint on the bottom of the radiator is flaking away and before the alloy starts irrevocable corroding I would like to paint it. As its only the botom I can paint/touch it up in-situ, but to do that I need the oem rad guard out of the way.

I wasnt able to see any screws on the guard only on the rad side panels, but watching this cool mod video its look like there are only 2 screws that hold it on?

How is the bike working at all with the meta head unit not present...?

That and the 2x exposed wires need to be covered up, as you dont know where they are terminating.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Clutch
« on: 14 September 2023, 05:13:06 pm »
or worn basket. 
This is a common point of wear, that depending on the amount of wear can only be resolved by replacing the clutch basket with a new or less worn one.

General / Request some solo motorcycle bays from Hackney
« on: 31 August 2023, 09:33:31 am »
Save London Motorcycling & MAG need you to request a solo motorcycle bay in Hackney!

Thank you to everyone who responded to the recent Hackney consultation. Hackney are now looking at your responses and will make a decision soon so it’s vital we keep up the pressure!

In Hackney’s plan all-day parking for commuters will only be allowed in solo motorcycle bays - Hackney only has 40 of these, and they’re almost all in the south of the borough. Outside solo motorcycle bays the car parking rules will apply to motorcycles, meaning;

  • maximum stay limits or residents-only restrictions in many areas
  • prices of £22-40 per day for visitor/commuter parking where it is allowed
This means a ban on commuting by motorcycle in most parts of Hackney. The Cllr responsible, Mete Coban, has said he will deal with this by installing new solo motorcycle bays where they are requested. All you need to do is click on the link below below and send an email to Mete Coban asking for a secure motorcycle bay to be installed in a specific location.

- Request a bay

A network of secure bays will give you a safe place to park your bike on-street and reduce motorcycle theft. The Council parking team are busy with the consultation so lets make them focus on something that will actually benefit riders! There are many places in Hackney that need secure bays - the map below shows where existing bays are across Hackney, and what the charges in and outside these will be. Any areas where there aren't any bays need them urgently!

If you can’t think of a place that needs a bay just follow the below steps:

  • Think about places you need to park your motorcycle in Hackney
  • Check the map below or on our website to see if there is already a bay there
  • If not, email Mete Coban and say you need a bay installed here before the new charges come into force. Specify the location as exactly as possible
  • Repeat until you’re happy that there is enough motorcycle parking in Hackney for your needs
Map of solo motorcycle bays in Hackney - click to open in Google maps

Thank you for your continued support, and for responding to the latest consultation. Let’s keep up the fight and Save London Motorcycling.


Cleaned up post and linked in 'Gen1/2 Fazer 1000: Common maintenance & tasks' thread

The other option as its now legal in the UK, is to swap out the headlight bulbs for LED.

Introduction / Re: New to FOC!
« on: 22 August 2023, 11:35:13 am »

General / Re: Drone
« on: 15 August 2023, 09:31:53 am »
Well post some shots when you get a minute :-)

General / Re: Drone
« on: 13 August 2023, 09:06:39 am »
You could alway checking oiut whats some YT's use, for example Itchyboots -

Its not cheap but some of the shots she gets in her videos are of documentery qaulity.

General / MOVED: Cam chain buzzing noise
« on: 13 August 2023, 08:57:55 am »

if you replaced all the worn/damaged components, they will/should last the life of the bike.

« on: 04 August 2023, 07:22:32 pm »
Welp its too late to do anything in this round because no fucker appeared to email Hackney as per the OP.

« on: 04 August 2023, 08:15:13 am »
So some one on the bandit forum asked "werent MAG involved" to which I replied.

They are involved, Im a MAG member. But if you read the OP you'd see we need load of people to email Hackney to cause them to have to delay what they are proposing. But  if the frankly give-a-shit response we have had on here and the other forum I posted on I dont know if we got anywhere near enough the requesred engagement.

I dont get the last of interest when issues like this are brought up, its like riders dont give a flying fig about the fact that rght to ride is being systematicly attacked from multiple angles, yet do fuck-all about it when presented with the means to fight on a fucking platter.

« on: 01 August 2023, 11:59:51 am »
Just a reminder the deadline is this friday -

The culprit
Damaged wheel

@Gnasher, what would cause wear like this? lack of oil changes or is it just that Yamaha dont have the best gear box's...?

Just a reminder, there are only 2 weeks left to respond!

Have a look at the linked google doc then to page 2 and the "Emissions-based charging structure for resident parking permits  (solo motorcycles) - 12 months" section. It was pointed out over a year ago to them directly that there is "NO SUCH THING as a DIESEL motorcycle!", yet those myopic, belligerent imbeciles have left the "Diesel surcharge" in their illiterate little table...

« on: 14 July 2023, 04:02:54 pm »
Hackney Council have released the final statutory consultation on their proposed motorcycle parking charges.


Motorcyclists need you to respond to this consultation NOW, so this is your chance to fight anti motorcycle policies and stand up for riders everywhere. The charges are an attempt to force riders out of Hackney. If we don’t fight this now it will spread all over London and then the UK.

The best way to respond is by emailing your objection to "  " before Friday 04 August 2023. As this is not a normal consultation - Hackney must address each response individually, thereby we become a thorn in thier side that they HAVE to acknowledge. And if you feel like it, ping the mayor and the counciler responsible for this nonsense "  " & "  "

So in your response please don’t just say you oppose, but give alternative options and reasons for them to consider. This will massively hold them up as by law they must consider and respond to each individual option. The more people respond, the more likely Hackney will be forced to drop their draconian plans. We want to send a message to councils that it’s not worth their time to attack bikers! Hackney’s stated aim for the policy is to tackle climate change and air quality, so think about other options which could achieve this aim.

You can find examples of alternative options below; please think of this as only a guide and feel free to make your own suggestions in your own words. The more different options the council has to consider the better:

- No charges for motorcycles and scooters to encourage car drivers to downsize
- Increase charges for cars to target the real source of transport emissions and congestion in Hackney
- Follow the Westminster or Lewisham models with far lower charges for motorcycles
- Account for factors such as space and congestion in any charges

The consultation closes on Friday 04 August 2023. But the earlier you respond the better!


Following pressure from you/us Hackney have backed down on some parts of their plans. They have dropped the total ban on all day commuter parking, and reduced the charges from their initial £60 per day. But this is not enough. The proposed charges are still absolutely outrageous:

- £10 for all day commuter parking in solo motorcycle bays. Currently these are only found around Old Street so commuter parking is still banned in the rest of the borough
- Charging motorcycles and scooters the same as cars for residents and business parking permits
- Residents permits up to £596 a year and business permits up to £1560, rising to £843 and £1800 by 2027
- Residents of ‘car-free’ developments will now be banned from parking a motorcycle

You can find full details of the proposed charges here -

With your help Save London Motorcycling and MAG have achieved so much. We got Camden to shelve their plans, which would have banned motorcycle commuting. Hackney’s proposed charges have been delayed by over two years, with some concessions already made. Further delay could mean it’s shelved for good. This is the final stage and your last chance to make your voice heard. Please share with your riding mates, your mum, your sister, your grandad and anyone who cares about bikers! This is a vital consultation and we’ll do our best to respond to everyone as quickly as possible. 

If you do one thing for riders in London, let this be it.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Ongoing FZS 600 project
« on: 03 July 2023, 03:49:45 pm »
Nice work.

FZS600 / MOVED: HELP - unknown bolts
« on: 01 July 2023, 10:28:00 pm »

General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 29 June 2023, 05:15:35 pm »
Presumably there's no limit on the number of bikes you can scrap?
I'll assume your being humerous, there will be a limit per person and per househould.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZS1000 Black engines
« on: 26 June 2023, 05:05:32 pm »
I have been looking at a few FZS1000 online and not sure if this is normal or not. Some of the ones with black engine cases appear to have silver or grey cylinders. Is this right or should i be wary?
Whats others have said, the latter.

Unlike Gaz's which is a silver engine with black engine covers, what I guess you have seen is mostly black engine/s but with random parts of it in silver (eg the cylibnger barrels).

Black engine covers are getting quite hard to find.

For Sale & Wanted / MOVED: NOT for sale: 2000, FZS600S, Boxeye
« on: 26 June 2023, 05:00:07 pm »

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FOR SALE: 2000, FZS600S, Boxeye
« on: 25 June 2023, 09:19:39 am »
He says he thinks someone has been fiddling with the bike, as the chain has stretched due to being overtightened. As far as I understand, he reckons the tensioner has failed, so someone has bodged trying to tighten the camchain, which has stretched it and caused some damage to surrounding components.
Did he provide photographic proof of this..?

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