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Fixed it *** Gen 1 (wobbly loose seat)
« on: 14 August 2022, 08:20:51 pm »
Hi Peeps


Just been steadily rebuilding my Fazer 1000 (full refurb)


Road test time tuther day Oh yes, giddy heads on. :lol


Clicked seat in place & low & behold the feckers flopping about like crazy loose. :'(
All rubber buffers in place, all measure same depth so can't have fitted any in wrong position.
Nothing obviously wrong with the locking mechanism (or so I thought).


Took it out, close examination, nope can't see feck all wrong with it, refitted it & packed it away from frame rail with a couple of stainless washers, clicked seat in expecting wobble to be much improved, not a feckin chance, in fact it was just as bad.
Took the latch out again, another close inspection with specs on this time.
Nope, can't see owt wrong causing this massive wobble issue.
Downed tools, it's tea time.


Back in garage after tea, bit of head scratching, latch out again ... WTF is up with this bastard?


Made another buffer pad to fit the plastic locating peg next to the latch, still no improvement.


By this time, I'm getting a bit pissed off, as obviously itching to get out for a shake down road test after the rebuild.


Downed tools, fuck it, back in house, light bulb moment "PING" I'd fitted the chromed plate on top of frame rail to use as a washer plate.
When in fact it fits under the frame rail to retain the latch sliding keeper from slapping up & down, hence my floppy seat.


Lesson learned, even a Master Tech of 40 plus yrs can't always see the wood for the trees ... DOH !!!  :lol


« Last Edit: 05 September 2022, 07:01:58 pm by Gaz66 »

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Re: Gen 1 (wobbly loose seat)
« Reply #1 on: 17 August 2022, 06:51:31 pm »
That’s reassuring. Makes this amateur spanner wielding monkey feel not quite so manually autistic.
My problem, (other than a clear lack of talent) is manual dexterity. I spend more time on my knees looking for and picking things up that I’ve dropped, than I ever do making meaningful progress with tools. 🤗

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Re: Gen 1 (wobbly loose seat)
« Reply #2 on: 17 August 2022, 08:03:49 pm »

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Re: Gen 1 (wobbly loose seat)
« Reply #3 on: 24 August 2022, 10:07:02 pm »
That's actually quite funny. :lol


Older I get, the more shit seems to hit the deck FFS. :'(


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Re: Gen 1 (wobbly loose seat)
« Reply #4 on: 25 August 2022, 05:25:00 pm »
LOL, indeed.