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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 02 January 2020, 08:28:48 pm »
Treated mine to a new clutch cable today, thought i'd take it around the block just to make sure it was alright, ended up a 150 mile ride over the moors to Whitby and back home, just for the record iv'e hardly used the old fazer in the last five years or so, so today's unexpected ride was a very pleasant one indeed, i'd almost forgot what a nice bike they are to ride, i'd forgot how quick they are as well!!, well certainly a lot quicker than my current steed, xt 660z, no overtaking planning needed today on the fazer :) , it clocked over 88k on the odometer as well, its give me the inspiration to get to the landmark 100k mark, here's to the next 12k!!, i'll have to up my yearly average mileage on it mind or else i'll never get there.   

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 1- Spend money on it or let it go...?
« on: 27 January 2018, 03:16:28 pm »
After a chat with the boss, it’s staying. Thanks all for making me see sense!   :)
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Wise man!! I had the same sort of dilemma about 3 years ago when I bought an XT660, was thinking of getting rid of my fazer 1000 when my dad convinced me it was not worth selling for what I'd probably got for it, glad he did and funny enough apart the annual summer biking holiday did nearly as many miles on it last year as I did the XT, 86000 miles on it now so think i'll just keep it on the road till it dies then lay it to rest in the corner of the garage, got a feeling might it might be a few more years yet before that time comes mind.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 56 Mpg
« on: 01 July 2017, 09:02:32 pm »
Yes another sad foccer here i'm afraid folks, once did exactly 270 miles to a full tank, wasn't planned though, misjudged my fuel stops coming back from the top of Scotland a few years back, was convinced I was gunna run out of fuel but made it in the end, managed to get 20.95 litres in a 21 litre tank so only just made it, just for the record i'm not always such a sad foccer and iv'e had lot lot less mpg, honest!! 

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General / Re: Journey to the Fazer
« on: 30 December 2016, 09:39:11 am »
82k on the Fazer! That's a good load of miles, was there a regular commute that contributed?


Yes I have used the fazer for commuting from time to time over the years, the 82k is roughly a 80% leisure riding/ 20% commute split i'd say.

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General / Re: Journey to the Fazer
« on: 27 December 2016, 10:22:24 pm »
1980. Honda CB200, did about 8000 miles on it in my first 9 months of motorcycling, good bike but I killed it, lack of maintenance plus had to rev nuts off it trying to keep up with my mate on his RD200.


1981. Honda CB200, did about 14000 miles on this one in my second nine months of motorcycling, killed it as above.


1982. Honda CJ250T, about 7000 miles, how I managed to keep this bike for a full year is a mystery, hated it, must be one of the worst bikes ever produced from the land of the rising sun.


1982. Honda C50 (winter bike), loved it, had a few of em over the years but that first one was the best!! Yes I know I'm a saddo!!.


1983. Yamaha RD250LC, loved it, should never have let my cousin bug me into selling it to him, he managed to cartwheel it through a shop window and wrote it off.


1984. Suzuki GS1000E, took a while to get into it after the LC but got used to it and got to like it, stripped it down winter of 84 with intention of putting it in harris frame, ended up selling it in bits to fund proddy racing.


1985. Yamaha RD250LC, bought it to start proddy racing, also used on road at same time, got stolen.


1985. Yamaha RD250LC, bought as a proddy racer, sold as a proddy racer, never used it on road legally!!.


1985. Yamaha RD200, bought just as runaround but ended up using it for a couple of years, good little bike.


1987. Yamaha YPVS350F1, originally bought with the intention of putting on the racetrack but never did, rode it for about 4 years, excellent bike, had well over 40000 miles on clock when sold it to a mate, another one I should have never sold.


1991. Yamaha XJ600, bought brand new, did about 30000 miles on it in the first couple of years but spent most of its life neglected and unloved in the corner of the garage, not bad bike I suppose but never did much for me, finally got round to flogging it couple of years ago.


1995. Suzuki X7, bought it as an restoration project, ended up putting a few miles on it, fun to ride but scary at anything like speed, realised how brave them X7 lads was who I used to dice with in the eighties, got stolen, bugger!!!.


Sometime in nineties, Honda 250 Superdream, least said the better.


2004. Yamaha FZS1000. Bought brand new, love it, simple as, 82000 miles motorcycling joy, would never sell this one.


2014. Yamaha XTZ660. Bought it because fancied something a bit different to the fazer, took me a while to get into it but grown to like it, put about 20000 miles on it in last couple of years, the fazer still my favourite but this ones also a keeper as well.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 31 January 2015, 09:33:12 am »
Fired mine up this morning and give the bike a spin up and down back tenfoot for ten minutes then had to dive for cover back in garage due to sleet/snow shower, after seeing Rexr's nice bike pictures i'm feeling guilty about neglecting mine now, iv'e added an XT660 to the stable recently and been paying a lot more attention to my new girl than my old one last couple of months, think it's time to get thermals back on and go back to garage and give the old girl a bit of tlc, she's been a faithful friend for 11 years and over 70000 miles together, she deserves better!. Hope she forgives me!!. 

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General / Re: applecross
« on: 02 August 2014, 04:11:08 pm »
Hope you guys have a great time doing the cattle pass to Applecross, one of the best roads in the UK imo, last up there in late summer 2011, got 3 days perfect weather, had to ride back to Hull in one go on the Sunday but well worth the numb bum!! Hoping to get back up that way in mid september

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 270 miles to a tank ....Is it possible ?
« on: 26 April 2014, 03:39:44 pm »
Yes I've done exactly 270 miles to a tank, didn't run out of fuel either but managed to get 20.95 litres back in tank on filling back up though so it was a very close call, by the way it wasn't a planned fuel/mileage test, it was an early sunday morning start ride home from the top of Scotland, misjudged my distances between fuel stations by a long way!!.
Wow, well there you go. You are I think the current record holder. 270 miles to a tank. One for AyJay to wind up the boys on the VFR forum me thinks. :lol  Seriously though, you must have been bricking it towards the end. Did you stop to look in the tank, or did you just keep going and prayed ?
Ha ha!! Yes i was bricking it mate, no i didn't stop and just kept praying, them last ten miles or so seem to take forever, i put my excellent fuel consumption down to steady hungover and very tired riding due to long day in the saddle then straight to pub the previous day, Ah the joys of riding to the top of Scotland forra boozy evening then riding back next day. Never again!!.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 270 miles to a tank ....Is it possible ?
« on: 26 April 2014, 07:57:50 am »
Yes I've done exactly 270 miles to a tank, didn't run out of fuel either but managed to get 20.95 litres back in tank on filling back up though so it was a very close call, by the way it wasn't a planned fuel/mileage test, it was an early sunday morning start ride home from the top of Scotland, misjudged my distances between fuel stations by a long way!!.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Spark Plugs
« on: 23 March 2014, 10:10:33 am »
No need to take off the radiator , I would remove the tank rather than prop it , there is not a lot of room to get to the middle plugs but it's doable , use the spark plug spanner in the tool kit under the seat . , rather than a wrench with a load of extension bars .
Due to change the spark plugs on my Gen 1 very soon, had a look at Pats motorcycle page forra few tips, cylinders 2 and 3 look to be a bit awkward to get at, any tips or advice off folks on here?, considering taking off radiator for easier access or is this not needed?, I'm not the most mechanically minded person in the world so any advice is appreciated.
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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Spark Plugs
« on: 22 March 2014, 02:19:03 pm »
Due to change the spark plugs on my Gen 1 very soon, had a look at Pats motorcycle page forra few tips, cylinders 2 and 3 look to be a bit awkward to get at, any tips or advice off folks on here?, considering taking off radiator for easier access or is this not needed?, I'm not the most mechanically minded person in the world so any advice is appreciated.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: IOM TT
« on: 22 March 2014, 02:02:23 pm »
Month later for me, going to the Southern 100 races in July.

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General / Re: 2014 Euro Tour
« on: 31 December 2013, 12:15:42 pm »
Has anyone heard of , or been done by the French for not having reflective stickers on there helmet? keep reading all kinds of stuff about motorcycle laws in France I.E no filtering no sat navs with speed camera database on,  high vis vests though I think the high vis vest has been scrapped.


Toured through France this summer gone, i also was a bit concerned about hi viz/stickers law so ended taking them along but in the end didn't use them, just left em in tank bag, don't know if i got just lucky in my fortnight or so there but i didn't have an issue at all, even got a few friendly waves from some french motorcycle bobbies!.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale: FZS 1000 with 5554 miles (Pics Added)
« on: 16 November 2013, 08:29:54 am »
Lovely bike mate, enjoyed looking at the stunning photo's, had a few flashbacks of what mine sort of used to look like a few years and a few thousand miles ago. Good luck with the sale.

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Great thread this!! Ha ha!!, Two bobs worth fwiw, once managed to run out of fuel on my gen1, Doh!!!, got to a garage and filled up to brim on centre stand and got exactly 21 litres in it, funny enough i was quite suprised that i got in the exact amount of fuel in that it says in the manual it would hold, i thought i would have got a bit more in but there you go.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Exup Valve
« on: 01 April 2013, 10:53:33 am »
Checked mine yesterday, totally shafted!! couldn't even get the pulley wheel off and noticed the 3 5mm allen bolts are butchered to death, I'm not the most mechanically minded bloke in the world but i'm determined to get exup sorted one way or another, i'm half thinking of binning the original downpipes and fitting the sandy bike parts 4 into 1 non exup valve downpipes, any recommendations or advice on the non exup option would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.


Keith.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Advice for anyone going to France
« on: 31 December 2012, 03:14:25 pm »

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Bike ban in French cities
any bike  made before 1 July 2004,
 
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/bike-ban-in-french-cities/17766.html


Plan on a fortnight trip next year to the basque country area via spending a few days riding through France there and back, must admit didn't know about this particular law, i intend to be on my trusty "old" 53 plate fazer for the trip and avoid french motorways and cities anyway, i hopefully wont go off my intended track and face a fine for the hideous crime of riding an old nail in a big city!!.


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / New chain and sprockets??
« on: 15 October 2012, 03:46:40 pm »
Hello folks, Its about that time for new chain and sprockets for my gen1 fazer, i usually stick with genuine yamaha parts when replacing bits but just out of interest does anyone recommend any of the after market sets that are for sale?, any advice would be appreciated.


Keith.

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General / Re: Help - T-Mobile Customers
« on: 16 August 2012, 08:55:47 am »
I have been with t-mobile for a few years and i have insurance through them, i've never had to use it mind but i know i've never been sent policy details and its not printed on my monthly bill either, i'm about due an upgrade so think i'll be quizzing them about this.

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General / Re: An odd obversation
« on: 29 May 2012, 10:38:34 am »
I try to nod to just about about every two wheeler no matter what they ride, i used to get a bit wound up if i didn't get a nod back but over the years i've sort of trained my brain to forget it a split second later, if i'm at traffic lights or in slow moving traffic i occasionally give a thumbs up, also these days i always try and give a quick thumbs up to motorists who have moved to the left to let me filter past. I must confess that their was once a time when my road etiquette was very poor to say the least,(80's LC hooligan days etc,) when i was in that much of a rush everywhere that i didn't have time to think about any other road user but myself. Getting older and turning into steady eddies isn't all bad eh folks!!.

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