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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Cam chain life
« on: 16 June 2018, 09:48:07 am »
what sort of life would the gen 1 cam chain last? Mine is on 76k and I have a manual tensioner fitted (one of my first mods)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / My bike lives again
« on: 03 September 2017, 04:11:46 pm »
after stripping the bike down and reframing it, it started virtually straight away after being stood over 2 years after it was vandalised. Now got to sort the insurance, mot and tax so I can ride it.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Help needed please.
« on: 29 August 2017, 12:39:49 am »
I'm in the process of rebuilding my bike, a 2002 fazer 1000, I have some pipes which i haven't got a clue where it goes, it is a vent pipe which goes Around the back of the engine,


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Alarm wiring question
« on: 18 August 2017, 10:42:40 am »
in the process of doing my bike up I have changed the wiring harness, on the "new" harness there is 2 plugs with one of them having a joining wire, I presume this is for the alarm, so anyone know which wire does what and can you buy the plugs? My old harness didn't have these plugs.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Stick coil mod
« on: 17 August 2017, 10:34:00 am »
a couple of years a go I did a stick coil mod on my bike because of a misfire, one thing I can say is I won't go back to the old type coils as there is more space on top and the cam cover looks neater. I had to recently replace one of my coils due to someone cutting the wires to one and stealing it!! I was lucky in that I found an already modified harness off eBay that looks better than my original. I will post some pictures when I get a chance.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Chinese radiators
« on: 17 August 2017, 10:29:58 am »
last year I bought a radiator from china, that turned up in a week, well I have now fitting it at last as I'm rebuilding my bike ground up, if anyone is considering them I can say the bracket are more flimsy, i.e. Thinner, the end covers fitted ok as did the fan, but the radiator grille was a bit of a struggle, it does look a little smaller in the cross tubes so may make the bike run a bit warmer but time will tell. Annoyingly my old radiator didn't leak just the brackets had broke off due to corrosion.

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted gen 1 fairing framw
« on: 14 February 2016, 03:26:30 pm »
I'm.after a gen 1 thou fairing frame and a left mirror as someone vandalised mine.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fazers in Austria and Hungary
« on: 08 August 2015, 09:19:02 am »
The Fazer doesn't seem to be that popular in Europe, I am staying in Hungary after passing through Austria and I have only seen one Fazer which was a FZ1 in Austria, unfortunately I'm in the car as I couldn't carry the mother-in-law and step son as well.

Anyone had a problem where the internal screws come loose? I had a problem recently where my indicators stopped working, but if I moved the key they would work, but a short time later they stopped again, eventually I noticed the barrel housing was moving, I took the barrel off the bike used a dremel so I could remove the 2 shear screws and tightened up both screws, the barrel I have is a replacement but there was no signs it had been taken apart, apart from the covering blanks being missing.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Removing valve cover
« on: 12 June 2015, 04:58:50 pm »
How come both Haynes manuals and the Yamaha manual say you have to remove the radiator and carbs to remove the valve cover? I have just removed mine without doing all that, but now I have a bigger job, rubbing it down for painting as it is in a bad state, and there are none on eBay.

General / iPhone 6 plus
« on: 11 March 2015, 09:51:57 pm »
Got myself a iPhone 6 plus yesterday, what a massive difference to the iPhone 5 in battery life, I have been using the Internet a lot and had the Bluetooth on and I still have 40% battery life, with the 5 it was gasping for energy. And I had 18mb internet speeds inside a building and a 5mb upload speed which is faster than virgin media 50mb fibre optic broad band!!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Taking my bike off the road
« on: 01 January 2015, 03:52:02 am »
After the issues with the ignition switch and as the bike has 75k miles on it I have decided to take it off the road to give it some TLC, so to replace it I have bought a PIaggio X9 500 scooter, after my accident I still have issues with my knee and foot so a foot foward riding position will be beneficial till I get back to strength. I managed to buy a cat D 02 reg for £431 and all I need as far as I can tell is a number plate holder/ mudflap and a number plate. I will probably be off the fazer for a year as I will need to strip down to the frame as there is a lot of rust coming through, I will miss her though but I need to do the work now before things get worse.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / ignition barrel question
« on: 19 December 2014, 08:23:36 pm »
does anyone know if there is any other ignition barrel that will fit the 01 gen 1? im not too worried about losing the parking light function and I know I will have to rewire the plug.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Problems with a gen 1.
« on: 19 December 2014, 02:04:02 pm »
Started my bike as normal this morning, as I ride away the right indicator went on ( not flashing ) I put on that indicator and the fault went away, got to work and switched the ignition off and the bike was still running including the lights being on and the instruments working, I have been out several times and it is the same and I have to cut the bike out with the kill switch and leave the bike in gear, is there any known issues that can cause this on the fazer? I'm hoping the switch isn't broke.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Gen 1 hard to start
« on: 03 November 2014, 01:20:49 pm »
I hadn't rode my bike much for the last 6 weeks because of my accident, last week the bike had no issues as all starting, today it is colder and it is being a bitch to start cold or hot, I have to give half throttle and the engine spins over quite a few times before it bursts into life, I have ivanised my bike. Earlier in the year I had to remove the carb warming pipes because of a water leak but when the engine is running it has no issues at all, it is smooth with no hick ups at all, one thing I have noticed I haven't heard the fuel pump make a noise for a while, are the pumps prone to fail?

For Sale & Wanted / wanted (not bike)
« on: 29 October 2014, 10:10:33 pm »
im after a windows ultimate disc, 32 bit, I only need to borrow or even buy, I don't need the coa as I already have that.

General / mot question
« on: 29 October 2014, 12:44:33 am »
anyone know if the condition of the main stand comes into the mot? I don't want to take it off yet as it is useful but I have some damage from a recent accident and the fact it was weak from corrosion doesn't help, the stand is still stable and the bike is secure.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / my main stand is knackered
« on: 28 October 2014, 09:17:27 pm »
after I had my accident 5 weeks a go I havnt managed to do anything to my fazer till now, well today I fitted all the replacement parts to put my bike back on the road, when I put the bike on the main stand I noticed it was a bit sticky, while I was fitting all my replacement parts I found this

the stand is still sturdy and possibly repairable but I think a replacement is on the cards. the bike has 75k miles on it

General / My new project
« on: 21 October 2014, 05:57:13 pm »
I have just bought a pair of Kawasaki z750 twins, both are B1 models, one is probably past it but the other is fixable, but one thing that is very unusual and I doubt I will ever see it again, both these bikes came from the same bloke, one was bought 12 years after he bought his first one, now here where things get freaky, the reg no's are very similar, the bikes were registered 10 days apart, the vin no is 12 apart and the engine no is 5 apart, both bikes were registered in the same county. the odds of anyone getting a pair of bikes with such similarities is astronomical, getting 2 bikes that are 37 years old is another story.

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted, front brake discs gen1 thou
« on: 21 October 2014, 08:27:31 am »
I'm after a pair of oem discs for my gen 1 thou. The discs on mine have gone a bit rusty, if you have a good rear disc then I could do with one of them as well.

After my accident my Nike is being classed as a cat D write off, I am going to keep the bike but they want me to get an independent engineers report as well as a new mot or they will cancel my insurance, so I have to pay £130 just to satisfy them, all because the footrest hit the chain guard and broke the fixing bracket, so I have to replace the swinging arm which isn't a major issue but an mot will have pick up if the bike is unsafe or not. Even my local dealer said an mot is all that is needed. And they have gave me 28 days to get it done. And at the moment I still can't walk without crutches.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / just treated my bike
« on: 17 October 2014, 06:44:41 pm »
to a carbon fibre rear seat fairing, I couldn't get one in red so I have a carbon fibre one ordered, and cheaper than getting a new one from Yamaha if I could get one.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / after my accident 4 weeks a go
« on: 17 October 2014, 05:54:22 pm »
my insurance company has written my bike off, they are going to put as a cat D, anyway what I didn't notice was the chain guard was ripped off at the front bracket, and because of that I have to get an engineers report and a new MOT. the car did not hit the swinging arm but the footrest did when it broke off swinging around hitting the chain guard and breaking off the chain guard bracket at the front. I am not going to fight the offer from them as they gave me a good offer for my bike.

General / Deep vein thrombosis question
« on: 03 October 2014, 08:01:39 pm »
I have Deep vein thrombosis because of my recent accident with 2 blood clots, one in the calf and one in my foot/ankle, has any of you had DVT and if so how long did it take for it to go? mine is stopping me from walking

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted, givi rack and seat cowl gen 1 1000
« on: 24 September 2014, 09:00:49 pm »
I'm after a givi rack and a red seat cowl for my 2001 fazer thou to replace the rack someone kindly cut off and cutting into my seat cowl. Please let me know what you have.

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