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General / Fzs600 Vs Thundercat Q's
« on: 27 April 2019, 07:17:30 pm »
Hi all.
Been a while since I sold my Fz1, still got the Tiger sport and have had a second bike for a while. Currently it's an SV1000n but I can't get on with it...

I have been offered a deal on a 99 cat, had the gearbox rebuilt recently, Dyno jet carbs progressive springs and R6shock. 22k miles 2 owners...
Also looking at a 99 box eye, I have had one so I know I will get on with it.

Anyway my question to you guys as I know in the past many of you have had or at least ridden cats is what are they like to ride. Pegs too far back will be an issue for my knee, long reach to clip on bars? I don't expect it to be super comfy but don't want a bent over sports feel...

The bike in question is too far away just to go for a look, Thought I would try you guys for some info  :thumbup


General / Traded in my FZ1 for.....
« on: 30 June 2017, 07:43:18 pm »
Hi all
So was wanting more comfort and fuel range, did not want to sell the FZ but can't have two bikes....
Anyway after looking at only a few I decided on a new model Tiger sport. Test ride made my mind up immediately  :D  got a year old one with extras and saved a fair bit over new!

I do miss my FZ but this bike is great. I will still hang around... lurking..... Thanks for any info I have taken from this site  :)

Trade in day -

For Sale & Wanted / FS FZ1 Power commander V
« on: 22 June 2017, 07:49:44 pm »
perfect condition in original box with everything I got with it new.
Loaded with custom map for Akro air box mod piper filter decat and smaller flies.
£170 delivered

For Sale & Wanted / FS Fz1 steering damper
« on: 22 June 2017, 07:40:47 pm »
was fitted to my Fz a month or so ago, bike only been ridden two or three times with it on. Correctly fitted using all correct torque values, removed and all parts virtually as new.
Bike now sold so this is up for sale, cost me £360 and will sell for 200

Delivery included or can be picked up from Harlow or Cambridge.

For Sale & Wanted / FZ1N for sale
« on: 09 June 2017, 10:09:02 pm »
Was going to trade this in and will if I don't sell private so offering here.
57 plate, 22k miles with fresh oil around every 3k miles.
Great looking bike but not mint, nothing major to mention just general wear and the odd mark.
Some nice extras including Power commander 5 Akropovic exhaust piper x filter and air box mod. De cat smaller flies, very recent steering damper at £350... carbon tail and few other bits, nearly new pilot 3 tyres and chain and sprockets.
White seat has been recovered in black, original two seats still available pillion pegs also available to buyer.
Runs great as expected  :D
£3200, I think that's cheap but taking miles into consideration... I have spent a lot on this bike in the two years I have owned it!
I can send more pictures and can be viewed in Harlow.

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted - FZ1N radiator end covers OE
« on: 25 February 2017, 06:17:42 pm »
Standard ones  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1N > S conversion..
« on: 28 December 2016, 10:18:17 am »
Hi guys.
So going to start looking for the bits needed to do this over the next few weeks/months but cant find any threads throughout the web on converting from N to S.
Has anyone done this, any pointers or suggestions on making it easier?
So fairing/frame headlights various platic bits etc... Electrics i'm not sure if anything is needed?
I will just start ordering what i am sure i need but thought i would ask you guys for any input  :)

Before anyone asks why, i get bored... I dont want another bike so fancy converting mine :P

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted: gen 1 1000 oe grab rails.
« on: 23 August 2016, 07:45:48 pm »
Prefer silver but anything considered. For 2005 Fazer 1000.

Noticed this today when sat in traffic,  not just making a buzzing noise but causing the bars to vibrate....
As soon as I let off the brake lever it stops ....
Anyone had this?
Also got a fairly bad front end wobble at 110+mph (on track) that I have been trying to diagnose so I know the discs calipers etc are all tight, this is probably down to the 10k miles I have put on the pr3 tyres, mostly motorway so a bit squared off. Shame as there is loads of tread left. It's only Google telling me this, I'm no expert  :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Powerbronze seat and Ermax cowl ....rad covers
« on: 03 August 2016, 08:44:45 pm »
Well happy with the seat considering the price, very good quality and although I was not sure about a white seat I quite like it  8)
The seat cowl came direct from Ermax, was worried about the colour match as the bike was painted in 2012 and I had no idea what paint they used.... it is actually close enough to presume they used the yam pearl white  :D oh and they even popped a free T-shirt in the box  :lol

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted: FZ1 seat cowl. Sorted now
« on: 25 July 2016, 07:10:05 pm »
Full cover wanted not the open front type  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1 Powerbronze seats going cheap. ..
« on: 25 July 2016, 07:09:36 am »
At £55 thought I would give one a try  :D
Not many left.....

For Sale & Wanted / Givi V47 & FZ1N rack/plate.
« on: 09 July 2016, 11:23:27 am »
As above, under a year old and only used once recently for a 3.5k Europe tour. Wont use again so moving on or will ad to the rest of my stored goodies  :D
Its a bit dusty from the trip but will clean up if anyone interested.
I also fitted the original Givi stop light kit.
Sorry but i cant and wont post these so pick up only from Harlow or Cambridge.
£170 bargain but it is pick up so got to be worth the trip..
Oxford side bags too if anyone wants them, a little grubby now but 100% usable, again pick up only £20.

General / Ready for the off
« on: 17 June 2016, 01:52:44 pm »
First stop Nurburgring, early start tomorrow 03.00 train... 2 weeks 3000+ miles 😎

General / Euro road trip spares...
« on: 05 April 2016, 02:35:41 pm »
Hi guys.
Two of us heading off in June covering around 3.5k miles. Bikes are gen 1 & 2 Fazer 1000, both have just been treated to new chain and sprockets and a good check over whilst in the local Yamaha dealer for the work.
They are in good health and will have fresh oil and filter before we head off.

So far for my gen 2 I have spare levers, 2 coil sticks, clutch cable gaffer tape and various size zip ties  :rollin
For the gen 1 so far I think he has levers and cables.
We have puncture repair sorted, spare bulbs and fuses,  chain lube stupid stickers for helmets when in France... good selection of hand tools. ...
So what else should I be taking or things to do before we go.

Countries being covered France Belgium Germany, Austria Hungary Slovakia Switzerland Netherlands and Italy... think that's it  :D

Thoughts and or comments  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fz1 pannier bags
« on: 31 January 2016, 01:28:58 pm »
Has anyone used any on a Fz1N, looking at the Oxford X50 but not sure how they will fit with the small rear seat...

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / New battery voltage. ....
« on: 29 January 2016, 07:14:24 pm »
Fitted a new battery to my Z1, I charged it before but did not need it. Anyway it only showed 12.3v when I connected it and after a few days is down to 12.1....
I have tested for a drain and there is nothing, tried a different meter and it shows the same.
There is no problem starting the bike and the battery was showing healthy on the charger.

Concerned that I will end up killing this new battery or is it normal for it to rest that low (I think not....)
Confused  :'(

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fz1 reg rectifier
« on: 27 December 2015, 07:01:46 pm »
I have been checking the volts on my battery since it died after sitting for 4 weeks or so... All seems ok, holding high 12v and drops to 10.9 on cranking. I checked what was going in and it's 15.1 on tick over, no real rise at 3k rpm..... The bike was stone cold and only left running for around 30 seconds.
The quick search I have done suggests this is too hi but should I have left the bike running a while to test fully or will that make no difference.
I will check again tomorrow, not going back out now  :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Fz1 key symbol light
« on: 23 December 2015, 07:49:37 pm »
Evening  :D
So just put my battery back in after it was left for 4 weeks (forgot to connect charger...) and it died... All ok now I think but have noticed the flashing red light next to the key symbol on the dash. Don't think I ever saw it flashing before. .... Maybe it always did  :rollin
So do they always flash with the ignition off?

For Sale & Wanted / For sale - FZ1 custom seat
« on: 25 October 2015, 05:20:32 pm »
I got this new a month or so ago but my plans have changed, the covers are as new and only the rider seat has been used for around an hour.
The pillion seat base does not fit my N so I guess it's for the S?? See pics.
I took the cover off the rear seat and was going to fit it to mine but never bothered after deciding to sell on, I have re fitted and it's a good job but the staples don't look as well done as they did  :rollin you can't tell though from the top!stitching and piping is silver.
Price is £140 + £15 postage, would prefer collection as it would take me a few days to sort courier but can do if needed.
Can take PayPal if payment sent as gift.
If no interest I will tuck it away with everything else I buy for the bike and end up not using  :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Centre stand for Fz1N
« on: 06 October 2015, 06:17:38 pm »
Sooooo I got a stand from a breakers on ebay,  offered it up to the bike and there is nothing to mount it to on the rear brake pedal side?
Has anyone got a picture showing that side mounted or aware of what it is I am missing?

General / Sargent seat.... :(
« on: 26 September 2015, 08:03:42 pm »
So I bit the bullet and got a new Sargent seat for my FZ1, totaled 7 hrs riding today and could not wait to get off the bike  :'(
It is easily just as uncomfortable as the standard seat so will hopefully be returning for a full refund.
Gutted as most reviews I read were very good, no breaking in needed... Apparently great from the off....
Anyone else tried one, thoughts?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Picking this up today
« on: 26 September 2015, 05:59:17 am »
Going on a fairly long road trip next year so my road warrior buddy decided to upgrade from his Fazer 600 to this  :)
Decent ride out to pick it up too  :D

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Tick tick bloody tick....
« on: 20 September 2015, 07:39:08 pm »
Ok so ticking I had a few months ago garage advised was worn cam chain tensioner and to change it for a manual one. Ok.
They changed it for me but to be honest the ticking never stopped. ....
It's irritating me again, very noticeable around town riding, clearly coming from the tensioner area...
Anyone else changed the tensioner and still get the ticking??

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