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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Tank Cover
« on: 09 January 2019, 02:55:10 PM »
The cover on my bike was coded 1419i, not sure if it's still available but I think the colour is a nice match

For Sale & Wanted / Re: WANTED FZS1000 luggage - Panniers - Topbox
« on: 14 November 2018, 05:38:52 PM »
there's currently a complete luggage set going on the Fazer facebook page.
He's after £150. Carnoustie, in Scotland, but willing to courier I believe.

Had a look on there but can't find that posting, any idea when it was posted?

For Sale & Wanted / Re: WANTED FZS1000 luggage - Panniers - Topbox
« on: 14 November 2018, 04:52:28 PM »
I better get myself on there then, not sure why I'm not already...

For Sale & Wanted / Re: WANTED FZS1000 luggage - Panniers - Topbox
« on: 11 November 2018, 12:35:53 PM »
ive got a couple of the old style givvi monokey boxes (the double helmet ones) you can have gratis if your ever down the forest of dean..not matching keys or anything, and I think ones got a moto guzzi logo onnit, but I used em a lot up until I got me keyless monkey ones

That sounds good to me ogri, I'm not far from you it seems so would be nice to organise that soon. I'll send you a pm

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED FZS1000 luggage - Panniers - Topbox
« on: 11 November 2018, 09:52:33 AM »
Anybody selling some panniers or a topbox or better still both?

Still need some for my bike so would also be interested if price and aesthetics are right

General / Re: Insurance
« on: 05 October 2018, 06:45:35 PM »
Good to hear they didn't care about most mods so I better tell them, saying that I've got a load of carbon fibre, ivanised carbs and a sports can so I better get ready for an increase... I can afford to loose the bike in the sense  that I don't rely on it for anything other than pleasure but saying that if I didn't have a bike I'd be pretty miserable and I certainly could afford to replay it! One could in theory enquir about these mods without officially declaring them and see if it's worth it.

General / Re: Insurance
« on: 05 October 2018, 12:49:34 PM »
You know when they ask if the bikes got any modifications, to be on the safe side is there a need to tell them about anything and everything, Hell lines, frame sliders that sort of thing and does that tend to increase premiums?

Thanks for sharing, I've added a link to this onto the Gen1 FAQ as I'm sure it will benefit others.

No problem, thanks for linking it  :thumbup

Anyone tried the conti sport attack 3's? Had them on my last fazer and they were sticky goodness! They are probably more sport than sports touring and I don't know what mileage they get as I only did about 3-4 thousand miles on them before selling the bike but for the grip they gave I think that's fairly good. Gunna need new tires for next summer and wondering what to go for

Just thought I'd share my experience with this issue especially as so far it has gone in my favour.

Bought some forks with completely seized adjusters and made the usual mistake of trying to force them with loose fitting flat head and obviously sheared off a bit of brass so left it at that and got some pen fluid on it over night. Next day still nothing and it was clear if I continued I'd just strip the brass.

Next step it getting the biggest screw driver available and using a rotary tool with a sanding attachment file the flat head down so it's a really tight fit with no movement at all. Once that's sorted and with the forks off the bike, use a quality 19mm spanner to unscrew the whole adjuster mechanism and give it a good clean with a wire brush then soak it in penetrating fluid over night.

Next day after removing the rubber o ring blowtorch the top/brass bit with a kitchen blowtorch, not a powerful plumbing one as I don't believe it needs to get red hot and perhaps could be damaged by it. Once it's smoking for 30-60 seconds drop it back into the pen fluid which is probably best done outside and in a metal container for obvious reasons, I used a food tin.

Once cooled you should get a bit of movement with the modded screw driver, if not repeat the heating and cooling in pen fluid. After a bit of gentle wiggling it should free up. It will likely sound like shit with grinding or squeaking noises and is unlikely to have any noticeable clicks.

Wrap it in a bit cloth and carefully clamp it with mole grips or a vice but be very careful not to damage the threads and use the old fire by friction method of spinning a stick back and forth very quickly with the screwdriver, just kept at it multiple times throughout the day applying wd40 regularly until it feels nice and smooth and the indicator clicks can be felt and heard.

A word of caution - Be careful not to wind the adjuster in past it's designed stopping point while turning clockwise. It seems the brass cone at the back of the mechanism which protrudes through the steel hole and blocks off the oil flow can be deformed by over tightening which causes the adjuster to have more than the stated 21 clicks as some of the cones end up protruding further.

So far out of the four adjusters I've freed up the clicks range from 24-38. The standard setting for the forks is 6 clicks out from being turn in all the way clockwise but if one of your adjusters has 21 clicks and the other 38 then 6 clicks out will not give the same results. I've noticed the all the adjusters looked the same when wound all the way out, anti-clockwise so if this happens id recommend counting your clicks in, clockwise as opposed to out, anti-clockwise making the standard setting 15 clicks clockwise from the fully turned out (anti-clockwise) position.

This has worked on all four adjusters of my original forks and the additional purchased forks which were all seized solid so I'd say it's a good and safe method. Hope this helps someone at some point because it's a real bitch and bloody expensive if it doesn't go right!

Sorted, Halfords had one by brand GTmoto for a tenner

Oxford spindle key fits sizes 17 19 22 and 24mm from Machine Mart £12.98. Plenty on the bay for half that price though. Halfords sometimes stock this item if that's any help.

I'd usually get this kind of tool off eBay if I'm not in a rush but I quite fancy getting the forks change quickly especially as I've just noticed the compression adjusters are seized. I live five minutes from both Halfords and Fowlers so hopefully one of them with have it

Might be able to make it down for an hour or so. I'm hoping I can change my forks for some pretty black ones I bought off Mick H on here tomorrow providing I can get hold of a fork axle tool, hopefully fowlers has one

What time do people usually show? Never been

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Hogging the bridge
« on: 03 October 2018, 08:39:31 AM »
M48 is safer for exploring the outer limits.

Yeah that's what I talking about, M48 between Aust and Awkley. Usually barely any traffic if any on that stretch and it's long enough to hold it top speed a quite a while. Wye valley is a nice little route too from Chepstow to Monmouth, safe to have a bit of fun between the villages as there aren't really any side roads or farm gates along it

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Hogging the bridge
« on: 01 October 2018, 06:03:10 PM »
I've probably past you at some point then as I cross it quite often on my rides seeings[size=78%] I'm from south Bristol. Love the straight stretch of road just after the bridge heading south, it's the only place close I feel comfortable opening the bike up to its max. Got over 165 on the speedo along there [/size] :eek

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Hogging the bridge
« on: 01 October 2018, 08:49:19 AM »
Yeah I think too many rainy days in the past, although the rain does help with the many over heating bikes crawling up the hills. Apart from not being able to breathe its quite nice to see all the bikes and the traffic chaos they cause 

Saw a bike which seemed to have its coolant overflow positioned directly over the rear brake calliper and had fluid pissing all over it, I think it was a ninja.

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Hogging the bridge
« on: 30 September 2018, 03:36:04 PM »
anyone here attend? Saw a few fazers about and probably loads I didn't see as I was hanging out with some trikes and there must've been 4,000 bikes there! Definitely a years worth of pollution  :crazy

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Ivan's Full Monty
« on: 17 September 2018, 03:37:16 PM »
Shame about that bike, as I said before if the timing was a bit different I probably would've had it as I bought a fazer just before for 2800 and so far have already spent a grand on bits... I've pm'd you by the way

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Ivan's Full Monty
« on: 17 September 2018, 01:36:00 PM »
That's a very tempting offer, what age and mileage bike are the carbs off and who did the work?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Ivan's Full Monty
« on: 16 September 2018, 11:47:10 AM »
As far as I'm aware very few people with the full monty kit and associated intake rubber and airbox mods have replacement headers, just less restrictive end cans and are more than happy with the end result. Whatever you do don't go looking for replacement headers and end up buying the sandyspares or whatever they are calling themselves these days.

That's what I wanted to hear  :lol  in all honesty I'm not so fussed about more top end power as I am the claimed smoothness and power increase lower down as well as possibly better fuel economy when I'm not riding like a hooligan. Also if I'm going to have the bike in bits I might as well do the Full Monty and hopefully as my bikes been well kept the inlet rubbers will come off without drama

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Ivan's Full Monty
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:42:11 PM »
That was the post I read before which left me a little confused, maybe it will be clearer once I'm looking at the thing...

One big thing that has come to my attention is whether the mb is the right kit? Does it need to be used with a full race exhaust system or is it still ok to use with a slip on can and a pipercross filter? No point making extra work for myself if I'm going to need to buy new exhaust headers as well

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED FZS1000 panniers
« on: 15 September 2018, 06:56:08 PM »
looking for hard panniers with all mounting brackets included and or top box  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Ivan's Full Monty
« on: 15 September 2018, 06:50:55 PM »
I believe that SG Motorsport are the sole supplier for the UK -
I think they only advertise the slip-on kit and if you want the full monty kit you need to phone and request it.

Thanks mate, been in touch with them about the mb kit and will be ordering it very soon! I've read through the how to's a number of times and I think I'm pretty clear on every aspect of the work other than the air box part. Was there a definitive explanation on this? The post I was reading seemed to have some confusion in it and I couldn't view the pics..

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