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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Won't start, with loud bang's
« on: 01 March 2021, 09:16:19 PM »
I guess i have to take out the entire engine now
Not necessarily, check with your local engineering shop or a good mechanic. If there is enough clearance around the top of the engine and the frame, that will give them a good chance of them getting it out for you. Worst case yes the engine will need to come out, but on the FZS1000 that easy due to one of the frame rails being removable.

In the photo I can see lots of dirt on the camshaft and its lobes (from pressumably when took the cover off), you really don't want this going into the engine.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Won't start, with loud bang's
« on: 28 February 2021, 11:26:59 PM »
Had it been raining the day you had the issues? if the plug caps are worn and aren't sealing against the top of the cam-cover water can get down into the plug gallery it will cause a shorts etc.

If its not water under the caps and its not the plugs/coils, then it might be fuel related. Have you checked the fuel filter and the fuel pump (left hand side cover) -
  • is the fuel pipe unobstructed and isn't kinked anywhere.
  • its also worth making sure the breather pipe are kinked (right-rear of the fuel tank)
  • is the inline fuel filter dirty clogged..?
  • does the pump making a clicking sound when you first turn on the ignition (after the bike has been left to sit for a bit)
If its not either of all of the above, it might be worth checking fuel tank filter isnt clogged.
if its non of these thing then someone will be along with other suggestions.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 1 With Belt Conversion
« on: 26 February 2021, 04:49:05 PM »
Gotta say, its very cool seeing new tech on older bikes. and the lack of chain lube everywhere must be awesome :-)

When the pandemic allows, I would be interested to know what the dyno curve of the bike with this mod on it would be like.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 February 2021, 04:55:17 PM »
I've spoke to him and he says he doesn't think that cover was removed but he isn't 100%. There are also 2 other mechanics that work there so could possibly have even been one of those
Call them now fella, be polite but very firm - they are 100% liable.

If the shop mech was the last person to touch the bike, it needs to go back there ASAP for a full check (and they can fucking collect it). They need to make sure there are no other fucking loose bolts that they cant be sure they did or didnt touch, FFS.

That simple ride could have ended extremely badly for you, and with the emergency services stretched as they the police would have then enquired as to why you were out on your bike...!!!

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 1 With Belt Conversion
« on: 25 February 2021, 10:45:56 AM »
Well the bigger questions that spring to mind are -

  • how safe is it, will it pass an MOT?
  • how close does the belt pass to the frame, swingarm and the front pulley to the front sprocket cover.
  • Is the mod reversible?
  • How good is the rear pulley mod? as it looks like its half sprocket and half pully.
  • What are the guidelines for aligning and tensioning the belt?
  • I can see the bottom belt guide cleverly re-uses the mounting hole for the original chain guide, but where does it bolt to near the rear sprocket/pulley end..?
  • How does this mod effect the accuracy of the speedo..?
I guessing that there is next to no drive train noise now..?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZ1: Mirror Mod - FZS mirrors on FZ1
« on: 23 February 2021, 06:21:31 PM »
rest of the pics I took of the work.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZ1: Mirror Mod - FZS mirrors on FZ1
« on: 23 February 2021, 06:19:20 PM »
So finally got around to fitting the FZS mirrors to the FZ1 and they work as intended, only fly in the ointment is the even more prone to fowling on the bar on full lock than they were on the FZS. So I am going to appraoch the company that makes the adapters and see if they might be interested in making a tweaked adapter for FZ1 riders.

I have to grind down the ends of the studs on the FZS mirrors by 5mm as they were a tad too long, and I put some grease under the bottoms of the adapter to prevent dust/grit ingresse between the fairing and the adapter. And also 2 washers under the FZS mirrors as spacers to prevent crushing of the rubber boots against the adapters.

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 22 February 2021, 06:17:15 PM »
Grand, as you have a few years to go before you can ride the bike, it might be worth phoning some insurance companies (CarolNash, Bennets, Mce, BikeSure, etc) to see what they would except. You don't have to give them your name or details of the bike at this point, as you not getting insurance or a quote - you only want to know what their policy is etc.

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 22 February 2021, 01:48:43 PM »
But I've also read that the certificate isn't a legal document and you legally don't have to supply it so I could do it myself and they just have to believe you.
Yep, that were the 'open to interpenetration' comes in.You could create an official looking document and present that to the police on the aside of the road or the DVSA. Although the latter will ask to see proof your trained mechanic, so a letter from your college showing it was fitted correctly?

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 22 February 2021, 09:44:21 AM »
  • The DVLA won't know and the Police certainly wouldn't have a clue.
  • Its only the insurance that would ever have something to say (should the need arise).
  • I'd say as long as you actually have it restricted with a legitimate restriction kit, have all the paperwork to say so, then you will be perfectly fine.
  • You don't have legal obligation to tell the DVLA anything, or the police. But for ease of life, keep a laminated copy of the fitment invoice under the seat for when your pulled over.
  • See my post below.
  • Correct, see my post above.
That seems to be the issue when getting it insured as some insurers will put up a fight because they don't believe it's legal.
Nope, all they will ask for at inception of the policy is a certificate of fitment.

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 22 February 2021, 08:41:41 AM »
hey bro. i’m not 100% sure but i think the rules on A2 restrictions changed in the past year or two and you can only restrict a bike that comes with less than 94hp. like i said not entirely sure so it’s worth checking out to be safe
So had a look for this and as usual with UK law, the A2 guidelines are misleading and open to interpretation -
  • it dosent seem to state where the HP/BHP is measured, at the crank(95) or rear wheel(84). If you ignore HP/BHP figure the law is stated in KW so in this instance that 70KW and the FZS600 69.3KW - so under the bloody limit.
  • That and there is no legal requirement to have a certificate or documentation to say that the bike has been restricted. At the end of the day it down to the owner/rider to ensure the motorcycle is within the legal limits.
  • Also DFT approved restriction kits for the FZS600 have been around for years, the FZS600 is STILL listed as an A2 restricted bike on the UK Government's own webpage...!!! - (I have attached the CSV from that page).
  • The kits are available from and for the A2 test the DVSA require that the kit be fitted by recognised motorcycle  mechanic. (so any bloody garage). And then laminate the receipt and keep it under the seat in case a idiot copper pulls you over.
So if the rider has fitted the kit and can get insurance then he/she are good to go.

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 21 February 2021, 04:38:25 PM »
Upgrade Headlight
Its a simple job, You will be able to re-use the clocks/instrument cluster. The hardest part is finding all the used parts online -
  • Front fairing
  • Front subframe - bolts to to the same mounting point on the main frame
  • Front Infill's - these will be very hard to find, its annoying that there are no 3rd party versions of these.
  • Side brackets
  • Headlight - loads of Foxeye headlight out there, same unit firs to the 600/1000 (I have 2x of them with some broken tabs)
  • Screen and mirrors.
So another thinking outside of the box solution is to projector headlight conversion, but I suggest getting this done on a spare/separate headlight unit and keep a set of halogen H1 bulbs for MOT purposes -

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 1 Foot peg hanger rubber bush removal
« on: 21 February 2021, 04:35:37 PM »
You could try and find a small garage with a hand operated hydraulic press..?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Silicone hose sets
« on: 20 February 2021, 01:01:56 PM »
And some photos would be welcome.

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 20 February 2021, 01:00:15 PM »
Have had the bike in pieces last summer getting it to run and this year hope to get it running perfectly so I can move on to other aspects. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
I assume you have a garage or shed to be able to work on the bike? And as you have had the bike in peices, did you touch up the frame with black smooth-right to start with, as a bike of that age will have rust spots all over. You could also while the engine is out give it a re-spray.

 There are plenty of FZS600 owners on here will no dought be able to answer most if not all of of your questions but from my experience owning a 2001 600 here are my 2 cents -

Upgrade Headlight:

The headlight (boxeye) on this model is horrendously bad, its so small and its worse than some scooter headlight units. And the l/h reflector get heat damage from the stock halogen bulb. So you have several upgrade options -
  • Quick and dirty option is to wire in the r/h headlight so both bolbs are on -
  • Do the above mode and also replace stock halogen bulbs with HID or LED - you will need to be able to plug into the stock bulbs for the MOT.
  • Or do as did and do the Foxeye front fairing conversion (2003 FZS600), its pretty much a straight bolt on with only 2 little custom brackets needed. The upside of these is as well as a much better headlight, you get a better screen and better mirrors  -
Replace stock headers:

The cheap steel used on the stock headers will rust before your eyes.I cant think of what other mods I did to my 600 right this minute, but he above 2 were the first major ones I did.

FZS600 Fazer / Mk1/2 Fazer 600: Common tasks & mods
« on: 20 February 2021, 12:37:33 PM »
As there isn't an FAQ thread for the 600 I figured we should at least have a stickied post with links to some of of the commons tasks and mods.

  • Headlight bulb mod, both side on - link
  • Boxeye to Foxeye conversion - link
  • replace stock headers - link and link
  • replace stock headers - link
  • Info on fitting an A2 restrictor kit - link
Welcome suggestions for other thread to ad to the OP please.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Low Mileage 2003 Gen 1 FZS 1000 for sale
« on: 07 February 2021, 01:47:11 AM »
Just a friendly heads up, the bike needs a clean (I can see the cob-webs in the last shot  :\ ).

You can use a diluted water/harpic mix in a handspray bottle on the headers (leave for 1-2min and thoroughly rinse off) and then degreaser and a toilet brush on the front of the engine and wheels. Then once its dry spray GT85 on the engine and wheels rims (don't get any on the brake discs) and then wipe off the excess with an old cotton t-shirt.

And lastly, I can see the reg and the frame/engine number in one of the photos, not a good idea to public post this type of info online as it can be used for cloning onto stolen bikes. (just blur those bits of the photos)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: is there a sticky on brake pads here ?
« on: 06 February 2021, 10:01:36 AM »
The closest to OE if you don't want to pay the price is SBS
+1 and if you hunt around can be found almost as cheap as EBC.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS1000 2004 For Sale
« on: 06 February 2021, 12:38:51 AM »
Your gonna need more photos and the right way up if you want serious viewing.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Unable to Select Third?
« on: 06 February 2021, 12:35:50 AM »
The snag was the alignment of the rose joint, shift linkage and shift arm. It was only fractionally out but sufficient enough for the pedal to get stuck on the footpeg bolt so that the return spring couldnt overcome the friction.
Cant visualise it, got a pic? also what bike FZS or FZ1..?

Its already in there, but I will make is more obvious.

MAG has so far had 700+ signatures, but more are always welcome!

Locksmith sheffield expert has cut and programmed a key at £110 and i think it's a good deal. What are your views on it?
Hey George

What are the locksmith offering for that £110?
  • Are they saying they can program up another slave (normal) key? if so £110 is more than a yam dealer would charge (when the owner has the red master).
  • Or are they saying for £110 that they can program you up a new Red master key? if so that a is a very good deal/service.
  • Or are they in fact saying is they can program 2x slave (normal) keys for £110, which is about right.

So I called them, and they don't deal with motorcycles.

General / Re: The Covid thread incl a poll
« on: 27 January 2021, 01:05:06 PM »

General / Re: The Covid thread incl a poll
« on: 27 January 2021, 10:37:07 AM »
  • I still prefer to listen to scientists and medical experts, than mates of mates 
  • I look at it this way. The chances of dying vaccinated are greater than dying vaccinated.
  • 100%, those are the only ones you should listen too (no political agenda),  would also add internet forum commentators to the ignore list.
  • Can't argue with that statement, but would prefix that we need a demonstrable vaccine with minimal side effects (eg safe for pregnancy.)

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