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I must point out that I am absolutely mince with electrics....completely incompetent  :rolleyes

Replacing one of the rear indicators on the FZ1 as water had got in and rotted the inside.
Ordered a new indicator but the wires were too short. Annoyingly had to cut back the old cable, remove the connector from the new indicator and wire them up using electrical connectors.

Question I have is all the wires are the same colour so will it make a difference which way I connect them?
I tried both ways and indicator works whatever way I connect but will one way create any kind of issues.....bad earth, battery drain etc......

May seem like an odd question but when I connected back up to the Optimate the charger has been running on full juice for ages making me think there is a problem.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / MOVED: fzs1000
« on: 02 December 2014, 12:06:00 AM »
This topic has been moved to [For Sale & Wanted].

General / MOVED: Anyone Selling a Fazer?
« on: 18 October 2014, 01:04:49 AM »
This topic has been moved to [For Sale and Wanted].

FZS600 Fazer / MOVED: Lower Fairing
« on: 27 September 2014, 11:13:46 PM »
This topic has been moved to [For Sale].

General / Sell the Fazer......well maybe not!
« on: 10 July 2014, 11:21:48 PM »
Earlier this month I was looking to sell my Gen II Fazer and swap for an FJR just for something different  :rolleyes
Having had 9 Fazers I thought it was time for a bit of a rest......

Did not quite work out that way and ended up buying an XJR to keep the Fazer company in my garage......Wife was not too impressed.
Not quite another Fazer but it is a Yamaha  :)

General / Dealer Advice - One to avoid or not?
« on: 13 October 2013, 11:23:53 PM »
Looking at a bike from a dealer but they seem to be around in a number of guises, depending upon where in the country you are.
This instantly makes me suspicious.
Anyone had any dealings with any of the following, which seem to be the same company although trading under different names:
  • Bike543 - Roydon
  • SoManyBikes - Manchester
  • The MotorcycleMan - London

General / How not to Filter!
« on: 05 August 2013, 07:40:42 PM »
How not to filter.
Don't know what's worse, the riding or the fact he posted this on the internet  :lol

General / Polite Hi-Viz Vest - Would you wear one?
« on: 24 June 2013, 11:16:08 PM »
Don't know if this topic has been debated before but would anyone wear one of these and do you think these constitute impersonating a Police Officer?
I am aware that the Met have commented that they are ok to wear but what about other Forces?
Anyone want to chance getting busted  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / SW Motech or GIVI Rack
« on: 01 June 2013, 11:15:06 PM »
Been looking for a rear rack for my Gen 2 for a while but which one to buy.....any comments??
SW Motech seems a clearer install. Does the GIVI still require cutting of the undertray?

General / How Cold is too cold?
« on: 10 December 2012, 10:45:19 PM »
As I wheeled the bike out of the garage for the first time in a week (due to the street being iced over) and looked at the -1 on the thermometer I wondered how cold is too cold.
Fair enough about snow, as riding a bike in those conditions is just daft, but how cold would you go?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Gen 2 - TPS Setting/Adjustment
« on: 02 September 2012, 06:28:17 PM »
Following a recent post about a really snatchy throttle response on my '10 Plate Gen 2 my local dealer suggested it could be the TPS.
Looking online the comments are that the closed TPS setting should be between 15-18. I stuck the bike into diagnostic mode and mine is sitting at 16.
Is this ok?
Seems to be within tolerances but should it not be higher?

General / CBF1000 - WTF
« on: 30 August 2012, 07:34:53 PM »
Decided to get myself another "general bike" for all round bad weather and commuting. Trying to keep the Gen2 for nice weather. Didn't want another Gen 1 as I've had 3 of them so "done that".  :)
So I thought I would have a look at the CBF1000 since there is one going cheap near me and they get good reviews.
Having owned a CB1300 previously I have first hand experience that Honda UK are a pile of cack and build quality on bikes is lacking I thought I would do some research. With this in mind I visited the CBF1000 Forum.  :rolleyes
WTF........ why would anyone buy a Honda. Build quality issues, duff batteries, duff stators, wobble issues that dealers cannot fix, vibration issues that dealers cannot fix, having to take off the fairing to replace a bulb.....the list goes on.
Now the Yam's are by no means perfect in any way but the the issues listed on this Forum pale into insignificance compared to the issues with the CBF.
So stuff the idea of getting a CBF....I'm sticking with Yamaha and now going to look for a cheap Gen 1  ;) 

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Annoyingly Poor Fueling/Ride
« on: 27 July 2012, 07:34:04 PM »
I have just replaced my Gen 2 '06 FZ1 Fazer with a '10 Plate, mainly because I fancied a different colour   :\
Now the '06 model, as you would expect, was a bit snatchy with the fuel injection, especially on a half throttle. Although it was noticable I could ride around the issue and it was perfectly fine.
As the ECU was changed for the later models my expectations was that things should have improved a bloody wrong was I. My new bike looks great but the fuelling is so bad it is almost unrideable. Fine on closed or full throttle but anywhere in between it is bloody awful.
Now I know the previous owner had a race can on it and "may" have had a power commander but both have been removed so what could be causing this and what can I do to rectify:
  • Could it be that the throttle bodies need rebalanced?
  • Could the ECU be out of sync having had a PC/can on it and needs "reset"
  • Anything else?
If 2 how can you reset the ECU?
Looks nice though  :)

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1 Fazer Screen - Givi Touring screen??
« on: 16 July 2012, 11:51:31 PM »
I used to have a Yamaha Touring screen on my previous Gen 2 which I found was "ok" but loads of wind noise and buffeting on my lid. Much better than the standard though.
Looking for any alternatives and have seen the Givi and Puig touring screens. The Givi, whilst looking a  bit ugly, looks the most practical Anyone tried either of these?

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted - GEN 2 Standard Seat
« on: 14 July 2012, 05:36:12 PM »
Needing a standard seat for my Gen 2 if anyone has one "spare" to sell me  ;)
Just bought another FZ1 but the clever previous owner has cut the original seat down to fit his short dumpy legs and it does not fit well with my legs (or ar*e for that matter).
Any condition considered!

General / FJR1300 or Tiger 800????
« on: 02 July 2012, 07:22:31 PM »
Well my FZ1 has been sold after 3 years so time to look for a replacement. I have given myself 3 options:
1. FJR1300........big and comfy and why not?
2. Tiger 800...... for a change (although my local Triumph Dealer is sh*!e)
3. FZ1 Fazer + a rat would be on my 5th one  :\
Anyone any experience on any of the above (except the FZ1 cos I've done about 40k on them  ;) ) or comments on my choices would be appreciated (constructive or not  :) )

General / What should I buy?
« on: 06 March 2012, 10:05:28 PM »
Looking to replace either my Gen 2 or FZ6 (just for a change) but struggling to think of what to get as I have done most bikes.
I have wanted to buy a Triumph for years but have never bothered as my local dealer is sh*te, but have thought why let that put me off. Been thinking about getting the road version of the Triumph Tiger 800.
Never had an "adventure" style bike so don't know wht to expect. Anyone any experience with them? What they like (positive/negative comments appreciated)

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