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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #25 on: 29 July 2017, 07:16:54 PM »
Keep at it, mate ... you're winning! :)

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #26 on: 31 July 2017, 02:57:53 PM »


Now insured, waiting impatiently to tax it tomorrow and see how it rides - fingers crossed the carbs aren't gummed up!
The sticking throttle was just the switchgear/guide clogged up in old grease, so easy fix.


Just looking at it's MOT's - something dodgy I thing with the shop I bought it from as it's not one 1 mile since it's MOT in May; me thinks it wasn't running then and was pushed in.  I drained a gallon and half of manky petrol out of the poor thing, so can't see how it would have run then.


This made me laugh, have you ever seen a bike cover so few miles between MOT tests?
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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #27 on: 31 July 2017, 08:20:16 PM »
Unless you're incredibly lucky, I see a trip into the carbs in your near future.  With that little mileage the pilot circuits and jets are going to need cleaning out. 

Fingers crossed!

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #28 on: 31 July 2017, 09:07:54 PM »
I'm expecting it to be honest, but can't test any further without getting it on the road to see how it behaves.  Pilots seem ok on idle and off load.   It'll cost me one of Ivan's kits if I have to pull them apart!


Was just putting the bike back together and noticed that the air filter (not k&n style) is uniformly oiled in clean oil ,  doesn't look right to me, and will explain why it smoked like a chimney for a while when it first fired up. New one on its way to delay things another day or so! 




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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #29 on: 31 July 2017, 11:26:01 PM »
If it's idling OK you might be lucky with the pilots.  When blocked, the bike usually won't run clean until it gets to around 3k rpm or so.

Is the oiled air filter a paper OE type?  If so, the oiling might be a result of oil mist from the crankcase breather which vents into the airbox.

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #30 on: 01 August 2017, 07:01:07 AM »


Is the oiled air filter a paper OE type?  If so, the oiling might be a result of oil mist from the crankcase breather which vents into the airbox.


Looks OE type, definitely not K&N type that should be oiled.  It's a very uniform covering on the filter, which is at odds to what I've seen on a 'heavy breathing' engine in the past, although that was on a car.  The oil also smells different to that in the sump, I'm just going to change it and clean the airbox up and see what happens. 


Thanks for your advice....

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #31 on: 01 August 2017, 07:43:21 AM »
Sounds like your bike has had some weird things done to it in the past 3 years.  :)

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #32 on: 01 August 2017, 10:36:52 AM »
Nice to see a Fazer resurrected rather than just broken for parts. Sounds like the previous owner had just given up. Well done  :)

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #33 on: 01 August 2017, 02:22:46 PM »

Good to read she lives.  :)
Don't forget exup, if no 7 code and it moves maybe leave for later or she could be off road again for a bit.
Check its adjusted right
Run some 3in1 down cables from top, they can get dry and tight and do the throttle cable.
You can start to think of mods now, R6 shock, Rethals etc

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #34 on: 01 August 2017, 02:43:40 PM »
Weirdly the exup valve looks in good nick externally and isn't reporting an error, so am leaving it for a while, at least until I can determine the rest of the bike is good.


Not going too silly on thinking about mods, at least not until I've scared myself silly a few times lol


Just want to put fresh oil and filters in the old girl, then see how she behaves!  Hopefully Friday morning as away with family over weekend.

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #35 on: 01 August 2017, 05:05:50 PM »
You do realise we're all on the edge of our seats here  :D

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #36 on: 01 August 2017, 10:06:56 PM »

The ignition switches tend to wear.  Plenty of wd40 should get it moving again.
But you may find due to wear you have push to key forward or back when in the barrel then turn.
Mine won't budge unless I give it a nudge one way to turn on, then the other to turn off and lock.  As long as I do that it works no problem.


Thanks for that tip, it needs pulling back a bit then it's happy.


Seems that most Yamaha switches are the same, mine FZS 600 need just slightly pulling back towards the rider and it then functions smoothly, without pulling it backwards it will not turn, as long as you know 'Jobs a Goodun'

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #37 on: 04 August 2017, 08:34:16 AM »
Bugger! So near and yet so far!


All back together, let it idle up to temperature (well warm at least) and it sprouts a coolant leak!  Job for next week.


Looks like no test ride today as away for long weekend with wife and kids in a bit.


Are these things supposed to be 'interesting' to start from cold?  I need full choke and a bit of throttle, then it won't idle for half a minute or so.  Suspecting something out of adjustment.




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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #38 on: 04 August 2017, 09:56:42 AM »


You'll be glad to know that this is probably my last post on this thread!


Coolant leak was simple, some idiot hadn't tightened up one of the hoses properly


Test ridden it around 6 miles, bloody hell this is the comfiest bike I've ever ridden :-)  It runs well as well, so it look like I've got away without stripping the carbs.





Found the reason it hasn't been doing many miles - the speedo isn't working!  Next most urgent fix.


Still got a slight coolant leak, the hoses are not in brilliant condition, so may use that as an excuse to order some samco's now I know everything major works.  Job for next week though to stop the leak.


Also need to refit the belly pan!


Very very happy now :-) 


Total out lay is around £1200, don't know the going rate, but I'm happy enough :-)


Woohoo it runs! by d.a.thornber@btinternet.com, on Flickr


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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #39 on: 04 August 2017, 11:14:31 AM »
Brilliant news, good to see you perseverance and hard work have paid off and you can start enjoying the bike now rather than swearing at it.

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #40 on: 04 August 2017, 11:20:08 PM »
Fab news. Well done!

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #41 on: 05 August 2017, 06:15:17 AM »
I hate to be Mr Buzzkill but where's the coolant leak appearing?  If it's dripping off underneath the sump, check that it's not coming from the drain hole in the sump pan.  The oil and coolant pump live in the sump and if the ceramic seal on the latter fails, it's designed to leak directly out of that hole rather than into the oil pan.  Read more here about the cause and how to fix it:

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37957&highlight=water+pump

Hopefully I'm wrong and it's just a slack hose but given the uncertain history of your bike, who knows?

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #42 on: 05 August 2017, 06:32:41 AM »
It's something silly I'm sure, looks to be somewhere around the stat housing.  Sure it's nothing major.

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #43 on: 05 August 2017, 07:33:21 AM »
Good, if you can see the leak somewhere up high, it's not going to be the water pump seals. :)

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #44 on: 05 August 2017, 10:02:46 AM »
Good, if you can see the leak somewhere up high, it's not going to be the water pump seals. :)

Have we all collectively breathed a huge sigh of relief?  :woot

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« Reply #45 on: 09 August 2017, 09:39:38 PM »

Have we all collectively breathed a huge sigh of relief?  :woot


Not yet - I can't get the blooming speedo working! 


Can anyone tell me the gear/rpm for 30mph and 70 in top?  If I have a vague idea of what speed it's doing.....

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Re: Just bought a 1000 Fazer
« Reply #47 on: 11 August 2017, 02:49:58 AM »
Falcon, that's awesome just print off and laminate it, stick it on yer tank :rollin

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« Reply #48 on: 11 August 2017, 06:43:28 AM »

Falcon, that's awesome just print off and laminate it, stick it on yer tank :rollin


I might just do that if I can't get it working :-)  don't like to be beaten by a lump of metal and plastic though!

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« Reply #49 on: 11 August 2017, 06:32:21 PM »
May be just the top 2 gears, lol