My clutch cover is chipped an scratched so i had a spare and rubbed it down and polished the shiny insert - looks much better. BUT is it fair to say the shiny bit is purely cosmetic and sealed well from the rest? My concern is that all the wet and dry grit and polish I used on the shiny bit could find their way inside the motor. I really don't think it's possible but I'm paranoid about abrasives!
The silver bit actually unbolts from inside. It has a big rubber gasket running around the edge which you can see between the silver centre & the outer casing. I have removed the centre section on both my FZ & my FZR in order to polish & lacquer then refit them. I'd say you're very safe with polishing it in place mate.
H, Thanks Graham. I did get as far as trying to unbolt the insert but the three screws were mighty stuck so I abandoned it. FZR eh? How's that compare to the FZ and what about a YZF? I quite fancy one of those - mainly for the looks as the FZ is quick enough for me,.
My fzr is the early “pre exup” model. Bought it fairly cheap in pieces. Took a chance on it and now it’s back together it’s a peach! To be honest it’s less comfortable than my FZ. Riding position puts a lot of weight on your wrists. My FZ has a Genesis 1000 engine so performance is very similar. I would say my FZ feels more agile to be honest but there’s not much in it. They both perform very well when rode energetically. For some reason the fzr gets a bit more attention at my local bikers cafe. Probably down to more people having owned one I love them both and hope the day never comes where I feel the need to sell either.. or both! My main bike is a FZS1000 Fazer. Now that is a bike for all occasions. If you ever get the chance to ride one then take it!
Ah I thought you meant an FZR750 which would have been an import right? I had an early FZS600 back in the day (2001-ish) I liked it a lot but it was a bit buzzy and less 'planted' than the FZ750 I think. it was the most I've ever spent on a bike (about 3k for a 1 year old) but we're talking pre-marriage, kids and now separation!!
Anyway, back to the clutch cover the only way in for any grot to pass the insert is via the three bolts I think which on mine are seized pretty solid on this donor cover.. so all should be ok..
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My mate bought a FZR750 about a month after I bought my 1000. Yes they were imported. Same engine as late FZ but with FZR1000 sump fitted so take offs for an oil cooler. Few other small differences like ally clip ons on the 750, steel on the 1000 but basically the same to look at. Your 3 bolts are held in place with Loctite/thread lock so bit stubborn to remove. I use an impact drive on mine.
vtr: Hi from cape town; new at forum's not at bike building; the insanity is contagious. Recently acquired a "1FU" FZ750 with dropped valves and decided cool to rebuild as a 911conversion sleeper, what we do to ourselves...
Oct 28, 2018 18:19:43 GMT
Bill Inger: Hi Horse, I know this is a number of years ago when you was looking at a cable conversation, did you get it sorted. and could you help me with my race bike that I uses in the superstock at the CRMC. Cheers Bill
Jan 13, 2019 9:42:57 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Hi everyone my name is graham,from wakefield w.yorks,just acquired a restored 1991 fz750.
Jun 23, 2019 19:52:52 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Can anyone tell me why my bike doesn't seem to light up after 7000rpm like all the research I did before buying it.She has the standard 4 into 1 exhaust,carbs rebuilt with new jets,seals,floats,2 new diaphragms,all valve clearances checked and adjusted?
Jun 23, 2019 20:00:50 GMT
grahamfirestorm: She revs round to 10000rpm ok,but there is no urgency with it,my 1987 Kawasaki gpx750 was a lot quicker,and that was supposed to be 10-15 bhp down,ive been told the standard silencer and air filter are to blame but I don't believe that.
Jun 23, 2019 20:10:33 GMT
grpollard: After a header pipe ring nut (for starters). After 15 plus years trying to get my fz back on the road
Oct 6, 2019 9:52:13 GMT
2manyprojects: Hi all, just aqquired 2 FZ's (only one for me, one for nephew). Have a stable full of bikes, I do have a problem, some say its madness! Am based in North Devon, yes where its always raining! Lol😂
Oct 14, 2019 17:14:31 GMT
Graham : grahamfirestorm. Do you have standard size main jets fitted to your carbs? I would be tempted to go up a size or even two to see if it helps the bike pull stronger at high revs.
Oct 15, 2019 18:57:05 GMT
hybridfreak63: Hi could anyone give me more information about fitting R1 4xv forks to my FZ ...... much appreciated
Jan 18, 2021 10:17:37 GMT