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FZR 1000 EXUP

Discussion in 'Other Motorcycles' started by dkavanagh, Aug 6, 2019.

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    dkavanagh Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Well, I went and did it. $1700 for a bike with just under 7000 miles. Needs a little tlc, to make it run properly, but it should be scary fast and fun as hell. I think carb fun is in my future.


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    So, the battery is undersized and kind of knocks around in the battery compartment. It also doesn't seem to hold a charge well. I ordered a MotoBatt AGM + tender cable.
    I think I'll be getting it registered this week, so once the battery in installed, I'll get fresh gas and some seafoam in the tank and see if it runs a bit better. with 12:1 compression ratio, I'm pretty sure I'm looking at strictly high octane fuels.
     
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    You did well! Looks great, except for that windscreen.
     
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    I was initially not into it either. Now, I don't know. I may look for a stock or at least neutral color replacement.
     
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    First off, congrads on the new bike! You did well and I think you will really be happy with how she runs and rides. They are really fun bikes! As for the screen, just a interesting design from the company. I guess they were scared that it would flap in the wind so they made those screen mounts by the front of the tank. I can't think of any other bikes that have/had that. I am sure some did. I had a 600 with the same thing at one time. Was my fist street bike back in the 80's. Looking forward to your write ups.
     
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    A little thermal investigation leads me to think I'm running on 2 cylinders. :-(
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    I recently acquired one as well. Mine is a '92. 26k miles. $800 (non runner) IMG_20190714_193342091.jpg

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    Looks like 1-4 use one coil and 2-3 use the 2nd coil. So, ignition can't be the source of 2 and 4 pipes being cold. Worth checking.
     
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    Dave, nice find! Welcome to the "Genesis" family.
    Now when it comes time to adjust the valves, you know who to consult right?
    May be a bit much for a carb clinic though.......

    Probably has a couple of cylinders starving for fuel and not firing. Burnt fuel = hot exhaust pipes.

    Wonder if the blue tinted screen is supposed to match the stripes? Pretty unusual color I have to say,
    but it may grow on you.

    Keep us posted.

    Hmmm........I see a '94 close by me on CL for $1950. 12K and says it runs great with new tires....tempting.

    Tony
     
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    Kurt, seems like a steal in such nice condition. Should get a valve adjustment because of the mileage it's at.
    Have you tried to get it running?

    Tony
     
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    Tony, I did think of you when I saw the valve configuration! going from 8->20 valves! also from 1 to 8 front brake pistons!
    With 7K miles, they suggest by 24K, to do a check, but some online say 20K is better, so I have time.

    I'm certain I'm taking the carbs apart. Probably sooner than later. It's hard to start disassembly when it looks so good sitting there! That's all it will do with the engine running like this, not quote a joy to ride just yet (with the rough sound and pops out the exhaust).
     
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    Nice score! I can’t help with the bike but I have a Motobatt in every bike and so far they have been rock solid. One is 5 years old and has not been taken care of and it still cranks like day one.
     
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    I got a Motobatt in the XJ and nothing but reliable!
     
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    You do have some time on the valves. Just plan on some downtime when doing them in case you need to find the correct shims. I believe someone makes a shim kit that's applicable to those engines? They have a slightly larger valve stem diameter than the 85-88 engines (which no one makes a shim kit for).

    Also, those have the Mikuni 38mm carbs. You'll have to do some research on where to find the items needed for a rebuild once you get them apart for inspection.

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    Found the petcock nob (which looks like nylon) is broken off! Maybe it was gummed up and didn't turn, so the knob broke. Anyway, ordered another from Babbitts so I can get the tank off, get at carbs/coils/plugs, etc. Carbs will come apart for cleaning once I get some bench space! The BSA is taking up a lot of that!
     
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    BSA - bench space allocater
     
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    About to pull the carbs
     
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    Got the carbs out. Check out the size of that rack!
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    Pretty darn big for sure. My FZX models have the 34mm in that style. Thought about the upgrade, however the frame design requires the use of pods, so that makes it a no-go for me.

    Did you get a manual yet?

    Tony
     

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