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What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 13 June 2015, 11:18:27 AM »
Changed my oil  today. Bought:

17mm spanner.

3L Sykolene Comp 4 10w-40 Synthetic ester based 4-stroke engine oils for all high performance motorcycles.

Hiflo filtro Performance Oil Filter - HF-147

Bike It Oil Pan


And Oil filter wrench 68mm 14 flutes 1-STEP FOR 3/8" to change my oil.

First time I do that on a Fazer and it has been some time till I figure out how to get the old filter out in between the hot exhaust pipes  :'(

Have not bought the torque wrenches yet so tightening has been based on good old common sense. Hope no kittens will be killed  :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #1 on: 13 June 2015, 11:29:05 AM »
Can't open that link.


Chain wrench is the most effective way of removing an old oil filter, nothing needs to be moved out of the way at all.


Smear oil on the rubber seal and you can just nip up the new one, do not overtighten, simply no need.


I had an issue with a Hi-Flo filter so not a personal fan, next time just get a K&N and your bike will show it's gratitude.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #2 on: 13 June 2015, 02:51:54 PM »
i used these to remove my OEM one...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-12-inch-Adjustable-Filter-Plier/dp/B007ENEAT8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1434203399&sr=8-4&keywords=oil+filter+wrench

Fitted a K and N one and its got a projection to allow you to use a socket to tighten it - agree with Darrsi, be careful on the tightness of this....its not got much feel either in my opinion, i ended up just using my hands to tighten it up and was very careful with the torque wrench...

I have my downpipes off so cannot help on the logistics with them on...



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« Reply #3 on: 13 June 2015, 03:19:12 PM »
i used these to remove my OEM one...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-12-inch-Adjustable-Filter-Plier/dp/B007ENEAT8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1434203399&sr=8-4&keywords=oil+filter+wrench

Fitted a K and N one and its got a projection to allow you to use a socket to tighten it - agree with Darrsi, be careful on the tightness of this....its not got much feel either in my opinion, i ended up just using my hands to tighten it up and was very careful with the torque wrench...

I have my downpipes off so cannot help on the logistics with them on...



I used to shout about the nut moulded on to the K&N oil filters, that was until i went to undo my last one and the nut was made of cheese and didn't actually fit any socket properly at all.
As a filter they're obviously fine, but the trustee old chain wrench had to be taken out of retirement to remove it.
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« Reply #4 on: 14 June 2015, 10:30:21 AM »
went in garage 
looked at her with desire and told her i know your`e a dirty foccer ?
 but i`m not taking you out n getting you very wet
but when the suns out 
 i will take you out all day n screw the arse off you ! !


glad the mrs was`nt listening !


 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

waters wet, shit stinks !

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« Reply #5 on: 14 June 2015, 10:32:52 AM »
went in garage 
looked at her with desire and told her i know your`e a dirty foccer ?
 but i`m not taking you out n getting you very wet
but when the suns out 
 i will take you out all day n screw the arse off you ! !


glad the mrs was`nt listening !


 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol


Don't forget to lube the rubber when going back in!  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: 14 June 2015, 01:00:04 PM »
Went out and chisled the flies off her, told her she is a dirty bitch and the im gonna spank her when it stop raining...... other than that, I made a bacon butty  :D
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« Reply #7 on: 14 June 2015, 09:25:10 PM »
Well not really today, but yesterday i cleaned up the wheels and rear sprocket, just wish I took pics of how dirty it was before now as that would of shown how much gunk/crud I removed :(
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« Reply #8 on: 14 June 2015, 09:25:22 PM »
Duplicated my post :lol
« Last Edit: 06 May 2016, 05:42:39 AM by sinto »
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« Reply #9 on: 14 June 2015, 09:29:17 PM »
don`t worry sinto ?
we all know there always dirty foccers !!
that`s why we screw arse off them    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
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« Reply #10 on: 14 June 2015, 09:58:01 PM »
Yeah, but that's the riders your talking about!
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« Reply #11 on: 15 June 2015, 11:32:43 AM »
This weekend was mostly spent getting my knee down ;)

Or not with them chicken strips.
Picked the bike up from my parents on way to see the misis for dinner and I kept hearing a weird banging when I went over bumps,  luckily I was 5mins from home so moaning to myself and thinking it sounded expensive I was working out how much I could afford to spare this month .. (£4.67 and half a pack of chewy)
 I was very relieved to see it was just my hugger. The 2 bolts on the chain side were missing ..
I cleaned my chain last weekend so guessed maybe the chain lube helped the bolts vibrate out? They war definitely there before I set of cos I always give bike a little once over before I go out.
Put some new bolts in with a touch of loctite  should solve that problem. 

Not very exciting  ... just thought I would share. Lol

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #12 on: 15 June 2015, 02:58:55 PM »
Well not really today, but yesterday i cleaned up the wheels and rear sprocket, just wish I took pics of how dirty it was before now as that would of shown how much gunk/crud I removed :(

Does that chain ever see oil or grease? :eek

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« Reply #13 on: 15 June 2015, 05:24:50 PM »
Does that chain ever see oil or grease? :eek
Nah, no point if you've got to take it all off when your cleaning the bike :rolleyes

but maybe I should of said I cleaned that too, but after reading it again, obviously, I didn't :( ahh well, lessons learned, read it over before I post :)
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« Reply #14 on: 16 June 2015, 05:57:19 PM »
Shouted at her, cursed her, kicked her back wheel. And all because I cant get the rear disc mounting bolts off so I can change the disc. Not her fault but my dog runs too fast to allow me to kick him instead and the wife would just kick me back lol  :lol

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« Reply #15 on: 16 June 2015, 08:36:48 PM »
Cleaned and oiled K&N air filter.


Cleaned up front pads, pad pins, pad spring plates, etc.


Oiled clutch cable.


Gave the bike a wash.  8)
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« Reply #16 on: 16 June 2015, 08:56:09 PM »
Shouted at her, cursed her, kicked her back wheel. And all because I cant get the rear disc mounting bolts off so I can change the disc.
Have you tried tightening them a wee bit to break the seal?  Just a wee touch, then you should be able to release them, soak them with some loosening oil beforehand too.
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« Reply #17 on: 18 June 2015, 09:19:12 PM »
Took it to Donnington and went round and round and round and round several times!
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« Reply #18 on: 20 June 2015, 12:53:33 AM »
Pushed her onto the back of my van to get her home... lazy cow...

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« Reply #19 on: 21 June 2015, 10:03:39 PM »
Took it to Donnington and went round and round and round and round several times!

How she go ? You have a good day ?

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« Reply #20 on: 22 June 2015, 07:35:29 AM »
Took it to Donnington and went round and round and round and round several times!

How she go ? You have a good day ?
What an incredible track, definitely do that one again!
Clutch was slipping under heavy load and was getting nailed on the straights as I was expecting anyway but then getting held up on the corners which was frustrating!
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« Reply #21 on: 22 June 2015, 10:32:25 AM »
Never done a track day - i live near croft circuit so hopefully one day when i get the bike back on the road i will get over there....

Are there any special considerations, aside from making sure the bike works and you are i exepct in full leathers?

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« Reply #22 on: 22 June 2015, 04:15:23 PM »
Just had email from focused events, it was a 'chrono' day which means you have a tracker fitted to your bike and lap times are emailed after the event, my quickest time was 2.06.6 which tbh I'm happy with for my first time round and with clutch slip but know I could go quicker!
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« Reply #23 on: 22 June 2015, 04:16:54 PM »
Never done a track day - i live near croft circuit so hopefully one day when i get the bike back on the road i will get over there....

Are there any special considerations, aside from making sure the bike works and you are i exepct in full leathers?
Nothing special, as you say just knowing the bike is safe and either 1 piece leather suit or 2 piece that zips all the way round!
It's quite amazing the amount of people that turn up with track only bikes these days!
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« Reply #24 on: 22 June 2015, 04:34:00 PM »
Never done a track day - i live near croft circuit so hopefully one day when i get the bike back on the road i will get over there....

Are there any special considerations, aside from making sure the bike works and you are i exepct in full leathers?
Nothing special, as you say just knowing the bike is safe and either 1 piece leather suit or 2 piece that zips all the way round!
It's quite amazing the amount of people that turn up with track only bikes these days!

I was thinking of a track bike - no insurance and tow it around etc.....but i suppose i need to take a step back and get some basic miles under my belt, and get the damn fazer back on the road!