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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #875 on: 04 August 2019, 10:06:01 AM »
Dont understand what the graph is telling me but the numbers - Does that mean that the BHP is 85 at 11,000rpm. And max acceleration at 8.3k revs
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #876 on: 09 August 2019, 10:28:40 PM »
Pretty much.


on the top graph, the steadily rising line is the power across the rev range, the pretty flat one is the torque across the rev range.


The bottom graph is fuelling across the rev range, the middle is ideal, above middle is lean and below is rich.




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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #877 on: 10 August 2019, 09:21:57 AM »
Replaced OEM exhaust can with new one from SP Engineering - Carbon Round 300mm.
Listen here for direct sound comparison between them , OEM first, baffles in on both:  [size=78%]https://youtu.be/xFrKF-Xg7Vw[/size]

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« Reply #878 on: 10 August 2019, 10:28:26 AM »
Replaced OEM exhaust can with new one from SP Engineering - Carbon Round 300mm.
Listen here for direct sound comparison between them , OEM first, baffles in on both:  [size=78%]https://youtu.be/xFrKF-Xg7Vw[/size]


Could've at least revved the engine  :lol
Although i know what it sounds like as i have one as well.


I would highly recommend getting the carbs balanced, as these end cans breathe very differently to a stock exhaust, and you may find it's not as smooth running at all in comparison.
Even more so if you have a K&N air filter fitted (recommended too).
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #879 on: 10 August 2019, 10:37:27 AM »
 :)  Sensitive neighbours!
Yep coming up for mot soon so will get carbs done then, newish filter in but next time for k & n

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #880 on: 10 August 2019, 05:06:07 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nny3wQGnJ4
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #881 on: 17 August 2019, 04:05:37 PM »
Stuck some new Galfer pads on the front this morning as i have an MOT next week.
I highly recommend these on the front, they are so good, very long lasting, don't crumble or rust, and are really gentle on the discs yet are still great in wet and dry conditions. Really worth trying. (I use SBS Ceramic on the rear)


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galfer-Semi-Metallic-Street-Front-Brake-Pads-Yamaha-FZS-600-1000-FZ6-FZ8-FZ1/141630959324?epid=1325260041&hash=item20f9dceedc:g:v6UAAOSww~xZzpFZ
 
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #882 on: 24 August 2019, 08:09:32 AM »
MOT this morning, i can think of no reason at all why it shouldn't pass, and it's the one time a year i treat myself to a full on breakfast in the nearby cafe.  :b

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #883 on: 24 August 2019, 08:32:44 AM »
Wow Darrsi, that's living life on the edge for sure :lol .
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #884 on: 24 August 2019, 08:50:07 AM »
MOT this morning, i can think of no reason at all why it shouldn't pass, and it's the one time a year i treat myself to a full on breakfast in the nearby cafe.  :b
Thinking of the tester dancing across the garage when he tests your horn  :lol   
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« Reply #885 on: 24 August 2019, 11:55:39 AM »
Passed, no problem.
And the breakfast was spot on too.  8)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #886 on: 01 September 2019, 06:47:27 AM »
Took it out of the garage for the first time in 2 years :o (apart from getting the MOT)I fell in love with it all over again. I was thinking about selling it, my wife wants me to, but I just can't.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #887 on: 20 September 2019, 09:29:00 AM »
Hi all! Today my FZS from 2003, that I bought a year ago, finally passed 10 000 km (6200 miles) after 16 years! So I got almost a new bike for £1800. Quite a bargain.. :lol . Has anyone here less miles than mine?


It's not really ideal for a bike to hardly be used at all for so many years, but so far everything seems to work as it should. A bit weird however is that I cannot use the choke at all. It becomes completely impossibe to start it even if I just touch the lever the slightest. On the other hand it always starts easily even down to below freezing point, with some help from the throttle. Anyone else having the same experience?


So not a lot of maintenance up till now. Replaced the coolant that smelled worse than a rotten egg, installed handle bar raiser 30 mm and H&B C-bow side luggage carrier for my Vanucci panniers. And most important, replaced the original tyres (!) with new Michelin Road 5 that made the world of a difference.


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« Reply #888 on: 20 September 2019, 01:50:54 PM »
Hi all! Today my FZS from 2003, that I bought a year ago, finally passed 10 000 km (6200 miles) after 16 years! So I got almost a new bike for £1800. Quite a bargain.. :lol . Has anyone here less miles than mine?


It's not really ideal for a bike to hardly be used at all for so many years, but so far everything seems to work as it should. A bit weird however is that I cannot use the choke at all. It becomes completely impossibe to start it even if I just touch the lever the slightest. On the other hand it always starts easily even down to below freezing point, with some help from the throttle. Anyone else having the same experience?


So not a lot of maintenance up till now. Replaced the coolant that smelled worse than a rotten egg, installed handle bar raiser 30 mm and H&B C-bow side luggage carrier for my Vanucci panniers. And most important, replaced the original tyres (!) with new Michelin Road 5 that made the world of a difference.


Drive safely!
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From the reviews and feedback i’ve read you’d be very hard pushed to find better tyres than the PR5.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #889 on: 20 September 2019, 01:56:56 PM »
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.




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« Reply #890 on: 20 September 2019, 05:14:53 PM »
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.


To be fair he's gone from 20yr old tyres to some of the best ones out there so i'd imagine the difference in every way would be like night and day.
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« Reply #891 on: 20 September 2019, 11:52:55 PM »
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them
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« Reply #892 on: 21 September 2019, 07:40:19 AM »
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them


Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
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« Reply #893 on: 21 September 2019, 08:09:33 AM »
 :lol
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.

These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them



Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
It may or may not be explained here http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,23957.msg277965.html#msg277965
In a nutshell there was a lot of praise for how long lasting and good in the wet they were - I have no need for either of those attributes
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« Reply #894 on: 21 September 2019, 11:24:00 AM »
:lol
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.

These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them



Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
It may or may not be explained here http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,23957.msg277965.html#msg277965
In a nutshell there was a lot of praise for how long lasting and good in the wet they were - I have no need for either of those attributes



Oh okay, point taken  :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #895 on: 21 September 2019, 12:28:48 PM »
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them

Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
The M7RR are a sports tyre as opposed to the PR3/4/5 being a touring tyre. They enhance the handling and steering, especially on the 1000. One characteristic I like is that they are less inclined to stand the bike up when cornering if you have to brake mid corner. They last almost as long as the PR.
Don't get me wrong but the PR is a very good tyre and are presently on the 600 because I had swapped wheels with my son a few years ago when he cut a tyre on a broken bottle on a Saturday evening and he was getting boat on Sunday morning and he put a PR3/4 mix on before he gave back the wheels. (My discs were needing replacing and his are fine, (40000 miles compared to 90000) My carbs are still on his bike as he was have an hesitancy at 7000 when you open the throttle which we finally traced to a faulty Regulator/rectifier.
Once they are worn I will be going back to M7RR.
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« Reply #896 on: 21 September 2019, 01:18:00 PM »
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them

Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
The M7RR are a sports tyre as opposed to the PR3/4/5 being a touring tyre. They enhance the handling and steering, especially on the 1000. One characteristic I like is that they are less inclined to stand the bike up when cornering if you have to brake mid corner. They last almost as long as the PR.
Don't get me wrong but the PR is a very good tyre and are presently on the 600 because I had swapped wheels with my son a few years ago when he cut a tyre on a broken bottle on a Saturday evening and he was getting boat on Sunday morning and he put a PR3/4 mix on before he gave back the wheels. (My discs were needing replacing and his are fine, (40000 miles compared to 90000) My carbs are still on his bike as he was have an hesitancy at 7000 when you open the throttle which we finally traced to a faulty Regulator/rectifier.
Once they are worn I will be going back to M7RR.


Since i've had the PR3/PR4 combination i can honestly say i've never felt such grip before compared to any other tyres i've ever used, even in the wet.
Only issue i've had which is getting a bit annoying now is a slight leak of air again from the rear PR4. I've already taken it back once before to have the rims sealed properly, and the valve changed, but it's recently started losing air slowly but surely again. Nobody has mentioned any damage to my wheel rim so i'm not sure why it's happening again. I've looked over the tyre thoroughly and can't see any signs of damage or a puncture so i'm guessing it can only be the rim where it's leaking from.
Fortunately i have access to an air line at work and can use it whenever so i'm not too concerned right now, but when the weather turns cold i'll probably need to address it properly again. 
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #897 on: 21 September 2019, 05:00:06 PM »
Unusual but possible for the Fazer Rims to leak at the tyre bead. Most likely something small in the tyre which may be worn so much you cannot find it.
I usually check the rim/tyre seal but removing the wheel rest it flat and pour a solution of washing up liquid into the area between the rim and the tyre.
It with bubble with the smallest leak.Turn it over and do the same with the other side.
Fill a dish with the same solution and stand the wheel into it enough to cover the valve with the valve cap off.
I agree the wet grip of the PR 3/4 combination is excellent

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« Reply #898 on: 21 September 2019, 07:43:42 PM »
It's a newish tyre so not a lot of miles on it yet.
And the bike shop used a proper sealant on the rim when i last took it in.
I'll give the soapy water trick a go tomorrow, as i pumped it up last night as well so it has plenty of pressure right now.
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« Reply #899 on: 12 November 2019, 02:23:20 AM »
Put it up for sale  :'(  Gonna miss her when she's gone