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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #175 on: 20 March 2016, 05:36:48 PM »
Actually got the old girl out on the road today, thoroughly enjoyed a good, if chilly towards the end, 60 mile run to actually enjoy the fruits of my hard work.

Loved it!

First picture is her when I bought her, second one as she looks today.

Still got things to do, mainly cosmetic and a service.

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silver ones are faster doggy,need more bling bling   :rolleyes :rolleyes
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #176 on: 21 March 2016, 12:09:05 PM »
I have heard that before, funnily enough only from people with silver ones!

More stainless bits and bob's are on the list and stainless brake hoses.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #177 on: 23 March 2016, 12:11:32 AM »
First track day of the year. Spot the odd one out.


That is ace  :rollin

Pretty sure if you left the top box you still will kick ass on the track with the Fazer  :thumbup



Had a top day, messing with the race bikes, a couple of close shaves with guys not looking. Some new vids on Youtube, the camera mounts were not to good so a bit shaky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k

Love the video clips, looks like the ole FZS showed rather a lot of the sports bikes the way around, you were certainly scratching well, a good few of the bikes certainly had more power but what you lacked in power you well made up for in arse-hole, you were eating them up in the corners and out braking them all. Great riding well done. :eek :eek

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #178 on: 23 March 2016, 12:21:23 AM »
New tyres today Michelin Road Pilot 3, they look and feel great so far. Will be taking it easy 50 miles, although the tyres guy told me they need only 5 miles scrubing:

Does he repair bikes also? :lol :lol :lol

I would not be pushing them to hard for 100 miles on dry roads.


Agrees with Unfazed Bet the tyre guy has a set of forks a pair of bars and a fairing he want to sell. Had a brace of Batlax covers fitted a few months ago and I took it easy for the first hundred or so. How can you take it easy for just 5 miles and still scrub the outside edges?  :wall :fish
 

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #179 on: 23 March 2016, 08:18:48 AM »
Removed wheels & took with new pair Michelin PR3s to tyrefitter. Returned home with new tyres/valves fitted & reinstalled wheels in bike. Today is first opportunity to ride-think they promised some sunshine later for the Midlands but not looking too promising so far. Rain forecast for tomorrow.
Will definitely take things steady for first 100 miles as have always done with every new set of tyres.
The replaced tyres were Conti Attack & although road legal the back was squared off as previous owner had commuted on bike-they had done 8000 miles since he fitted in 2014.  Me?.....Im sticking with the Michelin PR3s as had on previous 600 and the road holding/feedback was remarkable especially in the wet!
Tyres have definitely improved since I started riding all those years ago :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #180 on: 23 March 2016, 01:05:05 PM »
Ahh!  :eek  The old Avon Speedmaster, squared profile rear tyre. (Great if you had a sidecar bolted on the side) Then came along the Dunlop TT's I think one of the first road tyres from the race stable, they were a huge improvement over the Avon Speedmaster, but they had a complete zig-zag tread pattern that went around the complete circumference of the tyre and caused a very slight continuous wiggle as the bike tended to follow the zig-zag tread pattern. :'(
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #181 on: 23 March 2016, 03:52:44 PM »
Yep the old cross ply TT100 were the tyres of the day back in the late 70s early 80s. :)

Obviously Tommy you are of similar vintage to me  :lol

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #182 on: 23 March 2016, 06:09:29 PM »
Just checked out front sprocket & nut, washer etc. Bike done 11,000 from new so I reckon its on its Original chain & sprockets. A bit lumpy so am replacing & doing a decent service at the same time. Oil, filter, plugs etc.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #183 on: 24 March 2016, 02:16:31 AM »
Yep the old cross ply TT100 were the tyres of the day back in the late 70s early 80s. :)

Obviously Tommy you are of similar vintage to me  :lol


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #184 on: 24 March 2016, 05:38:56 AM »
Just checked out front sprocket & nut, washer etc. Bike done 11,000 from new so I reckon its on its Original chain & sprockets. A bit lumpy so am replacing & doing a decent service at the same time. Oil, filter, plugs etc.


That's the new upgraded 12mm sprocket nut by the looks of it, as the nut is flush with the end of the shaft.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #185 on: 24 March 2016, 08:39:26 PM »

Had a top day, messing with the race bikes, a couple of close shaves with guys not looking. Some new vids on Youtube, the camera mounts were not to good so a bit shaky
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Brilliant footage fella!! Thoroughly enjoyed watching that! Put some big bikes in their place, nicely done!!

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #186 on: 24 March 2016, 09:44:07 PM »
Put some big bikes in their place, nicely done!!

Common problem  :lol :lol :lol

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #187 on: 24 March 2016, 11:56:59 PM »
Hey MillaFZS6H, how did you post those videos in FOC-U. I can not get the vids small enough to be accepted, unless it about 20 to 25 seconds long, or shorter.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #188 on: 25 March 2016, 12:07:24 AM »
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)


Gas blow lamp with a fine feather flame played on each bolt for 10 seconds got all mine out when I replaced the disc. also give each bolt/screw a sharp crack with a hammer first (Just not too hard alloy wheel and all that)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #189 on: 25 March 2016, 12:10:44 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



You will find that the Chicken strips will go once you take the sidecar off the bike. :rolleyes :lol

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #190 on: 25 March 2016, 09:02:31 AM »
First track day of the year. Spot the odd one out.


That is ace  :rollin

Pretty sure if you left the top box you still will kick ass on the track with the Fazer  :thumbup



Had a top day, messing with the race bikes, a couple of close shaves with guys not looking. Some new vids on Youtube, the camera mounts were not to good so a bit shaky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k



Blooming Nora !! There were really poor riders out there, a danger to themselves, never mind others.


Well done for you patience, but I bet the conversion afterwards between the sports-bike "riders" was all about your WSB set-up Ohlins suspension, your 130 bhp ex WSS R6 transplanted engine, your super sticky BSB special tyres and the lightness of all your mega expensive c/f, titanium, and magnesium parts.


Surely you couldn't be faster than them on a "normal" Fazer 😀😀😀

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #191 on: 25 March 2016, 11:39:39 AM »
a quick oil change and general check around the bike...




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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #192 on: 25 March 2016, 10:28:33 PM »
Called to see my sister in west Cork today and this happened  :lol

Don't know where I lost them, tried my best to find them on the return journey :lol

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« Reply #193 on: 27 March 2016, 11:16:28 PM »
Hey MillaFZS6H, how did you post those videos in FOC-U. I can not get the vids small enough to be accepted, unless it about 20 to 25 seconds long, or shorter.

HI Sorry i just quoted from another post, afraid i cannot help you. Me and the computer are from a totally different era's!!! Sorry fella!!

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #194 on: 29 March 2016, 07:00:28 PM »
I have cleaned my bike and chain today. Results  :lol





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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #195 on: 29 March 2016, 08:27:16 PM »
I have cleaned my bike and chain today. Results  :lol







I take it from your pics that you'd only cleaned the chain when you took them?  :pokefun


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #196 on: 30 March 2016, 01:56:14 PM »
Well the CBF wouldn't start this morning so pulled the Fazer out (not used for 4 months), checked the tyre pressures, stuck some fuel in, primed the pump, thumbed it and good old faithful started after about 5 cranks with a bit of choke. :D


Others can say what they like but it's never ever let me down  :thumbup  Did miss the torque of the CBF though.....
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« Reply #197 on: 30 March 2016, 05:32:04 PM »
Give me reliability over torque any day  :D

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« Reply #198 on: 30 March 2016, 08:32:56 PM »
Give me reliability over torque any day  :D


Do you get both with a Gen1 thou ??
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« Reply #199 on: 30 March 2016, 09:23:18 PM »
Of course  :) its a fazer is it not  :D