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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #225 on: 14 May 2016, 09:46:14 AM »
New SBS sintered pads and brake fluid change.

Feels like a new bike again; pads probably not totally bedded in yet but impressed with their bite and feel so far!
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #226 on: 14 May 2016, 11:07:03 AM »
If it's the standard shock, wind it up full
Wound up to the max!

Wee update....
Adjusted the clutch properly :)
Took out the front springs and replaced with original ones and I also added a few penny washers either side to see if that would help with stiffening up the front a bit more than I originally had.....RESULT :)


Wee run on Thursday night with my mate to check all was well.....front is now good but going to add a few more washers to see if I can get it better, no more 'tankslapper' feeling :thumbup

Was, let's just say a spirited run, and got rid off most of the chicken strips, set up now seems to be really good :) well chuffed.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #227 on: 14 May 2016, 08:25:53 PM »
Today:
Exhaust off to change oil filter.
Oil and filter change
Clutch plates replaced
Clutch adjustment
Replaced left-hand switchgear
Checked tyre pressures.
Adjusted chain
Tightened left footpeg that had come lose.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #228 on: 14 May 2016, 09:02:06 PM »
Today:
Exhaust off to change oil filter.
Oil and filter change
Clutch plates replaced
Clutch adjustment
Replaced left-hand switchgear
Checked tyre pressures.
Adjusted chain
Tightened left footpeg that had come lose.

We have to remove the exhaust to change the oil filter?

Today:
Adjusted the exhaust hanger. Previous owner adjusted it wrong.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #229 on: 14 May 2016, 09:09:53 PM »
We have to remove the exhaust to change the oil filter?
Nope, but it just makes it easier if you can remove them :)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #230 on: 14 May 2016, 10:36:15 PM »
I have an aftermarket exhaust. It is impossible for me to get a filter in/out without removing the headers!  :(
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #231 on: 16 May 2016, 10:17:26 PM »
Installed Rental 758's.
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[/size]Following on from my first bit of maintenance -  [/size]swearing my way through oil and oil filter change (thanks dad for an epic garage full of tools!)
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[/size]This being my first bike I wasn't sure if it was a good idea, but fock it I had a crack at the bars.
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[/size]Thankfully no switch gear got damaged  :lol
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[/size]One thing people might find useful is if you are struggling to get bar ends to fit the bars,  J&S stock the smaller 14mm diameter bar ends you need.  The internal diameter is just under 14mm.
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[/size]Also hit up Screwfix for Rawl Fixing anchor bolts, Drill Diameter 12mm, M6, 25L, (Part no.R-S1-RBL2-M6/25/5) are the puppies you want. Much more sturdy that the rubbish rubber grommets!
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[/size]Now onwards to get the gear / brake levers and bar ends powder coated black to go with them.



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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #232 on: 17 May 2016, 12:03:06 AM »
What is this rear wheel hugger? Does it have any practical applications or just for the looks? (Mine does not have it)


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #233 on: 17 May 2016, 04:29:40 AM »
What is this rear wheel hugger? Does it have any practical applications or just for the looks? (Mine does not have it)



It's a bit of looks and also stops a lot of rubbish getting thrown up to the underside of the rear undertray, not just from the tyre but also chain lube etc doesn't get sprayed up from the chain side. :)
When I recently done my chain/sprockets it was fairly messy under it but I'd rather it go onto the hugger than all over the place :)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #234 on: 18 May 2016, 05:51:03 PM »
I changed my spark plugs. Slow, slowly catchy monkey. I was going to do oil/filter as well but decided not to ruin the day.


Plug 1 and 2 and 4 out, rusty, but out. Plug 3, hmmmm, I have kept this plug and put him on the shelf, he shall be called Nemesis. He came out too in the end, thankfully.


Put some nice spanking new NGK CR8E's in to replace the 9E's that were there before.


One thing I will say, while reading through this forum before changing the plugs, I remember a few folk talking about grazed knuckles, missing skin, etc. I sniggered at those comments at the time.


I aint sniggering no more. For some reason, and I don't remember when this happened, I lost skin off my right knuckles, cut half way down my middle finger (the most important finger on my hand if I'm honest) and bruised a rib.


I shall laugh no more at others comments.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #235 on: 18 May 2016, 06:17:33 PM »
One thing I will say, while reading through this forum before changing the plugs, I remember a few folk talking about grazed knuckles, missing skin, etc. I sniggered at those comments at the time.


I aint sniggering no more. For some reason, and I don't remember when this happened, I lost skin off my right knuckles, cut half way down my middle finger (the most important finger on my hand if I'm honest) and bruised a rib.


I shall laugh no more at others comments.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #236 on: 23 May 2016, 05:58:33 PM »
Installed new clutch plates, but now gear lever is solid and wont move  :'(
Any ideas please?

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #237 on: 23 May 2016, 06:45:44 PM »
Installed new clutch plates, but now gear lever is solid and wont move  :'(
Any ideas please?
Search on the forum as recently guys have put the plates in wrong, don't know the exact thread but it'd be worth reading before you do anything else.
It also mentions about using heavier springs being a problem as being too heavy to use the clutch.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #238 on: 23 May 2016, 07:55:15 PM »
Installed new clutch plates, but now gear lever is solid and wont move  :'(
Any ideas please?
Search on the forum as recently guys have put the plates in wrong, don't know the exact thread but it'd be worth reading before you do anything else.
It also mentions about using heavier springs being a problem as being too heavy to use the clutch.
Yes read all those thanks Sinto, its the actual gear lever that is now rigid

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #239 on: 23 May 2016, 09:15:18 PM »
Fitted new K&N air filter and Iridium spark plugs. Took the sprocket cover off to check the front sprocket whilst I was there... then proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon cursing and swearing and having a proper tantrum trying to figure out why the hell the clutch stopped working! Taking bits off and attacking things with spanners and nothing I did seemed to make it work.


Turns out that for some reason when I took the sprocket cover off, it reset the clutch cable to maximum slack and stopped working!


Ive not really noticed any difference from the K&N like some people seem to claim it fixes everything on the FZS600! Though it does perhaps seem to start a little easier, and whether its just placebo effect or not I cant tell but maybe the acceleration from about 4-7k seems a little smoother?

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #240 on: 23 May 2016, 09:35:27 PM »
Well finally stuck in new front pads after cleaning the pistons as one had became stuck and wore a pad practically down to the metal.
Took her for a spin and hey ho it's still binding . . . Guess i'll be rebuilding a blue spot when I get a chance to get round to it  :(


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #241 on: 02 June 2016, 11:53:43 PM »
Fitted my new renthal 758 bars and progrips,  they feel real good and less stress on the wrist

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #242 on: 03 June 2016, 10:40:21 PM »
Fitted spare set of Pirelli supercorsas, oil change, stripped and cleaned the carbs, new plugs, caps and coils all ready for Bedford autodrome track day on the old girl.

All ready and set for the day.

Fantastic day had great time with another fazer 600. Did 120 miles on the track, my tyres took a hammering.


A few on track picks of the day, have booked again for 25th July.

New pick it was getting very low on the fast corners.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #243 on: 05 June 2016, 11:04:29 AM »



Being followed by Matt Dobson on his immaculate FSZ600 at Bedford Autodrome on Saturday 4th June.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #244 on: 05 June 2016, 11:16:19 AM »
Today:
Exhaust off to change oil filter.
Oil and filter change
Clutch plates replaced
Clutch adjustment
Replaced left-hand switchgear
Checked tyre pressures.
Adjusted chain
Tightened left footpeg that had come lose.


Exhaust off to change oil filter???
Feck that, no need whatsoever?  :eek
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #245 on: 05 June 2016, 11:18:16 AM »
I have an aftermarket exhaust. It is impossible for me to get a filter in/out without removing the headers!  :(


Photo's please, i'm very confused?
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #246 on: 08 June 2016, 09:08:08 PM »
Tested the fuel pump, pumps like a good un but just won't stop pumping :wall ..lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #247 on: 08 June 2016, 10:57:32 PM »
So the old girl passed with no advisiors on monday and ive had a few bits and bobs needing too go on rim tape , heat wrap , irodium plugs and a pipercross filter ! Looks and rides much better now. Ive still got a alloy radiator too go on but if i find time this weekend it will be fitted :D

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #248 on: 09 June 2016, 12:17:00 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTLf8nusd4&list=FLIAFHPmWYCKRFmZmETuO4sA


Being followed by Matt Dobson on his immaculate FSZ600 at Bedford Autodrome on Saturday 4th June.


Just like mine, does 120mph in 4th  :lol :lol

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« Reply #249 on: 09 June 2016, 10:00:30 AM »
So the old girl passed with no advisiors on monday and ive had a few bits and bobs needing too go on rim tape , heat wrap , irodium plugs and a pipercross filter ! Looks and rides much better now. Ive still got a alloy radiator too go on but if i find time this weekend it will be fitted :D

You seem to have forgotten the fairing.  :lol
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