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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #650 on: 28 July 2017, 10:50:32 AM »
Not as exciting as all the shiny new shocks, but I finally sorted out the crappy feel on the rear brake which has been there since I got the bike. It's never been sharp even after a full overhaul and bleed, but noticed a lot of play in the cotter pin on the pedal when I was cleaning/lubing it up the other day: https://gfycat.com/EarnestImaginaryHornedviper


Replaced the cotter and pin with new bits from Fowlers and it's solid as a rock now! 


Has anyone else noticed that the Boxeye no longer appears on Fowlers website when you type in your numberplate (or even if you search manually)?  I had to get the part numbers separately and search for them that way.




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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #651 on: 28 July 2017, 01:15:03 PM »
You can still use the AJ Sutton website for part numbers or descriptions, plus to have look at the not so funny prices.  :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #652 on: 28 July 2017, 02:43:52 PM »
Taken the nose cone off, because i need to repair it, got a chunk missing on right hand side, so gonna be messing about with some fibre glass mesh, matting and that lovely resin  :D .
Spayed the rear panel red, looks quite good for my first ever attempt, resprayed the tank, all this is for the first time for me, so not going to look professional, and I am a little impatient
you know, all the time I'm repairing I'm not riding  :'( but we have to do what we have to do.....
any tips, tricks or advise welcomed.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #653 on: 03 August 2017, 04:22:19 PM »
fitted the sd05f spark plug caps
and checked the pod filters were not fowling the carb inlets - got to hit the dyno when i get the pods i really want
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #654 on: 05 September 2017, 07:22:26 PM »
Wrote 'er off. Or at least allowed some other idiot to.. :'(
Riding to work (Halifax) on A629 (new Road) just out of Denholme by the b6141 (long causeway) - for those that might know the area - I'm coming thru' the bend to be met with a largish flatbed truck out of control with its back end rapidly catching up and passing its front end. On my side of the road. It sideswiped me, pushed me down and under the back end and spat me out at the other end. I crawled away to be quickly met by various concerned souls who were a bit shocked to find me pissing myself laughing at my lucky escape (in't Adrenalin brilliaaaant!!!). Turns out there was a big diesel spill up ahead (which he had come through) - I reckon he'd braked as he met the back of the queue going into Denholme, unfortunately for all - mainly me - this was amidst said diesel spill so he lost it big time. Fortunately yrs truly was only doing 20 as I'd just exited some roadworks with no tarmac. Nevertheless very very scary to see a truck spiralling at you!!! :eek
So - long morning spent in A&E getting seen, fortunately no injures beyond extensive bruising and sprained foot. So far anyway. Astonishingly no damage to my kit though the helmet almost certainly took a knock. The bike however is goosed from nose to tail, deffo a write off. (No photos - you'll only get upset.)
Then off home for tea biscuits and a stern lecture from Mrs Wharfe along the lines of "isn't it time you gave up biking for the sake of your family etc etc" Er, no dear,  it's time I bought another low mileage foxeye Fazer to ride to work on  and maintain my sanity with, actually....
Anyway looks like I'll be doing Foc all for a few days (as I can't weight bear) so watch this space!

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #655 on: 05 September 2017, 08:04:25 PM »
Wrote 'er off. Or at least allowed some other idiot to.. :'(
Riding to work (Halifax) on A629 (new Road) just out of Denholme by the b6141 (long causeway) - for those that might know the area - I'm coming thru' the bend to be met with a largish flatbed truck out of control with its back end rapidly catching up and passing its front end. On my side of the road. It sideswiped me, pushed me down and under the back end and spat me out at the other end. I crawled away to be quickly met by various concerned souls who were a bit shocked to find me pissing myself laughing at my lucky escape (in't Adrenalin brilliaaaant!!!). Turns out there was a big diesel spill up ahead (which he had come through) - I reckon he'd braked as he met the back of the queue going into Denholme, unfortunately for all - mainly me - this was amidst said diesel spill so he lost it big time. Fortunately yrs truly was only doing 20 as I'd just exited some roadworks with no tarmac. Nevertheless very very scary to see a truck spiralling at you!!! :eek
So - long morning spent in A&E getting seen, fortunately no injures beyond extensive bruising and sprained foot. So far anyway. Astonishingly no damage to my kit though the helmet almost certainly took a knock. The bike however is goosed from nose to tail, deffo a write off. (No photos - you'll only get upset.)
Then off home for tea biscuits and a stern lecture from Mrs Wharfe along the lines of "isn't it time you gave up biking for the sake of your family etc etc" Er, no dear,  it's time I bought another low mileage foxeye Fazer to ride to work on  and maintain my sanity with, actually....
Anyway looks like I'll be doing Foc all for a few days (as I can't weight bear) so watch this space!
:eek :eek :eek
You know what perhaps if you had given up biking and had been in a car you may of been worse off and not got spat out relativity unharmed
 
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #656 on: 05 September 2017, 08:27:53 PM »
Wrote 'er off. Or at least allowed some other idiot to.. :'(
Riding to work (Halifax) on A629 (new Road) just out of Denholme by the b6141 (long causeway) - for those that might know the area - I'm coming thru' the bend to be met with a largish flatbed truck out of control with its back end rapidly catching up and passing its front end. On my side of the road. It sideswiped me, pushed me down and under the back end and spat me out at the other end. I crawled away to be quickly met by various concerned souls who were a bit shocked to find me pissing myself laughing at my lucky escape (in't Adrenalin brilliaaaant!!!). Turns out there was a big diesel spill up ahead (which he had come through) - I reckon he'd braked as he met the back of the queue going into Denholme, unfortunately for all - mainly me - this was amidst said diesel spill so he lost it big time. Fortunately yrs truly was only doing 20 as I'd just exited some roadworks with no tarmac. Nevertheless very very scary to see a truck spiralling at you!!! :eek
So - long morning spent in A&E getting seen, fortunately no injures beyond extensive bruising and sprained foot. So far anyway. Astonishingly no damage to my kit though the helmet almost certainly took a knock. The bike however is goosed from nose to tail, deffo a write off. (No photos - you'll only get upset.)
Then off home for tea biscuits and a stern lecture from Mrs Wharfe along the lines of "isn't it time you gave up biking for the sake of your family etc etc" Er, no dear,  it's time I bought another low mileage foxeye Fazer to ride to work on  and maintain my sanity with, actually....
Anyway looks like I'll be doing Foc all for a few days (as I can't weight bear) so watch this space!
:eek :eek :eek
You know what perhaps if you had given up biking and had been in a car you may of been worse off and not got spat out relativity unharmed
 


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #657 on: 06 September 2017, 06:55:11 PM »
fitted hid projectors good improvement and the angel eyes are pretty cool

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #658 on: 10 September 2017, 01:38:00 PM »
 Fitted my new engine bars :)

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #659 on: 11 September 2017, 10:28:33 AM »
Fitted my new engine bars :)

VERY smart!  8) I like the "chunkiness" of these. Plus a nice colour match to the Engine/casings behind.
So utilising the 2 bolts on the side of the Frame, plus looks like a clamp (around the frame tube) underneath?

Do you think it gives the bike more "attitude" ? :)

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #660 on: 11 September 2017, 10:44:19 AM »
Fitted my new engine bars :)

I had the same bars fitted to my  :faz and eventhough my bike was written off those engine bars prevented any damage to the engine, well worth the money.
RIP my beautiful red beast 1999 to 2017 😭🏍😭

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« Reply #661 on: 11 September 2017, 03:59:46 PM »
 Thanks for the comments guys, absolutely right about the fitting F4aceless and I think they do look kinda cool. The only problem with fitting was on the left side bottom rail clamp which is only 25mm diameter, the right side is 30mm with a rubber lining which won't fit on the left side due to the closeness of the frame to the sump, because the 25mm clamp doesn't have a rubber lining, it's metal to metal contact on the frame which I wasn't happy with. However, I bought a piece of 1.5mm thick black rubber a couple of years ago to make some fairing washers for my VFR750, so I cut a strip to go inside the clamp but then needed a longer bolt cos I couldn't get the nut on the one they supplied :lol Still all good now, and at £83 well worth the money I reckon. It's good to hear that the engine bars do the job Fazer99 even though your baby was written off :(

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #662 on: 11 September 2017, 05:26:25 PM »
fitted renthal 789's
removed reflector and lifted numberplate (cut a wedge out of plate to lift even higher)
new clutch cable
noticed clutch lever pivot was oval so new lever ordered
- 200 miles later suddenly got a blowing exhaust gasket so had to order them now

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« Reply #663 on: 12 September 2017, 08:07:14 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys, absolutely right about the fitting F4aceless and I think they do look kinda cool. The only problem with fitting was on the left side bottom rail clamp which is only 25mm diameter, the right side is 30mm with a rubber lining which won't fit on the left side due to the closeness of the frame to the sump, because the 25mm clamp doesn't have a rubber lining, it's metal to metal contact on the frame which I wasn't happy with. However, I bought a piece of 1.5mm thick black rubber a couple of years ago to make some fairing washers for my VFR750, so I cut a strip to go inside the clamp but then needed a longer bolt cos I couldn't get the nut on the one they supplied :lol Still all good now, and at £83 well worth the money I reckon. It's good to hear that the engine bars do the job Fazer99 even though your baby was written off :(

I found the biggest problem fitting them was the lack of length of the bolts for the clamps around the frame but luckly I had some longer bolts to rectify that problem.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #664 on: 12 September 2017, 09:42:22 AM »
fitted renthal 789's
removed reflector and lifted numberplate (cut a wedge out of plate to lift even higher)
new clutch cable
noticed clutch lever pivot was oval so new lever ordered
- 200 miles later suddenly got a blowing exhaust gasket so had to order them now

What's the width of your 789's? Pic of them fitted? :)

One thing putting me off Renthal bars is losing the securing tabs which you must remove or file down, to fit the switch gear to the Renthals.
If you filed it down, what then keeps the switch gear + throttle secure on the bar? Wouldn't want anything on the Bars working loose (while riding at speed).

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #665 on: 12 September 2017, 02:21:03 PM »
30 inch on bars 32 at the levers (sounds odd but looks fine)

link to my youtube channel has a video about fitting them and chopping off the lugs
will be posting most of my modifications and build series on there
personally i think they are a bit wide for city riding but they are comfortable once your used to them
(editing a review video that i made after 50 miles - after 200+ miles was completly used to it)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #666 on: 12 September 2017, 03:06:33 PM »


Thanks for the comments guys, absolutely right about the fitting F4aceless and I think they do look kinda cool. The only problem with fitting was on the left side bottom rail clamp which is only 25mm diameter, the right side is 30mm with a rubber lining which won't fit on the left side due to the closeness of the frame to the sump, because the 25mm clamp doesn't have a rubber lining, it's metal to metal contact on the frame which I wasn't happy with. However, I bought a piece of 1.5mm thick black rubber a couple of years ago to make some fairing washers for my VFR750, so I cut a strip to go inside the clamp but then needed a longer bolt cos I couldn't get the nut on the one they supplied :lol Still all good now, and at £83 well worth the money I reckon. It's good to hear that the engine bars do the job Fazer99 even though your baby was written off :(



I found the biggest problem fitting them was the lack of length of the bolts for the clamps around the frame but luckly I had some longer bolts to rectify that problem.
  I went up from 25 to 30mm bolts on mine. Did you put anything between the left side clamp and the frame tube?
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #667 on: 14 September 2017, 12:21:33 AM »
30 inch on bars 32 at the levers (sounds odd but looks fine)

link to my youtube channel has a video about fitting them and chopping off the lugs
will be posting most of my modifications and build series on there
personally i think they are a bit wide for city riding but they are comfortable once your used to them
(editing a review video that i made after 50 miles - after 200+ miles was completly used to it)


I recently measured the standard bars, which are 27.5" from tip to tip (straight across). Thinking about it that includes bar ends/weights. So actually you aren't that much wider.


Would be happy to find Renthals that match the width of the standard bars, as I don't want to reduce the ability to filter in traffic.


Will defo be watching your YouTube vids..  ;)
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