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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7450 on: 08 March 2018, 07:44:33 PM »
You will have to post a picture of it  :eek :D















iam with you UNFAZED.......thinking of doing the same myself but using 12mm round bar.....sounds like yours has a steam punk theme to it  :thumbup .............






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I was thinking along those line 15mm copper, plumbing fittings.
Why not go the whole hog and connect up  a radiator and incorporate it in the cooling system of the bike? Help cool the engine in the summer and keep you warm in the winter.
I think it would be a unique customisation
 and you could spray it the same colour as the bike.
Very attractive.  :lol
Ohh! It would also give you a point to bleed any air locks out of the system, you could also put a tap inline to drain the system down, make sure it's a hot tap though, with the bit of red on the top.


Dont need to paint it Tommy, Ive the Tango colour scheme bike :)
I was thinking of fitting a drain tap, then I can fill it with water when I go out in winter. The heat from the pipes will boil it up, open the tap into a mug with teabag in, hey presto, a mobile brew on the road :)


Damn me you have really thought the customisation out, it's a multi-functional upgrade that not only caters for the bikes needs but also for the needs and comforts of the rider.
You should take out a patent on it before one of the idea thieving sods in here does.
Top marks :lol
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7451 on: 09 March 2018, 03:11:36 PM »
Took my Gen 1 thou for her annual checkup.
Pass 1st time but an advisory for a new rear tyre.
Got Pilot Road 4s at the mo - any advice on a different tyre?
I've heard the Bridgestone T31 is a good choice.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7452 on: 09 March 2018, 03:28:06 PM »
A ride on the 600 to Montford Bridge Cafe, near Shrewsbury, and back. About 7 degrees, dry roads, piles of snow still on the verges.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7453 on: 09 March 2018, 04:29:14 PM »
insured her for the first time in 6 months (she's been holed up in my garage) all ready for her MOT tomorrow :-)
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7454 on: 09 March 2018, 06:55:29 PM »
Took my Gen 1 thou for her annual checkup.
Pass 1st time but an advisory for a new rear tyre.
Got Pilot Road 4s at the mo - any advice on a different tyre?
I've heard the Bridgestone T31 is a good choice.


T30 Evo, Ron Haslam swears by them uses them on all his race school motorcycles.


https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2013/july/jul1013-video-ron-haslam-tyres/


Ron may have upgraded to the T31 from T30 since the video above was made, but he loved then then and the tyre is still the same and it might be a bit cheaper than the latest rendition the T31
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7455 on: 09 March 2018, 09:25:00 PM »
Top tip, cheers mate.


I think you're right, the video was done a few years ago but that tyre was highly regarded by RH.
The materials used and tyre design can only have improved since then so, perhaps, the T31 is the way to go.
Perhaps a bit more investigation required??  :)


I have to say, I'm just looking forward to a better spring/summer and the chance to put a few more miles on the bike.
We are blessed with such great roads in Wales, especially around the Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales area, which are just a few miles from where I live in Cwmbran, so looking forward to this year.


Happy riding to everyone  :faz   8)
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7456 on: 09 March 2018, 11:18:39 PM »
Top tip, cheers mate.


I think you're right, the video was done a few years ago but that tyre was highly regarded by RH.
The materials used and tyre design can only have improved since then so, perhaps, the T31 is the way to go.
Perhaps a bit more investigation required??  :)


I have to say, I'm just looking forward to a better spring/summer and the chance to put a few more miles on the bike.
We are blessed with such great roads in Wales, especially around the Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales area, which are just a few miles from where I live in Cwmbran, so looking forward to this year.


Happy riding to everyone  :faz   8)


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I have Battlax 021 the front and rear on my 2003 FZS 600.
I am more than happy with the 021 on the rear but not on the front, the edges are starting to feather and it is very, and I mean very slightly skitty when powering hard out of bends, it has never caused me total meltdown but has made me clamp up on a few occasions, Brown moment I believe they are called.

My FZS 600 is going in for an MOT on 25th March and A-Force has got a front T30 Evo in for me, shame cos the front Battlax 021 has done quite a bit less than 2K miles, but my reckoning is that is it worth risking the bike and poor ole me for 97 quid? the cost of a tyre.
Anyway I bet there are not many in here that ride their bikes to the tyres full potential, maybe a few of the track day lads do but the general foccer like me  probably not.   
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7457 on: 10 March 2018, 07:56:50 AM »
The T30 Evo is a good tyre. I have been using them for a couple of years. Ron Haslam's race school switched to Dunlop Roadsmart 111 tyres in 2017, probably for commercial reasons.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7458 on: 10 March 2018, 09:15:40 AM »
The T30 Evo is a good tyre. I have been using them for a couple of years. Ron Haslam's race school switched to Dunlop Roadsmart 111 tyres in 2017, probably for commercial reasons.


Cheers for the update Anquetil.


All the bikers that I have spoken to that have ridden on the T30 say that they are a brilliant grippy tyre, in both wet and dry conditions And that they have some longevity to them as well. So looking forward to scuffing the new one in when it goes on the front in a couple of weeks.
I found the 021 on the front absolutely fine when braking, even braking hard and getting that cheeking noise as the tyre really bites into the tarmac, and normal cornering and general riding it was fine but it was when cranked over and powering hard out of bends when the front is unloaded that it got a little twitchy.
Maybe I am expecting too much, I do ride quite hard at times but would not call myself a scratcher, the last thing I want is knees dragging along the road while cornering so I tend to stay central on the saddle rather than hanging out.The times I have hung over the side I have always felt a bit of a prick doing it, mind you is it really nessasary in Sainsbury's car park I ask myself. :lol

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7459 on: 10 March 2018, 06:22:23 PM »
I took her for an MOT, she passed with flying colours :-)  I then went for a nice ride, I haven't ridden for almost 7 months so it was awesome to be back on the bike.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7460 on: 10 March 2018, 09:39:10 PM »
Oil and filter change. Trackday coming at the end of the month, plus I want to get 4 or 5 more in this year too. Scorpion exhaust system to fit still when it arrives. Was going to wash the bike this afternoon, but turned a bit showery




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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7461 on: 13 March 2018, 02:26:01 PM »
Up to recently deceased father-in-laws house in Rhosllanerchrugog on the 600, to do a small plumbing job, turn off water and drain system. From there to Llangollen, Corwen, Bala, Fron Goch. Stopped at cafe for food and drink, then Bala lake for an hour. Back to Wrexham via Druid, Corwen, Gwyddelwern, Pwllglas, Nant y Garth pass, Llandegla, Bwlchgwyn. Sunny, 10 degrees.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7462 on: 13 March 2018, 03:04:21 PM »
Lucky sod. i pulled the bike out this morning for it instantly to start raining

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7463 on: 13 March 2018, 03:25:43 PM »
That's bad luck brooker81 ,as you're only 30 miles away from here. Tomorrows not looking bad if you can get out. It's going to be a bit breezy though.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7464 on: 13 March 2018, 08:54:04 PM »
Noticed abit of furring on the engine cases, so full wash and blow dry, covered up the wheels and brakes with big plastic bags, and gave it a thorough coat of ACF50 all over. Wiped the bike with a rag to even it all out. Early evening, out on the cruiser for a run in the sun

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7465 on: 13 March 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
Took it out for a good thrashing  :lol

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7466 on: 14 March 2018, 11:39:50 AM »
Gave her a good wash and convering of ACF50. Then just need to book her in for an MOT and I can have my first proper ride since getting her a month ago!

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7467 on: 15 March 2018, 10:08:55 AM »
Giving the original downpipes a fresh coat of VHT black  :D

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7468 on: 15 March 2018, 01:59:48 PM »
Wow! Nice job, very smart.
I have fitted S/Steel to my FZS 600, but I have to admit the matt black ones do look better.
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« Reply #7469 on: 15 March 2018, 02:51:38 PM »
Giving the original downpipes a fresh coat of VHT black  :D

Honestly thought you had a Batarang on the wall then 😂

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7470 on: 15 March 2018, 03:31:52 PM »



Giving the original downpipes a fresh coat of VHT black  :D

Honestly thought you had a Batarang on the wall then 😂


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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7471 on: 15 March 2018, 08:52:36 PM »
Well, I made a start. Its out of the box


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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7472 on: 15 March 2018, 09:30:49 PM »
Well, I made a start. Its out of the box


Woooo! a couple of real BAD boys  :lol
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7473 on: 16 March 2018, 03:05:32 PM »
All on. Including a dcat pipe. Tight fit between the 2 to 1 and the link pipe, had to fit them together in a vice, and make up a bkt as mounting holes not quite in alignment


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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7474 on: 16 March 2018, 09:01:49 PM »
All on. Including a dcat pipe. Tight fit between the 2 to 1 and the link pipe, had to fit them together in a vice, and make up a bkt as mounting holes not quite in alignment


WD but we still need a picture or three.  :lol
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