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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7575 on: 08 May 2018, 06:32:41 AM »
Looked at the bike in the garage patted the fuel tank, picked up my shovel and trowel and got on with a retaining wall in the garden. trying to convince myself it was to hot to go out on the bike, but just right to lay 500/600 bricks. Still turned out decent day after all, a compromise though 350 bricks laid, British superbikes watched, & 3 ice cold packs of beer drunk. Hic   

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7576 on: 08 May 2018, 07:28:48 AM »
MrAnquetil , yesterday you went to my old stamping ground I to was born in hednesford moved to Cannock as a child spent most of my adult there I'm in bloxwich now , the club in broardway is 50yards from my cousins house and a pal of mine has been in that club for many years small world eh !

Hi fatbloke62. Small world indeed ! My cousins, who now live at Slitting Mill, owned the indoor Go- Kart track at Bloxwich until fairly recently, and my Aunt and Uncle live at Short Heath, Willenhall. I come back 'home' regularly even though it is many years since I lived in the area. Really miss visiting Castlewood cafe on the A518 between Weston and Uttoxeter. A real bikers cafe, now shut down. Still looking for a replacement in the area.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7577 on: 09 May 2018, 12:06:09 AM »
I took my fazer on a trip to south/north uist then across to harris and lewis on the outer hebrides. It was faultless yet again. Best all rounder bar none...
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7578 on: 09 May 2018, 08:54:17 PM »
Started with an Oil & Filter change, new spark plugs (these had done 25K +), fitted a pair of PR4's and finished with a general spruce up.
Gave it a good check over and will be needing a chain & sprockets at the end of the year (it will have covered 20K + by then  :'( ) and more than likely remove all the brake calipers, clean and reseal as required and new brake fluid. Also on the cards will be an EXUP service. It functions and operates correctly, but is a little rattlely when "blipping".
Spark plugs were a little fiddly, but I've still got the AIS fitted. Nothing that a 1/4" socket set couldn't cope with though. Found that by raising the tank, I could use an extension with a 14mm socket mated to the Yamaha supplied spark plug tool - simples.
Out tomorrow to scrub in the new rubber.  :D

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7579 on: 10 May 2018, 07:25:53 PM »
A bit delayed, sorry, as this rideout happened on Bank Holiday Monday.
Stopped off at Oasis Cafe, Abergavenny, at about 11:00 and it was just starting to fill up with bikes.
A beautiful, sunny, warm day with all us fellow bikers out there enjoying it  8)
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7580 on: 13 May 2018, 08:21:32 AM »
Absolutely foc all !! I'm sat here trussed up in a sling after shoulder  operation  on Friday looking at the sunshine with a face like a smacked arse  :'(

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7581 on: 13 May 2018, 01:09:38 PM »
Just gave the old girl a fresh drop of oil and filter for another year

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7582 on: 13 May 2018, 04:36:32 PM »
A ride to Bangor Pier via Mold, St Asaph, Llanfairfechan, and back via Bethesda, Betws y Coed, Cerrig, Ruthin.
!35 miles toatal.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7583 on: 13 May 2018, 06:15:34 PM »



Fitted the crash bungs last week, now done some minor modifications.












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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7584 on: 13 May 2018, 06:18:13 PM »



Sorry everyone, i'm shite at the computer stuff

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7585 on: 13 May 2018, 10:26:13 PM »
Got pissed off with too many dickheads on the M6 where they’re fitting cameras, so I’m halfway through fitting a camera.
Broken, bruised, forgotten, sore,
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7586 on: 13 May 2018, 10:50:32 PM »
537 miles on the Fazer today and don't I know it - aches and pains - not done that sort of mileage in one day for a long time.
Went from home (near Kings Lynn) to Chester to meet up with the FJ/FJR Owners Club for a ride out in North Wales. Rode down some great roads until lunch time where we stopped at the Lakeside Cafe on the outskirts of Blaenau-Ffestiniog and then we rode back to Chester via some more great roads (don't ask which roads as I haven't a clue) then back home.


I rode over the Cat and Fiddle on the way to Chester and it was ok going up but on the downhill section heading towards Macclesfield the road has been resurfaced with loose chippings, quite deep in places, so I didn't return via that route.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7587 on: 14 May 2018, 10:56:31 AM »
Billy_Balthorpe - Don't keep us in suspense :lol, so what's the deal with the "minor modifications" ??

Perhaps somewhere to rest your feet (legs forward). Or something to do with maintenance? Look like you've screwed set screws in.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7588 on: 14 May 2018, 07:39:59 PM »



Well, we've got the big ride to Premery in France, 600 miles in a day, in July. Previous years we have done it in two bites with a hotel and an almighty piss up, but this year its going to be a single blast. To try to get some blood flowing around the arse area i tried putting my feet on the crash bungs, but because they are plastic my boots tended to slip off, so you sort of have to hold you feet on the bungs with the muscles on the inside of your thighs, which hurts after a bit.
So, when i was sorting out my Stainless nuts and bolt the other night (the things you find to do when the wife puts X Factor on the TV) i found some nice little M6 Grub screws, and thought "They'll do!".


So after drilling and tapping and not going completely through with the tap, i screwed the grub screws in and they tightened on the partially cut thread at the bottom of the hole, so they cant rattle loose and fall out. I took the bike out the other day and it works perfectly, my feet now stay on the bungs with no effort at all. It was a lot more simple than what i had planned, which was bits of ally with upward curved ends, screwed to the top of the bungs and sticking out a bit. Sounded like a recipe for bleeding shins to me.


I'm really pleased with the job, only took 10 minutes too. My mate will want his doing when he see these, hes got my old Fazer.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7589 on: 14 May 2018, 09:02:45 PM »
Cruiser pegs on a Fazer. What's the world coming to. :lol

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7590 on: 14 May 2018, 09:14:53 PM »



Hardly cruiser/highway pegs per se. Just 4 M6 grub screws turning something that is made to one job into something that does two.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7591 on: 15 May 2018, 12:13:19 AM »
Hey I want some of them Bad Boys, are they available for the FZS 600 frame down-tube engine mount?
if so any links?

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7592 on: 16 May 2018, 11:50:36 AM »
Took mine in this morning for new front wheel bearings, 48 quid fitted. Just had a phone
call, looks like the garage that fitted my front tyre has overtightened the caliper bolts and fucked the threads  up, another  60 quid  to fix it.  :wall
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7593 on: 17 May 2018, 10:14:58 AM »
Just dropped it off for an MOT test. Waiting for a phone call this afternoon to go and collect it , as long as everything is good.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7594 on: 17 May 2018, 03:32:18 PM »
Just picked it up. Passed with no problems.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7595 on: 17 May 2018, 03:49:05 PM »
I had an 03 model identical to yours some years ago ,looking back I wish I'd have kept it ,it was mint with very low mileage

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7596 on: 17 May 2018, 03:56:48 PM »
Yes, I was very lucky to find this fairly locally. It only has 9000 miles on the clock, is an 03 model, and I love riding it, possibly even more than the 1000. Given my advancing years, and all the manoeuvering  that I have to do to get it around the side of the house, if I had to get rid of one it would be bye bye 1000.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7597 on: 18 May 2018, 11:50:04 PM »
I had to go from Portsmouth to Bournemouth today for business. On the way down, there were signs on the M27 warning of delays on the A31, cue lots of filtering until I got to the point at which someone had managed to turn a caravan over!

After the business event, since I had plenty of time, I decided to go home by the more interesting route and went via the A338 to Salisbury, A30 to Stockbridge, B3049 to Winchester, A272 to Loomies, then down the A32 before turning off onto the B2150 at Droxford and then picking up the road through to World's End and the B2177.

Longer, but much more fun :thumbup

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7598 on: 19 May 2018, 01:36:00 AM »
Bought the Fazer thou out of slumber and reminded myself just how quick these things are.
Came across a dismembered deer in a pool of blood.
Obviously been hit at speed by something.
Certainly makes you think.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7599 on: 19 May 2018, 06:50:08 AM »
See you carry the essential tools a brew pack :lol