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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7850 on: 10 April 2019, 09:20:43 AM »
Put the front and rear wheels back on the bike with the new tyres on, rear brake to refit, hugger to refit, still waiting delivery of the inlet rubbers from Yamaha Europe


Spoken to thew parts supplier again today, inlet rubbers wont be here from Japan before 30th April, trackday booked at Donny for the 29th. So, set to re-fitting the old ones, one of which I suspect was not sealing properly, ,leading to hesitancy at low throttle. Thoroughly cleaned them, and straightened out as best I could the old clamp bands, all refitted now, and balanced up. Ill give it a blast out tomorrow. In hindsight, I think I may have overtightened the bands and distorted them last time I had them off, which may have allowed the rubbers to slip on the bodies neck inlet. If all is good, then its oil change, brake bleed, fairings on and then check to see if my leathers have shrunk over winter


So, after being told the parts wouldnt be here until the 30th, I set to and refitted the old ones, took it out for a blast and it seems fine now, so one of the rubbers must have been passing slightly, as I thought. Most annoying though, to receive a text message as I was starting the bike up saying that the parts will be delivered tomorrow (10th). The old ones can stay on now.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7851 on: 13 April 2019, 07:10:47 PM »

Fitted a replacement exhaust hanger from the good people at Beowulf, who sent it without asking questions - tremendous customer service.
The original had sheared through the hole where the bolt passes through.
Then, oil & filter change, followed by strip, clean, grease of the front brake pistons and new pads fitted.


Then, fitted the mirror extenders I bought off nickodemon (thanks again mate) and they are indeed a good improvement on standard setup, as he said.


Then took the mighty thou down to Thunder Road Cwmbran where I bought a pair of shorty distressed brown leather RST TT Crosby boots, a pair of RST Aramid Metro biking jeans and a beautiful cognac coloured Richa Hawker leather jacket.


On from there to Steel Horse Cafe just outside Abergavenny for a coffee and bacon sarnie.


A helluva great day!!
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7852 on: 13 April 2019, 07:20:18 PM »
A couple of photos from today's visit to Steel Horse Cafe.
I'll post a third one of a newbie owner's blue FZS 1000 in a separate post.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7853 on: 13 April 2019, 07:21:41 PM »
...last photo
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7854 on: 15 April 2019, 08:46:55 AM »

bloody uni work stopping me going out to play!!!!!!!!
Nice one dave, looking forward to getting over there with you this weekend coming mate(twenty degrees huh!! :) )

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7855 on: 15 April 2019, 02:49:53 PM »
A ride to Bala on the FZS 600 to my friends house. Returned home on his FZ6. He's working all week and the MOT on his bike runs out on Friday, so I'm taking it for one tomorrow, then returning it to him. Very heavy holiday traffic.  On arriving home I learned that a fellow biker had lost his life this morning on the A5 Padog bends near Betws y Coed following a crash involving a Volkswagen Sharan and a Honda motorcycle. Desperately sad news. My heart goes out to his family.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7856 on: 15 April 2019, 03:09:07 PM »
Nothing today or yesterday weather is absolutely crap.
Pictures are from yesterday and today is worse

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7857 on: 15 April 2019, 06:15:24 PM »
Took a ride with my mate and his Bandit 1200 up to Sportbikeshop at Boston to oogle a new leather Jacket then went up the coast to Skegness for some Chips. Back home after 150miles and have to say I must be getting old as im knackered at 6pm and me knees  are killing me haha
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7858 on: 16 April 2019, 10:20:06 AM »
Fitted a new set of plugs as the bike was missing sometimes at low revs after being laid up for the winter, phoned the dealer and was quoted £38 a set, phoned euro car parts, 200 yards from the dealer, and got them for £22.40 a set a decent saving.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7859 on: 17 April 2019, 06:43:47 PM »
Not today but at the weekend , woke the thou up from its 6 month slumber , well I tried to but battery had other ideas , let me down a couple of times last year so time for a new one , ordered on monday and delivered today , good service from M&P , MOT ran out on monday so booked it in a week on saturday if all good will tax it 1st may for its first run of the year down to hastings on the 6th   :thumbup
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7860 on: 17 April 2019, 07:54:33 PM »
Made a new numberplate/indicator bracket after the epic fail of the last one on the egg run a few Sundays back. Undertrays are cool,but need some fabricating where indicators and numberplates are concerned. New rear pads to go on tomorrow. Should be ready for a whizz out on Sunday.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7861 on: Today at 09:02:31 AM »
Got the  :faz its 18th MOT  :)
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7862 on: Today at 07:23:44 PM »
Well, Tuesday actually. Apologies. Too tired to do much yesterday. Donington Park, unrestricted noise noise day. Pretty much full up. 99% track and race bikes I reckon. And me on the humble fazer. More room on the track for the late sessions in the afternoon, maybe only a dozen or so for the last one, bags of room. Lovely day out. Back again at the end of April, going to try the Inters.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #7863 on: Today at 07:33:21 PM »
Now that's colour coordinated!!  ;)
Looking good buddy  :)
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