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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Ignition Barrel Electrics
« on: 08 November 2018, 08:12:19 AM »
Thanks Tommy,

Its for a custom build, i am looking to mount it on the side of the front fairing. do you know if it can be opened up and the steering lock part removed? 

Thanks again,


FZS600 Fazer / Ignition Barrel Electrics
« on: 07 November 2018, 08:15:35 PM »
Hi all,

Did the electrics change at all between the FZS 600 models? I am looking to replace the ignition barrel on my 1998 fzs600 and have found a 2003 one on ebay.

Will it be a straight swap?

Thanks in advance

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Lithium Ion Battery
« on: 04 November 2018, 01:45:34 PM »
Thanks mate

FZS600 Fazer / Lithium Ion Battery
« on: 29 October 2018, 01:24:53 PM »

I am building a custom Fazer, is anyone using a lithium ion batter they can send me a link to?



FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Tyre Question
« on: 21 May 2018, 12:08:47 PM »
Google it and look at the images. It looks like a different tyre, like a big adventure touring skinny tyre.  So although it fits, and has enough of a speed rating, could the profile be significantly different?

Its almost like they are selling it under the same brand name but from a different mold for a different application.


FZS600 Fazer / Front Tyre Question
« on: 18 May 2018, 02:20:18 PM »
Afternoon all,

a friend of mine recommend the metzeler roadtec 01 tyres.

It says at the bottom of that page they do a looks like they do a 110/70 - 17 M/C 54H TL, which would be great.

However, it looks like an ADV version? And it doesn't have the normal speed rating, what do you guys reckon, would it be different profile or unsafe to use?


Cylinder head £30 posted

I've got fuel senders think their all the same plug on FZS bikes

Thanks i got an earlier one and it didn't fit my 2003. Do you know year the ones you have are from?



FZS600 Fazer / Re: What would you replace your FZS600 with?
« on: 11 May 2018, 04:12:03 PM »
have you thought about a honda vfr 800?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tyres Help bt-016/ s21/ PP 2CT metzeler m7 rr
« on: 08 May 2018, 09:55:33 AM »
What do you make of them Fazersharp? 

I need to replace my PR3's soon, would like something more sporty and lighter!

Any chance there is a fuel sender unit in there somewhere? 

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted - Fuel Sender Unit - Foxeye (2003)
« on: 03 May 2018, 04:06:01 PM »
Hi all,

I am looking for a fuel sender unit for my 2003 Fox eye Fazer.



FZS600 Fazer / IS THAT NOS?
« on: 06 April 2018, 03:17:28 PM »
What is that?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: What are my rear shock options ?
« on: 06 March 2018, 02:43:55 PM »
Out of interest does anyone know what was the OEM shock's spring rate is (lb/")? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which fork springs?
« on: 27 February 2018, 04:58:49 PM »
Why do the 2 Springs look quite different (pictured above)? - Their closely coiled sections are far from 'even', with the Springs side by side - is there good reason for this?

Hi Focced_Off,

The shinier one on the left is the new one, and  the one on the right is the original.

Interesting to see more tight coiling on the old one eh? I'm guessing the material of the new one provides extra firmness, but it didn't seem that different to me, when i was handling it, will be interesting to see what its like on the road.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which fork springs?
« on: 27 February 2018, 09:52:50 AM »
Hi all,

So I purchased the Wilbers. Very exciting. Fitted them in the garage and during my pre-ride check i have seen a screw in my rear tyre! Gutted!

Need to get it plugged before i can take the bike out for a spin and find out what sort of difference they make.

Interesting to see they have a smaller amount of tightly coiled winding at the top. I guess the material is stronger to produce a stiffer front end? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 13 February 2018, 08:08:32 AM »
Hi, my fazer was bought with pitting on both stanchions just at the edge of the fork travel and it was rusting. Not deadly but likely to cause wear on the dust seals at least so...
I got a set of Paulo Tarozzi ones from Wemoto for what seemed like a lot of money for a shiny tube but they fitted perfectly and are working fine some 3000 miles later. However! they did have a tiny nick in them when they arrived (really tiny) and this started to rust though outside the range of travel. This was after the first salting of the roads and my bike is used every day. I treated the bike and the forks in particular with ACF50 and they were fine since.
I got new springs, bushes and seals at the same time I replaced the stanchions. Fitting was trouble free, they were the right size, shape etc and seem well made. Treat with something or get gators to ensure rust does not return.

Thanks Purist, just the sort of advice i was looking for.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 13 February 2018, 08:06:51 AM »
I had the same rusty fork problem with my Fazer when I bought it. It's just down to the previous owner(s) only cleaning the bits they can see, and not up inside the fairing.
I thought about getting them re-chromed, but when I took the forks off it was apparent that they were also slightly curved. As the curve was pretty even I'm guessing that this was probably just down to 60k miles of front brake use, rather than accident damage. As I didn't want to risk getting them straightened as well as re-chromed I went for a set of the Tarozzi tubes from Wemoto. They're fine, everything went together ok and a year later I've had no problems with leaks.

Perfect, Thanks Andy much appreciated.

FZS600 Fazer / Free Fuel Sender Unit
« on: 05 February 2018, 03:22:06 PM »
Hi all,

Is anyone in need of a fuel sender unit?  Is your fuel gauge not working?

I purchased it for my 2003 FZS 600. But its does not match the one i took out so i assume it is for the pre-facelift version.

Please see photo.  If you want to pay for postage, or meet around the Croydon Bromley area its yours for free / a 4 pack of beer.


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 29 January 2018, 03:37:11 PM »
Anyone else think that £90-£140 for a chromed tube is a bit steep?

but its not just a chromed tube its machined threaded and then chromed slight difference

Fair Point Daviee

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 29 January 2018, 12:17:23 PM »

Anyone else think that £90-£140 for a chromed tube is a bit steep?
  Absolutely, but you're over a barrel and they know it, obviously without forks your bikes off the road. OEM from Fowlers are £172 each and Tarozzi fromWemoto are £133 each :eek Even hard chroming and regrinding down to size at £150 for the pair is pretty pricey. The only other options are to leave them to see whether the rusted areas kills your fork seals or risk a used pair, I don't know how much a decent pair would cost from Ebay, if you can find any.

Thanks Vinny!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 26 January 2018, 08:57:41 AM »
Anyone else think that £90-£140 for a chromed tube is a bit steep? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 26 January 2018, 08:55:53 AM »
 I used these guys a few years ago to sort my XS850 stanchions and they did a good job on them but there are companies who do the same thing all over the country. Most of the used ones on Ebay will be at least 15 years old and pattern parts are often a bit of a gamble. A friend of mine bought a set of Tarozzi legs for his GPZ750 and the OEM fork seals leaked from day one. It's obviously your call but I know what I'd do.

Thanks Vinnyb, exactly what i was worried about!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 22 January 2018, 04:11:52 PM »
The bike is pretty mint everywhere else.

Just passed 20k, im the third owner.  The last owner was my best mate, who i know kept it in the garage and looked after it. And the guy before had FSH, all the paperwork, and no mods (completely standard). So i don't think he was dicking about with it either.

I only noticed it when i was swapping the fork oil. Went to slide the forks out, and the chrome came off like it wasn't attached. I am wondering if a stone chip exposed the metal underneath and corrosion took hold from there making it flake off when disturbed.

Has anyone on here replaced them, and have any experience with fork seals and aftermarket stanchions? 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 22 January 2018, 08:03:19 AM »
Hi all,

I font think any abrasive action will help as it is the chrome plating that has come off.  See pic.

it dont think that can be polished out. I dont really want to go down the re-chroming route either.

Really the questions was has anyone had problems with aftermarket fork stanchions? 

Especially with regard to seals not fitting/sealing correctly.


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