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FZS600 Fazer / Re: seat recovering glue ???
« on: 23 January 2018, 11:19:12 AM »
after looking at it this morning i dont think i really need to glue the foam to the plastic as there are enough bumps to hold it in place
(and my carpet fitting glue has disapeared)
i am calling in someone that owes me a favour and used to recover MX seats to give me a lesson (or do it for me) as i already see problems arising
might have to go pick up an compressed air stapler as mine isnt up to scratch
when it comes to engines and metal im fine but when it comes to anything art and crafty im sh*t

FZS600 Fazer / Re: seat recovering glue ???
« on: 22 January 2018, 09:57:43 PM »
might go with shrink wrap - reasoning being i have loads of it and im less likely to get a bollocking when the leftovers need to be wrapped
(also its a bit stronger than cling film)
great tip thankyou

yep i used the cheap chinese koso rx2 knockoff and it worked fine at first (apart from fuel guage)
it takes some working out of the instructions you basically have to make your own list for what controls what (still have it i think somewhere)
i do advise taking it apart first and water sealing it with some silicone and waterproof spray the printed circuit board first (i didnt)
unless your asking about the tacho only which ive only fitted to a couple of small bikes but they are generally fine and easy to fit

FZS600 Fazer / Re: seat recovering glue ???
« on: 22 January 2018, 07:04:05 PM »

im sure there is some spray adhesive in the cupboardcling film for movement or additional waterproofing ????

FZS600 Fazer / seat recovering glue ???
« on: 22 January 2018, 04:39:23 PM »
ok so i ordered a new seat cover to replace the torn split and goes rock hard when it gets wet (very uncomfortable after a long ride)
pulled all the staples as you would normally do and the bloody foam fell off aswell
question is what glue has anyone used with good results as i have a large selection of glues but i dont want to melt the foam and be royally screwed
ive got a day or two before i refit the cover as the foam is sat by the radiator drying out any advise will be appreciated.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 19 January 2018, 05:04:38 PM »
I think he means the part that slides inside the the fork leg (shiny bit)

A little trick I learnt for rust is to rub them with a ball of tin foil , the foil is softer than the chrome but harder than the rust , thus it removes the rust  :)

ok thats a new one -- so gonna have to try this

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting aftermarket fairing
« on: 16 January 2018, 09:04:23 PM »
and of course there is that bolt by the rad - my guess would be it just bolts to the rads side cover mounts - might need a spacer in there aswell but i wouldnt use a threaded spacer if it does - just drill the threads out from any left over threaded spacers and use them with washers in place (araldite may be your friend on this to hold washers in place)

<<<backyard engineering degree is in the post

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting aftermarket fairing
« on: 16 January 2018, 08:59:03 PM »
if these are not available anymore you might be able to fashion up some brackets using what is available from diy stores and ebay
just google the names of stuff and you will find them (you will have to measure stuff though)

fig 4+3 shows what would be called a munsen ring - readily available, even at screwfix

fig 2 is just a munsen ring backplate which are usually flat
------- because of the spacing here i would just make up the plate myself with alloy flat bar then drill a central hole to short bolt a threaded spacer to create this piece then use a washer between the fairing and threaded spacer to stop it breaking through

fig 1 - this is where you are going to have to get really creative with a piece of alloy flat bar and a vice to start bending it (impossible to guess from a drawing)

there are rubber lined munsen rings out there but its on you to find them

hope this gives you a backup if nothing else is available

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over fueling "pop pop pop"
« on: 13 January 2018, 01:29:41 AM »
as much as i like to take a ride to help someone out i dont think devon/cornwall is within my area of 'reasonable distance' to come have a look lol
(cornish liberation army might have my head off)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer Valuation
« on: 12 January 2018, 10:45:25 PM »
im sure if you walked in with 1525-1650 in cold hard cash and said that is the best you can do (dont do a 00 number) the sight of the cash will twist his arm - i say dont do a 00 number because it is a physiological thing that a 00 number you can get a bit more a 25 shows you are trying - hope that makes sense

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer Valuation
« on: 12 January 2018, 11:05:08 AM »
paid 450 for my 2k but its in a hell of a state

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over fueling "pop pop pop"
« on: 11 January 2018, 01:51:35 AM »
how black is your exhaust tip ??????
shut garage door and start her up if you can smell it and your eyes are watering its a bit rich
if you collapse and die without noticing a petrol smell then it is fine but you stayed in the garage too long
--WARNING -- i do not advise collapsing and dying

you would be surprised how often we have figured one of our classic cars is rich by simply standing at the back of it
i so wish i was joking but i dont want to live in a nursing home so i will happily shorten it by sniffing exhausts :rolleyes

5mm should do the job
as the mrs says its not the size that matters - its how good a job it does

That's not what she said to me  :eek
nope i saw the video - wasnt it 'its not the size that matters but at least learn to use it'  :lol :rollin

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer Valuation
« on: 10 January 2018, 07:36:06 PM »
that looks exceptionally clean so i think the price is about right if its coming from a dealer
by any chance is that at j b motorcycles

looks so similar

5mm should do the job
as the mrs says its not the size that matters - its how good a job it does

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Puzzling Sidelight/Tail light problem
« on: 10 January 2018, 05:56:16 PM »
standard 10 amp
i blew mine when i took the blown sidelight bulb out and the contacts slipped and touched (yep ignition on like an idiot)

yep its a condensation relief hole - i thought the same thing at first as it was blowing like mad - but that was because the exhaust was f##ked

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Replacing Rear brake disc
« on: 10 January 2018, 04:17:13 PM »
That's an interesting read.  It makes me think that perhaps I should ditch the air wratchet (not impact driver) when rebuilding and stick to hand tools.

best thing i have read in ages - when dismantling i tend to use a buzz gun for most stuff as it is faster but when reassembling i might use a buzz to get things 95% done  (cam covers mainly) then i switch to hand tools just so i can feel everythings tightness then pull out the trusty torque wrench

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Puzzling Sidelight/Tail light problem
« on: 10 January 2018, 04:05:36 PM »
thats the thing i read the earlier posts and was looking behind the triangular side panels and couldnt see a thing
then remembered i had replaced that once in the past so thought it would be best to update the post

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Puzzling Sidelight/Tail light problem
« on: 09 January 2018, 01:09:50 PM »
i knew someone would post before i got home to my camera

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer 600 not starting
« on: 08 January 2018, 09:54:58 PM »
nice trick with the engine oil hopefully it will loosen off a ring if its stuck
as they all shot up it kind of points more at the rings than the valves which is where i would have instantly thought
might be concerned about a large amount of wd40 getting through the ring gaps and mixing with the oil
but im guessing it hasnt had an oil change in a while anyway so no problem there really

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Undertray
« on: 08 January 2018, 04:50:28 PM »
Yes moving it up covers the reflector, I do actually have one fitted but it is not shown in the picture it is one of these and sits tight up against the bottom of the plate in the middle and is held in place whit a short bracket. Its bolted to the bracket with its own inbuilt bolt and one hole in the mudguard behind the plate.
when I moved up the plate I then cut off the bottom of the guard flush with the plate I used the same holes in the guard to mount the plate and brought a new plate and drilled new holes in the correct place to match       
could even just use the oem one under the plate - wonder if my original is still in my parts bin

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Puzzling Sidelight/Tail light problem
« on: 08 January 2018, 03:57:18 PM »
ok it was just a slightly misleading post earlier on
the fuse is actually under the seat  in the rear left hand side panel just follow the main wiring loom it might be tucked underneath it
not under the side panel you would first think of

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Puzzling Sidelight/Tail light problem
« on: 08 January 2018, 03:41:30 PM »
yet no1 decided to post a photo on the location of this elusive bloody fuse - can i FOC find it

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over fueling "pop pop pop"
« on: 07 January 2018, 09:27:02 PM »
as your going in there then just wait and check everything
standard jets are 115 across the board
if its over fueling then my first guess would be float heights which is enough to check with a piece of pipe and a small ruler
i think is about 4.5mm above carb bowl lip (pre 2000) and 3.5mm (2000 onwards)

get yourself some m4 10mm (i think) full thread cap screws you will want 16 of them and you can replace the shitty screws that hold the bowls to the carbs - for a couple of quid its better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them and it makes life so much easier in the future

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