Date: 21-04-18  Time: 20:03 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - unfazed

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 174
The 600 and 1000 are different shapes.

Have a look on one of the French (or other) expat forums as there are always people looking for EU lights for their British spec bikes they have taken over to France etc

The Box eye headlight is totally different to the Fzs1000, but the foxeye 600 headlight are exactly the same.

I have swapped the reflectors on a few occasions converting the lights from EU to Irish/UK (get a damaged unit with good reflectors)
The line in the reflectors will angle down on the right (left looking in to the unit from the front) on the Irish/Uk models and the left (right looking in from the front)on the EU model. The USA ones are straight lined.
A heat gun will suffice with care, left and right lens come off indivudally not one complete lens like the boxeye

The reflectors are held in by the 2 adjusters and a ball end and plastic clip.
Measure the heights of the reflectors near the adjusters to make setting up the lights easier when finished


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Yellow crap drained from carb bowl what is it???
« on: 20 April 2018, 04:01:08 PM »
just pulled two rusted plugs out of the 3 and 4 cylinder the are literally only 6 months old what the fuck it doesnt look good one of them seem to be rusted in place
Parking on the sidestand for long periods uncovered in wet weather and/or fake NGK plugs .
Water pools in No. 3 and does not drain until bike is upright.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 April 2018, 07:19:11 PM »
Another milestone passed  :) Today as I rode into the work car park after a meeting

FZS600 Fazer / Re: % Brighter Bulbs
« on: 18 April 2018, 11:28:05 PM »

FZS600 Fazer / Re: % Brighter Bulbs
« on: 18 April 2018, 08:57:44 PM »
Off to a wedding in Ireland in June, and may have a couple of hours of motorway miles coming back in the dark.
Im not too bothered by my lights at night but then again I barely ride at night, not for a couple of hours any way.
So was wondering about 50,60 100% brighter bulbs.
Do they make a difference?
Are they just a straight swap or is there some fettling required due to motorbike wiring, I know its a straight swap on a car.


Hi Nick, yes it's a straight swap on the fzs 600. Osram nightbreakers or the Philips Xtreme are good choices. You'll need a H1 and a H4 bulb for the headlights.

As above, but for the Foxeye it is 2 X  H4. I use the Osram Nightbreakers on the bikes and the Philips Extremes in the car, both make a big difference

General / Re: Camping in the Black Forest, anybody been?
« on: 10 April 2018, 09:37:17 PM »
Hi Nick, you out of hibernation again  :lol :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Crankcase cover starter clutch bearings
« on: 09 April 2018, 08:45:34 AM »
If you you cannot get 6200 CN  version get the 6200 C3 version. They may be the more common version of  the 6200.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Crankcase cover starter clutch bearings
« on: 08 April 2018, 07:20:28 PM »
Reading the part number it the bearing is a 6200

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bigger front sprocket
« on: 07 April 2018, 03:00:10 PM »
Hope that fits with the chain on, in the space between the sprocket and clutch pushrod  :eek a 16t runs it close

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tyres Help bt-016/ s21/ PP 2CT metzeler m7 rr
« on: 07 April 2018, 02:51:21 PM »
Fazersharp, just to add, thats on a fairly abrasive  tar and chip road from my house with a few nice left and right corners, not a nice smooth road in an estate or the like. By the time I get the 2 and a bit miles to the main road they are good and hot and ready for anything  :)
Oh some advice especially for you, they are fuck all use on ice or on hydraulic oil from tractors  :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tyres Help bt-016/ s21/ PP 2CT metzeler m7 rr
« on: 07 April 2018, 12:39:57 PM »
Fazersharp, they do warm up quickly but not like the Pr3/4 which appear to be up to temp in half a mile, I would not push the M7 until at least a mile. I have never lost traction with them, but their optium definitely takes a little longer.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tyres Help bt-016/ s21/ PP 2CT metzeler m7 rr
« on: 06 April 2018, 08:46:40 PM »
Just been looking into metzeler m7 rr and could be in the running
UPDATE - I went for a set of Metzeler M7RR
I have them on the 1000, takes a little longer than the PR3/4 to warm up, but when they do  :woot

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 05 April 2018, 11:03:22 PM »
Sometimes, you gotta take a bit of time out.

All was fine until he heard the banjo playing  :lol

General / Re: Tyre question
« on: 03 April 2018, 11:19:05 PM »
 :rollin :rollin :rollin

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Meta m375t
« on: 03 April 2018, 11:03:16 PM »
Hi guys, my alarm has been on the fazer for over 12 years now, iam trying to replace the alarm fob batterys, ive had the clear cover off but i dont think thats the right way. Any ideas?????
Just for  information, I have the same META357T V2 alarm on my bike since 2003. The internal battery can last 7 to 15 years which means mine is unlikely to last much longer.

I presume from the description you have the rubbery waterproof one. Remove the screw, remove the little piece held on by the screw, working from the screw end as it is clipped at the other end. Remove the battery with circuit board attached. Note the lettering on the battery is facing away from the circuit board. Using a very small flat blade  screwdriver lever the metal clip off. Remove the battery, put in the new one. Clip it back on to the circuit board, ensuring the clips are located on the space provided for them and not touching anything on the circuit board. Put it back together.
the battery have to be changed in around 30 secs to prevent having to recode it.
Not overly difficult to do when you have the Red Code Card..

If the internal battery is not holding a charge it will give 4 fast beeps on arming, then is is time to replace the unit.

If you get 4 beeps on disarming this means the bike battery is low in charge and you might want to charge or replace it.

The reason the units are sealed is to prevent tampering by owners and prevent thieves from dismantling them and removing the battery to silence the alarm. This is why they have a Category 1 Status. They are extremely reliable and many issues relate to alarms being poorly stored for a long period before being sold, as this reduces the internal battery life dramatically. 
Meta sell a new unit with new code card and 2 fobs, which will fit into the present loom for around £125 and takes about 30 minutes to fit. 

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rear tyre balancing question
« on: 03 April 2018, 10:15:51 PM »
They do them in 2 colours Black or Silver,  you painted your wheels the wrong colour :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: 1999 fazer 600 forks
« on: 02 April 2018, 08:14:31 PM »
I did  :D on the fazer400. thats the length or the lower section of the adjusters

FZS600 Fazer / Re: 1999 fazer 600 forks
« on: 02 April 2018, 07:32:32 PM »
Cut 11mm off the spacer tubes and away you go

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Swapping to FZS400 reflectors
« on: 01 April 2018, 01:11:35 PM »
Forgot to add in previous post. Iis there a Black/blue wire going to both headlight connectors to the large connector on the 400 loom.
Post a pic of the loom showing the headlight connectors and the large connector.

Do this and I will help sort out the wiring. The mod wont help you and you are better using the 400 loom. You will need to change where the green wire on the loom to the headlight come from. Trace this wire back and let me know

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rear tyre balancing question
« on: 01 April 2018, 11:16:16 AM »

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 27 March 2018, 06:04:58 PM »
Back on the road again, took the 600 out for my first trip on the  bike since the Knee replacement 10 weeks ago.   :woot Rode it to the Physio department of the Hospital, no queueing in traffic, no issues trying to find parking, no problems just a big  :D on my face.  :eek roll on the Summer

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rear tyre balancing question
« on: 25 March 2018, 10:41:24 PM »

I fit my tyres myself and never balance the wheels, never had any kind of balance  problem on any bike thus far so if you find the same i wouldn't worry

You wont have problem, but watch the tyre wear, if tyres are not balanced you will see a part of the tyre wear quicker, this is usually the heaviest part of rim and tyre pairing.
It is rare to get a tyre rim combination not requiring balancing after fitting, often the balance may only be out by 10-20grams and most will never notice an issue.
However go over that and you will definitely feel it  because an out of balance rim/tyre combination causes vibration.

Each to his own, I also fit my own tyres and always balance front and rear.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Rear tyre balancing question
« on: 24 March 2018, 11:12:19 PM »
Hey up Foccers, I put a new rear tyre on yesterday,  when I asked about balancing he said I would need to strip brake disc and drive cog off first, is he speaking shit or am I worrying over nothing just a question for future reference as next time then I'll probably renew both items whilst all stripped.

Balance the wheel as it will be on the bike.

It will only start in neutral while on the sidestand. If the bike does not stall when you put it into gear then the problem is not the side stand switch. The earth from the side stand switch is needed to keep the Ignitor alive when riding.
I would check the  connections at the starter cut out relay under the left panel for corrosion.

 The 600 usually does not require choke to start when cold just open the throttle a little, then if need give it some choke. Change the plugs and balance/synch the carburetors, this will help to sort the starting issues.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Lucky to get away with this one!
« on: 23 March 2018, 09:14:16 PM »
Glad your ok, but remember the rule, "If your cannot see the vehicles mirrors the driver cannot see you!.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 174