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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Standard Mods?
« on: 20 April 2018, 11:06:45 PM »
Front fender extender to keep some of the crap off the road from getting over your engine/exhaust pipes.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Multi relay clicking
« on: 18 April 2018, 07:44:51 PM »
How well charged/voltage is your battery. :) 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: black plastic fork cover
« on: 17 April 2018, 10:22:50 PM »
I need to remove the black fork cover from the top of the lower fork.

Are they easy do i rotate it and pull or what.
I don't want to damage the Alu or the fork cover...

The fork cover clips into a recess on the lower fork leg (search for pic of lower fork leg) try using your fingers to push it up or wrap something around the lower leg & carefully use a small screwdriver.
You don't need to remove them for any fork work ie fork seal replacement. 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil from breather
« on: 12 April 2018, 08:16:10 PM »
Well after sitting for a couple of months decided to take the old girl for a clear out run, however on warm up noticed oil coming from the engine breather. Any clues to why this is happening as it was never an issue before,

This could be normal if the bike has sat for a while most of the oil has drained to the sump/crankcase causing a rise in pressure on initial startup,take it out for a 20 minute run then recheck engine breather. :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: An easy one I expect...forks re-assembling
« on: 12 April 2018, 12:09:34 AM »
Geedog, here's the same link as His Dudeness posted but with more pics,

The bronze upper fork bush may not be seated properly see link. :)


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Noisy speed sensor??
« on: 03 April 2018, 07:08:25 PM »
As we seem to be discussing it here and I'm about to do the fork mod which means wheel and speed sensor removal, which if any of these three greases should I use on the speed sensor? Silkolene RG2, Duckhams LB10 or Duckhams LBM 10? Please no one say none of the above

Yamaha recommend lithium based grease for wheel bearings & speed sensor so guessing Duckhams LB10 should be fine not sure about Silkolene RG2 as it's synthetic but should be ok, not Duckhams LBM 10 if M is Moly if it's grey in colour no.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Noisy speed sensor??
« on: 02 April 2018, 12:15:19 AM »
What about CV grease the gray stuff isnt that purpose made for constant moving parts

Although CV grease does contain lithium it also contains molybdenum disulfide & graphite the grey colour  which is ok for metal to metal apps like your swinging arm but for areas which have plastic multipurpose lithium soap based grease is recommended. 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Master cylinder seal
« on: 31 March 2018, 06:31:30 PM »
Not touched it scince I bought it, was going to change the fluid when I changed the lines.

What the problem sometimes is, is that if the cap has been removed previously & is put down upside down the fluid lays in the cap & the seal & if it's not dried out when the cap is put back on the reservoir it leaks out around between the cap/seal. :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Noisy speed sensor??
« on: 31 March 2018, 08:27:47 AM »
What grease do you use? Think i have the same problem...
Multi purpose lithium grease.  :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Master cylinder seal
« on: 29 March 2018, 06:31:53 PM »
Remove the two screws, remove cap do not turn it upside down & place on kitchen paper, place a rag around reservoir & remove rubber seal place on paper then wipe around top edge of res. Check brake fluid level is not overfilled.
Clean rubber seal check condition & clean cap of all fluid,rebuild but don't lean on the screws to much they only need to be snug,wipe around cap then keep an eye on it, you may not need a new seal. :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Part identification
« on: 27 March 2018, 10:10:01 PM »
You will have to try a dealer or get some used ones as they seem to be unavailable from A J Sutton or from Fowlers, see here for part numbers

ooh it fitting wont be a problem - but you have to be able to get a screwdriver in to bend up the tabs - original looks like its tapered at about 45degs
the new one looks much steeper
I wonder if that is why there are two gaps in the rubber on one side of the sprocket. I can’t think of any other reason for the gaps.

It probably doesn't matter which way round the sprocket goes on but pics I have seen show the full circle of rubber faces you on the nut side & fitting the locking washer & bending the tabs to lock the nut is no problem as a lot of Japanese bikes use the washer design & fit shock type sprockets as std Bandits 600cc/1200cc for instance.  :)

Very interested to hear your opinion on this sprocket limax2, whether it is as good as the original one noise wise. :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain cleaning with isopropyl alcohol?
« on: 25 March 2018, 05:18:27 PM »
Should be safe for O rings but it's not as cheap as paraffin. :)
Isn't paraffin slippery as foc like diesel ? Not something I want near my tyres

You use a paraffin soaked rag to clean off crud then use a dry one after, unless your messy you shouldn't get any near the tyres.   

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain cleaning with isopropyl alcohol?
« on: 25 March 2018, 02:57:28 PM »
Should be safe for O rings but it's not as cheap as paraffin. :)   

Thanks for the replies, that clears that mystery up.

bandit - Do you suggest replacing the sprocket just because the nylon has broken up? I see no reason not to do it at the same time, but if I change the front sprocket I'll be tempted to do the chain at the same time, then the rear sprocket too (both worn, but not enough that I'd normally replace them yet)...

As for nylon vs. plain steel sprocket, does the nylon ring make much of a difference? I'm guessing it only has an impact when switching between acceleration and overrun since the teeth would keep the chain loaded sideways the rest of the time?

You can just replace the front sprocket on it's own no reason to do chain/rear sprocket at the same time, I would as you are going to fit a new locking washer/nut job done,but you could leave the old one on just make sure there are no nylon bits that are loose.

As for nylon or not nylon I don't know, have heard that with is quieter but looking at your pick of your sprocket you tell me. :) :)

That's the original sprocket design or what's left of it the orange nylon is shock/noise damping (see here)

I would replace sprocket & fit the new 12mm nut & locking washer,

If you won't the same type sprocket with the damping,

No probs Triggergee, if you don't know you need a 32mm socket & torque nut to 70NM, I would advise the use of some blue threadlock (not red) as added safety.   Smile

To save those searching just under £6 delivered,   

Maybe cheaper from Yam dealer but make sure they order the 12mm upgraded nut.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: down pipes
« on: 14 March 2018, 08:22:29 PM »
I personally wouldn't as it's not for exhaust temps & will end up as a molten mess & stink. Smile

I think your on the right track, seized links or worn out chain/sprockets , chain to slack adjust if poss.   

Also might be worth checking the front sprocket nut is tight if above doesn't sort your problem.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Headlight - electrical questions
« on: 17 February 2018, 02:16:42 PM »
This should help you out.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over fueling "pop pop pop"
« on: 04 February 2018, 09:18:30 PM »
It's another main jet.Smile

FZS600 Fazer / Re: T-Boned a car
« on: 01 February 2018, 12:20:59 PM »
No special tools required, this will help,


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