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General / Re: One owner Fazers
« on: 24 June 2017, 06:16:43 PM »
Sounds like a familiar story  :lol
Yeah, :finger but I still have the same engine and frame  :lol
And I regard it as the same bike even if it's had an engine change or two. :)

General / Re: One owner Fazers
« on: 24 June 2017, 04:28:05 PM »

Well I’m another (November 1998).
I can’t find the petrol log where I note all the parts changes etc. at the moment, but certainly have got through a lot of consumables… and am thinking I ought to keep an eye out for a newer engine as the current one must have well over 100k on it now.
Tyres and chains are doing amazingly well these days, partly due to me slowing down I suppose, but the tyres are lasting more than twice as long as they did when I bought the bike and I had 50,000 out of the last chain!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer owners near Basingstoke
« on: 24 June 2017, 02:34:02 PM »
Definitely worth a try I'd say. These have cured similar symptoms for many people on here, myself included.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil Leak
« on: 24 June 2017, 02:24:52 PM »
What about all the hosing around that area, they are covered in oil is there any chance it could be leaking from one of them?
None of them should be carrying oil. Fuel, air and coolant but no oil.
The crankcase breather will have a light oil mist present, but if there's a lot of blow-by past a piston or the engine's been overfilled it can be a bit more than that.
(OK, there is a drain for the airbox which can dribble oil blown into the box by the breather, but it's hard to see how that could get on the carbs as it's routed to drip on the ground behind the engine.)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer owners near Basingstoke
« on: 24 June 2017, 02:05:30 PM »

Having done all that work on the carbs only to find that the bike still misbehaves… yes, I’m not surprised you’re having a rant!

It sounds as though one or more cylinders are not contributing. A plug check might give some information, but if you’ve not already had them out, go carefully! They may not unscrew easily from a bike that’s spent a lot of its life sat out in the weather… you definitely don’t want to shear them off.

It’s possible the fault is electrical rather than down to fuelling.
As an easy next step, I’d chuck the original plug caps and trim the leads by 8-10mm before fitting some NGK replacements if that’s not already been done.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil Leak
« on: 23 June 2017, 05:33:02 PM »

Has the crankcase breather hose split or come adrift?
Otherwise it might be a leaky cam cover gasket.

General / Re: DIY Wheel Balancing
« on: 22 June 2017, 01:32:40 PM »

Thanks.....but has anyone any success without the static machine....using the bike axle to support and spin the wheel?
That's the way I've always done it.
Brake calipers and speed sensor removed (calliper and chain, obviously for the rear) to get the friction down, then with a few minutes trial and error I can get the wheel balanced to within about 5 grammes.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: output shaft viable repair ???
« on: 21 June 2017, 12:02:28 PM »

It seems overly complicated to me, but I guess it’d work.
Rather than weld through holes in the sleeve, why not just weld around the end? Better yet, as already suggested, forget the sleeve and build the shaft back up with weld.
If I was going to the trouble of rethreading the shaft I’d choose a more sensible pitch, the Yamaha one is simply too fine for the torque required. If you have a lathe available then cutting a suitable recess into the nut wouldn’t be much trouble.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: rear shock upgrade for touring 2 up
« on: 19 June 2017, 08:35:06 AM »

General / Re: Anyone used one of these?
« on: 09 June 2017, 06:53:33 PM »

Love the way people are slagging the device off without actually bothering to read how it functions.
Yes, it’s more expensive than a crude buzzer and as an electronics engineer I could make something similar for a fraction of the parts cost, but to do so would take many hours work… certainly more than £50’s worth.
If you want something to remind you to turn off your indicators when you’ve forgotten to, then I don’t reckon it’s bad value.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: carb heater pipe
« on: 06 June 2017, 09:04:35 AM »
It's reasonably clear in the manual: the flow is from the left hand side of the thermostat to the left carb, through the carbs and then to the spigot on the radiator. (Hoses 19 and 21 on AJ Sutton's site.)


… So I guess one of my floating needles is jammed which I need to clean.
It may be the O-ring around the body of the metering/float valve. They tend to crack or flake with age so fuel runs round the outside despite the float valve itself sealing OK.
If that’s the case you’ll need to pull the brass insert out and replace the O-ring, a thin smear of red rubber grease (as used for brake seals) will make it easier to reinstall.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting spotlights - wiring?
« on: 23 May 2017, 11:27:57 PM »

The green wire you’ve marked ??? can go to either terminal of your bar-mounted switch.
The other side of the switch needs 12V, you can take that from the high beam switch (yellow wire) if the spots are a bit fierce for oncoming traffic. Or the main headlight feed (blue/yellow or green or blue/black) if the spots are aimed down enough (or if you just don’t give a shit, like about 10% of vehicle owners).

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Replace rear brake disc with wheel still on?
« on: 22 May 2017, 12:21:40 PM »

I guess you’re trying to avoid the slightly awkward job of persuading the wheel back in without a spacer getting nudged out, but think you’ll just make task harder.
If you can find a thin plank of wood about 2ft long (a bit of old floorboard or timber cladding is ideal) you can place that under the back in line with the bike. Roll the wheel on until it’s in position, then as you raise the end of the plank it’s easy to get the spacers to stay with the wheel as  you squeeze it into the swingarm. Once it’s roughly in line with the axle holes you can chock the plank to that level and you’ve two hands free to wriggle the axle in.

General / Re: General Election 8th June
« on: 21 May 2017, 08:37:56 AM »

So what do you do if you don't trust Labour on defence or the economy, but you don't trust the Tories for a fair society? And you think UKIP are now irrelevant? And you think the Greens are a joke? And you're concerned about how Brexit goes, but you never quite trusted the direction the EU is going in? Sometimes, I'm just so confused
If only there was another party we could choose. Ideally, one that would offer a referendum on the outcome of the Brexit deal.  :'(

Fazer 400 and other models / Re: help needed pls
« on: 20 May 2017, 11:05:28 PM »

I can’t say for certain, but think it’s highly likely that the TPS is the same on both models.
However, TPS faults are usually either a broken track on the potentiometer inside or a dead spot where the wiper doesn’t get a connection to the track. The fact that you’re able to get a sensible reading by turning it further suggests that the fault may be that the idle adjustment on the carbs has been wound up miles to try to compensate for another issue. That would also tally with the excessive idle speed.

<edit> Just looked at a pic of some 400 carbs and now think they're not likely to share the same TPS.
(Though I still think yours may be OK.)

General / Re: Sick foccer
« on: 20 May 2017, 10:12:54 AM »
not for me :thumbdown
Now the only thing I found funny about it was that the women in the auditorium were all laughing at his humour, did they really not comprehend that he was talking about them, they guys were all laughing as well, the comedian was talking about their wives, girlfriends, sisters and possibly their mums.
I'm not a prude in anyway shape or form but this sort of humour is not funny, it degrades women (for some of us our life partners) and should insult men.

Yes, that puzzled me too. Perhaps they were laughing at him for thinking that misogyny and profanity are automatically amusing. I just found him offensive.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Dropping gas from tank breather hose
« on: 19 May 2017, 03:55:37 PM »
Yes, stuffing some water and petrol resistant sealant in to block the pipe top and bottom should work OK.. at least as a short-term solution.

I'd be careful blocking up pipes if tank cant breathe engine will not run !
It's the filler cap drain, not the breather.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Dropping gas from tank breather hose
« on: 19 May 2017, 01:18:05 PM »
Yes, stuffing some water and petrol resistant sealant in to block the pipe top and bottom should work OK.. at least as a short-term solution.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Dropping gas from tank breather hose
« on: 18 May 2017, 11:44:07 PM »

The hoses connect to pipes that run up through the tank to the cap recess.
One terminates there and drains any rainwater from around the cap. The other goes to a nipple that seals against the cap itself which connects to the inner part of the cap. That is the breather.
Since both pipes pass through the tank, if either is perforated (by rust for example) then it’ll leak fuel.

General / Re: So What're You Listening To Today?
« on: 17 May 2017, 06:15:11 PM »
Excellent choice Mr Sharp.  :thumbup

FZS600 Fazer / Re: New clutch woes - help!
« on: 16 May 2017, 09:18:49 AM »
My next plan is to try fitting half Genuine Springs and half EBC, 3 of each, offset evenly, to hopefully achieve a happy medium. Anyone else done this, or foresee any issues with this plan?

I did try that, though I’d bought springs that were probably far stiffer than the EBC ones.
It stopped the clutch slip, but I found the lever action was still too heavy so went back to 100% OE. The slip is only an issue for the first few miles, once the oil’s warmed up fully the problem goes.
If your EBC springs are only 30-50% stiffer than OE a mix of 3 of each will probably be a good solution.

General / Re: RI SPROCKET?
« on: 15 May 2017, 09:04:53 AM »
I suppose the narrower sprocket will wear fractionally quicker, but otherwise it won't make any difference. If you try pushing the chain from side to side on the current sprocket you'll find there's a fair bit of play anyway.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: what do you fork gurus reckon?
« on: 11 May 2017, 08:04:50 PM »
Shame to contradict on my first post, but the stiffness of a round cross section torsion bar (spring is a coiled torsion bar) is proportional to the fourth power of the torsion bar diameter. As a result a slight increase in diameter results in a large increase in stiffness.

Ah... my mistake. Can't quite get my head around how it's a torsion spring, but you appear to be correct.
That would make the thou spring about 17% stiffer if all other variables are the same. And even if you do measure the spring rates it probably doesn't help much since the springs are different lengths and the FZ6 one looks as if it'll hit the stiffer rate a bit sooner.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear master cylinders... Do they go wrong?
« on: 10 May 2017, 05:38:47 PM »

Not impossible, but unusual.
Are you sure the pivot for the pedal is clean and lubricated? If neglected that can get so stiff the return spring isn't sufficient to pull the lever back up.

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