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General / mechanic in Bridgewater
« on: 15 October 2017, 04:48:37 PM »
Is there anyone near Bridgewater that can recommend a good bike mechanic down there? My son has a poorly fzs600 and it's too far for me to go and look.

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FZS600 Fazer / MOVED: Muppetery in motion
« on: 18 September 2017, 05:33:30 PM »

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General / Who wants some free tyres?
« on: 25 August 2017, 03:15:46 PM »

I have just received the following email from one of the BIG tyre manufacturers. (I highlighted the bit that probably important)


Every now and then in the UK we get the opportunity to trial some early sets of tyres that are not yet part of the Michelin product range.  Although they are the finished mass production product, not prototypes, the final development stage of the tyres is feedback from the normal tyre buying public, seeing how the tyres are received and perceptions of their performance from ordinary riders free from influence and bias.  This ideally also acts as a teaser for the wider public, alerting potential buyers to a new product and allowing for an independent and non biased review of them.   
Your forum is a large, popular and well respected site, and we thought that you would be in a great position to possibly help us with this at some stage.  What we would suggest would be sending a pair of tyres for a forum member to try out.  They could be a popular and respected regular contributor, someone that tends to offer accurate reviews of kit and parts, or even yourself!  They don’t need to be tyre experts, but someone that racks up a lot of miles would probably be best.  What we would expect in return for the free set of tyres would be at least 3 reasonably detailed posts about the tyres, perhaps an early days report on their initial impressions, a second report once they’ve been used in the wet or different conditions, and a follow up or conclusion, with permission for us to use any images and quotes in our advertising.
If you’d be interested in helping with this we’d like to hear from you, and as and when we get any appropriate opportunities we’ll be back in touch.

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General / soaking carb jets
« on: 06 August 2017, 04:47:02 PM »

Based on experience, if a jet is completely blocked with varnish, how long will it need soaking in carb cleaner before you can blow the crud out?


Or am I wasting money on the cleaner and better off buying new jets?

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FZS600 Fazer / Carb jets
« on: 06 August 2017, 02:19:45 PM »

Ok, so my sons FZS600 has been sat around for far too long and as a result the carb jets are all blocked with lovely green varnish.
Soaking in carb cleaner doesn't seem to be working so I am trying to locate replacement jets but struggling to identify what each one is called. Last time I took a carb apart there were only two jets (idle and main) but fowlers seem to have several listed and the exploded diagrams do not seem to help much.




From their website I think the one with the yellow circle around is #14 (jet main # 115). This one is now clean and clear of varnish.
the purple circle is #7 (jet, pilot #12.5)
the orange one though I am struggling a bit with. I think it is #8 (jet, main 0.6)


This is where the trouble begins. I can find #115 and #12.5 on various sites selling jets but cannot find 0.6. Any suggestions?


https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/4165851/fzs600-fazer-5dm7-2000-070-a/carburetor

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General / Foccin Scammers
« on: 31 July 2017, 11:50:57 AM »

Twice this year my in-laws have been taken for mugs.


The first time, costing about £10K, they were scammed into getting a thermodynamic water heater on the basis they would save electricity. I calculated it would take about 20 years to recoup the cost in saved electricity. The in-laws are well into their 70's so will never see that!


This time, two weeks ago while we were on holiday, some other bastard came round to clean the gutters. On doing that, he "noticed" some problems with the roof and gave the father-in-law a lift to the bank to get several £k in cash to pay for materials etc.
the next day they started by ripping all the tiles off the roof and took him to the bank again. This time the cashier realised what was going on and called the police. The fraudsters did a runner leaving the roof with no tiles on. feccers


We got back from holiday a week ago but obviously they were too ashamed to admit anything so we didn't find out till the Mrs went round on Friday night. cue lots of running around this weekend to make the place watertight again but too late to save the ceilings in two of the bedrooms. Now we have to find rofers and cladding people to put it all right.




And to top it all, the insurance company don't want to know as the fraudsters were given permission to do work.

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FZS600 Fazer / Black Widow or Delkevic
« on: 27 July 2017, 08:32:25 PM »

My downpipes have split at one of the welds so need a new set. I could do with a replacement to the standard can too.


Delkevic and Black Widow  both do full systems for under £300 but which one would you recommend?

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For Sale & Wanted / Wanted - FZS600 collector box replacement pipe
« on: 06 July 2017, 09:53:31 PM »

I have aftermarket down pipes and a standard end can on my FZS600 and there is an additional link pipe between the two which has a hole in it.


Anyone got one spare they want to sell?

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General / Snail chasing
« on: 04 July 2017, 08:22:36 PM »

This weekend sees me off on my jollies again. This time will be a little bit different though. A couple of fellow foccers will be meeting up in France for a couple of days of feccing around on the lovely Normandy/Loire tarmac.


Should be a good few days with Trevor, Kev and Martin.

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General / snigger
« on: 03 July 2017, 01:26:33 PM »

Had to nip out at lunchtime and thought I would take teh FZS600 as it is now taxed. As I approached a set of lights , and several cars back,  a brand new Audi TT was at the front and went for it when the lights changed only to have to brake for the next set. What did I do??




I filtered up to the front and left him spinning his wheels scrabbling for grip the next time the lights changed as I left him behind :rollin




My £450 bike beats your £50K TT :rollin

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General / Watch out your going to get wet
« on: 28 May 2017, 09:53:00 PM »

This storm is passing past me at the moment and will be hitting the south cost of England in the next few hours



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FZS600 Fazer / MOVED: WTF
« on: 28 May 2017, 02:51:47 PM »

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General / MOVED: Still for sale
« on: 24 May 2017, 10:23:42 PM »

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FZ6 / Fazer / MOVED: Some twat has lost his FZS600 Keys
« on: 24 May 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
This topic has been moved to FZS600.

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?topic=22647.0

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General / Bike tax madness
« on: 12 April 2017, 06:04:57 PM »

My son has decided that as the weather is good, whilst he is visitign me in Sussex, he would get his FZS MOT'd so he can use it this weekend. All good so far. Bike passed the test.


It is SORN so he needs to tax it now before he can have some fun. Trouble is the V5 is in his flat in Plymouth (where nobody else has access) and DVLA wont let him pay for the tax without the reference number from the V5.


I can understand not being able to SORN without a reference number as that may result in someone making your bike illegal without you knowing, but taxing it?? We want to pay them money. I guess it is to stop you typing in A123ABC when you meant to tax A132ABC etc but doesn't help him this weekend.

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General / Is it time to bring back the Plastic Pig?
« on: 12 April 2017, 02:44:56 PM »

Obviously we have too many people getting Motability cars when they should be buying their own but I also accept that for some people we need to provide them with transport.
the plastic pig might be the way to go. Disabled people will get dedicated cars that will help them transport themselves around and maybe one other passenger. Perhaps the plastic pig could be replaced with one of the San Permis cars from France?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39575293

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General / Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive
« on: 23 February 2017, 09:50:25 AM »

what a pi$$ take. Why isn't that person banged up as they are obviously ignoring the law.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39053658

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FZS600 Fazer / MOVED: spares on ebay if you need front end stuff
« on: 23 February 2017, 09:44:02 AM »

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General / Ball scratching
« on: 02 February 2017, 12:32:48 PM »

Shame she has been sacked for telling the truth


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-38841897

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For Sale & Wanted / MOVED: warm fury muffs for sale
« on: 22 January 2017, 10:33:48 PM »

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