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General / Re: Do you use a GPS on holidays by bike
« on: 08 December 2017, 02:42:40 PM »
ShatNav in the car because I usually just want to get somewhere quickly. Maps on the bike for a few reasons.

1. I don't have a bike ShatNav but could use my phone as one if I really really wanted to
2. I don't want the distraction and want to concentrate on what's going on around me and not constantly staring at a screen
3. If I take a wrong turning, so what? Shite happens and I will find my way there eventually whilst enjoying my ride.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: 1999 fzs 600, is it fitted with immobiliser?
« on: 06 December 2017, 05:47:08 PM »
As standard, the FZS has no immobiliser or alarm.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 06 December 2017, 03:13:21 PM »
That was my point you have to use 2 now to get a half decent cuppa were as a few years ago 1 would do the trick.

Stick to PG Tips.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted - Bagster tank cover
« on: 18 November 2017, 11:32:24 AM »
I think I have got one sorted now thanks but if that falls through I will let you know.

Thanks.

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Surely the calibration technique depends on what or how you are trying to measure?

If you are measuring actual values of vacuum, then it's important to get them zeroed properly.

If however you're just trying to balance them, it doesn't matter whether the needle starts at 0 or 100, what's important is that all the guages read the same value for the same level of vacuum.

Therefore, in this argument, I side with Daviee.


This is what I have been saying.


You set the gauges to all read the same to start with. DO NOT use the stop needle, set the gauges a fraction off it if you have one as that way you know all the gauge as are starting at the same point. Atmospheric pressure will try to move the gauge above or below zero so you set it every time you use it.


following that, chances are your gauges are not accurate anyway and have not been professionally calibrated so you are just looking to see that you have the same reading on all four cylinders.

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General / Re: Site problems?
« on: 12 November 2017, 12:07:46 PM »
got another thread running on this.

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General / Re: Site problems?
« on: 12 November 2017, 12:07:04 PM »
seems to be OK this morning after Aegis prodded the hosts.

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General / Re: Site problems?
« on: 11 November 2017, 09:19:22 PM »
I have asked Aegis to have a look into this

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these setups are not that good at giving correct pressure readings but they can be good for making sure they all have the same negative pressure.

That's my point exactly DP.

Daviee - You may have spent some time professionally or otherwise playing with vacuum gauges but as a qualified aircraft avionics engineer I do know a bit about suck and blow instruments and how they work as well as how they should be calibrated.

for information, the ones with the stop pin need adjusting to be a fraction off the pin when you use them to take the ambient atmospheric pressure into account. When the ambient pressure is lower, the needle will try to move below zero if the last time you used it, the ambient pressure was higher. Just so you know the reason :pokefun

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Daviee - all they are telling you is how to ensure they are zeroed. Calibration makes sure they read the correct value at a range of pressures from zero to max.
You are correct that you set the needle a hairs breadth away from the stop to ensure that they are all set the same. You are not calibrating them in the true sense though.

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there is calibration and there is calibration
generally speaking, as long as all 4 start at the same reference point then when they are all reading the same when you balance the carbs you can be fairly certain that the carbs are set correctly.

If you really want to calibrate the gauges you will need to send them away to a specialist. All you do by adjusting the screw is setting the zero point

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 09 November 2017, 04:51:20 PM »
choking his chicken

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General / Re: Engine cutting out
« on: 09 November 2017, 09:36:56 AM »
Might be caused by clutch drag, try knocking it out of gear just before you stop and see if it still does it.

Unlikely on a warm engine. More likely on a cooler engine when the oil is thicker.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 November 2017, 02:03:43 PM »

 Post deleted to cover my arse at work.

Who's Phyllis?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Has my bike been lowered?
« on: 07 November 2017, 05:54:42 PM »

Hello all,


This is my first post having just picked up my fazer at the weekend. I've found lots of posts about seat lowering but I'm 6ft and having never had a fazer before it seems very low to me. Maybe this is how they are, I wondered if anyone has any advice for me on how I could tell?


Thanks and looking forward to joining the community.

Post a picture

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 07 November 2017, 01:54:08 PM »
Suzuki Bandit written

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you just gently turn the screws on the gauges until the dial/float/whatever stops fluctuating so much to make it easier to read. Screw it in too far and the level on the gauge will drop.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted - Bagster tank cover
« on: 07 November 2017, 01:09:57 AM »
Does anyone have one that isn't blue?

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:agree with unfazed

but

adjust the TPS and idle speed before AND after you do the balance job.

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General / Re: Engine cutting out
« on: 06 November 2017, 02:56:07 PM »
What model is it?

When was it last serviced (new plugs, air filter etc)?

If it is the FZS600, is the choke still on?

If not, is the idle speed correct (1250 ish)?

If the choke is off and the idle speed is correct, you may have blocked (or partially blocked) pilot jets or even the air filter could be clogged causing problems.

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 06 November 2017, 01:54:06 PM »
hell for leather

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General / Re: Word Association
« on: 06 November 2017, 01:53:49 PM »
fight

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted fox eye headlight unit
« on: 06 November 2017, 11:59:10 AM »
Halfords / ebay / amazon

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/travel-accessories/car-headlamp-converters/halfords-headlamp-converters?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Travel+Accessories-_-Car+Headlamp+Converters-_-151225&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=liirqp&istBid=tztx&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:868555888|agid:49387674932|tid:pla-329147111430|crid:203456299410|nw:g|rnd:17748397159974927662|dvc:c|adp:1o5|mt:|loc:1006661&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkLqu1_Kp1wIVohbTCh1j8QKOEAQYBSABEgKRAPD_BwE

alternatively, just use black insulating tape.

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FZS600 / Re: Headlight
« on: 06 November 2017, 11:24:35 AM »
Fit a beam deflector/tape to the part of the lens that directs light up to the right.

No need for a new headlamp.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted fox eye headlight unit
« on: 06 November 2017, 11:23:31 AM »
You don't need a new headlight. Just adjust the light and if required, fit a beam deflector like we put on our bikes to go to France (as if). As long as the beam doesn't kick up to the right, it cannot fail.

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