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General / Re: Word Association
« on: Today at 03:26:24 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: Today at 01:46:06 PM »
pair of Mels

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bike didn't start!
« on: Today at 01:28:59 PM »
1/4-1/2 choke is all I ever needed on my FZS600 to start it and then maybe a tad more to keep it running on the coldest of mornings.

It sounds like you may have flooded it and then drained the battery.

Charge the battery or jump start the bike with a small amount of choke (or none to start with)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Help needed - fuel problem
« on: 29 March 2017, 10:17:01 AM »

 I drained the carbs before taking them off last October and they've been stored in a shoebox indoors since then.

Any ideas what the problem might be?

Just a thought, but is the drain screw closed properly?

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 28 March 2017, 04:43:26 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 28 March 2017, 04:42:53 PM »
wiped on with

General / Re: What's the point of Quorn?
« on: 27 March 2017, 04:49:04 PM »

It looks like bacon (allegedly) and is even meant to taste like bacon. Why the hell don't they just eat bacon? pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: cheap russian oil
« on: 27 March 2017, 04:47:05 PM »
Will this oil remove the "clonk" sound from the gearbox?

The FZS600 is very picky when it comes to chain tension. do it exactly as per the handbook (35mm IIRC) and the clonk all but disappears.

General / Re: What's the point of Quorn?
« on: 27 March 2017, 04:22:32 PM »
Am I missing something?

Yes, the meat :pokefun

General / Re: ABE All bike engineering
« on: 27 March 2017, 01:56:39 PM »
I fitted an ABE disk to the back of my Tiger. No issues that I can tell.

General / Re: Towbar Mounted Motorbike Rack Advice Required
« on: 27 March 2017, 08:44:05 AM »
Get the Mrs to drive the van and you ride the bike?

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 24 March 2017, 03:39:04 PM »
in the muck

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Starting up for Spring, or not!
« on: 22 March 2017, 02:54:09 PM »
side stand switch?
try pulling the clutch in.

General / Re: Heated Grips
« on: 22 March 2017, 01:59:38 PM »
from the rear brake light switch.

General / Re: Towbar Mounted Motorbike Rack Advice Required
« on: 21 March 2017, 05:31:43 PM »
Tow bars have a maximum "nose weight" of around 80-100KG normally so that may limit you.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 21 March 2017, 02:22:18 PM »
eating a crumpet

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 21 March 2017, 09:36:33 AM »
playing the flesh

General / Re: Worst bike mods
« on: 20 March 2017, 06:27:38 PM »
Why do this to a perfectly good fireblade?

1. it helps the rider from sliding off the back
2. it was probably far from a good fireblade having been written off prior to the conversion work starting

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 20 March 2017, 06:26:09 PM »
Said the guard

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Givi Wingrack2 '01 incompatibility with '99 bike
« on: 20 March 2017, 02:30:23 PM »
the later bikes do have lower pillion pegs but not that much lower.
The link arm on the red bike looks to be a different shape to the one on the silver bike. Maybe the previous owner modified it.

General / Re: average age?
« on: 11 March 2017, 01:16:22 PM »
My average age is 24

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Switching Topbox
« on: 10 March 2017, 06:28:23 PM »

Still not too keen on the industrial look of the rack itself though. The racks designed for the bike look a lot better than mine:

You have the full Givi Wingrack fitted. Many people want these as they take the panniers too.
Most people only have the standard Givi rack (in the last picture you posted) which is a lot simpler (and a lot cheaper).

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Switching Topbox
« on: 09 March 2017, 05:41:59 PM »
A Givi box on a Givi rack wont rattle around unless (like most) you have lost the little rubber bits from on top of the rack. Then they rattle like buggery :)

Ear plugs in and you will never notice it though and will be thankful that you have somewhere to store your crash helmet whilst you do things and have somewhere other than inside your jacket to put that cold bottle of milk that the Mrs asked you to pick up while you're out.

General / Re: Polishing question
« on: 09 March 2017, 05:27:04 PM »

I polish my car about once a year and still find bits of polish on there months afterwards.

On the bike it tends to be the black textured parts that I didn't even polish I find white stuff on for months afterwards

General / Re: time to give it up?
« on: 09 March 2017, 02:38:22 PM »
50? That's not old.

My dad is 68 and riding an FZS600 now. I'm 48 and riding a Tiger 900i and a CBF1000. Neither of us intend to give up till we can no longer hold a bike up.

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