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General / Re: Lubed up.
« on: 19 April 2018, 07:06:27 AM »
I generally always use Wurth lube, but every now and then i just use a paint brush with engine oil and soak the hell out of the chain with it. As it's so wet it gets everywhere inside the links instantly and it's really easily applied. Just make sure you put newspaper down once parked up, 'cos it will obviously drip for a day or two.

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General / Re: Transponder Immobiliser
« on: 19 April 2018, 07:02:03 AM »
Appealing though the underseat explosive option is, I'm with BBrown - let them have it, save yourself injury and aggro. Spend your money on a tracker (if you think the Met will support you by recovering your bike once it's located - debatable from what I hear).


Going a teeny bit off topic - up here in t'broad acres a farmer friend of mine agreed to have a police "sting" quadbike parked on his farm - it was duly pinched, in broad daylight, while he was in. Police informed, Quad tracked to Bradford (where else?) and it and six other stolen Quads recovered, two arrests. Satisfying.... Farmer Palmer's only regret was that he was warned off using his 12 bore if they came
(defeats the object of the sting apparently  :lol )


Also slightly off topic - maybe this should be in "what gets my goat" - a few years ago, I had a bike stolen from my house. I discovered the theft minutes after it had happened, so figured "dial 999". Response from the bloke at the other end? "fine sir, can i just take  few details before i put this out? Date of birth? And how would you describe your ethnicity sir?" Absolutely foccin' unreal! Guys raggin' my bike down the road, and I have to decide whether I'm white British or white other (or just red with rage?)
Needless to say the bike was not recovered until the scrotes got bored with it five months later and left it, trashed, behind a pub in Bradford (where else?)


"I'm sure he had a gun..." tends to give them a little jolt  :lol

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General / Re: fazer under attack !!!!!!!
« on: 19 April 2018, 06:59:33 AM »
You do realize there's a mouse forum online somewhere, and they're all saying the same thing, "You won't believe this fella with the old car, he's a proper murdering psycho......"  :rollin

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Any one else had this.
« on: 19 April 2018, 06:52:43 AM »
Since I have owned the bike now and again going over a bump or pothole I get a solid bump through the bars. Nothing that put me in danger but bugging me. I have recently had new fork seals, uprated the fork oil, head and wheel bearings checked and all good. Any one had the same thing and sorted it, cheers.


What oil did you put in the forks, might seem a funny question th ask but if it was to thick or not proper fork oil it could be a form of hydro lock when hitting fast bumps, I don't mean hitting them at speed, but the way the forks have to respond to a sharp or sudden compression.


Just a thought.
But most likely as others have said steering head bearings


Add to that, did you put enough oil in, there are 2 measurements, one for 98/99 bikes without the fork adjusters, then another lesser level for 00-03 bikes that have adjusters?


Or just to be different, my bike has 98/99 forks on a 2000 model.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 runs rough after washing the bike
« on: 19 April 2018, 06:47:09 AM »
After washing my bike down with a brush and soapy water i always start the bike and let it tick over before getting the hose gun on it to rinse off.
Seems to do the job alright.
I remember having an issue with my air horn once, for 3 days, when it sounded like a man with no lips trying to play the trumpet, but again once it dried out it was fine.
I've also learned not to use a really fine spray with the hose gun, and not to drench around the caps and HT leads.
Leaving the bike running and generating heating certainly helps though.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: % Brighter Bulbs
« on: 18 April 2018, 11:37:14 PM »
Tried both of the max high strength bulbs, but the added spotlights are the way forward.
Totally trounce the headlights.

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General / Re: Tyres again
« on: 18 April 2018, 01:29:39 PM »
How does that work Gents? I'll assume you don't have the tyre fitting gear at home.  :lol
How much would a local firm charge to fit and balance for you on a free wheel for example.
Could some smaller independent places be a bit funny with you asking for fitment as you've robbed them of commission on a tyre sale.


Varies £10-£15 per tyre for me, but i still save about £40 or more compared to if i rode into a shop to buy a tyre and have fitted.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 15 April 2018, 04:23:39 PM »
I hit a pothole yesterday, and whilst still cursing i then hit a bigger one straight afterwards that really lamped my front tyre.
What the hell are they making roads out of these days?
I'm even scared to ride over a puddle now because these potholes are appearing so quickly and seem to be really deep within a day!


One thing i will say though is if you do see potholes that are just taking the piss then go online to the council and report them, because we all whinge about them and presume someone else has reported them but that is most likely not the case.
It only takes 5mins to do and you'd be surprised how quickly they put a temporary fill in once they know about it, and that's better than nothing.
I reported one near work the other day and it was fixed in two days.
Just make sure you write NEEDS URGENT ATTENTION when describing it.


This is one of the holes i reported over 2 weeks ago, i took this photo four days ago and it's getting deeper every day.
Whilst taking the photo a car smacked into it with a massive thud, no doubt one of hundreds.
Talk about take the piss.


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General / Re: fazer under attack !!!!!!!
« on: 15 April 2018, 01:31:44 PM »
They tend to stick to running next to walls so the traps are better suited placed against the edge of them, plus you have less chance of treading on them yourself.

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General / Re: fazer under attack !!!!!!!
« on: 14 April 2018, 04:41:09 PM »
I'd put traps down with peanut butter as bait, they love it.  :b

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Strange noise :/
« on: 14 April 2018, 04:31:15 PM »
Have you touched the rear wheel recently at all, as in done any work whatsoever?


And, yes, you need to  worry right now, 'cos it ain't normal, if it wasn't there before then something is certainly not right!
I have had the wheel off for cleaning swing arm and rebuilding re caliper, everything went back on properly though, the sound is definatly coming from the front sprocket area I'll try a get it on film tomorrow  ( work all day and night tonight )


If you have the wheel off chances are you may have put it back on at a very slightly different position than it has been. This can cause friction on the plastic chain guide causing a buzzing noise until it beds in again, it will go away after a while.
The sounds doesn't seem that far back though, seems to come from right behind sprocket cover, I'll check out the guide tomorrow when I have another listen , I'll put the bike on centre stand with my small bike jack supporting the rear from bouncing and wind it up so you guys can hear it


What i'm on about is near the front sprocket cover.
It's actually called a chain slider.


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Strange noise :/
« on: 14 April 2018, 03:01:44 PM »
Have you touched the rear wheel recently at all, as in done any work whatsoever?


And, yes, you need to  worry right now, 'cos it ain't normal, if it wasn't there before then something is certainly not right!
I have had the wheel off for cleaning swing arm and rebuilding re caliper, everything went back on properly though, the sound is definatly coming from the front sprocket area I'll try a get it on film tomorrow  ( work all day and night tonight )


If you have the wheel off chances are you may have put it back on at a very slightly different position than it has been. This can cause friction on the plastic chain guide causing a buzzing noise until it beds in again, it will go away after a while.

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General / Re: Transponder Immobiliser
« on: 14 April 2018, 08:28:57 AM »
Exactly. Its more about being forced to give up a running bike at knife/hammer point. And I'm pretty sure a scooter would struggle to push a 600 along ?


GC


Crikey, where have you worked recently??? ;)


Pack some explosives under your seat that can be detonated by a phone call. Not ideal bike wise, but, oh, the satisfaction of making that call.  :lol
Then just blame the Russians....who'll deny it anyway!  :D

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Strange noise :/
« on: 14 April 2018, 08:23:28 AM »
Have you touched the rear wheel recently at all, as in done any work whatsoever?


And, yes, you need to  worry right now, 'cos it ain't normal, if it wasn't there before then something is certainly not right!

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fairing for 2003 fazer
« on: 10 April 2018, 04:34:35 PM »
Marvellous  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: well i finally gave in lol
« on: 10 April 2018, 06:45:52 AM »
SS tunes?
Secret Service, Secret Santa, Side Street tunes???  :look

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fairing for 2003 fazer
« on: 10 April 2018, 06:40:40 AM »
You could always smear a bit of filler in there and get a paint touch up bottle mixed up. I’ve taken plastics into a local paint shop and they’ll mix some up with a little brush for about £5. Or find the paint code and order online.

Edit, I see you’ve already got touch up! One other suggestion is a bit of thin aluminium behind the crack to strengthen it and use some more adhesive.

You see that kind of damage on loads of bikes where the winkers got through the fairing, I prefer older methods where they are bolted onto a proper bracket which normally only sacrifices the winker and easy replacement.


Can i just confirm you did say 'winkers'.
I read that out loud last night and everyone abused ME  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fairing for 2003 fazer
« on: 09 April 2018, 06:49:35 AM »
Not only will it be difficult to find due to age, it is also a common place to crack anyway over time so chances are you'll be buying a similar item, with some sort of damage either there or somewhere else on it.


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General / Re: Lubed up.
« on: 08 April 2018, 10:19:53 AM »
Not sure if it is nation wide but aldi are flogging wd40 brand chain lube and chain wax for a quid a tin.


I've used it before, comes in smaller cans and handy to have if the bike's been sitting all day in a massive downpour.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Scrambler build
« on: 08 April 2018, 10:12:53 AM »
I had a little tinker with my bike.....




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General / Re: Excitement
« on: 08 April 2018, 08:38:12 AM »
I took it to mean 1st to second change - clunky on mine anyway

The correct chain tension practically gets rid of that clunk.


Sitting still at traffic lights has zero bearing on chain tension and clunkiness.


BUT, i have learned that rolling the bike forward just a few inches, (or 75mm), gets rid of the clunk when going from neutral to 1st.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain cleaning with isopropyl alcohol?
« on: 08 April 2018, 08:33:52 AM »
I understand the idea of a scott oiler that it virtually constantly washes the chain as compared to a low fling wax type lube that will hold dirt and use a s a grinding paste, which is why the need to regularly clean. But I just don't like the ugly cable ties and the oil up my side wall and over the swing arm and up my boots and down Sharp Halls sweeping driveway.     

Didn't have any boot problems. Nor anything noticeable on a garage floor.
That's because all the crap on your bike soaks it up first  :pokefun

Lol.  :)  Good one.

Yes. I'm not a fan of washing the vehicles. Car used to be vacuumed inside, clean windows and lights, but the rest of the body - only when it rained.

As for (motor)bikes - clean chain, brake pads and disks/rims. Starts and ends there. With annual bearing service of the pushbike, and spring and autumn wash of the FZS - just to be able to spot any leaks - like you've noted.   :rollin


What's a car?


Are they those big things that are constantly driven by psychopaths out to get me?

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General / Re: Tool storage
« on: 07 April 2018, 09:29:51 PM »
Just my chain and padlock under my seat, sitting on a load of bubble wrap.
Top box stores everything else.

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General / Re: Excitement
« on: 07 April 2018, 09:18:31 AM »
As mentioned, go easy, but go enjoy yourself  :thumbup

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