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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: Today at 08:40:30 AM »
Cheers Matt,
Just ordered acf50 and spray applicator bottle from the Bay, 26 quid  :eek but it's a big bottle. :thumbup :woot

The fzs1000 blue spot isn’t a straight swap as such, you need to file a slight amount off the standard 600 bracket and add some washers to line it up with the disc. Apparently they’re far less prone to seizing which is why I converted mine. Still seized though, but I do ride all year round.
I did think about just flipping the bracket, but there’s no way to hold it in place.
I might buy the fz6 bracket just to see if it fits with regards to the axle size, spacing etc. Then if my blue spot caliper fits, all well and good, if not, I’ll buy an fz6 caliper. I’m sure a decent mechanic could weld an aluminium block onto the swingarm too.

Same as that.
I had to file a tiny amount of the FZS600 hanger, I believe I either used a Dremel or maybe a chainsaw file. If you look at the picture of the blue spot on my FZS600 previous post about an inch or so behind the front mounting bolt you can see where a small amount of alloy is removed. Then add a washer about 1.5 mm thick between the inside of the calliper and the mount to line up the calliper so it is central over the disc, if does not have to be within very fine tolerances has the pistons take up any slight discrepancy.
Easy job to do, whether it is worth it or not I will not know until thie weather improves.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: Today at 12:02:07 AM »
Not today but the last week or two,
Fitted wezmoto braided lines front and back race setup, adapted a pair of monorack arms to fit the bike with missing support brackets , new EBC sintered front pads, rubbed down and painted a few rust spots  on frame and a nice coating of acf50.
Roll on spring !!

Hey Matt what is this acf50 that I keep hearing about is a bit like WD40 :D

General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 16 February 2018, 11:57:12 PM »
As for overweight being an " illness " or genetic I would like to see some genuine proof from some reputable sources before I will believe that, I am overweight and I am not ill or bound by my genes, I am just a lazy greedy git.

The BBC Horizon programme did a three-part series on this in 2015:

Unfortunately the programme is no longer available, but they have a few clips online:

There were three groups, the "Feasters" who find it hard to stop eating when they've started, the "Stress Eaters" who (as it suggests) eat due to stress and the "Constant Cravers" who always feel hungry.

By dealing with the root causes, they were able to help many of them lose weight.

Fridge Pickers wear big knickers.

Introduction / Re: First FZ6
« on: 16 February 2018, 12:01:34 AM »
Thought he said he has been ridding custom Viagra. :lol 

Introduction / Re: Back again.
« on: 15 February 2018, 11:50:41 PM »
FFS do you ever own a bike for more than six months.
It says in your strap line ' Owned over a hundred bikes'

Introduction / Re: New Gen 1 Thou Owner from Essex
« on: 15 February 2018, 11:47:55 PM »
Another Fazer in Primer :rolleyes

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600/FZ6 rear calliper swap. Feasible?
« on: 15 February 2018, 11:41:12 PM »
I fitted a Blue Spot FZS1000 Gen 1 rear caliper to my FZS600 about 3 or 4 months ago as well as servicing the front blue spots, then the bike was serviced and put to sleep for the winter, so I don't know if there was any benefit other than aesthetics.
I'm told that the Blue Spot rear is much better than the standard FZS600 rear, time will tell I guess.
The standard caliper was OK on my bike, but then I hardly ever use the rear unless slow manoeuvring/U-turns and the like.
I cleaned and lubed (Red Rubber) the standard one up before it was consigned to the parts bin, to be honest it was in very good condition, no rust and pistons moved freely but then the bike never gets ridden in the rain. 


General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 15 February 2018, 11:21:36 PM »
Ahh! Poor ole Asad  :lol

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 February 2018, 10:06:20 AM »
The word " olympian"  when used as a prefix before a persons name because they have taken part in an Olympic games, don't know why but it just bugs the hell out of me.

Grumpy people is 'What Gets My Goat' :pokefun

"Athlete" when referring to sports like clay pigeon shooting  :rolleyes


General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 12 February 2018, 09:59:01 AM »
On a similar subject, plane tickets should be for you and your luggage by weight. I am under 10 stone and can have included in my ticket a 20kg bag but if I want a heaver bag then I have to pay more. Yet some 20 stone person can have the same 20kg baggage as me.

Yep I have often thought the same, I'm not a big chap myself (been trying to lose a bit of weight) 12st 4Ib, I seen some monsters in this country and in the USA on planes. One chap on an internal flight from St Louis to Chicago must of been in the 30 mark and someone had to move seats for him because he could not get between the seats to sit down he ended up sitting by the front emergency exit. If the plane was on fire you would not want him blocking the exit. Just picturing him now he could have been more than 30 stone. he certainly struggle walking. Actually I felt sorry for him, I guess not all weight issue are from gluttony.

General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 11 February 2018, 11:35:16 PM »
To be fair I think you'd just more likely see fat people in either tighter or less clothes haha

That happens already.

You see loads of biguns squeezed into leggings and crop tops every day.

Nothing worse than a bigun in clothes that only look good on a 8 or 9 stone girl.

Leggings much to tight great with a big old camel toe pouting out, bloody great muffin top hang over the top of the leggings protruding under the crop top.
Do they not have mirrors in their bathroom or bedrooms, surely they can not thing it's a good look, they look like an egg timer with all the sand run to the bottom.  :eek

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 11 February 2018, 11:21:15 PM »
The word " olympian"  when used as a prefix before a persons name because they have taken part in an Olympic games, don't know why but it just bugs the hell out of me.

Grumpy people is 'What Gets My Goat' :pokefun

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: A few questions for you :)
« on: 09 February 2018, 09:03:16 PM »
@Falcon 269

Had another quick nose around after work today, the sound is definitely on the right hand side, where you have suggested......will have a gander about on here and in the Haynes manual and familiarise my self with the area :)

No smoke this time...........though will have a lengthly look and record on saturday, when I have an extended time with natural light.

While the bike is running pull the clutch lever right in to the handle bars and see if there is a reduction or change in the sound.

General / Re: Fazer Bracelet
« on: 09 February 2018, 11:23:36 AM »
WTF!  :rolleyes

I'm sure they'd do you a green one Tom, to match your crocs 😉

Well f--k me I asked fot that  :rolleyes

General / Re: Fazer Bracelet
« on: 09 February 2018, 08:25:39 AM »
WTF!  :rolleyes

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 09 February 2018, 01:13:05 AM »
Finishing this little baby this evening, completely rebuilt with new clutch plates and back together.
To be honest (Oh! it a Honda C90 lump) the engine is in very good condition, it has done just under 30K mile from new 1989 Honda G90-G Cub.
Have had a great time rebuilding it and polishing the nuts off the engine cases.
That is what made me feel good today, and, when I go out into my workshop tomorrow I will feel good all over again. 

Modified: Shit just noticed the green Crocks I look like Kermit  :rolleyes

FZ6 / Fazer / Re: BIKE THEFT - Royal Docks London - FZ6
« on: 06 February 2018, 12:42:08 PM »
Big man hugs, really sorry to hear you sad news, it must be like a bereavement, I really hope you get the bike back undamaged, and the police catch the scumbag that took it and the other bike.  :'( :2guns :look  <<< Thieving Scumbag

FZ6 / Fazer / Re: Fazer 600 s2 2007 not firing
« on: 06 February 2018, 12:36:26 PM »
It seems the common denominator reading all of the above comments about the three faults is ECU.

So glad the old FZS 600 does not seem have these problems, older technology I know but more bullet proof.

FZ6 / Fazer / Re: Fazer 600 s2 2007 not firing
« on: 06 February 2018, 12:33:31 PM »
Advice to access the system still has problems, then we still have questions.

WHAT!  :fish

Detergent heavy, low revving, diesel engine oil, going into very high revving, high tuned petrol motorcycle engine,  :eek  I think I will give that one a miss.
It might be alright, but, I would not  take the chance.
And is it worth the risk saving perhaps 6 or 7 quid on 4 litres of oil, if it was to foc your engine I don't think you will repair it with the money saved. :lol 

Shell Advanced 4T for me every time, either Fully Synth or Semi Synth, what ever is on offer at the time.

I change my Oil & Filter at the end of the summer each year, before hibernation, it has usually done about 2 - 2.5 thousand miles.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Overheating / New Radiator
« on: 06 February 2018, 12:00:45 AM »
Sounds to me like you are on it Adam  :D

Well I rang my mate up to ask him if I could use his bench grinder and polishing mops and the selfish foccer has only gone on holiday with his Mrs to Jamaica, thoughtless bugger.
So had to resort to the traditional method, Out with the different grades of Wet and Dry and soapy water, Brasso followed up with Autosol, 7 hours later this is the result on the clutch cover.

Thats looking good Tommy, but why are you still up at 3.30 am? :eek

That is just me Slappy, once I start something I tend to throw my all into it and normal life goes out the window.

Spent a few hours cleaning the old lacquer off the alternator/front sprocket engine case, wet and dry up through the grades to finish with 1200 grit before braking out the Solvo metal polish, pleased with the way its polished up as the case had about 25% of the lacquer flaked off and case was white and furry/pitted.

I painted the clutch cover engine case with silver heat proof paint, but have decided to pop the cover back off the engine and do the same polishing job to that side as well. 
Get yourself a bench grinder and some polishing mops and grades of polishing soap and save your elbow grease - not to mention get a fantastic finnish

I'm off up to see a old mate today to use his sand blast cabinet to remove the paint from the clutch cover he also has a bench grinder with mop wheels so might give that a go at the same time, as you say save some hard work.
Have to admit though I was pleasantly surprised how well the case came up with Wet & Dry and warm soapy water, I started off with 400, 600,1000 and 1200 grit but it obviously left swirl marks but about 45 minutes with Solvo got rid of them.
I tend to be a person who regularly cleans and polishes my bikes so the engine cases will only get better with a bit of Solvo each time I clean the C90.
The black plastic back lamp unit was all pale grey with fade so did the same to that and that has come up well to, only problem is that it is so charged with static that it is a dust magnet now  :lol

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