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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Lower crank case bolts when tight crank won't turn
« on: 28 March 2017, 01:03:56 AM »
Don't know about modern B/E shells but years ago they had location lugs in them that located in corresponding grooves in the con rods end halves, is it possible to put them in the wrong way round? I don't know? 

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Anyway fuck it, each to there own.
 :eek


Think I will have a break from Foc-U for a while, and spend some time upsetting all the drivers on the Toyota MR2 Owners Club. :lol

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Mixed metaphors????? What Metaphors?????

My post

Hi FZ1obp,In your second picture it looks like there is red Locktite (Not sure what number the red Loctite is) on the screws you got out, but I understood that you should never use lock thread compound on any fixings that go into alloy threads, I'm not saying you did it, but it looks like someone did, a little bit of silicon grease or copper-slip is the best bet with steel fixings into alloy. just saying trying to be helpful 

I never mentioned corrosion in my post (see above) all I said was 'I understood that you should never use lock thread compound on any fixings that go into alloy threads'

But if you feel you need to use it on your brakes parts then that's fine.

I think I will stick to copper slip on mine, firstly I have never had a bolt come undone because of cooper slip, if it is tightened up its tightened up, but when you want them to come out they usually do, without shearing off or screwing the threads up.
I realise you don't want all those bolts coming undone on your brakes, but like wise I don't suppose you want the spark plugs unscrewing and popping out at 60 mph, or the exhaust studs screwing out and the headers falling on to the road at speed or maybe the caliper mounting bolts falling out, I suppose Locite would work wonders on all of them.
Just one other thing I have never ever seen copper-slip corrode, in fact it acts as a barrier and helps stop any form of electrolysis, Ie: stops them corroding in.
Anyway as I said at the end of my post 'just saying trying to be helpful  '

If you really want to make sure they don't come loose you have a welder.

And if thread locking compound has no impact why use it, it does have impact it causes threads to shear off in alloy.

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General / Re: What's the point of Quorn?
« on: 27 March 2017, 11:34:18 PM »
Quorn, what wrong with quorn?
It's good for you and good for the environment, anyway what else will you do with all the old recycled Amazon boxes.
Eat Quorn and it wipes your bum for you as you take a dump. :eek

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General / Re: Gentlemen --- Start your engines
« on: 27 March 2017, 10:34:40 PM »
Had a squirt around this afternoon and popped into Loomies for a mug of tea, and this BMW came into the car park while I was there, Cafe Racer, going up for sale in about 3 weeks, the owner wants £8K for it so I did not ask for his details. :eek


I think he said it was a 1978 model, notice single front disk and drum back brake, the body work is a paint dip and not carbon fibre, but looks really lifelike, very very clean, but a shed load of dosh, he said it handles very very well but the chicken strips on the back cover tells a different story.   

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 27 March 2017, 10:30:38 PM »
For F--k Sake     :lol

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ngk iridium
« on: 27 March 2017, 10:15:36 PM »
Three season,
I just noticed there does not appear to be any crush seal/washers on any of the plugs in your picture at the beginning of this post.
If they came off as you removed the plugs I would be doubtful that they are genuine plugs in the first place, or did you take them off?
I only check my plugs at the beginning of each year, about 2,500 miles. they are usually slate grey in colour and dry, I wipe a little cooper slip on the threads when they go back in, and I only change the plugs every 4 years or 10,000 what ever comes first.

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 26 March 2017, 07:33:20 PM »
chevrolet impala coupe

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 26 March 2017, 12:14:35 AM »
What a bunch of foccing losers lol   :lol    :rolleyes
Right! I will have the picture of me shaking hands with a policeman with my bike in the picture within the next ten days.  :rollin

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Stainless Downpipes
« on: 26 March 2017, 12:10:04 AM »
He parks his Fazer 1/4 mile off the Isle of White beach :rolleyes 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Stainless Downpipes
« on: 26 March 2017, 12:04:59 AM »
Looks like you found that set laying on the fucking beach :lol

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General / Re: Gentlemen --- Start your engines
« on: 26 March 2017, 12:02:13 AM »
Tomski
You keep eating that and it aint 11k and 140mph that is going to kill you


It will if I eat a plate of them cheesy bacon chips while doing 140mph, can you imagine visor up shoving chips in your mouth doing that speed.  :lol lmfao

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Needed to change the rear disc on the Gen 2 FZ1 and had been warned that it can be difficult to get the bolts undone.....

So soaked the threads in Plus Gas, froze the bolts (instead of warming the hub) to shrink them down, tapped them with large diameter pin punch to upset them and then tried to undo them...

2 undid ok, 2 T40 heads snapped off flush in the bolt heads and couldn't be removed, the other snapped off but did come out. What to do as the T40 heads are too hard to drill?

So welded M16 nuts to the bold heads and they undid fine with no damage to the hub (serious thermal shock helped). Not sure what else I could have done - may also work for the front discs as I've heard that the whole wheel gets thrown away if they can't get the bolts out.

The design of the bolt heads is wrong - the ratio of the T40 diameter to the bolt diameter means if the bolt is at all seized it's then very likely the T40 will fail - I used reasonably quality T40 heads...


Hi FZ1obp,
In your second picture it looks like there is red Locktite (Not sure what number the red Loctite is) on the screws you got out, but I understood that you should never use lock thread compound on any fixings that go into alloy threads, I'm not saying you did it, but it looks like someone did, a little bit of silicon grease or copper-slip is the best bet with steel fixings into alloy. just saying trying to be helpful  :thumbup

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ngk iridium
« on: 25 March 2017, 11:48:03 PM »
If you running very slightly rich it might be worth checking you air filter is clean, cos, a grubby filter can cause that. Certainly check it before tweaking carbs. 

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 11:12:21 PM »
WHAT! Didn't even know they made a 400,  just looked it up and surprise surprise they did.

I did a caliper clean today on my FZS 25cc today  :lol  I followed one of 'Del Boys Garage' videos that someone posted in another tread on here, I also found this video from the same guy, where he mentions that the bobbins on the front disks are meant to be able to rotate as it's a semi floating disk, mine certainly do not rotate so are they meant to rotate on the Fazer FZS 600?

Link to the video. 


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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 10:04:23 PM »
Hope you don't mind mickvp, I had a fiddle with it to made it look a lot better I feel, :eek


You must be feeling the wrong part  :lol
I know story of my life :'(

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 09:28:25 PM »
Hope you don't mind mickvp, I had a fiddle with it to made it look a lot better I feel, :eek

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 08:58:21 PM »
Thats better


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General / Re: Gentlemen --- Start your engines
« on: 25 March 2017, 08:49:54 PM »
Hiya Mel,
I get myself over to Dorking.Pick up the A24 to Beare Green roundabout then last exit is A29.Follow that until the 1st roundabout on the Billingshurst bypass then turn right onto A272.Then just follow the 272  all the way to West Meon lights (junction with A32)and Loomies is on your left.Enjoy :)


Thanks Red.If I'd known a few would be up for this I could have made it Sunday,but already arranged a meet up .Ride safe. :) Take your point about the notorious Tomski :lol


Try a plate of their Cheesy Bacon Chips with lot of sweet chilli sauce on them and a Mug of tea £5-00 . Chilli Sauce just inside door on the right along with the milk & sugar.
I pop in there a couple of times a week and always neck back a trough full of them.

Its ok the little black spots is pepper. Oy! not so much about the poor old retarded retired brickie. :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Stainless Downpipes
« on: 25 March 2017, 08:30:39 PM »
lol same link.
Have a Guinness.


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: TPs or Carb Balance / idle jets
« on: 25 March 2017, 06:41:42 PM »
The bike should be fully warmed up before you adjust the idle that's why it's going to 2100 when it warms up. The throttle position sensor test is on page 6-10 of this manual http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=8 Sounds like more than a throttle position sensor issue. Has the bike been parked up for a while? The pilot jets sound like they might need a clean and balance.

If you can feel a repeated clunking through your foot pegs as you're riding there's probably a stiff link in the chain. If you look at the chain the stiff one often sits up more than the others. Check all the links again. You can use two pliers and give them a good wiggle. If the chain is worn or there's a stiff link it's best to replace it.  Have a read through that manual it'll tell you everything you need to know.



Hi His Dudeness,
i have seen the download that you posted the link to, is there do you know a download for the later version of the FZS 600 Foxeye 2002-2003?
I know they are basically the same bike but there are a few differences.
Ie: chain slack, a couple of  carburetor differences, front fork and a few other differences.
Pukka one for the bike would be handy I have a Haynes manual but the real one would be good.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Stainless Downpipes
« on: 25 March 2017, 05:43:20 PM »
Here you are I did this last year in sit-u here is my post
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 Finished it off today, 1st out for a 10mile spin to get the filler fully hardened and then some masking off and a spray with Rust-oleums stove and bbq paint. It took so long to mask off that it would of been quicker to take it off but as I have never taken it off I have no time for "unknowns" as I plan to get the MOT on Monday. (my stud nuts are good as I have had them off and copper greased)
Just need to take it for another spin tomorrow to bake on the paint
I usually use Granviles engine paint but have found that it can flake off, somewhere on this forum a member recommenced the Rust-oleum so I thought I would give it a go.     
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 Here are my 2 little holes - first pic before a good going over with a wire wheel on a drill
Next picture after a set to with the drill
Next and still to come will be photos now I have filled with gun gum I just need some dry roads to give it a run and heat it up to full hardening
   
   
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Hey Sharpie, Get that centre stand and spring sorted you naughty lil racing snake you

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Stainless Downpipes
« on: 25 March 2017, 05:23:41 PM »
Pretty sure the later 02/03ish had stainless headers but the welds aren't so they still get holes in the collectors and joins...

Chris
After doing my post above I re-read Chris's post and he could very well be right as it was just the collector area that rusted on mine.
Knowing that is a bit of a piss off though, cos, I could have just got them plated up and welded with Migatronic.
Looking at Sharpie's pipe after a re-paint they look really good, would have saved me 220 quid.  :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Stainless Downpipes
« on: 25 March 2017, 05:12:41 PM »
My FZS 600 is a 2002 model, but 2003 registered, that that had black plain steel headers on it from new, they holed in the bottom of the collector area after about 28K miles, but the bike was used as a much loved commuter before I bought it, so it was used in all weathers, wet and salty roads.
S/S now in place. :D

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