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Came through today, was good to see so many bikers turn up to a local young mans funeral today. I spotted a fair few other fazers there, anyone from here?
I'm selling my SMH10 Bluetooth headset. I took it off about a year ago after 4-5 uses.
Fitted it today again but still having trouble with the positioning of it on the helmet, so I'm just going to offer it up (besides, I don't ride with anyone and I don't really think I want the missus able to get hold of me when I'm out).
I'd be willing to part with it for £45 delivered to your door. Still got the box and the instruction manual too (they are a little tatty looking though as they have sat in the shed).
I can take pics for anyone who is interested but if you google it you will see what it looks like if your not sure.
I normally leave my bike parked up with a cover over it, but I fold the wing mirrors in to make it easier to get the cover on and off. Well today when I went to unfold the wing mirror the pivot pin only went and snapped and the bugger came off in my hand.
Can I just fire a bolt and nut through where it pivots as a repair? Even if that means I will lost the ability to pivot this one?
Has anyone on here ever painted/hammerited the exup valve casing? I cleaned my bike tonight and it struck me that the rusty dirty casing is really letting things down, so I was thinking of putting some hammerite on there, I was concerned it might chop off quickly though and look shabbier.
Has anyone done it and what sort of results/longevity did you get. It's really bugging me
Seems to be mentioned a few times on here, and my fazer has just started to do it too, but I haven't read how to get rid of it yet?
Clutch is rattling only in neutral and only with the clutch out, as soon as I pull the clutch it goes away. My clutch adjustment seems fine though, so I'm not sure what to try first to remedy it, any thoughts?
Might be of use to someone (not mine, just stumbled across is)
Good evening foccers!
I have had a search and come up empty, so Im hoping one of you knowledgable foccers can help. I want to remove the tail unit & grab handles from my thou so I can have them resprayed/polished up. is there a guide on here to get the things off? I assume I need to take the undertray off first then work up from there?
Oh, and has anyone ever removed a datatag before? I have one of those on my tailpiece, came on the bike, but its mounted squint and it does my head in so I would rather remove it as I havent mentioned it on my insurance anyway)
« on: 13 February 2015, 08:42:50 PM »
Good evening Foccers!
just wanted to pick the brains of you gents. My Thou is still on its original chain and sprockets, and although its only done 10k miles, its also now 10 years old, and so has some surface rust and has generally seen better days. So I want to get it changed in the next few weeks before dragging the bike out and readying it for the coming season (I've also got new tyres to go on so the wheel will be off anyway).
I was thinking of either dropping a tooth on the front, or maybe going up 1/2 teeth on the back. Although I do the odd days commuting in nice weather, most of my riding involves weekend and evening blasts up the loch side (A and B roads), and so economy is not really a factor (nor is going over about 100mph at any point). Is this a wise move - altering the amount of teeth? has anyone does either of these tweaks and what sort of change is it in real world terms? I did have a look on gearcommander, and so know what sort of "on-paper" change it shows.
I would only be doing either or I think - I dont think I would want to go as extreme as dropping a tooth at the front AND going up 1 or 2 at the rear.
Finally, can anyone recomment a good chain? I fancy a gold one like I put on my old 600 fazer, as I think they look nicer .
Thanks as always
couple of items that may be of use coming up - oil filter wrench and a basic battery charger for those who dont have one:
Most of you will probably know about this, but I figured it would be worthhile flinging a thread up for anyone who missed this change which is coming. It seems next in line for the paper cull after the tax disk, is the paper counterpart of the driving license:
one less thing to lose
I just acquired this movie from a mate - Road the movie. Its basically the story of the Dunlop family. quite a good watch, well narrated (considering its narrated by Liam Neeson).
best watched with a couple of beers
I'm looking for the OEM tool pouch and tools for the FZS1000. It appears my bike never came with it, so I would quite like one to keep under the seat, and the spark plug socket would probably be handy as well
Hopefully one of you fine gents has a spare one knocking about you dont mind parting with for some beer tokens.
As I have one of the "later" bikes, I have no headlight switch on my RH controls. In order to give myself a working switch, can I just switch out the RH controls for one with the switch fitted from an earlier bike (i.e. is the rest of the loom the same and all other wiring there) or will I need to wire it all in?
Just one of those little things that winds me up, would be happy to change it if it was a simple swap over job, but dont really want to go butchering or adding in loads of extra wires outwith the main loom.
As some of you may remember, I recently made up some fazer owners club graphics, and decided to get a couple of stickers made up as I wanted one for my own bike. Due to a minimum order from the place I had the stickers made, I now have 5 of these stickers which I dont need, so am offering them up in case anyone wants one. you can see the size and look of the vinyl sticker here:
As I say, I only have 5 of these to sell, and am pricing them at £2.50 delivered each.
stupidity abounds, but lucky to walk away unscathed nonetheless.
I have for sale a set of chinese Pazzo copy levers (long ones, not short). They are in titanium grey colour with black selector. These are brand new and have not been fitted to a bike, Im only selling as I ended up buying two sets due to a mixup with the first pair. I can take pics for anyone interested, but they look like this (they are the 3rd ones from the front):
I'm just looking for what I paid for these, so £15 delivered
Yesterday morning on the way home my gearchange felt different from normal. It seems to he much more clunky than usual, especially from 1st to 2nd (both up and down the box). Almost feels like there is more free play in the lever (although it's tight, I've checked).
I did notice tonight after washing it that the chain feels like it has a little more free play than I would like, is it possible this is my issue? I never got time to tighten it before work and I don't have tools with me to do it whilst here... Just thought I would ask you guys as I assume it's something one of you will have experienced before?
Oh, I checked my oil level too, and did put a little oil in, but the issue was the same going to work tonight.