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FZ6 / Fazer / Re: Does the ignition key fit the seat lock?
« on: 25 June 2017, 11:47:09 PM »
Hi Guys just bought a FZ6 S2 and I was wondering if the ignition key is meant to fit the seat lock ? My ignition key will not open the seat up at all  :rolleyes
My FZS 600 has two different keys, I could be that one of the locks have been changed as I did not own the bike from new, but the ignition is different from the seat and the fuel, seat and fuel filler cap are the same , so I guess the ignition barrel may have been changed
 

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 22 June 2017, 10:27:29 AM »
Looking good midden,  :pokefun I see your hero blobs are still intact!


I removed my Hero Blobs AKA Chicken Nipples as I found they stopped my elbows touching down. He he he  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

Yeah but come on Tom you don't need them on there anyways. At your age your testicles must touch the floor in a corner before the hero blobs do  :rollin :rollin :rollin
Yeah but only two of them  :eek :eek 
I have a very nice tight pair of balls I will have you know, and I should know I check then enough.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 22 June 2017, 10:25:44 AM »
This evening, thinking it would be cooler by then  :rolleyes , went to:


Lanercost Priory:





Hadrian's Wall:





And at Birdoswald:











Then up to the Hartside to cool off a bit, where I did see:











(inb4  :stop , cars!)


Then Solway Firth at Port Carlisle:








Where the foccin midgies were hungry.



Love the pictures of the old Fords, I had a mk2 1600E for a for a few years.



That Hadrian was a lazy cnut he stated the job just got foundation finished and got the superstructure up a couple of feet and quit the lazy bastard.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 June 2017, 11:27:48 PM »
Looking good midden,  :pokefun I see your hero blobs are still intact!


Ahh! there they are 2 posts later
I loaded all 3 together, or so I thought ;)
I bet it was that celticdog messing with your posts hes like that  :rolleyes :lol :lol :lol

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General / Re: Where did all the cheap bikes go?
« on: 21 June 2017, 10:37:58 PM »
Finally talked Drew into doing his bike test so decided to look for a cheap 125 - like I had. Paid about £100 for it.

Bloody hell - what happened to the prices?! The only 125 under £500 was a write off with bits missing. Most of 'em were over a grand!

My 50cc cost £85, The 125 cost about £110 and the 250cc was around £200!


Yeah and I bet you bought it off Noah at that price.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 June 2017, 10:36:36 PM »
Looking good midden,  :pokefun I see your hero blobs are still intact!


I removed my Hero Blobs AKA Chicken Nipples as I found they stopped my elbows touching down. He he he  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 June 2017, 10:33:32 PM »
Looking good midden,  :pokefun I see your hero blobs are still intact!


Ahh! there they are 2 posts later

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 June 2017, 10:31:24 PM »
Finally fitted downpipes


Am I missing something, where are the foccing downpipes then.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 June 2017, 07:52:56 PM »
Anyway back on topic:
I went out on the Fazer today up to Whitehill near Bordon in Hampshire and collected a paraplegic guy and drove him to the hospital for a dental appointment, I hasten to add that I drove him in his disability van with a tail lift and not on the back of the Fazer. After returning him back home and making him a cuppa I shot of back to the beach to top up my tan.
The Fazer behaved well, and, with all the work I did on the suspension over last winter my chicken strips are now down 10mm on the rear, and I still feel confident I shall lose them completely.   

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 June 2017, 07:21:31 PM »

I was self employed brickie most of my working life -- swinging pic-akes,
 


What kind of a brick layer are you !!!



A retired one with no tan lines,  :eek
Wouldn't work for you Sharpie at 10 stone the sun would shine right through you  :rollin :rollin :rollin


Anyway Sharpie how are things up at the Manor? all well I hope.  :)


I was self employed nearly all my life, if you don't get the bricks down you don't get paid, and at one time (12 years) ran my own company 'Redtherm Builders Limited' had 13 guys working for me, we did everything from the ground works to the wiring, I had couple of Spreads (Plasters) on full time, a Chippie a Sparkie, and a Plumber and we all used to muck in if there was no plastering or wiring to do they all mucked in with the manual stuff and everyone got paid a full week, if they did not want to muck in they got paid for the days they worked at their trade, the beginning of a new build there aint no plastering to do or wiring and very little plumbing, the system I had very soon sorted out the chaff from the wheat.
In the end I had 13 brilliant guys working full time for me and I looked after them and they in turn looked after me.
I always paid about 12 -15 quid a day more than most and the guys were loyal. Back then a good trowel commanded £80 a day I would pay them £95, seems funny to think of that now as a good trowel commands £200 a day, I was getting £180 a day 3 years ago when I retired.
Seems strange a manual trades person with the earning capacity of 52K a year.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 June 2017, 10:43:59 AM »
Went down to Southsea and had a swim in the sea, was lovely and warm after the initial get the testicles wet.

At least they've fixed the Eastney sewage pumping station and extended the outfall now.

The old joke was that you didn't swim in the Solent at Portsmouth, you just went through the motions... ;)
is that in the naturist part of the beach?


Hi Robbie,
Yeah! that's the best part of the Southsea beach,  it's unusual not to find a spot on that beach unless it is a really really busy day, as I said in an earlier reply it was jammed packed full on Sunday, but yesterday being back to a normal working day it was fine. no sun tan lines on me. :eek :lol

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 June 2017, 10:36:09 AM »
Went down to Southsea and had a swim in the sea, was lovely and warm after the initial get the testicles wet.

At least they've fixed the Eastney sewage pumping station and extended the outfall now.

The old joke was that you didn't swim in the Solent at Portsmouth, you just went through the motions... ;)


Yeah! I heard they had a few problems there a few years back, but a lot of work has been done to the system and now the beaches have a good report, the sea yesterday was mill pool calm and absolutely crystal clear was great to swim in, once you got over the initial chill of getting your balls chilled. Sunday was manic down there hardly a spot on the beach, so I went down yesterday and was great plenty of room.   

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 June 2017, 10:27:24 AM »
Did the bike run ok in the sea, Tommy?  :lol


Hiya Hedge,
First time i have ridden the bike for about 6 or 7 weeks, although I was away for a couple of weeks.
Been having trouble with my wrists (No rude comments thank you tommyardon and all that)

I was self employed brickie most of my working life, 70 now, and I now suffer with what has been classed as 'Impact and Rotation Damage' basically the joints in my wrists have worn out, Using breakers, swinging pic-akes, bricklaying and general hard manual work, the medics want to do bone fusion that will stop the pain issue but will limit me in other areas (Back to the tommyardon now :guitar ) but have decided against fusion at least for the foreseeable future.
Anyway it's been great to be out on the Fazer for the last few days.
The Old Girl has not been started in at least 5 weeks, so full of confidence summer jacket on (Not a white Feminine one like some very slim Fazer owners wear I hasten to add) Bucket on my head, boots and gloves on and I head out to the shed, no choke, no touching of the throttle,quick poke of the button and she burst into life couple of quick blips on the twist-grip and she settled to rhythmical purr.
It has been great to be back on the Fazer I have probably done 200 odd miles in the last 3 days, down to the beach (That's your initial question answered Hedge)
and generally squirting around. Took her up to high speeds a few times in fact I did 65 mph twice both at the same time :lol :stop  [/size]

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 June 2017, 06:32:42 PM »
Went down to Southsea and had a swim in the sea, was lovely and warm after the initial get the testicles wet.

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General / Re: Fazer 600 for sale Rocket Center Blackburn.
« on: 17 June 2017, 01:26:42 AM »
Sounds good but is it a box or a fox?

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 17 June 2017, 01:24:43 AM »
I am puzzled, Sharpie states that he is a racing snake at about 10 stones I believe he said, yet I note that his new bike jacket (looking rather feminine I feel the need to say) is  a 46 inch chest according to the label that is on show. Well a think a 10 stone man with a 46 inch chest is a little odd to say the least, unless of course he is only 18 inches tall. Come on Sharpie I think an explanation is in order and not leaving out the colour choice out of the explanation. :lol  You big tart X

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: HELP! EXUP Nightmare
« on: 16 June 2017, 12:19:16 PM »
Map and Rothern is what I have and it burns seriously hot. Wildplum my mate has Map gas linked up to a torch with an oxygen supply and can actually braze/weld with cooper rods, he makes copper art work. 

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Carb inlet rubbers
« on: 16 June 2017, 12:07:49 PM »
Sets of new inlet rubbers can be purchased on evilBay at around 70-80 quid should you need them, but my guess is you don't


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Carb inlet rubbers
« on: 16 June 2017, 04:00:57 AM »
hi Viv,
the general consensus is that if the cracks are small the chances are that they are just surface craks so probably no need to worry about them, Unless of course the bikes performance bogs down or runs crap then it may be a problem.
you could try spraying some WD 40 onto the rubbers with the bike ticking over and see if the engine tone changes or you can physically see the stuff being sucked into the cracks, if either of those happen then replace the rubbers.
I store my bike out of the elements 95 percent of the time as it seems to be sunshine that perishes the rubbers, as they crack from the outside inwards.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 15 June 2017, 08:08:27 PM »
Like others in here I was riding motorcycle before the helmet law came out and I was absolutely fuming that some 'Home Office' arsehole said 'From now on you will wear a bucket on your head whilst riding a motorcycle' (Unless your a Sikh).


That was back then, thinking about it now as a reasonably responsible adult (Mmmm I should have put a reasonabley just before the word adult in there) of course it was a good law, it has saved many, many lives and many 100's of thousands of pounds to the NHS and numerous families lots of grief and heartache.


I hanker back to my good old days when I was 16 to 40 so I still wear my old Punk/Brando style leather jacket with my old 59 Club badges on it and jeans, I often wear a white or blue silk scarf under the lapels of my jacket (Aviator scarf)


I have a LS2 Convert Helmet that open right up at the front and folds over the back of the helmet to make a open face helmet (Bright Yellow), my jeans a Kevlar jeans, sports boots and leather gloves
A fluorescent Frank Thomas waistcoat, sure when it get hot I wear a breathable Cordura jacket with the lining removed but still wear the waistcoat..
Like others in hear I live only a hard stones throw from Pompey and I have seen guys on 1000cc machines and bigger filtering much to fast on the road from Southsea up to the A3 wearing less than I would wear on the beach, thinking to myself if they loss the bike and throw it up the road or some one changes lane while they are filtering at 40 plus miles an hours there is going to be an awful lot of road rash in Pompey and QA hospital. :'( :'( :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil warning light
« on: 15 June 2017, 07:24:07 PM »
Also if the oil level sensor is just that, a level sensor and not a pressure switch and the oil level is correct there is not problem, as someone quite rightly pointed out the oil is rushing to the rear of the engine under hard acceleration, if this is the case just the viscosity of the oil would make a huge difference as well.
Now I am no mechanic but I think the advice being given is sound, as long as the level is correct within the 'Max' and 'Min' marks with both wheels on level ground, should be good to go, I keep mine at about 3/4's up the sight glass.
As Darrsi said over filling  could bring another set of problems like blown or leaking engine seals.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil warning light
« on: 15 June 2017, 07:12:12 PM »
I topped it up with a little dash of the same oil from the change.

Would you say that was about an egg cup full


Need to be more specific matey  :pokefun :lol 
Up to 210ml in volume apparently  :)


The egg also has to be strong to survive a fair drop to the ground.
I'm not sure how high up from the ground an Ostriches arsehole actually is. :lol

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General / Re: Relay
« on: 14 June 2017, 07:18:22 AM »
Unless you, as has been pointed out, have a relay for incandescent type bulbs and not LED. I'm guessing that the replacement relay would have the same number of pins as they have to connect into the existing loom.

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 14 June 2017, 12:08:26 AM »
So its not so much as the correct time - but one that matches your camera time.--- Never going to happen, can we just stick with a clock, theses challenges seem to much of a challenge as it is


You are a light weight Sharpie, Oh! you actually are  :lol

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General / Re: Relay
« on: 14 June 2017, 12:05:34 AM »
My LED Wandercators  came with a replacement relay.

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