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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Whizzing Sound Coming From Engine
« on: 16 September 2018, 11:48:15 PM »
Sounds a little lumpy to me but nothing outrageous or bad.
When you changed the carbs did you balance them properly, because if they weren't then that can cause lumpiness on idle.
And what RPM is the bike set to when idling as well?
I would do a quick test and see if your TPS is in the right position too, again that can cause idle issues if wrong or on its way out.


Not hearing any whining noises though at all.


Same as that.
Nothing no whizzy or whining, to me just a bit of cam chain slack which just might tighten its self up and the usual bit of clutch basket rattle. With the engine warmed up listen on the clutch side of the bike and pull the clutch lever into the bars and see it the sound changes/diminishes, if it does forget about it, a complete new clutch assembly (Basket, Centre, Steel and Friction Plates plus Springs) will cost a fortune and my betting within 1000 miles it will be as noisy.


Tick over is a bit lumpy, was it still on a bit of choke when you videoed it?
And what end can do you have on it, I am guessing baffles removed as it sounds very throaty.




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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Saw this one on the way home
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:55:09 PM »
wonder if its insured as a special ? :rolleyes


Would not of thought so it's not often the word Special and bandit (Notice the lower case b) are associated together, unless the word Special has the word Needs after it.  :lol :lol :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fork stanchion retained bush/valve thingy.
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:49:09 PM »
Hello, I stripped my forks down for a clean, re-seal and taffy up the paintwork. Just curious to know if the item fitted in the internal bore arrowed (not the split bush) on the photo is removable as I can't see any internal fastener and the stanchion end is swaged over. I wondered what needs to be done come the time the stanchions need renewal with aftermarket items.


The item fitted in the internal bore marked with a arrow is not renewable. 

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 04:11:23 PM »
anyway who the F--k is he?


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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 04:09:22 PM »
Police are appealing for witnesses to identify the rider of this bike spotted in Brighton last weekend.
Apparently,he was seen riding like a bit of a dick.  :lol


That no way to talk about my kid brother, he is not a dick when he is riding his Beemer, he's a dick all the time

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Saw this one on the way home
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:40:21 AM »
fair play to him for doing what he wants. I'm sure he learned a lot of new skills doing it
You are too kind, but, most probably right Dude, and as you say, he most likely learned new skills  :D
Now cut his balls off.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Saw this one on the way home
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:25:53 AM »
Who is that mysterious figure in black with the pointy shoes seen upper left. Could he be connected with the equally mysterious looking fazer (intentionally spelt with a lower case "f" as it is not worthy of the correct F )  IMO


Totally agree with the lower case 'f' comment, the owner should be applauded for keeping an old bike on the road, then have his balls cut off for doing such a shit job.
Only saying!

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General / Re: Little too much oil?
« on: 04 September 2018, 07:00:21 PM »
Oil! what do you mean Oil no one mentioned that when I bought it, I though the oil I mixed in with the petrol at 50:1 did that.

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 24 August 2018, 08:49:50 PM »
Just a quick hello from Elounda, Crete. Been here for a few days, lots of great food and and Raki to drink (local spirit).
We were swimming off some rocks in crystle clear warm water and the Mrs got stung by a jelly fish, it was really lucky cos it could have been me. Seriously though though she was struggling for about 8 hours with a rash on her butt that she said wss like a searing burn. Ouch! it calmed down but still looks very sore, she says it does not hurt at all now, but I am not convinced. If it was me I would be milking it for sympathy.   
I know this post is worthless without pics lol !


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: From FZS600 to VFR800 instead of FZS1000?
« on: 19 August 2018, 01:28:29 AM »
Interesting post to read.
Really glad I still have my baby FZS 2003 Foxeye, I was thinking about selling it at the beginning of the summer but the Mrs talked me out of it, glad she did.
Someone mentioned that the FZS 600 was not, or, did not feel as planted as the big boys Fazers, don't know never ridden one (I am not a Big Boy)


An FZS 600 with a Nitron R1 shock on back and Ohlins linears in the front along with YSS cartridge emulators makes it really planted.
It is an expensive exercise, but, so is throwing the bike up the road because it let go or ran wide on a bend, mine turns in fast and can be flicked about happily.
Again as someone else mentioned you have to really be hooning to push the 600 engine to the limits on the road.


I was thinking about an early 1K Fazer as a winter project last year, but ended up with a Honda C90  :lol  not quite the same I know but still a lot of fun and that fun last much longer, well it take an age to get anywhere. :groan

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 17 August 2018, 03:48:25 PM »
Going to a Scooter ( :'( ) rally in Petersfield Hants on Sunday afternoon, it being hosted by PALS (Petersfield And Liss Scooters) Never heard of them, but I was given a flyer, so,  I have polished up the Chicken Chaser and me and the wife are popping down to have a look.
Prizes for the most customised and best turned out bike so hope I am in with a shout.

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General / Re: Something broke...
« on: 17 August 2018, 03:41:11 PM »
I'm sure one of these could be squeezed in :-)
http://spitfiresite.com/uploaded_images/rolls-3.jpg



I think it would take a magician to get that to fit, Say Merlin maybe.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust stud removal- should I attempt it????
« on: 15 August 2018, 08:04:12 PM »
Majority of the down pipe/header flanges on aftermarket pipes are cast alloy not stainless & will bend when torqued anywhere near to 10nm.Smile



Oh OK! thanks for the info maybe mine are alloy and not stainless steel.



Hey! You're right, mine are indeed alloy, the magnet will not stick to them but it certainly does to the S/S headers.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust stud removal- should I attempt it????
« on: 15 August 2018, 07:49:39 PM »
Majority of the down pipe/header flanges on aftermarket pipes are cast alloy not stainless & will bend when torqued anywhere near to 10nm.Smile



Oh OK! thanks for the info maybe mine are alloy and not stainless steel.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust stud removal- should I attempt it????
« on: 15 August 2018, 04:29:57 PM »
I am surprised to hear that people have bent the exhaust down-pipe/header flanges on the fixing collars, the studs are only 6mm threads how the hell do you bend a 6mm thick stainless steel flange with two 6mm threaded nuts? I would have thought that they would shear off before bending the flanges on the collars.
if you replace the studs use Stainless steel replacements and give them a dose of Copper Slip before putting the nuts on.
I remove the nuts from the studs each year or year and a half and re Copper Slip them, do them one header at a time that way the seals stay put as do the headers.
After the initial quarter undo turn I can remove the nuts with my fingers.
For aesthetics put a domed stainless steel nut on top of the manifold nut if also acts as a pinch nut, I have never in 3 years had one come undone       

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Wheel Alignment
« on: 13 August 2018, 09:27:32 PM »
Davie is right Road Camber will cause tyres to wear on the right hand side.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Battery or Something else?????
« on: 13 August 2018, 07:51:16 PM »
Ground/Earth point on back of engine (FZS600)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Battery or Something else?????
« on: 13 August 2018, 07:36:35 PM »
Undo all the battery lead connections especially the Ground/Earth lead connection at the rear top of engine (1st picture), smear all the connections with Vaseline when doing them back up. If wiggling the leads got it turning over again then that would point to a poor connection.
The other one to pay special attention to is the far end of the positive battery lead, Just under the live battery connection, the lead is very short and easily missed.
Highlighted with a fishing float tip in the picture

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General / Re: What Fazer did you spot today?
« on: 10 August 2018, 06:09:20 PM »
Blue FZS 600 Boxeye in Milton Road, Portsmouth a few days ago.

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General / Re: Red/black or blue fazer 1000
« on: 10 August 2018, 06:07:35 PM »
The only colour you did not mention was the superior 'Silver Model', you don't see many of them up for sale cos all the owners say they would never sell theirs as they are by far and away the best option and would not ever likely to be able to replace, it so they hang on to them, making them rare and a collectors piece.
Mine may only be a baby boys Fazer (FZS600) but its the right colour.  :rollin :rollin :rollin [size=78%] [/size]

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General / Re: Red/black or blue fazer 1000
« on: 10 August 2018, 06:03:03 PM »
Believe it or not i’ve Ridden all the colours of the fazer and the blue was definitly the fastest :lol


Hi Ken you still taking the medication?


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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 10 August 2018, 05:50:32 PM »
Oh I was not complaining about being done at 34 mph, of course I would sooner I had not been done, but the bar has to be set somewhere, I have heard people say I was only doing walking pace over the 30 limit and the bastards done me, you have to start somewhere.
I expect to get a ticket if caught on camera doing one mile per hour over the limit and am always pleased when I don't.   

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 10 August 2018, 03:59:28 PM »

Got my speed awareness course soon, cant wait !   63 in a 50.
I will pass on any useful tips I pick up on it,


I have now done three of these course, I read earlier in here that you are allowed 10% + 2mph before they prosecute you, I think that might be a digression thing as I got done doing 34 mph in a 30 limit on my Fazer by the old type Treveleo camera that could only take a pictures of the rear of your vehicle.
The original Gatso could not get you as the camera only took pictures of the front of your vehicle (No number plate on front of a bike)
There has been a new Treveleo camera out now for quite a while (Mostly in Norfolk area) The Treveleo D (Digital) it can take pictures forward and rearward facing.
My understanding is if you see a flash of a camera and there are no other vehicle about you have most likely be caught by an older rear shot Treveleo camera, because cameras that flash do not do so into a drivers eyes.
Most modern digital speed cameras do not require a flash, the same the van based cameras you see along the road, them bad boys can get you at any point as long as they can see you, 15 yards 600 yards makes no difference to them, I understand that they also have technology that allows the camera to clean up the image (Rain spray, mist and the like)


Most that you will be taught on the Drivers Awareness Course will just underline stuff that you already know. One thing I did learn though that I had never ever given a thought is that the speed limit on a motorway slip road is 70 mph, the national maximum speed limit.

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General / Re: Muc Off etc
« on: 10 August 2018, 03:21:32 PM »
Auto Glym car shampoo for all bike and to remove chain lube spots from the rims swing arm tops and the under side of the rear fairing chain side a rag with WD40 sprayed on it.
 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 05 August 2018, 11:05:05 PM »
Went for a spin this evening and found this  :)
Cor! deary me  I don't know, some people, right litter bugs ehh! fancy dumping that old Fazer there.  :lol

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