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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 February 2018, 09:38:40 AM »
I'm afraid that is often the way it is.
I recall a few years ago purchasing a high end mountain bike, which then meant that the were 6 bikes in my small shed, my kids would get their bikes out and the wife get hers out and it seemed that my new mountain bike was always at the back of the tangled mess of wheels and frames. Time to clear out and make a little space, I ended up selling a Pergeot Carbolite racing bike that I had owned for about 12 years but had not really ridden much in the last 3 years or so (my back prefers the more upright stance of a mountain bike)
Some guy bought it and as he rode off down my garden path on the  Carbolite my heart sank and I knew that I had done a really, really stupid thing and have regretted selling that bike ever since.
I had trained hard on that bike and done a number of charity rides in aid of different organisations, it was an old friend and I foolishly let someone else ride away on it.
I hope you don't feel the same about your old Fazer.

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Bit of advice for anyone completely stripping a bike down is take shed loads of photos of everything before you remove it, especially all the wiring, mark cables that go together with a permanent maker pen (Don't like to say a Sharpie, cos he gets punchy :lol I used a series of lines, crosses, stars anything that you can match up.
X and lines a good idea as I was doing some stuff and thought I would be cleaver R=red / B-Blue  / B- brown --- wait a min STUPID I might get caught out with B for brown and B for blue so I added the next letter only to realise that when I came to connect back up I had 2 that said BL  - cleaver arse Bl for blue and a BL for black   :wall

Also if you have 3 or 4 pairs  blues in a headlamp shell or under the seat you knackered using B & G & R.

Using symbols no mater what the colour of the wire you cant get it wrong, XXX or XX or X, or *** or ** or *, or 111 or 11. mark them before unplugging, you get the picture.

Mrs Bought me a New Skid Lid for the C90 today, open faced Duchini

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Just a quick update on my winter project, this are going well in the Shent or it it a Ted. (Workshop)
My shed is so jammed full of stuff I had to resort to putting up a large frame tent in the back garden, I am using that as a workshop for the renovation, it works surprising well as a workshop I have put down a 3/4" Plywood floor in there and constructed a bench, lots of power points, lights, WiFi extender from the house and a bloody great electric fan heater, all the comforts of home without the interruptions of normal life.

Anyway Honda C90 is almost back together, Had one issue with the electrics when I switched an indicator on all four came on, it was the same when I switched left or right, the problem was in the indicator warning light, I messed about for about 6 hours trying to sort that one.
The old adage came into play that the problem is often staring you in the face, but fail to see it, the indicator warning light is the one thing that is common to both left and right indication and there it was in the speedometer dial staring me in the face. :'( anyway it is sorted now  :D

With a bit of luck should be ready to kick the old girl over tomorrow evening and hopefully she will burst into life, rather than in flames. :thumbdown
Fuel tank to go on with new fuel line, carb to go on (All nice and clean), exhaust, and chain and chain guard to fit, horn, and legshields. found a great big crack in the legshields when I cleaned them up I knew there was a lump broken out of them but this large crack has focced them, so for now I have cut them down, I will see how it goes and if I don't like it I can purchase a new one, but sadly my budget on the bike had been exceeded already.
£400 was my budget, spent £460 not including the £200 I paid for the bike, I know if I eBay-ed the bike I would easily get my money back as they are going for mega money.
Its been a great 6 week project stripping the old girl down to the last nut and bolt, sand blasting all the metal work, and respraying, including respraying all the plastic panels and fork shields.

Bit of advice for anyone completely stripping a bike down is take shed loads of photos of everything before you remove it, especially all the wiring, mark cables that go together with a permanent maker pen (Don't like to say a Sharpie, cos he gets punchy :lol I used a series of lines, crosses, stars anything that you can match up.
Anyway this is the old girl as of tonight.
Oh! got the log book all sorted out and it's registered in my name and on a a Sorn Statement for now.


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Introduction / Re: Hello!
« on: 23 February 2018, 10:54:41 PM »
Oh Elvis has left the room :lol

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 23 February 2018, 08:14:51 AM »
Honda motorcycle garage

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 February 2018, 01:46:14 AM »
Is the winter Olympics women only this year because every time i turn on the tv there are all women hosts and reporters and I only ever see women's events, its almost like the BBC on a guilt trip.
Nah. They're just cheaper to employ. :lol
He he!  :lol

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Really interested in the Air induction pump........ :lol
Actually No I'm not :rollin

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 18 February 2018, 12:52:03 AM »
I had to take evasive action a couple of weeks ago on the A3 Southbound heading towards Petersfield, along the cycle path heading North on the Southbound side came two cyclists with LED headlights on I swung hard over into the fast lane as I thought it was a car on the wrong side of the carriageway, thankfully I was in the car, had I been on the bike it could have been a brown smudge moment.
Some of the bike lights are so bright now with a hint of blue just like the modern cars.

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General / Re: Earthquake SW England & S Wales
« on: 18 February 2018, 12:43:54 AM »
:D Mrs stet & I were sitting on the settee: there was a thud and the whole house seemed to move about three inches. At first we thought it was caused by the next-door neighbours who have been been making a racket all day moving house. Then we thought the washing machine had thrown a rod (it's been making some alarming noises for some time) and it was only thirty minutes later we learned about the earthquake.


Still think it was the larger  :lol

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 February 2018, 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

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600/FZ6 rear calliper swap. Feasible?
« on: 17 February 2018, 12:20:02 AM »
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.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 February 2018, 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

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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:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ddsd9/episodes/guide

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02glkx3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02glk0m

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gsrgx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gsrny

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.
 :lol

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

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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'

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

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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. 

 

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

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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


Lol!

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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