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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 21 October 2017, 10:23:06 PM »
Old Guys Rule! But why do we find tweed flat caps and beige cardigans so attractive to wear when we retire?!?
What, What, What Flat Caps and Beige Cardies WTF!
I have you know I dress very sharply and colourfully he one of me just about ready to go out to a club one night.


VHS tapes and player? Thats got to be an early 80s photo. And that pink velour armchair is the one I threw out 35 years ago  :lol







Yeah I had to dig deep onto a remote drive to find that photo, it was a good few years ago my kids were at a young teenagers group and they had a contest/party where they had to dress up as a celebrity and Dame Edna Everage was the judge, namely yours faithfully.


Phew I think I just got away with that, my true colours have not come out LOL!    :eek :kiss :moon

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: lights out!
« on: 21 October 2017, 10:09:04 PM »
ok you have 12v at the headlight fuse
just trace that wire at every junction and find where you havent got 12 v anymore
always have a sewing pin to hand in case you have to pierce the wire


i often jump straight to headlight and see if 12v there as it is easy to get too
no12v at HL its between fuse and bulb so likely switch but could be a plug inbetween
12v at HL -its a earth problem (run a temp earth to negative to make sure)




- its often easier to eliminate the possibilities than to find the problem direct


Well done Disorderly makes sense  :thumbup

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 21 October 2017, 06:31:18 PM »
Old Guys Rule! But why do we find tweed flat caps and beige cardigans so attractive to wear when we retire?!?
What, What, What Flat Caps and Beige Cardies WTF!
I have you know I dress very sharply and colourfully he one of me just about ready to go out to a club one night. 

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 21 October 2017, 08:57:02 AM »
Trying to cut a long story short...
On my 50th (in March this year) I was on holiday. We went on a zip line/quad/abseiling adventure day out. The other couple on the trip were 21 years old and I bet they thought "Oh jeez we are stuck with a 50 year old, oh joy" although they were very polite and didn't say so.
Every so often I stopped for a smoke. It gave them a chance to catch up.
I really enjoyed that day but showing up a pair of 21 year olds made it sweeter.


So, don't slow down. Use your 'experience' (as stated by Cougar377) and live everyday like it's your last.
Messing about on a zip line and absailing it could easily have been.  :lol

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 20 October 2017, 10:26:14 PM »
Most of the old farts in here don't know what time of day it is let alone how old they are.  :eek

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: lights out!
« on: 20 October 2017, 10:22:33 PM »
No don't remove the fairing at this stage, look under the tank in the black box full of connectors, or, under the Clutch Lever (Left hand side as your sitting on the bike) side front fairing infill panel, 3 screw to access that one so I would check that first, switch ignition on and the headlights and wiggle the large white plastic connector that under the front fairing infill panel, if the lights flicker on and off you found the problem in the connection box, if it does not make any difference I would check the black electrical box under the tank.
let us know how you get on.

If the rear light(not the brake light) comes  on when you turn the switch on the right handle bar to parking or full lights, (Ignition on) then the mostly likely cause is the connectors under the left infill panel which are prone to corrosion. Oh No I am agreeing with Tommy again, :eek :lol I would pull the large white connector apart and check for the dreaded bluish green corrosion colour.
A liberal spray of WD40 and connect and disconnect the connector 5 or 6 time should sort it.


 :kiss :kiss :kiss :kiss :kiss

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: lights out!
« on: 20 October 2017, 06:32:49 PM »
No don't remove the fairing at this stage, look under the tank in the black box full of connectors, or, under the Clutch Lever (Left hand side as your sitting on the bike) side front fairing infill panel, 3 screw to access that one so I would check that first, switch ignition on and the headlights and wiggle the large white plastic connector that under the front fairing infill panel, if the lights flicker on and off you found the problem in the connection box, if it does not make any difference I would check the black electrical box under the tank.
let us know how you get on.



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Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: I was bored Friday in work so I made this
« on: 20 October 2017, 06:25:04 PM »
Oops different Celtic, LOL! 2 cleaver buggers. :lol


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Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: I was bored Friday in work so I made this
« on: 20 October 2017, 06:22:26 PM »
looks great
Absolutely Brilliant as I said earlier in another Post (Rear Caliper) your a clever bugger. :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: rear caliper refurb
« on: 20 October 2017, 04:51:10 PM »
Hi Tommy, that's good advice from Dazzer but one of the pots was well and truly fooked!
The problem being with the new disc and pads the pots have to go all the way home for everything to fit inside the caliper.
One was badly corroded and deeply pitted to the point where it wouldn't seal properly. Being a cheapskate I've decided to
fork out a fiver for new seals and have a go at turning a new pot. (see pic) I've given them a spray of Halfords caliper paint too for good measure.
Hopefully it'll work out ok, I'll find out when I get her back on the road.  :thumbup


The difference between you and me though Celtic is your a cleaver bugger and I an not, if I need new pots I will have to buy them.
I take it then if you need new pots you have to split the caliper then Doh! = total strip down.


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: rear caliper refurb
« on: 20 October 2017, 11:54:01 AM »
Just a had a chat with Dazzer my mate who knows a lot about things mechanical.

His advice was hang on and don't order any bits yet, but remove the caliper from the bike but leave the hydraulic brake line attached, also remove the wire retaining loop from the swing arm as it give a lot more movement to work. (helps stop pipe work kinking)


Remove pads then slip a piece of 10 or 12mm ply between the pistons and then slowly press brake pedal by hand watching the pistons to see if they both move evenly, you will then also be able to see if the pistons are rusty or scored, if ok give them a gentle clean with some brake cleaner dry them off and apply some water proof Red Rubber grease to the pistons, then crack open one bleed screw and twist the piece of ply and it will gently push the piston back home, undo the bleed screw on the other pot and do the same just before each piston stop travelling nip the bleed screw up, jobs done no need to bleed, rehang the caliper and refit the loop to the swing arm.Good old Dazzer   :thumbup   seems like sound advice to me.     

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: rear caliper refurb
« on: 20 October 2017, 11:03:52 AM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-FZS-600-Fazer-1998-2003-rear-brake-caliper-seal-repair-kit-pistons/181539177349?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649


I wonder if i have the mechanical acumen to do this work myself, I think maybe I do.

Not that there is anything wrong back there as far as I know, but given the age of the bike (14 years) 

I enjoy tinkering and have replaced rear disk, had the forks to bits and upgraded them with Linear springs and emulators and did all the work on the damper rods, replaced manifold down pipes including snapped stud removal and replaced wheel bearing and seals. Damn and fuck it    :eek    I'm up to the task. going to order the kit and have a crack at it. :lol
I have a box of Man Sized Tissues, (No you dirty bugger that's for the tears I will shed if it goes tits up) :rolleyes 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Not sure where to post this
« on: 20 October 2017, 10:49:12 AM »
Fibre Glass Resin and fine glass matting repair, maybe from the outside????????

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: rear caliper refurb
« on: 20 October 2017, 08:34:25 AM »
Hi, I have never in the four and a half years of ownership ever had the callipers off my bike, I have ridden in the rain twice maybe three times during ownership. Therefore know nothing about them other than they are at both ends of the bike. I fitted braided stainless olines about 3 years ago, brilliant upgrade.
There appears to be four pots to each of the two front callipers, but how many pots/pistons in the rear, it is the standard FZS600 calliper on the rear and not the 1K upgrade. I know some callipers have only one piston and the calliper floats.
Reading this post I might just whip them off and send them off for a refurb, the bike has done 37K miles now and is 14 years old. Refurb prices look very reasonable at £39 for a single/twin pot calliper.
Plus new stainless pistons if needed at 20 quid a pop plus recoating/spraying if wanted. When I get my lazy retired arse out of bed I will give them a bell :lol :lol  ffs is 8-30 already.
Got to get a curry knocked up and in the slow cooker for me and her tonight.  :rolleyes

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FZS600 Fazer / Not sure where to post this
« on: 19 October 2017, 09:56:06 PM »
I have a friend who owns a 250cc Royal Enfield Continental GT that has a leak in the Fibre Glass fuel tank, the leak appears to be coming from some where around the fuel cock/tap.
Anyone know of a company in the South of UK (Hampshire maybe) that specialises in that type of repair?

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 19 October 2017, 05:33:36 PM »
Old git here 71, bought the 2003 Fazer FZS 600 after being off bikes for almost 40 years, had the old girl for nearly 4 and a half years, solely a fun thing.
I still like to rag it on the FZS 600 and to be honest I ride much the same now as i did when I was younger.
Summer rider only, bike is now in hibernation, last outing was Loomies Bikers Cafe last Sunday afternoon.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 19 October 2017, 12:17:27 AM »
I quite fancied that women's dance act that we're regulars on Les Dawson's show. Now whatever was their name?........


Here you go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zllH86e-DFc



FFS you don't get many of them to the pound, all the meat and no taters.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: rear caliper refurb
« on: 19 October 2017, 12:07:57 AM »
I hardly ever use my rear brake. I think town/city riders seem to us them more for some reason. I tend to just use my gears and front brakes.
Not sure if it's the right thing to do or not, but, I got into that habit years ago when riding older machines that had drum brakes front and rear, the front on my BSA RGS was twin leading shoe and they did something the rear was single leading shoe and did absolutely nothing.
The front twin discs on the FZS 600 are fantastic, the rear is a bit lethargic and if you get over enthusiastic with it the rear locks up, so I tend to not use it unless it's an emergency situation.

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General / Re: What else do you own/ride
« on: 18 October 2017, 11:52:59 PM »
Love the look of the FZR, sexy. Not so sure about the Tractor though.  :eek

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Strong gusts
« on: 17 October 2017, 07:05:47 AM »
Whoever started this post should be ejected from the forum, has about as much insight a Michael the foccing Fish. Only wind I heard last night was not blowing from either West or East but something to do with Lamb Jalfrezi. :rolleyes :eek :evil

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Strong gusts
« on: 17 October 2017, 06:59:39 AM »
'What is sepia' said a very young tommyardin :rolleyes 

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 16 October 2017, 09:00:04 PM »
Took a runout to Seaways cafe with a couple of mates,then down to Bridlington for fish and chips.
Seaways was packed with bikes taking advantage of the weather, some nice bikes there.


Knobhead of the day was the operator of the speed camera van parked totally blocking the cycle lane and half of the left hand lane on the dual carriage forcing all the traffic into the right hand lane.


Is that a Dominator 99 600cc lump? or a Commando


This attached picture was nicked from Google Images, always fancied a Dommie as a young man, they were the best handling machine of yesteryear, not just my opinion but a known fact, that's is why the cafe racer customisers used the Norton Featherbed frame (Wideline and Slimline) coupled with the Norton Roadholder forks and and grafted in a Triumph T110 or a T120 lump welcome in the TRITON.


The original Dommie 99 turned out 31 BHP, thinking about it makes me smile.
My 1959 BSA Super Rocket (650 A10 parallel twin) turned out a meagre 40 BHP, the Triumph Bonneville 1968 650cc at 46 BHP and the Thruxton Bonneville 53 BHP.
Compared with the FZS 600 around 97 BHP.  :lol  Yeah Fazer rules.


Check out the polished aluminium bicycle pump under the fuel tank of the Dommie LOL

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 16 October 2017, 08:26:35 PM »
visiting the classic bike show in stafford yesterday has renewed my interest in restoring my suzuki gt 250 x7 , when I bought the bike many many years ago the seat lock and bracket had been cut off , so todays day off was put to good use cleaning up the frame where the old bracket was welded on , fabricating a new bracket for the new lock bought on ebay and welding it to the frame , not factory perfect but iam happy with it.....


Well done Red looks like a sound job matey  :thumbup

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 16 October 2017, 08:25:18 PM »
I've never tried sloe gin. I hate the taste of gin and sloes just suck the juice from your mouth where there are so sharp but it will be interesting to see how it transforms. We shall see.


Dazza you just gotta try slow gin, it is absolutely delicious, I have some on the go with sloes from the Isle of Wight, grown on very chalky ground, just like others in here I can hardly wait to try it.

Shhhh! Don't tell but I have already tried it and it is wonderful. :lol

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 October 2017, 08:16:47 PM »
the face of


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