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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Has my bike been lowered?
« on: 08 November 2017, 03:25:12 PM »

This is my first post having just picked up my fazer at the weekend. I've found lots of posts about seat lowering but I'm 6ft and having never had a fazer before it seems very low to me. Maybe this is how they are, I wondered if anyone has any advice for me on how I could tell?


I found the Fazer to have a "low" seat position too. I'm a few inches over 6". Felt like sitting onto a Cruiser.  :lol
As said above, measure the dog bones are the original length, or possibly longer (which would explain the Drop). Another thing that people sometimes do is remove padding from the Seat (short/female riders).

Resolved this situation on mine with a Jack-Up kit. Feels perfect now.
There are a few side effects of jacking the bike up however. Although the Positives outweigh the negatives (which are minor anyway).

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 27 October 2017, 05:33:42 PM »
Things I hate most
1. Polls
2. Nosey people
3. Lists
4. Irony
 :D


It's one of those Polls you'd find on most "Auto" forums. Offers an interesting insight regarding ownership, plus the potential for decent banter.


Suspicious... much?  :) There's no hidden agenda, its anonymous, I don't work for an insurance company, or a "mole" from some other Bike forum, I also haven't been beamed down from outer space, to learn more about humanity! It's.... just a bit of fun!:pokefun

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 27 October 2017, 12:24:18 PM »
Those that did respond to this Poll (so far), demonstrates the Fazer appears more desirable to the "upper" end of the Age scale. I imagine choosing the Fazer for its conventional styling, proven reliability (with "intermediate" performance - not blistering yet no slouch), plus easy to work on design.

Perhaps its also the "naked" thing, with the younger generation preferring the sleek brightly coloured fully faired, sports machines, over having everything visible and on display.

Was expecting a much wider spread, however the law of averages indicates the trend already displayed, will be the overall outcome.

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 27 October 2017, 12:23:43 PM »
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.

Some images just cant be unseen. :lol At least on THAT night out, you were feeling quite conservative, concerning the length of your dress (not a short skirt).

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FZS600 Fazer / Swingarm dimensions / swaps
« on: 26 October 2017, 07:23:53 PM »
Can anyone kindly confirm the exact width of the Swingarm at the pivot bolt - where it fits into the Frame? Im considering this for a swingarm conversion.


Will then look into the options. Would be easier to space one out than have to "reduce" the width....

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Petrol Cap woes
« on: 26 October 2017, 04:23:01 PM »

tis good in theory but in practice if it's worn out it's worn out! if you can't remove/replace the tumbler pins then I guess it's focced!

Not to worry... you'll be whizzing around on Yamaha's new Concept Bike soon.  ;) No fuel cap to catch you out!?  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Petrol Cap woes
« on: 26 October 2017, 02:47:28 PM »
OK! Well I've spoken to my Chinese friend, Sum Ting Wong, and he says if graphite don't fix it (as DP mentioned), its time for a replacement fuel Cap! :)

Doesn't the whole unit come out, after you've removed the Hex bolts around the outside of the 'circle' then you pop in the replacement part.
I'd even go as far as saying, I think the actual lock itself can be removed from the underside, with screws, so you could swap the lock over with your current one, and not have to use ANOTHER Key for the fuel cap (different from your ignition).
Depends if its your lock that's had it, or the complete mechanism.


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General / Re: Yamaha 's R&D- concept bike
« on: 26 October 2017, 01:48:18 PM »
I like the sound of that, you could save loads of space as there could be allocated parking in your street or tower block you get out at your door and then the car buggers off to its space BUT it only needs i inch either side as all the cars parked together no one is opening the doors.   

Infact the rear doors are ("Falcon") up and over (Lamborghini style), while the front are conventional side opening (bashing)!

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 26 October 2017, 12:21:00 PM »

My car (and bike) insurance has Class 1 business but both specifically exclude food delivery.

So if you popped out in the evening, as you fancied bringing home a takeaway, you'd have to walk??
I now understand why you've been defending illegal pizza delivery (scooter) guys.  :lol 

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General / Re: Yamaha 's R&D- concept bike
« on: 26 October 2017, 12:15:33 PM »
I dont like the idea of autonomously moving around on its own ------- its likely to coming knocking on my door shouting through the letterbox "oi tosser the sun is out lets go" and then probably end up going without me cause I said it looks a bit cloudy.

Like a Tesla car, that after you get out of at your door, you press a button on the remote and it drives off on its own and parks itself in your allocated parking space (using a combination of cameras / avoidance technology / sensors and GPS)..... this technology is HERE, and its becoming mainstream.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 26 October 2017, 11:25:56 AM »

How about the fast food (usually pizza) delivery guys, on the scooters? It would be debatable if they even sat a CBT!
Absolutely ZERO consideration for other road vehicles (cars or bikes) or even traffic lights, etc - on off the pavements. "Helping" give motorcyclists a bad image.
I do wonder about the legality of employing someone to deliver stuff who hasn't got a full driving licence.

.... Probably don't even own a UK passport either!  :lol
Once that helmet is on - nobody is going to know what they look like/who they are. Just like the London scooter "bike thieves" - the Police turn a blind eye.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 26 October 2017, 11:23:18 AM »

How about the fast food (usually pizza) delivery guys, on the scooters? It would be debatable if they even sat a CBT!
Absolutely ZERO consideration for other road vehicles (cars or bikes) or even traffic lights, etc - on off the pavements. "Helping" give motorcyclists a bad image.
I do wonder about the legality of employing someone to deliver stuff who hasn't got a full driving licence.

.... Probably don't even own a UK passport either!  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: cafe racer project
« on: 26 October 2017, 09:35:48 AM »
It is the bible for fitting to a fzs1000 not a 600. Thanks though thats mike on here who posted it. Also the forks are already fitted having a bastard of a job now with the swingarm conversion and the rear subframe.

Oh right, ok! Plus best of luck with that also then ^ ...

Swapping the Swingarm out for a (Supersport) wider one, the rear sprocket will then be out of alignment with the front - how is that compensated, so the chain runs smoothy?

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General / Re: Yamaha 's R&D- concept bike
« on: 26 October 2017, 09:27:23 AM »
So Yamaha appear to have spent m/billions on R&D, building a "bike" that integrates the same technology as a Segway, to stay upright on 2 wheels at walking speed? So its going to be electric, that means a technology that could accelerate quicker than a motorcycle with an IC engine! "Super-Superbike" quick. :)


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: cafe racer project
« on: 26 October 2017, 09:04:26 AM »
They are used forks from a r6 13s 2009. The work is being carried out by a friend with who has a garden workshop (which i'm helping out the best i can) and learning some bits along the way. He has great contacts as MTC exhuasts(Martin) are going to make me a one of ti system to link up with the can ive gone for. But yes me and the mate are hopefully gonna do it all ourselfs to keep the cost down well aprt from the parts that is.

Have you seen THIS Page? Seems a "Bible" for fitting USD forks on the Fazer...

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/fazer1000/r1-fork-conversion-guide-t3408.html#.WU1PlVG1u2w

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Petrol Cap woes
« on: 26 October 2017, 08:59:07 AM »
With your other hand (to the one turning the key) have you tried pushing down at the front of the Cap gently (front of the bike side), helps the mechanism to turn more easily?

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Agreed then, for reliability or where you depend on the bike for transport regularly - don't start fitting pods.
However if its a project bike, where you can afford to tinker and work on it until there's something "usable", go for it. :thumbup

I had actually planned to buy the pods then drop the bike off at a Dyno specialist, and pay them to do the job of setting the bike up.  :eek

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 26 October 2017, 08:24:33 AM »
Scooter twat slowly tried to overtake me this morning as i was doing a right turn?
Once the bastard made me jump, i put my right hand out right across his lid and he braked, luckily for him.
Then i glimpsed the 'L' plate as he undertook me.
It's not being drummed into people enough on real dangerous moves, even on a CBT.
I'm not blaming anyone in general, but some people need a lot more training on the road to avoid unnecessary shite.

How about the fast food (usually pizza) delivery guys, on the scooters? It would be debatable if they even sat a CBT!
Absolutely ZERO consideration for other road vehicles (cars or bikes) or even traffic lights, etc - on off the pavements. "Helping" give motorcyclists a bad image.

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Castrol Power 1 does come in a really pretty plastic container, i’ll give you that.  :lol

I've been making constant tweeks to my "Service List", with each response. :) Castrol Power1 it is.

Back in 2016 (not that far back) you dropped a few Posts in a Thread about fitting Pod filters.
Did you in the end do this - was a "proper method" actually devised, to get the bike running smoothly afterwards... Fit Pods, plus do [THIS] to the Carbs/on the Dyno??

See below. I'd happy throw a handful of Pods on, if the side effects are minimal...........

I have a question for anyone who has run pods.

Describe what you mean by not running smoothly?

I ran pods on my old kat and had a engine tuner set them up, they were fine 99 percent of the time but if I cracked the throttle wide open under certain conditions it would hesitate slightly while the slides sorted themselves out. Speaking to the tuner he suggested I rolled the gas on rather that go straight to full throttle and tbh a little practice I was able to keep it just the right side of bogging down without any loss in acceleration

I hope this is the answer as I'm going for bell mouths so could really be asking for trouble if not.


But that's not really good enough is it?
You had them properly tuned yet were still prone to bogging down if you dared to give it a bit of welly, that alone is a good enough reason for me to not bother.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Another Shorty on a Fazer (exhaust that is)
« on: 25 October 2017, 09:29:54 AM »
I remapped (took to a specialist) a SEAT Leon FR (diesel - 170 TD) which gave decent performance gains after the job was done (took it over 200bhp). It was addictive.
UNTIL it went in to SEAT for a regular service, then while connecting it to their "computer" they performed an ECU update (to ensure car was up-to-date) and wiped my Remap! I was adamant it was running "slower" after it came out.


First ride this morning after fitting the exhaust. Definitely louder, but I wouldn't say its excessive (over the noise of the traffic).
Revving, and hard on the throttle, yes, you do hear it much more - also a bit of popping under heavy engine braking.

Would say though, that riding off from home at a relatively quiet 7am, it probably did attract some attention from the neighbours! :rolleyes

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FZ6 / Fazer / Re: How to streetfighter my fz6
« on: 25 October 2017, 09:07:53 AM »
Hi Charlie see a pic of mine below


I didn't do the work I bought it like this however I do believe it is quite simple with most street-fighter kits coming with clamps etc. Wiring would be the only mess on

You don't even need to buy a "streetfighter kit", just take a few measurements of the width of the Forks, towards the top (with front fairing removed).
Then look for a suitable Light unit that you like. Ensure it has the necessary mounting points on the sides, for a set of Fork brackets, to secure it in place.

Having lost the original fairing, you'll then need somewhere to mount the front indicators. The said fork brackets often have holes for mounting aftermarket indicators too.

There's so many ways to do it, start by carefully removing your front fairing (which you could put back on if not happy - or sell, to recoup some funds towards this these modifications), and see what you have behind, plus commence from there... Headlight wiring loom would also likely need tidying up, as it'll be long, to reach through the fairing for the Lights.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 October 2017, 08:36:17 AM »
^ Also in different lighting conditions, for example dusk or sunset, a regular incandescent bulbs appears brighter (during that mid-light phase).

This morning... gingerly rode to work in the rain!  :'(  forecast said lovely sunny day today too!
I know, a wet road shouldn't mean a slippery road, but get a little tense riding in the wet (fear of a wheel sliding out).  :rolleyes

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 25 October 2017, 08:21:41 AM »
Ironically, people sticking to the right hand lane on the slip road, forcing me to undertake really gets my goat.

That was YOU in the TVR !?  :lol  :thumbup

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 24 October 2017, 03:59:27 PM »
OMFG!  :eek You da photoshop King !!! :lol That works.

It looks a little like the weird sky/outlook we had the other day, with the Red sun. Fantastic job on the edits.
Based on this effort put in (plus still a workplace photo), you should get the nod (mission fulfilled), and get to choose the next challenge!  :thumbup

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 24 October 2017, 03:44:03 PM »
Luxury fast cars (driving like they stole it) vs "Boy Racers" = Same thing.

The other day it was a TVR - undercutting everyone on the slip road, to get on to the dual carriageway!  :eek

You see a genuinely fast/expensive car speeding along the dual carriageway or motorway (Porsche / BMW M series / etc), undercutting, swerving around other cars, generally anti-social / wreckless speeding.

YET society tolerates them because "wow - they are driving an expensive sports car - its meant to be driven fast - that guy is cool !" ..... however in my eyes, still a menace on the roads - still a threat to our safety - no different to the 'boy racer' driving the same way in his loud, souped up... [insert typical cars here].

The fast car is usually being driven by a mid-life crisis (young/old) gentleman, trying to re-live his youth. But the shell the cager sit's in shouldn't give him immunity/an excuse to drive like he's just come off the set of 2Fast2Furious!  :finger

[/RANT over]

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