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General / Re: Muppetery in motion
« on: 23 September 2017, 10:54:18 AM »
But on the bright side, when he comes out of jail that's another potential organ donor on the loose  :rolleyes

Last week i bought a new motorcycle jacket (off the internet), its arrived. There's a fabric white label stitched just behind the zip which has spaces to write in your blood group, license number, a contact number, your name etc!....

Well.... thanks!  :eek  how morbid. Next they WILL be throwing in a complimentary donor card!  :rolleyes

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal bars blimey !!
« on: 23 September 2017, 10:45:51 AM »
I checked this and other forums and went with 758's...bought them on here for £30 incl new.

cut 20 mm off each end with angle grinder,drilled the hole for leftside switchgear.. piece of cake :lol

Great work! So just a matter of unscrewing all the switch gear and drilling the hole on the new bars. Must have taken some test fitting on and off and repeat, to know where everything is fitting to the new bars?

The throttle, do you remove the grip and its held on with a securing screw?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal bars blimey !!
« on: 22 September 2017, 10:20:09 PM »
Fitted a set this week and just been for a spin in the pouring rain..what a difference, can't believe my shoulders didn't ache nor my neck even gave me more confidence cornering in the pouring riding position bar none shoulda done it as soon as I bought the bike  :lol

Which version Renthals did you go for? (ie: flat / low / medium / streetfighter, etc?)

I'm planning to switch to these on my bike also - imagine it'll change my position to be more leaned forward, to reach them (due to less sweep and rise, compared to standard bars).

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 22 September 2017, 10:12:58 PM »
Our local scrappys still let you look around.  I went to one the other day looking for a motor for my driver's door electric window, there I was balanced 3 cars high taking a door apart only for it to be the wrong motor, turns out there is a difference between and 3 and 5 door motor for a Ford Fiesta, next came the biggest stroke of luck ever.....

We had been told the car I looked at was the only Mk6 fiesta, then as we were leaving I saw a 3 door (again 3 cars up).  I climbed up, opened the door and it had been totally stripped, my heart sank, then I looked in the driver's footwell and there it was, a motor, nothing else, just the motor I needed!  What's the chances?  £20....... bargain!

It's on the car and works perfectly, love a scrappy!

Sounds a fairytale!
- A scrapyard that still lets you hunt around
- Finding the one part you needed, right there (while everything else was gone), extracted, on the floor.

Hopefully you bought a lottery ticket that evening too? :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 22 September 2017, 11:33:09 AM »

You make a fair point F4celess, but it doesn't half take the fun out of it!

Do totally agree with this too.

Just like in those days, as kids, we'd be out on the streets with our friends. On our bikes / playing football / making swings&camps in the woods, all day long.
Walk back in the door when it started getting dark....

These days, that just doesn't happen. Times have changed.  :rolleyes

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Help me out guys motovlog
« on: 22 September 2017, 11:24:17 AM »
Anyone have any experience with the GoXtreme action cams?

Look very much like the GoPro (don't they all) however about 50% cheaper. These shoot 4K video, loads of video resolutions / bitrates.
Perhaps a serious alternative (to the gopro)?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 22 September 2017, 10:53:34 AM »
But those " good ol' days " were before the internet became mainstream. The scrapyards were dependant on that physical presence, where the punter had to rummage around to find what they wanted.

These days, the scrapyard doesn't even need to open it's doors. They can strip, then shift all their wares online (ebay / amazon / gumtree etc).

This actually suits us much better too! We no longer have to spend our Sundays driving from one yard to the next, getting our hands dirty, to find that one gem we were looking for (possibly coming home empty handed). We can compare MANY parts online (on the sites mentioned), then bid to buy what suits us best - pick and choose. It's become a buyers market.

General / Re: Muppetery in motion
« on: 22 September 2017, 09:22:17 AM »
I saw this and wondered:

a) why the hell they didn't pull him over after the first wheelie and

b) why he got a jail sentence whilst a certain Mr Rooney got a slap on the wrist and a fine that he could pay off from money down the back of his sofa for being three times over the drink-drive limit...

There's SO much wrong with this countries justice system. Plus it's gone so PC, it's madness....... EDITED to remove incriminating comments. I'll stop there!  :angel  :\

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted; FZS600 Front Wheel Nut ....
« on: 21 September 2017, 08:00:42 PM »
Probably took longer signing up an Account on FOC-U, than it did to search for his missing Nut(s).
Likely a regular FOCCER too embarrassed to Post this under his regular ID.  :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 21 September 2017, 03:51:54 PM »

The days of the wander around scrappies are long gone, no more climbing over cars stacked 3 high to get the window winder handle from that Morris Mariner or dynamo from the Austin Allegro.


Grumpy old foccer.

Scrapheap Challenge came to mind reading this (perhaps I have a vivid imagination). Even that just runs repeats nowadays, probably no longer run due to H&S!  :rolleyes
Mmmmm, Lisa Rogers........................................ just a little eye candy, amongst all those grease monkeys!  :lol

General / Re: Time for a Change - MT-09
« on: 21 September 2017, 03:42:48 PM »

IMO, the "spiritual" successor of the FZS600 is the Kawasaky Versys 650 - especially the new one with the not-too-ugly headlights.

There's a motovlogger who was debating what to go for after his boxeye fazer, he felt he'd outgrown it (for long distance). "Andy Man Cam". Perhaps he's on here?
Well he went for the Versys. Now has a handful of vids around Europe on it.

Introduction / Re: New Member
« on: 21 September 2017, 12:52:41 PM »
A new member here. Just got a Fazer 1000 few days ago.

Lucky you!  8) Plus welcome to the club.  ;)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: rear oil seal
« on: 21 September 2017, 12:50:05 PM »
28mm x 47mm x 7mm.


General / Re: Rust on fazer 98, is it a problem?
« on: 21 September 2017, 12:07:43 PM »
I will actually be selling my Fazer (99) complete Exhaust system within the next few weeks, if interested? It's in Black (standard clean Headers + very clean Yamaha Silencer with no dings). If you do pickup this bike, give me a shout and we could agree on a deal for the lot. I could even drop it off, if you are close enough. :)

Only selling as I'm going to be putting a new system on mine/different Silencer. Apologies for the obvious plug.  :pc

General / Re: Rust on fazer 98, is it a problem?
« on: 21 September 2017, 11:38:49 AM »
Check if the Exhaust is blowing? Not much is likely to change in 30 days. :) But you know that's on its way out (perhaps negotiate it as a factor on the bike price).

New set of Headers will set you back £150 or £190 (Black Widow vs Delkevic).
EDIT: That's new prices above. Obviously you could bag a bargain on these Parts 2nd hand instead (ebay).

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Help me out guys motovlog
« on: 21 September 2017, 10:48:13 AM »
The video editing can be very interesting plus a learning process. A side interest, in addition to the video Channel.
I purchased video editing software for this, to get all the embedded features/special effects, but haven't had a lot of time to play with it!

These days, having a smart Thumbnail that draws in the viewers is important! Along with a catchy title to go with it.
You'll probably find each video produced gets more elaborate, as you learn more about the capabilities of the software you use. Plus what works. :)

Developing a good "Intro" (signature) of several seconds max helps people become familiar with your channel. That you drop at the front of each production.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Help me out guys motovlog
« on: 21 September 2017, 08:39:06 AM »
Will be tuning in with much interest.  :lurk what content do you have planned for the channel?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Levers review
« on: 20 September 2017, 08:38:25 PM »
Mine arrived. Quite tricky fitting the nut on the Clutch side as there was limited space between the switchgear and cables, to hold it tight... All fitted now though.

Nice chunky feel. About same thickness as originals, no play that i can see. Cosmetically obviously look much better than originals.


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tank loose after crash
« on: 20 September 2017, 12:10:45 PM »
 :thumbup keep us updated.

Just a few weeks ago I had all this stuff on ebay (bracket / mint fairings / etc), as after recently buying my Fazer, I've gone the 'naked' route.
If you DO decide to use your bracket, considering you'll be cutting most of it off anyway, it shouldn't take much to bend straight what you end up with.

You might also need to angle it up more, so it stays away from your replacement front headlight (as highlighted by DP above).

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tank loose after crash
« on: 20 September 2017, 11:51:01 AM »
Might be possible to cut the original front Bracket down, to accommodate just the clocks - for a quick fix - simpler than fabricating a custom bracket.
The wiring takes a little thought. Although it can appear neatly hidden behind your new Headlight, if done carefully. Bunch of cable ties helps alot! :)

Bear in mind you'd need to leave some slack for the headlight wiring, as if you have it mounted to your forks, its going to be moving left/right (whereas with the original fairing, the headlight never moved with the handlebars!).

EDIT: Just noticed DP got in just before me (sorry for duplicating ideas). Great minds think alike.  :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tank loose after crash
« on: 20 September 2017, 11:06:12 AM »
So your front fairing got destroyed. Do you plan to source replacements, or will run a more 'naked' look?
Guess you can see the metal bracket at the front of your bike now, that holds the Clocks / Headlight etc. That will be another consideration (usually remove it), if you don't use the original fairing. The bracket also holds securely the headlight wiring loom too.

Theres LOADS of headlight bracket options on ebay (if you mean an aftermarket round headlight?), usually that clamp to your forks (one each side).

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tank loose after crash
« on: 20 September 2017, 08:48:25 AM »
Yeah the front mount 'flap' whatever the correct term is. I think the tank and the frame are fine, the metal mount has taken the brunt of the force and twisted, so I've ordered a new (secondhand) one from a breaker which hopefully resolves the problem.

Just need to sort out a single round headlight and mounting the clocks after the fairing got destroyed  :'(

Good you can order a new front mount. From memory wasn't sure if it was welded to the front of the tank. Sounds ideal. bolt off / new one on.

Why don't you go for aftermarket Clocks, if you now will run no fairing? Might actually be easier to mount. The original Clocks seem to look twice as big, with none of that front fairing in place. for them to drop into. :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: U-lock or Disc lock?
« on: 20 September 2017, 08:43:47 AM »

currently making a security related video on an unbeatable alarm system - its so good even i cant disarm it with my keyfob
so the last couple of days yes i have been at home totally traceable.

Look forward to this.  8)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: U-lock or Disc lock?
« on: 19 September 2017, 03:39:18 PM »
that looks like a good size piece of kit - easily hidden aswell - im not looking into trackers just yet untill the fighter build is underway
- one of the big problems with them is the other half can track you at all times which might not be a good thing.

But aren't you in your garage (at home) most of the time anyway, recording reviews and build videos, for your Utube channel?  :lol  :thumbup
I'm the FOCCER whose been recently commenting on a few of your Vids. Great stuff mate, excellent content.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: U-lock or Disc lock?
« on: 19 September 2017, 03:26:10 PM »
Another little tip, you can buy a THICKER length of Chain in the Hardware (DIY) stores, that come in plastic sheath, cheaper than a similar length "branded" motorcycle chain, from say Halfords or Amazon - which are likely more expensive plus the actual links are not as thick either.

Granted, you then need to buy a Padlock too. Get something beefy, pick and mix. :)

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