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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: Today at 11:30:33 AM »
Last MOT'd in Bexhill Sussex and not many more miles on the clock than when I last had it MOT'd at Northeasts in Horley.

I would like the chance to buy it back if anyone knows who has it.

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: Today at 11:17:56 AM »
LOVING it, so smooth and refined, amazing considering these originals (the FZS series) are some 15+ yrs old now!

some are 19 years old now. The FZS600 was first sold in 1998.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Battery keeps dying
« on: Today at 10:21:31 AM »
or heated grips that are not on a switched live?

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: Today at 10:12:36 AM »
Back in 1999 I had an FZR1000 Genesis. finding myself doing 150mph one day and not realising it until I looked at the speedo I went looking for another bike. I tried several but the brand new FZS600 was the one that felt right. Having scared myself stupid with the insane speeds the FZR1000 reached so rapidly, the FZS was great as above 90MPH you had to force your head forwards. In other words, you knew when you approached licence loosing speeds rather than just blast past them without realising.
I kept that bike for about 7 years before getting an ST1100, then a CBF1000 and this year, finally back to the bike that I wished I had kept. An FZS600. It does everything I need it to do and more. Just wish I had kept my original one. Second option would be to find it and buy it back but I have no idea where T553WYJ is these days. I ended up with option 3, another FZS600.

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Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: Fazer8 brake vibration
« on: Today at 08:42:42 AM »
If its not the lever pulsing but from elsewhere on the bike I would go with the other people and say its the ABS pump.Find where it is and make sure its bolted down properly.

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General / Re: The Bol and back.
« on: Today at 08:21:23 AM »

A mate of mine moved near to the Mayenne area a couple of years ago. Somewhere near Gorron. We went down to him last year, lovely area.

Near Gorron is where I have my place. It is known as Little Britain as it has so many Brits living round there.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: lights out!
« on: 18 October 2017, 10:38:04 AM »
corrosion in the switch on the right bar?
does the pass switch work still?

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General / Re: LED Stop/Tail bulbs - Any recommendations?
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:44:12 AM »
I bought some a little while ago but couldn't fit them as they were a larger diameter than the standard bulbs and don't fit through the hole. I really should have taken the ones off my CBF before I sold that as they were on my original FZS600

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 17 October 2017, 08:40:28 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

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General / Re: new trip
« on: 16 October 2017, 12:29:46 PM »
What do you mean IF it rains

You are going to Scotland :pokefun

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General / Re: mechanic in Bridgewater
« on: 15 October 2017, 05:47:43 PM »
Yes. Thought that too but thought I would start this way.

The bike is ruining like a dog. No power. Carbs were cleaned and new jets fitted 300 miles ago. Suspect carb issue again but my son has no real mechanical knowledge and no tools.

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General / Re: Nice Hotel near Calais
« on: 15 October 2017, 04:49:53 PM »
I've stayed in montreuil-sur-mer at the best western there. That was ok. About 45 mins from Calais.

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General / mechanic in Bridgewater
« on: 15 October 2017, 04:48:37 PM »
Is there anyone near Bridgewater that can recommend a good bike mechanic down there? My son has a poorly fzs600 and it's too far for me to go and look.

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Introduction / Re: New owner...almost.
« on: 12 October 2017, 05:11:38 PM »
You're all wrong.
Silver = undercoat. This is for those that cannot decide which real colour they want.
Blue is the slowest colour
Black is the fastest colour.

My first FZS was black and the current one is silver (but soon to be resprayed black)

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tail tidy
« on: 12 October 2017, 04:52:02 PM »
and positioned to reflect squarely to the rear.

OK, so following the rules, fitted to the number plate will fail too due to it not being absolutely vertical. :pokefun

I have had bikes pass with a single one on one side of the plate before. Just depends on your testers anal retentiveness.

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 12 October 2017, 04:01:41 PM »
brigade. What a

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tail tidy
« on: 12 October 2017, 03:43:09 PM »
You buy ONE of those little round adhesive red reflectors (about the size of a 2p). Cost a pound or two off ebay, then stick it ON the numberplate.
If you were that bothered about cosmetics, you can always remove it for the other 364 days of the year.  ;)



It has to be exactly central too! A couple of years ago my bike (different bike) failed the MOT as, although I DID have a little stick-on reflector on the rear numberplate, it was positioned in the bottom corner, technically a fail.

If you buy TWO, put one in each corner and it is then legal.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tail tidy
« on: 12 October 2017, 03:19:48 PM »
It may look good but removing the lower part of the existing tail will require a reflector to be put somewhere else.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: headlight relays ?
« on: 12 October 2017, 03:18:36 PM »
One for high and one for low.

Adding one for on-off would prevent your pass switch from working without complicating the wiring.

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General / Re: My photo in a competition
« on: 12 October 2017, 03:16:12 PM »
At least they have owned up Lew.
If agreement can't be reached there shouldn't be any need to waste time and money on lawyers, if he's based in the UK, it's just a matter of going through the smalls claims court process (England,Wales, Scotland and I assume Northern Ireland all have similar processes).  Total cost is 40 quid which you get back when you win.

the limit on small claims is £5-10K depending on if it goes through in England or Scotland. Maybe he is after a bigger payout :pokefun

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: headlight relays ?
« on: 12 October 2017, 08:54:10 AM »
As far as I can remember, there are no relays. The cable from under the tank though is very thin so limits the current that can get to the bulbs. To improve this, use the existing wires from under the tank to the lights to power a relay and run THICK (in comparison) cables direct from the battery via the relay.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Under my seat!
« on: 11 October 2017, 02:07:55 PM »
:agree

They are the pressures shown in the handbook though

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Under my seat!
« on: 11 October 2017, 08:38:11 AM »
From memory, back when the FZS600 came out there was only one U-lock that would actually fit that holder and it was the expensive Yamaha one.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What carbs are these
« on: 10 October 2017, 02:12:59 PM »
There is a (very small) change in the carbs over the years. Any year will fit and work on any bike though..If I can find it I will post the link showing the differences.

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General / Re: The Bol and back.
« on: 10 October 2017, 01:26:33 PM »
Yep, Premery on the D977.Would have called in for a cuppa if I'd known. The killer diversion on the way home was the closing of the N77 (Auxerre to Troyes) forcing us due north to Sens. They don't mess about with their roadworks,just shut the road,sorted.Never mind about anyone else. :lol

the diversions are not usually too bad if you have a sat nav and ignore the diversion route. That said the diversion route can often be a shorter route than the original route but on slower roads.

They don't mess about and they get the job done in a fraction of the time. A couple of years ago I went down to my place near Mayenne and they had about 5-10 miles of the A28 dug up with a contraflow in place. 5 days later on the return trip, no sign of the road works and lovely fresh tarmac. Makes the way we do it seem archaic.

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