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FZS600 Fazer / Re: No one said anything about the neck ache!
« on: 21 August 2017, 01:03:28 PM »
I did 2500 in 7 days couple of years ago. Problem wasn't neck ache, it was arse ache.  :o

That was probably related to the people you were sharing your room with rather than the bike though :pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: new ebay buying scam beware
« on: 21 August 2017, 09:06:27 AM »
£50 on paypal as a deposit, the rest as cash. I don't even trust bank transfers or bankers drafts for larger sums.

General / Re: porous wheels?
« on: 21 August 2017, 09:04:27 AM »
Believe it or not, the newer the tyre, the quicker they lose pressure as the oxygen can weep out through the tyre (osmosis) leaving the bigger Nitrogen molecules behind. The longer the tyre has been on there and the more you have topped it up, the less oxygen there is to weep out meaning pressure drops are reduced.

My guess is it is a dodgy valve though or valve stem.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 August 2017, 08:59:44 AM »
Drivers who use disabled badges that they have no right to use unless the disabled badge holder is in the vehicle to park in disabled spaces or on double yellow lines. 

Even then, they are only meant to use them if the disabled person is getting out the car.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 18 August 2017, 04:12:52 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 18 August 2017, 04:12:33 PM »
the sick bastard

FZS600 Fazer / Re: No one said anything about the neck ache!
« on: 17 August 2017, 07:04:28 PM »
The neck ache was the reason I bough my original FZS600. At 90mph you knew you were going faster than you were meant to. The previous bike was an FZR1000 Genesis which did 150mph without you realising. Neck ache is worth more than a speeding ticket :pokefun

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Interlock
« on: 16 August 2017, 03:28:23 PM »
If the bike is in gear, the side stand must be up on any bike regardless of clutch position or it will cut out. it is a safety feature.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: sudden brake failure
« on: 16 August 2017, 02:36:30 PM »
depending on the hose layout, it could still be air in the system. Bleed each caliper separately starting at the one furthest from the master cylinder. Before you do that though, leave the bike overnight with the brake lever pulled back to the bar as far as you can and secured with a tiewrap to try and let any air rise out of the system. It will need a few pumps in the morning to get the pressure back though.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Interlock
« on: 16 August 2017, 02:33:27 PM »
So following on from the facebook thread.....

When the side stand is down it wont start unless you pull the clutch lever in, does it stay running when you release the lever?
If so, I would suspect that this is working as it is designed to. Can others with an FZS1000 confirm?

Many bikes I have had you had to pull the clutch in to start the bike. Doing this removes the drag of the gearbox from the starter motor making the bike easier to start.

If it cuts out when you release the lever then you have an issue (assuming it is in neutral). Putting the bike into gear will cut out the engine if the side stand is down. They are designed that way and are the reason for the side stand switch.

getting the carbs off quickly is easy. Getting them back in takes a bit more time though with the airbox rubbers :pokefun

Glad you have it sorted now though. If getting the carbs back in was as easy as getting them out I would have had a look at my cam chain tensioner by now.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 August 2017, 04:09:57 PM »
when it gets

General / Re: Random Old Guard Post
« on: 11 August 2017, 11:04:07 PM »
Black is the fastest as it is not even a colour
Red is the slowest
Yellow is not as fast as black unless it has the speedblocks. Then it gets close.
Blue is just slow.
Silver is undercoat waiting for the paint.

General / Re: soaking carb jets
« on: 11 August 2017, 08:31:29 PM »
Jets still didn't clean. New jets fitted and it's all good now.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Carb jets
« on: 11 August 2017, 08:12:40 PM »
All fitted and all working properly now.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Unknown (yet) problem
« on: 11 August 2017, 04:47:22 PM »
 A bit of crap in the fuel can prevent the needle from closing fully.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Carb jets
« on: 11 August 2017, 04:46:26 PM »
These are the pilot jets I just received. According to various places you need the #12.5 ones. I will be fitting them tonight. 

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS500 Givi rack & Topbox
« on: 11 August 2017, 01:31:47 PM »
that's not a Givi rack

General / Re: soaking carb jets
« on: 11 August 2017, 09:20:41 AM »
I have been soaking these jets since last weekend in carb cleaner and some since Monday in thinners and periodically prodding with a strand from a wire brush (I know its not the best thing to use) but this stuff is stubborn. New jets are due to arrive today so those will be fitted. I will keep trying to clean the old ones though just for the fun of it :pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Problems at high speeds.
« on: 10 August 2017, 05:36:41 PM »
Any local bike shop will do it.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Unknown (yet) problem
« on: 10 August 2017, 05:36:04 PM »
Every time after finishing a ride, if it's passed more than 15min, when I turn to ignition, the pump starts working but shouldn't. You can hear it clicking several times. What could be causing this ?

Says who? The pump is just pressurising the fuel in the carbs. After you turn off the ignition, the pump turns off and pressure leaks back through the system. After a while, could be 15 mins, could be an hour or more, when you turn on the ignition the pump will click for a few seconds as it pressurises again.
If the pump continues to run you have a fuel leak.
If you can smell fuel before starting the bike, you have a fuel leak.

If you have a fuel leak, it should be easy to find.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Carb jets
« on: 10 August 2017, 02:01:55 PM »
Thanks DP. I have ordered some pilot jets and cleaned the main jets so all should be good by the weekend on that basis.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Dread loss of acceleration at low to mid range
« on: 10 August 2017, 02:00:42 PM »
if it is on at idle/low revs and it clear at higher revs I would start by looking at the pilot jets or maybe some crap in the main jet.
If its misfiring all the way up the rev range, look at the leads/caps

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Problems at high speeds.
« on: 09 August 2017, 05:58:41 PM »
float valves stuck open.

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