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Title: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 13 June 2015, 11:18:27 AM
Changed my oil  today. Bought:

17mm spanner.

3L Sykolene Comp 4 10w-40 (http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/7755) Synthetic ester based 4-stroke engine oils for all high performance motorcycles.

Hiflo filtro Performance Oil Filter - HF-147

Bike It Oil Pan


And Oil filter wrench 68mm 14 flutes (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00336V4TY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00) 1-STEP FOR 3/8" to change my oil.

First time I do that on a Fazer and it has been some time till I figure out how to get the old filter out in between the hot exhaust pipes  :'(

Have not bought the torque wrenches yet so tightening has been based on good old common sense. Hope no kittens will be killed  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 13 June 2015, 11:29:05 AM
Can't open that link.


Chain wrench is the most effective way of removing an old oil filter, nothing needs to be moved out of the way at all.


Smear oil on the rubber seal and you can just nip up the new one, do not overtighten, simply no need.


I had an issue with a Hi-Flo filter so not a personal fan, next time just get a K&N and your bike will show it's gratitude.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: anutz on 13 June 2015, 02:51:54 PM
i used these to remove my OEM one...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-12-inch-Adjustable-Filter-Plier/dp/B007ENEAT8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1434203399&sr=8-4&keywords=oil+filter+wrench (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-12-inch-Adjustable-Filter-Plier/dp/B007ENEAT8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1434203399&sr=8-4&keywords=oil+filter+wrench)

Fitted a K and N one and its got a projection to allow you to use a socket to tighten it - agree with Darrsi, be careful on the tightness of this....its not got much feel either in my opinion, i ended up just using my hands to tighten it up and was very careful with the torque wrench...

I have my downpipes off so cannot help on the logistics with them on...


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 13 June 2015, 03:19:12 PM
i used these to remove my OEM one...

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-12-inch-Adjustable-Filter-Plier/dp/B007ENEAT8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1434203399&sr=8-4&keywords=oil+filter+wrench[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-12-inch-Adjustable-Filter-Plier/dp/B007ENEAT8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1434203399&sr=8-4&keywords=oil+filter+wrench[/url])

Fitted a K and N one and its got a projection to allow you to use a socket to tighten it - agree with Darrsi, be careful on the tightness of this....its not got much feel either in my opinion, i ended up just using my hands to tighten it up and was very careful with the torque wrench...

I have my downpipes off so cannot help on the logistics with them on...



I used to shout about the nut moulded on to the K&N oil filters, that was until i went to undo my last one and the nut was made of cheese and didn't actually fit any socket properly at all.
As a filter they're obviously fine, but the trustee old chain wrench had to be taken out of retirement to remove it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: paulchucky on 14 June 2015, 10:30:21 AM
went in garage 
looked at her with desire and told her i know your`e a dirty foccer ?
 but i`m not taking you out n getting you very wet
but when the suns out 
 i will take you out all day n screw the arse off you ! !


glad the mrs was`nt listening !


 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 14 June 2015, 10:32:52 AM
went in garage 
looked at her with desire and told her i know your`e a dirty foccer ?
 but i`m not taking you out n getting you very wet
but when the suns out 
 i will take you out all day n screw the arse off you ! !


glad the mrs was`nt listening !


 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol


Don't forget to lube the rubber when going back in!  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: stevie-g1968 on 14 June 2015, 01:00:04 PM
Went out and chisled the flies off her, told her she is a dirty bitch and the im gonna spank her when it stop raining...... other than that, I made a bacon butty  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 14 June 2015, 09:25:10 PM
Well not really today, but yesterday i cleaned up the wheels and rear sprocket, just wish I took pics of how dirty it was before now as that would of shown how much gunk/crud I removed :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 14 June 2015, 09:25:22 PM
Duplicated my post :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: paulchucky on 14 June 2015, 09:29:17 PM
don`t worry sinto ?
we all know there always dirty foccers !!
that`s why we screw arse off them    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 14 June 2015, 09:58:01 PM
Yeah, but that's the riders your talking about!
:rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: odbguy on 15 June 2015, 11:32:43 AM
This weekend was mostly spent getting my knee down ;)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm149/odbguy21/Mobile%20Uploads/20150612_121518.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/odbguy21/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150612_121518.jpg.html)
Or not with them chicken strips.
Picked the bike up from my parents on way to see the misis for dinner and I kept hearing a weird banging when I went over bumps,  luckily I was 5mins from home so moaning to myself and thinking it sounded expensive I was working out how much I could afford to spare this month .. (£4.67 and half a pack of chewy)
 I was very relieved to see it was just my hugger. The 2 bolts on the chain side were missing ..
I cleaned my chain last weekend so guessed maybe the chain lube helped the bolts vibrate out? They war definitely there before I set of cos I always give bike a little once over before I go out.
Put some new bolts in with a touch of loctite  should solve that problem. 

Not very exciting  ... just thought I would share. Lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 15 June 2015, 02:58:55 PM
Well not really today, but yesterday i cleaned up the wheels and rear sprocket, just wish I took pics of how dirty it was before now as that would of shown how much gunk/crud I removed :(

Does that chain ever see oil or grease? :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 15 June 2015, 05:24:50 PM
Does that chain ever see oil or grease? :eek
Nah, no point if you've got to take it all off when your cleaning the bike :rolleyes

but maybe I should of said I cleaned that too, but after reading it again, obviously, I didn't :( ahh well, lessons learned, read it over before I post :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Neon Knight on 16 June 2015, 05:57:19 PM
Shouted at her, cursed her, kicked her back wheel. And all because I cant get the rear disc mounting bolts off so I can change the disc. Not her fault but my dog runs too fast to allow me to kick him instead and the wife would just kick me back lol  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 16 June 2015, 08:36:48 PM
Cleaned and oiled K&N air filter.


Cleaned up front pads, pad pins, pad spring plates, etc.


Oiled clutch cable.


Gave the bike a wash.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 16 June 2015, 08:56:09 PM
Shouted at her, cursed her, kicked her back wheel. And all because I cant get the rear disc mounting bolts off so I can change the disc.
Have you tried tightening them a wee bit to break the seal?  Just a wee touch, then you should be able to release them, soak them with some loosening oil beforehand too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Punkstig on 18 June 2015, 09:19:12 PM
Took it to Donnington and went round and round and round and round several times!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: grizzler on 20 June 2015, 12:53:33 AM
Pushed her onto the back of my van to get her home... lazy cow...

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: odbguy on 21 June 2015, 10:03:39 PM
Took it to Donnington and went round and round and round and round several times!

How she go ? You have a good day ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Punkstig on 22 June 2015, 07:35:29 AM
Took it to Donnington and went round and round and round and round several times!

How she go ? You have a good day ?
What an incredible track, definitely do that one again!
Clutch was slipping under heavy load and was getting nailed on the straights as I was expecting anyway but then getting held up on the corners which was frustrating!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: anutz on 22 June 2015, 10:32:25 AM
Never done a track day - i live near croft circuit so hopefully one day when i get the bike back on the road i will get over there....

Are there any special considerations, aside from making sure the bike works and you are i exepct in full leathers?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Punkstig on 22 June 2015, 04:15:23 PM
Just had email from focused events, it was a 'chrono' day which means you have a tracker fitted to your bike and lap times are emailed after the event, my quickest time was 2.06.6 which tbh I'm happy with for my first time round and with clutch slip but know I could go quicker!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Punkstig on 22 June 2015, 04:16:54 PM
Never done a track day - i live near croft circuit so hopefully one day when i get the bike back on the road i will get over there....

Are there any special considerations, aside from making sure the bike works and you are i exepct in full leathers?
Nothing special, as you say just knowing the bike is safe and either 1 piece leather suit or 2 piece that zips all the way round!
It's quite amazing the amount of people that turn up with track only bikes these days!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: anutz on 22 June 2015, 04:34:00 PM
Never done a track day - i live near croft circuit so hopefully one day when i get the bike back on the road i will get over there....

Are there any special considerations, aside from making sure the bike works and you are i exepct in full leathers?
Nothing special, as you say just knowing the bike is safe and either 1 piece leather suit or 2 piece that zips all the way round!
It's quite amazing the amount of people that turn up with track only bikes these days!

I was thinking of a track bike - no insurance and tow it around etc.....but i suppose i need to take a step back and get some basic miles under my belt, and get the damn fazer back on the road!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: odbguy on 22 June 2015, 09:00:01 PM

It's quite amazing the amount of people that turn up with track only bikes these days!

Iv been and watched a few track days in the last year and I thought the same.
IF ..  I ever go on a track day I was just gonna go on my bike and buy some new tyres at end of day.
But seeing everyone turn up on track only bikes and looking like pro's made me re think! Lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Punkstig on 22 June 2015, 09:04:00 PM
Nah, don't let it bother you, a lot of them are all the gear no idea - focused events do hold Road bike only days occasionally!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mr wayneker on 22 June 2015, 09:52:04 PM
bought her some new brake and clutch levers red and black from hong kong...and a blanket(cover)

and a second hand exhaust.....cause I can....(but don't tell the Mrs)...ssssshhhhhhh

I will just say someone gave them to me :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 23 June 2015, 10:37:33 PM
Girlfriend got me some heated grips.
Install was easy peasy, got some pretty neat wire routing going on (with all the plugs ending up just in front of the relay box or whatever it is under the tank).
Tried them today, great for this bitterly cold 12 degree Australian mornings!  :rollin
But no i did need them, hands got pretty hurty going 110km/h down the freeway to a site visit a few weeks ago! It wasn't 12 degrees that day and the wind chill is nasty!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/20150621_152756_zpsrjcihira.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Nebuchernezzer/media/20150621_152756_zpsrjcihira.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/20150621_152804_zpscenzswht.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Nebuchernezzer/media/20150621_152804_zpscenzswht.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/20150621_152812_zpslqf5v07p.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Nebuchernezzer/media/20150621_152812_zpslqf5v07p.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: odbguy on 23 June 2015, 11:41:40 PM
Very good Nebuchernezzer I need some heated grips myself.
When you decide to get the fairing on?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 24 June 2015, 12:19:44 AM
Very good Nebuchernezzer I need some heated grips myself.
When you decide to get the fairing on?


Heated grips here, don't know if they've any left and free posting if you buy two or more sets, but remember the code.  HOT50
http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,16639.0.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,16639.0.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 24 June 2015, 05:16:18 AM
Just woke up, read this post at 5am, and am now £30 lighter 10 minutes later.  :lol 
They need replacing anyway, i couldn't be without heated grips, i use them for most part of the year.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DR-BIKE-HEATED-GRIPS-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-KEEP-WARM-UNIVERSAL-22MM-FIT-/140679718518?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20c12a2676 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DR-BIKE-HEATED-GRIPS-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-KEEP-WARM-UNIVERSAL-22MM-FIT-/140679718518?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20c12a2676)



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: chunk166 on 29 June 2015, 10:33:14 PM
Changed the fooked front sprocket from 15t to 14t & put new brake pads on the rear  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: paulchucky on 30 June 2015, 08:50:37 PM
Just woke up, read this post at 5am, and am now £30 lighter 10 minutes later.  :lol 
They need replacing anyway, i couldn't be without heated grips, i use them for most part of the year.


[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DR-BIKE-HEATED-GRIPS-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-KEEP-WARM-UNIVERSAL-22MM-FIT-/140679718518?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20c12a2676[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DR-BIKE-HEATED-GRIPS-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-KEEP-WARM-UNIVERSAL-22MM-FIT-/140679718518?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20c12a2676[/url])



using heated grips most of year ?????????????????????????????????????? WTF  you serious
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 30 June 2015, 09:21:40 PM
Just woke up, read this post at 5am, and am now £30 lighter 10 minutes later.  :lol 
They need replacing anyway, i couldn't be without heated grips, i use them for most part of the year.


[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DR-BIKE-HEATED-GRIPS-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-KEEP-WARM-UNIVERSAL-22MM-FIT-/140679718518?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20c12a2676[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DR-BIKE-HEATED-GRIPS-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-KEEP-WARM-UNIVERSAL-22MM-FIT-/140679718518?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20c12a2676[/url])





using heated grips most of year ?????????????????????????????????????? WTF  you serious




Yep, even if it's just on a low setting.
Forget about this burst of warmth, most of the year is either wet or shitty.
Nowt wrong with a bit of luxury.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: paulchucky on 01 July 2015, 08:01:18 AM
ridden for years through allsorts weather  even on my dirt bike trai riding through all weathers and never used them ?
maybe i`ll try them now i`m  "getting on a bit"   :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TomS_ on 18 July 2015, 10:40:58 PM
Hey everyone, new member, new rider, and first time Fazer FZS600 (52 reg) owner as of about a week ago in London UK. Loving it so far!

I did all of my training and tests on a Fazer and loved it so much I decided it would be my first bike.

It's generally in mint condition, but a friend following me today mentioned that only half of the tail light was illuminating, so I went digging and found that one of the bulb holders was not seated and the bulb had smashed. I also managed to pop a fuse while playing around with that, so today I fixed that up. Nothing special but all important. :)

Otherwise I spent some time getting familiar with the various reservoir locations and fluid levels for my regular checks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 18 July 2015, 11:59:29 PM
Changed the fooked front sprocket from 15t to 14t & put new brake pads on the rear  :lol


I have done the same few days ago. New rear EBC organic brake pads and changed my front sprocket to 14 tooth  :lol

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,17673.0.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,17673.0.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 19 July 2015, 12:02:01 AM
Hey everyone, new member, new rider, and first time Fazer FZS600 (52 reg) owner as of about a week ago in London UK. Loving it so far!

I did all of my training and tests on a Fazer and loved it so much I decided it would be my first bike.

It's generally in mint condition, but a friend following me today mentioned that only half of the tail light was illuminating, so I went digging and found that one of the bulb holders was not seated and the bulb had smashed. I also managed to pop a fuse while playing around with that, so today I fixed that up. Nothing special but all important. :)

Otherwise I spent some time getting familiar with the various reservoir locations and fluid levels for my regular checks.


Hi Tom,

welcome to the forum, post your Intorduction post in the special thread we have here: http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/board,5.0.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/board,5.0.html)

you also may find useful the downloads section with owner, parts and service manuals there:

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=downloads (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=downloads)

cheers
Val
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 19 July 2015, 11:47:06 AM
ridden for years through allsorts weather  even on my dirt bike trai riding through all weathers and never used them ?
maybe i`ll try them now i`m  "getting on a bit"   :lol :lol :lol


That to me would be like riding in winter with shorts on.
You don't know what you've been missing.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: AJM on 19 July 2015, 08:00:26 PM
Fitted my new stubby levers from china :).......only to discover the piggin clutch lever doesn't fit :'(.......just emailed the guy and hope to get it sorted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: stevie-g1968 on 19 July 2015, 08:52:35 PM
re fitted the lump of pig iron center stand......foccing bolts!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 19 July 2015, 09:51:39 PM
Took the two side led marker lights off and connected one under the nose cone, making that my side light as I also took out the standard side light and connected the led for that, not a lot, but least I was tinkering :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: StuSid on 20 July 2015, 07:26:25 PM
Didnt do it today did it yesterday but i did a lot to her.


I replaced the knackered rear brake caliper with a 1000 rear caliper i picked up off eBay in excellent condition put new pads in, got a new rear tyre on it and also shortened my exhaust myself as the end was dented and i hated it, plus i prefer a shorter exhaust anyway.


Thinking of changing the levers to gold as the bikes gold anyway and i need to find some of the 03 model mirrors as mine are battered and the 03 ones arms are longer which is better in my opinion.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 20 July 2015, 11:05:11 PM
Quote
Very good Nebuchernezzer I need some heated grips myself.[/size]When you decide to get the fairing on?

You saw the pics from when i was playing around with putting a street triple headlight on i guess?
I've always had the fairing on for actual riding, and now after i've had the bike a while i've decided to keep it (and make it work with some clip ons...eventually)
Also i changed the oil, managed to not get oil on the exhausts, win! :)

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: herrod on 21 July 2015, 07:22:51 PM
lowered them front forks on the yokes 15mm. handles miles better.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: YamFazFan on 02 August 2015, 12:07:04 PM
Bought a 32mm flat-drive hex socket from the used tools stall at the local boot sale for £1. (sprocket nut).
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TomS_ on 02 August 2015, 04:03:21 PM
(Tried to) give it a bit of a clean. Its obvious that I need some more tools and products to help with this. Ol' sponge and bucket that I use for my car not really cutting it. Too many nooks and crannies to get in to on a bike!  :lol


On this subject, what can people recommend for cleaning the engine: removing dust etc in hard to reach places, keeping it generally looking (and being) clean, degrease (??) etc?


Have heard of using ACF-50 during the colder months, I dont suppose this is worthwhile in other parts of the year?


Cheers!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Neon Knight on 06 August 2015, 07:53:03 PM
Fitted the new back wheel I had to buy because I couldn't get the rear disc mounting bolts off the old one so I could replace the rather worn rear disc. I ended up snapping the little bastards off in the wheel despite the extensive use of penetrating oil and a heat gun. In the end I just couldn't be arsed to get them drilled out and helicoiled so I bought a new wheel which although not cheap is very shiny and sexy.  :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Jimdy04 on 29 August 2015, 04:02:42 PM
Today I changed the new uprated front sprocket nut and bendy washer thing. Being proactive inal, I've done it before the old one flys off. Phew. I can go fast again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: MMeNDtal on 30 August 2015, 04:32:53 PM
Today I started some much needed maintenance by changing the oil and filter. The previous owner had left the bike standing for six months.
Also ordered K&N air filter, NGK plugs, Colourtune and stainless down pipes (mine are holed) and looking for a cheap Carbtune Pro.
Had to remove the rear wheel and replace the tire valve, which was leaking around the seal.
Got hold of a set of feeler gauges to set the valve clearances.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 30 August 2015, 07:06:04 PM
Have changed the spark plugs with CR8EIX iridium ones. Twice  :'(

Because the first time I forgot to remove the spacers that are screwed at the top of each plug and once you screw the plug you cannot remove the spacers. Hence removing the plugs again  :lol

All done now. The bike has doubled the power now for sure  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 03 September 2015, 12:12:58 AM
Just has changed the rubber footrest covers (https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/search/part/4BP2741300) the mounting screws are a bitch to remove  :'(

A lot of penetration fluid and proper phillips head has done the job finally  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bretty on 08 September 2015, 05:26:12 PM
Minor service...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 08 September 2015, 06:30:24 PM
Minor service...

Where does that little bit go mister? :groan
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 09 September 2015, 07:00:43 PM
Tried to remove the old bolts and to add new shiny rad cover...and failed  :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 09 September 2015, 07:09:46 PM
Tried to remove the old bolts and to add new shiny rad cover...and failed  :'(

Left hand drill bit is you man, just don't drill it in to far :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: taylor on 09 September 2015, 08:37:52 PM
put the optimizer on here, off on hols,. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 10 September 2015, 03:57:05 PM
Tried to remove the old bolts and to add new shiny rad cover...and failed  :'(


Left hand drill bit is you man, just don't drill it in to far :thumbup


Finally all done now have changed the rad cover. Using T27 Torx a hammer to tap it and a lot of penetration fluid  :lol

The cover is ugly because it is not a perfect fit, too big hence slightly bended in the middle, but who cares LOL

At least the cover was cheap £25 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS-FAZER-600-RADIATOR-GRILL-/231679802358? (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS-FAZER-600-RADIATOR-GRILL-/231679802358?)

Here is the final result, looks good enough to me LOL

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2iw0ltj.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 10 September 2015, 06:05:40 PM
Maybe if you put these in you wouldn't have the bendy bit?

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FAZER-FZS-600-RADIATOR-END-TRIMS-/321851038181?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20150519202351%2526meid%253D6a539f5eb8f143c79967d2f83f72e352%2526pid%253D100408%2526rk%253D12%2526rkt%253D15%2526sd%253D231679802358&_trksid=p2056116.c100408.m2460 (http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FAZER-FZS-600-RADIATOR-END-TRIMS-/321851038181?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20150519202351%2526meid%253D6a539f5eb8f143c79967d2f83f72e352%2526pid%253D100408%2526rk%253D12%2526rkt%253D15%2526sd%253D231679802358&_trksid=p2056116.c100408.m2460)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 11 September 2015, 10:04:06 PM
My double buble MRA screen has arrived today.

I was not sure why previous owner has changed only 6 of the 7 screen bolts with blue ones. The reason was simple the middle one was stuck and the 3mm allen key hole was rounded.

No  problemo. Torx T20 and my hammer. Embedded the T20 in the round hole and presto. Than used T15 for the new 3mm allen key bolts.

I think I will stop using actual allen keys for small bolts at all. Torx seems better.

Now I have a new screen mounted and 7 shiny new blue bolts too  :lol

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2e4doc5.jpg)
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 14 September 2015, 01:00:45 PM
Halfway through hacksawing my ignition lock off. Friggin grinder out of action due to not being able to remove the tapered mop holder presently stuck fast on the dam thing...... Dam arms about to drop off and thats before I get the file out to finish the job

On bright side I went to the post office to collect my headlight bracket, headlight and handlebars V.3  :lol




Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: infiniteloop on 14 September 2015, 01:18:43 PM
I bought one of those radiator covers from the same seller on eBay…what a NIGHTMARE..!!! Mine wasn't even close to fitting & in the end had to return it for a refund. How they can sell these as 'suitable for xxx bike' is beyond me…buyer beware
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 14 September 2015, 01:24:34 PM
I bought one of those radiator covers from the same seller on eBay…what a NIGHTMARE..!!! Mine wasn't even close to fitting & in the end had to return it for a refund. How they can sell these as 'suitable for xxx bike' is beyond me…buyer beware

I've got a beowulf http://www.beowulfuk.com (http://www.beowulfuk.com) on mine (came with the bike) and it fits like a glove :)
sorry can't tell you the price :(

My mate has one on his honda crossrunner as well as an exhaust from there and they look good and fit well.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: 3legs on 16 September 2015, 11:01:56 PM
Replaced oil filter and plugs. I think the filter was put on by a gorilla - it wouldn't come off with a normal filter wrench - I had to resort to the old screwdriver trick - even then the screwdriver just demolished the old filter.
See also the state of the plugs, there is no electrode left!! - its a wonder it ran at all

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 17 September 2015, 07:50:38 AM
Wow! been a while since they were looked at last! Should run a lot better now after a wee service  8)

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 18 September 2015, 05:38:52 PM
Finished shaving off the ignition lock mount. Looks great but arse of a job without proper tools. (grinders out of commission)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 18 September 2015, 08:55:09 PM
Finished shaving off the ignition lock mount. Looks great but arse of a job without proper tools. (grinders out of commission)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/3367/epsnmL.jpg)(http://imageshack.com/a/img903/9684/AI64nZ.jpg)(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/4491/PbcwDf.jpg)(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/926/H6Vz6U.jpg)

Want to make a bracket that attaches to the original gauge mount, hopefully that way if I change my mind theres much less metal work involved, of course it will look crap and I'll have to make another but you can always dream
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 19 September 2015, 10:23:40 AM
Arrrrrrrrrrr Had a few beers last night so was surprised to be feeling productive when I woke. I thought I'd get on with modifying the remote res bracket, and I did. Only about 5 min after fitting it I remembered cutting out a patten for a new one because I the original will foul the clocks....... :eek

Note to self.....Make sure your completely awake in the morning before starting anything..... :o


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 20 September 2015, 05:36:18 PM
Decided to go with new bracket fitted under yoke via holes for risers. Bracket made from 3mm alloy, cut with a jigsaw, like butter. Unfortunately theres an issue with the bracket, am not going to show you and tbh you'd not no, but I do, will make another sometime but OK for now.
Beer time
.(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/5953/aQ61Q3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 20 September 2015, 05:38:20 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/1418/ihMnJA.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 21 September 2015, 12:35:46 AM
Looking good, will you not need them angled slightly rather than flat?

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 21 September 2015, 01:34:04 AM
Looking good, will you not need them angled slightly rather than flat?

Chris
Thanks
Not sure yet, have seen them both flat and angled. Need to spend a little more time staring at them before deciding. Need to make another bracket anyway so will make my mind up them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 21 September 2015, 06:01:22 AM
Yeah, sometimes you have to try it out on the road to see if it works or not. I found that when setting up my renthal bars. Thought I'd got the button positions/indicators spot on then took it for a run and had to adjust it all a bit.

I'd be worries with them that flat the if it rained the clocks would end up as bird baths.  :lol

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 21 September 2015, 08:48:17 AM
Yeah, sometimes you have to try it out on the road to see if it works or not. I found that when setting up my renthal bars. Thought I'd got the button positions/indicators spot on then took it for a run and had to adjust it all a bit.

I'd be worries with them that flat the if it rained the clocks would end up as bird baths.  :lol

Chris
[/quote
Most important for me was to remove the ignition barrel so I could get them close to the yoke, my OCD wouldn't have allowed me to have them any other way.... Anyway least I have an accurate template for MK2, just drill the yoke mount holes slightly further back and I'll have room to tilt them up a few degree
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 21 September 2015, 09:25:26 PM
Sprayed my gauge mount and the underside of the clock's. Reshaped said clock mount to clear headstock nut and took patern from it. Cut sprocket cover to allo gear change linkage to be rotaded 180 degrees sprayed some other parts but experiment and need to wait for paint to cure before I can get to excited
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 22 September 2015, 09:59:51 AM
Needs repainting as didn't wait for paint to cure properly before handling, not really an issue did 2 in about 10 min start to finish.

Of course now I'll have to paint the cam cover to match doh
(http://imageshack.com/a/img901/6478/P63Gqq.jpg)(http://imageshack.com/a/img911/4690/06qDQY.jpg)


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 22 September 2015, 03:25:02 PM
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 22 September 2015, 03:37:51 PM
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
How do you do that then ----- do you have to put the engine in upside down.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Paulfzs on 22 September 2015, 03:53:14 PM
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
How do you do that then ----- do you have to put the engine in upside down.


flip the whole linkage 180 degrees :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 22 September 2015, 04:30:10 PM
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
How do you do that then ----- do you have to put the engine in upside down.


flip the whole linkage 180 degrees :D

Yep, had to cut a piece out of the cover though as theres a large lump of casing just above the gear change shaft. There are possibly parts out there I could have used but I couldn't find any and cutting disc's are pretty cheap. TBH if no one told you it'd been done you'd be hard pressed to spot it. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bizbauer on 22 September 2015, 11:40:35 PM
Changed the fork oil to 15w and what a difference!

Had them recently serviced with new seals etc, and went with the recommended 10w oil; but after a summer bottoming out the forks all over Edinburgh's dreadful streets, I'd had enough which prompted the change.

After a quick ride tonight I'm pretty sure it's made a pretty big difference, and the bike definitely feels more controlled and planted, without the bottoming-out I'd been experiencing before

Highly recommend it if you haven't done it already!


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 23 September 2015, 06:18:19 PM
Shortened my headlight wiring loom by about 12 inch's.....Did I tell you how wonderful my Maplin soldering iron is...... Now to do the same for my gauge loom......Your going to love where I sticking the ignition switch (not there) two keys to start the bike........ :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wild32 on 23 September 2015, 07:53:53 PM
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.

(http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac271/kawasaki32photo/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg) (http://s907.photobucket.com/user/kawasaki32photo/media/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 23 September 2015, 11:49:00 PM
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.

([url]http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac271/kawasaki32photo/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s907.photobucket.com/user/kawasaki32photo/media/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg.html[/url])
AA gear lever, exhaust can, tail tights and an exhaust can.......WTF did you hit, a friggin bulldoser?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Larsdad on 24 September 2015, 01:48:02 PM
Well,  not today, but last Saturday.

Replaced the original chain & sprockets for nice new shiny ones (no clunking noises now!).  Oh, and had the new type sprocket nut fitted.  Old one was good and tight and hadn't damaged the thread though.

Should fess up.  It wasn't actually me who did it, but at only £25 for fitting by the workshop, it was a no brainer - would have had to buy a cahin tool, borrow a torque wrench and get sweary with the sprocket nut, wheras I rode in, went for brekkie in a local caff and came back  job done. :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 24 September 2015, 02:22:50 PM
Got my end up about another inch....ooooer Mrs

(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/4655/aEWxMK.jpg)
I know the chains dry, not on the road yet and stored indoors so will survive a little longer

(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/1016/RrvoaW.jpg)Technical part now. Removing rear wheel may make it easier to move the swingarm to allow fitting of the dogbones but 2 dvd's and a piece of cardboard left the bolts about 1/4 of a hole out, plenty of grease and it slipped right in.....oooooer Mrs

(http://imageshack.com/a/img905/1948/W2Ro7M.jpg)

To ease removal of dogbone bolts you will need the Alien box set and two other dvd's of your choosing, Oh and a piece of cardboard. I didn't get a picture with my chock in place but this was the height of the wheel before fitting the new bones.

Length of time, start to finish, one roll up and my cup of tea was still warm when I'd finished.  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 24 September 2015, 08:18:42 PM
Started de-lugging the frame around the headstock area, very slow with a dremel but don't trust myself with anything that will remove material to quickly.


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wild32 on 24 September 2015, 10:50:00 PM
Cleaned up the end can on the polishing machine this evening, may give it a bit more over the next few days.
(http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac271/kawasaki32photo/2015-05/2015-09/39E2AE40-4823-4F1B-86DC-1A04DEE2D6E1.jpg) (http://s907.photobucket.com/user/kawasaki32photo/media/2015-05/2015-09/39E2AE40-4823-4F1B-86DC-1A04DEE2D6E1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wild32 on 25 September 2015, 08:15:53 AM
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.

([url]http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac271/kawasaki32photo/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s907.photobucket.com/user/kawasaki32photo/media/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg.html[/url])
AA gear lever, exhaust can, tail tights and an exhaust can.......WTF did you hit, a friggin bulldoser?


No crash , only a matrimonial knife and hammer attack.
Have a look at the pics in my introduction.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 25 September 2015, 10:23:38 AM
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.

([url]http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac271/kawasaki32photo/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s907.photobucket.com/user/kawasaki32photo/media/2015-05/2015-09/7B12EC02-2F4C-4885-B7B8-40EEE3562AAA.jpg.html[/url])
AA gear lever, exhaust can, tail tights and an exhaust can.......WTF did you hit, a friggin bulldoser?


No crash , only a matrimonial knife and hammer attack.
Have a look at the pics in my introduction.


Bloody hell, she did a right number on that, what he do, foc her sister or something  :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 26 September 2015, 07:55:24 PM
My regaular quartely bike washing. Next one will be for Christmas or if I miss it than next year come spring time.

Cleaning and lubing my chain. That I do more eften but still it is a major garage job as far I am concerned  :lol

In pictures.

What you need:

Chain cleaner, chain lube, stool, paper towels:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5806/21529429459_9163433ea9_b.jpg)

Toothbrush and plastic gloves:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5729/21093474224_5d6bcd4eb2_b.jpg)

Cardboard to soak dirt:

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/587/21095227683_15997ba7f8_b.jpg)


Before cleaning:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5784/21095244083_841d4145d4_b.jpg)

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/21528308580_2b49cca614_b.jpg)

After cleaning:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5775/21093510614_1fd7a6f611_b.jpg)

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/748/21725515531_3ca69d4d08_b.jpg)

After lubing the chain:

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/657/21725507551_9c7987ddd5_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5690/21095156193_37f57b1a88_b.jpg)

That is all folks  :D

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/620/21095130543_29934eec7f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 26 September 2015, 07:58:04 PM
That Sikolene looks shite after one hour ride - the chain looks very dry and covered with white residue which I really doubt helps  :eek

First time I use it and I bought 2 cans  :wall

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: anutz on 26 September 2015, 08:00:27 PM
Fitted some new black widow down pipes.....seem very nice and no complaints!


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/antz15/861202FD-DFE4-4E9C-BCCF-9F060CEC5941_zps2mufwjza.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wild32 on 29 September 2015, 07:52:13 AM
Fitted the rear light and indicators.
Replaced the clutch cable that the witch sawed through with a bread knife.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 29 September 2015, 08:23:24 PM
Adjusted and lubed the chain. No torque wrench, just a 27mm socket, 12mm ring spanner, small steel rule, spray grease and half of the kitchen roll, sorted :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: zaltyys on 01 October 2015, 11:46:15 AM
repainted[size=78%] :D :D but need new front lamp,,, any ideas where to get it ? [/size][/font][/color]
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: zaltyys on 01 October 2015, 11:48:35 AM
... need Euro front Lamp
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 01 October 2015, 06:50:29 PM
Dug these out of the shed  :D

65mm centres so may need a bracket, will just about fit on the std hanger mount but not sure if theres enough material around it to drill and clamp it securely




(http://s19.postimg.org/72zu7bovn/WP_20151001_008.jpg)


(http://s19.postimg.org/gxqzdjstv/WP_20151001_005.jpg)

Tie rod a little long but not the end of the world
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 04 October 2015, 07:42:36 PM
Went on a 240 mile jaunt meeting with fellow foccers :)
Very enjoyable day :)
See here http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,18229.0.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,18229.0.html) for details :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 04 October 2015, 08:27:34 PM
Rode 130 miles round trip to RAF Coningsby and saw this
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Amylicious on 10 October 2015, 07:56:00 PM
1, Covered the swing arm with carbon fiber. Took only a few minutes not counting the cleaning before :)
2, Looking to close detected quite a few screws and washers which need to be replaced.
3, Realized that even she’s getting maintained regularly, my mechanic doesn’t seem to care about the little things :)
4, Noticed that the main stand needs to be painted asap!!!
5, Scheduled a proper shower for her tomorrow realising how dirty she’s got during our little trip through the hills yesterday


Before:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2sIwGxzyyQI/Vhld6VjhaYI/AAAAAAAAAYo/X5tMxhDP2Zk/w653-h490-no/before.jpg)
After:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_OVNaJD5jjc/VhleBUzFsvI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/wpvaC0BAofQ/w653-h490-no/after.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 10 October 2015, 08:04:30 PM
1, Covered the swing arm with carbon fiber. Took only a few minutes not counting the cleaning before :)
2, Looking to close detected quite a few screws and washers which need to be replaced.
3, Realized that even she’s getting maintained regularly, my mechanic doesn’t seem to care about the little things :)
4, Noticed that the main stand needs to be painted asap!!!
5, Scheduled a proper shower for her tomorrow realising how dirty she’s got during our little trip through the hills yesterday


Before:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2sIwGxzyyQI/Vhld6VjhaYI/AAAAAAAAAYo/X5tMxhDP2Zk/w653-h490-no/before.jpg)
After:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_OVNaJD5jjc/VhleBUzFsvI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/wpvaC0BAofQ/w653-h490-no/after.jpg)
Nice job there Amy but as you say "mechanic" doesn't care, so it's all down to you to maintain it to your standards :)

We've got the best roads here :b but unfortunately the worst weather at times :( So you might have to do more maintenance than those soft southerners :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 10 October 2015, 08:05:36 PM
Why is this repeating me tonight? :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Amylicious on 10 October 2015, 08:26:23 PM
you're soooo right... Will be a long night again spending hours ordering tiny little things for her that no one will see without glasses  :D  Hope we'll have a few more weeks to make her dirty though
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 10 October 2015, 09:46:34 PM
you're soooo right... Will be a long night again spending hours ordering tiny little things for her that no one will see without glasses  :D  Hope we'll have a few more weeks to make her dirty though
Well worth spending time on the little things even if it's only you that knows they're done :)

Edit....those chicken strips need sorted,  you best getting out with clanadam and his mate :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 10 October 2015, 09:48:44 PM
Rode 130 miles round trip to RAF Coningsby and saw this
Good run then fazersharp?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Tubz1983 on 11 October 2015, 05:23:15 PM
Lubed the ancient chain that still looks brand new lol, if a bit knotchy through the pedals.... New set in the garage but haven't got round to changing it up, il wait til mot next year I reakon :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: 2old2boogie on 13 October 2015, 05:41:53 PM
Adjusted the TPS on my 98 boxeye, finally. I started the job last week but chewed up the torq screws despite me using the correct bit. Couldn't get the barstewards to shift!

Had to resort to chopping the heads off with a 22mm cutting disc on my Multitool. Fitted 2 allen head bolts which should ensure they come off easy next time. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: marklawrence66 on 13 October 2015, 08:31:35 PM
So about 6 months I bought my fazer 600 1998 for just £800 (sold my 125 for the same amount ) I habe not stopped loving it since. Spent a little here and there on her to make sure she runs and stops fine. So over the last few weeks I thought it was time to give her a little face lift.  I hope you all like the results. Still a few bits to do over the winter I will update this post every now and then.
Enjoy
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: red98 on 13 October 2015, 08:52:26 PM
Nice one mark....you cant beat a 98 boxeye     ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Artheus on 14 October 2015, 08:18:50 PM
 :rollin

*changed front sprocket nut to upgrade (Yamaha kit and only 2.44 sQuid) -made my own gasket as the asking price form Yamaha was just silly, especially that one can do without. Next time I'll just use sealant. Oh took forever to clean cover...

* adjust headlight beam as with the way it was set I was becoming less and less popular : )

*put a baffle in my Black Widow

* had 3-day 'go' at back brake bleeding... GOD.. still not what I want... Hope it passes MOT. I will have to go back to that...

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Amylicious on 14 October 2015, 11:40:44 PM
Mark, I don't know what to say :eek  This is just epic!!! Awesome style, nice touches like the sissy bar. Good job
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Neon Knight on 17 October 2015, 06:22:27 PM
Well I just went to work on mine this morning at 6.15. Nothing exciting except that on the way home some fighter pilot on a Kwacker 600 Zx6 tried to embarrass the old girl but she made him look a little silly because he lacked the required gonads to use his extra bhp lol. Love those weekend warriors bless em  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 17 October 2015, 08:02:56 PM
Well I just went to work on mine this morning at 6.15. Nothing exciting except that on the way home some fighter pilot on a Kwacker 600 Zx6 tried to embarrass the old girl but she made him look a little silly because he lacked the required gonads to use his extra bhp lol. Love those weekend warriors bless em  :lol

 :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: marklawrence66 on 17 October 2015, 08:23:55 PM
Mark, I don't know what to say :eek  This is just epic!!! Awesome style, nice touches like the sissy bar. Good job
Thanks Amy.  Still a few bits to do but she is getting there
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 17 October 2015, 10:25:45 PM
I am ready for the winter now  :lol

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/685/22256174135_ba918064ec_b.jpg)

Last week I've fallen victim of the fashion with cold fingers, not next week though...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Frosties on 17 October 2015, 10:42:36 PM
Well I just went to work on mine this morning at 6.15. Nothing exciting except that on the way home some fighter pilot on a Kwacker 600 Zx6 tried to embarrass the old girl but she made him look a little silly because he lacked the required gonads to use his extra bhp lol. Love those weekend warriors bless em  :lol

 :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup


+1  :thumbup :thumbup


Fitted heated grips to the old fella in ready for winter. I happen to have a male Fazer called Forrest......if you name your bike after a girl, it will only let you down  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Timbollew on 19 October 2015, 12:14:52 AM
Took it for a little blast through the Brecon Beacons
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 23 October 2015, 12:13:09 PM
Finally changed my levers with Chinese that looks cool and no more trapping my fingers with the brake lever  :lol

The best £16 ever spend  :) bought them from here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NGB-Gold-brake-clutch-levers-For-YAMAHA-FZS600-FAZER-1998-2003-/321561894602?hash=item4ade951eca:g:GlcAAOSwF1dUSmHW (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NGB-Gold-brake-clutch-levers-For-YAMAHA-FZS600-FAZER-1998-2003-/321561894602?hash=item4ade951eca:g:GlcAAOSwF1dUSmHW)

Silver ones are not listed, but you buy any colour and need to ask the guy to send you silver ones.

It was ages to receive them and after a month waiting I have asked him what is hapenning, he replied promptly that can refund me immediately and the levers arrived the same day. I replied back that all is fine LOL

I have to say its worth the wait. The quality is perfect.

Clutch:

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/725/22417628731_216411bb55_c.jpg)

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/765/21784046464_1e1c784cba_c.jpg)

Brake:

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/636/22218824390_1cbde166f9_c.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: the cueball on 23 October 2015, 02:42:27 PM
I changed out the rear caliper for a blue dot number...


pretty quick and easy to do.



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: 72 chamb on 30 October 2015, 07:48:27 PM
Bit of a polish after a wet day...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Flying_haggis on 08 November 2015, 08:22:32 AM
Washed and a wee bit of a polish, cleaned and adjusted chain and adjusted throttle cable.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 08 November 2015, 11:47:48 AM
Bit of a polish after a wet day...

Definitely the best Fazer 600 colour scheme  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: risticuss on 08 November 2015, 02:29:54 PM
Finally fitted my downpipes  but have to wait for a new silencer gasket as the link pipe is only 50mm as opposed to the standard 51mm gaskets that most bike shops stock. It's a pain 'cause I just want it back on the road.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: papercutout on 09 November 2015, 09:28:16 PM
Drained 7 month old fuel and got her running again! Always a good thing to do inbetween seasons out of the country, so it's easier to do after the following season! MOT tomorrow, and the horn doesn't work. Hmmmm...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Hawko on 11 November 2015, 09:28:21 AM
Started converting to a naked/fighter road bike....

Naked Fazer on the way....
Naked Fazer on the way....
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: papercutout on 11 November 2015, 08:03:39 PM
I got the MOT!


Anyway, looks good Hawko, update your bike thread with the progress, mines naked, but I'd love to see what you do with the rear!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Flying_haggis on 19 November 2015, 10:34:01 AM
Not really what I've done today, but bike was serviced and new muffler fitted by my local mechanic. I feel better knowing my bike gets the once over from a professional every now and again. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Flying_haggis on 21 November 2015, 08:23:05 AM
Headlight mod and fitted new grips. Supergrips


Might be able to see more than 6 foot now on those dark mornings! :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 28 November 2015, 01:10:51 PM
Regular bike Christmas wash for the bike. Next one will be around spring time  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 28 November 2015, 01:36:13 PM
Booked the first track day for 2016 28th Feb at Snetterton.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 28 November 2015, 01:55:13 PM
28th Feb ----- wont that be in the snow!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 28 November 2015, 09:05:22 PM
He who dares Rodney, he who dares.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 11 December 2015, 04:02:57 AM
Mounted PDM60 power distribution module. http://pdm60.com/ (http://pdm60.com/)

I have used the headlight fuse cable to get positive voltage for ignition trigger signal wire of PDM60. Glued PDM60 to the back of the fender under the seat storage place with 3M patch. Now I have fuseless power suplied for heated clothes, sat nav and 2 cameras. Mounted permanently at the back on the grab rail my cheap sj4000 clone. I bought cheap Firefly 6S 4k camera for £60 Black Friday deal, when it arrives will mount it permanently in the front under the fairing. Black box video project almost done  :)

http://www.gearbest.com/action-cameras/pp_239152.html (http://www.gearbest.com/action-cameras/pp_239152.html)
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Tubz1983 on 11 December 2015, 07:08:02 PM
Moaned to myself at how TERRIBLE the standard lights are at night in the rain, gave it a thrashing up the a14, booked it for bodywork repairs...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sc0ttie on 19 December 2015, 07:30:47 PM
Oiled the chain, adjusted back brake and checked the non existent coolant level.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bizbauer on 20 December 2015, 03:57:58 PM
Fitted heated grips and finally got round to wiring the sat-nav off a switched live so no more flat battery for me when I leave the Garmin in the mount!
 :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 21 December 2015, 04:20:57 PM
Have mounted my cameras permanently, as in poor man 4k UHD camera set up  :lol

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,18963.0.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,18963.0.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: CaptainCazador on 27 December 2015, 10:19:10 PM
Tightened the clutch cable.

(http://i.imgur.com/jOsaBHr.jpg)

Filled the Scott.

(http://i.imgur.com/vbIEoed.jpg)

Cleaned the chain.

(http://i.imgur.com/1R0RTxL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: papercutout on 01 January 2016, 07:33:02 PM
Refitted the freshly painted downpipes, freshly painted horn, hopefully stopped it 'marking it's spot' and put her up for sale!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 02 January 2016, 02:51:23 PM
Changed the air filter with K&N  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 02 January 2016, 03:01:36 PM
Wait till you hear the improved induction roar  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 07 January 2016, 02:09:03 AM
Wait till you hear the improved induction roar  :)

The bike was accelerating faster with less throttle with my old battered OEM filter. And the sound was louder with the old one, go figure?

Not sure what it is but I am really tempted to get back the old filter  :rolleyes

Is it possible the new filter just filters better?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chappers on 21 January 2016, 08:27:59 PM
Started the Fazer up today for the first time since about October last year after a failed attempt last week. It was an inconvenience for it to say the least but after a couple minutes it was running sweet as ever.


Has anyone had any experience with these downpipes? Tempted to get a set to go with the end can I put on last year, will they improve anything other than looks....acceleration, sound etc...?


http://www.delkevic.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=103315_104303_104325&product_id=10851 (http://www.delkevic.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=103315_104303_104325&product_id=10851)


Cheers Foccers

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: JZS 600 on 21 January 2016, 08:43:46 PM
Replaced the front wheel bearings, now steers and brakes much more predictably!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 21 January 2016, 09:38:06 PM
Started the Fazer up today for the first time since about October last year after a failed attempt last week. It was an inconvenience for it to say the least but after a couple minutes it was running sweet as ever.


Has anyone had any experience with these downpipes? Tempted to get a set to go with the end can I put on last year, will they improve anything other than looks....acceleration, sound etc...?


[url]http://www.delkevic.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=103315_104303_104325&product_id=10851[/url] ([url]http://www.delkevic.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=103315_104303_104325&product_id=10851[/url])


Cheers Foccers


I got two set off them, both out of alignment the second set worse than the first and sent them back, I really think their jig is misaligned and the manager had the cheek to tell me I did not know how to fit a set of down pipes.
The left 2 would fit perfectly but right two would not line up properly. With all four lined up the collector was catching on the centre stand and would not line up the the mounting hole on the frame.
The girl on the reception desk actually emailed me apologising for their actions and I told her she had my deepest sympathy for having to work with an idiot of a manager who was not prepared to listen to a customer even though I had sent him good quality photographs of the problem.
Finally got hold of the so called manager on the phone and told him what I thought of him and his customer service after being refunded minus the cost of returning the pipes.  :grumble He hung up  :lol
I bought a set from Motad, no problem fitting them.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 21 January 2016, 10:41:26 PM
FOC just spent 10 mins reading this post thinking how come everyone is getting out to do all this stuff and the realized that I was reading page focing one started in the summer months.

AS - you - were
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 23 January 2016, 10:41:29 AM
Things to do today-


Wash full bike, adjust chain, lube chain, lube everything else, mr sheen polish, check tyre pressure, all long overdue this winter!

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nash on 23 January 2016, 06:22:06 PM
This is what I have done today


(http://s27.postimg.org/r2vn83uen/IMAG0075.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r2vn83uen/)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 23 January 2016, 08:39:13 PM
This is what I have done today


([url]http://s27.postimg.org/r2vn83uen/IMAG0075.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/r2vn83uen/[/url])

I'm guessing you've taken a picture :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nash on 23 January 2016, 10:23:35 PM
Among other things  :lol


I upgraded the headlight... HID projector with angel eyes... all I have to do now is to figure out how to hide cables  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 23 January 2016, 10:32:41 PM
Among other things  :lol
Maybe could of done a great thread on "how to" or you could still do if you've got pics of your workings etc I'm sure it would be of interest to people on here :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nash on 24 January 2016, 10:35:33 AM
Everything is on this video, except I made that plates (projector mounts) myself... I forgot to take pictures in progress   :(


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkkrmMeJ4B4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkkrmMeJ4B4)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: chunk166 on 28 January 2016, 04:23:47 PM
Cleaned my bike ready for her MOT tomorrow  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Punkstig on 30 January 2016, 07:17:11 PM
Front tyre, head race bearings, downpipes, horn, chain and sprockets.
Today was expensive!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 06 February 2016, 01:22:01 PM
New can.

Delkevic 450mm Oval Stainless Steel Silencer to fit FZS600 FAZER (1997-2003)  KIT0604 - the reasons I've got this one: I like it, its shiny. Cheap £119. Comes as a compltely full kit: the oval can, link pipe, all brakets, inside seal on the link pipe, even red tube with red silicone. Quality kit.

450mm keeps the sound low hence I keep the baffle in too. Happy neighbours - probably :-)  and bonus no headache for me too LOL.

INB4 if you want low deep rumble sound get V twin bike. IL4s are for screaming...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 14 February 2016, 06:56:07 PM
Getting the old girl ready for no limits trackday on the 28 th Feb, fitted a reverse shift gear lever to see if that makes it any more racy ha ha.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 19 February 2016, 04:50:38 PM
Collected my Wilbers rear shock yesterday and installed today. All bolts torqued up. Rear wheel refitted, chain tension adjusted, rear calliper (rebuilt) refitted & bled. Tyre pressures adjusted, battery trickle charged. Fired up outside before the rain arrived & ran her up to temperature.
Next job will be to remove & repaint centrestand. Front forks need overhaul then ready for riding again!  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Sannox on 20 February 2016, 12:10:31 AM
Today, I resprayed the tank.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Doggy on 20 February 2016, 07:47:59 AM
Finished off fitting the new fairing and put the graphics on.

A good mate made the graphics for me, not completely identical to original but as I am restoring the old girl, only get her back to clean original-ish condition they look great.

Also put some black plastic caps on the mirror stalk nuts just to tidy the inside up.

Very pleased.

Doggy
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 20 February 2016, 08:50:01 AM
Finished off fitting the new fairing and put the graphics on.

A good mate made the graphics for me, not completely identical to original but as I am restoring the old girl, only get her back to clean original-ish condition they look great.

Also put some black plastic caps on the mirror stalk nuts just to tidy the inside up.

Very pleased.

Doggy
:useless
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Doggy on 25 February 2016, 04:53:25 PM
Your right - how silly of me I should know better.

So pictures of fairing, stickers and black mirror caps and chrome handle bar clamp caps as requested.

Doggy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 28 February 2016, 07:31:31 AM
First track day of the year. Spot the odd one out.


We had a great if somewhat cold day at Snetterton, the old girl still managed to upset plenty of bikes, new vids on Youtube.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: yemisiblake on 28 February 2016, 08:49:52 AM
Did my first oil and filter change since getting my boxeye. FZS600 really is an easy bike to work on, took me no time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 01 March 2016, 07:06:42 PM
First track day of the year. Spot the odd one out.

That is ace  :rollin

Pretty sure if you left the top box you still will kick ass on the track with the Fazer  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 03 March 2016, 02:51:52 PM
First track day of the year. Spot the odd one out.


That is ace  :rollin

Pretty sure if you left the top box you still will kick ass on the track with the Fazer  :thumbup



Had a top day, messing with the race bikes, a couple of close shaves with guys not looking. Some new vids on Youtube, the camera mounts were not to good so a bit shaky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today -Ridden it!
Post by: Doggy on 03 March 2016, 04:10:36 PM
Actually got the old girl out on the road today, thoroughly enjoyed a good, if chilly towards the end, 60 mile run to actually enjoy the fruits of my hard work.

Loved it!

First picture is her when I bought her, second one as she looks today.

Still got things to do, mainly cosmetic and a service.

Cheers Doggy
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 03 March 2016, 08:06:02 PM
Looks much better Doggy, well done  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 09 March 2016, 09:29:55 PM
I have installed my newly refurbished calipers and new HEL braided brake front hoses  :)

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1611/25534134142_9763882b42_c.jpg)

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1643/25626630716_9ca3a26b0a_c.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 19 March 2016, 06:40:37 PM
New tyres today Michelin Road Pilot 3, they look and feel great so far. Will be taking it easy 50 miles, although the tyres guy told me they need only 5 miles scrubing:

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/25790245852_b14df2737f_h.jpg)

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1659/25610427150_a2a5e99f39_h.jpg)


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 19 March 2016, 07:07:40 PM
New tyres today Michelin Road Pilot 3, they look and feel great so far. Will be taking it easy 50 miles, although the tyres guy told me they need only 5 miles scrubing:

Does he repair bikes also? :lol :lol :lol

I would not be pushing them to hard for 100 miles on dry roads.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 19 March 2016, 07:14:59 PM
New tyres today Michelin Road Pilot 3, they look and feel great so far. Will be taking it easy 50 miles, although the tyres guy told me they need only 5 miles scrubing:

Does he repair bikes also? :lol :lol :lol

I would not be pushing them to hard for 100 miles on dry roads.

Excellent choice of tyres, put them on mine and fealt the difference within 1 mile :)
Had the bike leaned far more than before within about 10 miles.  They just ooze confidence.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 19 March 2016, 11:40:42 PM
New tyres today Michelin Road Pilot 3, they look and feel great so far. Will be taking it easy 50 miles, although the tyres guy told me they need only 5 miles scrubing:

Does he repair bikes also? :lol :lol :lol

I would not be pushing them to hard for 100 miles on dry roads.

Funny you've said that yes he does repair bikes as well  :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 20 March 2016, 07:49:01 AM
New tyres today Michelin Road Pilot 3, they look and feel great so far. Will be taking it easy 50 miles, although the tyres guy told me they need only 5 miles scrubing:

Does he repair bikes also? :lol :lol :lol

I would not be pushing them to hard for 100 miles on dry roads.


It's ok, looking at the size of the chicken strips he's not been pushing hard!  :pokefun :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fatboy on 20 March 2016, 05:36:48 PM
Actually got the old girl out on the road today, thoroughly enjoyed a good, if chilly towards the end, 60 mile run to actually enjoy the fruits of my hard work.

Loved it!

First picture is her when I bought her, second one as she looks today.

Still got things to do, mainly cosmetic and a service.

Cheers Doggy

silver ones are faster doggy,need more bling bling   :rolleyes :rolleyes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Doggy on 21 March 2016, 12:09:05 PM
I have heard that before, funnily enough only from people with silver ones!

More stainless bits and bob's are on the list and stainless brake hoses.

Cheers

Doggy
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 23 March 2016, 12:11:32 AM
First track day of the year. Spot the odd one out.


That is ace  :rollin

Pretty sure if you left the top box you still will kick ass on the track with the Fazer  :thumbup



Had a top day, messing with the race bikes, a couple of close shaves with guys not looking. Some new vids on Youtube, the camera mounts were not to good so a bit shaky
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A[/url])
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k[/url])

Love the video clips, looks like the ole FZS showed rather a lot of the sports bikes the way around, you were certainly scratching well, a good few of the bikes certainly had more power but what you lacked in power you well made up for in arse-hole, you were eating them up in the corners and out braking them all. Great riding well done. :eek :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 23 March 2016, 12:21:23 AM
New tyres today Michelin Road Pilot 3, they look and feel great so far. Will be taking it easy 50 miles, although the tyres guy told me they need only 5 miles scrubing:

Does he repair bikes also? :lol :lol :lol

I would not be pushing them to hard for 100 miles on dry roads.


Agrees with Unfazed Bet the tyre guy has a set of forks a pair of bars and a fairing he want to sell. Had a brace of Batlax covers fitted a few months ago and I took it easy for the first hundred or so. How can you take it easy for just 5 miles and still scrub the outside edges?  :wall :fish
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 23 March 2016, 08:18:48 AM
Removed wheels & took with new pair Michelin PR3s to tyrefitter. Returned home with new tyres/valves fitted & reinstalled wheels in bike. Today is first opportunity to ride-think they promised some sunshine later for the Midlands but not looking too promising so far. Rain forecast for tomorrow.
Will definitely take things steady for first 100 miles as have always done with every new set of tyres.
The replaced tyres were Conti Attack & although road legal the back was squared off as previous owner had commuted on bike-they had done 8000 miles since he fitted in 2014.  Me?.....Im sticking with the Michelin PR3s as had on previous 600 and the road holding/feedback was remarkable especially in the wet!
Tyres have definitely improved since I started riding all those years ago :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 23 March 2016, 01:05:05 PM
Ahh!  :eek  The old Avon Speedmaster, squared profile rear tyre. (Great if you had a sidecar bolted on the side) Then came along the Dunlop TT's I think one of the first road tyres from the race stable, they were a huge improvement over the Avon Speedmaster, but they had a complete zig-zag tread pattern that went around the complete circumference of the tyre and caused a very slight continuous wiggle as the bike tended to follow the zig-zag tread pattern. :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 23 March 2016, 03:52:44 PM
Yep the old cross ply TT100 were the tyres of the day back in the late 70s early 80s. :)

Obviously Tommy you are of similar vintage to me  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gooberhat on 23 March 2016, 06:09:29 PM
Just checked out front sprocket & nut, washer etc. Bike done 11,000 from new so I reckon its on its Original chain & sprockets. A bit lumpy so am replacing & doing a decent service at the same time. Oil, filter, plugs etc.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 24 March 2016, 02:16:31 AM
Yep the old cross ply TT100 were the tyres of the day back in the late 70s early 80s. :)

Obviously Tommy you are of similar vintage to me  :lol


Cheeky foccer! Your older than methuselah.  :lol  Me I am just a young 69 year old, but only just. [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 24 March 2016, 05:38:56 AM
Just checked out front sprocket & nut, washer etc. Bike done 11,000 from new so I reckon its on its Original chain & sprockets. A bit lumpy so am replacing & doing a decent service at the same time. Oil, filter, plugs etc.


That's the new upgraded 12mm sprocket nut by the looks of it, as the nut is flush with the end of the shaft.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: MillaFZS6H on 24 March 2016, 08:39:26 PM

Had a top day, messing with the race bikes, a couple of close shaves with guys not looking. Some new vids on Youtube, the camera mounts were not to good so a bit shaky
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A#)
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k#)


Brilliant footage fella!! Thoroughly enjoyed watching that! Put some big bikes in their place, nicely done!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 24 March 2016, 09:44:07 PM
Put some big bikes in their place, nicely done!!

Common problem  :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 24 March 2016, 11:56:59 PM
Hey MillaFZS6H, how did you post those videos in FOC-U. I can not get the vids small enough to be accepted, unless it about 20 to 25 seconds long, or shorter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 25 March 2016, 12:07:24 AM
Cleaned and oiled K&N air filter.


Cleaned up front pads, pad pins, pad spring plates, etc.


Oiled clutch cable.


Gave the bike a wash.  8)


Gas blow lamp with a fine feather flame played on each bolt for 10 seconds got all mine out when I replaced the disc. also give each bolt/screw a sharp crack with a hammer first (Just not too hard alloy wheel and all that)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 25 March 2016, 12:10:44 AM
This weekend was mostly spent getting my knee down ;)
([url]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm149/odbguy21/Mobile%20Uploads/20150612_121518.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s295.photobucket.com/user/odbguy21/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150612_121518.jpg.html[/url])
Or not with them chicken strips.
Picked the bike up from my parents on way to see the misis for dinner and I kept hearing a weird banging when I went over bumps,  luckily I was 5mins from home so moaning to myself and thinking it sounded expensive I was working out how much I could afford to spare this month .. (£4.67 and half a pack of chewy)
 I was very relieved to see it was just my hugger. The 2 bolts on the chain side were missing ..
I cleaned my chain last weekend so guessed maybe the chain lube helped the bolts vibrate out? They war definitely there before I set of cos I always give bike a little once over before I go out.
Put some new bolts in with a touch of loctite  should solve that problem. 

Not very exciting  ... just thought I would share. Lol



You will find that the Chicken strips will go once you take the sidecar off the bike. :rolleyes :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Millietant on 25 March 2016, 09:02:31 AM
First track day of the year. Spot the odd one out.


That is ace  :rollin

Pretty sure if you left the top box you still will kick ass on the track with the Fazer  :thumbup



Had a top day, messing with the race bikes, a couple of close shaves with guys not looking. Some new vids on Youtube, the camera mounts were not to good so a bit shaky
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ByHBBKQ1A[/url])
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8ntlyPr6k[/url])



Blooming Nora !! There were really poor riders out there, a danger to themselves, never mind others.


Well done for you patience, but I bet the conversion afterwards between the sports-bike "riders" was all about your WSB set-up Ohlins suspension, your 130 bhp ex WSS R6 transplanted engine, your super sticky BSB special tyres and the lightness of all your mega expensive c/f, titanium, and magnesium parts.


Surely you couldn't be faster than them on a "normal" Fazer 😀😀😀
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: the cueball on 25 March 2016, 11:39:39 AM
a quick oil change and general check around the bike...



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 25 March 2016, 10:28:33 PM
Called to see my sister in west Cork today and this happened  :lol

Don't know where I lost them, tried my best to find them on the return journey :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: MillaFZS6H on 27 March 2016, 11:16:28 PM
Hey MillaFZS6H, how did you post those videos in FOC-U. I can not get the vids small enough to be accepted, unless it about 20 to 25 seconds long, or shorter.

HI Sorry i just quoted from another post, afraid i cannot help you. Me and the computer are from a totally different era's!!! Sorry fella!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 29 March 2016, 07:00:28 PM
I have cleaned my bike and chain today. Results  :lol

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1494/26020540022_9be413d72e_b.jpg)

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1641/25510431393_5c5a65c934_h.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 29 March 2016, 08:27:16 PM
I have cleaned my bike and chain today. Results  :lol

([url]http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1494/26020540022_9be413d72e_b.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1641/25510431393_5c5a65c934_h.jpg[/url])



I take it from your pics that you'd only cleaned the chain when you took them?  :pokefun

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Frosties on 30 March 2016, 01:56:14 PM
Well the CBF wouldn't start this morning so pulled the Fazer out (not used for 4 months), checked the tyre pressures, stuck some fuel in, primed the pump, thumbed it and good old faithful started after about 5 cranks with a bit of choke. :D


Others can say what they like but it's never ever let me down  :thumbup  Did miss the torque of the CBF though.....
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 30 March 2016, 05:32:04 PM
Give me reliability over torque any day  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Frosties on 30 March 2016, 08:32:56 PM
Give me reliability over torque any day  :D


Do you get both with a Gen1 thou ??
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 30 March 2016, 09:23:18 PM
Of course  :) its a fazer is it not  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: AJM on 31 March 2016, 04:10:53 PM
160 miles in the glorious sunshine, Bridgend to Wye Valley through to Brecon and back to Bridgend through the South Wales valleys, top afternoon👍
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 31 March 2016, 08:23:26 PM
Hey MillaFZS6H, how did you post those videos in FOC-U. I can not get the vids small enough to be accepted, unless it about 20 to 25 seconds long, or shorter.

HI Sorry i just quoted from another post, afraid i cannot help you. Me and the computer are from a totally different era's!!! Sorry fella!!


That's cool thanks for the response. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gingernut on 01 April 2016, 05:40:59 PM
Done my front brakes , cleaned and made sure the pistons works , New pads hopper greased on the backs , front wheel brake discs changed for slightly used but good condition. tested works great and nice biting point …  Cleaned and re greased bolts , not bad but just tooked my time and got it right first .


 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: grizzler on 10 April 2016, 01:25:29 PM
Realised I'm not as clever as I thought when trying to suss out what pipes go where on my engine swap.. DOH!!!  :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gingernut on 11 April 2016, 08:20:42 PM
Bleed the back brakes …..


 Ginger x

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 12 April 2016, 10:07:39 AM
Hi nice to meet you all,
I just sold my little 125 and purchased a fzs600 1999 model , I think the bike is beautiful and can't wait to ride her,

Mod1 end of the month then mod2 shortly afterwards

So all I can do atm is polish her and play with her , I changed the screen bolts for red ones and also the levers , going for a red/black theme , here's some pics, tell me what you think and any advice would greatly appreciated (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/39a4b4cb69bb7697f9316d83f59d82ad.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/db8ef36ada4d79a1fbe56562a2caa0b7.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/e3fec323812b6ef8520685cb816b6ce3.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/85b3455d13c46245c3945018ed5866cb.jpg)


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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 12 April 2016, 11:57:15 AM
Looks good. Mini projectors with halos?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 12 April 2016, 12:00:25 PM
Looks good. Mini projectors with halos?
No mods on the headlight as yet,  apart from the double light mod,  flushed coolant and changed oil and filter,  cleaned the k&n air filter,

What's the best light mod to do in your opinion?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer Forever on 12 April 2016, 12:50:25 PM
Cleaned for MOT. Lost oil filler cap (don't ask), order new one, passed MOT, then discovered a very nice Puig alloy chainguard in the bargain bucket at Squires shop.
£15, but had to modify my route home to avoid motorways as it was a bit flappy on my rear rack. Result!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 13 April 2016, 05:11:52 PM
Rode it! 90 miles around Kinver Edge, South Staffordshire, Shropshire,Worcestershire-wall to wall sunshine & blue sky :lol
now I suppose I will have to clean it :rolleyes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: dublet on 13 April 2016, 09:42:26 PM
Nothing yet, but the Haynes manual and a few other bits arrived. :D Now to find some time over the weekend to fit them. :rolleyes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: joebloggs on 13 April 2016, 10:05:49 PM
Steam cleaned the inside of the fuel tank and ground off the rear mount ready for welding new lower mount on. Made a set of prototype 125mm dog bones, may go to 120, main stands now redundant and side stands about 75mm short, bikes seriously tall, 33 inside leg and feet only just flat on floor without seat in place.....
Ordering some stainless round bar and four rose joints to knock up some adjustable bones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bizbauer on 14 April 2016, 11:24:48 AM
Balanced carbs; easier than I thought it was going to be, and the Morgan carbtune is ace!
Wish I hadn't bothered with buying a remote fuel tank, much easier to just turn the bike's tank around!

Went over her with a torque wrench; exhaust header bolts a bit loose, as were the clamp bolts.... Funnily enough she's running much better today!

All set for a run to Arran tomorrow  :D


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 14 April 2016, 12:50:52 PM
160 miles in the glorious sunshine, Bridgend to Wye Valley through to Brecon and back to Bridgend through the South Wales valleys, top afternoon
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Tukezu on 18 April 2016, 06:40:26 AM
Changed my forks oil seals and oil as the seals started to sweat some oil.

Also gave a good cleaning on the internal parts of those forks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: spoonlamp on 19 April 2016, 07:33:49 AM
This weekend was mostly spent getting my knee down ;)
([url]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm149/odbguy21/Mobile%20Uploads/20150612_121518.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s295.photobucket.com/user/odbguy21/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150612_121518.jpg.html[/url])
Or not with them chicken strips.
Picked the bike up from my parents on way to see the misis for dinner and I kept hearing a weird banging when I went over bumps,  luckily I was 5mins from home so moaning to myself and thinking it sounded expensive I was working out how much I could afford to spare this month .. (£4.67 and half a pack of chewy)
 I was very relieved to see it was just my hugger. The 2 bolts on the chain side were missing ..
I cleaned my chain last weekend so guessed maybe the chain lube helped the bolts vibrate out? They war definitely there before I set of cos I always give bike a little once over before I go out.
Put some new bolts in with a touch of loctite  should solve that problem. 

Not very exciting  ... just thought I would share. Lol

I had exactly this on a long ride back from a meet up with some friends. A very close call...
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn109/spoonlamp/Bike%20Stuff/2013-10-12154844.jpg~original) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/spoonlamp/media/Bike%20Stuff/2013-10-12154844.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: chrischristopherson1313 on 05 May 2016, 04:59:26 PM
Added usb 12v sockets and voltage displayer
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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: dublet on 05 May 2016, 09:39:46 PM
Not strict speaking today, but fitted some new Osram Nightbreaker bulbs, my Givi Monorack, hooked up the TomTom and changed number plate. Now I've actually got to start riding it. :rolleyes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 06 May 2016, 05:02:10 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160506/1ff165c9fe7d384c59714538f5214fe3.jpg) I've done over 700 miles since I passed my mod 2 last week and I love the fazer,  runs and rides beautifully,  still learning though and trying to get my cornering better each ride,  any tips?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 07 May 2016, 09:39:26 PM
Went for a wee run to check my new setup.

Right guys get your thinking caps on and help me out please....

Recently changed my chain and sprockets and I also replaced the front fork springs.

Scenarios I have now are.....

Seems to go up gears a lot quicker than it used to, think this is down to me being used to the old set up to be fair.

Also, and more importantly, I move in after an overtake the bike sorta puts me in a 'tankslapper' sort of feeling. This is pretty frightening to say the least and I'd obviously like to get it sorted ASAP.

Any advice?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mickvp on 07 May 2016, 10:11:14 PM
Does the new chain and sprockets have the same amount of teeth as the old ones?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 07 May 2016, 10:17:52 PM
Does the new chain and sprockets have the same amount of teeth as the old ones?
Yes mate they are, as I didn't want to change the setup from original.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 07 May 2016, 10:38:40 PM
Sounds like your running the rear to low. Try increasing  the rear  to 12mm static sag or about 39 -39mm laden static sag
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 07 May 2016, 10:48:09 PM
Sounds like your running the rear to low. Try increasing  the rear  to 12mm static sag or about 39 -39mm laden static sag

I tried it about half way round on the settings at top of shock and also on tbe top notch bit still the same problem.

The rear shock is due to get the spring replaced but I've not got the spring compression tool yet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 08 May 2016, 07:54:07 PM
If it's the standard shock, wind it up full
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bizbauer on 14 May 2016, 09:46:14 AM
New SBS sintered pads and brake fluid change.

Feels like a new bike again; pads probably not totally bedded in yet but impressed with their bite and feel so far!
 :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 14 May 2016, 11:07:03 AM
If it's the standard shock, wind it up full
Wound up to the max!

Wee update....
Adjusted the clutch properly :)
Took out the front springs and replaced with original ones and I also added a few penny washers either side to see if that would help with stiffening up the front a bit more than I originally had.....RESULT :)


Wee run on Thursday night with my mate to check all was well.....front is now good but going to add a few more washers to see if I can get it better, no more 'tankslapper' feeling :thumbup

Was, let's just say a spirited run, and got rid off most of the chicken strips, set up now seems to be really good :) well chuffed.

Pics in order are...
Rear nearside
Rear offside
Front nearside
Front offside
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bretty on 14 May 2016, 08:25:53 PM
Today:
Exhaust off to change oil filter.
Oil and filter change
Clutch plates replaced
Clutch adjustment
Replaced left-hand switchgear
Checked tyre pressures.
Adjusted chain
Tightened left footpeg that had come lose.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 14 May 2016, 09:02:06 PM
Today:
Exhaust off to change oil filter.
Oil and filter change
Clutch plates replaced
Clutch adjustment
Replaced left-hand switchgear
Checked tyre pressures.
Adjusted chain
Tightened left footpeg that had come lose.

We have to remove the exhaust to change the oil filter?

Today:
Adjusted the exhaust hanger. Previous owner adjusted it wrong.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 14 May 2016, 09:09:53 PM
We have to remove the exhaust to change the oil filter?
Nope, but it just makes it easier if you can remove them :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bretty on 14 May 2016, 10:36:15 PM
I have an aftermarket exhaust. It is impossible for me to get a filter in/out without removing the headers!  :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Jbizzle on 16 May 2016, 10:17:26 PM
Installed Rental 758's.
[/size]
[/size]Following on from my first bit of maintenance -  [/size]swearing my way through oil and oil filter change (thanks dad for an epic garage full of tools!)
[/size]
[/size]This being my first bike I wasn't sure if it was a good idea, but fock it I had a crack at the bars.
[/size]
[/size]Thankfully no switch gear got damaged  :lol
[/size]
[/size]One thing people might find useful is if you are struggling to get bar ends to fit the bars,  J&S stock the smaller 14mm diameter bar ends you need.  The internal diameter is just under 14mm.
[/size]
[/size]Also hit up Screwfix for Rawl Fixing anchor bolts, Drill Diameter 12mm, M6, 25L, (Part no.R-S1-RBL2-M6/25/5) are the puppies you want. Much more sturdy that the rubbish rubber grommets!
[/size]
[/size]Now onwards to get the gear / brake levers and bar ends powder coated black to go with them.



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 17 May 2016, 12:03:06 AM
What is this rear wheel hugger? Does it have any practical applications or just for the looks? (Mine does not have it)

(http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17296.0;attach=24558;image)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 17 May 2016, 04:29:40 AM
What is this rear wheel hugger? Does it have any practical applications or just for the looks? (Mine does not have it)

([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17296.0;attach=24558;image[/url])

It's a bit of looks and also stops a lot of rubbish getting thrown up to the underside of the rear undertray, not just from the tyre but also chain lube etc doesn't get sprayed up from the chain side. :)
When I recently done my chain/sprockets it was fairly messy under it but I'd rather it go onto the hugger than all over the place :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Shappaeye on 18 May 2016, 05:51:03 PM
I changed my spark plugs. Slow, slowly catchy monkey. I was going to do oil/filter as well but decided not to ruin the day.


Plug 1 and 2 and 4 out, rusty, but out. Plug 3, hmmmm, I have kept this plug and put him on the shelf, he shall be called Nemesis. He came out too in the end, thankfully.


Put some nice spanking new NGK CR8E's in to replace the 9E's that were there before.


One thing I will say, while reading through this forum before changing the plugs, I remember a few folk talking about grazed knuckles, missing skin, etc. I sniggered at those comments at the time.


I aint sniggering no more. For some reason, and I don't remember when this happened, I lost skin off my right knuckles, cut half way down my middle finger (the most important finger on my hand if I'm honest) and bruised a rib.


I shall laugh no more at others comments.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 18 May 2016, 06:17:33 PM
One thing I will say, while reading through this forum before changing the plugs, I remember a few folk talking about grazed knuckles, missing skin, etc. I sniggered at those comments at the time.


I aint sniggering no more. For some reason, and I don't remember when this happened, I lost skin off my right knuckles, cut half way down my middle finger (the most important finger on my hand if I'm honest) and bruised a rib.


I shall laugh no more at others comments.
:rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Hawko on 23 May 2016, 05:58:33 PM
Installed new clutch plates, but now gear lever is solid and wont move  :'(
Any ideas please?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 23 May 2016, 06:45:44 PM
Installed new clutch plates, but now gear lever is solid and wont move  :'(
Any ideas please?
Search on the forum as recently guys have put the plates in wrong, don't know the exact thread but it'd be worth reading before you do anything else.
It also mentions about using heavier springs being a problem as being too heavy to use the clutch.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Hawko on 23 May 2016, 07:55:15 PM
Installed new clutch plates, but now gear lever is solid and wont move  :'(
Any ideas please?
Search on the forum as recently guys have put the plates in wrong, don't know the exact thread but it'd be worth reading before you do anything else.
It also mentions about using heavier springs being a problem as being too heavy to use the clutch.
Yes read all those thanks Sinto, its the actual gear lever that is now rigid
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Tiercel on 23 May 2016, 09:15:18 PM
Fitted new K&N air filter and Iridium spark plugs. Took the sprocket cover off to check the front sprocket whilst I was there... then proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon cursing and swearing and having a proper tantrum trying to figure out why the hell the clutch stopped working! Taking bits off and attacking things with spanners and nothing I did seemed to make it work.


Turns out that for some reason when I took the sprocket cover off, it reset the clutch cable to maximum slack and stopped working!


Ive not really noticed any difference from the K&N like some people seem to claim it fixes everything on the FZS600! Though it does perhaps seem to start a little easier, and whether its just placebo effect or not I cant tell but maybe the acceleration from about 4-7k seems a little smoother?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 23 May 2016, 09:35:27 PM
Well finally stuck in new front pads after cleaning the pistons as one had became stuck and wore a pad practically down to the metal.
Took her for a spin and hey ho it's still binding . . . Guess i'll be rebuilding a blue spot when I get a chance to get round to it  :(


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 02 June 2016, 11:53:43 PM
Fitted my new renthal 758 bars and progrips,  they feel real good and less stress on the wrist (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/ddb1a5156a2388365c4cc6a9b17cc0dc.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 03 June 2016, 10:40:21 PM
Fitted spare set of Pirelli supercorsas, oil change, stripped and cleaned the carbs, new plugs, caps and coils all ready for Bedford autodrome track day on the old girl.

All ready and set for the day.

Fantastic day had great time with another fazer 600. Did 120 miles on the track, my tyres took a hammering.


A few on track picks of the day, have booked again for 25th July.

New pick it was getting very low on the fast corners.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 05 June 2016, 11:04:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTLf8nusd4&list=FLIAFHPmWYCKRFmZmETuO4sA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTLf8nusd4&list=FLIAFHPmWYCKRFmZmETuO4sA)


Being followed by Matt Dobson on his immaculate FSZ600 at Bedford Autodrome on Saturday 4th June.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 05 June 2016, 11:16:19 AM
Today:
Exhaust off to change oil filter.
Oil and filter change
Clutch plates replaced
Clutch adjustment
Replaced left-hand switchgear
Checked tyre pressures.
Adjusted chain
Tightened left footpeg that had come lose.


Exhaust off to change oil filter???
Feck that, no need whatsoever?  :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 05 June 2016, 11:18:16 AM
I have an aftermarket exhaust. It is impossible for me to get a filter in/out without removing the headers!  :(


Photo's please, i'm very confused?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: grizzler on 08 June 2016, 09:08:08 PM
Tested the fuel pump, pumps like a good un but just won't stop pumping :wall ..lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Rumbles on 08 June 2016, 10:57:32 PM
So the old girl passed with no advisiors on monday and ive had a few bits and bobs needing too go on rim tape , heat wrap , irodium plugs and a pipercross filter ! Looks and rides much better now. Ive still got a alloy radiator too go on but if i find time this weekend it will be fitted :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 09 June 2016, 12:17:00 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTLf8nusd4&list=FLIAFHPmWYCKRFmZmETuO4sA[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTLf8nusd4&list=FLIAFHPmWYCKRFmZmETuO4sA[/url])


Being followed by Matt Dobson on his immaculate FSZ600 at Bedford Autodrome on Saturday 4th June.


Just like mine, does 120mph in 4th  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: crickleymal on 09 June 2016, 10:00:30 AM
So the old girl passed with no advisiors on monday and ive had a few bits and bobs needing too go on rim tape , heat wrap , irodium plugs and a pipercross filter ! Looks and rides much better now. Ive still got a alloy radiator too go on but if i find time this weekend it will be fitted :D

You seem to have forgotten the fairing.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Rumbles on 10 June 2016, 12:14:45 AM
Yea you could say haha i couldnt stand it with the fairing on , personally the bike feels alot better without it .. except over 80 mph 😂
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 10 June 2016, 06:34:30 AM
Had a short power cut and a 3 hour complete internet outage last night, so decided to change the oil on the bike.


Rounded off the marshmallow sump bolt.  :'(


I never ever do it up tight either, but trying to undo it with only a ring spanner in a stupid spot that a socket won't fit, plus me being right handed not helping, it all went a bit Pete Tong.


Bike's just coming up to the 4000 mile point since the last oil change so no big deal, and new shiny magnetic bolt on order.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: crickleymal on 10 June 2016, 12:18:41 PM
Yea you could say haha i couldnt stand it with the fairing on , personally the bike feels alot better without it .. except over 80 mph 😂

Surely you'd never break the speed limit  :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 10 June 2016, 06:13:23 PM
Finally got my H4 HID  working so now have some decent lights upfront, won't really get benefit till later in the year but maybe some later night runs soon to try them and my new rear shock and front spring set up. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Rumbles on 11 June 2016, 09:46:44 AM
Yea you could say haha i couldnt stand it with the fairing on , personally the bike feels alot better without it .. except over 80 mph 😂

Surely you'd never break the speed limit  :rollin

Oh no , ofcourse not mate haha
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Adam2201 on 11 June 2016, 09:51:40 AM
Finally got my H4 HID  working so now have some decent lights upfront, won't really get benefit till later in the year but maybe some later night runs soon to try them and my new rear shock and front spring set up. :)


Sweet Jesus that's bright!  Are you running 2 H4 HIDs or is it a custom set up?  Mine has the cyclops look.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Adam2201 on 11 June 2016, 09:58:42 AM
Put the old girl through her MOT.  Passed with no advisories despite an additional once over from the bike copper parked next to her  :)


Now it's lighter in the evenings, the list of summer jobs begins.  Brake rebuild, carb clean, headers need re-painting... 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 11 June 2016, 04:01:55 PM
Finally got my H4 HID  working so now have some decent lights upfront, won't really get benefit till later in the year but maybe some later night runs soon to try them and my new rear shock and front spring set up. :)


Sweet Jesus that's bright!  Are you running 2 H4 HIDs or is it a custom set up?  Mine has the cyclops look.
Thanks Adam :)
Yeah they're bright and not blinding, had my mate well in front of me and he told me and no oncoming vehicles flashed at me so they must be ok.
I really want to take them out for a midnight blast to try them but I'm generally sleeping so I'll need to wait for the darker nights :(

Both standard bulbs H1 & H4 but in 6000k HID kit and dual light mod as well. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 13 June 2016, 08:02:16 PM
Put the old girl through her MOT.  Passed with no advisories despite an additional once over from the bike copper parked next to her  :)


Now it's lighter in the evenings, the list of summer jobs begins.  Brake rebuild, carb clean, headers need re-painting...

Did the Bike Copper make any reference as to  how some of the numbers fell off your reg plate  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 13 June 2016, 08:20:42 PM
Did the Bike Copper make any reference as to  how some of the numbers fell off your reg plate  :lol
:lol

When did the cops start advertising fast food outlets?
:rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Adam2201 on 13 June 2016, 10:53:54 PM
Did the Bike Copper make any reference as to  how some of the numbers fell off your reg plate  :lol
:lol

When did the cops start advertising fast food outlets?
 :rollin :rollin :rollin

I told him straight - they fell off whilst I was wheelieing over here officer! :D   I think he would have been more bothered by the brand new Harley if he was looking at number plates, but it looked mean with the black and silver

I know, I thought it was all about the donuts, not the colonel's secret recipe!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TOADY on 14 June 2016, 02:12:40 PM
walked past it and jumped in the car, tomorrow will be the same too, where's the bleedin summer???????
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 14 June 2016, 07:49:44 PM
Tightened the chain and pulled out the but plug (DB killer) in the exhaust, man it sounds good now  :D . Can't wait to take her out for a good hard ride tomorrow morning and get her nice and wet or if it decides to be sunny again ride her dry  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 14 June 2016, 08:04:14 PM
Can't wait to take her out for a good hard ride tomorrow morning and get her nice and wet or if it decides to be sunny again ride her dry  :lol
And you could do the same to the bike! :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 14 June 2016, 08:19:28 PM
Can't wait to take her out for a good hard ride tomorrow morning and get her nice and wet or if it decides to be sunny again ride her dry  :lol
And you could do the same to the bike! :rollin :rollin :rollin


Ahhh yeahhh!  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 14 June 2016, 08:22:34 PM
pulled out the but plug in the exhaust,
Is that where you put it to warm it up first
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 14 June 2016, 08:28:25 PM
pulled out the but plug in the exhaust,
Is that where you put it to warm it up first


Where else would you put it to warm it up  :rollin :lol :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: slowmo on 18 June 2016, 05:53:14 PM
Finally finished Kebab19's fork upgrade with RaceTech emulators from PDQ1.com. First ride showed them to be a bit soft; need preload adjusters now!


And this is the last of a long list of jobs since buying the Fazer earlier this year ('99, 16,000 miles on clock but been garaged and unused for a few years) which started with full brake system rebuild (front and rear), full engine service, rear suspension linkage service, new tyres, new brake lines, and more little jobs than I can remember, or want to think about now.


Time to ride!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Carter on 19 June 2016, 02:28:30 PM
Took my stainless downpipes off and polished it all by hand. Happy days :) wish they'd use a better grade stainless. I'd pay a bit more if it meant not having to do this job again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 19 June 2016, 03:01:48 PM
Pictures, pictures where are the pictures/ :rolleyes  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 19 June 2016, 04:26:28 PM
Did an oil change, trying out this new Westway Fully Synthetic oil i found on Ebay at a reasonable price, and replaced my mangled sump nut for a new magnetic one.
Full clean up and regrease of all 3 calipers.
Used washing powder to clean my K&N air filter, hung it out to dry then re-oiled it.
Lubed clutch cable, gear lever, chain and brake lever.
Then gave the whole bike a good scrub and clean up.  :D

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TOADY on 19 June 2016, 04:37:50 PM
Polished mine to within an inch of its life. She cleaned up well for such  an old girl
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: anutz on 19 June 2016, 04:38:48 PM
finished taking off R6 shock, rear caliper, downpipes and other nice bits i have added, before i sell it!!!!


 :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Carter on 19 June 2016, 05:09:49 PM
I'm not sure how to post pics on here sorry.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: anutz on 19 June 2016, 05:14:26 PM
i use photobucket to host the images, then link to them from a post...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Carter on 19 June 2016, 05:42:34 PM
Thanks , I tried to put a pic up using the (http://link) way but it didn't work, will put just the link up later and see how it goes.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Carter on 19 June 2016, 10:52:43 PM
http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/ElGarro2/media/Fazer/20160619_000046_zps3jqltpxk.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/ElGarro2/media/Fazer/20160619_000046_zps3jqltpxk.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0)

nearly finished. Think it's a motad system. I used to make stainless exhausts years back and where possible, stuck the seam of the tube inside the bends where it was least likely to be seen. Still, things are usually made to a price these days.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 20 June 2016, 12:20:50 AM
Thanks , I tried to put a pic up using the  way but it didn't work, will put just the link up later and see how it goes.

I'm not sure how to post pics on here sorry.

when replying or adding a new post, below the box you are typing in is  Additional Options
Click on Additional Options
Click Browse and it will open a window to your local drive.
Select the file and click Open
If you want to add more then click More Attachments  and repeat.

when finished click Post. It will take a little longer to post as it is uploading the file to the FOC-U-UK server  :thumbup

You can add a max of four using this method.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 20 June 2016, 06:28:54 AM
Did the Bike Copper make any reference as to  how some of the numbers fell off your reg plate  :lol
:lol

When did the cops start advertising fast food outlets?
 :rollin :rollin :rollin


CHiPs



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 20 June 2016, 08:52:04 AM
[url]http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/ElGarro2/media/Fazer/20160619_000046_zps3jqltpxk.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0[/url] ([url]http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/ElGarro2/media/Fazer/20160619_000046_zps3jqltpxk.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0[/url])

nearly finished. Think it's a motad system. I used to make stainless exhausts years back and where possible, stuck the seam of the tube inside the bends where it was least likely to be seen. Still, things are usually made to a price these days.


Nice Work, not sure about the fairing but rest of the bike looks cool. Just think the fairing cheapens the rest of a great looking job.
If I send you my pipes will you polish them?  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Carter on 20 June 2016, 05:33:29 PM
Thanks for the help with pics Unfazed, I'm not too clued up on this interWeb stuff. I'm undecided about the fairing too, would've had a pair of cibie lamps on a bracket from the headstock if I'd have built it myself, love the bug eye look. Don't reckon the little halogens will last long on the roads around here, the fat bars are going too, it's got double risers so will get a single set and put renthals on as soon as winter comes. Plan to wrinkle paint the engine and polish the side casings and cam caps, can do them on the mops so not as difficult as doing the pipes, that was a real ball ache. I'm going to jib out of offering to do yours :) got the yellow/gold oxide and rust blobs off with birchwood casey rust and blue remover for guns before the polishing, it's probably the same as alloy wheel cleaner but a good bit stronger.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 22 June 2016, 05:59:49 PM
Changed today my front foot rests with vario CNC adjustable 23mm ones from MFW  :) the original ones has a rivet so this needs to drilled out to get the new ones in.

(http://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7502/27764383471_8d14ffdba4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TOADY on 22 June 2016, 07:49:23 PM
Fitted rentals and rental grips. Ordered an akrapovic copyfrom Hong Kong. Will post pics and a review when I get it
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: xthib1 on 30 June 2016, 06:11:51 PM
Today I changed my Fuel filter


That wasn't a lot easier than I thought!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bigsteve on 30 June 2016, 09:26:43 PM
     rebuilt forks after a oops moment  :'(    :'(

 make sure u remove disc lock before pulling away and shot disc lock up the street

   bet Thatcham don't test that way of removing them
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: paulchucky on 03 July 2016, 06:19:34 PM
went for MOT yesterday  passed with flying colours  :) :) :)   


tester was impressed with condition etc  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Albert Herring on 05 July 2016, 02:31:29 PM
Started making some horrible graunching noises in the latter stages of a quick 500 mile bimble over the weekend, so I gritted my teeth and looked to see if the front sprocket might need changing.
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13567249_10154424968578755_6871602839207154348_n.jpg?oh=ea65d077b1d13dfc845f22b905dc8d68&oe=57FA60C7)
I think that's a yes. Whether that (and the small rockery that was embedded in the oily gunge under the sprocket cover) was causing the bumping and grinding remains to be seen, though.
At least I now know where to look for dropped battery terminal screws, anyway. And the bike is half a kilo lighter. And I get to change that dodgy nut (I think it's the thin one, at any rate).
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: xthib1 on 06 July 2016, 06:03:13 PM
Today I changed my brake fluids  :)



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Brettholmes89 on 07 July 2016, 08:49:24 PM
Today I made the footrest brackets I saw on here.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/2d5cdcdcb114c834c4e52af45e13b1c8.jpg)

I made an alloy gear change rod.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/ebee9f2c08f135e8afe191ecf69ecb37.jpg)

Only small bits.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 07 July 2016, 09:07:18 PM
You two are putting me to shame with all of your making stuff from stuff skills, brake airlock, foot rest adjuster-- so I thought I would have a go at making something myself
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sinto on 13 July 2016, 04:27:10 AM
Sorted my digigear en route to work :thumbup
Replaced my rear brake for a bluespot after work :thumbup
Couldn't get it to bleed properly :thumbdown
But after a beer and a chat on the 1000 thread I kept going and success :thumbup
Next job on my list is to replace front pads while I still try to figure out how to change the clocks, it's giving me headaches, I thought it was a straight swap :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: stinch182 on 14 July 2016, 12:49:03 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160714/70f1a8f85e6b07aee26b8c4845bac4b8.jpg)

Fitted a new road pilot4 ready for mot on Monday .... better clean it before wheel is fitted again ...

Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: taylor on 19 July 2016, 07:13:10 PM
new mot straight through for 4 years running.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 23 July 2016, 01:51:02 PM
Just nabbed myself a complete bargain. Well happy.  :D



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: markeb on 23 July 2016, 08:57:55 PM
cleaned, rode, cursed her, then made up. lol.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: misterjayb1 on 25 July 2016, 04:03:47 PM
Mainly resprayed the fin area on the cylinder head of the foxeye.. If you shut one eye and stand on one leg, the finish is great  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 25 July 2016, 10:45:51 PM
Had another great track day at Bedford Autodrome. Changed the front sprocket to 13 tooth for greater punch out of the corners. Videos being uploaded to YouTube tonight if anyones interested. Still revs into the red-line, fastest top speed 134 on the back straight not bad for 86,000+ miles. Added a few pics from the day.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gicut58 on 26 July 2016, 09:19:44 PM
Yesterday rather than today, rode in to work and met up with big brother!
After, took up to Deefer's for a complete overhaul (fluids, plugs, filters, brakes, brake lines, calipers & pistons and a carb balance) over the next few days
Hope to end up with a bike that drives the way it looks  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: stinch182 on 31 July 2016, 09:08:21 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160731/06be72dbf6503a52b1275f015d734824.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160731/1624c9686b0df1188e8fc9604306b96b.jpg)

I fitted my new fzs1000 rear shock .

Also realised the linkage was fubar ....(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160731/3e9905ceec355286b0649d0ac2ffabfb.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: misterjayb1 on 01 August 2016, 04:50:18 PM
Mainly painted n lacquered the scabby fork legs..
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: red98 on 01 August 2016, 06:11:07 PM
Nice job JB....what paint did you use ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: misterjayb1 on 02 August 2016, 04:37:29 PM
Thanks Red.. I already had primer on the shelf so 2 quid spent down the pound shop..  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Andy1970 on 10 August 2016, 11:56:56 AM
Today I have fitted a centre stand that I got off Ebay, cleaned and oiled the chain, and dug quite a large piece of glass out of the rear tyre which explains the slow puncture. This afternoon I'm off to get new tyres fitted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 10 August 2016, 02:23:42 PM
Not today but yesterday. Fitted new bleed nipples to the rear calliper as the old ones had been rounded off due to some asshole over tightening them and using the wrong tools on them. Also fitted a USB charging port that I got from evilbay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252384516270?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252384516270?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT) really easy to fit and works really well.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gicut58 on 14 August 2016, 02:01:58 PM


Replaced and reset failed TPS, taken out and tested, all seems good....

happy bunny again  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 16 August 2016, 12:43:48 PM
Sailed through the MOT  :woot
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mr self destruct on 16 August 2016, 04:41:50 PM
Went to adjust the chain today and managed to shear the bolt holding the torque arm to the swing arm.
Every time I adjust the chain I'm very careful to slacken off the torque arm nuts so the strain doesn't build up over time and crack the lug on the swing arm.
What I didn't do is try to rotate the bolt in the hole, and so over time it seized in place. Today I tried to move the actual bolt and the head just snapped off.
So the bike's off the road now until I can replace the bolt either by drilling it out or Plus-Gassing it and drifting it out. I'll probably go for the latter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Albert Herring on 18 August 2016, 09:05:46 AM
Rounded off the head of the pinch bolt on the gear change linkage. So I can't go and check on my sprocket-changing handiwork. Any (a) good ideas for getting it out and (b)  reasons why a common or garden M5 or M6 screw out of the bits tin shouldn't be used as a replacement, and the proper part number if so?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mr self destruct on 18 August 2016, 08:35:41 PM
Went to adjust the chain today and managed to shear the bolt holding the torque arm to the swing arm.
Every time I adjust the chain I'm very careful to slacken off the torque arm nuts so the strain doesn't build up over time and crack the lug on the swing arm.
What I didn't do is try to rotate the bolt in the hole, and so over time it seized in place. Today I tried to move the actual bolt and the head just snapped off.
So the bike's off the road now until I can replace the bolt either by drilling it out or Plus-Gassing it and drifting it out. I'll probably go for the latter.
Sorted! Bit of penetrating fluid, then tried drifting it but no luck. Ended up winding the nut in to draw the threaded section of the bolt out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Jbizzle on 19 August 2016, 08:17:18 AM
Finally got round to sorting my fuel gauge! Sender unit was to blame, the bracket was loose so the contacts that provide the variable voltage for the meter weren't touching circuit board. Easy fix in the end with no costs, happy days!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Millietant on 19 August 2016, 11:05:13 PM
Not today, but over the last couple of days I've put some fuel in the 600 and ridden it for 400 thoroughly enjoyable miles, up and down the Fosse Way and around Wiltshire.


Great fun 🙂 And all the bike needs is a chain lube ( still plenty of fuel ad it's getting about 250 miles to a tankful).
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: wickedmonkey on 23 August 2016, 04:16:36 PM
This is embarrassing but here we go...

I changed the oil — twice. The first time, I thought I had put far too much oil back in. I saw a light amber colour in the little oil window and thought I'd put too much in so I started draining oil bit by bit hoping to see the oil level decrease. A litre later I realised that the light amber colour was showing it as empty not over-full. So I had to buy more oil and fill it up again.

Aside from that, I also changed the oil filter and spark plugs. Checked and lubed the chain. Got some SBS brake pads but not sure if I trust myself to do those without adult supervision.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Carter on 23 August 2016, 10:32:37 PM
Today,  I have mostly been putting these bad boys on.
I know the NGK caps are popular but I thought I'd give these all rubber Champion ones a go.
Had to nip a few mm from the leads so will re-route them to find a tad more slack. Had to buy some top nuts for the plugs but found them all on the green spark plug  page on that auction site.
It's running better than it did with the vintage originals and they seem to keep the water out, checked with the hose pipe ;) no tracking at all.

(Apologies for the sideways pic, tried again with a rotated original but it popped up the same ?)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 24 August 2016, 06:15:34 AM


NOTE TO PEOPLE WITH MOBILE PHONE CAMERAS:


Turn the bloody thing sideways when taking a photo........ta daaaa.  :photo
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: wickedmonkey on 24 August 2016, 09:05:15 AM
Pic looks fine to me, not sideways or anything else weird
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 24 August 2016, 10:26:15 AM
Pic looks fine to me, not sideways or anything else weird

Are you laying down?  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: wickedmonkey on 24 August 2016, 11:19:25 AM
Wish I was in this heat...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 25 August 2016, 04:45:01 PM
Changed the cheap aftermarket "Bike-It" mini indicators (10watt bulbs) back to OEM standard ones after mate following said he couldnt see them working in bright sunlight and the stalks on rear ones hardly cleared number plate. Didnt want to give any cagers the excuse of saying "You didnt signal!
The alternative would have been to go with led lights but couldnt be bothered to fit resistors-i am getting lazy as well as old! :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: misterjayb1 on 25 August 2016, 05:59:11 PM
Changed the cheap aftermarket "Bike-It" mini indicators (10watt bulbs) back to OEM standard ones after mate following said he couldnt see them working in bright sunlight and the stalks on rear ones hardly cleared number plate. Didnt want to give any cagers the excuse of saying "You didnt signal!
The alternative would have been to go with led lights but couldnt be bothered to fit resistors-i am getting lazy as well as old! :lol


Good man. Never been into mini indicators either. Maybe it is an age thing[size=78%] [/size] :rolleyes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Andy1970 on 29 August 2016, 12:04:17 PM
Replaced the front discs and pads, and while I had the wheel off I also fitted new wheel bearings. I managed to whack myself on the thumb while trying to drift out the old bearings, and also had the bike drop off the front paddock stand which was a bit of a drama. Thankfully it only dropped until the front mudguard was resting on top of the loose front wheel, and nothing broke. I was able to get the stand back under it and then get a couple of car axle stands under the bottom frame rails. I'm never relying on that front stand again, it's just not stable enough.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 29 August 2016, 02:42:07 PM
Changed the cheap aftermarket "Bike-It" mini indicators (10watt bulbs) back to OEM standard ones after mate following said he couldnt see them working in bright sunlight and the stalks on rear ones hardly cleared number plate. Didnt want to give any cagers the excuse of saying "You didnt signal!
The alternative would have been to go with led lights but couldnt be bothered to fit resistors-i am getting lazy as well as old! :lol


Good man. Never been into mini indicators either. Maybe it is an age thing :rolleyes


I was following a car the other day with blacked out indicator covers? What's all that about then?
When he went to turn left i could just about see a faint light flashing underneath, there's no way they can be legal, plus they look shite as well.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 29 August 2016, 04:35:08 PM
Managed with patience to free off  one of the front brake bleed screws that someone previously decided to seriously overtighten. Now got nice stainless steel ones fitted (Powerhouse) so when I come to overhaul front calipers during winter job will hopefully be easier.
What is it with some people thinking "i will just tighten a bit more for luck!!"
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: phil mcglassup on 04 September 2016, 04:47:16 PM
I've fitted a new mudguard  :)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/XRspanner/20160831_194525.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/XRspanner/media/20160831_194525.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 05 September 2016, 07:40:42 AM
All ready for another track day at snetterton. Pic of rear tyre after 4 sessions.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 08 September 2016, 05:49:40 PM
decided to remove gear linkage/pedal & footrest assy. There is excessive side play in the gear lever-cause was missing "wave washer"-presume broke up & bits fell off. New one on order from local dealer. Also bought 2 of those plastic push & twist thingies that Yamaha call rivets that hold fairing infill panels in place £1-32 each & in stock so now one less rattle to listen to. :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gingernut on 12 September 2016, 11:03:13 PM
Got my bike MOT , passed with 1 advisory , noisy exhaust ha ha ha …. beowolf with no baffles he he he new chain and sprockets , 14 tooth front , it seems nipper and a new rear tire ……


 next upgrade will be rental bars , next month will be lights and a  scottoiler


 Ginger x

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: taylor on 14 September 2016, 09:08:42 PM
put it up for sale.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gicut58 on 14 September 2016, 10:49:09 PM
Bought and fitted (well, got the engineers to fit...) a cheapo top box onto my Renntec rack.

This one:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ryde-Carbon-Effect-Motorcycle-Helmet/dp/B01B6L4C00/ref=pd_sim_sbs_263_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1Y7FH9RTJG111SNDJYX5 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ryde-Carbon-Effect-Motorcycle-Helmet/dp/B01B6L4C00/ref=pd_sim_sbs_263_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1Y7FH9RTJG111SNDJYX5)
 
about £35 all in, seems ok, time will tell, good so far, does what it says on the tin.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 15 September 2016, 08:20:26 AM
Did a proper Repair to the Speedo sensor wires again as after another break in the wires I stripped the covering back as far as i could get it and there was a repair nearly every 1 inch and I stripped back the covering back about 15 inches. Also fitted the Renntec rack I got from ebay for £45 so I finally now have my topbox on the bike rather than it being sat in the garage for months gathering dust  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 15 September 2016, 05:19:30 PM
Removed front brake calipers, cleaned pads of road dust,cleaned pistons and relubed with red rubber grease, copper grease on back of pads, pad pin. Changed brake fluid using a 30ml syringe & length of narrow bore rubber hose topping up reservoir with fresh fluid until clean fluid came through bleed screws. Tools away & out for a ride in the mid-September sunshine. :lol   Note to self -replace pads before next years riding season ( so thats January I guess)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Jbizzle on 02 October 2016, 09:36:34 PM
Finally got around to a bit of winter prep.  Downpipes keyed and sprayed with the good ol' back to black.  Centerstand got a hammeriting (a couple of touch ups on the frame too), under the tank got a dose of PTFE spray while I was at it. Next weeks job is some fresh oil and oil filter and a magnetic sump plug. Account for fresh front pads and some wheel paint + stickers and its made for an expensive month, but it will hopefully keep her tidy.   :D :D :D


Had a look at the front sprocket, I couldn't believe the amount of chain lube/ road crap that had built up in there!  :eek :eek :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 03 October 2016, 07:12:01 AM
Broadsheets newspapers far superior to tabloids & possibly the best use for any of them? The Saturday Telegraph provides enough material for spray paint work on bikes,oil changes & under the cat feeding bowls.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Val on 03 October 2016, 11:49:36 PM
Installed Oxford sport heated grips  :)

Ready for the winter now  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 04 October 2016, 06:45:21 AM
Installed Oxford sport heated grips  :)

Ready for the winter now  :lol


In my opinion the most necessary mod ever for the all year round rider, i couldn't be without them.
Never tried Oxford ones, but tried a few others and the current ones i have fitted are the best i've ever had with loads of settings, the top setting being VERY hot. I never thought i'd ever get to use it but when the weather drops below zero they still kick out some savage heat, which none of the previous brands have ever matched. I literally cannot understand how any winter rider can deal with riding without them.
Although i have always wanted hand guards as well on my handlebars but the space for them simply isn't there.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 04 October 2016, 07:35:35 AM
Was a hard slog but i renewed and refitted a gear lever rubber.  :smash
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 04 October 2016, 10:13:45 AM
Was a hard slog but i renewed and refitted a gear lever rubber.  :smash
I need a new one of those and the local stealer wanted £7+VAT
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersarg on 04 October 2016, 09:14:55 PM
i swapped over braided brake lines front+rear from my blue fazer to my new silver fazer plus the fazer 1000 rear caliper.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 05 October 2016, 08:17:02 PM
Fitted my new handlebar grips, bloody hell it was hard work getting the old ones off.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 05 October 2016, 08:28:48 PM
Fitted my new handlebar grips, bloody hell it was hard work getting the old ones off.
I went with the Stanley knife to get mine old ones off,  took 10 seconds
 
 ;)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 05 October 2016, 08:48:14 PM
Fitted my new handlebar grips, bloody hell it was hard work getting the old ones off.
I went with the Stanley knife to get mine old ones off,  took 10 seconds
 
 ;)

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I would have cut them off but I wanted to keep them intact just in case
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bikemad on 05 October 2016, 11:48:54 PM
Fed up with stainless pipes not lining up right with rear can so took them off cut at a joint & rewelded them I will post up finished pics tomoz
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 06 October 2016, 01:43:59 PM
Fed up with stainless pipes not lining up right with rear can so took them off cut at a joint & rewelded them I will post up finished pics tomoz

You see this is why I keep painting and filling little holes in my black 18 year OEM ones, issues with alignment, bore size, balancing tubes, is there any that will just be a straight swap     
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bikemad on 06 October 2016, 03:20:03 PM
I think issues are caused by the heat from welding process distorting the tubes so although they are jigged they spring back when taken out to cool off,I had simlar issues with an XT600 front pipes got partial refund from seller luckily I've got tools to do the job myself :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersarg on 07 October 2016, 08:58:23 PM
progressing slowly with the silver fazer 600 replaced the carb to engine rubbers today the old 1's were badly cracked next job is the wheels do i keep the gold 1's back wheel has some chips in it so might put my spare set of tidy black wheels on not decided yet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bikemad on 08 October 2016, 12:17:48 AM
All done & lots of clearance from swingarm couldn't ride my bike yet though it started raining plus forecast not great sat daytime either :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gingernut on 08 October 2016, 09:16:35 PM
Fitted my renthals bars , it was ok but a bit og a chew on getting everything off


liking them



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 09 October 2016, 07:36:07 AM
Was a hard slog but i renewed and refitted a gear lever rubber.  :smash

I need a new one of those and the local stealer wanted £7+VAT



Gonna cost me more than that now anyway, the one i bought totally does the job but has a brand new outer diameter of 16mm, which is less than the OEM one.
Saying that, half my OEM one looked chewed to bits anyway so it doesn't really matter, but i just fancied it a tad bigger if possible.
I couldn't find the damn thing at all on the AJ Sutton site, but after a bit of research it turns out that the very large majority of gear levers use the same standard fitting measurements of 8mm inner diameter and 40mm length, so i ordered this one which i'll get in the next couple of days.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 09 October 2016, 07:46:15 AM
Bought and fitted (well, got the engineers to fit...) a cheapo top box onto my Renntec rack.

This one:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ryde-Carbon-Effect-Motorcycle-Helmet/dp/B01B6L4C00/ref=pd_sim_sbs_263_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1Y7FH9RTJG111SNDJYX5 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ryde-Carbon-Effect-Motorcycle-Helmet/dp/B01B6L4C00/ref=pd_sim_sbs_263_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1Y7FH9RTJG111SNDJYX5)
 
about £35 all in, seems ok, time will tell, good so far, does what it says on the tin.


My top box overtook me one day as i slowed down near my work going through a 6' 6" width restriction.
Renntec racks have a manufacturers recommended weight limit of 2.5kg believe it or not, and i think the fact i use 2 roads daily with speed bumps to and from work took it's toll and the rack just snapped clean in half.
2.5kg does sound like feck all but i s'pose they do their own tests and come up with a safe upper limit to cover themselves.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 09 October 2016, 12:31:26 PM
Was a hard slog but i renewed and refitted a gear lever rubber.  :smash

I need a new one of those and the local stealer wanted £7+VAT



Gonna cost me more than that now anyway, the one i bought totally does the job but has a brand new outer diameter of 16mm, which is less than the OEM one.
Saying that, half my OEM one looked chewed to bits anyway so it doesn't really matter, but i just fancied it a tad bigger if possible.
I couldn't find the damn thing at all on the AJ Sutton site, but after a bit of research it turns out that the very large majority of gear levers use the same standard fitting measurements of 8mm inner diameter and 40mm length, so i ordered this one which i'll get in the next couple of days.


[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url])

Yes I looked into it a couple of years ago as mine is chewed up and came to the conclusion that most are a standard fit, but that ebay one I think is round but I think I am right in saying that the oem one is oval.
I wil let you pay for the ebay one and then await your in depth report with pictures and fitting instructions
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: misterjayb1 on 09 October 2016, 01:24:04 PM
Mainly been stripping, cleaning and regreasing the rear shock linkage assembly  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 09 October 2016, 06:12:18 PM
Was a hard slog but i renewed and refitted a gear lever rubber.  :smash

I need a new one of those and the local stealer wanted £7+VAT



Gonna cost me more than that now anyway, the one i bought totally does the job but has a brand new outer diameter of 16mm, which is less than the OEM one.
Saying that, half my OEM one looked chewed to bits anyway so it doesn't really matter, but i just fancied it a tad bigger if possible.
I couldn't find the damn thing at all on the AJ Sutton site, but after a bit of research it turns out that the very large majority of gear levers use the same standard fitting measurements of 8mm inner diameter and 40mm length, so i ordered this one which i'll get in the next couple of days.


[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url])

Yes I looked into it a couple of years ago as mine is chewed up and came to the conclusion that most are a standard fit, but that ebay one I think is round but I think I am right in saying that the oem one is oval.
I wil let you pay for the ebay one and then await your in depth report with pictures and fitting instructions


You won't notice the difference whether it's round or oval, but i did notice the slightly smaller diameter on my toe.
I'm almost certain the 20mm one will be better, for me anyway.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Sam13 on 09 October 2016, 09:17:05 PM
Finished off my front end conversion this weekend (well I say finished. ....finished for now lol)

(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab70/sam-parsons-13/20161007_215933_zps3jafeon4.jpg) (http://s850.photobucket.com/user/sam-parsons-13/media/20161007_215933_zps3jafeon4.jpg.html)

(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab70/sam-parsons-13/20161008_082856_zpso1nyveb9.jpg) (http://s850.photobucket.com/user/sam-parsons-13/media/20161008_082856_zpso1nyveb9.jpg.html)

Might not be to every body's taste but I think it looks good



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 10 October 2016, 06:22:59 PM
Was a hard slog but i renewed and refitted a gear lever rubber.  :smash

I need a new one of those and the local stealer wanted £7+VAT



Gonna cost me more than that now anyway, the one i bought totally does the job but has a brand new outer diameter of 16mm, which is less than the OEM one.
Saying that, half my OEM one looked chewed to bits anyway so it doesn't really matter, but i just fancied it a tad bigger if possible.
I couldn't find the damn thing at all on the AJ Sutton site, but after a bit of research it turns out that the very large majority of gear levers use the same standard fitting measurements of 8mm inner diameter and 40mm length, so i ordered this one which i'll get in the next couple of days.


[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url])

Yes I looked into it a couple of years ago as mine is chewed up and came to the conclusion that most are a standard fit, but that ebay one I think is round but I think I am right in saying that the oem one is oval.
I wil let you pay for the ebay one and then await your in depth report with pictures and fitting instructions


You won't notice the difference whether it's round or oval, but i did notice the slightly smaller diameter on my toe.
I'm almost certain the 20mm one will be better, for me anyway.


I can't believe i just looked at the gear lever rubber i fitted the other day and it was already disintegrating at the end!

The other one has just arrived and not only does it look much more like the OEM size, albeit round in shape, the material used is much harder than the other one.
It wasn't gonna go on cold, so i put it in a cup of hot water for a couple of minutes then it pushed on straight away.
It can only be better than the first one, but i'll let you know if it also fails miserably, although i doubt it will.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TOADY on 13 October 2016, 08:40:43 AM
removed damaged fairing and got busy with the hacksaw and sander, removed all the damaged parts and cut down the screen, altered the renthal's so they are more forward. just need to sort out mirrors and cut down the fairing infills. rad guard needs spraying black/graphite and thinking about cam covers too.
what ya reckon? doesnt look too bad in my opinion and i'm happy with it. it still offers good wind protection and the renthals are a must as I have so much wrist damage that standard bars just hurt me.
cheapy chinese exhaust still going strong, not bad for £40 eh? the finish is as good as when i bought it, no flacking etc and rivets holding strong.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 13 October 2016, 06:30:48 PM
Turned my bike into a bit of art.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 13 October 2016, 07:23:48 PM
Just finished fitting and testing my new leavers, they are a bit shorter than I thought they were going to be but they work so much better than the original OEM ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 13 October 2016, 10:04:35 PM
Just finished fitting and testing my new leavers, they are a bit shorter than I thought they were going to be but they work so much better than the original OEM ones.

Been using similar levers for a while,  good old fleabay aye ;)  much better feel with the shortys and good quality (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161013/d0bc320a996d87aeb0b1f15d7943406e.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 13 October 2016, 10:34:26 PM
Just finished fitting and testing my new leavers, they are a bit shorter than I thought they were going to be but they work so much better than the original OEM ones.

Been using similar levers for a while,  good old fleabay aye ;)  much better feel with the shortys and good quality ([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161013/d0bc320a996d87aeb0b1f15d7943406e.jpg[/url])

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They're surprisingly good quality considering they only cost me £15 for the pair.
Next jobs to do are fit my new mirrors when they arrive then I need to find some time to fit my new Afam chain and sprocket set and finally fit my uncracked inlet manifold connecting rubbers which have been sat on the workbench for a couple of months now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersarg on 18 October 2016, 03:06:46 PM
update so far on my fazer 600 replaced x4 carb rubbers removed stickers of the front forks and give them a bit of a polish removed the gold wheels and fitted my spare set of black wheels all cleaned up do's look better with the black wheels, silver body work the gold wheels would look better on black or burgundy fazer just the belly pan to sort out and a good clean.
 (http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/sarg_01/STA60015_zpsiicbip1s.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/sarg_01/media/STA60015_zpsiicbip1s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersarg on 18 October 2016, 03:07:57 PM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/sarg_01/STA60014_zpsuogcxq1m.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/sarg_01/media/STA60014_zpsuogcxq1m.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersarg on 18 October 2016, 03:09:13 PM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/sarg_01/STA60017_zpso9h3qp3z.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/sarg_01/media/STA60017_zpso9h3qp3z.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersarg on 18 October 2016, 03:10:29 PM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/sarg_01/STA60016_zpsnsgv8gy2.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/sarg_01/media/STA60016_zpsnsgv8gy2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 21 October 2016, 07:09:14 PM
Fitted my new mirrors and they're looking good. £18 from evilbay  :evil
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 22 October 2016, 06:52:20 PM
Finally replaced my cracked inlet manifold connecting rubbers. Bloody hell what a difference, the popping noise has all gone and it just feels so much smoother to ride. Next job on the list is fitting the new Afam chain and sprocket set that I have sat waiting in the garage, but I'm going to try and wait for after the winter before fitting that.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 23 October 2016, 10:34:00 AM
Got those back from the chrome factory.
The gear arm was looking bad after 18 years!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: techwhack on 23 October 2016, 01:30:49 PM
Was a hard slog but i renewed and refitted a gear lever rubber.  :smash

I need a new one of those and the local stealer wanted £7+VAT





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Gonna cost me more than that now anyway, the one i bought totally does the job but has a brand new outer diameter of 16mm, which is less than the OEM one.
Saying that, half my OEM one looked chewed to bits anyway so it doesn't really matter, but i just fancied it a tad bigger if possible.
I couldn't find the damn thing at all on the AJ Sutton site, but after a bit of research it turns out that the very large majority of gear levers use the same standard fitting measurements of 8mm inner diameter and 40mm length, so i ordered this one which i'll get in the next couple of days.


[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191962379408[/url])

Yes I looked into it a couple of years ago as mine is chewed up and came to the conclusion that most are a standard fit, but that ebay one I think is round but I think I am right in saying that the oem one is oval.
I wil let you pay for the ebay one and then await your in depth report with pictures and fitting instructions


You won't notice the difference whether it's round or oval, but i did notice the slightly smaller diameter on my toe.
I'm almost certain the 20mm one will be better, for me anyway.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: woody-r on 23 October 2016, 08:16:38 PM
Got those back from the chrome factory.
The gear arm was looking bad after 18 years!

I like those ..... :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 24 October 2016, 10:26:51 AM
Got those back from the chrome factory.
The gear arm was looking bad after 18 years!
Nice -- how much, and what about the link arm
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 24 October 2016, 05:41:42 PM
100 euro include a new link arm.  :D

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 24 October 2016, 07:55:55 PM
100 euro include a new link arm.  :D

100  :eek
I will stick to my polishing mop on my bench grinder.
Sorry its only Arther picture but you get the idea, but to keep it like that it needs a coat of lacquer which will degrade after time, unlike yours which will stay.
  (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9994.0;attach=7895;image)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 25 October 2016, 04:56:08 PM
2 hours in company with The Fazer and ELO. And loud if you want. :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 06 November 2016, 11:16:58 PM
Turned my bike into a bit of art.


Really like the art work what programme did you use to creat that Darssi?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 07 November 2016, 11:11:09 PM

What have I done on my Fazer today? absolutely nothing, much to cold.
But:Here is a old photo that showed up a couple of years ago when an old Auntie of mine died up in Ealing.
The photo is a 1949 498cc Norton single that belonged to my Uncle Fred, I am on the pillion and my big brother Mick is on the front. The photo was taken outside my house in Ealing in 1952.
I still wear them foccing shorts lol :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 08 November 2016, 11:45:40 AM
Well the Norton has improved with age :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: slappy on 08 November 2016, 11:46:14 AM
Foc me, never mind the shorts, I can still remember wearing the same sort of sandals / shoes when I was a young'un.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 08 November 2016, 11:49:07 AM
But to answer the post properly, like Tommy its a bit cold for me so have charged up the battery, changed the oil & put a cover over the bike.
Having said that I did put 100 mils on the Tracer @ the weekend once i had put the winter linings in my jacket & troosers-dont like being cold!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 12 November 2016, 10:35:32 PM
Well the Norton has improved with age :lol
Cheeky Foccer  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 12 November 2016, 11:08:11 PM
I would start a new post but I cant remember how to start one, so as Its to do with my Fazer I will use this one, hope its not seen as a hi jack.
If some one would email me or message me and remind me where to go to start a new post I would be grateful.


Well my Fazer: I have been slowly gather up bits for a winter service, I did a massive one last year, oil and filter, air filter, drained, refilled and bled brake fluid back and front.
drained flushed cooling system, refilled with red 5 year antifreeze, new plugs, new fuel filter.


This year I am just doing oil and filter as I have only done about 4K this year, so other stuff is still OK.


My winter project is the suspension, I have the Nitron rear shocker (Not just the Nitron that's a shocker, so was the price) I am going to purchase linear front springs, I have been looking at Ohlins on various website for about £100, but none of the websites seen to give an option to choose a spring to suit my body weight, I was under the impression that was the idea to choose a spring that matches your weight in full riding gear.


I have been chatting with some smart guys on here and I am going down the emulator route, as they seem to be a positive customisation.
I have access to pillar drills to open up the orifices/ports in the damper rods and drill a couple of new 8 or 9mm holes to overcome the effect of the oil damping by the damper rods.
Anyone have any ideas about where to purchase emulators in this country? As the seem to be as rare as rocking horse poo.


I am thinking about taking off the rear hugger, as the Nitron is such a nice looking bit of kit it seems a shame to hide some of it with a hugger, I don't ride in the rain if I can help it, so having the Nitron exposed a bit more should no be an issue.
Any thoughts or advice on where to buy the springs and emulators would be much appreciated. :kiss [/size]
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 12 November 2016, 11:38:28 PM
I would start a new post but I cant remember how to start one, so as Its to do with my Fazer I will use this one, hope its not seen as a hi jack.
If some one would email me or message me and remind me where to go to start a new post I would be grateful.


Well my Fazer: I have been slowly gather up bits for a winter service, I did a massive one last year, oil and filter, air filter, drained, refilled and bled brake fluid back and front.
drained flushed cooling system, refilled with red 5 year antifreeze, new plugs, new fuel filter.


This year I am just doing oil and filter as I have only done about 4K this year, so other stuff is still OK.


My winter project is the suspension, I have the Nitron rear shocker (Not just the Nitron that's a shocker, so was the price) I am going to purchase linear front springs, I have been looking at Ohlins on various website for about £100, but none of the websites seen to give an option to choose a spring to suit my body weight, I was under the impression that was the idea to choose a spring that matches your weight in full riding gear.


I have been chatting with some smart guys on here and I am going down the emulator route, as they seem to be a positive customisation.
I have access to pillar drills to open up the orifices/ports in the damper rods and drill a couple of new 8 or 9mm holes to overcome the effect of the oil damping by the damper rods.
Anyone have any ideas about where to purchase emulators in this country? As the seem to be as rare as rocking horse poo.


I am thinking about taking off the rear hugger, as the Nitron is such a nice looking bit of kit it seems a shame to hide some of it with a hugger, I don't ride in the rain if I can help it, so having the Nitron exposed a bit more should no be an issue.
Any thoughts or advice on where to buy the springs and emulators would be much appreciated. :kiss


If you've never done it before, use Radflush next time you change the coolant, it gives the waterways a good old cleanout and will keep it in tip top condition for a couple of years.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: misterjayb1 on 14 November 2016, 09:57:54 PM
Sold it.. Becoming a habit  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 19 November 2016, 03:57:46 PM
As the weather is clear today I gave it a wash and I'm shocked how much grit and mud came off as it didn't look that dirty to start with.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Andy1970 on 20 November 2016, 07:12:11 PM
Removed the battery and put it away somewhere warm. Removed the fuel tank and stripped all the fittings (ready for new tank). Drained the carbs. Started stripping down the rear subframe, ready to deal with the rust round the pillion footrest hangers. Ordered some bits.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 27 November 2016, 07:34:37 PM
Not today but yesterday I finally fitted the Hel braided brake pipes I got while at Motorcycle Live on Wednesday. OMG! They are FOCKING AWESOME! All and any sponginess has completely gone. Went with the standard 3 front lines and it also came with the rear line, all for just £75.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 27 November 2016, 08:42:53 PM
Not today but yesterday I finally fitted the Hel braided brake pipes I got while at Motorcycle Live on Wednesday. OMG! They are FOCKING AWESOME! All and any sponginess has completely gone. Went with the standard 3 front lines and it also came with the rear line, all for just £75.


Yes good upgrade. I've fitted some Venhill braided front lines today, I got them off a small independent ebay shop and only paid £45. It's solved the dreaded slow speed pulsing I was starting to experience lately  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 27 November 2016, 09:13:07 PM
Not today but yesterday I finally fitted the Hel braided brake pipes I got while at Motorcycle Live on Wednesday. OMG! They are FOCKING AWESOME! All and any sponginess has completely gone. Went with the standard 3 front lines and it also came with the rear line, all for just £75.


Yes good upgrade. I've fitted some Venhill braided front lines today, I got them off a small independent ebay shop and only paid £45. It's solved the dreaded slow speed pulsing I was starting to experience lately  :)


I did look at cheaper makes on evilbay but went with Hel as I got them direct from the stall and just had the guarantee that I was getting the correct parts as I'm no mechanic and wouldn't really know if I was ordering the correct stuff.


Next job on the list is (when I can afford to) upgrade the crappy box eye headlights to those projector ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 28 November 2016, 12:02:10 AM
Not today but yesterday I finally fitted the Hel braided brake pipes I got while at Motorcycle Live on Wednesday. OMG! They are FOCKING AWESOME! All and any sponginess has completely gone. Went with the standard 3 front lines and it also came with the rear line, all for just £75.



Yes good upgrade. I've fitted some Venhill braided front lines today, I got them off a small independent ebay shop and only paid £45. It's solved the dreaded slow speed pulsing I was starting to experience lately  :)



I did look at cheaper makes on evilbay but went with Hel as I got them direct from the stall and just had the guarantee that I was getting the correct parts as I'm no mechanic and wouldn't really know if I was ordering the correct stuff.


Next job on the list is (when I can afford to) upgrade the crappy box eye headlights to those projector ones.



Good call you can't go wrong with hel  :)


http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/27/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600/ (http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/27/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600/)


http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/28/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600-part-2/#more-525 (http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/28/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600-part-2/#more-525)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 28 November 2016, 07:24:54 AM
Not today but yesterday I finally fitted the Hel braided brake pipes I got while at Motorcycle Live on Wednesday. OMG! They are FOCKING AWESOME! All and any sponginess has completely gone. Went with the standard 3 front lines and it also came with the rear line, all for just £75.



Yes good upgrade. I've fitted some Venhill braided front lines today, I got them off a small independent ebay shop and only paid £45. It's solved the dreaded slow speed pulsing I was starting to experience lately  :)



I did look at cheaper makes on evilbay but went with Hel as I got them direct from the stall and just had the guarantee that I was getting the correct parts as I'm no mechanic and wouldn't really know if I was ordering the correct stuff.


Next job on the list is (when I can afford to) upgrade the crappy box eye headlights to those projector ones.



Good call you can't go wrong with hel  :)


[url]http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/27/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600/[/url] ([url]http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/27/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600/[/url])


[url]http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/28/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600-part-2/#more-525[/url] ([url]http://fotifixes.com/2012/12/28/hid-projector-installation-in-a-2001-fazer-600-part-2/#more-525[/url])


Cheers for the links on the headlights I'll look into them as I was just looking at these: https://www.retrofitlab.com/en/motor-1/yamaha-fzs600-mh1-1.html (https://www.retrofitlab.com/en/motor-1/yamaha-fzs600-mh1-1.html) as they come with easy mounting brackets and there is a nice idiot guide video on youtube for how to fit them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 12 December 2016, 11:39:17 AM
Took the Red Reviver for its MOT test in the December drizzle-the old girl passed with flying colours which put me in a"festive" mood :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 12 December 2016, 12:41:31 PM
Not today but last night, I went to adjust the chain as it started to make those tell tail noises, but after a closer look it didn't need adjusting so I decided while I was down there to give it a bloody good clean and re-lube. Result: Noise has gone and feels smoother.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mr self destruct on 13 December 2016, 07:12:02 PM
I turned mine into a triple today.  :D
I rode it to work over the weekend and it got covered in motorway shit from the downpours we had. I'm usually on the ball with cleaning it after riding in storms etc. but owing to a death in the family Saturday my attention has been elsewhere. Anyway, I gave it a good clean with muc-off and a hose and now have a misfire I can't get rid of. Obviously arcing out on one of the two inner plug leads as the outer two are ok.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bryaneidins on 15 December 2016, 03:13:01 PM
Gave it a wash and covered it in ACF-50. Shame I didn't have any tyre dressing.



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gingernut on 15 December 2016, 08:23:26 PM
Fitted R&G heated grips, plus a red screen , Sunday it a full wash and polish .....

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Onevan on 21 December 2016, 08:54:26 PM
Stripped carbs last night and new parts came today so spent early part of the evening with carb cleaner and new O rings. 😃
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TOADY on 23 December 2016, 10:17:46 PM
Had alarm removed. Picking it up tomorrow, haven't ridden in over 5 weeks
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Onevan on 27 December 2016, 08:15:53 PM
Finished overhauling the carbs. Stripped the fuel tap down and fitted new O rings to stop drip when fuel tap switched to "off".
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: ajmes1 on 28 December 2016, 05:25:08 PM
Fitted new sat nav ahead of the dragon rally in February, stripped rear brake ready for some shiny new pads, seals and hoses.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: rw711 on 29 December 2016, 01:09:47 AM
sorted out coolant leak :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 29 December 2016, 01:35:36 AM
Fitted new sat nav ahead of the dragon rally in February, stripped rear brake ready for some shiny new pads, seals and hoses.


Hey AJ it's the shiny buggers you want to avoid  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: petters on 29 December 2016, 08:44:30 PM
Stripped down frame, ready for sandblasting and paint.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 04 January 2017, 07:59:59 PM
On my way home it suddenly felt very slippery on my back tyre, so managed to gingerly get home and checked to see what the problem was. Humm! Why is there no air in the rear tyre at all? So today I pulled out a long flat sharp piece of metal from the rear tyre which has FOCCED the tyre up completely, Yay! Just what I fecking need, more expense to fork out for
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: devilsyam on 06 January 2017, 06:46:39 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15822863_10154487109298800_7973044175660621330_n.jpg?oh=d2db7a926622578012c8e38ec0d6413d&oe=5916D0CD)

passed its mot flying colours few odds still to do before up for sale
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 06 January 2017, 07:17:27 PM
Got my new rear tyre fitted today and tomorrow I will be spending the day in the garage fitting my new chain and sprockets, putting the wheel back on and fitting my new auxiliary lights. I didn't want to fit the new chain and sprockets yet as I wanted to wait until after the winter but while I have the rear wheel off I might as well just do it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: devilsyam on 06 January 2017, 07:43:43 PM
fazer 99 whats the stock tooth setting front n rear

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 06 January 2017, 08:10:16 PM
FYI 15T front 48T rear is standard for all 98 to 03 model FZS600s
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: devilsyam on 06 January 2017, 08:15:52 PM
cheers

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 07 January 2017, 02:18:22 PM
FYI 15T front 48T rear is standard for all 98 to 03 model FZS600s


What he said  :lol


Sorry only just saw your post. Been in the garage for hours cleaning gunk oil and grease off the swing arm and around the small sprocket only to find that the retaining nut was not bolted on as the thread had been stripped and the washer with the retaining flaps was well and truly chewed up, luckily the thread on the rod seems to be fine, but Unfortunately my baby is going to be off the road until I get the new nut and flappy washer thing that I've just had to order as none of the bike shops near me have any stock  :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 07 January 2017, 06:22:34 PM
i got the new upgraded nut and retaining washer on ebay and it was only a couple of day delivery
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 07 January 2017, 07:52:16 PM
i got the new upgraded nut and retaining washer on ebay and it was only a couple of day delivery


Any chance you could give us a link to the eBay page?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 07 January 2017, 08:26:51 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-YAMAHA-FZS600-FAZER-FRONT-SPROCKET-NUT-AND-WASHER-KIT-/141276105948?hash=item20e4b64cdc:g:naQAAOSwq7JT4V3x (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-YAMAHA-FZS600-FAZER-FRONT-SPROCKET-NUT-AND-WASHER-KIT-/141276105948?hash=item20e4b64cdc:g:naQAAOSwq7JT4V3x)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 07 January 2017, 08:33:45 PM
Cheers buddy  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Adam2201 on 10 January 2017, 01:18:46 PM
Finally got round to doing the twin headlight mod using the write up on here, it looks a lot better now its not a cyclops (even if one is blue and one is yellow) . Not anticipating any MOT problems but I've  put a fuse in so that I can disconnect for a re-test if needs be.


Also, having experimented with the BT21s down at 32/36 psi for a few weeks, iv gone back up to 36/40. Feels immediately better, it's like a different bike!


New mirrors for the next job, I'm sick of looking at my elbows.  Also need chain and sprockets soon but trying to put that off for another few months...


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 10 January 2017, 02:10:12 PM
Finally got round to doing the twin headlight mod using the write up on here, it looks a lot better now its not a cyclops (even if one is blue and one is yellow) . Not anticipating any MOT problems but I've  put a fuse in so that I can disconnect for a re-test if needs be.


Also, having experimented with the BT21s down at 32/36 psi for a few weeks, iv gone back up to 36/40. Feels immediately better, it's like a different bike!


New mirrors for the next job, I'm sick of looking at my elbows.  Also need chain and sprockets soon but trying to put that off for another few months...


Nice job  :thumbup

I know you say your putting off the chain and sprockets change but when you do come to doing it I can recommend this set: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311438462485?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311438462485?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 10 January 2017, 05:07:35 PM
i went with the did extreme kit for about £90 of ebay comes with a heavy duty gold chain no complaints so far very smooth compared to the  old set http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DID-Extreme-Upgrade-Chain-And-Sprocket-Kit-Yamaha-FZS-600-Fazer-5DM1-1998-/152167336816?hash=item236de14b70:g:NNsAAOSwyKxXh7RS (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DID-Extreme-Upgrade-Chain-And-Sprocket-Kit-Yamaha-FZS-600-Fazer-5DM1-1998-/152167336816?hash=item236de14b70:g:NNsAAOSwyKxXh7RS)  its fair went up in price since i got it in September
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Adam2201 on 10 January 2017, 10:18:32 PM
Cheers for those links, I've saved them for when the time comes. This is the one I'd been looking at:  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619. (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619.)


The chain has stretched past the limit they quote in the manual but still doesn't pull off the sprocket teeth very much at all, so I'm hoping to keep it going a bit longer. Need to keep an eye on the front sprocket wear as well though.


Would be a nice job for spring / summer when it's warmer /lighter ,  and I can take the opportunity to regrease swingarm bearings at the same time
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 11 January 2017, 07:12:34 AM
Cheers for those links, I've saved them for when the time comes. This is the one I'd been looking at:  [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619.[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619.[/url])


The chain has stretched past the limit they quote in the manual but still doesn't pull off the sprocket teeth very much at all, so I'm hoping to keep it going a bit longer. Need to keep an eye on the front sprocket wear as well though.


Would be a nice job for spring / summer when it's warmer /lighter ,  and I can take the opportunity to regrease swingarm bearings at the same time


The DID chain and sprocket set daviee posted is a very good choice and more affordable but the Afam set from my experience and others advice given to me, will last longer especially if you are like me and ride the bike more than drive the car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 11 January 2017, 05:51:48 PM
agreed with fazer99 afam  is top quality stuff mine is a weekend bike so i will be lucky  if i adjust it more than a couple of times a year lol plus im fitting an electronic chain oiler  so should help aswell im a bit anal when it comes to maintenance so my chains are always well  looked after
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bryaneidins on 11 January 2017, 09:47:20 PM
Took mine out for a spin today as it was nice and gave it a tank full of Shell V Power.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mtread on 12 January 2017, 12:58:22 AM
Finished repainting my bellypan (the nearest red I could find in Halfords to VRC1) then took it out for a ride after several weeks. After a bit of stale fuel grumpiness it picked up fine.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: devilsyam on 12 January 2017, 07:35:55 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/15935648_10154508751508800_2073700507_n.jpg?oh=2c2d58ee0baeed5e3e12a143775755ba&oe=587A8B6D)

repainted front forks with new seals fitted new pads all round
new wheels fitted with new bearings fresh rubber
just a carb balance to do and all sorted
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 13 January 2017, 06:09:50 PM
Fitted my new Afam chain & sprockets as well as the new larger front sprocket nut and managed to take it out for a spin, I've not been able to ride it for over a week and it felt so good to get back on it. Looking forward to the warmer weather so I can get all the shiny layer off the new rear tyre  :D .
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 13 January 2017, 07:27:41 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/15935648_10154508751508800_2073700507_n.jpg?oh=2c2d58ee0baeed5e3e12a143775755ba&oe=587A8B6D)

repainted front forks with new seals fitted new pads all round
new wheels fitted with new bearings fresh rubber
just a carb balance to do and all sorted
Where did you get the led lamp under the fating? And what kind of panit did you use on the forks?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: devilsyam on 13 January 2017, 09:20:42 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-30-LED-DRL-Daytime-Running-Turn-Signal-Car-Truck-Indicator-Fog-Lamp-Light-UK-/262400010117?hash=item3d18426785 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-30-LED-DRL-Daytime-Running-Turn-Signal-Car-Truck-Indicator-Fog-Lamp-Light-UK-/262400010117?hash=item3d18426785)

i used simoniz satin black then halford pro clear 10.99 not there paint range the spray fan is really good and dosent bulk build which can give you paint runs
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 13 January 2017, 11:40:30 PM
Cheers for those links, I've saved them for when the time comes. This is the one I'd been looking at:  [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619.[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619.[/url])


The chain has stretched past the limit they quote in the manual but still doesn't pull off the sprocket teeth very much at all, so I'm hoping to keep it going a bit longer. Need to keep an eye on the front sprocket wear as well though.


Would be a nice job for spring / summer when it's warmer /lighter ,  and I can take the opportunity to regrease swingarm bearings at the same time



I heard that the front sprocket wears out much quicker than the back as it only about a third the size therefore rotates about 3 times to every one of the rear leading to hooked teeth much quicker than the rear,
It was recommended to me that the front sprocket be changed about 12-15K and that helps the chain and rear sprocket last to probably twice as long possibly up to 30 -35K.
Make sense?   Whatcha fink?
Chain and both sprockets £120, front sprocket about 18-20 Quid.


Quick modify to my post thinking about it.


If the front sprocket wears and hooks much muck quicker than the rear the worn front will damage the chain much quicker ans as the chain is the most expensive part of the drive train I guess it makes sence to change the front sprocket sooner than later.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 13 January 2017, 11:44:51 PM
always change sprockets as a pair 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 13 January 2017, 11:47:41 PM
always change sprockets as a pair


Why? If one damaged sprocket will damage the chain ,change that worn sprocket before the chain get damaged especially as the rear has only had 1/3 of the wear of the front
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: yamasaki on 14 January 2017, 03:47:30 AM
Had another great track day at Bedford Autodrome. Changed the front sprocket to 13 tooth for greater punch out of the corners. Videos being uploaded to YouTube tonight if anyones interested. Still revs into the red-line, fastest top speed 134 on the back straight not bad for 86,000+ miles. Added a few pics from the day.
amazingly good
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 14 January 2017, 09:26:20 AM
Had another great track day at Bedford Autodrome. Changed the front sprocket to 13 tooth for greater punch out of the corners. Videos being uploaded to YouTube tonight if anyones interested. Still revs into the red-line, fastest top speed 134 on the back straight not bad for 86,000+ miles. Added a few pics from the day.
amazingly good


Hi Yamasaki, sounds really good mate, I have never done a track day I don't have the balls for it as I found out years ago down at brands hatch on a practice day (was a Wednesday then) Nigel Warne a mate of mine raced a Boniville and we had rebuilt it over the winter, it was the 9 stud cylinder head bonny so the head could be put on 180 degrees out so effectively she was ram ait with the carbs at the front (Amal Monoblocks) We fitted a Quaif 5 speed gearbox close ratio, lightened valve gearing and the Morgo 750 conversion. We have transported the bike Down to Brands to trial and run it in before Nigel raced at Mallory on the weekend. Nigel did about 30 laps of the short circuit and came back to the pits for a potty break and a wet from the flaske. He suggested that I take the bike out and do some laps, I really wanted to but no race licence no insurance of any ant discription and no blood tag around my neck (wonder if you need  all that for a Trackday?) anyway he talked me into it , didn't take many seconds so in the secrecy of his Thames van I donned his leathers and skid lid with smoked grey visor and hung his blood tag around my neck as you need to show it when going to the pits. Anyway onto start and finish straight and I'm away, through paddock under the Dunlop tyre up to the hairpin, hang a left down the hill into clear ways I loved it and thought I was 'King of Brands' Well did 4 laps and coming out of the hairpin and hooking a left into south bank I think the bend was called for the fifth time I felt I was really the dogs bollocks by now, I'm on the far right of the track about 3 foot from the angled checkered kerbs cranked hard to the left feeling invincible, I did not have a clue, completely oblivious to the fact that a 3 lung Kwacker 350 stroker had come up behind me fast and passed between me and the checker kerbs, he must of been doing 15 or 20 mph more than I
And sound like world war three had started, fuck those things are loud with triple expansion chambers. I damn need lost control, totally unexpected just the incredibly loud screaming from nowhere and I almost felt him as he passed and the angle he was over at must of made me look vertical. I'm sad to say I learned one thing about myself that day, I was never ever going to be KING OF BRANDS. my balls are much to small.


Yamasaki please post a link in here to yout YouTube Clips I would love to see them. I have enjoyed many a foccers track day clips in here.  :thumbup :thumbup  tommy
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 14 January 2017, 11:05:24 AM
Cheers for those links, I've saved them for when the time comes. This is the one I'd been looking at:  [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619.[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400676831619.[/url])


The chain has stretched past the limit they quote in the manual but still doesn't pull off the sprocket teeth very much at all, so I'm hoping to keep it going a bit longer. Need to keep an eye on the front sprocket wear as well though.


Would be a nice job for spring / summer when it's warmer /lighter ,  and I can take the opportunity to regrease swingarm bearings at the same time



I heard that the front sprocket wears out much quicker than the back as it only about a third the size therefore rotates about 3 times to every one of the rear leading to hooked teeth much quicker than the rear,
It was recommended to me that the front sprocket be changed about 12-15K and that helps the chain and rear sprocket last to probably twice as long possibly up to 30 -35K.
Make sense?   Whatcha fink?
Chain and both sprockets £120, front sprocket about 18-20 Quid.


Quick modify to my post thinking about it.


If the front sprocket wears and hooks much muck quicker than the rear the worn front will damage the chain much quicker ans as the chain is the most expensive part of the drive train I guess it makes sence to change the front sprocket sooner than later.



What a load of bollocks, I think someone is just trying to sell you front sprockets.  :lol


A well maintained chain and sprockets should easily last 30k miles. I've never had a front sprocket wear any faster than a rear, in fact they always seem to wear at about the same rate.


In my experience it's the chain which will become worn long before the sprockets. If your sprockets are becoming hooked before the chain is knackered then that'll be down to poor maintenance/ chain adjustment.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 14 January 2017, 04:57:18 PM
That is your opinion, and of course you have really thought it out, so, of course you are entitled to stand by those opinions. (Bit rude though) is it really Bollocks?

A quick look at it a little more scientifically:
You know just sometime in life we need to think about things that we just accept as gospel truths.

Allow me to paint a picture.
The back tyres on my dragster are 60 inch in diameter and the front ones are only 15 inches in diameter, it helps the car keep a in a downdraft stance under the incredible power during acceleration.

Now my premise is that a 60 inch X 10 inch rear tyre has a surface area of 1885 square inches, whilst the surface area of the front 15 inch X 10 inch tyre has a little over 471 square inches.

Now on my car over the standing 1 mile both tyres cover the same distance but the front one has to revolve many, many more times than the back to cover the same distance, therefore the front tyres will wear out much, much quicker than the back, they have a much smaller surface area to spread the load.
That makes sense, because the same weight, load, and ground contact speed are equal on both rear and front tyres, the front tyre with the smaller surface circumference surface area will definitely wear out quicker.

Change the dragster for my FZS, change the dragster tyres for my sprockets, change tyre surface area for teeth and change the concrete road surface for my chain, we have the same dynamic at play here the front sprocket will revolve many, many more times than the back, because it has fewer teeth, therefore the front sprocket will wear out quicker than the back, the chain has only replaced the concrete road, the stresses of forward motion are the same.

t’s the same principle of a tracked vehicle a digger or a bulldozer, sprockets and massive great wide track or belt if you wish.

My opinion only, and as said earlier we are all entitled to have them, but sometime we need to stop and think about them because we often hold them so dear and we are not prepared to think it out, or consider other options.

I for one am going to change my front sprocket before the slowly hooking teeth shag my chain. especially as I have purchased an Afam front sprocket for £14-00 on Evilbay and a DID chain is £90 +, so don't want that expense right now.

At the moment I can only just pull the chain away from the centre of the back sprocket by about 1.5 or 2mm, but have noticed that wear is beginning to show on the front sprocket very slight hooking and the tips of the teeth are more pointed than the rear sprocket.


Another thought:

The Front sprocket pulls the chain around, the chain pulls the back sprocket around, we seem to be driven from the front, I know a motorcycle is rear wheel drive, but the front sprocket is the drive element, anyone will tell you the front tyres on a front wheel drive car will wear out before the rear ones, because they are being powered round, the back ones are trailing, again in some ways its the same principle as a chain and sprocket driven from the front. Now I am going to S T F U.


Summer is coming I can hear the FZS calling, but alas still quite faintly.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 14 January 2017, 05:30:03 PM
I take it you're not an engineer then tommy?  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 14 January 2017, 05:47:51 PM
No not an engineer at all, just a bricklayer. :eek  and a retarded retired one at that. :lol
I take it my theory holds no sway with you then?
Never mind life goes on.  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 14 January 2017, 05:48:58 PM
I always change the front sprocket around the 10k mark before it hooks, this prevent wear on the chain.

I get 40000 miles out of my chains and change the front sprocket 3 time in that period.

What Tommy has stated  is correct. Oh! No! I'm agreeing with Tommy again  :lol

You don't have to be an engineer to understand more rotation more wear.

A 15 tooth front sprocket will wear 3 time faster than a 45 tooth rear sprocket and it is the wear on the front sprocket which ruins the chain earlier in its life which in turn wears the rear sprocket.

A front sprocket is about £6 and 3 of them in 40000 mile is still less than a chain kit.

All this does not matter if you do not keep the chain lubed properly, which is why many chains and sprockets are knackered by 6 to 10000 miles
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 14 January 2017, 06:10:44 PM
Unfazed you little beaut  :kiss  I was thinking that logic had deserted me and I was talking like a twat.


It's not a case of who is right or who is wrong as long as we have info that is correct.


I for one have just taken things on face value in the past because of what I have been told and accepted it without question.


I heard the term a long time ago 'Think outside the box' I do try to do this, but just sometimes it bites you in the arse.
Thanks for the info Unfazed  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 14 January 2017, 06:14:20 PM
Just found this while doing a search on YouTube with regard to front sprockets


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxD3qdD7LhE



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gingernut on 16 January 2017, 04:14:49 PM

 I have only done the cheap led spot lights mod , Glad I did its much improved ..
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 16 January 2017, 05:37:24 PM
Can't open that link.


Chain wrench is the most effective way of removing an old oil filter, nothing needs to be moved out of the way at all.


Smear oil on the rubber seal and you can just nip up the new one, do not overtighten, simply no need.


I had an issue with a Hi-Flo filter so not a personal fan, next time just get a K&N and your bike will show it's gratitude.


Strange both links open on my windows machine, oil link and large socket oil wrench thingy. it's the large socket one rather than the chain one.


Agrees about tightening the filter, hand tight is plenty
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Frosties on 17 January 2017, 10:32:47 PM

 I have only done the cheap led spot lights mod , Glad I did its much improved ..


Pics required/ Rules are rules  :deal
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nedwood on 19 January 2017, 08:06:35 PM
Took my forks off my 99` 600 to do an oil change. taking them into work tomorrow to flush them out with some kerosine because their was a fair bit of black sludge in the oil. Will give the outers a bit of a polish up while i have them on the bench. I am going to try 15w oil in them as a lot of you lads on here seem to recommend that weight as giving an improvement on the front end which i had some concern about my front end used to feel like it was folding under some times going in to slowish corner anyway we shall see.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: yamasaki on 26 January 2017, 02:15:32 PM
(http://foc-u.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2905)
ready for the new year's day
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 26 January 2017, 02:56:23 PM
 :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 26 January 2017, 07:28:01 PM
that a 400 ??

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 26 January 2017, 08:51:50 PM
It is indeed, Brembo front brakes, the FZ logo, seat strap and no grab rail and the most obvious clues.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 26 January 2017, 09:00:21 PM
is it true that the headlight has both high and low beam on each side and is a strait  swap into the 600  ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 26 January 2017, 10:45:45 PM
It indeed it does and are as rare as hens teeth in the secondhand market.


Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: yamasaki on 27 January 2017, 05:51:42 AM
that a 400 ??
yes you are right.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 27 January 2017, 07:29:41 AM
([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2905[/url])
ready for the new year's day


Very Nice  :thumbup

is it true that the headlight has both high and low beam on each side and is a strait  swap into the 600  ?
It indeed it does and are as rare as hens teeth in the secondhand market.



Thats a shame, and I'm guessing if you went through Yamaha Genuine Parts directly it would cost a fortune.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Andy1970 on 27 January 2017, 11:33:10 AM
Big day today. I just picked up my frame (and a few other bits) from Maldon Powder Coating where they've done a top job.


So today is the landmark point at which the bike stops being taken apart and starts being put back together.  :woot


Eleven weeks to get it finished so I can ride it to the Brands Hatch BSB round at Easter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: petters on 29 January 2017, 03:05:43 PM
(http://bildr.no/thumb/TEltV0FX.jpeg) (http://bildr.no/view/TEltV0FX)

Started to get my bike together again :-)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 11 February 2017, 03:34:25 AM
after buying her yesterday i spent this morning removing damaged fairing and modifying the bent fairing bracket to only hold speedo
then added dominator headlights
got to pick up some windicators tommorow and wait for my koso style speedo and some aluminium plate before i perminantly mount a speedo on the trees
-have to adjust the clutch so its in a better posistion as previous owner had it activating right against the bars (really annoying)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 11 February 2017, 12:05:48 PM
after buying her yesterday i spent this morning removing damaged fairing and modifying the bent fairing bracket to only hold speedo
then added dominator headlights
got to pick up some windicators tommorow and wait for my koso style speedo and some aluminium plate before i perminantly mount a speedo on the trees
-have to adjust the clutch so its in a better posistion as previous owner had it activating right against the bars (really annoying)


Lazy day for me, still sat in my bed drinking coffee and eating toast (good old Mrs tommy) dusting of snow outside, bloody cold too, so here I am watching Disorderly's videos  :thumbup :thumbup
Welcome to the Foccers forum
I have a GlPro Gear Indicator to fit but too cold on the fingers for fiddling about. So as said previously lazy day.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 11 February 2017, 01:10:32 PM
You need to finish painting that Fazer REDand get out more  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 12 February 2017, 07:21:58 PM
fitted hids to mine
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 12 February 2017, 11:31:25 PM
You need to finish painting that Fazer REDand get out more  :lol
Me I love primer :finger :nana
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: HarryHornby on 13 February 2017, 06:59:42 AM
Not quite today, but she sailed (well, actually skied due to the weather) though the MOT  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: keno on 13 February 2017, 06:10:57 PM
Put mine on a sorn cos its fucked from over use  :lol

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 13 February 2017, 06:17:49 PM
finally got round to painting the black side panels red , and the bloody wind picked will curing and fliped them both over  :( :( :(  managed to wipe and let settle a bit and recoat , ill see tomorrow how they turned out , if not happy ill be rubbing down tomorrow  :( 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 13 February 2017, 07:50:21 PM
Put mine on a sorn cos its fucked from over use  :lol

Yeah! right!  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 13 February 2017, 10:16:49 PM
Frustrating morning today, but went to see my old mate (Wildplum) this afternoon and we set up the Rider Sag on my baby after the suspension upgrade I did over winter.
Rear Rider Sag = 37 mm fully togged ready to ride.
Front Rider Sag = 41 mm fully togged ready to ride.

Both fall within the recommended measurements 

Recommended (Ohlins & Nitron):

Rear Rider Sag for a Road Bike between 30-40 mm. (25-30 mm Race bike)
Front Rider Sag for a Road Bike between 35-50 mm. (25-35 mm Race Bike)
Who knows my baby may have to go up for sale soon as my arthritis in my wrists is not getting any easier  :'( The hospital consultant had told me that the only option to stop the pain is bone fusion in my wrists, but, that would stop me riding, as throttle action would be gone for a shite :uhuh
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Graham53 on 14 February 2017, 12:36:13 AM
Frustrating morning today, but went to see my old mate (Wildplum) this afternoon and we set up the Rider Sag on my baby after the suspension upgrade I did over winter.
Rear Rider Sag = 37 mm fully togged ready to ride.
Front Rider Sag = 41 mm fully togged ready to ride.

Both fall within the recommended measurements 

Recommended (Ohlins & Nitron):

Rear Rider Sag for a Road Bike between 30-40 mm. (25-30 mm Race bike)
Front Rider Sag for a Road Bike between 35-50 mm. (25-35 mm Race Bike)
Who knows my baby may have to go up for sale soon as my arthritis in my wrists is not getting any easier  :'( The hospital consultant had told me that the only option to stop the pain is bone fusion in my wrists, but, that would stop me riding, as throttle action would be gone for a shite :uhuh


Tommy ,
 read a post from Madhatter and he put up a vid of him and his son at the TT , giving it beans , then divulged he had a paralysed right arm and has a thumb throttle on the left hand side, It would take some getting used to but clearly not impossible and you get to keep that bike with the primer paint job ready for painting blue one day  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 14 February 2017, 02:21:17 PM
Nooooooooo! Blue is one step too far FFS :eek , Red is bad enough :'(
I have watched the aforementioned videos several time and Mathatter rides like a demon, he puts me to shame already, I could not ride like that if I had 3 foccing arms.
And your right of course I could set up something in place of the twist grip and it could stay on the correct side of the bike.
If I had the bone fusion done the only movement I would lose would be the rolling throttle action all other movements would stay the same.

Cheers for the encouragement I will look into it :thumbup
I had a consultation with the bone Dudess a month or so ago and said that I would not be going down that route for at least another year, she had given me a direct line number and said that as and when I decide to have it done as I am already on her books she could express it through for me and it could be done in a matter of weeks rather than months/year.
A spring loaded/returned thumb lever could possibly work, as you say would take a bit of getting use to, but then I would have an excuse for riding like a big girl LOL (No offence ladies, especially the lovely Jenny Tinmouth X) :rolleyes 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 14 February 2017, 02:59:42 PM
Thumb throttle of a quad bike would be a pretty easy mod to do and would give you a new lease of life on the bike look into it and even try one before you get the opp that way you will no if it's going to be good for you I no I had doubts about it but after riding quads  it's so similar to a throttle you get used to it easy enough
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 15 February 2017, 07:24:04 PM
New inlet rubber. Just in time!! :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 16 February 2017, 10:39:24 AM
Not sure whats going on with the chewed up bits but do the cracks go all the way through
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 16 February 2017, 03:24:29 PM
Yes, i guss the engine have "eaten" the rubber
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 16 February 2017, 03:36:22 PM
Thumb throttle of a quad bike would be a pretty easy mod to do and would give you a new lease of life on the bike look into it and even try one before you get the opp that way you will no if it's going to be good for you I no I had doubts about it but after riding quads  it's so similar to a throttle you get used to it easy enough


Cheers for the advice Davie  :thumbup I will certainly look into it, there is a place that sells quads about 12 miles from me I will go down and sit on a few and fiddle, they don't need to know I am not in the market for one. :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 16 February 2017, 05:21:53 PM
Fitted a Scottoiler.
Was on a roll after doing the same job on my mate's brand spankers Triumph Tiger 800 XCX this morning, (nice looking bike BTW) so figured I might as well do mine, I keep putting it off. Very straightforward job, the only issue being that the bike I took the Scottoiler off, my old TDM 850, needed much shorter tubing lengths than the Fazer. As I'm too tight to buy new vacuum and oil tubing from Scottoiler, (and too impatient to wait for it to arrive) I spliced some pieces from the spares box together to make longer lengths; all nice and vacuum / oil tight and the joins neatly hidden where they can't be seen.
Now nicely dripping oil onto the chain at the prescribed 1 -2 drops per minute. Sorted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mr self destruct on 16 February 2017, 05:43:03 PM
Fitted a Scottoiler.
Was on a roll after doing the same job on my mate's brand spankers Triumph Tiger 800 XCX this morning, (nice looking bike BTW) so figured I might as well do mine, I keep putting it off. Very straightforward job, the only issue being that the bike I took the Scottoiler off, my old TDM 850, needed much shorter tubing lengths than the Fazer. As I'm too tight to buy new vacuum and oil tubing from Scottoiler, (and too impatient to wait for it to arrive) I spliced some pieces from the spares box together to make longer lengths; all nice and vacuum / oil tight and the joins neatly hidden where they can't be seen.
Now nicely dripping oil onto the chain at the prescribed 1 -2 drops per minute. Sorted.


Just refitted mine today too. Great product, the only downside is the front sprocket cover gets absolutely bogging with shit after a while.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Graham53 on 16 February 2017, 07:11:15 PM
Got my foxeye out from her winter slumber , change of plugs , k&n filter , oil and filter change , started on the button  :) 
If the weather holds out tomorrow then it's carb balance check , quick clean and a long ride  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 16 February 2017, 07:17:56 PM
Nearly finished my front end  :)


Anyone know of any cheap ish hand guards that will fit in with the look?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mr self destruct on 16 February 2017, 09:33:05 PM
Nearly finished my front end  :)


Anyone know of any cheap ish hand guards that will fit in with the look?

Ok not exactly cheap, but there's a set of mt09 Tracer hand guards on eBay now for £67. I reckon they'd look good.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 17 February 2017, 01:28:19 AM
Ordered a custom Hagon shock with proper weighted spring for me, looking forward to seeing how it changes how the bike handles and feels as I'm way to heavy for the standard shock plus the shock is quite old now and done about 34k.

Going to strip and rebuild the front forks with new seals, bushes and 15w oil to help the front a bit too.

Going to do more miles this year, only done 600 last year and about 800 the year before that...

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: the cueball on 17 February 2017, 03:31:03 PM
new speed sensor today... great to know what speed I'm going again...  :rollin


also changed the flasher relay so they stop giving people fits when I'm turning off a road...


both done in under a half hour, I was quite pleased with that, so having a beer in celebration!  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Frosties on 17 February 2017, 07:57:39 PM
Fitted a Scottoiler.
Was on a roll after doing the same job on my mate's brand spankers Triumph Tiger 800 XCX this morning, (nice looking bike BTW) so figured I might as well do mine, I keep putting it off. Very straightforward job, the only issue being that the bike I took the Scottoiler off, my old TDM 850, needed much shorter tubing lengths than the Fazer. As I'm too tight to buy new vacuum and oil tubing from Scottoiler, (and too impatient to wait for it to arrive) I spliced some pieces from the spares box together to make longer lengths; all nice and vacuum / oil tight and the joins neatly hidden where they can't be seen.
Now nicely dripping oil onto the chain at the prescribed 1 -2 drops per minute. Sorted.


Just refitted mine today too. Great product, the only downside is the front sprocket cover gets absolutely bogging with shit after a while.


Re filled my Tutoro auto chain oiler with new oil. Checked all vacuum hoses/wiring and yup........still don't have any 'cos it doesn't need all that extra buggering around  :pokefun


Also only drips oil when i'm moving  :guitar
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 18 February 2017, 04:41:20 PM



Re filled my Tutoro auto chain oiler with new oil. Checked all vacuum hoses/wiring and yup........still don't have any 'cos it doesn't need all that extra buggering around  :pokefun


Also only drips oil when i'm moving  :guitar



Yeah but doesn't necessarily drip oil the whole time you're moving.... (In my experience - I had one once on an Apr*l*a. A right naus to set up and not always willing to work)  :pokefun :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 18 February 2017, 06:00:27 PM
got an electronic one still to fit will get round to it at some point anyone had any dealings with them  its called a pd oiler
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Frosties on 18 February 2017, 08:35:52 PM



Re filled my Tutoro auto chain oiler with new oil. Checked all vacuum hoses/wiring and yup........still don't have any 'cos it doesn't need all that extra buggering around  :pokefun


Also only drips oil when i'm moving  :guitar



Yeah but doesn't necessarily drip oil the whole time you're moving.... (In my experience - I had one once on an Apr*l*a. A right naus to set up and not always willing to work)  :pokefun :lol


Don't be too hard on yerself fella, we need lazy people  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 22 February 2017, 09:01:58 PM
Now ready for springtime!!  :b
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 22 February 2017, 09:08:07 PM



Re filled my Tutoro auto chain oiler with new oil. Checked all vacuum hoses/wiring and yup........still don't have any 'cos it doesn't need all that extra buggering around  :pokefun


Also only drips oil when i'm moving  :guitar



Yeah but doesn't necessarily drip oil the whole time you're moving.... (In my experience - I had one once on an Apr*l*a. A right naus to set up and not always willing to work)  :pokefun :lol


Don't be too hard on yerself fella, we need lazy people  :lol :lol


Oh no, be absolutely assured - I am never "willing" to work, I only do it out of the necessity to buy food beer petrol more bikes etc etc. I could do foc all, all day long given the opportunity. Retirement won't come soon enough  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 22 February 2017, 09:36:54 PM
Now ready for springtime!!  :b




'NICE BIKE BIMBAM'
I shouted that out so you could hear me as i guessed you must be deaf judging by the size of the foccing great speakers in your workshop.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Andy1970 on 25 February 2017, 10:26:49 PM
Full day in the garage today fitting a replacement engine. I'm very pleased with how it went, but I hope to God it runs ok, because I really don't want to be taking it back out again anytime soon.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 26 February 2017, 07:07:13 AM
Now ready for springtime!!  :b




'NICE BIKE BIMBAM'
I shouted that out so you could hear me as i guessed you must be deaf judging by the size of the foccing great speakers in your workshop.

That's not a workshop, that's a bedroom, i don't wanna know any more!
That's bordering "Fifty Shade's Of Red" :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 26 February 2017, 07:12:21 AM
You can't tell me that Google Chrome is some off the beaten track browser?
If you're savvy enough, or work for MI6, you'll get what i just wrote  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: greenman on 26 February 2017, 01:43:11 PM
Took the old girl out for a test ride after fitting thundercat forks, yokes and bars ready for a track day at brands hatch on 6th of March. just  basic setup but she feels so much better and is wishing me to tip her in to the corners only wish it is warmer and dryer. A bit of fine adjustment and she's ready for ragging around brands.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 26 February 2017, 02:42:01 PM
fitted a voltmeter
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: triker on 26 February 2017, 06:38:28 PM
Balanced cards with new car tune. Then when for a ride smooth and less vibes.....brilliant
Oh oiled clutch cable with new oil thingy and removed choke and oiled as well.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 28 February 2017, 09:47:44 AM
Took the old girl out for a test ride after fitting thundercat forks, yokes and bars ready for a track day at brands hatch on 6th of March. just  basic setup but she feels so much better and is wishing me to tip her in to the corners only wish it is warmer and dryer. A bit of fine adjustment and she's ready for ragging around brands.
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Looks good fella, are the fork bottoms any different to the fzs600?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 28 February 2017, 05:53:04 PM
would be interesting to know if thunder cat fork would be a direct replacement into the fazer yokes ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 28 February 2017, 07:48:48 PM
finally got round to stickerbombing the rear center panel to cover the hole untill i can do it properly or replace
and given the seat a leather treatment as it dried out after taking it swimming in the recent floods
-no joking check out [size=78%]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkKFHg4jXY4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkKFHg4jXY4)[/size][/size][size=78%] to see swimming abilities of the fzs[/size]
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 02 March 2017, 03:50:14 PM
New shock arrived from Hagon, can't wait to fit it and take it for a run.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 03 March 2017, 07:04:29 PM
speedo stopped working so removed wheel and found it broken
thought i would give the legs a lick of paint and snapped all the fender bolts (17 yr oxidization sucks)
removed entire forks to remove bolts and paint
making a new bracket to fit my koso style speedo and get the dominator headlight wired up nice and tidy
need a jigsaw to cut the ally bracket nicely so doing a few little jobs tommorow untill i can get to screwfix
will try and remember to take some photos tommorow.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 03 March 2017, 07:23:11 PM
finally got round to stickerbombing the rear center panel to cover the hole untill i can do it properly or replace
and given the seat a leather treatment as it dried out after taking it swimming in the recent floods
-no joking check out [size=78%]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkKFHg4jXY4 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkKFHg4jXY4[/url])[/size][size=78%] to see swimming abilities of the fzs[/size]



That looked like Keswick at the end of your vid.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disky on 03 March 2017, 10:56:19 PM
Oil and filter changed tonight, just need to work out how to remove the tank and get air filter done, carbs cleaned and new fuel in and new plugs
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 04 March 2017, 12:41:34 PM

That looked like Keswick at the end of your vid.



so close it was ambleside i was heading south
hit my first big puddle in keswick and got soaked so i just didnt care about the weather from then on
litterally hell and HIGH WATER to go see my mates lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 04 March 2017, 01:06:45 PM
 cant figure out pictures so in all foocer bucket
http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=79 (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=79)
Forks blasted and painted black (pic)

speedo bracket design (pic)
possible vertical dominator headlights (tilt head to right/ laptop to left) [/size](pic)
oil topped up/chain lubed/ hammerited some rust where paint flaked
usual stuff to keep busy and make a mess
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 04 March 2017, 05:41:15 PM
Loomies run for me in Hampshire this arvo, the place was packed, a little bit of sunshine on a Saturday and all the boys we out on their toys. I did not hang about as it looked like a 20-25 minute queue for a coffee so I visited my old mate (Wildplum) in Hindhead got a cup of tea instantly and it did not cost me a quid.
Luvley jubley. :lol


Pictures below of Loomies Car/Bike park
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 04 March 2017, 05:43:51 PM
Now ready for springtime!!  :b




'NICE BIKE BIMBAM'
I shouted that out so you could hear me as i guessed you must be deaf judging by the size of the foccing great speakers in your workshop.

That's not a workshop, that's a bedroom, i don't wanna know any more!
That's bordering "Fifty Shade's Of Red" :eek

I got it
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 04 March 2017, 06:44:15 PM
The other thing I did to my Fazer today, in fact 3 minutes ago, was to raise the gear shift lever by one spline on the shaft.
I have just purchased some new bike boots (Really pleased with them) but I have been finding it difficult hooking up for the next cog especially when ragging it, what was happening was my boot was just stopping the lever from dropping low enough to allow the lever to engage for the next cog swap position. :rolleyes 
= Fat feet :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 04 March 2017, 06:46:24 PM
New shock arrived from Hagon, can't wait to fit it and take it for a run.

Chris


Hoping you have had a run with that new Bad Boy fitted what was it like ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 04 March 2017, 11:00:45 PM
thanks for reminding me - need to adjust my gear lever
its still set for the short guy who had it before me
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 05 March 2017, 07:33:32 PM
just snapped up a blue spot rear caliper and mount so that will be next thing to do
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 06 March 2017, 07:46:44 AM
Had a leaky Fork seal so changed that at the weekend and changed the fork oil while I was at it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bikemad on 06 March 2017, 08:58:40 AM
Playing with exhaust cans I cut this dented can down only 12 inches long 😆 still got a BS stamp officer 😉
It isn't too loud I only tried it in my garage & it does have a hole to fit a baffle
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bikemad on 06 March 2017, 06:28:48 PM
After all the foccing about I've fitted the Venom sounds great always make sure can is well spaced from the swing arm mines got plenty 😎
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 06 March 2017, 07:23:16 PM
Adjusted clutch both ends and went for a short blat around the east coast , got the cover back on just before the rain hit  :lol


Spring starting to hit , just gotta get through the rainy beginning grrrrr
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: triker on 06 March 2017, 07:33:14 PM
Fitted oxford hot grips yesterday. Hid wiring and went for a test ride with summer gloves today. Impressed, why did I wait so long before doing this mod. They are very hot at 100 percent had to turn down. Superglue supplied didn't hold left grip so tried  Araldite.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: iamthearrison on 06 March 2017, 08:42:47 PM
Made a start on getting rid of all the anodized blue stuff a previous owner thought would look good. Fuel cap bolts replaced for stainless, bar ends changed to silver, blue paint wire brushed off the radiator guard bolts, blue lever sleeves removed, and valve caps replaced with standard black plastic ones. Top yoke nut, oil filler cap, screen and screen bolts on order, then just the sprocket nuts to change. So if anyones got a blue boxeye and wants a colour co-ordinated screen and other bits for it, Ill have some to get shut of soon
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 07 March 2017, 08:35:41 AM
Got the "Red Reviver" out of hibernation-air in tyres, usual checks of oil, coolant etc.Fresh fuel in tank & off out on dry roads,9 degrees air temp,sunshine & blue sky.
Got that willing motor spinning and showed a few cages my rear tyre. To quote "Boston": Its more than a feeling! Happy days are here again :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 07 March 2017, 11:15:59 AM
Finally got round to changing the front sprocket nut , while I was there I swapped sprocket for a 16tooth , feels great hasn't lost much oomph at all and sits alot more happily on the main roads , just feels more smooth all round really ,


Sun , blue sky , lovin it
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 07 March 2017, 07:57:41 PM
Not quite "What've you done..." so much as "what've you paid some other bugger to do?" - Got the bike back from being serviced, courtesy of Motofix-  in Otley  As this was it's first since arriving at  Wharfe Mansions  I  figured a proper mechanic (Cheers Baldrick!)  ought to have a go rather than an amateur Focwit such as meself. anyway, pleased to find that barring a dragging rear brake necessitating a strip and rebuild of the caliper, and new pads all round, he felt the bike was in fine order. Valve clearances all bang on at 17K.
Happy days... :) 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 08 March 2017, 06:09:14 PM
....and today, got round to putting handguards on. I used an old  pair of Suzuki V-Strom guards, that had originally been on my TDM 850. (when I bought them the guy on parts at Colin Appleyards in Keighley said that they sell dozens and they end up on any number of different bikes). They had previously been "modified"  for the TDM, ie a chunk carefully cut out of the RH guard to accommodate the brake fluid reservoir, but were a pretty much straight fit onto the Fazer.  Look pretty good too as - from the front at least - the guards seem to follow the lines of the "foxeye" fairing & lights, and the TDM cutaway was perfect for the Fazer, unsurprisingly I suppose given the cross-usage of components. Mr Wharfe's big box of nuts and bolts yielded the necessary slightly longer clutch - and brake- lever bolts for the guards to be attached to.   
Am now kicking myself for not doing this three months ago when I first bought the bike, instead suffering cold flippers on my 6.30 AM commute, even with the heated grips. D'oh!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 10 March 2017, 11:57:54 PM
got my new speedo sender fitted (after soldering some broke wires on so called 'full working order' unit)
then realised i had a loose header pipe and in turn realised how corroded my exhaust studs and bolts were
new studs bolts and ex gaskets ordered so looks like im on the chop this weekend (any excuse to ride before i sell)
if you read this sat morning and live in north there might be a small meetup in burnley tesco on sat at around 12ish
if your interested i will be letting youtube user rookierider know on his page
infact if your in the northwest add myself and rookie as a meetup at somepoint is on the cards - especially if you motovlog

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 02 April 2017, 09:04:30 PM

Spent most of the day in the garage working on my little red beast:*Engine oil and filter changed
*Repaired the piece that broke off my front mudguard and attached the fender extender that took 3 fecking weeks to arrive
*Adjusted and lubed the chain
*Gave it a good wash
*Took it out for a good blast in the gorgeous sunshine, with lovely dry roads.


It's just a shame I had to go home and cook dinner, but I can't complain too much as it was TACO night 🌮
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 03 April 2017, 06:42:11 AM
All brake calipers serviced, degreased, then regreased.
Clutch cable properly adjusted both ends, and lubed.
Bearings in sprocket cover lubed up with white grease.
A chunk of chain lube/oil/shite about the size of a tennis ball removed from under the sprocket cover.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: doug1e on 11 April 2017, 07:48:06 PM
Took my winter project for a quick spin.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: HydrocarbonPrimate on 13 April 2017, 12:35:00 AM
my fazer is in the garage. bad timing as I sent it in saturday and it was the most beautiful weekend ever and now a 4 day weekend and it might not be ready untill tuesday  :'(


its having:


oil n filter
air filter
valve clearances
carb balance
2x new tyres
MOT
possibly front brake pads


I'm missing it alot, took out the Divvy instead and omg does it feel like a riding a rocking horse with a lawnmower engine after getting used to the fazer.



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 13 April 2017, 07:17:45 AM
my fazer is in the garage. bad timing as I sent it in saturday and it was the most beautiful weekend ever and now a 4 day weekend and it might not be ready untill tuesday  :'(


its having:


oil n filter
air filter
valve clearances
carb balance
2x new tyres
MOT
possibly front brake pads


I'm missing it alot, took out the Divvy instead and omg does it feel like a riding a rocking horse with a lawnmower engine after getting used to the fazer.

I would be kicking up a right stink if a garage took over a week to do what you're having done, all of that work can be done in a day. Or do they not have any of the parts in stock?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: HydrocarbonPrimate on 13 April 2017, 08:19:21 AM
my fazer is in the garage. bad timing as I sent it in saturday and it was the most beautiful weekend ever and now a 4 day weekend and it might not be ready untill tuesday  :'(


its having:


oil n filter
air filter
valve clearances
carb balance
2x new tyres
MOT
possibly front brake pads


I'm missing it alot, took out the Divvy instead and omg does it feel like a riding a rocking horse with a lawnmower engine after getting used to the fazer.

I would be kicking up a right stink if a garage took over a week to do what you're having done, all of that work can be done in a day. Or do they not have any of the parts in stock?


Its one man band who works in his home workshop, and MOTs through at another garage, he's waiting on air filter, I don't mind as he's cheap.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 15 April 2017, 05:07:05 PM

Cleaning & polish.
Brake calibers serviced.
KN air filter.
New seals in the carubretors, fuel adjustment and balancing
New braided brake hoses.
Chrome on the gear shift arm.
Xenon light (mounted last year)
Ready to rock.
Have done about 100 km a day the last 14 days.
Nice to be back on the road.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 17 April 2017, 05:02:27 PM
Painting the center stand.  :D  Really makes the bike look new.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 17 April 2017, 05:09:44 PM

 You put your centrestand on a Ralph Lauren shirt? :rollin
   Looking good now it's done though :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Bimbam on 17 April 2017, 06:33:49 PM
The shirt is almost as old as the bike.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 17 April 2017, 09:08:31 PM
The shirt is almost as old as the bike.  :lol
Still worth more  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 17 April 2017, 09:14:04 PM
 Ooh that's harsh!  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 24 April 2017, 09:58:42 AM
hoped prayed and carried on as i had to get to preston
suddenly only running on 3 cylinders - carry on and pray
on way back sudden bad noise pull over loose chain - strange
load of tools purchased later i am pointed out the link had broken and not a split link either a rivet link
no correct replacement and no recovery (thought i did) so i used the incorrect split link with no side plate only a clip to hold it (never do this)
27 miles later bad noise chain flings link and all comes to a sudden skidding stop still 20 miles to go - no phone signal get walking,
phone a friend who is waiting on the 400 quid in my pocket to buy a little bike- one seat alhambra later a fazer back at home
(please note i have no fairings or mirrors which ment it fit in the seat)
one pissed of bloke today got to go strip my head again
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: E23dude on 24 April 2017, 12:45:47 PM
Im working out how to "Modernise" my 1998 FZS, i have a ugly big grab/hand rail on it, and want the newer one thats smaller for the later FZS 600, does these fit bolt on?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 24 April 2017, 07:12:29 PM
Not today but over the weekend I painted and fitted my new hugger, it doesn't quite fit exactly so I've got to do some modifications but other than that I'm really happy with it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 24 April 2017, 11:32:45 PM
ive been tempted to paint mine but as its carbon (my first ever piece of carbon or carbon effect) im not sure or not
- prob should take it off have a look and see if i can clearcoat it for a better shine
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 25 April 2017, 07:34:01 AM
ive been tempted to paint mine but as its carbon (my first ever piece of carbon or carbon effect) im not sure or not
- prob should take it off have a look and see if i can clearcoat it for a better shine

I would have preferred carbon but it was just soo much more costly.
You could try giving it a polish with some Tcut or something similar then use some polishing wax, thats if it was shiny in the first place otherwise yes a coating of Lacquer would probably be your best bet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 25 April 2017, 08:04:09 PM
just had a look at it properly today and looks like it will clean up pretty nicely
rebuilt the top end again today and i now have suction on inlet port 3 whoopp the airbox delete might finally be running like it should
just waiting on the carb fuel inlet nipple and my new chain and sprocket kit and she is back on the road once more
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 26 April 2017, 10:43:03 PM
The wooden "workshop" ;)  (shed)  Has power! All ready for full strip, clean, paint etc and rebuild of the fazer next winter :) never had anywhere under cover to work on my bikes, but now me and my fazer will be warm and dry in the winter! goodbye oxford bike cover
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 04 May 2017, 04:45:39 PM
In the spirit of the previous post, gave myself and the Fazer (and the Tracer) some elbow room by punting my old TDM 850 on Ebay. Got the price I wanted, from a very happy bloke who now has three of the things AND a TDM900. Happy days all round....
Of course I now only have to turn my back for two minutes to find that m'wife and kids have filled the space created with THEIR crap....
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 04 May 2017, 11:49:44 PM
The wooden "workshop" ;)  (shed)  Has power! All ready for full strip, clean, paint etc and rebuild of the fazer next winter :) never had anywhere under cover to work on my bikes, but now me and my fazer will be warm and dry in the winter! goodbye oxford bike cover

That's it I have shed envy now Matt
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 05 May 2017, 07:42:39 AM
What size is the Man cave, deluxe apartment, place of solitude, wife free zone - sorry i mean shed ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 05 May 2017, 08:40:11 AM
only 12x8 (wife free zone) but big enough for bike bench chair tools etc , saving up for a sealey space saver lift next(http://www.sealey.co.uk/Images/Products/175/MC4500.png)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 05 May 2017, 08:41:05 AM
MOT this morning at 11 just gave the fazer a once over no problems i can find, usually sails through 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gicut58 on 05 May 2017, 09:29:35 AM
Not so much today but ongoing, s/h Oxford luggage picked up from evilbay cleaned up and proofed, came up better than I thought, to add to top box for storage, crash bars fitted thanks to the engineers at work, Peterborough MCN show in a fortnight to find overtrousers and a tank bag and have a good nose around.

The plan still to head towards Inverness and a week of touring around the NC500 in August, A1, Scotch Corner, Penrith, Carlisle, round Glasgow and Edinburgh and straight up the middle via a stop off at possibly the best place in the world - Bruar Falls.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 05 May 2017, 10:36:59 AM
- Finished the top end rebuild (again) reset the carbs as only running on three fitted a new chain and sprockets and sprocket nut
- Got the koso style speedo all wired up fired up and found myself doing 100+ through my village so went out with a tomtom and calibrated the speedo
- Got dominator headlights in vertical stacks now
- Exhaust leaking where the linkpipe goes into oem exhaust so filled it with steel putty stuff and its worked a treat (cant afford full FUEL exhaust system yet)
just in time for this weekends festivities
would be crack open a beer time getting all the work finished but its only 10:30 so time for a cuppa
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 05 May 2017, 03:36:05 PM
MOT passed with flying colours :D (https://s29.postimg.org/zcd2wekhz/20170505_111522.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 06 May 2017, 09:28:51 AM
Ordered a set of 30mm bar risers-hope that the brake hoses will reach new position-if not will purchase longer ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Koreanbaz on 06 May 2017, 08:49:53 PM
Pondered what tyres to fit to it.
It's been sat in a dining room for 3 years. So it's out with the new and on with new rubber.
But what rubber I wonder?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 06 May 2017, 10:10:15 PM
nice ride to Great Yarmouth on the Fazer with my fiancee on her little CB125F  , stuck at 125 speeds but enjoyed it none the less.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: birdyboyuk on 07 May 2017, 10:50:20 AM
I added some go faster stripes to my wheels!  :D

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/20170506_150758_zpszjjhruam.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/20170506_155050_zpsawe0n5wp.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 10 May 2017, 07:26:25 AM
Yesterday my engine crash bars arrived, so I worked through my lunch and finished work early so I had plenty of time to get them fitted before going out. No fitting instructions so it was all guess work but I think I did alright however I did have to use some different longer bolts in a couple of areas.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 10 May 2017, 08:52:38 AM
Yesterday my engine crash bars arrived, so I worked through my lunch and finished work early so I had plenty of time to get them fitted before going out. No fitting instructions so it was all guess work but I think I did alright however I did have to use some different longer bolts in a couple of areas.

A little bit like mine but yours look longer does this help
(http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1655.0;attach=8605;image)

Fitted
(http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1655.0;attach=7321;image)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 10 May 2017, 08:58:32 AM
Fitted the 30mm bar risers-will try out new riding position today as the sun is shining :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 10 May 2017, 09:36:05 AM
Yesterday my engine crash bars arrived, so I worked through my lunch and finished work early so I had plenty of time to get them fitted before going out. No fitting instructions so it was all guess work but I think I did alright however I did have to use some different longer bolts in a couple of areas.

A little bit like mine but yours look longer does this help
([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1655.0;attach=8605;image[/url])

Fitted
([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1655.0;attach=7321;image[/url])


Cheers buddy, but mine have a load more fiddily bits that you have to line up and tighten before actually getting to bolt it to the bike, yours look soo much easier to fit. I tried googling for instructions for them but even after finding out who make them they don't have instructions, which is quite suprising as it's a German company and the Germans are normally on the ball when it comes to manuals and technical information. I might when I get a free weekend, take them off and do a how to fit video on YouTube.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 10 May 2017, 12:50:00 PM
I just found a FZS400 headlight for 80 GBP!
Also found a blue spot rear caliper for 27 GBP!


Ordered from Russia. Let's see when it arrives.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Andy1970 on 13 May 2017, 05:29:18 PM
Balanced the carbs using my new Morgan Carbtune, which is really easy to use and I'm really happy with. They were a mile out so hopefully it'll run a bit smoother now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Andy1970 on 16 May 2017, 09:50:30 AM
I took the Fazer for its MOT this morning. It sailed through with no advisories, so I'm a happy bunny today. Also the bike's running much better since I balanced the carbs last weekend.


Next trip is up to Snetterton at the weekend, which'll be the first properly long run since I got the bike last year.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 16 May 2017, 04:38:48 PM
Put some miles on it!

MOT next week. Not worried about it as it's running spot on.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 18 May 2017, 10:22:16 AM
only 12x8 (wife free zone) but big enough for bike bench chair tools etc , saving up for a sealey space saver lift next([url]http://www.sealey.co.uk/Images/Products/175/MC4500.png[/url])



Great looking shed Matt.
If the floor in your new shed is tongue and groove boards timber (T&G) place a piece of 3/4 inch ply under where the life will live, the casters on the lift may disappear  through the 8mm thick T&G boards and end up with your bike laying on its side after falling 2 or 3 foot from the lift.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 19 May 2017, 03:58:29 PM
Just got my FZ400 Fazer headlamp and my rear blue spot caliper!
Bike is getting a hell of a lot safer :D

(http://i.imgur.com/wRvojl8.png?1)'

(http://i.imgur.com/2E8BWkC.png)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: savvy on 19 May 2017, 07:07:45 PM
Fitted heated grips.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 19 May 2017, 10:21:04 PM
only 12x8 (wife free zone) but big enough for bike bench chair tools etc , saving up for a sealey space saver lift next([url]http://www.sealey.co.uk/Images/Products/175/MC4500.png[/url])



Great looking shed Matt.
If the floor in your new shed is tongue and groove boards timber (T&G) place a piece of 3/4 inch ply under where the life will live, the casters on the lift may disappear  through the 8mm thick T&G boards and end up with your bike laying on its side after falling 2 or 3 foot from the lift.



Cheers bud, already thought of that lol laying 18mm osb3 throughout for a bit more strength
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: red98 on 20 May 2017, 06:22:27 AM
Iam with tommy.....good quality ply is a lot stronger than OSB ......I would cut a 300mm square of 25mm ply just for the center stand to sit on and another piece for your new space saver lift.....theres a lot of weight in a small area  , peace of mind and all that......
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 20 May 2017, 11:39:13 AM
Fitted heated grips.


First time?
Best thing ever, would never ride without them now.  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: savvy on 20 May 2017, 07:08:53 PM
No not first time Darrsi, had them on Duc ST then VFR but only just got round to the FZS. Been off the road for a year due to house move and renovation but old age now requires them sooner LOL. :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: savvy on 20 May 2017, 07:23:50 PM
kgjersda. I fitted FZS400 headlight to my 600 boxeye also about 18 mths ago. Got the wiring diagram from either this or previous site. Can see where the roads are now.
 Think I still have the diagram saved somewhere :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 20 May 2017, 11:42:08 PM
is the 400 seriously much better then the 600 - ive gone vertical dominators now but good info to know
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 21 May 2017, 12:22:27 PM
I ordered the part from Russia. So I HOPE that its a right hand side headlamp. I live in Norway. If not i've got a headlamp for sale 😁
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 21 May 2017, 02:51:47 PM
I've hooked up the 400 headlamp to a battery and tried to see the pattern.. But I can't really make out if it's left hand side vs right hand side. Is there an easy test I can do to check? I can't find the serial number on the headlamp either. All the numbers are identical to the one installed on the bike already. (but the reflectors and bulbs are obviously different.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 21 May 2017, 04:09:46 PM
is the 400 seriously much better then the 600 - ive gone vertical dominators now but good info to know


Apparently the 400 Boxeye headlamp reflector and setup is much, much better than the 600 Boxeye.


My understanding is that both of the bulbs (2 X H7 twin filament bulbs ) on the 400 Boxeye are the same as the 600 foxeye, so both bulbs are H7 and the same so both beams are on by default on the 400 headlight set up, but again if my understanding is right (Please correct me if i am not) that they still fall short of the Foxeye head lamps because of the foxeyes larger reflector and better design. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gnasher on 21 May 2017, 10:05:25 PM
The bulbs on a 600 are H4 high beam and H1 low beam, the 400 is 2 H4's.  On the 400 the both bulbs are on for low and high unlike the 600which has H1 for low beam and H4 for high beam and only the high beam filament works.  The reflectors on the 600 are also only low/high beam for each side/bulb.  Even when the 600 is modded so both are on, its still a big trade off as the high beam reflector has to be lowered to stop dazzling on coming, which then means loss of high beam.   The 400 has dual reflectors and all filaments on the bulbs work.


Quite why the 600 has such a piss poor set up is beyond me just penny pinching perhaps.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 22 May 2017, 09:58:39 AM
According to what I can decipher there is no left/right headlamp for Japan.


This site lists 4YR-84310-00-00 as part number, with 5DM-84310-00-00 as the replacing headlamp.



https://en.impex-jp.com/catalogs/moto/yamaha-other/FZ-400/31791/Headlight__assy-971876.html (https://en.impex-jp.com/catalogs/moto/yamaha-other/FZ-400/31791/Headlight__assy-971876.html)




The GBR headlamp uses the part code 5DM843101000, while the rest are 5DM843100000.


https://www.motorcyclespareparts.eu/yamaha-parts/motorcycles/fzs600-2000/headlight-347509.aspx (https://www.motorcyclespareparts.eu/yamaha-parts/motorcycles/fzs600-2000/headlight-347509.aspx)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 22 May 2017, 10:19:15 AM
when i took my fairing off and pulled apart the headlights i was shocked that it was a h1/h4 setup and instantly took a dislike to it
i run dominator headlights in a stacked posistion using good h4's in both
the bike had been dropped by previous owner and the fairing was cracked and frame twisted so it was the easiest option for better lights
-wish i knew then what i know now
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: BBROWN1664 on 22 May 2017, 10:42:32 AM
Japan drives on the left the same as we do so there wouldn't be a different part number for the 400 headlight as it was only ever made for their home market.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: BBROWN1664 on 22 May 2017, 10:44:16 AM
when i took my fairing off and pulled apart the headlights i was shocked that it was a h1/h4 setup and instantly took a dislike to it


Why?

The EU regs at the time only allowed a single dipped beam light. H1 or H4 makes no difference. 55w is 55w.
The best fix is HIDS but if you want dual lights on for dipped it is a single cable to run from under the tank to the H4 top connector.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 22 May 2017, 10:46:26 AM
Japan drives on the left the same as we do so there wouldn't be a different part number for the 400 headlight as it was only ever made for their home market.


That might be so. But the replacement for the out-of-production FZ400 headlamp is the same number as the standard headlamp, not the GBR headlamp.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 22 May 2017, 10:48:00 AM

Fitted the rear blue spot caliper and new Pilot Road 3 tires both front and back.
What a difference!

(http://i.imgur.com/1KfYdv3.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/WXFZHcP.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/T6DoBvH.png)



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 22 May 2017, 10:54:10 AM

Fitted the rear blue spot caliper and new Pilot Road 3 tires both front and back.
What a difference!

([url]http://i.imgur.com/1KfYdv3.png[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/WXFZHcP.png[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/T6DoBvH.png[/url])


Looking good, is that side panels you have fitted? any chance of some pictures as I've never seen a fully faired Fazer before?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 22 May 2017, 10:58:29 AM
Looking good, is that side panels you have fitted? any chance of some pictures as I've never seen a fully faired Fazer before?



Sure thing. Previous owner had a bit of a tumble so I repainted them with rattlecans.



(http://i.imgur.com/wWVzUK3.png)




I believe these are the same: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS-600-FAZER-1998-2001-TUNING-SIDE-FAIRINGS-PANELS-LEFT-RIGHT-/160660732338?hash=item25682039b2:m:mvQqV5iycjZzEpNGFvLuaCA (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS-600-FAZER-1998-2001-TUNING-SIDE-FAIRINGS-PANELS-LEFT-RIGHT-/160660732338?hash=item25682039b2:m:mvQqV5iycjZzEpNGFvLuaCA)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 22 May 2017, 11:28:42 AM
Looking good, is that side panels you have fitted? any chance of some pictures as I've never seen a fully faired Fazer before?



Sure thing. Previous owner had a bit of a tumble so I repainted them with rattlecans.



([url]http://i.imgur.com/wWVzUK3.png[/url])




I believe these are the same: [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS-600-FAZER-1998-2001-TUNING-SIDE-FAIRINGS-PANELS-LEFT-RIGHT-/160660732338?hash=item25682039b2:m:mvQqV5iycjZzEpNGFvLuaCA[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS-600-FAZER-1998-2001-TUNING-SIDE-FAIRINGS-PANELS-LEFT-RIGHT-/160660732338?hash=item25682039b2:m:mvQqV5iycjZzEpNGFvLuaCA[/url])


Very Nice  8) I would get some for my  :faz but it's that Vivid Coctail Red paint job which is a complete Foccing pain in the arse to colour match and I wouldn't want to have to payout to re-paint the whole bike. However, I will keep it in mind for if I ever had a fall and it had to be re-painted any way, but fingers crossed that won't happen  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bigsteve on 25 May 2017, 03:48:20 PM
  After a long long hunt and a chance encounter  final got the screen I've been after
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 26 May 2017, 06:13:53 PM

Cool but you're missing a screw.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bigsteve on 26 May 2017, 07:05:41 PM

Cool but you're missing a screw.
new screws arrived today and all fitted now
  good spot  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 27 May 2017, 12:18:27 AM
Sorted :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 27 May 2017, 10:30:06 PM
if that was me it would have been fine
my friends have always said im a screw loose  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 29 May 2017, 06:33:19 AM

Finished mouting the japanese headlamp.
Much better light!


(http://i.imgur.com/uYfLv9f.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 30 May 2017, 04:17:05 PM
Changed the brake pads front.
I could probably have driven 10.000km more on the old ones. But they just didn't feel right.
New ones feel so much better and has better stopping power.

Now... should probably replace the brake lines as well..

(http://i.imgur.com/oaliza7.png) (http://i.imgur.com/mDrbGTr.jpg428-h570-no)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 03 June 2017, 02:10:31 AM
Decided it was time to take out the baffle. Man it's got some scream now!

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s104/bailachris/IMG_3045_1.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/bailachris/media/IMG_3045_1.jpg.html)

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 03 June 2017, 09:47:22 AM
Decided it was time to take out the baffle. Man it's got some scream now!

([url]http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s104/bailachris/IMG_3045_1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s150.photobucket.com/user/bailachris/media/IMG_3045_1.jpg.html[/url])

Chris



Chris, you're not in London fella, a noisy exhaust where you live will upset the whole island......all at once  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 03 June 2017, 09:50:53 AM
At least your workmates will know when to put the kettle on when you're leaving home to go to work  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 03 June 2017, 02:59:43 PM
At least your workmates will know when to put the kettle on when you're leaving home to go to work  :lol

Hahaha!!! Trust me, there are bikes with much louder exhausts than mine and it's not too offensive, definitely louder though, especially as the revs get higher under load.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gnasher on 03 June 2017, 03:53:27 PM
Changed the brake pads front.
I could probably have driven 10.000km more on the old ones. But they just didn't feel right.
New ones feel so much better and has better stopping power.

Now... should probably replace the brake lines as well..

([url]http://i.imgur.com/oaliza7.png[/url]) ([url]http://i.imgur.com/mDrbGTr.jpg428-h570-no[/url])



That's the way to do it, best pads on the market  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 03 June 2017, 05:35:46 PM
That's the way to do it, best pads on the market  :)


Really enjoy them! I heard all about the great brakes on the bike. But until these new pads I wans't that impressed.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Grib on 10 June 2017, 04:49:53 PM
The pistons in my front calipers were pitted (to say the least!), so I have made a set from nickel aluminium bronze, new seals fitted etc, and have got some new Hel brake lines to go on too - Looking forward to a better front brake.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 10 June 2017, 05:14:25 PM
The pistons in my front calipers were pitted (to say the least!), so I have made a set from nickel aluminium bronze, new seals fitted etc, and have got some new Hel brake lines to go on too - Looking forward to a better front brake.
Holy balls, are those damage from taking them out?

Did you make your own?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Grib on 10 June 2017, 05:58:39 PM
No, not damage from taking them out, they have rotted away around the edges. And yes - new pistons made by my own fair hand.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Chris on 10 June 2017, 06:27:57 PM
Those pistons you've made look amazing, great job!

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Grib on 10 June 2017, 07:06:52 PM
Thank you. I would normally have just bought new ones but £200+ was just too much, I have already spent more on this bike than it cost me to buy and I had the bronze bar so it seemed the best solution.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 10 June 2017, 07:30:57 PM
Thank you. I would normally have just bought new ones but £200+ was just too much, I have already spent more on this bike than it cost me to buy and I had the bronze bar so it seemed the best solution.
I can see some requests coming your way  ;)   :lol  Top job fella!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 11 June 2017, 03:33:36 PM
Are you taking orders?  :) That is a seriously impressive piece of work
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 11 June 2017, 06:29:21 PM
Stripped the front end down in order to try and cleanup the headlights as they were covered in dusty crap on the inside. I wish I hadn't bothered now as the brackets that hold the unit were broken so I'm having a nightmare sticking them back together plus the front cover of the unit was completely glued in all around so it took me hours cutting through so I could just lift the front off. Because it was getting on my tits so much I've just left it in pieces for the moment until I can get back to it, problem is that it now means it's off the road again, but my buddy across the road has kindly let me borrow his MT-09 for the week so that has cheered me right up  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 11 June 2017, 08:26:52 PM
Stripped the front end down in order to try and cleanup the headlights as they were covered in dusty crap on the inside. I wish I hadn't bothered now as the brackets that hold the unit were broken so I'm having a nightmare sticking them back together plus the front cover of the unit was completely glued in all around so it took me hours cutting through so I could just lift the front off. Because it was getting on my tits so much I've just left it in pieces for the moment until I can get back to it, problem is that it now means it's off the road again, but my buddy across the road has kindly let me borrow his MT-09 for the week so that has cheered me right up  :lol


Not something i would wanna try, but people on here have put the light unit in the oven before to soften up the glue you're on about, then separate it with a screwdriver.


https://youtu.be/ZIG3OQB7xz0
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 12 June 2017, 07:37:08 AM
Stripped the front end down in order to try and cleanup the headlights as they were covered in dusty crap on the inside. I wish I hadn't bothered now as the brackets that hold the unit were broken so I'm having a nightmare sticking them back together plus the front cover of the unit was completely glued in all around so it took me hours cutting through so I could just lift the front off. Because it was getting on my tits so much I've just left it in pieces for the moment until I can get back to it, problem is that it now means it's off the road again, but my buddy across the road has kindly let me borrow his MT-09 for the week so that has cheered me right up  :lol


Not something i would wanna try, but people on here have put the light unit in the oven before to soften up the glue you're on about, then separate it with a screwdriver.


https://youtu.be/ZIG3OQB7xz0 (https://youtu.be/ZIG3OQB7xz0)

I would have heated the glue to soften it but it was that type of glue that dries like cement and no amount of heat was going to budge it. Managed to get it apart with minimal damage around the edges  :lol I'm glad I did do it now as you know that domb thing that goes over the bulb, it was hanging off and could have caused some problems if it had come off completely. going to get it all put back together tonight after work, but until then I'm enjoying borrowing my mates MT-09  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gnasher on 12 June 2017, 01:55:19 PM
No, not damage from taking them out, they have rotted away around the edges. And yes - new pistons made by my own fair hand.


Nice bit of work on them pistons mate, I hope you put the main seal in the correct way around?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Grib on 12 June 2017, 07:27:08 PM
No, not damage from taking them out, they have rotted away around the edges. And yes - new pistons made by my own fair hand.


Nice bit of work on them pistons mate, I hope you put the main seal in the correct way around?

I got the new seals from Wemoto and the main seals are parallel not tapered, however when I put them in the groove (either way round) the inner edge was sticking up higher than the outer edge. The groove itself must be machined to hold the seal in the correct position.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 13 June 2017, 07:31:12 AM
Front end all put back together and now with nice shiny clean headlights which has made them that little bit brighter which was the result I was going for.
Not riding it to work today as as my mate has let be continue borrowing his MT-09 for another day, problem is that I don't want to give it back as its such an awesome fun bike, it's just so quick, light & flickable  :lol 8) :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: ponkster on 13 June 2017, 02:39:04 PM
I done a bad thing - people going to get all shouty and red in the face - welcome to 'RATTUS'

(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t495/ponkster45/Rattus.jpg) (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/ponkster45/media/Rattus.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 13 June 2017, 02:48:20 PM
I done a bad thing - people going to get all shouty and red in the face - welcome to 'RATTUS'


It's so over-the-top that I like it! :lol
Picture from the front please!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 13 June 2017, 03:47:12 PM
I done a bad thing - people going to get all shouty and red in the face - welcome to 'RATTUS'


It's so over-the-top that I like it! :lol
Picture from the front please!

Mad Max eat your heart out  :lol
before I judge I need to see some pictures all round the bike. However, I do strangly like it  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: ponkster on 13 June 2017, 03:51:38 PM
(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t495/ponkster45/Rattus%201.jpg) (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/ponkster45/media/Rattus%201.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 13 June 2017, 04:12:40 PM
Well done sticking with the original headlamp and cluster. The front really makes it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 13 June 2017, 04:20:03 PM
Yes, sticking with strangly liking it  :thumbup :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 13 June 2017, 05:20:47 PM
haters gonna hate but personally i love it
i used to rat out  a lot of my bikes in the past (cheap hacks)
but im gonna go the other way on this cheap hack and fully streetfighter her
(only payed 500 quid so what have i got to loose)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 13 June 2017, 08:52:30 PM
WTF! You paint everything Matt black, then put a blingy gold chain on!  :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 13 June 2017, 09:02:27 PM
WTF! You paint everything Matt black, then put a blingy gold chain on!  :rollin

And still blue spots on the caliper! :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 13 June 2017, 09:15:04 PM
did you make the exhaust hanger yourself or are the available somewhere?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: ponkster on 13 June 2017, 09:56:06 PM
The hanger was taken off another bike, it is a rat but all the important bits are well maintained hence the gold Chan and blue dots. There are at least four different Matt black paints in use - truck bed paint on the tank , high heat on the engine , brushing enamel on bits and good old rattle can black ....oh yes the levers and the vin plate are still silver - see not all black :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 13 June 2017, 11:46:03 PM
by any chance do you remember what it came off - its pretty much what i would make buy if a few quid saves me a few hours then even better
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: ponkster on 14 June 2017, 06:35:36 AM
by any chance do you remember what it came off - its pretty much what i would make buy if a few quid saves me a few hours then even better

Sorry cant remember - it has been kicking round in a box for years , the bike is made up of bits from boxes in my shed !
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 14 June 2017, 07:29:11 AM
by any chance do you remember what it came off - its pretty much what i would make buy if a few quid saves me a few hours then even better

Sorry cant remember - it has been kicking round in a box for years , the bike is made up of bits from boxes in my shed !

It looks like an after market R&G exhaust hanger i think I spotted some on ebay for about £50ish
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 14 June 2017, 11:16:32 AM
i just happen to be looking at my exhaust hanger (replacing gaskets) for 50 quid i will get the grinder and polishing gear and make one from the oem with pillion rest cut off
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 14 June 2017, 11:58:17 AM
I did spot other types for about £10ish if not cheaper but just couldn't be sure if they would fit  :faz 's as they were not make or model specific.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mtread on 14 June 2017, 06:22:21 PM
And the discs, they're silver too! You managed to sort the tyres though  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nobrakes on 16 June 2017, 07:05:03 AM
Double bubble screen and shorty levers
Washed and polished.
Picture is from yesterday


Location: Norway
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Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 16 June 2017, 11:19:46 AM
Double bubble screen and shorty levers
Washed and polished.
Picture is from yesterday


Location: Norway


Hello my fellow Norwegian!
Lovely bike, greetings from Ålesund.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 16 June 2017, 08:06:02 PM
Double bubble screen and shorty levers
Washed and polished.
Picture is from yesterday


Location: Norway
(https://scontent.fosl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/19204881_10158852537750174_220884805_o.jpg?oh=738cfa18020b17a4d2cf7cd30332a921&oe=59456A7A)
You need to toilet train it!  :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 16 June 2017, 11:55:16 PM
Even dogs don't like blue Fazers  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 17 June 2017, 12:28:21 AM
Even dogs don't like blue Fazers  :lol


 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Easy to catch up  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bikemad on 17 June 2017, 08:43:31 AM
That's just made my day LMFAO  :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 18 June 2017, 12:09:09 AM

Even dogs don't like blue Fazers  :lol


 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Easy to catch up  :lol
Pure jealousy. They're the best colour and everyone knows it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bigsteve on 18 June 2017, 06:39:07 PM
finally got round to fitting £10 hugger from scrapped bike at local dealer  8)  and sourced link pipe  to replace standard can for 350 delkevic stainless can
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nobrakes on 19 June 2017, 06:20:44 AM
Even dogs don't like blue Fazers  :lol


HAHA, made my morning.
Seriously, blue is the best color on a yamaha  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nobrakes on 19 June 2017, 06:23:50 AM
finally got round to fitting £10 hugger from scrapped bike at local dealer  8)  and sourced link pipe  to replace standard can for 350 delkevic stainless can


Hugger makes the bike complete.
Im trying to find oneaswell. Dont want to use 100£ on ebay. Found one from a local dealer, but it was for the boxeye and way different blue color.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 20 June 2017, 06:52:34 AM

Got the spring in the mail yesterday. Only waiting for the dogbones and spacer.
 :eek

(http://i.imgur.com/RvusgVW.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 05 July 2017, 09:31:06 PM
Not today but Monday evening on my way home from work, some FOCCING ASSHOLE pulled out in front of me and slammed his brakes on causing me to crash into the back of him and now my beautiful red beast is FOCCED.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 05 July 2017, 10:53:20 PM
Not today but Monday evening on my way home from work, some FOCCING ASSHOLE pulled out in front of me and slammed his brakes on causing me to crash into the ack of him and now my beautiful red beast is FOCCED.
hope your ok fazer99
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 05 July 2017, 10:56:20 PM
black is the new blue
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 05 July 2017, 11:03:25 PM
shed update finally there!,  i went with 18mm ply for the floor , finally the fazer and the ball and chains 125 are living dry (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9Wz4LeAi_7R7zN3oWHwJ9T0lvSs5z82c_ic2LMSO_jHmnc4aEhUjVq0-td4cUEKpn0YHrm2qcfulRLtMfzMUXAiwlJIkapawLmTdMod_qAAtKqnIqxbe4gFXeCjRX08RyJYa6mxmdI9f2O9nj32nfUPeJG6Hvh6BIcNLkPaE4VmiCXeIRlctQjrVZ0N7VepqyrREiUiCW7HUgeEBPHL-qAam8AvvVmcu2OAFnSFeQO0wVUVt9CO6LxUfKkwLsIsQpKkmDcN0-jNObudxbbGzFsYnEvwx9k_9iLFV8tpgpWWughWSMMAhki7fqEkXPnuqg67QIXFIHtd-stHTZraKjG7oM3FRgYAwv5iauOhoriGDsuxMFqchUiV962uwvbCCvpX-NYkGo2F5cPCfUwAD_RacbuJ94IF-Jdo29C_YGu6PNy9QURLghlwo2dlayMQzLVUAXlKqrNtp1lUKq8slYmYMExuHV3mpaFTO1VP0UOb5nvwaVALjll2yPHwQG-tUgKJfIO2hmyi6xFV2zio6hXyJmy4wgboAnLmAEkYHM_AhlzCg_70gXcIuOURCRc_UzlPAtmNNSdey3Z9L3QgKJTNR3xUJzbrR3U0y0fdexV7p0VhfZWSjAB5V=w578-h770-no)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 05 July 2017, 11:04:22 PM
Not today but Monday evening on my way home from work, some FOCCING ASSHOLE pulled out in front of me and slammed his brakes on causing me to crash into the ack of him and now my beautiful red beast is FOCCED.
hope your ok fazer99


I'm OK, battered & bruised and the brain feels like it's been in a blender as my head smash into the back of his car. I'm just so glad my helmet camera picked the whole incident up and clearly shows he was a dick pulling out in front of me without looking or indicating. I would post the video but I need the police and my insurance to look it over first as I don't want to affect any of the claims I'm claiming for.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 05 July 2017, 11:16:07 PM
Good luck with your claim Fazer, hope it all works out for you. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 06 July 2017, 06:44:42 AM
Good luck with your claim Fazer, hope it all works out for you. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup


Thanks buddy I really hope it all goes well too. They are picking my bike up Friday for assessment and also dropping off a curtesy bike but I don't know what I'm getting, not that I can ride at the moment any way but I might be fine by Monday. I will be highly shocked if they don't deem it as a write off as the whole front end needs replacing as well as the tank and a load of other bits.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 06 July 2017, 07:15:26 AM
Good luck with your claim Fazer, hope it all works out for you. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup


Thanks buddy I really hope it all goes well too. They are picking my bike up Friday for assessment and also dropping off a curtesy bike but I don't know what I'm getting, not that I can ride at the moment any way but I might be fine by Monday. I will be highly shocked if they don't deem it as a write off as the whole front end needs replacing as well as the tank and a load of other bits.


The bike is at least 15 years old, I know that the age of a looked after and loved bike does not detract from the the value that the owner places on his beloved machine, but alas the insurance companies will see it as a 15 year old bike and most likely deem it as a uneconomically viable repair and stroke it away with a dash I'd a pen. Might be worth buying it back from the insurance Co and seeing it as a project or dismantling it as spares, especially if you look for another Boxeye.   
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 06 July 2017, 07:25:09 AM
Good luck with your claim Fazer, hope it all works out for you. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup


Thanks buddy I really hope it all goes well too. They are picking my bike up Friday for assessment and also dropping off a curtesy bike but I don't know what I'm getting, not that I can ride at the moment any way but I might be fine by Monday. I will be highly shocked if they don't deem it as a write off as the whole front end needs replacing as well as the tank and a load of other bits.


The bike is at least 15 years old, I know that the age of a looked after and loved bike does not detract from the the value that the owner places on his beloved machine, but alas the insurance companies will see it as a 15 year old bike and most likely deem it as a uneconomically viable repair and stroke it away with a dash I'd a pen. Might be worth buying it back from the insurance Co and seeing it as a project or dismantling it as spares, especially if you look for another Boxeye.


It will all depend on the buy back cost and what payout I'm offered etc, but either way I will be looking at getting a replacement bike.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 07 July 2017, 07:40:26 AM

It will all depend on the buy back cost and what payout I'm offered etc, but either way I will be looking at getting a replacement bike.


Would you go for a replacement fazer or a fazer replacement? I.e. what bike or bikes would you consider buying fella?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 07 July 2017, 07:59:23 AM

It will all depend on the buy back cost and what payout I'm offered etc, but either way I will be looking at getting a replacement bike.


Would you go for a replacement fazer or a fazer replacement? I.e. what bike or bikes would you consider buying fella?


I was thinking of a FZS1000 as I had been toying with the idea of a bigger cc bike for a while but I was hoping to keep my 600 as well for winter riding or for fun at weekends. I was also looking at an MT-10 but I think that's going to be well out of my price range at the moment there are a few others that have cought my eye but the one that seems to be screaming out is the Fazer thou.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 07 July 2017, 08:57:10 AM

It will all depend on the buy back cost and what payout I'm offered etc, but either way I will be looking at getting a replacement bike.


Would you go for a replacement fazer or a fazer replacement? I.e. what bike or bikes would you consider buying fella?


I was thinking of a FZS1000 as I had been toying with the idea of a bigger cc bike for a while but I was hoping to keep my 600 as well for winter riding or for fun at weekends. I was also looking at an MT-10 but I think that's going to be well out of my price range at the moment there are a few others that have cought my eye but the one that seems to be screaming out is the Fazer thou.
I have always said that my next bike would be a street triple but I if left this forum I don't know where else I would go to get the piss taken out of me.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 07 July 2017, 10:19:47 AM

It will all depend on the buy back cost and what payout I'm offered etc, but either way I will be looking at getting a replacement bike.


Would you go for a replacement fazer or a fazer replacement? I.e. what bike or bikes would you consider buying fella?


I was thinking of a FZS1000 as I had been toying with the idea of a bigger cc bike for a while but I was hoping to keep my 600 as well for winter riding or for fun at weekends. I was also looking at an MT-10 but I think that's going to be well out of my price range at the moment there are a few others that have cought my eye but the one that seems to be screaming out is the Fazer thou.
I have always said that my next bike would be a street triple but I if left this forum I don't know where else I would go to get the piss taken out of me.


You don't have to leave just because you have a different bike as if I do get anything different to a  :faz  I'm still going to hang around like a bad smell  :lol  I quite like the street triple myself but I think I'd probably go for the speed triple only because I'm looking to go for a beggar cc engine.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: oddbob13 on 07 July 2017, 11:32:09 PM
Today, I 'ave mostly been fitting a TCP screen and hand-guards to my Fazer.

I'd post a photo, but it looks crap. Well, it doesn't, but the bolts do, it needed longer than standard screen bolts, so I've had to order some off fleabay.

I also fitted a lead to the battery so I can plug a battery tender in.

But the most important job of the day was to book it in to get it's new Michelins fitted, the old Bridgestones are on the limit at the front and square at the back, and it wobbles like a terrier shaking a rat if I take my hands off the bars for any reason.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: oddbob13 on 13 July 2017, 07:58:52 PM
And yesterday I put a brand new pair of Michelin PR 3s on, goodbye wobbly bars  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mtread on 13 July 2017, 08:17:54 PM
Good choice. PR3s are excellent on the 600
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dave48 on 14 July 2017, 12:05:35 AM
Good choice. PR3s are excellent on the 600
The PR3s on my Fazer are the best tyres I have used for all round performance wet or dry. (Got PR4s on the Tracer- factory fitted)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 14 July 2017, 05:33:18 AM
Good choice. PR3s are excellent on the 600


Oh no, not another tyre thread again  :pokefun :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mtread on 14 July 2017, 11:12:07 AM
You can never get tyred of the oiled threads getting repeated :-)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 17 July 2017, 12:40:57 PM
these old treads seem to be doing circles
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 27 July 2017, 07:47:45 PM
just finished a 820 mile round trip to the Nurburgring, did 5 laps of the the 'Green Hell' which was an awesome but scary experience. The old Fazer never missed a beat even after maxing it out on the autobahn with an indicated 145 chasing my brother on Aprilia Mille.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 27 July 2017, 08:21:58 PM
just finished a 820 mile round trip to the Nurburgring, did 5 laps of the the 'Green Hell' which was an awesome but scary experience. The old Fazer never missed a beat even after maxing it out on the autobahn with an indicated 145 chasing my brother on Aprilia Mille.

Yeah, but he would have had to stop for juice a bit more often then you :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 27 July 2017, 09:12:30 PM
Fitted my new shock. Hoping to try it tomorrow it the rain holds off long enough.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 28 July 2017, 10:38:03 AM
So got my remaining parts for the rear shock R6 upgrade.
Will be doing the swap shortly :)

Remaining parts
Remaining parts
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Adam2201 on 28 July 2017, 10:50:32 AM
Not as exciting as all the shiny new shocks, but I finally sorted out the crappy feel on the rear brake which has been there since I got the bike. It's never been sharp even after a full overhaul and bleed, but noticed a lot of play in the cotter pin on the pedal when I was cleaning/lubing it up the other day: https://gfycat.com/EarnestImaginaryHornedviper


Replaced the cotter and pin with new bits from Fowlers and it's solid as a rock now! 


Has anyone else noticed that the Boxeye no longer appears on Fowlers website when you type in your numberplate (or even if you search manually)?  I had to get the part numbers separately and search for them that way.



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 28 July 2017, 01:15:03 PM
You can still use the AJ Sutton website for part numbers or descriptions, plus to have look at the not so funny prices.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer-Tony on 28 July 2017, 02:43:52 PM
Taken the nose cone off, because i need to repair it, got a chunk missing on right hand side, so gonna be messing about with some fibre glass mesh, matting and that lovely resin  :D .
Spayed the rear panel red, looks quite good for my first ever attempt, resprayed the tank, all this is for the first time for me, so not going to look professional, and I am a little impatient
you know, all the time I'm repairing I'm not riding  :'( but we have to do what we have to do.....
any tips, tricks or advise welcomed.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 03 August 2017, 04:22:19 PM
fitted the sd05f spark plug caps
and checked the pod filters were not fowling the carb inlets - got to hit the dyno when i get the pods i really want
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 05 September 2017, 07:22:26 PM
Wrote 'er off. Or at least allowed some other idiot to.. :'(
Riding to work (Halifax) on A629 (new Road) just out of Denholme by the b6141 (long causeway) - for those that might know the area - I'm coming thru' the bend to be met with a largish flatbed truck out of control with its back end rapidly catching up and passing its front end. On my side of the road. It sideswiped me, pushed me down and under the back end and spat me out at the other end. I crawled away to be quickly met by various concerned souls who were a bit shocked to find me pissing myself laughing at my lucky escape (in't Adrenalin brilliaaaant!!!). Turns out there was a big diesel spill up ahead (which he had come through) - I reckon he'd braked as he met the back of the queue going into Denholme, unfortunately for all - mainly me - this was amidst said diesel spill so he lost it big time. Fortunately yrs truly was only doing 20 as I'd just exited some roadworks with no tarmac. Nevertheless very very scary to see a truck spiralling at you!!! :eek
So - long morning spent in A&E getting seen, fortunately no injures beyond extensive bruising and sprained foot. So far anyway. Astonishingly no damage to my kit though the helmet almost certainly took a knock. The bike however is goosed from nose to tail, deffo a write off. (No photos - you'll only get upset.)
Then off home for tea biscuits and a stern lecture from Mrs Wharfe along the lines of "isn't it time you gave up biking for the sake of your family etc etc" Er, no dear,  it's time I bought another low mileage foxeye Fazer to ride to work on  and maintain my sanity with, actually....
Anyway looks like I'll be doing Foc all for a few days (as I can't weight bear) so watch this space!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 05 September 2017, 08:04:25 PM
Wrote 'er off. Or at least allowed some other idiot to.. :'(
Riding to work (Halifax) on A629 (new Road) just out of Denholme by the b6141 (long causeway) - for those that might know the area - I'm coming thru' the bend to be met with a largish flatbed truck out of control with its back end rapidly catching up and passing its front end. On my side of the road. It sideswiped me, pushed me down and under the back end and spat me out at the other end. I crawled away to be quickly met by various concerned souls who were a bit shocked to find me pissing myself laughing at my lucky escape (in't Adrenalin brilliaaaant!!!). Turns out there was a big diesel spill up ahead (which he had come through) - I reckon he'd braked as he met the back of the queue going into Denholme, unfortunately for all - mainly me - this was amidst said diesel spill so he lost it big time. Fortunately yrs truly was only doing 20 as I'd just exited some roadworks with no tarmac. Nevertheless very very scary to see a truck spiralling at you!!! :eek
So - long morning spent in A&E getting seen, fortunately no injures beyond extensive bruising and sprained foot. So far anyway. Astonishingly no damage to my kit though the helmet almost certainly took a knock. The bike however is goosed from nose to tail, deffo a write off. (No photos - you'll only get upset.)
Then off home for tea biscuits and a stern lecture from Mrs Wharfe along the lines of "isn't it time you gave up biking for the sake of your family etc etc" Er, no dear,  it's time I bought another low mileage foxeye Fazer to ride to work on  and maintain my sanity with, actually....
Anyway looks like I'll be doing Foc all for a few days (as I can't weight bear) so watch this space!
:eek :eek :eek
You know what perhaps if you had given up biking and had been in a car you may of been worse off and not got spat out relativity unharmed
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 05 September 2017, 08:27:53 PM
Wrote 'er off. Or at least allowed some other idiot to.. :'(
Riding to work (Halifax) on A629 (new Road) just out of Denholme by the b6141 (long causeway) - for those that might know the area - I'm coming thru' the bend to be met with a largish flatbed truck out of control with its back end rapidly catching up and passing its front end. On my side of the road. It sideswiped me, pushed me down and under the back end and spat me out at the other end. I crawled away to be quickly met by various concerned souls who were a bit shocked to find me pissing myself laughing at my lucky escape (in't Adrenalin brilliaaaant!!!). Turns out there was a big diesel spill up ahead (which he had come through) - I reckon he'd braked as he met the back of the queue going into Denholme, unfortunately for all - mainly me - this was amidst said diesel spill so he lost it big time. Fortunately yrs truly was only doing 20 as I'd just exited some roadworks with no tarmac. Nevertheless very very scary to see a truck spiralling at you!!! :eek
So - long morning spent in A&E getting seen, fortunately no injures beyond extensive bruising and sprained foot. So far anyway. Astonishingly no damage to my kit though the helmet almost certainly took a knock. The bike however is goosed from nose to tail, deffo a write off. (No photos - you'll only get upset.)
Then off home for tea biscuits and a stern lecture from Mrs Wharfe along the lines of "isn't it time you gave up biking for the sake of your family etc etc" Er, no dear,  it's time I bought another low mileage foxeye Fazer to ride to work on  and maintain my sanity with, actually....
Anyway looks like I'll be doing Foc all for a few days (as I can't weight bear) so watch this space!
:eek :eek :eek
You know what perhaps if you had given up biking and had been in a car you may of been worse off and not got spat out relativity unharmed
 


theres your defense to the other half
would have been trapped in a tin coffin if you were in a car
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 06 September 2017, 06:55:11 PM
fitted hid projectors good improvement and the angel eyes are pretty cool
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 10 September 2017, 01:38:00 PM
 Fitted my new engine bars :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 11 September 2017, 10:28:33 AM
Fitted my new engine bars :)

VERY smart!  8) I like the "chunkiness" of these. Plus a nice colour match to the Engine/casings behind.
So utilising the 2 bolts on the side of the Frame, plus looks like a clamp (around the frame tube) underneath?

Do you think it gives the bike more "attitude" ? :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 11 September 2017, 10:44:19 AM
Fitted my new engine bars :)

I had the same bars fitted to my  :faz and eventhough my bike was written off those engine bars prevented any damage to the engine, well worth the money.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 11 September 2017, 03:59:46 PM
 Thanks for the comments guys, absolutely right about the fitting F4aceless and I think they do look kinda cool. The only problem with fitting was on the left side bottom rail clamp which is only 25mm diameter, the right side is 30mm with a rubber lining which won't fit on the left side due to the closeness of the frame to the sump, because the 25mm clamp doesn't have a rubber lining, it's metal to metal contact on the frame which I wasn't happy with. However, I bought a piece of 1.5mm thick black rubber a couple of years ago to make some fairing washers for my VFR750, so I cut a strip to go inside the clamp but then needed a longer bolt cos I couldn't get the nut on the one they supplied :lol Still all good now, and at £83 well worth the money I reckon. It's good to hear that the engine bars do the job Fazer99 even though your baby was written off :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 11 September 2017, 05:26:25 PM
fitted renthal 789's
removed reflector and lifted numberplate (cut a wedge out of plate to lift even higher)
new clutch cable
noticed clutch lever pivot was oval so new lever ordered
- 200 miles later suddenly got a blowing exhaust gasket so had to order them now

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazer99 on 12 September 2017, 08:07:14 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, absolutely right about the fitting F4aceless and I think they do look kinda cool. The only problem with fitting was on the left side bottom rail clamp which is only 25mm diameter, the right side is 30mm with a rubber lining which won't fit on the left side due to the closeness of the frame to the sump, because the 25mm clamp doesn't have a rubber lining, it's metal to metal contact on the frame which I wasn't happy with. However, I bought a piece of 1.5mm thick black rubber a couple of years ago to make some fairing washers for my VFR750, so I cut a strip to go inside the clamp but then needed a longer bolt cos I couldn't get the nut on the one they supplied :lol Still all good now, and at £83 well worth the money I reckon. It's good to hear that the engine bars do the job Fazer99 even though your baby was written off :(

I found the biggest problem fitting them was the lack of length of the bolts for the clamps around the frame but luckly I had some longer bolts to rectify that problem.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 12 September 2017, 09:42:22 AM
fitted renthal 789's
removed reflector and lifted numberplate (cut a wedge out of plate to lift even higher)
new clutch cable
noticed clutch lever pivot was oval so new lever ordered
- 200 miles later suddenly got a blowing exhaust gasket so had to order them now

What's the width of your 789's? Pic of them fitted? :)

One thing putting me off Renthal bars is losing the securing tabs which you must remove or file down, to fit the switch gear to the Renthals.
If you filed it down, what then keeps the switch gear + throttle secure on the bar? Wouldn't want anything on the Bars working loose (while riding at speed).
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 12 September 2017, 02:21:03 PM
30 inch on bars 32 at the levers (sounds odd but looks fine)

link to my youtube channel has a video about fitting them and chopping off the lugs
will be posting most of my modifications and build series on there
personally i think they are a bit wide for city riding but they are comfortable once your used to them
(editing a review video that i made after 50 miles - after 200+ miles was completly used to it)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 12 September 2017, 03:06:33 PM


Thanks for the comments guys, absolutely right about the fitting F4aceless and I think they do look kinda cool. The only problem with fitting was on the left side bottom rail clamp which is only 25mm diameter, the right side is 30mm with a rubber lining which won't fit on the left side due to the closeness of the frame to the sump, because the 25mm clamp doesn't have a rubber lining, it's metal to metal contact on the frame which I wasn't happy with. However, I bought a piece of 1.5mm thick black rubber a couple of years ago to make some fairing washers for my VFR750, so I cut a strip to go inside the clamp but then needed a longer bolt cos I couldn't get the nut on the one they supplied :lol Still all good now, and at £83 well worth the money I reckon. It's good to hear that the engine bars do the job Fazer99 even though your baby was written off :(



I found the biggest problem fitting them was the lack of length of the bolts for the clamps around the frame but luckly I had some longer bolts to rectify that problem.
  I went up from 25 to 30mm bolts on mine. Did you put anything between the left side clamp and the frame tube?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 14 September 2017, 12:21:33 AM
30 inch on bars 32 at the levers (sounds odd but looks fine)

link to my youtube channel has a video about fitting them and chopping off the lugs
will be posting most of my modifications and build series on there
personally i think they are a bit wide for city riding but they are comfortable once your used to them
(editing a review video that i made after 50 miles - after 200+ miles was completly used to it)


I recently measured the standard bars, which are 27.5" from tip to tip (straight across). Thinking about it that includes bar ends/weights. So actually you aren't that much wider.


Would be happy to find Renthals that match the width of the standard bars, as I don't want to reduce the ability to filter in traffic.


Will defo be watching your YouTube vids..  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Millietant on 18 April 2018, 06:47:54 PM
Took her for MOT (2003 Foxeye) - passed, flying colours, no advisories. going to get across to Wales fir a ride out some twiatoes over the next day or two to take advantage of the nice weather (with Liz on her Fazer 1000)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Triggergee on 18 April 2018, 08:01:53 PM
Today I noticed my fork oil seals may be leaking a little bit despite the fact that I only changed them a week ago... ah well hopefully tomorrow I'll be riding home on a new (to me at least) fazer thou so at least I don't have to disassemble the forkson the 600 again just yet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 18 April 2018, 08:30:33 PM
waited for postman, drank beer, then tried to fit rear wheel bearings only to run out of blowtorch gas so couldn't sweat them all in so started on my brakes to realise there is 18 yrs of crap fouling everything up and forcing one pad into the disc all the time so decided to throw in the towel and drink more beer
(banana bread beer is as weird as it sounds but somewhat nice)
tomorrow it will be calipers in the oven so i can hopefully remove the joining bolts then give them a bloody good clean out and wait for the new piston seals
by mot time that will have the newest back end in the country lol


on a plus side i did get the sprocket carrier bearing in so its at least one step in the right direction
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 19 April 2018, 11:56:20 AM
i may have gone over the top cleaning this brake caliper
those joining bolts are a bugger to get out and covered in corrosion
split and sand blaster them clean will be painting black i think

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: matt7chunk on 19 April 2018, 12:29:51 PM
Took her out to Great Bentley bike last night , what a cracking day !
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 19 April 2018, 08:28:12 PM
resprayed tank top to cover scratches.... put forks back on bike after cleaning.... put gear selector back and after spray and put new clutch cable on... put resprayed head mount bracket and some few more lol

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: hopefiendboy on 24 April 2018, 10:32:27 PM
Fitted my renthal ultralows on. Wow what a difference. Hugger and FZ1 rear shock next...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Peter.forum on 25 April 2018, 04:23:52 PM
Rode her to work. Hacked through 15 miles of London traffic... slipped through the narrowest of filter gaps... spanked the wide boy in the car who didnt want to let me pass... cruised by the coppers without waking them from their slumber. She's 20 yrs old, 10 yrs with me. Best bike I've ever owned.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 25 April 2018, 04:58:02 PM
Rode her to work. Hacked through 15 miles of London traffic... slipped through the narrowest of filter gaps... spanked the wide boy in the car who didnt want to let me pass... cruised by the coppers without waking them from their slumber. She's 20 yrs old, 10 yrs with me. Best bike I've ever owned.



Welcome to the forum Peter!
Why not stick up a pic of your bike when you get a chance-

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/board,5.0.html

Good to have you on board with so much experience with the :faz
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 26 April 2018, 01:46:41 PM
Well even though everyone has asked me, why am i putting that much money in a bike that was a LEMON

i have been restoring her i am currently just finishing painting the fairings and putting full new wiring loom in

soon to do full carb strip and clean lol and camchain and valves clutch rear tyre and front brakes rear brakes and fork alignment  lol




Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 26 April 2018, 04:28:35 PM
Thought you might like this it will be handy when you do oil changes  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 26 April 2018, 04:48:18 PM
and the loom is in and working and fairings are back on boo yeh shames its only the rear fairings lol

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Spiffle on 26 April 2018, 08:56:20 PM
Cut off 5mm of the leads and swapped to NGK SD05F plug caps. Filled the tank with 99 octane and fuel system cleaner.
And found a leaking front shock.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 03 May 2018, 08:03:15 PM
Replaced my gear change rubber (think it was long over due  :eek )
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 03 May 2018, 09:01:41 PM
If it's a genuine Yamaha one i bet that did not come cheap
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 03 May 2018, 10:30:18 PM
If it's a genuine Yamaha one i bet that did not come cheap
Its an exact match but not genuine and cost £350 incl delivery. Its rubber but feels harder than I was expecting, or the OEM is no knackered.
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 03 May 2018, 10:43:30 PM
 foc me, £350? You could have got a genuine one for half that. :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 03 May 2018, 10:51:43 PM
foc me, £350? You could have got a genuine one for half that. :lol
needs one of these . between 3 and 5
I did ask a few years ago in a Yam dealer and I think it was about £7
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 03 May 2018, 11:00:48 PM
£3.50 is much better
for £350 i could have hired a lathe turned you a set in hard rubber and spares in alloy and then had the rest of the week to make parts for myself (steel and alloy included lol)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Anquetil on 04 May 2018, 02:59:23 PM
I went to pick up the centre stand from the finishers. Found it on eBay last week.Structurally sound, so I had it powder coated.Bought it to replace the old one which was corroded and cracked.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: focced_off on 04 May 2018, 03:11:58 PM
I went to pick up the centre stand from the finishers. Found it on eBay last week.Structurally sound, so I had it powder coated.Bought it to replace the old one which was corroded and cracked.

Very shiny and new looking! :)

Could you not have cleaned the ebay one up and spray painted it yourself? It's hardly visible there under the bike anyway.
Unless you are restoring a museum piece... obviously.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Anquetil on 04 May 2018, 03:18:34 PM
It only cost £20 for powder coating so wasn't worth the pissing about, especially with the state of my hands.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 04 May 2018, 05:30:27 PM
It only cost £20 for powder coating so wasn't worth the pissing about, especially with the state of my hands.
Thats a good price where was that. I did mine by hand last year over a couple of days and despite my best efforts its got some rust coming through - next time I will get powder coat I think.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Anquetil on 04 May 2018, 07:00:09 PM
It was done at Wrexham Metal Finishing on Wrexham Industrial Estate. I have never had anything powder coated before so I didn't know what to expect regarding price. My bicycle frames have always been stove enamelled. I am very happy with the price and would use them again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 04 May 2018, 07:59:06 PM
clean me carb float bowels as well spray the needles and reset them to two turns
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 04 May 2018, 08:07:38 PM
found out that if you want a new rear disc from brembo you have to order well in advance, its been two weeks now but i finally found out i will have it tuesday - hope i can get an mot as i move 100 miles to preston on thursday (might have to throw it in the hire van)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Anquetil on 05 May 2018, 02:53:35 PM
Just fitted my refurbished replacement centre stand and replaced a bent clutch lever. It was almost impossible to get it on the knackered stand before.Now it just flies up effortlessly.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 05 May 2018, 08:07:51 PM
Out for a little 95 mile blat
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 06 May 2018, 03:34:55 PM
decided the brembo disc is not as good looking as the old one
but new chain, wheel bearings, sprocket carrier bearing, brembo brake disc, callipers dismantled blasted and rebuilt (DONT DISMANTLE THEM)
new pads and pins, coat of black paint on calipers and hanger
just needs an mot (shit chinese headlight might kill me on that)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: reaper1064 on 06 May 2018, 08:07:02 PM
Went to Mablethorpe to watch the ride to the dunes roll in.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 06 May 2018, 08:31:10 PM
so carbs restripped and rebuily and balanced the carbs shes so much better now....

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Nemesis on 06 May 2018, 10:13:15 PM
A good old chain clean and lubed back up.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 07 May 2018, 10:15:27 PM
finished painting the fairings  today first time i have tried........ with cans could have done  a better job but owell learn for next time lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Farmboy81 on 08 May 2018, 09:23:01 AM
Did the harpic trick to my downpipes after work on Friday (been a hectic bank holiday so haven't had a chance to post before)


(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e135/farmboy8181/IMG_20180504_170143_zps5spid7p6.jpg)
Just need to drop them off and have a go with the autosol when I get the time.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 08 May 2018, 10:01:32 AM
Hey Farmboy are those your original downpipes?!?! They look fantastic. Can you detail the process a little and how you're gonna treat the metal after?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Farmboy81 on 08 May 2018, 10:51:40 AM
Hi Redmandan,


They're not the orginals, previous owner had them fitted 3-4 years ago (i think, have the receipt at home somewhere).


But yeah, harpic (specifically the black bottle "Power Plus MAX 10") does an amazing job with almost no effort at all.


A quick google will show you loads of vids on youtube but basically you just squeeze some out into a jam jar or saucer, get a standard plastic bristle paint brush (1" works well) and just paint it on then go back over and agitate it, give it a quick rub over with whatever you have handy (kitchen sponge is good, had blue roll to hand though) and then rinse it all off and stand back to admire!


I didn't take before and after pics as they weren't too bad, just discoloured. See below from when i did my old er-5 (RIP) last year.

Below is the comparison from my old er-5 (RIP)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e135/farmboy8181/Exhaust%201_zpsskadqvvi.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e135/farmboy8181/Exhaust%202_zpscrg04uh4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 08 May 2018, 12:10:48 PM
Ah I see, I have the original powder coated downpipes and they are beginning to show their age.


I would like some new stainless ones but there is quite a long list of things I want for the bike, and as the wife keeps reminding me: the bike is 20 years old and I have much better things to yadda yadda
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Farmboy81 on 08 May 2018, 12:58:47 PM
Tell me about it! My missus complained that I was spending £2.19 on toilet cleaner "just" for the bike.


She does agree that the pipes look very pretty now, although she's put it down to witchcraft rather than chemistry....  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 08 May 2018, 06:54:07 PM
She does agree that the pipes look very pretty now, although she's put it down to witchcraft rather than chemistry....  :lol
witchcraft =Double, double toil and trouble;Fire burn and downpipes bubble.chemistry =[/size]Double, double toil and trouble;Fire burn and caldron bubble.pretty sure its the same thing and eye of newt is great for rust removal
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 11 May 2018, 11:50:55 AM
Took bike for MOT - passed, no surprises there. What did raise my eyebrows was the tester's comment that on entering my VIN on the MOT computer it auto-completed for a VIN he'd put in a couple or three weeks ago, just 2 digits different from mine. He said he remembered having a foxeye fazer in, it had obviously been the one before the one before mine, off the Yamaha production line. For bikes that are 16 odd years old, and mine has been through dealers and owners all round the country (starting in Edinburgh I think) since new, that's some coincidence no?
So if you have a Fazer with VIN ending 5526 and you used Archies in Baildon recently for your MOT, er, Hi!- Small world eh?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Triggergee on 13 May 2018, 05:52:37 PM
Balanced the carbs, filled the bars with silicone to reduce vibrations and swapped over two of the coil wires which I had the wrong way around after having the engine out a couple years ago, not sure it makes any difference that I could feel or hear. Carbs weren't far out but now they're really well balanced!


Took her out for a little test ride after the balancing only to break half a mile down the road, can anyone guess why?












Congratulations to those who guessed right! Forgot to turn the fuel tap back on  :lol 
Unfortunately I had left my extra mini tool kit with the correct hex key for the fuel tank at home but thankfully after stripping off all my motorcycle gear and a little panic as I couldn't believe I'd be so daft to leave the tap off I eventually managed to undo the bolt with the OEM tool kit's pliers.


After turning the tap back on I carried on my way to Chepstow to do the wye valley road (lovely road!) but the M48 bridge was closed so came home again :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: red98 on 13 May 2018, 06:22:40 PM
Balanced the carbs, filled the bars with silicone to reduce vibrations and swapped over two of the coil wires which I had the wrong way around after having the engine out a couple years ago, not sure it makes any difference that I could feel or hear. Carbs weren't far out but now they're really well balanced!


Took her out for a little test ride after the balancing only to break half a mile down the road, can anyone guess why?












Congratulations to those who guessed right! Forgot to turn the fuel tap back on  :lol 
Unfortunately I had left my extra mini tool kit with the correct hex key for the fuel tank at home but thankfully after stripping off all my motorcycle gear and a little panic as I couldn't believe I'd be so daft to leave the tap off I eventually managed to undo the bolt with the OEM tool kit's pliers.


After turning the tap back on I carried on my way to Chepstow to do the wye valley road (lovely road!) but the M48 bridge was closed so came home again :'(












Your not the only one TIGGERGEE  :o .............did you notice any difference with the silicone filled bars ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Triggergee on 13 May 2018, 09:08:58 PM
Possibly difficult to say 100% but I would say yes it does feel like the vibrations have been dampened and other than between maybe 5,500-6,500 rpm (motorway cruising speed...) when the whole bike is buzzing like an electric sander it's quite smooth especially at over 100mph, 120mph it's comparable to a Rolls Royce or at least what I'd imagine one feels like as I've never been in one. The bar end I've got are different weights though so that may not help. I'll be filling my fazer thou with silicone too as I think I'm happy with the results and for £1.90 for the silicone there's no reason not to.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: reaper1064 on 23 May 2018, 10:32:51 PM
Took the wee beasty for it's M.O.T, another easy pass I'm glad to say.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 25 May 2018, 05:56:38 AM
erm in last two weeks you dont want to know - but its sat in back yard waiting for new calipers (so not going to the spring meet by looks of it)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 26 May 2018, 08:55:17 AM
Fitted new radiator guard from Beowolf, had both wheels rebalanced then attached reflective tape to wheels.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Farmboy81 on 26 May 2018, 03:43:45 PM
Not what I did, but still what happened: Got a call from the garage telling me that both fork stanchions are bent (I knew one was, which is what it's in for), which has now pushed the bill up to about £450  :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Spiffle on 01 June 2018, 11:04:17 PM
Changed the H4 and position lights from Halogen to LED (Well, half of it so far).
(https://i.imgur.com/PzV2A1f.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 02 June 2018, 08:36:36 AM
new calipers went on WHOOP - then blew a hole in my rad - i love her and hate her at the same time (just like the ex)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Hugh Mungus on 02 June 2018, 12:31:44 PM
Nuts. I posted in the wrong section...
Please delete this  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: reaper1064 on 07 June 2018, 10:36:44 PM
Took her to Norton bike night.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 09 June 2018, 03:32:14 AM
had it stolen - i wish i was joking.
will still hang around and answer anything i can
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: reaper1064 on 09 June 2018, 08:42:14 AM
Bloody hell mate sorry to hear that, hope the bastards crash and die in a fire ball. Too much of this going on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 09 June 2018, 09:29:45 AM
Changed the H4 and position lights from Halogen to LED (Well, half of it so far). just remember they are now mot failures as you can only use halogen bulbs in the original reflectors
(https://i.imgur.com/PzV2A1f.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: red98 on 09 June 2018, 12:15:11 PM
Bloody hell mate sorry to hear that, hope the bastards crash and die in a fire ball. Too much of this going on.










thats a bit harsh REAPER    :eek .........wishing accident and fire damage to a fellow foccers pride and joy......


sorry to hear this punk , hope you get the bike back ......
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: daviee on 09 June 2018, 03:31:04 PM
had it stolen - i wish i was joking.
will still hang around and answer anything i can
sorry to hear that mate
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Wharfe on 09 June 2018, 08:42:45 PM
had it stolen - i wish i was joking.
will still hang around and answer anything i can


Ohhh the bastards. Absolute sickener, been there and share your pain. They deserve any amount of harm and pain. Really. Foccin' scum...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Hugh Mungus on 09 June 2018, 11:28:58 PM
had it stolen - i wish i was joking.


Jeez. Another bike nicked. Really feel for your loss.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 10 June 2018, 09:16:18 AM
had it stolen - i wish i was joking.
will still hang around and answer anything i can


Why don't you put photos up, number plate, etc, on here so people can keep an eye out?
Think there's a website for stolen vehicles as well if you have a search.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 10 June 2018, 03:03:34 PM

Why don't you put photos up, number plate, etc, on here so people can keep an eye out?
Think there's a website for stolen vehicles as well if you have a search.


its all over facebook and been shared around all the local bike groups, its the same group who are nicking them in this area they tend to stay nearby
was out with my alarm keyfob walking around the dodgy areas just listening for the alarm to beep lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: kgjersda on 10 June 2018, 06:04:26 PM
I sold mine today.  :\ :'(


Will probably regret this.
Had all the right mods for me.
 - Fazer 1000 rear caliper
 - FZS400 headlight
 - Full fairing
 - Givi rack


IMG 20180610 182738
IMG 20180610 182738
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 11 June 2018, 06:36:21 AM

Why don't you put photos up, number plate, etc, on here so people can keep an eye out?
Think there's a website for stolen vehicles as well if you have a search.


its all over facebook and been shared around all the local bike groups, its the same group who are nicking them in this area they tend to stay nearby
was out with my alarm keyfob walking around the dodgy areas just listening for the alarm to beep lol


Not everyone uses Facebook, and.....we are a UK/Worldwide bike group who specialize in Fazers, meaning we would spot one quicker than others.
This should be the first place you put photos up!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Disorderlypunk on 11 June 2018, 07:59:50 PM

Why don't you put photos up, number plate, etc, on here so people can keep an eye out?
Think there's a website for stolen vehicles as well if you have a search.


its all over facebook and been shared around all the local bike groups, its the same group who are nicking them in this area they tend to stay nearby
was out with my alarm keyfob walking around the dodgy areas just listening for the alarm to beep lol


Not everyone uses Facebook, and.....we are a UK/Worldwide bike group who specialize in Fazers, meaning we would spot one quicker than others.
This should be the first place you put photos up!
i dont use facebook myself but we know around here it is the same scumbags that steal the bikes and they never leave the county - this has been shared with every club in the area including the ones i can not name (this is Lancashire  so you know who + plus the ones who also ride here)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 11 June 2018, 08:54:37 PM

Why don't you put photos up, number plate, etc, on here so people can keep an eye out?
Think there's a website for stolen vehicles as well if you have a search.


its all over facebook and been shared around all the local bike groups, its the same group who are nicking them in this area they tend to stay nearby
was out with my alarm keyfob walking around the dodgy areas just listening for the alarm to beep lol


Not everyone uses Facebook, and.....we are a UK/Worldwide bike group who specialize in Fazers, meaning we would spot one quicker than others.
This should be the first place you put photos up!
i dont use facebook myself but we know around here it is the same scumbags that steal the bikes and they never leave the county - this has been shared with every club in the area including the ones i can not name (this is Lancashire  so you know who + plus the ones who also ride here)


Ah, fair enough.
You need a Charles Bronson roaming the streets by the sounds of it. (Not the banged up idiot)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mobile mouse on 24 June 2018, 12:00:07 AM
Putting forks back together done one all went well.
fork seal and fork oil change......


first one done and all went well

second one
Fitted new oil seal and dust seal.
next fitted fork inner into the fork lower and the lower is jammed.
undo end bolt and tried again and again but still jams.
So in the future i will be fitting it back together like the picture below but then I will need to buy a proper seal driver and not use a DIY seal driver...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: HarryHornby on 24 June 2018, 07:59:15 AM
Adjust the chain.  Took front sprocket cover off to give it a good clean but it wasn't too bad, so a little degreaser and a rag and 5 mins and all good.  The new englarged front sprocket nut was still sitting there a treat too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: sgpwwg on 10 July 2018, 07:45:52 PM
Had a great day on Saturday at Bedford Autodrome giving it everything. Clicked over to 89k while blatting around the track. Did 130 miles mostly at the redline and blew through 28 litres of super unleaded on the track.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Spiffle on 14 July 2018, 01:49:44 AM
Almost ashamed to say, but I installed RGB LED position lights on it for visibility. Comes with a remote control too :D.


Oh, and installed a GPS tracker: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KKmoon-GPS-Real-Time-Tracker-Car-Motorcycle-Electric-GSM-GPRS-Tracking-Device/291877412726?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/KKmoon-GPS-Real-Time-Tracker-Car-Motorcycle-Electric-GSM-GPRS-Tracking-Device/291877412726?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 14 July 2018, 10:07:44 AM
Almost ashamed to say, but I installed RGB LED position lights on it for visibility. Comes with a remote control too :D .
 :useless
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: AJM on 31 July 2018, 09:20:05 PM
Went for a spin this evening and found this  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Spiffle on 01 August 2018, 10:17:58 AM
Front bearings
Front shock oil seals replacement, with 15w oil upgrade
Brake pads front+back
Drivetrain swap
Oilservice


Worth it? Yep!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TOM VR46 on 05 August 2018, 09:55:31 PM
First post , so see how it goes. Went for short spin after MotoGP to get some new chain lube and decided to get Chain Wax. Never tried this before. Anyone know how good or bad it is.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 05 August 2018, 11:05:05 PM
Went for a spin this evening and found this  :)
Cor! deary me  I don't know, some people, right litter bugs ehh! fancy dumping that old Fazer there.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: AJM on 06 August 2018, 05:37:27 AM
Went for a spin this evening and found this  :)
Cor! deary me  I don't know, some people, right litter bugs ehh! fancy dumping that old Fazer there.  :lol
:rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 06 August 2018, 11:37:18 AM
First post , so see how it goes. Went for short spin after MotoGP to get some new chain lube and decided to get Chain Wax. Never tried this before. Anyone know how good or bad it is.
I use it. Have a search on here for chain lube, wax and you will find loads of past posts discussing all manner lubes for the chain. I use  Puoline Chain Tech. Heres a good one for you http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,20030.50.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,20030.50.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: MFD on 09 August 2018, 08:01:15 PM
I've been getting achey hands on the Fazer which have gotten worse over time and I keep catching myself leaning on them, so on some advice I got a set of bar risers to try out:


Bars are currently spaced 20mm away, the kit includes extra 5mm and 10mm spacers to move them even further if necessary, but this is already pushing the brake hose a bit, so I'll have to get a longer one made if I stick with them. Rest of the cables have plenty of slack, and the bar mounts being angled means it doesn't hit the fairing at full lock :)

That gap is bothering me though... I'll have to get a deeper clamp top and skim it to fit!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Freck on 09 August 2018, 09:07:53 PM
First post , so see how it goes. Went for short spin after MotoGP to get some new chain lube and decided to get Chain Wax. Never tried this before. Anyone know how good or bad it is.
Ive used Wurth chain wax for years. Great stuff, not messy and keeps the chain in good order.
Then again, I do have a chain cleaning OCD  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TOM VR46 on 11 August 2018, 10:46:45 PM
Well used chain wax and after a week , with a couple of wet runs, result. Roughly about 250miles and definetly a lot less mess than lube and still a good covering of wax on the chain.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 13 August 2018, 07:33:15 AM
Well not today but yesterday, I adjusted the chain and gave the rear caliper, pots an pads a good clean. I should have done the fronts too and adjusted the clutch while as was at it. It'll need to wait till next weekend now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: reaper1064 on 21 August 2018, 08:54:32 PM
Went naked,

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Farmboy81 on 22 August 2018, 09:03:34 AM
 :useless
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 22 August 2018, 03:48:37 PM
Overhauled rear caliper with a stainless kit. Time to open the bleed nipples and let gravity do the work while I get my tea.  :b
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: reaper1064 on 22 August 2018, 05:02:13 PM
naked Fazer
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 24 August 2018, 10:24:24 PM
Took mine out for 1st time, returned home and straightened the warped rear disc.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Trebus on 24 August 2018, 11:06:17 PM
Took mine out for 1st time, returned home and straightened the warped rear disc.

What’s your technique for straightening the disc?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 25 August 2018, 08:46:35 AM
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 25 August 2018, 09:43:25 AM
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 25 August 2018, 10:10:40 AM
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 25 August 2018, 10:30:57 AM
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable


Judging by his foot in the photo, that really is a large adjustable spanner isn't it?  :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 25 August 2018, 10:58:42 AM
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable


Judging by his foot in the photo, that really is a large adjustable spanner isn't it?  :eek
Bacho is good kit - with an expensive price to match. That is an expensive spanner !
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 25 August 2018, 11:24:49 AM
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable


Judging by his foot in the photo, that really is a large adjustable spanner isn't it?  :eek
Bacho is good kit - with an expensive price to match. That is an expensive spanner !


Still won't straighten a disc though!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 25 August 2018, 12:07:16 PM
I better bend it back then :D . Thanks, appreciate your concern darrsi. I overhauled the rear caliper with one of the stainless kits, took it for a run and felt the back pedal pulsing, feeler gauges between disc and pad showed 1.5mm gap (guessing its been bent during a tyre swap in its past) after straightening I checked for cracks with detector spray. Previous owner fitted a new chain believing the old one was the cause of a clicking noise, turned out to be the disc catching the pads.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 25 August 2018, 12:12:11 PM
Fazersharp everything was cheaper in 1980s, including my shoes :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Trebus on 25 August 2018, 04:59:11 PM
Mine is slightly warped too, on a 1000. Caliper not dragging, perhaps it was at some point prior to my ownership. New pattern discs are available on fleabay for less than £30 but it doesn’t really bother me enough to warrant replacement. Got a few Bahco in the garage of varying sizes too 🙃
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 25 August 2018, 05:49:18 PM
I use my rear brake a lot in traffic so i like it to be sharp and very responsive.
Got a Galfer disc with SBS Ceramic pads and it's the best combo i've ever had on the rear of any bike i've owned.
Not the cheapest out there but you get what you pay for with discs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 25 August 2018, 06:32:11 PM
My Bahco adjustable will outlast me. Bugger, that's just devalued me to less than 50 quid.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 25 August 2018, 10:21:36 PM
I have a Bacho file rasp/metal and an adjustable extra thin wide jaw good for plumbing work. Been hanging my nose over their 8224 adjustable pump pliers - sick of my crappy cheapo ones loosing the size I set
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: robbo on 26 August 2018, 08:49:28 AM
Knipex are a good make for water pump pliers.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 26 August 2018, 03:46:26 PM
Like these, also a great seized brake piston and oil filter removal tool.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: celticdog on 26 August 2018, 05:09:15 PM
Like these, also a great seized brake piston and oil filter removal tool.


You're having us on fella, surely you don't take a pair of gas pliers to the brake pots!?!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 26 August 2018, 05:48:08 PM
 :lol  Celticdog, they were seized solid 1/4 way out, the caliper was in the vice getting plenty of heat and the pistons were heading for the scrap heap anyway, so no harm done.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 28 August 2018, 08:38:00 AM
:lol  Celticdog, they were seized solid 1/4 way out, the caliper was in the vice getting plenty of heat and the pistons were heading for the scrap heap anyway, so no harm done.
I I will look into the knipex ones they look like they have plenty of setting positions which is another bug-bear I have with my crappy cheap ones.
deeteefifty - I would of thought with all that expensive kit you could afford more than one pair of shoes :lol   
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 28 August 2018, 09:49:31 AM
My stilettos are out of shot, that's just one of those shoes you find on the road, I keep it in my pocket for emergencies, in this case it was used as a prop to give a sense of proportiontion to my exhibits.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 28 August 2018, 10:42:28 AM
My stilettos are out of shot, that's just one of those shoes you find on the road, I keep it in my pocket for emergencies, in this case it was used as a prop to give a sense of proportiontion to my exhibits.
:thumbup :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 30 August 2018, 11:52:04 AM
Last night I thought I'd have a look out of curiosity when my MOT runs out.......... it was this Sunday.  :eek

Phoned the good lads down at my bike shop this morning who kindly said bring it down straight away and it had passed by 10am.  :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 31 August 2018, 11:05:57 AM
My Naked Fazer. Recently completed USD Fork conversion plus complimenting modifications:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1854/44332616092_f4f403bd63_c.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 31 August 2018, 11:10:40 AM
Nice one👍
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 31 August 2018, 06:35:38 PM
In case you were unaware, today is national helicoil day, at least it was in the shed of dread.
Photos:
1 Front tank mount.
2 Left hand side panel.
3 Bottom front sprocket cover.
Why's it nearly always 6mm threads that go, not 8mm or even a 5mm, the equivalent 1/4" does the same on old imperial British iron.
Anyway the ever reliable helicoil insert tool went all unreliable on me by snapping its fork end off in the blind hole engine casting, twaty bollocks, I had to pick away and uncoil the helicoil to retrieve the broken bits, cut a new slot in the insert tool and do it again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 06 September 2018, 10:44:26 AM
Nice one👍

Thank you deeteefifty. I've been wanting to do the USD Fork change from Day 1 of owning my Fazer, however considering the amount of work plus parts required (complete front end change), also didn't want the bike to be sat around without being able to ride it for too long! SuperSport forks, so a massive increase in performance (over Fazer Cartridge forks) plus these offer full adjustability, inspire so much more confidence, due to the increased handling and cornering ability - totally PLANTED.

The Fazers are versatile machines, pretty much tick all the boxes, they do it all well (touring, commuting, racing around the twisties when you feel the need).
Hope you are enjoying yours? :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 06 September 2018, 06:07:02 PM
Did you have to get a steering stem made to suit then pressed into the bottom yoke, or did the one with the replacement forks match up?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 07 September 2018, 10:13:44 AM
Steering stem is the only original part that's used from the Fazer. However I did put in a new set of tapered headrace bearings.

Lower triple tree/clamp was taken from the SuperSport bike, that had to be machined a little, so it could be pressed into the FZS600 Stem.
Top yoke is a custom solid billet CNC Yoke, along with the handlebar risers, actually designed for the SuperSport bike (to fit the larger diameter USD forks).

It would be possible to use the SuperSport original top yoke, perhaps requiring spacers, if you planned on also using the Sport bike Clip-Ons, for a sports / Café racer style conversion.  8)


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/29591595627_4549ebbe93_c.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 07 September 2018, 03:25:52 PM
Lovely 👍
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 17 September 2018, 07:39:20 PM
New exhuast header studs nuts and gaskets she sounds so much better and quiter lol



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 22 September 2018, 11:37:26 AM
New PR3 on the front.
£84 from Oponeo and £20 to fit.
Think it's the first time i can ever remember me having the same brand of tyres on front and rear in over 30 years of riding, i have a PR4 on the rear, so close enough.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 22 September 2018, 12:06:07 PM
New PR3 on the front.
£84 from Oponeo and £20 to fit.
Think it's the first time i can ever remember me having the same brand of tyres on front and rear in over 30 years of riding, i have a PR4 on the rear, so close enough.  :lol
They are very hairy aren't they. Week end = scrubbing in =  :) :) :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 22 September 2018, 12:16:00 PM
New PR3 on the front.
£84 from Oponeo and £20 to fit.
Think it's the first time i can ever remember me having the same brand of tyres on front and rear in over 30 years of riding, i have a PR4 on the rear, so close enough.  :lol
They are very hairy aren't they. Week end = scrubbing in =  :) :) :)


Nah, it's pissing down here.......i'm sure you'll understand.  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 22 September 2018, 03:00:52 PM
New PR3 on the front.
£84 from Oponeo and £20 to fit.
Think it's the first time i can ever remember me having the same brand of tyres on front and rear in over 30 years of riding, i have a PR4 on the rear, so close enough.  :lol
They are very hairy aren't they. Week end = scrubbing in =  :) :) :)


Nah, it's pissing down here.......i'm sure you'll understand.  :lol
:thumbup :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: MFD on 06 October 2018, 05:59:36 PM
Cleaned the sludge out from under the chain guard to stop it dripping back down and around the wheel, oiled the chain, then finally got round to making a proper top layer of foam for my seat:


Up next, a cover, to replace the bin bags I've been sitting on since February or so!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 06 October 2018, 11:57:06 PM
Cleaned the sludge out from under the chain guard to stop it dripping back down and around the wheel, oiled the chain, then finally got round to making a proper top layer of foam for my seat:


Up next, a cover, to replace the bin bags I've been sitting on since February or so!


What d'ya call that then, a Kim Kardashian seat?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 07 October 2018, 12:07:08 AM
Cleaned the sludge out from under the chain guard to stop it dripping back down and around the wheel, oiled the chain, then finally got round to making a proper top layer of foam for my seat:


Up next, a cover, to replace the bin bags I've been sitting on since February or so!


What d'ya call that then, a Kim Kardashian seat?


Ha ha🤣 it looks different
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: MFD on 07 October 2018, 11:06:00 AM
What d'ya call that then, a Kim Kardashian seat?

I call it "I'm a special fragile snowflake and the standard seat isn't supportive enough", but I like your name too :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: MFD on 07 October 2018, 05:10:17 PM
Today I battled my way into the timing cover to check the valve clearances, all in spec... except ONE SODDING VALVE.

Debating leaving it since its <0.01mm too tight, but out of spec is out of spec...
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 07 October 2018, 07:46:15 PM
My Fazer had the hump with me today because I have not ridden for 4 weeks and was just being a little mardy about starting first time but after 2 miles we had made up and were all smiles again. 70 miles later we both agreed to try not to leave it so long next time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 08 October 2018, 08:31:41 AM
Today I battled my way into the timing cover to check the valve clearances, all in spec... except ONE SODDING VALVE.

Debating leaving it since its <0.01mm too tight, but out of spec is out of spec...

I have the same issue on my 4th cylinder. I decided in the end I would wait until a few more of them were close to spec otherwise I would just have to repeat the process and it's a right ballache getting the cams out. 0.01 isn't going to make much difference.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 09 October 2018, 10:07:14 AM
Removed the DB Killer from my BlackWidow exhaust. :rolleyes

Yes, I see car drivers checking their mirrors now, as they HEAR me approaching from behind... still unlikely to save me that one time someone decides to pull out infront of me without looking!........ :eek
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 18 November 2018, 08:26:54 PM
75 miles
Couldn't resist the clear blue sky, But it was a a bit damp in the shade and I almost turned back after 35.25 miles because of it  :lol     
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 19 November 2018, 09:35:57 PM
Just as i was pulling up to my home on Friday i felt and heard a click from the clutch lever.
Not entirely sure what it was but this morning had to really adjust it out to get it to function properly, but it didn't feel right to and from work.
Gonna change the cable tomorrow as i have the day off.
Should be nice cold and wet weather for the job.  :\
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TomS_ on 12 December 2018, 09:21:39 PM
Delayed from Sunday ...


Today I installed heated grips. I'd held out with nice squishy grips, but the cold weather forced my hands. So far it has been amazing. The ride tomorrow will be interesting, with 0/below 0 temperatures!

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 13 December 2018, 06:46:31 AM
Delayed from Sunday ...


Today I installed heated grips. I'd held out with nice squishy grips, but the cold weather forced my hands. So far it has been amazing. The ride tomorrow will be interesting, with 0/below 0 temperatures!


I promise you, you will never not want heated grips on a bike again.
If this is the first time you've ever used them in very cold weather then it will make you wonder why they are not a standard piece of kit on bikes sold in cooler countries.
Just a shame i can't get hand guards as well on my bike, the combination would be perfect.


Don't know which ones you fitted but there are quite a few out there, and strangely enough the ones i have on now, which are my 2nd set, have by far been the hottest, with several settings, yet also one of the lowest in cost to buy. On the highest setting they are still hot, even in well under freezing temperatures.
I could never be without them now, and use them more often than not throughout the year. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dynspud on 13 December 2018, 08:11:52 AM
 :agree :thumbup
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gerkin on 13 December 2018, 05:16:39 PM
Delayed from Sunday ...


Today I installed heated grips. I'd held out with nice squishy grips, but the cold weather forced my hands. So far it has been amazing. The ride tomorrow will be interesting, with 0/below 0 temperatures!


Oxford same as mine summer gloves at 5 degrees!

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TomS_ on 14 December 2018, 09:00:11 AM
Just a shame i can't get hand guards as well on my bike, the combination would be perfect.


I put Oxford Advanced Touring grips on mine. These get plenty hot, I cant run them at full temp as its too uncomfortable. I usually sit in the lower half of the range of settings and that is plenty hot (so far).


Hand guards would be the ultimate combination, and I'd like them too, but I havent really been able to find any yet either. Eyeing them up on the next bike, which I probably need to get by April next year if I plan to continue working in central London - new emission laws mean the Fazer wont meet spec and I'd have to pay £12 or so a day to ride in.  :o
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gerkin on 16 December 2018, 05:56:36 PM
Fitted new pads in rear caliper ,new seals and piston polish needed asap but need the bike for work this/week
Job for the Xmas break



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 16 December 2018, 07:19:55 PM
Toms, being an ignorant northern type, I don't have a clue or really care WTF goes on in London, it may as well be a different solar system, but what will you be able to ride into London once the further stupidity comes into effect?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gerkin on 16 December 2018, 07:51:53 PM
Basically all new model bikes made after 07 should be exempt this won't include older designed bikes sold in 07
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: deeteefifty on 17 December 2018, 08:41:04 AM
Thanks for info Gerkin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: TomS_ on 18 December 2018, 11:16:01 AM
Basically all new model bikes made after 07 should be exempt this won't include older designed bikes sold in 07


Yeah, basically anything that meets Euro 3 should be fine. Its all based on declared emissions anyway. If I had my Fazer tested and the emissions were within the requirement then I would be fine to continue riding it without having to pay the daily charge.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: robbo on 18 December 2018, 11:42:43 AM
Their website will tell you if you are liable for ulez or not,  simply by inputting your reg number. My 55 plate is liable, so would anything else that age or older.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Valley boi on 11 January 2019, 07:35:19 PM
Changed the original headers for New delkivic ones today. Quite an easy job to do. O was suprised at the bore difference compared to the original.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: His Dudeness on 11 January 2019, 08:02:03 PM
Changed the original headers for New delkivic ones today. Quite an easy job to do. O was suprised at the bore difference compared to the original.
Easy as long as you don't snap a stud!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 12 January 2019, 04:42:58 AM
Changed the original headers for New delkivic ones today. Quite an easy job to do. O was suprised at the bore difference compared to the original.
Easy as long as you don't snap a stud!


I can't believe how easy that is to do, after my last experience taking the headers off. I broke two with very little force.  :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: His Dudeness on 12 January 2019, 11:01:25 AM
I think the diameter of the studs is too small. If they had used M8 studs instead of M6 they would have been a lot stronger. Also using the open ended nuts was a bad idea because all the muck from road clogs up the threads. I think it's nearly always the center two studs behind the wheel that snap. Even if you crack the nut free and get a few turns out of it they can still shear because they bind up from dirt and rust on threads because the nut is open. Also whatever steel they made the studs and the whole exhaust from wasn't good enough. It rusts out too easily. I know the Fazer was a budget commuter when it was sold but Yamaha really cheaped out on the exhaust system
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 12 January 2019, 11:32:28 AM
I think the diameter of the studs is too small. If they had used M8 studs instead of M6 they would have been a lot stronger. Also using the open ended nuts was a bad idea because all the muck from road clogs up the threads. I think it's nearly always the center two studs behind the wheel that snap. Even if you crack the nut free and get a few turns out of it they can still shear because they bind up from dirt and rust on threads because the nut is open. Also whatever steel they made the studs and the whole exhaust from wasn't good enough. It rusts out too easily. I know the Fazer was a budget commuter when it was sold but Yamaha really cheaped out on the exhaust system


Had a chat with my mechanic at the time and apparently they did upgrade to M8 on newer Yamaha bikes after they realized it was becoming a problem.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Middy2000 on 10 February 2019, 10:24:23 PM
Today....


Fitted spotlights
Changed orange indicator lenses to smoked
Fitted heated grips
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 12 February 2019, 08:57:38 PM
so new wireing loom new ignition and keys with seat lock as well she will be so nice when im done with her lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Northern Biker on 13 February 2019, 01:53:29 AM
Replaced 3 deteriorating water pipes then flushed and replaced the coolant/antifreeze.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 13 February 2019, 06:45:24 AM
Today....


Fitted spotlights
Changed orange indicator lenses to smoked
Fitted heated grips


Smoked indicator lenses?
You have the majority of vehicles "out to get you" and you are lessening the chance of them seeing you make a turn, and if something unfortunate was to happen then believe me the first thing they will shout will either be "He didn't indicate" or "I couldn't see the indicators properly".
Are they even legal, and will they get through an M.O.T., it's not something that has ever even crossed my mind before to fit?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Farmboy81 on 13 February 2019, 09:09:11 AM
The smoked lenses are just as bright as clear ones, or at the very least they're brighter than the originals!


I've got Bike-It mini smoked indicators from sportsbikeshop on mine and they're a definite improvement in brightness and looks on the boxy old ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Fazerider on 13 February 2019, 09:30:04 AM
Today....


Fitted spotlights
Changed orange indicator lenses to smoked
Fitted heated grips


Smoked indicator lenses?
You have the majority of vehicles "out to get you" and you are lessening the chance of them seeing you make a turn, and if something unfortunate was to happen then believe me the first thing they will shout will either be "He didn't indicate" or "I couldn't see the indicators properly".
Are they even legal, and will they get through an M.O.T., it's not something that has ever even crossed my mind before to fit?

I find clear indicators to be the hazardous ones.
When in sunshine they can catch so much light that the difference between on and off is not visible.  Amber or smoked ones absorb external light on the way in as well as on the way out whereas the light you want only has to make the trip out... so the contrast between on and off is roughly 3 x better.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 13 February 2019, 11:04:08 AM
I was going to mention the smoked lenses but did not want to be the first one to say something as im sure he is a big boy and he can do what he likes. (I don't mean that in a sarcastic way).I would never fit them, as darrsi says in an off you stand no chance of winning an insurance case.Now I do like the sound of clear lenses and orange led bulbs especially on my bike as it is black and chrome/polished alloy, same for the rear lens- red LED. But too tight and not that bothered to spend the money doing it.  :lol     
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 13 February 2019, 12:52:20 PM
I was going to mention the smoked lenses but did not want to be the first one to say something as im sure he is a big boy and he can do what he likes. (I don't mean that in a sarcastic way).I would never fit them, as darrsi says in an off you stand no chance of winning an insurance case.Now I do like the sound of clear lenses and orange led bulbs especially on my bike as it is black and chrome/polished alloy, same for the rear lens- red LED. But too tight and not that bothered to spend the money doing it.  :lol   

I wasn't having a dig, it was just a natural reaction most likely from when I've seen boy racers in their souped up VW Golf's, and they have their lights all darkened and they've most certainly not improved anything at all. The ones I've seen you can barely see a light flickering in the centre of the lens cover, which is why they tend to get pulled over so often.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Middy2000 on 13 February 2019, 05:04:31 PM
In the interest of science I've just taken some pics of the comparison between original lenses and smoked ones.
The smoked ones have orange bulbs and in my opinion make the bike look a little nicer.
Can I get any credit for not bastardising her too much by fitting LED indicators?


Orange on the left, smoked on the right.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 13 February 2019, 05:51:40 PM
In the interest of science I've just taken some pics of the comparison between original lenses and smoked ones.
The smoked ones have orange bulbs and in my opinion make the bike look a little nicer.
Can I get any credit for not bastardising her too much by fitting LED indicators?


Orange on the left, smoked on the right.
Orange look easier to see - there might be a brighter centre on the smoked but the whole of the orange is "glowing" more. As your bike is silver IMO it would of looked better with clear lenses with orange bulbs.   
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Middy2000 on 13 February 2019, 06:36:26 PM
I did order clear but then had a last minute change of heart & got smoked.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: psyfi_1 on 13 February 2019, 06:52:36 PM
rear brake strip down rebuild and bleed
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: His Dudeness on 13 February 2019, 07:03:47 PM
I think the original one looks better :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: tommyardin on 13 February 2019, 07:10:00 PM
In the interest of science I've just taken some pics of the comparison between original lenses and smoked ones.
The smoked ones have orange bulbs and in my opinion make the bike look a little nicer.
Can I get any credit for not bastardising her too much by fitting LED indicators?


Orange on the left, smoked on the right.
Orange look easier to see - there might be a brighter centre on the smoked but the whole of the orange is "glowing" more. As your bike is silver IMO it would of looked better with clear lenses with orange bulbs.


I second the clear lens with orange bulbs. The smoked one i generally dimmer than the orange one
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 13 February 2019, 07:39:37 PM
So i wasn’t far off then, i can certainly understand the cosmetic look with the smoked lenses but the indicators are there to do an important job in my opinion so the brighter the better wherever possible for me, the same with all lights on the bike.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: 74eldiablo on 13 February 2019, 08:52:13 PM
Today i have mostly been foccin buying for my bike:
a new polski bellypanwezmoto full braided race lines
alloy headlamp brackets to fit my raptor 2 aftermarket headlight fairinggold paint for the forks
lubberly anodised aluminuim and lubber grips
knock off titanium pazzo leversgold drag barsnew anodised handlebar clamps15w fork oil and a date with the sandblaster/powdercoater/sprayer to do the swingarm black, wheel centres gloss black and rims polished up

Whilst not buying cheap hop up parts from asia, i've been changing

new air filter
new iridium sparksbled the horrible brown stuff  and refilled with lovely green/yellow coolantoil & filter
and
comtemplating an R7 seat unit,
some new handlebar mirrors (but the adaptors cost more than the mirrors) go figure !!
already in the process of making a cardboard template for the clocks out of aluminium to make a speedo bracket.
i'm 50/50 about selling the original fazer fairing, but as the headlight was barry white and it was scratched and cracked to chuff, it seems the £100 given to me for it will buy most of these new parts and give the foccer a new faze of life... FZS600 ver 2.0


i'll get some photos up when im not driving the wife 240km for a foccin haircut, going across the border into belarus for cheap diesel, alcohol and cigs.70 litres of diesel about £30-3280 cigarettes - 20p per packet
1 litre of vodka £3.10p

just need this cold weather to foc off so i can get to work in the garage (coldest was -17
adios amigos




Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 20 February 2019, 09:00:11 PM
Gonna have a go at fitting the new braided brake lines tomorrow. Got some new DOT 4 and cobra lines. I don’t have a bleeding kit but I do have a small oil suction kit for changing oil on small engines via the dipstick hole and I reckon I can get it to work.

I’m gonna tear down and rebuild the callipers as well at the same time. Never done this before but I’m hoping it will be a fairly straightforward job. I’ve heard the bleed nipple is easy to snap off but any other tips from the seasoned foccers will be well received. I’ll do the front and if it goes well I’ll also do the rear.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bandit on 20 February 2019, 10:13:23 PM
This for caliper rebuild :
http://www.redrubbergrease.com/tips-how-to-brake-caliper-failure-repair-with-rebuild-kit.html (http://www.redrubbergrease.com/tips-how-to-brake-caliper-failure-repair-with-rebuild-kit.html)

& for bleeding brakes, better to use clear tubing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5nuh39VAu8
  E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5nuh39VAu8#)Good luck hope this helps.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 21 February 2019, 06:59:09 PM
Cheers for the tips Bandit.


I like Delboy's garage on youtube, top stuff.


Had a go at the front lines today. It goes pretty slowly with me as I like to take my time and read the service manual 20 times as I'm doing the job. Didn't have time to take the calipers to bits, I might do that after this season as I will naturally have to do the brake fluid again.


piccies (https://imgur.com/a/PmZCVU7?)


I kept the 2 into 1 bracket from the original lines on the bike as the bracket that attaches them to the bike also holds the speed sensor wire and the bracket is a part of the attachment.


Bleeding the lines didn't go very well. The manual says to leave it for a while to let the air bubbles all rise to the reservoir. The brakes do go on but I can pull the lever all the way back to the handlebar. Manual says to wait a while to let the bubbles rise to the reservoir. There's plenty of vids out there which I will watch for pointers but if anyone has some bike specific help it would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bandit on 21 February 2019, 07:23:38 PM
With the brake lever pulled in until it stops as in your pic, tie it back in that position overnight this will allow the air to rise into the res.


Only bleed one line at a time once you have fluid coming out of each bleed nipple.

This can be repeated when you have finally bleed the brakes as well, same with the rear brake pedal tied down with added weight.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 29 March 2019, 08:08:05 AM
Just had a week off work and using up my holiday, and it was a nice day yesterday, so i sat outside in the sun for a few hours cleaning up all my brake calipers and regreasing the pots after the winter period. I try and do all the calipers before and after winter to keep them in good order.


Then i cleaned off the normal engine oil i've been using on the chain, and relubed it with 90w gear oil instead. Cleaned all the shite off the rear sprocket as well, which is normally pretty dirty from everyday use.
After that i gave the whole bike a quick wash and it now looks all respectable again, until it rains again anyway.


Was just having a good look around the internet as i used up my last brake cleaner spray, and i'm getting low on red rubber grease.
Really odd that they charge about £5.40 for 70g of RRG, but i just paid £9.39 for 500g, which will probably outlast the bike and me, but made total sense to buy that instead.


Found a good deal on Brake Cleaner Spray though:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-X-POLYGARD-CLUTCH-or-BRAKE-CLEANER-LARGE-600ML-CANS-SPECIAL-OFFER-X-6/321874803358?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-X-POLYGARD-CLUTCH-or-BRAKE-CLEANER-LARGE-600ML-CANS-SPECIAL-OFFER-X-6/321874803358?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Red Rubber Grease:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REVOL-RED-RUBBER-GREASE-500g-BRAKE-SEALS-MASTER-CYLINDERS/172513747387?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REVOL-RED-RUBBER-GREASE-500g-BRAKE-SEALS-MASTER-CYLINDERS/172513747387?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: His Dudeness on 29 March 2019, 06:20:55 PM
Just had a week off work and using up my holiday, and it was a nice day yesterday, so i sat outside in the sun for a few hours cleaning up all my brake calipers and regreasing the pots after the winter period. I try and do all the calipers before and after winter to keep them in good order.


Then i cleaned off the normal engine oil i've been using on the chain, and relubed it with 90w gear oil instead. Cleaned all the shite off the rear sprocket as well, which is normally pretty dirty from everyday use.
After that i gave the whole bike a quick wash and it now looks all respectable again, until it rains again anyway.


Was just having a good look around the internet as i used up my last brake cleaner spray, and i'm getting low on red rubber grease.
Really odd that they charge about £5.40 for 70g of RRG, but i just paid £9.39 for 500g, which will probably outlast the bike and me, but made total sense to buy that instead.


Found a good deal on Brake Cleaner Spray though:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-X-POLYGARD-CLUTCH-or-BRAKE-CLEANER-LARGE-600ML-CANS-SPECIAL-OFFER-X-6/321874803358?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-X-POLYGARD-CLUTCH-or-BRAKE-CLEANER-LARGE-600ML-CANS-SPECIAL-OFFER-X-6/321874803358?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Red Rubber Grease:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REVOL-RED-RUBBER-GREASE-500g-BRAKE-SEALS-MASTER-CYLINDERS/172513747387?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REVOL-RED-RUBBER-GREASE-500g-BRAKE-SEALS-MASTER-CYLINDERS/172513747387?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
Let us know how you get on with the gear oil ;) I think it's great stuff but it depends on the type of riding you do. If you do mostly low speed urban riding, you can apply the gear oil once a week and you're sorted. If you do high speed motorway riding or big distances in one go the gear oil isn't practical because you would need to be applying it after ever trip.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dynspud on 29 March 2019, 07:12:25 PM
Like I do, stick the oil in a Scottolier  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: His Dudeness on 29 March 2019, 08:51:06 PM
Like I do, stick the oil in a Scottolier  :D
Good idea ;) Any mess from it with the gear oil? They're blood expensive aren't they? If I could find a cheap used one I'd give it a go
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dynspud on 30 March 2019, 07:40:46 PM
The genuine Scottoiler oil seemed to make far more of a mess as it was much stickier and would plaster itself all over the place and then trap all the dirt & dust.
The gear oil, being a bit less viscous and definitely not as sticky tends to fling of without adhering to things to much.
It also cleans off a lot easier as well.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 31 March 2019, 12:11:45 AM
The genuine Scottoiler oil seemed to make far more of a mess as it was much stickier and would plaster itself all over the place and then trap all the dirt & dust.
The gear oil, being a bit less viscous and definitely not as sticky tends to fling of without adhering to things to much.
It also cleans off a lot easier as well.


Does it really oil every link both sides efficiently though?
As in EVERY link, it only takes one to be missed to ruin a chain?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dynspud on 31 March 2019, 09:22:03 AM
Mine's got the dual chain feeder on the end of the pipe which does both sides equally, all the time.
It does make a difference but you also use more oil, although that's not a bad thing I guess.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 31 March 2019, 09:51:58 AM
Mine's got the dual chain feeder on the end of the pipe which does both sides equally, all the time.
It does make a difference but you also use more oil, although that's not a bad thing I guess.


And what about when you park the bike overnight, does it drip oil from the chain?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Dynspud on 31 March 2019, 10:46:11 AM
Nope.
Without engine running and the vacuum opening the oil valve inside the Scottoiler reservoir, all oil gets held in the pipe.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: vinnyb on 19 April 2019, 08:41:58 PM
  Freed off the rear brake pistons, not solid, but not far off. They're still not perfect but they'll do for now. I'll sort them properly when I replace the hoses and can pop the pistons out and give them a good clean.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: demic77 on 15 May 2019, 01:01:00 AM
Swapped the rotten originals for Delkevic stainless down pipes. Plenty of tea and pepsi max, procrastinating and swear words but eventually success, despite my mechanical aptitude level of pissed up chimp on crack (who rebuilt a Land-Rover once, all you needed was a lump hammer and WD-40). Was shitting it after hearing tales of snapped studs, engine out head off nightmares that I couldn't of dealt with but it went fine, inner nuts were more difficult due to the shite splashed on them with no fender extender (guess whats next on the shopping list).
Sprayed it liberally with Q10 penetrating fluid from these guys http://www.qoileurope.com (http://www.qoileurope.com) I had a free sample from a while back and it worked an absolute treat, the inner two were rusty and cruddy as f@ck but came away easily [size=78%]after spraying with this stuff. [/size]
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Cagey_Thoughts on 07 June 2019, 03:34:40 PM
Carried on the rebuild.... It's only been about 5 years.. :rolleyes . but this is the first time I've had a workshop/garage to be able to do any work in since my Daventry days....... It WILL get finished this year......


to date... New/refurbished list...


Hagon rear shox
Hagon fork springs and a fork rebuild
shims done
Downpipes
Can.. high level
All Calipers refurbished.. new pistons
Carbs refurbished
Loads of seals and bearings replaced
Loads of bits powdercoated black.. Inc.. swingarm.. fork lowers... etc..etc...
Fairing inners... mirror shells and other bits painted red....
new radiator
Only concession to 'bling'... polished torque arm with 'Fazer' inscribed in red....
Usual chain & sprox
Other bits and pieces...


Original concept was to protect the vulnerable alloy during winter commuting duties.... but it has turned into a labour of love..... (well it is when I can remember where all the hoses and wires go....!!!!! ;) )
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 13 June 2019, 12:19:36 PM
Got the bike back on the road following front caliper rebuild: new pads, cleaned up the pistons and seals and stuck them back in with plenty of red rubber grease.


I went with SBS sintered pads after reading a fairly lengthy discussion on this forum, just had a 20 mile ride and they feel pretty good. They feel less snatchy than the old pads and certainly give more confidence in stopping power. We'll see how they chew up my discs, they're already pretty scored anyway.



Bleeding the brakes went reasonably well, I did this a little while back when I installed braided lines and the process is much smoother for me now. So this year so far it has been new brake lines + pads front and back, full caliper rebuild front and back and newly upholstered seat.


Every day I've been adding my special potion of ATF/Acetone to the exhaust bolts. Today I did it after a 20 mile ride when they were nice and hot, another tip from on here. If the heavens hadn't opened as soon as I'd done it I was tempted to see if I could crack them open. If they do open, I'll order the new exhaust, if they snap in the head I'll just go and cry.  :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: cl1ve2004 on 13 June 2019, 12:37:32 PM
Well, yesterday start ,finished today..Rebuilt me fzs 600 carbs ( first time I have done carbs) fantastic service from NRP carbs who found me mixture


screw set for £9 instead of Fowlers @ £37...



Fowlers !! Fitted a new tail tidy..


Gonna refit carbs to bike over the weekend :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 13 June 2019, 01:11:06 PM
Sitting in the garage cause the weather is crap and I just cleaned it  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Steve3351 on 13 June 2019, 04:54:50 PM
EEEK...!
I had the same dilemma as REDMANDAN....to get exhaust studs out without breaking them off in the head...
two of mine broke off.  :\ Cursed and focced for a while and then just made decision to remove engine. Not as difficult as i thought...u need a trolley jack, and a person to help, holding the end of the long engine mounting bolts while u unscrew them, anyone can do this, even a woman. Obviously this is easier if u have a shed to work in and a lift or a raised platform. I did it outside on the ground. Drilled out the old studs (carefully) and fitted nice S/S downpipes with nice new S/S studs.

A good opportunity to clean everything properly. paint some bits etc. etc.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 13 June 2019, 05:06:52 PM
@Steve

Is it not possible to just remove the radiator and drill the studs out? It seems with the radiator removed there would be enough access no?

As you say though, the engine paint could do with a touch up, and if it’s really not so bad to take it out I’m not dreading the job too much if it comes to it.

Just seem to find less and less time to do these things nowadays. Only 30 something years till retirement....
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Steve3351 on 13 June 2019, 05:27:26 PM
u have to take the rad off anyway to remove the engine...i doubt if u cud drill out broken studs even with rad out, but u cud try.
Anyway...i gather u havn't broken any studs yet...? u can use all methods to loosen them,,,including heating/cooling...tapping with hammer etc. i did all that and they still broke...! :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 13 June 2019, 07:59:18 PM
No I haven’t tried to take them out yet. I’m Trying a few tricks to get the threads well oiled before I give it a go.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Steve3351 on 13 June 2019, 09:33:15 PM
G'dluk 8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Northern Biker on 13 June 2019, 11:22:20 PM
Fitted a 45mm lift kit (shorter dog bones) and while the weather is poo i'm going to take some bits off to have a go at polishing up.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 16 June 2019, 11:43:58 PM
Removed all fairings & tank, rubbed them down & had them wrapped in cameleon vinyl, changed the look of the bike completely, also fitted new seat cover.
Replaced front rotors with EBC discs then did a complete caliper rebuild, new seals, red rubber grease then new pads & caliper bolts.
Complete service, NGK plugs, fuel filter, air filter, oil filter, Castrol power 1 oil, new coolant & magnetic sump plug.
After all this the bloody bike is now only firing on 3 cylinders, checked for spark & fuel, all seem fine so guess the carbs will need to come out again?
This bike is driving myself and my bank manager crazy!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: redmandan on 17 June 2019, 09:53:12 AM
That fairing wrap looks sweet! If you don’t mind my asking how much does something like that cost?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 17 June 2019, 10:42:03 AM
I got the whole bike wrapped for £250
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 17 June 2019, 07:46:55 PM
Here's a few more of the wrap & new seat cover
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: His Dudeness on 17 June 2019, 09:14:22 PM
Looks good ;) If you want to freshen up the cylinder head Granville satin black is a good match to the original engine colour. It lasts about one year of commuting before it needs to be done again.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91Mmlu4eUrL._SL1500_.jpg)
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 19 June 2019, 09:42:11 PM
Is it easily done with engine in the frame still or best to drop it out first?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: His Dudeness on 20 June 2019, 08:56:30 PM
Is it easily done with engine in the frame still or best to drop it out first?
Leave it in. If you wanted to do a proper job you could take it out and spray it but it's a lot of work.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 20 June 2019, 09:08:35 PM
I'm all for the easy option 👍🤣
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 30 June 2019, 02:23:38 PM
Painted on Harpic bleach onto the exhaust pipes, gave them a scrub with Stainless Steel scouring pad, then washed it off. Came up a treat, really works well.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Northern Biker on 01 July 2019, 12:33:55 AM
@Gabrael72 hope you don't mind me asking but what make of seat cover is that and where is it from?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 01 July 2019, 06:05:02 PM
It was from Amazon, £52 + £12 delivery, it's a really nice cover, well made & very comfortable, the link is below!

Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer '98-'04 seat cover https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MK79D5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3KJgDbF0N55ZH (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MK79D5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3KJgDbF0N55ZH)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 01 July 2019, 06:47:11 PM
Fitted my new Raximo short levers.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 01 July 2019, 06:50:19 PM
Duplicate post, please ignore!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: demic77 on 02 July 2019, 11:37:59 PM
Got a pair of Michelin Road 5 and an MOT put on her. This is the first bike I've kept long enough to have new tyres put on, felt quite twitchy on the way home to the point where I was shitting it a little. Thinking it may be a combination of a new tyre profile vs worn and needing scrubbing in; I've never scrubbed in new tyres on a bike before, read a few differing things about scrubbing in new tyres, some say it's temperature related and a motorway run will sort, others are more like gradually increasing lean angles and so on which might be a bit difficult without pre planning a route and timing. Any opinions would be appreciated.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 03 July 2019, 06:31:56 AM
Got a pair of Michelin Road 5 and an MOT put on her. This is the first bike I've kept long enough to have new tyres put on, felt quite twitchy on the way home to the point where I was shitting it a little. Thinking it may be a combination of a new tyre profile vs worn and needing scrubbing in; I've never scrubbed in new tyres on a bike before, read a few differing things about scrubbing in new tyres, some say it's temperature related and a motorway run will sort, others are more like gradually increasing lean angles and so on which might be a bit difficult without pre planning a route and timing. Any opinions would be appreciated.


Never even knew they had made a newer version of the PR4, which i can only describe as the best tyre i've ever had on any bike. (PR3 front & PR4 rear) 
The real test was when i got blasted with sudden heavy snow on the way home from work, and the snow was quickly settling but on the main roads was loads of wet slush so i was just waiting for the tyres to slide whilst just pushing on to get home but they literally didn't at all, i was simply astonished at how well they stayed gripped to the floor.   


So after just reading reviews on how they've improved the PR4 for wet AND dry conditions seems quite remarkable to me.


As you say, if you're not used to new tyres then they can feel a tiny bit unnerving straight off the shelf, firstly because like you say they'll need scrubbing in for a while because of the shiny surface left when they are moulded. Just take things easy for the first 100 miles so the tyres can take that shine away with road dirt, and then after that period you can then start chucking the bike about a bit.
Secondly though whenever bike tyres are new their profile is obviously much more rounded and taller, so your steering will feel much lighter and the bike will fall into corners easier as the tread contact will be a tiny bit less than you're used to feeling.
Obviously with new tyres you need to be extra careful in wet weather, even more so after a long dry spell, where rain will suddenly raise oil and fuel from the roads, before it eventually gets washed away.
Doubt it will take too long with these new tyres you have though, as i think once you're used to them and get to trust them, like i have done now with my ones, you will find yourself not worrying about conditions so much and you'll naturally push the bike a little more when cornering due to the confident feedback. 


On the plus side too with the Road 5's is that they also do a 110 size front tyre, which the PR4 did not for some odd reason, hence why a few of us have to use the PR3 & PR4 combination, although in fairness it's a brilliant combo for me anyway.

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: demic77 on 03 July 2019, 11:40:35 PM
Nice one Darrsi cheers pal. I did originally ask for PR3 front & 4 rear when I booked the bike in after much digging on here, bike shop advised that the Road 5 was available as a pair off the shelf in standard sizes for the FZS but they'd have to order in a 110 PR3 at the same price. Did a bit of further digging and the reviews were very positive so thought sod it, give em a go, will feed back as best I can vs the old Dunlop Roadsmart they replace, no experience with any other tyre on the bike. One instantly noticeable difference was the lack of handlebar shimmy while cornering but believe this can be common with a well worn front tyre.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Grib on 07 July 2019, 09:24:57 PM
Rode it, for the first time since getting it. Have spent the last 2 or 3 years turning it from a bag of shit in to something reasonable, did a steady lap of the TT course this morning. Enjoyed it, there are still a couple of things to sort out, but it went well.
(https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAeTZsqAVNpBEZfsMCHdKdWNxRnM6uL01tp3zZALW8izQNfFntgbifC9O-YyFoXlK85kAbSdbevv4wSRbc3XHQ_1voacMm2ffGUZ5k4eaaX1oI8HC6Tycfe_c2HKgWjbZGKgz3wgek8cWTtSQIC4MRc4dhz7RzuK7rwb8kpDDDv9jWpc-Er7Db6pm2_zXKPKf3K_gnhipzQNkJyxMMNJ9sF9pyuG5qS9j2AOvvVTKVQjUl2sh44eygukR7oGBQwgfLlF7lRfkqlyuKT92_Z9Z_x-yp5ytWmPddZH9K4kewqX4xdKkPl4xTPkbhXVdcJDyjT6dGtxWbpbh5x41J0Lp1T7r027Kbrq5AE_-e_4CN5GOQ/p.jpeg?fv_content=true&size_mode=5)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: gerkin on 15 July 2019, 06:56:39 PM
Swapped my rotten tank for a better one
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: BBROWN1664 on 15 July 2019, 09:05:23 PM
Replaced the fuel tap becasue I thought it was leaking only to find it was the pipe with a slight split.
Replaced the water pump as I couldnt get a good seal on the outlet pipe only to find it was still leaking.
Gave it a wash.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Skidbymassive on 27 July 2019, 07:29:00 PM
Oiled Cables, flushed and replaced coolant. Replacing spark plugs oil and filters this week hopefully just in time for my MOT  :rollin
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Gabrael72 on 27 July 2019, 07:33:41 PM
Moved mine to the back garden for wash and polish before putting her up for sale, reason being I've just bought a 2nd gen FZ1!
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: BBROWN1664 on 27 July 2019, 07:36:29 PM
Got the Silver one MOT'd ready to sell.

Anyone want it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bald_pig on 03 August 2019, 09:59:29 PM
Got her on a dyno...


Video available here. (https://youtu.be/Jl95sUiuqMs)


(https://i.imgur.com/TWPRXy3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 04 August 2019, 10:06:01 AM
Dont understand what the graph is telling me but the numbers - Does that mean that the BHP is 85 at 11,000rpm. And max acceleration at 8.3k revs
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: bald_pig on 09 August 2019, 10:28:40 PM
Pretty much.


on the top graph, the steadily rising line is the power across the rev range, the pretty flat one is the torque across the rev range.


The bottom graph is fuelling across the rev range, the middle is ideal, above middle is lean and below is rich.



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nedworthy on 10 August 2019, 09:21:57 AM
Replaced OEM exhaust can with new one from SP Engineering - Carbon Round 300mm.
Listen here for direct sound comparison between them , OEM first, baffles in on both:  [size=78%]https://youtu.be/xFrKF-Xg7Vw (https://youtu.be/xFrKF-Xg7Vw)[/size]
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 10 August 2019, 10:28:26 AM
Replaced OEM exhaust can with new one from SP Engineering - Carbon Round 300mm.
Listen here for direct sound comparison between them , OEM first, baffles in on both:  [size=78%]https://youtu.be/xFrKF-Xg7Vw (https://youtu.be/xFrKF-Xg7Vw)[/size]


Could've at least revved the engine  :lol
Although i know what it sounds like as i have one as well.


I would highly recommend getting the carbs balanced, as these end cans breathe very differently to a stock exhaust, and you may find it's not as smooth running at all in comparison.
Even more so if you have a K&N air filter fitted (recommended too).
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: nedworthy on 10 August 2019, 10:37:27 AM
 :)  Sensitive neighbours!
Yep coming up for mot soon so will get carbs done then, newish filter in but next time for k & n
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 10 August 2019, 05:06:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nny3wQGnJ4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nny3wQGnJ4)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 17 August 2019, 04:05:37 PM
Stuck some new Galfer pads on the front this morning as i have an MOT next week.
I highly recommend these on the front, they are so good, very long lasting, don't crumble or rust, and are really gentle on the discs yet are still great in wet and dry conditions. Really worth trying. (I use SBS Ceramic on the rear)


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galfer-Semi-Metallic-Street-Front-Brake-Pads-Yamaha-FZS-600-1000-FZ6-FZ8-FZ1/141630959324?epid=1325260041&hash=item20f9dceedc:g:v6UAAOSww~xZzpFZ (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galfer-Semi-Metallic-Street-Front-Brake-Pads-Yamaha-FZS-600-1000-FZ6-FZ8-FZ1/141630959324?epid=1325260041&hash=item20f9dceedc:g:v6UAAOSww~xZzpFZ)
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 24 August 2019, 08:09:32 AM
MOT this morning, i can think of no reason at all why it shouldn't pass, and it's the one time a year i treat myself to a full on breakfast in the nearby cafe.  :b

Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: robbo on 24 August 2019, 08:32:44 AM
Wow Darrsi, that's living life on the edge for sure :lol .
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 24 August 2019, 08:50:07 AM
MOT this morning, i can think of no reason at all why it shouldn't pass, and it's the one time a year i treat myself to a full on breakfast in the nearby cafe.  :b
Thinking of the tester dancing across the garage when he tests your horn  :lol   
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 24 August 2019, 11:55:39 AM
Passed, no problem.
And the breakfast was spot on too.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Kev8261 on 01 September 2019, 06:47:27 AM
Took it out of the garage for the first time in 2 years :o (apart from getting the MOT)I fell in love with it all over again. I was thinking about selling it, my wife wants me to, but I just can't.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: M.A.N. on 20 September 2019, 09:29:00 AM
Hi all! Today my FZS from 2003, that I bought a year ago, finally passed 10 000 km (6200 miles) after 16 years! So I got almost a new bike for £1800. Quite a bargain.. :lol . Has anyone here less miles than mine?


It's not really ideal for a bike to hardly be used at all for so many years, but so far everything seems to work as it should. A bit weird however is that I cannot use the choke at all. It becomes completely impossibe to start it even if I just touch the lever the slightest. On the other hand it always starts easily even down to below freezing point, with some help from the throttle. Anyone else having the same experience?


So not a lot of maintenance up till now. Replaced the coolant that smelled worse than a rotten egg, installed handle bar raiser 30 mm and H&B C-bow side luggage carrier for my Vanucci panniers. And most important, replaced the original tyres (!) with new Michelin Road 5 that made the world of a difference.


Drive safely!
//Mats
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 20 September 2019, 01:50:54 PM
Hi all! Today my FZS from 2003, that I bought a year ago, finally passed 10 000 km (6200 miles) after 16 years! So I got almost a new bike for £1800. Quite a bargain.. :lol . Has anyone here less miles than mine?


It's not really ideal for a bike to hardly be used at all for so many years, but so far everything seems to work as it should. A bit weird however is that I cannot use the choke at all. It becomes completely impossibe to start it even if I just touch the lever the slightest. On the other hand it always starts easily even down to below freezing point, with some help from the throttle. Anyone else having the same experience?


So not a lot of maintenance up till now. Replaced the coolant that smelled worse than a rotten egg, installed handle bar raiser 30 mm and H&B C-bow side luggage carrier for my Vanucci panniers. And most important, replaced the original tyres (!) with new Michelin Road 5 that made the world of a difference.


Drive safely!
//Mats


From the reviews and feedback i’ve read you’d be very hard pushed to find better tyres than the PR5.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 20 September 2019, 01:56:56 PM
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.



Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 20 September 2019, 05:14:53 PM
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.


To be fair he's gone from 20yr old tyres to some of the best ones out there so i'd imagine the difference in every way would be like night and day.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 20 September 2019, 11:52:55 PM
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 21 September 2019, 07:40:19 AM
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them


Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 21 September 2019, 08:09:33 AM
 :lol
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.

These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them



Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
It may or may not be explained here http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,23957.msg277965.html#msg277965 (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,23957.msg277965.html#msg277965)
In a nutshell there was a lot of praise for how long lasting and good in the wet they were - I have no need for either of those attributes
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 21 September 2019, 11:24:00 AM
:lol
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.

These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them



Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
It may or may not be explained here [url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,23957.msg277965.html#msg277965[/url] ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,23957.msg277965.html#msg277965[/url])
In a nutshell there was a lot of praise for how long lasting and good in the wet they were - I have no need for either of those attributes



Oh okay, point taken  :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 21 September 2019, 12:28:48 PM
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them

Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
The M7RR are a sports tyre as opposed to the PR3/4/5 being a touring tyre. They enhance the handling and steering, especially on the 1000. One characteristic I like is that they are less inclined to stand the bike up when cornering if you have to brake mid corner. They last almost as long as the PR.
Don't get me wrong but the PR is a very good tyre and are presently on the 600 because I had swapped wheels with my son a few years ago when he cut a tyre on a broken bottle on a Saturday evening and he was getting boat on Sunday morning and he put a PR3/4 mix on before he gave back the wheels. (My discs were needing replacing and his are fine, (40000 miles compared to 90000) My carbs are still on his bike as he was have an hesitancy at 7000 when you open the throttle which we finally traced to a faulty Regulator/rectifier.
Once they are worn I will be going back to M7RR.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 21 September 2019, 01:18:00 PM
Metzler Sportec M7 RR come very close.
These do seem to be a little not the norm but I am glad to see that I am not the only person riding them

Out of curiosity, what made you buy them when the PR3, PR4 & PR5 tyres have been so highly recommended on here for ages?
The M7RR are a sports tyre as opposed to the PR3/4/5 being a touring tyre. They enhance the handling and steering, especially on the 1000. One characteristic I like is that they are less inclined to stand the bike up when cornering if you have to brake mid corner. They last almost as long as the PR.
Don't get me wrong but the PR is a very good tyre and are presently on the 600 because I had swapped wheels with my son a few years ago when he cut a tyre on a broken bottle on a Saturday evening and he was getting boat on Sunday morning and he put a PR3/4 mix on before he gave back the wheels. (My discs were needing replacing and his are fine, (40000 miles compared to 90000) My carbs are still on his bike as he was have an hesitancy at 7000 when you open the throttle which we finally traced to a faulty Regulator/rectifier.
Once they are worn I will be going back to M7RR.


Since i've had the PR3/PR4 combination i can honestly say i've never felt such grip before compared to any other tyres i've ever used, even in the wet.
Only issue i've had which is getting a bit annoying now is a slight leak of air again from the rear PR4. I've already taken it back once before to have the rims sealed properly, and the valve changed, but it's recently started losing air slowly but surely again. Nobody has mentioned any damage to my wheel rim so i'm not sure why it's happening again. I've looked over the tyre thoroughly and can't see any signs of damage or a puncture so i'm guessing it can only be the rim where it's leaking from.
Fortunately i have access to an air line at work and can use it whenever so i'm not too concerned right now, but when the weather turns cold i'll probably need to address it properly again. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: unfazed on 21 September 2019, 05:00:06 PM
Unusual but possible for the Fazer Rims to leak at the tyre bead. Most likely something small in the tyre which may be worn so much you cannot find it.
I usually check the rim/tyre seal but removing the wheel rest it flat and pour a solution of washing up liquid into the area between the rim and the tyre.
It with bubble with the smallest leak.Turn it over and do the same with the other side.
Fill a dish with the same solution and stand the wheel into it enough to cover the valve with the valve cap off.
I agree the wet grip of the PR 3/4 combination is excellent
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: darrsi on 21 September 2019, 07:43:42 PM
It's a newish tyre so not a lot of miles on it yet.
And the bike shop used a proper sealant on the rim when i last took it in.
I'll give the soapy water trick a go tomorrow, as i pumped it up last night as well so it has plenty of pressure right now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: Northern Biker on 12 November 2019, 02:23:20 AM
Put it up for sale  :'(  Gonna miss her when she's gone
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 12 November 2019, 10:44:24 AM
:)  Sensitive neighbours!
Yep coming up for mot soon so will get carbs done then, newish filter in but next time for k & n

I've got a 230mm aftermarket exhaust on my Fazer. As long as the removable baffle is fitted in, MOT will be fine.

Plus then I take mine out as soon as I get home - being heard by other motorists (plus pedestrians) is safer for all - plus I don't get on with my neighbours anyway, so FCUK them!!  :rolleyes :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: fazersharp on 12 November 2019, 11:30:07 AM
being heard by other motorists (plus pedestrians) is safer for all
When I am in my car listening to Abba turned up to number 11 I can not hear you from behind me.
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: F4celess on 12 November 2019, 02:31:21 PM
being heard by other motorists (plus pedestrians) is safer for all
When I am in my car listening to Abba turned up to number 11 I can not hear you from behind me.

That's ok you wont hear me, but when you start to feel the rumble, you'll know I'm there.  8) :lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
Post by: mobile mouse on 17 November 2019, 04:40:52 PM
Just spent 3hrs removing hein gerrick heated grips right side took ages to get off.
Not so much heat after many years of use.



Then rerouted new wiring all different lengths. Hid excess cable under tank in front of electrical box.
The new oxford advanced sports are fitted no need to trim as they are 123mm long and fit well.


Beware the superglue provided sets in seconds if you don't get it in place first time forget it it sets instantly.
So test fit more than one time to make sure you get it right.
Roll on the cold weather.