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Introduction / Re: New Lad
« on: 13 October 2017, 06:44:05 AM »
 Sorry,  I just assumed from your first post that you were a biking novice, no offence meant :rolleyes Hope none taken. What I said about Tommy and silver Fazers still stands though :lol :lol

Introduction / Re: New Lad
« on: 12 October 2017, 05:15:55 PM »

 Hi, welcome to the mad house. The 600 Fazer's a great choice to save for, it's not only a good starter bike, many of us on here have been riding for years, it's a great bike. 
  Just don't go buying the 1st cheap one you find, there are a lot of real snotters out there and it's easy to get your fingers burnt. It almost always costs more to make a cheap bike good than to buy a good one in the first place. Have you got anyone who knows about bikes who can point you towards a decent one? Good luck with the saving, we all look forward to hearing that you've found one. They're a knowledgeable and patient bunch on here so feel free to ask any questions. Just a word of advice, there's a guy an here who goes by the name Tommyardin, the chances are he'll tell you at some point to buy a silver one... Don't. They're really slow. :lol :lol

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: 12 October 2017, 04:34:05 PM »

Welcome & congrats on owning a FAST RED Fazer! (Some owners of other colour bikes simply will not accept the truth :lol )  This is the place for answers so whats your question? Fire away-we wont take the mickey(not much anyway!)

The picture on show by his nick is a (this is going to make me feel nausius saying it is a Blue one) Red or Blue the first improvement to make is repainted the fucking thing Silver  :faz  <<<<<< even the emoji in the Foc-U image bank is silver
Welcome and don't listen to any of the twats in here.
Silver? Shiny primer?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which Throwovers?
« on: 10 October 2017, 02:21:00 PM »

the trick is to remove the pillion footrests.
that way the wife has to stay at home so you have less to carry
-do not attempt if you still have milk or coal delivered !!!!!!! :lol
That's an option. I'll ask her what she thinks to it :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which Throwovers?
« on: 09 October 2017, 03:21:04 PM »
 Thanks Andy, I did try that way, with the rear  strap over the tail piece under the rear carrier but the way they rested on the indicators worried me a bit. I think I may try shorter indicators. I put my straps over not under the seat but haven't tried it with the rear straps over the carrier, which may be worth a try. Congratulations on your marriage by the way :thumbup 

FZS600 Fazer / Which Throwovers?
« on: 08 October 2017, 09:14:25 PM »
 I've got a pair of Oxford Lifetime Sports throwover Panniers that are fine for solo use but get in the way of the pillion footrests, so I can't use them 2 up. Just wondering what other people use when they go touring on their Fazer with the Mrs on the back. I don't want the width or expense of hard panniers.

General / Re: big tourers
« on: 08 October 2017, 11:09:19 AM »

 I've not owned either but I have ridden the 1100 and 1300 Pan and although the 1300 is probably a better tourer, I thought the 1100 rode more like a proper bike, the 1300 handles well for such a heavy bike and is certainly very comfortable but it kind of felt like you're just being taken along for a ride. The 1100's suspension's less floaty and
comfortable but more communicative. The 1300 is much classier though, If I was in the market and could only have one bike I'd probably go for the 1100 cos it felt more like an all-rounder rather than a specified tourer but my mate had both a preferred the 1300.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 06 October 2017, 10:48:02 PM »

Dam it, I've really got to look at the rules :pc
By the way it was a teeny weeny bridge and all Fazers are giants....giants of the bike world :deal

 You maybe should've given the bridge a bit of a wipe down before you took the pic, it looks a bit grotty next to your bike. :lol

For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale 2003 Fazer 600, Blue
« on: 06 October 2017, 06:36:13 PM »

They are correctly positioned. Well, almost, the edges should be in front of Plugs 1 and 4.
The bottom edge should be on the front rocker cover to stop water draining into the plug holes
That's where I've got mine,  It done seem a bit illogical to fit a pair of rubber flaps specifically to channel water straight onto the spark plugs.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over wintering my FZS 600
« on: 30 September 2017, 05:42:48 PM »
 That is properly bad ass cool, not like the poncey arsed wannabes that the 'distinguished gentleman' hipster types think are cool

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over wintering my FZS 600
« on: 30 September 2017, 10:01:01 AM »
 I don't have the luxury of a garage so I use a vac bag, I plan to take my exhaust and centre stand and maybe one or two other bits off before I put it away, so that I can respray them during the cold dark months.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over wintering my FZS 600
« on: 29 September 2017, 11:16:32 PM »

This is now appropriate, and you must ignore the name of it, simply because the gear has been around since the '20's.
Remember my issues with starting my bike, which went on for around 10 months, and it was a proper nightmare for me?
I used this additive and it resolved the issue within a day, but not only that, the bike has run so sweetly ever since i can't recommend it enough.
What's held me back from mentioning it is the damn name of it......Marvel's Mystery Oil.

When you've stopped laughing, Google it and read reviews.
Bear in mind how long it's been around, it can't be bad, and what it does is clean, but more importantly, lubricate the fuel system.
The bike now starts on the button with no need for throttle, and pulls like a train.
I worked out you need about 60ml per tank, which i natrowed down to using "roughly" half a lid of a 500ml spray can.
I now use it once every 4 full tanks of fuel and it has helped like you wouldn't believe.

As said, do your research anyway, and listen to what people say, but i can honestly say it works wonders, so can only imagine it will protect against varnishing.

Using half a cap will give you about 16 goes for the near litre you get for around £14 on Ebay.

Highly recommended from me!  :thumbup

  I've seen it before but never used it. I may try a bottle. Given the problems folks on here have with seized fasteners it may be worth giving this a go

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over wintering my FZS 600
« on: 29 September 2017, 10:40:21 PM »

Last year I put a fuel additive in my petrol tank and left it full over winter after starting the bike and leaving it running for 20 minutes to get it up to temperature and get the additive through the carb system.
I don't recall what it was called other than it was a stabiliser of some discription that also helped stop varnishing of the fuel system anyone have any recommendations
  This is what I've used for years now

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 28 September 2017, 11:27:24 PM »
 I don't think you need to look any further than the parents

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 28 September 2017, 10:52:53 PM »
 They've just given the Madeline McCann investigation another £154,000 FFS

Introduction / Re: Sooo, I'm back!
« on: 27 September 2017, 11:41:53 PM »
 Hi Andy, I was considering a 650 Versys as my next bike when I'd saved enough. Did you not like yours.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 25 September 2017, 11:53:01 AM »

Insurance companies who like to auto-renew your policy and then demand / take payment 😡

Also their mad reimbursement rates, should you cancel an annual policy early (that you paid for upfront).
It doesn't follow the logic... divide your premium by 12 months, then you'll get the remaining unused months returned, if you cancelled early.

INSTEAD - it goes like this (did on my last bike policy). I basically got reimbursed just a few pounds, when I cancelled at about 4 months!..

Cancel by end of Month # : Premium amount returned.
Month 1: 70%
Month 2: 15%
Month 3: 10%
Month 4: 3%
Month 5: 2%
Month 6: 0%
Month 7: 0%
Month 8: 0%

daylight robbery!  :2guns

 That's why I pay monthly, It only costs a few quid extra over the year and if you cancel you just stop paying.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 23 September 2017, 07:53:09 PM »
Cool, thanks for all the info, I'll keep my eyes open for a pair in the for sale section.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 22 September 2017, 10:47:11 PM »

  I've been looking for short rear indicators to replace the originals because my throwovers sit on them and bend them down. Looking on Ebay, it seems like the front indicators fit on the rear too and are obviously that bit shorter. So has anyone on the forum done this? I don't want to go with mini LEDs and thought these would keep the standard look if they fit properly. Thanks

Same fitting front and rear
I got the impression that the fronts just clipped into the fairing and the rears are held on with a nut on a threaded shaft in the indicator

General / Re: Rust on fazer 98, is it a problem?
« on: 21 September 2017, 09:04:26 PM »

As others have said that seems to be in very poor condition. I wouldn't expect to pay more than around £800 for something in that state.
Have you looked around elsewhere? Also is it s Fazer yiur after or just anything in your budget?
There are some very nice bikes about for £1200 Just depends where you are and what your wanting.

Here's an example from my area..

That's the kind of condition I would hope to find one in. Something that shows the owner has taken a bit of pride in it.
Speaking personally, I wouldn't touch an Srad 750, with a 2nd rate paint job and scuffed frame with somebody else's barge pole, even if the fork seals weren't pissing oil (which they are) and it didn't have dodgy stickers all over it (which it has) It's obviously been lobbed at some point.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 18 September 2017, 08:13:56 PM »
Hi Folks, thanks for all the replies, I think what I need to do is take one of my front indicators off and try it on the back. I'll have a go at it when I get a couple of hours and some half decent weather.

FZS600 Fazer / Front indicators for the back.
« on: 17 September 2017, 08:25:10 PM »
  I've been looking for short rear indicators to replace the originals because my throwovers sit on them and bend them down. Looking on Ebay, it seems like the front indicators fit on the rear too and are obviously that bit shorter. So has anyone on the forum done this? I don't want to go with mini LEDs and thought these would keep the standard look if they fit properly. Thanks

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Levers review
« on: 13 September 2017, 09:46:23 PM »
Quality is just as good as the more expensive items about, I can't fault them. They work and fit perfect on the bike aswell.
I'm not questioning that at all. Just saying that they are more than likely to be made in China. Certainly if I needed to replace the levers on my Fazer I would buy pattern ones not oem.

General / Re: Downshift Blipping
« on: 13 September 2017, 06:11:33 PM »

No and no. Counter steering as a rule isn't something that needs teaching. If you can ride a bike around a corner then you can counter steer? It's just how a 2 wheeled vehicle works.
You're right about countersteering being the way a 2 wheeled vehicle turns but only above a certain speed, 10-15mph? so we must all do it intuitively from day one, but when you are aware of it and do it consciously and positively you can become more accurate with turn in points and changing your line while your leant over. I'd been riding for years before I knew about it. Back around 1984/ 85ish my then girlfriend (now wife) bought me a book called 'superbiking' for Christmas, written by a bloke called Blackett Ditchburn which was very educational about all sorts of stuff bike (riding) related, Don morley did the photography, loads of early 80's stuff, Kats and CBXs and the like. Anyone else read it?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Levers review
« on: 13 September 2017, 02:54:07 PM »

personally i wouldnt as your talking about 2 very important safety parts
but that is mainly because there is not really any write ups about these
china can make some good stuff (iphones are chinese) but they happily make shit stuff aswell
will be interested to know how these turn out though
-im guessing you bought them for looks as a brake lever from busters/m+p is only 6 quid and arrives quickly (usually next day if ordered in morning)
  Not trying to be funny but the chances are that the pattern parts from M&P are quite probably Chinese too.

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