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FZS600 Fazer / Re: FireFox Racing
« on: 23 February 2018, 05:33:53 PM »
 Sods law, now I've just bought a pair of donor forks to modify :(

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FZS600 Fazer / FireFox Racing
« on: 23 February 2018, 05:04:32 PM »
 Just spoken to a guy at FireFox Racing about linear fork springs and YSS catridge emulators and he tells me that I don't need to drill bigger/extra holes in the damper rods now, they just drop in with 295mm K-Tech linears, I'm guessing he should know, being an official YSS R&D centre but it goes against everything I've read on here. Any opinions?

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FZ6 / Fazer / Re: Replacement Rear Shock
« on: 17 February 2018, 03:34:03 PM »
 If you're just after a used OEM one, there are plenty to pick from on ebay, starting from around £60.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 February 2018, 03:21:33 PM »

Yes ACF50 works and I can see the advantage of buying the one with atrigger spray because the normal  spray can comes out more like a glupy squirt than a spray, I don't go everywhere with it but instead spray it into a lid and either dab a rag into it or a small brush so I can reach award areas   
If you put the tin in hot water for a few minutes, it comes out a bit better but I tend to use a rag or brush too.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 15 February 2018, 09:59:15 PM »
 Hi, If you're looking to buy new stanchions these may be worth a look.

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General / Re: Fazer Bracelet
« on: 09 February 2018, 10:13:35 PM »


"Image what it'll do for your sex life!"
"well I would image it'll slow it down at first..until I get used to the weight"
  Was that s'posed to say imagine?

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 30 January 2018, 08:06:10 PM »

 


And on top of that if you break away from Scotland, well Scotland has been subsidising England for years. 


Ach, whatever, we’ll bung you some cash under oor foreign aid budget.
  Taken from an article in the Spectator
Had the SNP achieved its stated ambition of ‘independence day’ in the spring of 2016, what would it be doing now? We don’t have to imagine. This week, the Scottish government published figures for its national finances. They show that the Scottish government spends £127 for every £100 it raises in tax — a ratio unequalled anywhere else in the developed world. It can do this because so much extra money is sent up from England. For every £100 spent per English head, £120 is spent on a Scottish one.
  Not being argumentative, just saying.

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General / Re: MCN Best Loved Bike Poll
« on: 30 January 2018, 06:41:15 AM »
VFR750 :rolleyes :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 26 January 2018, 05:13:47 PM »

Anyone else think that £90-£140 for a chromed tube is a bit steep?
  Absolutely, but you're over a barrel and they know it, obviously without forks your bikes off the road. OEM from Fowlers are £172 each and Tarozzi fromWemoto are £133 each :eek Even hard chroming and regrinding down to size at £150 for the pair is pretty pricey. The only other options are to leave them to see whether the rusted areas kills your fork seals or risk a used pair, I don't know how much a decent pair would cost from Ebay, if you can find any.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 24 January 2018, 07:03:10 PM »

http://www.forkrechroming.co.uk/
 I used these guys a few years ago to sort my XS850 stanchions and they did a good job on them but there are companies who do the same thing all over the country. Most of the used ones on Ebay will be at least 15 years old and pattern parts are often a bit of a gamble. A friend of mine bought a set of Tarozzi legs for his GPZ750 and the OEM fork seals leaked from day one. It's obviously your call but I know what I'd do.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tall rider… 2000 FZS600
« on: 18 January 2018, 01:21:05 AM »

 Hi, Welcome to the forum. I'm 5' 10'' and with shortish legs and I can get both feet flat on the floor. It's a fairly roomy riding position for me but I think you may feel a bit cramped on it especially if you ever plan to carry a pillion. At your height I would be looking at a 650 Versys, which I would love but it's a bit tall for me, or a V-strom. Obviously if somebody as tall as you comes on and says differently, then disregard all the above. Cheers, Vince.

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General / Re: Happy Birthdays
« on: 01 January 2018, 04:29:00 PM »

'The Summer Of Love' was 1967

Sorry I'm being picky, I'll get my coat :o .......
Sorry, my bad.  :rolleyes

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General / Happy Birthdays
« on: 01 January 2018, 03:13:29 PM »
 A happy birthday to all of the 27 Foccers celebrating their special day today, 18 of whom are 48 years young. Looks like the summer of love in 1969 started in the spring.  :lol

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General / Re: That bloody winter sun: DIY sunshield
« on: 29 December 2017, 08:44:42 PM »
 The thing is that even if you manage to block the low sun, if the roads are damp, there's nothing you can do about glare from the road cos if you wear a tinted visor or glasses, dark enough to help, the shadows are just blacked out. Dry, mild, overcast days are the only days I choose to ride in the winter nowadays. I don't feel a moment's envy when I see a bike on the road on a shitty, slippy, grim Janaury morning.

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General / Re: That bloody winter sun: DIY sunshield
« on: 28 December 2017, 08:25:17 PM »
 I've been looking at these for a while.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 December 2017, 12:44:40 AM »

The many idiot users of this forum,

THEY really do not understand how and why sites such as this work

1 They do not know where the buttons are.
2 They are drunk or drugged
3 They were looking for Porn.

PS> I class myself in all of the above categories
  Sorry Celticdog, was that aimed at me?

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 December 2017, 11:41:23 PM »

Now then I might be part of this problem because I have a boxeye with modded lights so both sides are on which means that the right side points to the right for continental riders so that it points to their kerb but when we mod the bike to get both lights on it means that the left light has a bias to the kerb but the right light also has its bias to the right ( for continental)  so even though it is not full beam the right light it is pointing at the on coming traffic and does look brighter than the left one   
I don't think that would cause that kind of blinding brightness cos dipped beams point down rather than straight into your eyes and as Frosties said it's often the adventure tourers that do it, with their 5 foot high headlights and badly aimed spotlights.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 December 2017, 11:12:18 PM »


What is it with mainly scooter riders that have their high beam on at night?
Totally unnecessary and blinds the fuck out of you in the wing mirrors.
That's annoying but what really pisses me off is the idiots on bigger bike riding on main beam during the day. Even on the sunniest day it's dazzling and it's becoming an epidemic.

Waiting for the obligatory 'well at least you've seen them' comment......
And that's fair enough but pissing off every other road user isn't particularly defensive is it?

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 December 2017, 10:52:14 PM »

What is it with mainly scooter riders that have their high beam on at night?
Totally unnecessary and blinds the fuck out of you in the wing mirrors.
That's annoying but what really pisses me off is the idiots on bigger bike riding on main beam during the day. Even on the sunniest day it's dazzling and it's becoming an epidemic.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 December 2017, 12:51:32 AM »
 Top of the list! Should I be pleased or offended? :lol :lol :lol

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 December 2017, 01:29:26 PM »

Unsilenced 125's. There's one comes past every morning.

Foccin racket.

At least big bikes sound good loud.
There's an annoying foccer lives across the road from me with a YZF125 with the loudest exhaust you've ever heard.
He screams off down the road at 7.30 every morning, after sitting at the side of the road revving it while he waits for a gap in the traffic.  :grumble
  Does anyone remember when they were kids annoying the old folk with their loud pipes on their 50s and 125s? :lol :lol

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 December 2017, 01:46:53 AM »

I've read that them there LiiOn batteries don't like the cold.
  I've found they go flat quickly in the cold on my drill, they're sometimes both totally flat when I start to use them. which kind of defeats the object of having two batteries but at least they charge quickly and they last longer when their not cold, my power tools all live in my cellar so they get cool but not as cold as outside.

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General / Re: Ba Humbug!
« on: 12 December 2017, 08:41:40 PM »
 Foc that, if I won the bet, the money's mine :lol

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General / Re: Ba Humbug!
« on: 12 December 2017, 07:27:04 PM »

I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Christmas, but I must say Winter Wonderland in Hyde park is pretty impressive this year. It's worth a walk round in the dark just to see the lights and watch the bonkers rides even if you spend nothing.


Lights? What's so foccin great about lights? Have you only recently been introduced to the joys of electricity?
If you want to see something awesome, go stand on a mountain top on a clear day.


And YFF's post is as far as I can stomach reading on the subject. I hate Christmas so much, I even hate this thread, and the fact that I have chosen to comment in it. And I hate that stupid foccin phrase, "bah, humbug".

  I would bet my next month's wages that there are thousands of people in the UK who would love to be able to celebrate Christmas and would happily swap places with any one of you.

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