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General / Re: man down...
« on: 25 August 2019, 10:06:47 PM »
FFS, give him my best.
Not that there's much, but if there's anything I can do to help just give me a Cali.

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General / Re: Anyone using a free cad programme?
« on: 08 August 2019, 09:45:34 PM »
Free Cad is OK.
It's a bugger about draft sight, I use it every day but I've literally just today given a 30k purchase order for solid works and they own draft sight so we'll be OK.
What are your requirements?

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General / Re: Unbranded Helmet headset, pretty good
« on: 27 July 2019, 08:25:37 PM »
Link?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fork seal tool portsmouth
« on: 27 July 2019, 08:19:42 PM »
Always hated doing fork seals.
Bit the bullet and did them on the fz8 USD's a month back, what a breeze, so much easier than rwu forks.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 24000 mile service
« on: 09 June 2019, 12:55:58 PM »
In all honesty I've never needed any clearances changed even on bikes with over 130000 miles on them but I still have them checked just in case.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 24000 mile service
« on: 08 June 2019, 06:36:14 PM »
The 24000 mile service includes things that really shouldn't need doing.
Head bearings greased and checked, same with swing arm, chain check and adjust, brakes and fluids etc etc.
A lot of it is stuff that should be done regular anyway.
When I take my Fazer 8 I change oil and filter before it goes and all they do is strip, check valve clearance and rebuild with new plugs and tb balance.
Drop it off Friday night pick it up Saturday afternoon.
That said if you are buying it, it might be worth having a full dealer service so you know that you are starting with a good, well serviced bike.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chain & sprocket recommendations
« on: 31 May 2019, 01:10:45 PM »
That is good value but it sprockets wear quickly and cause the chain to wear prematurely.
I would recommend DID xring gold chain and renthal sprockets.
With this combination and regular maintenance I see 35000 miles from mine easily.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Engine stops when engaging 1st
« on: 18 May 2019, 10:41:16 PM »
Clutch lever switch sticking/connected incorrectly?

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General / Re: tyre changing machine
« on: 03 May 2019, 07:11:04 AM »
Thanks

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Tweaking suspension when fully-loaded
« on: 27 April 2019, 10:20:00 PM »
If anything it's the damping that needs tweaking. It's a common misconception that adding preload stiffens the spring, it doesn't it just increases the shock length/ride height allowing for greater travel before bottoming out.
If you need a stiffer spring, you need a stiffer spring.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Chain Time = Sprockets too ?
« on: 27 April 2019, 10:12:43 PM »
40k miles would last me 40 years. Where do you get yours from. I see renthals £11 front £43 rear (hard anodised )


That's what i mean, you're not racing it and you do minimal mileage so a standard kit will be just fine for your bike. D.I.D. are a well known tried and tested company for chains so they're not gonna lose their reputation by pairing them up with crappy sprockets.
Got to disagree with that. The sets you buy usually come with afam sprockets and they wear very quickly and destroy the chain in the process I doubled my chain life by pairing it with quality sprockets.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Chain Time = Sprockets too ?
« on: 27 April 2019, 02:42:51 PM »
DID x ring chain and renthal sprockets every time for me. 40000 miles no problem

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General / Re: tyre changing machine
« on: 27 April 2019, 02:33:53 PM »
Finally got around to doing a video the other day, not professional but it does show how easy it is to use.





https://youtu.be/hun05YrvKmY

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Front sprocket is hooked.
New front sprocket required asap but you should always change both sprockets and the chain at the same time.

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Introduction / Re: Hi Newbie here from Hereford
« on: 22 April 2019, 07:49:55 PM »
Lol, that was because someone else posted.
Didn't look at the dates.
Typical innit.
I helped him with his starting issues in another thread too.

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Introduction / Re: Hi Newbie here from Hereford
« on: 22 April 2019, 03:17:14 PM »
Yay, someone else with an fz8,  few and far between but I love mine.
You can post pictures by clicking the camera and adding them straight from your phone or PC or whatever.
I'm not far from you, I'm near Newport.
Have to meet up sometime for a ride.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which Fork Oil?
« on: 14 April 2019, 11:39:01 AM »
That's very true, I actually change mine every six months and get my rear shock refreshed every Christmas, you can't beat a bike that handles properly.

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FZ6 / Fazer / Re: oil filter tool req?
« on: 14 April 2019, 08:55:59 AM »
Theoretically they are only hand tight but with heat cycles of the engine I always find mine (FZ8) is too tight to undo by hand and even then a tool like a filter wrench (chain type) can crush it before undoing it.
I have found the cup type do the job right. Quick easy and well worth 7 quid

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which Fork Oil?
« on: 14 April 2019, 12:20:41 AM »
Now you're getting the idea.
It's always best to choose a brand and stick to it. Personally I always use castrol so I know where I'm at but TBH I find castrol 10w to work well all year round  and you can fine tune with the damping adjusters.
All this assumes of course that you change your fork oil every year.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Which Fork Oil?
« on: 13 April 2019, 06:37:57 PM »
The weight stayed in the bottle had nothing to do with viscosity when it comes to fork oil and different manufacturers vary hugely in viscosity from one to the other.
Here's a fairly comprehensive chat for comparison.

https://transmoto.com.au/comparative-oil-weights-table/

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General / Re: tyre changing machine
« on: 13 April 2019, 12:38:13 PM »
I'll be changing mine soon so I'll see if I can do a video of it.

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General / Re: tyre changing machine
« on: 12 April 2019, 06:37:40 PM »
Think that one goes down to 12 inch and up to 21 inch

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General / Re: tyre changing machine
« on: 12 April 2019, 04:34:16 PM »
She let's me do it anywhere I like but she draws the line at driving the wrong way up a one way street if you know what I mean.
That's not my kitchen though, it's the sellers picture from eBay.
I used the original bar for a year and it works really well but it does scuff up the rims, I have a fix but haven't done it yet..

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General / Re: tyre changing machine
« on: 11 April 2019, 11:38:04 PM »


While some say there's no point in this set up I've got to say it's saved me a fortune and paid for itself (new compressor too) in just six months.
I will agree that my situation is somewhat unique but I think the point is still valid.
I ride around 500 mile/week just for work 48 week/ year and around 300/ week extra in the summer( around 15 weeks). This sees me using 4-5 rears and 3-4 fronts then there's a set on the car every year too.
That's £165 in fitting costs alone. If I buy my tyres from the dealers they will set me back £240/ pair fitted I can get the same tyres for £130 to £160/ pair on line so I'm saving £120 every time I change tyres.
All that means I'm changing a tyre one way or another every 12 weeks ( about the same time scale as oil changes).



So I've got this changer





https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Manual-Mini-Tyre-Changer-Motorcycle-Go-Cart-ATV-Bike-Motorbike-Works-UK-CR/123689805666?hash=item1ccc7ca762&enc=AQADAAAC8FjVrDbVsZ8oH%2F8PNHtt9VX4%2Fw7FZcmMuqsX8uaFEduVY5cvmUlU36TkeeL89CL4gaccsMIQ8Eb0SKlnjiWmMACMamQmclYOZlsjqzAGe8SpS8UVi2wHWje%2B47oUDslNHcEKEfWyyd%2FdxsrXpww6WOMvSZntj2RYuUCaximZWES9bfwYcVeC3HwjLIp1RI%2F8nA6EaCnc2uGwc2%2FA%2FgJCPnjw8D7mWVqV7grFWPYWvfsnVoYwCqOOwMBx0%2Fh99vs2WwTtwCFe%2BRhpNwJXDBPYzbZfRPO%2FT%2F7tK7K%2Fhpea6ba3bJoRzl0tFQ2xFFKs3kYvGzBtDvN0vQeZEZwWou4qvtFEzUbs5fwofDFy0sTNsdeMsB1oj8bZ048JzBZ6GhkS%2F4ef2PGBmZ4YIBAvsxG3F0EoRlemY%2FupVQU6SysRb2g1VGsiimaMwwu2aaVFsbrUweySPQnQcACt4%2BKCGfBr2l5zH15DWTv%2BQqplATSdIa%2FzVDiYluBzs4fPMF4BJYgn2IBf54BoY%2Bgojfus7uhDF51oxTOLxLViQmh3Ds3iQWhPY1Or8LTiuT9S6Gsbm5nx5HjFQ6UwjeE%2F2UAAhHtzOv2nk7POCKmr67p9hvL0zKmfNsVletZtlO%2BNV4JZsb5bKLCneXf34Ia7l37aEJfxdDrVG%2B7SrFQh080V5rNfParyybWjBJss9EuyK2RWIc%2BiBS5U1QTDciEKU9QLzNiBfBNMQHje%2FmMIV7Ee86%2B%2BeKNSuqa2b8ydSs%2FtEFFElvwWoEit35QSEW3dwcuoymlyzx58MlwdPvZWaDhAYVm%2FmecIPOaMSws69tDcl0WM3%2BSa0mfnIBBIfAjK4Dsuf0YQLOUGrEWsMxUn5Paz6aaJPUFPc2JilbEfjMz30z38MrFuIogYs9dHr7smqFAQSkz%2FoEqkgrhntNNWZWwlP5ntV%2FfL55wi1TPTX6uTiU7%2BK6V1VSwIOFP9n5ombFOFsr9%2BA4fHyYH%2BWeMSVlTOAnMHJqRm&checksum=123689805666f68c52ee912045c397434e15bb2fc4fe


But the bar that comes with it can damage paint so I got this bar instead.





https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tyre-bar-lever-Manual-machine-changer-alloy-wheels-car-motorcycle-4x4/173867541214?hash=item287b5022de:g:RZ4AAMXQxVZRCRuq


And this balancer





https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Motorbike-Static-WHEEL-BALANCER-Portable-STAND/362304721587?hash=item545b0b52b3:m:mDTA1bfpXyYEf3ZgPtN48RQ

Downside is , Iv'e got a shed load of tyres to get rid of now.


The only downside is that I have a shed load of tyres to get rid of now

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