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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bead Buster
« on: 14 April 2020, 10:21:38 PM »
yes i was riding that tyre, I'm changing it because it was losing air.  8) Also yes the disc is worn, but working fine so no prob...
\my theory is that the pad adopts the grooves and undulations of the disc, increasing the surface area and stopping power :D

still waiting for new tyre (and set of tyre levers) to arrive...Ebay very slow with all the extra demand.... :'( :rollin :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Broken exhaust stud
« on: 14 April 2020, 10:16:35 PM »
yes this heating of the nuts theory.... :eek  ....Would probably help under ideal conditions on the bench, but u have to use real red hot heat from a cutting torch,
not just mild warmth from a puny Lpg blowtorch. impossible i would say with the head still on the bike, or even off it, without melting everything around the stud.
The solution is to go back to the happy day when u drove ur new Fazr home, not exceeding 2,500 revs...and instead of carefully cleaning off any road dust or raindrops
painstakingly take out all the exhaust studs and replace with stainless steel bolts exactly the right length, using copper grease.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Brighter Headlight bulb?
« on: 04 April 2020, 03:11:54 PM »
I don't think replacing the headlight bulbs with better ones will make much difference.... :z
I fitted cheap chinese spotlights on dipped beam, ...they are so good that I fitted a second pair on High Beam..! :eek

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Broken exhaust stud
« on: 04 April 2020, 03:04:51 PM »
Hi Foccers
6mm mild steel exhaust studs are manufactured by Satan in Hell, to punish foccers for howling their engines. :evil
I opted for the full purgatory, and removed the engine. Even then I didn't get one of them out without damaging a thread,
(number three, of course). Fortunately God has invented Helicoils so I didn't have to go up to M8.

PS I think welding a nut onto the end of a broken off stud would actually be impossible...and pointless,
since it would just snap off.

FZS600 Fazer / Bead Buster
« on: 04 April 2020, 02:51:59 PM »
ARF...!  Hi Foccers, I suppose u r all at home thinking "I WISH I COULD CHANGE MY TYRES",
but can't figure out how to get the old one off..?? :\

Well after much trying with levers etc. I hit on the easy way out...!   :lol :lol :lol
see pics.
Now I just have to actually get it off the rim...should be a doddle, right...?!

FZS600 Fazer / Re: TFT Dash for FZS600
« on: 13 March 2020, 12:00:32 AM »
hi foccers   
wot is a TFT dash....?  picture please...! :eek 8) :rolleyes

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Steering head bearings
« on: 28 February 2020, 06:16:01 PM »
Thank u guys
I think I can handle changing the steering head bearings.. can u use the steering stem and yokes, with the old bearing still on, as a puller to get the new lower race into position..?
as for the forks, I think I'll just leave wot point do you stop spending money on an old bike and just trade it in..??!!

FZS600 Fazer / Steering head bearings
« on: 27 February 2020, 05:19:09 PM »
Hi Foccers. My steering head bearings are pretty worn..was thinking of replacing them, (presumably the original ball bearing type) with a new set of roller bearings.
How difficult is this, without special tools...? I'm especially thinking of getting the lower bearing race correctly seated in the frame..? :eek Have seen a few instructional vids and this seems to be the hard bit. :) :D :rolleyes :lol

and while I'm at it, my forks are horribly rusty just below the fairing...cosmetic really but how difficult is it to replace the inner part of the fork...and wot bits should be replaced when one is doing it..?

UPDATE... :eek  Jaysus!..was just checking the price of new forks..WAAAY too much. Wot about getting forks rechromed, is that an option...?

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 02 February 2020, 10:57:07 PM »
Actually the future is neither internal combustion or electric...the future is simply less cars, less bikes and much much less wasted energy :sun :sun :sun :sun :sun :sun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Headlights are awfully dim
« on: 01 December 2019, 10:54:34 PM »
yes the forks are a bit rusty, all weather bike kept out in the rain.
They just look black because of the light...I wrapped some aluminium tape around the worst bit...
I need to get my forks rechromed...but then I need lots of other stuff as a spotless carbed 1000....???!! :'(

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Headlights are awfully dim
« on: 01 December 2019, 06:09:03 PM »
Hi Foccers
I fitted TWO sets of cheap Chinese spotlights to my FZS600...
a silver set on the rad ends are in the dipped position...a big help.
The black ones on the fairing are connected to the main beam...AMAZING...!      8) :rollin :lol

For Sale & Wanted / FZS 600 Brake & Clutch Levers
« on: 01 December 2019, 05:32:25 PM »
Replacement brake & clutch levers...adjustable.
Perfectly good...I just didn't like the colour.
£ postage :eek :rollin :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear disc hot
« on: 01 November 2019, 11:08:02 PM »
Hi MC900
I recently had the same issue with my standard FZS600 rear brake....turned out to be the brake lever was sticking slightly on the pivot due to grime collecting... a drop of WD40 fixed the problem instantly...!  :'( :rollin :lol

wot colour is the fairing u have...?

COOL...! that looks great...but are the 1000 lights significantly better than the FZS600.....?
I had to fit cheap Chinese spotlights to mine....but still not great.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: What aftermarket exhaust did you all get?
« on: 08 September 2019, 07:48:35 PM »
This is my choice..... :b

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Removing engine
« on: 08 September 2019, 07:42:52 PM » comes out on the STARBOARD side, u need to remove the rad.
A trolley jack under the engine is a big help. :D :rollin :'(
If u place a box or some sort of platform beside the bike, at the same height as the engine this helps when sliding it out.
It's not easy, my bike finally fell over and the engine sort of fell out . Getting it back in was easier.

General / Re: New downpipes
« on: 04 August 2019, 03:10:24 PM »
Hi Browne1664
I don't know who makes downpipes for FZS600...but I got a good stainless steel set on Ebay for €100 :lol
Needless to say i broke a couple of studs taking the old pipes off.. :'( .an engine-out job....!
a good opportunity to give the thing a DEEP CLEAN

General / Re: Hilltop motorcycles
« on: 30 July 2019, 02:49:45 PM »
Hi Foccers
Do all FI bikes have diagnostic ports for access to the computer controlled fuel system...?
if so can't the average semi-computer literate foccer just get the relevant software onto his laptop and do the tuning or adjustments him (or HER)self...? or get yer grandson (or daughter) to turn yer bike into a MONSTER...?  :book

General / Re: So What're You Listening To Today?
« on: 27 July 2019, 01:07:18 PM »
Pinched from another couple of forums, just to get a bit of banter about you're favourite music going, see who likes what.
Currently got on "Sister Morphine" by the Stones - used to do this in a little acoustic trio, mostly for a bike club we all used to be in, friends of, and parties , then for SE MAG (we played the acoustic marquee at the last Magna Carta rally that was held at Upminster), so this tune brings back some memories (not that many cos we were all stoned most of the time   :smokin   :lol  ).
Also, when I was in hospital after my big smash, my mate brought me in a tape (tape?!  :eek  ) that had this on, Comfortably Numb by Floyd etc - when I was high as a kite from the Omnipon   :smokin    :rollin ).

AH...Omnipon was the best synthetic....Am gorging on Frank Zappa live performances on Tube...and blissing out on choral renditions of Hildegard of Bingen tunes from the 12th century

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tacho Gone Weird
« on: 27 July 2019, 12:59:56 PM »
Hard to tell...I think it was a steady up and down between points...but all is OK now...just a loose battery connection..... :D

General / Re: Carbs Vs Fuel Injection
« on: 27 July 2019, 11:17:10 AM »
TPS problem turned out to be a false alarm. Power and acceleration are what motorcycling is all about...I vote carbs....! :evil

General / Re: Carbs Vs Fuel Injection
« on: 26 July 2019, 11:49:50 PM »
I have only ever driven one FI bike...a Honda 600 hornet. It felt lightweight compared with the FZS and definitely didn't have the same GUTS....
but that's what I expected, so I continued to believe that carbs is the WTG.....but over the last few months I've had some carb issues which involved taking them off the bike several times... tedious, especially if the problem isn't resolved and u have to do it again. Now i'm seeing tacho diagnostics indicating a TPS problem....cheapest replacement TPS is £ is it worth it...??  am thinking the answer is to trade up to fuel injected Fazer 1000..??
The same power and accelleration with less hassle and expense...? :evil

FZS600 Fazer / Tacho Gone Weird
« on: 26 July 2019, 10:12:46 PM »
Hi rev counter needle has started to jump up and down...and the odometer is flashing from ODO to CLOCK to TRIP...
is this a fault code or just a FAULT.....?! :o :rollin :\

UPDATE..... went to check the TPS adjustment this AM...summat funny going neutral power....LOOSE BATTERY CONNECTION...!

everything now operating normally. Lovely sunny day, perfect for THRASHING :) :rollin :lol

Seems a bit off for the fan to come on so soon...the fan only ever comes on for me if I'm stopped in traffic for AGES.... :b
First thing is to check the level of coolant...?

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