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General / Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 07:19:41 PM »
hi ROBBO, yeh ive had better days  :rolleyes ...to block the hole from the rear i would have to take the sump off and then the water pump might still be in the way...could probably get in there and block the hole on the inside with something and push the jb weld in from the outside making sure i keep the threads clear but i believe you can drill and tap that stuff anyway,plenty of depth there...got me thinking now  ;)

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General / Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 05:55:02 PM »
lets see if i can get back on track  :rolleyes ......had another look at the thou, the tapped hole thats leaking oil is bored all the way through the engine cases,if i put a small screwdriver in there it touches the casing of the waterpump,if its not meant to be like that and someones sheared a bolt off,bored it out and gone too deep and re tapped it they have done a very good neat job, just a shame they went all the way through...i have owned the bike for 8 years so its done well...but what do i do now ?.......iam going to try some sealant i think,got nothing to loose...unless of course you lot know different....


 

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General / Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 05:42:57 PM »
well....iam not having a good day  :\ ......released the rear wheel spindle, pushed the rear wheel forward and slipped the chain off both sprockets, rear wheel spins smoothly with no play in the bearings, front bearing sounds bl**dy awful, spins far too easily, has a bit of play and sounds bone dry...new bearing on FOWLERS is £105 :eek ...going to leave that for now as i think that`s an engine out job and split the cases hope iam wrong though...


right,where did i get too with the thou.......




















and thats how good my day has been..........finishing off by posting in the wrong thread  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


i am of course referring too my 600 steam powered boxeye    :o

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General / Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 05:38:09 PM »
well....iam not having a good day  :\ ......released the rear wheel spindle, pushed the rear wheel forward and slipped the chain off both sprockets, rear wheel spins smoothly with no play in the bearings, front bearing sounds bl**dy awful, spins far too easily, has a bit of play and sounds bone dry...new bearing on FOWLERS is £105 :eek ...going to leave that for now as i think that`s an engine out job and split the cases hope iam wrong though...


right,where did i get too with the thou.......

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General / Re: foccer font of knowledge - class 7 van mot
« on: 06 July 2020, 03:18:23 PM »
not sure if this helps or not, but i just put the fazers reg on the gov site, mot expired 26.04.20, gov web site tells me it expires on 26/10/20...

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General / Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 02:31:10 PM »
yes , bolts just hand tight if i remove it i get a constant dribble.with water pipe fitted and bolt tightened correctly its reduced to a weep,very strange...

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General / Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 12:34:08 PM »
had to re-visit this waterpump/oil pump problem  :\ ...i have a small oil weep thats dripping onto the exhaust collector box,had to take the downpipes off to find the leak , its coming from the securing screw which holds the water pipe that hides behind the front sprocket cover,removing the screw and it dribbles out,wasnt expecting that so iam thinking of applying a bit of sealent to the screw and putting it back together...what do you lot think...good/bad idea ?


top left of the water pump hole,ive put the hex drive screw back in to stem the flow...

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 12:08:04 PM »
cheers GNASHER, got about 37mm at the moment, all good things to check which i will but trying to sort a oil leak on the thou at the moment,only a weep but its dripping on the exhaust collector box, coming from the seal around the water pump pipe behind the front sprocket,all being well i`ll be back on the 600 later today/ tomorrow morning...thanks for all your replies foccers  :thumbup

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 09:45:07 AM »
chain guide at WEMOTO.....................£60     :eek :eek :eek :eek


i`ll take it off,stick a flat piece of plastic on and see what difference it makes...


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« on: 06 July 2020, 09:30:28 AM »
off for the next 4 weeks on furlough but had to pop into work this morning to make sure everyone knows what they should be doing as they have been off for the last 4 weeks,took the 600 and had a good listen .....iam now sure its the chain ,although i took my time when fitting yesterday and made sure everything was spot on there must be something not quite right...going to take a look at a small oil leak on the thou today but if all go`s well should have time to re-visit the 600...


BAZZA...had the speedo drive off a few weeks ago and gave it a good greasing but worth checking again  :thumbup


BBROWN...chain is well lubed and runs smooth bit i will wipe clean and check all links and re-lube  :thumbup




DARRSI...yes been thinking the same this morning, when fitting the new chain i removed the guide and de-greased it, its very worn ( never been changed bike on 50k ) lower edge was falling apart so i trimmed it square smeared it with lube and re-fitted, will check prices and if not too expensive will treat it to a new one   :thumbup

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FZS600 Fazer / steam powered boxeye ?
« on: 05 July 2020, 06:14:27 PM »
my trusty 98 600 boxeye has developed a problem...it sounds as if its steam powered,its had a bit of a whining gearbox since i bought it approx 18 years ago,today i fitted new chain and sprockets and this has highlighted the sound,pulling away and changing up through the box it sounds like a steam engine until wind noise drowns it out,chain is properly adjusted, with the sprockets inline and with the correct amount of slack. (30-40mm )...looking back through the service history before i owned it, it mentions the chain was way too tight so i thinking ive got a bit of play in the output shaft bearing maybe caused by the tight chain all those years ago...new front sprocket (jt) was a very snug fit and i think i would have noticed any play but i think my first  job will be to remove the sprocket cover, remove the chain and check for any play....your thoughts please foccers

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 05 July 2020, 05:48:06 PM »
fitted new chain and sprockets to the boxeye, while i had the front sprocket off i cleaned and re-greased the clutch release mechanism, got a really smooth, light clutch now  :thumbup . to make it a bit easier to remove the clutch cable at the bottom end i removed the clutch lever, lots of wear on the mounting hole  :eek  will treat it to some new levers...had a test ride up to the ACE CAFE, which is now open, and chain and clutch are super smooth, happy with that but another problem has come to my attention, i`ll start another thread for that...

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General / Re: Word Association
« on: 13 June 2020, 05:22:14 PM »
sheene

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General / Re: Auld Foccers Weekly Covid Check in Page.
« on: 31 May 2020, 11:32:00 AM »
as title just checking in....ive had 6 wks of furlough and been back at work for 3 weeks now,a full week next week and then over the next 8 weeks i will be taking another 4 weeks on furlough due to lack of work, half the work force on the other half off...that will take me into august, cant see orders picking up by then so iam guessing that will be extended with my employer picking up part of the furlough payment...only two of us in my department, the other guy is coming up for retirement in 8 weeks time, hes been in this trade for 51 years and could well finish his time on furlough...not the best way to finish 51 years of service...

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 24 May 2020, 08:18:29 PM »
fitted new front wheel bearings to the 600...the ones i took out were the originals with just slight play in one of them,replaced both and the seal with a slinky glide kit from wemoto £13 delivered...10 mile test ride tomorrow to see mum and drop in to see the brother-in-law to fix his car on the way back...

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 24 May 2020, 08:12:09 PM »
finished this lockdown project...that was the easy bit...hard bit...asking my daughter if my 8 year old  grandson can have a bike.....

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 10 May 2020, 08:48:12 PM »
  • From Monday, people in England who "can't work from home" will be "actively encouraged to go to work''
  • The government says it is working on guidance for employers to make workplaces "Covid-secure"
How about completing point 2 before Monday? :rolleyes














well said (again) MTREAD........i`am back at work tomorrow , be interesting to see what changes have been made and how many people will take any notice of them...iam expecting a bit of disagreement  :rolleyes

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 08 May 2020, 10:51:42 AM »
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well put MTREAD...ive been on FURLOUGH for the last 6 weeks,
... and we all thought you retired..... ages ago!  ;) :pokefun














cheeky foccer...... :lol       after just over 40 years of full time working its been hard at times to adjust, sleep patterns, meal times and what iam eating are all over the place...i have been keeping busy though which i think is best,decorating the hall, stairs and landing including blocking up a door.new ceiling, plastering,painting and i have just removed the paneling on the stairs to replace with spindles which iam now machining on my home made table saw also made during lockdown....neighbours will be glad when i go back to work  :lol




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Introduction / Re: New member in Cyprus
« on: 08 May 2020, 08:32:27 AM »
welcome to the forum MARTIN...great intro  :thumbup  we dont get many members posting pictures of their wives/girlfriends cant think why  :rolleyes


great choice of bike in the right colour , exactly the same as mine  ;) ...

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 08 May 2020, 08:22:49 AM »

Well that doesn't really work in the current environment. People want to see a proper plan. One that keeps them safe, rather than 'it'll be OK, trust me' like his usual tactic.















well put MTREAD...ive been on FURLOUGH for the last 6 weeks,the only time i have been been out is one visit to the post office to sort out my driving licence renewal,half a day week working and 2/3 nights away caring for my dementia suffering mother,my wife is a tesco worker so i have not been food shopping, iam back to work on Monday but if Boris relaxes the lockdown on Sunday i will still continue as i am,new cases are still being reported and yesterday the death figure was up again , too early IMO another 2 weeks will make a huge difference,got to keep the economy going though,iam a furniture maker by trade and cant see any orders flooding in during the lockdown although others are telling me different and there has been hints of short time working .....it will be a while before iam out on the fazer, looking forward to that  :thumbup



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General / Re: driving licence
« on: 08 May 2020, 08:03:56 AM »
yeh, not too good in front of the camera,prefer to take pictures rather than be in them...picture quality on the new licence is not very good, IMO, not good enough for ID...good to see the union jack on the new licence but of course its still got the EU one on there  :rolleyes


but...good for another 10 yrs now but due to COVID19 it will be a few more weeks before i`am riding for pleasure on the FAZER,


another good thing with the new licence is the expiry date is a lot clearer, i never did get the renewal letter from DVLA

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General / Re: driving licence
« on: 07 May 2020, 06:51:25 PM »
driving licence arrived  today  :thumbup ...bit surprised to have a picture of the old man on there  :eek         :lol

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 01 May 2020, 09:36:15 AM »
Is that a motor from a Virago V twin?












i was thinking TR1...?

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General / Re: Respect where its due
« on: 30 April 2020, 07:11:06 AM »
happy birthday colonel Tom... :thumbup

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 22 April 2020, 02:14:20 PM »
Oh! man ! you could be in the shit there,they might think you're trying it on  :eek  I really hope you get a result,is it a return system where they refurb your old one?








yes,iam thinking the same COFFEE  :\ [size=78%], if i dont get a email reply by mid morning tomorrow i`ll phone my local branch where the driveshaft came from and see if they will exchange it,they are only serving key workers,iam not but mrs is , i use them a lot so should be ok...strange thing is the driveshaft they delivered although a well used one i cant see anything wrong with it...[/size]










got no reply from customer services so i phoned the local branch, no problem taking it back and i now have a new one...just need to fit it now...

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