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I've had plenty of heated grips over the years, and different brands as well, and not once has one side been hotter than the other on any of them.

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General / Re: New tyres.
« on: 19 January 2019, 10:34:27 PM »
Looking to get another set of Bridgestone 023's for the Fazer. Likely to get them off one of the website suppliers again, but how do I ensure that I am sent fresh rubber and not old stock? Any advice appreciated.


It's a popular tyre, if you bought off someone like Oponeo who shift a lot worldwide i would hazard a guess you"d be unlucky to get old stock.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 19 January 2019, 12:06:12 PM »
'Should' be okay, it's been known before to get a build up of sludge with oil that's a bit past its time causing the light to either come on or flicker, but you're doing things right, it was just a thought that was all.
Always best to change oil when it's warm to help avoid this scenario though.
I must admit to having a bit of a laugh with you, and copied the spec verbatim out of the handbook. I thought you were going to say about using bike specific or even fully syn in the Fazer. We all know oil debates can run to several pages on forums.
I used to use Comma car oil semi syn 10W40 in all my bikes. exceeds the spec given in the handbook.
I also used to do work on other peoples bikes, who (being unenlightened or loaded) wanted JASO MA2 oil, I don't have time to do extra work now, with family and work commitments, so having a couple of barrels left over from that, it's what I use in the Fazer. When it's gone, it'll be back to Comma.
My ZRX1100 is tuned to the bollox and has run all it's life on Comma car oil. Puts out over 160 BHP at the rear wheel.

Not entirely sure where this post is going to be honest?
If you're that clued up then i'd have thought you'd have at least known how to check your oil level properly?


And when questions are answered on here you have to remember there are loads of other people reading it now, or years ahead in the future, because they may have a similar problem as you're having, which is why the responses are better off being clear and detailed.


As for your heavily tuned up ZRX1100, do you not think it could possibly be a tad more tuned up if you did use motorbike oil in it? Just a thought!
I used car oil in one of my previous bikes and it simply didn't like it and made it difficult to change gear, but once i replaced it a few days later everything was back to normal, so for me it's a case of "once bitten" and all that, rather than going by what other people say.


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General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 18 January 2019, 10:16:59 PM »

Prince Philip had a car accident and his Range Rover was written off.

All that money and nothing to chauffeur it.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Might be a write off ...
« on: 18 January 2019, 07:05:34 PM »
Can't imagine you getting a lot back from insurance.
There are plenty of parts out there, if you know what you need ask on here first and we can help out or point you in the right direction.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 18 January 2019, 06:59:06 PM »
Exactly what oil do you use, when was it last changed, and how often do you change it?
I use semi synthetic 10w/40 that meets API service SE, SF, SG type or higher, changed every 6000 miles.

Last change was at 58000 miles, which was just over 4000 miles ago


'Should' be okay, it's been known before to get a build up of sludge with oil that's a bit past its time causing the light to either come on or flicker, but you're doing things right, it was just a thought that was all.
Always best to change oil when it's warm to help avoid this scenario though.

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General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 18 January 2019, 04:01:12 AM »
Anyway, what's far more important is that some 97 year old driver has pulled out of a side road and written off two cars. Shouldn't be allowed out!


You mean the same as 18, 23, 28, 34, 46, 57, 62 and 74yr old drivers do as well?
Do we ban everyone for having a non planned "accident"?


Diane Abbott reminds me of a car crash, she needs to be banned from everywhere.

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General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 17 January 2019, 04:45:42 PM »
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Here's a fact...52% voted Leave, 48% voted Remain :D

But what sort of BREXIT did they vote for?
Here's another fact;
In Scotland everything single council areae voted to REMAIN. :D



Why can you not accept that there was a vote and, like it or not, that was the result?  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 17 January 2019, 01:52:03 PM »
Yes I too have had the same issue with a flick on of the light after accelerating (with fun) from exiting roundabout. I looked at the level and it looked all ok so I put in about an egg cup full more oil and since then have not seen the light switch on. 
As I said in my original post, this all happened at tickover at a junction. No 'spirted' riding, that came later. It was also more than a flick, it stayed on constantly for minutes until I stopped and turned everything off and back on.

Didn't come on today, I think it was scared of the snow.


Exactly what oil do you use, when was it last changed, and how often do you change it?

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General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 17 January 2019, 08:32:05 AM »
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well, thats not the first time ive been called a stupid cunt (albeit a bit around the houses) and I doubt its the last. hey ho..
Not at all.  I am not calling you a cunt :eek   I do though feel the UK has acted dreadfully towards the EU.
But yes in my opinion BREXIT is absolutely bonkers.  It's collective madness.  Our problems stem from our own sucessive governments not the actions of the EU.
I am impressed, on the other hand, how united the EU is, 27 countreis standing together.  And despite our dreadful behaviour towards them, they continue to hold the door open to us.


"...in my opinion..."


....which of course you are totally entitled to, just like everyone else, but that's all it is, it does not make you right (or wrong).


I'm still of the opinion that politicians are all lying underhand bastards, and although i don't take enough notice to like or dislike May, i do know that i really dislike Corbyn, Abbott, & their band of useless wankers.

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General / Re: IF THERE IS YET ANOTHER VOTE/REFERENDUM
« on: 16 January 2019, 06:35:03 PM »
Here's my input  :lol


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Hand guards
« on: 13 January 2019, 04:41:57 PM »
Maybe turn the phone sideways and stand back a bit?
All looks a bit tight still, but hard to tell?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 12 January 2019, 11:57:52 PM »
My blind 2.8 litres, then forgetting about it for 4000 miles as long as there isn't any leaks is starting to sound like the way forward  :lol

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Update to my situation:

Despite cleaning the offending carb as best I could, cylinder No4 would still not fire, so bit the bullet and managed to find a complete set from a 2003 at a local bike breakers for £60. Installed them tonight and it's running nicely on 4 cylinders now. Only issue is the TPS on the replacement carbs is showing 10000 and not 5000 when tested, whereas the old one was spot on. Still no big deal as I will adjust it when I dig out the security torx bits.

So thanks to all that offered advice.

One other thing, when I took off the float chamber lid to access the jets, the small one next to the main jet looks as though there is no hole. I assume this is correct as I checked the same one in the next carb and that was just the same. Anybody know why it is blank ?


TPS might just need a simple adjustment, but once done keep checking it every few days to see if remains on the 5000 mark.
If it doesn't then it could be on its way out, one of mine stayed on the 10,000 mark.
If it is that, don't buy a used one, just get a new one, there are plenty on Ebay for £65-£75.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 12 January 2019, 08:39:49 PM »
No body has mentioned that when the oil is warm it will have expanded and therefore higher in the window than when cold.
Must admit I've never noticed the difference and anyway my light has never come on so I don't get concerned about it.
I still change the oil at approx 4,000 miles and check the level now and again, but have never had to top it up between oil changes. Bike now done about 55k.
Doesn't take much oil from first appearing in the window to going beyond the top, so a bit of care required at the final stages of filling.[size=78%]  [/size]

Expansion will be minimal. So ignore it.
Oil will be up around the top of the engine when warm rather than all in the sump. This is why it is LOWER in the window when warm and why the manual says to check it when WARM


The reason to wait a few minutes after warming up is so that most of that oil drains back into the sump.
Just for interest the increase in volume is :-
Volumetric expansion coefficient of engine oil is 0.00070 per deg C
Oil capacity say 2.7ltrs = 2,700c.c.
Lets say temperature difference from cold to warm is 40 deg C
Change in oil volume = 0.00070 x 2700 x 40 = 75.6c.c.
To use a previous measuring scale that’s about three normal egg cups worth.
I’ve no idea what that difference in volume represents in terms of height in the site glass and never bothered about it. Maybe I’ll have to check the oil level when cold and then again when warm after standing a few minutes and see if my calculation theory is total garbidge.  ;)


Been a while for my bike now but from memory when my bike was cold the oil was above the window.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 January 2019, 04:45:39 PM »
We have an unwanted cat that visits Sharp Hall and I keep a few small old soft potatoes by the backdoor to throw at it. I have little chance of hitting the cat so I throw them at the fence to make a bang and they fall down into the ornamental border on the East lawns.  An unexpected bonus last year was that I ended up with a little crop of potatoes that had grown from the ones that I had launched.


What you need is one of these.  :)












Haven't seen one of them since I was a kid , its a wonder they are still allowed to sell them.



You probably have a higher chance of being shot by a police sniper these days by using one, but they're still about  :2guns

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 January 2019, 01:09:26 PM »
We have an unwanted cat that visits Sharp Hall and I keep a few small old soft potatoes by the backdoor to throw at it. I have little chance of hitting the cat so I throw them at the fence to make a bang and they fall down into the ornamental border on the East lawns.  An unexpected bonus last year was that I ended up with a little crop of potatoes that had grown from the ones that I had launched.


What you need is one of these.  :)


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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 January 2019, 01:05:11 PM »
You sure it wasn't a fox

I hope to hell not, it would have been a bloody big fox...!

There used to be a couple of urban foxes who would jump on the roof of a neighbour's shed and set off their security lights and they'd just sit there in the spotlight going "look at us", but I haven't seen them for years.


They do seem to have a vast amount of food to scavenge these days so i wouldn't be surprised if they had an oversized dump.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 12 January 2019, 01:01:28 PM »
What about a dipstick?

Unrelated to the thread, but I owned a Citroen car several years ago that had a wire dipstick, but with a plastic tip on the end with the level lines on it.
They were well known for the tip snapping off way down in the dipstick tube as it negotiated it's way around a bend in the tube.
It was due to the constant heating/cooling weakening it. You had to buy a new dipstick, then as you inserted it the broken bit got pushed down into the sump. The oil strainer prevented it going anywhere or doing any harm. Daft though eh :rolleyes
Yep - I had that car. And I would push dipstick down inch by inch and as I did I would let it rotate as it wanted to. I think the way down there was a contorted route that did not help the plastic bit on the end.


I bet you sold it to him?  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 12 January 2019, 11:32:28 AM »
I think the diameter of the studs is too small. If they had used M8 studs instead of M6 they would have been a lot stronger. Also using the open ended nuts was a bad idea because all the muck from road clogs up the threads. I think it's nearly always the center two studs behind the wheel that snap. Even if you crack the nut free and get a few turns out of it they can still shear because they bind up from dirt and rust on threads because the nut is open. Also whatever steel they made the studs and the whole exhaust from wasn't good enough. It rusts out too easily. I know the Fazer was a budget commuter when it was sold but Yamaha really cheaped out on the exhaust system


Had a chat with my mechanic at the time and apparently they did upgrade to M8 on newer Yamaha bikes after they realized it was becoming a problem.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 12 January 2019, 09:14:47 AM »
No body has mentioned that when the oil is warm it will have expanded and therefore higher in the window than when cold.
Must admit I've never noticed the difference and anyway my light has never come on so I don't get concerned about it.
I still change the oil at approx 4,000 miles and check the level now and again, but have never had to top it up between oil changes. Bike now done about 55k.
Doesn't take much oil from first appearing in the window to going beyond the top, so a bit of care required at the final stages of filling.[size=78%]  [/size]

Expansion will be minimal. So ignore it.
Oil will be up around the top of the engine when warm rather than all in the sump. This is why it is LOWER in the window when warm and why the manual says to check it when WARM


I was gonna say the same, the whole point of oil is to lubricate under extreme conditions so if it changed its quality or texture a lot under different temperatures then it would become kind of unreliable.
You'll always get a cold engine and a hot engine but it has to be designed to withstand all of this, hence the reason it's graded between temperature lowers/uppers.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 January 2019, 04:53:07 AM »
Some filthy bugger decided to take a crap in the alleyway that leads to my shed. I didn't notice, ran over it, then, when I wheeled the bike back into the shed, smelled something revolting :(
I then had to spend 10 minutes hosing their crap off the wheel, then mixing up a load of bleach and water to clean the concrete floor of the shed.  :2guns


Does make you reminisce back to the good old days when you'd be lucky to go a week without stepping in dog shit, or biting into fruit that didn't have a maggot in it.  :lol


You sure it wasn't a fox, those screaming kinky bastards have a bad habit of leaving large turds near my house. I swear it sounded like someone being murdered outside my bedroom window again last night, but as it's their sex party season at the moment i've kind of got used to the sudden blood curdling shrieking.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 12 January 2019, 04:42:58 AM »
Changed the original headers for New delkivic ones today. Quite an easy job to do. O was suprised at the bore difference compared to the original.
Easy as long as you don't snap a stud!


I can't believe how easy that is to do, after my last experience taking the headers off. I broke two with very little force.  :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 12 January 2019, 04:36:30 AM »
The manual has to give a method that's accurate and covers all scenarios. They can't say check it from cold because a cold bike that was park two hours ago is going to show a different level to a cold bike that was parked a year ago even if they have the same amount of oil in them.   The only way to cover all scenarios is to say start it up, turn it off, let it settle and then check it. They can't even give exact times to start it up because the bike could be parked in -10 weather or it could be in 40 degree weather so the viscosity of the oil would be totally different. Saying start it for two minutes and turn it off for a minute then check wouldn't work. The way they say to do it is the only way that covers all scenarios which is what the manual has to do.
That (unfortunately) makes far too much sense. But I think may be the answer.How come there not so much angst among car owners.   


Because they're dipsticks  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil pressure switch
« on: 11 January 2019, 07:08:21 PM »
The reason is so you don't need to wait an hour after running the engine to check the oil level.


That sounds like the most logical reason to me.
The most logical way - if the window would allow is for it to be from cold which would be BEFORE you rode it or started it. Rather than start it - warm it - stop it- wait a few mins - look at it - start it and ride.


As i said, a bigger, or better still maybe an upright rectangular window similar to what you get on the back of oil containers, rather than round, so you can see all levels from cold, or when warm would make far more sense.
Once you know how much oil you have in there, after a change for example, then you can see both cold or warm levels then know if it’s right or wrong at a glance.
I must say though that the window on these sumps are pretty shite.......especially my one.  :lol

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