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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: sprocket and stuff
« on: 15 October 2018, 05:15:48 PM »
I think the reference is to the front sprocket nut, but it certainly is up for interpretation.


cush drive rubbers (Rear wheel) and a gearbox sprocket,well,got as far as back wheel out and sprocket cover etc off then noted the size of the nut

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: sorry to ask this question guys
« on: 15 October 2018, 01:17:55 PM »
Not sure about shoving foam under the fuel tank as a fix for a buzzing vibration, it could/would eventually get water logged (Rain or washing) and cause ignition/electrical and rusting problems, especially to the base of the tank.


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: I am Fazer, hear me roar.
« on: 15 October 2018, 12:57:55 PM »
Whatever fuel stabiliser you decide on, ensure the fuel tank is topped right up to the brim with Fuel as this stops condensation forming in the space above the fuel level line, which in turn causes rusting in a metal fuel tank, start the bike and allow it to run for a short while (few minutes)  after adding the stabiliser, ensures stabilised fuel is right around the system.

A friend runs a landscape business, he has equipment that stands for about 5 months per year unused, Mowers, Strimers, Hedge cutters etc, he uses a fuel additive by Briggs and Stratton
Dan's advise is do not drain the fuel tanks but add stabiliser and run for a minute or two, also if the machine has a fuel cock/tap leave it open, fuel can evaporate and leave the carb empty (with the fuel cock shut) causing gasket, O-ring and carbdiaphragm failure and also dried fuel deposits in the bowl and capillaries.

With Dan's advice in mind I also use Sta-bil and thus far have had no issues with my carbs after the winter stand down.

There is another additive that I have used since reading 'Darrsi's' recommendation on here and that is 'Marvel Mystery Oil' I use it every other fill up, as I never run my tank much passed 1/4 full, so here is always Marvel in the fuel.

Now some have said its all 'Snake Oil' and does nothing, apart from making your wallet a little lighter, but I really believe my FZS600 is more responsive and it certainly starts first stab of the button, if that is all in my mind then so be it, but it certainly acts as a Upper Cylinder Lubricant (UCL) and helps make up for the lack of lead in modern fuels.
The Marvel bottle says you can also add it to your engine oil as an enhancement,  :eek  I personally would not recommend this as it could play havoc with a wet clutch system.

The other additive that I use is a fuel system cleaner STP Complete Fuel System Cleaner, I put 100ml of it in a full tank every 10 or 12 weeks
(twice a riding season) again does it help ? Don't know for sure, but I have had the Fazer FZS600 for 6 years and have never touched the carbs, I bought a balancing gauge set as I was told that it was an essential, it has been out of the box once just to see what it looks like. :lol 

EDIT:
I just looked at the photos again, I do not recommend Jack Daniels if you are having anything to do with the bike in the next 8 hours or so.   
   


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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 07:08:05 PM »
FFS Pass me another bullet Betty  :eek   :2guns :car

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 07 October 2018, 09:18:40 PM »
Cant do away with plastic anyway, cast iron fairing on a Fazer? not forgetting infill panels, side panels and lead crash helmets, cork mobile phones and cardboard iPads.


Plastic is here to stay, so get used to it, we just need to manage it better,and until governments worldwide passes legislation to control it we will have to put up with it.
Even recycle centres in different areas can not agree on what can and can not be recycled.   

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 07 October 2018, 06:41:16 PM »
It is interesting listening to every ones thoughts and opinions on the issue of plastics and other packaging.


Some say Reduce at the till in the supermarket, the problem is that whether you buy that product or not it is packed in plastic, if its not bought it goes into a skip then into landfill plastic and all, if it is purchased the plastic has a better chance of being recycled.
2 wheelie bins a fortnight does seem excessive for two people, but if their council does recycle it all as they say they do then it has to be a good thing.


I honestly think that the problem of plastic and other waste products can only be solved at the factory goods in gates.


A lot of manufactures don't actually give a fuck, it's all about maximum profit for the smallest outlay, profits and shareholders must be appeased, they don't want to hear we have very little profits the financial year but we a very environmentally friendly and have cut down on our carbon footprint by 60%. It also puts the unemployment figures up.


Hedgehogs, red squirrels, water voles, newts, sand lizards, there is a programme on the TV I can hear now as I am typing this drivvle (Country File)  all these animals are at risk because of building and other development including modern farming which is destroying hedge rows and field ditches, and it is called progress.


I am afraid we all are a part of the problem, we want cheaper goods, and that usually means automated packaging plants that use more and more plastics.


More and more plastics are being used in the building trade/construction (High thermal value materials) that will also add to the problem in years to come. :eek


   

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General / Re: Hard wearing metal paint
« on: 07 October 2018, 05:52:24 PM »
Don't know about Givi racks, but if it is a round section of steel that the chain passes over get a short length of rubber tubing (Black) enough to cover that section, split the tube length ways and pop it over the section and secure it with 3 or 4 black cable ties with the buckles underneath out of site.
Of course you should paint it first, but then the section could be angular then all above is nonsense. :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 07 October 2018, 12:07:08 AM »
Cleaned the sludge out from under the chain guard to stop it dripping back down and around the wheel, oiled the chain, then finally got round to making a proper top layer of foam for my seat:


Up next, a cover, to replace the bin bags I've been sitting on since February or so!


What d'ya call that then, a Kim Kardashian seat?


Ha ha🤣 it looks different

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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 02 October 2018, 10:02:26 PM »
Well apparently us Merc drivers are Knob Head Wankers and our vehicles are Wanker Mobiles.
Well that's comforting to know, but my Wanker Mobile has more head room than 95% of the other cars on the road

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tommy, impressive post, however 2 seaters need not apply. :lol I understood the requirement was a ragtop to seat a family of 4 or 5. :)

However another nice plug for your SLK. I once considered the SLK as an alternative to going down the 2 seater sports car (predictable) S2000 route.
Plus cant bring myself round to an MX5 for Several reasons. If I had to buy a convertible now, the nicest versions out there are from BMW or Mercedes... fcuk the haters! ;)


F T Haters is my thoughts as well, German engineering is great.


But I have to say the best two seater I have ever owned was a Jap car 'Toyota MR2' Mk 3.
Mid engined, limited slip dif, rear wheel drive, an out right hooligan of a little car, so much fun to drive, it was like being in a scalectrixs car, Doughnuts so easy to do, you could pop the back around 90 degrees on every junction should you choose.
You had to be a bit cautious as the wheel base was not very long and it would completely break away under hard cornering putting the power down.
I loved it, but sadly put a rod through the side, as was a habit of the MR2 Mk3.


Brings a tear to my eye looking at it.     

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General / Re: Armadillo bike cover
« on: 02 October 2018, 04:00:47 PM »
Would be waterproof though?  :lol


It might not let water in but the bloody thing has shrunk  :eek

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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 02 October 2018, 03:52:10 PM »
Well apparently us Merc drivers are Knob Head Wankers and our vehicles are Wanker Mobiles.
Well that's comforting to know, but my Wanker Mobile has more head room than 95% of the other cars on the road
(I am talking cars here not pickup trucks that shake the shit out of you)


230 Kompressor SLK, it's got the headroom for a 20 foot Christmas tree, 8 foot X 4 foot sheet of ply wood and lengths of timber in excess of 3.5 meters long.
You know what?  I don't even feel like a wanker driving it, guys may think it's a tarts car but the girls certainly like it, it's a head turner.


I have had young kids and their equally young Mums wanting to look inside it, and even sit in the drivers seat and make the auto roof go up and down, funny thing they never want to sit in my old Vauxhall Combo van when I go out in that.  :rolleyes


Anyway how's the old Skoda going, or the Focus or maybe the Corsa? or maybe you have a Jaguar (80% Ford Mondeo).


Picture of my Wanker Mobile below, 18 years old not a bit of rust on it, I have all the MOT test certificates, and it has never had a MOT recommendation on it.
Less than 62K on the clock.


He he!  :lol :lol :lol ;) 


Or the picture of it below as a racing snake we all know sees it.

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General / Re: Making sliders
« on: 01 October 2018, 04:29:56 PM »
I wish. Both cameras failed me. The one on the front caught the first 2 sessions ok, but as the pace stepped up, it started to record intermittently in bursts of a few seconds, so I ended up with more than a hundred videos of just a few seconds. The rear one packed altogether. I think it was due to vibrations on both


My Go-Pro Hero 3 Silver edition did exactly the same thing 10 to 15 seconds of recording and shut down.
How I got over this issue was to Format the Micro SD Card on my computer, you will need a micro SD to SD card adaptor, most laptops have a SD card slot and quite a few desktops do as well.
If you don’t have an adaptor PM me with an address and I can put one in the post to you.
Do the full format not the quick one, (Means removing a tick from a box) also format it as exFat.
It sorted my camera out completely, I do this re-format now every 6 months or so if I am using the camera a lot, mine mostly get used in the Med under water.



PS:
Don't forget to backup all you videos and pics before you do this as the will be gone from the card forever  :'(


Just looked again and you can do the above process with the card still in the camera provided the camera is plugged into the computer, mines shows up as 'Removable Disk' in the 'My Computer' icon

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General / Re: Front brake discs: Bobbins
« on: 22 September 2018, 10:48:36 PM »
Bobbins on my FZS600 2003 Foxeye are solid with no hole and no sign of movement in them, still on original disks at 37K so I am guessing that is the way they re meant to be.
They are the same as YamFazFan's picture above


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Your strap line at the bottom of all your posts will need to change.

Stuff everything Iv'e always got my bike  :)




Nice clean looking machine though.  :lol

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2005 FZS Fazer 1000 bits
« on: 20 September 2018, 07:29:11 PM »
That is wicked breaking that bike it looks handsome, looks well loved and had a shed full of money spent on it.

What are you replacing it with?

I also notice your have a C90 what condition is that in?

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 September 2018, 03:23:57 PM »
I played the Gooner this morning, I had a busy afternoon so decided on a short local poodle around on the FZS 600 this morning, grey overcast sky very windy so i thought to myself pop up to see a mate in a village about 6 miles away, all well and good. :thumbup


I then decided to pop down and see Billy, another mate 11 miles the other way, as I was only going a short distance and certainly in no hurry so I shoved on my paddock jack and a pair of leather lace up shoes along with my bucket and gloves, I pulled up outside Billy's pad went to put my left foot down (Slightly leaning bike in that direction) and the gear lever had gone through the loop in the bow of my lace and my foot would not go passed the foot rest, I had to snatch my foot down really hard as the bike was going over, lucky enough the lace snapped and I struggled to hold the bike up, close call. Lesson learned, no lace up foot ware for me when riding the bikes from now on.


 :eek     :eek    :eek :'( :'( :'( 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Whizzing Sound Coming From Engine
« on: 16 September 2018, 11:48:15 PM »
Sounds a little lumpy to me but nothing outrageous or bad.
When you changed the carbs did you balance them properly, because if they weren't then that can cause lumpiness on idle.
And what RPM is the bike set to when idling as well?
I would do a quick test and see if your TPS is in the right position too, again that can cause idle issues if wrong or on its way out.


Not hearing any whining noises though at all.


Same as that.
Nothing no whizzy or whining, to me just a bit of cam chain slack which just might tighten its self up and the usual bit of clutch basket rattle. With the engine warmed up listen on the clutch side of the bike and pull the clutch lever into the bars and see it the sound changes/diminishes, if it does forget about it, a complete new clutch assembly (Basket, Centre, Steel and Friction Plates plus Springs) will cost a fortune and my betting within 1000 miles it will be as noisy.


Tick over is a bit lumpy, was it still on a bit of choke when you videoed it?
And what end can do you have on it, I am guessing baffles removed as it sounds very throaty.




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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Saw this one on the way home
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:55:09 PM »
wonder if its insured as a special ? :rolleyes


Would not of thought so it's not often the word Special and bandit (Notice the lower case b) are associated together, unless the word Special has the word Needs after it.  :lol :lol :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fork stanchion retained bush/valve thingy.
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:49:09 PM »
Hello, I stripped my forks down for a clean, re-seal and taffy up the paintwork. Just curious to know if the item fitted in the internal bore arrowed (not the split bush) on the photo is removable as I can't see any internal fastener and the stanchion end is swaged over. I wondered what needs to be done come the time the stanchions need renewal with aftermarket items.


The item fitted in the internal bore marked with a arrow is not renewable. 

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 04:11:23 PM »
anyway who the F--k is he?


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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 04:09:22 PM »
Police are appealing for witnesses to identify the rider of this bike spotted in Brighton last weekend.
Apparently,he was seen riding like a bit of a dick.  :lol


That no way to talk about my kid brother, he is not a dick when he is riding his Beemer, he's a dick all the time

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Saw this one on the way home
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:40:21 AM »
fair play to him for doing what he wants. I'm sure he learned a lot of new skills doing it
You are too kind, but, most probably right Dude, and as you say, he most likely learned new skills  :D
Now cut his balls off.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Saw this one on the way home
« on: 15 September 2018, 10:25:53 AM »
Who is that mysterious figure in black with the pointy shoes seen upper left. Could he be connected with the equally mysterious looking fazer (intentionally spelt with a lower case "f" as it is not worthy of the correct F )  IMO


Totally agree with the lower case 'f' comment, the owner should be applauded for keeping an old bike on the road, then have his balls cut off for doing such a shit job.
Only saying!

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General / Re: Little too much oil?
« on: 04 September 2018, 07:00:21 PM »
Oil! what do you mean Oil no one mentioned that when I bought it, I though the oil I mixed in with the petrol at 50:1 did that.

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