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FZS600 Fazer / Which Throwovers?
« on: 08 October 2017, 09:14:25 PM »
 I've got a pair of Oxford Lifetime Sports throwover Panniers that are fine for solo use but get in the way of the pillion footrests, so I can't use them 2 up. Just wondering what other people use when they go touring on their Fazer with the Mrs on the back. I don't want the width or expense of hard panniers.

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FZS600 Fazer / Front indicators for the back.
« on: 17 September 2017, 08:25:10 PM »
  I've been looking for short rear indicators to replace the originals because my throwovers sit on them and bend them down. Looking on Ebay, it seems like the front indicators fit on the rear too and are obviously that bit shorter. So has anyone on the forum done this? I don't want to go with mini LEDs and thought these would keep the standard look if they fit properly. Thanks

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FZS600 Fazer / Engine Bars
« on: 24 August 2017, 09:24:57 PM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-FZS-600-H-Fazer-1999-Front-Black-Crash-Bar-/301435324168?hash=item462ef20708:g:ROgAAOSwlY1ZNGYl
 Been thinking about buying a set of these. Just wondering if anyone else has bought/ fitted them.

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FZS600 Fazer / Fitting new fork springs
« on: 22 July 2017, 02:07:33 PM »
 My new fork springs arrived today. The forks had new oil a few weeks ago so I don't need to change that. I was wondering if it's possible to lower the bike onto the fully compressed forks to measure the air gap while on the centre stand or will it just tip forward too far and roll off the stand? It would be nice if I can avoid having to remove the forks if possible. I have a trolley jack so I can lower it gradually and cable ties for the brake lever if needed.

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FZS600 Fazer / Trying to make it all fit.
« on: 02 July 2017, 06:30:17 PM »
 Just spent a couple of hours trying to fit everything on the bike ready for next weekends trip to the Mallory Bike Bonanza. I just hope there's room for me on it now 

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General / Anyone used one of these?
« on: 08 June 2017, 04:03:25 PM »

http://www.audicator.com/index.html
 I have a habit of leaving my indicators on so I was looking for an audible warning device. This looks quite trick. It's my birthday soon and the OH keeps asking what I want.

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Mallory Bike Bonanza 8th/9th July
« on: 04 June 2017, 07:51:27 PM »

 Anyone else going? We're camping for the weekend, we've been going for the last 10 years or so. Always a great weekend especially if you like the old stuff. Loads of the old names milling about and a relaxed atmosphere.




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General / Riding History.What bikes have you had?
« on: 05 May 2017, 10:54:26 PM »
It seems a lot of us have had a long time in the saddle. I was wondering what bikes we've owned in chronological order.

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General / Time to practice my slow riding skills
« on: 02 May 2017, 04:48:36 PM »

 I feel so inadequate :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / A Pic of my Fazer
« on: 30 April 2017, 04:55:45 PM »
fazer600
fazer600
Don't know what I did differently but here's a pic of my bike, I'll try to get a couple more on if I can :rolleyes

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General / W.T.F is going on?
« on: 26 April 2017, 06:18:23 PM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Superdream-CB400N-/132142407537?hash=item1ec44d1f71:g:3D4AAOSwsW9Y2~pG
 Why in God's name would anyone think that a scruffy 400 superdream is worth two and a half grand? :eek

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  I realise it's a topic that's been done to death but there seem to be so many opinions about the best way to go to improve the standard front end. I thought I  would try to get a consensus. I'm thinking of doing the emulator/ linear springs thing but it's an arse to do and not without risks and potential problems so what about progressives and 15w oil but there are at least half a dozen options there and they can't all be the same can they? I could start by just changing the oil out, I can't imagine it's ever been changed but do I put 10 or 15w in?
   So I'm trying to get peoples assessments of whatever they've done, whether it has achieved what they set out to do and if was worth the cost and effort involved. thanks.

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FZS600 Fazer / Are Fazers increasing in price?
« on: 13 April 2017, 10:18:17 PM »
 Is it my imagination or do 600 Fazer prices seem to be creeping up recently?

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FZS600 Fazer / Speedo started going mad.
« on: 07 April 2017, 11:01:18 PM »

 I went out for a ride today and on the way home the speedo needle started waving around randomly, only slightly to begin with but by the time I got back it was thrashing about all over the place. When I checked it, the cable had been rubbing on the disc and had worn through to expose a tiny patch of wire that was shorting out on the disc, so I've rerouted it and I'm going to have to sort it properly tomorrow. I'll wrap some insulating tape round it for the time being but has anyone got any ideas for a more permanent repair without replacing the cable?

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FZS600 Fazer / Engine surface temperature
« on: 04 April 2017, 08:04:13 PM »
 Just out of interest, does anyone know what sort of maximum surface temperature the head and barrels reach on our engines?

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FZS600 Fazer / Repainting the front of the engine.
« on: 02 April 2017, 09:06:49 PM »
  At some point in the near future I'm going to be taking the exhaust and radiator off to repaint the front of the engine, do they all flake badly at the front? I had briefly considered removing the engine but it's a lot of arsing about so I'll just everything mask off. The front support bracket could also do with tidying up, So I was wondering, it looks like if I support the engine and take the bolts out, the bracket can be wiggled free and taken out. Does anyone know if this is possible?

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FZS600 Fazer / Pillion verdict.
« on: 25 March 2017, 09:18:27 PM »
 I took the OH on the back of the 600 today. We only did about 50 miles but she's happy and if she happy, I'm happy. The suspension coped better than I'd expected but it wasn't loaded with a weeks worth of female accoutrements + 2 clean tee-shirts and a spare pair of  boxers  :lol  The seats big enough and comfy, the footrests are in the right place and on the whole it's apparently a nice place to sit. All good so far :thumbup

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FZS600 Fazer / Stainless Downpipes
« on: 25 March 2017, 10:30:36 AM »

I'm sure I read somewhere that the later model fazers got stainless downpipes as standard, can anyone tell me if this is right or am I imagining it?


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General / Green Plating?
« on: 15 March 2017, 09:04:02 PM »
 Here's one you all you clever foccers out there. Does anybody know what electroplating Yamaha use on there nuts, bolts, pipes, clips etc? If anyone does know, do they also know who can replicate it? The closest I've seen is olive drab passivated zinc but I don't think it is. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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General / average age?
« on: 11 March 2017, 12:07:26 AM »

Nothing personal folks, just wondering what our average age is. Are we knocking on a bit or are we mere spring chickens? I know we're all under 25 in our heads but it's what's on our birth certificates that interests me.  How old are we as a breed of foccers?

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FZS600 Fazer / Handlebar grip length
« on: 02 March 2017, 05:55:36 PM »
Apologies if this topic has already been covered but I'm buying s pair of oxford heated grips for my yet to be picked up 2003 600. I don't know which type to get. The touring type are 120mm long and the sorts type are 124mm long. I know I can trim them down if I need to but I would rather not. I would be very grateful if some kind soul could tell me what the standard grip length is. I'm not due to pick mine up 'til the 10th and it's 70 miles away so it's more convenient to ask on here than nip up there with a tape measure and I would like to have them here ready to fit when I get eventually get it. Thanks.

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Introduction / handlebar grip length
« on: 01 March 2017, 10:10:55 PM »
 Apologies if this topic has already been covered but I'm buying s pair of oxford heated grips for my yet to be picked up 2003 600. I don't know which type to get. The touring type are 120mm long and the sorts type are 124mm long. I know I can trim them down if I need to but I would rather not. I would be very grateful if some kind soul could tell me what the standard grip length is. I'm not due to pick mine up 'til the 10th and it's 70 miles away so it's more convenient to ask on here than nip up there with a tape measure and I would like to have them here ready to fit when I get eventually get it. Thanks.

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Introduction / Finally getting a Fazer
« on: 26 February 2017, 10:39:23 PM »

  hi all,
   I first rode a boxeye about 6 years ago when I took one out from a local dealer for an hour or so. I loved it but my wife...err...didn't. So I kept my bmw which I eventually sold back in September. I wanted something lighter and more fun with an upright riding position and a decent pillion perch without stupid power, I looked at the 2016 er6f or Versys but because of a big DIY project in the house at the moment I won't get the chance to ride much this year so it would be a heavily depreciating ornament. So I sat the other half on the back of a foxeye and while it's no armchair it's apparently much better than the earlier model. So now I've got a deposit on a 9,000 mile, 2 owner 'Deep Purplish Blue' ? (I see no purple) 2003 fzs600 which I should be picking up in a week or so. It's had more paint than I would have expected for such a low mileage bike but the bodywork is mint, it gives me a project when...if the house is finished :lol  and it'll not lose much value when...if I come to sell it for a new bike. I'll post some pics when I've got it. Apologies for the rambling intro, I'm going now.

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