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General / Back after a while!
« on: 13 September 2017, 04:52:05 PM »
Hi all

I am back, having bought a tatty fazer 600.

Had a few bikes since my Fazer, most recently an NC750X DCT. With all the motorbike thefts/muggings in London recently,  I didnt want to risk it being nicked, so I sold it and bought a VFR800, which I promptly realised is horrible for London riding.

Along comes the Fazer with one snapped exhaust stud and leaking carbs. Bought for £450 w/50k on the clock.

First thing I did was run it up and see where it was leaking exhaust. Turns out the center pipe was leaking, not the one with the broken stud. They are all pretty cruddy so engine out, wire brush the rusty bits at the front of the frame and other bits.

What is the best way to tidy up the engine whilst its out? Its a bit corrodey at the front around the exhaust ports and around the fins. Will be painting it with hammerite engine stuff on a brush.

General / Picked up another bike
« on: 06 January 2014, 11:45:11 PM »
Buts It's not another fazer. Even though I was looking at some.

It's a 1990 cbr1000 f. Needs a bloody lot of work, but it was £150!

Means I'll be able to keep up with you lot on the ride outs!

FZS600 Fazer / Who has picked up my Fazer!?
« on: 17 December 2013, 09:15:51 PM »
It was listed on ebay from JAX Motorcycles for £1795.

The cheeky bugger even told me the headlights where shit and needed changing, bastard!

It was reg y297 nll. Hope the person who has bought it is on here, got a great deal!

SP exhaust, cvieth ultraguage. led brake lights and led indicator boards, heated grips, alarm.

Lovely bike! I do miss it! (considering the beamer has already had a new battery, regulator and stator, left heated grip and gear position sensor, all in 1 month)...

For Sale & Wanted / For Sale - FZ1 Blue spot rear caliper + torque arm
« on: 03 November 2013, 10:13:09 PM »
As per title.

I have a blue spot rear caliper from an FZ1 and the torque arm, pullled from a bike with 12k on it. Very good condition.

Never got around to fitting it to my fzs 600 and the cheeky bugger thats giving me pennies for my fazer isnt getting it!

Make me an offer, but expecting around £80-90 quid (what I paid for it). Will be shipped using and insured courier.

General / Im off!
« on: 01 November 2013, 10:04:50 PM »
Hi All

I know I havent been on here much recently, mainly becuase I go on the forum at work through my phone, and tapatalk hasnt been working on this site for aaagess.

Anywhoo, I have just done a deal to trade in my FZS600 for a F800ST 2008 .

I am getting £1100 for my fazer, which is a cheeky deal considering its done 19,500 miles and its basically new looking!

I will still be about for ride outs! just on my slower taller Beamer! :( :)

General / Cant get pressure in the brakes :(
« on: 18 April 2013, 03:06:57 PM »
Hi all

I have recently changed out all the lines in my 1991 XJ600. I have replaced them all with goodridge lines.

I have also overhauled the master cylinder. (new mc kit)

The problem I have, is that I cant get the brakes to pump up, I have clear fluid showing at the bleed nipples on the front fork, but no pressure in the lever.

Any thoughts?

General / Bike cam Video
« on: 21 March 2013, 12:17:20 PM »
Hi all

I think a couple of people requsted an example video from my bike after I had the cameras fitted.

I am still sorting out teething issues (waterproofing mainly), but I have an example video (turn the sound down!):

General / Heated grips!
« on: 18 March 2013, 12:06:19 PM »
After fitting my Tech 7 grips (and doing the how to guide for them) they have died.

The left grip has worn through to the heating element where I grip the bar, and the right ones cable has come loose and has an intermittent connection.

Not impressed seing as I have done less than 500 miles on them! Busters want me to send them back for a replacement, which is a pain becuase I will have no grips, and they will obviously replace with the same lot that are equally as crap.

Can anyone make any recomendations for heated grips that actually last?

FZS600 Fazer / Fairing Rivet
« on: 17 March 2013, 12:08:54 AM »
Hi all

I broke my fairing rivets and now the bloody thing rattles like mad. Anybody know what size rivets I need? :)

General / Argh
« on: 08 March 2013, 01:52:42 PM »
First week in a month that I'm it on the bike and the weather is shit. 100 miles yesterday around the m25 in fig and rain and crap. Then 75 miles around west and north London in even worse weather that.

Worst of all dvla are bloody idiots. Went there to change number plates from one car to another as told it could be done there and then. Got there and they said wait 30 days! Wtf.

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2

General / Havent been on here much lately
« on: 02 March 2013, 12:05:03 AM »
becuase of this:

My "little" side project. Swapped from a 320 CDI to this :)

FZS600 Fazer / Brake Fade
« on: 21 February 2013, 08:14:14 AM »
I had a fairly spirited ride into work this morning, and the biggest thing I noticed was brake fade.

After the first heavy application of front brakes, they where noticably squisdhy and mushy feeling. Over the next 2-3 miles this would slowly dissapear and then re-appear again.

I am thinking its more like brake glaze than brake fade as I dont think its temperature dependand.

What are other peoples experiences with the brakes?

FZS600 Fazer / Snapped Pilot screws
« on: 18 February 2013, 10:13:29 AM »
I was adjustiing my pilot screws to the correct 2 turns out, in an attempt to smooth my idle, and 2 of the foccers snapped! (well the tip where you put the screwdriver) Not suprising as they appear to be made of cheese.

Urgh! Any idea of they can be changed in situ, or if I need to remove the carbs.... (its cylinder 1 and 2 that have broken)

FZS600 Fazer / Rough Idle
« on: 14 February 2013, 11:00:28 AM »
Since dropping the bike last week, I have had a rough idle.

It didnt start immediately, but its gotten worse.

Heres a vid of the idle, I have the baffle out of my can to make it easier to hear. Does this sound normal?

FZS600 Rough Idle

General / A turn of luck!
« on: 09 February 2013, 06:19:53 PM »
After the crappy luck with me dropping the bike, I managed to grab a FZ1 blue spot rear caliper for 18 squid, with the mount and the alu torque arm :)

Happy bunny :)

FZS600 Fazer / Dropped by lovely bike!
« on: 07 February 2013, 07:34:33 PM »
Forgot to take the front disk lock off my bike today, you can guess what happened, one very painfull leg later and one slightly smahsed up bike lying on the floor.


Whats it the best thing to use to touch up the engine casing,  I have a scratch (to my otherwise pristine) right hand crank cover that will need some paint, any ideas?

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted - FZS600 bits becuase im a moron
« on: 07 February 2013, 07:15:49 PM »
Forgot to take the front disk lock off my bike today,

you can guess what happened, one very painfull leg later and one slightly smahsed up bike lying on the floor.


I am after:

upper front fairing
Front brake lever
Rear brake lever

If anybody has any going, please let me know.


General / Stickers
« on: 06 February 2013, 09:11:38 PM »
On the "What bike did you see thread" somebody mentioned somebody should design a sticker.

I wouldnt mind having a go, but only if somebody knew to how to produce them afterwards?

FZS600 Fazer / Gearbox "Shunt"
« on: 03 February 2013, 09:09:29 PM »
Hi all

I had a long ride out on the fazer today and noticed that there is a fair bit of gearbox/drivetrain shunt on my fazer, eg, throttle off, clunk, throttle on, clunk. Is this normal on the fazers or just on mine?

FZS600 Fazer / LED indicator boards
« on: 02 February 2013, 07:07:28 PM »
Hi all

As mentioned before, I have gotten round to finishing my custom LED Indicator boards, a video and some pics over on my blog:

Any feedback welcome!

General / Thinking of one of these
« on: 31 January 2013, 09:18:25 PM »
Thinking of buying a plate for my bike.

Questions is how would you read this:

I know some people think they are tacky etc, I like em however :)

FZS600 Fazer / Fuel gauge accuracy
« on: 25 January 2013, 05:38:53 PM »
Hi all

When I fill up fuel (to the bottom of the filler neck) my gauge will read over full for about 25-30 miles, then slowly read down to about 3/4 until it reaches about 120 miles, then it plummets tto the last quarter and then the last 50 miles reads correctly.

Is this a fazer thing or is my sender faulty?

Thanks all.

FZS600 Fazer / LED Brake light clusters - DIY
« on: 16 January 2013, 10:06:47 PM »
Hi all

I recently made some LED light clusters for my fazer.

I wrote up the process here:

I know you can buy LED light clusters for the fazer, but they aren't as bright as mine :)

Lemme know if anybody has any questions :)

FZS600 Fazer / A sneak peek at the next mod
« on: 12 January 2013, 11:51:07 PM »
Just something to wet your appetite until I get a time to write it up :)

FZS600 Fazer / Tank scuffs
« on: 08 January 2013, 02:47:38 PM »
Hi all

I was having a look at the bike today and I have some scuffs on the bottom of the fuel tank at the front where my jacket has been rubbing :( They arent bad just some surface scuff. I have some transparent plastic on its way, but was wondering what the best way to get rid of them is?

Thanks all

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