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FZS600 Fazer / Carb Headscratcher...
« on: 12 May 2015, 11:31:52 PM »
Been riding my bike on a long commute since January (700 miles a week) and I've noticed my carbs have been getting progressively worse. The normal grumble between 6 -7k rpm now starts at 5k and starts to clear at 8 with a strong vibration through the frame.

Finally got round to a balance. Connected up the manometer started the bike and at idle no1 is sitting about right and the other 3 are all reading max on the gauges. Trying to adjust 1 increases rpm off idle; trying to adjust the other three stalls the engine due to low rpm.

Normally I'd say there was a leak on no1 but we've sprayed everywhere and there's no sign of any leaks at all. All the carb rubbers are less than a year old and were changed when the carbs were stripped, ultrasonically cleaned and rebuilt. Balancer hoses are a good fit with no leaks.

Anyone come across this before and offer any hints/clues at how to go on?

Only thing not standard on the bike that could affect this is possibly the exhaust. I've got a stainless exhaust from Sandyparts which doesn't have the balance pipes on the off-takes.

FZS600 Fazer / Clutch noise/chain rattle
« on: 27 March 2015, 11:40:20 PM »
This may take a while.

I bought a '00 600 Fazer 2 years ago that had been parked for 10 years after the previous owner dropped it on his leg and broke it (his leg). I've slowly been working my way around the bike fixing it.  So far I've done the forks, rear shock, s/s exhaust, upgraded the rear brake to a blue spot, refurbed front brakes, new wheel bearings, ultrasonically cleaned and balanced the carbs and changed the carb rubbers. Just done the timing, valve springs and shims. My next job is to refurb the clutch - plates, judder and tension springs, and cable.

I changed the sprockets and chain first and had the usual fazer knocking/rattle in idle - no biggie.

Riding all year round -  in the North of Scotland the chain takes a beating (no matter how much care is taken) and a clutch noise/chain rattle slowly appeared, including a knocking sensation through my left foot, getting slowly worse.

I put it down to a tight link(s) - which I had. The chain snapped last week - no damage done except to my number plate. Lucky me.

With no chain fitted I started the engine and there was a horrible rattling noise from around the front sprocket area - best way to describe it is like a bolt in a blender! There was no excessive play in the front sprocket and after changing the chain and sprockets the clutch noise and knocking had disappeared. Happy days.

I've now done just under 950 miles and the knocking through the left peg has reappeared and is starting to increase along with a grinding/graunching feeling. The chain has no tight links and is in tension, engine oil level is at the top end and the wheel bearing is good. The usual 'Fazer noise' on start up is still there but after riding my commute (67 mile one way) when I stop and put it into idle the noise is 10 times worse - the engine sounds like a diesel!

Does anyone have any clues to what this could be?

FZS600 Fazer / MK1 and MK2 Front Forks
« on: 21 July 2014, 10:08:42 AM »
I'm after some info please.
My right fork won't stop leaking, even after numerous seal changes. When I last stripped it down I found pitting on the tube.
I've managed to get a pair of used forks from 'thebikehut' hoping for an oil and seal change followed by a straight swap. They turned up but are mark 1 forks and I have mark 2's. I have no problems fitting the mark 1's but I like the idea of the pre-loaders on the top of the 2's.

Here's the questions - can I fit the tensioners from the 2's straight onto the 1's? Are the tensioners the only difference between them or will I need to rob more bits out of the 2's?


FZS600 Fazer / Short Stem Rear Indicators
« on: 09 December 2013, 05:32:25 PM »

I've acquired a Givi Wingrack 2 (no indicators) with a fitting kit for my W reg 2000 FZS 600 - £75 off of Flea-Bay!

It fits perfectly with the exception of the rear indicators fouling the inside of the pannier mounts.

I found a thread that said the 1998 R1 rear indicators have the same mount as the FZS 600 but were about 2cm shorter and that they were going cheap on Busters.  I now can't find this for the life of me since the site move.

Found them, bought them and they're the same length...

Does anyone out there know of any rear indicators that I can fit that have the same mounting type but have a shorter stem?


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