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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bike didn't start!
« on: 31 March 2017, 06:35:34 PM »
I have to use full choke when engine is cold all year round, unless it's a really hot day, it always sputters in to life then once it smooths out and the revs rise (about 20 seconds) I can turn the choke off and runs sweet as after that.

How clean are your carbs? Just a thought.


Not sure about the carbs. I've only had the bike a month and never had them off. If I get the problem again I might start digging further, but whilst it's running ok I think I'll leave everything attached :)
Glad you're back up and running again, so annoying when your bike won't start for no apparent reason.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bike didn't start!
« on: 31 March 2017, 01:13:40 AM »
I have to use full choke when engine is cold all year round, unless it's a really hot day, it always sputters in to life then once it smooths out and the revs rise (about 20 seconds) I can turn the choke off and runs sweet as after that.

How clean are your carbs? Just a thought.

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General / Re: Word Association
« on: 29 March 2017, 11:18:36 PM »
Managers

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 29 March 2017, 11:00:12 PM »
People who pull out into the outside lane of dual carrageways whilst doing 45 mph because they are going to turn right sometime in the next 20 miles!

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1344830182210251/?ti=cl
Bike fest south 2017
June 11th at Goodwood race circuit if anyone's interested.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Silicone hose kits for 97 To 03 fazers
« on: 26 February 2017, 06:22:28 PM »
Hi I'd be right up for a set, you can pit my name in the hat, keep us updated with progress.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 26 February 2017, 01:43:11 PM »
Took the old girl out for a test ride after fitting thundercat forks, yokes and bars ready for a track day at brands hatch on 6th of March. just  basic setup but she feels so much better and is wishing me to tip her in to the corners only wish it is warmer and dryer. A bit of fine adjustment and she's ready for ragging around brands.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Faulty speedo
« on: 12 July 2016, 12:27:24 AM »
I had very similar issues, but before it dropped to zero the needle starts jumping to crazy speeds, according to the Speedo I was going round a roundabout at 145mph but then it would drop to slower and slower indicated speeds untill nothing. It sometimes go's up when I slow down, I've checked all connections, wiring and sensor, can't find any problems. Seems to have stopped doing it now but have become very good at judging speed from the rev counter, if that plays up I'm buggered.

If anyone finds a solution I'd be right interested.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Leaking Fazer FZS600
« on: 20 December 2015, 01:33:19 AM »
Mine developed a misfire turned out to be plug caps I fitted ngk caps and it runs like a dream now, they're only cheep, also carbs need regular balancing, runs lumpy at low revs when they're out of balance.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: and the fazer broke.. told you so
« on: 20 December 2015, 01:17:10 AM »
I stripped mine out, changed shock, greased linkage bearings and put back together in an hour and a half including making a cup of tea.

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LOFO ride out - 13th sept
« on: 22 August 2015, 05:48:26 PM »
brighton burn up from the ace cafe on the 13th... ;)


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Best mod/tweek
« on: 21 July 2015, 08:38:34 AM »
Rear shock

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LOFOs August 2nd ride out.
« on: 20 July 2015, 12:55:12 AM »
That's a shame, I can't make this one, I'm having a family day at the races.
British super bikes at Thruxton.

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LOFO's july 5 ride out
« on: 05 July 2015, 11:09:18 PM »

And good to see everyone again as always, with the welcome addition of newcomer, greenman - well done for getting out on a LOFO ride so soon after joining FOC-U  :thumbup

I had a really good time, thanks to all of you making me feel welcome, you never know, when your meeting a bunch of bikers for the first time, who your going to meet or what sort of ride your going to get. I didn't have to rag it to keep up (not all the time anyway), equally, glad it wasn't a slow trundle and good company to boot, I'll keep my eyes open for the next one.

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LOFO's july 5 ride out
« on: 05 July 2015, 08:46:29 PM »
Ah at last, dry feet. Got home at 730 after searching fareham and gosport for fuel, 20 miles before I found some, thought I was going to run out. Great day out, really good to meet you guys shame about the rain at the beginning but soon dryed out, Sammy millers was excellent. Will have to do it again sometime.

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LOFO's july 5 ride out
« on: 03 July 2015, 11:33:05 PM »
9.00 at boxhill sounds good to me see you there.

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LOFO's july 5 ride out
« on: 27 June 2015, 09:21:44 PM »
If you don't mind a new face gate crashing your ride out that is.

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LOFO's july 5 ride out
« on: 27 June 2015, 02:43:59 PM »
Sound like fun, count me in.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear Disc Mounting Bolts
« on: 21 June 2015, 12:48:40 AM »
I had same issues, tried everything but they wouldn't budge. Ended up taking the wheel to my local bike shop, Alf's motorcycles in Worthing, they ended up drilling 2 out and the rest came out with the wheel thread bonded to them, then replaycing the threads with steel threaded inserts. Cost me 60 quid a couple of years ago. Front ones came out ok.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fork Oil Replacement
« on: 15 June 2015, 04:04:43 PM »
YouTube has videos of fork dismantling and seal replacement worth having a look to see if it's a job you fancy taking on, loads of help on here if you get stuck. Loosen top yoke clamp bolts leaving bottom yoke bolts tight to slightly loosen fork tops, bottom yoke will hold forks this will make undoing them much easier with out damaging fork legs. Good luck.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Thundercat forks swap just a little help
« on: 11 June 2015, 08:13:18 PM »
If you plan on keeping the bike for a while then yes, it's worth the money.
The next lofo ride out should be 5th July, if we can both make it you're more than welcome to swap bikes for a bit during the day so you can see the difference for yourself!
A ride out sounds fun, I'm not working that day, would be good to meet some fellow focers, I'm in, will it be posted in events bit?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Thundercat forks swap just a little help
« on: 11 June 2015, 11:36:50 AM »
I've got a R6 shock on rear suspension duty, supplied and modified by kebab19, the best upgrade so far but is really shows up the shortcomings of the forks hence t.cat forks. I did think about USD R1 fork swap but loads of money and work, swapping of the stem and I want to keep it looking standard and I personally think the box eye doesn't wear USD forks well. It would be worth contacting kebab19 on here, he has a few mod ideas to get your fazer handling better.

If the handling improvement is worth the effort then I'll crack on with it.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Thundercat forks swap just a little help
« on: 10 June 2015, 11:34:20 PM »
Essentially - yes!
I too tried to get away with just swapping the forks but came to realise it's unfortunately not as cheap and simple as that- there will be several yoke assemblies to choose from on ebay, tbh you're looking at another £50, if you're keen on doing this I'd send several of the sellers questions asking what deal they'd do for the set of yokes and spindle, possibly the wheel (wheel isn't necessary now, you can use the fazer one and get a wheel later)
yeah the wheel can wait but more money to spend by the looks of it. Will the improvement to the handling be worth the money and work involved?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Thundercat forks swap just a little help
« on: 10 June 2015, 12:10:13 PM »
Thanx punkstig, some really good info there, what your saying is I should have got a complete front end, oh wel back to cleavage then.

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FZS600 Fazer / Thundercat forks swap just a little help
« on: 09 June 2015, 07:03:20 PM »
Got myself a pair of thundercat forks off fleabay, they fit in the yokes nicely, front wheel fits well and the Speedo drive just slotted in and located on the forks just right, even the fazer mudguard can quite easily be made to fit with a couple of fabricated brackets. The only issue I've got is the brake calipers, the holes line up nicely but there's an overlap of fork to caliper mountings. Has anyone fitted tcat forks with fazer wheel? How did you achieve front brakes?

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