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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Carb Woes
« on: 20 July 2019, 11:26:43 PM »
ER....WOT IS the old drill bit method....?! :book

I,m ready to remove the carbs (yet again)...I suppose u can see well enuf if all the butterfly valves are the same...?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Carb Woes
« on: 19 July 2019, 08:20:22 PM »
Yes I have had the carbs out and split...I think they went back with the linkages correct...but the only way to really tell is to take the carbs out again :'(

I used a home made MANOMETER with two bottles half full of pink parrafin...crude but it does work

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FZS600 Fazer / Carb Woes
« on: 17 July 2019, 03:07:08 PM »
Hi Foccers
I had me carbs out recently to fix a BOGGING DOWN problem... cleaned all and put pilot screws to factory setting.
engine is running OK now but a bit ROUGH..
so decided to balance the carbs....I found 1 and 2 so far out that no matter how much i adjusted 1 was still pulling more than 2...
so where do i start with this DILEMMA... :o :rollin :\

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: idle adjust screw at end of turning
« on: 16 July 2019, 05:12:22 PM »
Hi Foccers...WOT IS hg and how do u measure it...??!!
I'm having similar carb probs... :'( bike is running ....but ROUGH. I went to great lengths building the home-made MANOMETER...
only to find that i couldn't get 1 & 2 into balance no matter how much I adjusted the screw...of course I unscrewed it all the way out and
had to buy a special torch (EBAY) and long reach screwdriver (LIDL) ....and had to glue the screw to the screwdriver to get it back in.
Depressing....... am thinking of upgrading (?) to fuel injection....I'm reluctant to even give this problem to the bike shop...do they know how to do it properly...do they give a FOC...?!!? :z :rollin :evil

PS i also adjusted the pilot screw to two turns out...like it says in the (YAMAHA) workshop manual :book


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 11 July 2019, 11:42:51 PM »
This is wot i ordered...waiting for delivery...


brumersbikes

[/size]£10.50
Order YAMAHA FZR 400 FZS 600 FAZER FZR REAR BRAKE CALIPER SEAL KIT

[/size][/size]YAMAHA FZR 400 FZS 600 FAZER FZR REAR BRAKE CALIPER SEAL KIT..... :) :rollin :(

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 11 July 2019, 12:00:12 PM »
Yes that makes sense...i don't mind loosing all the brake fluid..probably needs to be changed anyway :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 10 July 2019, 06:52:14 PM »
Thanks for advice Foccers... 8)

I don't know of the seals in the rear master cylinder have ever been changed...is it a difficult job....??

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Non standard chain & sprockets
« on: 10 July 2019, 12:50:20 PM »
Yes it makes sense that the bar must be loose in order to adjust the chain...but i never did loosen it, and looks like no one else did either...i couldn't open the bolts...had to cut one off....now they are OK and in future if i'm adjusting the chain i will loosen them off.........U live and learn  :'( :rollin :D

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 10 July 2019, 12:32:36 PM »
Thanks Bandit...i will order new seals anyway...and have a look with the caliper in place...
If i do take the caliper off...do i just undo the banjo and let the fluid drain out...?? 8)

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 10 July 2019, 11:15:47 AM »
Yes I need to strip and clean...but do i need to order new seals or wot...? :book

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 09 July 2019, 09:56:04 PM »
Ho Dude
No i don't ride with my foot on the pedal.....it's about 20K since the brake was done at the shop :faz :smokin

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 09 July 2019, 04:57:27 PM »
Do i need a service kit...?

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FZS600 Fazer / Rear brake clunk/hot
« on: 09 July 2019, 03:29:57 PM »
Hi Foccers..
I notice that my rear brake is not working too good...then when i stand on it something seems to move, and then CLUNKS back when i come off the brake... also i notice that the rear disc is VERY hot after a spin...even tho i mostly use the front brake...any thoughts...? :guitar

Actually i had this same prob a year ago...and burnt my thumb quite badly on a RED HOT disc... :eek ..  paid €300 to highly reputable shop in Dublin for fixing..
.i thought at the time...JAYSUS...!
it wud have been cheaper to fit a new caliper...???!!

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Non standard chain & sprockets
« on: 07 July 2019, 06:56:31 PM »
Had so much grief  :'( getting the rear caliper bar off that i cuddent face any more...taking the swing arm off looks like a big job to me...?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Non standard chain & sprockets
« on: 07 July 2019, 03:50:06 PM »
DAM....i got the +1 and -1 sprockets and a new chain...and joined them with the tool that they give u with the set...
Only realised after that the chain goes thru the frame around the swing arm pivot...so had to drill open the joiner link..ruining it (JAYSUS they're hard)
and now waiting for new joiner from ebay... :eek
Having joined the chain you could still have fitted it by removing the swinging arm and used the opportunity to give all the linkages etc a good clean and re-greased all the pivots. Just think how much better you would have felt after doing that for the bike.  :)
I found your observations on the revised gearing interesting as I might be thinking of new chain and sprockets myself before too long. The original chain has now done 56,000 miles and still seems o.k. but the rear sprocket is starting to show signs of wear. Now on it's third front sprocket. I agree that first gear seems too low setting off most of the time and having come from a single cylinder bike I was always going for another gear when up to speed on a motorway. I guess I've got used to it now and I'm happy to let it spin away.


Yes im sure i wud have felt VERY GOOD had i removed the swinging arm etc...but im working outside on the path so its a bit AWKWARD...I need a bike lift... and a workshop... i didn't consider just changing one sprocket...something was sticking so I just binned the lot and replaced everything...after 30K mls :rolleyes :rollin :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Airbox to carb Jubilee rings
« on: 04 July 2019, 03:55:31 PM »
Hi Gab
i make it 57mm in diameter.......i'm not sure a standard hose clip/jubilee ring would fit tho...because the Yamaha clip is narrower...
might be best just to buy the actual Yam part...?  :b 8) ;)

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General / Re: Wheel alignment Idea for the Chain
« on: 29 June 2019, 10:23:03 PM »
Arf...
Just changed the chain and sprockets on my 600. Cuddent figure out why i wasn't getting enuf slack to get the link in, having loosened off the back wheel and the adjusters.. :'( [size=78%]  [/size][/size] ......the arm that holds the rear caliper in position has to come off as well....an absolute bitch, the bolts were so tight i had to cut one off.[size=78%]
Anyway i got the thing together and went about tensioning the chain via the adjusters...i just went by the guides on the swing arm and then spun the wheel to check that the chain is running sweetly. I think that's as good as ur going to get by any method :lol :rollin :rolleyes

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Non standard chain & sprockets
« on: 28 June 2019, 10:26:21 PM »
OK Foccers...i fitted the non-std chain and sprockets...(+1 front and -1 rear)
Bike immediately feels more relaxed...longer first gear is less frantic, and cruising along at 55/60mph in 6th @ about 4,500 revs is just fine...no torque problems, she still pulls away LUSTILY in 6th from around 3000rpm.
Need to try it on a motorway but i'm sure slightly lower revs is better...i always felt the revs were too high at motorway speed.
But i'm a light foccer...about 10st. ....and i never carry a passenger :lol :D :)

PS yes you do need to undo the bar that holds the rear caliper...a bitch...I had to cut off one of the bolts

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Cool...my email is all u need for paypal...
stephenhollinshead@protonmail.com
i will post as soon as i get ur address...cheers 8)

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General / Re: Just been told £2000 to repair my FZ1S
« on: 25 June 2019, 10:35:14 PM »
That is a real bummer all right....but not the end of the world. Don't panic into doing something until u have a chance to think about it, Get the bike home,,,cover it up and leave it alone...u might be surprised wot u can do yourself once ur mind gets around it,,,,! :faz :smokin


First step....download workshop manual (not user manual) ...costs about €4.... :)

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General / Re: Cornering
« on: 25 June 2019, 06:35:19 PM »
JANEY MAC...!!!!    clearly i can use engine braking / rear / front brake to lose all my speed before i start to turn in, and POOTLE around on a nicely balanced throttle (BOLT UPRIGHT and reading MCN) and then accelerate GENTLY out of the curve...BUT..... i'm driving a HIGH PERFORMANCE motorcycle, not a VINTAGE TRACTOR, on a dry country road, so i will continue to approach at a BRISK pace, changing down and trail braking MODERATELY to steady the ship into the bend, and pull out HARD...!!!!      :lol :rollin :rolleyes ....

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Non standard chain & sprockets
« on: 24 June 2019, 11:47:47 PM »
DAM....i got the +1 and -1 sprockets and a new chain...and joined them with the tool that they give u with the set...
Only realised after that the chain goes thru the frame around the swing arm pivot...so had to drill open the joiner link..ruining it (JAYSUS they're hard)
and now waiting for new joiner from ebay... :eek

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Yes..I still have the cables if u want them :D

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General / Re: Cornering
« on: 22 June 2019, 01:05:37 PM »
I think we have established that changing down and using engine braking on the approach to a bend, and then trail braking into the curve is a good practice...the problem I find is that u have to quickly switch from front brake to throttle at the apex, which is tricky....some recommend using only two fingers on the brake..but I don't find that easy.......wot do u FOCCERS think...????? :lol :rollin :'(

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