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General / Re: UFC 229 - McGregor vs Khabib
« on: Today at 08:52:56 AM »



Would still take some doing to ever top this brawl though!
None of this hugging and foreplay malarkey, i s'pose you could call this a real man's fight, and is the one i always refer to when UFC is mentioned.


It has that "holy fucking shit" wow factor about it, and i'd say the crowd got more than their ticket was ever worth seeing a piece of history in the making.


Here's the highlights!!!  :eek


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General / Re: UFC 229 - McGregor vs Khabib
« on: Today at 08:42:49 AM »
Still got the first 3 UFC on VHS, quite arguably the best ever, and so much more entertaining to watch  :lol


Haven't got a VHS player though, and if i did it would probably chew the tapes up even better than the good old days.   :rollin

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Clutch Cable Adjuster
« on: Today at 08:37:58 AM »
They look nice, sort of thing I'd expect to see at 12-15 overpriced quid.


They're gonna take a few weeks, or more, to arrive, but when they do i'll shed some more light on them.
Can't really go wrong at that price, and how the hell do they manage free postage?

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General / Re: UFC 229 - McGregor vs Khabib
« on: Today at 01:31:02 AM »
Still got the first 3 UFC on VHS, quite arguably the best ever, and so much more entertaining to watch  :lol

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General / Re: UFC 229 - McGregor vs Khabib
« on: 19 October 2018, 10:39:46 PM »
It's about time they put a time limit on"grappling" I know the stronger man wins but it spoils it for everyone else ,I was surprised how easy Floyd Mayweather took him apart,just goes to show, stick to your own skills.


Not the stronger man at all, look at the really early UFC fights where there were no weight limits, the Gracie family were hardly known as being of big stature but they could impressively bend the biggest and strongest of people into some sort of submission to seal the deal, hence their massive reputation.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Std exhaust silencer weight
« on: 19 October 2018, 10:30:26 PM »
If there's a slight amount of play in the chain when the swinging arm is parallel to t4he ground, then there'll be plenty of free movement in any other position as it's only going to get slacker whether weight is added or removed.


Yeah, what he said.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Clutch Cable Adjuster
« on: 19 October 2018, 09:16:36 PM »
Sorry, i messed up earlier.
Web address is correct now.


Copy and paste the description if you're after a different colour.  :thumbup

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FZS600 Fazer / Clutch Cable Adjuster
« on: 19 October 2018, 06:31:02 AM »
Last night i was adjusting the clutch cable on my bike at both ends but nipped up the wheel a tad too much with a pair of pliers and felt it starting to cross thread, so immediately left it where it was. It's not bad, just not good either!


Anyway, after a bit of a search around for just the adjuster wheel thingy it turns out that it's cheaper to buy the wheel and the bolt together as a pair, but on searching i found a pair that were not only a bit fancy but more practical as well.


Don't forget these are only small in size so it won't turn your bike into Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.  :lol


Unfortunately they're from China, but it's not exactly an urgent thing.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M8-1-25-Universal-8mm-Screw-Bolts-Clutch-Cable-Wire-Adjuster-For-Honda-Kawasaki/192357121879?epid=17008844899&hash=item2cc960bf57:g:g0gAAOSwevdaAXhc


Here's the normal one in case you fancy a tidy up.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-MOTORCYCLE-CABLE-ADJUSTER-SCREW-8MM-THREAD-8MM-CLUTCH-BRAKE-BIKE-SCOOTER/291719004560?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Std exhaust silencer weight
« on: 18 October 2018, 11:29:54 PM »
:agree
My Fazer FZS600 hardly makes
 any noise, or clunk going from 1st to 2nd, but, I do get a clunk when going into first from neutral, especially when going into fist with a cold lump, I find slightly easing the bike forward with my tootsies helps to alleviate this.


Chain tension is important, this is one of the reasons you need a centre stand, spin the rear wheel by hand checking the chain tension on the lower chain run directly under the black swinging arm chain guide that is on the top at the front of swinging arm, and make sure you have 1.5 inchs of movement pushing the chain up without excessive force. I understand this is the accepted measurement for a 2003 FZS600 Foxeye.
See photo of manual.
Although I have read somewhere that the chain adjustment should be made with the motorcycle on the side stand, so that some/most of the bikes weight is on the suspension.
I have always done mine on the centre as its easier to adjust it with the rear wheel off the ground.   
That clunk when you knock it down from neutral into first can also be caused by worn cush drive rubbers in the rear wheel. As the rubber wears it creates a bit of free play between the rear sprocket carrier and the wheel and you feel it as a clunk. You rocking the bike forward might be taking up the gap. You can check if there's any play by grabbing the rear sprocket and rotating it clockwise and anti clockwise.


My bike has always done it, even when i put new cush drive rubbers in the wheel.
It's just a quirk of the bike, and i do the same as Tommy, just roll the bike forward a bit when changing down and it is nowhere near as harsh or noisy.

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 18 October 2018, 08:41:35 PM »
You’re gonna ride in the rain aren’t you?  :rollin

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General / Re: Fazers as art
« on: 18 October 2018, 08:23:59 PM »
I have an app on my phone that gives a different take on photos from your gallery.......but without all the animals.  :lol


It’s called PRISMA.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Std exhaust silencer weight
« on: 18 October 2018, 08:21:23 PM »
:agree
My Fazer FZS600 hardly makes
 any noise, or clunk going from 1st to 2nd, but, I do get a clunk when going into first from neutral, especially when going into fist with a cold lump, I find slightly easing the bike forward with my tootsies helps to alleviate this.


Chain tension is important, this is one of the reasons you need a centre stand, spin the rear wheel by hand checking the chain tension on the lower chain run directly under the black swinging arm chain guide that is on the top at the front of swinging arm, and make sure you have 1.5 inchs of movement pushing the chain up without excessive force. I understand this is the accepted measurement for a 2003 FZS600 Foxeye.
See photo of manual.
Although I have read somewhere that the chain adjustment should be made with the motorcycle on the side stand, so that some/most of the bikes weight is on the suspension.
I have always done mine on the centre as its easier to adjust it with the rear wheel off the ground.   


Would’ve thought that not only would it be awkward adjusting it on the side stand, but the tension would be too tight as well?
Even more so if you added a passenger and luggage, i reckon that adjusting it whilst on the centre stand allows for these differences?
I don’t know all this for certain, as it’s never even crossed my mind to adjust the chain on the sidestand before, but i think it makes sense.


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Std exhaust silencer weight
« on: 17 October 2018, 06:51:59 AM »
I've had my bike on the Dyno machine about 3 times since i've had it, and the wizard mechanic who was working on my bike said you would never really get a better performing exhaust than the original.
I agree it's too lumpy and i couldn't stand the whiny gearbox noise to the bike so i changed it straight away anyway, but the Dyno did show up imperfections with new slip on end cans (i have a couple) and there's certainly no extra power boost in any way, even if it sounds and feels like it.
They are just a cosmetic addition to the bike that look and sound better.
I would also recommend a K&N air filter if you haven't' already got one, then do a carb balance, regardless if people say you need one or not, as it does smooth things out.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: gear link rod ends
« on: 15 October 2018, 10:02:57 PM »
Meaning i've never lubed it before.
greased pivots = +10hp


That'll be handy, took me 50mins to go all 5.5 miles to work this morning, in gridlocked traffic.
And no, i couldn't go round parts of it, i was literally boxed in.  :'(

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: gear link rod ends
« on: 15 October 2018, 07:54:14 PM »
Meaning i've never lubed it before.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: gear link rod ends
« on: 15 October 2018, 07:53:26 PM »
I ride all year round and had the bike 10 years, never had any issue with that balljoint before.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: gear link rod ends
« on: 15 October 2018, 06:44:43 AM »
Is it definitely that?
Could it be that the clutch cable needs adjusting properly at both ends, or the bearings in the clutch housing cover need a good lubing, 'cos i know from experience that they can dry out?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: sorry to ask this question guys
« on: 14 October 2018, 10:08:50 AM »
A lot of vibrations can be cured very easily with soft sided velcro.


In the past i've used it on the fairing shield, fairing infill trays and also used it to reinforce plastics that have started to crack due to age like the triangular panels that sit just under the seat on both sides.
It has a very strong sticky side that doesn't budge and is very inconspicuous.


Double check your engine mounting bolts are correctly tightened, and not cracked at all as this can be a major cause for extra vibes, and make sure your centre stand and exhaust aren't rattling away on each other.


As mentioned, indicators as well as wing mirror glass have been known to be culprits in the past as well.

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General / Re: Must be getting old.......don't ban me. !!!
« on: 12 October 2018, 09:58:52 PM »
60 miles, then 4hrs charge.......no thanks!

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Brake Calipers
« on: 08 October 2018, 06:44:24 AM »
Thnkx daviee, I know the 1000 fits, question was if any [size=78%]manufacturers other than Yamaha had the same rear calliper dimensions as the 600 -  asked on notion that , like carbon bicycle manufacture, there are not scores of factories making calipers, so it’s likely any one factory will make them for several brands ...so say for example circa 96 onwards ‘maybe’ Suzuki/ Honda etc used a rear calliper that would fit.......or maybe not. It’s just a curiosity. [/size]


Little bit of TLC and red rubber grease once or twice a year and the original rear caliper works just fine.


Forgot to mention, i tend to use SBS Ceramic pads on the rear these days which help in keeping the brake dust down which is a big cause of seizing if not maintained regularly.
Organic pads for example would be the softest pads so would be very gentle on the disc but kick out the most dust.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 06 October 2018, 11:57:06 PM »
Cleaned the sludge out from under the chain guard to stop it dripping back down and around the wheel, oiled the chain, then finally got round to making a proper top layer of foam for my seat:


Up next, a cover, to replace the bin bags I've been sitting on since February or so!


What d'ya call that then, a Kim Kardashian seat?

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General / Re: Insurance
« on: 06 October 2018, 01:52:18 PM »
I always declare my exhaust, but specify it's not some sort of mega power booster, it's just not the original.


how many car insurers ask the same thing? All of them do but how many people tell their insurance company that they replaced the back box of their exhaust with one from quick-shit? None. As it makes no real difference just like on a bike it makes no real difference but on bikes we get shafted for it.


That's just insurance all over though, modern day Dick Turpin's.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Brake Calipers
« on: 06 October 2018, 10:34:04 AM »
Thnkx daviee, I know the 1000 fits, question was if any [size=78%]manufacturers other than Yamaha had the same rear calliper dimensions as the 600 -  asked on notion that , like carbon bicycle manufacture, there are not scores of factories making calipers, so it’s likely any one factory will make them for several brands ...so say for example circa 96 onwards ‘maybe’ Suzuki/ Honda etc used a rear calliper that would fit.......or maybe not. It’s just a curiosity. [/size]


Little bit of TLC and red rubber grease once or twice a year and the original rear caliper works just fine.

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 10:11:55 AM »
My guvnor ordered me 150 antenna's for our transmitter kits last week, imagine plastic aerials about 4" long about the width of a pencil.
Now you'd think they'd come loose in a Jiffy bag or the like, but no, this dirty great box arrived then once opened there were several more cardboard boxes inside.
Not even guessing what was inside i opened up one of the smaller cardboard boxes then found 10 x 5" square silver plastic bags with ONE aerial each inside.
This is a non perishable item that not only would be fine to lob in a Jiffy bag, but surely it would lower production costs and also labour to cut out all the extra baggage? 

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General / Re: Insurance
« on: 06 October 2018, 09:54:30 AM »
You know when they ask if the bikes got any modifications, to be on the safe side is there a need to tell them about anything and everything, Hell lines, frame sliders that sort of thing and does that tend to increase premiums?


There are one or two firms about that are realistic about things and respect the fact that some mods benefit the rider and won't hurt the bike or increase power in any way.
But i remember looking on one site a few years back and they listed things that were just ridiculous and every box ticked bumped up the price.
The one that really stuck in my mind was decals/stickers, that to me is just taking the piss.
I always declare my exhaust, but specify it's not some sort of mega power booster, it's just not the original.

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