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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Carburetor quandary!
« on: Today at 05:47:48 AM »
How old are the plugs, and which ones are you using?
Reason being, i bought a set of NGK's about a couple of years ago and they turned out to be fakes.
First one lasted about a month, then the 2nd one packed up about a week or two later, forcing me into buying another new set.
I'd kept my old plugs so was replacing the dud ones with them to keep the bike running, but the cold downpipe was the first giveaway sign, apart from rough engine running.

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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 16 June 2019, 12:03:30 AM »
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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 15 June 2019, 10:49:12 PM »
On a similar note, when you get a really annoying advert on the radio that is repeated non stop all day.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 15 June 2019, 03:11:50 PM »
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Other than your ally mtread, you disagree with EVERYONE on here.
I think a wise person speaks for themselves.


And that is exactly what i am doing.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 15 June 2019, 01:31:03 PM »
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You WILL state why, but still totally disregarding whatever anyone else has said.
If I have stated why I disagree, clearly, I have considered what another has said.  Doh!
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I don't need to prove my point,
You don’t have a point – you never do.  All you do is take offense at those who disagree with you and call them names.


Other than your ally mtread, you disagree with EVERYONE on here.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 15 June 2019, 12:25:36 PM »
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Yeah, 'cos you've always been so tolerant of other peoples opinions.

If I disagree with another’s opinion, I’ll state why, put forward an argument and make my position clear.


On the other hand you darrsi, can only express outrage that not everybody agrees with you, and being unable to address the substance of any debate you resort to insults and name calling, just as you are doing right now.


You WILL state why, but still totally disregarding whatever anyone else has said.
I don't need to prove my point, you have done it over and over and over again yourself.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Miss fires if running in traffic
« on: 15 June 2019, 12:16:28 PM »
Take out plug Number 3 and see if it's wet or dry after starting the bike for a minute, preferably when cold.


Wet means electrical, and dry means fuel issue.


Was it happening before you changed the plugs?
Where did you buy your plugs from and which ones are you using?

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 15 June 2019, 10:22:33 AM »
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Think people have been trying to give you and VNA hints for months now, but you're so both wrapped up in your own warped little worlds that you've simply not acknowledged anything whatsoever.

I think firstly darrsi you should speak for yourself.
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His general attitude has consistently always been a piece of shit,
I think at the end of the day, you have made it clear that you are sympathetic to extremist and unsavoury views   You say you dislike political threads yet insist on repeatedly posting insults as you are unable to accept that others may not share your views, and of course insults is all you can manage as you are incapable of any intelligent and reasonable discussion.


Yeah, 'cos you've always been so tolerant of other peoples opinions.
My word, you are so full of yourself it's quite unbelievable. 




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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 15 June 2019, 10:14:23 AM »
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Crikey, who would've thought this photo was the future. I was only joking.  :eek


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General / Re: Cornering
« on: 15 June 2019, 10:09:29 AM »
Another age old trick is if you're overcooking a bend at speed, or even simply going round a tight mini roundabout, look where you mean to go with your eyes beforehand and your bike will miraculously do whatever it needs to to get there.
On a mini roundabout for example if you literally turn your head to where you want to go, like i do on the way to work where i'm technically doing a U-turn due to a no right turn road, i find that the bike gets lower and i can really turn around in a smaller area because i'm looking back to where i'm aiming for, and there seems very little effort involved.
Whereas if i just navigate the roundabout by looking in front of me i've found that the bike takes a wider course, and in a more upright manner.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Miss fires if running in traffic
« on: 15 June 2019, 09:56:54 AM »
My guess is your "smooth as you like" understanding is not as accurate as you would think.
There are many more things that can cause rough running, like a faulty TPS, carbs badly out of sync, blocked jets, etc, so you have to start with the obvious first.


But only do one thing at a time, otherwise you'll not know what the issue was if it suddenly starts behaving after doing two or more things together.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Miss fires if running in traffic
« on: 15 June 2019, 09:46:42 AM »
For starters you shouldn't need any choke at all in this climate, it should only be needed in very cold weather. And i don't think i've ever actually ridden the bike with the choke still on, it must run like shite doing that alone?


How do you know it's misfiring on the 3rd cylinder?


First thing i would do would be to start with the basics.


New IRIDIUM plugs, they work much better than standard, they cost a few more quid but will last for many years.
If you want to maybe check the plugs first, swap 3 & 1 over and see if the issue moves with it.
Is the air filter good? Again i would personally change a standard one for a K&N, so a tad dearer but the last filter you'll ever buy for the bike as it's washable.

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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 15 June 2019, 08:16:21 AM »
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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 15 June 2019, 08:10:27 AM »
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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 15 June 2019, 08:03:17 AM »
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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 15 June 2019, 08:01:20 AM »
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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 15 June 2019, 07:57:04 AM »
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General / Re: Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 15 June 2019, 07:51:55 AM »
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General / Re: Cornering
« on: 15 June 2019, 07:46:27 AM »
So if you're going round say a left hand bend and look down at the handle-bars, they'll be angled to the right?.


Think speedway riders, that's the easiest example.
Going left around the track, but turning right. And the more right they turn the more the bike drops down making the turn sharper.

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General / Re: Cornering
« on: 15 June 2019, 07:42:42 AM »
The majority of bikers will do counter steering as an immediate reaction to doing the complete opposite to begin with.
As in, i want to go more left so i turn the bars left, then suddenly realize that didn't quite work out so you intuitively move the bars the other way which suddenly gives the desired results.
But if you don't understand the physics behind it then you would always naturally nudge the bars either way until you get where you want to go.


As for chicken strips, don't ever judge me by looking at my tyres, as my bike is for the majority part a commuter bike, so the thought of leaning it over at 10-20mph in London traffic, going to and from work, just to get rid of them like some sort of neanderthal dick comparison contest doesn't really do it for me. All i'm interested in is getting there and back in one piece.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Side stand switch does nothing
« on: 15 June 2019, 07:21:44 AM »
Looks so much easier on tv when they're trying to disconnect a bomb  :lol

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General / Re: Which helmet?
« on: 14 June 2019, 05:29:55 AM »

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 14 June 2019, 05:23:26 AM »
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Yep which is when I flagged it up with the first post after the title alteration. Try to keep up

I've lost the plot  :rolleyes



Think people have been trying to give you and VNA hints for months now, but you're so both wrapped up in your own warped little worlds that you've simply not acknowledged anything whatsoever.
Good of you to finally admit it though.  :thumbup

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: new indicators
« on: 14 June 2019, 05:17:08 AM »
LED is the way to go. Much brighter. Yes you will need to change the relay but the likes of M&P supply model specific LED relays and it is a 30 second job to change it.


I recently treated the bikes indicators to new lens covers and brighter bulbs, and they worked a treat. Although the old lens covers did clean up better than expected but were slightly tatty so have kept them as spares.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-UPGRADE-INDICATOR-BULBS-12-VOLT-27-WATT-BA15-BA15S-2-x-SETS-OF-4-2-SPARES/303040075094?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: New technique? Cleaning brake pistons.
« on: 09 June 2019, 10:56:31 AM »
I *was* happy with the job... until I tried spinning the front wheel and found that with a good heave it only manages one rotation. I can also hear slight rubbing. Without the calipers the front spins freely so the bearings are fine. The discs don't get massively hot but still, it's not right.


Is it worth lubricating the pistons as it advises in the Haynes manual (silicone grease)? Would that make any difference? Or, as I suspect, is it going to be crap built up behind the seals causing the seals to grip the pistons? Or the seals themselves swelling for some reason and gripping the pistons? Either way, that means a proper overhaul. Bugger.


Anything I should be aware of doing a full overhaul? What's the best way to clean out the seal recesses given the difficulty in accessing them? In the past I've found muck in there that needs cleaning out.


Don't use anything other than Red Rubber Grease on brake pistons. You can use it to keep the rubber seals in place, and aid the refitting of the pots, and it will prolong the life of the rubber.
Then smear it on the exposed area of the pots before pushing them back in so that the pads can be placed.
I service mine just before winter kicks in and then around April when it warms up again, and it keeps them functioning perfectly all year round.

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