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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Squawking noise on and off
« on: 24 March 2019, 10:28:11 AM »
If the wheel is not straight and the chain a bit dry then that could cause the noise.
With the bike on the centre stand, spinning the wheel will tell you if it's aligned correctly or not. The chain should quietly purr when it's right, but if it's not straight then you'll hear all sorts of noises.
When adjusting the chain slack don't forget to slacken the brake caliper bar, and take your time nipping up either side a tiny bit at a time then spinning the wheel to hear if it's okay.
You want roughly around 35mm of play at the lower middle part of the chain, or a quicker and easier way is pushing the front of the lower chain upwards with your finger and it should just touch the plastic chain guide.   
Having it too tight is just as bad as having it too loose, so get it right then you won't need to adjust it again for ages.
I've started using a paint brush with engine oil to lubricate my chain now, instead of spray lube which i used for decades, and the chain is in better condition than ever. Plus it doesn't clog up any more, it repels dirt, and the oil effectively gets into every link when applied when the chain is warm after a run plus only takes a maximum 2 minutes to apply. I have newspaper down in my garage to catch any drips, and any other excess gets flung off next time i ride it.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: fork oil / air gap ??
« on: 20 March 2019, 06:19:17 PM »
I had similar when i last did my oil.
Forks were empty, and the levels were measured out spot on, but the air gaps were different as well.
I made the air gaps the same and have never had any problem with handling at all.

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General / Re: New shoes!
« on: 17 March 2019, 08:07:37 AM »

Road pilots --best for your bike.


 :agree

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General / Re: pfucking load of crap
« on: 11 March 2019, 09:25:34 PM »
It does sound like he only looked at the general section :lol





maybe he needs sectioning, :lol


 :lol

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General / Re: bike won't start!
« on: 11 March 2019, 09:24:30 PM »
If you suspect water in the tank, or just want to rule it out, put 300ml of 99% IPA in a full tank of fuel, if possible the 99ron stuff from a Shell garage, and any water will bind with it and burn off as fuel.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: basic schoolboy error
« on: 11 March 2019, 08:46:45 PM »
Make sure you get the correct oil level too for the year of the bike (with the adjusters).

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General / Re: pfucking load of crap
« on: 11 March 2019, 08:00:50 PM »
That was all a bit random and bizarre?

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General / Re: bike won't start!
« on: 11 March 2019, 07:59:02 PM »
I did all your suggestions over a long period of time, several times, because they are the places that all make sense to try out!

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General / Re: bike won't start!
« on: 11 March 2019, 09:47:11 AM »
Might wanna spray WD40 around the plug and HT lead area now, rather than IPA.

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General / Re: bike won't start!
« on: 11 March 2019, 09:13:29 AM »
I had an intermittent starting problem for ages, which would involve backfiring and all sorts of fun and games.
Tried loads of things, including changing parts, etc. Same thing, cranking over strongly, battery was in a very good and charged state.
Then the other day it happened again but then when i was riding the engine just cut out. Got it started again soon after but this now gave me a different angle to investigate.


It was then hinted that it could be an ignition switch problem.


A few months ago i'd put a bit of WD40 on my key as the switch felt a bit sticky, but years ago i remember using graphite on the switch to do a similar job.
So apparently, over time the switch can get clogged up with dirt, congealed grease, or basically whatever you've chosen to shove in it over time to give it a bit of a lube. This will then make the contacts intermittent. I reckon rain going down the key hole can move shit about a bit, causing the random misbehaving.


Not feeling overly hopeful, i then drowned the ignition barrel down the key hole in Isopropyl Contact Cleaner spray, using the key as well so it got everywhere possible, and it was an instant revelation.


Bike starts strongly first time on the button now, and even feels better in running as well.  :)


Certainly worth a go, even more so as you have the right spray to hand.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 11 March 2019, 06:04:44 AM »
Had to ride from Portsmouth to Coventry for a business show and on the way up it was blowing an absolute hooley!

It wasn't actually too bad, though, as long as I took it easy, it wasn't anything I couldn't handle, although I stopped off at a Services on the M40 because the constant buffeting was really hard to take.

On the way back, the wind had dropped, but it had also rained, so there was a lot of fine spray around that wasn't big enough droplets to bead off my visor.

Even worse, the temperature had also dropped and I found that my heated gloves had stopped working for some reason. The result of which was that I had to ride back in sections of 25-30 miles, because after half an hour my fingers were absolutely frozen and it was very hard to control the bike :(

Not the most pleasant riding experience I've ever had... :(


I think because i've been using these Vee Wipe's for as long as i can remember i naturally presume everyone else does as well, but i s'pose not everyone does, or even knows they exist!
I always have one on my waterproof gloves, an old one in my jacket and even a new one still in it's packet in my top box.
I could not ride without it in the rain, it's possibly the simplest yet most effective and useful piece of kit you can buy.


They did slightly change the design a couple of years back, and i notice both are shown in the ads, i wasn't too keen with the new one compared with the older version but after a quick email they cut me the old type again instead which was rather decent of them on the Bob Heath site (rjhgear).


https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.Xvee+wipe.TRS0&_nkw=vee+wipe&_sacat=0

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General / Re: Jihad Brides return to U.K!
« on: 11 March 2019, 05:47:06 AM »
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A home secretarys prime responsibility is to keep people here safe, is it not? Would not letting a jihadi bride waltz back into the country compromise that?
I agree with mtread.

 So a question for you Ogri.  Who do you think is, or should be, legally responsible for people like Shamima Begum?


The Tower Of London! And i don't mean Hamlets.

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General / Re: Jihad Brides return to U.K!
« on: 11 March 2019, 05:44:00 AM »
I always wondered what they wear under their yellow vests  :)


When they're dressed up.


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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 10 March 2019, 09:51:43 AM »
Quote from: fazersharp lnk=topic=17546.msg293044#msg293044 date=1550779413
Getting a bill from TALKTALK when iam not even a customer......yep , thats gotive also asked them to my goat today , just a tiny bit annoyed at that , a bit niggled , a little bit  rattled.........thinking of jumping on the FAZER and paying them a visit at thier posh london offices and ramming the bill  right up their a*s      :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble

got an email today , bill has now been canceled , thought this would take a while to sort. Thanks to FAZERSHARP and DARRSI for links n things ..........ive also asked them to delete my details from their system which is a lot harded tham putting them on their system      :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble :grumble
Which was the best route that worked. The forum admins, online chat or telephone conversation.




















hi SHARPIE , sorry i missed your reply , i tried the email address on the bill to start with but that was not available for some reason , so i googled TALKTALK EMAIL and fired one off , took a while to get a reply but after a couple of prompts bill was cancelled and i even had a small apology.....


had a laugh on saturday morning , i get another bill in the post from TALKTALK , showing the previous balance , the refund and the amount due £0.00.........the original bill was the cost of posting the bill for £0.00 as they didnt have my email address and now they have done the same again  :lol ......it wont surprise me In the slighest if i get another bill for the refund bill , this could go on for some time   :lol


I got a 4 page statement from Vodafone years ago telling me i didn't owe them anything, seeing as i cancelled my contract in under 24hrs as their customer service was appalling when i needed help at the time and phoned them.

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General / Re: pfucking load of crap
« on: 09 March 2019, 10:40:16 PM »
50 reply's OOOO YEAH ....!that proves the piont i made  :lol :lol :lol :lol Shake the tree nuts will fall ,come on admin end my misery  :b :b :b :b put and to my tiol,50 lashes and bread & water !OK I CONFESS it WAS ME that put the FAT in the sink ...!!!!!!!!so i now stand before my biker wonnabys ready to take my place in the
WE HEERBY BAN YOU FROM THIS EEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR BIKER SITE never to post or be contactedby the members from this day forward,
I ACCEPT THIS PUNISHMENT FOR MY BLASPHEMY  :'( :'( :'( :'( and only one of you needed to use the FFFFFFFFFFF WORD ?????????? :eek :eek :eek :eek






all joking aside mate,maybe we drift off the bike subject now and again,nowt wrong with that IMO but if anyone has a bike related problem as I have on a few occasions, without acception it will be solved in a few hours/days.So before you start bad mouthing the site,have a good look around it first ay? ;)


Not wrong there fella, it's a great site alright, without a shadow of a doubt.  :)

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General / Re: pfucking load of crap
« on: 09 March 2019, 08:01:34 PM »
My sink is clogged too.  :lol


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain tension/wheel alignment
« on: 09 March 2019, 12:12:00 PM »
I get a similar scenario at work when i'm cleaning/unreeling a cable drum that's come back in from a job and i know when it's been reeled up by a left handed person because they will have reeled the cable onto the drum anti clockwise, instead of a right handed clockwise which makes things a bit cack-handed if you're the opposite.  :lol

Turn the drum over and it will go the other way :pokefun


Oh you mean wind it up with the handle on the far side of the drum away from me?
That wouldn't look retarded at all. 

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General / Re: Jihad Brides return to U.K!
« on: 09 March 2019, 06:51:06 AM »
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Seriously though, whatever your opinion of TR or Stephen Laxley Lennon, it's certainly a revealing and damning expose of the the underhand techniques being used to portray someone as something they're not.
 
 
 Some people are too far gone to accept anything other that what they want (VNA) but I had you down as more intelligent than that.

So, so called Tommy Robinson, a man who doesn’t even operate under his own name.  A man, a known football hooligan, with multiple convictions for assault, traveling under false papers, fraud and contempt of court and not to mention has further legal action pending.  A man who is a known racist, a drug user, has lead an organisation that has promoted fascism, racism and violence which just so happened to be riddled with paedophiles, is the man you tell us that is going to show us the truth.
Really!?


"....so called Tommy Robinson, a man who doesn't even operate under his own name...."


Says VNA....... :rollin

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General / Re: pfucking load of crap
« on: 09 March 2019, 06:38:52 AM »
Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.


 :agree

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 09 March 2019, 06:34:02 AM »
Riding into work this morning and couldn't help but notice the car behind tailgating me for quite a while.
On closer inspection looking at my wing mirror I noticed a woman with her sun visor down so she could carry on doing her make-up in her mirror while she was driving.  :grumble





and if she did hit you up the arse she'd be extremely annoyed if you'd caused her to smudge her lipstick!  :lol


She was doing it for so long if she had hit me i would've expected the doors to fall off the car then see Ronald McDonald get out.  :rolleyes

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain tension/wheel alignment
« on: 09 March 2019, 06:22:28 AM »
My end can is aftermarket. It did have the standard Yamaha 'bazooka' (500mm) on there before, perhaps the reason someone decided to fit the spindle from the left side for convenience. Do based on your feedback it would be more advisable to insert the Spindle from the other side! Will consider swapping it round.

Taken from the manual, rear axle nut torque states 117Nm / 11.7m kg. I was tightening using a torque wrench and it didn't click, plus was giving it ALOT of force, didn't want to snap or bend something!..


As daft as it sounds it can simply be that it was fitted unwittingly by a left handed person!
I normally tap mine back in with a rubber mallet, and if i was left handed it would make natural sense to tap from the left with my controlling hand.
I get a similar scenario at work when i'm cleaning/unreeling a cable drum that's come back in from a job and i know when it's been reeled up by a left handed person because they will have reeled the cable onto the drum anti clockwise, instead of a right handed clockwise which makes things a bit cack-handed if you're the opposite.  :lol

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 March 2019, 10:42:21 AM »
Riding into work this morning and couldn't help but notice the car behind tailgating me for quite a while.
On closer inspection looking at my wing mirror I noticed a woman with her sun visor down so she could carry on doing her make-up in her mirror while she was driving.  :grumble

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Think you'll find that stringing them up will 100% stop them from reoffending.

The Judge Dredd series in 2000AD came up with the ultimate end of this: Judge Death from a parallel world where it was decided that since all crime was committed by the living, the best way to prevent all crime was to kill everyone...


My cousin was in that film  :lol

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Think you'll find that stringing them up will 100% stop them from reoffending.
Yep, even the ones who didn't do it....


Prevention's better than cure.  :lol

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