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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 February 2019, 10:04:48 PM »
I would have washed and polished it and lubed the chain, but...............  :'( 


Going for the power option on the C90 though, shes getting a 125cc Lifan 4 speed power mill grafted in, should be good for 60 mph then LOL!


Well its something to do to help me get over my bereavement.  :lol :'( :lol :'( :lol 



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Lifan-125cc-Big-Valve-4-Speed-Semi-Auto-Pit-Bike-Engine-E-O-Monkey-C90/292668913171

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General / Re: Word Association
« on: 16 February 2019, 09:53:42 AM »
Bonnie     :lol

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 16 February 2019, 09:46:04 AM »
VNA....I'm sensing that you're very angry about something again. :lol
I think there are underlying issues here that need to be addressed.
Have you considered therapy or medication:D


Fucking Euthanasia.  :eek


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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 14 February 2019, 06:54:00 PM »
Replied to your PM this morning.


Cheers Dave got your message, and your e-addy, I will email you in a couple of days when things quieten down a bit.
Tom 

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 14 February 2019, 06:51:53 PM »
Thanks again Tom  8) 8) 8)


Clive,
Pm me your Postal address as I found the special Podger Spanner for adjusting the Nitron shock in my tool box today. I will stick it in the post.
Tom

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 13 February 2019, 11:15:04 PM »
Hi Tommy,
Sorry for not replying sooner-have been away for a while(no, not a mental health facility!)
I bought the C90-G from a dealer 2 years ago-low mileage and VGC. Took it to IOM summer 2017 and didnt like the 3 speed semi-auto gearbox (particularly when trying to get round the Ramsey Hairpin! :eek ) Autumn time I decided to strip bike and treat any frame corrosion etc. Bought a Lifan 110cc 4 speed manual clutch engine complete with carb and ancillaries from Pit Bike Spares for £173. The bike runs well with the original Honda Keihin carb and although not much quicker has better torque and almost identical fuel economy. Went back for 2018 Manx GP in late August 2018 and the bike was faultless.
I belong to the C90 forum: C90 Club.co.uk -a very helpful & friendly bunch-glad you are keeping the cub!


Dave48 pm'ed you mate.
Tommy

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General / Re: Fazer monkeybike
« on: 13 February 2019, 10:34:11 PM »
Well just on looks alone .................. who gives a fuck :eek :lol
You sold your fazer to keep a convertible so your votes doesn't count :lol
Thats true, I will shut the f--k up  :eek

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General / Re: Fazer monkeybike
« on: 13 February 2019, 09:09:10 PM »
Well just on looks alone .................. who gives a fuck :eek :lol

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 13 February 2019, 07:28:33 PM »
Having decide to twat a Lucozade lorry head on last April on my 1000 :'( , and sworn I'd not own a bike again :'(  I decided to look at Toms' Fazer


last week...soooooo glad I did, and am now the proud new owner of Toms' pride and joy.


Rode her back to my yard  (105 miles from Toms') brilliant !! Planted ,thanks to reworked suspenders and plenty of beans..


Rode from Toms' pad, and the first 5 yards you'd think I'd never been on a pushbike let alone a motorbike !! :rollin


A massive thank you to both Tom and his wife for their hospitality, and I know Tom is gutted to sell his Fazer but she has gone to a good home, so worry


not Tom she's come to a good home, and I'll keep you updated about her :faz ..


Cheers Clive,
You know when you first meet someone that they are the sort of guy that values things, so I have no doubt that it will be treated in the manner that it has become accustomed to.
I wish both you and your FZS well, lot of touring and a bit of ragging. Lovely Jubbly   :lol

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 13 February 2019, 07:22:15 PM »
Well the new owner rode off today on 'HIS' Fazer FZS 600.  :'( :'( :'(


The good thing is I just know he will love it and pamper it just as much as I did, it has gone to a good home.  :)


Now in the summer it is going to take me 45 minutes to get to the boatyard on my Honda C90, flat out, instead of 25 minutes on the Fazer, and that is taking it leisurely.  :lol

I'm sure the C90 will fit on the passenger seat of your Barbie Merc 😉 that'll solve the speed issue haha


He should change his user name to ' Ken ',

From this time hence forth thou shalt call me kennyardin.  :lol :lol :lol 

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 13 February 2019, 07:17:27 PM »
Having decide to twat a Lucozade lorry head on last April on my 1000 :'( , and sworn I'd not own a bike again :'(  I decided to look at Toms' Fazer


last week...soooooo glad I did, and am now the proud new owner of Toms' pride and joy.


Rode her back to my yard  (105 miles from Toms') brilliant !! Planted ,thanks to reworked suspenders and plenty of beans..


Rode from Toms' pad, and the first 5 yards you'd think I'd never been on a pushbike let alone a motorbike !! :rollin


A massive thank you to both Tom and his wife for their hospitality, and I know Tom is gutted to sell his Fazer but she has gone to a good home, so worry


not Tom she's come to a good home, and I'll keep you updated about her :faz ..


Hold it, I need to get another tissue this one is soaked.  :'( :'( :'(

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 13 February 2019, 07:13:36 PM »
Well the new owner rode off today on 'HIS' Fazer FZS 600.  :'( :'( :'(


The good thing is I just know he will love it and pamper it just as much as I did, it has gone to a good home.  :)


Now in the summer it is going to take me 45 minutes to get to the boatyard on my Honda C90, flat out, instead of 25 minutes on the Fazer, and that is taking it leisurely.  :lol

I'm sure the C90 will fit on the passenger seat of your Barbie Merc 😉 that'll solve the speed issue haha


LOL!


This was Sharpie's plan for my hairdressers car (Bastid)
Check the reworked badge on the front wing, as I said just above BASTID LOL

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 13 February 2019, 07:10:00 PM »
In the interest of science I've just taken some pics of the comparison between original lenses and smoked ones.
The smoked ones have orange bulbs and in my opinion make the bike look a little nicer.
Can I get any credit for not bastardising her too much by fitting LED indicators?


Orange on the left, smoked on the right.
Orange look easier to see - there might be a brighter centre on the smoked but the whole of the orange is "glowing" more. As your bike is silver IMO it would of looked better with clear lenses with orange bulbs.


I second the clear lens with orange bulbs. The smoked one i generally dimmer than the orange one

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 13 February 2019, 02:29:35 PM »
Well the new owner rode off today on 'HIS' Fazer FZS 600.  :'( :'( :'(


The good thing is I just know he will love it and pamper it just as much as I did, it has gone to a good home.  :)


Now in the summer it is going to take me 45 minutes to get to the boatyard on my Honda C90, flat out, instead of 25 minutes on the Fazer, and that is taking it leisurely.  :lol






 

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 12 February 2019, 11:36:41 PM »
Hi Tommy,
Sorry for not replying sooner-have been away for a while(no, not a mental health facility!)
I bought the C90-G from a dealer 2 years ago-low mileage and VGC. Took it to IOM summer 2017 and didnt like the 3 speed semi-auto gearbox (particularly when trying to get round the Ramsey Hairpin! :eek ) Autumn time I decided to strip bike and treat any frame corrosion etc. Bought a Lifan 110cc 4 speed manual clutch engine complete with carb and ancillaries from Pit Bike Spares for £173. The bike runs well with the original Honda Keihin carb and although not much quicker has better torque and almost identical fuel economy. Went back for 2018 Manx GP in late August 2018 and the bike was faultless.
I belong to the C90 forum: C90 Club.co.uk -a very helpful & friendly bunch-glad you are keeping the cub!


Dave do you think that your C90 runs good on the original Keihin C90 carbatooter? And you feel it is not running lean at all?
think I might go a similar way was thinking about the 4 speed semi auto engine, what is the main advantage do you feel with the manual lump and was it reasonably easy to sort out a clutch cable and fine a suitable route for it without it looking a hash-up?
Cheers appreciate your input.
Tommy.
PS: Is this the foccing C90 Owners Club Now? LOL!
I promise I will not ask anymore C90 questions,
NOOoooooo hang about this is my post, I could post in 'Whatever else you got' post couldn't I.   

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 12 February 2019, 06:28:29 PM »
Thanks Mr Red.  One of those events you look forward to going to, then say "never again" when you've been, but promptly book a ticket as soon as they go on sale the following year.
Dopey hats are almost compulsory by the way.


 :D


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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 12 February 2019, 12:15:32 PM »
Hi Tommy,
Sorry for not replying sooner-have been away for a while(no, not a mental health facility!)
I bought the C90-G from a dealer 2 years ago-low mileage and VGC. Took it to IOM summer 2017 and didnt like the 3 speed semi-auto gearbox (particularly when trying to get round the Ramsey Hairpin! :eek ) Autumn time I decided to strip bike and treat any frame corrosion etc. Bought a Lifan 110cc 4 speed manual clutch engine complete with carb and ancillaries from Pit Bike Spares for £173. The bike runs well with the original Honda Keihin carb and although not much quicker has better torque and almost identical fuel economy. Went back for 2018 Manx GP in late August 2018 and the bike was faultless.
I belong to the C90 forum: C90 Club.co.uk -a very helpful & friendly bunch-glad you are keeping the cub!


Hey Dave, Thanks for your reply.
I have just reactivated my Account with 'C90 Club.co.uk' I will get to know the site and learn my way around the processes.

Yeah Fazer being picked up tomorrow and off to a new home. will really miss the FZS600 but everything has a season.

Looking forward to summer now with the C90 in my arsenal, have also decided to hang on to the SLK Kompressor, that will be my 'quick' fix from now on.
I have now diminished by garage by two vehicle so that should make life a little easier/cheaper.   

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting Spotlights
« on: 11 February 2019, 08:02:40 PM »
Looks good. Did you take the 12V from the Brown/Blue wire? Did you go for the relay option or just a wire? That Brown/Blue is the switched side of the ignition. It goes from the switched side of the ignition to the fuse box and gives switched 12V to all the fuses except the backup fuse. The brown/blue wire is protected by the main 30A fuse in the starter relay. That wire size is rated for 38A but the fuse blows at 30A to protect the wire. If you wanted you could work out roughly how many amps are flowing through the wire. You could do a worst case scenario as if you had everything turned on that gets power through that wire so high beams, low beams, indicators, horn, rear light, brake light, fuel pump, fan plus your Led's and grips and see if all that adds up to near 30A. You can get the power consumption values in Watts for all those things in the specifications part of the workshop manual then add in your leds and grips and divide the total Watts by 12 to give you amps. If it comes near 30A you could think about using a relay.

On a side note I've had a look at the loom. I was wondering how Yamaha does a splice connection and they use this style connector https://kojaycat.co.uk/15mm-1mm-U-Joint-Auto-Cable-Crimp

I think I'll invest in some of those style crimps and a proper crimping tool. There's always a bit of a question about what's the best way to make your connection to power aftermarket accessories. If Yamaha uses those crimps I will too :D


NOoooooooooooooooo! Solder and heat shrink every time, not only is it permanent it is also neat, and packs of differing colours and sizes of heat shrink are available on eBay.


Someone asked about the spot light mounting on a pole (see picture) I made the poles out of a set of mountain bike handle bars, and mounted them in the reinforcement web where the frame meet the steering head stock under the front of the tank.
Mounting them on the side of the rad is the easy option but if you drop you bike even at a standstill the are likely to wreck your radiator leaving you marooned if you a few miles from home, not forgetting a big bill to replace the rad.


PS: As the pole for my spots are made from alloy mountain bike  handlebars they will just bend if the bike is dropped or thrown up the road at speed and the mounts will not do any harm to the bike itself.

I like solder too but peel the tape off the loom and anywhere there's a splice Yamaha used those crimps not solder. They make a good connection. If you wanted you could use one of those crimps and solder the crimp! Then a bit of heat shrink over the top everyone's a winner :lol   





Good call, I like it.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sorry - tyres again!
« on: 11 February 2019, 07:59:08 PM »
Bridgstone Battlax T30, about £200 a pair.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting Spotlights
« on: 11 February 2019, 09:52:33 AM »
Looks good. Did you take the 12V from the Brown/Blue wire? Did you go for the relay option or just a wire? That Brown/Blue is the switched side of the ignition. It goes from the switched side of the ignition to the fuse box and gives switched 12V to all the fuses except the backup fuse. The brown/blue wire is protected by the main 30A fuse in the starter relay. That wire size is rated for 38A but the fuse blows at 30A to protect the wire. If you wanted you could work out roughly how many amps are flowing through the wire. You could do a worst case scenario as if you had everything turned on that gets power through that wire so high beams, low beams, indicators, horn, rear light, brake light, fuel pump, fan plus your Led's and grips and see if all that adds up to near 30A. You can get the power consumption values in Watts for all those things in the specifications part of the workshop manual then add in your leds and grips and divide the total Watts by 12 to give you amps. If it comes near 30A you could think about using a relay.

On a side note I've had a look at the loom. I was wondering how Yamaha does a splice connection and they use this style connector https://kojaycat.co.uk/15mm-1mm-U-Joint-Auto-Cable-Crimp

I think I'll invest in some of those style crimps and a proper crimping tool. There's always a bit of a question about what's the best way to make your connection to power aftermarket accessories. If Yamaha uses those crimps I will too :D


NOoooooooooooooooo! Solder and heat shrink every time, not only is it permanent it is also neat, and packs of differing colours and sizes of heat shrink are available on eBay.


Someone asked about the spot light mounting on a pole (see picture) I made the poles out of a set of mountain bike handle bars, and mounted them in the reinforcement web where the frame meet the steering head stock under the front of the tank.
Mounting them on the side of the rad is the easy option but if you drop you bike even at a standstill the are likely to wreck your radiator leaving you marooned if you a few miles from home, not forgetting a big bill to replace the rad.


PS: As the pole for my spots are made from alloy mountain bike  handlebars they will just bend if the bike is dropped or thrown up the road at speed and the mounts will not do any harm to the bike itself. 

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General / Re: Radio show
« on: 09 February 2019, 11:22:41 PM »
some people judge us without having a clue what they're on about, I remember some politician's wife a while back remarking "motorcyclists? those morons dressed in black rubber suits,what the hell is that about?" pathetic. :finger


She meant Scuba Divers, easy mistake to make, not a lot of difference.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 09 February 2019, 11:14:24 PM »
obviously a man who has had experience of this :rollin


Yeah! Only escaped was only discharged a couple of years ago. :lol

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale Come Spring
« on: 09 February 2019, 03:48:23 AM »
I can hear them comi.....


Lay on your back in bed never on your front, because  those mental health medics will get at your dung button.  :eek :eek :eek

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 February 2019, 01:07:05 AM »
Very cruel,couldn't do that myself  :(   it's  a shame about the birds eggs though I suppose that's life............... or death  :(


If you saw the squirrel poo om my patio 3 hours after I hosed it off you would not say that, they are dirty things and they kick up one hell of a row when that start fighting each other.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 February 2019, 12:34:23 AM »
I have a large Scotts Pine Tree that overhangs my patio and it has two Squirrels dreys in it, I am shocked by the amount of shit that emanates from the, I call the biggest one of them VNA.

Every twice in a while I go out into the garden and give them a taste of this, 4 rounds up through the bottom of the Drey, funny enough they don't care for that.   :eek

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