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FZS600 Fazer / Re: From FZS600 to VFR800 instead of FZS1000?
« on: 19 August 2018, 01:28:29 AM »
Interesting post to read.
Really glad I still have my baby FZS 2003 Foxeye, I was thinking about selling it at the beginning of the summer but the Mrs talked me out of it, glad she did.
Someone mentioned that the FZS 600 was not, or, did not feel as planted as the big boys Fazers, don't know never ridden one (I am not a Big Boy)


An FZS 600 with a Nitron R1 shock on back and Ohlins linears in the front along with YSS cartridge emulators makes it really planted.
It is an expensive exercise, but, so is throwing the bike up the road because it let go or ran wide on a bend, mine turns in fast and can be flicked about happily.
Again as someone else mentioned you have to really be hooning to push the 600 engine to the limits on the road.


I was thinking about an early 1K Fazer as a winter project last year, but ended up with a Honda C90  :lol  not quite the same I know but still a lot of fun and that fun last much longer, well it take an age to get anywhere. :groan

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 17 August 2018, 03:48:25 PM »
Going to a Scooter ( :'( ) rally in Petersfield Hants on Sunday afternoon, it being hosted by PALS (Petersfield And Liss Scooters) Never heard of them, but I was given a flyer, so,  I have polished up the Chicken Chaser and me and the wife are popping down to have a look.
Prizes for the most customised and best turned out bike so hope I am in with a shout.

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General / Re: Something broke...
« on: 17 August 2018, 03:41:11 PM »
I'm sure one of these could be squeezed in :-)
http://spitfiresite.com/uploaded_images/rolls-3.jpg



I think it would take a magician to get that to fit, Say Merlin maybe.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust stud removal- should I attempt it????
« on: 15 August 2018, 08:04:12 PM »
Majority of the down pipe/header flanges on aftermarket pipes are cast alloy not stainless & will bend when torqued anywhere near to 10nm.Smile



Oh OK! thanks for the info maybe mine are alloy and not stainless steel.



Hey! You're right, mine are indeed alloy, the magnet will not stick to them but it certainly does to the S/S headers.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust stud removal- should I attempt it????
« on: 15 August 2018, 07:49:39 PM »
Majority of the down pipe/header flanges on aftermarket pipes are cast alloy not stainless & will bend when torqued anywhere near to 10nm.Smile



Oh OK! thanks for the info maybe mine are alloy and not stainless steel.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust stud removal- should I attempt it????
« on: 15 August 2018, 04:29:57 PM »
I am surprised to hear that people have bent the exhaust down-pipe/header flanges on the fixing collars, the studs are only 6mm threads how the hell do you bend a 6mm thick stainless steel flange with two 6mm threaded nuts? I would have thought that they would shear off before bending the flanges on the collars.
if you replace the studs use Stainless steel replacements and give them a dose of Copper Slip before putting the nuts on.
I remove the nuts from the studs each year or year and a half and re Copper Slip them, do them one header at a time that way the seals stay put as do the headers.
After the initial quarter undo turn I can remove the nuts with my fingers.
For aesthetics put a domed stainless steel nut on top of the manifold nut if also acts as a pinch nut, I have never in 3 years had one come undone       

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Wheel Alignment
« on: 13 August 2018, 09:27:32 PM »
Davie is right Road Camber will cause tyres to wear on the right hand side.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Battery or Something else?????
« on: 13 August 2018, 07:51:16 PM »
Ground/Earth point on back of engine (FZS600)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Battery or Something else?????
« on: 13 August 2018, 07:36:35 PM »
Undo all the battery lead connections especially the Ground/Earth lead connection at the rear top of engine (1st picture), smear all the connections with Vaseline when doing them back up. If wiggling the leads got it turning over again then that would point to a poor connection.
The other one to pay special attention to is the far end of the positive battery lead, Just under the live battery connection, the lead is very short and easily missed.
Highlighted with a fishing float tip in the picture

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General / Re: What Fazer did you spot today?
« on: 10 August 2018, 06:09:20 PM »
Blue FZS 600 Boxeye in Milton Road, Portsmouth a few days ago.

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General / Re: Red/black or blue fazer 1000
« on: 10 August 2018, 06:07:35 PM »
The only colour you did not mention was the superior 'Silver Model', you don't see many of them up for sale cos all the owners say they would never sell theirs as they are by far and away the best option and would not ever likely to be able to replace, it so they hang on to them, making them rare and a collectors piece.
Mine may only be a baby boys Fazer (FZS600) but its the right colour.  :rollin :rollin :rollin [size=78%] [/size]

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General / Re: Red/black or blue fazer 1000
« on: 10 August 2018, 06:03:03 PM »
Believe it or not i’ve Ridden all the colours of the fazer and the blue was definitly the fastest :lol


Hi Ken you still taking the medication?


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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 10 August 2018, 05:50:32 PM »
Oh I was not complaining about being done at 34 mph, of course I would sooner I had not been done, but the bar has to be set somewhere, I have heard people say I was only doing walking pace over the 30 limit and the bastards done me, you have to start somewhere.
I expect to get a ticket if caught on camera doing one mile per hour over the limit and am always pleased when I don't.   

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 10 August 2018, 03:59:28 PM »

Got my speed awareness course soon, cant wait !   63 in a 50.
I will pass on any useful tips I pick up on it,


I have now done three of these course, I read earlier in here that you are allowed 10% + 2mph before they prosecute you, I think that might be a digression thing as I got done doing 34 mph in a 30 limit on my Fazer by the old type Treveleo camera that could only take a pictures of the rear of your vehicle.
The original Gatso could not get you as the camera only took pictures of the front of your vehicle (No number plate on front of a bike)
There has been a new Treveleo camera out now for quite a while (Mostly in Norfolk area) The Treveleo D (Digital) it can take pictures forward and rearward facing.
My understanding is if you see a flash of a camera and there are no other vehicle about you have most likely be caught by an older rear shot Treveleo camera, because cameras that flash do not do so into a drivers eyes.
Most modern digital speed cameras do not require a flash, the same the van based cameras you see along the road, them bad boys can get you at any point as long as they can see you, 15 yards 600 yards makes no difference to them, I understand that they also have technology that allows the camera to clean up the image (Rain spray, mist and the like)


Most that you will be taught on the Drivers Awareness Course will just underline stuff that you already know. One thing I did learn though that I had never ever given a thought is that the speed limit on a motorway slip road is 70 mph, the national maximum speed limit.

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General / Re: Muc Off etc
« on: 10 August 2018, 03:21:32 PM »
Auto Glym car shampoo for all bike and to remove chain lube spots from the rims swing arm tops and the under side of the rear fairing chain side a rag with WD40 sprayed on it.
 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 05 August 2018, 11:05:05 PM »
Went for a spin this evening and found this  :)
Cor! deary me  I don't know, some people, right litter bugs ehh! fancy dumping that old Fazer there.  :lol

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Oops.....tricky wiring!
« on: 04 August 2018, 07:40:50 AM »
EOBD :  European On-Board Diagnostic : It is a diagnostic or electrical fault finding scanner.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2003 FZS1000 for sale
« on: 29 July 2018, 04:02:40 PM »
Has the silver paintwork/bodywork been resprayed?

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Front page / Re: Log in issues - Fix
« on: 29 July 2018, 03:13:14 PM »
Des Pickering sorted me out on the Facebook FOC-U page.
Posting in here was not a lot of use because I could not get in to read it. :lol :lol :lol :lol [size=78%]  [/size]

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 25 May 2018, 02:49:32 PM »
Logs are now 'green' if you burn them in an approved log burner

They are trying to implement that but for existing log burners/fires, dry wood is OK anyway. Its the damp stuff that spits, farts and smokes a lot.

At home we had an open fire and some wood - I think it was ash used to spit like mad, you would be watching some mothers do ave em and suddenly a red hot meteorite would come flying at you.
Thanks to constant colds as a kid I am now a perfect shot at living room distance from throwing the tissues into the fire from the sofa.   
Logs are now 'green' if you burn them in an approved log burner
They are trying to implement that but for existing log burners/fires, dry wood is OK anyway. Its the damp stuff that spits, farts and smokes a lot.
At home we had an open fire and some wood - I think it was ash used to spit like mad, you would be watching some mothers do ave em and suddenly a red hot meteorite would come flying at you.Thanks to constantly masturbating as a kid I am now a perfect shot at living room distance from throwing the tissues into the fire from the sofa.   
:eek :lol



You notice Sharpie distances himself from his habits by saying as a kid
I heard tail he is still and dab hand at tissues into the fireplace.  :o :guitar :pokefun
LOL


Well I guess they have grand fireplaces at Sharp Hall




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General / Re: Varifocal glasses.
« on: 22 May 2018, 10:44:24 PM »
Reading some of the prices guys seem to have paid for their Varifocals I dug out my receipt from Specsavers.
WHAT THE FUCK  :eek
£328 total, they were £208 (That's what I remembered) plus the rest for anti glare antic scratch and reactalight.
Bastards

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Battery required
« on: 21 May 2018, 09:52:18 PM »
Motobatt are very good.


Hey Hugh! did you spot the date of the post immediately before yours?  :pokefun

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General / Re: Varifocal glasses.
« on: 21 May 2018, 09:04:06 PM »
To the people who have and like them, what was the average cost..?


With anti scratch coating and anti glare about 200 quid, or you can bluetac a pair of binoculars to your face for 45 quid., although its a bit dodgy knowing exactly when to apply your brakes.  :eek

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Tyre Question
« on: 21 May 2018, 07:34:27 PM »

http://www.metzeler.com/site/uk/products/tyres-catalogue/Roadtec-01.html

Metzeler's site shows quite a different tread pattern from front to rear version of Roadtec 01.
And they list the 110/70 54H. No ZR in this size...

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General / Re: Varifocal glasses.
« on: 21 May 2018, 07:26:09 PM »
Varifocals work a treat for me in general, I have had them for 24 years and would not go back to single vision glasses.


They do take a bit of getting used to especially walking down stairs, you end up looking down at the stairs through the long distance part and all is blurry, also looking up to do things like changing a light bulb you end up looking through the long distance part (top of lenses)


Motorcycle maintenance is almost impossible with them on, but in the rest of life they are great.


I have had a pair varifocal made up for computer and other close work the bottom/reading part are set for 2.5 feet so are great for motorcycle maintenance and computer stuff but they don't focus out quite far enough to be perfectly clear at the long distance for some reason, I have driven the car in them before by mistake but they are not quite right, although they are 100% better that not having my glasses on at all (Short sighted since childhood)


When I first thought that I needed glasses I visited Optivision the optician said 'are you positive you need them'  come outside he said and he pointed up into the sky and said 'what is that' I said its the sun, he responded how much further do you want to fucking see.  :lol

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