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General / I am such a child!
« on: 14 October 2015, 02:24:37 PM »
I grow my own veg at the allotment. Brought this carrot in for lunch today.  :rollin

General / Springs!
« on: 05 October 2015, 04:07:28 PM »
Hi all,

I have had a search but can't find a definitive answer:

Does anybody know if SV650S 2011 fork springs will fit in FZS600 forks? I understand that spacers will have to be adjusted, wondering about diameters really.

Any help will be great.

Many thanks.

General / Undecided about my front and rear.
« on: 01 October 2015, 10:02:34 AM »
Hi all,

Over the coming winter months, when I wimp out of riding in the cold, I will be rrying out a few mods on the 600.
Not wanting to spend all of my allowance in one go, I will be doing half the bike this year and half next year.
What I want to know is, is it better to do the emulators and springs up front or R6 shock at the rear first?
Which one would give the biggest benefit to handling?

The bike is a 2000 model and has done 15000 miles.

My last bike was a 1978 GS550 cruiser, so the current Fazer suspension is fantastic as far as I'm concerned! I had a 13 year break from riding after my GS so I really have nothing to compare the Fazers suspension to.

Any advice is welcome.

General / How to ride bitch!
« on: 04 August 2015, 01:27:10 PM »
Just saw this short video on riding bitch and thought I would share it.

General / Front preload
« on: 31 July 2015, 11:09:17 AM »
Strange question, and more out of interest than anything; Does anyone on here adjust their front preload when you fill up with fuel, and decrease it when the fuel level runs down?

The 2000 FZS600 has a 20 litre tank, when full it will hold about 15Kg of fuel. Surely as the fuel runs down it will affect the sag setting and therefore the handling?

General / Alarm! Alarm!
« on: 24 June 2015, 01:25:19 PM »
Recommendations needed please.

I am after a decent alarm for the bike, but I don't want to spend a fortune. If there are no recommendations on what one to buy, are there any bad experiences with alarms that I should steer clear of?

Many thanks in advance!

General / Pilot Road 3
« on: 24 June 2015, 07:30:37 AM »
So, after reading the thoughts of other people (not through telepathy, but on this forum) I decided to replace the front tyre on my 600 with a Pilot Road 3.

What a difference!

I had a Continental Contimotion on there before, fitted by the previous owner, that had done about 1500 miles.
The front is now smoother, does not wobble at every ripple in the road and, more importantly, I have so much more confidence in the front end. Tip the bike in to the corner and it just grips and grips and grips! (Don't worry, Im old enough not to be over confident with it!)

Just need to save some pennies up to replace the square rear!

General / Feeling blue......
« on: 14 May 2015, 09:18:49 AM »
Hi guys,
Does anybody know the name of the colour of the blue on the blue spot calipers on the 600? Or an equivalent to get a close match?
Thanks in advance.

General / Nearly finished!
« on: 18 April 2015, 05:05:23 PM »
Nearly finished her!
Things done so far:
cut the rear end off
custom tail tidy
Led rear indicators
Led tail light bulbs
overhauled rear caliper with new seals and brake pads
stainless braided rear brake hose
New cush drive rubbers
sprayed rear wheel
New chain and sprockets
pillion pegs
SP engineering stubby big bored exhaust
swing arm bearings
New dog bones lowering the rear by 25mm
sculpted and recovered saddle
K&N air filter
ballanced carbs
plugs, oil & filter
stainless down pipes
twin headlights
custom clock mount. (to be finished)
front led indicators
stainless braided front brake lines
black wide drag bars
aluminium grips
bat wing mirrors with risers and extenders
sprayed front wheel
fork seals and dust seals
fork oil

Plenty more to do as well!

General / Why do they do it!!??
« on: 09 April 2015, 01:36:15 PM »
On my way home from work yesterday, in the cage as the Fazer is still being rebuilt, there was a tanker coming the other way and as i looked in my mirror after he passed I saw a motorcycle behind him less than 2 bike lengths back! Shortly after, a sports bike came speeding up behind me (A303 in Somerset, I'm sitting at 60) he then sat just inboard of my offside rear wheel at a distance of about 4 feet. He then went to overtake me on the approach to a crossroads AFTER I indicated right! I am seeing this more and more around here. Can anybody please explain to me the mentality of wanting to put yourself in this position? I really do not understand the self destructive nature of humankind!

General / Black, Red or Yellow?
« on: 26 January 2015, 01:57:05 PM »
It is time to buy some mirrors for my Fazer project. She is a black bike. She is now naked. She is called Nightfury. I have seen some mirrors with CNC machined aluminium inlays available in black, red or yellow. Not sure what ones to get. What colour would you go for?

General / I Really Should Be Working
« on: 16 January 2015, 03:37:39 PM »
Is anybody else out there having a little skive?

I just hope they are not monitoring my internet use today!  :b

Introduction / Back in the saddle!
« on: 09 January 2015, 01:13:53 PM »
After a number of years out of the game I am back on a bike!!!! I always rode customs/cruisers in the past, but I have now bought a '00 FZS 600 as a winter restoration project. So looking forward to completing it, the first time I rode the Fazer I was like  :eek :) :D :lol !

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