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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #300 on: 06 May 2014, 05:28:09 PM »
The advisories include from things like "tyres older than 5 years" and "slight corrosion on floor pan" which are small issues that don't need huge attention (the floor pan will be dealt with soon)

But there are a few items like "front brake discs slightly corroded and slightly worn" as well as "both rear trailing arm bushes slightly perished and require attention soon" which definitely need to be looked at and sorted.

Also, I got an advisory for my headlight aim being almost too low! That has to be one of the rare occasions that gets issued... I imagine most other vehicles have the opposite issue of the beam being too high :P

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #301 on: 06 May 2014, 06:52:30 PM »
Fiddled with the FJ 1200 - got a Thundercat 17" back wheel which after measuring seems as though it'll be a simple fit. Wheel spindle is the same diameter (although the 'Cat one is hollow), just 8mm to take off the spacer on the chain side and 8mm skim off the caliper carrier on the other side. Sprocket is the same offset from the wheel centre-line as the FJ and the FJ sprocket even fits straight onto the 'Cat carrier. Rear FJ caliper also fits directly onto the 'Cat carrier and the torque arm mountings are the same. Woo hoo!


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #302 on: 06 May 2014, 07:37:01 PM »
There's a very slight difference in the numbers cast into the wheel from the 'Cat and the wheel on my son's '03 Fazer. I've checked out the brake elements as well and they're all different - but I haven't taken the Fazer wheel out to check the wheel unit itself.


As luck would have it, I can't lay my hands on the spacer for the brake-side (the one that sits between the bearing and the caliper carrier) - so I think I"'ll have to trawl for one - as the caliper mounts are different, I can't use a Fazer spacer.

As Christo says and as far as I know the wheels are the same with the only difference being that the FZS600 colour is  Low Gloss black LGB and Thundercat colour is Blusish Black BIB2
Check the part numbers, they are made of 12 alphanumeric characters up like xxx-xxxxx-xx-xx. The last two normally relate to the colour of the item. If it is only the last two characters which are different then the parts are interchangable but colour is different.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #303 on: 06 May 2014, 09:41:29 PM »



Cleaned the two animals









Gave the Husky a wipe over with WD40, comes up quite well.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #304 on: 06 May 2014, 10:18:14 PM »
Hmm totally gleaming


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #305 on: 06 May 2014, 11:54:17 PM »
Thanks for the info guys, but I already had the Thundercat complete rear wheel assembly (except that I seem to have mislaid a spacer).


If all goes to plan, the only two bits of work to do are taking some material of a spacer and the caliper carrier, then that seems like a real result, with minimum fuss and work.


I'll let you all know how it goes.  :)


I've also got a complete EXUP RU front end (with Ducati discs, Fazer master cylinder & "blue spot" calipers) to go in, but am waiting for the bottom triple clamp to come back - prior owner had fitted the forks & clamps into a Kawasaki and had swapped the stem.


Mind you, if anyone has a spare triple clamp with standard stem, that would be a quicker/easier solution.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #306 on: 09 May 2014, 08:15:16 PM »
Just took the Husky out for some trail riding,,,hhahumm,,well bridle path and foot path riding,,well there is no hikers about this time of night,did about two miles,,right near my house , then ripped it down the road for a speed trial,,it showed 140 on the km clock,,dont know how accurate it is but i was sure flying :D
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #307 on: 10 May 2014, 09:08:09 PM »
Went for a 3 mile run with my daughter .
 Got on with decorating the bedroom .
Took the wife to see Pompei at local cinema .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #308 on: 10 May 2014, 09:11:14 PM »
Preparing for my 4 year olds birthday party tomorrow, gulp
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #309 on: 11 May 2014, 06:03:45 PM »
Got on with the decorating , whilst waiting for the roads  to dry out and the clouds to  foc off .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #310 on: 11 May 2014, 06:46:18 PM »
Packed all my 1:12 Formula 1 scale kits ready for moving.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #311 on: 11 May 2014, 08:21:22 PM »
i did some more work on the Island,,keep her indoors happy,
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #312 on: 11 May 2014, 11:17:59 PM »
Too windy to really enjoy myself in the helicopter, so spent the day in the garage - Put new bearings in the suspension linkages on the FJ 1200, and wound on a couple of extra turns on the preload. Also took off the exhaust and gave it a good clean (all stainless, so a pleasant task) - will have to put it back on next week !
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #313 on: 12 May 2014, 08:53:06 AM »
getting the boat all ready for the summer.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #314 on: 13 May 2014, 11:27:15 PM »
The thumb survived my attempts at amputation with the drill, so my finger decided to see if it could go one better with the bandsaw.  :eek :eek

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #315 on: 14 May 2014, 01:25:22 PM »
Happily commuting on the FZ6S today but yesterday.... I was playing in my other toy- MB SLK 200 kompressor - driving topless in the sunshine (with no helmet)
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #316 on: 14 May 2014, 02:48:00 PM »
Put some new clutch plates plus an extra one in the FJ..... Now no more slippage on heavy acceleration!!! It'll have to do until I can find a Barnett clutch conversion.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #317 on: 17 May 2014, 09:12:20 PM »
Went for a 4 mile run with  my daughter this morning .
Watched the FA cup final , cracking game .
Went to a family barbecue .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #318 on: 18 May 2014, 01:11:56 PM »
Ridden 36 miles on my mountain bike this morning - been preparing for my annual ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland (known as the C2C route) next weekend -150 miles of pedalling over 3 days (and plenty of drinking each evening).


Liz and I organise the ride to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. This year we've got around 30 riders (normally 30 to 50), have had to keep it small due to lack of support crew volunteers.


But, we've got a good mix of old friends/experienced C2C'ers and new victims, oops sorry, new companions, so it should be a great weekend yet again.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #319 on: 18 May 2014, 05:08:19 PM »
Took the back wheel off the push bike , gonna have  to get a new inner tube .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #320 on: 19 May 2014, 12:18:19 AM »
Bought a new bike jacket this morning from J & S in Glasgow (old Hein Gericke) came home and gave the car a wash... :)
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #321 on: 19 May 2014, 08:52:02 PM »
Sat in the POFS Peugeot at the side of the road, cursing, waiting for the feckin' RAC!!!

The bloody exhaust decided to shear off, so now I need a new middle section. Argh!!  :wall :wall

Fuck what my parents say, the minute it's done, the Fazer's getting insured and the Pug's going up for sale! Never had any problems like this on my old Fazer!
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #322 on: 19 May 2014, 09:03:50 PM »
Put a new inner tube in the bike and put the wheel back on .
Went for a 35min run with my daughter .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #323 on: 20 May 2014, 07:56:56 AM »
Sat in the POFS Peugeot at the side of the road, cursing, waiting for the feckin' RAC!!!

The bloody exhaust decided to shear off, so now I need a new middle section. Argh!!  :wall :wall

Fuck what my parents say, the minute it's done, the Fazer's getting insured and the Pug's going up for sale! Never had any problems like this on my old Fazer!

Yeah, but then you never fell off the Peugeot  :rollin
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #324 on: 20 May 2014, 08:52:26 AM »
Sat in the POFS Peugeot at the side of the road, cursing, waiting for the feckin' RAC!!!

The bloody exhaust decided to shear off, so now I need a new middle section. Argh!!  :wall :wall

Fuck what my parents say, the minute it's done, the Fazer's getting insured and the Pug's going up for sale! Never had any problems like this on my old Fazer!

I'm beginning to think its you... my Peugeot 106 (same 1.5L diesel engine) was super reliable and never gave me that much trouble. It may be loud, but you should be able to drive it with the exhaust hanging off... I had to do a 30 mile journey home when mine did exactly the same thing. The great thing about the small pugs is that parts are nice and cheap - super cheap if you do the work yourself :D Brand new exhaust from front to rear cost me about £80 I think

On a side note... I'm beginning to plan the work on my MG and doing research in to project car... could be good fun ^^