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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #50 on: 30 August 2015, 04:32:53 PM »
Today I started some much needed maintenance by changing the oil and filter. The previous owner had left the bike standing for six months.
Also ordered K&N air filter, NGK plugs, Colourtune and stainless down pipes (mine are holed) and looking for a cheap Carbtune Pro.
Had to remove the rear wheel and replace the tire valve, which was leaking around the seal.
Got hold of a set of feeler gauges to set the valve clearances.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #51 on: 30 August 2015, 07:06:04 PM »
Have changed the spark plugs with CR8EIX iridium ones. Twice  :'(

Because the first time I forgot to remove the spacers that are screwed at the top of each plug and once you screw the plug you cannot remove the spacers. Hence removing the plugs again  :lol

All done now. The bike has doubled the power now for sure  :)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #52 on: 03 September 2015, 12:12:58 AM »
Just has changed the rubber footrest covers the mounting screws are a bitch to remove  :'(

A lot of penetration fluid and proper phillips head has done the job finally  :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #53 on: 08 September 2015, 05:26:12 PM »
Minor service...
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #54 on: 08 September 2015, 06:30:24 PM »
Minor service...

Where does that little bit go mister? :groan

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #55 on: 09 September 2015, 07:00:43 PM »
Tried to remove the old bolts and to add new shiny rad cover...and failed  :'(
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #56 on: 09 September 2015, 07:09:46 PM »
Tried to remove the old bolts and to add new shiny rad cover...and failed  :'(

Left hand drill bit is you man, just don't drill it in to far :thumbup

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #57 on: 09 September 2015, 08:37:52 PM »
put the optimizer on here, off on hols,. :)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #58 on: 10 September 2015, 03:57:05 PM »
Tried to remove the old bolts and to add new shiny rad cover...and failed  :'(


Left hand drill bit is you man, just don't drill it in to far :thumbup


Finally all done now have changed the rad cover. Using T27 Torx a hammer to tap it and a lot of penetration fluid  :lol

The cover is ugly because it is not a perfect fit, too big hence slightly bended in the middle, but who cares LOL

At least the cover was cheap £25 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FZS-FAZER-600-RADIATOR-GRILL-/231679802358?

Here is the final result, looks good enough to me LOL



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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #60 on: 11 September 2015, 10:04:06 PM »
My double buble MRA screen has arrived today.

I was not sure why previous owner has changed only 6 of the 7 screen bolts with blue ones. The reason was simple the middle one was stuck and the 3mm allen key hole was rounded.

No  problemo. Torx T20 and my hammer. Embedded the T20 in the round hole and presto. Than used T15 for the new 3mm allen key bolts.

I think I will stop using actual allen keys for small bolts at all. Torx seems better.

Now I have a new screen mounted and 7 shiny new blue bolts too  :lol


 
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #61 on: 14 September 2015, 01:00:45 PM »
Halfway through hacksawing my ignition lock off. Friggin grinder out of action due to not being able to remove the tapered mop holder presently stuck fast on the dam thing...... Dam arms about to drop off and thats before I get the file out to finish the job

On bright side I went to the post office to collect my headlight bracket, headlight and handlebars V.3  :lol




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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #62 on: 14 September 2015, 01:18:43 PM »
I bought one of those radiator covers from the same seller on eBay…what a NIGHTMARE..!!! Mine wasn't even close to fitting & in the end had to return it for a refund. How they can sell these as 'suitable for xxx bike' is beyond me…buyer beware

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #63 on: 14 September 2015, 01:24:34 PM »
I bought one of those radiator covers from the same seller on eBay…what a NIGHTMARE..!!! Mine wasn't even close to fitting & in the end had to return it for a refund. How they can sell these as 'suitable for xxx bike' is beyond me…buyer beware

I've got a beowulf http://www.beowulfuk.com on mine (came with the bike) and it fits like a glove :)
sorry can't tell you the price :(

My mate has one on his honda crossrunner as well as an exhaust from there and they look good and fit well.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #64 on: 16 September 2015, 11:01:56 PM »
Replaced oil filter and plugs. I think the filter was put on by a gorilla - it wouldn't come off with a normal filter wrench - I had to resort to the old screwdriver trick - even then the screwdriver just demolished the old filter.
See also the state of the plugs, there is no electrode left!! - its a wonder it ran at all


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #65 on: 17 September 2015, 07:50:38 AM »
Wow! been a while since they were looked at last! Should run a lot better now after a wee service  8)

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It wouldn't be fun if it was easy, I just wish it wasn't this much fun.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #66 on: 18 September 2015, 05:38:52 PM »
Finished shaving off the ignition lock mount. Looks great but arse of a job without proper tools. (grinders out of commission)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #67 on: 18 September 2015, 08:55:09 PM »
Finished shaving off the ignition lock mount. Looks great but arse of a job without proper tools. (grinders out of commission)




Want to make a bracket that attaches to the original gauge mount, hopefully that way if I change my mind theres much less metal work involved, of course it will look crap and I'll have to make another but you can always dream
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #68 on: 19 September 2015, 10:23:40 AM »
Arrrrrrrrrrr Had a few beers last night so was surprised to be feeling productive when I woke. I thought I'd get on with modifying the remote res bracket, and I did. Only about 5 min after fitting it I remembered cutting out a patten for a new one because I the original will foul the clocks....... :eek

Note to self.....Make sure your completely awake in the morning before starting anything..... :o


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #69 on: 20 September 2015, 05:36:18 PM »
Decided to go with new bracket fitted under yoke via holes for risers. Bracket made from 3mm alloy, cut with a jigsaw, like butter. Unfortunately theres an issue with the bracket, am not going to show you and tbh you'd not no, but I do, will make another sometime but OK for now.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #70 on: 20 September 2015, 05:38:20 PM »
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #71 on: 21 September 2015, 12:35:46 AM »
Looking good, will you not need them angled slightly rather than flat?

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #72 on: 21 September 2015, 01:34:04 AM »
Looking good, will you not need them angled slightly rather than flat?

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Not sure yet, have seen them both flat and angled. Need to spend a little more time staring at them before deciding. Need to make another bracket anyway so will make my mind up them.
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« Reply #73 on: 21 September 2015, 06:01:22 AM »
Yeah, sometimes you have to try it out on the road to see if it works or not. I found that when setting up my renthal bars. Thought I'd got the button positions/indicators spot on then took it for a run and had to adjust it all a bit.

I'd be worries with them that flat the if it rained the clocks would end up as bird baths.  :lol

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« Reply #74 on: 21 September 2015, 08:48:17 AM »
Yeah, sometimes you have to try it out on the road to see if it works or not. I found that when setting up my renthal bars. Thought I'd got the button positions/indicators spot on then took it for a run and had to adjust it all a bit.

I'd be worries with them that flat the if it rained the clocks would end up as bird baths.  :lol

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Most important for me was to remove the ignition barrel so I could get them close to the yoke, my OCD wouldn't have allowed me to have them any other way.... Anyway least I have an accurate template for MK2, just drill the yoke mount holes slightly further back and I'll have room to tilt them up a few degree
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