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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #575 on: 27 May 2017, 12:18:27 AM »
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #576 on: 27 May 2017, 10:30:06 PM »
if that was me it would have been fine
my friends have always said im a screw loose  :lol

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #577 on: 29 May 2017, 06:33:19 AM »

Finished mouting the japanese headlamp.
Much better light!



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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #578 on: 30 May 2017, 04:17:05 PM »
Changed the brake pads front.
I could probably have driven 10.000km more on the old ones. But they just didn't feel right.
New ones feel so much better and has better stopping power.

Now... should probably replace the brake lines as well..


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #579 on: 03 June 2017, 02:10:31 AM »
Decided it was time to take out the baffle. Man it's got some scream now!



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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 #580 on: 03 June 2017, 09:47:22 AM »
Decided it was time to take out the baffle. Man it's got some scream now!



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Chris, you're not in London fella, a noisy exhaust where you live will upset the whole island......all at once  :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #581 on: 03 June 2017, 09:50:53 AM »
At least your workmates will know when to put the kettle on when you're leaving home to go to work  :lol
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« Reply #582 on: 03 June 2017, 02:59:43 PM »
At least your workmates will know when to put the kettle on when you're leaving home to go to work  :lol

Hahaha!!! Trust me, there are bikes with much louder exhausts than mine and it's not too offensive, definitely louder though, especially as the revs get higher under load.

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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 #583 on: 03 June 2017, 03:53:27 PM »
Changed the brake pads front.
I could probably have driven 10.000km more on the old ones. But they just didn't feel right.
New ones feel so much better and has better stopping power.

Now... should probably replace the brake lines as well..





That's the way to do it, best pads on the market  :)
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #584 on: 03 June 2017, 05:35:46 PM »
That's the way to do it, best pads on the market  :)


Really enjoy them! I heard all about the great brakes on the bike. But until these new pads I wans't that impressed.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #585 on: 10 June 2017, 04:49:53 PM »
The pistons in my front calipers were pitted (to say the least!), so I have made a set from nickel aluminium bronze, new seals fitted etc, and have got some new Hel brake lines to go on too - Looking forward to a better front brake.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #586 on: 10 June 2017, 05:14:25 PM »
The pistons in my front calipers were pitted (to say the least!), so I have made a set from nickel aluminium bronze, new seals fitted etc, and have got some new Hel brake lines to go on too - Looking forward to a better front brake.
Holy balls, are those damage from taking them out?

Did you make your own?

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #587 on: 10 June 2017, 05:58:39 PM »
No, not damage from taking them out, they have rotted away around the edges. And yes - new pistons made by my own fair hand.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #588 on: 10 June 2017, 06:27:57 PM »
Those pistons you've made look amazing, great job!

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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 #589 on: 10 June 2017, 07:06:52 PM »
Thank you. I would normally have just bought new ones but £200+ was just too much, I have already spent more on this bike than it cost me to buy and I had the bronze bar so it seemed the best solution.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #590 on: 10 June 2017, 07:30:57 PM »
Thank you. I would normally have just bought new ones but £200+ was just too much, I have already spent more on this bike than it cost me to buy and I had the bronze bar so it seemed the best solution.
I can see some requests coming your way  ;)   :lol  Top job fella!

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #591 on: 11 June 2017, 03:33:36 PM »
Are you taking orders?  :) That is a seriously impressive piece of work

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #592 on: 11 June 2017, 06:29:21 PM »
Stripped the front end down in order to try and cleanup the headlights as they were covered in dusty crap on the inside. I wish I hadn't bothered now as the brackets that hold the unit were broken so I'm having a nightmare sticking them back together plus the front cover of the unit was completely glued in all around so it took me hours cutting through so I could just lift the front off. Because it was getting on my tits so much I've just left it in pieces for the moment until I can get back to it, problem is that it now means it's off the road again, but my buddy across the road has kindly let me borrow his MT-09 for the week so that has cheered me right up  :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #593 on: 11 June 2017, 08:26:52 PM »
Stripped the front end down in order to try and cleanup the headlights as they were covered in dusty crap on the inside. I wish I hadn't bothered now as the brackets that hold the unit were broken so I'm having a nightmare sticking them back together plus the front cover of the unit was completely glued in all around so it took me hours cutting through so I could just lift the front off. Because it was getting on my tits so much I've just left it in pieces for the moment until I can get back to it, problem is that it now means it's off the road again, but my buddy across the road has kindly let me borrow his MT-09 for the week so that has cheered me right up  :lol


Not something i would wanna try, but people on here have put the light unit in the oven before to soften up the glue you're on about, then separate it with a screwdriver.


https://youtu.be/ZIG3OQB7xz0
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #594 on: 12 June 2017, 07:37:08 AM »
Stripped the front end down in order to try and cleanup the headlights as they were covered in dusty crap on the inside. I wish I hadn't bothered now as the brackets that hold the unit were broken so I'm having a nightmare sticking them back together plus the front cover of the unit was completely glued in all around so it took me hours cutting through so I could just lift the front off. Because it was getting on my tits so much I've just left it in pieces for the moment until I can get back to it, problem is that it now means it's off the road again, but my buddy across the road has kindly let me borrow his MT-09 for the week so that has cheered me right up  :lol


Not something i would wanna try, but people on here have put the light unit in the oven before to soften up the glue you're on about, then separate it with a screwdriver.


https://youtu.be/ZIG3OQB7xz0

I would have heated the glue to soften it but it was that type of glue that dries like cement and no amount of heat was going to budge it. Managed to get it apart with minimal damage around the edges  :lol I'm glad I did do it now as you know that domb thing that goes over the bulb, it was hanging off and could have caused some problems if it had come off completely. going to get it all put back together tonight after work, but until then I'm enjoying borrowing my mates MT-09  :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #595 on: 12 June 2017, 01:55:19 PM »
No, not damage from taking them out, they have rotted away around the edges. And yes - new pistons made by my own fair hand.


Nice bit of work on them pistons mate, I hope you put the main seal in the correct way around?
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #596 on: 12 June 2017, 07:27:08 PM »
No, not damage from taking them out, they have rotted away around the edges. And yes - new pistons made by my own fair hand.


Nice bit of work on them pistons mate, I hope you put the main seal in the correct way around?

I got the new seals from Wemoto and the main seals are parallel not tapered, however when I put them in the groove (either way round) the inner edge was sticking up higher than the outer edge. The groove itself must be machined to hold the seal in the correct position.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #597 on: 13 June 2017, 07:31:12 AM »
Front end all put back together and now with nice shiny clean headlights which has made them that little bit brighter which was the result I was going for.
Not riding it to work today as as my mate has let be continue borrowing his MT-09 for another day, problem is that I don't want to give it back as its such an awesome fun bike, it's just so quick, light & flickable  :lol 8) :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #598 on: 13 June 2017, 02:39:04 PM »
I done a bad thing - people going to get all shouty and red in the face - welcome to 'RATTUS'

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #599 on: 13 June 2017, 02:48:20 PM »
I done a bad thing - people going to get all shouty and red in the face - welcome to 'RATTUS'


It's so over-the-top that I like it! :lol
Picture from the front please!
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