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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #75 on: 21 September 2015, 09:25:26 PM »
Sprayed my gauge mount and the underside of the clock's. Reshaped said clock mount to clear headstock nut and took patern from it. Cut sprocket cover to allo gear change linkage to be rotaded 180 degrees sprayed some other parts but experiment and need to wait for paint to cure before I can get to excited
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #76 on: 22 September 2015, 09:59:51 AM »
Needs repainting as didn't wait for paint to cure properly before handling, not really an issue did 2 in about 10 min start to finish.

Of course now I'll have to paint the cam cover to match doh



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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #77 on: 22 September 2015, 03:25:02 PM »
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #78 on: 22 September 2015, 03:37:51 PM »
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
How do you do that then ----- do you have to put the engine in upside down.
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #79 on: 22 September 2015, 03:53:14 PM »
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
How do you do that then ----- do you have to put the engine in upside down.


flip the whole linkage 180 degrees :D

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #80 on: 22 September 2015, 04:30:10 PM »
Modified sprocket cover, gears are now one up five down.  :D
How do you do that then ----- do you have to put the engine in upside down.


flip the whole linkage 180 degrees :D

Yep, had to cut a piece out of the cover though as theres a large lump of casing just above the gear change shaft. There are possibly parts out there I could have used but I couldn't find any and cutting disc's are pretty cheap. TBH if no one told you it'd been done you'd be hard pressed to spot it. 
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #81 on: 22 September 2015, 11:40:35 PM »
Changed the fork oil to 15w and what a difference!

Had them recently serviced with new seals etc, and went with the recommended 10w oil; but after a summer bottoming out the forks all over Edinburgh's dreadful streets, I'd had enough which prompted the change.

After a quick ride tonight I'm pretty sure it's made a pretty big difference, and the bike definitely feels more controlled and planted, without the bottoming-out I'd been experiencing before

Highly recommend it if you haven't done it already!


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #82 on: 23 September 2015, 06:18:19 PM »
Shortened my headlight wiring loom by about 12 inch's.....Did I tell you how wonderful my Maplin soldering iron is...... Now to do the same for my gauge loom......Your going to love where I sticking the ignition switch (not there) two keys to start the bike........ :eek
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #83 on: 23 September 2015, 07:53:53 PM »
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #84 on: 23 September 2015, 11:49:00 PM »
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.


AA gear lever, exhaust can, tail tights and an exhaust can.......WTF did you hit, a friggin bulldoser?
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #85 on: 24 September 2015, 01:48:02 PM »
Well,  not today, but last Saturday.

Replaced the original chain & sprockets for nice new shiny ones (no clunking noises now!).  Oh, and had the new type sprocket nut fitted.  Old one was good and tight and hadn't damaged the thread though.

Should fess up.  It wasn't actually me who did it, but at only £25 for fitting by the workshop, it was a no brainer - would have had to buy a cahin tool, borrow a torque wrench and get sweary with the sprocket nut, wheras I rode in, went for brekkie in a local caff and came back  job done. :rollin

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #86 on: 24 September 2015, 02:22:50 PM »
Got my end up about another inch....ooooer Mrs


I know the chains dry, not on the road yet and stored indoors so will survive a little longer

Technical part now. Removing rear wheel may make it easier to move the swingarm to allow fitting of the dogbones but 2 dvd's and a piece of cardboard left the bolts about 1/4 of a hole out, plenty of grease and it slipped right in.....oooooer Mrs



To ease removal of dogbone bolts you will need the Alien box set and two other dvd's of your choosing, Oh and a piece of cardboard. I didn't get a picture with my chock in place but this was the height of the wheel before fitting the new bones.

Length of time, start to finish, one roll up and my cup of tea was still warm when I'd finished.  :D
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #87 on: 24 September 2015, 08:18:42 PM »
Started de-lugging the frame around the headstock area, very slow with a dremel but don't trust myself with anything that will remove material to quickly.


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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #88 on: 24 September 2015, 10:50:00 PM »
Cleaned up the end can on the polishing machine this evening, may give it a bit more over the next few days.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #89 on: 25 September 2015, 08:15:53 AM »
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.


AA gear lever, exhaust can, tail tights and an exhaust can.......WTF did you hit, a friggin bulldoser?


No crash , only a matrimonial knife and hammer attack.
Have a look at the pics in my introduction.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #90 on: 25 September 2015, 10:23:38 AM »
Picked up some bits to repair my bike, got a good mate that's mad on gazers.


AA gear lever, exhaust can, tail tights and an exhaust can.......WTF did you hit, a friggin bulldoser?


No crash , only a matrimonial knife and hammer attack.
Have a look at the pics in my introduction.


Bloody hell, she did a right number on that, what he do, foc her sister or something  :eek
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #91 on: 26 September 2015, 07:55:24 PM »
My regaular quartely bike washing. Next one will be for Christmas or if I miss it than next year come spring time.

Cleaning and lubing my chain. That I do more eften but still it is a major garage job as far I am concerned  :lol

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Chain cleaner, chain lube, stool, paper towels:



Toothbrush and plastic gloves:



Cardboard to soak dirt:




Before cleaning:





After cleaning:





After lubing the chain:





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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #92 on: 26 September 2015, 07:58:04 PM »
That Sikolene looks shite after one hour ride - the chain looks very dry and covered with white residue which I really doubt helps  :eek

First time I use it and I bought 2 cans  :wall

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #93 on: 26 September 2015, 08:00:27 PM »
Fitted some new black widow down pipes.....seem very nice and no complaints!



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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #94 on: 29 September 2015, 07:52:13 AM »
Fitted the rear light and indicators.
Replaced the clutch cable that the witch sawed through with a bread knife.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #95 on: 29 September 2015, 08:23:24 PM »
Adjusted and lubed the chain. No torque wrench, just a 27mm socket, 12mm ring spanner, small steel rule, spray grease and half of the kitchen roll, sorted :lol
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #96 on: 01 October 2015, 11:46:15 AM »
repainted[size=78%] :D :D but need new front lamp,,, any ideas where to get it ? [/size][/font][/color]

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #97 on: 01 October 2015, 11:48:35 AM »
... need Euro front Lamp
« Last Edit: 01 October 2015, 11:54:25 AM by zaltyys »

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #98 on: 01 October 2015, 06:50:29 PM »
Dug these out of the shed  :D

65mm centres so may need a bracket, will just about fit on the std hanger mount but not sure if theres enough material around it to drill and clamp it securely









Tie rod a little long but not the end of the world
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #99 on: 04 October 2015, 07:42:36 PM »
Went on a 240 mile jaunt meeting with fellow foccers :)
Very enjoyable day :)
See here http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,18229.0.html for details :)
« Last Edit: 04 October 2015, 07:44:53 PM by sinto »
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