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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8425 on: 06 September 2020, 05:50:24 PM »
I've posted a longer version of this in the FZ6 forum, but I finally got hold of a set of spacers for the front forks that I could cut down by 5mm to reduce the preload.

I went for a 130 mile ride to the Weyhill Fair pub over a whole variety of different roads and the Hyperpro fork springs, plus the YSS rear shock make the FZ6 even more fun than it was originally :thumbup



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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8426 on: 07 September 2020, 06:37:21 PM »
Had a great 300+ mile run sorted for yesterday. Met up with Mr.Crazy on his brand new 70 plate steed, for a 07:30 start. After mainly B roads we stopped for a tea and a catch up at The Chalet. The car park was filling quickly as it was WW2 vehicle day. Would have liked to have stayed longer, but after taking a few pics, it was off to breakfast in Wiltshire via the A272.
There were quite a few interesting bikes at The Haven, but after demolition our healthy options, it was back on the bikes headed for Poole Quay, the long way.
However, whilst enjoying a good stretch of road towards Shaftesbury, the mighty thou missed a beat, sorted itself out for a few hundred yards, then died altogether. The battery was totally flat, so certainly a charging issue. Handily I’d stopped by a farm gate, so could get off the road. It was now just a case of waiting for the recovery guy. When his arrival was imminent, Mr.Crazy whizzed off to enjoy what was left of the day.
The very helpful SOS recovery guy, Chris, took me to Salisbury to buy a new battery. Then with the headlight fuse removed, I whizzed home via the motorway, avoiding using the brakes and indicators as much as possible. Looks like I’m in the market for a replacement reg/rec. Any advice on where to get a reliable one at sensible money, would be gratefully received. Electrex World are my front runner at the moment.


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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8427 on: 07 September 2020, 06:43:09 PM »
WW2 day at The Chalet

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8428 on: 07 September 2020, 06:44:40 PM »
Bikes at The Haven

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8429 on: 07 September 2020, 06:46:31 PM »
Waiting for the recovery guy. If the photo challenge had been, your Fazer next to a farm gate, I'd have cleaned up.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8430 on: 08 September 2020, 10:09:45 AM »



Robby,


It might be worth looking at the white connector under the left hand side panel by the tank, the link is from the us site


http://fz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143486&highlight=White+connector


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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8431 on: 08 September 2020, 01:27:58 PM »
Hi Don,
The annoying thing is I have a set of Anderson power poles sitting in the garage, waiting for whenever. I had changed the reg/rec a year or so ago,due to a different issue. The one that was on the bike at the weekend fails part of the diode check, but will take some advice as to the readings I’m getting, before I make any decisions. Although fitting the power poles is a definite. Thanks for the link, that was my exact scenario :thumbup

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8432 on: 09 September 2020, 08:24:27 AM »
morning ROBBO...sorry to hear of your breakdown, hope its a quick fix, that`s two of us this year with fails at the heaven  :\ ...


whilst you were enjoying the A272 east to west i was out going north to south, down past loomies on the A32 , breakfast at Portsdown and home on the A286 passing through Midhurst on the A272...good mornings ride
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8433 on: 13 September 2020, 06:37:47 PM »
I was up that way this afternoon :)

A32 to West Meon, then cut across to the A272 via East Meon.


Out to the Cowdray Farm Cafe at Easebourne, then south on the A286

Pick up the B2141 for a fun ride back to the A272, then stopping off at Loomies.

I then carried on west on the A272 to get to the Park and Ride at Winchester South to practice some slow speed stuff, but it was barriered off (which I've never actually seen before!)

So I headed back via the Morestead Road, A32, B2150 and then down through World's End :thumbup

Unfortunately I also found that my rear tyre was down on the wear markers, so I need to get that replaced for the MoT... :(

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8434 on: 15 September 2020, 07:14:06 PM »
Got a replacement rear tyre (Bridgestone T31) from Russ Tyres' and went on a nice 70 mile run to scrub it in :thumbup

(I checked my records, the old one had done 12k miles! Wear markers? What are those...?  :eek )

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8435 on: 16 September 2020, 09:24:19 AM »
MOT time yesterday. Passed with no problems. Still waiting for a reg/rec, but managed to get home before the battery voltage got too low. Phew.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8436 on: 19 September 2020, 11:25:04 PM »
Got a replacement rear tyre (Bridgestone T31) from Russ Tyres' and went on a nice 70 mile run to scrub it in :thumbup

(I checked my records, the old one had done 12k miles! Wear markers? What are those...?  :eek )






Really !!! 12k ? I've never got more than 6 out of a rear,was it another Bridgestone?
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8437 on: 20 September 2020, 05:54:02 PM »
Took her to get a new rear tyre, turns out one of the bearings is shot and the inner race is apparently seized to the spindle :(


now looking for a new set of bearings, and she'll be getting a more in depth once over as there are some other signs that the previous owner was careless with a pressure washer :(

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8438 on: 22 September 2020, 04:19:09 PM »
On hols last week so no riding. Out this morning though, Derby-Wirksworth-Cromford, then back home, lovely weather. More to check the bikes running fine really, Donington Park on Monday. Knowing my luck, the weather will break

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8439 on: 30 September 2020, 09:42:55 AM »
Really !!! 12k ? I've never got more than 6 out of a rear,was it another Bridgestone?

It was a T31, same as the replacement.

I possibly *might* have gone a little further down on the wear markers than usual  :look , but I've had over 9k out of one before (I'm not one for giving it lots of throttle out of the bends).


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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8440 on: 02 October 2020, 08:25:14 PM »
Fitted new sprockets and spot lights, ride to Matlock then on way home on some well known twisties, blew off an arse in the air R6 rider with a loud race can! Never under estimate a Fazer! :lol
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8441 on: 03 October 2020, 09:01:43 AM »
MOT time for the mighty thou this morning, passed with no advisories  :thumbup ...bit surprised at the mileage i`ve done this year what with the lockdown and the bike being in bits replacing the water pump seal x 2  :o ...3320 miles in total not bad for a very strange year...
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8442 on: 04 October 2020, 07:14:34 AM »
I had a chance to test ride the r1000ss rear shock finaly which is pretty nice step forward in behaviour of the bike. Just need to change damping settings and it will ve good.I have also lowered front forks by 1cm in the yokes and it changed the handling remarkably. However with all tgese changes feeling from the front forks is much worse even with progresive springs.Therefore my decision to go to R1 forks in the winter seems to be good.
 

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8443 on: 05 October 2020, 01:07:05 PM »
I posted a video of this in the FB group, but I thought I'd add this here too.

Bikers who live in the Portsmouth area (or even other parts of Hampshire), have probably heard of Russ Russtyres Tappenden who has been putting new tyres on bikes for many years.
Regrettably his brother passed away recently and he asked for bikers to provide his brother with an escort.

He did say that he would understand that it may be difficult for people if they needed to work, but none the less over 100 bikers  turned up to give him a great send off!

There was also a lady with a red and white Boxeye who pulled up next to me in the car park at the end, so I asked if she'd heard of FOC-U, but, unfortunately she hadn't :(



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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8444 on: 12 October 2020, 07:50:31 PM »
Yesterday was the first trip out on the Fazer since the reg/rec failure. I had decided to replace the white plug under the tank with Anderson Power Poles, which were crimped and soldered.I also fitted a voltage display unit to keep an eye on things.
The weather was perfect for October, a bit brisk at 7:30am in the morning, but that was to be expected. One of my pals had taken delivery the previous day, of a brand new Tuono V4 Factory, kitted out with an Akra and a few R&G bits’n’pieces. With a highish running in speed for the Tuono, it would be a fairly normal Sunday morning whizz. However, as the first bumpy B road was encountered, my new voltage display started flashing, indicating a low or no charge to the battery. I tried some roadside delving as I’d brought a long Allen key for the tank bolt, just in case, but couldn’t really concentrate with all the incoming piss taking from the others. So after waving them off, I high tailed it home to get the tools out.
Maybe soldering the crimps was not a good idea, although this was the method employed by others that had gone the power pole route. When they were assembled the crimps definitely “clicked” home as they should, but obviously a good contact was not maintained when the two halves were plugged together. Even though all seemed ok when I left home, with the volt display indicating all was well.
Maybe I’d been a bit over enthusiastic with the solder, so dismantled my handiwork and filed down the soldered areas, before reassembling and checking out with a meter, although all this had been done previously.
All seemed ok, and after an afternoon ride of just over 100 miles, I considered it job jobbed.
I must admit my early keenness for fitting the power poles, has gone off the boil a bit, so if I get another issue from this set up, I’ll have to think of an alternative.
There’s a few dry days this week, so hopefully will be able to get out and make up for yesterday. I’ll no doubt Sorn the Fazer at the end of the month, and use the trusty Triumph through the winter as usual.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8445 on: 14 October 2020, 09:42:12 PM »
I replaced the plug that covers the swinging arm nut.
I used the plug in the photo from ebay. I had to cut around 9mm off the depth and around 1.3mm off the diameter of the two remaining flanges.
Tapped in a treat and I think it looks pretty good,  especially for only 55 pence (£2.20 for four.
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« Reply #8446 on: 14 October 2020, 09:46:43 PM »
This is the replacement one I made. Not bad eh?
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« Reply #8447 on: 14 October 2020, 09:52:29 PM »
Trimmed down next to original,  not a lot of effort involved.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8448 on: 15 October 2020, 07:09:09 PM »
Made up for last Sunday’s failed ride with a 200 mile whizz around Sussex’s finest. A nice leisurely depart at 10, when the traffic had died down a bit. Lunch stop was The Chalet, before going the long way to Petworth, returning on everyone’s favourite, the A272, back to Cowfold ,and home. Didn’t quite make it back before the rain, but all in all, a good day.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8449 on: 19 October 2020, 07:12:27 PM »
Excellent day out to day. Last of the really dry days for a while, as well as the clocks change this weekend, so needed to make the most of it. Managed to take in most of my favourites including the section from Rye to Brenzett, as well as the Chilham Bends. Another 216 miles racked up. Will only get a couple more trips in before the rear tyre is finished, which nicely coincides with the Fazer being tucked up for the winter, while the Triumph takes on winter duties.