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For Sale & Wanted / For Sale: 2001 (Y) FZS600
« on: 05 November 2014, 11:35:05 am »
FZS600 AutoTrader Advert

I've decided to sell my FZS600. It's been a good workhorse and has served me well for the last 6 years however, it needs some work and money put into it to get it shipshape again and as we're selling our house I just don't have the time or money to get it back on the road. Plus, when we move and I finally have a garage I want a new bike. I've priced it at £550 for a quick sale and to have enough for my wife and I to pay for tandem parachute jumps next year to celebrate our 5th anniversary.

A few things of note:
I dropped it about 5 years ago and broke the original nose fairing. As I couldn't source a blue one for love nor money I decided to just get any colour and spray the whole bike black, I did everything but the tank as you can see from the pictures.

May 2010. I was knocked off at very low speed. I was waiting to turn into a side street however, the numpty who wanted to pull out of the street decided not to wait and hit me side on. My right foot took the impact and the bike fell onto the left side. My left leg took the brunt of the fall though I did manage to snap the clutch lever (replaced) and scratch the engine casing. I had the bike checked over by a local mechanic who could find no faults other than what I've mentioned.

It's the box-eye model and has had the light modification done so both lights illuminate.

It has a Delkevic can on it and has passed several MOTs with it installed. I don't have the original can.

It has a donor engine installed that has covered roughly 15000 miles. It's fair to say it's coming up to service time (carbs etc) but was running fine, if a little lumpy at low speed, when I put it into storage about a year ago.

The original engine is included in the sale. It's covered roughly 35000 miles and it was replaced due to the drive shaft being stripped when the sprocket was changed.

There is no battery. I foolishly left it in the bike when I put it into storage and it won't charge. 

I have a spare rear wheel that I can include in the sale, though please be aware that it still has the original brake disc installed as one of the bolts snapped when I tried to remove it.

The bike will also be sold with a top box and mount, and I also have dominator headlights and mounts if you have the urge to street fighter it.

For most of its life it was stored outside under two covers. For the past year it has been in my father-in-law's garage. 

It has a belly pan, hugger & radiator guard fitted.

***The bike is in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear***

Any questions, please ask.

Thanks, regards

General / When I Die
« on: 11 October 2013, 09:09:01 pm »
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FZS600 Fazer / Slight Oil Leak
« on: 13 August 2013, 02:15:34 pm »
While tinkering with the bike at the weekend I noticed a slight oil leak coming from the r/h side and seeing as I'm doing an oil change this weekend I've bought a new gasket to fit. Question is, would it also be advisable to use something along the lines of hylomar when I fit the new gasket?

Picture shows where the leak is:

Oil Leak
Oil Leak

FZS600 Fazer / Tail lights on all of the time.
« on: 11 August 2013, 11:21:51 am »
I've been working on my ol' boxeye; replacing the shock and opening the headlight unit to see why my headlight was pointing up and why it wouldn't adjust. I've put everything back together and now my tail light is constantly illuminated even when my lights are switched off. Aside from this there's no response (in the light) when I engage either the front or rear brake. I thought it might be a stuck brake switch but the light is definitely just 'tail light bright' and not as bright as when the brakes are engaged. I did also replace the rear brake switch as the original was a little corroded, though this was changed after I noticed the problem with the lights.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I really don't want to spend another week stuck in A1 traffic!  :D

General / I'm a dad! (again)
« on: 22 May 2013, 09:55:31 pm »
My wife gave birth to our second daughter Katherine earlier today and I am over the moon, absolutely ecstatic! I couldn't be any more proud of my wife.

Katherine was born at 16:38 weighing 7lb 9oz.

 :D :D :D


FZS600 Fazer / Star Searcher
« on: 19 April 2013, 04:39:44 pm »
The left side headlight is pointing upwards and the adjustment screw is not doing its job. I can't see anything loose, nor can I hear anything rattling around but for the life of me I can't adjust the vertical positioning. The bulb also seems to have a fair bit of play in it; a tad wobbly if you will. It's an 01 boxeye.

What suggestions do you lovely foccers have?

General / Snickers
« on: 06 April 2013, 06:43:39 pm »

General / Home Brewing Corner
« on: 25 March 2013, 03:54:51 pm »
Are there any other budding home brewers on the forum or am I alone?

Do you brew all grain, extract or kits? Do you have any favourite tipples or just tips you would like to share? Or do you have any particularly nice recipes?

Tell us what you're brewing, drinking or planning...

I'm currently drinking the remainder of a Cooper's IPA I brewed a couple of months ago and a particularly astringent pear wine that a colleague of mine made about a year ago - tastes like crap but it knocks your socks off.  :lol

At the moment I'm brewing

Cooper's English Bitter using medium DME as the fermentable
A Wilko's Cabernet Sauvignon
A gallon of pikey powered turbo tramp fuel.

Bring on the summer! 8)


General / Coffee (down my shirt)
« on: 20 March 2013, 01:37:09 pm »
I went to the shop at work for a coffee earlier and on my way back to the office I passed some people from the contact centre upstairs who were deep in conversation. I caught part of that conversation and now I have to sit in a slightly coffee stained shirt for the rest of the afternoon.  :o ;)

Wifey: "...but I don't really fancy her."
Bloke: "That's OK, you don't have to look at her, just buy a double ender and bash your bums together!"


FZS600 Fazer / Sheared a bolt.
« on: 06 March 2013, 04:45:17 pm »
I've sheared one of the bolts while trying to remove the old rear brake disc, is there any way I can remove it without resorting to a drill?

Also, has anyone got any tips on removing the rest of the bolts as they all seem to be well and truly stuck?

Many thanks

Introduction / I didn't want a Fazer...
« on: 08 January 2013, 10:52:24 am »
...but my god am I glad I got it.

Name's Carl and I'm from up north - the proper north, not the midlands.  8)

I got my FZS600 back in November 2008 and we've been through a lot together in that time, including a slide down the road in the snow and a Volvo T-Bone - it's alright though, my foot took the brunt of the impact so the only damage to my bike was a snapped clutch lever and a broken speedo. Bomb proof (except the rear caliper) I tells ye!  :lol



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