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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9025 on: 25 April 2024, 12:41:35 pm »
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9026 on: 25 April 2024, 12:42:29 pm »
Winning Sert Suzuki.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9027 on: 25 April 2024, 07:59:29 pm »
That looks stunning

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9028 on: 12 May 2024, 07:35:43 pm »
Just back from Brighton. Today was the Historic Commercial Vehicle run from London to Brighton. The starting point this year was Brooklands, no doubt due to Kahn’s ULEZ. The route went via Ryka’s Cafe on the A24, which made for a good spectating place, bagging a good spot at 08:15. It took a good 2 hours for the entrants to make their way past, before jumping on the Fazer, and heading for The Chalet at Cowfold for breakfast. There was a wait for food, which I expected as it is cooked to order.

After a chill in the sun, I enjoyed my normal B road route over the South Downs, before finding a parking spot quite near where the trucks and buses etc were being displayed. A quick lap of all the vehicles was a bit of an effort in bike gear as the sun was certainly out to play, then back on the bike and home via the Ashdown Forest for an ice cream. Just about to catch up on today’s MotoGP and yesterday’s NW200 super bike race.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9029 on: 12 May 2024, 07:45:16 pm »
Few pics from today.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9030 on: 14 May 2024, 01:16:00 pm »
Test rode my fzs1000 2002, after 1 and a half year of not riding...because i fixed the second gear issue myself using haynes manual. (probably could have done it in 3 weeks with 2/3 hours a day, but...life... :) ). Sjeezes what a chore! Shifts like it's new again though :D.

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Some pics of the engine when it was open, and you can see the damage on the old gear where the dogs jumped out and grinded the gear.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9031 on: 15 May 2024, 09:26:34 am »
Some pics of the engine when it was open, and you can see the damage on the old gear where the dogs jumped out and grinded the gear.
And even wallered out the holes, thats some wear...

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9032 on: 28 May 2024, 11:32:48 am »
A good, if not damp day out to Margate yesterday. North Kent must have had some very early morning rain, as we started off at 8am on wet or drying roads. With very little traffic we made excellent progress to the breakfast stop at the eastern end of the A20. With plenty of time in hand we were able to have a very leisurely breakfast, which made a nice change. Just as we were ready to leave, light rain arrived, but as the sky was clear in our intended direction, the waterproofs were left in the top box.
Fortunately the traffic played ball again, and were soon skirting Manston Airport, and after negotiating some nadgery lanes, we turned right to join the main flow of bikes entering Margate, only about 500 yards from the main roundabout. As usual a bike space was at a premium, and we ended up parked about 300yds from each other. Despite the poor weather forecast, the resort was quite rammed, but managed to get a seat in a favoured backstreet pub, just as the first shower arrived.
I always feel so sorry for the organisers of events like these, when the weather is poor, as the time and effort invested in the organisation, is just the same, irrespective of how the day turns out. With the shower passed, we were able to watch the last five or six numbers of the band on stage, but almost on cue, as the last note was struck the heavens opened, signalling time to go. Waterproofs were hastily zipped up, and were soon part of the exodus trying to find the least jammed route out of Margate. As luck would have it, I had a suitable route planned in the Garmin, and were soon out in the boonies heading for Wingham, before taking in the Chilham Bends and onwards to Headcorn for tea and cake.
By now the sun was out giving an opportunity to get the waterproofs dried off. There was a wing walking event at the airstrip, with quite a queue of willing participants. With tea and cake demolished it’s was time for the final leg of our journey home, again making good time due to the light traffic, although having to endure a couple of light showers. I rolled onto the drive with a further 189 pleasurable miles on the Fazer, but will have to find some cleaning time today, as the weather had certainly left it’s mark.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9033 on: 28 May 2024, 12:19:27 pm »
Tried adding a couple of pics to my post using the same procedure as usual, and resizing them as normal, but get a message saying the resolution is too big or I’ve taken too long. The sizes were 531 kB and 1.1 mB, would like to know the reason why, if anyone is techy in that field, which I certainly am not.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9034 on: 28 May 2024, 02:18:10 pm »
It will have been the resolution, so if they were 4k ( 3840 x 2160) for example, the forum may not have permitted that size.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9035 on: 28 May 2024, 02:42:04 pm »
They were 2040x1530 which is what I normally resize to.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9036 on: 28 May 2024, 02:50:45 pm »
One more try.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9037 on: 28 May 2024, 02:52:15 pm »
Nothings changed, but suddenly it works.....technology......pah :lol
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9038 on: 10 June 2024, 11:30:20 am »
Not today (and not yesterday!) - but over the last few months I have done the following.
#1. Valve Clearances - quite a few were tight on the inlet valves so they were re-shimmed. New valve cover gasket fitted.
#2. New Spark Plugs (Iridium).
#3. Fitted an MT-07 clutch operating arm - what a difference that's made.
#4. New clutch cable.
#5. Freshened up the engine from a paint perspective. All covers removed, cleaned, resprayed and refitted with new gaskets and bolts.
#6. Oil & Filter changed.
#7. Fwd engine mounts removed, de-corroded and repainted.
#8. Original coolant hoses removed, cleaned and sprayed with silicone (now looking like new).
#9. O rings replaced on the water pump pipe into the crankcase.
#10. New coolant pipes on cylinder head - mine had corroded and I wasn't about to "take a chance".
#11. New Radiator fitted.
#12. Clocks dismantled, dust cleaned out from inside, re-assembled and refitted with new dash bulbs.
#13. Sump off - had a good look around at the bottom end/gearbox, cleaned the oil sight glass etc.
#14. New stainless steel engine bolt kit fitted.
#15. New snail horns fitted.
#16. Exhaust removed for access, cleaned, new gaskets and re-fitted.
#17. MOT'd at 85,534 miles - nil advisories  :D


There was a lot more I wanted to do, but with the summer upon us I will leave the rest of the work until next winter.


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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9039 on: 10 June 2024, 12:43:36 pm »
Not today (and not yesterday!) - but over the last few months I have done the following.
#1. Valve Clearances - quite a few were tight on the inlet valves so they were re-shimmed. New valve cover gasket fitted.
#2. New Spark Plugs (Iridium).
#3. Fitted an MT-07 clutch operating arm - what a difference that's made.
#4. New clutch cable.
#5. Freshened up the engine from a paint perspective. All covers removed, cleaned, resprayed and refitted with new gaskets and bolts.
#6. Oil & Filter changed.
#7. Fwd engine mounts removed, de-corroded and repainted.
#8. Original coolant hoses removed, cleaned and sprayed with silicone (now looking like new).
#9. O rings replaced on the water pump pipe into the crankcase.
#10. New coolant pipes on cylinder head - mine had corroded and I wasn't about to "take a chance".
#11. New Radiator fitted.
#12. Clocks dismantled, dust cleaned out from inside, re-assembled and refitted with new dash bulbs.
#13. Sump off - had a good look around at the bottom end/gearbox, cleaned the oil sight glass etc.
#14. New stainless steel engine bolt kit fitted.
#15. New snail horns fitted.
#16. Exhaust removed for access, cleaned, new gaskets and re-fitted.
#17. MOT'd at 85,534 miles - nil advisories  :D


There was a lot more I wanted to do, but with the summer upon us I will leave the rest of the work until next winter.


Sounds like Triggers broom  :lol
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #9040 on: 11 June 2024, 07:36:24 pm »
Not today (and not yesterday!) - but over the last few months I have done the following.
#1. Valve Clearances - quite a few were tight on the inlet valves so they were re-shimmed. New valve cover gasket fitted.
#2. New Spark Plugs (Iridium).
#3. Fitted an MT-07 clutch operating arm - what a difference that's made.
#4. New clutch cable.
#5. Freshened up the engine from a paint perspective. All covers removed, cleaned, resprayed and refitted with new gaskets and bolts.
#6. Oil & Filter changed.
#7. Fwd engine mounts removed, de-corroded and repainted.
#8. Original coolant hoses removed, cleaned and sprayed with silicone (now looking like new).
#9. O rings replaced on the water pump pipe into the crankcase.
#10. New coolant pipes on cylinder head - mine had corroded and I wasn't about to "take a chance".
#11. New Radiator fitted.
#12. Clocks dismantled, dust cleaned out from inside, re-assembled and refitted with new dash bulbs.
#13. Sump off - had a good look around at the bottom end/gearbox, cleaned the oil sight glass etc.
#14. New stainless steel engine bolt kit fitted.
#15. New snail horns fitted.
#16. Exhaust removed for access, cleaned, new gaskets and re-fitted.
#17. MOT'd at 85,534 miles - nil advisories  :D


There was a lot more I wanted to do, but with the summer upon us I will leave the rest of the work until next winter.


Sounds like Triggers broom  :lol


Lol, tis but a few bristles cleaned up. Two weeks in and the clock is showing 86,900!