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For Sale & Wanted / FZS600 carbs, coils, universal topbox, Givi arms.
« on: 10 August 2014, 10:18:41 pm »
Coils and carbs were both bought to try to fix the hesitation on my FZS600, but they didn't so I gather that they're all ok.  Carbs will need balancing.

Coils with caps.  £25 posted.

Carbs.  £55 posted.

Topbox.  Has a mounting plate thing and two keys.  £20 collected.

Givi topbox arms.  Could honestly do with stripping the paint off and cleaning up but since my bike was a shed I didn't bother.  £20 collected.

Can be collected from Kelvedon, Essex which is between Colchester and Chelmsford.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 12 June 2014, 09:38:22 am »

To Poland!

FZ6 / Fazer / Re: dual compound rear tyre - worth having ?
« on: 11 June 2014, 04:53:27 pm »
Last three sets I've bought have been PR2s. Of the one set I've finished off (two are still on bikes) I got 21k out of the front. The rear would've done the same but was written off by a puncture.  Thats mostly I a straight line on an fzs600.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 08 June 2014, 11:08:44 pm »
Compression tested it, found it's buggered (valves suspected) and sold it :\

Might get another in a few months if I can pick one up cheap, otherwise I fancy a Burgman or other 600+cc twist + go :D

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Cannot remove Oil filter
« on: 23 May 2014, 08:10:47 pm »
Rubber gloves always to the job for me.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 May 2014, 02:16:26 pm »
SORN'd it while I decide whether to sell, break or fix it.

General / Re: advice on crash responsibility
« on: 14 April 2014, 12:28:32 pm »
Can't really offer any help, but have just read all this and from the sounds of things it's 100% their fault for driving over a give way line into moving traffic.  Hope you get it all sorted  :)

General / What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 11 April 2014, 07:13:35 pm »

Found I have a puncture on the blackbird  :(

Got some new PR2's on the Blackbird :thumbup
For fucks sake :(

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Cam timing - advice please!
« on: 05 April 2014, 06:29:23 pm »
If the dots on the cam and cam cap marks do not line up it is usually caused by a worn cam chain.
However the FZS600 will run happily with the marks out by the very small amount you have shown in the picture. The wear on my chain had the cam timing out by one tooth before I changed it and it still ran cleanly to the red line, but rattled like Foc
You certainly have the signs of a worn cam chain.
I think your problem is elsewhere.
What mileage is on the bike? 57k now
Did it happen suddenly or over a few weeks. fairly quickly but tbh I don't remember how long it took to get really bad
What did you change before it happened? Immediately before, nothing
Clogged air filter, Haven't replaced it but I have taken it out completely as a test.  No difference.
Something under the seat blocking the air filter inlet  Checked.  Still acts the same with the seat/rubber thing/airbox lid all off
Clogged fuel filter   Don't think it's this as it's getting way too much fuel rather than not enough
Kinked fuel line   See above
Some body put restrictors in when you were not looking :lol  Pity it's not that easy :)
Water in the fuel (a lot of it)  I've started it up a few times when the carbs were empty (after priming them first), if there was a lot of water I guess it wouldn't run at all as the carbs would only have water in them, no fuel?
Intake manifolds leaking  As in the rubber carb-head bits?  They looked ok last time I checked
Diaphragms perforated   All ok.  Also does it with a different set of carbs.
Coil or plug cap issues Make sure caps screwed on the leads fully.  Coils and caps have been changed
Loose or corroded electrical connections   Possible, I've checked everything I can get to and nothing looked corroded or discoloured
Dodgy or worn plugs.  Changed
Valve clearances incorrect  Never been done afaik, would this cause overfuelling like this?
Worn valve seats  No idea, what would cause that?
Compression low  I'll test it if I can get my tester in the gap...
Check the simple things first as the list is almost endless.   Yeah I've found that already :(
I'll get my compression tester in it if I can and see what that gives.  Would be nice to get it back on the road at some point...
From what I can see in the pictures..all looks marks have to be spot on with the prongs with the cam lobes on no1 cylinder facing away from each other, T mark  has to align with the join of the upper and lower crankcases......have you had the cams out reacently ?
Nope, never.  Which is why I was worried if they were wrong, how had it happened.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Cam timing - advice please!
« on: 05 April 2014, 01:13:21 pm »
The marks line up when looking at them straight on, it just looks like the cams are out of position :)

Back to the drawing board I guess, either that or it's going on ebay.

FZS600 Fazer / Cam timing - advice please!
« on: 05 April 2014, 12:31:50 pm »
The black dots on the cam shafts line up exactly with the little prong things on the cam cap:

The crank is lined up spot on too so looks like it's all good.  It certainly looks off to me but if it's all lined up right...

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Cam timing - advice please!
« on: 05 April 2014, 12:18:39 pm »
It's running like a complete sack of crap at the moment, won't go over about 55 mph. I'll take another look...

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Cam timing - advice please!
« on: 05 April 2014, 11:26:47 am »
Actual cam lobes visible in these photos.

FZS600 Fazer / Cam timing - advice please!
« on: 05 April 2014, 11:25:41 am »
Not sure this is right and would explain my shitty running, can anyone say for sure?

Thanks very much :)

General / Re: Who wants a fight?
« on: 28 March 2014, 02:22:45 pm »
Wonder what they would say if you asked for full backdated refund, as if they say you're not covered then they can't take money for it.
Legally I think the broker would be liable.  You would be covered as you've gone to an insurer and purchased a policy.

I had something like this with my car, I bought the policy online and got confirmation email through but no docs.  When I phoned them a couple of days later it turns out that they had details of the quote and had received the payment but the policy itself had not been set up.  Had I been pulled for no insurance I'd have been ok as I had bought a policy, it's not my fault that they cocked it up.

General / Re: What did you do to your bike today?
« on: 27 March 2014, 01:57:57 pm »
Taxed it  :\

General / Re: Quick Shifters
« on: 27 March 2014, 10:27:18 am »
If you block shifted down with a quick shifter wouldn't that then require a slipper clutch?
Which my model doesn't have.

Hmm... interesting one. I guess you are referring to how when people usually block downshift, they keep the clutch in. With a quick shifter I would imagine it would be letting the clutch out on every change

Besides this is usually discouraged (handbags at the ready) as any gear change can cause the gear teeth to misalign which is far more likely to happen the more gears you shift at once.
A quickshifter won't do anything with the clutch.  I'm not sure how they work on downshifts, but on upshifts it will kill the ignition for just long enough to take the load off the box and switch gears.  Same as rolling off the throttle, just quicker.

General / Re: Sticking switch
« on: 26 March 2014, 10:49:04 am »
That's what I used for mine, it's good stuff.

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 25 March 2014, 02:54:59 pm »
Damn right.  It was in the front so made it feel awful, had to stop half way to work to pump it up again.

Got a small compressor (£11 from Maplin) with big crop clips (about £4 from Maplin for both) in my bag/box now.

General / Re: petrol stations and lids
« on: 24 March 2014, 07:35:03 pm »
I suppose there is the other option. Buy a car :)
I tried that but filtering was a proper pain in the arse.  No-one wants to let you through  :eek

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 24 March 2014, 07:33:16 pm »
Got some new PR2's on the Blackbird :thumbup

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 23 March 2014, 03:25:11 pm »
Found I have a puncture on the blackbird  :(

General / Re: That missing plane
« on: 21 March 2014, 06:36:36 am »
I know its an old one but if the "black box" is so strong -- why dont they make the whole plane out of the same stuff.
And they are talking about if it is at the bottom of the sea it will be 2 miles down--- why dont they make the fockin black box float
They don't make the plane of the same stuff probably because it'd weigh a million tonnes and never get off the ground, although on the plus side at least it couldn't crash.

It can't float if it's stuck inside the wreckage of a plane.

General / Re: Always look, even on green lights
« on: 20 March 2014, 09:50:32 am »
What a bellend :| not uncommon though, I commute into Central London and lose count of the people jumping red lights each day.

General / Re: petrol stations and lids
« on: 18 March 2014, 03:29:43 pm »
Where a Burka under your helmet next time you go in there. That'll fok em right up.

Why under helmet,  ride in to station with one over the helmet, that would cause a dilemma.
Lol that'd be an interesting one :D

Personally, if I get asked to remove my lid I'll just stick the pump back and buy my fuel elsewhere.  I'd have to be on fumes to take it off and should that happen I'll just take my time putting my balaclava back on, then sorting my jacket out, then my lid, then gloves all standing at the counter holding the queue up.

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