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General / Carb to head rubbers
« on: 01 September 2018, 10:27:16 am »
Guys just got a bargain of the century and it's not any kind of glue too, a bank of 4 carb rubbers for your baby brand new same as on my girl match up perfectly for a stupid price, I feel like I robbed them lol

Copy and paste what's underneath as is onto fleabay search bar and you'll see what I mean got mine for £17 and the pennies delivered.

Cheers guys

Intake Carburetor Interface Glue Air Joint For Yamaha FZS600 FAZER 600 98-2003


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General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 09:19:24 pm »
Hugh, Yeah I think you're right to knock that idea on the head and I agree if they haven't done and it's not been done b4 there must be a reason.. I will scrap that last comment too, looking at one on Fleabay cutting it out and turning it facing front won't make a blind bit of difference, the carb end of the box would be in the way.. I guess I will leave it alone lol.. t'was just a thought stirred up by my m8's idea on his motor.
Cheers for you replies guys. 

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General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 09:05:23 pm »
Hugh,
Based on drilling the box why do you think they put the intake opening facing the rear tyre and not facing front to the carbs?
Now I'm wondering if should get a 2nd hand cover, cut the intake opening out, turn it around reseal it with some silicone and see what happens nice and easy..  :eek 

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General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 08:16:34 pm »
Cheers Hugh Mungus,
I've been thinking about a thou m8 altho my rear seat rev limiter says not at the moment it's not out of the question!
It was seeing the air intake opening facing backwards that started me thinking why? When everyone says increased air flow gives better results.
Then I remembered my mates motor and what he claims about that mod and I thought hmmm I'd throw it out there to you guys.
I see what you mean about having it motorised tho as it is it wouldn't create any additional flow it would just be a fan going round so perhaps its just him thinking it goes faster lol the pratt.
Cheers

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General / Re: RIP William Dunlop
« on: 08 July 2018, 06:43:14 pm »
I didn't know.
So so sad..
Respect to his family.

RIP William Dunlop

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General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 06:38:46 pm »
I hear ya Hedge Trimmer, I suppose if it was easy it would be done by now.. cheers for your thoughts.
Dudeofrude, PMSL m8 nah sounds like its more trouble than its worth TBH I can get around a motor, I've got my K&N, a stubby delkavic and the carbs been sorted professionally but as far as modding goes if it's not straight forward as bolt on bolt off I'll leave that to the professionals, I guess my m8 got lucky with his MX5 doing what he did, looking at the inlet to the airbox cover facing backwards I just thought if I could do it but on a smaller scale would it make a whole lot of difference?

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General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 05:19:58 pm »
Cheers Hedge Trimmer,
That makes a whole lot of sense.
Do you think by just creating more airflow into the intake by using a directional hose with the scoops, one sealed onto the intake the other facing forward so in forward motion more airflow would forced into the box and create a better combustion cycle would give a bit more power?
Listening to your comments about box sizes pressure and shape by just putting more airflow wouldn't work then.
My mate with his motor simply added a great big scoop thing under the bonnet to the front of his car and attached it to his filter box with some kind of propellered whirly gig thing in the middle to increase airflow rate he's claiming better mpg and his car is more responsive.   
Wondered if it would work on my old gal.
 

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General / Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 04:20:21 pm »
Hi guys have been sorting my old gal out today, recharged my K&N filter, cleaned crankcase breather, I even found a filter on my airbox breather pipe I never knew about so yep, I even cleaned that too! whilst cleaning the plugs I started thinking.. hmmm how could I get more air to the box cos the intake opening faces backwards?
I've had a look on the links and the comments on the site but not much really in the way of ideas so..
I was wondering how about some kind of ram air system? I was thinking I could place a cover or 'scoop' looking shroud over the air intake entrance, like I said due to the fact it faces backwards maybe lead a hose to the front of the bike with another scoop facing front collecting shed loads of air when going forward.
What's your thoughts on would it work, I would love to know if it would be of any benefit from all you mechanical minded people out there.
Cheers in advance for your thoughts 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Another HeadLight Post
« on: 17 July 2016, 08:12:46 pm »

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Another HeadLight Post
« on: 17 July 2016, 07:54:56 pm »
sinto I believe I've seen that being done on you tube if I remember looks a SOB of a job but looks good after it's done.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Show me your fazer!
« on: 17 July 2016, 07:42:12 pm »
Hi Flakey, yes mate they have improved what I can see behind me, they're definitely wider and I am not a tiny bloke, the originals I couldn't see around mate, as people have said just your elbows I had to almost fall off to see anything with the originals but then my body got in the way!
These give me the edge to see if plod is tucked behind me and with a little lean of the head the whole word appears to me... getting smaller and smaller.. FAST!
Love the 'quick' comments, all of ya made me larf!

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Show me your fazer!
« on: 16 July 2016, 05:54:48 pm »
Here's my girl

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: How smooth should a Fazer run ?
« on: 16 July 2016, 05:28:33 pm »
I agree with both Exupnut and darrsi bud, I just done a 300 mile each way trip and did exactly what the 2 have said except the bar ends before I made the trip as prep to my bike, I felt as fresh as a daisy with just one 30 min break throughout the ride and at the other end when I got there, no tingling in my fingers legs or feet like I used to have after 50 miles... yay..

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Another HeadLight Post
« on: 16 July 2016, 05:20:57 pm »
Can I ask a question that may sound dumb?
In the piccy's you're showing a HALO 'fog light projector' isn't a fog light designed throw a short spread beam as opposed a long beam like a spot or a headlight?
Just a thought..

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Hi bud, yeah I've seen them that high when they've been street fighter'd, it sounds good with your idea's maybe you could put a few photo's on when you've done it.
I'm with you on the fact the rear wheel will be on the floor have you considered removing centre stand all together and using a universal front and rear paddock stand?
I think fleabay do them for around 20-25 quid.
With both the the R6 and duke's forks being USD's and adjustable you should get the suspension sorted but messing with suspension I've always found it's all about trial and error and seeing what feels right.
Fazer mate, bullet proof you can't go wrong be nice to see her on the site when she's done.
Cheers 

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Hope this works!

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For some unknown reason I am having problems trying to get my reply to you bud so if it appears several times I apologise.
I will also post pictures in a different message but here goes again

Hi mate I just recently installed (about 3 weeks ago) 25mm jack ups and she's a different bike, handles better, more predictable, stable and responsive steering is an understatement.
The rear wheel does touch the ground very gently but I like it, it gives a tripod effect when she's is up on centre stand and sits more stable as dasrsi says she does lean over a tad bit more but it's nothing to worry about.
It does make for a stiffer rear wheel turning when your greasing your chain though but again it does spin so not a problem.
25mm isn't really noticeable on the rear end when you look at her from the side or rear not like the 50mm I would have thought.
I got told by a dealer (I don't know whether he was yanking my chain but after changing the dog bones it makes sense) that when Yammy did their research all those years ago they found the average height of the Euro male was 5' 9'' and as I am 5' 10'' my girl always felt just that little too small (yes ladies an inch does make a difference honest lol) jacking my old gal up that 25mm makes such a big difference she's so comfortable to ride now too.
It took all in all about half an hour to do just take the weight off the swinging arm by jacking it up ever so slightly undo the nuts and the bolts will fall out with a push of your finger and the torque wrench settings for the nuts is 48nm (Newton Meters).
The pictures are of how the rear wheel sits on the ground on centre stand and the dogs in situ under the bike.
Hope that helps mate
Cheers

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tyre inflaters for underseat
« on: 15 July 2016, 06:58:04 pm »
Are you talking about a 12v one or something to get you going if you get a flat bud?

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Cheers all for taking the time to read and comment, if it wasn't for the help and trouble of the guys at Keith Dixons I would have been in deep doo doo, I phoned my local dealer at the time the one I have used always, that I have put thousands into with all my bikes (twice now in a row thinking about it I have rang) for advice and got ''you can't speak to the mechanics they're all busy'' and ''I don't have a clue which part you're talking about so get it down here via a pick up truck and we will look at it for you''.
I guess Keith Dixons have shown me the way that it's the customer who counts and not his money money money I will look for another bike shop to take my girl to I think.
I can't give them enough credit, I was so grateful.
Cheers

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FZS600 Fazer / These things are sent to try us and try us they do!
« on: 14 July 2016, 09:42:32 pm »
Hi all,
          Can I share a little story with you.
My son and I have both got FZS600 his girl is a 98 and mine a 99, he recently did an oil change on his with no problems and I needed one doing to mine soooo.
With him being crap at electrics, he wanted to add some day running lights, a live socket under his seat (I did it via the fuse box) also change his clock bulbs to blue LED’s and the twin headlight conversion to his bike I said pop over you do my oil change and I’ll sort your electrics stuff.
He cracked on with changing my oil and I sorted his electrical stuff out (yep to those in the know I drew the short straw I know).
Oil changed, engine run with no apparent leaks t’was sorted or so I thought.
The preparation was due to a 600+ mile round trip with an overnight stay that we were both making on 11th July to Rossendale Lancashire we live down south.
Well the day came and we set off no with probs and after a nice long ride we arrived without any hiccups, the bikes never missed a beat, arriving in the dark at the B&B we put our bikes in the garage for safe keeping overnight.
Next morning ready to set off I noticed a trickle of oil coming from a 8ml hex key flat cap situated to the right of the oil level sight glass.   
I hate oil leaks with a passion and my old girl never had one before the oil change.
Looking at it my son said oh I thought I did it back up tight enough and then went on to tell me he cracked it open and then realised he was undoing the wrong thing to drop the oil the stupid plonker!
If only he had told me I would have re torqued the thing however all was not as it seemed after the B&B owner finding me a 8ml hex key I did it up a bit more cleaned the oil up (nothing was worth mentioning in loss of oil the sight glass) so I thought all sorted.
We jumped on our bikes and set off to do what we had to do for the day pulling up at a garage for fuel my son noticed the oil leaking more than a weep.
With a few choice words to the skies I thought get to a motor garage they may be able to help as there was no motorcycle garages nearby.
Well I got to a garage where my son knew the owner and he spoke to Darren of Waterside Autocentre in Haslingden to my suprise it turns out the owner is a biker and his daughter rides in competitions too (she’s only 7) I asked if he could help, after checking my service manual on my mobile it turns out the cap screw is for pressure testing the engine so nothing behind it to break.
Upon taking it off Darren found a hairline crack all around the top of the thread where it joins to the flat cap with an o ring on.
What was happening was when the engine was pressurising it was forcing oil through the crack and leaking so just starting the engine wasn’t enough to make it weep initially I guess (I am no mechanic but can do some maintenance) doing the cap up must have opened the thread a bit more.
Well with a little help from Darren we managed to sort out why it was happening but how could we sort it?
Some metal putty? nah engine pressurised the oil came out so a new cap was order of the day.
That is where the problem started, the part number for this cap is 36Y1518900 and after trying every single motorcycle scrap dealer, Yamaha dealer and shops within 150 miles it was soon realised that no one held this cap or anything like it in stock and the soonest it could be ordered into stock was 3 days, coming around to the thought I would be coming home via the back of a truck my son shot off with the cap to the nearest Yammy dealer called Keith Dixons in Accrington.
These guys went over the top for me after I rang them initially to ask if they had one in stock to be told no for an answer.
Listening to my son plead my plight these guys went into the back of their workshops armed with the cap from my bike and dug out old engines to find one at the bottom of a pile from an old R6, trying my cap into the old engine it worked so they removed 2 and my son was able to purchase them both.
Talk about luck, my son got back to me, the plug cap was fitted in seconds by the gracious Darren and my bike as good as gold with no leaks I thanked everyone in a way you do when someone helps you and I was on my way again, on whole it took about 4 hours so half a day wasted but my old girl was fixed and that was down to 2 great companies who went that extra mile so many many thanks to them both.

I give you this story because this fragile, thin and flimsy little cap stopped my bike dead, it was capable of leaving me stranded 300+ miles from home and not one main dealer or scrap yard had one in stock so touch it at your own peril or get a spare!!
I have got one now and it stays with my bike. 
Cheers all and the gremlins keep coming just realised posted on wrong bike thread too FZ6 doh lol.

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FZS600 / These things are sent to try us and try us they do!
« on: 14 July 2016, 09:21:28 pm »
Hi all,
          Can I share a little story with you.
My son and I have both got FZS600 his girl is a 98 and mine a 99, he recently did an oil change on his with no problems and I needed one doing to mine soooo.
With him being crap at electrics, he wanted to add some day running lights, a live socket under his seat (I did it via the fuse box) also change his clock bulbs to blue LED’s and the twin headlight conversion to his bike I said pop over you do my oil change and I’ll sort your electrics stuff.
He cracked on with changing my oil and I sorted his electrical stuff out (yep to those in the know I drew the short straw I know).
Oil changed, engine run with no apparent leaks t’was sorted or so I thought.
The preparation was due to a 600+ mile round trip with an overnight stay that we were both making on 11th July to Rossendale Lancashire we live down south.
Well the day came and we set off no with probs and after a nice long ride we arrived without any hiccups, the bikes never missed a beat, arriving in the dark at the B&B we put our bikes in the garage for safe keeping overnight.
Next morning ready to set off I noticed a trickle of oil coming from a 8ml hex key flat cap situated to the right of the oil level sight glass.   
I hate oil leaks with a passion and my old girl never had one before the oil change.
Looking at it my son said oh I thought I did it back up tight enough and then went on to tell me he cracked it open and then realised he was undoing the wrong thing to drop the oil the stupid plonker!
If only he had told me I would have re torqued the thing however all was not as it seemed after the B&B owner finding me a 8ml hex key I did it up a bit more cleaned the oil up (nothing was worth mentioning in loss of oil the sight glass) so I thought all sorted.
We jumped on our bikes and set off to do what we had to do for the day pulling up at a garage for fuel my son noticed the oil leaking more than a weep.
With a few choice words to the skies I thought get to a motor garage they may be able to help as there was no motorcycle garages nearby.
Well I got to a garage where my son knew the owner and he spoke to Darren of Waterside Autocentre in Haslingden to my suprise it turns out the owner is a biker and his daughter rides in competitions too (she’s only 7) I asked if he could help, after checking my service manual on my mobile it turns out the cap screw is for pressure testing the engine so nothing behind it to break.
Upon taking it off Darren found a hairline crack all around the top of the thread where it joins to the flat cap with an o ring on.
What was happening was when the engine was pressurising it was forcing oil through the crack and leaking so just starting the engine wasn’t enough to make it weep initially I guess (I am no mechanic but can do some maintenance) doing the cap up must have opened the thread a bit more.
Well with a little help from Darren we managed to sort out why it was happening but how could we sort it?
Some metal putty? nah engine pressurised the oil came out so a new cap was order of the day.
That is where the problem started, the part number for this cap is 36Y1518900 and after trying every single motorcycle scrap dealer, Yamaha dealer and shops within 150 miles it was soon realised that no one held this cap or anything like it in stock and the soonest it could be ordered into stock was 3 days, coming around to the thought I would be coming home via the back of a truck my son shot off with the cap to the nearest Yammy dealer called Keith Dixons in Accrington.
These guys went over the top for me after I rang them initially to ask if they had one in stock to be told no for an answer.
Listening to my son plead my plight these guys went into the back of their workshops armed with the cap from my bike and dug out old engines to find one at the bottom of a pile from an old R6, trying my cap into the old engine it worked so they removed 2 and my son was able to purchase them both.
Talk about luck, my son got back to me, the plug cap was fitted in seconds by the gracious Darren and my bike as good as gold with no leaks I thanked everyone in a way you do when someone helps you and I was on my way again, on whole it took about 4 hours so half a day wasted but my old girl was fixed and that was down to 2 great companies who went that extra mile so many many thanks to them both.

I give you this story because this fragile, thin and flimsy little cap stopped my bike dead, it was capable of leaving me stranded 300+ miles from home and not one main dealer or scrap yard had one in stock so touch it at your own peril or get a spare!!
I have got one now and it stays with my bike. 
Cheers all

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: First motorcycle
« on: 06 September 2015, 05:44:31 pm »
Did the bloke not change the oil for you then? Bit of a bummer if he hasn't, You said he would throw it in, only asking because you said you're changing it tonight.
There's an old saying I go by ''If it ain't broken don't fix it'' but you can be proactive and keep it up together!

If it was me with a bike with no history and you're dubious of it pedigree I would do everything bit by bit and yes starting with plugs oil and filters.. don't forget the inline fuel filter too can get a little clogged if it's not been changed for a while.
Also why not check the colour of your brake fluids they should be a straw colour or there abouts (I think I read somewhere it should be changed every 2 years anyways) DOT 4 it uses, as I said if I didn't know it's history I would do it anyway and start with a clean sheet so to speak, coolant levels check and or change don't just add water put mixed antifreeze in or you'll dilute what you have already got in there, brake pads all round, chain sprockets (any flat spots in the chain)?
The list is endless really it just depends how much you want to spend bud but you need to be able to stop go keep on going and stay on the road so anything that helps you to do that check and see if it's alright.
Stay safe and enjoy
Cheers

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Introduction / Re: Just a hello to all
« on: 31 August 2015, 06:45:22 pm »
Slimwilly, thanks mate, yep me too.. I loved the old funfair there, my mum would give me and my elder bruv some money to go on a few rides whilst she played bingo on the corner opposite the bumper cars, I used to watch the hover crafts come in and get soppin wet with the spray, sit on the beach and just play.
We often stayed over at my aunts in Gosport.. all childhood memories mate, used to take my kids when they were little and now my kids take theirs!
It's still there just changed a bit and they put shields in front of the hovers now so not much getting wet!
Cheers bud. :thumbup [/size][size=78%]  [/size]

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Introduction / Re: Hi,
« on: 31 August 2015, 03:42:48 pm »
Hi Flooky welcome to the forum, (just a hint for you to pass on to another, done my bit now lol) I recently joined myself and have been told it's customary to stick a picture of your bike on here to let everyone have a look at your motor.
 :thumbup



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FZS600 Fazer / Re: cutting out when put into gear
« on: 31 August 2015, 03:36:42 pm »
Good on ya bud glad you got your girl running

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