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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 15 April 2024, 09:44:26 pm »
Managed to get a couple of hours in the garage/workshop/playroom on Saturday afternoon. Ended up drilling out the snapped stud and fitting a Helicoil. I hate using Easyout's, they can be good when the snapped stud is loose already, (who snaps a loose bolt/screw?) but if the thing is seized or corroded in place, I find that the simple act of using one, forces the remaining stud material outwards onto the thread and nothing happens until the easyout snaps - then you've got two problems!
Anyway, coolant Foo Foo valve sorted and back in position.  :lol

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 15 April 2024, 09:35:57 pm »
Shouldn't this have been in the What did you do with your Fazer today thread? ;)


Should of, could of - killing two birds with one stone here!

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 09 April 2024, 01:24:41 pm »
Did it go straight on using the original cable? Yes
Is this the correct part number 1WS 16340-00 ? Yes
Straight swap - I fitted a new Slinky Clutch cable at the same time. I'll find out how it goes when I've completed the rest of the job.
I managed to get one of the snapped bolts out using a tool like you described - a stud puller, but the other stud has very little room for that tool. I have cut it flush with the crankcase and I'll get the drills out at the weekend (if I'm not working). I don't like using extractors of the easy out variety, never had much success with them, so I'll probably start drilling small and build up to M5. If needed, I'll helicoil it to be sure.
I forgot to take pictures of the welded casing - and I've now covered the area with JB Weld, which needs filing down to look pretty.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 07 April 2024, 07:21:50 pm »
All of the outer casings are now sprayed and fitted. I went to fit the sump, then realised that I still had to fit the coolant tube that goes through the sump. Following a read of someone's else's problem when they nicked an O ring, I have decided to fit the tube first, making sure that the O rings are where they should be before wrapping up the bottom end.  ;)

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 07 April 2024, 07:17:24 pm »
But, by far, the best thing I've done this weekend is fitted the longer clutch operating arm. I fitted a new cable at the same time - made all of the adjustments (for a change) and I wish I had done this years ago - possibly a one finger clutch operation.  :D :D :D

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 07 April 2024, 07:14:46 pm »
I have removed the upper remains of the bolt - that one was easy. The other is proving a bit of a C***. I've tried heat, no joy, so I've ground it down and will drill out and retap/helicoil as required.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 07 April 2024, 07:12:00 pm »
So, progress (sort of). I didn't like the look of the corroded aluminium casing on the front of the crankcase. Went to take it off and both attaching bolts snapped and the casing broke.
I've learnt how to tig weld aluminium this afternoon  :eek .

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 31 March 2024, 01:07:01 pm »
There are plenty out there for sale

https://gbmotorcycleproducts.com/yamaha-blue-spot-caliper-piston-removal-tool/


The one I bought is very much the same - however, I found it a little bit loose in the blue spot, so I have wrapped the tool with heat shrink (and shrunk it) as I don't want to mark the blue (soon to be red) spots when refitting. The replacement O rings are easily obtainable from Bikers toolbox.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 29 March 2024, 04:21:55 pm »
And there's me trying to get enough time to swap out the inlet valve shims (which are all measuring tight) and that's just the start of the list. Bead Blasting cabinet arrived today, so that's got too find a home on Saturday in the workshop first. Then I can clean off all of the bits and pieces not dealt with properly on previous fettling sessions seasons :D .
Wife's Birthday on Monday, so far I've sorted out a family get together on Sunday and I've suggested a trip to Ikea on Monday - going for maximum brownie points this time - maybe, just maybe I'll get a couple of hours piece........  :lol :lol :lol
My list is:
Valve Clearances
The cylinder head coolant tubes are corroded - blast and refinish
All the engine covers - blast and refinish (including valve cover) & new gaskets.
Front of engine - clean and repaint (including the engine mounting brackets and bars and the coolant tubes)
Exhaust - clean and polish headers - I might repack the baffle (that's only 'a' might)
Carbs - adjust mixture screws, balance etc. (A couple of the pots are running rich and I also might do the airbox mod at the same time)
New radiator.
I've also currently got the sump off - I wanted to see if at 85k miles, the 10w40 car oil I had previously been using has had any negative effects - no it hasn't lol. (I changed to 5w30 last year, so that the Fazer 1000, Yamaha 600 Diversion, Honda VT750, Ford Focus 2.0 TDI and Chrysler 300 CRD diesel are all on the same oil - didn't make any difference to the Fazer, so I think that's the oil of choice for this year - £50 for 20 litres on ebay  :lol :lol )
I have already upgraded the lamps in the instrument cluster and I have new clock faces to fit if I feel like it.
I do want to strip and clean the rear caliper - not that it gets used very much!
And I keep looking at the front tyre - I have a new one so it's only an extra hour or so to fit and balance.


Anyway here's a picture of the clock faces - I have a spare set for sale if anyone's interested.


Aaanndd..... I decided to purchase a "home electroplating kit" to get all of the bits that should be shiney, shiney again. Currently looking at anodising ingredients, as my front blue spots are different shades of blue, which quite frankly will not do  :lol :lol :lol . (I'm looking at red - should blend nicely with the rest of the bike without being to blingy!)


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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 19 March 2024, 09:03:58 pm »
And there's me trying to get enough time to swap out the inlet valve shims (which are all measuring tight) and that's just the start of the list. Bead Blasting cabinet arrived today, so that's got too find a home on Saturday in the workshop first. Then I can clean off all of the bits and pieces not dealt with properly on previous fettling sessions seasons :D .
Wife's Birthday on Monday, so far I've sorted out a family get together on Sunday and I've suggested a trip to Ikea on Monday - going for maximum brownie points this time - maybe, just maybe I'll get a couple of hours piece........  :lol :lol :lol
My list is:
Valve Clearances
The cylinder head coolant tubes are corroded - blast and refinish
All the engine covers - blast and refinish (including valve cover) & new gaskets.
Front of engine - clean and repaint (including the engine mounting brackets and bars and the coolant tubes)
Exhaust - clean and polish headers - I might repack the baffle (that's only 'a' might)
Carbs - adjust mixture screws, balance etc. (A couple of the pots are running rich and I also might do the airbox mod at the same time)
New radiator.
I've also currently got the sump off - I wanted to see if at 85k miles, the 10w40 car oil I had previously been using has had any negative effects - no it hasn't lol. (I changed to 5w30 last year, so that the Fazer 1000, Yamaha 600 Diversion, Honda VT750, Ford Focus 2.0 TDI and Chrysler 300 CRD diesel are all on the same oil - didn't make any difference to the Fazer, so I think that's the oil of choice for this year - £50 for 20 litres on ebay  :lol :lol )
I have already upgraded the lamps in the instrument cluster and I have new clock faces to fit if I feel like it.
I do want to strip and clean the rear caliper - not that it gets used very much!
And I keep looking at the front tyre - I have a new one so it's only an extra hour or so to fit and balance.


Anyway here's a picture of the clock faces - I have a spare set for sale if anyone's interested.




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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: A couple of electrics questions.
« on: 10 March 2024, 02:55:10 pm »
To lower the electrical load I have fitted LED lights - made a massive difference.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 10 March 2024, 02:53:08 pm »
Very difficult to have a settled diet then. Plenty of work keeps the wolves from the door, so all good in the long run :thumbup


I am aiming at a few days off so I can get the Fazer ready for the new season. Got all of the parts - just need the time to deal with it all.


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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 05 March 2024, 07:54:59 pm »




I've stopped trying, not that I ever started  :lol .
My problem is (and the Doc agreed), that when I work away, there is very little, easily obtainable, sensible food options and you can easily end up bored of pub grub as the menu's literally the same everywhere you go. (That's primarily due to pubs no longer physically cooking, but nuking pre-prepared food instead).



I suppose working away from home on a fairly regular basis, even for short periods, does put the brakes on eating proper food. As you say, most pub grub is batch cooked and then frozen, to be nuked at a later date. You do wonder how so many options can be offered on the menu in some smaller places, as their kitchen wouldn’t be big enough if it was all fresh. But then it would be a darn sight dearer. Is working away from home fairly constant throughout the year for you, or more seasonal?


Fairly constant at the moment - I drove 2500 miles in just over 3 weeks (Jan 28th - Feb 21st) and I think the cycle is about to start again. Got a trip to Edinburgh week after next lol.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 04 March 2024, 08:23:46 pm »
You can stop laughing now. :)  Took almost two weeks, but shifted the Dragon Rally bulk plus a bit more, so now a few lbs under my target weight. Time for a curry and a few beers to celebrate………and the vicious circle continues :lol


I've stopped trying, not that I ever started  :lol .
My problem is (and the Doc agreed), that when I work away, there is very little, easily obtainable, sensible food options and you can easily end up bored of pub grub as the menu's literally the same everywhere you go. (That's primarily due to pubs no longer physically cooking, but nuking pre-prepared food instead).


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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 15 February 2024, 08:39:14 pm »
Back on the tuna salad for a few days for me, before it all goes back on :eek


 :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 12 February 2024, 08:44:59 pm »
Well, one weekend away at the rally and the bike had 5lb extra to haul home :lol


I've had a couple of weekends away, working in various parts of the country - hate to think how much I bought home on Saturday  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 04 February 2024, 07:26:42 pm »
Well, dry January is over, and coupled with a bit of a diet lost 12.2lbs. Quite happy with that as losing a few pounds when you’re getting old isn’t easy. However it’s the Dragon Rally next weekend , so will no doubt put it all back :lol , hopefully not though.


I've put my loss back on  :eek

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General / Re: Car LED back lights!!!
« on: 04 February 2024, 07:25:49 pm »
100 percent of people I asked agreed with me :evil

83% of statistics are made up on the spot ;)


And I've told you a million times not to exaggerate  :lol :lol

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General / Re: Car LED back lights!!!
« on: 18 January 2024, 02:53:33 pm »
Don't forget, we inherited these regulations on led lights, which were approved for use in the EU, prior to brexit - it's actually the EU's fault really  :lol .

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 12 January 2024, 05:14:02 pm »






and see what the scales say at the end of the month. :)



Hopefully not "No Coaches Please"  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
« on: 12 January 2024, 05:12:16 pm »
Glad your op went well and has been successful. Do you have to take it easy using your left arm for a while, or is it full gas straight away?


Been full on this week - been a month since I had the operation. I did have a bit of physio in the garage over the festive break  :lol :lol :lol

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General / Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
« on: 09 January 2024, 08:45:18 pm »
First day back at work yesterday, my left arm hasn't felt as good as this in years. Still taking it easy though as I am not intending to miss anything this summer  :woot

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 07 January 2024, 11:21:50 am »



On the bright side - I lost over a stone in weight  :rollin :rollin :rollin
Wow that is a serious weight loss :eek .  I’m sure you could achieve the same result a lot more pleasantly, albeit over a greater time period. :)


 :rollin :rollin :rollin I'm considering writing a book "How to lose weight quickly and feel like shite"
(without illustration's I hasten to add  :lol :lol )

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 06 January 2024, 03:19:33 pm »
Wishing you all a Happy non-Religion Specific Winter Solstice Festival   :D
Let’s do it properly whilst we still can :eek ………Merry Christmas everyone. :lol


Not to be a fun sponge or anything - but after arriving at the eldest daughters on Christmas morning for a day or so's merriment, we discovered that her and hubby had "eaten" something from the local Chinese the night before and were in no fit state to perform the host duties. Rest of the gang weighed in and a quite day was had by all (even with 6 dogs in the house). However, things then began to unfold. Early hours of 27th, my missus went down with something nasty. It wasn't looking good as this kicked off her IBS. A day later I also succumbed to what we now think was Norovirus.
Merry F***ing Christmas - My Arse!  :moon


 Oh my god what a nightmare :eek . What rotten luck. Hopefully you are all well on the mend now. Certainly a Christmas that you won’t forget, for all the wrong reasons. :(


On the bright side - I lost over a stone in weight  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 31 December 2023, 06:10:40 pm »
Wishing you all a Happy non-Religion Specific Winter Solstice Festival   :D
Let’s do it properly whilst we still can :eek ………Merry Christmas everyone. :lol


Not to be a fun sponge or anything - but after arriving at the eldest daughters on Christmas morning for a day or so's merriment, we discovered that her and hubby had "eaten" something from the local Chinese the night before and were in no fit state to perform the host duties. Rest of the gang weighed in and a quite day was had by all (even with 6 dogs in the house). However, things then began to unfold. Early hours of 27th, my missus went down with something nasty. It wasn't looking good as this kicked off her IBS. A day later I also succumbed to what we now think was Norovirus.
Merry F***ing Christmas - My Arse!  :moon

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