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General / Re: Rear-ended gently at a roundabout
« on: 13 November 2013, 12:42:12 pm »
might want the rear wheel checking. I had a CBR600 that was rear ended and while the damage to the rear fairing/lights etc, was obvious, I didn't notice that the rear wheel had "jinked" slightly until after going out for a fast ride after the cosmetics were repaired it started behaving very hairily. it will want checking just for your own peace of mind if nothing else, it'll play on your mind.

General / Re: Advice please Foccers!
« on: 07 November 2013, 01:54:38 pm »
GPZ500 would be a safe bet. Pick them up for next to nowt.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 02 November 2013, 05:46:42 pm »
I'm pleased to report that this is sorted. One of the nuts on the header bolts had vibrated loose and escaped at some point. the exhaust header "collar" was vibrating and rattling around loose. New nut, noise gone. One very cheap and easy fix. Hurrah.  :)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 29 October 2013, 06:45:35 pm »
Yeah I thought that but no wiggly going on there. Tried earlier and they're not shifting.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 29 October 2013, 05:50:28 pm »
Don't know if this is of any relevance but it seems more "fumey" than usual. as in when I get off now, I smell of smoke/fumes. but that might be the drop in temperature/short journey combination causing it to run richer.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 29 October 2013, 12:33:03 pm »
We reckon it might not be the C+S - as its doing it at idling. Which it wouldn't do if its the C+S.
What I believe it might actually be, is a vibration issue. The more I think about it the more it makes sense as well - its getting worse now as well so getting quite concerned about it.
It would account for it being worst at certain revs too. I believe it could be that one of the rubber engine mounts has perished and the engine is now vibrating against the frame or something. its booked into the garage for next week to check it out properly anyway now, as I still can't really be satisfied for definite as to what it is.
I recorded my ride home last night but it didn't sound right, the only solution I could come up with was to record from my phone whilst in my pocket - and the only noises I got were the phone moving about in my pocket  :rolleyes

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 26 October 2013, 10:29:06 am »
Well I'll try the Chain and Sprockets first, its going to want them anyway if they're still original after 10 years. Front sprocket seems to be hooking a bit. Could be combo of hooking front sprocket and stiff link in chain causing it to jump/slip about under power.

At least that's what I've got my hopes up for now. and its a simple cheap straightforward fix to try.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 25 October 2013, 01:50:01 pm »
Yeah I do apologise for the general vagueness of it all.  its practically impossible to describe a noise, especially when you aren't quite sure yourself where its coming from or what it sounds like. Gah.
I put it down to having just got rid of 2 BMW's, first you hear an odd noise and then your bank account empties.
Well I gave up in the end and dropped by a mechanic on the way home from work last night. He reckons its transmission related, and wants to point it at the chain and sprockets due to them being the original ones - 10 years old and 14k miles. If thats all it is I'm happy and relieved. Really don't want anything serious wrong with this bike as its the nicest cleanest most reliable one I've had yet.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 24 October 2013, 01:54:24 pm »
Have recorded it going to upload to youtube when I get home tonight. Afraid its only the tickover noise, as I haven't a proper cam to record whilst riding.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 24 October 2013, 01:29:58 pm »
14K. Which is why I'd be surprised if it were anything engine related. surely its not had enough use for anything to go there. have only done 2K myself and its definitely not had the hardest of lives - its pretty much mint still cosmetically.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 23 October 2013, 09:20:14 pm »
by tractor i mean its a more gruff rumbly chugging noise than it is a sewing machine noise. it might be that the cam chain could be just on the way out, and its going to get more rattly if left unchecked.

Thanks for the rag tip. the exhaust is pretty loud so it does make determining location of noise a little awkward.

tried it on the centre stand in gear and yep, that chain does slap a bit.

Don't feel anything through my feet unfortunately so nothing there.

I will try and record it tomorrow and get it uploaded.

i've done the front sprocket nut upgrade so that certainly shouldn't be the cause.  good point about the sprocket being worn though. haven't checked that. will do.

also tried pulling the chain backwards off the rear sprocket and no budge at all there.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 22 October 2013, 09:30:23 pm »
Well its nowhere near as bad as those noises no. and its not quite sewing machine, more tractor.

I will try and record it but as it mainly does it when riding rather than at a standstill its going to be awkward (don't have a cam other than phone camera)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 22 October 2013, 06:43:35 pm »
Done a little more home diagnosis.

it doesn't make any noises being pushed around.

I've eliminated the hugger as even wiggling it about (which you can't really do without abnormal force anyway) won't foul the rear tyre, so its not that.

so its looking like engine related possibly. Been sat on it revving and there is a tickety tappety chuggety noise which appears to come from the top left hand side of the engine and increases on revs. but then that could be normal.

I will try the chain pull anyway, just in case. I'd be quite relieved if its just needing new C+S, I've been expecting them to want doing at some point. but as its not done it while being pushed I don't know. but then I'm not pushing with the force of the engine either.

FZS600 Fazer / Please help to diagnose a noise?
« on: 22 October 2013, 01:56:42 pm »
Hi folks.
I have an odd noise on my 03 fazer 600 - its like a bit of a rattly noise that increases in severity as you accelerate, then goes away when you get up to certain revs. Either that or its drowned out by the Beowulf.
I don't think its the cam chain, as I've had that before on a superdream and that rattled way worse than this, and also at a standstill. was proper rough.
I've checked the drive chain tension and it seems to be OK to me, got about an inch of play in total up and down? I'm going to try pushing the bike without the engine running see if it still makes the noise - which would hopefully indicate whether its the engine or something else. admittedly I hadn't thought of that yet. only other thing I can think of is the rear hugger might be a bit loose and rubbing against the rear tyre, but I would have seen signs of damage/wear to the hugger i'd have thought.
I appreciate the awkwardness of this request - as its difficult to describe a noise over the internet, and as it doesn't do it unless I'm riding I can't "record" it as such. but any ideas or at least reassurance that its likely to be something minor would be nice.
I should note that the bike still runs and rides perfectly fine with no noticeable adverse effects.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: How do you cope with glasses?
« on: 14 August 2013, 12:45:39 pm »
Pinlock. No more fogging even with glasses. This in an Arai Chaser-V.
That and I now wear contacts - which admittedly adds up to more than glasses per year (circa £30 a month), but the money I've saved in petrol changing to a 600 fazer from a 1100 boxer twin more than covers that anyway. :) 

General / Re: "Waterproof" boots
« on: 02 August 2013, 06:59:18 am »
Also for Daytona's. best £300 you'll ever put on your feet, money well spent for comfort, never get wet feet, and can walk around in them all day too if you need to.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Help please!! Hate riding on motorways.......
« on: 31 July 2013, 08:47:54 am »
Definitely you want to be riding in earplugs at all times. Tinnitus is a real hazard to bikers with all the wind noise you get subjected to - even in a decent lid.

General / Re: Fazer Owners 2013 Tour
« on: 31 July 2013, 08:43:09 am »
Added myself to the Midlands (Chesterfield) to help out as it seems a little sparsely populated for volunteers so far in that area - I know its not going that way for a while yet but when it does  :) .

For Sale & Wanted / Re: '02 FZS600 foxeye for sale - HOW MUCH?
« on: 30 July 2013, 07:41:29 am »
I'd snick it up a little bit, I paid 2.2 for my 03 Foxeye, but its only done 11K and is mint. And it wasn't even a blue one! Knock it up to £1500 at least.

General / Re: Luxembourg trip
« on: 29 July 2013, 12:38:17 pm »
Was out this way last year, Eifel Region of Germany taking in luxembourg, belgium and a snifter of holland. Really spoilt for roads out there, no matter where you go you will go with a grin. Countryside so minimal traffic, but the surfacing is second to none in most places and even where it is a bit bad, its still better than the pisspoor job we do over here. And boy, the locals CAN drive.

General / Re: So you are hungry!
« on: 29 July 2013, 12:34:27 pm »
Crumpets, thick with butter, beans, cheese and marmite.

General / Re: FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 29 July 2013, 12:26:25 pm »
Found a barbers with a pole near me, but theres a bus stop outside so can't park there. Might have to use some creative camera angles.

General / Re: So you are hungry!
« on: 27 July 2013, 11:53:08 am »
Veggie omelette.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Yet another tyres thread
« on: 25 July 2013, 01:27:39 pm »
I've used Dunlop Roadsmarts for the last 3 years. Admittedly on a much heavier bike (R1100s) though - but they worked fine on my CBR600, so reckon I might try them out on this too. Always found they stick like poop to a blanket and very good in the wet.

General / Re: Filtering
« on: 24 July 2013, 12:46:25 pm »
Being a derbyshire/yorkshire dales kinda rider  (country bumpkin) I don't have much cause to, but on trips into sheffield/york etc its pretty much a given or you sit there marinating in your kit. Practice practice practice, but never put yourself out of your comfort zone - and NEVER assume that they have seen you. Don't go any faster than you can stop in a hurry and be prepared for right turns/uturns out of nowhere.
I have to give massive props to the london riders out there that filter as they must have their testicles surgically enlarged to fight through that mobile carpark the M25 and the inner city traffic.

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