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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Ignition coil life?
« on: 07 April 2024, 07:26:07 pm »
if #2 and #3 are still working/failing whichever way round the leads from the coils are, the problem is fuel or air, not ignition. #2 and #3 both use the same coil and both fire at the same time.

So, its either the carb not supplying fuel or the valves not allowing air in/out of the cylinder. My money is on the carb

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Ignition coil life?
« on: 07 April 2024, 03:37:08 pm »
sounds like a blocked jet on #3

Introduction / Re: Good Afternoon
« on: 04 April 2024, 08:09:42 pm »
Welcome to the forum.

General / Re: wiring guru needed
« on: 04 April 2024, 11:45:29 am »
Double check you wiring as the diagram appears incorrect for the operation of the relays.

Relay will  just switch power to the lights and your diagram has the high and low beams on together. You will need a change over switch for the lights to switch from low to high. A change over switch will take 3 wires. In your drawing the Blk/Yell will go to the center pole of the switch and the  Blue and White will go to the outer 2poles.

On older vehicles it was common for dipped to remain on when high beam came on so it may not be incorrect.

General / Re: wiring guru needed
« on: 03 April 2024, 08:34:15 pm »
can you upload the diagram in a normal format? I cant open it.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: making the bike faster
« on: 21 March 2024, 06:37:27 pm »
Easiest way to make a bike faster is for the rider to eat less pies.

General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 20 March 2024, 11:45:47 am »
Holy shite - glad you are on the mend

General / Re: Act now: Motorcycles in bus lanes consultation.
« on: 19 March 2024, 03:49:10 pm »

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Cross contamination....I mean compatibility
« on: 04 March 2024, 05:05:08 pm »
IIRC, the change just involves joining two wires together but may be as "difficult" as cutting the connector blocks off the old and new switches and just using some connectors to join the old connector block to the new switch wires - someone has provided you with the full details already. Should be no more than 15 minutes more time than simply plugging in the right one.

The only other option would be to speak to someone like Fazer Chris on the faceache sites and see if he has a 2nd hand one with a key.

General / Re: M.O.Ts at last
« on: 04 March 2024, 12:31:08 pm »
I was reading about it on the Bikers Club in France group on Faceache, sounds like a real headache for the whole biking community. Unable to sell a bike now without a new(ish) CT after April(?) but no real test locations up and running and all bikes to be tested by the end of this year. The phasing in is mad - all in year one, just bikes reaching the age requirement in year 2 and 3 and then everything that was tested in year one again in year 4. They should have leveled out the demand. That said, MOT's in the UK are a good way to catch the stupid riders that have no real idea about bikes and are basically riding death traps. For the 90% of us though that do have an understanding, they are a waste of time and money.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: 1999 FZS 600 - Low RPM bog down, ideas?
« on: 29 February 2024, 09:49:00 pm »
could be a bad plug lead, water in the cap etc.

General / Re: Looking for MK1 600 tube
« on: 28 February 2024, 09:26:08 am »
Not sure what you are asking for here

if its running on two, the other two will be pumping un-burnt fuel into the exhaust making it seem rich. That's assuming the carbs are not blocked.

Are the coils connected correctly? left hand one (as you sit on teh bike) connected to #1 & #4 and the right hand one connected to #2 & #3?

Does it run on all 4 at higher revs (above 4-5k)?

Introduction / Re: Bonjour
« on: 22 February 2024, 10:48:25 am »
Bonjour mon ami.

There are a few of us with 2nd homes in France. At least a couple of us in Mayenne (53) and some further south. Not sure if there are any others that live there permanently though.

Welcome to the forum. It is a wealth of knowledge about these great bikes.

If you havent already done so, join the Facebook group too as that is a bit more active than here (search for foc-u to find it) though this is a great site to search for answers. Make sure you answer the questions or membership wont be approved.

Fazer 400 and other models / Re: Fazer 400 4YR0
« on: 22 February 2024, 08:14:15 am »
As far as I can recall, the FZS400 was for Japan only but many found their way to the UK. Lots of parts are interchangeable with the 600 and even share part numbers. Unfortunately the carbs are one of the things that are not the same.

This thread may help.
400 and 600 parts that are the same (

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Starter cut off or....?
« on: 19 February 2024, 02:46:36 pm »
Cheers for the replies so far.
I'm getting a bit frustrated with the Haynes manual

Go to the downloads section on this forum and you will find the Yamaha official wiring diagrams.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Cam Chain tensioner removal/installation process
« on: 19 February 2024, 09:45:27 am »
You don't need to align the engine to change the tensioner.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Starter cut off or....?
« on: 18 February 2024, 03:35:17 pm »
the initial clicking is the fuel pump.

If the engine is turning over, here are a few things iot wont be before people suggest otherwise.
- Kill switch
- side stand switch
- clutch switch

For the coil resistance, if you are seeing the same on both coils, chances are they are fine, its just your meter accuracy thats out.
have you got both coils connected on the low tension side? could be a bad earth if you are not getting a spark on any plug. If its not a bad earth, it will be something else thats common to both coils like the ECU

General / Re: Sprayed over and damaged Chassis sticker
« on: 31 January 2024, 09:01:39 pm »
yamaha dealer should be able to sort it out

That looks ok to me. They do crack more at the top as thats where the sun hits them. You will notice the inner ones are not normally as bad as the outer ones.

General / Re: Car LED back lights!!!
« on: 26 January 2024, 11:12:57 am »

Annoyingly, apparently some cars that have that stop/ start system that cuts the engine when they're stopped at traffic lights etc, rely on the foot brake being pressed to operate!

That means that, if you do like I was taught, ie foot brake to the lights, come to a halt, handbrake, neutral, foot off brake, the system doesn't work on those cars  :rolleyes

On my Audi, when you stop, put the handbrake on and put it in neutral (or park as its an auto) the engine stays off until you push the brake again to put it back in drive. As its an auto though, i just keep my foot on the brake :)

General / Re: Finding gloves that will fit: harder than usual?
« on: 22 January 2024, 08:38:10 am »
I used to have a pair of soft leather gloves that I kept going back to as i couldn't find a suitable replacement pair. Eventually the things were falling apart but i did find another identical pair at one of the stalls at WSB where they were selling off discontinued stock. This was in the days before good internet search engines so a good Google may find you a pair of new old stock somewhere.

Eventually i replaced mine with some Triumph leather gloves which are almost as good.

General / Happy Christmas foccers
« on: 25 December 2023, 10:39:47 am »
Wishing all of you and your families a great Christmas and a Happy New Year

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Starting issue 🤦
« on: 19 December 2023, 06:52:20 pm »
The kill switch would stop everything.
If the clutch switch or side stand switch were playing up it wouldn't turn over either.

Introduction / Re: New arrival 🤟🏻
« on: 19 December 2023, 05:31:40 pm »
A nice cheap bike there. Enjoy it and welcome to the mad house.

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