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General / Re: Yamaha XT bike from mid 1980's
« on: 26 October 2014, 07:29:20 pm »
i had a XT600 Tenere back in 1985/86,loved that bike
its the only bike ive ever been knocked off of ( touching wood here desperatley), some fat bitch pulled out in front of me,i managed to avoid her by going down the side of her and then she turned right across me into the pub car park that she's just been drinking in (apparantly!!)
had to have 8 stitches between 2 toes on my left foot,got a bollocking from the doctor for only wearing trainers on a bike ( fair point,i was young,dumb and full of,er,life) but one of the coppers who attended the crash knew a fella who lived near the pub,he asked him to look after my bike for me (it was about midnight at the time),the fella in question was a ex British off road sidecar champion,who not only looked after the bike for me,but fixed a new clutch lever on it for me,straightened the gear lever for me and rode it to my house for me a few days later.nice bloke.
i remember trying to kick start the bloody thing (no electric start on them at the time  :eek  ) about 4 weeks later,it was bitterly cold,bit of snow,ive still got a bad left foot but im sweating my knackers off trying to get the thing started  :lol
traded it in for a Honda cbx 750 the following summer with the compo i got off her,one of those bikes i wish id kept but i needed something 'better' for 2 up touring
 
oh,and,no,it was chain drive

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 26 October 2014, 06:25:50 pm »
went out for a 'quick' ride out on my usual route and ended back at cheddar Gorge,didnt want to go home,so ended up heading to porlock hill,never seen so many bloody pheasants with a death wish !. then i remembered the clocks had gone back,so made a quick dash home via Tiverton and the boring M5-201 miles,great way to spend a few hours on the first day of winter!!
 
roll on spring  :)

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nog,im guessing you got the bad starting issue's sorted ?
 
if so,id put it away for the winter,spend the next 4 months gathering all the service items/tyre's together and next spring spend some money on getting her sorted to your liking-you rode the tits off it when i was with ya in wales,you seemed quite happy with the handling/stopping/sound so why lose a chunk of dosh on it AND make the bloody stealers rich? makes no sense to me  :rolleyes   ( not forgetting the micro nog will keep you busy next year !! )
 
but,if you do swap it in,no,dont service it
 
just imho mate.....

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: The great/rubbish light debacle...
« on: 22 October 2014, 07:12:23 pm »
thought your'd sold the Fazer mr page ?

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For Sale & Wanted / WANTED : random bits for a 2001 boxeye 600
« on: 22 October 2014, 07:08:49 pm »
clutch lever (straight,obviously !  :rolleyes  )
 
Baglux tank cover (  black )
 
front mudgaurd/fender ( black )
 
all unlikely,but its worth a punt eh ?!  :D

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General / Re: FZS €uro Tour
« on: 22 October 2014, 06:47:46 pm »
just watched 7 of them back to back (the joys of living alone ! ), roll on part 9 !!
 
got me in the mood to get on the bike and get away,sadly seems a long time till my 2 weeks off next september and my planned 10 day tour of northumberland and scotland  :'(

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: R6 Shocks for the FZS Fazer 600 1998-2003
« on: 20 October 2014, 04:56:47 pm »
I have managed to get two more suitable R6 shocks, tho supplies appear to be drying up  :(


My machinist has now fabricated 7mm thick dogbones for anyone who may be concerned about the width of the original bones.
Anyone who wants a set, send me back your originals and I will forward you a revised set of 'bones 1st class Recorded

you have pm mate  :thumbup

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: end can choices
« on: 19 October 2014, 10:55:29 pm »
Beowulf on mine also-good quality,made in England,sounds lovely and rorty without doing yer nut in on long motorway stints.
i must try it with the baffles out one day !
 
 

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 October 2014, 10:38:20 pm »
Mine is black , there was a bike behind the car behind me though not with me , were you with another bike ,coming up through the Gorge ,  I thought one of them was a Fazer 
Was hoping to go to Hoggin the bridge today , but only had a couple of spare hours , so went down to Cheddar instead . Looking forward to getting the bike ivanised on Thursday , hoping the Hurricane has finished by then .

is your fazer black? and did you have someone riding behind you? if so,i saw ya coming down the Gorge as i was going up!!
 
had been to WSM for the beach race,but finding out it now costs £20 to get in i gave it a swerve,had a double flaked 99 and went for a bimble in the glorious sunshine,out of weston via Banwell to cheddar,up the Gorge to Green ore,turned right towards wells with that amazing view coming down off the mendips of the Avalon valley/Glastonbury Tor,headed towards shepton mallet through croscombe,got on the pilton road towards pyle,past the bath and west show ground and headed towards the A303,hopped onto the A37 then the road towards somerton/compton dundon, got fuel at Glastonbury and went home. cleaned the chain and re lubed it,in case thats my last ride of the year.

no,i was on my own-black boxeye,last corner as you hit the shops/buildings,if it was you you nodded !!  :lol

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 October 2014, 08:25:11 pm »
Was hoping to go to Hoggin the bridge today , but only had a couple of spare hours , so went down to Cheddar instead . Looking forward to getting the bike ivanised on Thursday , hoping the Hurricane has finished by then .

is your fazer black? and did you have someone riding behind you? if so,i saw ya coming down the Gorge as i was going up!!
 
had been to WSM for the beach race,but finding out it now costs £20 to get in i gave it a swerve,had a double flaked 99 and went for a bimble in the glorious sunshine,out of weston via Banwell to cheddar,up the Gorge to Green ore,turned right towards wells with that amazing view coming down off the mendips of the Avalon valley/Glastonbury Tor,headed towards shepton mallet through croscombe,got on the pilton road towards pyle,past the bath and west show ground and headed towards the A303,hopped onto the A37 then the road towards somerton/compton dundon, got fuel at Glastonbury and went home. cleaned the chain and re lubed it,in case thats my last ride of the year.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 18 October 2014, 09:21:31 pm »
Drained carbs, applied ACF50, charged battery. Tank already brimmed and fuel stabiliser added. Goodbye to the Fazer for 6 months.

fuel stabiliser
where's best to buy this? halfords etc? 

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General / Re: bike cover
« on: 18 October 2014, 06:48:43 pm »
thanks for the replys,
im tempted to make a |_| shaped base from railway sleepers and bolt the thing on top of them,gives a bit of air venting from the front,but the downside would be when its blowing a gale would the wind get under the front and cause problems-it can get a bit 'breezy' out in my yard,and it has to go in in only one direction due to space constrants (its a shared yard)?
ironicaly,matey gave me the quote today to build the original 'lean to' i had planned,and if i included the sleepers into the cover idea,the costs are about the same.
nothings ever easy is it ?!!

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General / Re: bike cover
« on: 17 October 2014, 09:36:13 pm »
Has it got a breathable membrane? so you get air circulation, if it has not possible that condensation will be a problem. Just my opinion.
Lew.

condensation is my concern,just re read the spec on the web site,it has ventilation holes that can be velcroed together when needed.
to be honest,id leave it up unless i knew it was going to hose it down,then id put the cover down-i tend to watch the forcast daily as i need to know the weather because of my job.
thanks for your comment Lew  :thumbup

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General / bike cover
« on: 17 October 2014, 06:21:14 pm »
ive been planning on getting a 'lean to' built to cover the bike from the worse of the forthcoming weather,but the fella who was going to help me build it is flat out with work so is struggling to spare me a few hours,so ive just had a shufty on the WWW and found this,anyone have one? the beuty is,you can rawplug it to the ground as the wind last winter took the flimsy cover id brought right off the bike.ive brought a OXFORD STORM cover,but it still lets a bit of water in if its pissing down,so i'll use the cover and this together. and if ever i move i can take it with me.
 

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Hoggin The Bridge Sun 19th Oct...
« on: 16 October 2014, 07:13:29 pm »
Hhhmmmm, this or WSM for the beach race?
 
and the weather looks dry/warm/overcast with the threat of maybe a rogue shower or 2.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 15 October 2014, 01:28:17 pm »
got her MOT'd, only 2 advisorys,both of which i was aware of and both due to it falling off the main stand when it sunk in the hot tarmac at the back of my gaff back in the summer-shortened clutch lever (snapped the end off ) and cracked front mudgaurd (hairline crack,ive been keeping a eye on it and hope to find a 2nd hand one over the winter) so happy days.
 
they mentioned my chain could do with adjusting,so they did that for me,bless them
 
noticed that ive put more miles on her in my year with her (2,996 at the time of the mot ) than the previous owner had put on in the last 3 years.

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just had 2 keys cut at Timpsons in yeovil from my current key,neither of them fit FFS !!  :wall

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 12 October 2014, 11:32:55 am »
just about to go to some bike drag racing at westonzoyland in somerset on it,needs a good run out before the MOT on wednesday.
 
anyone local who's sat at home bored,see ya down there?!!
 
 

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General / Re: Nightshift
« on: 10 October 2014, 06:18:38 pm »
back in 1988/89 i used to work 6 nights a week for 18 months solid ( bar holidays), 22 50 to 0600. and most days after the night shift id do a delivery (im  on the post obviously ) so would get home about 10 am on average,on every other saturday,id get home,have a fry up and then go up to see my beloved Arsenal via the pub,and every saturday id go pubbing/clubbing in either london or back in Bracknell.                sundays i just slept a lot !! :z 
                                                                                                       
absolutely fooced me after 18 months of that,came off nights for a few weeks to re charge my batteries and never went back on them and hope never to again !!
amazing what you can do when your younger  :o   

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 05 October 2014, 07:25:05 pm »
was surprised the bike started today as hav'nt touched it for 3 weeks so instead of cleaning it i went to lyme regis for lunch on it,took the long route there but came home the normal way as i had to get back to walk the dog. gotta book the MOT so will get out again on tuesday on my day off as i need my garage to check something before it goes in. God i hate bloody MOT time  :(

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General / Re: Up them mountains!!!
« on: 05 October 2014, 07:15:09 pm »
ive done some fell walking in the lakes,my favorite was the high street ( stupid name for a mountain in my opinion ),you park at the car park at haweswater and follow the map,great walk,you can come back down the parallel peak and back to the car. also did the walk in the opposie valley from the same car park,the name escapes me now.
climed scarfell pike  but took a longer,off the beaten track route as recomended by a girl in a hiking shop,was much better than the 'motorway' route that all the bloody tourists use !!  :lol
 
attempted to do the cobbler when in scotland,but the mist beat us, enjoyed the 2 hours we managed though. sadly split with the mrs just after that and ive never got back up to the lakes/scotland since. one day though......

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 2 intermittent starting.
« on: 20 September 2014, 07:27:55 pm »
Hey chaps i had a little bit of time and was desperate to get out for a spin so i haven't done all the connectors yet but i did do the following:-


Put the baffle back in.


Took the gear linkage off and back on at a different angle on the splines...adjusted it.


Increased the idle to about 1300rpm


Some more graphite spray in the ignition.


I did about 50 miles and i stopped 3 times and restarted with not a single starting issue but ill need more of a long term test to see if it does it.


The airbox mod is awesome and theres a really deep growl at about 5-6k revs before wind noise blocks it out...really cool though.


I've also noticed that one of or maybe all of the mods have made the throttle less snatchy which is a good result 8)

 
 :thumbup

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: my fazer
« on: 16 September 2014, 06:12:53 pm »
already has its got a venom can on now and a mra screen ,just havent got any updated photos yet

well,get yer arse in gear and get out there and take a bloody photo then !!  :D

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 2 intermittent starting.
« on: 16 September 2014, 06:11:05 pm »
I had a similar thing with my FZS600, every now and then it wouldn't start, but in my case wouldn't even turn over. It turned out to be the Datatool alarm immobiliser. Finally after it refused to start when I stopped at a petrol station in the middle of nowhere I took it to a dealer to get it removed. Intermittent faults are a pain!

this !! ^
 
had exactly the same symptoms,removed the immobiliser and jobs a good one,starts first time,great peace of mind,not worrying that 'will it start' every time you turn it off. your'll get there noggy  :lol

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 2 intermittent starting.
« on: 13 September 2014, 05:52:13 pm »
Oh mr Noggy, i will buy a rope and come and tow you around, :lol


it would be criminal if i did not meet up with you this year :o


Ill be out again......but once i start i cant stop so that's 150 miles of fun before i put on my face of shame outside a biker caf with the bling bike struggling to start & passers by spitting on me like the piece of dirt that i am. :b

you told me NEVER to mention this happening outside the cafe at Llandovery, glad you have found the strength to confess it now !!  :lol
 
hope you get it sorted soon mr noggy  :thumbup

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