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FZS600 Fazer / Re: after market rad guard
« on: 15 November 2013, 05:29:45 pm »
can anyone tell me what size the allen bolts are for fixing the rad guard on with? who ever had the existing one off last appears to have broken a couple of em. just hope they aint snapped off in the holes on the rad!!
thanks  :thumbup

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 15 November 2013, 05:21:07 pm »
Dropped it!  :'(

Thankfully I fitted the engine bars just last week. So no real damage.   8)

can i ask where you got the engine bars from? only place i can find em is on the wemoto site.think its a good idea to fit them as im planning to ride over the winter
oh,and i ordered a Beowulf carbon fibre sleeved exhaust with baffles that you take out on 'track day's'  :evil

Introduction / Re: Hi from New Mexico
« on: 13 November 2013, 07:27:38 pm »
Hell man,can we come over for the BBque :lol

we promise to behave

speak for yourself!!!   :nana             paaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrtttttttyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Introduction / Re: Hi from New Mexico
« on: 12 November 2013, 05:59:35 pm »
welcome.lovely looking bike you have and i imagine some cracking roads to ride her on. how are the old bill out there towards motorcyclist's 'making progress'?
my sister lives out in utah,my dream is to fly out to NY city,buy a bike and do a one way trip to see her,then flog the bike.hey,you gotta have deams right?!
that backdrop reminds me of somerset!!!!    :rollin

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: sunday november10th
« on: 11 November 2013, 06:47:19 pm »

"More than £2,300 raised for the Royal British Legion."
Wow. :rolleyes
To give that some context, 15,000 bikes travelling 115 miles with an average fuel consumption of 60 mpg provides nearly £100,000 for the Exchequer in the form of fuel duty and VAT.
I guess stunts like this are far more to do with ego than fund-raising.

'ego' is a tad harsh mate,but i get the jist about the fuel tax for the govt. and £2,500 does'nt sound a lot
i never made it in the end,but i wish i could of been there.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: after market rad guard
« on: 11 November 2013, 06:19:19 pm »
He should just take the end plates off, then slide it on.

Here's what it SHOULD look like:

Rad guard
Rad guard

this might help,i'll have a shufty at it on wednesday when im off work and let you know. thanks for all your tips and advise  :thumbup

Introduction / Re: New Fazer owner in Northern Ireland
« on: 10 November 2013, 10:12:10 pm »
Yeah I'm finding that too, I've been member of a few forums over the years, generally classic car owners forums, but the people on here seem much more friendly/helpful.

 :lol     i belong to a VW GOLF forum,purely for tips and stuff,but its like being back at school again with some of the bitching that goes on,bloody chavs!!

General / Re: waterproof covers
« on: 10 November 2013, 10:08:03 pm »
cheers chaps  :thumbup :thumbup

FZS600 Fazer / Re: after market rad guard
« on: 10 November 2013, 09:57:14 pm »
You just undo the 2 silver side plates (4 allen bolts) then place guard over top of the rad & insert bolts back in without the plates which are then surplus.

see,there's the problem im having-it appears you have the same year fazer as me,but my rad gaurd is black,not silver (ok,its more silver'ish now after scratching the fcuk out of it putting the other one over it!!  :lol  ) unless different colour bikes have different colour rad's?
it fits quite nicely over the original gaurd,but the bolt hole's dont line up at all
and red98,sadly my PC skills are as competant as my spannering work so there'll be no piccie's from me im afraid,the 2 ive put up of my bike are ones that i nicked off the site where i found my bike advertised for sale (so i can do wee bit of PC work i guess!). but thanks for starting this thread for me mate  :thumbup

General / waterproof covers
« on: 10 November 2013, 08:38:52 pm »
anyone recommend a good WATERPROOF bike cover? theres a load of em on various sites but im guessing you guys will know whats best through hard experiance, as the cheap one i brought is shower  proof at best and it appears the garage (ok,shed!!) that i was offered seems to have fallen through so i need a more robust cover.
thanks in advance

Introduction / Re: New Fazer owner in Northern Ireland
« on: 10 November 2013, 08:31:31 pm »
ive only been on here 2 weeks and im learning something new every day about what i need/want to do to improve my fazer!!
its bloody addictive this  :faz  malarky!!

General / Re: Polish people and their cars, question pls
« on: 09 November 2013, 08:02:44 pm »
twitching curtain brigade out in force :rolleyes

you wont think that when you get knocked off yer bike by someone from the e.u and it turns out they aint insured/legaly on the road and you lose thousands of £  :evil

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 09 November 2013, 06:03:02 pm »
recieved christo's old rad gaurd via red98 (cheers paul) and shook the water off my bike cover,looking forward to a good bimble tomorow as the weather looks good  8)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Show me your fazer!
« on: 05 November 2013, 09:46:55 pm »
black is best!!

Introduction / Re: back to bikes on a fazer 600,
« on: 05 November 2013, 09:43:21 pm »
hope this works,if so,here's mine

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Show me your fazer!
« on: 05 November 2013, 09:38:39 pm »
Hi Guys. Here's Mine at Devil's Bridge Yesterday, Met up with paul of here down there. 70s kid (Paul)

where did you get the seat from mate? mine is soooooooooooo bloody slip slidey when im braking,think the dealer i got it from polished it or something!!  :eek

General / Re: World's biggest poppy on 2 wheels
« on: 05 November 2013, 07:33:07 pm »
Where's the M25....

bit too far for you exup  :lol :lol :lol is it for british bikes or british bikers ?...just emailed them about direction see what they say  ;)

it'll be clockwise as all the meeting points are all outside the M25,
hope they do it,im hoping to get up there to take part.

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / sunday november10th
« on: 03 November 2013, 10:42:26 pm »
anyone off here thinking of doing this?
i plan to get to it,anyone from down west interested pm me


Introduction / Re: hello
« on: 03 November 2013, 09:05:55 pm »

thats fecking LUSH that is!!!!  had my 'i'll stick with my 600 for a few years' illusion crushed with one photo!!  :eek
welcome fellow newbie

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 03 November 2013, 06:38:45 pm »
took my new toy out for the first time since it got delivered here last thursday. the bike run like a chuggy diesel car for the first few miles,its fuel light was on when i viewed it in the shop,so i had them put a fivers worth of fuel in for me before they mot'd it for me,i filled the tank and its running much better now.
first real ride in 8 years for me,so took my time to get going as clearly i would be a bit rusty but im pleased with my choice of bike and hope for lots more fun with the bike.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Breaking FZS600 for spares
« on: 03 November 2013, 06:15:36 pm »

newbie stupid question of the day------- :o
my headlights are the square/box shape,so will that radiator cover fit the rad on my fazer? (2001/x reg)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rad Hoses
« on: 01 November 2013, 06:42:14 pm »
i was reading the original thread about these last night,got to page 15 and my bloody broadband dropped out on me (oh the joys of living in the sticks!),think i got up to the bit about that maybe there was a hose or 2 missing? i'll read the rest tonight,but the fact that there's a 2nd group buy being organised to me  means alls ok with them,so put me down for a set please-in blue me thinks.
ive done several hose's on my car engine,they definatley look better and improve the feel of the car's engine response ( its a turbo engine,so doing the TIP and boost pipes will always make it feel better,plan to do the coolant hose's on the car soon as well)
so,in short,yes please,i'll have a set in the next group buy  ;)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: who polished their swing arm?
« on: 01 November 2013, 06:30:01 pm »
i had it on my old 'ACE way back in 97,it had been done by the previous owner and it looked the dogs dodars imho,but i never really kept on top of the cleaning of it,so it  had lost most of the shine after 25k miles before i sold it. miss that bike  :(

Introduction / Re: back to bikes on a fazer 600,
« on: 31 October 2013, 05:43:43 pm »
Hi Pilgo !!! welcome to the |\Foc-u site

Somerset ? M5 puts me off somerset,,bad road..You will have some nice roads in Somerset for the 600 though,my sis lives in Cheddar, so i get down using the A roads,not a bad ride from Hereford.

Hope you get some good weather soon for the new ride.

thanks for the welcome Billy,might see ya around here next time you visit your sis as im about 6 miles from cheddar,just down the hill from wedmore.
found a couple of niggle's on the bike once they'd delivered it and gone,one is the steering lock does'nt appear to work (unless im not doing it right?) and the brake light does'nt work with only the front applied,as i remember it,thats not normal.
and your right about the M5  :eek

Introduction / back to bikes on a fazer 600,
« on: 30 October 2013, 10:58:17 pm »
hi all,
well,after 8 years away from biking,i found myself in a position to get back on the road again,so being the cautious old git that i am,i did a 2 hour 'back to bikes' session with a local bike trainer, he provided the bike which was a 600 fazer and i instantley felt at home on it. my last bike was a thunderace 1000 so the fazer is a lot lighter and the sit up and beg riding position really suited me. so the plan to get a bandit/hornet went out the window as i knew i wanted a fazer,so after searching the web for a few days,i kept going back to one bike in particular,at a dealers in cardiff,which i brought last friday and is being dropped to my gaff in deep dark zummerset tomorow!! im like a kid waiting for christmas here  :)
being a complete PC numpty,im unable to put up a picture of it,but we all know what  a black 2001 fazer looks like. it has a rear hugger,rack,front fender extender thingy,and stainless down pipes on 14,500 miles.
things to do to it are braided front brake hoses,tank harness,Quill exhaust (the one that sounds sweet but is legal) and maybe a double bubble screen. oh,and ride it as much as possible!!  :lol
look forward to getting lots of tips off here,i already know that the front lights have candels in where the bulbs should be and ive not even riding in the dark yet,see how good you guys are to us newbie's?

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