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« on: 29 September 2012, 02:37:01 pm »
Well I made it home successfully with my new bike!

Brand new tyres (Michelin Pilot Roads still with the chicken strips down the middle!), new rear brake pads and loads of life left on the other consumables.

It even comes with heated grips!

The only bad thing is that if you hold it at 7k revs and then roll the throttle on it doesn't seem to like it, hesitating (and sometimes the revs drop to 6k) before it takes off. Once it does go it moves like a scalded cat! Hopefully nothing a good service won't fix.

It was originally gold but the previous owner had it resprayed white and it's a really good job. Looking at the bar ends and the brake lever it's been down the road but it rides straight. I had a bike that went round right handers like a GP bike and left handers like a shopping trolley so I know what I'm looking for!
« Last Edit: 29 September 2012, 03:23:56 pm by Tibbs »

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« Reply #1 on: 29 September 2012, 02:50:06 pm »
im not usually a fan of white paint on anything but your bike looks cool and te colour suits it,most bike been down the road in one way or another but its usually nothing but scraped plastics,bar ends etc and if it rides stright then thats great
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« Reply #2 on: 29 September 2012, 02:57:56 pm »
Maybe start simple with an air filter change, see if it clears the hesitation?
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« Reply #3 on: 29 September 2012, 03:47:22 pm »
im not usually a fan of white paint on anything but your bike looks cool and te colour suits it,most bike been down the road in one way or another but its usually nothing but scraped plastics,bar ends etc and if it rides stright then thats great
have fun on in

I'm the same, but white seems to really work on the Fazer.

Hopefully I'll have some time in the evenings this week to have a look at the air filter. I have a feeling it's something simple as it only seems to happen between 6k & 8k.

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Re: Say hello to my new baby!
« Reply #4 on: 29 September 2012, 04:13:17 pm »
Hello baby

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« Reply #5 on: 29 September 2012, 04:40:30 pm »
Agreed, it looks really good in white. :thumbup
Perhaps you just need to add some nice bright blue flashing lights? :lol

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« Reply #6 on: 29 September 2012, 07:08:08 pm »
definitely not an engineer but would the power dip around 7,000 RPM have anything to do with it?

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,4800.0.html
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« Reply #7 on: 29 September 2012, 11:32:03 pm »
Nice one  :thumbup  The white and black look really good imho, but you must do something with those rusty looking exhaust pipes  :( . Some black exhaust paint would make a huge difference to the overall appearance.

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« Reply #8 on: 29 September 2012, 11:51:54 pm »
definitely not an engineer but would the power dip around 7,000 RPM have anything to do with it?

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,4800.0.html


Yes it's possible. The previous owner had an aftermarket can on that failed the mot, so he put the regular one on it. I think he had it rejected for the aftermarket can so maybe I need to get it put back to std. Is it expensive to do? PDQ aren't far from me who I think are pretty good at that sort of stuff.

And I agree about the down pipes. There are a few bits of rust on it, but the seller cleaned up one of the down pipes really nicely with a bit of emery paper so it looks like it'll clean up easily so I can reprint. Or I may just get some stainless steel :)

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Re: Say hello to my new baby!
« Reply #9 on: 30 September 2012, 09:08:32 am »
I have a strange dip in power on mine but usually higher in the rev range and at high speed. When I open the throttle fully when say doing 80 or 90mph it hesitates on occasions.
I've put it down to cap leads and as it doesn't do it every time i've never got round to buying replacements.


Found this old thread about my problem >>> [size=78%]http://fazerowners.yuku.com/topic/18775#.UGf8lJg0WSo[/size]


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« Reply #10 on: 30 September 2012, 12:20:57 pm »
Autosol those pipes.............



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Re: Say hello to my new baby!
« Reply #11 on: 07 October 2012, 07:51:27 am »
Looks stunning,a friend has just bought a Fazer 8 in white ex demo and it looks fabulous. 8)
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Re: Say hello to my new baby!
« Reply #12 on: 07 October 2012, 10:10:56 am »
do like this in white ... looks better than i would have imagined ...
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« Reply #13 on: 23 December 2012, 06:39:52 pm »
I know - it really surprised me too.

It's a really good job as well. The paint is well applied and deep.

Not had much chance to ride since I got it. Been quite poorly, but I'm getting better, though I've been in hospital 3 weeks out of the past 4. On the mend now and looking forward to getting it out after Christmas!

Father Christmas is bringing me a scottoiler, so I look forward to fitting that.

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« Reply #14 on: 23 December 2012, 07:28:55 pm »
It's a beauty - the first white example I have ever seen..................


Bring on the Scottoiler - they are a great piece of kit and you will really notice the improvement in chain life/lack of adjustment.

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« Reply #15 on: 23 December 2012, 07:39:22 pm »
I use PDQ, they certainly work magic on a bike, but it'll cost you.
At a guess i reckon they'll suggest a carb clean up, which will involve a Dyno check for starters then a carb strip down then back on the Dyno again, then he'll take it out for a spin for good measure.
It's £60 an hour and normally takes him 3hrs to do, but it'll run sweet when he's finshed.
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« Reply #16 on: 24 December 2012, 11:38:52 am »
I got my bike cheaper than I planned, so that, combined with not spending much over the past couple of months, means I have a bit saved up to lavish on my Fazer.

I'm going to book it in for the end of Jan as I should be able to ride by then. Before that I'm going to attack the rusty down pipes and if they don't come up nicely I'm going to invest in some stainless steel pipes as well as some crash bungs, as I've already dropped it once at a junction...

As I've had a bit of time away from biking I also want to get some advanced training as well.

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« Reply #17 on: 24 December 2012, 04:27:39 pm »
when I first got my bike last year it had done 35,000 miles with no service history, and I noticed it hesitated between about 6 to 8000 revs, the first thing I did was change the plugs and that sorted the problem, I knew how it should run as this is my fourth fzs 600 fazer,
its not that I didn't like my previous fazers, I just kept changing them thinking that I was going to find a better bike, but I was always drawn back to 600 fazers

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« Reply #18 on: 24 December 2012, 06:26:04 pm »
if you're sprucing the engine up a bit i'd recommend this stuff. it did a nice job on my cylinder head http://www.supplyshed.biz/granvillecylinde.html


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« Reply #19 on: 24 December 2012, 06:54:12 pm »
.....white wheels work too!
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« Reply #20 on: 25 December 2012, 10:43:08 am »
White wheels do look good, especially with blue, but I think with my white colour scheme it would be too much. I like the black/white combo.

Father Christmas bought my scottoiler and I found the link to the excellent instructions on this site so I'll have a go at doing it myself at some point.

I also tried my heated grips for the first time and they don't seem to switch on so I'll have to investigate why they're not working.

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« Reply #21 on: 25 December 2012, 09:54:59 pm »
.....white wheels work too!

very nice  8)

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« Reply #22 on: 21 January 2013, 11:00:52 pm »
Packie pls dont leave your gorgoeus fazer lying around or i might do something very bad and steal it. It's actually the year and colour i want!!! :angel :eek
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« Reply #23 on: 22 January 2013, 12:05:07 am »
Packie pls dont leave your gorgoeus fazer lying around or i might do something very bad and steal it. It's actually the year and colour i want!!! :angel :eek


Huh???.....I thought girlies like Pink??? :groan


Anyway....i'll be up all night waiting for ya!  :2guns


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« Reply #24 on: 22 January 2013, 12:58:29 am »
My old bike was white, always looked good and clean!
My Fazer is black, dirty bastard......cannot keep it clean at all, even after a wash, you still get water stains and any dirt looks, basically. dirty!!
As much as i love my bike, i wouldn't buy black again in all honesty, maybe grey or silver!
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