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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3450 on: 14 October 2014, 11:39:36 pm »
Bloody hell is there a back brake? very rarely use it.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3451 on: 14 October 2014, 11:45:48 pm »
Bloody hell is there a back brake? very rarely use it.

You must ride a slow blue then  :lol

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3452 on: 15 October 2014, 06:59:18 am »
took me a while to work this one out  :o ....lots of people on here not using the back brake  :eek ....then it finally dawned on me ....its all the extra power i have on my silver bike.it needs both brakes to stop it.....yamaha fitted both brakes to all fazers/colours weather they needed them or not   :lol
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3453 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
 
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3454 on: 15 October 2014, 01:35:42 pm »
took me a while to work this one out  :o ....lots of people on here not using the back brake  :eek ....then it finally dawned on me ....its all the extra power i have on my silver bike.it needs both brakes to stop it.....yamaha fitted both brakes to all fazers/colours weather they needed them or not   :lol

The faster the bike, the less rear brake you use.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3455 on: 17 October 2014, 07:14:07 pm »
Fitted some R&G  heated grips and took a run out to  Squires at Sherburn. Never switched them on as weather was so mild.
About 40 bikes at Squires, not bad for a Friday afternoon in October, like me probably taking advantage of the mild weather.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3456 on: 17 October 2014, 07:18:52 pm »
Battery charged in anticipation of weekend weather! Mild today in Midlands.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3457 on: 18 October 2014, 05:47:20 pm »
Drained carbs, applied ACF50, charged battery. Tank already brimmed and fuel stabiliser added. Goodbye to the Fazer for 6 months.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3458 on: 18 October 2014, 05:53:24 pm »
Put it away for the winter blues.........spent a couple of hours ACF50ing it, optimate on...........cya in the springtime.......now where did I put me book.... :)
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3459 on: 18 October 2014, 07:49:11 pm »
There are plenty of good riding days through the winter and I dont do wet or even damp
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3460 on: 18 October 2014, 07:56:47 pm »
Put it away for the winter blues.........spent a couple of hours ACF50ing it, optimate on...........cya in the springtime.......now where did I put me book.... :)
Drained carbs, applied ACF50, charged battery. Tank already brimmed and fuel stabiliser added. Goodbye to the Fazer for 6 months.


Why ACF50 if putting away presumably in garage for winter
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3461 on: 18 October 2014, 08:12:58 pm »
Kept in an outbuilding, corrugated roof. Sub zero temperatures, lots of condensation. Untreated moisture will creep into cracks and will not freely evaporate. ACF 50 actively ejects moisture from these areas.
I ride 12 months of the year in all conditions. Heavy salting of roads in the Welsh hills so prefer to use my 25 year old XJ600 and cosset the Fazer.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3462 on: 18 October 2014, 08:19:57 pm »
Heavy salting of roads in the Welsh hills so prefer to use my 25 year old XJ600 and cosset the Fazer.

Ah ha I see, and yes I have seen even in an open to two sides covered area if it has been cold and quickly gets warm then things that had soaked up the cold like metal parts then "sweat" and you can write your name in them.
« Last Edit: 18 October 2014, 08:20:33 pm by fazersharp »
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3463 on: 18 October 2014, 08:25:10 pm »
Put it away for the winter blues.........spent a couple of hours ACF50ing it, optimate on...........cya in the springtime.......now where did I put me book.... :)
Drained carbs, applied ACF50, charged battery. Tank already brimmed and fuel stabiliser added. Goodbye to the Fazer for 6 months.


Why ACF50 if putting away presumably in garage for winter



 :eek :eek :eek....rode 250ish miles to the stafford show, winters not here yet   :rolleyes
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3464 on: 18 October 2014, 08:30:45 pm »
Put mine away in the garage for two months last winter; Jan and Feb I think. Didn't ride it once in that time. A miserable two months that was! But I kept it taxed and insured on the off-chance that we might have had a couple of decent days. I'll be doing the same this year. Haven't ACF'd it yet, cos like fazersharp, I only really ride in good weather these days, unless I'm caught out. I'll be ACFing mine at the first sign of a freeze though, cos that salt lays around for ages on dry roads too.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3465 on: 18 October 2014, 09:16:01 pm »
Frost on the cars last Sunday morning between Mold and St Asaph. Salt has already been put on some roads locally. 15 degrees today, and the same forecast tomorrow, so hope to go for a spin to Llanberis, Caernarfon tomorrow.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3466 on: 18 October 2014, 09:16:39 pm »
cos that salt lays around for ages on dry roads too.
Yep somtimes you can see it on M-ways like dust when it is dry, so I wait untill some rain has washed it away, althought we get some crap in this country it never rearly stays the same for long
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3467 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.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3468 on: 18 October 2014, 11:46:29 pm »
Up here in not so sunny Scotland winter comes around quicker than down south.........the other reason it's gone to bed now is that the tax is out......and I don't ride in the cold weather during this time of the yr...........I have no interest in riding in the cold today was 11 degrees, so far this yr I've done about 3.5k which is more than enough, I prefer to get back on the bike in the springtime with that new bike feeling for the first time..........like fook me I don't remember it being this quick....lol so there u go........it's a toy for the summer  :)
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3469 on: 19 October 2014, 01:14:20 am »
OK, not being funny or bolshy but why add fuel stabiliser?  Years ago I rode all year round, nowadays I dont, but In 32 years all ive ever done is stick it on an optimate every now and again, and fire it up every 2 weeks or so just to circulate the fuel. Ive never once had a problem. Ive never drained the fuel or added anything to it.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3470 on: 19 October 2014, 08:34:30 am »
Doddsie, I have done exactly the same as you over the winter period since the early 70's. ie. starting the engine up and letting it run for a while and keeping the battery well charged. When I bought the Fazer a few years ago and told the dealer that I wouldn't be using it in the winter and it would be standing for around 6 months, he advised me to add fuel stabiliser. He told me that due to the ethanol content in modern fuels, if left standing for many months the fuel may 'go off', a condition known as stale fuel. Petrol containing ethanol is especially subject to absorbing atmospheric moisture, then forming gums,solids, or two phases ( a hydrocarbon phase floating on top of a water-alcohol phase).
  The prescence of these degradation products in fuel tank, lines, carbs, or fuel injection components makes it harder to start the engine, or causes reduced engine performance. On resumption of regular engine use, the buildup is often eventually cleaned cleaned out by the flow of fresh petrol. The addition of a fuel stabiliser to petrol can extend the life of fuel.
  After learning all this I didn't want to risk it so I took the advice and for the sake of a few quid bought fuel stabiliser. Yamalube is what I bought, available from many dealers.
   If I hadn't bought the Fazer I would have carried on as I always have done as I knew nothing about fuel going off. Anyway, you know as much as I do now. Breakfast next, then off for a spin on the XJ600 which has never seen fuel stabiliser ! Have a good day and ride safely everybody.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3471 on: 19 October 2014, 08:37:13 am »
Up here in not so sunny Scotland winter comes around quicker than down south.........the other reason it's gone to bed now is that the tax is out......and I don't ride in the cold weather during this time of the yr...........I have no interest in riding in the cold today was 11 degrees, so far this yr I've done about 3.5k which is more than enough, I prefer to get back on the bike in the springtime with that new bike feeling for the first time..........like fook me I don't remember it being this quick....lol so there u go........it's a toy for the summer  :)




not just in scotland matey......the more fun we have on our bikes in the summer the quicker the winter comes  :\...weather has changed down here in the south, wet and damp, but not cold yet......iam going to see if I can get a few more days out this year   ;)
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3472 on: 19 October 2014, 08:53:07 am »
dried mine off. some savage winds during the night has ripped the cover off my bike (still standing upright though luckily) and it was soaked - se a good wash and dry was in order :)

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3473 on: 19 October 2014, 10:31:19 am »
Started it up..

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #3474 on: 19 October 2014, 11:34:50 am »
started and let her run up to temperature