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FZS600 Fazer / Small exhaust split..
« on: 19 January 2022, 10:14:45 am »
Morning All,

I have discovered a small split/cut on the underside of the exhaust, on the downpipe side rather than the end can section.. if you know what I mean.. so closer to the front of the bike.

I don't want it to turn into a drama so i don't want to try and remove the downpipes at this moment in time...  :eek

I'm thinking either JB weld.. or... because I've just got a new cheap welder, to try and weld it??

Does anyone know if it's OK to weld an exhaust without taking it off the bike? not sure where/how to earth it properly.. or if it will destroy the bike..

I guess disconnecting the battery and a minimum...??

FZS600 Fazer / Little Donkey on life support!
« on: 25 April 2021, 07:09:39 pm »
Sooo, this may be the final nail for my little fazer AKA the golden donkey...

Oil return pipe on the front of the engine has burst, 3 or 4 pin holes in it.

I’ve managed to source one off eBay, so went to change it today.

Someone has already been there and rounded off the Allen screw in the middle of the pipe.

The access is shocking.... it’s an engine out job I’m guessing to even try to fix?!?

Has anyone managed to deal with this in situ???

FZS600 Fazer / Front caliper upgrade
« on: 04 October 2019, 10:37:07 am »
A lot of chat (rightly so) about upgrading the rear caliper of the 600 to the blue dot...

What about the fronts? Is it an easy upgrade from the blue dot to the FZS1000 gold dots??

Just bolt off, bolt on??

I don't have any issues with my blue dots, I think they are fine.. but have the chance of golds at a good price... and well...always good to buy stuff...  :rollin :rollin


FZS600 Fazer / Bike dies when trying to start.....
« on: 21 July 2017, 06:09:36 pm »
Hello again!

well, my little donkey Fazer was a victim of the current Edinburgh bike thefts last week.

thankfully, I managed to get it found and returned to me.

the little scrotes snipped all the ignition wires in order to jump start the bike... and rode it away.

when it was recovered, it could still be jump started and ridden..

I've now had all the ignition wires re-connected (matching the colour tracers in the wires) and a big 30 amp fuse replaced.

however, when you hit the starter button, the bike doesn't start, it doesn't even crank.

you can hear the fuel pump working, the battery is fine...

all that happens is the fuel light and oil light come on.... they are not lit up along with the N light when you turn the bike on.

so I'm a bit lost...... has anyone got any ideas?!?!?!

FZS600 Fazer / Help with fork rebuild
« on: 07 July 2017, 05:23:26 pm »
Hello foccers....

So I've done my fork seals, bushes and rebuilt 1 fork with no issues...

The second one however is doing my head in... the damper bolt isn't sealing properly and is now leaking oil out.

I've got the damper rod held properly, so it's not spinning.

At first I torqued it up to the correct 30 NM spec as per the service manual.

Then I've hit it with the impact driver... both on the bench, and built up (minus the oil) on the bike.

I've taken it apart several times and made sure all the threads on the bolt and rod are clean and have no damage.

Everything I've done so far doesn't stop the oil dripping out... it's not a heavy flow, just drops every minute or so.... but obviously I don't want to rebuild the bike and use it knowing this...

Has anyone had this before?!?

Any other ideas to solve it?



FZS600 Fazer / New front caliper...
« on: 24 February 2017, 09:21:56 pm »
I've been looking at a few of these on eBay, and the newer 'silver dot' ones seem to be cheaper than the blue dots...

does anyone know if these will fit a boxeye Fazer OK?

FZS600 Fazer / daft question - coils
« on: 27 December 2016, 03:19:41 pm »
if you're sitting on the bike.... the left side outer coil is 1 and the inner is 2...

what is it for the right hand side of the bike?

is the inner coil No 3 and outer No 4???

 :\ :\

FZS600 Fazer / Rear brake upgrade - quick question
« on: 22 October 2015, 07:11:29 pm »
I've got new new caliper all ready to go on, just wondering what bit gets shaved off the carrier for it to fit??

I.e. is it a couple of mm from the 'face' of it, or is it around the boot holes?!?


For Sale & Wanted / Wanted - fzs1000 blue dot rear caliper
« on: 28 September 2015, 09:04:15 am »
Hi guys,

I think my rear caliper for my '99 fazer 600 is on its lasts legs.

Rather than clean and rebuild, I would rather get the 'upgraded' 1000 rear caliper.

Does anyone have one for sale on here?!?!?


FZS600 Fazer / Speedo drive cable
« on: 13 April 2015, 03:09:10 pm »
Hi all...

well I've not figured out that my lack of speedo isn't the rotor, or sensor, or indeed the clocks themselves...

I've managed to cut the actual speedo sensor cable in half... probably caught it on the brake disc somehow...

anyway..... my question is...

Can this cable be soldered back together OK????

For Sale & Wanted / Wanted: FSZ600 clocks
« on: 05 April 2015, 06:40:41 am »

Well my speedo is still not working, but now the trip and odometer have also stopped working.

So I'm looking to get a set of clocks...

My bike is a 2000 plate.

FZS600 Fazer / 70mph in top gear???
« on: 24 March 2015, 04:29:42 pm »
since my speedo is still goosed, can someone please tell me what revs the bike sits at in 6th gear at 70mph please....

I've got the others figured out (30/40/50/60) so its the only one I don't know!

many thanks!!


FZS600 Fazer / replaced bulb, lost speedo
« on: 17 February 2015, 08:12:52 pm »
Hello all...

I noticed the other day that one of my 'dash' bulbs was out (the one on the left of the speedo)

everything else was working fine.

so I decided to sort this out, and upgrade to white bulbs off ebay, and all went well and I got it all sorted out within 30minutes or so...(see below!!)

I went out on the bike today, and the speedo is dead!

everything else still works, including the trip meter... it's just the speedo that's now working.

does anyone have any idea what could be wrong after changing a few bulbs over?!?


FZS600 Fazer / Key help
« on: 06 September 2014, 03:48:21 pm »
hi there...

my fazer has developed an issue when I try to turn the key to the on position... well basically it won't do it.

the key goes into the barrel no problem, and it turns to the left OK (for locking it) but it's now getting really hard to turn it on to be able to start the bike...

it left me stranded for half an hour today before I managed to get it working...

 I only have 1 key, so can't try the other one.... but it sounds like a barrel issue? is this a common fault, and is there anything that can be done to fix it without the need for a new barrel??



Introduction / Morning all
« on: 24 June 2014, 07:27:54 am »
 just wanting to say hello, I picked up a 2000 plate FZS600 yesterday... lots of fun!

decent enough condition, just under 20k miles, comes complete with a few cosmetic issues, but nothing major or concerning...

I'm looking for a rack and top box if anyone knows of one going for sale!

and although I'm sure you all know what the bike looks like... here is a picture  :rollin

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