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FZS600 Fazer / Weird clicking/snapping noise from rear end when braking
« on: 16 January 2020, 08:52:18 pm »
Hi all

Currently using the bike a lot for commuting. Yesterday on my ride home in the pouring rain I had to slam on the brakes fairly hard to avoid a car that had switched lanes as I was about to overtake him, not really an issue as I reacted and put on my brakes but as it was so wet and I have the upgraded FZS1000 caliper on the rear disc, I locked up the rear wheel and almost drifted sideways before the bike snapped back up right and facing the right way. As it did this there was this weird click noise from the rear of the bike, throughout my ride today every time I applied the rear brake with a little bit of force I can now this click or snap sound.

I put the bike on its centre stand and tried to see if maybe I snapped a wheel bearing but I don't think it's that.

Anyone got any ideas what could be causing the noise?

Thanks in advance :)

FZS600 Fazer / Clicking/ticking sound when moving bike and rear wheel
« on: 25 April 2019, 03:43:42 pm »
Hi guys

Strange thing has been occurring recently on my 2001 FZS600 Fazer. I've noticed after a ride sometimes after I turn my bike off and roll it into my garage it is make a weird clicking or ticking sound, it happens when moving the bike forward and backwards.

I've put the bike on the centre stand and moved the back wheel and it is also making the clicking and ticking sound then as well.

Any ideas what it could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance :) [size=78%]  [/size]

FZS600 Fazer / Heavy/hard to pull in clutch
« on: 18 February 2019, 05:45:31 pm »
Hey everyone

Been having a little issue with my FZS600 clutch recently, it has suddenly become really heavy/hard to pull in, it is causing my wrist to cramp up when riding it is that heavy.

The clutch and the bike works fine but I definitely need to find out the solution to this problem to ease the pain on my wrist.

Hope someone can help. Thanks in advance. 

FZS600 Fazer / Weird rattle/scratching and high pitch noise from engine
« on: 21 December 2018, 08:35:27 pm »
Hi Guys

Tonight I was riding my bike home from work when all of a sudden as soon as I started to get up to about 30/35mph this high pitch squeaking noise started coming from the engine, below 35mph all I can is a rattle or scratching like sound but I have no idea what any of this could mean.

I managed to record the noise on my helmet camera and so feel free to have a listen to the video I've attached (Would recommend headphones).

I managed to get the bike back home and so will now not ride it until I know what this problem is. My bike is a 2001 Yamaha FZS600 with 43k on the clock.

Really hope you can help me understand what on earth is going on with my bike, thanks in advance.

FZS600 Fazer / Whizzing Sound Coming From Engine
« on: 15 September 2018, 01:20:43 am »
Hi guys and girls

Recently when I start up my bike she's been making this really noticeable whizzing sound from the engine while she is cold, as she warms up it progressively gets quieter, I'm not saying its louder than the exhaust or anything but while it is sitting there warming up I can definitely hear it and I haven't heard at all in the over 2 years I've owned her.

It almost sounds like a chain going round like the normal chain near the back wheel except for in the engine, I don't really know an awful lot about bikes so I have not even a clue for what it could be.

The reason I'm posting about it now is because tonight while I was riding around I started to hear it when accelerating, this time it was even louder than when the bike is just sat there warming up except for this was after 20 minutes of riding so she was definitely warm by this point.

She is a 2001 FZS600 with over 43k miles, she has never had any work done to the engine as far as I'm aware of (except regular oil and filter changes of course), only thing I've ever done even near that area is replace the carbs after my old ones started leaking fuel, however this work was carried out over a year ago.

Hope someone can tell me what it could be and if it is something to be worried about or if I'm just being stupid.

Thanks in advance guys.

FZS600 Fazer / Slipping Clutch
« on: 28 August 2018, 11:57:35 pm »
Hey boys and girls

Wondering if any of you could help me once again.

Recently when I've been riding the bike there will come a moment where I go to throw on the throttle and give it some when all of a sudden I move no where and the engine just starts revving it's tits off, I can't really describe it other then it's like pulling the clutch in and revving it expect for when it happens my hand isn't even engaging my clutch or anything.

It doesn't happen all the time, just occasionally but it's definitely something I want to sort out.

My guess would be the clutch is slipping and my other guess would be that it's because of my clutch plates, however I am no expert and so I thought I'd come on here to ask for some opinions before I spend lord knows how much on new clutch plates only for it not to solve anything.

Many thanks in advance   

FZS600 Fazer / Engine bars/guard
« on: 26 April 2018, 12:59:01 pm »
Hi all

Recently just fixed up my FZS600 after coming off it about a month ago (minor damage) however both times I've come off it the crankcase cover seems to take the most damage. I've been debating on getting a set of Engine bars to go around the engine because if I come off it again I don't mind having to fork out for new bars, I'm just getting tired of having to find more crankcase covers  :lol .

My question is what are the best ones to get in everyone's opinion? Anyone have any recommendations? I'm not interested in crash protectors bar that goes through the bike with rubber bits either side, would definitely only be interested in the actual bar cages looking things to go round the engine.

Hope one of you can help like you always do.

Thanks in advance  :D

FZS600 Fazer / Crankcase cover starter clutch bearings
« on: 08 April 2018, 05:28:31 pm »
Hi all

Recently I unfortunately came off my bike and damaged the crankcase cover (not enough to not be able to ride the bike) so I brought a new crankcase cover however it didn't come with the bearings (Attached photo highlights where the bearing is supposed to be in the crankcase cover) I can't take the current crankcase cover off and get the old bearing out as it isn't possible without further damaging the cover, nor can I just go to a bearing shop and ask them to make the bearings as I do not know the measurements.

Does anyone know where I can get hold of this bearing for the crankcase cover? or does anyone know the measurements or what I would have to tell a bearing shop to make?

The bike is going in for repair soon so I really need to hurry up and get hold of this part.

Thanks in advance 

FZS600 Fazer / Boxeye aftermarket screens
« on: 15 July 2017, 07:13:05 pm »
Hey guys

Looking to replace the standard screen on my boxeye FZS 600, was wondering what everyone's got or come across before?

Any links as well would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance guys  :)

FZS600 Fazer / Oil Leak
« on: 23 June 2017, 05:03:21 pm »
Hi guys
Just went up to my bike (it's been stood for 4 days not started or anything) and notice a tiny puddle of oil.
The bottom of the slump is covered in oil as well but it appears to be coming from even higher than that.
Oil level has gone down but not by much. I have attached a few photos of the problem.
Can anyone let me know where they think the leak is coming from and why and how to sort it out please.
Thanks in advance.

FZS600 Fazer / Oil warning light
« on: 07 June 2017, 10:22:30 pm »
Hi guys

A couple months ago on my way back to London from Ireland my oil warning light came on for a split second when I changed gear at high RPM, this was no bother as I just pulled over, noticed my Oil level was a little lower than normal and topped it up. As soon as I got back to London I did an Oil and filter change, a few days later I was then changing gear again and the light came on for another split second (good thing my eyes keep catching it :lol ). I checked the oil level later that day and noticed I didn't put as much oil as allowed in when I did the change, Oil was about a quarter way up the glass so I topped it up with a little dash of the same oil from the change.

Tonight I was riding home from the Bike Shed and there was a moment where I gave it a few decent high revs (7-9K RPM) in 2nd gear and the light came on again for another tiny second but as soon as I ease off the throttle it went off, I spent the rest of the journey home trying to get the light to come on again to work out what is happening but I couldn't do it, which has left me confused.

Why does the Oil light occasionally just come on for a split second when either changing gears at high RPM or riding in high RPM's?

Hope someone can help me out.

Thanks guys :)

FZS600 Fazer / bar ends
« on: 02 June 2017, 01:07:13 pm »
Hi guys

Recently put some Renthal 758's on my fzs600 and brought some tiny Oxford bar ends to make sure they didn't stick out to much.

Worked for about a month but sadly yesterday one of them fell out whilst riding and I didn't notice it  :rolleyes

So now I need some new bar ends that will fit Renthal 758's, looking for some that have a better securing to the handlebars than the Oxford one's, was wondering if there was any handlebar guards that fit the Renthal 758's?

Hope you guys can help me out.

Cheers :)

FZS600 Fazer / What can be done about my forks
« on: 30 May 2017, 11:05:15 pm »
Hi guys

So the time has come where i need to address my forks, as you can see from the pictures attached they both have got this weird white rush on them.

It is really starting to get me down as it is now the worst part of the bike and I really need to do something about it.

Was wondering what my options are exactly? I am fully open to suggestions and would love to hear what you all recommend.

Thanks guys

FZS600 Fazer / Problems
« on: 12 May 2017, 02:24:44 pm »
Hi guys

Over the last week my 2001 FZS 600 has ran into a lot of problems (A LOT) she is all fixed and running again for now however it has left me needing some things.

The fuel hose leaked and now I am looking for 9mm reinforced fuel hose to replace the temp fix it's got now.
I also change the chain and sprockets and now desperately need the upgraded lock nut and tap for the front sprocket as mine still has the dodgy original one.

Hope someone can help me with links to these items, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys.

FZS600 Fazer / Renthal bar ends
« on: 27 April 2017, 08:04:38 pm »
Hi guys

Bike is getting some renthal bars next week to replace my bent stock one's, however I've heard to original bar ends don't fit them???

Does anyone know what bar ends do fit and if so could you supply any links?

I seen bar ends with mirrors however then I'm wondering how do I fill the gaps in the front fairing for the fairing mirrors?

Hope you can all help :)

FZS600 Fazer / New chain and sprocket + oil
« on: 23 April 2017, 07:40:10 pm »
Hi guys

Just came back from riding to, around and back from ireland, did 1236 miles in total, over those miles some oil seem to disappear and i needed to top it up with 10w40 semi synthetic oil (not happy about this) and also my chain kept getting slack.

Therefore I now need to do an oil change and want to know flat out what is the best oil for my 2001 Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer?

And what is the best chain and sprocket set as well please?

Hope you guys can help.

FZS600 Fazer / Clutch won't fully engage when hot
« on: 02 April 2017, 10:48:56 pm »
Hi guys

Some of you may or may not know that I am an admin for the UK Motorcycle Theft Protest  (UKMTP) and that this weekend we had our awareness ride in central London. I was leading a group of 80-100 bikers from Greenwich Park to Westminster Square. The ride was slow (10-20 mph) at all times (1st gear) lots of revving and horn beeping with lots of attention and eyes being given by the public.

However sadly as I was getting so close to Westminster my bike was incredibly hot, it was a hot busy Saturday in central London with no filtering and it got to a point that I could not shift the bike into natural, and then later on even with the clutch level fully pulled in and engaged, i still had to hold the brake lever otherwise the bike would start moving forward.

As soon as i turned my engine off though straight away it could go back into natural, and after the whole bike had a chance to cool down and i was on the way home (normal riding) the clutch and gearbox were fine with no problems.

It was annoying as i replaced the whole clutch less than 1000 miles ago so I can't seem to work out why it goes all messed up when its hot.

Hope you guys can help.
Thanks in advance.

FZS600 Fazer / Back on the road
« on: 04 March 2017, 05:33:45 pm »
Hi guys

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped me out with advice and offering of parts whilst me and my bike were recovering from our accident in January, massive thanks to Graham especially for the engine case as well.

Good news is the bike and I are now back on the road and she is as good as new, new fairing, new mirror's, new engine case, new oil and filter, new clutch, new cables and levers, and of course new exhaust (SP Engineering can sounds amazing by the way😆).

Picture below of how my bike is looking now.

Really wanted to post this just to show my appreciation for this group, everyone on here has been really helpful and friendly and I just wanted to say thanks for it, especially through the tough last mouth.

Cheers again guys ☺

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED - 2001 FZS600 Bar Ends
« on: 28 February 2017, 11:38:22 pm »
Hey guys

had an off about a month ago and am finally now well enough to start repairing the bike.

Was just wondering if anyone had any bar ends that would fit a FZS600 Fazer for sale as mine are a bit worse for wear.

Thanks guys  :)

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED - 2001 FZS600 Fazer Front Fairing
« on: 02 February 2017, 02:12:58 pm »
Hi guys

Recently came off my bike after I lose control trying to avoid some jaywalkers who ran out into the road whilst my light was on green.

The bike is pretty beat up but repairable and so my rebuild mission has begun  :lol  was wondering if anyone had 2001 Yamaha FZS600 Fazer front fairing for sale? I will attach a photo below of what my looks like currently

Hope someone can help :)

Thanks guys.

FZS600 Fazer / Crash
« on: 01 February 2017, 08:45:46 pm »
Hi guys

last night I was out ridding and approaching a green light at about 30mph when out of nowhere 4 people ran out into the road hoping to cross, I had to swerve to avoid them but sadly lost control and came off. I've managed to escape with just a fractured wrist, however the bike is a bit beat up, both mirrors and right side indicator are loose, front fairing is cracked and scratched, exhaust completely fell off and bent, and lastly the right hand side engine shell cracked and allowed all the oil out.

As you can imagine I'm gutted and heartbroken, I love this bike with all I have, and all I want to know is if it is fixable, I know mirrors, indicators, fairings and exhaust all are but I'm so worried about any potential other damage caused by cracking the engine shell, at the moment I just can see there's no oil left in the engine.

Photos of broken bits are attached  :(

Thanks guys

FZS600 Fazer / spongy clutch
« on: 31 January 2017, 04:22:15 pm »
Hi guys

Been having a little problem with my clutch recently for about a month and a half/2 months.

Every so often the clutch becomes really spongy for a few moments but then will go back to normal, it's very temperamental and I was wondering if anyone could give me any ideas of what could be causing it?

I don't mind having to buy a new clutch as springs and plates ain't that overpriced, and I already have a new clutch cable waiting

Hope you guys can help as always  :)


For Sale & Wanted / WANTED - 2001 FZS600 Rear Hugger
« on: 21 January 2017, 01:21:29 pm »
Hi guys

Looking for a 2001 FZS600 rear hugger in either red, black or carbon fibre.

Please leave a reply if selling one.

Thanks guys :)

FZS600 Fazer / Aftermarket mirrors
« on: 18 January 2017, 01:40:24 pm »
Hi guys

Been looking to try and modernise my 2001 Fazer a little without streetfighting it (Too common now) most things I've looked for and found something to do, however i can't seem to find aftermarket mirrors, not that they need changing, they work fine, I'm not a big fan of them personally but I understand the old saying 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' however I thought I'd at least ask to see what idea's you guys might have  :)

Hope you guys can help, thanks in advance  :)

FZS600 Fazer / Braided Brake Lines
« on: 14 January 2017, 03:13:17 pm »
Hey again guys hope you are all well.

Have been thinking recent about putting some braided brake lines on my fazer and just wanted to know:

A. Does anyone else have them on their FZS600 and how are they?
B. Do you all think it's worth doing?
C. What are the best braided brake lines (front and rear) for the bike as so many manufacturers make them?

Hope you guys can help me out as always ☺

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