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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Loose front sprocket nut...
« on: 05 July 2021, 08:19:07 pm »
- That shadow looks like a tab washer was on there that hasn't been folded over.
- Another one here for loctite 243.
- Common mistake by people that dont know what they are doing.
- Gnasher has recommended Green 270
Then I'm not surprised that sprocket nuts come undone.
Mine is staked but I don't trust that so I use a bit of loctite.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Loose front sprocket nut...
« on: 05 July 2021, 07:44:33 am »
That shadow looks like a tab washer was on there that hasn't been folded over.
Another one here for loctite 243.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Insurance and Mods
« on: 27 May 2021, 10:40:34 pm »
I'm a programmer, not a mechanic. Was like that when I bought it. How do I know what is standard and what is a modification?

General / Re: My new toy
« on: 22 May 2021, 12:18:58 pm »
Happy to oblige

General / Re: My new toy
« on: 19 May 2021, 07:31:19 pm »

USD forks are costly to replace oil/dust seals as specialist tools are required to do the job both safely and properly.   ;)


Beg to differ, I find them neither difficult or requiring specialist tools.
TBH I find them easier than traditional forks.

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: Hyperpro
« on: 22 April 2021, 08:57:00 pm »
If you haven't already, have a look at this post

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: Hyperpro
« on: 19 April 2021, 10:31:53 pm »
Always tighter coils at the top.
Would never fit progressive springs though. It plays havoc with the damping. One of the first things to be ditched on any of my bikes.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: misfire @ 5k - 8k rpm
« on: 16 April 2021, 10:27:06 am »
Let battle commence.... 🤕

FZS600 Fazer / Re: misfire @ 5k - 8k rpm
« on: 15 April 2021, 07:36:35 pm »
I'll put my flag in the ground. 😝
It's a Yamaha, if the obvious plugs, fuel and filter are eliminated (and should have been first) then it's a coil.
Stake your guesses now.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: misfire @ 5k - 8k rpm
« on: 14 April 2021, 10:06:30 pm »
If start by ditching those iridium plugs, I've had them break down in under 1000 miles.
Only buy plugs from a dealer or m and p  (somewhere reputable) as there are tons of fakes out there on eBay.
Then check caps, leads and coils.
There are only a few things in the ignition system to cause a miss fire.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: is my cam chain worn
« on: 14 April 2021, 09:53:53 pm »
In that case I would think it's definitely worn.
But not very much, if you do regular oil changes and use the bike then a cam chain should last almost forever. I've had bikes over 140000 miles on the original cam chain without any rattles.
My current fz8 is on 80000 and quiet as a 🐭.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Nice little upgrade
« on: 26 March 2021, 07:34:34 pm »
Keeps you awake at night doesn't it?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: is my cam chain worn
« on: 26 March 2021, 07:33:05 pm »
How many miles is on the bike?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Nice little upgrade
« on: 21 March 2021, 10:07:28 pm »
In that case absolutely well done that man.
Don't find many that go to that trouble and as you didn't mention it I thought I would.
Keep an eye on the tyre wear though, one or two clicks more or less on compression make the difference between squaring off the rear or keeping its profile.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Nice little upgrade
« on: 21 March 2021, 09:10:52 pm »
Hi just wondering what spring rate you ended up with based on your rider weight and if you have set up your sag settings, what pre load did you end up with to get them?

I just fitted an R1 and still having issues over the spring rate they recommended, also the video on there website changing the spring yourself is wrong, [size=78%]it can’t be done on this model anyway.[/size]

According to the service sheet the spring rate is 525lb. Rider weight with kit is 84kg, pillion weight with kit 54kg.

My local supplier fitted the shock and did all the set-up for me .....

How can the local dealer 'set up' the the rear shock for you?
He doesn't know your
Front rear weight balance preference
Braking technique
Weight transfer speed/control preference under braking and acceleration
Did he ask about your tyre choices ( stiffer or softer side wall)
Indeed did he ask you anything?
Shock set up is not a game, your life can depend on it!
You can lose the front under braking if the rebound is wrong or under acceleration if the compression is wrong.
There are a million ways it can go wrong when you trust someone else with the set up.
If he isn't YOUR mechanic and he hasn't spent hundreds of hours working and talking to you he can't know how to set up your shock only you can do it correctly.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Nice little upgrade
« on: 20 March 2021, 12:42:48 pm »
Nitron  shocks are the badgers nadgers.
One question though, is it just the camera angle or is that nut securing the shock to the linkage a little closer to the link arms?

General / Re: You can't fix stupid
« on: 12 February 2021, 05:16:21 pm »
Can't fix stupid?
Turns out you can't quarantine it either.

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: Fitting a Digi Gear on a Fazer 8
« on: 12 January 2021, 09:59:14 pm »
I think the bike got written off by a friendly car driver.
Yes on the headlight mod.
TBH though you don't need the mod, the dipped beam is fine if you set it up right. The only advantage of the mod is aesthetics.

I reckon this guy should sod off.
He's asking for help elsewhere too from people who don't know the first thing about bikes.
Isn't that right Gaz? 😁😎😊🤐🤪

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Broken TPS
« on: 21 October 2020, 09:47:37 pm »
Never had an issue with the tps on a bike but the one on the Audi is just starting to play up. Had to reset it 3 times in the last 2 weeks.

General / Re: Utter Cnut award goes to: Jordan Bikes Leeds.
« on: 30 September 2020, 01:48:40 pm »
Here's his reply

Good Morning, The reason the bolts are missing is that the previous owner wanted to keep his R&G Crash protection. We have since fitted new bolts.
Kind regards

General / Re: Utter Cnut award goes to: Jordan Bikes Leeds.
« on: 29 September 2020, 11:24:00 pm »
Just asked why he's selling a bike in a dangerous condition.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Starter motor is clicking but won’t start
« on: 15 September 2020, 10:14:37 pm »
It'll be the starter relay. 10 quid and half hours work.
Prove it by turning the ignition on press the starter and short the two large terminals on the top of the relay, the motor should spin and start.

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: Sprocket ratio
« on: 09 September 2020, 09:29:57 pm »
That's a big change. Adding one to the front is about the same as removing two from the rear.
I know what you said but what exactly is the problem?
I commute 100 miles every day and return about 53mpg and that's not hanging around.
It's no tdm900 but it's not bad.

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: Fazer 8/6/1 shared parts
« on: 09 September 2020, 09:21:11 pm »
😂 not a bad idea really but you will still run into the same problem.
I think I'm the only fz8 owner on here (and maybe you?) and as they don't tend to break down much it's only tyres, chain, sprockets, pads etc that need replacing.

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