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General / Re: What are you going to do with your Fazer this winter...?
« on: 04 November 2021, 04:21:57 pm »
ehhh... I'll be riding mine as had a going over with ACF50 a couple of years ago.. and that's about it..


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fork seal replacement problems.
« on: 07 August 2021, 05:03:21 pm »
Sounds like it could be jammed in the down position… a right pain in the backside!

Happened to me once and I’ve been mega careful ever since..

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Little Donkey on life support!
« on: 26 July 2021, 01:45:20 pm »
Hooray the donkey survived lol

P and P......... penetrating fluid, and persistence works 99% of the time

Yup, and a deep breath needed too!

Glad the wee bike is back to full health, I got it as a stop gap 6 years now and it's just so good I've never got rid of it.

Just back from a weekend away on one of my others bikes - a Kawasaki H2 SX... and happy to just back on the ol' trusty Donkey to ride into work today... lol

I'm soo weird...  :rollin

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 July 2021, 02:16:55 pm »
I'm back on the daily commute with mine... gave the calipers a rebuild last weekend and charged the battery a little bit.. all good to go again!

rear caliper upgrade?

Cheaper carb rubbers?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 Rear Brake upgrade.
« on: 11 July 2021, 07:01:49 am »
Yeah, blue dot to match the front ones.

You don’t need a new disc… that stays the same as you’re still using the 600 wheel….

Of course you can get a new one for the upgrade… but make sure it’s a 600 one, not a Thou.

Only the pads need changed to match the caliper.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 Rear Brake upgrade.
« on: 09 July 2021, 11:56:23 am »
You need to cut out a bit of caliper hanger for it to physically fit - I used a Dremel style tool and just ground away, it's pretty easy, don't go in with a sledgehammer attitude...

I have a couple of thin spacers at the bolts to line up properly... this may or may not be 100% required.

Pads have to match the caliper.

Nothing else needs changed.

Think the year is early 2000's... the blue dot one, on a few different bikes as well if you don't fancy the "thou premium"

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Carb Inlet Rubbers
« on: 29 June 2021, 10:04:40 am »
Had the cheap ones on the bike for over 3 years now (used and left outside all winter) and they are still holding up well.

Need to be mental to pay £80 for them IMO..

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Oil leak …
« on: 17 May 2021, 08:29:20 am »
I’ve literally just had this on my bike (thread in here too).

Watch the middle Allen bolt, it’s a nightmare.

There isn’t much room for any of it tbh, but with some patience (swearing) I got everything done without the need to remove anything else.

Nice big spanners for the top/bottom bolts. I would suggest some penetration fluid for the middle the very least! 

I managed to find a second hand original pipe, cleaned it up and repainted. I also bought the eBay flexible version for future in case it fails.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Little Donkey on life support!
« on: 02 May 2021, 05:08:45 pm »
Sooo.... had a couple of days spraying PB Blaster on it.

Hammered in a Torx head, prayed to the 2 wheeled gods and crack!

Out it came.

New (old) pipe on within 10 minutes, quick oil service done too and the ‘Lil donkey is as good as gold!

New screw on order too...

Thanks for all the help and ideas...


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Little Donkey on life support!
« on: 26 April 2021, 09:39:51 am »
Cheers.. I'll give anything a try at this point...

Don't want to dismantle the bike for that little screw FFS! lol

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???

« on: 21 October 2020, 11:19:22 am »
I had similar a few months ago.. the bike would bog down when I tried to accelerate to overtake a car for example.

I traced it back to loose HT leads as darrsi has already suggested below.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tyre sizes and choices
« on: 01 October 2020, 01:14:30 pm »

Metzeler Roadtec Z8 interact on mine, running the standard pressures.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Clutch cable adjustment - sprocket end
« on: 28 September 2020, 10:51:02 am »
yep, im gonna guess you didnt release the adjuster when you fitted the new clutch cable and as its new its shorter so is affectively being pulled all the time, just release the adjuster and start the set up again by tightening the screw untill about right then any more adjustments can be done at the lever end..

Rodger that, cheers... thought it would be something stupid (i.e. me)

 :eek :rollin

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Clutch cable adjustment - sprocket end
« on: 28 September 2020, 10:44:58 am »
Rather than start a new thread, I thought I would just jump on here as I'm pretty sure this is what I need to do as well... but I'll check:

I changed my clutch line yesterday... all went well, no issues.

I thought I had the adjustment correct as the lever "felt good"...

Went to ride my bike to work today, clutch in, first gear, clutch out...and out...and ALLLL the way out and the bike didn't move... no drive at all

I'm guessing (hoping) that I bolloxed up the sprocket end adjustment as I basically made the adjusting screw as tight as I could... so just need to let it out a bit??


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front caliper upgrade
« on: 04 October 2019, 11:36:29 am »
Brakes are exactly the same on all the FZS600 from 1998 to 2003

good stuff... gold goldie stuff for me then!  :rollin

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front caliper upgrade
« on: 04 October 2019, 11:21:21 am »
Yes... but with the box eye...

Looks good though..


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 / Re: FZS 600 Carb Rubbers
« on: 04 October 2019, 10:30:58 am »
I got the cheap ones off eaby, had them on for a while now and they have been perfect..

Shouldn't ask why those are so cheap, the real question is why the others are sooo f***g expensive...


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bike dies when trying to start.....
« on: 22 July 2017, 09:37:32 am »
cheers.... I'll have a try and see how we get on...


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 / Re: Help with fork rebuild
« on: 09 July 2017, 01:44:32 pm »
cherrs, I'll dismantle and give everything a check over....

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?



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