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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!!


« on: 23 March 2015, 09:44:11 pm »
I had one of these, worked fine for a few months, then it started to only record when it felt like..

not the best quality, or the easiest to use.

hope you have better luck than me... I use my Contour Roam camera in the car now as well as a helmet cam.


General / Re: First run of Spring :)
« on: 18 March 2015, 08:49:29 pm »
been out on the bikes all week, not got time for photos though.... having a good time reviewing my footage from my contour camera though...  :eek


looking to head down Ayr/Stranraer way tomorrow....

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 15 March 2015, 05:59:23 pm »
I topped up the coolant.... since I only realised that it wasn't aircooled last week...


what a twat...  :rollin

General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 10 March 2015, 10:55:27 pm »
cheers mate... both great bikes, in very different ways...  :rollin

General / Re: What's your single most recent motorbike purchase ?
« on: 10 March 2015, 08:15:11 pm »
I was at the Scottish bike show at the weekend... made 3 purchase:

bike stand/lift

road skin jeans

custom ear plugs

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 10 March 2015, 08:13:56 pm »
I took all the calipers off, pads out and gave them all a good scrub clean...


General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 10 March 2015, 08:11:14 pm »
as well as my scratcher Fazer... I have a Ninja 12R and a Harley 48

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show.
« on: 26 February 2015, 12:23:06 pm »
I don't think the Scottish one is the best to be honest, however I'll still go and wander about moaning about the price of burgers and such like...


FZS600 Fazer / Re: replaced bulb, lost speedo
« on: 19 February 2015, 07:14:18 pm »
ah that'll be it then, problem solved...

all so very helpful on here...  :\   :rolleyes


FZS600 Fazer / Re: replaced bulb, lost speedo
« on: 19 February 2015, 01:55:05 pm »
You do know that you need to be moving for the speedo to work

oh my god... really???

I had the bike on its centre stand and spinning the rear wheel with my hand, doesn't this work!?!?!?  :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes

 :rollin :rollin

I am aware that the bike has to be moving for the speedo to register what speed you are going, thanks for the help though, very kind!  :b

FZS600 Fazer / Re: replaced bulb, lost speedo
« on: 19 February 2015, 08:18:12 am »
well I almost drained the tank and my fill light never came on, so I guess I had it the wrong way round.

took everything apart again last night, changed the bulb around and made sure there were no damaged wires, or disconnected ones etc...

the speedo still doesn't work.

when I turn the bike on it goes from the off position to the 'ready' position - at 0 mph.... but does nothing after that.....

does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong??


FZS600 Fazer / Re: replaced bulb, lost speedo
« on: 18 February 2015, 12:51:17 pm »
going to give it another strip down later today.... I've been riding about to drain the tank to ensure the petrol light comes on OK ( I did put a 'working' light in there, but maybe the polarity is different)

So hopefully all nothing major, but we'll see...

should have all been so simple....  :rollin


FZS600 Fazer / Re: clock lights
« on: 17 February 2015, 08:55:38 pm »
how easy/hard is it to change the bulbs in the clocks of a fazer 5dm

it's quite easy, there are 3 bolts at the back of the into to take off, then unplug it from the bike.

after that, 8 screws take apart the actual housing and the 4 bulbs are in there, all with a yellow dot on them.

twist to remove, change over, then put it all back together again. The bulbs I got off ebay are 'sided' so I needed to test them and change a few around... but they look good!

the only issue I have now, is my speedo has stopped working!  :'( :'(

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 / Re: Key help
« on: 07 September 2014, 10:29:41 pm »
cheers all... I dumped a half gallon of Gt85 in there and it's helped out for now...

Never even thought about getting a new key Mick.... lol.... idiot...  :\ :\

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??



General / Re: Reflecting on a near miss
« on: 10 July 2014, 06:13:36 am »
I've been advised by Police riders and IAM riders to NOT look at the drivers or their eyes for recognition - BUT, watch the front & the wheels of the vehicle; if the vehicle doesn't appear to slowing, then assume they haven't seen you and put the appropriate escape route in your mind.

Looking at the front wheels is the easiest way to avoid cars pulling out from parking spaces in front of you (their wheels will be turned to the right, and watch for any signs of movement), or to avoid cars pulling out from junctions in front of you - the moment the wheels start to move you should accept they haven't seen you (even if they're looking directly at you) and take avoiding action. From experience, THIS WORKS.


I always look at the front wheels, don't care where they are looking, don't care about indicators, the wheels tell me what is going on.

I tend to have to have both brakes covered too if something doesn't 'feel' right.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 09 July 2014, 10:51:35 pm »
got it back from the garage with a fresh MOT and new pads and hoses...

then got my top box on it all ready for it's first trip away tomorrow...


Introduction / Re: Morning all
« on: 24 June 2014, 06:38:55 pm »
ha! cheer mate... my driveway is much better condition... OCD and all that jazz...  ;)

Evening Mick... thanks for the heads up about here....   :b :b

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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