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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Loose front sprocket nut...
« on: 30 September 2021, 08:31:27 pm »
Just for interest this is a drawing I did and posted long ago on the sprocket nut topic. I've no information on the manufacturing tolerances but it will effect the clearances to a lesser or greater degree.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS 600 '03 Torque Arm Upgrade
« on: 27 September 2021, 12:11:29 pm »
Good choice.  :)

General / Re: Multiple bike insurance
« on: 15 September 2021, 03:33:06 pm »
I've got four bikes on an Aviva policy. They call it Premier Bike Club on the renewal document. I was with Norwich Union for years and then it was taken over by Aviva. Eighteen years ago I wrote a bike off and they payed out the full price I payed for the bike without quibbling, so I've stuck with them ever since.  Cost me £213 plus £37 for full breakdown recovery to home or destination. Only used the recovery once after a tyre failure in France and they got me and the bike to a garage to have a new tyre fitted. Probably cheaper if you shop around but I'm happy.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front fairing
« on: 12 September 2021, 06:27:22 pm »
No. Just the side infills.

General / Re: Drink Driving Ban
« on: 01 September 2021, 09:00:33 pm »
I've normally not much sympathy for D.D. but under the circumstances what you did is understandable, and unfortunately you've been very unlucky. I get the impression you are not keen on becoming a pure cyclist so in the absence of suitable public transport the electric bike option sounds like a reasonable alternative. I've occasionally used a cheap early electric bike and it does take the pain of cycling up hills away. Good luck with whatever you decide and looking for a positive when the nine months is up we will be at the start of summer.

Introduction / Re: New FZS600 owner
« on: 28 July 2021, 11:37:30 am »
A good choice. Low mileage unmolested ones are getting hard to find now. Looks nice.

Introduction / Re: Hello everyone
« on: 12 July 2021, 04:13:58 pm »
Hi Nick, welcome to the site. Good choice of bike. I have had a 2001 Fazer 600 for seventeen years now with very little trouble in 60,000 miles and still happy with it. You'll find plenty of info on here and usually someone to answer any questions you might have. I'm from Lancashire so not near you. Take your time to get used to the bike and enjoy in safety.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Loose front sprocket nut...
« on: 28 June 2021, 08:59:36 pm »
Good that you spotted it. It's an old issue that doesn't seem to have been mentioned for a good while.  Enjoy your big trip.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: mk2 2 mirrors on a mk1
« on: 29 May 2021, 01:08:29 pm »
Well worth it for me, made a big improvement to what i could see behind.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Pilot screw adjusting tool
« on: 14 May 2021, 09:22:24 pm »
b1k3rdude. I do like nice tools and that certainly looks a handy piece of kit.

BBROWN1664. That angle screw driver is the same as what I used except I got the one with a longer body and drive shaft. But then I extended it further with a piece of tube etc. to make it easier to use and because I just like making such things.  :)

FZS600 Fazer / Pilot screw adjusting tool
« on: 12 May 2021, 11:41:14 pm »
If you have ever adjusted the carburettor pilot screws on the 600 Fazer you will know how restricted the space is on number 3 carb. If you have dainty fingers you might be able to use a very short screwdriver, but I can't. You can buy a bent tool for £18 which is probably good for most bikes but which I found possible but tricky to use on number 3 carb on the 600 Fazer. There is also a much more expensive tool available that uses a pair of small bevel gears and would no doubt do the job well. After seeing a similar idea to this on another forum this is a tool I made using an angled screwdriver from Toolstation for £6.59 and which makes the job a lot easier. Very pleased with the end result which makes the adjustment easy. The chrome extension tube was something I had lying about from some scrapped item.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Pilot mixture screw adjustment
« on: 11 May 2021, 08:26:56 am »
You would normally balance the carbs to get it right.
That was one of the things I checked and I did make a slight adjustment before fiddling with the pilot screw. I suppose I should check the balance again since tweaking the pilot screw.

FZS600 Fazer / Pilot mixture screw adjustment
« on: 10 May 2021, 10:40:58 pm »

Has you ever heard of using exhaust pipe temperature as a guide when adjusting the pilot screw?

Just for interest I measured to temperature of the exhaust pipes shortly after starting from cold and ticking over for a couple of minutes and I was surprised to find number 3 pipe only got to about 70C when the others had got to about 100C. When I ran it at 2200 revs for a couple of minutes all four got to about the same temperature. I could detect a slight unevenness at tick-over but it never bothered me when riding the bike, which has now done 60,000 miles. After checking cylinder pressures and valve clearances etc. I decided to have a go at a little adjustment of the pilot screw on number three which did smooth out the tick-over. However after letting it all cool down and starting again the tick-over was still smooth but number three ex pipe was still not getting hot as quick as the others. Another 1/4 turn out and now all four pipes get hot at the same time and tick over still smooth. Hence my question about making final adjustments based on exhaust pipe temperature heating up from cold, because I've never heard of it being done that way, and you would normally make such adjustment with everything warmed up.   

Welcome to the group where you will usually find any help you need..
The earlier FZS600 actually had two separate hoses from those connections and running down to the side and under the front of the swinging arm. The thing you have to watch for is that you don't kink them as you lower the tank.  If you kink the breather pipe it can cause fuel starvation as a vacuum builds up in the tank while riding. That's probably why they introduced the rubber funnel thing.

FZ6 / Fazer / Re: Replace Fuel filter
« on: 24 February 2021, 08:16:45 pm »
Yes, just replace old for new. As soon as you turn on the ignition the fuel pump will do its usual clicking as it pump fuel into the system and you can then start her up. As a safety thing the fuel pump cuts out after a few seconds if the engine is not running, so it would do no harm to turn the ignition off and then back on again to make sure the carbs are full before pressing the start button. I usually do that if the bikes been stood a fair while and the fuel in the float bowls as evaporated.
Edit. I've just realised this post is in the FZ section. What I have written above applies to the FZS 600 carburetor model as shown in your profile.

General / Re: Service parts - where to buy online?
« on: 19 February 2021, 10:42:27 am »
Hi Mike, I use my local dealer when I can but if I need to go on-line I've always found good for the usual maintenance stuff. For more specific Yamaha, (and other makes), spares Fowlers of Bristol have always served me well. I'm sure others will have other suggestions.

I like the idea of the lights in the end of the frame tubes.

As long as you're happy with it that's what counts. I'm all for personalizing a bike to suite what you want and would be nice to see it from a few different angles. 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Where To Get Headlight/Front Fairing Frame
« on: 18 November 2020, 10:19:32 pm »

I think I'm right in saying the Foxeye one is different so I'm limited in the years of bikes I can source one from.

You are correct in your thinking.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Engine tear down
« on: 18 November 2020, 10:14:04 pm »
I'm thinking it might be a lot easier to remove the sump and you might find the missing link there. I'm thinking the sump can removed with engine in place. Of course you would have to remove the exhaust system first, but you'd have to do that anyway to remove the cylinder head. Hopefully without any of the exhaust studs snapping. Good luck with it.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« on: 23 July 2020, 01:39:25 pm »

going back to my "stuttering thread" a while after lapping the valves and doing a compression test (135 psi ) i had it on the dyno, 1 or 2 bhp down on claimed power when new...makes me question Haynes figures...
Just a thought of mine. If you are using a screw in tester with an adapter between the compression tester (where the non-return valve is) and the plug hole, then the extra volume of air space in the adapter effectively lowers the compression ratio and thus the gauge shows a lower reading. I can't remember how much it was with the adapter I was using but it was significant.
If you felt so inclined you could do the calculation using Boyle's Law of P1 x V1 = P2 x V2 to see the theoretical difference between with and without the adapter.  Unusually for me I didn't record the figures when I did the test but I remember the calculation put my mind at rest.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fuel smell
« on: 13 July 2020, 11:31:01 am »
It takes about a mile on my bike to run out after turning the tap off (dont ask how I know)

It will take more than a few minutes idling to do the same.

Agree with the above.
Also after filling up with diesel it takes about two miles before the engine notices. (Don't ask how I know).

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Replace boxeye fairing with Foxeye?
« on: 28 May 2020, 10:46:48 am »

This is a link to the details i mentioned. It's a bit lengthy with quite a lot of questions and answers and photo's so should cover everything you need.
Happy to help if i can but it's several years ago that i did the mod. [size=78%] [/size],5252.0.html

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Replace boxeye fairing with Foxeye?
« on: 28 May 2020, 10:28:03 am »
 It has been covered in detail on here in the past so a search might find it. As well as the fairing you obviously need the headlamp. From memory you also need the front mounting bracket that attaches to the steering head part of the frame. The small brackets on the side of the frame are in a different position so you need to make some adapter brackets to match up to the fairing side/rear fixing points. Some wiring work with relays is also needed to suit the twin dip and twin main beam arrangement with the foxeye light. A wiring diagram for this is in the details previously shown that i mentioned. A major advantage is a vast improvement in the lights. I think i still have detail photo's if a search on here isn't successful.
The bike in the phot with the foxeye fairing is a 1998 model.

Wiring diagram for foxeye headlight on early fazer 600.

Introduction / Re: New member in Cyprus
« on: 07 May 2020, 08:35:07 am »
Welcome to the Group Martin. Looks a nice clean bike, good choice. They are very reliable bikes but plenty of info on here and always somebody to help (or take the piss) on here.

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