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General / Re: Lidl O ring set
« on: 12 May 2022, 01:41:58 pm »
I have a similar set of "O" rings which has come in handy on the odd occasion so worth having in the garage. However as often as not a specific job requires a size that's not in the box.

General / Re: Home made tyre bead breaker.
« on: 09 May 2022, 08:51:24 am »
Ingenious. I like it and I like to see what others make and recycle as I often find myself doing that sort of thing.
This is a bead breaker I made a few years ago from what I had lying around. Not my finest creation and somewhat over complicated, but it does the job.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fan doesn't turn off - any ideas?
« on: 09 April 2022, 10:44:48 am »
On a FZS600 is not normal for the fan to come on under normal riding conditions, usually only in slow traffic on a hot day or stood idling for a period. I have a temperature gauge on mine and it very rarely gets above 85C. The fan is only meant to come on round about 100C.
Your problem does seem strange because pulling the plug on the fan switch should break the circuit, so that suggests a short across the plug or the wires to the plug, however if that was the case the fan would come on as soon as the ignition is turned on even with the engine cold. The other thermo switch for the warning light (with a single wire) is on a separate circuit, although still on live when the ignition is on. Sorry I can offer more help, if I think of anything I'll return.

Introduction / Re: Hello from the Highlands
« on: 02 April 2022, 07:24:42 pm »
Welcome to the site. You certainly live in the right area to enjoy your bike (when the weather is kind).

Introduction / Re: Not so clever foccer
« on: 02 April 2022, 07:20:04 pm »
Another simple mistake that you hope not to repeat is parking on the side stand in neutral while pointing down hill.  :o

General / Re: E10 Winter storage. Starting up?
« on: 25 March 2022, 08:10:48 pm »
After a couple of months idle my FZS600 was not as smooth as it normally is for about 20 seconds of running from cold, after a few gentle revs it then settled down to its usual self. I hadn't taken the precautions you did though and it might have had nothing to do with the fuel. I will wait with bated breath to see your own outcome.  :thumbup

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 Cafe Racer Build
« on: 18 March 2022, 06:35:25 pm »

Looking good and plenty of nice details. I'm sure there are quite a few on here who would be interested in a step by step build thread. Even old hands can generally learn something from what others have done and experienced, both what went well and shall we say the frustrating bits. Well done.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Batteries - Seriously.
« on: 12 March 2022, 05:04:35 pm »
I had a Motobatt battery on my FZS600 Fazer and it performed as expected for 6 years and 19,000 miles of pleasure riding. Not an exceptional length of time but about what I would expect for the price of £49.50 in 2013.
Replaced it with a Lucas battery from a local battery supplier in 2019 and as is to be expected still going strong. Even six years later that cost nearly the same as the Motobatt at £49.99.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Small exhaust split..
« on: 26 January 2022, 04:11:17 pm »
From what you said previously about your welding experience I must say I'm impressed that you managed it without blasting at least some of the exhaust to pieces, especially with it still on the bike. Well done.
Knowing what some of my own efforts have sometimes been like I wouldn't be so cruel as to ask to see a photo of the finished work.  :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Small exhaust split..
« on: 20 January 2022, 08:29:46 pm »
As BBROWN1664 says the metal is fairly thin. I'm pretty sure there will also be some rust there, which will likely turn into a sparkle display as soon as you start trying to weld it. If you are a proficient welder then you will know better than me, because I am more of the weld and grind variety. If your not an expert and there is good metal there I would recommend you practice on some scrap thin metal first. Of course there is always the other option you suggested of J.B. weld!
 Either way good luck with it.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Boz Boz Build 2.0
« on: 25 November 2021, 07:58:53 pm »
Well done getting the running issues sorted, always very satisfying. That's a seriously worn front wheel bearing, no need to spin it and see if it sounds right I guess.  :eek

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.

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