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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 02 December 2021, 02:50:09 pm »
You started project jet kit yet?


Apart from getting new pin vices, not yet, just got in from two days in N.Yorks. Overnight at home then off to Biggin Hill for two days. Then back to Gloucester on Saturday - then home.  :'( :z :z :z
Biggin Hill....that's only about 5 miles from me.


I went past Squires as well this morning.......(DIY  :lol :lol :lol )

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 01 December 2021, 08:10:01 pm »
You started project jet kit yet?


Apart from getting new pin vices, not yet, just got in from two days in N.Yorks. Overnight at home then off to Biggin Hill for two days. Then back to Gloucester on Saturday - then home.  :'( :z :z :z

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 30 November 2021, 05:55:06 pm »
I'm happy - just reading through the instructions and I reckon if I do one step a day, I'll be in the garage, peace and quiet for
absolutely ages :lol :lol :lol
Especially if you have a beer to celebrate each stage, screw turn, drill revolution. Looks like you’re sorted until Easter. :lol


I'm not sure I've got enough gas in the heater cylinder to last that long  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
A man of your calibre…..I’m sure you can improvise. :lol
;) :thumbup

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 30 November 2021, 04:32:36 pm »
I'm happy - just reading through the instructions and I reckon if I do one step a day, I'll be in the garage, peace and quiet for
absolutely ages :lol :lol :lol
Especially if you have a beer to celebrate each stage, screw turn, drill revolution. Looks like you’re sorted until Easter. :lol


I'm not sure I've got enough gas in the heater cylinder to last that long  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 28 November 2021, 05:51:22 pm »
I'm happy - just reading through the instructions and I reckon if I do one step a day, I'll be in the garage, peace and quiet for
absolutely ages :lol :lol :lol

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 25 November 2021, 02:22:04 pm »
As you’ve changed the headers, why didn’t you go for the MB kit as opposed to the Slip On, or is that not available any more.


Not sure
a). why
or
b). whether they are available as I didn't look  :eek :eek :eek


 :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 25 November 2021, 09:42:36 am »
I hadn’t noticed that fazerscotty has gone for the slip on kit, which has smaller main jets and different needles compared to the full monty kit. The full monty benefits from mods to the air box and carb rubbers, but needs a free flowing exhaust to work properly, whereas the slip on would be a benefit even using a stock silencer, in my opinion.


I've fitted a full Black Widow system already. Going to remove that for cleaning purposes, replace the gaskets etc and to make sure I have NO leaks on the exhaust side of things.
Then the carbs.........
New pin vices arrive today - leaving nothing to chance at the moment.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 22 November 2021, 04:10:09 pm »
Well, you're already a "how to get the carbs out" specialist :lol . Are you doing the airbox mod as well?


May as well..... :D
Time to get the Dremel fired up then :thumbup


Arrived today........


Instructions downloaded and printed.  :D :D :D

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General / Re: What are you going to do with your Fazer this winter...?
« on: 22 November 2021, 03:47:47 pm »
#1. Fit the Ivan's kit arriving in a couple of weeks.

#2. Touch up paint work where required.
#3. Fit new pair of tyres - thinking of PR 5's or Avon XDM's(?)
#4. Fit new battery - current one doesn't hold charge very well.
#5. I'll more than likely think of something else..........
Shame you didn't have the Ivanising kit when you changed the throttle cables, as you'd done all the hard work getting the carbs off.
For me, other than a repair to the Ermax undertray, an oil/filter change and an exup valve service there's nothing pressing to be done to the Fazer. Got all my planned powder coating done last winter, so the bikes as good as ready for next season.


Tell me about it  :'( :'( :'(
Still, it means a few hours in the nasty cold garage, with the smell of E10 wafting around - WITHOUT THE GRANDKIDS  :rollin :rollin :rollin


And item #1. has arrived.
Still considering #3. Avon XDM's appear to be popular for the Fazer Thou.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 20 November 2021, 08:01:46 pm »
Well, you're already a "how to get the carbs out" specialist :lol . Are you doing the airbox mod as well?


May as well..... :D

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 18 November 2021, 10:31:46 am »
Happy days - my Ivan's kit has shown up. Looking forward to many hours fettling in the garage over the winter......... :D :D

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 15 November 2021, 12:01:06 pm »
My local Esso is about a mile away. Always ethanol free 99 octane on tap. No lagers though, more like London Pride or Harveys. Both nice pints though. :thumbup :D


But "Heineken refreshes parts other beers cannot reach"  :rollin :rollin :rollin
In that case, maybe it can do what the E10 Fuel Fighter can't :lol


I hope so - there's a lot of snake oil being sold at the moment.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 13 November 2021, 06:28:12 pm »
My local Esso is about a mile away. Always ethanol free 99 octane on tap. No lagers though, more like London Pride or Harveys. Both nice pints though. :thumbup :D


But "Heineken refreshes parts other beers cannot reach"  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 11 November 2021, 07:48:43 pm »
I only bought it to use in, hopefully, a rare occasion when I’m stranded with E10 being the only option. Esso Synergy Supreme+, is my all time first choice, no ethanol at all :thumbup


We have an Esso station about 3/4 mile away. I need to check which pumps, pump Heineken and which pumps, pump Skol  :lol :lol


BTW, where is everyone?

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 08 November 2021, 07:59:40 pm »
I hate the stuff. Filled mine up with it. Parked the bike and couldn't ride it for 4 weeks, due to work commitments. Now it won't start.
I now have 22 litres of cleaning fluid!
I'll drain and flush the system, new filter etc and get some E5 methinks.

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General / Re: What are you going to do with your Fazer this winter...?
« on: 08 November 2021, 07:57:37 pm »
#1. Fit the Ivan's kit arriving in a couple of weeks.

#2. Touch up paint work where required.
#3. Fit new pair of tyres - thinking of PR 5's or Avon XDM's(?)
#4. Fit new battery - current one doesn't hold charge very well.
#5. I'll more than likely think of something else..........
Shame you didn't have the Ivanising kit when you changed the throttle cables, as you'd done all the hard work getting the carbs off.
For me, other than a repair to the Ermax undertray, an oil/filter change and an exup valve service there's nothing pressing to be done to the Fazer. Got all my planned powder coating done last winter, so the bikes as good as ready for next season.


Tell me about it  :'( :'( :'(
Still, it means a few hours in the nasty cold garage, with the smell of E10 wafting around - WITHOUT THE GRANDKIDS  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: What are you going to do with your Fazer this winter...?
« on: 08 November 2021, 07:55:52 pm »
Lol - I don't check batteries with a load tester. It loads the battery too quickly, heating up the plates, which then distort and shed sulphate across the lower portion of the cell. The battery then won't take or hold a charge.

I've never heard of that before and I know several garages that use load testers to make sure a battery is good (not simply to screw it up so they can sell you a new one!)

Do you have any links regarding this, especially with the gel type batteries that bikes tend to use?

Mine is always on the Optimate in the shed when it's not being used and that has a Desulphate mode if it's ever needed.


Its primarily found on Lead/Acid and not Gel batteries. I work in the light aircraft industry and by regulation we have to load check the battery at least once a year (we call it a capacity check - sometimes get checked more depending on manufacturer or type of operation). It's well known that this process shortens the life of the battery considerably and a lot of Licenced Aircraft Engineers don't do it as these batteries can be anything between £300 - £600 each depending on voltage and size.
I utilise this knowledge and once my batteries start to be unhappy crankers, then they get replaced - I don't fancy getting stuck anywhere or worse than that not being able to get out  :eek .
Optimates are okay, all three of my bikes are hooked up, but like anything nowadays, they can't do the impossible  :'(

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General / Re: What are you going to do with your Fazer this winter...?
« on: 06 November 2021, 07:13:27 pm »
#4. Fit new battery - current one doesn't hold charge very well.

You can buy a Drop Tester from eBay for about £20 which is a cheap way of checking if a battery is good and saves replacing it just to find out!

It also saves the hassle of trying to find a local garage that will check it for you ;)


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#5. I'll more than likely think of something else..........

Yep, that's what I kept doing when I started compiling my list.

Actually your point #1 has reminded me that there are some small scratches on my tank that I'd like to put some T-Cut on...


Lol - I don't check batteries with a load tester. It loads the battery too quickly, heating up the plates, which then distort and shed sulphate across the lower portion of the cell. The battery then won't take or hold a charge.


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General / Re: What are you going to do with your Fazer this winter...?
« on: 04 November 2021, 09:50:27 am »
#1. Fit the Ivan's kit arriving in a couple of weeks.

#2. Touch up paint work where required.
#3. Fit new pair of tyres - thinking of PR 5's or Avon XDM's(?)
#4. Fit new battery - current one doesn't hold charge very well.
#5. I'll more than likely think of something else..........

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 31 October 2021, 08:13:34 pm »
Blimey, just like buses......none for ages, then three turn up :lol


But at least their not the same No.10  :rollin :rollin :rollin


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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 28 October 2021, 08:54:02 pm »
well i will join then  :D


You are most welcome  :lol

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 28 October 2021, 09:12:37 am »
Everyone's welcome - the more the merrier......... :lol

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 27 October 2021, 09:32:21 am »
After over 2 years, this is still going!!
It certainly is, alive and kicking :thumbup
Simple Minds - 1985 I think?

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 24 October 2021, 12:41:13 pm »
After over 2 years, this is still going!!


Yes.  :lol

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 21 October 2021, 11:27:09 am »
I'm remembering when Friday's are - that's when the Grandchildren invade! Not working this weekend though, time for a garage session.

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