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  1. Happy easter everybody
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  2. Hello, I've been a yammy man for a long time, since my first 350YPVS back in the very early nineties, I've built countless specials over the years and more recently I've been working through my bucket list, buying tired but low mileage cosmetically challenged bikes and restoring them back to mint original perfection, doing everything myself in my domestic garage, fabrication, plating, painting everything. I've always loved the unloved underdog, nothing better than stuffing an underpowered bike past a wobbly sunday barstool racer on his 'superbike' So I'd been half looking for a SZR660, they've always interested me, a nice single in a small light good handling chassis, the potential is there, just that Belgarda made a dogs breakfast of packaging it. Then a bike popped up on ebay, yeah the fairing was fitted all wrong and looked awkward but it already had a few desirable bits for the special I already had visualised and more importantly was much cheaper than the overpriced original bikes that dreamers on ebay seem to think are desirable. As soon as it arrived it was stripped and the project started.... First up get that fairing off and suddenly it looked much lighter The look I'm going for is naked, stripped down, lightweight - taking styling cues from the SDR200 and R-1Z, now the seat unit looked way too big as well so that came off as well, and then the engine came out and it was much lighter Few hours later and I was down to the starting point of a bare frame. I have a TIG but have never done any ally work so this was the chance to learn.....
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  3. Now that I've sorted myself out (didn't realise I had to become a member to get the "attach" option), here's a couple of pics of me and the FJ from a ride out a couple of weeks ago.
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  4. Oh. Dofus. Yoc remember. Should say 600 fazer. No gold star for you...
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  5. ponderosa was quiet and found a great new cafe too wasn't till i got on the m6 that it was busy
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  6. I couldn't find a 'middle finger' emoji, so...
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  7. Ok if it's going to be shit weather then let's leave it till it get's better, as Tommy said Stafford show might be fun anyway for a quick trip out and if some of us meet up there we can talk about it then.
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  8. See that's why nothing gets sorted. Your to hard to please PS the emojis have gone shit on here since I was last on, I was looking for the banana man wanking but he's gone
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  9. Hi Neo all sorted now had to adjust spring length but all working good now. Cheers Graham
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  10. Hi merv,, good to see your Back,,,, be good to hear from others, se if theyre still alive,
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  11. Yeah Mike, it seemed impossible until I realised you have to take up a paid membership to get the Attach Files option. I actually didn't even realise there was such a thing as the paid membership until this - maybe it was just me not paying attention, or maybe I missed something. TBH I really don't mind this, it's much better than paying a hosting service and it costs little enough that I think it's very worthwhile. Now I find posting photo's a piece of cake - hence I've put a few up There were people from all sides of the Armed Forces there, as well as Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel. It was a really moving day. I thought this was a stunning piece of work for a jacket and just had to get a decent photo of it. It's a really visual reminder of the Falklands conflict.
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  12. And a few more photos - this time from the "Ride To The Wall" event, at the National Memorial Arboretum, back at the start of October - truly one of the most moving experiences of my life. Over 8,000 people, on 6,000 bikes, all joined together in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the Armed Forces and Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance etc) since the end of WW2, and in support of their families, friends and comrades. I joined with a couple of mates at Leicester Forest Services on the M1 for one of the 11 group ride-in's.
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  13. And a couple when I'd given her a good clean up to show at the Rugby Bike Fest. I LOVE this bike !!
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  14. That's mine sorted for this year
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  15. Well, the fat lady sang, but she didn't make the grade. Carb kit came. New o-ring on main jet and spang into life on 2nd kick. It's been an ordeal.....for me....pushed and tested me. But at my age I've got used to how it can be. I am very grateful for the support here and rex's for the coils rewind. Life certainly throws 'em at a person. I'm drained, haha. Thanks everyone.
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  16. It just means you chat the most and on a regular basis
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  17. Thanks, Iv give the carbs another full clean today, found a bit of wear on one of the slides and the slides seem to be sticking so not sure if that’s linked. I’ll pop them back on and see if it makes any difference.
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  18. i go out after 7:30pm to avoid traffic, or before 9:30am on weekend mornings. taking it easy preserves your licence and allows you to enjoy the scenery my last ride i decided to treat the bike to some salt air. stopped at Barton on sea to enjoy the view across the Solent to the isle if Wight. the car parks had cleared out a lot by the time i got there. its always nice to avoid other people when your a miserable old git like me
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  19. if you pay peanuts...
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  20. Well they let me book the Friday off so will run up then.
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  21. No booze last night so a wee 105 mile jaunt on my 1975 Trident. Stopped in Largs for a photo and tea Edit, eventually sorted
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  22. Nice picture bud. Unfortunately I was hungover today so the only bike action was 3hrs cleaning one
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  23. I've been on earlies last two days so roads dead on the way in (0400hrs) and chok a blok on the way home. Some crazy filtering yesterday by a load of bikes and scooters, which I let myself get caught up in. When I finally got through it all I was fkn angry with myself as there were some stupid risks taken No harm done tho (other than pissing off a load of car drivers) and a much better run into work today
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  24. Same up here , mobbed ,,first warm day,,,
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  25. Totally concur jcr, but as there was three of us going out to National Trust today I had no choice but to take the car. Seen so many bikers on the roads (motorways included) was very envious. But, and a very BIG BUT. the weather was so hot I don't think I would have coped too well in my full leathers being in my seventies. Mike.
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  26. For those into engine porn. My 1975 T160 Trident was burning a bit of oil, so having missed out on a few weekend aways due to lockdown, I saved my money and gave the bike through to Grin Triumph in Kennoway, Fife. He is a one man operation with a great rep for auld Triumphs. I dropped it off in March and picked it up a couple of days ago. He stripped the top end and rebored the barrels out to +20 and fitted new pistons. He also fitted new valves, guides, springs etc and vapour blasted all components. Apologies it's not a Yam, but hey...the sharp eyed will note that the vacuum covers on the carb gantry are actually Yam parts, so qualifies
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  27. Out today, 15 degreees ,,,hottest yet,, i was on the 550.. mates on Yds7
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  28. Hi Lorraine welcome in. Is this any good? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjszLiA6cvwAhVxThUIHVc-CecQFjAAegQICRAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffichasmotor.com%2Fen%2Fyamaha%2Fyamaha-fzs-600-fazer-1999%2F&usg=AOvVaw0BPcomdB6NdPs0n_02DxER Link above will take you to the page below or just type in "FZS600 1999 spec sheet" and follow your nose to something that might help. Good luck. FichasMotor Brands Search YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 YAMAHA YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 DESCRIPTION The motorcycle Yamaha fzs 600 fazer of 1999 was manufactured by the company Yamaha and corresponds to the series of Yamaha fzs 1000 that encompasses motorcycles of different displacements. This bike enters into the category of naked and the first model of the Yamaha fzs 1000 generation began to be sold to the general public in the year 1997, that's why we are talking about a a motorcycle generation that already has 24 years. To give you a little more information about the characteristics of this bike, it has an engine displacement of 599.00 cc (36.55 ci) and a total power of 95.00 hp (69.3 kw) at 11500 rpm with an inline four-cylinder, 4-stroke engine with electric starter. When this model marketed to the general public, had an incredible starting price of 1.170,00 €. Take a look at the information of this awesome motorcycle. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Make Yamaha Model fzs 600 fazer 1999 Year 1999 Category Naked ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION Displacement 599.00 cc (36.55 ci) Engine type Inline four-cylinder, 4-stroke engine Power 95.00 hp (69.3 kw) at 11500 rpm Torque 61.00 nm (6.2 kgf-m or 45.0 ft.lbs) at 9500 rpm Engine compression 12.0:1 Bore x stroke 62.0 x 49.6 mm (2.4 x 2.0 inches) Valves per cylinder 4 valves Cooling Liquid cooled Transmission 6 gears Final drive chain DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES Full weight 217.0 kg (478.4 lb.) Front weight ratio 49.0 Height to seat 790 mm (31.1 inches) CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS Average consumption 0.64 liters/100 km (156.3 km/l or 367.53 mpg) Greenhouse gases 14.8 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - carbon dioxide emissions) 14.8 CO2 g/km (CO2 - carbon dioxide emissions) SPEED AND ACCELERATION Maximum speed 133.0 mph (214.0 km/h) Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h 3.500 seconds Acceleration 60 to 140 km/h in top gear 11.800 seconds CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND WHEELS Front wheel travel 120 mm (4.7 inches) Rear wheel travel 120 mm (4.7 inches) Front tire 110/70-zr17 Rear tire 160/60-zr17 Front brakes Dual disc Front brake diameter 298 mm (11.7 in.) Rear brakes Monodisc Rear brake diameter 245 mm (9.6 in.) OTHER SPECIFICATIONS Starter Electric starter QUESTIONS AND DOUBTS ABOUT YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 When was the first model of this motorcycle manufactured? 🏍 What is the fuel consumption of this motorcycle? How much power does this motorcycle have? What is the maximum speed of this motorcycle? How long does it take to accelerate to 100kmh from standstill? SPECIFICATIONS OF SIMILAR VEHICLES Ktm 990 supermoto r 2012 Honda sl 125 1973 Bultaco tss 1966 Triumph Bonneville T100 2020 Bimota sb8k santamonica 2007 Kreidler street 125 2009 Legal Notice | Privacy Notice | Cookies SpanishItalianGermanFrenchJapaneseDutchPolishPortugueseRussianChinese Copyright © 2021 FichasMotor
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  29. Some know already but , well sometimes things feel like there is a higher order. On the vmax forum there was a fellow selling a set of carbon dymag wheels, i saw the advert September last year time but had neither the money or the need at the time. Fast forward, months of covid lock up, (i keep a little slush fund to pay for my biking which has just gone up through last year). Then the drive hub shat its self and the crap that followed. Well i stumbled back across the wheel add, no comments on the post, wheels had low miles, maybe a couple of thou. With tyres and such and with them being cheap, for dymags, i sent a message on the off chance. Well f me, he still had them, he was waiting for the lockdown to end to ebay them. Sold. Bugger me if i didn't sell the old wheels the same day for 300 quid, flogging some other bits that came with the wheels (short shocks and such). Made total cost to me for a pair of carbon dymags around £600. Bloody amazing to ride on, it really is something of an experience, the lack of rotating mass and the difference it makes to the bike. Took it for a proper 100 mile blat yesterday and it was only just as i was getting home that my head was starting to figure out how to ride with them. Pegs dragging the roundabouts heading back to the village, plenty of tyre left so frame bolts are next . Look killer too.
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  30. Was expecting Monty Python.
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  31. Doesent have valve seats, what it does, or rather did! was have crank seals, they are long dead. I would bet just about every seal on that motor is split or has shrunk to the point of failure. Would be a VERY smart move to fit new crank bearings at the same time as having sat that long they may well be toast so while your there for an extra tenner. Check the other significant bearings too. They can sometimes rust if they have been left without a covering of oil. Depends on where you are but as you haven't given us ANY real information to work with I'm guessing. You can get full seal and gaskets from fowlers. Bike has been in production as far as the engine goes for donkeys years, parts are readily available. Cycle parts not so much.
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  32. Throwing a slight curve on this, double check the wiring, i know, i know but bear with me, the early monoshock bikes use a 7 wire cdi which uses 2 source coils. One for low speed, one for high. The later bikes had a cleverer cdi and use 1 coil. Its not uncommon for people to switch the ig parts about thinking everything swaps but it doesent work, well it does badly and if the red is broken or not connected but generally it wont rev out. Something for you to look at, have had a dt175 since i was 16, yep bought for 2 quid in the pub (yes at 16!), still in my garage under a blanket and im past 50 something the dt can barely do lol into the wind. When you do get it running properly you want to richen things up a touch, e5 and more so e10 run hotter than normal unleaded, (yamaha's are already happy with unleaded as japan never had leaded fuel). So you need to richen the mixture to prevent burning a hole in the piston when riding fast, (go on ask... still have the piston somewhere). Hope it helps.
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  33. Hi everyone I'm back, see I haven't missed much except bloody hell Jimmy that's a shocker, keep her bonnie shiny I'll be up in the summer to take her for a Italian service for you you lot couldn't organise a piss up in brewery Staffordshire show is on 23/24 April. I know drewpy is going as am I.anyone else we'll see you there
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  34. I,m in! If you can let me know where and I can see if there is a nearby hotel/guest house, YES I,m old!! bike is ready and setup for 1st of April anyway (Taxed on the 1st of April) I need to get out after 2 years of covid. Brixam is a nice spot, can be a bit full on tho, does'nt one of our regulars live down in the west country? Sorry can't remember his handle but he works in one of the small town harbours and has an FJ1200. Ah just had a flash of inspiration "DUTCH" anyone heard from him lately?
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  35. How's it going every one? I've not ridden bar a couple of hire mopeds on holiday since I brought my tiger to squires and we went on ride out to Scarborough. That's got to be atleast 5 years. Sold on and left without a bike was a big difference in life cause I used to ride me, far and wide in all weather's and all hours. Met some great people attended some great days out. How I never got any points or anything I'll never know cause I rode that TDR singing all the way. It's still around. I kept it for a long time but unfortunately I couldn't keep it anymore and it's not with a lad I know in boxes. I've managed to track down my Tiger last month and delt for it back unfortunately it's in a bad way having done one European then parked in a leaking garage with a full tank since 2017. Wouldn't be a problem but these steamer tigers have plastic tanks. It's well oxidized as well. It's all doable. I've been homeless for a while well living in a car for a year. Thing's have changed and I've now found affordable housing so that's good. I had me hgv licence revoked and my car for a bit but that's back now and I'm due my hgv back anytime soon. Tip here is never tell a doctor anything. That help you asking for could cost you everything. You can't drive a wagon if you low so they take it off you and you've just got to deal with it and some how stay afloat. Well I hope you all still around and doing well. I've just the two bikes now. Neither currently on the road. My old Triumph Tiger and a Triumph Sprint I bought on the way home from picking up the tiger. Not many people seem to want them, shame cause these 900 (885cc) triples are great bikes with a lovely bark Davy
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  36. Ok as the bloody covid is at last coming to a conclusion we should start thinking about a meet, where and when? Can be nice and warm in April if you want to go early in the year or wait till June- July if that makes it easier for everyone! Down in the west country is usually warmer than anywhere in the UK, Devon or Cornwall would be great I suppose and the roads are tiny and Exmoor can be interesting or out to Lands end if you fancy a windy morning. Lots of camp sites and small pubs and even a hotel or two . Just sayin!
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  37. Well it just finished today,,,,the best and hardest rally in the world,,, across the deserts of Saudi this year For those of you that don't follow it, Sam Sunderland from the UK has won by just 3 mins from 12 days of racing. Great achievement. Pat
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  38. Just a quick post to put this thread to bed. So the stator got rewound, the three coils and all cleaned up and re-wired and tested. A superb job by Rexs Speed Shop. I also purchased a new old stock flywheel magneto ( My old flywheel was stamped F-140, as is this new one, which means, according to the manual, that my bike is a UK series DT175. If it wasn't UK series it would be a CT175 and be stamped F-130) because i needed a new advance/retard which sits in the bottom of the flywheel. I wired it up and put it all together. Very difficult as always to set the points because so awkward and at the highest point the contact gap can be seen but the adjustment screw can't be got to! Anyway, I took a stab at it and kicked over for a spark.........which I got.....hooray. So it should work, BUT, with the plug in I kicked it over and eventually determined that no fuel is getting through at all, so I am having to service the carb before I can start the engine. But it should work. The stator coils rewind and re-wire is a good job and i'm sure it is right, just like new and all tested with the results.
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  39. Hmmm. Im a little sceptical too. Trying to tax us to stop using fossil fuels just as its all starting to run out anyway, cutting down the very forests that we need to absorb CO2 to plant palm oil trees to make ethanol, still building houses without solar panels, no plans to capture the water that falls from the sky to ensure consistent supplies in the anticipated hotter climate.
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  40. Hi NEO and Cynic. Yes, the advance and retard arm. That picture of it in the flywheel it right. Cynic, sorry i couldn't find the picture on fb......it's me, I'm hopeless. I need another advance and retard arm. At least i know what it is I'm seeking. Not going to be easy. If anyone knows of a possible one then please let me know. On my damaged one (beyond repair), on the arm was some black plastic which I reasoned was debris fallen from the plastic coating of the magnets, so that is something to keep an eye on...chunks fall off and into the mechanism and could have caused the damage. So thank you. The advance retard arm. And thank you for explaining the reason for it and how it works. PS. I used to have a 175 mx. Sold my AP50 and got the mx all ready for my 17th birthday. A superb bike. My 4 other mates all sold their mopeds and got MXs. We drilled an extra hole in the monoshock to get em a bit higher. They were great bikes. We'd all shoot off over Pendle Hill and stuff. Take our baffles out and blast round muddy fields firing mud all over eachother. Even in the snow going home from the factory, cars and buses skidding sideways, and we'd go back over the tops riding through drifts. Great days. Once again, thanks. Doug
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  41. my last jaunt found me leaving the A/B roads and exploring some country lanes. one of the great things about biking in the UK, is all the lovely places waiting to be discovered once you leave the beaten track. passed through a scenic little village called Wherwell at one point. my pics dont do it justice-
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  42. Is that the trendy plaid shirt wearing version?
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  43. Great evening at Wray bike night. Over from Slaidburn it was very foggy so had to ride very carefully. I even saw an owl perched on the Misty moor. Spooky Ride back via Quernmore, Dunsop bridge and Walley into Sabden. Sun was out then and very pleasant through the country lanes
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  44. Woah, woah, woah, woah..! Chances are that if you had a cracked calliper, you'd know about it! It sounds to me like your bleed nipple is blocked. It's fairly normal for air/fluid to come out of the threads... 1/ Don't crack it open quite as far, it's only supposed to be cracked enough to let air out then nipped up again quick. 2/ Buy a new bleed nipple (I'm pretty sure they all have the same threads on them...). Out of curiosity, how are you bleeding the brakes? Are you: a/ Doing it the old fashioned way and using the lever? b/ Using a vacuum bleeder? c/ Using a pressure bleeder?
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  45. Luckily a now upgraded to 'bestest friend ever' from from plain old good mate has let me have long term loan of a 17" rear for the cost of the tyre. Its coming with a new tyre and he just wants it back at the end of the season when im def sorted, with a new tyre. No way am i going to knock that back. Calls are all via answerphone and call back or email contact and I'm not getting any call back from the people supposedly fixing the wheel. I'm not holding my breath. He is posting on fb so he will have seen that i have messaged him asking for the wheel hub back last week and have heard nothing. It did not cost me much of nothing for the wheel so im not actually out of pocket, the wheel is just as fucked as it was and people were quoting 700 to fix it without 100 per cent guarantees it would hold if used in extreme. As said the only real damage is to remove the last traces of my faith of any of the robbing bastards that permeate the aftermarket industry.
    2 points
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