Classic Motorcycle Mechanics

Cam-chain of fools!

So, on with my rather neglected 43k mile T-reg Fazer 600: I’m going to start with the good…

As we covered last month, the first issues to look at are the rattly cam-chain and the leaky carbs, so I charge down to Wokingham with a car boot full of tools and cameras. Big CC obviously has a wall of Snap-On tool chests, but as we know, there’s nothing like your own tools, even if they’re a bit ‘pro-am’. Besides, whenever I work down there, I spend more time looking for tools in unfamiliar chests than I do using them.

The Fazer fundamentals come flooding back (I’ve had a couple of these in years gone by) and I have the seat and side-panels off in minutes, followed by the tank. There’s a minor panic when I get to the fuel tap – when I turn it

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