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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 05:14:34 PM »
The big problem with any electrical vehicle is you have to charge the batteries using electricity. If everybody in the future is running an electric vehicle how much power has to be generated to just to charge all those batteries?
To be green it all has to be done using renewable power supplies, so massive wind farms and solar panel farms etc have to be built, where are they going to build them?  Sticking a few solar panels and a little wind turbine on your garage is not going to do it!
Has there been any studies done into how much power a country like the UK would have to generate if every vehicle was replaced by an electric one?
The grid just about manages to cope when the adverts come on during Coronation Street and everybody sticks the kettle on :)

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 06:11:49 PM »
Revenue for the goverment!  Because that is what it is all about, the solution to every problem is to tax it!
It’s not a tax, it’s a compulsory charge, retailers are expected to give the money to good causes.

It is revenue for the government, the charge includes vat which last year resulted in a nice £17 million earner.

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 11:39:03 AM »

What has the plastic bag tax achieved? I notice the supermarkets are already making the '5p' bags thinner and smaller already. Any idea where the revenue has gone and how many turtles have actually been saved?

Revenue for the goverment!  Because that is what it is all about, the solution to every problem is to tax it!
Doesn't matter if it is plastic waste, alcohol, tobacco, sugar or anything at all, if it is bad for the environment or your health just tax it because that absolutely and definitely solves the problem every time.

What we need is a "Lily The Pink" invention to solve all the worlds environmental problems :)

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 September 2018, 05:21:02 PM »
To true these new smaller papers are a b*stard to wrap your fish and chips in  :lol

And they tasted better wrapped in newspaper :b . People used to sell bundles of newspapers to the fish and chip shops.
If you were lucky you'd get an interesting bit to read while you ate them.

I can almost hear the Hovis music playing in the background now :lol

We used to take clean newspapers to the chippie when I was a kid and get a bag of chips with scraps on in payment, the good old days before all these shitty sell everything from pizzas, burgers, chinese, indian, thai all in one shop takeaways took over every street.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 September 2018, 11:52:07 AM »
Gets my goat just recently is I am seeing more than you would expect, cars without a number plate on the front but it is sitting in the window. Now, I am pretty sure it is intentional and a permanent mod (until mot time) because the cars that do it all seem to be spammed up, overly dark windows aftermarket LEDs - audi or VW with the badge painted black -thats another gets my goat.
Anyone else noticed this.

I drive into that shithole Bradford 4 times a week and have come to realise that the locals just regard that as  standard trim.

General / Re: Noise
« on: 24 August 2018, 08:23:30 AM »
Won't have to worry about potholes with one of them.

General / Re: Spot lights
« on: 12 August 2018, 07:03:28 PM »
My lights and switch are still working perfectly, even after being removed from my old FZ1s and now refitted to my MT09.

General / Re: Test rides
« on: 23 July 2018, 08:26:46 PM »
Its the finance company who own the bike / car in a pcp deal, one thing to watch out for is when you insure the vehicle some insurers will ask who is the owner, you are not the owner ,just the registered keeper.

General / Re: Gift Aid
« on: 21 July 2018, 05:11:30 PM »

Gift Aid is a way charities can get more money, you donate £10 and they can claim 25% more back, and you can then claim tax relief on the £10 you donated in your annual tax return.
Most people will probably never claim the tax relief and if you do make a gift aid donation make sure it is for a bona fide charity or community sports club.

Front page / Re: Log in issues - Fix
« on: 03 July 2018, 06:16:40 PM »

been using that log in for a few days now and it works well.thanks BB.

Same for me, I also have to put a value in the " minutes to stay logged in " box.

General / Re: Mock theory tests
« on: 20 June 2018, 10:40:15 PM »
47 out of 50, one question was what to check before fitting a sidecar to your motorcycle!  They must think it is still 1950.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Just picked up my FZ1S
« on: 10 June 2018, 09:24:10 AM »
I have just removed the tail tidy from my MT09 and refitted the original that the owner gave me. The amount of crap from the road plastered on the back of my leather jacket and my tailpack was unbelieveable.
This was not rain , just bits of dried mud and dust from riding country roads.

When I had my gen1 1000 I fitted an adjustable span clutch lever from a Kawasaki 900 ninja.
It was cheap to do and looked " factory",  I am fairly sure a few other people had done it before me and I just copied them, you had to use the Kawasaki perch as well.

Remembered now it was the clutch lever from a Kawasaki ZX9 , C1 or C2 model.

General / Re: Best way to lube chain when bike is on sidestand?
« on: 08 June 2018, 07:39:11 PM »
The only way without a lift and not holding the back in the air on the side stand (not recommended!), is to lube a little at a time and keep moving forwards or back until the compete chain is done.

Thats what I am doing, takes ages to do it properly.
I was hoping someone might have had a brain wave and come up with an amazing simple quick idea.

General / Best way to lube chain when bike is on sidestand?
« on: 08 June 2018, 04:59:20 PM »
As the title says what is the best way to lube the chain when you only have a sidestand?
I have no paddock stands and do not want to fit a Scottoiler or similiar.

General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 05 June 2018, 08:44:34 PM »
Never mind sticking the air bags in the seat, just shove them down the back of your pants. :lol

Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Lorenzo.
« on: 05 June 2018, 06:37:52 PM »
Lorenzo is about to sign a two year deal with  Honda to be "team mates " with Marquez, I did not expect that.
Apparently Zarco turned Honda down to go to KTM, hope that works out well for him.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: From FZS600 to VFR800 instead of FZS1000?
« on: 03 June 2018, 04:51:08 PM »
Nice thread resurrection :)

General / Re: Hilltop motorcycles
« on: 03 June 2018, 04:45:07 PM »
On a related note, does anyone have an opinion on the safety of riding a tuned bike with the pc3 disconnected?
I've been informed of would need removing beforehand so that would mean a 2-3 hour ride with no custom map..... would that cause any problems other than crap fuelling?

Can you not just disconnect the pc3 when you get to Hilltop?
The tank and air filter housing has to come off anyway to access the ecu so just do it when you get there.

General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 02 June 2018, 12:14:17 PM »
Ruddy hell, that was quick.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 01 June 2018, 10:15:09 PM »
Jodie Kidd, her monotonous voice on the  ITV4  TT programs.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sensitive throttle
« on: 01 June 2018, 01:12:56 PM »
How much is a midges play, there should be 3mm free play at throttle.
Before you adjust the throttle it is best to balance the carbs and set your idle speed correctly.

General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 27 May 2018, 09:04:36 AM »
Good enough for me, if everybody else is in agreement then its your turn to pick next challenge.

General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 25 May 2018, 05:21:28 PM »
Okay, a picture of your bike with a pub that has a name with a naval connection, e.g. The Admiral, The Ship Inn etc.

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