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General / Do you use a GPS on holidays by bike
« on: 04 December 2017, 10:06:05 PM »
Out of curiosity, any one out there like me, who never uses a GPS when going on Holidays by bike.

Definitely think the GPS takes all the fun out of going on holidays by bike, :eek
 Taking the wrong route and finding out it is far better than the one a GPS would have taken you.
 Getting lost and having to stop and ask direction only to have the fellow you are trying to speak to is stone deaf
 Getting lost and having to stop and ask direction from a couple in a car and discover they are totally naked :
 Nearly missing the ferry because you took a wrong turn
 The fun in the high speed ride to get back on the right route and making the ferry by 5 minutes.
 Going through Belgium for the first time and discovering they have the worst road signage in Europe.
 Trying to find your way out of Mons in Belgium when both routes to the motorway are completely blocked by overturned trucks.
 Discovering the sign for Paris in Belgium is also the road to Masstricht which is in the opposite direction.
 Watching a fellow with a GPS getting into a total panic in Southern Spain because the GPS battery went flat
 I think I will stick with the ould general area map, my €50 phone and my €80 Tablet with maps downloaded to it; way more fun and a lot cheaper than the GPS.

General / Ophelia
« on: 20 October 2017, 07:42:10 PM »
Back on the air again, 5 days after that bitch Ophelia  :finger hit, we have seen the light  :woot
Power went out at 11am Monday when 2 hours of sustained 110KPH (70MPH) winds took out the main 10Kv line supplying the whole valley south of Cork Airport.
After much fault chasing by the Electrical supply linesmen and 7 faults later they finally fixed the last fault that had our power out.  :thumbup

Still hundreds of homes east of us still without power.

Glad I wired the house for a generator 4 years ago now,  :) at least I had light and water and the freezer was maintained to save all the  food in it..
The unfortunate side of living in the country is that the lovely pure clean water we have, comes straight out of the ground 35 metres (110feet) down and the 1 KW submersible pump was pushing the 3KVA generator hard on start up.
Must buy a bigger avr equipped generator with  to allow us use the other bits we would like to have working like heat and Internet :)

General / True Heroes Racing
« on: 07 August 2017, 08:31:42 AM »
Sad to see one of the True Heroes Racing Team, Mark Fincham lose his life yesterday at Thruxton.

A tough blow to a group who are so involved in the rehab of soldiers with life changing injuries from war, restoring a sense of direction and focus to them when they were entering the dark days after their medical rehab had finished.

RIP Mark and thoughts to his family, he died doing what he enjoyed.
My thoughts also go to his teammate who was involved in the same incident, but not injured.

I have 2 sets of FZS600 rear EBC Organic Brake pads for sale. They are EBC FA104 still in package suitable for the original FZS600 rear caliper. Found them in the garage last weekend when cleaning up. No use to me as both 600s have FZS1000 Calipers

Will also fit the following:
Yamaha TZR125 L 90-92
Yamaha TZR125 R 93-96
Yamaha TDR250 88-92
Yamaha TZR250 (Not Import!) 87-92
Yamaha RD350 F/F2/N/R 85-92
Yamaha FZR400 RR (4DX) 92-95
Yamaha RD500 LC 84-87
Yamaha FZ600 87-89
Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 98-03
Yamaha SRX600 (Not Import!) 86-87
Yamaha XJ600 S Diversion 92-03
Yamaha XJ600 N 95-03
£15 or €17.5 each including postage

£25 or €29 for the 2 including postage

General / One owner Fazers
« on: 24 June 2017, 03:39:00 PM »
Out of curiosity, are there many owners like me on the forum who bought their Fazer new and still have it.
I bought my 600 new in November 2003 for €7250 with 1 mile on the clock  and still have it  now  87312 miles later.

Going through its history the other evening: it is on its 24th rear tyre 18th front tyre, 3rd chain, 3rd rear sprocket, 10th front sprocket, 4th gear shift rubbers (needs changing), 2rd set of footrest rubbers, 7th set of front brake pads, 4th set of rear brake pads, 11th oil filter, 2nd set of downpipes (original being on for 70,000 miles) and 2nd set headlight bulbs (Changed originals for Osram Night Brakers and use the originals as spares when touring) and 2nd clutch cable, 2nd set of brake hoses, 2nd set of discs, 2nd set of front wheel bearings and 2nd set of rear wheel bearings, 2nd fork springs, 3rd rear shock (original changed at 20000 miles and replacement Hagon shock returned to Hagon last year at around the 83000 mile mark (It started leaking) and they replaced it completely for half the price of a new one.

Only real extras were Yamaha Engine Bars, Progressive Fork Springs, Hagon rear shock, Meta357t-V2 alarm, Scotoiler with touring kit behind number plate, Tank cover, Tank bag and complete Non Fango Touring kit.


It is still as enjoyable to ride as the day I bought it and very clean for the mileage, thanks to AutoGlym and WD40  :D :D

General / Another Paypal scam
« on: 16 November 2016, 11:21:53 PM »
Anyone else get this scam email which is trying to get your paypal login to do a little buying on your behalf  :eek or more

Looks very authentic, but the paypal site login address in the email is not all it appears because the hidden address behind it is the real address and clicking the link will take you to a very good copy of the paypal login.

Hovering the mouse finger pointer over the signin link in the email and you will see the real address behind it

Using a clever bit html coding it is easy to make the real link appear as something else.

Attached is a copy of the email I received again.

If you see something like this in your inbox it is best deleted.

FZS600 Fazer / Fixing the FZS600 Side Stand Switch
« on: 30 September 2016, 11:16:56 PM »
Just uploaded how I fixed the side stand switch of my the FZS600 without having to remove down pipes, sump or engine  :thumbup;sa=view;down=66

General / Psychology of Motorcycling riding
« on: 15 September 2016, 11:03:57 AM »
Was doing a clear out yesterday and came across this in an old Bike Magazine.

Out of curiosity I went through it and answered all questions as honestly as possible and scored 36. Well it appears I am not a total nutter on a bike

Any one else care to try it, just to see how daft you really are

Anyone else have a problem with notification when you post or reply to a topic even though it is set to on in the profile and slow loading of the site? :rolleyes
Just realised, I have missed many replies to topics because I am not getting notifications. :'(

Site has been very slow to load with a while. Thought it was a DNS issue but changed the DNS to a few dfferent ones, but no change in the finding and loading times.  :rolleyes

For Sale & Wanted / Righthand Foxeye mirror for 600 or 1000
« on: 21 May 2016, 10:12:42 AM »
Anyone got a good genuine right hand Foxeye Mirror mirror for sale.  Foxeye 600 and Gen 1 1000 ones are the same

Any one with a centre stand spring for the 1000 or 600 there are both the same, I need one for a 600

For Sale & Wanted / Fzs600 Foxeye Fzs1000 left hand mirror
« on: 20 January 2016, 08:31:53 PM »
Anyone got a left hand mirror for the Foxeye 600 or the Fzs1000

Would take both if anyone does not want to sell one on its own

General / Have a good Christmas
« on: 24 December 2015, 08:24:44 AM »

General / Oh Crap!
« on: 23 December 2015, 11:58:27 PM »
Went in to the Side attic of my dormer to get the Christmas decoration  a few days ago and saw this.
Oh Crap! Air went blue while I was in there.
The local building maintenance man tells me the wind dislodged the ridge tiles and will cost €2500 to €3000 to fix as long as the roof timbers are ok. Would not tell me what it would cost if the roof timbers are Focced. Foc, Foc, Foc  :'( Hope my insurance covers it  :rolleyes Foc, foc, foc and double Foc :grumble

Insurance assessor to contact me next week.

For Sale & Wanted / Fzs600 standard exhaust
« on: 23 September 2015, 10:30:48 PM »
Anyone got an unmarked standard exhaust for the FZS600?

General / What foccing Muppet came up with these? Cycle lane humps
« on: 17 September 2015, 08:13:50 PM »
What foccing Muppet came up with Cycle lane humps as a method of segregating cyclists from the paying road tax traffic. :wall
I have never seen anything more stupid or dangerous in my life. Are they just trying to kill motorcyclists or what? :eek
They are even dangerous to cyclist never mind motorcyclists  :rolleyes

General / Diagram of how the EXUP valve works
« on: 28 August 2015, 07:09:08 PM »
For those who are interested I just uploaded this to the download section under useful stuff.

This clears up all the confusion of EXUP working  :eek

General / RIP Doctor John Hinds, An unsung hero.
« on: 04 July 2015, 04:17:36 PM »
RIP John, what a sad day for the famous Road Racing Traveling Doctor who attended every road race in Ireland and TT.

He died today after a crash at Skerries Road race practice yesterday. :(

My condolences to his family and Friends.

Anyone who ever attended a road race will know him and many racers are alive today because of him

What is wrong with page 191 of what did you do with your fazer today?
All I get is a blank page  :pc

Anybody else have a problem with it. Page 190 is fine.

General / Yamaha original motorcycle color codes and abbreviations
« on: 12 June 2015, 12:22:10 PM »
Just uploaded a very useful full list of Yamaha original motorcycle color codes and abbreviations including links to part numbers for EU bikes.
It is in the Download section under Useful Stuff called "Yamaha original motorcycle colour codes and abbreviations".
It is a very long list :);sa=downfile&id=61

General / Does a bigger rear sprocket give more horsepower???
« on: 01 June 2015, 11:11:35 PM »
Here is something I came across today, when bored from looking out at the wind and rain and it looking moe like the 1st Jan than the 1st June :rolleyes

General / NW200 2015
« on: 20 April 2015, 11:49:45 PM »
Any foccers going this year :eek

General / MotoGP Qualifying
« on: 11 April 2015, 09:40:10 PM »
Anybody watch that incredible pole lap from Marquez in Texas, my, that guy is good.
3 minutes to go parks Number 1 bike at the pit wall, jumps the wall, sprints back to the pits, gets on number 2 bike, does one out lap and blitzes the qualifying record  :eek he set last year.

General / Severn Bore
« on: 17 March 2015, 10:31:04 PM »
Any going to see the Severn Bore this weekend, supposed to be one of the best with a few years with the full tide height at 10.4 metres

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