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General / Re: Interesting read from Wemoto
« on: Today at 12:13:36 PM »
So on that basis, if you bought your bike second-hand it might be an OEM Fazer, but won’t be a genuine one as you didn’t buy it from the manufacturer.  :lol
No, you bought a second hand genuine fazer that may have some Original (frame etc), OEM (NGK spark plugs), pattern (Hi-Flo oil filter) or other aftermarket( taller screen or rad guard) parts fitted if someone has gone near it with an oily rag.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 21 October 2018, 08:25:40 PM »
any bigger than

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 20 October 2018, 12:43:14 PM »
thimble sized todger

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 20 October 2018, 12:42:28 PM »

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Std exhaust silencer weight
« on: 20 October 2018, 12:23:34 PM »
The yamaha service manual says to adjust the chain so there is 30-40mm of slack at the tightest point. Here is where it gets awkward though. It says to do it with both wheels on the ground. With both wheels on the ground, how are you meant to spin the wheel to find the tightest point?

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 19 October 2018, 09:34:26 AM »
to become inverted

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 19 October 2018, 08:44:39 AM »
Yep think I will give them a try so long as they are not just toys. Been looking at pro masks and even they are not that expensive. 

Try to find a local Decathalon or diving shop and go try a few masks on for size. Different masks all fit differently. Some will leak even though they appear to be the same size as the one next to it that doesn't. Once you find one you like that fits, go and find it online or bite the bullet and pay up in the shop.

A good mask isnt expensive. An expensive mask isnt nessesarily good. Just the same as crash helmets really.

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 18 October 2018, 06:40:24 PM »
Cant really go wrong with that one at that price.

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 18 October 2018, 01:52:40 PM »
for snorkelling, go with something that fits and is comfortable. You should be able to hold the mask up to your face, without the strap on, and just by trying to breathe in through your nose hold the mask in place (no hands)
No need to spend a fortune on a mask, save that for some huge fins to help to swim against the tide/current

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Std exhaust silencer weight
« on: 18 October 2018, 10:33:48 AM »
Do they drown out that foccin great clunk going from first into second also?. If so I'm in :D .

Check your chain adjustment. The FZS is very partial to having it done right. Adjusted correctly theres barely any clunk.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Std exhaust silencer weight
« on: 17 October 2018, 08:30:40 AM »

K&N, and a carb balance (especially if you have changed the end can) really does make things smoother through the rev range.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 October 2018, 09:34:51 PM »
pulling through with

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 October 2018, 07:10:31 PM »
rotten gash needing

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 October 2018, 12:44:48 PM »
but only just

For Sale & Wanted / Re: MT03 320cc 2018 For Sale
« on: 16 October 2018, 12:25:49 PM »
Price and location?

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 October 2018, 09:38:01 PM »
baggy y fronts

General / Re: Must be getting old.......don't ban me. !!!
« on: 12 October 2018, 10:40:41 AM »
its very tempting. We would get accused of being ageist though if we did. :rollin

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 12 October 2018, 10:01:56 AM »
the bloody doors

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 11 October 2018, 02:08:01 PM »
finest. Meanwhile, somewhere

FZS600 Fazer / Re: immobilizer woes
« on: 09 October 2018, 01:50:26 PM »
Mr Juju - That is not the standard yamaha alarm. You will need to follow the instructions given by F4celess

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 09 October 2018, 01:33:24 PM »
was a fairy

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 01:32:59 PM »
The so called old and "dirty" cars tend to be cleaner than new ones when you look at the cradle to grave emmisions for the reasons you have given.
Except the older diesel ones, they visibly spew out diesel particles and soot. 

You will probably find the cradle to grave emmisions for these is still lower than your new Euro 6 diesel

General / Re: Insurance
« on: 09 October 2018, 10:28:08 AM »
We've just had a terrible time with Admiral over our car insurances - the tiniest tip of the iceberg being that when he renewed his insurance with them, No one realised we he had to tell them that he had changed jobs (and they never asked) - even though he worked in the same office at the same building (he'd gone from being a Customer Service Agent, to being a Copywriter). When someone ran into his parked car and he notified Admiral, they asked him what his job was and he simply told the truth "I'm a copy writer". A short while later, we get a note from Admiral saying that because he failed to declare his change of job, which could have invalidated his insurance, they were issuing a penalty charge and increasing his premium - because according to Admiral's risk data, which is commercially confidential so they can't give out any details - a Copywriter is a higher risk job for car insurance than a Customer Service Agent. We have had a lot of other issues with these people - such as not telling us that standard insurance cover doesn't include for commuting to work - you have to specify that you're going to use your car for commuting FFS !!

It seems like every question the ask and that every bit of information they don't tell you when giving you a quote, is designed to give them an excuse to refuse any claim you make.

The other minor issue we had is that when my car was damaged (which I use for work as I'm self employed) and Admiral arranged the repairs, they provided a courtesy car, as expected. Now, I drive a Volvo V70 for a reason - I drive long distances, carry lots of baggage and usually have passengers (sometime scustomers) - and I had specifically requested cover to include for my business use. Imagine my surprise when my "business use" courtesy car turned out to be a Smart car. Admiral refused to accept that this unacceptable and told me that a courtesy car was ther to enable me to go about my daily life - I asked what that included and they said, getting to work, doing the shopping etc. They would not accept that their courtesy vehicle should allow me to carry on my daily business - and they wouldn't budge, not one inch. When I told them I had specifically requested business cover and identified I used my V70 for business, they said that was irrelevant, business cover only meant that I was covered legally in case of an issue. Luckily, the repair garage understood my situation and gave me a 5 door Astra which at least meant I could carry my luggage and the 2 (large/overweight) passengers I was taking with me on a 500 mile round-trip.

Needless to say, we will never use Admiral again and generally advise any of our family/friends to avoid them like the plague.

I had a slightly different experience with Admiral. A couple of years ago whilst I had a multi-car policy with them, my wife was driving my car and we got rear-ended by someone. My car was shipped off for repair and I told them I needed a large automatic to replace my 4x4 automatic and I was off to France the following weekend for a week. They got teh third party insurance to pay for an A6 estate for me as it was obviously not my fault my car got rear ended on the motorway. the other persons insurance company was Admiral too!

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 09:30:12 AM »

The so called old and "dirty" cars tend to be cleaner than new ones when you look at the cradle to grave emmisions for the reasons you have given. the effort/emmisions involved in building them has increased and the effort/cost/emisions to scrap the car has increased. Add in the shorter lifespan of some of these cars now and whilst they may emit less particles per km or whatever, they are not as green as the carrot munchers would like you to believe.

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