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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: Today at 10:22:45 AM »
VNA shouldn't along for a week he's gone on holiday. So fill your boots boy's NO POLITICAL CLAP TRAP FOR A WEEK

Holiday?? Didn't think the Scottish could afford them?
 I bet he's gone to Brussels to argue his Brexit points for the good of us all 🤣

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 September 2018, 12:52:25 PM »
Not so much cars but I'm seeing more and more mopeds and crossers without plates.
I'm guessing the local scum has taken a note from the vermin in that there London and realised that that they can pretty much do what they like as the police are unlikely to chase them.
See at least 1 a week these days

General / Re: FOC-U Tourers
« on: 18 September 2018, 08:30:08 PM »
Did a few tours of the local council estates. Not far different from war zones so I'm still expecting my medals in the post and I'm putting veteran down on the next census 🤡

General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 14 September 2018, 03:58:37 PM »

Another thing to think about is what they supply, they very often cater to "normal people" ie people who have a pedal bike nad a mower in their garage.
my garage was broken into a few years back and tools stolen, when I rang to list what was missing they said they only dealt with halfords or Draper.
I said about my snap on stuff and they didn't deal with you need money to replace not new for old, where they supply you replacements.
Also my bike is in a locked garage but when I am working on something else I wanted the flexibility to leave the bike on the drive, so when I did my go compare thing I said it was on the drive locked up...2 quid cheaper than a locked garage !! wtf ? its always in the garage but got the choice now.

I tell you what you ha e to watch out for there is that if you read your insurance small print you'll more than likely find a clause that states if your bike is with 1 mile of your home and it isn't either stored in garage (If it's insured as so) or has all the declared security on it then it won't be insured!

So for example if your out for a ride and you nip back home for a quick cuppa/toilet break etc etc and your bike is on the front instead of locked up in the garage then it wouldn't be insured against theft.
Or say like me you live within 1 mile of a shop/supermarket and often nip in on your way out to pick up a drink or something. Then your bike isn't covered there either as according to their rules is should have all the locks on it

The cheek of the scumbag bastards

General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 13 September 2018, 06:19:04 PM »
Just to stress the point about up and over doors with a single central lock.

If I can get the door open within 2 seconds then a thief will be quicker - and it is totally silent - if the thief closed the door on his way out you wouldn't even know until you opened the garage door.

For your own sanity fit some extra locks.

But they stuffs so expensive! I find it cheaper and more effective to hire an illegal immigrant with a shotgun to sit in there all night 😂😂

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 10:19:19 PM »
It does get my goat..... but at the same time there's sweet foc all we can do about it..... so getting my knickers in a twist will help nothing.
These super companies are becoming untouchable as nobody has the money or influence to stand up to them?
They have more money then entire countries so how can even a government hope to fight them?
The EU is looking at various options.  It's matter of closing down loop holes or creating an alternative way of collecting the tax.One proposal is an online retail transaction tax, which it is hoped will create a level playing feild for all retailers, online and high street.
But then we are leaving the EU.
But EU or not, it's still up to us.

But a retail tax will just be passed onto the consumer..... thus making everything more expensive for us. Amazon's profits will not suffer.

And I don't believe it should be a level playing field to be honest. I like the fact that online things are cheaper... and so they should be, there are less overheads running a website compared to a store. And at the same time I expect to pay a little more in store purely because there's an element of customer service being provided.

All these taxes brought in by governments just end up making things worse for us, just look at the sugar tax..... because some people have no self control the rest of us have to pay more. Same with alcohol and tobacco. They pitch it under the guise of public health but that's bollocks and they know it.

If Jonny fatfuck wants to eat 3 bags of Maltesers with his 20 fags and pint of ale then he will, wether that costs £10 or £30. The only difference is the amount of profit that retailers make

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 09:06:22 PM »
Sorry to get political again :lol , but this seriously gets my goat.
Just seen a tweet by Corbyn;
Amazon has just become the second ever £1 trillion company after tripling its UK profits. But it paid £2.8 million less tax in the UK this year compared to last year. Does that sound right to you?
Does that not get your goat?  Seriously.

It does get my goat..... but at the same time there's sweet foc all we can do about it..... so getting my knickers in a twist will help nothing.
These super companies are becoming untouchable as nobody has the money or influence to stand up to them?
They have more money then entire countries so how can even a government hope to fight them?

All we could do is refuse to let them trade here but who will that help? Certainly not us little guys. It would just result in the price of everything we buy going up and nobody wants that.
Besides they aren't the only ones.... hardly any of the richest 10% in this country pay their share. From the premier league footballers to CEOs of the banks..... they all fiddle their way out of it while Joe public gets shafted if they take cash in hand payments.

But nothing will ever change the way things are, the peiole that running the show be it Labour, Tories, Lib Dems.... no matter the name they are all the same. They are all in it to line their own pockets, not ours.

And although I dream of the day that we all unite and overthrow the lot of um.... I sadly realise that even our sense of unity has been quashed. Not enough people would dare stand united enough to make a difference

 So I'm afraid it seems to be a case of put up and shut up.... there's little to be done.
Sit back crack open a cold one and enjoy what you can in life..

Oh and do every lotto possible ( in the hopes you can join the top 10% and stop paying tax 🤪)

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 07:36:32 PM »

I'm afraid not..... Just plain old brain fart

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 06:43:53 PM »
I've even took off my t-shirt once and threw it down the toilet, instead of the washing basket 😳🙃
Was alcohol per chance involved in that particular incident?

Sadly not haha

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 02:18:20 PM »
Like when you get up off the sofa and head through to the kitchen.  Then once in the kitchen a few seconds later, you cannae remember why you came through to the kitchen.  It's not until you return to and sit down on the sofa that you remember why you went through to the kitchen.
.Or is it just me.  Or am I just getting old.  Or do I have early onset.

Don't worry too much I'm only 30 and have been doing that for years.
Or my other favourite one is putting things back in silly places. Tv remote in the fridge, milk in the glass cupboard etc etc  I've even took off my t-shirt once and threw it down the toilet, instead of the washing basket 😳🙃

General / Re: Little too much oil?
« on: 04 September 2018, 02:15:40 PM »
Thanks guys 👍

General / Little too much oil?
« on: 04 September 2018, 10:52:06 AM »
Just done another oil and filter change, I had a 4 litre bottle of oil but only managed to put about 2.7 litres in the first time round. Started her up for a few mins then let it settle and the oil was barely at the glass when level. So topped up with a bit more to make it half wayn took her out for a spin for 20 mins then came back and put her away.

This morning I've just been to check the level and its now pretty much touching the top of the glass when cold, I know it's a little fuller than normal but is that enough to be a problem or shall I drain a few ml?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 2 mods??
« on: 03 September 2018, 07:43:42 AM »
To be honest anything more than the exhaust change and you'll need to start looking at a power commander. Even then all it will do is ensure the air to fuel ratio is good and help smooth the power out a little.

As for the on/off throttle response, the only way to fix that is an ecu reflash. You have the 2006 model which has the famously jerky throttle response :-( they greatly improved it in the 2007 onwards models.
A reflash will set you back around £350 but from all accounts your bike will run perfect from then on.

You could try and find an Ivans fuel cut eliminator but again the reviews of them seem to vary.

If you do decide to go down the tuning route then obviously the more mods you do the better. So the lars airbox mod is great (and free), the secondary flies can be either removed or cable tied open (again free) and the decat (If not already done) can be drilled and smashed out.... for free
Race downpipes are about the costliest part and they aren't completely necessary but will add an extra few bhp
 So not an expensive do and when you factor in the price of a power commander plus dyno runs then the ecu flash seems like a much better deal.
  where would the gains be if you just drilled and smashed the cat out ?

You would need to combine it with the airbox mod and a slip on exhaust to see any benefit as you'd be trying to increase air flow; which would see gains higher up in the range; but in turn would then require more fuel (pc3, pc5) so the bike doesn't run lean

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZ1 Tick Over
« on: 02 September 2018, 04:13:43 PM »
Probably needs the throttle bodies syncing. Mine does it and was told that if I had them synced it would smooth it out at idle but was also told that's all it would do so didn't see the point of wasting the money.
As long as it's not wildly searching then it'll be fine, mine goes between 1100 and maybe 1250. Nothing crazy

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 02 September 2018, 03:28:24 PM »
Wankers that think an amber light means make an emergency stop!!
By the time I'd performed an emergency swerve and come to a stop my front tire was in line with his rear wheel 😳😳
I was following a little closer than I should of been but he managed to come to complete stop from 30mph just in one of the cycle areas!

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 31 August 2018, 10:44:12 PM »
Having my 8 and 4 year olds sat telling me what colour they are going to paint their motorbikes when they're older then proceeding to draw pictures of them.
My girl wants a pink one with a white skull and my boy wants a red white black and blue one thay can take him everywhere...... must be bringing them up right haha

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Time for new chain and sprockets?
« on: 31 August 2018, 03:29:04 PM »
The slight whine could be a sign the chain is slightly too tight. My old Thundercat used to do it after every service as my old mechanic seems to be useless as getting the tension right. Used to bring the back wheel in a few mm and it would stop.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: New brake pads.
« on: 31 August 2018, 03:26:39 PM »
Also sintered pads are known to make noise as you manually move you bike around. If it's your first set then it could be that you feeling/hearing? When I first switched to them I actually took my bike to mechanic.... after stripping and rebuilding the complete set of calipers 3 times.... Just for him to tell me it was normal and I'd done it right first time 😅

But wise to do as trebus has mentioned as it's just good maintenance regardless.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 30 August 2018, 10:54:42 PM »

Happy to receive any tips regarding route etc.. :)

Stick some nobblies on the Fazer..... that'll be the best way up 🤣

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 28 August 2018, 10:34:16 AM »
Another year, another M.O.T passed 😁

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: play in rear wheel
« on: 27 August 2018, 02:02:49 PM »
I checked my 07 gen 2 and I'd say I have about 1/2 inch movement.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: play in rear wheel
« on: 26 August 2018, 10:22:47 PM »
What do you mean by play?, horizontal, vertical or lateral movement?
Doesn't sound good either way 🤔

Sounds to me like it's time to walk away, and by the sounds of things take the kids with you. I'm in a long term relationship myself so I understand that there is a certain amount of give and take involved but nothing should ever come to threats and violence.
My other half wasnt thrilled about me getting a bike either but it's something I really wanted and have been passionate about ever since. She's now realised they aren't as bad as she thought so it's all good (well unless she sees how much I spend on bits for it.... then there might be some violence 😅😅)
Maybe try talking to someone she respects ( mother, father etc) and explain what she's doing to you?
I can imagine it's hard opening up to others so well done for reaching out 👍

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