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General / Re: Mock theory tests
« on: 20 June 2018, 12:32:43 PM »
48/50 but to be fair I only did it 5 years ago

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Fz1n Givi Flyscreen
« on: 20 June 2018, 08:58:14 AM »
Here's a couple I took. Just doesn't work with my paint cheme etc

For Sale & Wanted / Fz1n Givi Flyscreen
« on: 19 June 2018, 06:46:07 PM »
Only recently bought it but decided im not a fan of the way it makes my bike look.
Has a few very minor scratches (hardly noticable unless you really look for them) but other than that it's perfect. Comes with full fitting kit.

£35 Delivered

General / Re: Goretex or leathers?
« on: 18 June 2018, 10:57:43 PM »
I'd personally go goretex. Leather has it's uses but keeping you cool and dry are not among them. Plus if you get dirty or sweaty etc you can just put the goretex in the washing machine when your back, instead of forking out for dry cleaning

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chain & Sprockets
« on: 16 June 2018, 10:59:08 AM »
£35 from my local Yammy dealer. Which i dont think is too bad for something I'll probably only replace every 5 or so years

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZ1n indicators
« on: 16 June 2018, 10:42:23 AM »
They will be fine mate. I ditched the originals a few months back in favour of L.E.D and they are so much better.
I went for the Oxford saturn ones as they were some of the best looking but I wouldn't recommend them as they all had to be glued back to the rubber mounts after about 6 weeks.
Have a look at the 2015+ R1 indicators, they are priced but very nice

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 14 June 2018, 08:20:47 PM »
Yeah I know what your both saying but at the end of it is already made the crossing once so i knew what to expect, it just takes a bit of common sense. I slowed down to 25mph and the wind barely effected me. It was no windier that it had been on the open stretches of the a18 leading up to it.

I understand it's a safety thing and if they had something on the south bank to stop you going over in the first place then that would be fine but to let you cross then tell you that you cant return because its 'too dangerous' is just a piss take

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 14 June 2018, 05:20:54 PM »
Foccin bridges in wind!! Went out for a ride today and obviosuly its quite windy, went from south to north over the humber bridge (tolls of the north side) with no issues, tried to come back 30 mins later only to be told at the toll that its closed to high sided vehicles which for some mad reason includes motorbikes!!
I was told to pull up in the car park to the left and either wait or make the 1 hour detour to drive round. It was 2.40 and I needed to be at school to pick my kids up at 3.30, I tried to explain that to no avail and then argued as to why there were motorbikes (and lorrys, caravansn trailers etc) coming across the northbound route and was just told they had ignored the signs..... so I ignored the moron employee and just rode across anyway. I might have a fine coming through the post soon but I wasn't the only person ignoring their stupid advice so hopefully nothing will come of it.
Just really winds me up, could understand it if I was an arctic or something but I'm on a bludy bike!

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Fz1 gen 2 exhaust Hanger
« on: 13 June 2018, 12:18:27 AM »
Found this again today...... anyone interested yet?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Just picked up my FZ1S
« on: 10 June 2018, 07:59:06 PM »
It all depends what you plan on using it for. Mines more of a toy than anything so I've done all my mods with aesthetics in mind over practicality.

I have a tail tidy and the only time I've every had a dirty back was when I was caught out in what felt like a monsoon. Obviously if your out in the rain its gonna flick it up your back but i cant say ive ever had anything flick up in the dry. Removing the chain guard is by far a worse mod as I'm always covered in chain lube haha

On the point of indicators, I swapped mine for l.e.d ones and it's so much better looking not to mention they are brighter than the originals.
Wouldn't recommend the Oxford ones though and all 4 have come loose of their rubber mounts and has to be glued in place 😓 not what I expected for £75

General / Re: Best way to lube chain when bike is on sidestand?
« on: 08 June 2018, 08:44:51 PM »
Would it not be worth just buying a rear paddock stand? You can pick them up for as little as £20 for the basic ones?
Would make maintenance a lot easier 👍

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED Fz1 Gen2 Passenger seat
« on: 07 June 2018, 09:13:27 PM »
Anyone got a rear seat they are wanting rid of? I only have a cowl and my daughter wants to start coming for a ride every now and again. Not wanting it on the bike permanently so condition isn't important

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 June 2018, 09:52:33 PM »
Yoot who talk with that "urbanized" London accent. Ya get me?

Nah fam

For Sale & Wanted / Re: WANTED Fz1 Gen2 Aftermarket exhaust
« on: 04 June 2018, 02:07:01 PM »
I have this Bos one (with pipeworx sticker) with removable baffle that I'm about to remove from my bike before it's px'd

There's some very light scuffs on the side but nothing major

Looking for £100 posted

Thanks for the offer Jaz but it's not what I'm looking for 😊

General / Re: Hilltop motorcycles
« on: 03 June 2018, 08:00:41 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.

Thatsvwhat I would have thought but the guy on the phone insisted he'd want it removed before we started.

For Sale & Wanted / WANTED Fz1 Gen2 Aftermarket exhaust
« on: 03 June 2018, 07:59:09 PM »
Fancying a change on mine so if anyone is selling up or has a spare one knocking about then let me know as I might be interested.....

Looking for something either black or carbon maybe even a dual pipe or something interesting


General / Re: Hilltop motorcycles
« on: 03 June 2018, 04:16:51 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?

General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 02 June 2018, 02:59:36 PM »
Buy an FZ1 gen2 enforced rests stops built in to the bike as standard :eek they only do about 100miles per tank of fuel if your lucky :'(

Haha finally another gen2 owner that gets mileage as shit as mine 😅

General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 01 June 2018, 08:08:18 PM »
Buy a goldwing...... or a car 😋😝

General / Re: Hilltop motorcycles
« on: 01 June 2018, 08:06:30 PM »
It means changing the software on the Ecu to alter the bikes settings.

 As a rule a standard flash will

- Remove Throttle restrictions
- Standard engine braking reduction
- Disable Injector Decel Cut
- Professional fuel map modification to suit exhaust
- Removal of all gear based or speed dependent restrictions, TRE
- Optimized timing maps for Super Unleaded fuel
- Disable AIS valve (always closed)
- Reduce Fan Temps to help keep the bike cooler
- Bypass EXUP valve

There's other bits and bobs they can play with too depending on what yiur specific bike needs.

A Pc3 is a Dynojet Power Commander 3, which is a fuelling module that acts as an middleman between your ecu and fuel injectors. It's basically allowed the fueling to altered manually instead of relying on the bikes sensors.
A lot of manufacturers will have the bikes running lean from factory to conform with emission tests, then when us numptys start adding free flowing air filters and big bore decatted exhausts it makes then run even leaner unless you have the fuelling changed.

But if I get the Ecu done I won't need the pc3 so I'll be able to sell that to recoup some of the cost...... is the plan anyway

General / Hilltop motorcycles
« on: 31 May 2018, 12:58:11 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has used them before?

I'm looking to get my ecu flashed so I can get rid of this pc3 and also to smooth out the throttle etc etc
I've been looking around the web (and I've asked here in the past) and they are the name that keeps popping up. It's a 3 hour ride from me and gonna cost £360 so I just want to make sure they are the best people for the job haha

And if not are there any other recommendations?

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 28 May 2018, 09:30:08 PM »
Made use of my old disc to make my Dad a present for his Workshop
Might make myself one too 🤔

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 May 2018, 12:32:52 PM »
I was under the impression it's perfectly legal to have a bonfire in your own garden?

General / Re: Changes to the MOT
« on: 15 May 2018, 08:26:04 AM »
Same as that, I tholught it was up to a month before the old MOT expire so you get a new MOT for 13 months.

If you car has been on a SORN statement and the MOT had run out during that SORN how are you meant to get an MOT?
Apart from a low loader or large trailer, or could you tow it with another car.

I'm not sure about SORN but I know you can drive a vehicle with no tax or insurance too and from your nearest MOT station legally as long as it's booked in first. My old man does it all the time when he builds trikes.

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