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FZS600 Fazer / Re: FireFox Racing
« on: 23 February 2018, 05:26:01 PM »
The experts probably know more than the amateurs.
Their solution, unusually, is cheaper/quicker/easier too.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 February 2018, 04:05:34 PM »
the lords payer.

Please give us Lords shite loads of money for doing fec all.

Yep. Doesn't take much room

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 22 February 2018, 10:59:02 AM »
the nearest bandit

Could be just a slack chain

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 February 2018, 09:03:18 AM »

Presumably this is just a bit of kidology to make you think they are actually doing lots of stuff to your car for that small fortune of cash you are handing over, when in fact they are just robbing you blind for an oil and filter change. 

Usually they wont know what is still in the workshop from the previous day blocking a ramp because of spares availability. As a result they don't know when they can actually start the work.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 February 2018, 08:51:50 AM »
Is it still possible to stall with hill start assist, or does the system provide an anti-stall feature?.

No idea, mines an auto

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 February 2018, 09:53:02 PM »
I dont like the electric hand brake and prefer a little bit of control and feed back. When I am on the Sharp Hall flat gravel driveway I only put it on a bit but wen I am on a steep slope I like to crank it up another notch. And how do hill starts work because a normal one you can let it off slowly and even yank it back up if you get it wron but an electric one is either on or off.

As said above, hill start assist comes into play. Basically the brake stays on until the car detects you trying to move then releases.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 February 2018, 03:33:29 PM »
Not today, but at the weekend I finally got motivation up to check the valve clearances as I got fed up with the rattle and wanted to check those before plumping for a cam chain issue.
Struggling to lift the cam covers, and unable to be able to slide them out, I checked cylinder #1. All seemed OK. #2 however seemed to have an excessive gap on the inlet tappets. Everything thrown back together without checking the rest as it will be heading off to a dealer for that to be resolved. I don't fancy trying to get the cams out when I cant even get the covers off properly.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 February 2018, 02:41:38 PM »
Has you're Audi also got Stop/Start?. If so what do you think to it?. Do you switch it off at all?.

Yes. It does have the stop/start. Seems to be OK but doesn't always turn the engine off when you think it might. I turn it off sometimes just for peace of mind that the battery wont die on me (I know its meant to be intelligent) when it has been on/off/on/off too many times for my linking. There is a trick on the A6, keep your foot lightly on the brake pedal and the engine stays running. Push harder and it turns off (if it feels like it). My wifes 500L only has the button on the dash to prevent it turning off.

The electric handbrake works well enough but I do prefer a manual one.
The start button works well. Climb in the car. Hit the start button (you don't need to keep it pressed) and do your seatbelt up whilst the glow plugs and then starter motor do their job. As soon as you have the belt on you can drive away. When I had a Renooooo Laguna, it had a starting problem towards the end. The start button was good because I could press the button then nip round in front of the car whilst it was cranking away by itself and squirt the easy-start into the intake :) Couldn't do that with a key start.

The big LCD screen looks good but you have to go through 1,000's of button presses and menus to get to certain things like "Adjust the bass" on the radio. Also, its a single point of failure for multiple systems if it fails.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 19 February 2018, 08:06:00 PM »
More and more cars like mine have daylight running lights and auto lights.  So no problem - unless.....  The only problem is it's switchable, so if you do move the switch from Auto to off or, well you know what's gonna happen - but hey daylight running lights save you from total catastrophe.

My Audi is like that but the dash lights only come on (well stay on) when its dark if the lights are actually on (auto or manual). If you leave the lights switched off, the dash lights get dimmer when it gets darker.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 19 February 2018, 06:06:23 PM »
No but the tail lights are not illuminated so the vehicle is not visible from the rear.

There is a MAJOR design flaw on some cars with DRL's that illuminates the dashboard lights at all times. Illuminated dashboards with some semblance of illumination at the front means people think they have their lights on. My Mrs has done it in her FIAT 500L.

for other muppets, it just shows how often they look at their speedo. Complete darkness = no lights on.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 19 February 2018, 05:08:35 PM »


Add to that the ones that the average Halfords assistant monkey fits upside down for the princely sum of £5 (or whatever it is) making the reflector unable to even try to do its job properly and the focwits who badly fit HID's to their cars because "they look good" or the cnuts that have a blown headlight bulb so drive around with their fog lights on as well (often only one fog light as the other has blown too)

Just on a short drive after dark I reckon 20%-25% of cars have misaligned headlights and a further 20-25% (may be the same ones) have at least one brake light that doesn't work. Often with the brake lights, its 2 out of 3 that don't work.

General / Re: Reving Engine Sound
« on: 16 February 2018, 05:30:14 PM »
A lot of it will be just you getting used to the bike. Going for another gear (7th) is quite normal. We all do it :)
As for the vibration, do you know when the carbs were last balanced? This makes a big difference to the vibration.

General / Re: POLITE NOTICE: You're Nicked
« on: 16 February 2018, 10:31:27 AM »
Was following an Audi Q7 yesterday that presumably had changed the lights for his rear number plate to blue ones. did actually look quite good to be honest, not sure if a traffic cop would agree though?

Number plate lights you shouldn't be abel to see from the rear of the car as they are white normally. What you are probably seeing is the reflection which, believe it or not, is actually legal.

General / Re: POLITE NOTICE: You're Nicked
« on: 14 February 2018, 12:58:37 PM »
Absolutely correct and yet people don't get prosecuted for wearing them or selling them so why did the guy in this story ends up being fined for something that was far less suggestive.

I suspect his attitude played a part but also the blue light on the bike wont have helped his cause.

Under construction regulations and use you are not allowed to use a Battenberg colour scheme. From what I can remember, colour of the Battenberg is not the issue hence the reason the AA have stopped using it on their vans now. You also cannot have blue lights on the vehicles. All the show vehicles you see in police markings, all have their blue lights covered up when being driven on the road.

General / Re: POLITE NOTICE: You're Nicked
« on: 13 February 2018, 11:49:40 AM »
Be careful because if you keep saying that, we will end up having to add another letter like this - LGBT&

Corrected that there for you Mr Sharp so people get the correct thing in their minds :)

General / Re: POLITE NOTICE: You're Nicked
« on: 13 February 2018, 11:47:34 AM »
My understanding is that the motive was to proceed more freely through rush-hour traffic by giving other road users the impression that it's a police bike and hoping that they give way.

When I had my Pan European, just wearing a high viz jacket made a big different even though the bike was slow red and I had a black helmet, people moved out of the way much better than whenever I didn't wear the high viz.
The muppets probably thought I was plod as I used to get people intentionally blocking my way without hi-viz but nobody tried that when I wore it.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 13 February 2018, 08:49:06 AM »
Now there’s a thing that pisses me off.  All the folks who call themselves Engineers but are nothing of the sort.

I am an engineer, not an artist

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 12 February 2018, 04:03:38 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 12 February 2018, 04:03:08 PM »
at high velocity

Fazer 1000 / MOVED: Exhaust removal advice
« on: 10 February 2018, 10:07:51 PM »

For Sale & Wanted / MOVED: Exhaust removal advice
« on: 10 February 2018, 10:06:44 PM »

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 February 2018, 03:08:25 PM »
Would be interesting if under the freedom of information act they would the release the figures of life sentenced prisoners released on parole that go on and commit further murders.

Go on  -  Give it a go. Word your question correctly though so there's no reason to decline it.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 February 2018, 03:05:40 PM »
Interesting that Robert Thompson has not put a foot wrong since.

I may be wrong (I usually am) but I thought he got relocated to the prison colony and may have had an issue or two there. We will never know if he has put a foot wrong there as they don't know his background!!

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