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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 May 2018, 08:25:57 AM »
Logs are now 'green' if you burn them in an approved log burner

They are trying to implement that but for existing log burners/fires, dry wood is OK anyway. Its the damp stuff that spits, farts and smokes a lot.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Tyre Question
« on: 21 May 2018, 01:14:38 PM »
Jbizzle, post a link for the images you are seeing. I cant find anything other than motorcycle tyres (the m/c in the size means this).

The size 110/70 - 17 M/C 54H TL breaks down like this.

110 - The width of the tyre
70 - 70% of the width is the profile
17 - The rim size
m/c - motorcycle specific
54 - the load rating (the code for the weight it can take )
H - The speed rating
TL - Tubeless

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FZS600 valve train noise/camchain
« on: 21 May 2018, 01:10:06 PM »
Head gasket doesn't need to be touched by a competent mechanic. The adjuster wont need replacing either if it works.
I have just been quoted around £300 to do the camchain on my bike. the adjuster is at full stretch.

A genuine Yamaha chain is around £40. The rest is the 3-4 hours labour to do the job.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 May 2018, 01:04:53 PM »
I was under the impression it's perfectly legal to have a bonfire in your own garden?
Depends on your local by-laws

Where I am in the UK, it is after dusk only.
At my French place, none are allowed from April to October

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Dodgy inicator
« on: 19 May 2018, 04:50:06 PM »
If a bulb partially shorts out, so it still works, it can cause faster flashing as the resistance is lower.

Try changing both bulbs.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Tyre Question
« on: 18 May 2018, 03:32:00 PM »
the load index is 54 and the speed rating is H
Whats not normal?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: What would you replace your FZS600 with?
« on: 15 May 2018, 05:40:54 PM »
My mate has a CBF1000 and it's more like a bigger, grown up FZS600 than  my FZS1000 was. I had both at the same time.

I had a CBF1000 because it was like an FZS600 to sit on. I sold that and went back to an FZS600 as the CBF was sooooooooooo bland to ride. It is bigger than the FZS but the FZS is nicer.

General / Re: London riders: New Emisions, does it effect you!
« on: 15 May 2018, 08:38:35 AM »

That actually happened about 20 years ago didn't it when there was those blockades of the refinery's.

It was a bit like Mad Max 2 with everyone searching for the fuel, the precious fuel!.

I remember it well. I had enough petrol in my car to get me to/from work for a few more days (about 50 mile round trip) and the company wanted to send me up to Corby for a few days.

I agreed to go on the proviso that they found me a diesel car with a full tank of fuel so I could get home again to Sussex. They found one with half a tank and our warehouse in Corby had its own fuel bunker for the trucks so I could fill it up for the return.

On arriving in Corby they were made to fill the car up BEFORE I started any work so I knew I would get home :)

the roads were deserted though. It was a lovely drive there and back.

General / Re: Changes to the MOT
« on: 15 May 2018, 08:29:47 AM »
here's a quick question on this subject,
I'm picking up a triumph 25/5 on 15 plate MOT
1st MOT not due till July Dealer has agreed to MOT early, would the date be actual date it is carried out or can they date it a month in advance ie June?

Unless they MOT it less than a month before it expires, it will only get 12 months. Within a month of expiry you will get 12 months from the original expiry date.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Easyist way to get carbs off???
« on: 11 May 2018, 03:14:37 PM »

Getting the airbox rubbers on last is a royal pain in the ar$e. Put them on first then lever the airbox forwards to help get the inlet side done.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: What would you replace your FZS600 with?
« on: 11 May 2018, 08:16:34 AM »
I bought an FZS600 new in 1999.
I then went to an ST1100 and then a CBF1000 before coming back to the FZS600.

Some bikes are just too good.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 09 May 2018, 05:30:37 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 09 May 2018, 05:30:17 PM »
gently rusting away

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Handlebars - again!
« on: 09 May 2018, 04:58:32 PM »
Have you got the original bar ends fitted or some lightweight alloy shite?

If its the latter, get the originals back in there. That will reduce bar vibes.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 09 May 2018, 09:38:10 AM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 09 May 2018, 09:37:38 AM »
attached to his

FZS600 Fazer / Re: borken caliper bleed nipple
« on: 08 May 2018, 04:54:57 PM »
get a small ez-out and wind it in gently. The nipple should come out.

General / Re: Tesla driver in wrong seat banned !
« on: 08 May 2018, 01:32:23 PM »
focced_off - I have removed your post as it goes OTT

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 May 2018, 10:05:10 AM »
Isn't it static electricity that starts most of the refueling fires?.

Fella at work calls me 'Magneto'.
There are are certain bits of equipment that i literally get a buzz from, as in a mild shock, which NOBODY else gets, and when we were in our previous building there was a lift on a mezzanine floor and i used to have to touch the button with my elbow otherwise there'd be a 2 inch spark if i used my finger. Never hurt so much with the elbow.
I hate shocks.

That will be your nylon underpants and/or socks that cause that

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 27 April 2018, 02:29:51 PM »
turning them ginger

General / Re: Changes to the MOT
« on: 27 April 2018, 12:18:21 PM »
You are allowed to drive to a pre-booked MOT if your vehicle does not have a current MOT. It is not allowed on the road any other time apart from driving directly home following the failure.
There is one other exception to this. Taking the vehicle to a place of repair or a place to be scrapped. I wouldn't try it on with this last one unless you have pre-booked with a garage/scrap yard as I suspect "riding it round to your mates to fix it" wouldn't go down too well.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: For sale : Front brake discs Gen1 1000
« on: 26 April 2018, 03:48:32 PM »
daft question but if they were on the bike, you put them on for a reason so why remove them when selling the bike? Its a bit like putting the original oil in.

Putting the standard exhaust back on I can understand but brake disks??

Ask a local farmer.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 26 April 2018, 03:46:09 PM »

AKA "On Time & On Budget or Works" - Pick one.

corrected that for you

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 25 April 2018, 08:58:43 AM »
created a stir

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