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General / Re: Mock theory tests
« on: 20 June 2018, 12:51:14 PM »
49/50 and I have only ever done the mock on once before about 6 years ago. I took my real test when we only had 3 questions about the highway code asked by the examiner at the test centre.

« on: 17 June 2018, 06:12:49 PM »
Delboy, your only 40 mins drive from the airport. :pokefun

personally, if I were you, I would consider getting a taxi as there are many of the airport parking companies that just dump your car in a side stree around the town somewhere.

Places like the hotels (Check the Gatwick Manor Premiere Inn) let you park the car and come back a week or two later. Others need your keys so they can shuffle the cars around if needed. Purple Parking is about the only one I can work out where you take your car in and it stays within their compound.

I live near the airport but don't do airport parking :Pokefun

I have an early flight in a weeks time but I will just get a cab there and leave the car tucked up at home.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rough running a low rpm / slight miss fire
« on: 15 June 2018, 12:09:04 PM »
If you've balanced your carbs with a ropey TPS I think that may have put them out as well, maybe somebody else could confirm that though?
I'm guessing if it's not running smoothly on idle then a carb balancing tool would be all over the place.


The TPS needs to be set before you do the carb balance and checked afterwards too.

Replace the TPS and check the carb balance again.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 15 June 2018, 09:38:02 AM »

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 15 June 2018, 08:30:14 AM »
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

Are you saying you ignored the signs on the first crossing? If so, youre a muppet.
It may be that between you crossing the first and the second time the wind gusts had increased and you got lucky with lower gusts when you crossed the second time.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 14 June 2018, 05:34:36 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!
If an artic or a caravan tower ignored the sign then they are completely mad.

As for motorbikes being classed as "high sides" no, they are vulnerable to cross winds though so you should have listened. One gust blowing you into the central reservation (or worse) and your insurance company would have blown you away too.

General / Re: Selling Fazer dilemma: advice please
« on: 14 June 2018, 05:31:44 PM »
as it is, £750 from a dealer is good. They probably don't realise the issues.

in top condition you might get £1500 more likely £1200. Sounds like blocked carbs to me too.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: New TPS
« on: 14 June 2018, 12:18:06 PM »

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 12 June 2018, 10:05:47 AM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 12 June 2018, 10:05:00 AM »
rising of the

General / Re: Leather seat cover
« on: 12 June 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
Personally I prefer leather seats. All of my cars have had them for the last 20 years.

On a bike however, I would worry about the rain/sun killing the seat.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Clutch maybe?
« on: 11 June 2018, 05:44:07 PM »
Bike clutches always drag as they are in oil. They work a bit like an car (old style) automatic gearbox as a result.

Have you got 3-4mm of free pay at the lever?
How far from all the way in to all the way out is the biting point when pulling away?

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 11 June 2018, 02:15:25 PM »
every third Wednesday

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 10 June 2018, 01:58:07 PM »
just off Blackpool

General / Re: Best way to lube chain when bike is on sidestand?
« on: 10 June 2018, 01:56:59 PM »
get a mainstand saves feccin around with a paddock stand

General / Re: moped scum
« on: 10 June 2018, 01:56:10 PM »
Are they really only using mopeds? Or are they using automatic geared scooters of all sizes?

Given the average moped doesn't have an imobiliser then I assume it is 50/125cc scoots they tend to use. Bigger things like Bergmans etc will have immobilisers and the scrotes wont have the keys.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 07 June 2018, 01:34:01 PM »
into the slimy

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 07 June 2018, 11:26:06 AM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 07 June 2018, 11:25:35 AM »
lost his balance

General / Re: I can't login
« on: 06 June 2018, 12:08:49 PM »
The issue has been logged with the hosts again

Introduction / Re: Hey
« on: 02 June 2018, 07:25:39 PM »
Welcome to the forum. The FZ6 may be physically heavier, but I think it is lower down so feels more nimble. Never ridden either model myself though so just guessing.

« on: 02 June 2018, 01:33:29 PM »
I hope you're as young & as good looking as that car bud as there is nothing worse than seeing a wrinkly old scrotum sac of an old fella driving an open top piece of fanny bait like that. ;)

You've never met DelBoy have you?


FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sensitive throttle
« on: 01 June 2018, 08:59:03 PM »

All the comments made by BBrown are very relevant
However if the bike is still on the standard rear shock turn the preload up full, if set to the lowest setting the rear sags to much and can cause the issue you describe.

The answer about weight was heading towards that :pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sensitive throttle
« on: 01 June 2018, 01:31:43 PM »
I have a 2001 FZS600 Fazer which has a sensitive throttle. Twice now I have done impromptu wheelies. I have checked the throttle adjustment and that's fine, just a midges play before it starts to rev. I wonder if the throttle springs are stretched ?  It's putting me off riding it out of junctions etc. Any tips or help ?

What size sprockets are on the bike?
How long have you been riding?
What have you ridden before the FZS600?
How much to you weigh?

All of the above will have a bearing on what answers I would give.

General / Re: Help with painting
« on: 01 June 2018, 12:40:05 PM »


It may be a Yamaha but there's only so much leeway the foccers will give you :pokefun

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