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I'm after a tinted MRA touring screen, not a Varioscreen , the tall one, and a set of original Yamaha crash bungs, must be in excellent nick.
Cheers
Carl

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General / Re: General Election 8th June
« on: 20 May 2017, 09:18:18 AM »
How can anyone contemplate voting for Mr. Corbyn, his IRA links outweigh any brilliance (though I think he is an ideological idiot) he may have. I may be biased after 26 years in the Armed Forces but some things cannot be forgiven. I'd lock him up.
Labour have no chance, they are not trusted or trustworthy and screwed up so many things last time. I'm not a 'Dyed in the wool' Tory voter, never went to University (got some O levels), come from a line of Joiners and Miners and am from County Durham, a labour stronghold, but wouldn't vote labour ever, I wouldn't let them run my bath, let alone a country. Imagine having Diane Abbot in charge of stuff, she's one of their top politicians, scary.
Not going to get into a keyboard warrior discussion about my views so have quoted myself along with a screenshot (of which there are a number) of a little light reading from the press. Please don't misquote me.

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General / Re: Biggest waste of money
« on: 20 May 2017, 09:09:01 AM »


My new model crossrunner
  Why? Don't you like it?
Long gone, really good bike completely spoilt by horrendous screen turbulence, can't believe the press didn't make a lot of this, worst bike I've owned by far.
  I rode an xlv1000 Varadero a few years back and at speeds above 50mph the screen turbulence was so bad it rattled my helmet and gave me a headache after about 10 miles.
I had  a 2002 Mk1 Vara and a 2008 Mk 3 Vara and MRA Varioscreens on both helped a lot, my crossrunner had 4 different screens and a Powerbronze screen adjuster and I still sold it. It had factory panniers, fog lights and lots of other stuff, lost a fortune. I see Honda have now fitted an adjustable screen. Anyone thinking about buying one should have at least a 2 hour test ride.


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General / Re: Biggest waste of money
« on: 19 May 2017, 08:09:53 PM »

My new model crossrunner
  Why? Don't you like it?
Long gone, really good bike completely spoilt by horrendous screen turbulence, can't believe the press didn't make a lot of this, worst bike I've owned by far.

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General / Re: General Election 8th June
« on: 12 May 2017, 09:07:39 PM »
How can anyone contemplate voting for Mr. Corbyn, his IRA links outweigh any brilliance (though I think he is an ideological idiot) he may have. I may be biased after 26 years in the Armed Forces but some things cannot be forgiven. I'd lock him up.
Labour have no chance, they are not trusted or trustworthy and screwed up so many things last time. I'm not a 'Dyed in the wool' Tory voter, never went to University (got some O levels), come from a line of Joiners and Miners and am from County Durham, a labour stronghold, but wouldn't vote labour ever, I wouldn't let them run my bath, let alone a country. Imagine having Diane Abbot in charge of stuff, she's one of their top politicians, scary. 

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General / Re: Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 12 May 2017, 07:00:44 PM »
If you are on your C90 you can always outrun them :) . Not much catches the. 'Mighty Ninety'. Had a C70 myself back in the day, 90 was just too brutal for me at the time.

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General / Re: Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 11 May 2017, 06:11:37 PM »
No cars behind me apart from him well back, none coming the other way, not sat on the tail of the car, (only a **** hits the car in front, as my IAM instructor bloke used to say, his version of the 2 second rule) no R.H. junction to worry about. A proper 'sweeping' overtake not pulling directly in front of the car (really pees me off when people do this then slow down). May (!) have exceeded the limit during the overtake (bikes are fast) but backed off when on my side of the road. The town I was travelling through is a bit, well I wouldn't live there, had a few police cars kicking about so I think I was wrong place wrong time,  and I wasn't done just talked at so no harm done really; ironical that he, along with a line of traffic, was stuck behind the car soon after.

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General / Re: Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 10 May 2017, 10:03:07 PM »
When stopped by the police you always have to say the following. They love it and on hearing this they will, 99 times out of 100 let you off.
1. I pay your wages.
2. Ain't you got nuffin better to do, like go and catch some real criminals.
3. Were you bullied at school or sumfink?.
They love all that! It's witty and original. :-P
I'll remember these for the next time and also to ask for Inspector Regan cos he's a propa coppa while checking my phone for texts.


Bottom line is I should have left 'Dangerous Doris' or whatever her name was to her motor car meanderings and hung back.

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General / Re: Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 10 May 2017, 09:44:30 PM »
a couple of points

you on the bike or in a car, if a bike then how were you stuck behind the learner for 5 miles (remember stepping stones?)

if he's non traffic (i.e. the car, as you don't know if he's ever worked traffic and knows the subtleties of traffic law) then stand your ground and get him to explain why it was wrong to do what you did?

if he had no speed gun type apparatus in the car then how could he say you were doing a certain speed let alone careless driving?

if he wasn't ex traffic then he probably doesn't even know about IAM or RoSPA, I got talking to two in a plod car who were clueless and queried why I'd want to even join RoSPA and do road safety

The days of the Courts taking a Coppers word over Joe Public has long gone, a lot of them are liars and Judges see right through them especially after a decent brief has tore them up for arse paper
I was on my Fazer 6 and was stuck behind the P driver and the cop car for 5 miles after I was stopped and had set off again on my ride. No way was I going to overtake the policeman that had just pulled me and given me a 'chat'. I haven't been pulled for roughly 15 years made it a bit of an odd feeling, especially if you think you are going to lose your clean licence when I wouldn't trust a lot of people on the road with a dodgem car, including the P driver, which incidentally the observant policeman said was a 'L' driver, obviously didn't point that out either.

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General / Re: Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 10 May 2017, 08:30:56 PM »
Decided against the 'Have you got nowt better to do' statement  as well

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General / Re: Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 10 May 2017, 08:28:39 PM »
Used to be the case that you had to be clocked over a certain distance, can't remember how far, but my indiscretion was momentary'ish. Bit more vigilance next time I think. Peed me off a bit him slagging my riding as I've passed the IAM test and done a few riding courses with the police ( these were brilliant) but obviously I thought better of pointing this out, observation skills need a bit of work ;)

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General / Stopped single policeman in a non traffic car
« on: 10 May 2017, 06:56:54 PM »
Got stopped today by a non traffic police car, I overtook a P driver on a long straight 30mph road who was doing about 25 mph and she was to be honest appalling, I'd followed her round a roundabout and she virtually right angled it at about 10 mph.As luck would have it there was a police car (non traffic) a bit behind me, cue blue lights followed by 'I could do you for 47mph and careless driving' but he gave me a lecture instead which was fair enough, seemed like a decent bloke, I'm sure I didn't do 47 and it was a safe overtake. Question is can a single, non traffic car policeman do you for speeding or anything else for that matter, I thought if there was no video evidence there had to be 2 witnesses.
Ironically further down the road I was stuck, in a 60 limit, behind the 'P' driver doing about 35mph for about 5 miles along with, you guessed it, the police car.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal High Bars
« on: 06 May 2017, 07:38:42 PM »
4inch longer than the standard ones
Great, thanks for the info.


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General / Re: Biggest waste of money
« on: 05 May 2017, 09:19:15 PM »
My new model crossrunner

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal High Bars
« on: 04 May 2017, 04:17:08 PM »
Hi,
I had the original bars with variobar risers, I had to get longer brake lines but the cables were ok.
After an accident last year I fitted renthal bars, medium road I think they are and I had to remove the bar risers as the cables were far too tight. You maybe lucky, but if the bike still has the original brake lines, it may well be worth getting longer/braided ones anyway? If you say you are a member of the FOC then HEL give you a decent discount, I think I got nearly 25%.
Thanks for the reply, how much longer did you get your brake lines, going to try my cut down ultra lows first though .

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal High Bars
« on: 04 May 2017, 04:08:43 PM »
I'll have the Ultra lows if price is right?


Rgds
Gaz
I'm going to cut the ends down by 20mm Gaz to see if they suit me better before I try high bars so sort of ruins their second hand value, I found Bykebitz the cheapest for new ones.
Cheers
Carl

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Renthal High Bars
« on: 03 May 2017, 12:48:58 PM »
Anyone fitted them and were all cables etc. long enough. Got ultra lows currently fitted and they are too low (oddly enough) and too wide for me.
All info. gratefully received
Cheers
Carl

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« on: 02 May 2017, 08:36:51 PM »
Pictures (David Bailey doesn't needs worry) of my Chinese levers. They feel great but the adjusters are on maximum already. They feel a little bit 'loose' but I haven't got any expensive ones to compare them with. All in all well worth the money.


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For Sale & Wanted / Givi E36 panniers. Now Sold
« on: 02 May 2017, 09:18:22 AM »
Sold


Pair of Givi E36 panniers. Bought new by me, all original keys, one has a scrape on the corner and a few normal pannier marks otherwise  they are fine and work perfectly. Will not post due to cost and size.. Tried to upload more pics. but unsuccessful, will e mail them if anyone interested. The scrape is visible on the left pannier, bottom right.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« on: 21 April 2017, 12:24:52 PM »
I thought they looked nice :)

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Fazer Parade - What you got
« on: 21 April 2017, 12:22:53 PM »
My toys

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FZS600 Fazer / Double bubble screen or standard on a Foxeye.
« on: 14 April 2017, 06:15:35 PM »
My 2002 Foxeye came with a double bubble screen but if I stand up riding the wind noise decreases. Has any one swapped from a double bubble to a standard and did it reduce wind noise, I'm 5'10" with shortish legs and a longish body.
Cheers
Carl

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General / Re: Touring tips?
« on: 14 April 2017, 10:12:22 AM »
If you are going camping  for a good few days, have a b&b, hotel etc stop in the middle.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Exup bolts sheared
« on: 11 April 2017, 11:18:43 PM »
This bolt is sheared flush unfortunately, going to have to use some drilling 'expertise' I reckon.


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Renthal medium bars 755s or other sizes.
« on: 09 April 2017, 03:33:44 PM »

758's are a good choice most seem to go with.
I fitted them last year, very pleased with them, better handing.
All controls fit and as said you can tap out ends to take standard or after market end weights.


No need to drill bar just tap out.  16mmx1.5 pitch
You will need to drill a hole in the right place for each control or file nib off controls and use tape.
I drilled holes so no chance of slip when glue on tape gets hot, but no one seems to have problems with tape.

Dustydes, did you have to coarse cut then fine cut the thread on the bars or just the fine, I can get a fine for £4 but a set for £14, wouldn't contemplate not doing a coarse if it was steel but it's girly alloy. Ordered the ultra lows working on the assumption that everyone else can't be wrong.
Cheers
Carl

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