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General / Re: The Biking Community
« on: 29 March 2017, 07:04:03 PM »
Aye, just passing the vale of leven academy. No wonder, that was out of order. A bit of patience wouldn't have hurt him. Some of the patch guys that were there looked pretty hardcore.

General / Re: The Biking Community
« on: 27 March 2017, 11:30:29 AM »
Was the only story who had run the paper at the time mate :)

General / Re: The Biking Community
« on: 26 March 2017, 11:32:53 AM »
I was there, but on the Pan...

Great turnout for the lad.... thought the police done well to control the ride too..

You are joking! I was about 5 bikes behind you. I kept reading the "hero" reggy and thinking "I know that bike from somewhere". Now I know why.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 10:05:38 PM »
Hope you don't mind mickvp, I had a fiddle with it to made it look a lot better I feel, :eek

You seem to have edited out 400cc and made it much slower silver :lol

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 09:25:10 PM »
Don't mind at all mate, looks good :)

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 08:56:00 PM »
How's this?

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 25 March 2017, 08:42:37 PM »
Rode it :)

Front page / MOVED: Fazer bits for sale
« on: 24 March 2017, 06:11:00 PM »

General / The Biking Community
« on: 24 March 2017, 05:29:25 PM »
Came through today, was good to see so many bikers turn up to a local young mans funeral today. I spotted a fair few other fazers there, anyone from here?

General / Re: average age?
« on: 23 March 2017, 09:40:23 PM »
31 for me :)

General / Re: How come?
« on: 01 February 2017, 07:26:50 PM »
Yeah but who's the silly ones in that situation? The ones that pay £500+ for a branded product just because said company says that's what it's worth,  or the one buying the same product Sans branding (aka fake) for a fraction of the cost because that's what it actually costs to produce.
If all these companies didn't take the piss with their prices then people wouldn't buy fake copies.
I know you get what you pay for with certain things but most of the time you pay a serious extra chunk just for branding

to be fair to the likes of apple etc, they HAVE to charge more for the product. the amount the item costs to make is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. remember they also need to cover the overheads involved in having numerous walk-in stores around the world where you can go in and get a problem seen to immdiately (i.e. a better level of customer support), and they also need to cover the huge R+D costs involved with designing and developing a new mobile. China just wait till it hits the market, buys one and pulls it to bits and then clones the parts to make the same thing - no shop, no R+D = huge savings in the total cost.

Same problem with the likes of halfords, your paying the premium to get the product there and then, if your fuse blows and you havent had the foresight to buy a box online in advance online (and for etc. your lights have packed in), then they have got you by the balls and you will need to pay what they want. again the ovrheads involved in running shops with staffing etc need to be paid for somewhere.

I think the prices Halfords charge are fair for what it is, it only seems expensive when you compare it to some online shop that is being run from someones shed with no overheads to worry about.

General / Re: Kodi TV boxes - Anyone got one?
« on: 21 January 2017, 05:37:57 PM »
Seen this Firestick

Now I'm presuming that you are paying someone £25 to load all the stuff on that is free of charge if I did it myself?

But the attraction is it will all work out of the box and according to the blurb, it's self updating so I shouldnt have to cock about, just plug it in and watch. Or is it too good to be true, because if it was, for £60 I'd give it a try.

Honestly mate, its not worth paying £25 to have the stuff installed. it can be installed as per the earlier videos in this thread within 10 minutes and it will update itself as well if you do that!

it is really very simple to do if you follow one of the many guides available.

Introduction / Re: New member
« on: 07 January 2017, 12:00:36 AM »
I'm pretty sure dynotech is where big blue bear went as it happens I just couldn't remember the name at the time :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Any Gen1 owners short in the leg?
« on: 02 January 2017, 06:09:16 PM »
Im a shortarse as well. 5'7" and just under 29" inside leg. Im a bit heavier though and so the bike sits lower with me on. I manage fine on the thou, and have done the R6 shock with Lukes dog bones which is fine too. I tend to lean it slightly to the left and get one solid foot down though :)

Introduction / Re: New member
« on: 02 January 2017, 06:01:38 PM »
Welcome Wee Rocky :)

I am from near Glasgow myself (Dumbarton). I got quite lucky and got my thou Ivanised by mike not long after I bought it (A lot of the scottish foccers got done in one weekend when Mike came over). I dont know of anywhere local that does the ivanising, although something tells me bigbluebear had his slip on kit (not full monty) done by a local company?

General / Re: Rules of the road please help
« on: 18 December 2016, 06:47:21 PM »
I think cyclists should really have some sort of basic insurance requirement and I dont see what sort of bearing the combined weight of cyclist + bike have on the matter either? A "100Kg cyclist+ bike" still has the ability to cause a lot of damage, not only directly through them colliding with another vehicle, but also by their actions directly causing an accident invlving multiple vehicles and then the scope of the damage becomes more apparent.

VED is a no-go though I would have thought as its based on emissions now? unless its a brussel sprout fuelled post-christmas ride, the emissions ought to be fairly low :lol

Insirance for all road users if nothing else ought to make everyone who uses the roads a bit more accountable for their actions.

General / Re: Rules of the road please help
« on: 12 December 2016, 07:31:16 PM »
I would have said it would be more the green cars fault than anything. Yes, the blue car flashed them out, but this means nothing as the onus is still on the green car to check its clear before actually going out. The red car is past the line on the wrong side, but is really just filtering and giving themselves a bit more room?

Worst case split fault between bike and car, but i personally see the green car is at fault. flashing people out is a problem in itself, but the highway code is pretty clear on what flashing lights means legally (although that is rarely what its used for).

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: LED replacement bulbs for FZS1000
« on: 11 December 2016, 03:13:00 PM »
look forward to hearing the results of this - the orangey halogen bulbs do my tits in on my bike - even moreso since I cant furn the foccers off! :)

General / Re: gaming TV
« on: 11 December 2016, 03:08:33 PM »

General / Re: gaming TV
« on: 11 December 2016, 02:54:35 PM »
Hi Red :wave:

I've just bought myself a new telly 3 weeks ago (I cashed in on this "black friday" malarkey). Most of the guys have mentioned the main points: refresh rate is key for gaming, the more Hz the better as this is what smooths movement out during fast gaming (same also applies if your watching a lot of footy etc).

if you can get a 4k for what your wanting to spend then go for it as it will somewhat futureproof the TV too. mines has got smart TV functionality which i thought was a bit of a gimmick, but ive already found myself sticking youtube on through it to stick music on a few times :o

size wise just go for whatever seems the best deal, I had a 50" in mind initially, but because of the deals at the time I ended up with 58" because all the other features I wanted were there and the price was good, so dont limit yourself too much to size, just focus on the resolution and refresh rate (i.e. the quality) and the rest will be what it is.

John Lewis do a 5 year warranty on all their TV's and have a price match service... worth bearing this in mind as most TV's only come with a 2 year warranty out the box ;)

Costco (if you have one local and have a card/know someone) also do the 5 year warranty on TV's at no extra cost.

General / Re: SENNA
« on: 11 December 2016, 02:00:47 PM »
aye I thought senna was good as well, really enjoyed it. Another film along a similar sot of vein was "the road", which was about the dunlop family. A few bits in that saw me welling up like a big woman as well  :o :lol

Front page / Re: Foccin' Tapatalk
« on: 03 December 2016, 09:34:02 AM »

be delighted to see it return.

The ad thing looking like posts is annoying but that can be turned off completely at a forum level.

General / Re: accident claim?
« on: 22 November 2016, 05:33:32 PM »
the insurance are dismissing his claim.I did not go directly into the back of him which he claimed.he was driving to my right at the roundabout and I was going straight ahead and just clipped his plastic bumper and left a little scuff mark.I also said to them that if I had hit it hard enough to cause injury dont you think that we'd come off worse seeing that we were on a motorbike?I also to the insurance I do hope that your going to do him for fraud.. you mention that to him and he'll shit himself. they laughed.anyway the reason I put this post up is to let any of you know ..even though you settled without going through insurance get as many details off him or her.are hurt? if they say no get it in writing and if they refuse get the police involve.

i had a wee bump in my car at the start of the year. did the same as you and just decided to sort it without getting insurance involved. The woman i hit had a quote to get her car repaired for £150 and I think the excess on my car policy was £75. A no brainer really when you consider the bump in premiums that would result in a claim.

Anway. when I went up to pay her I made her sign a statement that the money I had paid settled her claim in full. Whether it would stand up in court is another matter if it came to that, but it made me feel better doing it that way and the woman didnt seem to mind signing it either.

Front page / Re: Foccin' Tapatalk
« on: 30 October 2016, 10:14:55 PM »
Aye it's an app which can let you get onto most forums you are on without having to log in every time etc. I wouldn't try to get on here at the minute though as logging on here through the app is disabled at the minute.

Front page / Re: Foccin' Tapatalk
« on: 28 October 2016, 03:26:03 PM »

I use it all the time as it's easier to get into here when I'm out and about (plus I can upload pics through it a lot easier).

It's a great thing, but they do update the forum side software a bit too often definitely.

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