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General / caught out again
« on: 20 May 2017, 04:28:05 PM »

so on my way back from the nw 200 i had a bit of a spill ,,felt like the back end slipped out from under me , slid across the road barely grazed the back of one car which spun the bike around enough for the handlebars and front fairing and forks to go into and under a 2012 3 series bmw, i came out of it with a swollen ankle which turned out to be a crack either side of my ankle so im layed up with a cast and on crutches for 4-6 weeks :'( ,,i was very lucky to have unfazed with me to carry me the 3+ hours back to cork,with my leg dangling painfully in the wind ,,the more ive thought about it ive come to the conclusion that i dipped it too low and the left crash bung dug in and sent me sliding ,"i always thought they came out a bit too far" ive often rubbed the right one on a roundabout ,,anyway insurance will be taking care of the third party damage as its a lot more costly than it looks :rolleyes oh well thats what its there for i suppose ,,so the bike is in the shed till i decide what to do about it ,,at a glance new forks.bars fairing/lights, infills and break disc,,
to try cheer myself up and give myself something to look forward to ive put a deposit on a05 fazer in the uk which will involve a road trip in a few weeks .

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General / any opinions lads
« on: 14 June 2016, 12:20:14 AM »
so i sold the s1000rr tonight ,sad to see it go tbh but it awakened many an ache and pain i thought id recovered from,but its given me a taste for having somehting new/newer/newish ,so as always was browsing and saw a 2011 aprillia tuono v4r aprc edition ,fairly local , now ive never had a vtwin or even considered an apprilia as always thought of them as problematic for some reason, but the more i look at it ,,it is after growing on me , has anyone here had any experience with one or know of any faults they might be known for ,be good to get some feedback guys ,,cheers

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General / wales please be dry
« on: 05 October 2015, 04:52:55 PM »
heading to wales sat for a day or two for a bit of a nose around ,goin in and out through holyhead ,,was wondering am i better off heading down the coast road or down the centre of the country any interesting points of interest i should be seeing ,never been before and b+b accomodation any recommendations would be appreciated  :thumbup

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / high link pipes
« on: 19 June 2015, 12:27:24 PM »
anyone here ever fit a high link exhaust on a fazer 1000 gen 1 model either single or double pipe and if so do you need to lose the rear pegs or rear indicators or both ,,[/size]or neither,and the centre stand too for that matter

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General / what a save
« on: 03 June 2015, 11:45:03 PM »
! No longer available
   what frickken save ,,,,,,

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For Sale & Wanted / wanted front end bits for gen 1
« on: 18 May 2015, 04:43:15 PM »
need standard handlebars preferably black not essential though,need front fairing and headlights too if theres any about ,cheers foccers

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General / smashed my front end
« on: 17 May 2015, 03:58:27 PM »
as titlas title says :'( [/size]i binned it into the side of a van on my way to the northwest 200 ,ill survive with a spraind wrist but my baby has seen better days :o [/size],so far what i can see that i need is,,,,,,,,,,,, front fairing, headlights and the frame thats inside that unit and left hand side infill panel,not sure are the forks unrepairable yet but i dont hold my hopes up special thanks have to go out to unfazed for carting my depressed ass the rest of the way to the racing and frightening the life out of me in the process :lol [/size],as its now residing on the operating table with unfazed waiting to operate id appreciate any foccers out there advice/parts/abuse :lol [/size],just to help along any/all onslought of sympathy or abuse hers a picture of my fazers second fall on its ass this weekend although i wasnt on it this time[/size]re of my fazers second fall on its ass this weekend although i wasnt on it this time :rolleyes

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General / sticker removing
« on: 19 April 2015, 11:28:15 PM »
any ideas out there how to easily remove the sticker on the tank that reminds u too put unleaded petrol in instead of lets say curry sauce  :lol  always annoyed me but ive had enough IT MUST GO
 :faz :faz :faz :faz :faz

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General / thinking of getting a second bike
« on: 10 April 2015, 12:21:52 AM »
looking at a xtx660 tomorrow 07 does anyone know what there like to live with or anyone here with one  ? opinions and advice all welcome

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / handlebars needed
« on: 06 March 2015, 01:09:51 AM »
does anyone have a link to somewhere i can by original new handlebars for the  gen 1 fzs 1000 perdy please
oh they have to be black    :thumbup

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General / if only i improved my horn sooner
« on: 09 November 2014, 11:21:36 PM »
always was tempted to get a much louder horn,and today i regretted more than ever ,,behind a fella in a cage staying well back "country lane" next he meets a car and i spotted that one of them will have to bk up or pull in,so i stops about 20 feet back at least ,sure enough ya man sticks in reverse and flys bk towards me at speed im like wtf,beeps the shite horn and revved it to the limiter ,no good ,prick blew me back 3/4 feet practically stopped on my front wheel with me still holding the bike half way to the floor,after i "politely" asked him to roll forward,, says he didnt see me ,langer didnt even look in his mirror ,result smashed mudguard cracked nose fairing and possible bent forks "ill know more during the week"    sickened to say the least   :groan 

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General / comfy saddlle ??
« on: 13 August 2014, 11:59:55 PM »
mabey this has been cover before "oops if it has" but have people found the comfort on the first gen fazer bloody uncomfortable after an hour say ??? well mine bloody was so ended up chatting with a local saddlle upholsterer   ( jim savage in cork )  and he told me about a section of foam that needed to be cut out by ahem the crack of yer ass say 50 mill wide and 130/150 mill long and that area filled in with memory foam,apparently the long hauling yanks came up with it ,but i was doubtfull to say the least but i had had enough something had to be done ,well after it was done i found meself racking up the miles in a lot more comfort,so much so i done 750 miles round northern ireland in two days now thats a record for me ,so suprisingly there is a small fix to a big problem for me anyway ..hope that bit of info helps someone :faz

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General / gel seats ?
« on: 02 April 2014, 11:47:06 PM »
are gel seats really that much better than standard for long haul trips,,ive a 2004 fazer thou

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General / portugal ?
« on: 01 April 2014, 09:58:58 PM »

going to portugal for a long wknd friday  gonna rent a bike ..anyone experience renting a bike there ? any body got any tips of whats good to see over there ? prob gonna head down to gibralter no set route generally mooch about the gaff
 :sun

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General / how lucky am i
« on: 29 March 2014, 06:42:40 PM »
THANK YOU hein gericke :thumbup came home to three boxes today one big one smaller and one very small ,, i ordered blizzard pants and jacket and waterproof roll bag,was expecting something to go wrong with the order so quite suprised when i opened the first box  "which was addressed to me"inside was 1 leather jacket size 50 WAY too small, 1 pair of rst kevlar jeans,1 pair of sunglasses and a pack of oxford comfy thingys for round you neck,,all totaling off at about 290 euros worth... :eek ...now i ordered NONE of this stuff.checked with de bank and they say i never got charged for this stuff either,,, now dilemma do i get onto them and say im very happy with my roll bag but ye never sent the blizzard pants only the jacket "both of which look like a proper peice of kit",,,and oh by the way thanks for all the free shit an EXTREMELY honest person might try contacting them to return the items but another person might sell the shit on ,what would you honest folk do ????

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General / sena smh10 ???
« on: 24 March 2014, 07:14:12 PM »
any 1 tell me how water proof these units are ????
very close to buying one so dont wanna get caught out 

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General / raingear
« on: 22 March 2014, 09:27:54 PM »
whats peoples opinions on the best raingear on the market and is there any that really are 100 percent waterproof ???????????

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General / touring
« on: 20 March 2014, 09:23:24 PM »

am i the only one thats sick of mates coming up with reasons why they cant head off touring cuz of families/money/women ? theres always something stopping them at this rate ill be a pensioner by the time i get a few of my mates ready to go "all at the same time " ,,be half tempted some days to fuck off on me todd sounds a bit "billy no mates"  ................ anybody have any experience with their trips or opinions on traveling alone ? madness/boring/sad ???....


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General / sat nav
« on: 11 March 2014, 08:40:59 PM »
wat are peoples opinions on sat navs on the bike are they easy to use /not worth the hassle/ to expensive and wats the best model to go for very tempted to pick one up so i can have it tell me where to go :)......any info would be appreciated

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / handguards
« on: 03 December 2013, 11:15:02 PM »
hey yall ,, not great wiyh computers so dont no were my post will end up new to this site looks good so far ,,well got myself a 2004 fazer 1000 lovin it but wanna fit handguards and the dl 650 one look the best kind can anyone tell me wat year dl 650 do the handguards need to be off to fit "with small mods of course"              thanks from sunny ireland lol

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