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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 September 2017, 07:38:43 PM »

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 23 September 2017, 12:44:59 PM »
the front ones are held on by a nut inside the fairing

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 September 2017, 12:42:12 PM »
Feckin twice today made contact in London. Lost a lot of front bumper clips when you kick down on  them.

I take it L'Bob is tucked up nice and safe in the garage at the moment as you haven't had it MOT'd yet

General / Re: Rust on fazer 98, is it a problem?
« on: 22 September 2017, 02:38:20 PM »
If your going to lose £200 then you may as well buy it. Otherwise you need to find one in better condition for £800 that has a warranty.

Speak to them about putting new downpipes on.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 22 September 2017, 10:25:30 AM »
My local car scrap yard still stacks them two high in places but all the expensive, useful parts are removed by their guys before the car reaches the yard.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: UK Motorcycle Scrap Yards?
« on: 21 September 2017, 03:12:09 PM »
There are loads of bike breakers around but I have never seen one where you could wander around unless you count auto-jumbles :pokefun

General / Re: Rust on fazer 98, is it a problem?
« on: 21 September 2017, 02:17:02 PM »
From a dealer, it will come with a warranty but I would haggle in a new set of downpipes. That said, without giving them a good prod, they could be very solid still and all we are seeing is surface rust.

General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« on: 21 September 2017, 08:16:59 AM »

My understanding is also if you own a vehicle it must have a valid insurance policy even if it is kept on private land

Under the continuous insurance rules now that is the case, unless it is SORN.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 19 September 2017, 12:09:43 PM »
stuck between your

General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« on: 19 September 2017, 12:09:15 PM »
I'd argue about it needing mot and insurance to be pushed along the road. especially as a non runner.
Pushing Superdream400 for a few+ miles fully kitted in waterproofs results in weight loss and an appreciation of petrol station conveniences. Helmet or no helmet  ;) 

When I was 14/15 I used to push my bike through the village (when I knew the local beat bobby was about) with the spark plug cap removed. As a disabled motor vehicle, I didn't need a licence, helmet or insurance (plods words not mine).
Out of fuel or broken down means it wont start too so same rule applies.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 18 September 2017, 05:36:49 PM »

The 300mm element is probably "from the rear". I thought a word was missing as the manual I uploaded was a DRAFT copy I obtained several years ago when I was importing bikes that needed testing.

As for the 180mm - 240mm, VOSA seem to make up their own rules sometimes. The 1989 regs may have been updated since then though.

FZS600 Fazer / MOVED: Muppetery in motion
« on: 18 September 2017, 05:33:30 PM »

General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« on: 18 September 2017, 05:32:35 PM »
The Motor Cycles (Protective Helmets) Regulations 1998

Protective headgear

4.—(1) Save as provided in paragraph (2), every person driving or riding (otherwise than in a side-car) on a motor bicycle when on a road shall wear protective headgear.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall apply to any person driving or riding on a motor bicycle if—

(a)it is a mowing machine; or

(b)it is for the time being propelled by a person on foot.

So if you're pushing it, no, you don't need to wear a helmet.

Just like you don't need to be wearing your seatbelt if your pushing the car and steering it with your arm through the window :pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Another noise thread. Clutch basket?
« on: 18 September 2017, 04:03:36 PM »
if it is only in a certain gear, then I doubt it is clutch related but more likely to be gearbox related.

General / Re: Engine / bike lighting - To "enhance".
« on: 18 September 2017, 03:53:59 PM »

General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« on: 18 September 2017, 03:52:41 PM »
If the bike has broken down then it is no longer a motor vehicle with regard moving it.
No helmet and no licence needed either.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 18 September 2017, 03:44:39 PM »
From the SVA testers manual (2010) the details are:

Minimum distance apart = 180mm
Maximum from rear light = 300mm

Loads of room for moving them or making them bigger/smaller.;sa=view;down=72

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 18 September 2017, 11:14:56 AM »
egg mayonnaise with

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 18 September 2017, 11:14:21 AM »

General / Re: Engine / bike lighting - To "enhance".
« on: 18 September 2017, 11:14:05 AM »
Or is this look now soooooo.... 80's !  :eek

I was thinking 1960's :pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: HID projector wiring
« on: 17 September 2017, 10:11:12 AM »
I would suggest fitting it to the H4 side and do the dual headlight mod with an inline fuse for the dipped beam if your only going to do one side. That way, you get the best lighting but an easy (remove the fuse) fix if there are MOT issues.

General / Re: BROADBAND SPEED???
« on: 17 September 2017, 10:07:49 AM »
DARRSI..............................just upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 pro with 4GB RAM so hopefully no probs there?

Plug the laptop into the router and try that. That will prove that wireless interference is not the issue.
Reboot the router and laptop too.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 September 2017, 06:09:39 PM »
and grated cheese

General / Re: BROADBAND SPEED???
« on: 16 September 2017, 06:08:57 PM »
This is mine with Virginmedia. I get more if I plug into the router but this is OK for now :pokefun

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