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General / Re: New toy
« on: 11 February 2018, 11:38:02 PM »
I have done the whole thing before but by car but that was 40 years ago It was probably  not even called the wild Atlantic Way all them  years ago. But have many happy memories from that far back.

General / New toy
« on: 11 February 2018, 01:58:17 PM »
I have had my MT09 now for nearly 3 years and loved it, just so light to flick about and loads of fun. Anyway as I am doing more touring now than day to day ridding decided the MT09 with it's 14 ltr tank was no longer ideal so chopped it for this new unreg MT09 Tracer. Picked it up yesterday and in glorious sunshine decided to have a run to get the feel of her, first impressions are favourable. Seating position is better as it is a more upright ride so easier on my dodgy knees. An hour into my ride it started to snow. We never get snow in this part of France so bugger that headed for home. I have a few bits and pieces from my 09 I removed to fit on the Tracer. I am sure Tracey and me are going to enjoy many happy times together. So far for this year planned tours are end of March down to the Costa Blanca (weather window dependent) as I have to either go around the Pyrenees or under them Col de Someport tunnel. In May a group of us from are meeting up in Cochem in Germany and in August heading over to Ireland for the Armoy & UGP road races, Plan is the week between the two races is to do part of the Wild Atlantic Way Roll on Spring

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 12 January 2018, 04:37:43 PM »

I fitted a Tutoro chain oiler on the 'winter' 600 this morning. At dinnertime I went for a 20 mile spin to check the flow rate. I had to decrease it a bit. Started raining half an hour after I got back. I shall tidy the zip ties up in the morning and, weather permitting, go for a longer ride to fine tune it..
I have a Tutoro fitted to my MT09 great bit of kit, I think you could remove about a metre of the plastic piping there though. I have my feed screw set at about 1/3rd of a turn open get about 700/750 miles before needing to top up again current chain and sprockets 15,000 miles, front sprocket showing a bit of wear, but I do have a tight spot on the chain, no noticeable wear on the rear. I even have the feed set up as you have.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 12 January 2018, 04:21:19 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 12 January 2018, 04:20:32 PM »
the dreaded pox

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 14 December 2017, 12:39:58 AM »
Are we all like me and gone into hibernation for the winter lol.

General / Re: Future upgrade thoughts?
« on: 10 December 2017, 10:27:36 PM »
Kura what age are you? not being funny, nice bike as the Bonnie it is something you buy when you are 60+ If you are a young fella you will get bored with it.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 27 November 2017, 11:49:40 PM »
That challenge was posted on the 15th November . Sharpie or no one else complained about the Challenge so good enough for me, so no point in bitching at this late hour fazerider. But just because you have a pet lipon you, you pick the next challenge then.I am sure Red98 will not mind ?his call.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 19 November 2017, 09:54:07 AM »

Well as there seems to be support for the challange unless I hear otherwise the challange is set
Don't forget if you are not on your bike then it has to be either on a Yamaha model at the Yamaha stand or aphoto of the Yamaha stand with you in it. But if someone goes to the show on there bike they will be higher up the pecking order so as to keep the spirit of the post going.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 17 November 2017, 10:06:00 PM »
So is this an acceptable challange or not , if not some one make a decision and I will set another.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 15 November 2017, 04:43:35 PM »

Okay seeing as the weather is getting a bit on the cold side.
So the next Challange is your bike at the NEC bike show 18-26 November 2017, failing that your mug shot visiting the bike show but you must be sitting either on aYamaha model or at least at the Yamaha stand.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 15 November 2017, 03:06:19 PM »
Okay here we go is this a winner.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 13 November 2017, 11:10:36 PM »
No way am I putting a fairy on my bike sorry no way.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 26 October 2017, 09:51:09 PM »
Eh !!! I am retired , if I was not retired I would have  had to take the bike to sea with me so that is me out of this one!!!

General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 19 October 2017, 02:27:20 PM »

I have had three fazers, FZ 6 S1, FZ6 S2 ,FZ1 now on an MT09.
Loved all of them but the FZ6 S2 was a mistake , I had down sized from a Z1000SX , to be honest when you have had 1000cc bike you do miss the extra cc's so I got a nice FZ1 which I loved , but sadly the old  knees are shot and the ride position was becoming unbearable. Nearly packed biking in until some one said try the MT07, I did but thought I wonder what the 09 is like, Love it a real fun bike.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 17 October 2017, 11:19:47 PM »
Okay next challenge your bike with a Yacht Marina in the background,

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 17 October 2017, 12:05:22 PM »
Okay just popped down to the local tractor dealers this morning. Assume this will do.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 16 October 2017, 10:38:42 PM »

That will do for me :) .

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 14 October 2017, 10:08:21 PM »

Okay next challenge your bike in the car park of a Garden Centre not B&Q or Home Base a proper garden centre, showing the name of the centre.
I will accept a Garden Nursery, but not just any old flower shop.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 13 October 2017, 04:46:43 PM »

Okay I think you lads have been missing me.
Here we go taken today, note the lackof grapes as the vendange has already taken place. These were taken in Duras which is about 10kms from me.

General / Re: My photo in a competition
« on: 12 October 2017, 02:24:23 PM »

My nephew has just been notified by a well known outdoors pursuits clothing manufacturer, that they have inadvertently used one of his photographs in an advert in a magazine.
He is I believe in talks with them and lawyers about how they inadvertently removed his Copy right protected stamp? on said photograph, could get interesting.

General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 10 October 2017, 09:07:01 AM »
I have a Renault Captur, will that do?? someone mentioned cost afortune  ? my hand is never out of mypocket and the fecking thing is never out of the dealers???

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 02 October 2017, 09:44:11 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 02 October 2017, 09:36:16 PM »
Good Guinness shite

Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Jonathan Rea
« on: 02 October 2017, 09:33:50 PM »
Jonathan Rea well done 3 in a row top man :)

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