Date: 24-06-17  Time: 02:48 AM

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen 1 for sale, mine in fact.
« Last post by Mick-H on Today at 02:03:57 AM »
You are right. Why does it matter?
It's 2001, May I believe.

It matters because a 2001 bike with 25000 miles on the clock probably wont be worth as much as a 2005 bike with the same mileage in the same condition.
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General / Re: Road rage USA style
« Last post by mtread on Today at 12:36:04 AM »
Obviously something had happened previously.... Like it the way the biker avoids the flaming car and just carries on with his ride.
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General / Re: Insurance or accept cash to repair it myself?
« Last post by mtread on Today at 12:34:23 AM »
Well 'Daddy' clearly knows f-all about motorcycles. Show him a list of replacement parts prices and tell him it's £1500 cash or insurance. As said, if it's insurance, buy it back. She needs to learn an expensive lesson, and how to use her mirrors when reversing.

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General / Re: Insurance or accept cash to repair it myself?
« Last post by celticdog on Today at 12:19:46 AM »
From experience go down the insurance route.That's what we ALL pay it for.
Once foolishly agreed not to invole the insurers when someone rear shunted the cage with the missus driving.
Never again, insurance every time.


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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Avon storm 3D XM tyres
« Last post by AyJay on Today at 12:19:13 AM »
Yeah, I understand people who don't like Bridgestones, PieEater, and it is a 'feel' thing. I can chuck it around like no one's business, I have no problem braking hard into bends and it just speaks to me. I totally get it when racers say they have or don't have confidence in the front end, Bridgestones give me that confidence. Pirellis are also a good other option, great in the wet too.


I tell you one thing though, on trackdays, they do seem to overheat and get greasy towards the end of a session. I've had a couple of monumental slides when flat out in third and banked right over, real high-side territory. But then again, I was pushing them bloody hard and they are a sports touring tyre.



As for the ZZR, I've got T30s fitted now and have used BT023s and the are both a league better than the two sets of Avon 3Ds I tried. They don't change in feel as much as they do on the Fazer when they wear either. 


The Avons were fine in the dry, though, even did the Nurburgring on them, but in the wet, jeeezuz. I can't stress enough, it would spin up over white lines with just a hint of throttle in top at 50mph. With the first set, I thought they must be a duff set, but I wore them out anyway (9500 miles, would you believe, mostly commuting) but when the second set were just as bad, I swapped back to Bridgestones and problem solved. It'll take 3/4 throttle in third in the wet no problem (that's about max throttle in second on a Fazer) Go figure...
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General / Re: Insurance or accept cash to repair it myself?
« Last post by fazersharp on 23 June 2017, 11:50:49 PM »
Cheers everyone. The die is now cast. Daddy clearly said, "£1500 pfffft, that's just a scratch" and five mins later I get a call from my OWN insurance asking me about the incident! My spanner man reckons he can sort it all out for me for about £500 using eBay parts and his top spray paint mate, so maybe buying it back once it's written off is in order.


My premiums are low as I'm an old fart, so I'm not too worried about all that tbh.


My other option is to cut and run and move on completely to something else as I have a spare couple grand I could chuck in to any payout.


A pleasantly painful dilemma...


Sorry but that just makes you sound (imo) a twat........ 20 yr old girl more than likely paying rip off insurance premiums wants a helping hand by not going through insurance and all you clearly want to do is fleece her for a meesly grand.
You see I was thinking along the same lines until I saw the 2016 A1 audi. Daddys money - Daddy needs to pay. Or its on finance in which case she should not go paying for status symbols she can not afford ---------- or stop trying to drive in flip flops !   
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General / Re: Insurance or accept cash to repair it myself?
« Last post by midden on 23 June 2017, 10:18:26 PM »
Cheers everyone. The die is now cast. Daddy clearly said, "£1500 pfffft, that's just a scratch" and five mins later I get a call from my OWN insurance asking me about the incident! My spanner man reckons he can sort it all out for me for about £500 using eBay parts and his top spray paint mate, so maybe buying it back once it's written off is in order.


My premiums are low as I'm an old fart, so I'm not too worried about all that tbh.


My other option is to cut and run and move on completely to something else as I have a spare couple grand I could chuck in to any payout.


A pleasantly painful dilemma...


Sorry but that just makes you sound (imo) a twat........ 20 yr old girl more than likely paying rip off insurance premiums wants a helping hand by not going through insurance and all you clearly want to do is fleece her for a meesly grand.
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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Avon storm 3D XM tyres
« Last post by PieEater on 23 June 2017, 10:17:07 PM »

When new, the bike seems to bank over quite slowly in a lovely flowing arc, but when worn, it drops on it's side in a flash.
Precisely why I don't like the Bridgestones they seem reluctant to turn in when you want to corner, seeming to prefer being upright, and when they're worn they don't inspire any confidence. For me Avons are much more neutral, quicker to turn in and happy at whatever angle you want the bike, much more confidence inspiring (~2mm chicken strips on mine). I can't comment on wet weather grip as I don't use my bike in the rain, but I imagine the power a ZZR1400 puts down would be a struggle for most tyres to cope with in wet conditions over white lines. But as you say horses for courses, everyone is different and tyre choice is a pretty personal thing.
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General / Re: Insurance or accept cash to repair it myself?
« Last post by fazersharp on 23 June 2017, 10:08:31 PM »
On the other hand a 20 year old ( if that ) girl in a BRAND NEW - last year Audi A1 WTF  :eek
Daddy brought the car Daddy can pay for HIS mistakes


HOLD ON -Driving in flip flops !!!!!!  :eek :eek :eek im sure her insurance will have something to say about that. I had all symphy for this girl but it is fast dwindling 
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General / Re: Road rage USA style
« Last post by Dudeofrude on 23 June 2017, 09:03:23 PM »
I wanna know why the foc his wheel explodes into flames when he hits the wall? Its like some Hollywood shit haha
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