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General / Re: Fazers as art
« on: 17 October 2018, 01:48:31 PM »
Love the first one 👌

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General / Re: Re-covering security chain
« on: 17 October 2018, 12:29:38 PM »
Here I've amended the title ya moaning old tarts 😝😝

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General / Re: Recovering security chain
« on: 17 October 2018, 07:19:21 AM »
Only 1.2 metres but its the thickness thats the issue. I can't seem to find any kind of sleeve thick enough to get over it. I was hoping for something that can shrunk wrapped over it to some degree

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Wanted - Standard Gen 1 Handlebars
« on: 16 October 2018, 03:12:30 PM »
To be honest I think I would given up by now and just bought a new standard bike to live with haha won't be long before you can't source original parts then what are you supposed to do

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General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 16 October 2018, 02:59:04 PM »
I personally just use my eyes 😃 my mirrors are beyond useless as they are more of a fashion accessory than anything practical, so a turn of the head is sufficient. I find from learning to ride without them then I'm are far more aware when doing shoulder checks etc I actually take in my surroundings instead of just glancing

To be fair unless it has blue flashing lights then I couldn't care less what's behind me, it certainly won't be coming past me so its irrelevant haha

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General / Re: Recovering security chain
« on: 10 October 2018, 09:50:04 AM »
You can get electrical heat shrink in that size, same idea as the inner tube, but you can shrink it to make it a bit more snug. Don’t go too tight in the middle, or you’ll make it hard to bend 😋

That sounds spot on, ill take a look.
Cheers

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: starting problem fz1n
« on: 10 October 2018, 07:30:08 AM »
Have you tested the battery st all? Sounds like it could be on the way out?
Might be worth giving it a good charge and seeing what happens

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General / Re: Recovering security chain
« on: 09 October 2018, 07:26:03 PM »
Thanks guys

Way to big for an innertube Don, each link is around 3 inches wide and 4 inches long but thanks for the suggestion

And I never thought if looking at sailing equipment, living near a major dock yard might come in handy for a change haha I'll pop down there tomorrow and see what I can find

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 07:23:07 PM »
Moving on to electric cars doesn't solve anything... just passes the buck. They may not need fossil fuels but the rare earth metals used in the batteries are just another finite resource that will be mined to death until we 'realise' they're running out and will have to move onto the next thing.
Not to mention how much pollution is causeed in the mining and creation of these batteries. I'm sure I watched a documentary on it at some point that stated it was more damaging to the environment creating a single electric car than a normal car would cause in its whole lifetime

I personally say the future in in hydrogen atoms but as far as I've read the tech just can't get off the ground. There are a few companies than have done it successfully and can run cars on water with nothing but harmless vapour coming out the tail pipes..... but the big oil companies are bulldozing anyone that tries to make it into a commercial enterprise

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General / Re-covering security chain
« on: 09 October 2018, 10:01:59 AM »
As per title I'm looking at 'resleeving' my squire chain. Ive found a few material sleeves from Opus but nothing long enough 🤔
Cant seem to find any other material ones so I'm trying to find out where I could pick up some of the plastic sleeving? The blue stuff that cheaper chains come with, does anyone have any idea what it's called or where to get it?

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 08:23:07 AM »
Because we're one of the only countries full of softy eco twats that will get up in arms about it. Go to the middle of Africa or India and ask them about plastic waste and see if they give a shit
 It's the same with carbon emissions, go to hong kong and breathe in the lovely smog then ask them how much they pay in Vehicle emissions duty 🙄
Our governments shafts us for £120 a year to drive a piddly little 1 litre shoe with wheels yet the yanks version of an eco friendly car is a v6!

The thing about all this that really pisses me off is the fact they blame us (the average joe) when in fact we do exactly as we should. We put all our recycling in our little tubs, wash out the jars, fold the cardboard then some sumbag council run company throws it in a river or buries it in the ground.
At the end of the day we don't make all this plastic crap that ends up in the sea..... penny pinching companies do because it's cheap.

We used to get drinks in glass bottles, now they're plastic, we used to have paper bags... etc etc
Why does fruit and veg need to come in plastic wrappers? Or eggs or meat?

Instead of taxing us and making us do all the work the government needs to clamp down on the millionaire company bosses and make them sacrifice a little profit for the sake of the planet!

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General / Re: Insurance
« on: 05 October 2018, 09:36:34 PM »

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General / Re: Insurance
« on: 05 October 2018, 09:32:10 PM »


Talking about Ivanising.  If you have a more modern bike and it’s been re-chipped or flashed, I’d tell them.


Loads of folks at my work with re-chipped, flashed cars.   None of em tell their insurance.  But really, you have a serious accident and ………………………I mean how hard can it be to check a car or bikes software?  I’m far from convinced that insurance companies and their inspectors are thick.

No not really. When you have an ecu flashed it is merely changing certain parameters and settings within the stock software.
 If for some obscene reason it was ever checked by insurance/police, they would only look for a software number which would be different for every   update the manufacturer does anyway. For instance with the gen 2 yamaha update the software im 2007 2010 and i believe 2013. So they would need to know exactly which software your bike came with as standard to know of it had been changed.
Also the old ignorance is bliss excuse would be hard to top as unless your told about the change you'd never know. 
Unless you've owned the vehicle from brand new then you'd have no clue if the ecu was standard or not unless your told.
Took me nearly a year of owning my bike before I found out the exhaust had be decatted and the airbox modded, and that's only because I'm somewhat mechanically capable to do my own servicing/maintenance. If your not the spanner spinning kind or even just not that clued up about your vehicle then you might never know yourself.

The key phrase in your insurance declaration is 'to the best of my knowledge' that's your get out of jail free card with light engine mods. Obviously if youve got a turbo mounted to the front then i dont think youd have much of a leg to stand on haha

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General / Re: Insurance
« on: 05 October 2018, 08:44:04 PM »
Do you tell them its been Ivanised???

I wouldn't. There is not reasonable way of knowing. In the event of a crash or it being stolen there is no way they are going to check the carbs etc

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General / Re: Insurance
« on: 05 October 2018, 05:25:36 PM »
You know when they ask if the bikes got any modifications, to be on the safe side is there a need to tell them about anything and everything, Hell lines, frame sliders that sort of thing and does that tend to increase premiums?

To be honest I put off telling my insurance about anything but the exhaust for 2 years, this year I thought I'd bite the bullet and list most of the mods I could remember and to my surprise the majority don't even matter with Bennetts. Bars, mirrors, levers, grips, bar ends, risers, brake lines, seat cowl, crash bungs, tail tidy, L.E.D lights, radiator cover..... all of it fell under their 'standard' category. The only things I had to declare were exhaust, belly pan and any power mods (which I don't have 😉😉). Anything that could be reversed or is temporary ie pillion peg removal, seat cover didn't need to be declared either.
The only fly in the ointment for them was carbon fibre parts. They wouldn't insure me at all if I had genuine carbon fibre parts ( which I do) but the guy on the phone said that if I don't declare them then in the event of a claim they would just be replaced with standard parts which I'm perfectly happy with.

All in all it didn't actually cost me any extra to declare it all

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General / Re: sat navs
« on: 25 September 2018, 05:42:30 PM »
I usually just use the road signs and my noggin but if I'm going somewhere rather obscure then I'll set up Google maps on my phone, cconnect wireless Bluetooth headphones then just stick it in my pocket and let the voice give me directions over my music. Pretty much like having the wife in the car haha

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 September 2018, 10:22:45 AM »
VNA shouldn't along for a week he's gone on holiday. So fill your boots boy's NO POLITICAL CLAP TRAP FOR A WEEK

Holiday?? Didn't think the Scottish could afford them?
 I bet he's gone to Brussels to argue his Brexit points for the good of us all 🤣

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 September 2018, 12:52:25 PM »
Not so much cars but I'm seeing more and more mopeds and crossers without plates.
I'm guessing the local scum has taken a note from the vermin in that there London and realised that that they can pretty much do what they like as the police are unlikely to chase them.
See at least 1 a week these days

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General / Re: FOC-U Tourers
« on: 18 September 2018, 08:30:08 PM »
Did a few tours of the local council estates. Not far different from war zones so I'm still expecting my medals in the post and I'm putting veteran down on the next census 🤡

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General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 14 September 2018, 03:58:37 PM »

Another thing to think about is what they supply, they very often cater to "normal people" ie people who have a pedal bike nad a mower in their garage.
my garage was broken into a few years back and tools stolen, when I rang to list what was missing they said they only dealt with halfords or Draper.
I said about my snap on stuff and they didn't deal with them...so you need money to replace not new for old, where they supply you replacements.
Also my bike is in a locked garage but when I am working on something else I wanted the flexibility to leave the bike on the drive, so when I did my go compare thing I said it was on the drive locked up...2 quid cheaper than a locked garage !! wtf ? its always in the garage but got the choice now.

I tell you what you ha e to watch out for there is that if you read your insurance small print you'll more than likely find a clause that states if your bike is with 1 mile of your home and it isn't either stored in garage (If it's insured as so) or has all the declared security on it then it won't be insured!

So for example if your out for a ride and you nip back home for a quick cuppa/toilet break etc etc and your bike is on the front instead of locked up in the garage then it wouldn't be insured against theft.
Or say like me you live within 1 mile of a shop/supermarket and often nip in on your way out to pick up a drink or something. Then your bike isn't covered there either as according to their rules is should have all the locks on it

The cheek of the scumbag bastards

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General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 13 September 2018, 06:19:04 PM »
Just to stress the point about up and over doors with a single central lock.


If I can get the door open within 2 seconds then a thief will be quicker - and it is totally silent - if the thief closed the door on his way out you wouldn't even know until you opened the garage door.


For your own sanity fit some extra locks.

But they stuffs so expensive! I find it cheaper and more effective to hire an illegal immigrant with a shotgun to sit in there all night 😂😂

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 10:19:19 PM »
Quote
It does get my goat..... but at the same time there's sweet foc all we can do about it..... so getting my knickers in a twist will help nothing.
These super companies are becoming untouchable as nobody has the money or influence to stand up to them?
They have more money then entire countries so how can even a government hope to fight them?
The EU is looking at various options.  It's matter of closing down loop holes or creating an alternative way of collecting the tax.One proposal is an online retail transaction tax, which it is hoped will create a level playing feild for all retailers, online and high street.
But then we are leaving the EU.
But EU or not, it's still up to us.

But a retail tax will just be passed onto the consumer..... thus making everything more expensive for us. Amazon's profits will not suffer.

And I don't believe it should be a level playing field to be honest. I like the fact that online things are cheaper... and so they should be, there are less overheads running a website compared to a store. And at the same time I expect to pay a little more in store purely because there's an element of customer service being provided.

All these taxes brought in by governments just end up making things worse for us, just look at the sugar tax..... because some people have no self control the rest of us have to pay more. Same with alcohol and tobacco. They pitch it under the guise of public health but that's bollocks and they know it.

If Jonny fatfuck wants to eat 3 bags of Maltesers with his 20 fags and pint of ale then he will, wether that costs £10 or £30. The only difference is the amount of profit that retailers make

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 09:06:22 PM »
Sorry to get political again :lol , but this seriously gets my goat.
Just seen a tweet by Corbyn;
Amazon has just become the second ever £1 trillion company after tripling its UK profits. But it paid £2.8 million less tax in the UK this year compared to last year. Does that sound right to you?
Does that not get your goat?  Seriously.

It does get my goat..... but at the same time there's sweet foc all we can do about it..... so getting my knickers in a twist will help nothing.
These super companies are becoming untouchable as nobody has the money or influence to stand up to them?
They have more money then entire countries so how can even a government hope to fight them?

All we could do is refuse to let them trade here but who will that help? Certainly not us little guys. It would just result in the price of everything we buy going up and nobody wants that.
Besides they aren't the only ones.... hardly any of the richest 10% in this country pay their share. From the premier league footballers to CEOs of the banks..... they all fiddle their way out of it while Joe public gets shafted if they take cash in hand payments.

But nothing will ever change the way things are, the peiole that running the show be it Labour, Tories, Lib Dems.... no matter the name they are all the same. They are all in it to line their own pockets, not ours.

And although I dream of the day that we all unite and overthrow the lot of um.... I sadly realise that even our sense of unity has been quashed. Not enough people would dare stand united enough to make a difference

 So I'm afraid it seems to be a case of put up and shut up.... there's little to be done.
Sit back crack open a cold one and enjoy what you can in life..





Oh and do every lotto possible ( in the hopes you can join the top 10% and stop paying tax 🤪)

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 07:36:32 PM »
Drugs?

I'm afraid not..... Just plain old brain fart

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