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General / Re: Fazers as art
« Last post by Frosties on 17 October 2018, 11:53:28 PM »
NW - love the first 2 pics. Found the site for the program....is it just a case of sign up and away or is there hidden agendas ??

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General / Re: Three word story
« Last post by coffee on 17 October 2018, 11:49:45 PM »
from an old
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General / Re: Word Association
« Last post by coffee on 17 October 2018, 11:47:44 PM »
pale
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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Basic Electrial Theory
« Last post by deeteefifty on 17 October 2018, 10:59:52 PM »
Good stuff simply put. Going back to basics is worthwhile now and then. Back in the 1980s my college lecturer used to to kid us with a half truth that the power supply companies were conning all of us in a big way because all of the power they produce returns to them in the complete circuit.
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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Wanted - Standard Gen 1 Handlebars
« Last post by Falcon 269 on 17 October 2018, 10:58:42 PM »
Thankfully that doesn't seem to be required at the moment, although I wouldn't rule anything out still. It doesn't make any difference to the emissions readings at idle or at 5k rpm which where they test for noise.

Takes me about a morning to swap out all the non-standard bits and the same to reverse the process afterwards.  It's a PITA but at least it only occurs every couple of years.
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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Wanted - Standard Gen 1 Handlebars
« Last post by kebab19 on 17 October 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
Standard bike only  :\ errr..
Will you have to put the AIS smog octopus back on top of the cylinder head, then? Plenty of them to choose from on ebay at least...
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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Basic Electrial Theory
« Last post by His Dudeness on 17 October 2018, 09:29:32 PM »
I found this very interesting and easier to understand than the wife. Strangely she preferred to watch Emmerdale or some such fiction.  :\


Good I'm glad you found it interesting ;) I'll keep adding to it if it's useful. That first post hopefully gets across a good idea of what Voltage, Current and Resistance are. For working on bikes the exact scientific definitions aren't that important but if you can get a clear picture in your head of what Voltage, Current and Resistance are the rest of electrics like wiring diagrams or figuring out how components work comes to you a lot easier.

To summarise that first post it basically says atoms have positive protons and negative electrons. Atoms always want to have an equal number of positive protons and negative electrons, which is to say that they always want to be electrically balanced. When they're not balanced (due to gaining or losing electrons) the need to get back to being balanced creates a force between areas of relatively opposite charge that attracts the opposite charge together so the atom is balanced again. That force is called Voltage.

In a battery the imbalance is caused by an excess of electrons at one point and a deficit of electrons at the other point causing one point to be more negative and the other to be relatively more positive. When you provide a path for the electrons to flow (i.e. a conductor) the Voltage caused by the imbalance "pushes" electrons through the conductor. The battery keeps "pushing" electrons until both sides of the battery are balanced and have equal charge (i.e. the battery has 0 Volts difference between the positive and negative sides). The uniform flow of electrons along the conductor is called Current. Resistance is the opposition to the flow of Current. 
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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Dragon Rally 2019
« Last post by robbo on 17 October 2018, 09:16:55 PM »
Tickets on sale now, usually sell out by early November. Might even be dry next year :lol

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General / Re: Fazers as art
« Last post by Grahamm on 17 October 2018, 08:44:01 PM »
Apparently it sees a lot of wolf/canine in the image... 

Well, it's a Foxeye Fazer... ;)

Interesting pics :thumbup
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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Basic Electrial Theory
« Last post by limax2 on 17 October 2018, 08:00:13 PM »
I don't know where the gremlins come from, or what they eat, but I'm happy they're there  :) 



I don't know what they eat either but the white stuff they leave on battery terminals is called ampshit.
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