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Same her with classic car insurance , no NCD but , the premiums were always low come renewal time so didnt really bother me , like you I wasn't aware when I took the policy out wasn't pointed out to me........

General / Re: motorcycle storage , limited space
« on: 17 June 2018, 06:09:46 PM »
Cheers HM.......yes  X7....passed my test on one of these so had to buy another  :lol    the other bikes a honda cb 250 rs a very underated bike at the time , sister bike to the wet dream but a hell of a lot better , single cylinder with a four valve head at the time was the fastest four stroke 250 , the x7 being the fastest  2 stroke until the LC came brother had a RS, i had the X7........happy days....

General / Re: motorcycle storage , limited space
« on: 17 June 2018, 11:32:00 AM »
Sorry about the poor quality picture had to take it whilst standing outside the shed , lack of room you see   :lol

ill have a go at turning that piccie later aswell   :rolleyes

General / motorcycle storage , limited space
« on: 17 June 2018, 11:27:10 AM »
Like a lot of people I have too many toys and not enough room , even the small jobs like adjusting the chain or servicing the exup becomes a pain working in the garage sandwiched between my classic car and the garage wall, banging head and elbows on everything that gets in the way , a single garage with 3 bikes , a car ,2 kayaks , tools and various household items that shouldn't be in there anyway   :rolleyes  Is never going to work......

time to sort things out , I have a brick built shed with concrete floor roughly 7ft square , easily takes 2 bikes but very little else , the two bikes I have in there are projects that I do a bit on every now and then so I camd up with a crazy idea of a stacking system , using scaffold tube , box section steel tube , 2 winches and some decking boards , it took me a while and it is a bit tight length wise but it works    :)       Couple of small jobs to finish off but its in use , just need to tidy the garage now   

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 16 June 2018, 08:01:01 PM »
had a few days off this week so ive been riding it ..breakfast at loomies onto portsdown and then onto bosham for lunch....then last tuesday a visit to poole bike night .little bit overcast so turnout not the best . still a good night fhough   :)

General / Re: ARRRRGGGHHH Front ended. Fecking TAXI !!!!
« on: 13 June 2018, 10:48:10 AM »
Sorry to hear that BARLORD , taxi drivers here in high wycombe are without doubt the worst in the country , wasnt by any chance desborough road ?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / a different kind of EXUP problem
« on: 12 June 2018, 10:22:15 AM »
The mighty thou has had a bit of a lumpy tickover recently , iam planning to ride down to poole bike night this evening so with that in mind I got up early with the intention of balancing the carbs , started the bike up to get it up to temperature and I get the 7000 rpm code , exup , not serviced for I while so I strip it down to find the cable holding /guide bracket has rusted through   :eek

managed to weld It up  although not the best job it has made the bike useable , anyone else had this problem or is it my lazy maintenance     :o

General / Re: Advice on car engine issue?
« on: 11 June 2018, 11:01:46 AM »
Had a simular problem a while back , turned out to be a dirty injector multi plug , unplugged it .quick clean and squirt of wd40 and its been fine since....silly question , did you clear the code when you swapped coil +  plug ?

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 09 June 2018, 10:13:13 PM »
Fitted a new fork seal to the mighty thou......replacing them once a year and I cant see why   :\
all done now though , i feel like a days testing coming on   ;)

FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 09 June 2018, 12:15:11 PM »
Bloody hell mate sorry to hear that, hope the bastards crash and die in a fire ball. Too much of this going on.

thats a bit harsh REAPER    :eek .........wishing accident and fire damage to a fellow foccers pride and joy......

sorry to hear this punk , hope you get the bike back ......

General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 06 June 2018, 06:44:07 AM »
Hi mr Turpin....yep had the seat and cover for a while now and came across the air bag at work yesterday , its a lumbar support for an office chair , fitting it is fairly straight forward ,  hard bit is position , how deep in the foam and do I change the grade on the foam that sits on top ?....good project though , not sure if it will work or not though  :lol

General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 05 June 2018, 07:28:26 PM »
mmmmmmmmm  got me thinking too....

General / Re: Crafty plugger
« on: 03 June 2018, 09:26:34 PM »
I have been told that the gas cartridges can be a fiddly b. By the time they are connected half of the gas has gone. A mate use all 4 cartridges to get tyre inflated but still had to ride very slowly to a forecourt to put more air in.

A couple of mates have this compressor and say it is good. Can't seem to find many in the UK on ebay at the moment...

bought that  ;)  thanks for the link HUGH MUNGUS  :thumbup ......looks like a quality product , tried It on my mountain bike and pumped from flat to fully inflated in about  10/15 secs , will try It on the fazer when I get time , fits under the seat of the 600 but Is a tight fit on the thou , could take it out of its case though.

General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 01 June 2018, 08:10:20 PM »
Regular stops for me .....I have drained the tank without a stop before but generally I need a stretch at about 100 miles , depends what sort of riding , when iam up in scotland with great A roads and scenery I'll ride all day no problem , stick me on a motorway and I need a break at 50 miles......

A good days riding with great company , great effort by dazza for getting a day out between two night shifts  :thumbup

Beautifull sunshine at margate , and great fish and chips at hearn bay......a great day out , cheers everyone , just what I needed   :)

276 miles for me , iam west of london and was going to come home straight through the centre of london soon changed my mind when i saw the traffic on the M2.....switched to A279 , M20 , M26 , M25 and M40......boring ride home but needed to be home for 6ish ...just about made  it    ;)

Morning all , not the best this morning weather wise , lots of mist/ fog here in south bucks , forcast looks better for margate with only a small chance of rain , looks like i'll be getting a soaking the closer I get to home later today , be leaving high wycombe shortly and will be at oakdene shortly after 8........ride safe foccers   ;)

Ok DAZZA ..........I plan to have a big breaky and with ROBBO and MR CRAZY in attendance theres bound to be lots of chatter so we're almost guaranteed to still be there at lunch time...... :lol

I'll pm you my mob if things change......

anyone else thinking of going ?   Just turn up between 8-9 tomorrow morning , your all more than welcome.....

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 27 May 2018, 06:42:09 PM »
Had a ride up to Bangers cafe on the MT10 and watched some bikes being Dyno'd and thought .....I've got to go and get the Fazer out.

out of interest DAZZA did you see the results for the fazer ?

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 27 May 2018, 06:38:45 PM »
Gave the mighty thou a check over before tomorrows ride to margate , needed a drop of coolant and a small chain adjustment and lube and thats about it.....could do with a wash and polish though.....

Yeh thought as much ROBBO....tis a bit early but I was thinking of having a bit of brekkie at oakdene before leaving for margate , could always meet him on route , expect the old feller will be along shortly....not heard from mr krazy yet either.....

next time HH......

Morning foccers.......just looking at the map and ROBBO's suggestion of meeting at oakdene looks good , I can aviod the M25 by picking up the A25 at dorking which will more or less take me straight to oakdene......close to jct 2A M26....
Good for ROBBO  + MR KRAZY...wrong way for DAZZA though , do you mind a few extra miles DAZZA for a 8am meet at oakdene cafe ?.....or would you rather meet somewhere more convenient ?

anyone else interested is more than welcome to tag along , route and times not set in stone yet and iam sure they will change through the coures of the day , in true FOCU style   :lol

That makes 5...........ROBBO
                                     ROBBO's italian cousin
                                     MR CRAZY

anyone else ?       Fazers , fish n chips , ice cream and a trip ti the seaside , what could be better   :)

Morning all...sorry for lack of updates , working too many hours and lots going on at home and family , I need a day out on the FAZER..........

RED CERI ..catch up with you on a later ride...

MTREAD...enjoy your trip but most important  ....DONT FORGET THE PICS  ....

that makes four of us............ROBBO   MR CRAZY   DAZZA   RED98

got a busy day house DIY today but I will pick up a map later and look at where everyone is and see if I can come up with a meeting point that suits all......

anyone else who wants to tag along is more than welcome    :)

General / Re: Varifocal glasses.
« on: 22 May 2018, 06:37:20 PM »
£250 ish for mine , specsavers again , different advice on moving head / eyes , when on the bike I can quickly glance down without moving my head to read the clocks , works well for me....had a trial for contact lenses a few years back and they were fantastic especially on the bike no kerfuffle removing glasses , put helmet on and then glasses , the only resson I did'nt go for them was the hassle getting them in and out....they were good though, parhaps I need to give them another go........

General / Re: Varifocal glasses.
« on: 21 May 2018, 06:43:24 PM »
Been wearing varifocals for a few years now , custom made for riding top half and sides for distance and peripheral ( life saver glance over the shoulder ) and inner lower quarter fof reading the clocks , they do take some getting used to but wouldnt be without them said , move your eyes not your head.........

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