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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 November 2017, 04:32:53 PM »
Another year , another pass   :D    think thats 15 years of straight passes without advisories   :thumbup




 :o  letting the side down here , only 1530 miles since last MOT   :o ......


i did sort my spare wheel and tyre out which has excellent tread and a better tyre , in a rush this morning i soon had the rear wheel out  ,new one has a good wavy disc on it so swapped the sprocket and cush drive rubbers over and offered the wheel up ,  thats when I noticed the lack of wheel bearings  :o ........****   old one back in measure tread , got about 1.5 mm but looks a lot less.....just a mile to my local station that ive been using for many years , mentioned the tyre before the test and he was fine with it.....


the down side of not using It much over the last year , it ran a bit lumpy on the way home , running on 3.5 cylinders below 4000 rpm , suspect blocked pilot jet on one of the carbs , with the thou on sorn ,2 of my other bikes wanting MOT, s and another in bits thats put me off the road untill i have time to fiddle , will give it a service at the same time    ;)










update......day off today so had a look at the 600 , start with the easy things , plugs out and check for spark , all sparking but a little weak , sorted out a spare set , fitted and started well with a nice even tick over   :thumbup .........took it for a nice long test ride and once more its riding / running well     :)




Good day for a ride , probs done 60 ish miles  , all the gear on inc zip in thermals and no problem with cold , sun even came out for a while.......got to take advantage of the odd good day at this time of year    :)

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 18 November 2017, 09:54:57 AM »
Another year , another pass   :D    think thats 15 years of straight passes without advisories   :thumbup




 :o  letting the side down here , only 1530 miles since last MOT   :o ......


i did sort my spare wheel and tyre out which has excellent tread and a better tyre , in a rush this morning i soon had the rear wheel out  ,new one has a good wavy disc on it so swapped the sprocket and cush drive rubbers over and offered the wheel up ,  thats when I noticed the lack of wheel bearings  :o ........****   old one back in measure tread , got about 1.5 mm but looks a lot less.....just a mile to my local station that ive been using for many years , mentioned the tyre before the test and he was fine with it.....


the down side of not using It much over the last year , it ran a bit lumpy on the way home , running on 3.5 cylinders below 4000 rpm , suspect blocked pilot jet on one of the carbs , with the thou on sorn ,2 of my other bikes wanting MOT, s and another in bits thats put me off the road untill i have time to fiddle , will give it a service at the same time    ;)

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 18 November 2017, 07:21:22 AM »
MOT 8.30 this morning for the 600 , got about 45 mins for a quick once over , rear tyres a bit low so might dig out my spare wheel and tyre......nothing like a last minute rush    :rolleyes

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 18 November 2017, 07:14:43 AM »
Good challenge lew , a few of us going including me on the last saturday , the only down side is iam taking the cage so it might lead to me posting a piccie of my ugly mug...... :eek

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 15 November 2017, 06:35:51 AM »
Complete fucktards who park on the opposite side of the road facing you and leave their headlamps on - FFS even the highway code has more sense than these idiots...............and why do they have the nerve to get pissed off when I hit my main beam. Years ago it was common sense.


Or hazard lights, so it looks like they're about to pull out on you as you approach them. There's a nursery on my way to work and the parents have obviously been ill advised to leave their hazards on when dropping their kids off so you get a whole load of them with indicators flashing but all parked on the wrong side of the road.








or , off loading their offspring into the road rather than onto the path    :wall

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Hi mitch.....lever pivot bolt for me too . Although with such low mileage there should'nt be any wear , good thing to check first though , easy to do and cheap to fix.......

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 06 November 2017, 06:43:17 AM »
 :eek   NOOOOOOO........the 'C' word in november   :eek :eek :eek

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 05 November 2017, 04:55:41 PM »
Washed the cage and the mighty thou , declared SORN and put it away untill spring , got the mighty 6 out and went for a 70 mile blast around the thames valley , great autumn day with clear skys and bright sunshine , had too stop for a piccie of my   RED98   :)

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 27 October 2017, 07:53:21 PM »
Nice one FAZERSCOTTY . the mighty thou looks good in red ...next challenge please ..

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 24 October 2017, 06:27:10 PM »
Mmmmmm..bloody good piccie  :thumbup ...lets leave it for a couple of days and see if anyone can do better.if not FAZERIDER wins




                                                         YOUR FAZER AT YOUR PLACE OF WORK .

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 24 October 2017, 06:44:51 AM »
Cheers val....st katherines dock , london , picking up a bike related ebay purchase from a wealthy gs riding ebayer...


next challenge.......YOUR FAZER AT YOUR PLACE OF WORK.....


looking for something industrial or interesting , not just parked in the office car park although in the office would win  ;)

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 22 October 2017, 05:47:42 PM »
There you go....my bike with a car park for boats with sails   :)

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 19 October 2017, 06:33:13 PM »
"Has anyone been overtaken by a blue bike "         :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: POLL: Whats the average age of Fazer Owners ?
« on: 19 October 2017, 06:30:21 PM »
Not in the old git section   :D    only just though   :lol


bought my red98 In 2002 a 40th birthday present to myself , replaced a gpz500 to use for work and pleasure , wanted the smoothness of a inline four again , only used for pleasure now and after 15ish years of ownership i cant see me selling it...




a good poll that proves what ive thought all along ...a bike for grumpy old men ...see "what gets my goat "... :lol

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The Laboratory ! / foccin about
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:02:58 PM »
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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: the david silver honda collection
« on: 18 October 2017, 05:13:12 PM »
Only in my dreams MTREAD...working on my X7 at the moment , I cheated on the 400/4 , these engines are expensive to rebuild so I bought a complete replacement suposed to be "good to go "....painted it all up and fitted to the freshly painted frame , looked fantastic and started up first prod of the starter , happy at the time but now it has started to smoke a little  :\  i still have the origanal matching numbers engine which requires a new cam chain etc so thats my job for the winter
  A nice early F1 registered In the same month as they were launched , i know its not the first but it comes pretty close...


as most people I have too many projects and Iam easily distracted   :o ...i am getting better than i was , it must be at least a couple of years since a bought any new toys   :)


well worth the visit if you go...free coffee too  ;)

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Hi ceri , was there for 12 , shame we mised each other , yeh , could do with an update , the parade used to be good but they struggled with 6/8 bikes in the large areana , think some of the traders even had the same stock   :lol

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: the david silver honda collection
« on: 18 October 2017, 03:59:54 PM »
Same as the one used in the bond film....made the one for 007 and developed it from there...great for the beach   :)

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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: the david silver honda collection
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:32:43 AM »
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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: the david silver honda collection
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:31:23 AM »
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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: the david silver honda collection
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:29:59 AM »
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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: the david silver honda collection
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:28:32 AM »
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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / the david silver honda collection
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:24:15 AM »
Day off yesterday so had a day out on the mighty thou and visited david silver in Leiston , Suffolk .


for all you non honda fans David Silver is the man to go to for classic honda parts from the early 60's  to the 90's


he has built up a collection of 150 classic honda's dating from a 1951 dream 'E' type to a 1990 's oval piston NR750 one of approx 30 in the country , suggested that this is the largest private honda collection outside japan.


well worth a visit but it is a little out of the way , approx 20 miles north of felixstowe on the east coast a couple of miles from sizewell....

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 16 October 2017, 06:23:16 PM »
visiting the classic bike show in stafford yesterday has renewed my interest in restoring my suzuki gt 250 x7 , when I bought the bike many many years ago the seat lock and bracket had been cut off , so todays day off was put to good use cleaning up the frame where the old bracket was welded on , fabricating a new bracket for the new lock bought on ebay and welding it to the frame , not factory perfect but iam happy with it.....

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Yes agree with you there YFF ...not a great deal caught my eye in the auto jumble , as you say the good stuff goes early , down side to going sunday afternoon , went there saturday once at opening time , not only were people queing up but once the gates were open running to and around the stands   :eek ...not for me , I like to stroll around with tea in hand , internet has indeed taken over and i do wonder if these traders actually make any money on the day after they have paid thier pitch fees....i do pretty well on ebay , bought a fair bit for my  X7 this year at good prices , best buy a couple of years age was a pair for NOS  still in origanal suzuki packaging fork stanchions for a bargain £100 ,buy it now ,  from a dealer  ;)


still a good day though and I expect I'll be back there next year , maybe on the X7     ;)

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