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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 08 January 2018, 04:29:20 PM »
The final solution then will be to get a new tv bracket that gives more space for cables behind the TV :pokefun


Or a new tele and PS4 and HDMI cable.


Its amazing how some threads run and run.

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 06 January 2018, 12:46:38 PM »
Not helpful I know, but i think you need to cut your thumb nail!

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General / Re: Ceiling Light Shade Removal Question
« on: 05 January 2018, 04:53:30 PM »
GET THE CRYSTAL!!

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General / Re: Is this your bike? Fz6 WX06 EKR
« on: 04 January 2018, 09:35:37 PM »
Did you buy it?
Says its now sold!

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General / Re: Ceiling Light Shade Removal Question
« on: 03 January 2018, 10:56:54 PM »
I can't take a hammer to the offending item as it's not mine.


Then its not your problem!


Fixed that for you. Thank me later.

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General / Re: Thought I would mention that
« on: 20 December 2017, 05:18:55 PM »
Been on the sprouts already?

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 07 December 2017, 08:40:28 PM »
Know it alls who criticise others for asking questions!!


See other thread!

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General / Re: Do you use a GPS on holidays by bike
« on: 07 December 2017, 08:39:10 PM »


Like the thread about blipping the throttle, WTF ?



That was my thread.
What do you mean by your comment. If this isn't the place to ask questions about our bikes or riding bikes, then where do we go to?
I was never taught it in my bike test 7 years ago or my car test 20 years a go. I mostly ride by myself (i have no friends :'( ) so where would i pick up this information?? 


Obviously you now everything, but when i thought sailing i always explained that the person who said they now everything about sailing is either a fool or dangerous, reckon the same applies to bikes. By the way which one are you?


Sorry for the thread highjack.

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 28 November 2017, 08:19:46 PM »
Red, you've got more hair now than when i meet you a few years ago?!!! Just saying!!


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General / Re: Tyre question
« on: 28 October 2017, 06:39:14 PM »
I have a PR3 on the front and PR4 on the rear, they don't do PR4 in our front tyre size. Logically PR4 should be better than the PR3 as it supersedes it.
I switched from BT23 to these tyres and i have to say it was a revelation. So much more confidence in the rear tyre. I doubt theres much between them but the newer tyre surely wins.

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General / Re: Mac Photo editing software
« on: 01 October 2017, 08:46:56 PM »
yeah i found photoshop, but its only a free trial. Mind you i only want to do one picture. Got the phone app, but seems really basic or i don't know what I'm doing.
Ill keep looking.

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General / Re: Mac Photo editing software
« on: 01 October 2017, 04:18:39 PM »
Not available on the mac that i can see.


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General / Mac Photo editing software
« on: 01 October 2017, 03:39:14 PM »
Thinking about wrapping my belly pan as it needs some loving now. Wondering what it would look like wrapped.
Others have photoshopped paint schemes so thought i would give it a try. Whats the easiest software to use on a macbook for someone who uses about 5% of the stuff on there mac!!


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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 28 September 2017, 08:40:00 PM »
People that aren't ready.

When the light turns green...

When they get to the front of the post office queue...

When they're ordering at the bar...

When it's time to go out...

When it's time to go home...




I see you have met my wife then!


and my kids  :lol

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 28 September 2017, 08:37:50 PM »
A ride in the sun to Oswestry, Tanat valley, over the Berwyns to Bala and back via Ruthin.


I don't suppose for one minute that you found a Brown Kangaroo Leather Barmah Australian hat around the Lake Vyrnwy (Yes that is how you spell it) by any chance. Lost mine off the back of my bike about 5 years ago blasting around that lake.
Lovely spot to go to, Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has an outside balcony in the bar area where you can sit and enjoy a delicious pint looking up the length of the lake.


How come the Welsh do not have anything to do with Vowels in their spelling?


I have one of those tommy, although mine is nearly 20 years old now but going strong. Its brilliant in the rain and sun and everything.

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General / Re: BROADBAND SPEED???
« on: 16 September 2017, 04:33:03 PM »
Yup thats about average for talk talk, i was dumped onto them by virgin broadband when they decided they didn't need customers.
And then i changed to Vodafone fibre and broom broom, plus no line rental !!

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General / Re: Downshift Blipping
« on: 16 September 2017, 09:11:13 AM »
Unfortunalty Tommy, man hasn't been to the bottom of the deepest ocean either, not the really deep stuff.
But apart from that all ok. I for one have never maxed out my bike, its not really practical on road but oh that acceleration, now we all love that.

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General / Re: Downshift Blipping
« on: 13 September 2017, 04:09:10 PM »
If you bothered to read my original post i asked the question why do it, if the engine matches the revs to wheel speed when changing down, wind on the throttle and you negate the engine braking.
Yes that's why I do it -- to negate the engine braking - or the amount of braking because I am in control of it by how much I blip I then use the front brake instead of letting the engine braking brake the back wheel as IT wants. But all that depends on my speed before the action and my planned speed after it and the degree of the corner or the speed at which I need to slow down and also the road conditions at the time that all lead me to the blip action-front brake - a little bit of engine braking (controlled by the blip ) and no back brake at least mostly until the end- all done without thinking.  :thumbup
I have no idea why they don't teach it
Do they teach counter steering. _Genuine question, I don't know  because that is another skill in the same sort of bracket I would say.   
Another one - do they teach clutch less up shifting.

No and no. Counter steering as a rule isn't something that needs teaching. If you can ride a bike around a corner then you can counter steer? It's just how a 2 wheeled vehicle works. And as for clutchless upshifts..... the way you get taught is that there's a clutch there for a reason.
Like anything you don't start learning until you've passed the test.

Another example of confusing instruction that I received was i wether to pull your clutch in while performing an emergency stop. Now on my lessons and for my test I was taught to leave the clutch engaged until the very last minute to make use of the engine braking to slow me down.....makes sense.
Then I went and did some advanced racing training at Caldwell and was taught to pull the clutch in straight away as leaving it was driving the rear wheel thus forcing you further forward....also makes sense. So who do you listen to? The driving instructor who's been teaching people to pass tests for 15+years or the ex racer thats raced for 15+ years?


Was that racer training specifically for a road emergency stop, not heard that one before.
I feel a group test on an airfield coming on.

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General / Re: Traffic Monitoring
« on: 13 September 2017, 04:06:08 PM »
Actually i will add a caveat to the "done" by them, YET.

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General / Re: Traffic Monitoring
« on: 13 September 2017, 11:21:49 AM »
Speaking as a Parish councillor, we have had these on our estate recently.
They are used to count the amount of traffic, directions, timings and speed in a percentile i.e. 28% were in excess of 34mph etc.
You can't get "done" by them, they are there too help with road infrastructure/planning decisions at a county level.

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 12 September 2017, 09:41:04 PM »
and if God made everything, then who made God???


The egg obviously.

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General / Re: Downshift Blipping
« on: 12 September 2017, 09:40:19 PM »
I think it's done without thinking for older bikers who needed to be mechanically sympathetic.
I do it without thinking but WASH your mouth out "OLD".

Well speaking for myself I thought this was an odd thread as blipping the throttle just comes naturally for me and is done without thinking. However in recent years I do come across younger riders that just smash their way down through the box and this would be on something without a slipper clutch. Quite possibly modern engineering negates what I'd call mechanical sympathy, but that's all I know.If someone's asking why or how down shifts are assisted with a blip of throttle I'd have to assume they were quite young or new to biking. :)
I have to agree with Robbo, I don't know how you could make progress ( go fast ) without blipping, if you just change down the bike slows and then you at the wrong part of the rev range to exit the corner briskly. I sort of don't really understand this post if I am honest. its like asking how to ride a bike really. don't wanna be rude .


Show me where blipping is taught in the motorcycle test!
I am not a fast rider and use the mantra slow in fast out but it has never bothered me not blipping, however every day is a school day.
If you bothered to read my original post i asked the question why do it, if the engine matches the revs to wheel speed when changing down, wind on the throttle and you negate the engine braking. However as Val explained that is not what happens. Sorry my lack of technical expertise lead me to ask a question on a forum designed to help everyone!

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General / Re: Things I learnt with my first car
« on: 07 September 2017, 05:03:09 PM »

How about
"sitting in the back seat trying to pick her locks"
learnt that in my first car.
Extra points for naming the song.

 You obviously weren't sent back to mama in a cardboard box :lol


Not telling :rolleyes

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General / Re: Things I learnt with my first car
« on: 07 September 2017, 05:02:23 PM »
How about
"sitting in the back seat trying to pick her locks"
learnt that in my first car.
Extra points for naming the song.
How about Pink Floyd....Run like Hell.


 :)  well done

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General / Re: Things I learnt with my first car
« on: 06 September 2017, 10:24:49 PM »
How about
"sitting in the back seat trying to pick her locks"
learnt that in my first car.
Extra points for naming the song.

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