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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Birmingham bike show
« on: 19 November 2017, 09:07:51 PM »
Was there today. Took out the new MT-10 SP and a VFR1200X Crossrunner. Picked up some leather jeans at a decent price and got a good deal on some and brake pads so all in all a good visit. The show hasn't really changed since the last time I went 3 years ago

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Introduction / Re: Newbie
« on: 19 November 2017, 06:31:27 AM »
Hi and welcome. We're not an overly PC bunch here but I'm pretty sure this day and age you can say African woman 😉

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 18 November 2017, 05:52:56 PM »
Pondered the President

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 18 November 2017, 10:19:43 AM »
Of a retired

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General / Re: glove sizes!!!
« on: 17 November 2017, 01:46:23 PM »
Good idea posting the hand size chart, but don't forget that most manufacturers have their own glove size chart which may, in some cases, disagree with one another. Hence an M in one make is an L in another etc.

Yeah mine are a 9" circumference so accroding to that chart im only a L but every pair of gloves I own is an xxl so couldn't go off that

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General / Re: Battery powered heated gloves
« on: 17 November 2017, 07:18:48 AM »
Bloody auto correct.
I prefer my prostate exam gloves.

I thought they looked like this 🤔


FFS Dude you need to find some different websites to visit  :eek

Hey don't knock um till you've tried um Tom 😉😂

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General / Re: Front discs
« on: 17 November 2017, 07:17:56 AM »
I know you’re talking about discs but beware of Armstrong pads. I’ve used their sintered versions in the past on another bike and they were simply awful in the wet. In fact they were dangerous, no bite at all.

Seconded. Real brown trouser moment coming over Cymystwyth in the wet.


I will add "Gold Fren" to that list too. I bought some for my other bike and they are definitely the worst pads I have ever bought - brown trouser moment in wet or dry.

Well this is mainly the reason I'm changing discs as mine is the same in the wet. I really discovered it after being out in the rain a few weeks ago. There just isn't any braking at all until they are warmed up (which didn't happen until after a good 4 miles of me deliberately trting to warm them) it was literally like having grease on the pads, even at slow speed I had to pretty much crush the lever to be able to slow down. Nearly hit the back of a bus when i first pulled away. Weird thing is there are perfectly fine in the dry and can stop from silly speeds with just 1 or 2 fingers on the lever. I have EBC sintered pads in so I know it's not them.
Anyway have some new discs on the way so will just be avoiding rain until they are fitted 

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General / Re: DAFT QUESTION TIME .
« on: 16 November 2017, 05:17:41 PM »
I'm a member over there too as I used to have a thundercat but the forum is pretty much dead. There's a little talk in the mechanical help section but that's about it.
Cracking bikes the Thundercat though. You might find yourself riding it through the summer too haha

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 November 2017, 08:55:07 AM »
Known to man

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 November 2017, 09:41:19 PM »
With the biggest

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 15 November 2017, 05:42:39 PM »

Okay seeing as the weather is getting a bit on the cold side.
So the next Challange is your bike at the NEC bike show 18-26 November 2017, failing that your mug shot visiting the bike show but you must be sitting either on aYamaha model or at least at the Yamaha stand.

Cue Sharpie with the rule book.......
😂😂

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General / Re: The 2017 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 15 November 2017, 03:42:04 PM »
Okay here we go is this a winner.

👍👍👍👍👍

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General / Re: Battery powered heated gloves
« on: 14 November 2017, 08:03:11 PM »
Bloody auto correct.
I prefer my prostate exam gloves.

I thought they looked like this 🤔

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 14 November 2017, 06:15:35 PM »
Be anally assulted

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 14 November 2017, 10:05:03 AM »
Fat ring master

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General / Re: Battery powered heated gloves
« on: 13 November 2017, 09:20:33 PM »
I fancy the idea myself but as I already have some winter gloves im looking for some thin powered inner gloves 2 hours would do me for a quick winter blat (they wont get wet )

These the kind of thing yiur after Sharpe?

https://www.primrose.co.uk/-p-69398.html?adtype=pla&kwd=&option=7947&gclid=CjwKCAiAoqXQBRA8EiwAIIOWsoaaHVa8SIcZQNjoJn5Ss-VJ4Tru96eDDcj7A8nqUJavKBjuzKS9ZBoCFd8QAvD_BwE

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 13 November 2017, 09:19:02 PM »
With the tigers

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General / Re: glove sizes!!!
« on: 12 November 2017, 02:27:48 PM »
I've had a similar thing with alpinestars. I'm a xxl in all gloves but I bought some Alpinestars Smx v2s and had to exchange then for an xl as all the fingers were too long. A few weeks later I had to return them again as the colour all run when they got wet ( not the kind of quality I expected ) and the company went off my original order and sent me xxls again. This time they fit great except the thumb is slightly too short? I expect they kind of crap from a £20 eBay pair but they were the best part of £100 for some summer gloves so I thought I'd get some level of quality.

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General / Re: Site problems?
« on: 12 November 2017, 02:21:30 PM »
Yeah all sorted now

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General / Site problems?
« on: 11 November 2017, 03:03:39 PM »
Is anyone else having issues? Seems to be on the go slow and occasionally getting '508 resource limit reached' error screen?

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General / Site problems?
« on: 11 November 2017, 03:03:03 PM »
Is anyone else having issues? Seems to be on the go slow and occasionally getting '508 resource limit reached' error screen?

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General / Re: Front discs
« on: 10 November 2017, 05:23:26 PM »
Check the price on original Yamaha ones at AJ Suttons, I think they are less than £100 each.


How has that come about then, the 1000 discs are three time cheaper than the 600 ones?
WTF ???  :look


The pricing structure is weird, brake discs for my bike , FZ1s,are £140 while discs for a FZn are less than £100.
Same basic bike, one is half faired and one is naked, would have thought the discs were the same.

They are the same aren't they? Least I hope so cause the discs I've just ordered just said Fz1, didn't specify whether is was naked or faired 🤔

Checked all the specs and they appear to be the same discs

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General / Re: Front discs
« on: 10 November 2017, 04:21:33 PM »
Check the price on original Yamaha ones at AJ Suttons, I think they are less than £100 each.


How has that come about then, the 1000 discs are three time cheaper than the 600 ones?
WTF ???  :look


The pricing structure is weird, brake discs for my bike , FZ1s,are £140 while discs for a FZn are less than £100.
Same basic bike, one is half faired and one is naked, would have thought the discs were the same.

They are the same aren't they? Least I hope so cause the discs I've just ordered just said Fz1, didn't specify whether is was naked or faired 🤔

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 10 November 2017, 02:49:07 PM »
Iced mocha frappe

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General / Re: Front discs
« on: 09 November 2017, 10:02:58 PM »
I know you’re talking about discs but beware of Armstrong pads. I’ve used their sintered versions in the past on another bike and they were simply awful in the wet. In fact they were dangerous, no bite at all.

I'd never actually heard of armstrong until I started looking for discs haha just seen a set of their pads for sale, not the cheapest either are they and given your reviews I'll make sure I avoid then and stick to what I know.

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