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General / Re: Fazer pushed over....gutted!
« on: 17 January 2018, 07:33:33 PM »
Admittedly I'm not the most caring of guys but I wouldn't have give a shit if he was downs/blind/disabled or whatever the fuck else. I would be getting the money from someone to fix. At the end of the day you've done nothing wrong and it's not your problem that the person was ill. If he has diminished responsibility then surely its the carer who has to take blame.
If my 5 year old child knocked it over you'd sure as hell expect me to pay so why not this person?
Sorry if it seems a little cold hearted and I'm sure your probably a lot more understanding than me bit I would personally want some compensation

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 17 January 2018, 03:26:40 PM »
Mixed with fizzy

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 17 January 2018, 01:41:45 PM »
Acquired and fitted a genuine Yamaha belly pan. Makes it look sooo much beter imo. Takes away the skinnyness of the front end. Looks like a real muscle bike now haha
Just the rearsets to go now

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 January 2018, 04:51:39 PM »
On a hillbillies

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 January 2018, 07:20:40 PM »
From the hides

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 15 January 2018, 05:49:10 PM »
Installed my new rear L.E.D turn signals and finally wired the tail light indicators in. It's very obvious that I'm indicating now 🤗


It is obvious that you are indicating, what is not obvious is which way your going  :pokefun

Gotta keep um on their toes 😉

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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 January 2018, 03:46:49 PM »
That had been

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 15 January 2018, 03:44:06 PM »
Installed my new rear L.E.D turn signals and finally wired the tail light indicators in. It's very obvious that I'm indicating now 🤗

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Will it fit?
« on: 13 January 2018, 04:36:39 PM »
Any can will fit any bike as long as you get the correct link pipe 👍

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 12 January 2018, 05:09:44 PM »
Fitted my some Oxford L.E.D turn signals today. After much pissing about with resistors and stupid Yamaha connections I finally got them working but then to my dismay realised they don't fit without some kind of spacer/blanking plate?
I've used the stock bases for now but looks awful. The back will need something similar too,
Does anyone know what I'm looking for?
Yep. You need these. I bought these for my 2008 Gen 2 a couple of years ago. Got mine from M&P's though, not this American site and they were cheaper. Maybe contact Oxford direct and find out where your local dealer is.  https://www.motosport.com/oxford-indicator-spacers?mmy=yamaha%3Bfzs1000%3B2008&mmy_source=pdp

Spot on, thanks Grayo.
I knew there must be some kind of nicer looking solution to it haha I was ready to use washers is nothing else bit these are perfect 👍

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Aftermarket handlebars FZ1 gen2
« on: 12 January 2018, 04:01:38 PM »
I'm using rizoma bars as well with shorter venhill lines.

Just out of interest did you measure and order the correct length or did you buy some for another bike ie R1, R6 etc etc?

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 11 January 2018, 09:35:56 PM »
Fitted my some Oxford L.E.D turn signals today. After much pissing about with resistors and stupid Yamaha connections I finally got them working but then to my dismay realised they don't fit without some kind of spacer/blanking plate?
I've used the stock bases for now but looks awful. The back will need something similar too,
Does anyone know what I'm looking for?

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General / Re: Oh dear !!
« on: 11 January 2018, 10:41:42 AM »


Every time I’ve been out there I’ve pulled over convinced a tyre has gone down only to find they’re all fine and it was just the concrete surface. I guess once you’re used to it you then discount failed tyre noises and get caught out.
Fortunately UK roads are usually quieter than that, though the M25 has some American style surfaces.

I agree I have done the same, one time in Florida I stopped to check my tyre & the cops pulled alongside and asked what was wrong when I explained he advised that the area I had stopped was not a safe place for "whites" to stop!

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 11 January 2018, 10:33:01 AM »
send the packaging back to them, let them get rid of it!! (what is the return postage address? freepost?)

after Christmas Mrs Robbie took the plastic packaging we had accumulated back to the shops we had bought the stuff from (mainly Sainsbury's & Tesco). they accepted it and now they have to sort it out.
ps it was washed & cleaned out so they couldn't complain about it!

What a great idea 👍😂 it's even more annoying given that out local council has recently switched to fortnightly collections so not only are we paying extra for all this shitty packaging it's now also filling our house/garden up 😡


And I know it's all packaged to be pretty but maybe instead of moaning at us lot the government would be better to force these companies to sell their products in basic plainer packaging (like cigarettes) then as consumers we would buy a product based on its merit rather than how shiney its box is 🤔

Besides I (like many people) buy most of my stuff online from a website with professional photos etc so the fanciness of the packaging is already rendered moot.


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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 11 January 2018, 08:16:18 AM »
Companies and they're unnecessary crap plastic packaging! I finally got round to buying my new indicators yesterday. They are very nice and only about 9cm long yet Oxford in all their wisdom decided the best way to sell them is to vac pac them between 2 (more of less a4 sized) sheets of plastic!? What would have been the problem with a small cardboard box with them both side by side?

This is why it pisses me off with all this plastic in the ocean bollocks and all the shit we get for using too much plastic, it's not us it's the fucking greedy corporations who are far more interested in making their products look pretty and saleable on the cheap than helping look after the planet.
All this crap they give us about plastic bags.... why can't they go back to paper ones? (Cost too much profit money) same with plastic bottles why can't we go back to having glass ones? ( too much profit money). Too much emphasis on profit and sales then they have the cheek to tax us all to try and rectify it

Also with my purchase I read the returns terms from the company I bought them that state's that if I'm not happy with them they can only be returned if the packing is in damaged, so your bolloxed from the word go as theres no way to get into the bludy things without damaging the packaging 😥😥

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General / Re: Loud pipes and earplugs
« on: 07 January 2018, 10:14:13 PM »
I have a Shoei Neotec flip lid, it is slightly louder than my previous Shoei non-flip lid but still pretty quiet.


In the past I have used AGV which were ok.
A Caberg flip lid which was the noisiest helmet I've ever had - after one 400 mile trip I wanted to chuck it away but the bike shop in Penzance didn't have anything better so I had to ride home wearing the flipping thing, wish I'd had earplugs on that day. It was replaced with Shoei full face lid and what a difference!
I bought a cheap helmet at a bike show (can't remember the make), the wind noise was bad enough but there was also a high pitched whistling noise which drove me nuts. I took a sledge hammer to it. It took several attempts to do any serious damage to it.

I'm guessing your on about the Caberg Duke? I have the same one..... noisey as shit but 5 star sharp rated so hard to destroy 😂
My Shark Speed R is marginally quieter

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General / Re: Loud pipes and earplugs
« on: 07 January 2018, 07:59:02 PM »
I can wear then easily enough( in fact I wear them at night when the missus has a chest infection, so I don't have to listen to her haha ) the problem I have is remembering to put them on before I go out. I did manage it for a few weeks but that was a while ago. I keep telling myself I should as I'm still relatively young so I still have chance to save my hearing 🤔🤔

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General / Re: Is this your bike? Fz6 WX06 EKR
« on: 07 January 2018, 07:19:58 PM »
Odd. Advertised as a 2009 bike. My understanding was that all S2 models came with ABS. This bike appears to have a non S2 front wheel and I cant spot the ABS sensors or rings. Also appears to have been fitted with blue spots, or someones coloured them in. There are questions to ask the dealer before buying this one. Tad overpriced too, but negotiable. Also check out the red staining on the front left disc

All new S2 models from 2008 should have had abs but I suppose it could have been old stock or even a pre reg? And I think the red on the disc is just a reflection

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 06 January 2018, 08:38:17 PM »
I think I need a special LG one as I have found this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-TV-COMPONENT-ADAPTOR-CABLE-LEAD-FOR-BREAK-OUT-CABLE-LG-LM7600-TV-/142095710525 and the tv is listed and the bottom section is a lot longer than the standard ones I have been trying


That's the exact one I posted a picture of earlier but mine came with my Samsung tv. I'm sure they are just generic but eBay sellers just list then for specific tv's

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 05 January 2018, 05:45:05 PM »
Or just buy a ps3/ps4 😋😋

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 05 January 2018, 05:43:37 PM »
I know it's the easy way out but you could just buy one of these?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273000147427

Plugs into the ps2 then you can just use a standard HDMI cable

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 05 January 2018, 04:22:00 PM »
Seems to be the same sort of thing you posted?

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 05 January 2018, 04:08:42 PM »
That's the one I have

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 05 January 2018, 04:04:47 PM »
Might sound silly bit have you definitely plugged them into the right colours in the 3 to 1 lead? I've mixed up white and yellow a fair few times in the past 😅 I have the exactly same set up for my kids nintendo wii and it works fine?
If not I'm sure darrsi will be along soon to solve the issue for you haha

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« on: 05 January 2018, 03:41:21 PM »
I'd personally go for the fz6 s2 out of the two. Cheaper to insure, cheaper to tax and more than likely cheaper to run but I'm not sure how the 8 is on fuel. The fz8 is the prettier bike imo but it's pretty much just a watered down fz1 from most accounts

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