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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   

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

Who fancys a jolly boys outing to the seaside ?...margate meltdown coming up at the end of the month , a well attended event in aid of THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION  , there is an official ride out from THE ACE CAFE but its a boring route for obvious reasons , A406 M25 A13 A2 M2 A299 , dont want to do that , was thinking of heading to box hill, surrey if anyone wants to meet up and then parhaps pick up others on an early start and a long day but if this weather holds out its going to be a cracker

General / v5 log book
« on: 20 April 2018, 08:49:30 PM »
Evening foccers , ive been offered a motorbike frame as a project , just the bare frame nothing else not even a log book , current owner has never had one as was going to build a sprint my question is , am I going to be able to apply for a logbook just by using the frame number ?

General / fazer under attack !!!!!!!
« on: 14 April 2018, 04:17:24 PM »
Went to get my workshop hoover from the garage this morning only to find ,what I think is mice , have taken a liking to the filter , also on thier menu is ,a sponge and large chunks of storage blankets , looks like they have made a nest in my classic car , managed to catch a little one and spotted what I think is the mum but couldnt catch her , both my fazers share the same garage , are they under threat ? to get some poison but not sure what to get or if anyone will sell me any in this crazy world we now live in.......any advice on evicting these unwanted guests greatly received     :thumbup

The Laboratory ! / foccin about
« on: 18 October 2017, 09:02:58 PM »

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....

As above anyone going ?.....I am   :)  , be leaving high wycombe shortly heading up the A413 stopping for brekkie at JACK HILLS on the A5 and then make It up as i go along too stafford , avoiding brum and motorways...

its a cracking show for all you older foccers who grew up on bikes from the 70/80s , ill be on the look out for parts for my 3 classics in the auto jumble , bolted  a 52 litre top box to the back of the thou and hope to fill it with lots of goodies   ;)

looks like its going to be a good day foccers...time to get your fazers out and take advantage of the good days at this time of year...

but remember....ride safe   :thumbup

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / ace cafe , blue haze day
« on: 17 September 2017, 01:09:42 PM »
Anyone going , been ?    A must for all two stroke fans....

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / brighton burn up
« on: 05 September 2017, 06:41:12 AM »
Another year rolls round and this weekend is "ace cafe london , brighton burn up " event , a mass ride out from ace cafe to brighton sea front , a good event which is always well attended.......the route down is boring mostly motorway so was thinking of taking a more interesting route.........anyone else going want to meet up for the ride of just a mass fazer meet at brighton ?

all weather permitting of course which is not looking too good at the moment but ive been going to this event for a few years now and never had bad weather..........

General / cooling system flush
« on: 23 July 2017, 01:11:17 PM »
Been doing a bit of service work on the mighty thou , all the usual things and a flush of the cooling system , its looking a bit murky brownish in the header tank so pulled the bottom hose off and connected the garden hose and gave it a good flush for 10 mins or so , refilled with some fresh antifreeze and started and let run for a while whilst checking for leaks , no leaks but the fresh
antifreeze is brown again  :o i guess i need something more than just clean water although the fresh antifreeze is doing a good job of loosening the gunge  :rolleyes .......thinking of  using "mannol 9965"  "bars flush" or something lot used any of these ?

General / gaming TV
« on: 10 December 2016, 07:13:35 PM »
Evening foccers, I need your help ...red98 junior is a big gaming fan and with christmas just around the corner mrs red98 has decided a new TV would be an excellent christmas off to currys we go.....first problem is size, will be going in juniors room which is approx  9 X 11 , iam thinking 26 / 27 mrs red is eying up the 32 in  :rolleyes  and possibly bigger..time to ask the assistant.....helpful guy who says its more about quality than size , hes on my side ive been telling mrs red that for years  :lol ...he shows us a 27in but more importantly its a FULL HD 1080P....which is good for gaming as its about the picture quality....mrs not to happy with 27in and looking at the 32 in they either say HD READY 1080P  or just 1080P  but not FULL 1080

junior currently has a 19in screen but misses out on detail as not 1080...bit confused about it all now and we came home empty handed not wanting to get the wrong one.....your thoughts please gentlemen    :)

General / location help
« on: 12 November 2016, 05:50:12 PM »
Went to visit my mum today, when iam there I like to help with small jobs around the house if I can, no jobs to do today exept to clear the spare bedroom of stuff she has collected over the years that she no longer has a use for...we did come across a picture she bought whilst on holiday but cant remember where it was......shes in excellent health but at the grand old age of 84 her memorys not as good as it once was......your help please gentleman, could be somewhere on the south coast west of southampton but not 100 % sure........picture taken on my phone so not the best quality...

For Sale & Wanted / for sale,600 seat
« on: 12 September 2016, 07:47:52 PM »
Bought this for another foccer who sadly no longer posts........600 seat from a boxeye but I think it fits a foxeye aswell.a couple of minor marks and seat base is just starting to break through the cover, bought at the same time, a roll of waterproof black vinyl, enough to cover two seats....was going to rework the seat for another foccer but best laid plans and all that, time to pass it on to someone who can make use of half decent offer buys it.....perfer collection or I could meet halfway......JCT4  M40   HP13

For Sale & Wanted / for sale,600 seat
« on: 12 September 2016, 07:32:01 PM »
Having a clear out and found this, came off a 600 boxeye but I think it fits a foxeye aswell.....good condition with no rips or tears....first half decent offer buys it......perfer collection or I could meet half way.....JCT 4 M 40  ,  HP13

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / ace cafe, brighton burn up
« on: 04 September 2016, 09:05:51 PM »
Anyone go ?........I did.... :)

General / fazer time :-)
« on: 14 August 2016, 08:31:01 PM »
got the next two weeks off work + bank holiday  :-)....been doing a few jobs on the mighty thou over the last couple of weeks.servicing,fork seals,carb balance,wash etc...brimmed the tank and loaded up ready to go

but where  ?

For Sale & Wanted / for sale, box eye fairing
« on: 04 July 2016, 07:40:24 PM »
As eye fairing in extremly fast red, one mounting flange missing and cracks around both indicator mounting holes and a few minor scratches, could be used as is or repaired to make to offers and would perfer collection or could meet halfway, iam in high wycombe jct 4 M40.......

For Sale & Wanted / wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« on: 04 July 2016, 06:32:49 PM »
After a quick blast yesterday I noticed ive blown another fork seal,3 in 12 months  :'(

so iam after some replacement forks, any of you sporty foccers who have done th R1 upgrade want to sell your standard forks ?

FZS600 Fazer / stainless downpipes, whos the maker ?
« on: 05 May 2016, 06:05:53 PM »
Anyone recognise these pipes ?  Stainless replacement with links on the down section.looking for makers name.......

For Sale & Wanted / for sale,600 stainless downpipes
« on: 04 May 2016, 08:19:34 PM »
As title, used stainless downpipes for the 600, ive just given them a quick clean with autosol, clean and solid, no holes, cracks etc.....but they are used so have marks and to offers, would perfer cash on collection.jct 4, M40

FZS600 Fazer / rentec rack
« on: 31 March 2016, 07:43:50 PM »
Evening foccers.....just bought a used rentec rack from a fellow foccer, going to collect it on saturday, going on the bike with the intention of bolting it on and riding home with it fitted so my question is....can I use the stardard grab handle bolts to bolt the rack on ? a 98 box eye in fast red  ;)

General / this years weather ?
« on: 24 January 2016, 10:12:39 AM »
So......what can we expect weather wise this year ?.......took the last week of july and the first of august last year as holiday hoping to get upto scotland on the bike.....ended up with 3/4 days out bimbling around the south coast, weather was showery the whole 2 weeks , if its bad down south it was only going to be worse north of the border.....

any weather experts on here or have you seen any forcasts ?

General / xbox 360
« on: 09 December 2015, 06:01:38 PM »
Need you help son wants to sell his xbox 360 arcade,256 MB,3 controllers and 18 games, going to stick it on gumtree/freeads but we dont know what its worth........any gamers on here that can help us ?.......

General / build your own computer
« on: 28 November 2015, 05:08:31 PM »
Help needed please foccers, as some of you know I a complete numpty when it comes to anything to do with son however is a big gammer,16 in feb and hes expressed an interest in a IT course at the local collage when he leaves school next year, results permitting.....hes mentioned on more than one occasion that he would like to build his own computer, with the collage course in mind and christmas coming up I thought I could kill two birds with one stone  :thumbup

problem I have I haven't a clue where to start, what I need or where to go....or if even if its worth it.....would I be better off going for a standard set up from PC WORLD and letting him swap parts over time ? much is he going to learn from building his own ?

Any help greatly appreciated........keep it simple please foccers   :o

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