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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!!

General / Downshift Blipping
« on: 04 September 2017, 09:49:53 PM »
I don't understand why there is a need for downshift blipping either "manually" on our bikes or automatically on varies modern bikes.
Doesn't the engine automatically raise the revs when you downshift anyway to match the bikes speed?
Can someone explain it to me please.

General / British and Irish Lions 2017
« on: 10 June 2017, 12:31:57 PM »
So the election is over, for better or for worse..

Now the Lions is hotting up, won't mention the latest result in case people don't know the score yet.

This is for those of us who enjoy the great game of rugby.

Test spots are tough to call but the lack of creativity and tries must be a worry and now addressed.


General / RIP Nicky Hayden
« on: 22 May 2017, 08:29:34 PM »

13 years in top flight motorcycle racing and he gets killed on a bloody push bike!

General / London Motorbike Theft Problem...
« on: 25 April 2017, 03:47:58 PM »
So what do we do about these low life scum,

well thats easy we send in Bane, Mad Max and Delaney...

FZS600 Fazer / Am I missing something?!
« on: 04 April 2017, 07:28:29 PM »
I have just performed a coolant change and something under the tank got me confused.
I have 3 fitting ones with the isolation valve and 2 others which have a pipe loop between them over the rubber drip catcher?
I don't think this is right but as i have never had a problem fuel wise i am confused. The tank gurgles quite a bit though!
Some one explain to me if this is right.

General / Punkstig
« on: 29 November 2016, 08:47:35 PM »
Hope you are ok fella.
Hope the bus wanker pays up.

General / Is this Exupnut Speaking?
« on: 02 November 2016, 08:45:31 PM »

Well is it?

General / Squeaky brakes
« on: 25 July 2016, 04:57:42 PM »
So i have squeaky front brakes, saw a post on the Facebook page about someone buying this goo which goes on the (i assume) back of the pads instead of copper slip.
Did a google search and one of the reasons for squeaky brakes is the vibration of the pad where its not quite touching the piston. I never knew this and is it true, have i really not applied enough copper slip to the back of the pads and that is why they squeak?


FZS600 Fazer / Tyre Size
« on: 04 June 2016, 03:28:32 PM »
I currently have bt23's front and rear. The front is a 110/70ZR17.
I can't find anywhere that has this size front in Michelin PR4's. nearest is 120.
Im looking and comparing prices etc, available for the PR3's
Anyone know why this is? My understanding is the tyre is 10m wider will it still fit.


General / Financial Ombudsman
« on: 19 May 2016, 08:45:10 PM »
 :wall :finger :2guns ggggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Right now thats over with.

I have made a complaint to the AA about a repair to my vehicle by Halfords Autocentre, AA approved, they took it there.
Just had the reply which says they arewashing there hands of it even going to the extent of blaming my wife and saying she choose to take it there.
So does anyone have any experience with the Financial Ombudsman as that is the next level?


General / Change of tyre manufacturer, more cornering confidence?
« on: 12 April 2016, 08:40:09 PM »
So my bridgestone bt 23s are coming to the end, this is the second set and i ran the original bt45 for a while that came with the bike.
Now i am not a fast rider but have passed my IAM so not shite either, but i do have a cornering/leaning confidence problem. Usually I'm fine with "slow in fast out" but sometimes i go in too hot as you do and freak out about leaning more i.e. scrapping the hero blobs.
I know what to do, grip the tank counter steer more, i know this is all in my head. I know a track day would help but time and money are limited.
I don't need to scrape the blobs all the time and i know that if hedge trimmer, slim or others jumped on my bike they would have it on its side no worries, but i want to be able to do it if needed without freaking.
So here's the question would a change of tyre manufacturer i.e. carcass construction tyre feel help me, or would sticking with what i know be better. And if so which tyres, not after the latest type, but a similar type to my bt23s i.e. sport touring.


General / Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost
« on: 17 January 2016, 08:29:15 PM »
Anyone have any experience with either the 100 horse power or the 125 horse power?
Needing new car and want to know if the 100hp is enough or if the 125hp really has that much more oomph.

General / Misty Pinlock Visor
« on: 05 January 2016, 08:02:32 PM »
Ok any tips.
My new helmet Shoei Gt Air comes with a pin lock visor.
All fitted fine, made a couple of adjustments with visor seal etc. But i have a continuing problem with it misting up, thought it was on the inside of the pin lock i.e. the side that faces my face but it is actually in-between the pin lock and visor. I have resealed it as per instructions but to no avail.
Are there better after market pin locks or am i missing something (probably)


General / Helmets
« on: 26 October 2015, 09:21:55 PM »
So after my off last week with face plant, I need a new helmet.

My old one is an AGV S4 Trendy.
My local dealer used to stock AGV but don't know as they feel the quality has gone down hill over the last 4 years. They now stock Shoei and Shark.
Got to spend a lot with Shoei to get to what i like so looking at Shark.
Any one own a shark what do you think?


General / Employment Law?
« on: 21 October 2015, 08:52:29 PM »
Anyone hot on employment law?
Wont bore you with my problems but just wandering?


General / Well, the monkey is off my back.
« on: 19 October 2015, 09:43:20 PM »
Had an off today on my YBR125.
Approaching a roundabout going straight on, oncoming traffic all in the straight ahead lane, no right turners.
The lead van is half way across the roundabout turns his indicator on and performs a 180. i grab the brakes not speeding  and go down on the left hand side and stop a meter from the painted circle. Look up and he's driving off in the distance. Prick.

Can't believe i braked so badly.

Whats really annoying was that it happened 500m further back on another mini roundabout but i stopped in time and upright. I thought to myself I'm getting a camera now. Well can't afford one now as i now need to replace my helmet because i smacked that on the ground as well.

Bike has minor damage yeah crash bars, and my left hand is swollen to ballon size, nothing broken thankfully.


FZS600 Fazer / Sucking noise from filler cap.
« on: 05 September 2015, 07:03:24 PM »
Washed the bike this afternoon and as i washed the tank and got water over the filler cap i heard a lot of bubbling/sucking noises.
Anyone else had this?
Leading a group ride tomorrow and don't want contaminated fuel, grrrrr.

General / Any Aussies??
« on: 06 August 2015, 05:32:15 PM »
Nope didn't think so. :rollin

FZS600 Fazer / Damper rod bolt head
« on: 14 July 2015, 08:15:53 PM »
Does any one know what size allen key, i assume allen bolt, fits the damper rod bolt in the bottom of the forks on an 02 600 please.


FZS600 Fazer / Fork Oil Replacement
« on: 05 April 2015, 01:32:40 PM »
I thought this would be straight forward, so got out the haynes book of lies and looked it up. Index referred me to chapter which referred me to chapter 6 which referred me back to chapter one.
Finally discovered that you had to use the relevant bits out of the removal device and installation chapter which isn't straight forward.

So anyone got and easy step by step guide handy?


FZS600 Fazer / Brake Pad Replacement
« on: 14 February 2015, 04:07:30 PM »
Just passed MOT with an advisory for low front brake pads.

Now these are the originals so time for some decent ones.
What is the order of brake pads? 1. Sintered 2. Ceramic 3. Organic.

Organic are dusty and soft, I Know.
Ceramic are good power but not dusty?
Sintered are the ones that chew disc's but lots of stopping power?

Is my understanding correct?
Please advise and recommend with links.

Thanks Guys.

General / You would only do the same!!
« on: 07 February 2015, 10:10:58 AM »
Wales 16 England 21 at the Millennium Stadium - HAHA :evil

What was all that cock in the tunnel about before kickoff, did they not want to play rugby? Love to  have seen holier than thou Shaun Edwards face at the end.

Now that i have got that off my chest on with the day.

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