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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 19 September 2017, 12:09:43 PM »
stuck between your

General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« on: 19 September 2017, 12:09:15 PM »
I'd argue about it needing mot and insurance to be pushed along the road. especially as a non runner.
Pushing Superdream400 for a few+ miles fully kitted in waterproofs results in weight loss and an appreciation of petrol station conveniences. Helmet or no helmet  ;) 

When I was 14/15 I used to push my bike through the village (when I knew the local beat bobby was about) with the spark plug cap removed. As a disabled motor vehicle, I didn't need a licence, helmet or insurance (plods words not mine).
Out of fuel or broken down means it wont start too so same rule applies.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 18 September 2017, 05:36:49 PM »

The 300mm element is probably "from the rear". I thought a word was missing as the manual I uploaded was a DRAFT copy I obtained several years ago when I was importing bikes that needed testing.

As for the 180mm - 240mm, VOSA seem to make up their own rules sometimes. The 1989 regs may have been updated since then though.

FZS600 Fazer / MOVED: Muppetery in motion
« on: 18 September 2017, 05:33:30 PM »

General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« on: 18 September 2017, 05:32:35 PM »
The Motor Cycles (Protective Helmets) Regulations 1998

Protective headgear

4.—(1) Save as provided in paragraph (2), every person driving or riding (otherwise than in a side-car) on a motor bicycle when on a road shall wear protective headgear.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall apply to any person driving or riding on a motor bicycle if—

(a)it is a mowing machine; or

(b)it is for the time being propelled by a person on foot.

So if you're pushing it, no, you don't need to wear a helmet.

Just like you don't need to be wearing your seatbelt if your pushing the car and steering it with your arm through the window :pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Another noise thread. Clutch basket?
« on: 18 September 2017, 04:03:36 PM »
if it is only in a certain gear, then I doubt it is clutch related but more likely to be gearbox related.

General / Re: Engine / bike lighting - To "enhance".
« on: 18 September 2017, 03:53:59 PM »

General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« on: 18 September 2017, 03:52:41 PM »
If the bike has broken down then it is no longer a motor vehicle with regard moving it.
No helmet and no licence needed either.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front indicators for the back.
« on: 18 September 2017, 03:44:39 PM »
From the SVA testers manual (2010) the details are:

Minimum distance apart = 180mm
Maximum from rear light = 300mm

Loads of room for moving them or making them bigger/smaller.;sa=view;down=72

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 18 September 2017, 11:14:56 AM »
egg mayonnaise with

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 18 September 2017, 11:14:21 AM »

General / Re: Engine / bike lighting - To "enhance".
« on: 18 September 2017, 11:14:05 AM »
Or is this look now soooooo.... 80's !  :eek

I was thinking 1960's :pokefun

FZS600 Fazer / Re: HID projector wiring
« on: 17 September 2017, 10:11:12 AM »
I would suggest fitting it to the H4 side and do the dual headlight mod with an inline fuse for the dipped beam if your only going to do one side. That way, you get the best lighting but an easy (remove the fuse) fix if there are MOT issues.

General / Re: BROADBAND SPEED???
« on: 17 September 2017, 10:07:49 AM »
DARRSI..............................just upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 pro with 4GB RAM so hopefully no probs there?

Plug the laptop into the router and try that. That will prove that wireless interference is not the issue.
Reboot the router and laptop too.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 16 September 2017, 06:09:39 PM »
and grated cheese

General / Re: BROADBAND SPEED???
« on: 16 September 2017, 06:08:57 PM »
This is mine with Virginmedia. I get more if I plug into the router but this is OK for now :pokefun

General / Re: BROADBAND SPEED???
« on: 16 September 2017, 03:29:46 PM »
My eldest recently moved to a new (4-5 year old) estate outside Bridgewater in Somerset. His broadband speed managed to hit 0.8Mbps before he managed to switch to a fibre contract.

In deepest darkest rural France, I get 12-15Mbps over copper. No fibre available there.

General / Re: How do you delete a profile ?
« on: 16 September 2017, 03:27:01 PM »
We need Aegis to do it. I don't have the access.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Strange noise when I am accelerating
« on: 15 September 2017, 05:58:12 PM »
could be a stiff link or two on the chain

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Clutch Basket Mod
« on: 15 September 2017, 01:28:00 PM »
I always thought it was the stiction o fthe oil that made them stick together.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: FZS600 Fazer 96 to 03 Haynes manual for sale
« on: 14 September 2017, 03:02:17 PM »
Yeah best leave the spanners alone Fazer99 and get the work done properly :eek  He he he!

No, hes just selling the useless book because he has found the download section of this site that has the full Yamaha manual;cat=2

General / Re: Things I learnt with my first car
« on: 14 September 2017, 02:56:57 PM »
And never forget      MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANOEUVRE.

Though more commonly seen, even after years of driving, is manoeuvre, signal, no mirror.

and if your been riding long enough its

 Mirror, signal, mirror, manouvre

General / Re: Derbyshire Camera Vans Colour
« on: 14 September 2017, 09:39:38 AM »
Maddog - Car based vans (Fiesta/Corsa/Astra etc) are subject to car speed limits. All other vans (like the Berlingo that was a van before it was a car) are subject to van speed limits.

The thing that used to irritate me a little when I had my transit was I was limited to 60mph (even if I was empty) on the dual carriageways whilst my dad in his transit based camper van could do 70 with all the loose knives behind him.

Details are here and vans come under the goods vehicle section

General / Re: Traffic Monitoring
« on: 14 September 2017, 09:33:09 AM »
A single strip would not allow the monitor to work out the direction of travel. Having two they know that something went from left to right, or right to left. This is to work out traffic volumes
They theoretically could calculate the speed by timing the gap between hitting the first strip and the second. However, they cannot actually calculate speed as the strips run the whole width of the road so could be being hit by vehicles travelling in the other lane at the same time.

The strips are close enough together to ensure that one vehicle axle will hit the second strip before a second axle (or vehicle) hits the first one.

Its all a rough science to establish the number of axles travelling in each direction so they can work out what needs to be done for traffic calming, roadwork's etc etc.

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