Date: 19-09-17  Time: 14:18 PM

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i've a 76 vw camper.

unless you love oldschool vw's dont. (i've had jettas, have a mk1 golf gti and getting a beetle soon)
you'll have your head fried and your wallet empty.

but they arent nearly as unreliable as people might think.
and well looked after will happily plod along for years trouble free.

anything modern will be much better if you just want a camper rather than wanting an old vw.

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General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« Last post by Kamikaze on Today at 02:08:50 PM »
I've pushed a deauville 4 miles on a shredded rear tyre up hill in the countryside once. also, pushed the fazer 2 miles up hill when i accidentally disconnected part of the wiring loom going over a bump and didnt know at the time.

as plenty have said,you dont need a helmet to push it. thats not only dumb but dangerous.
best of luck to any plod who thinks otherwise. nice easy claim there if they try arrest you or take you to court.

as also mentioned. traffic laws apply to MPV's (mechanically propelled vehicles) if its not capable of being mechanically propelled, then its not an MPV and no requirements are on you to have your shit in order.
we have the same rules here in ireland for the most part. even heard of convictions of a guy who was sleeping in the back seat of his car and he was found guilty of being drunk and in charge with intent to drive (the intent to drive is in our law, not sure about the uk, if you had no intent to drive with proof youd be okay to, like parked at an airport carpark with your flight the next morning etc.) as he had said he didnt intend to drive till morning.

pull the coils off and you're safe.
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The VW transporter panel van makes a good for vehicle for camper conversion if you're handy with the tools.
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General / Re: Muppetery in motion
« Last post by celticdog on Today at 01:49:00 PM »
Definitely a few sandwiches short of a picnic. All it would have taken is a stone or a bit of debris on the road during his acrobatics and he would have been a goner.
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General / Re: Pushing your bike.
« Last post by F4celess on Today at 01:48:39 PM »

But then I have heard guys say you can ride a motorcycle in a bus lane and other say you can not.

You can only ride in certain bus lanes, not all of them. The bus lane has to have a sign indicating that motorcycles are allowed otherwise expect to receive a nip.

Plus to make it even more confusing, you can ride in some bus lanes only during certain hours of the day - usually outside "rush hours").
The exact time permitted is printed on the Road sign, at the start of the bus lane.
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General / Re: recommendations for waterproofing clothing
« Last post by celticdog on Today at 01:40:59 PM »
Eventually even the best kit will give in to the rain. PU is the best material I've tried but it does get a bit sweaty.

https://www.millets.co.uk/mens/074115-peter-storm-mens-waterproof-overtrousers-black.html
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General / Re: Muppetery in motion
« Last post by F4celess on Today at 01:38:07 PM »
16 minutes they followed him  :eek ... They were probably expecting him to win a Darwin award instead (given enough time).
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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tank loose after crash
« Last post by F4celess on Today at 01:30:11 PM »
At least you've now identified the problem. So you are referring to the tanks front mount (metal flap).
If that doesn't sit flush onto the metal 'pad', where it bolts up (single bolt), what do you think is off (tank or frame)?

Importantly, you came out of this ok. :thumbup A bike can at least be repaired/replaced - while a life cannot.
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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / New Member
« Last post by snecklifter on Today at 12:53:08 PM »
Hi guys,


Im a new member here and I've been reading post and comments.
just got my Fazer 1000 big and planning for bigger bike shed.


Any ideas? Im trying to look for threads but cannot find any.
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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tank loose after crash
« Last post by Drezza on Today at 12:49:42 PM »
After using your advice about checking the gap round the side, I noticed it was sitting on the rubber on one side but not the other. I took the bolt out the front mount and noticed that it would sit fine when not tightened, but when tightened it would pull the tank up... So I think when the bars hit the tank, the front mount bent  :eek


Miraculously I came off more or less unscathed, spent the night in the hospital because I started talking jibberish for a bit and repeating myself (concussion) and a slightly bruised knee but otherwise ok :)
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