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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 March 2018, 05:14:57 PM »
elephant singing her

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 15 March 2018, 05:14:17 PM »

General / Re: Removing fuel tank
« on: 14 March 2018, 03:16:08 PM »
No cigarettes
Safest when engine is cool

Undo front tank bolt
Lift tank and either very carefully support or get someone to hold it up for you
Unclip fuel guage electrical plug
Turn off fuel tap by turning 90 degrees
remove the breather pipes from the bottom of the tank
Put a rag under fuel tap/rubber pipe
Using pliers prise apart the clip holding rubber pipe in place then slide down a bit
Carefully remove rubber pipe from tank (a flat blade screwdriver can help move it at the tank end)
Rubber pipe will still have fuel in it so try and empty it into the rag
Undo bolt at rear of tank
Carefully lift off tank then gently rest it somewhere safe, where it won't get kicked, or fall.

Fitting is almost the reverse, especially not forgetting to turn the fuel tap back on. The difference is the breather pipes. When you lower the tank, from the right hand side of the bike, gently pull them back down so they do not get kinks in them. If they get kinked, you will create a vacuum in the tank and stop the bike running properly.

I have updated the list above slighty as Mike says it is a 98-99 model

General / Re: So What're You Listening To Today?
« on: 14 March 2018, 03:09:14 PM »
The sound of silence.

Its very worrying when there is a puppy in the house

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 14 March 2018, 03:08:44 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 14 March 2018, 03:08:17 PM »
rather than let

General / Re: Using a phone while driving is OK now
« on: 14 March 2018, 03:07:55 PM »
Anyway the point is Carragher is an idiot for being goaded and responding. Never was the cleverest card in the pack!

He was a football player. Shouldn't expect anything more.

« on: 14 March 2018, 02:17:28 PM »
In their defence Millie, some modern cars have front and rear fog lights linked so you cannot turn off the rear if front are on.
The fog lamps should NOT be on unless visibility is down below 100 metres. Not simply "oh, it's a little bit misty" or "hmm, it's raining, let's dazzle everyone behind me..."
They should also default to OFF as soon as the ignition is switched off, so they don't stay on the next day!

There is no defence Delboy.

:agree Mille - With Fords, and it may still be the case, you couldnt turn the fog lights on unless the headlights were on as it was on the same rotary switch. Turning he lights off also turned the fog lights off. Good design in my view.
Turnign them off with the ignition may be good but can have drawbacks until you are used to the idea. An alternative is to automatically turn them off when your speed exceeds 60MPH as visibility must be over 100m at that point for you to be able to stop safely.
In this country you rarely get fog where visability is below 100m.

General / Re: Would you buy a Category "N" Write-off ?
« on: 14 March 2018, 02:08:16 PM »
I wouldn't like to buy a bike if its been in a crash I don't think anybody would but if it was cheap enough and you got the knowledge and experience to put things right again I don't see anything wrong in buying a Cat N for an everyday commute.

The issue here is really finding out what caused the cat N in the first place.

If you have a pristine FZS600 worth (for example) £1200-1500 and it got dropped by you as you were wheeling it out of the garage (or some muppet knocks it off the stand in the company car park) and decide to claim, the cost of the new petrol tank and new fairing and a new mirror would write it off in the eyes of the insurance company. Most of us would replace the mirror and keep riding it but it is recorded as a Cat N now and when you go to sell it, you have to declare it. That's not a problem. The insurance company have paid out the full value to you so anything you sell it for is a bonus. Some of us would want to buy the bike cheaper as it is a Cat N but realistically, it only has (or had  if you did repair it all) minor cosmetic damage.
At the other end of the scale, you lend your bike to a mate who wraps it round the back of a parked car and bends the forks/breaks the mudguard. The insurance company again declare it a Cat N as the headstock may be damaged and decide its easier to pay you out then check it properly. Now as a buyer I wouldn't know if the bike was one of these semi-major damage jobs or a pure cosmetic job like the first example

To get the Cat-N back on the road, I believe it needs MOT done. For a Cat-S I believe it needs a Vosa check. Cat-A and Cat-B cannot go back on the road.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 13 March 2018, 05:23:28 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 13 March 2018, 05:22:57 PM »
spokesperson desperate to

General / Re: Using a phone while driving is OK now
« on: 13 March 2018, 05:21:01 PM »
I did wonder when I saw the clip originally if plod would do the driver using he self incriminating evidence.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: LED tail light
« on: 12 March 2018, 11:25:45 AM »
for people to see  (holy crap thats big - anyone know how to limit the size)

resave the picture as a smaller size then post it up.

« on: 12 March 2018, 11:21:12 AM »


IMHO, they should have a mandatory recall on all cars and replace the drivers steering wheel airbag with a spike. That will ensure people leave enough space to react without hitting the brakes every few seconds.!

« on: 12 March 2018, 08:13:59 AM »
[It seems new drivers are now being taught not to change down and use the braking effect of the engine to slow down, but to dip the clutch and slow to a stop using breaks alone,

Completely agree. When I learnt I had been riding bike for years. No option but to use the brakes and gears to slow down (The brakes alone were crap) so you were always in the right gear for the speed.
When my eldest learnt about 6 years ago he learnt to block change in the car but also rode a bike so knows both ways. My youngest is learning now and hasn't ridden geared bikes. He slows down to the point of stalling then dips the clutch and brakes only. Doesn't change down till he is stationary. Wrong. But I cant teach him the real way properly till he passes his test.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 08 March 2018, 05:04:27 PM »
 like a teenagers

Front page / MOVED: Headlight unit swap
« on: 08 March 2018, 12:40:53 PM »

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 07 March 2018, 10:45:17 AM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 07 March 2018, 10:44:59 AM »
solidified boggies that

FZS600 Fazer / Re: FireFox Racing
« on: 23 February 2018, 05:26:01 PM »
The experts probably know more than the amateurs.
Their solution, unusually, is cheaper/quicker/easier too.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 February 2018, 04:05:34 PM »
the lords payer.

Please give us Lords shite loads of money for doing fec all.

Yep. Doesn't take much room

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 22 February 2018, 10:59:02 AM »
the nearest bandit

Could be just a slack chain

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 February 2018, 09:03:18 AM »

Presumably this is just a bit of kidology to make you think they are actually doing lots of stuff to your car for that small fortune of cash you are handing over, when in fact they are just robbing you blind for an oil and filter change. 

Usually they wont know what is still in the workshop from the previous day blocking a ramp because of spares availability. As a result they don't know when they can actually start the work.

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