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Something at the back of my mind is reminding me of a conversation with my local dealer who sells these.. IIRC, they are actually made in Italy.

Actually, I got that wrong. I was thinking of these.

Sinnis are Chinese and are much better than the Chinese bikes I was importing 10 years ago but still not quite up to Jap standards. May be close to Italian though :pokefun

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 03 December 2018, 05:22:05 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 03 December 2018, 05:21:37 PM »
or similar piss

General / Re: Changes to Cat A motorcycle test.
« on: 01 December 2018, 09:27:48 PM »

the issue with no retest is the last time they ride in 2 years is on their test then two years on they can ride what they like surely this will make them less qualified and 100% less experienced

This though is a safer route than when I took my test. When I did mine in the dark ages, you took your test on a 125 (the 250 rule had just been changed) at 17 and went home to drag your z1000 out of the shed.

No experience, straight onto the big boys.

I am in favour of a graduated increase but not through forced testing. Darwin will sort out the wheat from the chaff.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 01 December 2018, 11:46:35 AM »
before shitting on

General / Re: Changes to Cat A motorcycle test.
« on: 29 November 2018, 08:54:07 PM »

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Headlights won't work
« on: 26 November 2018, 06:46:36 PM »
Hey new to the forum and needing help with my fzs600 it's a 2001 model. Drove to work and everything was fine finished my shift and noticed my headlights won't come on. I've changed both bulbs and still nothing checked all the fuses and they're fine and there's power going to the headlight plugs. The only light that works is the lowest setting one not sure what it's called sorry. Had to drive home in the dark with hazards on as it was useless. Any ideas on what to check or fix to get the headlights working again. Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers

Where are you located? Do you have a multi-meter?

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 26 November 2018, 06:45:11 PM »
I never knew an oil change could be so frustrating. Youngest daughters Peugeot Bipper 1.3 deisel van. Oil light came on, so I changed the oil and fitted a new filter. Took it out for a run to leak check etc, oil light stayed on. Search on the web as to why, turns out it has an oil degradation counter which checks oil quality and triggers the oil light to come on after a set period. Can I fuck as find a way to reset the counter and also turn off the light, and apparantly the counter will limit the engine to 2k rpm if its not reset, then disable it altogether. Looks like I may have to go to a main stealer, who may also refuse to do that because they havent changed the oil. Purchased from the internet a set of service/repair discs for the van, but they have to set up a windows xp virtual disc on my windows 10 pc, and that has failed to happen for a number of reasons that are gobbledegook to me. So, fished the old windows xp out the loft, plugged it all in, and thats fucked too, just cycling the startup screen then switching off. I have a feeling this is going to turn into a most expensive oil change. Technology making life easier eh!

Have you tried this?

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 November 2018, 12:41:08 PM »
You can call the police for that. Blocking you out is legal, but blocking you in is not.

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 20 November 2018, 07:16:45 PM »
to the tune

General / Re: Bells Palsey
« on: 20 November 2018, 10:28:38 AM »
That's rough for you mate,I hope you make a swift recovery, whatever you do don't tell the DVLA they won't give a flying fuck how long they keep your licence,whether they know for a fact the recovery is quick or not,my mate had a mini stroke and it was a small one,he was back to normal very quickly but told the DVLA thinking it was the right thing to do,it was nearly 2 years before they got round to re/examining him and that was after him sending countless e/mails and telling them his job was on the line.The less they know the better,don't tell them fuck all. :wall

thanks. It isn't a notifiable condition and the doctor has said I can drive (I did ask) but I sont feel I can at the moment with the vision issue. Many others would though.

As for not telling DVLA if it was notifiable, you would be stupid not to. Failing to tell them invalidates your insurance.

General / Re: Bells Palsey
« on: 19 November 2018, 09:33:14 PM »
I woke up Wednesday morning with it. Ambulance service were great but East Slurry Hospital wernt so good. Focusing is difficult due to the eye not being able to blink and speech isnt great either so doing my job is pretty impossible at the moment as I spend all day reading/writing on the computer or on conference calls.
Just trying to work out when I might be "fit" to work again. I dont mind having time off but getting very bored already.
I may try driving the car tommorrow but wont be trying to ride the FZS again till I can blink properly.

General / Bells Palsey
« on: 19 November 2018, 01:40:36 PM »

Anyone here had it?
How long before you partially/fully recovered?

General / Re: How not to track down a stolen bike
« on: 18 November 2018, 02:53:54 PM »
The judge only branded him a cowardly bully because he did a runner after giving the thief a kicking :pokefun

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 08 November 2018, 03:29:30 PM »
caused by injecting

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 November 2018, 10:36:28 AM »
I suppose it depends on the industry you work in, as in certain professions they are trying to encourage more females to take it up i.e building trades, or engineering!

I work for an IT company where we already appear to have a disproportionate amount of female senior management when compared toe the lower ranks. I have no issues with the people they have in place but do agree with Dudeofrude, it should be the best person for the job, not the best woman/man/dog/cat or whatever is the flavour of the month.

My point was, as a company, they were apparently positively discriminating but getting their employees to put women forwards for jobs rather than a (possibly better qualified/experienced) man because you would get double the bonus.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 November 2018, 09:22:13 AM »
I am sure some of the practices carried out by the company I work for must be illegal in some way or another. For example, if we recommend someone for a job, we get paid a recruitment bounty when they start working for us. The company saves a fortune in agency fess through doing this and no problem so far. The problem a couple of months ago was they were offering to pay double the bounty if the person taken on was female. I am sure this could be construed as discrimination in some way.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 08 November 2018, 08:25:34 AM »

General / Re: SR125 Coil advice?
« on: 07 November 2018, 04:59:04 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 07 November 2018, 09:04:13 AM »
matching the one

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 06 November 2018, 04:51:30 PM »
One issue for us is that the full masks are a little too bulky when packing for a flight
No they aren't. You just pack your spare boxers and t-shirt inside it :pokefun
SPARE !!  :rollin
Youre the one that mentioned packing. I assumed you would be taking 1 pair :pokefun

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 06 November 2018, 04:22:03 PM »
One issue for us is that the full masks are a little too bulky when packing for a flight
No they aren't. You just pack your spare boxers and t-shirt inside it :pokefun

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 05 November 2018, 04:21:05 PM »
in his dreams

General / Re: Where to find employment legal advice?
« on: 03 November 2018, 06:00:09 PM »
CAB may be able to help. If not, are you in a union?

I worked for a company a few years ago that thought they could act as they would in Canada where they were based. Following the first wave of redundancies, they were "educated" by various legal eagles appointed by the people they selected for redundancy so followed the book for the second wave in which I was pushed out the door.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 03 November 2018, 05:57:01 PM »
We used to go o the local gun shop and buy crow scarers as the bangers you could buy then were crap. They are even worse now!

Once we had the crow scarers, it was a trip to the local monastery to let them off. It was fun watching the monks come running out to try to find us as we drove off up the road :rollin

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