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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Summer edition of ' WHAT BIKE ? '
« on: 19 June 2018, 10:01:58 PM »
Mine did well over 120k still completely original parts
Well that's me sorted for the next 110 years

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 19 June 2018, 09:59:54 PM »
Paint - emulsion paint the worst culprit leaves you panicking that the colour is not what you hoped until it drys the right colour - usually darker than when wet.   

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General / Re: Goretex or leathers?
« on: 19 June 2018, 04:36:32 PM »
Maybe not for rain but leather for me. I have a summer jacket with lots of perforations which help a lot
 

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General / Re: Help with painting
« on: 14 June 2018, 09:52:43 PM »
I have got pretty good at spray can painting, as a kid we used to go behind the local garages and pick up the almost used cans of spray that lazy owners could not be bothered to put in the bin and just dumped and we would spray our push bikes I think mine looked like gay pride  :lol

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General / Re: Help with painting
« on: 14 June 2018, 01:37:03 PM »
The experts on here will probably tell us but I am wondering why the orange peel happens - too much too soon ? I remember once I got a crap finish from a can and it was down to the spray nozzel I had one so bad that it came out more like spitting than spraying. I never throw the nozzel away with the can so that I have some spare should the one I am using become clogged

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 14 June 2018, 01:29:30 PM »
People who spam ebay with 100 listings of the same thing so you have to scroll through pages and pages

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 13 June 2018, 08:42:31 PM »

Nodding to another biker and then realising its a copper  :rollin


....or a chopper
I did that to a chop once and he nodded back -------------I bout fell off  :lol

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General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 13 June 2018, 06:09:25 PM »
Sorry I did not see it under your nice big pictures

Next challenge your bike with street clock or clock tower.


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General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 13 June 2018, 09:38:21 AM »
New one then please VAL

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General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 07 June 2018, 12:53:00 PM »
Sorry me not being clear. By give up I was referring to YamFazFan, it was me saying to him that I give up - you win the challenge with your rule break picture - lets have another one.
But in the interest of moving on the challenge is.

Your bike at a picturesque stop point. Must have scenery, not just a cramped picture of a burger van and some obnoxious bloke moving his hayabusa with no helmet on.

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General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 06 June 2018, 11:41:05 PM »
Give up --- lets ave a new one then

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 06 June 2018, 11:37:33 PM »
I write a big reply to something and then press a wrong key and the whole lot is gone  :pc

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: R1 Mirror upgrade review
« on: 06 June 2018, 10:31:48 PM »
Why not just fit FZS600 Foxeye / FZS1000 mirrors? Which have a much longer stem to give you decent visibility behind, and they quickly fold in - perfect for tight filtering and squeezing into motorcycle bays chock full of scooters. Or quickly pop back out when used as whiskers on tight gaps... ;-)

Just avoid the pattern one - they invariable don't fold! Albeit £80 each if you buy new!!!
I was in the understanding that the R1 ones were the same as those.


Mine look slightly different, stem is painted steel for start. Mirror shape is closer to your old BoxEye FZS600 mirrors. Stem possible bit longer too, but I may be imagining when looking at your photos and haven't actually measured!
Here is a trace of the shape on each, its only a small difference but makes a big difference on the bike.
the stem measures as the picture so whgen measuring the stem its tricky for every one to measure from the same area, where it connects to to bike to the plastic mirror or from the nut to the elbow joint - so many different places to measure and say "my stem is----"   

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: R1 Mirror upgrade review
« on: 05 June 2018, 01:57:52 PM »
Why not just fit FZS600 Foxeye / FZS1000 mirrors? Which have a much longer stem to give you decent visibility behind, and they quickly fold in - perfect for tight filtering and squeezing into motorcycle bays chock full of scooters. Or quickly pop back out when used as whiskers on tight gaps... ;-)

Just avoid the pattern one - they invariable don't fold! Albeit £80 each if you buy new!!!
I was in the understanding that the R1 ones were the same as those.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: R1 Mirror upgrade review
« on: 05 June 2018, 11:00:43 AM »
Thanks for this - I've been thinking about doing the same, but may as well stick with what I know.


As much as a better rear view would be awesome, the Fazer is the perfect width for London commuting without having to fold the mirrors in all the time, I wouldn't want to lose that.
I have been riding this bike for 17 years and am so used to filtering with them, its not the extra 10mm difference but the biggest difference is they fit and sit higher 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: R6 Mirror review
« on: 05 June 2018, 10:57:50 AM »
I thought it was R1 mirrors for a better view. Are R6 mirrors the same as the R1 items?
There doesn't seem to be much gain at all.
Sorry my mistake they were the ones for Yamaha YZF-R1 00-01 £18.95 from the ebay listing that was recommended on a simular post a few weeks ago.

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FZS600 Fazer / R1 Mirror upgrade review
« on: 04 June 2018, 09:56:03 PM »
So after 17 years of looking at my elbows and doing the funky chicken I decided to get some pattern R6 mirrors with the longer stem for a better view.
In my view not worth the bother.
Before the outside OEM dimensions across from mirror to mirror was 830mm and the R6 when on the bike were 840mm both mirrors are 140mm mirror area wide. So I gain 5mm less elbow view in each mirror.
But the OEM ones are taller at 85mm and the pattern are 75mm and squarer the OEM ones are wider where you need them and taper off where you do not.
Yes the pattern ones have a longer stem but that is not the whole story because the OEM ones although have a shorter stem the plastic around the mirror is elongated making up the difference.
You can see this in my picture although the pattern ones are on the bike and its hard to get the OEM ones next to them but you can see on the OEM ones the elongated shape of the plastic meaning that the actual glass on the OEM shorter stem ends up in almost the same position as the pattern longer stem version. The picture is a bit misleading as it makes the pattern ones look like they stick out more but its only my 5mm each side
The pattern ones sit higher maybe a person other than 5'8" tall would get on better but I do also have long arms for my height.
Good points on the pattern ones is that they were an exact fit and at ALL speeds there was no vibration.
So my OEM ones are back on for a slightly taller view and also I have datatag etching on the OEM glass, And also after 17 years of filtering that 10mm extra pattern width feels more like 1000mm.
Remember that this review is mirrors fitted on a Boxeye

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: another puncture
« on: 03 June 2018, 01:12:23 PM »
Touch wood I dont think I have ever had a puncture in the front but have had 2 in the back, wonder why its always the back after all travels mostly the same line as the front just did although it is slightly wider, more weight on back ? - the front flicks up object ready to puncture the back ?
After getting a 4 inch nail in a rear some time ago I am now very careful where I filter.


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General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 03 June 2018, 12:16:48 PM »
Confession time....

This subject came up before a previous year and I've used the same pics :o

Does it still count? :lol
No

A reiteration of the rules.

1. All challenges must be of YOUR bike and a landmark, or something obscure or creative, something most people can ride to in their area.
 
2. Picture has to be taken after challenge is made.
 

3. Challenge is good for a week; if it is not met after that time, the previous picture poster picks a new challenge.
 
4. Nothing illegal to be challenged.
 
5. Keep comments to a minimum; if you comment, post the current challenge in bold type after your comment.
 
6. No repeat challenges.
 
7. No other bikes can be used, eg, your bike next to a Ducati. Some exceptions will be allowed, eg, your bike next to a bike cop.
 
8. Only 1 person can win each challenge; any other entrants will not be counted, due to throwing the whole game off track and adding challenges that don't stand.
 
9. If any dispute about a challenge occurs, 3 oks from others settles the challenge.
 
Remember, this thread is supposed to get people to want to go ride straight away and beat others to the challenge - be creative, but be sensible about it.
 
Have fun Foccers!

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General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 01 June 2018, 08:40:11 PM »
Buy a goldwing...... or a car 😋😝
That amount of time in a car is just as bad, I think I can sit longer on my bike than I can in my car.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 25 May 2018, 09:59:43 AM »
Preposed £2000 extra tax per household to properly fund the NHS when they are giving £15 billion pounds of our hard earned money in foreign aid away every year. It's about time those supposedly running this country looked after there own people first. 
They do look after their own people ------- the ones sitting right next to them in the commons

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 May 2018, 10:14:19 PM »
Logs are now 'green' if you burn them in an approved log burner

They are trying to implement that but for existing log burners/fires, dry wood is OK anyway. Its the damp stuff that spits, farts and smokes a lot.

At home we had an open fire and some wood - I think it was ash used to spit like mad, you would be watching some mothers do ave em and suddenly a red hot meteorite would come flying at you.
Thanks to constantly masturbating as a kid I am now a perfect shot at living room distance from throwing the tissues into the fire from the sofa.   
:eek :lol
:lol
Took me a while to spot it

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 May 2018, 10:26:51 AM »
Logs are now 'green' if you burn them in an approved log burner

They are trying to implement that but for existing log burners/fires, dry wood is OK anyway. Its the damp stuff that spits, farts and smokes a lot.

At home we had an open fire and some wood - I think it was ash used to spit like mad, you would be watching some mothers do ave em and suddenly a red hot meteorite would come flying at you.
Thanks to constant colds as a kid I am now a perfect shot at living room distance from throwing the tissues into the fire from the sofa.     

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: carb diaphragm screws
« on: 19 May 2018, 08:24:18 AM »
I have the OEM tool kit and there is a handle that takes the shafts and there are two shafts 1 has a small JIS and a small flat head on the other end and the other has a large JIS and a large flat head. Stupid that I have never used them - thinking they were not as good as my own screwdrivers because the kit ones look cheap what an idiot I have been rounding off screwheads for 17 years owning the bike and I was only 2 feet away from the proper too all the time  :wall

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 May 2018, 08:13:43 AM »
Bought the Fazer thou out of slumber
I love the way you have chosen the only spot in the whole field with matching buttercups

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