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General / Re: TALKING B****CKS THREAD
« on: 19 May 2019, 08:04:58 PM »
From a great article - as you don't like clicking links I have encapsulated it for you here.
So it’s acceptable now to assault electoral candidates? That’s the pretty scary take-home message
Journalists and even politicians have been going wild over it, Johnny Mercer said the attacks made him ‘#lovebritain’. later realising it isn’t a good idea for a member of an increasingly unpopular party to green-light assaults on unpopular political figures.

It is surely a basic principle of democracy that individuals can campaign for office without fearing assault,The media class has basically said that it is acceptable to attack an electoral candidate. 

The double standards here are gobsmacking. The man who threw an egg at Jeremy Corbyn condemned as a violent threat to democracy and was jailed for 28 days.

People who are condoning the "milk shaking" are implying that physical violence against politicians is acceptable.
In a democracy you argue and debate and vote, you don’t use violence. But in the view of those cheering the assault, violence is acceptable.
What impact do you think this message you are supporting will have on some angry members of the public who think Brexit-betraying Labour and Tory MPs are traitors.
You can’t claim that a handful of men shouting in Anna Soubry’s face outside Parliament is an outrage against the democratic process but the assaulting of other electoral candidates is fine.

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General / Re: TALKING B****CKS THREAD
« on: 18 May 2019, 11:47:34 PM »
Carl Benjamin and Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon are now it appears being regularly pelted with milkshakes as they tour the country campaigning for the Euro elections. :)
Carl has managed three shakes in three consecutive days. :) :) :)
Stephen is trailing him slightly at the moment with only two milk shakes in two consecutive days. :) :)
If either of them decide to venture North of the border I’d be happy to buy them a milkshake or two. ;) :D :lol
 
So from the look of it you think that's all ok and completely acceptable then.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Is there an ALARM????!
« on: 17 May 2019, 10:40:23 PM »
I dont thinks anyone on here has had a FZS600 with a factory alarm -- have they

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General / Re: Touring Tips and Tricks
« on: 17 May 2019, 05:59:39 PM »
Something else I thought of that's been handy over the years. Rather than having to stop if a bug has died on your visor, right in your eyeline, as they always do. If you place a piece of double sided tape on the top of an old aerosol lid, not the ones with the little hole in, and stick it to your left hand infil out of the airstream. Chop a piece off the shammy you leather the car off  with, add water, sorted. No time lost wiping crap off your visor. :)

So do you lean over and wipe your head on it  :lol

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General / Re: Insurance is weird
« on: 17 May 2019, 10:01:34 AM »
i've now learned that the later you search nearer the end date the prices can actually rise because they know you're desperate to get it sorted.
That is a good tip.  :thumbup
The thing with comparison sites is that most are owned by insurance companies themselves and within the quotes returned many insurance brands you see are owned by the same insurance parent company, so out of the 15 results you may only actually be looking at a handful of parent companies. And its the parent company that holds your info.
For instance
         
Admiral Group owns (at least )
Confused
Diamond
Elephant.
My bike insurance only went up by £9 at renewal letter and as it was the cheapest I could find last year I did not bother looking elsewhere. What a difference and a change than them trying it on with a £90 increase and me having to do the insurance "dance" to eventually leave them and go with another. Only to find that the next year it happends again and the ofirst one is now the cheapest !.
I wonder if it has something to do with controlling the risk on their books so they look and think they have too much of one risk and so hike the price up for it to cut down on the renewals for that risk, and if idiots take it out then that is ok too.   
 

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General / Re: Look at the state of my --
« on: 15 May 2019, 11:43:14 AM »

Dont swear at sharpie like that... it's more likely the residual damp left over from washing the bike has pick up some dirt while wheeling it from the drive way back into the garage 😂
WASHING  :rolleyes . I don't even put water on it - damp cloth at most.
On some of my DRY country rides I sometimes come across a section where the previous days rain has run off the fields and across the road. I usually only see it at the last min - otherwise I would turn round  :D

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Chain Time = Sprockets too ?
« on: 13 May 2019, 11:11:51 PM »
Job now complete. Thanks to everyone who has helped.I wiped off most of the grease on the chain and put on some gear oil and first run out shows some fling off of the gear oil and the yellow grease still on the inside edge of the links. Don't like it down the side of my tyre. Will give it a few miles and see how it go's no doubt I put too much on.  :rolleyes   

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General / Re: Wheel alignment Idea for the Chain
« on: 13 May 2019, 11:01:38 PM »
Job now done and I now have the old off and can inspect a little easier. 1 link is stiff and wont bend by hand beyond 20 degrees, about 6 others are movable but stiffer than most and some links are even floppy. The new spindle position is about 1 cm nearer to the swingarm.Its a joy not to have the banging through the peg anymore.Somthing I noticed when measuring the distance from the spindle washer is that there is very slight play in the washer on the sprocket side - the loose washer which gives a false measurement if you use the marks on the swing arm or measure the distance to the adjuster plate. So measuring with my little stick through the spindle and swing arm has to be the most accurate way.
36 inch bolt croppers 1 - old chain 0   

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Chain Time = Sprockets too ?
« on: 12 May 2019, 10:01:15 PM »
New sprocket and stainless nuts on. I couldn't help myself but to paint the ends of the sprocket studs.

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General / Re: Look at the state of my --
« on: 12 May 2019, 09:30:56 PM »
As you were - and breathe :lol   

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General / Look at the state of my --
« on: 12 May 2019, 09:27:46 PM »
hugger after about 4 years of dry weather only riding. Since I last took it off to clean

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain adjusters Grease or not
« on: 12 May 2019, 09:19:56 PM »
I personally have spray on copper grease/ lubricant. Put it on all my bolts as-well and not one has seized!
If you use a torque wrench watch out for the copper grease mucking up your readings.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chain adjusters Grease or not
« on: 12 May 2019, 08:23:30 PM »
Thanks for the second opinions chaps.

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General / Re: 6 sided socket Advice
« on: 12 May 2019, 01:31:51 PM »

I see Lidl have a socket set coming on Thursday all 6 sided sockets …..
You have to love Lidl and Aldi  :)
I saw that earlier too, it looks a very comprehensive set. I think it has every size of sockets and ratchets and bars  1/4  3/8 1/2 £69 and spanners and torx.
So - my set has a 32mm socket - great I can use it on the front sprocket. But the socket is too short and the torque wrench hits the side of the frame. PISS, I only realise after applying loctite 620and starting to tighten, quickly runs to my extension bar, luckily near by because I was using it the hammer the old tab washer back. So for once using a tool for the wrong purpose paid off  :lol     

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FZS600 Fazer / Chain adjusters Grease or not
« on: 11 May 2019, 06:55:49 PM »
I have just removed them and they were gungy with dry grease I have cleaned the up ready to go back but wondering should I grease them or not as they slide in and out of the swing arm no problem but dont want to actually make them slippery because its hard enough keeping things aligned when doing the back wheel up. Maybe just a thin coat of ACF50   

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General / Re: Touring Tips and Tricks
« on: 11 May 2019, 01:35:31 PM »
I’m more of a Brut man myself 😂.

Some handy tips so far guys, thanks for those :)

I don’t have one of those puck things yet but that’s been mentioned to me before so there’s probably something in it. I’ll get one made up in work I think.
Simple plastic thing like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-Side-Stand-Support-Pad-Puck-Black-Anti-Slip-Sliding-98mm/153439925423?epid=25003166613&hash=item23b9bb74af:g:9tYAAOSwjQhcpeF2

Or something like this that fits permanently over the oem. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MV-Agusta-F4-1000-R-2010-2018-RC-R-G-racing-side-stand-kickstand-shoe-cover-Puck/311469354166?epid=1832992195&hash=item4885052cb6:g:pmQAAOSw-vlVhDhv

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General / Re: Touring Tips and Tricks
« on: 09 May 2019, 07:52:53 PM »
One other thing, something to place under the sidestand on muddy ground. I use a square of thick stainless with a cord threaded through a hole in one corner. Tie the other end of the cord to the handlebars, so when you're ready to leave the campsite, just pull it up like an anchor, wrap the cord round it and put in the tank bag. Might look a bit weird, but it works. :lol
I carry a plastic one under my seat - think it came free with a bike mag once, they are called side stand pucks. And once you have almost ended up under the bike whilst trying to pick one up you realise how cleaver the little piece of string is.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 07 May 2019, 09:41:53 PM »
All new cars that seem to be grey --- they look crap.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Chain Time = Sprockets too ?
« on: 07 May 2019, 03:16:45 PM »
Yes it does look like the OEM one when looked at that way round.
I have another question. Would people remove the grease that the new chain is coated in, I plan on using gear oil as my lube regime as spray wax is sticky and attracts grit and that is just like what is on the new chain.
Im thinking a few wipes over with a paraffin coated rag and not a massive scrub in a bucket of paraffin - although I could do that before it gos on the bike.



If you want to clean it off before it will be easier to do before you put it on as you can flex the links, I have never used chain wax only lube on O- ring chains & oil on standard chains when chain wax/ lube didn't exist & I can tell you grit sticks to oil & you have to apply more often than chain lube as it flings off more so. Paraffin soaked rag would be fine. Smile
Thanks. I have only ever used chain wax and after 22k miles 18k in the dry and am having a few stiff links so I want to give gear oil a try on a - never waxed chain. I will see how I get on.
I hope to get it done this week.

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General / Re: Wheel alignment Idea for the Chain
« on: 07 May 2019, 03:13:03 PM »
You'll know that it's moved, because you would have just turned the adjuster nut to move it, lol.
I meant after its all done up and I have ridden it.

Have you actually specifically identified the seized link in the chain?
The reason I ask is because if the chain wasn't aligned properly it could give you a similar feeling through the foot peg.
Yes defiantly have a stiff un. I had 2 or 3 that were not very free and I worked on them with 2 pairs of pliers and oil and freed them up better than they were but still not good.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Chain Time = Sprockets too ?
« on: 07 May 2019, 10:54:19 AM »
Yes it does look like the OEM one when looked at that way round.
I have another question. Would people remove the grease that the new chain is coated in, I plan on using gear oil as my lube regime as spray wax is sticky and attracts grit and that is just like what is on the new chain.
Im thinking a few wipes over with a paraffin coated rag and not a massive scrub in a bucket of paraffin - although I could do that before it gos on the bike.

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General / Re: Wheel alignment Idea for the Chain
« on: 07 May 2019, 10:46:50 AM »
You'll know that it's moved, because you would have just turned the adjuster nut to move it, lol.
I meant after its all done up and I have ridden it.

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General / Re: Wheel alignment Idea for the Chain
« on: 06 May 2019, 08:28:07 PM »
Before I adjust the wheel I draw around the washer on the swing arm with a very fine pen which adds a 1 mm line I can then pull back the wheel on each side so the washer has just covered the pen. I then remove the pen ad draw a new ring so that I can very quickly see it is has moved - you can see in in my other pictures a few posts ago. 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: New Chain Time = Sprockets too ?
« on: 06 May 2019, 08:09:00 PM »
The rear sprocket is handed but 95% sure that the milled face faces out and the smooth face faces in to the wheel but just wanted to double check.Photos here

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I think a great idea would be if you could get red or blue fluid as well as clear so that at every change you would use the alternating colour so that you could easily see when its properly running through with the new stuff.

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