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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Welsh hills are calling
« on: 14 August 2018, 10:17:01 AM »
Shit If I had seen that coming for me I would of took my chances on the rocks  :lol
But no -actually you are a hero, well done.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust stud removal- should I attempt it????
« on: 13 August 2018, 07:45:57 PM »
Before I removed mine I used a penetrating liquid for weeks after a ride on a hot engine and use a syringe to get right in there and make sure it went where it was needed.     

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Wheel Alignment
« on: 13 August 2018, 07:42:57 PM »
Hello All.
I have noticed that my front wheel is been wearing more on the right side than on the left. Is become quite noticeable now.
I have done a quick search on google and some people were saying that it might be that the forks might be need to be straighten.
Wondering if this is a hard thing to do or should i get someone to do that.


Cheers


Roundabouts ?

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General / Re: Engine oil light turns on
« on: 13 August 2018, 07:38:32 PM »
Yep me too had this when oil level correct and all it needed to stop it was about an egg cup full extra of oil.   :lurk Search on here for "Egg Cup" and you will see its common

 

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General / Re: Muc Off etc
« on: 10 August 2018, 03:15:22 PM »
Sounds like its a great de- greaser  :lol Nothing more than a damp rag for my dry weather riding or paraffin dampened rag for oily type areas 

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 09 August 2018, 10:05:10 AM »
Sort of same subject is "smart motorways". Doing the correct thing by using the old hard shoulder at night its a nightmare one min its active the next its not, other people wont give you a gap to get out of it. They create a shortened - altered approach for those joining the M way. I found myself at night on a section I do not know still driving along in the - now actual hard shoulder untill I came to a matrix sign just for me saying STAY OUT OF HARD SHOULDER.
So from now on I will not be using the "Smart" lane - cause its stupid and dangerous.

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General / Re: Noise
« on: 08 August 2018, 02:28:30 PM »
I remember when I was changing my coolant that I waited over 10 mins on tick over and got bored waiting for the fan to come on and so gave up. Fazers are renowned for people not ever remembering the fans to come on, not even hot weather in traffic --- are they not ? And yet yours came on seemingly so readily. You may be on to something.

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 08 August 2018, 11:51:43 AM »
When eventually I caught out it will cost me more than most because I have a paper licence and I believe I will need to pay for a photo one
I’ve had a few NIPs since the paper licence was replaced by the photocard one, they always send the paper one back with the points added… there’s no obligation to change to the plastic version if your other details are unchanged.

my NIP does state that if you have a paper part of your licence to send it and it will be retained & destroyed as it is lo longer valid.(I'm guessing that's if you don't have a photo licence.  I thought you had to get your photo licence renewed every 10 years? (just checked & mine runs out in 2020!)
Ah yes I think that is where I got it from that way in my mind. I only have a paper licence issued some time in the 80s and if I have to send it off to have points then like you say it will need to be replaced with a plastic photo one. These original paper only ones do not have have to be renewed until you reach 70. 

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 07 August 2018, 07:26:06 PM »

A good heads up on the camera on the other side of the road catching you.Another one is the overhead gantry's on M- ways if you are going along at 70 and see the sign ahead saying 60- or whatever, make sure you are doing the indicated speed when you pass under it. I saw a car get flashed at the first gantry with the 60 sign lit up. I say this because when I am in the car and see the 60 sign I don't usually brake but just let off the gas and let the car slow naturally so I am maybe doing still doing 65 -66 when I pass under but very shortly after I will be at 60, but will from now on make sure I am at the correct speed as I pass under.   


The only person I've ever seen going through those variables observing the speed limit is myself.


In my experience virtually no one makes any attempt to slow down to the displayed speed. Maybe the 40mph ones a bit, but not the others.


I'd always assumed that they know something I don't.


Normally when you take you're foot of the gas, the bloke behind nearly runs into the back of you before swerving into the next lane in order to proceed as normal.

Just following the '..assumed that they know something I don't' - two years ago the A2 out of London was fitted with average speed cameras and still, two years later, I get past by both cars and bikes doing a whole heap more than that?

Ditto the gantry variables on the M25 - it's like me and one Nissan Micra slow to the correct speed while every Merc and his bastad BMW scream past, apparently knowing something I don't... ?%*!

Yes I have seen this too - its like there must be something wrong with my speedo. But I have seen some who zoom past with no fear because they DO now something I don't - which is that the next set to calculate your speed will be after they have left the M way   

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 07 August 2018, 07:22:26 PM »
When eventually I caught out it will cost me more than most because I have a paper licence and I believe I will need to pay for a photo one
I’ve had a few NIPs since the paper licence was replaced by the photocard one, they always send the paper one back with the points added… there’s no obligation to change to the plastic version if your other details are unchanged.
Ah that's good then.

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 06 August 2018, 11:42:54 PM »
When eventually I caught out it will cost me more than most because I have a paper licence and I believe I will need to pay for a photo one

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General / Re: speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 06 August 2018, 10:01:47 PM »
A good heads up on the camera on the other side of the road catching you.Another one is the overhead gantry's on M- ways if you are going along at 70 and see the sign ahead saying 60- or whatever, make sure you are doing the indicated speed when you pass under it. I saw a car get flashed at the first gantry with the 60 sign lit up. I say this because when I am in the car and see the 60 sign I don't usually brake but just let off the gas and let the car slow naturally so I am maybe doing still doing 65 -66 when I pass under but very shortly after I will be at 60, but will from now on make sure I am at the correct speed as I pass under.     

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 06 August 2018, 11:37:18 AM »
First post , so see how it goes. Went for short spin after MotoGP to get some new chain lube and decided to get Chain Wax. Never tried this before. Anyone know how good or bad it is.
I use it. Have a search on here for chain lube, wax and you will find loads of past posts discussing all manner lubes for the chain. I use  Puoline Chain Tech. Heres a good one for you http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,20030.50.html

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General / Re: Noise (chain)
« on: 05 August 2018, 10:35:46 AM »
Quote
Don't really know, i had seized disc bolts, then one snapped inside the wheel, so i just replaced the wheel.
That was 7 years and 20,000 miles ago though.
So you have done 20k on it but how many had already been put on it, or possibly it had already had some new bearings put in but of questionable quality ? 

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General / Re: How much does a Fazer engine weigh?
« on: 03 August 2018, 12:38:42 PM »
Here at Sharp Hall we have some very heavy planters that I move around the western terrace by "walking" it onto a 5ft length of bendy thin plywood, I can then bend and lift the plywood at my end with the planter at the other end and drag the whole lot to where I need it. (not suggesting you drag it all the way home )   

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Mirrors.
« on: 02 August 2018, 06:20:03 PM »
I think I've found the answer to your problem . . .
:rollin I gotta get me one of those. Its actually a look into future as it is not unlike the cameras that some attach to their lids now. 

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 27 July 2018, 12:29:37 AM »
Yup Fazersharp, standard is called premium.
Premium unleaded is 95RON.
Super is usually 98RON, sometimes 97RON.
Dunno about other models but my gen1 thou is set up for 92 RON.  So going for 98RON if anything, on the gen1 thou,  will result in a slight reduction in performance and possibly a slight increase in consumption.
 
Ohh I gedit its like a Mc donalds burger and fri's - they start at regular - which is a small.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 26 July 2018, 11:55:32 PM »

I've always used the premium stuff but the last garage I stopped at wasn't that fancy so I had to settle for standard 97.
I thought that standard was 95

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General / Re: Something broke...
« on: 26 July 2018, 11:49:03 PM »
I'm thinking about regularly taking the exhaust bolts off and put a bit of coppaslip on them so they don't end up a rusted mess that breaks and needs drilling out...


I think that each and every one of us that have removed an exhaust downpipe have had the same idea. The trouble is that I don't know anyone that has kept it up  :lol
The best thing is to start with the plus gas - or your preferred lube, weeks before you attempt to remove them for the first time. I used something called Kroil used for cleaning and lubing guns. I squirted it right where it needed to be with a syringe.I dont think they were ever put on with anything in the factory so once we do it with copper grease it should last years --- shouldn't it ?
 

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General / Re: Something broke...
« on: 25 July 2018, 11:37:19 AM »
I see

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General / Re: Something broke...
« on: 24 July 2018, 09:39:12 PM »
Would be interesting to find out what it was and what caused it, that kind of thing is not normal is it  :o on (semmi) modern bikes - how many mile has it done 

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General / Re: Test rides
« on: 24 July 2018, 09:35:41 PM »
Took the old bike for it’s MOT today.  Passed nae bother.


While it was being MOTed I wandered doon tae the Honda dealer a few streets away.  The new CB1000R looks smashing.  They had a demo model too.


So after my MOT, I thought I’d have a sniff around another dealer or two.  Wandered into the new Triumph dealer just outside Glasgow (no signs of austerity here - focs sake!).  I’m taken with the street triple rs.  I mean it looks good, it’s seriously light, I mean seriously light, the riding position seems easy going enough and the figures suggest it should have plenty of poke.  One wonders if this bike is trying to make litre and litre plus nakeds redundant.


Anyway sales person came over.  Next thing I know he’s offering me a test ride, but he needed my NI number as well as my license apparently – so was no go today.  Seeing as I almost ended up on a test ride I thought I’d ask about the insurance position.  He said we check your license, if it’s valid and you’ve been riding over a year, you got a valid NI number, then off you go insured by us.  OK says I, what about the excess – noting this information wasn’t automatically offered – 2 grand he says.  2 foccing grand! Foc me.


So just wondering – is that typical.  What’s the going rate?


Anyway bikes I’m drooling over, and in order of preference;
CB1000R
Street Triple RS  (though comes with silly track day tyres)
MT10


Getting back to the original point here, surely if the dealer had faild to mention the excess, and you subsequently binned the bike on the test ride, then his failure to mention absolves you from the excess charge
Its all in the small print on the form that you sign before you ride

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General / Re: Test rides
« on: 23 July 2018, 10:51:07 PM »
PCBs - finance - HP Et -Al . Personally I have never brought anything that I did not save up for and brought with my own money,(apart from Sharp Hall ) maybe I have been lucky and not been in a desperate need for something that had to be new. I think that if you can afford finance then you must be rich ! 

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General / Re: Something broke...
« on: 23 July 2018, 01:00:00 PM »
I'd checked the oil a few weeks ago (it was around the top of the scale) and there wasn't any dripping out in my shed or when the bike was standing, but when I checked it after the engine had cooled off a bit, it was right down the bottom of the scale. It was on a bit of a slope and canted over, but I don't think that should have made that much of a difference to the level.
It defiantly would make a difference through the sight glass leaned over so that is what you are seeing there

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General / Re: Test rides
« on: 22 July 2018, 11:26:37 AM »
They don't seem to want to sell you a bike very much VNA.
My son recently bought a 14 plate MT-09 from a dealer in Peterborough. He had a test ride, no mention of a £2,000 excess, certainly wasn't asked to provide credit card details.
I think the difference is that MT was a second hand bike that the test ride was on but my experience was a test ride on the new demo bike with a view to buying a new bike, my amount they wanted to cover was £500. Also I was looking at a second hand bike at a triumph dealer with an advertised price but then was told there is an EXTRA £50 admin fee that will be added so the advertised price was a CON.

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