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General / Re: Test rides
« on: 21 July 2018, 08:49:43 PM »
I have heard of this recently. The £2,000 excess has been around for a while but no salesman seems to mention it unless you ask.

With your license and NI number they can go onto the DVLA website and log in to fully check your license.
That method is a bit naughty of them as the way it is supposed to work is that you log in and get the dealer a temporary code so they can view those details. The code is only valid for a few days. If you give them full access to your license account they will have the power to make alterations and god knows what else. If those details fall into the wrong hands it might very well end up costing you big time.

Data Protection and all that - It boils down to "Don't trust anyone."

General / Re: Gift Aid
« on: 21 July 2018, 03:12:49 PM »
Neither is the radar museum.

I can't find that one  :lol

It's up the road from the secret nuclear bunker...

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Replacement front forks after smash
« on: 21 July 2018, 08:33:23 AM »
At those prices I'd be tempted to buy a non runner as a donor bike. Just make sure the forks are perfect though.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Aftermarket levers
« on: 21 July 2018, 05:09:07 AM »
If anyone pays £100 per lever they have got more money than sense. £60 is OTT too.

Love my ASV's and no I haven't.  :)

 :rollin  You may not have a lot of money but that doesn't mean you've got sense either   :rollin

I spend money on some stupid things so I can't exactly say anything about sense...

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: R1 / R6 Front Master Cylinder
« on: 21 July 2018, 05:03:57 AM »
Yes, the 5VY master cylinder, 2004-06.
Have pics but need a new image hosting site since Photobucket started charging!

Try Flickr - similar to photobucket although not so straightforward to use. Seem to have to click on lots of different links to do the same job. Once you've learnt how to use the site it is easy.

General / Re: Gift Aid
« on: 21 July 2018, 05:00:24 AM »
Not all museums are free darrsi. I could call my garage a museum and charge a fiver for entry.

I don't know YamFazFan, maybe some are run by charities and some are private museums. The entrance fee being set by what they think people will pay. Too low and they'll be very busy for little return, too high and they'll have no-one coming in.

I'm planning on going Sunday on the Fazer.
I've not been to any of the rounds this year.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Aftermarket levers
« on: 18 July 2018, 04:52:30 PM »
If anyone pays £100 per lever they have got more money than sense. £60 is OTT too.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Snapped exup housing bolts
« on: 18 July 2018, 04:50:57 PM »
If you can drill and re-tap I would go down that route. If the re-tap doesn't work you can then do a helicoil.

General / Re: Starter relay
« on: 17 July 2018, 09:43:13 PM »
Dodgy relays can be a sporadic fault for ages until you finally get so pissed off that you do something about it. Then you wonder why the hell you've put up with it for so long.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gen 1 Leaking Oil. Help!
« on: 17 July 2018, 09:40:47 PM »
Did you do the oil change or a workshop?
Was a new sump plug washer fitted? Old one's that have been re-used can weep. The oil leak looks worse than it is.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Snapped exup housing bolts
« on: 17 July 2018, 09:37:09 PM »
The most important thing is not to use cheap drill bits. Get the best you can afford, it will make the job so much easier.
I drilled mine out with a 5mm bit and then re-tapped with an M6. I took my time (for a change) and it all went to plan.

General / Re: Starter relay
« on: 16 July 2018, 07:16:59 PM »
I've cleaned the contacts before and had varying success. Easier to buy a new one.

General / Re: Starter relay
« on: 15 July 2018, 09:02:03 PM »
Essentially there isn't a great deal of difference between genuine and pattern starter solenoids.
There are always a few that are crap but I have bought cheap universal one's in the past and they have worked fine.

General / Re: Quiet roads for the final?
« on: 15 July 2018, 08:57:32 PM »
Who actually won the final?

I went out and blew £100 on slate chippings for the border between the patio and the fence. Took the long way home in my car. Drank cold beer. Cleaned out the garage. Drank more cold beer.

General / Tesco Dagenham....
« on: 14 July 2018, 06:27:47 AM »
As I entered the Tesco site at Dagenham in my lorry (not the shop but the warehouse site) I saw a gold coloured Fazer (with a '46' sticker on it) parked in a prime spot. Does it belong to anyone on here?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Reluctant to start after a month in the sun
« on: 14 July 2018, 06:19:13 AM »
Not yet... My Fazer has been sat in the garage unused for about two weeks as I have been riding my other bike to work. I'm kinda hoping it won't have the same problems as yours... but as long as it starts eventually and then settles down to decent running I won't be concerned. If it doesn't settle down and run properly I will be calling myself a dope for not running the engine and keeping the carbs clean.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Reluctant to start after a month in the sun
« on: 13 July 2018, 09:02:09 PM »
As a guess...…

Sitting in the sun, the carbs have dried up and left a load of crap blocking the jets

I'd go with this. The temperatures we've been having I'd be very surprised if the carbs hadn't dried out.

General / Re: England will win the 2018 football world cup
« on: 12 July 2018, 05:56:42 AM »
Well it's all gone 'tits up'...... exactly like Brexit

Oh well, we might as well give Northern Ireland back to the Irish as that will save this hard/soft border complication. Let Scotland have independence because one day they will actually get a majority and just rename Wales as England and be done with it. Then wave two fingers at the EU and sit there with a silly grin on our faces.

As for the football. I didn't see the England team play any football until the last ten minutes of extra time. The only pass they could string together was to the goalie, which was obvious as whenever they got into the Croatian penalty area they passed the back back down the field so the goalie could boot it back up again. Some kind of hit and hope routine from the 1970's.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 56 Mpg
« on: 10 July 2018, 10:07:19 PM »
Don't know what the mpg is on my thou but the first bike I fell off was a C70!
In my defence I was only 12 years old.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Front fork springs.
« on: 09 July 2018, 05:51:21 AM »
Fork oil is confusing because we've always gone on 10w or 15w etc but someone said it's about 'centistokes' or something like that anyway and he was putting 2.5w oil into FJR1300 forks because of this centistoke factor. I can't really say I understood what the Foc he was on about so I just bought some 10 and 15 and mixed them to make 12.5 ish.

General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 09:15:27 PM »
Probably because it was to eliminate any ram air effect.
I know my mate was looking into the idea but he shelved it. If the Japanese big four didn't bother maybe it's not worth pursuing.
The main problems I see are that jet sizing would be problematic - If the main jet was too small the mixture would be far too weak and at slower speeds a larger main jet would make it too rich. Bit of a nightmare.

General / Re: Come on England 3hrs empty roads 1500hrs sat
« on: 08 July 2018, 08:48:32 PM »
Thinking of popping over your way this morning for a ride along the B6047 to Melton. But I usually start from the Melton end and don't bother crossing the A47

If you couple up that road with the B676 from Melton towards Bourne you will have a cracking ride.

General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 08:43:57 PM »
A mate of mine drilled 13 holes into the air-box and claimed it went better - I couldn't keep up with him before the mod anyway so I can't say whether it was any better or not.

General / Re: Airbox MOD Idea
« on: 08 July 2018, 07:55:41 PM »
I've seen those air intake mods for cars and they look dubious to say the least. If they really do have any positive effect I will be surprised. I know the claims as I have read the same adverts myself but I was informed that unless the fan is independently powered it is merely a fan that moves because of the induction air flow and it doesn't increase pressures etc as claimed.

Unless you really want to get the most out of a 600cc motor by doing loads of mods the easiest modification is to buy a 1000cc bike as previously mentioned.

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