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General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 15 October 2018, 10:07:41 AM »
Look Back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBO5EH_rJqQ
Well thats great for 1970 but with modern shape full face helmets you can not look that far behind you.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: gear link rod ends
« on: 14 October 2018, 08:05:54 PM »
Eh--- mine is just a black rubber boot covering a metal ball and socket - peel  it back and add a blob of grease 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: sorry to ask this question guys
« on: 13 October 2018, 11:07:24 PM »
One of the bulb holders is also a buzy, hold the revs at standstill at 3 or4k and press different parts and hear the buz stop. I have given up (dont stay long at 4k anyway  ;)

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General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 13 October 2018, 02:19:19 PM »
On a car pulling a caravan, you put the blindspot / blackspot ( :) ) mirrors on the outside (far side) of the vehicle wing mirror, so they extend the vision behind, plus have a wider field of view out there.

If you put them on the inside edge of your mirror you are only going to see 3/4 of your jacket then a bit of road!

Try it. Stand infront of your bike, straddling your front wheel while looking towards the rear (of the bike), and move your view to the inside and outside of your mirrors.... outside edge gives greater field of vision.

Here is my fake photoshoped idea

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General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 13 October 2018, 02:16:41 PM »
I've got some blackspot mirrors. They come in pieces of eight 😉
:lol

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General / Re: Hard wearing metal paint
« on: 13 October 2018, 02:15:04 PM »
Why not put the security chain inside an inner tube, then it will be rubber coated and non scratch.

It has a cloth tube cover, but the last few links on each end still stick out from the cover and it gradually works its way up the chain so more links are exposed and then it's a PITA trying to pull it back down again :(
I have a chain and the end of the sleeve is held at the last link with a rivet through the cloth nipping it on the inside of the link loop. Just stitch it like that to stop it riding up.

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 11 October 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
I have a painting of a Yeti.
Are you sure it is a yetti or were you mistaken because of Gods long flowing yetti-like white beard

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General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 11 October 2018, 09:10:26 AM »
Beware if ye get Black Spot mirrors AAArrrrrrrghhhhhh


Black spot mirrors ????? :look
Pirates of the Caribbean

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 08:35:00 PM »
Zero point energy

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 08 October 2018, 04:12:13 PM »
Quote
Oh and why when I need a few floury tatties tae make some soup why do I have to buy 2Kg in a plastic bag.  I’ll have some mash to use some of em up, but a good few will get chucked.
We always but a sack of spuds from the local garden centre which comes in a paper sack, £6.50 for 12.5kg and keep it in the shed and it lasts weeks. But you can only get them between October and May. And then its new potatoes - as you say, in plastic bags.     

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 07 October 2018, 08:57:33 PM »
Some plastic packaging IS needed, for instance cucumbers, the plastic sleeve prolongs the life, we thought we were saving the planet when we saw a cucumber without plastic but had to bin it after a few days--waste water growing it-waste transport pollution- and so on but at least when I bin it that it degrades quick. But there should be a bio degradable sleeve option.
EDIT- IMO cucumbers are a waste of focin time anyway !       

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 07 October 2018, 08:51:11 PM »
There are (so it would seem)  also health issues with re using plastic water bottles over and over

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General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 07 October 2018, 08:29:13 PM »
Doesn't anyone have necks any more  :pokefun

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 07 October 2018, 07:46:15 PM »
My Fazer had the hump with me today because I have not ridden for 4 weeks and was just being a little mardy about starting first time but after 2 miles we had made up and were all smiles again. 70 miles later we both agreed to try not to leave it so long next time.

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 08:52:05 PM »
Why is it though these programmes/articles fail to show/blame the countries that's beaches/ river banks are covered knee deep in waste of all kind, especially plastic waste and try to lay the guilt trip on us.


For fear of being accused of racism and causing offence.
This is what gets my back up -in those countries they show the piles of plastic that THEY have dumped and then switch it over to how WE should be taxed more to cut our plastic use. Both the BBC and Sky are pumping out the rhetoric - no doubt egged on by the government to condition us to then accept extra taxes.
And if you wanna talk about pointless packaging in supermarkets, the worst offenders are Aldi and Lidil I don't think you can buy any fruit or veg that is not in a plastic bag.Its all pre weighed and bagged up, heaven forbid that the checkout person spends an extra 3 seconds to weigh it before they sling it past the till at 300 mph !         

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 11:13:14 AM »
Another thing that bugs me is that we get quoted that the UK throws more into land fill than any other EU country - but the only reason is they dont got any focing holes !

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 09:42:06 AM »
I put my hands up to this one, I am guilty. I save up all my plastic and drive 80 miles to the nearest coast and chuck it in the sea. I then wait a couple of weeks and I can see it washed up on a beautiful Caribbean island with a very bronzed looking eco warrior in  bermuda shorts who flew there on a big jet just so they can point at it.     

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General / Re: Last of the summer wine
« on: 03 October 2018, 09:16:34 PM »
I used to do it - only 3 or 4 demijohns at a time but it was all the sterilising I found to be a right faff and messy and wet (don't like getting wet as we know) so I gave up doing it. Did some beer once too but it was crap.
I do all my sterilising in the bath from a bucket and hose off with the shower head. I don't find it too bad actually.
I just make sure everything gets the once over before it comes into contact with the wine.
The painstaking bit for me is the straining through the muslin. There is no quick way to do it and processing so much can be demoralising.
The whole process is I admit labour intensive but the end product is well worth the effort.
I think I may _ as usual be too anal about it because when you say you rinse off with the shower head, isn't that re-contaminating your sterilised stuff with tap water. 

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General / Re: Last of the summer wine
« on: 03 October 2018, 08:26:39 PM »
I used to do it - only 3 or 4 demijohns at a time but it was all the sterilising I found to be a right faff and messy and wet (don't like getting wet as we know) so I gave up doing it. Did some beer once too but it was crap.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Exhaust identity
« on: 02 October 2018, 06:53:46 PM »
YamFazFan, lower grade stainless can be magnetic, try some knives and forks, probably should be classed as rust resistant.
Thats right about the lower grade stainless sticking to a magnet but sometimes you can tell with a magnet that although it sticks, it is not so strong a stick/grab as plain steel is. Try a definite plain steel straight after to see if there is a difference.
To prove about some stainless being magnet, try some cheap kitchen sinks and you may find that the bowl won't stick but the drainer does. 

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 September 2018, 07:39:25 PM »
VNA shouldn't along for a week he's gone on holiday. So fill your boots boy's NO POLITICAL CLAP TRAP FOR A WEEK

Holiday?? Didn't think the Scottish could afford them?
 I bet he's gone to Brussels to argue his Brexit points for the good of us all 🤣
hmm - holiday you say, funny that, just as the labour party conference has started 

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 22 September 2018, 09:13:26 PM »
Thought I would resurrect this thread - partly I don't know where else to post this.I have been trying to learn a little Spanish and came across this I instantly fell in love and then get slapped in the face with a cold wet cod in the end just as I was longing to see her again.
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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 September 2018, 06:11:53 PM »
scratchings round here. i am guessing everone knows that wrapping them in newspapers was considered unhygienic and so stopped  -probably by the eu who don't eat fish and chips. so now we have to cut down trees grown in the eu no doubt just to make chip paper.i remember once back in those days when you would also sell your stuff in the adds at the back. 6 moths after my car was sold i got a call from someone reading the paper that their chips came in.Anyway i dont like em wrapped cause it makes em soggy       
im sure vna will be along shortly to tell me my cod is alt right and i get the soggy chips i deserve.   

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 22 September 2018, 03:00:52 PM »
New PR3 on the front.
£84 from Oponeo and £20 to fit.
Think it's the first time i can ever remember me having the same brand of tyres on front and rear in over 30 years of riding, i have a PR4 on the rear, so close enough.  :lol
They are very hairy aren't they. Week end = scrubbing in =  :) :) :)


Nah, it's pissing down here.......i'm sure you'll understand.  :lol
:thumbup :D

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« on: 22 September 2018, 12:06:07 PM »
New PR3 on the front.
£84 from Oponeo and £20 to fit.
Think it's the first time i can ever remember me having the same brand of tyres on front and rear in over 30 years of riding, i have a PR4 on the rear, so close enough.  :lol
They are very hairy aren't they. Week end = scrubbing in =  :) :) :)

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