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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Calling all loFos
« on: 22 April 2019, 05:45:57 PM »
Same as mate.... Found out why my rear end was sliding around.
Got home and checked my pressures and the rear was running 14psi  :eek
I'm amazed I'm still alive  :lol

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Calling all loFos
« on: 18 April 2019, 12:33:21 PM »
Sunday, 10am ?

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Calling all loFos
« on: 17 April 2019, 10:28:02 PM »
I'm busy Saturday but Friday or Sunday is good for me.....Say, 11 or 12 at mine ? What's best for you reprobates ?  :D

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Calling all loFos
« on: 17 April 2019, 01:01:21 AM »
I need a blast this weekend.
Fancy meeting at mine and heading down to Camber/Rye ?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 16 April 2019, 12:19:08 PM »
But you shouldn't have to. Yamaha are issuing the CoC based on the model, not your specific bike. TFL should be persuaded to exempt all FZS1000s.
That's wrong mtread, Yamaha are issuing the CoC based on individual machines, hence why you have to send a copy of the V5 as well as a photo of the frame and engine numbers.
Again, it comes down to "if you want something done, do it yourself".
If you wait around for TFL to exempt a whole model or MAG to put together a database and get TFL to accept it, something tells me you're going to be waiting a long time and that's if it ever happens.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 11 April 2019, 02:35:22 PM »
hi guys

can get a photo on this post but just got my letter from tfl to say mine clear now also


Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 10 April 2019, 06:34:40 PM »
Saw this on the MAG FB page, thought it was an interesting read and backs up what I've mentioned to TFL before about the way a motorcycle moves through LOndon compared to a car so therefore can't be put into the same category. 

More incompetence and laziness from TfL and Sadiq Khan

 News from the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)

MAG brands industry standard emissions calculator unfit for purpose.

This version: 2019-04-10       

Following repeated claims from Transport for London (TfL) that
“individually, motorcycles can be highly polluting”, MAG has demanded
that TfL produce evidence to back this claim.  TfL stalled for many
months before finally claiming that they take information from the
National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory.

MAG investigated this “evidence” and discovered that the information
from NAEI is, in fact, a modelling calculation; and we can now reveal
that this model actually backs our position that pre-Euro 3 motorcycles
are not necessarily “highly polluting” and that, by the admission of the
software modellers, the figures over-estimate real-world emissions from

TfL has chosen a NOx emissions limit of 0.15g/km for motorcycles, based
on the figure for this single pollutant in the Euro 3 motorcycle
standard.  TfL claim that the evidence for pre-Euro 3 motorcycles being
highly polluting is provided by the COPERT 5 data for average motorcycle
emissions at an average speed of 30km/h.

The data from COPERT 5 shows that average emissions from pre-Euro 1
<50cc mopeds; pre-Euro 1, Euro 1 and Euro 2 two-strokes; Euro 2
four-strokes 250 – 750cc; pre-Euro 1, Euro 1 and Euro 2 four strokes
 >750cc, all average less than 0.15g/km.  At the same time, the cleanest
ULEZ-exempt Euro 6c diesel cars emit 0.21g/km.  MAG has also had
confirmation from Emisia - the company behind the COPERT modelling
software - that their models do not allow for the emissions advantage
possessed by motorcycles in terms of filtering through congested traffic.

Studies carried out by the Federation of European Motorcyclists
Associations (FEMA) demonstrated that, across 17 major European cities,
motorcycles on average reduce journey times by 30% compared with cars.
The COPERT modelling can therefore be shown to over-estimate the already
low emissions figures for motorcycles by this same percentage.

MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, stated
“This research has led us to a conclusion that has far-reaching
implications beyond Sadiq Khan’s London: indeed beyond the UK, to the
whole of Europe.  Any air quality modelling that relies on the COPERT
software is misrepresenting the part that motorcycles play in air
quality.  No modelling will ever reveal the benefit that modal shift to
motorcycles and scooters can play in improving the quality of the air
that we all breathe.  An opportunity for all is being hidden through the
use of faulty assumptions that motorcycles are the same as cars and
should be treated in exactly the same way.  This is flawed modelling
that leads to poor decision-making.

MAG is more than happy to answer any questions about motorcycle
emissions, and to work with any authority that genuinely wants to reduce
air pollution to correct the modelling and come to workable policies
that promote the use of motorcycles and scooters.  As we have maintained
all along: motorcycles are the solution not the problem.”

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 09 April 2019, 12:52:45 AM »

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 08 April 2019, 09:41:36 PM »
Punched my reg number into the ULEZ checker tonight and .......Bingo  :)

Actually working at Edgware Road tonight but the Bakerloo line which is the other side of the road, so not included in the ULEZ.
If I were to take a left turn and go to the circle line station it would cost me £12.50.... Actually, £25 if I were to get there before midnight  :eek .
Still haven't upgraded my car yet as I can feel a new challenge coming on......... :lol

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 02 April 2019, 06:49:58 PM »
Just been thinking about this and googled NOx testing equipment.
Then it suddenly dawned on me, I've got an emissions tester tucked away in my shed.
The problem is getting TFL to accept your findings.

Might get it fired up in the next few days and find an exhaust pipe to stick it up !  :eek

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 30 March 2019, 12:21:12 AM »
People's Vote march - a million people - no arrests

Leave Means Leave march - a few thousand - Latest from the Met - As of 21:00hrs five arrests have been made at the demonstrations in Central London today: x2 for assault, x1 drunk & disorderly, x1 for assaulting a police officer & x1 male arrested after being identified as wanted for an offence in Herts. All are in custody.
Just saying..... :rolleyes

And it's statements like that that make you look like an idiot.
The actual headline from the Met for the people's vote march was significant arrests... However, guess what, one of my old school mates was on duty as a Metropolitan police officer on the March and he informed me that his squad alone made 47 arrests.
You keep saying a million, what a load of shit.
Professional military analysts  put the figure between 180000 and 230000...... Yep, that's as close as they can estimate given the location.
I was there today and knew I would be quizzed over numbers so I took my clicker and done a head count as they were herded down Whitehall.

When I got got to 100000 I realised that's all my clicker went up to so then had to keep a record of how many times my clicker zeroed ..... Guess what....... I totally lost count after 1 million. :lol

Anyway, Tommy Robinson was on top form and I got to have a chat with him.
I mentioned this forum and the abuse VNA and mtread constantly gives him and you know what he said ?
He said that he understands that not everyone is enlightened and he totally forgives them for their narrow minded condemnation and understands how their minds have been tainted by the MSM.

You hear that you two.....He forgives you.

He truly is the modern day Messiah...... :D  Just don't call him Brian....He hates that.

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 28 March 2019, 10:01:44 PM »
Watch out tomorrow at the leave means leave rally in London as its likely to be infiltrated by antifa/hope not hate who are going to cause trouble and make it look like its the brexiteres. Then watch how it is flashed all over the news when for 2 weeks the news have not said a thing about the 400 mile march. Wouldn't be the first time the BBC have been caught working with these far left wing groups.   
It's like living under the third Reich. State controlled propaganda machine in full flow and all the leftie brown shirts waiting in the wings to kick off.

This speech in the EU parliament was interesting and refreshing.

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 27 March 2019, 02:07:47 PM »
Ok then  :D

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 27 March 2019, 01:15:54 PM »
Another little nugget from your terrorist loving traitor friend.

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 27 March 2019, 01:08:14 PM »
This is golden.
Remainers being herded by a bit of music, sporting unwashed dreads and letting off smoke grenades.
Like a scene from the pied piper......Bah.....bah......bah
Yes, I can really see its full of families mtread, more like the pill popping junkies you get at Glastonbury. :rollin :rollin
Credibility gone to shit right there. :rolleyes

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 25 March 2019, 10:22:07 PM »

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 25 March 2019, 10:20:54 PM »

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 25 March 2019, 10:18:48 PM »

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 25 March 2019, 09:18:54 PM »
Did anyone see the channel 4 news debate where they tried to show how the young people want to remain so they assembled a group of 18 to 20 year olds to give their usual biased account and it massively backfired on them.
I think this is the one.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 25 March 2019, 05:26:13 AM »
And this is what you're up against.
In the e-mail TFL sent me it clearly identifies my bike as a Yamaha FZS1000,  then quotes the reg number.
This is copied and pasted from the link you posted from them.....

[size=0px]When we update a vehicle record to make it compliant with ULEZ we do not [/size][/color][size=0px]record the make and model of the vehicle being updated. We do however record the vehicle registration.

Complete load of bollocks and totally contradicts what they wrote to me.
For those who still want to wait for MAG to do it for them.....I wouldn't hold your breath.
If you want something done, well, you know the rest.[/size]

Sorry I couldn't make it Slim.
I had some little fuckwits try to nick my brothers enduro at my house early hours of Sunday morning and I was trawling through the CCTV and beefing up security.
Glad you had a good days racing
Good little circuit that Indy

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 22 March 2019, 07:57:06 PM »
I had a spate of that. It's a conspiracy I tell ya.

Stalling tactics

Keep at them, I've been emailing them at ...  or try this

You can contact them online but I found their website long winded and hard to navigate.

Keep plugging away, you'll get there.

Everyone else who uses their thou to commute into London and even those who visit occasionally.

Get on it, get our beloved thou's exempted and help keep them one of the most affordable, desirable and best all round machines on the market. :D

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: ULEZ BREAKING NEWS
« on: 22 March 2019, 01:36:25 PM »
Ok......Everybody, get on this now. Get your certificates of conformity from Yamaha if you haven't already done so.

Sorry but it would appear bikes have to be exempted on an individual basis.

Get your details to TFL and stick it to them. :2guns

Success ...... Here is a copy of my latest email after my last 3 emails were ignored and I started a  formal complaint.

Transport for London

Ref: 13076164
22 March 2019
Dear Mr Gorman
Thank you for your follow up emails regarding the ULEZ and your motorcycles exemption from the charge.
I'm sorry for the delay in responding to your latest correspondences and I appreciate the time you've taken to get back in contact with us.
I can confirm that your vehicle (Yamaha FZS1000. EU03KXX) has been added to the ULEZ exemptions list and will not be subject to the ULEZ charge. However, the update won’t be reflected on the online Vehicle Checker until just before the scheme goes live. Nevertheless, this will not be an issue and you will not be subject to the ULEZ charge. .
Regarding motorcycles being subject to the ULEZ, hard-hitting measures are required to tackle London’s air pollution problems and to dramatically reduce harmful emissions from transport. To achieve this, we must reduce emissions from all vehicle types in London. This is why motorcycles are included in the ULEZ.
The Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets out the role that motorcycles and other powered two wheelers can play in London’s future transport system. They have an important role in many Londoners’ lives and businesses, helping not only to get people around the city, but in moving and delivering a huge range of goods.
Exhaust emissions regulation for motorcycles began later than for passenger cars and have since lagged behind the trajectory of emissions controls used for other vehicles. This means that, although motorcycles may contribute a relatively small proportion of total emissions, they can be highly polluting on an individual basis.
The ULEZ requires the Euro 3 standard for motorcycles, which is lower than the standards for other vehicle types. Euro 3 became mandatory for all new motorcycles in 2007. The vast majority of motorcycles already meet the Euro 3 standard and we estimate that over 80 per cent of motorcycle kilometres driven in the ULEZ in 2019 will be compliant. For 125cc four stroke motorcycles, the most popular selling class, we estimate that around 90 per cent of motorcycle kilometres driven in the ULEZ in 2019 will be compliant.
Thanks again for contacting us. If there is anything else we can help you with, please reply to this email. Alternatively, you can call us on 0343 222 1234 and we'll be happy to help you.
Kind regards

Kristian Lewis
Customer Service Adviser
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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: LoFos Rides in May
« on: 21 March 2019, 01:34:32 PM »
Me... :D   Long overdue. Weather's warming up too.

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