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All I leaned from googing it was what it stands for.
Well at least you've learned something then  :)

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 23 October 2020, 11:39:53 PM »
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I'm sure it would, but you've obviously never heard of IPSGA 

No, but I have heard of google
And of course advanced motorcyclists don't need to google it  :pokefun

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 23 October 2020, 11:08:57 PM »
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Both my FZS1000 and R1250R will happily cruise at 50mph in 6th
Yep I'm sure they will, but as said you shouldn't. At 50 you are likely to be in traffic. You should be somewhere in the middle of the rev range to give you options. Basic stuff  :rolleyes

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 23 October 2020, 08:27:47 PM »
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Perhaps we need more routine driving tests for retired foccers.    You know to make sure they can still change gear, select the right gear etc and stuff.  Even my big lumpy twin will cruise happily in 6th at 50mph. 

I'm sure it would, but you've obviously never heard of IPSGA  :rolleyes  Please don't try and teach your grandmother to suck eggs  :)

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 23 October 2020, 01:07:33 PM »
More scientific 'evidence' that will be proven to be wrong in a few years. Just like clean diesel cars.
Surely it also depends upon the power of the engine, the weight of the vehicle, and the gearing.
I'm sure I'd be causing more pollution doing 50 in second gear than 70 in sixth  :rolleyes

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General / Re: Bennetts Insurance a good renewal story
« on: 21 October 2020, 12:48:03 PM »
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Carole Nash quoted a renewal on my multi bike at £322. Just got a quote from Bennetts at £246. Only CN extra for me is European breakdown..... which I think it unlikely I'll be using soon [/size]
Bennetts it is.

Bennetts it isn't.
Rang Carole Nash and quote is magically reduced to £240, including European breakdown (should we ever be allowed in).
The annual game we play  :rolleyes

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear shock
« on: 19 October 2020, 03:57:17 PM »
I've got a Hagon. It's good, much better than OE. Had it on for 25k and it's still good. Not tried YSS, so can't say.

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Fzs600 for sale 2,048 miles
« on: 18 October 2020, 11:26:33 PM »
Did you miss the wink?  :rolleyes

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 18 October 2020, 06:48:06 PM »
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You can bet someone's already done that. A cornish Pasty, side salad and 15 pints of lager
[/size]It's government policy, according to Robert Jenrick :eek

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General / Re: Bennetts Insurance a good renewal story
« on: 18 October 2020, 12:01:45 AM »
Carole Nash quoted a renewal on my multi bike at £322. Just got a quote from Bennetts at £246. Only CN extra for me is European breakdown..... which I think it unlikely I'll be using soon :(


Bennetts it is.


My Fazer only insurance would have been £68.  :eek

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 16 October 2020, 08:21:07 PM »
Nice hat. No sign of her bubble though.

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General / Re: Question: Test ride a bike before you buy it?
« on: 13 October 2020, 11:53:43 PM »
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Last 3 bikes I've bought from new. Moneybags

That was the only way I could make sure they hadn't previously been one of yours  :b ;)

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General / Re: Question: Test ride a bike before you buy it?
« on: 13 October 2020, 04:32:37 PM »
Last 3 bikes I've bought from new. Only one I didn't try out was my Foxeye Fazer. But then I was coming from a 600 Bandit, so it wasn't really necessary, was it......  :)

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tyre sizes and choices
« on: 30 September 2020, 11:45:19 PM »
Pilot Road 3s and 5s come in a 110/17. Lots of people have mixed a 3 front with a 4 rear.

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 29 September 2020, 09:00:40 AM »
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I have the same issues because I don't ride all the time and there can be big gaps in my riding I only remember the last time I went out and haven't had the slower process of adding layers.
Yeah, that heatwave in summer '76 was a delight  ;)

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Clutch change query
« on: 25 September 2020, 02:05:36 PM »
Every cock up up is a learning experience :D


Glad you got it sorted

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: strange oil drip...
« on: 24 September 2020, 12:04:48 AM »
Drips after you've put it on the side stand can always be misleading. Source may not be from the left side at all.
Thin vertical oil feed pipe in front of the cylinders is prone to rust and then leaks. Worth a look.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 14 September 2020, 06:14:56 PM »
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All these gimmicks are silly unless every country in the world does it's bit too.


We're racheting everything down whilst others are pumping it out like there's no tomorrow. Which there probably won't be the way they're carrying on


Remember, no politics



Don't think that's political  :rolleyes

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 14 September 2020, 12:21:08 PM »
It's overnight when the lower limit becomes silly. No traffic and no pollution.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 13 September 2020, 11:15:13 PM »
Archive stuff I think. Blair is a lot greyer now. Almost as grey as Major  :D

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Odd that she should now publicly admit an offense, from the safety of the US of course. I think there is more of this to come.

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Number 7 at 70
« on: 12 September 2020, 01:29:41 PM »
Barry Sheene would have been 70 yesterday

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Complete new front fairing?
« on: 12 September 2020, 12:27:02 AM »
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Other than that its a cost effective replacement but factor in spraying costs.
And decals

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 11 September 2020, 09:45:55 AM »
Lots of half term holidays in the UK now cancelled, as two families with children cannot share the same accommodation.
Apart from sensible Scotland, where under 12s don't count towards the '6'.
So in England, it's OK for 30 kids to spend weeks on end together in class, because it's 'safe',  but not OK to spend a week in a cottage with 2 other friends, because they might catch the virus.

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