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General / Re: Audi style Flowing Indicators
« on: 09 May 2018, 08:24:30 PM »
Today I have seen a VW and a toyota with the same indicators they all just copy each other - so boring


VW own Audi so not actually surprising that they use it.
I bet the first manufacturer to use flashing indicators got pissed when all the others copied them. :pokefun

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General / Re: Question for MT10 owners.
« on: 29 April 2018, 07:14:41 PM »
This is a bastard thread as I am so tempted. Test road one at easter on the Yamaha ride day, that made it even worse. Waiting for the prices to come down, so another couple of years.
What mpg are you getting as this seems to be the only Achilles heel that I can find?












mr nick ....if your worried about MPG you shouldn't be looking at 1 litre bikes......iam a lucky foccer , I have a 6 and a mighty thou , I know if I take it easy on the 6 I can get 60 mpg , I haven't a clue what the thou does , but on a full days ride it has been known for me to fill up 3 times.......I do get in at the end of the day grinning from ear to ear though    :thumbup


Im beginning to realise this, my mate has a 05 r1, and he wasn't fazed by the mpg. Just its a massive shock from the 600. At least my knees and back would get a regular break, although it was very comfortable unlike the mt09 which I found very uncomfortable.














hi nick , both bikes are good as we all know , the 6 is a great allrounder and IMO very hard to beat , both bikes have thier advantages the two that stand out in my view are.....600 MPG......1000 comfort......happy to ride all day on the thou but the 6 i need a rest before the tanks dry.........go on spoil yourself....have both    :thumbup


Lol its called garage space, money and wife! Although I could twist it and say the 600 is ideal as a first bike for her as and when she comes to ride.

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General / Re: Question for MT10 owners.
« on: 29 April 2018, 01:30:32 PM »
This is a bastard thread as I am so tempted. Test road one at easter on the Yamaha ride day, that made it even worse. Waiting for the prices to come down, so another couple of years.
What mpg are you getting as this seems to be the only Achilles heel that I can find?












mr nick ....if your worried about MPG you shouldn't be looking at 1 litre bikes......iam a lucky foccer , I have a 6 and a mighty thou , I know if I take it easy on the 6 I can get 60 mpg , I haven't a clue what the thou does , but on a full days ride it has been known for me to fill up 3 times.......I do get in at the end of the day grinning from ear to ear though    :thumbup


Im beginning to realise this, my mate has a 05 r1, and he wasn't fazed by the mpg. Just its a massive shock from the 600. At least my knees and back would get a regular break, although it was very comfortable unlike the mt09 which I found very uncomfortable.

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General / Re: Question for MT10 owners.
« on: 28 April 2018, 08:52:44 PM »
This is a bastard thread as I am so tempted. Test road one at easter on the Yamaha ride day, that made it even worse. Waiting for the prices to come down, so another couple of years.
What mpg are you getting as this seems to be the only Achilles heel that I can find?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: % Brighter Bulbs
« on: 20 April 2018, 08:06:41 PM »
Cheers for the replies boys, an easy upgrade sorted.

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FZS600 Fazer / % Brighter Bulbs
« on: 18 April 2018, 08:43:46 PM »
Off to a wedding in Ireland in June, and may have a couple of hours of motorway miles coming back in the dark.
Im not too bothered by my lights at night but then again I barely ride at night, not for a couple of hours any way.
So was wondering about 50,60 100% brighter bulbs.
Do they make a difference?
Are they just a straight swap or is there some fettling required due to motorbike wiring, I know its a straight swap on a car.


Cheers
Nick

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 14 April 2018, 08:38:59 PM »
Washed it. Took the centre stand off for a repaint, its in remarkable good condition considering some that i have seen on here. Hopes it relatively easy to get back  on!!

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General / Re: crash vid
« on: 13 April 2018, 05:46:47 PM »
Not convinced fazersharp, the car in the right lane is about level with the lead vehicle as well. Biker would of been shouting at the passenger as well as its in yanksville. I don't think the biker has much to complain about really, doesnt excuse the mazda driver but we all know there are some morons on the road.

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General / Re: car v bike
« on: 11 April 2018, 09:41:58 PM »
out of context as per usual.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 08 April 2018, 10:25:57 PM »
 :lol  rode mine to the mot, passed, no advisories. Rode home. Its very easy really red98!!!!!

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General / Re: Tyres and upgrades
« on: 05 April 2018, 07:23:19 PM »
Because new tyres cost money to develop and therefore cost more to buy, older tyres will be cheaper, plus as is the case with michelin the newer tyres don't come in older bikes sizes, you can't get a PR4 for FZS600 front wheel for example. SO perhaps tyres manufacturers are thinking of older gits like you so stop whinging  :pokefun :kiss

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 February 2018, 08:48:26 PM »
Ha,  actively diverts you if you start wondering out of a lane.
WTF - like when I am avoiding a plank. brick. wheel trim ( Insert your obstacle here) i actively steers you back into it


Basically yes, although the intervention isn't strong enough to override the human, it just feels like resistance. What it does do which would be great for about 50% of road users is make them use there indicators as that is how the system knows that you are deliberately crossing the marked line.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 February 2018, 10:55:58 PM »
Ha, my focus has all that and more, speed limit recognition, lane assist, this is wear it either warns or actively diverts you if you start wondering out of a lane.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 18 February 2018, 06:17:04 PM »
Quote
:agree Yep another stupid EU ruling we did not need



Perhaps one advantage of BREXIT is that we wouldn't have had to wait till 2011 for the EU to legislate on daylight running lamps.  Volvo first fitted them in 1984! 


 
  What are the benefits of daytime running lights?
Studies have shown that DRLs can reduce the risk of road accidents.
A Canadian report from 1997 showed a 5.7 per cent fall in crashes for cars with DRLs fitted, while an American study from 2000 put the figure at seven per cent. The EU didn’t investigate the issue until 2003, but suggested a likely reduction of between five and 15 per cent.
Many new cars have instruments that are always illuminated, making it harder to notice when the headlights are switched on.
Daytime running lights are a useful failsafe in such cases, ensuring the car is always clearly visible.



Except they are not because most DRL's are only iliimunated on the front of the vehicle, which is fuck all use when you come up behind a dark coloured vehicle in fog. This has happened to me on several occasions.

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General / Re: Earthquake SW England & S Wales
« on: 18 February 2018, 05:18:07 PM »
I started a ride about 10 minutes before and didn't notice much in wilts/somerset.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 18 February 2018, 05:12:28 PM »
Rode it yesterday for the first time this year, lovely jubbly.
Although having sat a lot on an MT10 at the london bike show its cards may be marked.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 17 February 2018, 01:36:29 PM »
New cars being fitted with with LED main lights - they are so focing bright and "glarey", compared to normal bulbs theres even that advert with the car making the fox squint - like its a feature that sels the car to nobheads cause it makes everyone squint


Don't get me started, and it means that said knob heads forget to turn there actual lights on in the dark.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 15 February 2018, 05:53:12 PM »
Another one - the army and when ranks retire they are always referred to as "Colonel Mustard-retired"  "wing Commander Bird - retired"


How far down the ranks does that go. Are there any "Private Tommy Atkins-retired"?

I could be wrong. (often am!), but I thought it was that you had to have held a field rank i.e Major or above (or equivalent i.e Lt Commander / Sqn Ldr) if it was Captain RN that's equivalent to Colonel /Group Captain!

most of us rank & file just use Veteran!


Thats what I thought as well, I guess like everything now its getting watered down.

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General / Re: 192BHP from a MT10
« on: 02 February 2018, 08:03:51 PM »
Just read the Fz1 article and saw that the bike they nodded had pretty much all the same engine mods as mine ( even had the same paint scheme 🤗)  but there's was dyno'd at 153 bhp and mine was last done at 146bhp. The only difference they had was the dynojet ignition module. Do they really make that much of a power gain?
Don't worry I'm not rushing out to buy one, 146rwhp is plenty for me, I'm just curious 🤔


I don't know about that, but atmospheric conditions and even different dynos can give different results.

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General / MCN Best Loved Bike Poll
« on: 29 January 2018, 08:28:15 PM »
As above and yes the 600 Fazer is in there so get voting!

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General / Re: Car battery experts??
« on: 29 January 2018, 08:24:04 PM »
Just check the voltage and see if it drops over period of time.

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General / Re: Car battery experts??
« on: 29 January 2018, 08:23:15 PM »
Has it not got the little green ball window thing?

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General / Re: Male Pillions In Colombia
« on: 27 January 2018, 12:11:06 PM »
Bet this thread runs and runs!!


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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 08 January 2018, 04:29:20 PM »
The final solution then will be to get a new tv bracket that gives more space for cables behind the TV :pokefun


Or a new tele and PS4 and HDMI cable.


Its amazing how some threads run and run.

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General / Re: Focer font of knowledge AV experts
« on: 06 January 2018, 12:46:38 PM »
Not helpful I know, but i think you need to cut your thumb nail!

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