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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 01 October 2018, 10:07:48 PM »
We have a vw Eos, its a tin top. Had it a year now and can't fault it. Fancied something fun, but needed four seats for my two daughters. They love it.
Just an alternative.


Hmm, decent shout.....they've got one of those also


https://www.surreymotorcompany.co.uk/used-cars/volkswagen-eos-2-0-tsi-sport-cabriolet-2dr-crowthorne-201809030115185


Thats more specced up than ours, faster engine as we only have the 1.4 TSI.
As some one has mentioned with the roof down theres no space in the boot, but if want practical buy an estate. Having said that I have a focus estate and the Eos was more practical with the roof down for Chirstmas tree moving and collecting a 50 inch tele from my folks!!!!


Forgot to add, with the Eos you get 3 roofs configuration, tilted sunroof, sunroof and whole roof down. It helps with adapting to the conditions.

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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 28 September 2018, 09:47:58 PM »
We have a vw Eos, its a tin top. Had it a year now and can't fault it. Fancied something fun, but needed four seats for my two daughters. They love it.
Just an alternative.


Hmm, decent shout.....they've got one of those also


https://www.surreymotorcompany.co.uk/used-cars/volkswagen-eos-2-0-tsi-sport-cabriolet-2dr-crowthorne-201809030115185


Thats more specced up than ours, faster engine as we only have the 1.4 TSI.
As some one has mentioned with the roof down theres no space in the boot, but if want practical buy an estate. Having said that I have a focus estate and the Eos was more practical with the roof down for Chirstmas tree moving and collecting a 50 inch tele from my folks!!!!

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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 27 September 2018, 09:11:58 PM »
We have a vw Eos, its a tin top. Had it a year now and can't fault it. Fancied something fun, but needed four seats for my two daughters. They love it.
Just an alternative.

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 16 September 2018, 11:42:13 AM »
Ah ok.


But Dazza why are you picking your nose in your photo?

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 08:21:07 PM »
Im sorry, but have I missed something?

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General / Re: bike accident bit of advice please
« on: 01 September 2018, 09:47:55 PM »
Contact bike lawyer, they are always answering questions in MCN/FastBikes etc. No win Now fee are not lawyers!!

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chaaaaiiiiin
« on: 14 August 2018, 10:35:40 PM »
What is the chain of choice. Is it DID x ring?

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General / Re: Noise
« on: 27 July 2018, 10:43:49 PM »
Clean the oil off the chain, then put chain lube back on. See if the noise changes


Yeah i know what you're saying, i've already considered that, but the chain looks so healthy, if that's the right terminology, that i kind of feel a bit reluctant to gunge it back up again, but i'll probably have to use it as a process of elimination.
If my hearing wasn't so over sensitive it wouldn't be an issue but i can hear a pin drop from a mile away so to me it's overly irritating.  :lol


WHAT, couldn't hear you!!


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General / Re: Quiet roads for the final?
« on: 15 July 2018, 09:04:04 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.


Pussy Riot stole the show apparently!

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General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 14 July 2018, 08:52:48 PM »
did the scottish highland ride about a month ago.
did 1400 miles over 6 days.
I suffer badly with numb bum syndrome.
50 or 60 miles then I start to feel it.
tried a/hawk,gel pad etc no joy but these worked for me......
can go twice the distance before I need to get off.


https://www.bumbags4bikers.co.uk/


I have one of these and can defiantly vouch for it!


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General / RIP William Dunlop
« on: 07 July 2018, 09:00:59 PM »
Killed in an incident in Skerries 100 practice today.
Missed the TT to be with his pregnant partner.
Im trying to hold the tears back.


RIP William

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General / Re: Fazer 1000 to FZ6
« on: 05 July 2018, 08:26:09 PM »
yeah the FZS 600 is much better than the FZ6.

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General / Re: Happy Birthday Unfazed!
« on: 02 July 2018, 09:02:23 PM »
No way, Happy birthday Pat. He didn't mention it when I was with him 10 days ago.
I agree Pat is very knowledgable, funny and boy does he know how to ride a bike fast!!!

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General / Re: Goretex or leathers?
« on: 19 June 2018, 08:34:31 PM »
Goretex it is then, actually now the bike is nearly packed I would be hard pushed to even get my over suit into panniers.


Off to Ireland on Thursday for a wedding.
Looking warm, talk of a heat wave,
Do I wear my goretex textile kit, which is new so never worn in the summer it has vents etc, or leathers?
With the goretex I don't need to worry about  rain showers obviously. Leathers I need to pack waterproofs
whats your advise.


Cheers Nick
Goretex probably more versatile, but I just prefer leather.
Although from my experience they can be just as hot as leather.
Where in Ireland are you heading too Nick?



Kinsale, so half way across at the bottom. Hope to get a few miles in on Saturday!

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General / Goretex or leathers?
« on: 18 June 2018, 08:36:10 PM »
Off to Ireland on Thursday for a wedding.
Looking warm, talk of a heat wave,
Do I wear my goretex textile kit, which is new so never worn in the summer it has vents etc, or leathers?
With the goretex I don't need to worry about  rain showers obviously. Leathers I need to pack waterproofs
whats your advise.


Cheers Nick

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General / Re: Crafty plugger
« on: 29 May 2018, 08:21:18 PM »
Cheers guys food for thought.

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General / Crafty plugger
« on: 25 May 2018, 09:03:34 PM »
Im guessing if but the one without the gas bottles you have to blow the tyre up your self, ie pump.


Are the gas bottle ones easy to use?


Trip to Ireland next month for a wedding. :)


Cheers
Nick

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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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