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General / Re: Varifocal glasses.
« on: 23 May 2018, 06:52:45 AM »
I don't want to hijack this thread too much, but has anyone else on here tried bifocal contact lenses?


Never even knew they existed, although i simply cannot touch my eyes so it would be a no no for me.
After a bit of reading it sounds like the Varifocal lenses would be the way to go rather than Bifocal lenses, l though i still don't quite understand hoe Bifocal contact lenses would work when they're stuck to your eyes?


My eyes at the moment are classed as Monovision, as in one short sighted and one long sighted.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 23 May 2018, 06:42:14 AM »

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 May 2018, 06:50:24 AM »
If it's a regular problem by the same person report them to your environmental health department they will take action. We had the same problem where I used to live the idiot had a gardening business and rather than pay tipping charges for his business waste he used to burn it most evenings in summer burning weeds and grass stinks and the smoke hung on wind lass nights. I spoke to the t**t but no change so reported him to environmental health along with several of the neighbours. He was served with an enforcement notice to stop the fires he had no choice but had to comply. Best do these things the legal way rather than the way most of us would like too.


Burning weeds and grass could be classed as a vegetarians BBQ.  :lol

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General / Re: Varifocal glasses.
« on: 22 May 2018, 12:05:23 AM »
Could always be weird like me!
Had my eyes lasered in 2004 after wearing glasses since 1979.
Great for a few years, then had light sensitivity, then got assaulted by some twat 4 years ago which caused issues.
Right now, i have a left eye which is short sighted, and a long sighted right eye.
Weird thing is, for most part it works....the long sighted eye takes over for most of it, although close vision stuff like soldering at work is iffy.
Technology now though is way better....BUT..... the price accompanies it.
I paid £555 for both eyes, now it's 4 or 5 times more at least, but most certainly a life changer.....how long for though is down to each individual.
We all heal and grow old differently, so never any guarantees.
Food for thought.....


Anyone wants questions answered though, feel free to ask.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Low power full throttle mid rpm
« on: 21 May 2018, 09:14:01 PM »
As above, try the most inexpensive way first, it may be all that it needs.


I've always used this gear, in fact i'm using it right now in my tank, and is the only one i've ever tried that i notice a difference after a few days.
During winter my bike probably doesn't get up to a decent running temperature when it's very cold as my commute isn't very far so it appreciates a system clean up at least once a year.


Used to be £15 a bottle in Halfords but they've stopped selling it so at least now it's a sensible price online.




 
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STP-Petrol-System-Cleaner-Fuel-400ML-Powerful-Additive-Petrol-Treatment-/323244674523?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10


Damn! That was the one I have used before with great success, I was trying to find on eBay, but failed., But now I have the link, I had forgotten the name /make of it.
Cheers


Make sure it's the "Complete Fuel System Cleaner" as per link, as there are others by STP that are not as effective.
Just lob the whole bottle in with a full tank of fuel.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Tyre Question
« on: 21 May 2018, 05:10:17 PM »
H rated is up to 130mph.


H rating isn't high enough for a Fazer the rating should be ZR or Z over 149mph H is too low.
Yamaha state ZR as OE, it's possible if you are involved in a RTC your insurance company might well claim the bike isn't as designed and use it as an excuse not to pay or withdraw your cover.


Yeah, the only reason it stuck in my mind was 'cos my old NTV was H rated. I've only ever bought ZR for this bike.
On the subject of insurance, without meaning to go astray, i paid for a renewal earlier today and they said as my bike is classed as garaged at night if anything happens to it within 500 metres of my home and it's not garaged then they won't pay out. So if i want to stop at the local shop on the way home from work i suddenly have invalid insurance if it's nicked?


Modern day Dick Turpin's.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Low power full throttle mid rpm
« on: 21 May 2018, 05:03:31 PM »
Buy some seafoam.
Run the bike til there is hardly any fuel in the, tip in the seafoam into the fuel tank and run it till it stops smoking. Then top up with nice expensive fuel and take it for a blast down the country lanes, razzing it as much as you can.
When you are back at home with a grin on your face the bike should be performing much better on the way home.
If that does not work out for you it will be time to clean the carbs.


It's doubtful it will clear a blocked jet and it certainly will not sort out the contamination problem i.e. the rust or debris.  These additives are little more than detergents and will do nothing to permanently sort this kind of problem.


I was shown the brown sediment in my carbs when i had mine cleaned a few years ago, i take it there's no tricks for it to be removed via the carb drainage holes?

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 May 2018, 12:09:19 PM »
Cleaned and re-oiled my K&N air filter. It seems smoother at lower revs, so I think it's done some good, either that or it's a placebo effect.


Also put some velcro (furry side only) under the top of my screen to stop it buzzing against the fairing, worked a treat!


+1 for the velcro trick on the screen, i used it on the underside of the fairing infill trays as well to stop them vibrating.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Low power full throttle mid rpm
« on: 21 May 2018, 06:46:38 AM »
As above, try the most inexpensive way first, it may be all that it needs.


I've always used this gear, in fact i'm using it right now in my tank, and is the only one i've ever tried that i notice a difference after a few days.
During winter my bike probably doesn't get up to a decent running temperature when it's very cold as my commute isn't very far so it appreciates a system clean up at least once a year.


Used to be £15 a bottle in Halfords but they've stopped selling it so at least now it's a sensible price online. 


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STP-Petrol-System-Cleaner-Fuel-400ML-Powerful-Additive-Petrol-Treatment-/323244674523?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 19 May 2018, 07:56:24 AM »
Bought the Fazer thou out of slumber and reminded myself just how quick these things are.
Came across a dismembered deer in a pool of blood.
Obviously been hit at speed by something.
Certainly makes you think.


Made me think of Rambo  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Dodgy inicator
« on: 19 May 2018, 07:54:27 AM »
My indicators are a bit temperamental. Previous owner fitted some dodgy aftermarket ones to the front which let in water, corrode a bit and develop a bad connection. Cleaning the bulb connection and wd40 usually sorts mine. Writing is solid.


Mine can be too........on...off...on...off...on...off...i need to get them sorted out really  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Dodgy inicator
« on: 19 May 2018, 12:27:22 AM »
Quicker flashing is normally a bulb out somewhere.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Tyre Question
« on: 18 May 2018, 10:09:11 PM »
you wont outride that tyre on a fazer


What d'ya mean?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Tyre Question
« on: 18 May 2018, 03:31:21 PM »
H rated is up to 130mph.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sproket Wobble
« on: 18 May 2018, 06:05:54 AM »
Just noticed that the bike has been stood for a couple of years.
There is a big possibility, even more so if it's been stored outside, that there could be seized chain links.
Normally felt when riding as a knocking feeling through the left foot as the bad links try and go round the front sprocket at an awkward angle.


Again this is something that can be spotted visually. With the bike on the centre stand just look at the lower part of the chain and all the links should be equally horizontal. A sticking or seized chain link tends to stay put in a slightly diagonal position, and will basically just look wrong in comparison.
Once this happens the damage is done and it'll never really be normal again even if you persevere and try and free up the link with a bit of elbow grease. 
A chain that is neglected, even from new, doesn't take long to go wrong if the conditions are right, like excessive rain, salty sea air, etc.


If this is the case then i would get a new D.I.D. X Ring chain & sprocket kit from a reputable company, also making sure you have the new 12mm front sprocket nut to fit as well, rather than the iffy 9mm one.
 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sproket Wobble
« on: 17 May 2018, 07:11:29 PM »
Just by putting the bike on the centre stand and spinning the wheel backwards will tell you if it’s misaligned.
It will make a clicking noise as it tries to straighten itself up plus you will see that it’s not right as it will move from side to side.
Having a chain that’s too tight will make it even worse.


If all is well the chain will just purr when you spin the wheel.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Sproket Wobble
« on: 17 May 2018, 03:04:30 PM »
What do you mean by "causes the chain to judder"?

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General / Re: Changes to the MOT
« on: 15 May 2018, 06:45:18 AM »


Gov.UK website, so presumably it's up to date.








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General / Re: Changes to the MOT
« on: 14 May 2018, 10:45:44 PM »
It will be the date that the actual MOT test is done.


Is that the new way now?
I always take my bike in early but they still date it 'til the end of the old one when it passes.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Changed spark plugs then raidator burst
« on: 14 May 2018, 08:34:00 PM »
Won't be related to the plugs, just a coincidence.
Once the new red is fitting flush the system with Radflush before putting coolant in, you may have had a blocked system that may have contributed towards it, although there could be other reasons of course.



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General / Re: London riders: New Emisions, does it effect you!
« on: 14 May 2018, 07:31:04 AM »
Obviously does affect my bike, but not my daily commute, so for now i'm not too bothered, but i'm sure they will make the ULEZ zones bigger and more widespread as time goes on.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 May 2018, 09:16:41 PM »
eh darrsi......magneto man

since I read your post I've been the same......getting buzzed off everything I touch :rolleyes

last two days have been interesting to say the least :lol


I got given a free rugby top at work the other day, but it's made of polyester for strength purposes.
I swear i was waiting to spontaneously combust when i put it on, you could hear the crackling of static, absolutely no way i could wear it.
All my boots have to be anti static as well, otherwise i get shocks between my toes when i walk, which is even worse in winter. Can only wear 100% cotton socks as well otherwise it just makes things worse.
Sounds funny, but it really isn't.  :lol

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: A.J.Sutton FZS600 Spare Parts
« on: 12 May 2018, 09:10:23 PM »
Can try Fowlers too.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What would you replace your FZS600 with?
« on: 12 May 2018, 10:30:53 AM »

Have you thought about a BMW F800ST?


As long as you have a dark visor, that is one fugly looking bike. The fairing looks horrible.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 May 2018, 07:08:33 AM »
women drivers

I'm not sexist but in the space of 30 seconds today, 3 women drivers really made me shake my head in amazement

two x 2 lane carriageway, with standing traffic on the left side, but in lane 2 a wagon has broke down and has his hazards on......I'll come back to this

an ambo on a shout approaches from behind and crosses the centre line to pass the traffic......at the lights is a 90 degree bend to the left and a van comes around that bend and pulls over to lane 1 to allow the ambo through who's in lane 2 but going against the flow

a woman decides to overtake the van even though she must've seen/heard the ambo. The ambo holds position as he has nowhere to go (+ on a shout) and the woman in the car takes evasive action at the last minute......

I look across at the broken down wagon and two female drivers are now sat in lane 2 behind him, traffic moves in lane 1 and they're left sitting behind him whilst the rest of lane 2 changes to lane 1 to progress

even my dog was shaking his head at the 3 women
may its the beer but I could not follow ANY of that. I would say though about women drivers that gets my goat - every traffic light they come to they are flicking their hair or looking in the mirror at them selves - maybe the hair flicking is the unconscious picking of nose that fellas do, but it does make me think they are not really concentrating on the road constantly fidgeting.       


I reckon you may be misinterpreting the signs me old mucker!
They're not looking at themselves......they've suddenly seen some knight in shining body armour on some gleaming black steed, thinking "Wow, look at that bad boy!"  :b

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