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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 October 2018, 03:39:37 PM »
of sloe gin

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 15 October 2018, 03:37:40 PM »
Look Back
Well thats great for 1970 but with modern shape full face helmets you can not look that far behind you.
Was going to post that when I first saw the youtube clip. All wearing open face helmets giving much better peripheral vision. I do find them useful, but would never have considered them if they hadn't already been fitted by the previous owner, as never had them ever before.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: I am Fazer, hear me roar.
« on: 15 October 2018, 10:47:58 AM »
Posting a link is a bit too technical for me, but Sea Foam is tried and tested and works. Used a lot in winterizing boat engines, jetskis etc.

Hi Robbie,
It was a bit too tempting to get "comfortable", if you get my drift. Glad the raffle went well and that the landlord will need to buy a new watch :lol .

Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Re: another class
« on: 14 October 2018, 12:55:56 PM »
Once he's got used to the power and altered his riding style to suit the superbike, there's no reason why he shouldn't be successful. Next season will be interesting with Scott Redding entering the fray with plenty to prove.

Thanks for posting the pics YFF. Nice to see all the marques well represented. Haven't seen a Hesketh for quite along time.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 13 October 2018, 08:04:05 PM »
Thought I'd capitalize on the good weather today, so had an enjoyable whizz down to Loomies via the A272. A coffee in the sun watching bikes come and go. Looked like there'd been some rain shortly before I arrived, then down A32 to the Admiral Drake in Portsmouth for a bite to eat and a pint. Retraced my steps back to Box Hill for a  catch up with the usual herberts.185 miles door to door on one tank of gas. I did take my time to squeeze in the last couple of litres though.

Got there at 2.30, band still unpacking their kit. Gave the chilli a go, not bad for 4 quid. A slow pint while band did their soundcheck. Focced off after an hour, obviously arrived far too early. Expect it's heaving now.

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 13 October 2018, 02:46:35 PM »
The mirrors taper towards the outside edge, so the stick on blindspot mirrors would be out in the breeze if fitted there,  and won't last five minutes before the lens section pulls out of the ball and socket, in my experience. I think they'd cover too much  more usable mirror as well.

I'll do my best to make this. Forecast is ok for tomorrow, so A272 to Loomies, a quick cuppa, then down to Portsmouth. I'll be billy no mates on a red'n'black 55 plate thou. :lol

Hope you're not in northern Florida. :eek

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 10 October 2018, 08:50:36 AM »

General / Re: Hard wearing metal paint
« on: 09 October 2018, 11:12:26 AM »
How about a short length of pipe lagging kept under the seat. Then just fit it over the rack arm when you lock the bike up. When it wears away, chuck it and use a new piece.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 08 October 2018, 10:08:50 PM »

General / Re: Hard wearing metal paint
« on: 08 October 2018, 09:37:32 AM »
You could consider getting one side plastic dipped, then just cut back the coating where it bolts to the frame and where the givi plate bolts through it.

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 08 October 2018, 09:30:07 AM »
Is that 70ish mph or years :lol . Old guys rock :thumbup .

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 08 October 2018, 09:26:49 AM »
A pal of mine had a GoPro ripped off his bike, on his London commute, by a moped rider who quickly snuck up beside him. The blindspot mirrors may have warned him earlier, who knows. Unfortunately you have to be wary of anyone invading your space when stationary, nowadays, in case bike jackers make a grab for the key, a sat nav/Go Pro...anything of value. What a sad state of affairs.

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 07 October 2018, 09:31:01 PM »
Mine are adjustable, on a ball and socket type fitting. No substitute for using your neck though. If they weren't on the bike when I got it, I doubt if I would have bought them though.

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 07 October 2018, 05:27:55 PM »
My bike came with them fitted. They're positioned in the top inside corners, but make sure they are within the confines of the mirror, as they can get prised off at sustained high speed. Most useful for observing vehicles almost alongside but out of peripheral vision.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 06 October 2018, 09:41:05 PM »

From a personal standpoint.......yes :) .

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 04 October 2018, 02:26:41 PM »

Noticed you hoped to get the forks changed for tomorrow, that's why I had a quick surf. Would hate to think how much it is at Fowlers. I needed mine in a hurry and local motor factors ordered it in for the same day. Good luck, hope you get one.

General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 04 October 2018, 06:00:53 AM »
Whole lotta car for the money. Good luck, hope it's what you're looking for. :thumbup

Oxford spindle key fits sizes 17 19 22 and 24mm from Machine Mart £12.98. Plenty on the bay for half that price though. Halfords sometimes stock this item if that's any help.

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