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General / Re: Weather window of opportunity.
« on: 13 June 2019, 09:06:40 PM »
Hi Choppa, Cameras, let's hope so :'( . A7 tomorrow to Hawick, Carlisle and all stations south. Back tyre's had it so will be just a cruise, famous last words :lol .

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 13 June 2019, 03:53:32 PM »

General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 13 June 2019, 03:50:36 PM »
Told you I was crap at technology :rollin :rollin . Just never thought I'd hear someone on a bike forum moan about the loudness of exhausts. I expect it's an age thing as I got into bikes when the Gold Star ruled the roost. A few of them would make Loomies sound like the local womens knitting circle's weekly get together. :lol

General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 13 June 2019, 10:08:57 AM »
I like my bikes to sound like bikes for my enjoyment, not from a "loud pipes saves lives" point of view. It's easy enough to roll through a village in a high gear so as not to piss off the locals.

General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:49:00 PM »
A lot of this is because of the idiots who treat the A32 and A272 down here in Hampshire like a race track.

When at Loomies Cafe (which is at  the junction of the two roads) you can see the morons who think they're the dogs bollocks with their unbaffled pipes go screaming off down the road or blasting past and pissing off the people who live in the local villages.

As usual, it's the minority of inconsiderate pillocks who will spoil things for everyone else.

Oh and, PS, loud pipes do *NOT* save lives, defensive riding does!
Blimey I've heard it all now, the Loud Pipes Police. Bet you can't wait for electric bikes. Fortunately I'll be long gone.

General / Re: shorten after market end can
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:43:08 PM »
Mr.Red,pm Flooky, he knows about cutting down cans.

General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:38:49 PM »
The old bill in Germany put a stick down your can. If it goes in, you're done,end of. If you've got the db killer in, the stick won't go in.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:34:05 PM »

General / Re: Weather window of opportunity.
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:33:28 PM »
Forgot to add, just short of 1,200 on the clock so far.

General / Re: Weather window of opportunity.
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:21:03 PM »
Whoopee wifi. After leaving Tyndrum I was only a few miles into Glencoe when I got the foccer salute from a red Fazer. Although I acknowledge oncoming bikers I don't really study headlamp configurations, so if the Glencoe red Fazer rider is reading this, apologies and thanks. As Mr.Red predicted there were numerous photo stops, none of which I'll bother attempting to post as I'm just crap at technology. Stopped off at Spean Bridge and spent some time at the Commando memorial. Pressed on to Inverness in blazing sunshine, making my overnight stop on Monday at Brora. A nice enough site but miles from a pub. Was awake early Tues. morning, and left that campsite at 6. They must have loved the unbaffled SP Eng can emitting reveille. By 7.30 I'd made it up to John O, the morning sea mist developed into light rain, the wind increasing accordingly. Managed to park the Faze under the sign, although this was a bit tricky as it's surrounded by quite deep gravel. Tried to take the necessary pics which was hampered by the shit conditions. Then made for Dunnet Head the true northern point, gassed up in Thurso before gassing myself up at the harbour workers caff at Scrabster. Blow out meal for £5.60. Cracked on past Dounreay nuclear power station, having just watched the Cherbobyl programme I got the hell past there asap. Pressed on west Tongue, Durness, Laxford Bridge, Scourie,Unapool, then did a right onto the B869 taking the tricky way to Lochinver. Mr.Red had tipped a campsite in Ullapool, so made the necessary phonecall and it was on the pipe to Ullapool. Tent up, pub called.
Today left the campsite about 7am south down the A835 before doing a right to Gairloch and on to Kinlochewe for brekkie. Bought an obligatory NC500 sticker and whizzed on to Sheildaig turning right for the naggery section to Applecross calling in at the Walled Garden tearooms, for coffee. Fock 'em I'm a rebel. Then down to Lochcarron for a cuppa. From there back to the campsite via Achnasheen,Gorstan and Ullapool. Tomorrows weather other than where I am is totally shite, so will stay in the pub that I'm currently in and have a chillout day,before leaving for home on Friday, hopefully taking in 2 venues Mr.Red visited, the Kelpies and The Wheel before making for Hawick and the Steve Hislop memorial.

General / Re: Weather window of opportunity.
« on: 10 June 2019, 10:31:43 AM »
Blimey Mr.Red, what's mylottery numbers this week. Got to the Welly at 10, got delayed gasbagging at the campsite, which was about 3 miles from mickvp's house. Did 2 laps of his local roundabout as it was so'm easily impressed. Great road up to Tyndrum except for the caravan/campervan wankers. The road should be bikers only, and one way along the naggery bit. :lol .Wifi in the Welly. Will finish my breakfast, gas up and crack on. Could be wild camping at this rate. Will take a pic of the Welly :lol .

General / Re: Weather window of opportunity.
« on: 09 June 2019, 09:07:11 PM »
I'll no doubt be in the Green Welly for breakfast in the morning 8-8.30ish mickvp.
Over the last few months all my pic posting attempts have failed, so have given up. Not computer techy at all. Maybe something to do with resizing, but wouldn't know what to do.
Yes Mr.Red, billynomates :thumbup .

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 09 June 2019, 06:26:28 PM »

General / Weather window of opportunity.
« on: 09 June 2019, 06:25:44 PM »
Have been keeping an eye on the weather for the northern section of Scotland, above Inverness, for the last week, and it's quite good, or dry at least. After a rushed couple of days getting stuff together, I set off this morning at 4am, taking an hour to get to the A1, catching almost every red traffic light. Good job I put the liner back in my jacket, shame I hadn't included my heated glove wiring, as it was quite cold.
It soon became apparent that most of the roadside caffs that I used to use, are now gone, so it's Costa,KFC,Burger King etc, or nothing. With just under 170 miles on the trip I had to settle for a toasted sandwich and coffee, surrounded by a coachload of screaming kids.
With me and the bike fuelled up, the day took on a rosier glow, and was soon past Scotch Corner preparing to take the A68 via Jedburgh to Edinburgh. What a hoot this road turned out to be. It was a 40 odd mile long roller coaster. Petrol became an issue, and although there's a "last English caff", there's not a "last English petrol station". I rolled into the Jedburgh Shell station with 193.8 on the trip. Gassed up, I headed for South Queensgate to get some pics of the bridges, then on to Stirling to pick up the A811 which took me to the southern end of Loch Lomond and my campsite for the night. No pub unfortunately, or rather, can't be arsed with the long walk to the village pub. Will no doubt sleep well tonight without the aid of a few beers. Found the campsite first time, well almost, as blasted past the access road due to poor signage :lol . Got checked in and the tent up by around 3.30pm, with 477 miles on the trip. I've earned a pint and can't get one. :'(

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 08 June 2019, 08:42:03 AM »

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 06 June 2019, 10:33:08 PM »
New front Road Tech 01 fitted this afternoon. Bolted on the pannier frames, as planning to set off on Sunday to do the NC500. Weather forecast for northern Scotland is quite favourable for next week. Hope it stays that way.

Just off to get a new front Metz Road Tech 01, £128 fitted to a loose wheel. Need it in a hurry so can't shop about.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2005 FZS 1000 - plenty of mods
« on: 06 June 2019, 01:37:30 PM »
Got an idea another new member (Choppa) has got an offer in for it. A great specced bike for sure. In the best colour as well.

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 05 June 2019, 08:16:37 PM »
Had a whizz down to Portsmouth to watch the D-Day remembrance fly past. Met up with Flooky for a quick catch up, then headed east to Beachy Head to watch the flight of Dakotas en route to Normandy. The Daks takeoff time from Duxford,  was delayed somewhat, which made for quite a wait on an exposed windy hillside. Glad I toughed it out as they were quite a spectacle. Then A22 London bound, rolling on the drive with 222.2 miles exactly, on the clock.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: EXUP HOW TO
« on: 03 June 2019, 02:30:01 PM »
Excellent so far. :lol
Maybe other than the poor fuelling of the early model, and limited tank range, there are no other short comings and points to be aware of, so that's why there's no Gen 2 faq/buying guide.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: EXUP HOW TO
« on: 02 June 2019, 08:43:28 PM »
If you buy a Gen 2, you'll be able to write it :lol .

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 02 June 2019, 06:26:39 PM »

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Universal mirrors vibration after 40 mph
« on: 02 June 2019, 05:01:45 PM »
Is the vibration coming from the bars as heavier bar end weights could be the answer, or lead shot or similar material to take the resonance out of the bars.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Tail tidy suggestions
« on: 02 June 2019, 04:55:44 PM »
Looks like Ermax still do undertrays for foxeyes, 112 euros unpainted. I've got a new tailtidy in the for sale section if that's any good.

Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Mugello MotoGp
« on: 02 June 2019, 01:48:38 PM »
If you like your bike racing, try and watch this before you read/hear the result. :thumbup

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