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General / EU plans 11 new safety measures for all new cars after 2021
« on: 13 April 2019, 01:10:06 AM »
You may have heard some claptrap about new EU speed limiters. Well it's not true.
It's just adaptive cruise control connected with GPS that can be switched off.

More important other bits are emergency braking, lane keep assist and fatigue monitoring by 2021.
Automatic emergency braking will be life safer against old ladies T-boning your bike prince Phil style  :lol

General / England will win the 2018 football world cup
« on: 10 July 2018, 01:55:41 AM »
I told you to stop complaining about weather and football people.

Its ComingHome - England will win 2018 football World Cup!  :lol:

BRITAIN is now officially a banana republic with constant sunshine, collapsing government and a very good football team.

General / Downshifting how do you do it?
« on: 08 September 2017, 01:57:02 PM »
When I downshift I usually go down more then one gear. For example if I am in 5th or 6th I go down straight to 3rd or even 2nd. That gives me more stopping power.

In order to not potato myself I use clutch slipping. My process for decisive slow down is, say I am in 5th:

1. A little front brake.
2. Disengage with the clutch
2. 3 down shifts to 2nd.
3. Engage back with the clutch slipping it so that the force is smooth.
4. Final front brake.

I was not sure that is the right way to shift, but it works for me. I read that some guys saying they go very fast sequentially like 5th,4th,3rd,2nd gear.
My thinking was I am not a pro works for me this more then one gear down thing.

Then today I have watched MotoGP Petruci footwork. Big surprise I am not alone. Everybody is cheating and doing more than one gear down?   :lol

How do you do your gear shift guys?

Any tips?

General / losing the back under front braking...sometimes?
« on: 08 July 2017, 06:02:35 PM »
Hello guys,

I wonder if there is something wrong with my front brake. Under hard front brake braking (not emergency hard) my back end starts twitching.

I mean even it is not that hard, way way softer then doing stoppies for example. My back wheel is on the ground but I feel I am losing it.

Happened few times in the last week. Once was I needed to shave off some speed to get in a queue I was overtaking and the back started to go hard left and right. I was thinking that is because I was close to the centre paint line maybe the paint was the reason.

Then it hapenned few times in the middle of the lane too under hard front brake braking (not emergency hard), even not that hard lets say ambitious front brake braking.

Any ideas? I don't have ABS. Never happened to me with the Fazer. I know MT09 is lighter, still doesn't feels right. Obviously I have adjusted my riding, but modern bikes are supposed to brake very well. That reminds me 30 years ago with the drum brakes. Forward planing was the key  :lol

Anyhow not happy to have fast bike that can't stop well. What is wrong?

General / France Macron has kicked some nazi ass
« on: 23 April 2017, 07:27:58 PM »
Emmanuel Macron has beaten the french nazi today   :rollin :rollin

Fingers crossed he will kick nazi ass 2nd round more  :lol

General / speeding new rules
« on: 23 April 2017, 11:40:35 AM »
Speeding new rules, do not get caught :)

Drivers caught well over the speed limit from next week face a fine amounting to 150 per cent of their weekly earnings.

Exceeding the limit by these amounts will also have further ramifications, with a ban of seven to 56 days - depending on the gravity of the offence - as well as adding six points on their licence.

General / MT09 handlebars and other recalls
« on: 22 April 2017, 12:32:51 AM »
I know plenty of foccers do MT09 nowadays.

There has been a recent MT09 handlebars recall.

FYI you can check your MT09 here:

You can get there all recall letters in pdf. Useful if yours is used like mine and you can't receive letters from Yamaha.

The nice bit is you will see there all recalls for your specific VIN.

There has been some shift and transmission issues, and headlight recalls with some VINs too.

General / New bike time
« on: 15 October 2016, 06:31:47 PM »
Gone to the Dark side here is my new MT09

For Sale & Wanted / Fazer FZS600 2003 Foxeye for sale
« on: 12 October 2016, 12:58:39 PM »
Hi guys,

I bought MT09 and sadly the fazer must go.

I have new windscreen, new upgraded front sprocket nut and washer, newish 4000 miles Tsubaki gold chain and sprockets, new K&N air filter, new racing adjustable pegs, short race levers, blue braided front brake lines.

Professionally refurbished front brake calipers by

Serviced this summer 1000 miles ago with new esther synt oil and new Galfer front pads.

V5 in my name
MOT till 30 May 2017.
New Delkevic can
New Micheline Road Pilot 3 tyres.
Full tank  :)

I am putting this on ebay today with 0p start no reserve 7 days auction.

If anybody here wants it the price for you is £1000 OVNO cash on collection. IMO that is a fair price for a Foxeye.

Having said all that the I am probably making a huge mistake, but can't afford having two bikes.

On ebay now:

General / My own mom rear ended me - relax its work safe LOL
« on: 19 September 2016, 01:00:21 PM »
I know its wrong but I can't stop laughing:

I did not even see you son

Epic  :lol :lol :lol

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General / A little culture time...
« on: 05 September 2016, 12:56:49 AM »

FZS600 Fazer / michelin pilot road 3 tyre pressures
« on: 04 September 2016, 02:58:52 PM »
Hi Guys,

I am 18 stones gear up and run 36 psi front and 42 psi rear.

Any idea how I can have exact tyre pressure calculated for me?

The Yamaha owners manual say for high speed high load (me) the front must be 2.25 bar (32 psi) front and 2.9 bar (42 psi) rear.

The Haynes manual say 33/42 psi.

Micheline site say nothing.

Any ideas?

FZS600 Fazer / connecting gear indicator help
« on: 27 August 2016, 11:13:39 PM »
Hi All,

I bought for £18 this gear indicator:

I do have PDM60 so not problem for connecting the ground and the + power.

Any idea were in the connection box I can get connection to the:

1. Tacho
2. Speed
3. Neutral

There is white 3 wires connector speedo connector there do you know which wire is for what?



Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / LOFO's Loomies this Sunday or Monday
« on: 26 August 2016, 10:39:07 AM »
Hi guys,

fancy Loomies this Sunday 28th or 29th Monday?


General / fellow Fazer is giving us a bad name :-)
« on: 22 August 2016, 11:02:01 PM »
Alarm bells are ringing, fellow foccer got severly beaten on a traffic lights gran prix by...a Bandit  :rolleyes

Posts as an excuse youtube video with a van driver on a mobile phone. Mate you are giving us bad name  :lol

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General / How to spend your time when not riding
« on: 14 August 2016, 01:11:45 PM »
True story  :lol

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General / MT10 sales beats all
« on: 09 August 2016, 12:55:04 AM »
MT10 July sales beats all other it has more sales then 125 PCX scooter  :eek

General / Yamaha MT10 compared to BMWs and my old Fazer FZS600
« on: 07 July 2016, 08:40:37 PM »
I do have tried MT 10 today too:

Obviously it will not win beauty contest. Having said that my wife likes it  :rolleyes

Position is way, I mean way way way forward. You can get used to it. I am 6 foot and there is plenty of room. The pegs are very comfty with more than enough leg room. In fact more leg room than the Fazer.

The gears are better than all BMWs. Does not have quickshifter. Actually MT10 do gears better without quickshifter than the BMWs with quickshifter. Enough said. The best engine so far.

On paper S1000R and MT10 are almost identical as power 160hp and weight fuelled 210kg. For some reason MT10 feels much lighter bike. Probably because of the forward position. It feels and rides as one very powerful supermoto. The engine also feels with more power. It may have more low torque I have no idea but the engine of the MT10 is the best.

As in BMWs I have to say I have not used the 6th too much. Yamaha is doing 95mph in second gear and three digits in 3rd. And when in B mode this bike is insane. I don't do wheelies if I can. In B mode you are practically riding most of the time on one wheel.

The most useful for public streets is standard mode STD.

Like S1000R the Yamaha moves with the speed of your thoughts without been intimidating and you are always in control.

The throttle is perfect and the power is delivered in a smooth and predictable way. I mean in STD mode.

MT10 feels sharper than S1000R. And you can ride it faster easier. Again surpisingly for me on the motorway without fairing it does better speeds than the Fazer with less wind. Or at least that is how I feel it. I mean there is wind, but because the bike has better engine and more power, somehow motorway speeds are easier.

You can change direction any time in the bend left or right and it just goes there. Again my abilities are way off what that bike can do.

Brakes are much more than you will ever need. Always smooth and progressive if you need it.

Suspension is the best. It is firm. Bear in mind this is a sport bike disquised as a supermoto.
Firm suspension is what you need with that power delivery.

Now the bad: the seat. I mean the Yamaha MT10 seat is seriously bad (hard). Like a brick of wood.

Note about the seat. It actually fits the overall bike. It is hard but that is good, because with this bike and this strong brakes and this firm suspension, and this powerful engine, and the speeds you can do with, actually you need this hard seat to be always in control and not slide around because of various g forces.

The truth is MT10 is a hardcore sport bike that needs to be ridden hard and needs this seat.

I have been two hours on it and now my bumm is sore and hurts. But I am still smiling  :lol :

Final rating:

1. Handling & steering - MT10, S1000R, XR, Fazer, RS
2. Engine and power delivery - MT10, S1000R, XR, Fazer, RS - note obviously the RS has more power than the Fazer I just do not like the engine for my riding.
3. Seat and position - Fazer, seat XR, 1000R, position 1000R beats XR for me, RS, last one is MT10 now.
4. Look - draw for all from the front look, side look - 1000R, XR, RS, Fazer, MT10 - again no surprise here MT 10 is eriously ugly bike from any point. And daiglo wheels? I rest my case.
5. Sound - S1000R, MT10, Fazer, RS, XR - note I am not a fan of low rumbling Harley style sound. For you it may be the RS. S1000R has really nice sound in high revs. MT10 in STD mode sound is good, switch to B mode and its get ugly you get the impression nuts and bolts will be flying any moment.
6. Fun factor - MT10 is the winner hands down. Than follow closely S1000R, XR, RS, RR and finally the good old Fazer.

The final conclusion - I am still keeping the Fazer. Still fast enough when needed and does 50 mpg and comfty.

If you want a bike for long touring you need the XR.

If you need fun and track days get MT10.

I am temped by S1000RR as short commuter/fun bike too.

MT10 in some tourer faired version with better seat is probably the bike I will like the most. The only problem is Yamaha is not doing it yet...

General / Brexit for the hard of reading
« on: 25 June 2016, 03:40:29 PM »
just pictures please, tis is for the hard of reading  :lol

here we go:

General / Vote Love No war
« on: 14 June 2016, 08:13:56 PM »
At last something positive. In case you wonder there is Vote Love too  :woot

Be generous with the donations  :D

Brexit is the dream of the Trumps and Farages of this world. And like them, the Leave campaign has risen in the polls mainly through fantastic lies delivered by rag media.

 The truth is, Europe is a no-brainer. The challenges we face are, by far, best met together. Our unity is a force for peace, for human and labour rights, for environmental sustainability, for our future. And that's why those who want to take us backward on all those fronts, also want Brexit.

FZS600 Fazer / rear wheel movement issue
« on: 28 April 2016, 12:54:47 PM »
Hi All,

yesterday I was gonna lubricate my chain. And the rear wheel has not turning freely.

On center stand and in neutral the wheel turns freely and fine just a little say 4 inches and than stucks and stops suddenly to the point you can't move it with hand, two hands or foot at all. Happens in both directions.

I have removed the rear brake caliper - same problem it stucks.

I have tried the same with clutch pulled in - same problem. When in 1st gear with clucth pulled in the rear wheel does not moves at all eceb an inch. In neutral moves few inches.

The bike rides and feels fine when riding. Clutch seems to engage and disengage the same way it always was before that issue.

Can't lubricate my chain though.

Any ideas what may be the problem?

Thank you in advance.


General / poor man bluetooth intercom sat nav helmet headphones
« on: 12 April 2016, 07:34:30 PM »
I have mounted my new TCOM-SC 800M Interphone Bluetooth helmet intercom headset. I was looking at some other expensive devices, but do I need to pay over £200 for 2 speakers, mic and piece of bluetooth?

More than happy. Does exactly what I will ever need and more. I bought it to connect to my Android phone for the sat nav ocassional use once in a month. Apparently I can listen to muisc, do phone calls and even connect to other similar devices as intercom now as well  :lol:

On fleabay its about £29:

I got it from amazon though for the next day delivery:

My helmet Shoei NXR have slots for the speakers, means very comfty when you put the helmet on, can you spot where the speaker is:

The mic fits nicely too:

The kit has clamp (clamps are ugly) and 3M sticker with velcro attached mount pad. I like sticker mounting better, very slim and better looking, also the sticker can be glued exactly where you want it for a better positioning:

Here is the bluetooth piece mounted:

Note from the shooting angle it looks much bigger than it is, its actually pretty slim device no more than half an inch:

General / best breakfast in town
« on: 04 April 2016, 01:30:02 AM »
unless I do some longer breakfast ride this is my fav breakfast ride:

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With Google maps route here:

General / Happy Easter All!
« on: 27 March 2016, 07:46:12 PM »
Christ is Risen.  Peace to all.  :)

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