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Agreed (you beat me to it), The Crown Prosecution Service has now announced it has charged Mrs Sacoolas, 42, with causing death by dangerous driving.

It comes after Northamptonshire Police interviewed Mrs Sacoolas in America and handed their completed file of evidence on Mr Dunn's death to the CPS last month.

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 18 December 2019, 10:06:52 AM »
Stuff you just put into the tank with >20 litres of fuel. I'm using Wynns version. 'Diesel Injector Cleaner'. Cheap and seems to work fine. BTW mines an old diesel with no particulate filter.

I like to pour some of this stuff into the tank every now and then. Especially on a long motorway run, when you know the whole tank (plus additive) is going to be consumed.

Also found in the past running the car on "premium" (higher octane) fuel made a difference to performance/economy too.
It's also documented the higher octane fuel contains additional additives (much like the Wynns), which help clean out the engine of deposits.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 17 December 2019, 04:08:36 PM »

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 17 December 2019, 03:37:50 PM »
Japanese cars used to be terrible rust buckets in the 70s of course, until they worked it out.
My old Ford keeps running along. Turns 15 next year.
However what really old family cars do I regularly see on the road? Volvos. They know something about rust proofing!

We actually do have a Volvo as our family car.  :lol

We took that in to a Volvo MAIN DEALER last year, as it was going into Limp mode randomly (plus on the motorway, a vehicle dropping to 40mph by itself for no good reason, becomes not funny  :eek).

Volvo had it for a day and after a SECOND "test drive" by one of their service staff, they actually told us while we sat in their showroom, "sell this vehicle as soon as you can - honestly - its seriously underpowered - theres some major engine issue going on!" plus "we cant guarantee it wont blow up at some point".  :eek "Which will cost a couple of grand for us to strip down the engine to begin some diagnosis!.... another option is to buy a replacement engine?"

Agreed though, no rust issues, plus actually built like a Tank. :)
So based on all of the above. I'd welcome an electric vehicle - MUCH less to go wrong! At least I've got my trusty Fazer for my 'happy motoring'. :thumbup  :lol

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 17 December 2019, 02:34:14 PM »
I wouldn’t argue with that F4celess.

I just find a lot of Japanese motors, well, uninspiring.  And lots of em look really weird.

I do like VAG stuff.  My last car was a VW Bora, had it for ten years with very few issues.  Well other than the engine management light being on for 7 years. :lol   Did try initially to figure out what was wrong with it, but gave up and just kept driving it. 8)   Boys at work slagged me for keeping it so long and called it the Boring Bora, but stone me it was a decent motor.

Had the Yeti for almost 4 years now from very nearly new (pre reg job).  Great spec, decent 150hp diesel engine so it’s nippy enough, and 4wd.  And I love my leather heated seats.  Had the horn fail – common fault, but that’s the only issue I can think of that I’ve had so far – again fingers crossed.


The thing with European cars, German in particular, they are ALL bland shapes, hence there's not a lot there for people to grumble about. "Safe" styling.
Plus alot is about the influence of the BADGE / reputation... If it has VW or AUDI on it, it could be a polished turd on wheels, it'll still sell like hotcakes! :)

One of my previous cars was a 5 series BMW (I thought I'd give it a try :rolleyes). Rust was soon springing up all over it (particularly sills and wheel arches which were expensive to fix economically), so I ended up giving it away as Scrap! Also paid a small fortune on various mechanical parts in the engine bay that chose to give up, at the most inconvenient times. Certainly "paid" dearly driving that premium brand!

At least the Japanese think outside the box with their car designs, rather than starting their design AS a box or rectangle, just with a few sharp edges curved off - " That'll be a Golf ". :)


Good on Harry's family for keeping up the pressure.

Agreed!  :thumbup

If they just ask Prince Andrew close protection officer where he was on certain dates it will all be documented. That evidence will either prove his innocence or prove he has questions to answer. He may have assumed she was old enough as she looked much older than 16 but............ ignorance of the law and all that..

As for that woman, Trumptown should never have let he go home

Prince Andrews close protection officer, his daughters, the Queen (!) ... you could ask anyone, but the TRUTH would always be hidden/denied. People in the upper echelons of society have ways to silence/influence the media plus minions, even more so when their "reputation" is at stake.

Whatever her age, he (Andrew) was still great chums with the known paedophile (which only stopped because he got found out!) visiting him residence Several times, committed adultery, deceived his family, the list goes on. :)  But we are patriotic - right? Plus its Royalty (gasp) so we'll just brush it under the carpet.

How about a civilian swap - sounds fair? Send Prince Andrew over the pond to face his accuser, concerning his connection to a paedophilia ring + more, in exchange for this hapless Diplomats wife who happily hits (murders) and runs !?  :foc

Both knew EXACTLY what they were involved in, at the time of the offences.  :2guns

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 13 December 2019, 02:22:19 PM »

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 13 December 2019, 01:31:49 PM »
Talking to a friendly RAC man, last time our family vehicle broke down (that we sold not long after), he said he hardly ever gets called out for mechanical breakdowns with Japanese cars (if he did, it would be down to an owner error, such as running out of fuel, flat battery etc)......

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 13 December 2019, 01:21:52 PM »
year after year...

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 12 December 2019, 11:55:54 AM »
I know our first thoughts are COOL - how far can it go (per charge) plus want to see performance figures - but how about SAFETY.

This will be (near) silent to other motorists - even currently, with the aid of a noisy exhaust, motorcyclists are still mostly 'invisible' to other road users.
The NOISE of a motorcycle in the blindspot of a car is your only hope the driver isn't about to pull out into you!  :eek

So without any noise factor to alert the senses to our presence, what is being done to make these silent motorcycles more noticeable on the roads!?

Perhaps a little extra lighting is in order to ensure you still get noticed. Rocking it... :)

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 12 December 2019, 10:10:09 AM »
I researched a number of hybrid cars not so long ago, as my next car, however the returned MPG figures were WORSE than an equivalent Diesel !

Also what was supposed to be a "sporty" model (in my shortlist) didn't return any performance figures to boast about - quite poor actually.
But the Dashboard did look like something out of the Millennium Falcon.  :eek :)
Therefore went for a small engined Diesel instead.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 11 December 2019, 03:29:01 PM »

General / Re: The future is electric………….
« on: 11 December 2019, 03:23:41 PM »
Would be interesting to view a Service schedule, for such an electric motorbike. What's involved, service interval, plus costs.
(not so much tyre wear, but electric motor / battery pack maintenance that might be found on such a machine).

It's not in the manufacturers interest to wave goodbye to you upon selling the bike. They hope you'll be returning frequently with your wallet in your hand (certainly to retain warranty, parts, etc).

Also some electric cars, you don't actually 'own' the battery pack, but are 'leasing' it. An additional regular payment.

Introduction / Re: intro hello
« on: 11 December 2019, 02:55:49 PM »
Welcome to the forum FLINT. :thumbup

The R1 5jj 2000 looks a beast? :) Love that era of Sports bikes. Your Fazer is going to be much more leisurely (in comparison).  :lol

FZS600 Fazer / Re: gear change indicator
« on: 11 December 2019, 10:13:47 AM »
What brand / model indicator are you trying to fit?

I recently fitted a GiPro X-Type G2 to my Fazer. Tapped in as follows (if this helps)...
As the wires for your gear indicator will likely be different, I wont reference those. However on the bike...

- Ignition 12v switched live for power (Light brown). Plus might also include Black wire for chassis/ground.
- Speed sensor tapped into 3-pole white coupler in electrical box (under tank).
- Crankshaft sensor signal (yellow wire) behind Left side panel (the one with the seat lock barrel).

Speed signal can also be taken from front wheel sensor. Follow the lead back to where it plugs into Bikes wiring loom. Disconnect it. Rotate the front wheel with ignition on. If the speedo remains at 0, you've located the right lead.

General / Re: weird
« on: 11 December 2019, 09:50:53 AM »
Must be the website,because I've never heard of crapatalk,is that for real?

Made my Christmas! :angel Can I use that quote as my Signature!  :lol

General / Re: Clay shooting foccers
« on: 09 December 2019, 10:43:31 AM »
Can the price of a modest aged Rifle increase with age, if kept clean, much like a classic vehicle?

I had a Beretta 92FS Match pistol for a while. Have fond memories spending some hours on a Sunday morning at the range with some friends. :)
Didn't pack the punch or range of the rifles. Plus the rifle guys tended to look down on you carrying a pistol (as a delegated league). :lol

(was trying to find a Pic of something similar. However at work *discreetly*, wont go down well spotted with a browser window open full of photos of Pistols)!  :eek

General / Re: Post your 'Winter hack' bikes
« on: 09 December 2019, 10:13:03 AM »
Bought a Kwak Z750 as a winter hack rode it few times, it's stripped and being rebuilt spent a lot more on the bike than I paid for it,  and no it's no longer to be my winter hack when it's finished

 :lol Isn't that what usually tends to happen. Within a few weeks of ownership, start looking at the bike and intentions start to waver. :)
Would be nice to see the "before" and "after", to see how the transformation turns out. :thumbup

General / Re: EBAY China ????
« on: 09 December 2019, 10:00:33 AM »
EBay are there to make money. They don't give a toss  :rolleyes

Exactly. EBay wont pursue it, all they care about is revenue. If people are buying and selling, all that commission falls in their pockets.

Another BEWARE I'll mention on EBay - you buy what appears to be a decent item at "rock bottom" prices.
However the item drops through your door in an AMAZON BASICS box!  :rolleyes

The Seller is advertising Amazon Basics (Amazon own/non labelled) items on ebay, then adding several pounds as profit. You "buy" the ebay item thinking you are getting a good deal. The seller then buys the CHEAPER priced item on Amazon, setting your Address as the destination. Crafty trick that leaves you feeling a bit exploited to be honest (plus they mention nothing about Amazon in the advert).

Once you are set on something, it really is worth checking the other (popular) online stores, incase that item is cheaper elsewhere.

EBay has been around so long there's alot of people on there exploiting various shady methods of sale. Plus EBay tend to side with the seller.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Re-fitting rear Fuel Tank bracket - parts order
« on: 06 December 2019, 02:03:13 PM »
Well its back together, all parts included. Not dropped the seat on yet, to see how that firms things up.
Thanks ALL for the feedback, has been very useful.  :thumbup

General / Re: Post your 'Winter hack' bikes
« on: 06 December 2019, 01:59:03 PM »
I'd be happy with all of the above, as a summer bike / 'only bike' too. :)  Nice rides! :thumbup
Have been skimming ebay and autotrader to see whats out there. Although still needs to be reliable, to make it cost effective.

Work colleague has a DRZ400 that looks a lot of fun, that he's not riding. I think he'd let it go if the price was right. But they fetch decent prices even for the early Years.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Re-fitting rear Fuel Tank bracket - parts order
« on: 05 December 2019, 01:57:54 PM »
Thanks that's quite reassuring. As I've tried a lot of combinations and just cant get this any tighter (than hand loose).  :rolleyes :eek
Even with the front Screw in place (securing the front of the tank down) I can put both hands on the tank and rock it side to side.

Unless anyone is actually removing their tank and can note the exact positioning of these parts, I might leave out the cylindrical spacers, so at least I can screw the bracket down tight!
Rather the tank is seated secure and doesn't move at all, than any ability for it to be able to shift while riding. Lesson learnt for next time.  :rolleyes

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Re-fitting rear Fuel Tank bracket - parts order
« on: 04 December 2019, 01:16:47 PM »
Thank you both for your prompt responses. :thumbup

The schematic is useful. Although a little confusing as it doesn't appear to show all parts I've detailed above?

The screw spacers infact drop through the (larger) holes in the thick rubber pad until they hit the lower screw bracket (positioned under the frame).
Then with everything sandwiched together, the top tank bracket screws down, it gets as far as the metal spacers it touches and wont screw any further (to make it tight).

I've screwed the 2 bolts all the way through the bottom screw bracket (off the bike), so its not as if there's a problem with them screwing onto these threads... something else I considered.

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