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General / Re: Battery losing voltage = dead?
« on: Today at 10:56:45 AM »
I brought my charger in January 2012 after flattening it trying to start the bike with knackered spark plugs. The battery was 14 years old at that point and never been on a charger. I think it took 24 hours whilst the charger did its thing through different cycles until it registered a fully charged battery. Ever since then I have kept the bike connected to the charger (optimiser) when the bike is not in use which could be 5 weeks at a time. Don't wish to chance fate but the battery is now 22 years old  :eek         

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My country is in Central Europe, technically. Most of the top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors, mechanics, handy men, nurses... have left to work in Germany, UK and USA over the past three decades.
Why have you included "handy men" along with top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors  :lol


Because, especially these days, with the curfews and lockdowns (at least here) those skills are precious. You can do without a lawyer, or an engineer today, but if your pipes start leaking - good luck!
Oh I see - we call them plumbers here in the UK.  :D


What do you call guys doing other house repairs? Stuck/broken doors, windows, jammed locks, leaking heat pipes, broken light switches etc?
The "general small house repairs" guys (never seen a woman do that for money)?
I was  :pokefun .
 But
  • Stuck/broken doors = Carpenter
  • windows = glazer
  • jammed locks = locksmith
  • leaking heat pipes = heating engineer
  • broken light switches = Electrician.
Especially the Electrician, there are very strict rules here about who can work on electric items in peoples homes and only qualified people can do it.   

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Centre stand return isn't
« on: Today at 10:15:44 AM »
It doesn't seem bent, I've added pictures to the gallery: https://imgur.com/a/epPehsa
Thank you all for your guidance, lots of good stuff on here.
Why have you got 4 boxes of bananas in your garage  :lol

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Why is the Gov panicking about this weekend being a "bank Holiday" and extra people going out. Every weekend is a bank holiday at the moment.

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My country is in Central Europe, technically. Most of the top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors, mechanics, handy men, nurses... have left to work in Germany, UK and USA over the past three decades.
Why have you included "handy men" along with top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors  :lol


Because, especially these days, with the curfews and lockdowns (at least here) those skills are precious. You can do without a lawyer, or an engineer today, but if your pipes start leaking - good luck!
Oh I see - we call them plumbers here in the UK.  :D

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My country is in Central Europe, technically. Most of the top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors, mechanics, handy men, nurses... have left to work in Germany, UK and USA over the past three decades.
Why have you included "handy men" along with top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors  :lol

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East Europeans are thought of as those from behind the old iron curtain. Thought a man of your all knowing ands seeing knowledge would have know that. 
Oh he knew alright  ;)

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Report that shopping may be searched to check for non-essential items...
https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/09/police-threaten-search-shopping-trolleys-check-buying-essentials-12532339/

I read about that one the other day and the Metro are just engaging in click bate - they missed out the part where the police cheif said
 
"To be clear on the shopping trolley issue: This is about essential and necessary journeys, not what's in your trolley. I have been clear that we will not be judge and jury on what is an essential item or not, but we may now probe the purpose of the journey."
 I see the accompanying pictures one woman has a trolley full of garden stuff that you can buy in your local supermarket in the "seasonal isle" might be a bit extreme going out just to buy that that but what is wrong with buying a box of grass seed along with your loo rolls, pasta, and hand gel. After-all the supermarkets are still selling these items.   
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 09 April 2020, 09:59:57 PM »
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Quote from: Grahamm on Today at 04:48:56 PM<blockquote>workers who usually come from overseas to work on the harvest have been held back by COVID-19
</blockquote>That reminds me two days in a row I have witnessed groups of eastern Europeans who do not seem to give a toss. One group of 8 helping wash each others cars (2 cars ) in a supermarket petrol station. And another group of 6 having a BBQ in a back street lock-up, in full view of passers by.     « Last Edit: Today at 08:29:17 PM »


I know I know.  Bloody immigrants!
Here's some more........well six of them are.....

What has a photo from 2016 of NHS workers got to do with Eastern Europeans having a BBQ during lock down. They are neither Eastern European nor having a BBQ in a back street lock up.  :rolleyes

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 09 April 2020, 08:28:06 PM »
workers who usually come from overseas to work on the harvest have been held back by COVID-19
That reminds me two days in a row I have witnessed groups of eastern Europeans who do not seem to give a toss. One group of 8 helping wash each others cars (2 cars ) in a supermarket petrol station. And another group of 6 having a BBQ in a back street lock-up, in full view of passers by. 

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General / Re: Battery losing voltage = dead?
« on: 09 April 2020, 07:47:23 PM »
That battery is a standard lead acid on and is ok to charge it with a car charger, but with the red cell caps off.


No, if it's a intelligent charger, type that can detect the charge AMP/voltage and cycle charge like CTEK for example yes.  Your standard low/high charge rate charger will bugger it.  I lost count of the amount of owners who've buggered their batteries in this way, red caps off or not. 
my ctek charger (yam branded ) is supposed to restore batteries that you think are dead some sort of intelligent charging or something or other.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear Brake refurb
« on: 09 April 2020, 11:23:38 AM »
[Do you mean from the back one (nearest the wheel ) first then the one on the outside.


Yes mate  :)
:thumbup
 I have put my 500ml bottle of carplan fluid in a quiet spot to "rest"before I use it

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 09 April 2020, 11:18:48 AM »
Weeks later people were freely entering the UK from Italy.  The UK left the door wide open.
Which was the advice from the idiots (told you weeks ago) at the WHO. This is what they said 3rd Feb no need for travel bans.
  "no need for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade in trying to halt the spread of a coronavirus"They were also too slow to declare international emergency. The WHO president said at the time that the spread of the virus was “minimal and slow”.
Mark my words - there will be questions to be answered by the WHO and changes made - possibly the leadership. They should stick to what they are good at - handing out mosquito nets and condoms.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Bleed nipples won't release - any tips?
« on: 09 April 2020, 10:55:53 AM »
Heat directed to the caliper to the area just below the bleeder is probably your best option. The heat gun would need have a fine point to direct it to the right place.


 :agree


Heat the caliper body below the nipple at the same time, using a ring spanner or break nipple spanner, even a socket start to slowly apply pressure and undo the nipple, you don't need too much.  It's normally does the trick, but not always, sometimes the only way is to drill the bugger out, which isn't always cost effective as a replacement caliper can be cheaper then drilling and helicoiling, certainly quicker. 


Oh if you're doing it while the caliper is still on the bike, make sure you don't heat the break line ;)
How about sending it to a caliper refurb company and them deal with it. Powerhouse. £57
"Your calipers will be mechanically 'good as new', giving long term peace of mind. (Price includes new pressure seals, dust seals, caliper half seals, bleed nipples, dust covers and a new set of copper banjo washers so you can refit them properly)."

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear Brake refurb
« on: 09 April 2020, 10:53:23 AM »

Push the pistons right back into the caliper, fill the master cylinder reservoir, open the rear bleed nipple wait for the fluid to drain out, close it, open front, repeat as for the rear, all the time keeping the reservoir topped.  Sometimes you have to pump the peddle a few times, do it slowly.  Now bleed as normal from the back nipple, job done.

The rears are normally very easy to bleed. 
     
"simple as that" - as he says.Looked convincing but not with a small syringe that adds air each time.

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Now bleed as normal from the back nipple
Do you mean from the back one (nearest the wheel ) first then the one on the outside.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear Brake refurb
« on: 09 April 2020, 10:00:15 AM »
What do people think of this - using a syringe. I have got a big enough syringe to do it in one go. And the caliper in the air "trick"   


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A good simple test for stainless steel is to see if a magnet will stick, if it will not stick it is a good grade if it will stick then - not so good quality, and you can actually feel the strength of the stick on different grades.   

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 08 April 2020, 10:05:16 PM »

So, let me see if I understand this, you *want* the EU and this "bloated money pit EU quango" to step in and stop or take over all the other work being done so they can *impose* a top-down solution from Brussels?
No did not say that,you are making things up  :rolleyes I don't give a shit what the EU focs up any more cause we have legally left, just pointing out how bloated and full of red tape and useless they are and that I told you so much months ago ( ERC ) and the coronavirus has shone a great big light on it.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 08 April 2020, 09:55:28 PM »
Totally ignoring the substance of my post  :rolleyes .

I would say one of the key lessons is the importance of your immediate neighbours and working together
That's my point --- the EU is NOT working together on covid 19 -- its in such a mess the science chief has quit .

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If the pipe is actually rusty then spraying a good dose of ACF50 and leaving it, as that is meant to actively neutralise rust 🤷‍♂️
I do this in the winter after a ride onto the collector box and the "balance tubes - seem to be a problem point winter because the bike is likely to be layed up for a few weeks but the problem is on the pipes it burns off. I get to my firts set of traffic lights and it looks like the bike is on fire with all the smoke  :lol
 
 And why are stainless steel pipes rusting ?

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 08 April 2020, 08:41:25 PM »
Meanwhile remember the 100billion Euro European Research Council- you know the ones that I told you were behind the autonomous vehicles survey, well its president has just quit- only four months into the job after a dispute over whether the Council should launch an emergency programme to combat coronavirus his suggestion was rejected by the bloated money pit EU quango.
 Here is what he said.  "I was clearly disappointed, and deeply disturbed, by the rejection.”

Also on a separate EU fail Ministers have just failed to agree on a coordinated EU strategy that would help protect the EU's companies and governments from the economic fallout and share the debt they are all racking up fighting Covid-19. What leaders did agree on was asking Eurogroup finance ministers to explore the subject further, reporting back in two weeks' time.  :rolleyes
The EU AGAIN kicking difficult decisions down the road in the midst of spiralling infection and death rates.
Meanwhile ordinary people, frightened for their health and the safety of their loved ones, worrying about their rent and feeding their family after businesses shut down, the idea that Europe's leaders spent six hours on Thursday night, squabbling over the wording of their summit conclusions in order to defer a key decision over coronavirus funds, is incomprehensible.
I told you about the European Research Council and thank god we have left the useless EU experiment

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General / Re: The pissing contest
« on: 08 April 2020, 10:15:38 AM »
I actually got bored doing it and lost interest. 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 07 April 2020, 08:55:25 PM »
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— The government will step in and pay up to 80 per cent of the wages of anyone furloughed, rather than made redundant.
— The welfare system will be strengthened, including increasing Universal Credit by £1,000 a year.

So the Tory Government's solution to the problems of COVID-19 is...

... Socialism...!
:rollin :rollin :rollin

That's right and look what is going to happen because of it, don't take my word for it.

Our economy is fucking trashed.  You are going to see the biggest recession in British history. 
 

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