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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 15 June 2019, 08:01:19 PM »
The adverts are defiantly co coordinated so that they are all on at the same time for when you start switching the remote - or in Yamfazfan's case a long stick poking his set buttons.AND they are louder that the program you was watching. But glad to see that they have now banned gender stereotype adverts most of which seem to be about men being stupid.     

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General / Re: Cornering
« on: 15 June 2019, 06:59:58 PM »
If your engine bars touch down first then they are too low and what I would considere dangerous. They should be the last to tpuch down before it goes on its side
 

As I said it depends on the camber of the road and the nature of the bend on a hill for example. I said equally but my toes are usually the first to catch then hero blobs.

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General / Re: Cornering
« on: 15 June 2019, 03:32:01 PM »
What hits the ground first depends also on the camber of that part of the road. for me its equally my toes / hero blobs. Or sometimes neither and the rear wheel will let loose a little - just a little skip, but that could of quite easily been as I go over a slippy join in the road.
 The thing with looking at chicken strips - unless they are 1 inch wide is that some manufactures tyre profiles for different bikes you will never completely get rid of chicken strips or the front may be 5 mm and the back 15 - or visa versa.

Find a quiet round about with good visibility so you can see if anything is coming and practice heading for it going round it a few times and turning left off it. I used to have two great ones near me within 1/2 mile of each other and could go from one to the other but one was built next to and became too busy.
A few years ago I read about this counterstearing thing and went to test and it was like "oh that" I was doing it all the time and I didn't know it was a "thing" and had a name.         

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 13 June 2019, 12:00:09 PM »

Blimey I've heard it all now, the Loud Pipes Police.

Would you ride around with your thumb stuck on the horn button all the time?

No? Why not? If loud pipes make you safer, surely sounding a loud horn constantly will make you safer too...

Sounds stupid? You're right, it is. Maybe now you'll see the point.


robbo made no mention of loud pipes making you safer.


Maybe now you'll see the point Grahamm  :lol
What has gone wrong here is that robbo has fallen victim to the dreaded "quote bracket" mess up. I belive all robo posted was this
Blimey I've heard it all now, the Loud Pipes Police.
In responce to grahamm saying loud pipes do not make you safer. As far as I can see Grahamm is actually the only person to mention any reference to pipes and safety. (apart from me who used it as an excuse to repost a photoshop image that I made some time ago )
 But in responce to this Blimey I've heard it all now, the Loud Pipes Police.This whole thread was started precisely because police are looking at introducing "acoustic cameras" to catch loud exhausts aka - Loud Pipes Police

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 12 June 2019, 10:55:21 PM »
....I guess the ANPR tech should in theory reference the allowable limit for individual bikes, but what happens if you're riding a standard 2019 bike amongst a load of Gold Star owners? :lol
That is a good point on the anpr tech.
When in the car depending on where the anpr cameras are in carparks I try to hang back if there is a big van infront that may obscure my plate when I leave because the next time I use the carpark I have had it ignore the "new " entry and then add the exit it has just seen to my original entry and log my car as being there for days rather than the 90min allowed.     

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 12 June 2019, 09:51:10 PM »
So there I am watching u tube presentations of professors of ancient sumerian cultures and the cuniform tablets. The epic of gilgamesh no less, which leads me to the flood story that pre dates the one in the book - that book. So then I search flood stories and bring up loads - so I filter by most watched. And what comes up with most watched ----- focing Evan Almighty 13M views FFS  :eek -- may as well just drink beer and be stupid.     

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 12 June 2019, 09:03:06 PM »
And to all those that think a loud pipe keeps you safer are wrong- as it points out the back. I have solved this problem like this.

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 12 June 2019, 08:55:13 PM »
We have suffered this fate on the 6047 from Market Harborough to Melton Mowbray First half got 50mph SPEED LIMIT now due to dick heads speeding through villages been riding that road for best part of 40 years plenty of road out side the villages to enjoy our selves on
Yep when I come to the villages I am strict to the speed limits and as quite as a mouse, although I sometimes have sympathy for the last house in the village next to the national limit sign.   

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 12 June 2019, 08:05:10 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.
Its this bit for me --- 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. My angle on it is that riding through villages with loud pipes makes it sound like you are going fast and the next thing there is another speed camera or a "community" camera team set up there. Or some other bike clamp down in operation.

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 12 June 2019, 07:10:27 PM »

I have a scorpion can and front pipe in my FZ1,  there is a difference with the baffle out and in. Out makes more power at the top end noticeably so but less torque at low revs again noticeably so, and visa versa. I keep my baffle in for day to day riding even with the baffles in they are very quick way to loose your licence only take the baffle out for playtime


I've always put louder aftermarket pipes on my bikes. I like the sound, usually as long as it isn't too loud. Never been done, or even warned for a loud exhaust in 30-something years, even when pulled for other things, and one or two have been quite loud.
Wonder how many people have actually been pulled for loud pipes, as soon as they see the stamped BS ? mark then that is the end of that anyway isn't it. Or if you do have one that is (for race use only ) as they say - without any BS mark then they don't even need to listen to it.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 11 June 2019, 11:35:01 PM »
Now one leg has gone loose.  Found my reading glasses and had a look.  A wee clip on bit has gone astray that keeps the leg in line.
It cannot have gone far.  It must be here.  But can I find the foccing thing.

If you have a vacuum cleaner with hose attachment, put a J-Cloth or similar over the end of the hose, then push the "hard floor" brush (the rectangular one) over the end of it.

Run this over the area where the bit was lost and it will be sucked up into to the tube, but it'll stop at the J-cloth which will let the air through, but not the bit, then switch off, holding the end of the tool over a bowl or similar.

Sorted :thumbup
Women's weakly 1969  :lol Actually there is also an attachment you can get which is a bunch of straws that convert the one big hole into 30 smaller ones. Here you go https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223203117001

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 11 June 2019, 11:30:57 PM »
I have never felt the need need for loud pipes, what's the point - look at me ? - what. I don't get it, I use ear plugs and anything over 40 mph the main noise you can hear is wind noise anyway. 

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: 600 winglets
« on: 11 June 2019, 05:36:21 PM »
well spotted

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General / Re: Safety first... essential read
« on: 11 June 2019, 11:19:46 AM »
IMHO it is also due to attitude. Most drivers approach hazards like junctions, traffic lights, roundabouts etc. with the intention of going. Personally I approach with the expectation of stopping?
The classic rear end shunt at roundabouts is an example of this flaw.
Near me there is a big roundabout that they had put up wooden screens to block your view of the right on approach to the roundabout so you have to pretty much stop. But recently I have noticed that the screens have been taken down, I assume that it was causing more accidents than it was preventing.

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General / Re: It brings a lump to your throat.
« on: 09 June 2019, 11:14:40 AM »
There's a series gonna be starting soon on Ch4, i think Thursday 20th, called Catch-22, produced by George Clooney.
Make a point of recording it, it is VERY good.
Not only is the whole thing very polished, it has humour, tragedy, some really dark moments, and when you see the regular bombing missions it's just downright scary. Plus the background music gives it an atmospheric boost as well.
Highly recommended.  :thumbup 

https://youtu.be/JARn16yojbQ
Thanks I will look out for it. 

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General / Re: It brings a lump to your throat.
« on: 08 June 2019, 11:16:01 PM »
My Dad was there at D-Day + 1or 2 and went through France / Belgium and on to Germany. Never really talked about it and never was into getting his medals or doing the whole Cenotapf thing so when he died we - his sons and daughters applied for his medals.
 My Mum and Granddad worked building parts for spitfires and one of our treasured items is a household item that my granddad turned out on his lathe on his lunch break - if they had one) its engraved 1945. It seems it was done when the nation realised that we are going to win this and the spitfire the lump of aluminium was destined for was not so important after all.   

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General / Re: BREXIT
« on: 08 June 2019, 11:02:48 PM »
There is no way we can have a coke snorting PM. It will be forever thrown back at him. 
And he only came clean ( :lol ) before it came out in a book.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What aftermarket exhaust did you all get?
« on: 08 June 2019, 10:21:35 PM »
Great tips guys thanks.

I knew about the exhaust bolt problem. I’ve been applying some penetrating oil with a pipette every evening
That is what I did - you can get right in there front and back although after 18 years of dry riding only they were not corroded but I was not going to take any chances. I am still on 21 year old OEM pipes with a few small holes in the collector area that I have filled with JB weld heat putty.   
People fit dome nuts - or acorn nuts to close up the threads

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What aftermarket exhaust did you all get?
« on: 08 June 2019, 10:20:15 PM »
Great tips guys thanks.

I knew about the exhaust bolt problem. I’ve been applying some penetrating oil with a pipette every evening
That is what I did - you can get right in there front and back although after 18 years of dry riding only they were not corroded but I was not going to take any chances. I am still on 21 year old OEM pipes with a few small holes in the collector area that I have filled with JB weld heat putty.   

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General / Re: Put your baffles in
« on: 08 June 2019, 11:36:00 AM »
It's the fashion amongst them to see who can make the most noise. They're constantly revving them unnecessarily to increase the racket too.
Yes I have noticed that too, they ride down the street in short sharp yanks on the accelerator and you can hear them for focin miles.

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General / Put your baffles in
« on: 08 June 2019, 10:40:30 AM »
Just seen in the news police are looking at introducing "acoustic cameras" to catch loud exhausts. I assume it is a mic attached to a camera to get your sound levels and then trigger a camera for your numberplate.

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General / Re: BREXIT
« on: 07 June 2019, 07:07:37 PM »
Quote
I reckon The Brexit Party did very well for a new party, only losing victory by 683 votes.
A party with no policies, no manifesto
That's right, just think what they can do when they have some policies.If I was a Lib dem supporter and therefore a remainer I would of voted Labour just to keep the brexit party out. I wonder how many lib dem voters did that.   

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General / Re: BREXIT
« on: 07 June 2019, 06:01:34 PM »
The 350 million for our NHS was a lie.  Just to be clear, as some folks don’t seem to understand what a lie is;
The high court does.
This is particularly important as the intention was to get people to vote based on this deception.
The high court didn't think so
It’s absolutely and utterly unacceptable.
The high court accepts it.
Are you going to be refunded the money you donated to the crowd funded case.

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General / Re: Insurance is weird
« on: 07 June 2019, 12:03:01 PM »

I recently renewed my 2 car insurance with Aviva as they are the first company I have used in 50 years who did not inflate my renewal quote.
I think it may of had something to do with insurance companies now have to tell you what you paid last year and maybe its starting to have an effect as more people are swapping. My worry is that it will just put up renewals as at the moment the people that just auto renew are subsiding me.   

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General / Re: Another safety post
« on: 06 June 2019, 10:44:47 AM »

Another safety post..my missus just borrowed a car that when you turn it off the mirrors automatically fold in. (I drive old shitters so its new to me ).
When I was moving it I noticed this cos I always look in the mirror before opening the door (bikes/cycles)..now you cant...another fukin hazard for us..
Mine does that but it operates on the door remotes lock and unlock and not on the ignition, you may be able to deactivate it also. 

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