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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 143bhp
« on: 26 October 2018, 12:04:21 AM »
Standard I would say mid 120's to the rear wheel.
A little bit of Ivans magic and you'll be pushing mid  to high 130's.
So, I would say that the claimed power output was pretty spot on.
Of course, you have to take into consideration the difference between crank and rear wheel figures.

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 08 October 2018, 06:57:56 PM »
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For fear of being accused of racism and causing offence.

Absolute nonsense.  What evidence do you have for this?  And not to mention many businesses, authority’s, idea of waste management is to ship it abroad.
 
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Some plastic packaging IS needed, for instance cucumbers, the plastic sleeve prolongs the life, we thought we were saving the planet when we saw a cucumber without plastic but had to bin it after a few days

My local supermarket – Morrisons – are telling us they are making a big move to cut packaging.  So paper bags have replaced the free wee plastic bags for loose fruit and veg.  But yeah the shrink wrap has vanished from the cucumbers.  I now get my cucumber home and shrink wrap it in plastic so it won’t go off quick in the fridge.  Doh!  Yet they are still selling tomatoes in plastic boxes.  Oh and why when I need a few floury tatties tae make some soup why do I have to buy 2Kg in a plastic bag.  I’ll have some mash to use some of em up, but a good few will get chucked.  Why is all fruit and veg not loose?


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It wont change due to public pressure no politician of any party has ever listened to the great unwashed of this country and carried out their wishes.

I can assure you if enough people apply pressure to their elected representatives they will respond.  It is a democracy.  And democracy is not just about voting once every 5 years.  But yeah, leave em to it and most likely they will do foc all.  They are there to serve us – make em do their job.

Every time you do this VNA I think of this  :D

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General / Re: Last of the summer wine
« on: 03 October 2018, 09:27:02 PM »
No, not at all. It's rinsing off the sterilising solution which is effectively bleach. You don't really want that in your wine. I've never had a problem doing it like that and the thought of a bleach smelling solution going into our pretty much organic wine horrifies me. After all, it comes from the same main as the water that feeds your house so is drinkable. I wouldn't use hot water that would've been sitting in a tank.

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General / Re: Last of the summer wine
« on: 03 October 2018, 09:03:03 PM »
I used to do it - only 3 or 4 demijohns at a time but it was all the sterilising I found to be a right faff and messy and wet (don't like getting wet as we know) so I gave up doing it. Did some beer once too but it was crap.
I do all my sterilising in the bath from a bucket and hose off with the shower head. I don't find it too bad actually.
I just make sure everything gets the once over before it comes into contact with the wine.
The painstaking bit for me is the straining through the muslin. There is no quick way to do it and processing so much can be demoralising.
The whole process is I admit labour intensive but the end product is well worth the effort.

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General / Re: Last of the summer wine
« on: 03 October 2018, 08:55:14 PM »
Dazza ,I'll  have a taste off with you on who's  sloe and damson gin is the best  :thumbup
You're on.
Your place or mine ? If it's yours, have you got a spare room ?  :lol

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General / Re: Last of the summer wine
« on: 03 October 2018, 12:12:04 PM »
Nice large stash there! 8)  ...hopefully you'll still have some left for (this) Christmas.  :lol

Have often liked to get into something like this. Suppose it helps having all the crop/fruits growing in your own garden / vineyard, a dependant supply.
Any tips on how to start out with something like this?


Well I was going to say, start off small but foc that. Last year me and my brother walked into a home brew shop in Faversham and my brother said..."My brother wants to start making some wine"
The bloke picks up a demijon and says "Well, you're going to want one of these"
How much does that hold I said....One gallon he said.
Me and my brother looked at each other  realising that we had just picked a 60litre barrel of plums  and I said "Have you got anything bigger?"
He said "I wouldn't go any bigger if it's your first time" giving me that look  :rolleyes
"Nah" I said, "I don't think you understand mate, we've already picked the fruit, we need enough equipment for around 25 gallons"
He just thought we were a pair of cunts I think but was happy enough to go on to sell us near on a couple of hundred pounds worth of equipment and ingredients.
We had a good old laugh about this as we left the shop and still do now. The quote "Nah mate, I don't think you understand" gets used all the time now.  :lol
Get a recipe up on line but remember, there is no real right or wrong way to do it just use it as a guideline like following a cooking recipe.
The most important thing to remember is to sterilise everything you use including cutting boards and knives and worktops etc to prevent spoiling the wine.
During the fermentation process, you're basically providing the ideal environment for bacteria to thrive so cleanliness is vital. Unless you like vinegar :D
Keep the temperature up while this process is going on and experiment.
It's pretty satisfying opening a bottle of quality wine you've made yourself over a nice meal or something and believe me, if you get it right, you'll struggle to find a country wine that can match it strength and flavour.
Good luck.
A couple of bottles of last years plum wine 17.2%

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General / Re: Last of the summer wine
« on: 03 October 2018, 11:22:45 AM »
simple answer... NO!  :D

you can never have enough wine, especially home brew!

what kind of  %abv does your wine normally come out as? 1 glass tipsy, 1 bottle merry 2 bottle room spinning? :lol
We aim for around 17 %.Last year's batches were just over.
It's pretty potent and the flavour is rich and sweet.
The longer you leave it, the better it gets.
Not sure I could or would want to drink a whole bottle in one go on my own.


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General / Last of the summer wine
« on: 02 October 2018, 07:03:24 PM »
so, with last years plum wine supplies dwindling, we've gone all out this year.
Last tally. About 35 gallons of plum, 5 gallons of damson, two litres of damson gin and 10 litres of sloe gin.
I wonder if I've done enough  :rolleyes

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Gen1 1000 WHITE DIAL FACES
« on: 19 September 2018, 01:49:03 PM »
Is it me or do they look a bit dirty ?  If they clean up, I'll have them. If it's ground in, I'll leave it.
EDIT......

Forget that, just found them brand new for only a few quid more.

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Introduction / Re: Back again
« on: 19 September 2018, 01:21:06 PM »
Welcome back Stevie. The pull of the Fazer is strong. Can't get rid of mine. Every now and then it comes out and reminds me how good these are.
Sure, they have no fancy electronics but that is part of the appeal. Raw muscle. :thumbup

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 09:46:33 PM »
Having trouble posting photos from my phone.
May have to resize it later on my iPad

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 09:08:16 PM »
Im sorry, but have I missed something?
Just a little LOFO banter.
Got snapped leaving Brighton last weekend and the photographer posted my photo on an MT10 page on FB so I asked if he'd snapped Kitcrazy on his BM and voila....

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 08:55:07 PM »
:rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin barstards I do look good though  :D 8)
Thought you'd like it.
You do look quite good as it goes.
Did you notice getting snapped ?

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 08:52:27 PM »
Last seen riding with 3 other bikers but then suddenly ,  without reason , peeling off and going in a totally different direction.... :rolleyes
:rollin :rollin :rolleyes

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Glad your son enjoyed it Red. You can't beat the biking community.
Some more pictures of the event courtesy of someone else  :lol  If the link works :rolleyes
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dochudson/213390

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 14 September 2018, 11:43:07 PM »
To be fair, it's got a bit of everything in it. Except yellow, so yes, I agree.

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General / The authorities need your help
« on: 14 September 2018, 10:39:58 PM »
Police are appealing for witnesses to identify the rider of this bike spotted in Brighton last weekend.
Apparently,he was seen riding like a bit of a dick.  :lol

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Good day Foccers. Met up and rode down to Brighton. Then had a spin to Loomies.
Some blokes mate on the MT10 forum had his 17 plate R6 nicked down at Brighton today and another one had his S1000XR took last year.
When they reported it, Police were looking for another 5 bikes so it looks like thieves are actively targeting events like this and Brighton seems to be a bit of a hotspot.
It's easy for me to think " who'd have the gall to Nick bikes with all these bikers about" but it's a false sense of security.
Made the right decision Mel, locking the bikes up.
Kitcrazy's BM is an amazing bit of kit and the MV Dragster we saw at Chalet cafe was just a work of art.

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Ok, have spoke to Robbo and Kitcrazy and if any other Foccer is interested in this we are meeting at the Oakdeane at 09.00 for a breakfast and a ride down on the 272.

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Kitcrazy.....Do you want to meet up at Nells and ride down to the Chalet cafe together?

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Sorted for you, it was giving me a crooked neck  :lol

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That looks sweet Mel  :thumbup

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I maybe up for this. Will watch this thread for meeting times .

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I don't know your misses but I know her type and correct me if I'm wrong but I would hazard to guess that she would never admit to anything being her problem or behaviour being at fault and there is no way on God's Earth that you feel you could even approach her about it.
I would visit the citizens advice bureau and lay your cards on the table,asking for professional help so you have some official back up.
This situation is so much more common than anyone thinks.
A lot of Modern women have become monsters.
A friend of mine who worked the door and was a power lifter and not easily intimidated by any man suffered physical, mental and emotional abuse from his wife for many years.
Women can be very scary simply because they have no control over their irrational emotions.
Get some professional advice, even if it means going to the police.
Sometimes it needs this sort of shock to make them realise that they are the problem.
Whatever you do, don't react badly or rise to any provocation.
My friend was forced to defend himself one night when she held a pair of scissors to his throat and yes, you've guessed it.
He was the one who ended up in prison and kept from seeing his kids or entering his own house.

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