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General / Re: Word Association
« on: 13 June 2020, 05:22:14 PM »
sheene

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General / Re: Auld Foccers Weekly Covid Check in Page.
« on: 31 May 2020, 11:32:00 AM »
as title just checking in....ive had 6 wks of furlough and been back at work for 3 weeks now,a full week next week and then over the next 8 weeks i will be taking another 4 weeks on furlough due to lack of work, half the work force on the other half off...that will take me into august, cant see orders picking up by then so iam guessing that will be extended with my employer picking up part of the furlough payment...only two of us in my department, the other guy is coming up for retirement in 8 weeks time, hes been in this trade for 51 years and could well finish his time on furlough...not the best way to finish 51 years of service...

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 24 May 2020, 08:18:29 PM »
fitted new front wheel bearings to the 600...the ones i took out were the originals with just slight play in one of them,replaced both and the seal with a slinky glide kit from wemoto £13 delivered...10 mile test ride tomorrow to see mum and drop in to see the brother-in-law to fix his car on the way back...

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 24 May 2020, 08:12:09 PM »
finished this lockdown project...that was the easy bit...hard bit...asking my daughter if my 8 year old  grandson can have a bike.....

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 10 May 2020, 08:48:12 PM »
  • From Monday, people in England who "can't work from home" will be "actively encouraged to go to work''
  • The government says it is working on guidance for employers to make workplaces "Covid-secure"
How about completing point 2 before Monday? :rolleyes














well said (again) MTREAD........i`am back at work tomorrow , be interesting to see what changes have been made and how many people will take any notice of them...iam expecting a bit of disagreement  :rolleyes

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 08 May 2020, 10:51:42 AM »
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well put MTREAD...ive been on FURLOUGH for the last 6 weeks,
... and we all thought you retired..... ages ago!  ;) :pokefun














cheeky foccer...... :lol       after just over 40 years of full time working its been hard at times to adjust, sleep patterns, meal times and what iam eating are all over the place...i have been keeping busy though which i think is best,decorating the hall, stairs and landing including blocking up a door.new ceiling, plastering,painting and i have just removed the paneling on the stairs to replace with spindles which iam now machining on my home made table saw also made during lockdown....neighbours will be glad when i go back to work  :lol




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Introduction / Re: New member in Cyprus
« on: 08 May 2020, 08:32:27 AM »
welcome to the forum MARTIN...great intro  :thumbup  we dont get many members posting pictures of their wives/girlfriends cant think why  :rolleyes


great choice of bike in the right colour , exactly the same as mine  ;) ...

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 08 May 2020, 08:22:49 AM »

Well that doesn't really work in the current environment. People want to see a proper plan. One that keeps them safe, rather than 'it'll be OK, trust me' like his usual tactic.















well put MTREAD...ive been on FURLOUGH for the last 6 weeks,the only time i have been been out is one visit to the post office to sort out my driving licence renewal,half a day week working and 2/3 nights away caring for my dementia suffering mother,my wife is a tesco worker so i have not been food shopping, iam back to work on Monday but if Boris relaxes the lockdown on Sunday i will still continue as i am,new cases are still being reported and yesterday the death figure was up again , too early IMO another 2 weeks will make a huge difference,got to keep the economy going though,iam a furniture maker by trade and cant see any orders flooding in during the lockdown although others are telling me different and there has been hints of short time working .....it will be a while before iam out on the fazer, looking forward to that  :thumbup



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General / Re: driving licence
« on: 08 May 2020, 08:03:56 AM »
yeh, not too good in front of the camera,prefer to take pictures rather than be in them...picture quality on the new licence is not very good, IMO, not good enough for ID...good to see the union jack on the new licence but of course its still got the EU one on there  :rolleyes


but...good for another 10 yrs now but due to COVID19 it will be a few more weeks before i`am riding for pleasure on the FAZER,


another good thing with the new licence is the expiry date is a lot clearer, i never did get the renewal letter from DVLA

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General / Re: driving licence
« on: 07 May 2020, 06:51:25 PM »
driving licence arrived  today  :thumbup ...bit surprised to have a picture of the old man on there  :eek         :lol

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 01 May 2020, 09:36:15 AM »
Is that a motor from a Virago V twin?












i was thinking TR1...?

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General / Re: Respect where its due
« on: 30 April 2020, 07:11:06 AM »
happy birthday colonel Tom... :thumbup

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 22 April 2020, 02:14:20 PM »
Oh! man ! you could be in the shit there,they might think you're trying it on  :eek  I really hope you get a result,is it a return system where they refurb your old one?








yes,iam thinking the same COFFEE  :\ [size=78%], if i dont get a email reply by mid morning tomorrow i`ll phone my local branch where the driveshaft came from and see if they will exchange it,they are only serving key workers,iam not but mrs is , i use them a lot so should be ok...strange thing is the driveshaft they delivered although a well used one i cant see anything wrong with it...[/size]










got no reply from customer services so i phoned the local branch, no problem taking it back and i now have a new one...just need to fit it now...

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 21 April 2020, 10:34:25 PM »
The Ken Fox Wall Of Death. Brilliant stuff. Seen them loads of times. Still only about £3.50 entry. Bargain ;)










another big fan here,got the t shirt  :lol ...last time i saw them they were on HERALDS ,still a good show but not as good with the indians...

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 21 April 2020, 10:18:57 PM »
Oh! man ! you could be in the shit there,they might think you're trying it on  :eek  I really hope you get a result,is it a return system where they refurb your old one?








yes,iam thinking the same COFFEE  :\ [size=78%], if i dont get a email reply by mid morning tomorrow i`ll phone my local branch where the driveshaft came from and see if they will exchange it,they are only serving key workers,iam not but mrs is , i use them a lot so should be ok...strange thing is the driveshaft they delivered although a well used one i cant see anything wrong with it...[/size]

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 21 April 2020, 07:35:15 PM »
whilst iam on lockdown thought it would be a good idea to give the cage a bit of tlc, had a bit of a stutter  :rolleyes  recently so fitted a new coil pack and solved the problem,ive had a bit of a knocking sound on pull away since ive had the car , just over 3 years, so jacked it up and propped on axle stands and had a good poke around , found slight play in one of the cv joints and also a grumbling bearing on the same shaft,  ordered a new complete shaft from euro car parts using their same day delivert service, arrived 2 hrs later  :thumbup ..opened the box to find a rusty,oily used shaft  :eek :eek :eek ...looks like a previous customer has fitted a new shaft and returned their old one for a refund and its not been checked...email sent but no reply yet...

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General / Re: tyre life
« on: 13 April 2020, 08:39:32 AM »
hi GRAHAMM, yes i knew how to date the tyre thats how i know its 7 years old  :thumbup . as you say 5 years old seems to be the reconmended life span, so 2 years over which does not sound a lot but 40% over  :eek ...got a mis-match at the moment, maxxis on the front, bridgestone on the back, both getting low ..
have just checked the age of the bridgestome....14/07  :eek :eek :eek :eek    13 years old,had this off a friend a few years back as part worn,i should of checked the date then  :o ...


front tyre has held pressure overnight  :thumbup  so good pratice to check rims when changing tyres  ;)


bike will be used as back up whilst i replace the clucth on the cage later this week,on lockdown at the moment but i will be going into work on friday which might be an excuse to take the bike...second ride this year  :'(

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General / Re: tyre life
« on: 12 April 2020, 12:00:08 PM »
 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin    well spotted MR GNASHER    :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin




this will make you laugh....i got fed up with waiting for the valves so i ordered a couple more, the next day the valves turned up without the keyring,the following day the second order arrived with a keyring  :lol :lol

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General / Re: tyre life
« on: 12 April 2020, 11:45:02 AM »
cleaned the rim with a bit of 2000 wet/dry and wiped round the tyre.tyre back on the wheel and inflated.checked again with soapy water and no leakage...lets see what happens...mrSHARPIR...tyres been off once since first fitting.sidewalls still feel rigid....

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General / Re: tyre life
« on: 12 April 2020, 10:46:04 AM »
tyre off ..rim and bead could do with a clean but nothing serious...will clean both. re fit the tyre and pump up and see what happens...

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General / Re: tyre life
« on: 12 April 2020, 10:22:44 AM »
took the wheel off and squirted some soapy water around the rim.its leaking between the bead and rim.will remove the tyre and inspect/clean the whel rim...

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General / tyre life
« on: 12 April 2020, 09:39:18 AM »
having just replaced a tyre valve on my 600 a few days ago the tyre is now flat, i have not used the bike since so am now thinking the tyre may have come to the end of its life, time wise, not usually a problem for me as i usually wear the tread out before i start to worry about tyre age, but not doing the mileage now compared to what i used to do...tyre is just over 7 years old...how long should they last ?...

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chain Case Cover
« on: 08 April 2020, 11:02:27 AM »
hi wayne...remove the foot rest and linkage in one piece,disconect the linkage from the gearbox end...three hex bolts hold the footrest to the frame...

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear Brake refurb
« on: 07 April 2020, 08:01:06 PM »
 :rollin :rollin :rollin better than 3 keyrings   :rollin :rollin :rollin

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Rear Brake refurb
« on: 07 April 2020, 12:39:35 PM »
terrible guess  :rolleyes ....they are tyre valves SHARPIE....two tyre valves   :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes
But did you get a keyring










no keyring for me...i have something much better... :pokefun










i said....I HAVE SOMETHING MUCH BETTER... :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun

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