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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 05 January 2019, 01:50:22 PM »
More and more trucks on the roads covered in banks of LEDs and quite a of them are blue. I thought it was illegal to have blue lights on a vehicle.


Hear hear!
Trucks with F------g great blue Logos in the cab behind the driver's back, you can see them a long way off on the motorways at night have have caused me to slow down several times before realising it not the old bill,.
I thought that for general traffic white lights only on the front with the exception of indicators and red lights only on the rear with the exception of indicators, number plate lights and reversing lights.
I have seen lorries with blue and green lights along the sides and on the rear corners, others with blue reflective strips across the back  WTF   :eek


Don't speed then! ;)

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General / Re: WHERE IS SHE NOW?
« on: 05 January 2019, 01:48:27 PM »
https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ViewVehicle


Dead I reckon by the looks of this! Sorry.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 December 2018, 08:25:47 PM »
Just borrow a goalkeeper from Robbie, that'll sort it.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Sprocket Nut
« on: 08 December 2018, 09:27:33 PM »
Tommy, that's perfect, thank you. Im a happy camper now, going to order the chain and sprockets.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Sprocket Nut
« on: 06 December 2018, 08:48:36 PM »
Fazersharp take the same pic but turn the nut over!
Ok, I never opened the 9mm nut packet so never realised. Thanks all.

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General / Re: Flat Battery
« on: 04 December 2018, 05:13:16 PM »
So I jumped the battery from the car, charged it for half an hour, then got it on the trickle charger for a few hours. Left it over night to see if it would hold charge and it did, put it on the bike used it for a couple of days with no problems. Have now left it for 24 hours and still holding charge. Hopefully keep me going for a bit whilst I sort the chain and sprockets.


Cheers all.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Sprocket Nut
« on: 04 December 2018, 05:07:57 PM »
So I've got my upgraded nut and it is the right thickness overall, but I wasn't expecting it to be hollowed out in the middle making the thread thickness basically the same as a 9 mm nut. Is this right?

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General / Re: Flat Battery
« on: 29 November 2018, 10:43:33 PM »
I love this site, thank you.


Little bike is a ybr125, not sure if its 12v or 6v but that's a good idea Millietant.

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General / Flat Battery
« on: 29 November 2018, 08:22:13 PM »
Meant to be reasonable day tomorrow, so thought I would take the big bike! Alas a flat battery has put a stop to that. My Aldi charger won't even try to start to charge it as its so low, 1.5 volts. It has sat for about 3 months and is possibly the original battery.


Can I jump start the bike from the car or is there too many amps for the bike system?

The alternative I guess is too bump start it, but Im not to sure how to do that, can someone give me a step by step guide?  :o


Cheers
Nick

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Sprocket Nut
« on: 25 November 2018, 11:42:18 AM »
Can anyone recommend with a link a decent chain breaker/riveter tool. Want to get one that will last longer than half a job!!


Cheers
Nick

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General / Re: London riders: New Emisions, does it effect you!
« on: 24 November 2018, 10:57:49 AM »
Bath's clean air zone is being muted, but won't include any form of motorbike, there is some forward thinking about.

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General / Re: Niken or not?
« on: 06 November 2018, 08:30:44 PM »
I would have one, I love it.


The market I reckon is very forward thinking, in this country we have massive congestion, and even though that mayor of London bloke hasn't realised it yet 2/3 wheels will be the answer in the future. But a lot of people will be put off by 2 wheels hence Yamaha getting the jump with a bike with 3 wheels. Bath have just announced a clean air zone, all bikes are exempt! Hopefully its starting to dawn on the powers that be that motorbikes are part of the answer.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Sprocket Nut
« on: 05 November 2018, 08:48:12 PM »
Cheers guys I put that to them next Saturday!


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FZS600 Fazer / Front Sprocket Nut
« on: 28 October 2018, 08:26:11 PM »
Its that time for new chain and sprockets, still have the originals so that includes the 9mm nut, kept an eye on it due to known problems but all was well.
Sooo ordered a new nut and locking washer from my dealer and a new 9mm nut turns up. Apparently its all up to date, but why a 9mm nut and not the 12mm nut if there are known problems.
Shall I get a 12mm nut from wemoto?


Cheers


Nick

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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 01 October 2018, 10:07:48 PM »
We have a vw Eos, its a tin top. Had it a year now and can't fault it. Fancied something fun, but needed four seats for my two daughters. They love it.
Just an alternative.


Hmm, decent shout.....they've got one of those also


https://www.surreymotorcompany.co.uk/used-cars/volkswagen-eos-2-0-tsi-sport-cabriolet-2dr-crowthorne-201809030115185


Thats more specced up than ours, faster engine as we only have the 1.4 TSI.
As some one has mentioned with the roof down theres no space in the boot, but if want practical buy an estate. Having said that I have a focus estate and the Eos was more practical with the roof down for Chirstmas tree moving and collecting a 50 inch tele from my folks!!!!


Forgot to add, with the Eos you get 3 roofs configuration, tilted sunroof, sunroof and whole roof down. It helps with adapting to the conditions.

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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 28 September 2018, 09:47:58 PM »
We have a vw Eos, its a tin top. Had it a year now and can't fault it. Fancied something fun, but needed four seats for my two daughters. They love it.
Just an alternative.


Hmm, decent shout.....they've got one of those also


https://www.surreymotorcompany.co.uk/used-cars/volkswagen-eos-2-0-tsi-sport-cabriolet-2dr-crowthorne-201809030115185


Thats more specced up than ours, faster engine as we only have the 1.4 TSI.
As some one has mentioned with the roof down theres no space in the boot, but if want practical buy an estate. Having said that I have a focus estate and the Eos was more practical with the roof down for Chirstmas tree moving and collecting a 50 inch tele from my folks!!!!

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General / Re: Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 27 September 2018, 09:11:58 PM »
We have a vw Eos, its a tin top. Had it a year now and can't fault it. Fancied something fun, but needed four seats for my two daughters. They love it.
Just an alternative.

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 16 September 2018, 11:42:13 AM »
Ah ok.


But Dazza why are you picking your nose in your photo?

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General / Re: The authorities need your help
« on: 15 September 2018, 08:21:07 PM »
Im sorry, but have I missed something?

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General / Re: bike accident bit of advice please
« on: 01 September 2018, 09:47:55 PM »
Contact bike lawyer, they are always answering questions in MCN/FastBikes etc. No win Now fee are not lawyers!!

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Chaaaaiiiiin
« on: 14 August 2018, 10:35:40 PM »
What is the chain of choice. Is it DID x ring?

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General / Re: Noise
« on: 27 July 2018, 10:43:49 PM »
Clean the oil off the chain, then put chain lube back on. See if the noise changes


Yeah i know what you're saying, i've already considered that, but the chain looks so healthy, if that's the right terminology, that i kind of feel a bit reluctant to gunge it back up again, but i'll probably have to use it as a process of elimination.
If my hearing wasn't so over sensitive it wouldn't be an issue but i can hear a pin drop from a mile away so to me it's overly irritating.  :lol


WHAT, couldn't hear you!!


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General / Re: Quiet roads for the final?
« on: 15 July 2018, 09:04:04 PM »
Who actually won the final?


I went out and blew £100 on slate chippings for the border between the patio and the fence. Took the long way home in my car. Drank cold beer. Cleaned out the garage. Drank more cold beer.


Pussy Riot stole the show apparently!

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General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 14 July 2018, 08:52:48 PM »
did the scottish highland ride about a month ago.
did 1400 miles over 6 days.
I suffer badly with numb bum syndrome.
50 or 60 miles then I start to feel it.
tried a/hawk,gel pad etc no joy but these worked for me......
can go twice the distance before I need to get off.


https://www.bumbags4bikers.co.uk/


I have one of these and can defiantly vouch for it!


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