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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Year 2000 FZS 600 Gearbox Noise
« on: 19 April 2019, 10:01:48 PM »
All constructive comments would be gratefully received :)

You have a lot to learn about this site :pokefun

General / Re: Dame Emma Thompson joins London protest
« on: 19 April 2019, 01:23:04 PM »
Maybe they should nip across to India or China to see what sort of reception they receive there. After all, their co2 output is increasing every year, not coming down like it is over here.
The average Indian and Chinese citizen uses a fraction of the energy that we do each year.  Our emissions are if anything stagnating, if not still rising, we need to do much much more.

Maybe true for the average consumer, but when you take industry into account, the output per person in the UK is falling whilst countries like China/India continues to rise. Same goes for plastic useage. Over here we barely use any plastic bags now and recycle a huge amount. In india, they throw a lot of it in rivers as a natural waste disposal system.

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 15 April 2019, 12:01:44 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 15 April 2019, 12:01:14 PM »
using Mays special

General / Re: Foccer font of knowledge - cage suspension
« on: 14 April 2019, 08:12:50 PM »
Yes, always replace shocks, springs, bushes, brakes etc in axle pairs. A new shock absorber or spring will work better than an old one and can upset the balance of the car and effect tyre wear ect if you just replace the one.

Do you happen to change both front tyres even if only one is badly worn? 

Do you have each shock independently set up to counter weight differences of driver/passenger and other effecting loads?

I do replace tyres in pairs to mae sure I get the same level of grip on both sides.. Its unusual for me to have one fuly worn and one part worn as they both get replaced at the same time.

The problem with changing one damper or spring at a time is obvious on an alder car but less so on a lower milage one. Drive down the road at 15-20 miles an hour and take your hands off the wheel then stand on the brake pedal. With one side changed only, the steering will pull violently to one side. Change them both and the car may still pull slightly but in comparision will be straight.

Imagine now braking hard at 70 miles an hour even with your hands on the wheel, you will get pulled to one side.

General / Re: Foccer font of knowledge - cage suspension
« on: 13 April 2019, 06:20:36 PM »
I would disagree with Midden here. Replace both to keep damping the same on both sides. The only time I have not done this was when one failed less than 10K miles from fitting.

General / Re: Decent paddock stands?
« on: 12 April 2019, 09:53:12 AM »
Dont have one mate 😕

In which case, I would recommend getting one instead of a paddock stand :pokefun

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 12 April 2019, 09:26:26 AM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 12 April 2019, 09:26:12 AM »
Kiss of fire

General / Re: Decent paddock stands?
« on: 12 April 2019, 08:59:24 AM »
I have never found the need for a paddock stand. I just use the mainstand.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: best place for new lockset?
« on: 11 April 2019, 02:23:19 PM »
That's a bit cheaper than Fowlers want for a new set

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 11 April 2019, 09:29:26 AM »
the Dambusters theme

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 11 April 2019, 09:28:36 AM »

General / Re: tyre changing machine
« on: 11 April 2019, 09:28:14 AM »
As said, for the amount of times the average person would use it i think it makes more sense to get them fitted properly at a tyre shop or mechanics.


General / Re: ULEZ and Euro 3
« on: 11 April 2019, 09:24:06 AM »

General / Re: If you haven't got a bike
« on: 10 April 2019, 04:31:00 PM »
That looks and sounds like my husky. Just need to find out who the wife invited round now :pokefun

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 09 April 2019, 07:46:37 PM »
speaker of the

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« on: 09 April 2019, 01:40:58 PM »

Though I would add, it is easier, and safer, if you get a friend to sit on the bike with the brakes on.

General / Re: ULEZ and Euro 3
« on: 09 April 2019, 09:09:09 AM »

General / Re: ULEZ and Euro 3
« on: 08 April 2019, 10:00:29 PM »
Out of curiosity, I went on to the checker website this evening. The result was not what I expected.

My 2000 FZS600 - non-compliant so have to pay the emissions charge
My 2012 Audi A6 diesel - non-compliant so have to pay the emissions charge
My wifes 2014 Fiat 500L diesel - non-compliant

My sons 2004 Petrol Ford Focus - Compliant!!!!!!!

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 08 April 2019, 09:46:30 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 08 April 2019, 09:45:53 PM »
but only for

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 08 April 2019, 05:19:21 PM »

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 08 April 2019, 05:18:28 PM »
whoever comes last

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 08 April 2019, 02:20:19 PM »

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