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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 11 November 2018, 09:00:47 AM »
Br**it got booted off this thread as it took over the thread and now the subject of war has taken over!


Rememember the people who fought and died in all wars in the way you want ,but please stop posting your political views and opinions, at best it is boring but too many times it is done just to cause division and argument.


And by the way, even though the author drew on his experiences during the war, "All Quiet On The Western Front" is historical fiction, not fact.


Now for focs sake ,the whole lot of you, shut up and go polish your bikes or something.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 06 November 2018, 09:37:33 PM »
And they record every piece of shit they can find on tv, soaps, anything with a "celebrity" in, roayal family crap 😡

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 November 2018, 05:32:52 PM »
Foccing BT Sport, sat down to watch the MotoGP and halfway through the second lap the result came up on the bottom of the screen and the results for the Moto2 and Moto3 races. Unbelievable, and the presenters get worse every race and the claptrap they spout , bring back Parrish and Cox, at least they made me laugh sometimes.
Sounds like you had a nightmare in a bubble car


Yeah, I needed that like I need a third armpit. :)

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 November 2018, 02:58:42 PM »
Foccing BT Sport, sat down to watch the MotoGP and halfway through the second lap the result came up on the bottom of the screen and the results for the Moto2 and Moto3 races. Unbelievable, and the presenters get worse every race and the claptrap they spout , bring back Parrish and Cox, at least they made me laugh sometimes.

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General / Re: Niken or not?
« on: 03 November 2018, 03:19:51 PM »
https://youtu.be/k5iFllm99Ko


If this link works it shows a Yamaha four wheeled " motorcycle" !

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General / Niken or not?
« on: 29 October 2018, 03:41:05 PM »
Would you buy a Yamaha Niken?


For me it is a big no, £13500 for a 263 kilo MT09 with an extra wheel, I don't care how much confidence you get in pushing the front end, its not a motorcycle, its a tricycle.

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 21 October 2018, 01:36:50 PM »
Got T boned on my MT09 yesterday,  an arrogant stupid blind bitch in a Range Rover ignored the give way and drove straight onto the roundabout right into the left side of me.  As I was lying on the floor wondering what the foc had just happened she walked up to me , looked at me and said " you don't seem hurt much, I"ll move my car",  Then I just heard a  man shout at her " leave your frigging car where it is".
Next thing I knew I was in back of ambulance on my way to hospital.
Got of lightly I think, mild concussion from my head hitting floor, no broken bones but left knee and ankle look like a pair of turnips.
Helmet is buggered with massive scrapes along right side, no idea about bike yet, it was recovered by a local garage.
If it wasn't for my helmet and decent boots and armour in my leathers I would have been a injured a lot worse.

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General / Re: Re-covering security chain
« on: 18 October 2018, 09:15:03 PM »

If I was you I would enquire at the local Synagogue, they usually have plenty of covering off cuts, that should do the job.


The pink colour would clash with his red and white bike :)

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 18 October 2018, 09:11:48 PM »
The Highway Code is going to be changed to encourage people to open their car door using the " dutch reach" and at the same time Cycling UK want the code to say vehicles must give at least 1.5 metres space when overtaking a cyclist., why can't cyclists give 1.5 meters space when passing parked cars as well?
At the same time time Cycling UK are also asking for the advice for cyclists to wear a safety helmet and fluorescent clothing to be removed as this encourages " victim blaming" and as everyone knows cyclists are never in the wrong!

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 05:14:34 PM »
The big problem with any electrical vehicle is you have to charge the batteries using electricity. If everybody in the future is running an electric vehicle how much power has to be generated to just to charge all those batteries?
To be green it all has to be done using renewable power supplies, so massive wind farms and solar panel farms etc have to be built, where are they going to build them?  Sticking a few solar panels and a little wind turbine on your garage is not going to do it!
Has there been any studies done into how much power a country like the UK would have to generate if every vehicle was replaced by an electric one?
The grid just about manages to cope when the adverts come on during Coronation Street and everybody sticks the kettle on :)

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 06:11:49 PM »
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Revenue for the goverment!  Because that is what it is all about, the solution to every problem is to tax it!
It’s not a tax, it’s a compulsory charge, retailers are expected to give the money to good causes.
https://www.mygov.scot/carrier-bag-charge/


It is revenue for the government, the charge includes vat which last year resulted in a nice £17 million earner.

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General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 06 October 2018, 11:39:03 AM »



What has the plastic bag tax achieved? I notice the supermarkets are already making the '5p' bags thinner and smaller already. Any idea where the revenue has gone and how many turtles have actually been saved?
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Revenue for the goverment!  Because that is what it is all about, the solution to every problem is to tax it!
Doesn't matter if it is plastic waste, alcohol, tobacco, sugar or anything at all, if it is bad for the environment or your health just tax it because that absolutely and definitely solves the problem every time.


What we need is a "Lily The Pink" invention to solve all the worlds environmental problems :)

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 September 2018, 05:21:02 PM »
To true these new smaller papers are a b*stard to wrap your fish and chips in  :lol

And they tasted better wrapped in newspaper :b . People used to sell bundles of newspapers to the fish and chip shops.
If you were lucky you'd get an interesting bit to read while you ate them.

I can almost hear the Hovis music playing in the background now :lol


We used to take clean newspapers to the chippie when I was a kid and get a bag of chips with scraps on in payment, the good old days before all these shitty sell everything from pizzas, burgers, chinese, indian, thai all in one shop takeaways took over every street.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 September 2018, 11:52:07 AM »
Gets my goat just recently is I am seeing more than you would expect, cars without a number plate on the front but it is sitting in the window. Now, I am pretty sure it is intentional and a permanent mod (until mot time) because the cars that do it all seem to be spammed up, overly dark windows aftermarket LEDs - audi or VW with the badge painted black -thats another gets my goat.
Anyone else noticed this.


I drive into that shithole Bradford 4 times a week and have come to realise that the locals just regard that as  standard trim.

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General / Re: Noise
« on: 24 August 2018, 08:23:30 AM »
Won't have to worry about potholes with one of them.

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General / Re: Spot lights
« on: 12 August 2018, 07:03:28 PM »
My lights and switch are still working perfectly, even after being removed from my old FZ1s and now refitted to my MT09.

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General / Re: Test rides
« on: 23 July 2018, 08:26:46 PM »
Its the finance company who own the bike / car in a pcp deal, one thing to watch out for is when you insure the vehicle some insurers will ask who is the owner, you are not the owner ,just the registered keeper.

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General / Re: Gift Aid
« on: 21 July 2018, 05:11:30 PM »

Gift Aid is a way charities can get more money, you donate £10 and they can claim 25% more back, and you can then claim tax relief on the £10 you donated in your annual tax return.
Most people will probably never claim the tax relief and if you do make a gift aid donation make sure it is for a bona fide charity or community sports club.

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Front page / Re: Log in issues - Fix
« on: 03 July 2018, 06:16:40 PM »

been using that log in for a few days now and it works well.thanks BB.


Same for me, I also have to put a value in the " minutes to stay logged in " box.

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General / Re: Mock theory tests
« on: 20 June 2018, 10:40:15 PM »
47 out of 50, one question was what to check before fitting a sidecar to your motorcycle!  They must think it is still 1950.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Just picked up my FZ1S
« on: 10 June 2018, 09:24:10 AM »
I have just removed the tail tidy from my MT09 and refitted the original that the owner gave me. The amount of crap from the road plastered on the back of my leather jacket and my tailpack was unbelieveable.
This was not rain , just bits of dried mud and dust from riding country roads.

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When I had my gen1 1000 I fitted an adjustable span clutch lever from a Kawasaki 900 ninja.
It was cheap to do and looked " factory",  I am fairly sure a few other people had done it before me and I just copied them, you had to use the Kawasaki perch as well.


Remembered now it was the clutch lever from a Kawasaki ZX9 , C1 or C2 model.

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General / Re: Best way to lube chain when bike is on sidestand?
« on: 08 June 2018, 07:39:11 PM »
The only way without a lift and not holding the back in the air on the side stand (not recommended!), is to lube a little at a time and keep moving forwards or back until the compete chain is done.


Thats what I am doing, takes ages to do it properly.
I was hoping someone might have had a brain wave and come up with an amazing simple quick idea.

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General / Best way to lube chain when bike is on sidestand?
« on: 08 June 2018, 04:59:20 PM »
As the title says what is the best way to lube the chain when you only have a sidestand?
I have no paddock stands and do not want to fit a Scottoiler or similiar.

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General / Re: Tips for long distance comfort
« on: 05 June 2018, 08:44:34 PM »
Never mind sticking the air bags in the seat, just shove them down the back of your pants. :lol

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