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General / Re: glove sizes!!!
« on: 17 November 2017, 10:43:00 AM »
I'm 6'4 and mine measure 180mm.
[size=0px]I'm 6'4 and mine measure 180mm.[/size]
[/size][size=0px]related to Donald??[/size][size=0px]

General / Re: glove sizes!!!
« on: 15 November 2017, 08:05:04 PM »
some one need to grow up :rolleyes
my hand measure is 240mm so I dont think my hands are that big.
they all fit me but I want one that is bigger so my fingers can move around inside .
last pair I had that was oversized I never got cold fingers.
so far 3xl,4xl and 5xl are the same as fitment goes.
it seem to me they just stick bigger labels etc but gloves are actual size 3xl.

General / Re: glove sizes!!!
« on: 15 November 2017, 07:16:57 PM »
bough another pr this time 5xl and the fookers are slightly tighter than the last lot.
if these are size 5xl I'll eat my hat. what a wast of time.
cant the manufacturers get it right.

General / Re: glove sizes!!!
« on: 12 November 2017, 06:19:19 PM »
FFS 4XXL   what you need a a couple of dead grizzly bears and shove your hands up[size=0px][/size] their arses.[size=0px] :lol :lol

3xl some time 2xl are ok for summer but I want a pr of gloves so the sides dont touch my fingers for winter.
I had a pr years ago that were big and my fingers were not freezing or cold as you would get with wearing tight'sh gloves.
its the wind that does it.
we were out today and it was freezing so we just did a short run 67 miles in all.
I notice that if I pull my gloves down a bit my fingers started to feel a little warmer with haver more space etc.
I dont want to butcher my grips to fit h/warmers nor do I want wires in my coat as you get with gerbing.[/size]

General / glove sizes!!!
« on: 11 November 2017, 06:57:44 PM »
why is it that you can never get what you want/need. just bought a pr of winter gloves size 4xl and they fit the same as a 2xl.I've got 3 gloves 1 ,2xl by Richa and 2 at 3xl and believe it or not the 2xl is slightly larger than the 3xl. the 4xl feels the same size as is going on .having gloves that are bigger than your hands help to keep your fingers warm without having to resort to heated gloves etc.with having gloves bigger help in keeping the wind off your finger and help blood circulation. I had a pr years ago and they were brilliant. but these days sizes are all over the place.grrrrrrrrr

General / summer water proof gloves??
« on: 05 November 2017, 07:09:27 PM »
they all say water proof but so far I have yet to find one that truly is.
shower proof yes but.
my current one(leather/carbon) clearly isn't ,when I bought it stated 100% waterproof..bollocks.
so what gloves have you kind chaps have found to be water proof.
currently looking at water proof over mitts etc but rathey buy a proper glove that is.

General / Re: Anti fog spray for visors and spectacles
« on: 30 October 2017, 08:00:06 PM »
pinlock. I've found them to work better than so called anti fog spray.
I wear glasses to no problem so far.

General / Re: new trip
« on: 24 October 2017, 05:32:43 PM »
as for the bike its a new one.well it was when I bought it.
it has 4000 miles on the clock.yamaha tracer 700 so I think it will get us there and back. :lol

General / Re: new trip
« on: 24 October 2017, 01:05:35 PM »
this is our trip.

Loch Lomond, Balloch


Bealach na Ba


John o' Groats

Unnamed Road, Helmsdale KW8 6HP, UK



General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 October 2017, 06:01:11 PM »
The civil servant responsible for increasing the state pension age to 67 is Retiring at 61 with a £1.8 million pension pot he will receive £85000 a year and lump sum of £245000 [/size]He's permanent secretary for Department for Works and Pensions. His name is Sir Robert Devereux., shows what the establishment think of ordinary people who can work till they drop while tossers like him just pen push and ruin people's lives.


General / Re: Bennetts Renewal Breath of Fresh Air
« on: 20 October 2017, 06:06:50 PM »
I got one a renewal notice from carol nash.
last year it was £246.99,this years £317.45.
up by £71.46 defo taking the pish.
I wont be going with them again.
since it was taken over it has never been the same.
not interested in europe cover ,DNA, 1/4 on line mag nor am I going to ride mates bike.
full 21 years no claims.
garaged with electric roller doors with inter locking slats ,so can't be forced up.

General / Re: new trip
« on: 19 October 2017, 11:25:06 AM »
oh I dont drink and ride and I only drink one or two pints the night before after a meal.
were staying in 2 y/hostels,1 hotel(inc bed/break fast and the last is a 2 man log cabin but no food etc
Edinburgh we'll decide on the day.
were meeting up at glasgow but those of us that have travel further to get there we'll be staying in moffat hotel where we can keep our bikes in the shed provided.
we're stopping in fort william and the next is ullapool the rest I will find out later once it all fully booked.
thanks mtread for your post interested read and nice pictures.

General / Re: new trip
« on: 16 October 2017, 07:50:05 PM »
extra socks will be
as water(rain)I have water proof over gloves/trousers and jacket so hopefully I'll stay dry.
not sure what rout we're taking.
some scot/lads are joining to inc the organiser so I would think he'll know the best route seeing that he's a scottish chap.
also all these lads are deaf to so more than likely I'll be the only one who can hear.
but I dont have good hearing though so I wear hearing aids and also I can do hand sign,not the best but I get along.

General / new trip
« on: 16 October 2017, 12:16:19 PM »
coming up in may(well for me it is)
going on my bike(tracer 700)

this is the 1st time for me since the 70's, I'm going on a 5 day trip to scotland
going with a gang of 11 on our bikes,there will be 2 groups  fast one and slow.
I fit in the latter.
we're meeting some where near glasgow to fort william along the coast to j'ogroats and then to edinborough,home.
each journey is 120 miles staying in a youth hostel at each stop(4).
now the only thing I think I need just incase!
water proofs(if it rains)
under wear,jean and T shirts.
am I missing anything
just waiting  for names of place we're stopping at.
also has anyone done this trip.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 29 September 2017, 07:12:25 PM »
FRIGGIN Brexit.dragging on for to long .let get the f**kout and stop pissing about.

General / Re: Do I expect too much ????
« on: 02 August 2017, 05:46:58 PM »
I once lent 50 pence to a mate so he could have a taxi home.
and that was in the 70's and never seen him since.
in today's money its £4.23  :'( :'(

General / Re: Yamaha Price Increases
« on: 26 July 2017, 10:42:12 AM »
its the same with cars.
I've never seen so many new cars around here in all the years I've lived here.
a lot of them are 4x4's and driven by mothers on school run.

General / Re: Twatnav
« on: 20 July 2017, 07:06:47 PM »
:lol :lol :lol


[color=rgb(135, 135, 135) !important]informal[/color]



expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm.
"meh, I'm not impressed so far"



uninspiring; unexceptional.
"a lot of his movies are … meh"

General / Re: Twatnav
« on: 20 July 2017, 07:05:22 PM »
this my satnav...

General / Re: Sports rack for FZ1S gen2
« on: 15 July 2017, 06:43:27 PM »
where do you live? I might be able to help.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted, luggage rack
« on: 05 July 2017, 10:38:24 AM »
Make sure you get a Givi rack. The sports racks are not designed to take a box. they break.

not mine it wont. not made from thin tubings like others.

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted, luggage rack
« on: 04 July 2017, 05:04:55 PM »
plenty on ebay not for much money.
or I could make you one,brackets will be slightly different.

General / Re: How many
« on: 26 June 2017, 08:36:34 PM »
Does anybody know how the Tracer 700 stacks up against the fzs 600-is it any better?
[/size]you can't compare the two.2 different bikes altogether.
many a times  I've said if yamaha ever bring out another Fazer 600 just as good as the old fox eye..I would buy it.
so the nearest is the tracer 700 yes it its a twin.
I like the Tracer as much as the Fazer so I'm happy.
the fazer was/is a lot smoother more powerful and good on fuel.
Tracer has more torque at the lower end of revs which suit me fine. top speed no longer interest me.
I ride two up most of the time and get between 65/70 mpg.
the only thing I dont like is the fuel gauge start flashing and goes on count down at 180 miles .
fill her up at 190 miles on the clock only to find I can put 9.4 ltrs in still got 7.6 ltrs in.
which is annoying ,it would've been flashing at with 4 ltrs left in.
overall I'm happy and very pleased .
oh and I changed the front sprocket from 16 to 17 so now no longer looking for that illusive 7th gear :lol

General / trumpet wont give up bouncy ball.
« on: 24 June 2017, 11:14:33 AM »

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