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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / weston super night....tonight
« on: 06 August 2015, 03:12:14 PM »
out and about in gloustershire today.going to make my way down to weston...anyone else going.want to mdet up ?

General / manky helmet
« on: 10 July 2015, 07:59:54 PM »
my helmets manky...  :eek.... :lol...after 30 ish minutes riding my head is itching like thought i would try cleaning it.. bought some baby shampoo as heard this is good.anyone one tryed this ?

General / A thread without words
« on: 06 July 2015, 09:40:16 PM »

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / pendine sands, july 21 2015
« on: 24 June 2015, 08:38:08 PM »
90 years since sir malcolm campbell set a new land speed record of 150.76 mph on pendine sands.the national motor museum, beaulieu, are recreating the event with a low speed pass, on pendine sands where the record was set.......couldn't miss this so booked the day off work and going to enjoy some of the welsh roads and whitness an event that may well never be repeated, well not for another 10 years anyway  :lol

event takes place at 4 pm, iam making a full day of it , leaving high wycombe, bucks early morning, anyone want to join me ?

shame we have'nt got a foccer who lives local to the sands that could have given us the heads up    :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / LOFO's july 5 ride out
« on: 24 June 2015, 08:13:38 PM »
 Anyone up for a day out ? about another attempt at visiting the sammy miller museum in the new forest ? at box hill stopping at loomies and onto sammy's place........or have you got a better idea ?

General / inventive reasons for getting your fazers out
« on: 21 June 2015, 01:13:11 PM »
Ok fazerists....mrs red is not a bike fan and cant see the attraction of I do feel a little guilty when I dissappear for hours on end , on the fazer, just for fun   :), I find myself making excuses to go out, I do like to fettle and my latest excuses centre around test rides to see if things are all good......couple of weeks ago I painted the engine on my thou and had to take it out on a long ride so the heat of the engine fully cured the paint....worked a treat, gone best part of the day and no back lash   ;)

Iam planning to go out this afternoon, so have spent some time in the garage.....I gave the thou a quick wash and shammy, but how ever hard I tried could not fully dry the fazer, dont want to put the cover on a damp bike so will have to take it for a test ride hoping that the wind blast will cure this nightmare of a problem....if I cant cure the problem I ill have to use mrs reds car for work in the morning   :rolleyes

so, what excusses have you used in the past to sneak out on your to be good uns as I might use them myself  :lol

General / new boiler advice
« on: 21 June 2015, 07:18:33 AM »
just a quickie foccers,looking to replace my central heating boiler for a more efficient one,old one 20 + years old and bils are a bit steep  :eek a quote for .......worcester bosch 15RI heat only boiler
                                                                             worcester bosch magnetic filter
                                                                             honeywell ST699 programmer
                                                                             honeywell wired digital room stat

all fitted and working with 8 yr gaurentee on boiler....comes in at £2320.....any good ?

General / visor replacement
« on: 20 June 2015, 11:57:26 AM »
Managed to scratch my visor with careless cleaning lots of small ones but when the suns out I get a starburst effect, ive never before bought a visor on its own, I buy a mid range helmet and replace it every 2/3 years usually because its a bit grubby and itchy on the inside......only bought the current one last year so need a new visor, bit surprised at  how much they are  :eek....think I would rather pay more and get a new helmet...unless of course you foccers know of a decent supplier at a decent price.....

General / fazer down
« on: 16 June 2015, 07:14:55 PM »
 After 35 years of accident free riding ive had an accident   :\...filtering through very busy rush hour ,lady decides to do a U-turn, said she looked but did'nt see me.pulled out hit my left bar end, steering the bike into her drivers side door, bike went down on its right side leaving me standing there ......bit shook up with bruises on my legs just above the boot line and
a sore /  bruised right speed 4/5 mph, cars speed 1/2mph we both stopped dead....

admitted she was doing a u - turn but would not admit liability, said the same to police lady who stopped to see if we were alright  :thumbup

Two vans stopped, turned out to be brothers and bikers, gave me their card as were witnesses, and then loaded bike onto their van and gave me a lift dont meet people like this very often , its foccin good when you guys   :thumbup

dont do plugs, but if you want your garden sorted these are your guys, you wont find better  :)........Q GARDEN MAINTENANCE, you'll find them in yellow pages under T.........Top guys.......

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / NOOOOOOOOOOOO
« on: 08 June 2015, 07:23:03 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

For Sale & Wanted / wanted, coolant hose for fzs1000
« on: 07 June 2015, 07:27:19 PM »
After careless fitting of the front sprocket cover I have a hole in one of my hoses, its the one that runs from the union just in front of the front sprocket to the back of the cylinder barrels between cylinders 2 and 3....anyone got one for sale ?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / timing cover gasket
« on: 14 May 2015, 08:24:52 PM »
Anyone one bought a timing cover gasket recently ?.....iam in the process of painting my engine and I need 3 gaskets to put it back together, found the clutch and alternator gaskets but not the timing cover, can see it in full sets on ebay but a bit steep at £150....or do I use some gasket sealant ?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / engine re-paint, silver
« on: 06 May 2015, 08:27:31 PM »
The silver paint on my thou's engine is flaking bad, ive just replaced the fork seals so thought it a good time to sort the flakey paint out, forks off the bike so I can easily get to the front of the engine, started dismantling at the weekend, exhaust, radiator, oil filter +oil , clutch cover, generator cover and timing cover, going to blast the three covers as they are quite bad and are the first thing you see, will paint them off the bike and refit with new gaskets, front of the engine I will attack with gunk and a selection of wire brushes, a lot of it will be hidden by the rad and exhaust but it looks awful  :eek....I bought a blast gun years ago but my compressor is not quite man enough to power it, got loads of air at work, most of it hot  :rolleyes and the boss is away untill next week, guess what iam doing friday  ;)

so, anyone else done this job ?.or got any tips ?...

General / wet bank holiday weekend...
« on: 03 May 2015, 09:18:34 AM »
 As usual with bank holidays in this country it looks like its going to be a wet one  :\....constant drizzle here in south bucks   :thumbdown

so.......what you doing instead ?

me, iam going to start stripping the mighty thou in readyness to re-paint the engine  :thumbup

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / brake or fork oil ?
« on: 28 April 2015, 08:01:33 PM »
Bit strange this...checking the bike over a few weeks back and I notice offside front caliper is soaked in what looks brake fluid.looks like its been sprayed on, cant see any obvious leaks and the reservoir is more or less full....a closer look this evening and the inside of the fork leg is also iam now thinking the fork seals are weeping, dripping onto the wheel and then coating the caliper as the wheel rule out any brake problems ive made up some wooden brake pads  :rolleyes and clamped the lever to the bar to create a bit of pressure, will leave over night and check in the morning.

anyone have fork seals go like this ?

General / outboard boat motor
« on: 08 March 2015, 03:11:29 PM »
any outboard motor experts on here ?

General / exupnut aka fudnut
« on: 24 January 2015, 08:04:31 PM »
Anyone else noticed the change in fudnut since he changed his name ?.......must be on some sort of new medication. ?......think we need to keep an eye on this one.......

General / drift camera
« on: 04 January 2015, 01:02:50 PM »
Bought myself a drift camera in oct 2013 but not been able to work out how the thing works   :o.......iam possibly the biggest pc numpty on here, no kidding iam worse tham bad      :\, thought I would start the year with positive thoughts and dug the camera out in an attempt to sort it out........when I first got the camera I made a mount and recorded a short run on it no problems, view the footage on the pc via media player....but thats all I could do.....ive since bought a galaxy tab 2 so put the micro sd in and nothing, asked google and then downloaded something called "ESfile explorer"..... es file explorer
                                  Ext sd card
                                  100 drift
Select es media player and I get a message......sorry cannot play this video.....

so....what am I doing wrong ??????

great chance for all you foccers to take the pi** in the usual manner...I look forward to it

For Sale & Wanted / for sale, kids bike jackets
« on: 29 December 2014, 11:23:07 AM »
Having a clear out and found these,2 kids bike jackets, ive just had them cleaned and both are in good condition, thought  I would offer them on here before ebay....

General / un wanted christmas presents/seasonal moan
« on: 29 December 2014, 09:26:44 AM »
as i get older the excitment of christmas is getting less and less...grand old age of 52 now,great for the kids and its good to see their faces light up on the rare occasion when you give them that perfect present...i have 3 of the little monsters the youngest is nearly 15...we gave him a ps4 this year,didnt see him from mid day his room tapping away in a world of his own  :rolleyes ....two grand kids of 2 and 4 who are great fun and its good to spoil them at this time of year,they live 50 miles away so we only spent a day with them this year........bad case of grumpy old man i guess   :\     

everyone tells me they dont know what to get me for christmas,including mrs red,although after 20 years of marrage she has come up with some cracking presents  ;) ......anyway,today iam off down the charity shop with a load of dvd`s , cd`s , books and the like that i have recieved over the last 1/2 years so i can make room for this years,most of which have never been read/ i the only one who does this ?

yes you`ve guess it...iam in "grumpy old man" mode today,going to moan about everything and anything , mostly on here as too cold to go out on the bike or mess about in the garage so stuck infront of a screen,not the tv screen as ive watched most of what their showing over the last few years,the only exception was barry sheen thingy last night,nothing to moan about there  ;) :rolleyes [size=78%].......if your younger than me,show some respect to your elders and keep your thoughts to yourself,your to blame for a lot of the things iam grumpy about........[/size]
[/size][size=78%]so....a thread to let off steam about anything you dont like about christmas and the waste of time between christmas and new year when its to foccin cold to get out on your fazers  [/size] :wall :wall :wall :wall :wall :wall :wall [/size][size=78%] .....moan over.......for now..................[/size]

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / ace cafe mini meet
« on: 27 December 2014, 08:50:06 PM »
I need some fresh air and fazer time....anyone fancy a mini meet at the ace cafe anytime between now and sun 4th ?

General / winter pastimes
« on: 21 December 2014, 04:42:46 PM »
This thread is aimed at all you fair weather riders, I've always got something to do in the summer, riding the mighty fazer is at the top of my to do list followed by kayaking on the thames, mountain biking and playing around with my old Japanese classic motorbikes.....all fair weather activities, iam at a loose end when the cold weathers do other foccers do when the winter months are with us  ?

General / winter maintenance
« on: 21 December 2014, 08:46:50 AM »
well,i had good intention to tidy up my thou over the winter months,half way through and so far ive done nothing  :o .....i have the silver engine model and the paints peeling real bad,this was one of the jobs on my list,ive been collecting a few parts over the summer in readyness to fit this winter they include.............

                                   new renthal bars....silver for extra power
                                   r6 shock  and polished dog bones,modified and ready to fit
                                   ivans slip on kit
                                   clutch cable
                                   clutch plates
                                   service items,oil + filter etc

need to spend some time in the garage,dont want to loose any riding time come the spring  ;)

anyone else having a winter tidy up ?


General / shortest day
« on: 21 December 2014, 08:33:16 AM »
half way through foccers,today is the shortest day of the year,from now on the days get longer and brighter and soon we will be racing towards spring and back on our bikes enjoying long days in the saddle.....bring it on   

General / christoT.......21 today
« on: 03 December 2014, 06:36:03 AM »
Happy birthday mate.......have a good un    :)

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