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General / Re: New licence changes in 2013
« on: 14 May 2012, 01:30:15 PM »
Regardless of what we think the right approach is, DVLA have published what will be happening but not made it very clear. All I know is my eldest want to pass his 125 test before January so he can move up to the 33bhp limit at 17. What I dont know is if he will automatically get his unrestricted licence automatically after 2 years or if he will have to take another test.

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General / Re: New licence changes in 2013
« on: 14 May 2012, 12:29:10 PM »
:agree

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General / Re: New licence changes in 2013
« on: 14 May 2012, 12:01:23 PM »
Many of us (me included) all agree that riders should use their common sense and work their way up to the more powerful stuff but have a look at this....

If you took your test on a 125 in December 2010, you are restircted to 33bhp until December 2012 when you can go out and ride anything. Till then you can only ride up to 33hp (a Fireblade with a restrictor kit is allowed).

If you take your test in Feb 2013 on a 125, you can only ride a 125. You then have to take another test for 35KW (about 40bhp) once you reach 19. You cannot automatically ride it and you cannot ride a restricted fireblade now, you can only restirct a bike with less than 70KW to start with. Once you reach 21 you can take yet another test to go unrestricted.

If you decide not to go for the 125 test (at 17 or 18) or 35KW test (at 19, 20, 21) , you cannot go for the 35KW test until you are 24!

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General / Re: New licence changes in 2013
« on: 14 May 2012, 10:09:23 AM »
For the A2 licence it also states this on the DVLA website.
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A motorcycle of a power not exceeding 35kW, with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2kW per kg and not being derived from a vehicle
 of more than double its power
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Does this mean no more restricted fireblades???

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General / Re: New licence changes in 2013
« on: 14 May 2012, 08:34:56 AM »
I agree they should gain experience. The new rule mean more tests though.

When many of us took our test, there was only one test. Now you could take up to 7 tests before you get a full licence if you start at 17 but just the 4 if you do DAS at 24!

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General / Re: New licence changes in 2013
« on: 14 May 2012, 07:26:52 AM »
Solo, if yo take the 125 test at 17 or the 31kw test at 19 you can take the unrestricted test at 21. Otherwise you have to wait till your 24 to do DAS.

My point was if you take the 125 test before January you get your 33 HP licence automatically but he will have to take another test to go unrestricted as he won't have the 2 years experience before January.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: yamaha fzs fazer strating problems
« on: 13 May 2012, 09:18:57 PM »
lift the tank carefully and then lower it again making sure that the pipes are not kinked. Dont pull them off, one feed petrol to the carbs.

You will probably find after opening the cap, if you get the hiss, that the bike will start anyway but you should sort out the pipes.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: yamaha fzs fazer strating problems
« on: 13 May 2012, 09:01:08 PM »
Are you getting the hiss?

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General / Re: New licence changes in 2013
« on: 13 May 2012, 08:59:46 PM »
Just reading it again, even if he passes his 125 test this year he won't be able to go above 33bhp Until he is 21 AND passes another test.

DAS riders will have to wait till they are 24 from January.

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General / New licence changes in 2013
« on: 13 May 2012, 08:51:58 PM »
I hope my eldest sorts his test out before the end of this year or he will have to wait another year before he can try!

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/DG_201188


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FZS600 Fazer / Re: hi radiator cover problems?
« on: 13 May 2012, 04:02:36 PM »
:agree

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: yamaha fzs fazer strating problems
« on: 13 May 2012, 04:02:00 PM »
Also, where in the country are you? Some helpful Foccer may be nearby.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: yamaha fzs fazer strating problems
« on: 13 May 2012, 04:00:49 PM »
When you next struggle to start the bike, open the fuel filler carefully and listen. If you hear a hiss it is because here is a vacuum in the tank.

Has he tank been lifted recently? One of the rubber hoses connected to it let's air in to prevent a vacuum, another feeds fuel to the carbs.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: yamaha fzs fazer strating problems
« on: 13 May 2012, 12:05:14 PM »
No. Wouldn't turn over if it was that. Open the filler cap. If it hisses it's a kinked breather tube.

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General / Re: Now look what you've made me do!
« on: 12 May 2012, 09:07:15 PM »
Pmsl.  You should get away with just topping up the tank if it is an FZS but for the FZ 6 you may want to flush he tank before killing the cat.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: why wont it start
« on: 12 May 2012, 08:28:27 PM »
kill switch?

4317
General / Re: iPad question
« on: 10 May 2012, 12:26:49 PM »
Uses the same cable to connect to a pc as an iPod.

4318
General / Re: iPad question
« on: 10 May 2012, 09:57:19 AM »
I use quick office on mine but you can get Excel too.

4319
General / Re: Photography competition - May
« on: 09 May 2012, 12:27:17 PM »
a replacement for the one I have deleted above.
 

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General / Re: Photography competition - May
« on: 08 May 2012, 09:14:24 PM »
A couple from this weekend














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General / Re: What did you do yesterday?
« on: 08 May 2012, 01:20:21 PM »
Yesterday was spent mainly getting back from Rouen to Gatwick via trains, busses, ferries and shank pony with 18 teenage rugby players in tow.

Good weekend but not a lot of sleep was had by anyone.

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General / Re: MOT
« on: 04 May 2012, 12:43:11 PM »
Tyre wil be a fail. Exhausts are anyone's guess these days. Put the standard one back on for the test if you have it.

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General / Re: Not something you see on the A158 everyday
« on: 01 May 2012, 11:02:09 AM »
Pete, I was coming down the M11 around midday last Thursday and thought I saw a Catalina being thrown around above Duxford. It looked good.

I used to see the Hercs doing circuits around Swindon (cant remember the name of the base there).

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General / Re: Not something you see on the A158 everyday
« on: 01 May 2012, 10:58:48 AM »
Pete


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General / Re: Insurance
« on: 30 April 2012, 08:47:21 AM »
Some companies are a bit anal about any modifications, others see the benefits and others just see sense and do not add to the premium.

I see modifications as one of three things.
- Performance modifications (The insurance companies should be told about these)
- Bling (This coudl make the bike more attractive to a thieving scrote so again, they want to know)
- Comfort/maintainability (Things like heated grips, luggage and scottoilers - Make no real difference to anything other than your comfort so insurance companies dont care)

All my mods so far are in the last group and made no difference to the cost of the policy.

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