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General / Laws / rules for riding in France
« on: 04 February 2019, 02:53:08 PM »
ok so my son been selected to play in a  "round ball" tournament near Brest in June, so I decided that rather than get stitched up driving the parents minibus I'm taking my bike over on Ferry (Plymouth to Roscoff). (booked!)
destination is approx. 40 miles from ferry, campsite is 8 miles from there.
never taken a vehicle over.
I know they drive on wrong side of the road & that's a bout it!
I know June a way off but want to make sure of few things like, I was thinking about taking bike fuelled up (its a Triumph Nightstorm , full tank range 170miles fitted with panniers ).. is full tank allowed on ferry?
what legal requirements to I need? GB plate? bulbs? warning triangle? hi-vis?
searching through I see gloves are compulsory.. but I wear them anyway!


FZS600 Fazer / complete front fairing for boxeye
« on: 03 December 2018, 10:09:19 AM »
asking for a mate so details a bit sketchy...  :)

a mate has got a gold boxeye that they have made into a naked front end and has complete front fairing including headlights indicators (so I am led to believe)

how much would it expect to fetch if they were to sell it?

Sorry for the short notice, thought I had posted this the other week!

Saturday 13th October 2018 1400 to late
Royal Navy Veterans MCC are hosting our 4th Annual Trafalgar Party

Address: 8 Kingston Cres, Portsmouth PO2 8DH
No-nonsense, biker-friendly pub serving real ales and simple food, also hosting regular live bands

we are raising money for Combat Stress with a raffle

there is food available (from bar)
2 bands during the event
Rum locker! (think at present we have 10 different rums, not standard behind the bar, for you to try!)

come down, say hi & enjoy good banter, spin some dits!

Hope some of you can make it!!

General / Recommending Russ's Tyres in Portsmouth!
« on: 08 October 2018, 02:26:36 PM »
if anyone near PO postcode looking for new tyres I can recommend Russ.

rang him Thursday for new tyres, took his suggestion of Avon's (for my Triumph NightStorm)
he sent me a text Friday midday letting me know they had arrived, and hour & half later I was back on the road (after he had sorted an issue with brakes which couldn't have been spotted without taking the rear wheel out!
Full set of Avons fitted for £236 all in, which about price for a rear other brand
(Protyres were asking £55+vat for fitting as its a cruiser!)

he only fits bike tyres and whilst I was there he had a constant stream of punters with all makes & kinds of bike!

only downside is there isn't a coffee machine  :lol (however there is a Maccy D's just down road)

General / speeding ticket (NIP)
« on: 06 August 2018, 07:41:24 AM »
more a heads up than anything else!

just got a NIP through from Avon & Somerset Police doing 81 on A303.. on my bike by a mobile unit... fair cop yep hands up it was me...
paid the £100 fine & took the 3 points no issue or complaints  :o
looked at photos and the camera was over other carriageway!!
in the picture the ARMCO separating the lanes is clearly seen and I am riding away from him
I never realised that they could do that!! my ignorance, my fault.. so from now on when I seen a camera on the other side I wont laugh at others heading towards it!!!
oh n I will slow down too hahaha

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / OGRI Summer rally 2018
« on: 23 May 2018, 07:09:15 PM »
if there is one rally you all year do every year and this year cuz there ain't no bulldog bash
then try this rally, not massive (1500) it think is limit but it an amazing rally
 this is knicked from their website

The OGRI MCC Summer Rally will take place from 12.00 hrs on the 24th August 2018 to 12.00 hrs on 26th August 2018 on Kemble Airfield, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BA.

 As an idea of what to expect; we generally have (*):-
•a real ale festival with over a HUGE range ales / ciders / perry,
•24 hr bar selling bitter / lager / cider / different spirits / alcopops / soft drinks,
•24 hr Tea Tent – tea, coffee and soft drinks
•Our ever popular Baguettes – staffed by the Ogri MCC Baguette Babes
•Live Bands Friday and Saturday
•a custom show on Saturday afternoon with prizes given,
•live music on Saturday afternoon,
•silly games on Saturday afternoon,
•plenty of  traders to shop at,
•Whisky Bar
•Gin & Cocktail Bar
•a canteen tent with seating and tables, also outside seating with cover from sun/rain,
•food outlets
•a large flat camping area with clean toilets. Both standard and disabled-accessible toilets.

Mary Rose Charity Easter Egg Run 2018

Date: 24th March 2018
Meet at Wickham Square for departure at 12:45 sharp. arrives at Mary Rose School approx. 13:30

General / ex-raf camping!!
« on: 28 January 2018, 09:48:19 PM »
ok i can now dispell a myth... I saw ex-RAF camping (at least 3 of them!!).. yes 2 consecutive nights, in a tent, on a roll mat with a sleeping bag!! AND no creature comforts, this weekend.
 just saying !!
 However there are people out there will also swear that i was drunk Friday night!!
 So make your minds up about the truth!!

General / Bike test ?
« on: 04 January 2018, 01:29:43 PM »
Asking for a mate as I passed my bike test 25 years ago up in Nottingham!!
mate interested in getting a bike, he's 38ish and now looking at getting a bike, he's got car licence so what does he have to do to get a full bike licence?
any one recommend a training school in Portsmouth / Gosport area?

General / recommendations for waterproofing clothing
« on: 19 September 2017, 11:06:08 AM »
having ridden in a heavy downpour last night along the M3 my J&S trousers have developed a leak which meant I had an uncomfortable ride from Basingstoke to Portsmouth!!

I was going to buy a can of fabsil and spray that on but before I do has anyone got any other recommendations?


Anyone else down in Cornwall doing this run on Sunday?

it was postponed last week due to bad weather but looking to take part this week

General / Good News!! Ian Brady is dead!!
« on: 15 May 2017, 10:58:39 PM »
I hope it was a slow painful death!! never understood why he wasn't given a death sentence!

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Rorkes Drift Rally 19-21st May
« on: 09 May 2017, 12:27:32 PM »
Any one going to this one?

General / Insults... whats your best?
« on: 13 July 2016, 01:00:36 PM »
After overhearing 1 colleague refer to another as a "Cockwomble" (an insult I'd not heard in years!) got me thinking.. what's the best insult you ever heard, even if it was directed at you and you thought 'you know what, that's a good one I'll let you have that!'

I like using the term Wazzock! as people know its an insult but its not strong enough for them to retaliate to!

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Poole Bike Night 19th July
« on: 13 July 2016, 12:47:27 PM »
got a message of a mate & we're off to Poole Bike night next Tuesday (19th July) anyone else attending?

or been in the past?

General / Bikers Dilema ...
« on: 20 May 2016, 09:52:23 AM »
So riding home last night, I saw 3 scooters in the distance ( why do they always ride in 3's?), after following the smell of 2 stroke I caught up with the last man , who was clearly in the process of having mechanical problems.

now as a biker do you
a) stop to help
b) catch up to the other 2 & let them know their mate has broken down bout a mile back
or c) catch up & pass the other 2 & not say anything

I know what I did lol :rollin :rollin

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Rally Season 2016
« on: 08 January 2016, 12:07:13 PM »
Anyother Foccers going to the OGRI kickstart rally at the end of the month?

General / Working over Christmas!!
« on: 04 December 2015, 07:50:19 AM »
So the boss has sent an email out saying who is covering the 3 days between Christmas & New Year..
I work near Basingstoke & there are 4 of us that cover the support desk
I live in Falmouth (but with digs near Pompey),
Grant lives in Newcastle and rents a room in a pub near work,
Paul lives in Tewkesbury and commutes daily,
Scott lives in Sandhurst so has the shortest commute.
guess which 3 have all been told we have to work 1 day each between Christmas & New Year??
well it ain't Scott!!
oh & to top it off, we support military systems and checking with all 3 military service desks, they are all on leave from 18th December to 4th January!!!
now I'm not moaning about having to work, as I have done my time & have worked over Christmas / New Year. its just the fact that each of us that has to travel furthest have to come in for 1 day just to stare at a phone that won't ring as no one will be manning the other end!!
I even volunteered to divert the works phone to my mobile for the full period & if needed I could drive up but no,, we need to be in!!
oh n then manager asks if I know how to open up the secure areas... who do you think does it most mornings at least an hour before the boss arrives?
anyway anyone else working over the Christmas period? lol

Genuine Yamaha topbox for sale.
MBK bought by Givi, it says MBK on it though.
Complete with plate, arms and all the bolts that came off.
It's off a 2006 FZ6. .
I bought it from here but never got round to fitting it, now surplus as changed bikes!
£50 collection from either Portsmouth area / Basingstoke area or Redruth area!

FZS600 Fazer / Won't rev past 6k rpm under load!
« on: 24 September 2015, 03:17:39 PM »
as title, bike been in workshop for nearly 3 months now & mechanic no further forward!!
when not in gear bike revs all the way to red line
in gear the bike pulls & revs smoothly up to 6k in all gears but won't go past that
mechanic bought Yamaha's manual direct from Yamaha has checked all voltages etc
he has changed ecu
spark plugs
HT leads
stripped & cleaned fuel system pump filter
stripped & cleaned carbs
balanced carbs with electronic tool and compared against each other
checked coils and all with in tolerance
check clutch for slippage
has checked side stand switch as that was suggested by someone
a) has anyone had this & fixed it?
b) any other ideas where to try next!
I have got to the stage where I said i'd sell it but he reckons with the problem unfixed I'd only get £450 so not going down that route!!
missed a lovely Fazer thou so decided to try & fix this one then when I find the right replacement keep this as a 2nd bike / one for Mrs use
any ideas? getting pee'd off as missed summer again due to not having my own bike!!so 2013 missed summer 2014 rode 2015 missed summer!!

General / Rugby World Cup
« on: 18 September 2015, 01:51:48 PM »
Anyone got tickets for any of the games?
Who do you reckon will win?
are you going to avoid it?
Me: I'm not going to any matches!, I would love England to win but tbh I enjoy watching good games and as long it isn't won by bad refereeing (which is rare in rugby IMHO) I'm just going to sit & watch it at home with my family!!

General / NOT a good idea to buy one of these!!
« on: 16 September 2015, 10:15:08 PM »

Seen these for sale!!

can I suggest that it would be mighty unwise to wear one out & about especially on a bike!!

General / engine not revving past 6k but only when in gear
« on: 29 July 2015, 03:37:03 PM »
Hi need help
my 2002 fzs600 has gone into what I can only describe as limp home mode!

I was riding along M40 when over taking and engine just refuses to pull in gear past 6000 rpm

I have had it with my mechanic and he has changed ecu
checked plugs
air filter
ht leads
fuel & pump
he has bought the manual from Yamaha as well as using my Haynes. he thinks its electrical rather than mechanical as it runs smooth as upto 5500 around town speeds in all gears but just won't pull past that
revs freely not in gear and will red line!

anyone any ideas or had this themselves? how did you fix it?

General / MCN Review
« on: 14 June 2015, 07:53:59 PM »
sorry thought I'd found a new review as this came up on my facebook time line today
then saw it was from 2013!! lol

although it has got some good references to this site!!

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