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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Quickshifter
« on: 06 July 2020, 10:24:44 PM »
Don't you think however smooth and used to it you are changing without the clutch puts wear on some parts of the box? I would have thought just fanning the lever and dropping the revs a gnats' would be a far kinder way of going up the box,then again if you've had no problems doing it fair enough,I personally do it if I'm going for it through the gears but not as a constant thing,only my opinion .
It’s how I’ve been doing it 25 years or more.  I can’t see how it can do any harm.  I also often go down the box without the clutch at low speed.
I do wonder however, if gearbox issues will become more common now that we are in the age of the quick shifter.  The two I have tried were crude compared to an old-fashioned clutch-less change.  I just don’t get what all the fuss is about quickshifters.

be worth doing mate. im guessing mine will look the same
I’d love to get behind there and clean everything up.  And change that hose – I take your Fazer is all original hoses too?

Anyway, lots of other things to do.  But maybe I might come back to those downpipes.  Another option would be to get a quote from a decent bike mechanic – as I’m thinking mine probably aren’t that much of a challenge to an experienced mechanic.

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 06 July 2020, 06:03:48 PM »
What complete and utter crap.
I’m not surprised.
I’m no scientist, but I think there is a world of difference between inside and outside.
Put it this way, if I was sitting in one of the big open plan offices at work, and I sparked up a cigarette, it would only take a few minutes before the whole office would be up in arms.  Dozens of folks within minutes would be able smell ma smoke. 

But outside, spaced out as if we were in the office – would anybody notice?

I’m not sure why stuff like the football is not back on.  I mean, if they did every second seat, and people stuck to their seat – along with a procedure for getting in and out of the ground – my guess is all would be fine.  Though maybe that raises other issues – transport to and from the ground – public drinking – and maybe it’s the side issues that is stopping the football and not being at the ground.  Not that I give a feck about fitbaw - but it does tend to keep certain types occupied.

But yeah Professor VNA reckons that Florida and Texas spiked because they opened the bars, restaurants and cafes and didn’t bother too much with social distancing.  It may also be why they have a big spike, but as yet no following spike in deaths, as it was more younger folks in the bars.

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 05 July 2020, 11:13:48 AM »
She can stick her masks right up her arse--the wummin is a Fwit.
You'll no be getting in any shops fae Friday onwards then.  Your choice.

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 04 July 2020, 11:08:40 PM »
You're probably less scary with a mask on!
Just saying..... 
Yeah, cheers.
What I could really use is a bleedin hair cut.  I have been tempted to just zip it, but barbers will be open here from the 15th, though I guess demand will be high, but maybe by August.......

 Cheers Robbo.  I guess they could be a lot worse, certainly the nuts are good enough for a socket to grip.  But……..
Anybody swapped that wee hose out without taking them off?    Anything else behind them that I need concern myself with. 

Here's what the downpipes look like.

 I guess I’m starting to miss my Fazer.  She’s sorn and was lying abandoned at the side of the garage while I tried to make up my mind what to do about her.  So, travel restriction has been lifted this weekend in Scotland, but guess what – it’s pissing down.  So, I started fiddling.
There’s no hurry here.  Just do one thing at a time, and as I please or not.  Of course, I worry I might start breaking things.   If I do, or I get bored, I can always off-load her – presumably.  Also there is still space for another a bike – I keep searching e-bay…………..hmmm.
Having bought the FZS1000 zero miles pre-reg in 2004, the one thing I regret is not popping the downpipes off a dozen years ago or so!   Looking at them now I’m thinking – just leave em.  I’m guessing some of them will just snap if I try.
So, radiator is off, for a clean up and a lick of paint.  Wondering if I should treat the bike to a new set of hoses.  I’ve seen the Samco stuff – but umm, 175 quid a set!  Is there anything else out there?
And, has anybody managed to change the wee short hose behind the downpipes – that is without first removing the downpipes?  Can it be done.  I take it all the other hoses are straightforward?

I like the look of the blue and white ones.
I take it FZ1S is the half faired FZ1 Fazer.
Is FZ1S the best e-bay search term?

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 04 July 2020, 06:26:45 PM »
 Facing coverings in shops in Scotland to be compulsory from this coming Friday.

Personally, I don’t get it.  Covid19 is very low level now in Scotland.  Now we have almost got rid of it, lets all start wearing masks. :'(

Another thing.  I tried wearing a mask today.  Put on the medical type – my glasses steamed up.  Stuck on a buff and pulled it up over my face and mouth – my glasses steamed up.

So, do I wear my glasses to the supermarket and crash into everything and everybody, or go without my glasses and return to the house with some randomised shopping.

I am not at all enthusiastic about wearing a mask.

General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 04 July 2020, 06:20:34 PM »
 That’s a sweet looking little thing.  She's got potential.   I take it there is a side cover missing?
You giving it the carb treatment?

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 04 July 2020, 10:09:17 AM »

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bikes died 😧☹
« on: 03 July 2020, 07:13:12 PM »
Excellant :thumbup

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 01 July 2020, 05:37:39 PM »
Scotland is not on the cusp of eradicating Covid 19, it's just that everybody in Scotland is 3 weeks behind everyone else in UK,
I know you hate it when things go well in Scotland oldgit.  But right now Scotland’s overall death rate is below the seasonal average.  We are indeed on the cusp of eliminating Covid19. 
Scotland may be only weeks away from no new daily cases of coronavirus. As the nation gets close, cases from over the border will become a big problem
you canny hide from a virus forever--you need to be exposed to it to get immunity built up in your body
Yes you can only get immunity from having had the virus.  But a couple of things – this isn’t just a seasonal flu virus (not forgetting the damage that seasonal flu can do), Covid19 is new, unpredictable, very infectious and often extremely aggressive.

Secondly – If you get it and survive, nobody knows how long any immunity will last.   In short immunity is a theory that nobody is too keen to put to the test.

there WON'T be a vaccine that's a certainty
Vaccines already exist and are being trialled.  Virologists are optimistic  that one or some of these vaccines will prove successful.  But trials take time.
so suck it up people welcome to the real world.
Lets stay vigilant, continue to build our test and trace network, get our economy going, and keep Scotland Covid19 free.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bikes died 😧☹
« on: 30 June 2020, 08:43:16 PM »
I find a lot of 24hr services are no quicker than the budget option.
I figure often the tick box is just there in case you fancy paying extra.

And don't start me on the post office.  They just love to try and sell you their rip off insurance.

You know if their insurance rates were reasonable I'd take it out everytime, but it's just a pure rip off, and then their staff are trained to write 'customer advised' on your receipt to further pressurise you into taking their insurance.

Now I'll tell them what I'm sending (I suppose it's fair to ask to check that what you are sending is safe) but I refuse to discuss value.  Just give me recorded delivery please. 

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 30 June 2020, 08:35:56 PM »

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bikes died 😧☹
« on: 30 June 2020, 07:46:15 PM »
Good to know.
Hope yours is up and running again soon Dude.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Not many this clean FZS1000 on ebay
« on: 30 June 2020, 07:45:12 PM »
I got the same dilemma as you now VNA. Ive got my fazer back, but have only ridden it once.
Yeah – good to hear you got it back. :thumbup   Take it things have much improved for you.

I’m gonna be back at work five days a week next week.  Shocking, I’ve been doing alternative weeks since lockdown – apart from a three day week this week.  I’m gonna complain to the union. :lol

A pisspot? 

You know what?  I miss my Fazer (it’s sorn and needing a little TLC)

Plus, though, I don’t mind riding in the rain.  Well the Beemer is spotless.  I don’t like taking it out in the rain.

I  also fear if I start trying to take things apart, I’ll just start breaking stuff.  The Fazer scrubs up no bad, but she did live outdoors for her first 7 summers, and I’m not bothered about riding in the rain – so there are lot of foosty fasteners.

no close-up shots though, and asking £4500 for a 2001, even with only 3k on the clock is pushing it.
Probably all a bit high.  I’d say they are all asking dealer prices.  The other thing is, sadly, the reality is more and more people are gonna have to let bikes go over the next year or so – I think dealer and private prices will slide a little.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Bikes died 😧☹
« on: 30 June 2020, 07:31:29 PM »
 FFS!  That was a close call.  Hopefully you are not missing any significant bits.
Good to hear you are on your way to getting it sorted.
What years were affected with this?

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 30 June 2020, 07:26:25 PM »
Part of the reason those areas have not been shut down is because it was the Asian areas and the Council and Mayor are both Labour, there was no way they would shut down their voters so it was left to get worse
I don’t follow that logic either.  In Scotland Wee Nikki has held Scotland in lockdown longer and with tighter controls than England.  She has taken no end of flak from opposition politicians, the public and the English press.  But guess what, they are kinda quiet now.

Scotland is on the cusp of eradiating Covid19 – expect we can’t – because we cannot control our borders.

So isn’t it just incompetence from top to bottom in England?  With I shook hands with everybody Johnson in charge – what do you expect?

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 30 June 2020, 06:22:53 PM »
Quote from: VNA - BMW Wank on Today at 05:57:00 PM<blockquote>I see it's all the fault of umm 'asian' folks.
</blockquote>Yes if you want to put it like that you are correct it does look like that in Leicester. 

Execpt the white guy at the top has been breaking all the rules. Hmmm yeah.

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 30 June 2020, 06:01:30 PM »
 Meanwhile in Scotland Covid19 has practically been eradicated.  (oldgit will be pissed off :lol )

Bit weird when the English media kept commenting on how poorly Scotland had handled the crises.  But we all know where the problem lies.

So the question is, with England still coping with running lockdowns, how do we move forward?   

General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 30 June 2020, 05:57:00 PM »
I see it's all the fault of umm 'asian' folks.
Eh, even though the big white cheif repeatedly broke the rules :lol .
Do you ever read what you have just written before you hit post fazersharp.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Not many this clean FZS1000 on ebay
« on: 29 June 2020, 10:23:10 PM »
Blind and paranoid then Dude :lol

But no, I hear you.  If I was getting really tempted, I'd still want to pop down and eye ball it, hear it running, and if poss have a five minute ride.  Photos are one thing, but seeing it in the flash is another.
And of course carbs, along with modern fuel, good chance they are a bit gummed up.

But I think those three may well be real minters. 

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Not many this clean FZS1000 on ebay
« on: 29 June 2020, 09:34:02 PM »

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