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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Best tyres ?
« on: 14 March 2017, 12:39:08 PM »
On my FZ1-S, still on PR2s (and will remain so until none left) - PR3s wear quick - PR4s allegedly not but way more expensive over PR2s - I'm an 'enthusiastic' rider and never had any issues with PR2s - they are very forgiveable - have ridden this last winter in shitty weather with no issues grip wise (but obviously right hand a little more restrained).  Have tried BT016 before but obviously not an all rounder tyre but very confidence inspiring.




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Forget what did you do today etc and sign up for the legendary FOC-U Spring Meet - now in it's 17th year !  :lol
http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,20238.0.html

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got your money thanks John (£100)


I've managed to get a lad I working with at the moment interested - he's coming camping with his missus  :thumbup  (Dan and Amie)


the rest of you come on  :rolleyes





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General / Re: FZ1S or Fazer 8
« on: 10 October 2016, 02:36:16 PM »
 :thumbup  for FZ1S - I've had mine 7 yrs now (07 plate) - does everything and you can cane the life out of it when you desire (as I tend to major on which is why my mpg is pretty woeful <30 for sure).


Can't comment on FZ8 but my father in law had one for a short time and wasn't impressed - he is a serious pootler though - anyhow you've made the correct choice.





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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 10 October 2016, 02:30:16 PM »
1) fucknumpties in cars who drive like they are in some kind of long trailer HGV combination and find it necessary to take a sweeping turn when turning either left or right and annoying the fuck out everyone (me).


The worst are the right turners who, whilst initially sat in what most would consider the correct positron (offside to the center of the road), then proceed with a little shimmy to the left before proceeding to turn right... :wall






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more photos:
Sat pm B741 Cummock > Dalmellington






Sat pm - Kircudbright Harbour



Sat pm Castle Creavie Bunkbarn




Sun am Castle Creavie Bunkbarn



Sun am - A702 North of Carronbridge



Sun pm - View from Hartside





Sun pm - Howgill Fells



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Tom


Will be good to meet you - all three of us will be congregated around the Moffat Ram ca 13:30.


Met up with Tom in Moffat:



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General / Bought a Caberg Duke
« on: 03 October 2016, 11:01:30 AM »
Tootled into Leeds and bought a Caberg Duke - wanted a reasonably priced flip front and this fitted the bill.


First impressions.


Yesterday - sunny and warm coming out of Leeds - what a revelation, great with flip raised and internal visor down (only slight issue when fully down the internal visor touches my nose - put me off initially in the shop but I decided to give it a try anyway).  Looked at some others but didn't want to spend £200-£300 and Duke seems to get good reviews (and comes with pinlock in box).  Fit is a little tight at the front - when flip down my chin can touch the front - have this with my Shoei XR-1100 also.  Other than that fit is great, very comfortable, not over keen on the neck fastener, would prefer D ring but guess will get used to it - certainly a cinch to remove.  Road with flip up to ca. 70 but <50 is probably limit.  Bonus with flip up is increased peripheral vision - good in the traffic.


Today: chilly (ish) ride into work - only very slight misting (nose) but less that the Shoei and despite the Shoei having neck and chin shroud the Duke was noticeably warmer.


Noise?  A little early to tell, a little more wind noise evident but overall I'd say actually quieter than the Shoei - with earplug in can't hear conversation but this is likely down to the padding being close to the ears (not any less comfortable).


Early days but for £145 seems like a good un!








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Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Us 129 tail of the dragon beacons
« on: 30 September 2016, 02:53:32 PM »
sounds (+ looks) good  :)


could have saved some money and just done a Hartside Weekend

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John, will be good if you can meet us - we're aiming to be in Moffat for 13:30 for lunch from the chippy - currently on myself, Neilly and Tom....


I had expected a bit more interest - there's just three of us so far (+ possibly one more bloke I used to work with)  :z


Anyway I'll enjoy mesen regardless.  Looking forward to the culinary delicacies already (black pudding supper, haggis, scotch pies, malt whisky - food of the gods  :b )

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Sat/Sun 8/9 Oct - anyone fancy a weekend away (go Sat, meet some Scots foccers in Moffat for lunch then stay Sat pm in bunkhouse at Kirkcudbright) bunkhouse cost £15 per person for the night - sleeps 6 in bunks and room on floor for more).

Full cooked farmhouse breakfast on Sunday £7.50 per person. 

This won't be a head banging piss up  :D  - just a pleasant evening with a wee dram or two

Subscribers:

Moff
Neilly
Tom Ashcroft not coming (crocked)

Weather is looking OK !  :sun

Saturday pm route (from Moffat)

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Venue Same as previously:  West End Outdoor Centre, Thruscross, Harrogate, HG3 4BA

When Spring Bank 'Oliday weekend i.e. arrive Friday 26-May - stay for three nights - fek off 'ome Monday 29-May (Bank 'Oliday)

Pricing It has gone up to £1000 for the three nights (was £960) which is £33 per person per bunk total for the full three nights - still a  'kin bargin!  yes 1000/30 is not 33 I've added £10 from last years left over kitty to make it a whole number.  Total 'all in' for bunk, food, booze is £90 see Pricing Summary below.

## CAMPING AND DOSSING DOWN IS FREE AS PREVIOUSLY ##  BUT IF ALL BUNKS ARE NOT FILLED THEN A CONTRIBUTION WILL BE REQUIRED FROM CAMPERS/DOSSERS !!

### TWO BUNK SPACES TO FILL ### keep canvassing: link to calling cards: https://www.dropbox.com/s/di7k6jeygr70k7o/FOC-U%20Spring%20Meet.docx?dl=0


Note currently cost is just about covered - even with two bunks not taken (using surplus from last year) - this is subject to change dependent upon final shopping spend.

Deposits and Payment

Normally those who subsequently cannot make it will get their deposit/money back assuming the place can be passed on.  Otherwise the shortfall has to be covered by those who have attended.  As every year you have plenty of time to book the time off; that said I appreciate "stuff" happens and can't be avoided - be assured I will try me very best to refund you if this happens and your excuse is genuine.

I have already paid the £200 deposit to secure the booking.  As this has been covered by deposits paid I don't need any further payment until April, when I need to pay the FULL balance for the accommodation (by the end of April). On this basis I will be expecting a minimum deposit (per bunk place) of £33 no later than 31-March.

Priority for bunk places will be given to those paying deposits -  A deposit can be any amount £10 or upwards. Multiple deposits are fine but I'd prefer it all in one i.e. for bunks the full £33.   

Due in previous years several people not turning up at the last minute (with genuine excuses thin on the ground), I will be expecting payment IN FULL (i.e. total inc. food) no later than two weeks prior to the meet. 

If you have not payed in full by 10-May then if demand your place will be offered to others. Deposits will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances or your place is taken.  If your place is taken, the person taking it shall pay me the difference between the deposit paid (by you) and the total amount payable i.e. you are responsible for recovering your deposit from them yourself (obviously I will put you in contact with them).  Anyone dropping out at the "last minute" will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances.

Food/beer/band/sundries will be ca. £57 per head -  tee-totalers get a corresponding reduction on the cost. 

Reduction if you don't drink alcohol ca. £20. 


Veggies note as I will still be buying you some veg food then as this roughly equates with the cost for BBQ and breakfast meat there is no reduction.  You need to tell me what you want - alternatively if you want to cater for yourself (bring your own or eat twigs from outside) then a ca. £5 reduction applies.

This has always been a three night event.  If you want to stay for less then fine, but again I've booked for three nights so you pay for three nights.  Popping over for one night only? Normally anyone who turns up on the Sunday (or other night but there is unlikely to be any spare bunks on the Fri and Sat) and takes a vacated bunk and chucks some money in the kitty (assuming you want to eat and drink) -  £20 is about right.   Note (rightly or wrongly) I've now decided to relax this rule a little for those camping or dossing.

You can pay me by Bank Transfer (or Paypal but bank transfer my preference...) send email to 2017@springmeet.co.uk and I will forward the details - note the bank details are NOT same as last years!  Whatsapp is my preferred IM app.

##Please DO NOT use the PM feature to contact me - use email, Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger! ##

Pricing Summary (guide)

Bunk + Food + Meat + Booze = £90 per person - for campers £57
Bunk + Food + Meat = £72 per person (teetotalers) - for campers £38
See note above for vegetarians

These are subject to confirmation but generally any uplift has previously been less that £5 per person overall.

Saturday Entertainment -  R E L O A D

Thanks (again) to Heath we have the same guys as last year   RELOAD - http://reloaduk.wix.com/reload

Rideouts

Usual Saturday run to Hartside etc zzzzzz Sunday - coast or several splinter groups - something for everyone!

Beverages

Sufficient quantities of alcoholic and non-alcholic are provided (sadly this event is not longer the piss up it used to be) also please note the Irn Bru is categorically only to be used for mixing with Vodka and cannot be drunk on its own...Note I will also get more "real ale" this year (and less wife beater - sadly this event is not longer the piss up it used to be)

Food

There will be the usual (my excellent local butchers) BBQ fayre for the Friday and Saturday nights together with the usual snacks etc For Sunday night - open to suggestions (cannot be curry again!)There will be a stupendous full cooked breakfast on the Sat and Sun mornings (subject to volunteer cooks!! and washer uppers)

Camping (FREE)

Camping is free - unless all bunks are not filled in which case a contribution will be reqd!

Dossing Down Inside (also FREE)

Dossing is free - unless all bunks are not filled in which case a contribution will be reqd!  This is an alternative to camping but all you need to bring is a sleeping bag. This option will be limited to a maximum of ten people (due to space and I only have five airbeds - and I really can't be arsed)

CURRENT STATUS


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General / SPRING MEET 2016 ## sign in thread ##
« on: 30 May 2016, 05:47:00 PM »
more later from me - or maybe everyone is using Facebook these days (say old relic...)

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route to Penrith - yes that is the usual Saturday ride out  Devils Bridge > Kendal > Penrith > Hartside etc

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Hi peeps - sorry but busy at moment with house and setting myself up 'Ltd' to take up a contract job...


Will update the payment schedule soon.


On the good news front I have ordered the Mary Jane - a firkin and a pin this year should please the real ale drinkers.




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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: FZ1-S lateral (axial) play in swingarm
« on: 25 April 2016, 07:49:31 AM »
Hmmm


In the absence of any replies I have used put a suitably sized 0.5mm shim washer each side under the bearing cap which has removed the play and the swingarm moves freely....

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / FZ1-S lateral (axial) play in swingarm
« on: 20 April 2016, 08:06:16 PM »
go back ca. 4 years at MOT - tester detected minor play in rear wheel bearing - he passed it and I replaced the bearings anyway (as he knew I would) play was still there and had been ever since but has never got any worse - I remind him every year and he says "oh yes I remember".  However, last year's MOT he put it down as an advisory and saidf I needed to look at it again - as it was no different that last 4 years but MOT time is approaching again. 


Got some new tyres week before last and I thought  :think "ah lets check swingarm  while the wheel is out...Result = no diecernable play in the bearings BUT significant lateral (on axis of swingarm pivot pin) ca. 1mm  The whole swing arm move laterally between the bearing dust caps?


Erm help? 


Anyone else had this - what is the cure (I can't see how it can be - the dustcaps don't appear to be worn - I can't seen the centre sleeve wearing out?)




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Sorry to hear than Raymy...


Everyone - I'll be getting my act together soon - honest... :lol

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Tom (Ashcroft) and I myself will be at Devil's Bridge (most) Sunday (s) 07:30 > 08:30 (ish)


Tomorrow I'll be going out from there for a bumble... Likely to Hartside


See you there!  :z

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sign in thread in general

Venue
Same as previously:  West End Outdoor Centre, Thruscross, Harrogate, HG3 4BA

When Spring Bank 'Oliday weekend i.e. arrive Friday 27-May - stay for three nights - fek off 'ome Monday 30-May (Bank 'Oliday)

Pricing It has gone up to £320 per night which is £32 per person per bunk total for the full three nights - 'kin bargin!

## CAMPING AND DOSSING DOWN IS FREE AS PREVIOULSY ##  BUT IF ALL BUNKS ARE NOT FILLED THEN A CONTRIBUTION WILL BE REQUIRED FROM CAMPERS/DOSSERS !!

Deposits and Payment

Normally those who subsequently cannot make it will get their deposit/money back assuming the place can be passed on.  Otherwise the shortfall has to be covered by those who have attended.  As every year you have plenty of time to book the time off; that said I appreciate "stuff" happens and can't be avoided - be assured I will try me very best to refund you if this happens and your excuse is genuine.

I have already paid the £200 deposit to secure the booking.  As this has been covered by deposits paid I don't need any further payment until April, when I need to pay the FULL balance for the accommodation (by the end of April). On this basis I will be expecting a minimum deposit (per bunk place) of £32 no later than 31-March.

Priority for bunk places will be given to those paying deposits -  A deposit can be any amount £10 or upwards. Multiple deposits are fine but I'd prefer it all in one i.e. for bunks the full £32.   

Due in previous years several people not turning up at the last minute last time (with genuine excuses thin on the ground), I will be expecting payment IN FULL (i.e. total inc. food) no later than two weeks prior to the meet. 

If you have not payed in full by 10-May then your place will be offered to others. Deposits will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances or your place is taken.  If you place is taken, the person taking it shall pay me the difference between the deposit paid and the total amount payable i.e. you are responsible for recovering your deposit from them yourself (obviously I will put you in contact with them).  Anyone dropping out at the "last minute" will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances.

Food/beer/band/sundries will be ca. £58 per head - the non meat eaters and tee-totalers get a corresponding reduction on the cost. 

Reduction if you only eat weeds: ca. £13 - Reduction if you don't drink alcohol ca. £20.

This has always been a three night event.  If you want to stay for less then fine, but again I've booked for three nights so you pay for three nights.  Popping over for one night only? Normally anyone who turns up on the Sunday (or other night but there is unlikely to be any spare bunks on the Fri and Sat) and takes a vacated bunk and chucks some money in the kitty (assuming you want to eat and drink) -  £20 is about right

You can pay me by Bank Transfer (or Paypal but the latter is not my preference...) send email to 2016@springmeet.co.uk and I will forward the details - note the bank details are same as last years!

##Please DO NOT use the PM feature to contact me - use the email or Facebook Messenger! ##


Pricing Summary (guide)
Bunk + Food + Meat + Booze = £90 per person - for campers £58
Bunk + Food + Meat = £72 per person (teetotalers) - for campers £40
Bunk + Food + Booze = £77  per person (veggies) - for campers £45
Bunk + Food = £57 per person (jees no meat and no booze!) - for campers £25

These are subject to confirmation but generally any uplift has previously been less that £5 per person overall.

Saturday Entertainment -  R E L O A D


Thanks (again) to Heath we have a change this year  RELOAD - http://reloaduk.wix.com/reload

Rideouts


Usual Saturday run to Hartside etc zzzzzz Sunday - coast or several splinter groups - something for everyone!

Beverages

Sufficient quantities of alcoholic and non-alcholic are provided (sadly this event is not longer the piss up it used to be) also please note the Irn Bru is categorically only to be used for mixing with Vodka and cannot be drunk on its own...Note I will also get more "real ale" this year (and less wife beater - sadly this event is not longer the piss up it used to be)


Food

There will be the usual (my excellent local butchers) BBQ fayre for the Friday and Saturday nights together with the usual snacks etc For Sunday night - open to suggestions (cannot be curry again!)There will be a stupendous full cooked breakfast on the Sat and Sun mornings (subject to volunteer cooks!! and washer uppers)

Camping (FREE)

Camping is free - unless all bunks are not filled in which case a contribution will be reqd!

Dossing Down Inside (also FREE)

Dossing is free - unless all bunks are not filled in which case a contribution will be reqd!  This is an alternative to camping but all you need to bring is a sleeping bag. This option will be limited to a maximum of ten people (due to space and I only have five airbeds - and I really can't be arsed)

Attendees

1 - Moff (paid in full)
2 - Tom - deposit paid £20
3 - Tom's boy
4 - Neilly & Ally - paid in full £180 #twin room#
6 - Razgruff +1 paid in full £244 (paid for 4 bed room)
8 - Daz & V - paid in full £167
#twin room#
10 - Nakedadder - paid in full £90
11 - Eddie & Val - paid in full £180 - #twin room#
13 - Raymy (on his own) - deposit paid £80
14 - Madmondeoman - (over)paid in full £95
15  - Stunts - deposit paid £50
16 - Gingernutz - deposit paid £50
17 - Colin - deposit paid £50
18 - ##spare## - Raz has paid for these rooms (18, 19) to secure a 4 bed room for sole use
19 - ##spare## - as 19
20 - Di & Kris - paid in full £180 #twin room#
22 - Chris Biker - deposit paid £50 (2 nights)
23 - Heath - deposit paid £50
24 - Hamos - paid in full £90
25 - Richy - paid in full £90
26 - Louthyz - paid in full £90
27 - Ventzi + 1 deposit paid £90
29 - Bigralphie - paid in full £90
30 - Sheldon22 - paid in full £90

Dossing

Adam (has bunk Friday)
Richard Suddaby +1 (Saturday only)
Pulsey?

Camping

Streethawk + Stella (girlfriend and cans of)
Little Hairy Welshman?


##IMPORTANT NOTE RE TWIN ROOMS ## NOW RESOLVED ##

This has verged into being an issue in the past i.e there are only 4 No. twin rooms and demand usually exceeds this.

Already this year the twin rooms are over subscribed (see below).   I'm trying to come up with the fairest way of allocating the rooms...

First come first served (FCFS)  :2fingers  is one option (which would fix the room allocation as below), however, this does seem a little unfair as some of those who have been repeat attendees (in some cases for significant number of years) have no advantage; and I am concious that some people may not attend if then do not have a twin room :(

There are 3 No. four bunk rooms which have in the past been reserved for couples (you can take it in turns 'locking the door'... :kiss )

Therefore, I'd ask anyone who wants a twin room to add your thoughts to this thread as to how you would like to proceed (general comments, plus are you willing to share a four bunk room and if so with whom?)


There is alternative B&B accommodation locally if this is of interest to anyone: http://scaifehallfarm.co.uk/

Ideas going around in my head, drawing from a hat, auction for charity, points system for number of years attended, premium for twin rooms (surplus to charity) etc etc



##update## Velma has been doing some organising and she and Daz are going to share a four bed with Di and Kris - so with the unfortunate parting of some lovely couples (see below) - we are sorted

Deposits paid and twin rooms confirmed (FCFS)

1 - Neilly & Ally
2- Russ & Beth
3 - Daz & Veeee Ian & Soraya (deposit not paid)
4 - Eddie & Val

Twin Rooms Requested (or pending):

5 - Adam + 1 got no money
6 - Raymy & Jodie -parting of ways has taken place
7 - Ian & Soraya? - now in twin room
8 - Dooks & Fluffs? - sharing 4 bed with Daz and V
9 - Nick & Eve? -parting of ways has taken place

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Introduction / Re: new biker in Bury
« on: 21 May 2015, 09:04:56 PM »
See you at the Spring Meet?

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