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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8850 on: 24 June 2022, 04:15:14 pm »
(Yesterday) It’s always difficult, for some unknown reason, arranging a day out when several people are involved. Earlier in the week 7 of us expressed a desire to have a day out this week, and Thursday seemed to suit everyone. Four of us were due to meet fairly locally at 09:15, picking up the other three at another venue as we headed south.
The change in the weather from Wednesday made riding kit choice a bit of a dilemma, as come Thursday morning as it was raining. Whilst trying to choose between textile and leather the mobile was pinging ten to the dozen, with the first bailer using the old “I ain’t got no waterproofs” excuse. Now there were only two to meet up with at the first venue. I arrived a bit early to find one of my pals already relaxing with a coffee whilst admiring his newly purchased KTM 1290 GT. A quick look at the phone revealed another bailer, so no show for the Tracer 900 GT because of the light rain. So, just the two of us set off for the second rendezvous, the far side of Brands Hatch. The roads were drying as we approached our meeting point, the air temperature noticeably rising, and the textile jacket fast becoming a bad choice. The remaining three compatriots all turned up within minutes of each other, so with waterproof trousers shoved in the tank bag, and all the bikes gassed up, we were off.
Good progress was made via A and B roads to Tenterden, before aiming north in the direction of Canterbury, before swinging east to our destination, The Coastguard Inn at St.Margaret at Cliffe. The descent to sea level is a bit hairy due to the steepness and narrowness of the road and sharpness of the bends, really hoping a car or something larger wasn’t going to attempt the ascent, while on our way down. Safely parked outside the pub, helmets and jackets couldn’t be got off fast enough. The sun was really hot in a clear blue sky to the extent of having to get an umbrella to shade the table while we ate. At this venue most phone networks switch to France as it’s on the limit of their coverage.An hour or so was spent soaking up the sun while sipping shandies, wishing we could stay for the rest of the day and have a proper drink.
Petrol was next on the agenda, the Garmin sorting out a Shell garage within three miles, and in the direction I was planning to go. Duly gased up we headed for Wingham via lanes that took us through several Kent farming communities. Other than a diversion in the middle of nowhere, due to a road dig up, we stayed pretty much on the course I’d planned, making sure we didn’t miss out the Chilham Bends on our way to Charing, before more cross country on B roads, to the outskirts of Goudhurst for an early evening pub stop.
From here we went our various ways, and in hindsight I should have stuck to my favourite B roads, but at a crucial corner decided to stay with the A road thinking it would be quicker. Not really considering the time of day, as my commuting days are long gone, I found myself in heavy traffic, double white lines and slow progress. Still this was the only dampener in the day for me, rolling onto the drive with another 218 of our lovely English miles under the Fazer wheels. A great day despite the iffy start, with the two lightweights now wishing they’d made the effort. :)
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8851 on: 24 June 2022, 07:23:38 pm »
Not exactly today, but two rides, one on Tuesday and the other yesterday.

I'd gone down to Croyde for a few days surfing on Monday, but I take the quick route down (M27, M3, A34, A303) because that saves energy for the waves :)

On Tuesday, however, the swell had dropped, so, instead of going out for a dawnie, I went for a nice ride up the A39 through Lynton and Lynmouth with some nice twisty roads, then back across Exmoor for 100 miles of fun.

On the way back on Thursday, I used some lovely little back roads I'd found which run parallel to the A361 and the A30, thus avoiding the traffic and being able to make a bit of progress  ;) along the way.

That route takes a bit longer, however it's much more enjoyable :thumbup

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8852 on: 24 June 2022, 09:12:24 pm »
Not exactly today, but two rides, one on Tuesday and the other yesterday.

I'd gone down to Croyde for a few days surfing on Monday, but I take the quick route down (M27, M3, A34, A303) because that saves energy for the waves :)

On Tuesday, however, the swell had dropped, so, instead of going out for a dawnie, I went for a nice ride up the A39 through Lynton and Lynmouth with some nice twisty roads, then back across Exmoor for 100 miles of fun.

On the way back on Thursday, I used some lovely little back roads I'd found which run parallel to the A361 and the A30, thus avoiding the traffic and being able to make a bit of progress  ;) along the way.

That route takes a bit longer, however it's much more enjoyable :thumbup

Where do you hire your boards from? I used to work in 'le sport' in Croyde many moons ago...

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8853 on: 25 June 2022, 12:38:24 am »
Where do you hire your boards from? I used to work in 'le sport' in Croyde many moons ago...

I have a sheet of paper printed out that I stick on the front of my bike when it's parked next to my tent and board.

It says (in big letters): "The answer to THAT question is...

and continues in smaller letters: "... going to cost you a donation to the RNLI Lifeguards"  :D

Because I have *so many* times been asked "How do you carry the board on the bike?" and I would say "If I had a quid for every time someone asked me that question..."!

And the actual answer is that I have my own board (7'6" Torq Mod Fun) and I stay at Ocean Pitch campsite (used to be Mitchums, just past Ruda, next to the field where they have the weekly market) and Benny, who runs the site, is good enough to keep it there for me :thumbup
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8854 on: 28 June 2022, 08:04:44 am »
Went to pop 150ml of ZX1 Extralube in the FZ6 and had to drain said 150ml of oil from the sump plug to make space. Managed to drain more than that by dropping the sump plug into the jar that I had prepared as a receptacle, then had to fish it out again, all the time whilst oil was spewing over the garage floor.


A mega clear up unsued followed by a liberal sprinkling of cement and then the ZX1 and some fresh oil was popped in.


Went for a ride and came across yet another motorist who doesn't follow the road signs at roundabouts (left lane is left turn only so she was part way round the roundabout whilst indicating left then swung over into my lane to go straight on) and clocked up a few miles in the sunshine.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8855 on: 28 June 2022, 10:51:54 pm »
Sadly nothing 😭
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8856 on: 30 June 2022, 08:33:03 pm »
Used daily through the friggin blackwall tunnel grrrrrr!!!!!
Hopefully get a job this side of the water soon  :rolleyes

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8857 on: 01 July 2022, 01:36:08 pm »
Nice whizz out to the Sussex coast yesterday. Stopped off at Whiteways on the way home for a compulsory sausage bap :lol . Got chatting to a very knowledgeable guy, about the development of hydrogen engines.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8858 on: 04 July 2022, 07:30:37 am »
Used daily through the friggin blackwall tunnel grrrrrr!!!!!
Hopefully get a job this side of the water soon  :rolleyes
Does it still have that weird chemical stink? Could never figure out what caused it 🤷‍♂️
The fun thing about tunnels is you can do accidental backfires on carb bikes 😅
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8859 on: 04 July 2022, 07:39:49 am »
Got chatting to a very knowledgeable guy, about the development of hydrogen engines.
That would be a legendary fazer mod 😎
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8860 on: 07 July 2022, 02:19:17 pm »
I whispered in her ear - new rubber on the way........ :D

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8861 on: 07 July 2022, 07:59:47 pm »
Swapped out the LED headlight bulb for the original halogen and fitted a second exhaust baffle for her appointment with the MOT tester this evening.  All reverted back now with no advisories.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8862 on: 09 July 2022, 08:50:02 am »
 Had a nice rip around Kent yesterday with some pals. Our leader took us down some B roads I never knew existed, making it more than interesting. After a whizz over the marshes from Brenzett, we took the road out to Dungeness for a few shandies in the Pilot. Was quite surprised that we'd clocked 210 miles at the end of the day, as it didn't seem to have taken that long ;) .
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8863 on: 11 July 2022, 08:44:10 am »
Nice early start yesterday, and in the cafe eating breakfast at Folkestone by 09:30. Only out for the morning, so back tracked on the way we’d come with a slight divert into Woodchurch for a couple of cooling shandies. After clocking just 166 miles today, the Fazer can enjoy a bit of a rest for a few weeks now, as two weekends of racing coming up, WSB at Donny and BSB at Brands. Time to break out the sun cream I think.
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8864 on: 11 July 2022, 11:21:32 am »
Mirrors off, speedo covered up, centre stand off, thorough check over, off to Donington Park this afternoon for some track time this evening. Gonna be the hottest day of the year, but better than the last one in May when it rained most of the day

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8865 on: 11 July 2022, 02:21:59 pm »
Headed to Sheeps head in West Cork yesterday on the 1000 with my wife took a road called the Goats Path to take in some incredible scenery and stopped for tea and Scones in the Sheeps Head cafe.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8866 on: 17 July 2022, 09:05:35 am »
For the past few days I've been on a surfing break at Croyde Bay, I had hoped to stay until today, but the swell died off on Friday evening and there were no waves, so I decided to head home yesterday before it got too hot and the roads melted!

But, ye gods, was it warm...  :eek

Even with the air jacket, I had to stop off at two garages on the way back and cool off in their air conditioned shops whilst getting a Capri Sun to rehydrate.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8867 on: 18 July 2022, 07:47:19 pm »
Rode to work, only problem with that was the job required me to go to N.Yorks, from Worcester. 150 mile each way. Trip up was nice, left Worcester at 06:15. Trip back, well, needless to say, plenty of stops for water. The highlight of the trip was watching the mileage go through 80,000 - as I was filtering through 6 miles of stationary traffic on the A1 South  :lol :lol

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8868 on: 04 August 2022, 11:17:58 pm »
Decided that being stuck in my wife's car with the tribe was a bit tiresome so suggested I ride to North Norfolk whilst she drove.

Best idea I've had in flipping ages.

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8869 on: 05 August 2022, 12:31:19 am »
Fzs600 Turned 96000 miles today. Has 1 mile on it when I bought it 19 years ago

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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8870 on: 05 August 2022, 07:21:15 am »
Good for at least another 60k  :thumbup
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Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« Reply #8871 on: 11 August 2022, 10:01:13 am »
My garage is the coolest place in my house, temperature wise, which made yesterday an ideal day to the chain and sprocket service that I’d been threatening to do for a while now. Rear calliper got a going over as well, whilst the wheel was out. All set for a hopefully good day out on Sunday, for my annual day trip to Cornwall.
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