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Introduction / Re: New biker and Fazer owner!
« on: 08 September 2019, 10:31:17 AM »
Dive in and have fun welcome

General / Re: Emergency Vehicle/Red Light Question
« on: 29 December 2017, 01:23:00 PM »
It is illegal to go through a red traffic light no matter what.
However it is usually allowed to slide if you are making way for emergency vehicles if they are using their lights and or sirens (not sure about the doctors with their green lights but would assume the same)
More of an issue with traffic light cameras but I use a crash cam so hope that would show why I went through or partially trough a red ATL. Also if the camera takes your photo then it should also take the emergency vehicles picture so they would also have proof of the vehicle and that it was on "blues and two's" while crossing a red light.

IMHO that is

« on: 06 March 2016, 08:23:29 PM »
Well this argument comes around every so often, yes there is an issue with identification while wearing a helmet as there is when wearing a baseball cap burka etc, now I use a flip front helmet which is lifted when fueling up and this gives a decent view of my face for security reasons but I have been asked to remove it before being allowed to fuel up.

So you have to take off your helmet but where do you put it ? hang on the bars with a chance it will drop off ? on the floor with all the spilt fuel? on the pump 1 if there is room 2 if it is flat making it safe to put your lid there, now if it is raining it makes things worse.

I have been asked to remove my helmet before being allowed to fuel up this was over the tannoy, so it is pointed out to everyone on the forecourt that there must be something wrong with the guy on the bike as they are telling him to take off his helmet, nasty violent criminal bloody biker!! So I went in to the shop asking why got the usual rubbish so I asked can they see my face "yes of course I can" well why do I need to take my helmet off? company policy! OK so why are there no notices at the pumps on the shop door or at the tills ? Umm don't know. Well I am going to fill up now as you have seen my face and have me on the CCTV in the shop and the forecourt so are you going to activate the pump? NO

So as there was a queue forming behind me I kept going (only one till in use) asking why they would not activate the pump as they have seen my face company policy again OK so why is there no safe clean area for me to put my helmet down ? don't know? OK so if I take my helmet off at the pump and it becomes damaged either from falling or being contaminated by fuel from the floor or pedestal would they cover the damage to the helmet Umm no OK so if I take it off and leave it here will you take responsibility for the helmet? Umm no.

Now some say that anyone who refuses to remove their helmet is being unreasonable but surely the stations are as bad by not giving us somewhere safe to put our lids lets face it they can be very expensive and even if lightly damaged it is recommended they are replaced! and then comes the issue of other items that obscure the face such as baseball caps burkas etc you pull a cap down and keep your head tilted down you can see someone's face can you but they don't need to be removed and these are not part of a "religious" requirement.
Banks I have walked into a bank with my lid up but on (busy and just forgot about taking it off) now as I did not have to fuel up or anything so my hands are free to hold the helmet and the banks are usually free from spilt fuel so have plenty of safe places to put the lid down if needed I usually take it off, I took my payment book and cash to the counter and paid in the cashier said thanks handed me the book back and said can you take the helmet off completely next time please, I said Oops sorry and had a no problems back.

General / Re: Bike shed solutions/ideas?
« on: 06 March 2016, 07:47:39 PM »
Why not extend the slabs then add something like a coping stone (you know the ones placed on tops of walls) to act as a ramp

For Sale & Wanted / Re: 1998 bits for sale garage clear out
« on: 01 March 2016, 07:17:32 AM »
pipes starting at £30 on ebay mirrors £10 each so think £30 for the lot erm no

But you want the stuff £65 and you are welcome to come and pick it up

For Sale & Wanted / 1998 bits for sale garage clear out
« on: 18 February 2016, 09:11:45 PM »
OK clearing some stuff from my garage found some bit for my old Fazer 600 on a 98 plate
Chain guard
Rear br arm
OEM pair of indicators
OEM exhaust
OEM screen
OEM br lines
OEM Mirrors
Rubber divider that covers the tool kit area
Don't know if anyone is interested but rather offer them than just let them sit in my garage. I am in the Cardiff area and would rather buyer collect so if you are interested make me an offer per item or as a job lot up to you. They are all dirty and where there are marks I have tried to take pics of them.
I Will add address of pics when I have finished uploading them

General / Re: satnav?
« on: 17 August 2015, 11:09:49 AM »
don't worry about battery drain as you take the unit off when you leave the bike so no power drain
You cannot generalize that. I have measured the cradle of my Zumo 660  and of my Zumo 500 without nav.
With the 500 cradle the reading was 0 but with the 660 cradle 72,5 mA. Somtimes older stuff is better  ;)

Well I stand corrected but I was using a 390lm on a hard wired cradle for just over two years and never had a problem !

General / Re: satnav?
« on: 16 August 2015, 06:38:31 PM »
Go straight to the battery that way the satnav always has power via the cradle, don't worry about battery drain as you take the unit off when you leave the bike so no power drain. Ran my Garmin like this never had a problem

For Sale & Wanted / GPS for sale
« on: 16 August 2015, 06:31:54 PM »
Hi there just thought I would post up that I have a Garmin Zumo 390lm with bike and car mounts power cables etc. for sale in very good condition… and also the tyre pressure monitors to work with the sat nav… Just thought I would post to see if anyone is interested if you are local you are welcome to pick the item/s up I will even throw in a cup of tea/ coffee  :eek

Items going live on ebay tonight at 8pm (August 16th)

General / Re: Any Police peeps have any ideas about this?
« on: 17 April 2014, 09:41:10 PM »
rubbish quality video but interesting as it was a court case .

what would have happened here if it was not being recorded

Quite a lot of stuff like this on the net but it does make you think

General / Re: Foot pump me please
« on: 14 March 2014, 05:18:15 PM »
I got one of these from costco about 5 years ago when it was on offer for £40. its a good bit of kit, but not cheap:,cos_8.5,cos_8.6.1/139578

Costco is like most other shops some things are cheap some things are not (try to pick things up when they are "changing seasons" some real good deals then)
The thing to bear in mind is that they mainly carry 2-3 of the top brands and their own Kirkland which is why you can get similar a lot cheaper other places. Not everything is cheap but it is a good quality. I have to say that the Kirkland stuff is good as well. I have never had a problem with anything I have bought from there and know if I did there would be a good response for problems from the customer services to get it sorted out. BTW Costco do an on line ordering option now and you don't have to be a member (there is a surcharge for non members)
I have bought redex from there 4 bottles work out cheaper than 2 from other places and they are much bigger bottles.

If you have an "executive" membership you even get money back on everything you buy at membership renewal not sure but think it's 2-3% depending on how much you buy that can pay for your membership and even give you money back in your pocket.

I know that the items such as meat, bakery and deli (Kirkland branded) are good quality as they don't use cheap stuff to make it with.

Have to say at this point I work for Costco :-) but that does not cloud my comments.

Hail the mighty costco.....i love costco Mick....people are like what you see in costco...its not cheap...i dont is ace & has everything i "need" you can usually be sure that something from costco is top quality.

Shame my nearest is 2 hours trip to cardiff

General / Re: Open Face, Piss Pot (safe?)
« on: 07 March 2014, 03:08:54 PM »
On the other hand, a piss pot does not need removing for someone to give you mouth to mouth resuscitation or for the ambulance guys to use an O2 mask on you meaning potentially less neck injuries.

Personally, I wear a flip front most of the time so have the best of both. Full face protection but easy access should it be needed.

BTW, I know that the current method of CPR does not include mouth to mouth (just chest compressions) but not everyone does!
One good point that's why I use a flip front as well

General / Re: Open Face, Piss Pot (safe?)
« on: 06 March 2014, 08:08:28 PM »
Riding a Harley at all just isn't right  ;)

Hey come on you know 90% or Harleys ever made are still on the road

the other 10% managed to make it home  :lol

Old one but still a good 'un

Got my coat and I'm off

General / Re: Open Face, Piss Pot (safe?)
« on: 06 March 2014, 08:04:39 PM »
Had an accident way back in 1986/7 riding a SR125 car pulled out infront of me on a roundabout I was doing about 25mph and had about 1/2 a bikes length before I hit the car. the order was wing bonnet windscreen roof tarmac. I had a pear lid but as it was a bit windy I had worn my full face, as I hit the windscreen with my head I was glad I had worn the full face there was a gouge from the chin piece up and through the visor over to the crown of the lid. I will never wear a peak again, would I tell others not to wear such a lid too right I will. Would I want them made illegal well no.
I walked away from the accident much to the surprise of the ambulance crew no small thanks to the lid.

The guy looking after me in the ambulance said they had the call "young rider small bike collision with a car has gone over the roof" he said they thought it was going to be either a big rush to A&E or a slow drive to the morgue but what he had not expected was me walking and talking very sore but not even needing to visit the hospital. Good lid good gloves good boots decent jacket but just jeans (young chef could not afford better)

You may thing they look good or give you a better wind in the face experience but IMHO bin them and wear a full face.

General / Re: Bike Tips 101
« on: 28 February 2014, 05:07:46 AM »
Before snapping on the disk lock make sure the key is not on the bunch you left in the house..... (no I haven't)

Before riding off make sure the removable luggage is actually locked on properly

If using a on-bike camera make sure the view does NOT include the spedo

If using a plastic bag as a hat make sure no one has a camera

Remember no matter how good your machine looks when you park up there is always someone who will go one better

When parking your bike make it as hard as possible for any git to nick it unless they can do a good job of riding off road

General / Re: Bike Tips 101
« on: 28 February 2014, 04:47:11 AM »
When returning to this country via Dover and you get waved though customs make sure your helmet is on before you ride though as you go straight onto main roads with no helmet otherwise (yep I did)

General / Re: Bike Tips 101
« on: 28 February 2014, 04:45:00 AM »
When taking your bike where there are many to search though add a unique identifier to help you find it!!!!!  :eek

Worked one year at Ramsea sprints IOM packing my gear into the op box and Justin (I think that's who it was from here) walked up and said Hi DX thought it was you. How did you know it was me Fazer with a big Welsh flag on it was a right give away  :lol

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 30 January 2014, 12:08:11 AM »
Out on the FJR (Saturday) trying to get some mileage on it for the first service. Went to Bridgend for a spin then up to Brecon (started to rain) dove back down to Merthyr via the A470 rain stopped  :) but the hail stones started  :\
Found my new Franky T trousers are NOT waterproof (will be taken back)
Road got so bad with hail looked like there was snow on the road got back to Cardiff wiped the bike down put it away.
Found out just how bad the Franky T's were leaking BADLY being the answer.
Looking forward to some decent weather to get out on it but forecast not looking good  :'(

General / Re: How high can we count ?
« on: 21 January 2014, 09:52:18 PM »

Navy fighter squadrons VF-114

General / Re: How high can we count ?
« on: 21 January 2014, 09:49:18 PM »


General / Re: How high can we count ?
« on: 21 January 2014, 09:46:06 PM »

General / Re: E-cigs
« on: 21 January 2014, 09:36:00 PM »
I'm getting confused here (doesn't take much).
So those "flavours" listed with mg amounts, DON'T have any actual nicotine in them???

How many Ex smokers think they are getting a nicotine fix when in fact they are not :lol  proving you really don't need it  8)

Just for the record, I gave up the fags when they went up to a pound a pack!

MG rating IS how much nicotine is in the liquid you can get 0MG liquid right up to 54 MG (more if you mix your own) I started on 18MG and am now down to 6/8mg dependant on where I buy it.

The flavour is just that a flavour and MG is the strength

Eshops such as TECC, E-Ciggy and totally wicked sell on line and accept paypal as well as other payment methods.

General / Re: Tax Disk Holder
« on: 20 January 2014, 10:53:06 AM »
Find someone into "modern art" send them all to him/ her and get them to make a sculpture out of it.
Maybe each one with a picture of the bike it come off.

General / Re: E-cigs
« on: 20 January 2014, 10:49:37 AM »
At the moment I use a Tabac with a standard 510 battery (510 is the connection not a rating the same as the ego ones) I am on 8mg/ 6mg usually use RY4 (slight caramel flavour) you can buy tobacco flavours almost anywhere such as TECC. totally wicked etc no price difference in any of them
Some people like to stick to a brand (like fags) as they all vary a bit. I find that the higher the nicotine the harsher the draw off them.
I started with Tesco ones with cartomisers then moved on to a microlite from there to a titan tank system (liquid is cheaper than replacement cartomisers and more flavours available) then I went to an Ego-C and now on this thing the Tacac works OK but the atomisers I find do not last as long, as they have a 510 thread I can use my battery's from the Ego and in fact the titan.

It is just the same as fags there are many to choose from each with good and bad points, if you are new to it maybe try either a disposable or one of the cheap ones from Asda or Tesco to see if you get on with them then move onto the better types and experiment with flavours etc 

General / Re: E-cigs
« on: 14 January 2014, 03:09:24 PM »
I have seen reports about this as well I charge via USB off the computer and have never had a problem just take care in case

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