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As title, looking for a right hand fairing infill for a Boxeye 600 in decent condition and a cheap screen, preferably standard but not too fussed as long as it's black / smoked. Cheers.
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I have an original screen here gathering dust if your still after one ?
Teqnicaly it belongs to my mate who had my old beloved Fazer off me, part of the sale, but he's not come back to pick it up and I doubt he'll be wanting it anyway. Let me know if your interested ?

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: What started you off....???
« on: 03 July 2015, 08:02:03 pm »
Joined Royal mail in 1981 as a 16 year old, delivering telegrams on a puch 50cc moped
kick start, 3 gears on a hand change shifter and knee cappers !!  ( why did I refuse to ever take a photo of me on it ?  To embarrased I guess )
bought a suzuki TS 125 to get around on, then a brand new Suzuki DR125. Then a fella joined work who rode a 500 cc bike and it was being left behind on post work rides by him that gee'd me up to pass my test.
best decision I ever made

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General / Re: Election
« on: 07 May 2015, 08:24:32 pm »
This.......

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General / Re: Man down!!!,
« on: 29 April 2015, 05:54:35 pm »
Get well soon fella

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General / Re: IWM Duxford.
« on: 22 April 2015, 08:23:26 pm »
Looks like a good, though slightly expensive day out, and not to far for me to get to and back in a day. Your 1st picture has my all time Favourite WW2 plane, the Mosquito ( would love to see one flying, that and a Typhoon )

I went to the tank museum at Bovington in Dorset last week, another great day out if your into you military hardwear.
£13 50 to get in but that gets you back in as many times as you can get there for the year, except on the exhibition days.
if you've seen the film 'Fury' you would of seen the museum's Tiger Tank, its an impressive bit of kit, they are putting it through
Its paces on saturday may 2nd on their off road arena so im off back down there for that. Spent 3 hours going round just the main hall so need to look at the restoration hanger next time

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General / Re: FOC-U Salutes pics
« on: 17 April 2015, 06:26:49 pm »
Noggy, last september, somewhere in welsh wales
( I had no idea this thread existed till today ! )
hope your well mate ?

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General / Re: Noggythenog
« on: 12 April 2015, 03:43:39 pm »
Happy birthday you confused celt !!
Have a good un mate  :thumbup

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General / Re: mt-09 tracer
« on: 09 April 2015, 04:07:18 pm »
Well, had my MT09 TRACER for 3 weeks now, broke it in as per the manual (well, kind of ) and had the first service done in time for easter, loving the feel of a brand new bike ( my first brand new bike since my VFR 750 in 1989 ) and its shown up just how tired my beloved old boxeye Fazer was ( nothing a bit of tlc couldnt of sorted, but I just couldnt turn away the chance to buy the Tracer )
the engine is lovely and torquey and the whole bike is bloody quick, it handles well ( for me anyway, im no boy racer but I do like to make progress to my limitations and comfort level ) . Im loving the sound of the triple, always liked hearing the Triumph Tigers go past me when im out walking the dog and the exhaust has a nice 'thrump'to it, id love to stick the offical Akrapovic on the bike but untill I get another job I carnt justify the grand it costs !! 
It is a tall'ish bike, but im 5 foot 11 and can flat foot it on  level ground as standard, its nimble round car parks etc and it doesnt have the on/off f/i that appears to have affected the old mt 09
BUT theres a limited recall over a bad batch of gear shift shafts, I appear to have been lucky and not been involved in the recall. Yet.
overall, well pleased I had the courage to go for the new bike and id recommend anyone thinking about trying one to book a test ride-sadly they are selling far to well so theres a waiting list and a back log on all the after market add ons available from/through Yamaha but hopefully this will get sorted
only down side, the American forum for the Tracer isnt half as fun as this one is, far to bloody serious some of them !!

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General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 28 March 2015, 04:33:29 pm »
Well, I phoned Fowlers about the non datatagging of my bike, apparantly they were so busy , being the new registration date, that they run out of the kits and it will be done next tuesday at the 1st service !! Not the best start to a 2  year dealership 'association' me thinks.
as for the recall, they (Fowlers) have heard nothing so maybe its just a stateside thing BUT ive read on FJ09.ORG that owners are getting emails/phonecalls from their dealers saying  categorically NOT to ride their bikes, and people who have gone to pick their new bikes up and the dealership wont release the bikes to them  :eek    something to do with a shift shaft that could snap and lock the rear wheel up ? Unfortunately im away from home so unable to check my vin number againts the list of affected bikes, though none of the other Brits on the forum seem to be to bothered/affected so fingers crossed its a small batch of yank bikes.still not good though
oh, and thankfully Fowlers are still doing the 1st service free of labour charges  :woot

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General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 26 March 2015, 10:47:18 pm »
Dave48, having reread your post I realised your service wasnt late, sorry about that.
ive just joined a MT owners forum, predominantly an american site but plenty of brits on there, this charge for the 1st service was mentioned in there, your right that it appears to be down to yamaha cancelling the free service from january 1st this year BUT some dealers appear to be still not charging for it, I'll be ringing my lot tomorrow about it plus a worrying comment that theres a recall on certain MT bikes, both 09 and the Tracer ?!!!!  Oh, and the fact they said my bike would be datatagged but it not being done ( I was so excited about picking the bike up I never noticed )

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Introduction / Re: newbie
« on: 25 March 2015, 10:11:35 pm »
I have a R6 shock upgrade that'll fit your Fazer, have a little look around the site and find the topic about doing this upgrade ( sorry, im  to stoopid to put a link up ! ) , I had brought it off  kebab19 off here but never got round to fitting it before I sold the bike last weekend, ive offered it to the bloke who took my Fazer off me but he hasnt got back to me about it so its up for grabs if your interested. You'll probably want to get your test out the way first im guessing ?!!  :)

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General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 25 March 2015, 08:32:24 pm »
You have to pay labour on first services now? What is the world coming to?







Dave 48, ive done 585 on the Tracer in a week ( helps being' retired ' / unemployed I guess ! ) so  got my 1st service booked for next tuesday, Fowlers do a 'while you wait ' service so I'll have to lose myself in Brizzle for the day but its a hell of a lot easier than getting the bus home and back again the next day.
im truly loving the Tracer, a great bike to ride either bimbling or 'making progress', bearing in mind ive been restriced to below 8,000 rpm it still shifts and the sound of the triple is growing on me, id love to stick the Acropovic on it but that will have to wait untill I get another job
as for you paying for the 1st service, I think your being mugged mate, as its meant to be free bar consumables, id look into it mate, maybe because your late in getting it done is the reason your getting charged ?  Enjoy the 07  :thumbup

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 March 2015, 09:43:15 pm »
Sold it  :'(

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General / Re: Recommend Me Some Fiction Authors
« on: 20 March 2015, 10:26:35 pm »
Bernard cornwell, more known for his SHARPE books, does a series about Anglo saxon England and the viking invasions, tells you true English history from a bloody time set around fictional characters, think im about to start book 6 or 7, loved them all.

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General / Re: Eclipse
« on: 20 March 2015, 08:31:59 pm »
 :lol

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General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 19 March 2015, 10:56:44 pm »
How do you find the fuel injection on a steady throttle? I have heard a couple of threads about the bike hunting slightly. Its a common thing with modern bikes these days, as the manufacturers are trying to get them to run as lean as possible. Some have it and some don't. I had a st 1050 sprint that was silky smooth and i now have a versys 650 that doesn't hunt at all, but it is very on / off, which is a pain on slow corners.








Ive watched loads of video's on youtube about the MT 09 TRACER and think there was only the 1 that criticised the F/i and he admited he was being very nit picking, its my first ever non carbed bike and ive only done 280 miles but im not having any obvious problems, I guess only more saddle time will tell, personaly im getting on fine with the bike.
will be sad to see my Fazer go this saturday but she served me well for the 3,500 miles I put on her.

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General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 19 March 2015, 09:07:21 pm »
desperately trying to get the bike run in to get the 1st service done before easter.the down side of having a brand new bike is being stuck to the bloody warranty !!

You do know there is more than one theory of how best to run a new bike in?






I realise there's different opinions on running them in, taking it gentle'ish for the first 600 miles makes sense to me, I really meant to say getting those 600 miles on the clock and the 1st service done by easter was the annoying thing because im away from home a lot over the next 3 weeks but want to get out and play more after easter without worrying about the milage/service issue.

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General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 19 March 2015, 07:46:21 pm »
As from 12 30 today, this v  :)

Lucky Boy! You'll have to let us all know how well it goes.
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I know 1 thing already, having gone over 2 bumps on the road home near me ,that used to kick me out the seat of my Fazer, the Tracer just soaked them up-guess I should of fitted that new R6 shock that ive had laying around since the autumn.
Im loving the Tracer, a great handling bike, easy to ride and the sound of the engine/exhaust is  growing on me.
desperately trying to get the bike run in to get the 1st service done before easter.the down side of having a brand new bike is being stuck to the bloody warranty !!

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General / Re: What bikes do you have in your garage?
« on: 17 March 2015, 03:59:26 pm »
As from 12 30 today, this v  :)

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 13 March 2015, 08:48:18 pm »
Put her up for sale, offered it to a mate first, hopefully he'll have it and save me the hassel of flogging it privately.
sad really but I dont want/need 2 bikes

Shame, she's a beaut!

 :thumbup   thank you
 
she might be gone this weekend,really quite sad about tbh  :'(
 
 
 
anyone want a r6 shock upgrade  ;)

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 12 March 2015, 11:50:15 am »
Put her up for sale, offered it to a mate first, hopefully he'll have it and save me the hassel of flogging it privately.
sad really but I dont want/need 2 bikes

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: topbox tail light
« on: 06 March 2015, 05:13:10 pm »
anyone seen the new indicators from yamaha that double up as brake lights ? theres a video of them on youtube but im to stoopid to put a link up  :pc
 
 

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Introduction / Re: New convert from Kent
« on: 06 March 2015, 04:40:03 pm »
Oh yeah, there are loads about, I pass one every day.

ouch,thats gotta hurt !!  :eek

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General / Re: What's your single most recent motorbike purchase ?
« on: 06 March 2015, 12:37:46 pm »
Does a deposit on a MT 09 TRACER count ?!!

If not, a AVON STORM  tyre for the FAZER

bloody good advice re : the mot :-)  :lol

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General / Re: How old was you when your career started?
« on: 04 March 2015, 08:28:14 pm »
Haha Pilgo .. just buy that then dissappear on it !! Lol

if it wasnt for my dog I would mate !

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