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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 02 Fazer 1000 cutting out
« on: 29 February 2024, 08:03:27 pm »
It’s just part of the normal start up “procedure”, to protect itself, which one wouldn’t notice if the bike was started and ridden away immediately. Fairly certain the fan will stop when the bike’s put in gear, but have never checked myself.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: 02 Fazer 1000 cutting out
« on: 29 February 2024, 07:45:08 pm »
The fan cutting in after 30 secs is about right and is quite normal. Think I read somewhere that the fan blades, being made of plastic could otherwise become distorted if the engine is left ticking over for a lengthy period. It also proves all’s well with the fan operation.  Will have a check for the definitive reason.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 25 February 2024, 04:56:26 pm »
You can stop laughing now. :)  Took almost two weeks, but shifted the Dragon Rally bulk plus a bit more, so now a few lbs under my target weight. Time for a curry and a few beers to celebrate………and the vicious circle continues :lol

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Hi,
If the mirror is unmarked ( no scratches in the plastic pod section) I’ll be interested in that. :thumbup

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General / Re: London Motorcycle Show
« on: 15 February 2024, 10:51:14 pm »
Yep, tomorrow :lol

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 13 February 2024, 09:58:32 pm »
Back on the tuna salad for a few days for me, before it all goes back on :eek

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 12 February 2024, 06:13:03 pm »
Well, one weekend away at the rally and the bike had 5lb extra to haul home :lol

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Chain & Sprockets
« on: 12 February 2024, 06:10:28 pm »
Present set up is gold DID X ring chain, Ognibene front with the dampener and a black Afam on the rear. Previous replacement was the same except for genuine Yamaha front sprocket, which was stupidly expensive.

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General / Re: Car LED back lights!!!
« on: 04 February 2024, 09:35:25 pm »
100 percent of people I asked agreed with me :evil

83% of statistics are made up on the spot ;)


And I've told you a million times not to exaggerate  :lol :lol
:lol :lol

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 02 February 2024, 10:39:48 pm »
Well, dry January is over, and coupled with a bit of a diet lost 12.2lbs. Quite happy with that as losing a few pounds when you’re getting old isn’t easy. However it’s the Dragon Rally next weekend , so will no doubt put it all back :lol , hopefully not though.

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General / Re: Insurance renewal - WTF!!!!!
« on: 28 January 2024, 10:10:32 pm »
Just a plan to curtail freedom of movement I expect. Initially my car insurance went from £307 to £565 with no alterations to the previous year. Changed company’s and had to settle for £425, bearing in mind the car’s a year older and worth less, and mileage reduced due to ULEZ non compliance.
Bike insurance due in Feb, not looking forward to that for sure.

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General / Re: Finding gloves that will fit: harder than usual?
« on: 23 January 2024, 08:03:46 pm »
Re: Five availability…I bought my first pair from the Five stand at the Excel bike show about 3 years ago. Since then SBS, J&S, Get Geared, Bikers World and Motolegends have become stockists. I believe Five are a French company. The Held 2 in 1 that Gnasher mentioned are excellent. Bought mine from Infinity. The same gloves are sold under the BMW brand.

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General / Re: Finding gloves that will fit: harder than usual?
« on: 22 January 2024, 09:49:15 am »
Over the years I’ve gained a box full of gloves, that usually I’ve put up with an unsatisfactory fit, until something better fitting, comes along.
I’d say I’m an average medium/large dependent on the make. Over recent years I’ve found the most accurate fit,  have been Rukka, Held and Five. As far as I know Five are purely a glove manufacturer. I’d add Gerbing to the list for heated gloves, but needed a size larger than the one I would have naturally chosen.

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General / Re: Car LED back lights!!!
« on: 21 January 2024, 10:05:16 pm »
Powerbronze used to sell coloured headlight protectors, although as you say, illegal in the UK. I had an amber one for my Fireblade in the late 90’s early 2000’s, to use abroad. Sometimes there’d be as many as sixteen of us going down to the Bol d’Or, so by me riding at the back, the leader of the group knew we were all present if he could see the amber headlight. Worked a treat. ;)

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 January 2024, 09:52:19 pm »
Nothing very exciting. Had to use the Fazer to get to Wickes for a few items to finish off project “change all the doors in the house”, as my car isn’t ULEZ compliant. Started on the button after a few months slumber, but won’t make this a habit as cold water washing it, in case of any salt on the road, wasn’t that pleasant in the current temperatures.
How id you get the doors on the bike.
Very good :thumbup . Got the doors a while back when Howdens had an offer. I can get there with the car avoiding ULEZ cameras. However getting to Wickes is another matter. :thumbdown

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 January 2024, 08:01:52 pm »
Nothing very exciting. Had to use the Fazer to get to Wickes for a few items to finish off project “change all the doors in the house”, as my car isn’t ULEZ compliant. Started on the button after a few months slumber, but won’t make this a habit as cold water washing it, in case of any salt on the road, wasn’t that pleasant in the current temperatures.

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General / Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
« on: 10 January 2024, 09:11:04 pm »
Glad your op went well and has been successful. Do you have to take it easy using your left arm for a while, or is it full gas straight away?

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 08 January 2024, 10:47:10 am »



On the bright side - I lost over a stone in weight  :rollin :rollin :rollin
Wow that is a serious weight loss :eek .  I’m sure you could achieve the same result a lot more pleasantly, albeit over a greater time period. :)


 :rollin :rollin :rollin I'm considering writing a book "How to lose weight quickly and feel like shite"
(without illustration's I hasten to add  :lol :lol )
Spoke to my daughter yesterday. By the sound of it she had a similar illness last Thursday, on her day off as well. Lasted a couple of days, not nice at all.
Good luck with the book :thumbup . I’ll give it a miss and just try to have a strict diet this month, dig out my pushbike, might even ride it, and see what the scales say at the end of the month. :)

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 06 January 2024, 03:55:51 pm »



On the bright side - I lost over a stone in weight  :rollin :rollin :rollin
Wow that is a serious weight loss :eek .  I’m sure you could achieve the same result a lot more pleasantly, albeit over a greater time period. :)

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 04 January 2024, 04:57:37 pm »
Wishing you all a Happy non-Religion Specific Winter Solstice Festival   :D
Let’s do it properly whilst we still can :eek ………Merry Christmas everyone. :lol


Not to be a fun sponge or anything - but after arriving at the eldest daughters on Christmas morning for a day or so's merriment, we discovered that her and hubby had "eaten" something from the local Chinese the night before and were in no fit state to perform the host duties. Rest of the gang weighed in and a quite day was had by all (even with 6 dogs in the house). However, things then began to unfold. Early hours of 27th, my missus went down with something nasty. It wasn't looking good as this kicked off her IBS. A day later I also succumbed to what we now think was Norovirus.
Merry F***ing Christmas - My Arse!  :moon


 Oh my god what a nightmare :eek . What rotten luck. Hopefully you are all well on the mend now. Certainly a Christmas that you won’t forget, for all the wrong reasons. :(

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 25 December 2023, 09:29:26 am »
Wishing you all a Happy non-Religion Specific Winter Solstice Festival   :D
Let’s do it properly whilst we still can :eek ………Merry Christmas everyone. :lol

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General / Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
« on: 18 December 2023, 09:56:50 am »
Glad your op went to plan, you just have to try and be a patient patient now :lol .
Merry Christmas. :thumbup

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 17 December 2023, 11:37:47 am »
BSB used to have one round at Assen until quite recently. Maybe the organisers have returned to that format, but chosen Spain for the opener as the weather should be more predictable. Hopefully Glen will be champ.
Totally agree with your comments on Casey and Marc. You can’t deny their talent, but are certainly down the list personality wise. There is excitement around most classes for the coming season, Marc on the Ducati, Toprak on the Beemer, Sam Lowes racing his brother and Guintoli on the Beemer in world endurance. Can’t wait, got my Le Mans tickets booked already.

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General / Re: Whoever posts last is best
« on: 16 December 2023, 01:36:04 pm »




Ahhh - see, I'm a luddite. Haven't followed any sort of motorcycle racing since VR retired.  :lol :lol :lol 



Vale certainly put motorcycle racing on the map for thousands of people, and is sorely missed, as every now and then a character comes along and creates an interest for people in something they would not otherwise have been interested in, and to me, Vale was one of those people. :thumbup

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