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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 18 September 2021, 12:32:47 pm »
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When I did my O Levels (back in 1981) we weren't allowed calculators partly due to the cost being prohibitive for some people, but mostly due to "mathematical snobbery" (Slide Rules and Log Tables were good enough for me and my father and grandfathers...!)
Did my O levels in 71  :eek
Helped my grandson with his Maths homework this week. He's 11 and just started seniors. All about maths principles - brackets, integers, negative numbers etc. No calculators allowed. There is hope yet.
We also tried a bit of French homework, but quickly lapsed into Del Boy phrases  :lol

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 17 September 2021, 04:32:59 pm »
When I was at school we had to have fun with logarithm tables and a slide rule...  :b


My first computer was at work. COBOL on a ICL 3900 Mainframe with massive tape spools, where you were trying to save every byte of memory.


After that it was all downhill  :)

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General / Re: Multiple bike insurance
« on: 15 September 2021, 02:25:48 pm »
Carole Nash. I've got 3 bikes, but garaged at home

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Yamaha Fazer silicone hose sets 1000 and 600
« on: 08 September 2021, 10:01:27 pm »
Just received a full FZS600 set from Mike. Excellent, not to be missed

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General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 08 September 2021, 08:51:29 pm »
I heard some areas (Birmingham?) are exempting motorcycles altogether

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General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 08 September 2021, 09:52:52 am »
Isn't the problem that even if you do a DIY Cat, or otherwise adjust your emissions, Riverbank are the only shop authorised to test?

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Introduction / Re: Newish from Western isles of Scotland
« on: 06 September 2021, 10:24:05 pm »
Welcome back  :thumbup
Out of interest, which Western Isle?

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General / Re: The FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 06 September 2021, 11:56:35 am »
Got a few friends who have or had tdms. Another iconic Yamaha just like Fazers.
Better than the sum of their parts  :thumbup

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 26 August 2021, 10:41:45 pm »
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Sounds nice, but didn't you pass a *single* place with an English Heritage Blue Plaque on...?


Next picture challenge is "Your bike parked in front of a 'Please don't park in front of the gate' sign"  :rollin

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General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 26 August 2021, 04:21:47 pm »
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Yamaha didn't bother responding to my email after asking me for the chassis/VIN number.
They must have got bored answering. Or thought 'go to foc-u'  :lol

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General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 26 August 2021, 11:56:36 am »
Here's the reply I got from Yamaha for the FZS600 back in 2019..The pass level (euro3) is 0.15.

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Thank you for your enquiry.We do however regret to advise that only models constructed to comply with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval, regulations that were not fully introduced until 2003, will qualify for a CoC.

Due to the age of your machine it was not subject to European Whole Type Approval testing, in this instance we can only advise the NOx output for the Model code, therefore a machine of that model of a similar age, which was 0.185
]We apologise we are not able to be of assistance.

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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 24 August 2021, 02:41:43 pm »
And its resale value has gone up by £435  ;)

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General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 24 August 2021, 02:39:54 pm »
 :thumbup

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Ulez test
« on: 10 August 2021, 06:16:11 pm »
Result  :thumbup

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General / Re: FAQ: ULEZ charge and how it effects you!
« on: 08 August 2021, 12:47:17 pm »
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So before spending all the money, do as Gnasher suggested and give Yamaha a call to check the emission figure for your bike, if its under 0.15 then all it will cost you is £60 for a Certificate of conformity which you then upload along with a copy of the first page of your V5 on the TFL website -
But (as I said) Yamaha will give you a figure which is over the limit. Been there, done that.
NOX figures were only entered onto V5s later, so only the manufacturer can provide an official figure.
Of course individual bikes might give a lower NOX figure, especially if the mixture has been adjusted, such as with a non OE air filter. But then you need it individually tested, and for that you are at the mercy of the only approved testing workshop..... who have you by the short and curlies  :eek

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Ulez test
« on: 07 August 2021, 11:05:43 am »
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Contact Yamaha and get the NOX rating, if it's below the limit, you can pay (£60) them to issue you with a certificate of conformity and send it to TFL. They'll add the plate to their database
I did that. The FZS600 is over the limit as standard

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General / Re: Aftermarket motorcycle alarms?
« on: 03 July 2021, 10:17:13 pm »
Alarmed disclock. No wiring, no battery rundown, transferable between bikes.
VERY LOUD  :eek

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General / Re: luggage
« on: 28 June 2021, 09:43:57 am »
Have a look at the Lomo range .https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Motorcycle-Dry-Bags.html
100% waterproof and very well priced, as they are not a motorcycle brand
For magnetic tank bags, Oxford do a cut and fit mesh to put underneath to stop scratches

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General / Re: The Covid thread
« on: 13 June 2021, 11:27:32 pm »
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Our main downfall will generally come from people bringing the virus in from outside of the UK, seeing as some countries are still in a right state and out of control

As I may have mentioned before...... in January we were that country. The Alpha variant originating in Kent led to our infection rate soaring, causing a second wave, which we 'exported' all round Europe
There is no point us, or any other country pointing the finger. We're all in this together.

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General / Re: The Covid thread
« on: 13 June 2021, 11:19:57 pm »
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When I've been out on the roads I have seen people from all "communities" not wearing seatbelts, usng mobile phones and doing other dangerous things.
In my experience, drivers of white vans with the name of some builders on the side

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 12 June 2021, 11:50:49 pm »
Was he? That explains a lot.
Never was a fan of that 'prog rock' stuff
It had to be the blues  :)

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 12 June 2021, 10:10:52 pm »
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One of the most genuine rock stars that ever lived
As someone whose teenage listening included Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, Motorhead were.... so so

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 12 June 2021, 01:07:26 pm »
Birds currently nesting in my chimney pot. If you thought Motorhead were loud and irritating.....  ;)

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General / Re: The Covid thread
« on: 12 June 2021, 01:02:37 pm »
The only 'if' is whether it's 2 weeks delay or 4.


Laurence Fox will be fummin'

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 11 June 2021, 10:12:50 pm »
Did you read that the reintroduction of pine martens is culling grey squirrels? Red squirrels are genetically aware that pine martens are to be avoided, but the grey has no prior knowledge

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