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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Having a clear out
« on: 04 April 2015, 07:28:04 pm »
Couple more bits

FZ6 blue oil filler billet plug with Yamaha symbol
FZ6 exhaust gaskets - set of four - unused and new in packet

For Sale & Wanted / Re: Having a clear out
« on: 02 April 2015, 07:11:46 pm »
Found some more bits as I delve deeper into the depths of the shed

Square headlight model a red/black/silver single seat cover- goes over the rear part of the seat when you take the pillion grab handles off left over from my bike

FZS 600 rear taillight lense left over from an Led conversion
Rear chain guard and hugged- OEM Yamaha

Still things are appearing from the gloom  :lol

For Sale & Wanted / Re: WANTED - FZS 600 Carburettor Left side
« on: 02 April 2015, 07:07:58 pm »
If you still need one I have a complete set with cables etc

For Sale & Wanted / Having a clear out
« on: 29 March 2015, 10:27:22 pm »
Having moved to the dark side and brought a Triumph Tiger 1050 after a FZS and FSZ Fazer,

I am having a clear out

FZS600 square headlight- set of carbs with throttle cables
Swing arm
Rear wheel complete with tyre and disc
FZS600 cats eyes headlight - dark headlight lense covers
Standard screen
Swing arm (2 - don't ask!)
Crash bungs

I am in mid Wales so anyone can come by rather than postage and no reasonable offers refused

Please contact me on my email address as I am afraid I don't come on here much anymore with a new bike to learn how to fettle and ride

I have enjoyed the company on here for more than ten years- cheers- but all things must come to an end sometime

Glynne blue2 told me I needed a Fazer and he was right- I had two!

General / Re: Dont know where to even start with this story
« on: 03 June 2014, 01:06:58 pm »
And Me  :evil

General / Re: Help, not happy with Fazer8
« on: 29 May 2014, 12:40:31 pm »
What made you buy the Fazer 8 in the first place- no not being critical- but I guess you had one or two test runs on the bike before you laid down your hard earned- what did you like about it at the time or is it now that you have the thing and long runs you find it less than your first impressions?
Aegis has one by the looks of it and loves it. I have an FZ6S2 and look at the slating that gets but I love the bike and the tank range>150miles and find it comfortable to tour on.
I had the FZS6 before that and found that comfortable and great to ride and the FZ6 was a complete change to me- same confort but an engine that wanted to rev about 2-3k higher up the tacho to do the same as the FZS. Soon got used to it and now I wouldnt change the bike for anything else
Do you need to live with it a little longer or are you still hankering after mile munchers?

General / Re: Fazer on the above banner.
« on: 27 May 2014, 12:48:03 pm »
Whts wrong with blue? Its fine on my bike :)

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 14 May 2014, 01:25:22 pm »
Happily commuting on the FZ6S today but yesterday.... I was playing in my other toy- MB SLK 200 kompressor - driving topless in the sunshine (with no helmet)

General / Re: What made you choose a FAZER?
« on: 23 April 2014, 01:03:05 pm »
Had a CBR6 that was doing my elbows on long journeys  and was on the blue2 site with Glyn lewis who had a boxeye and raved about the comfort and rideability and ended up selling the CBR and buying an 51 plate FZS6 from a guy on here
Did Scotland twice and Ireland and loads of miles around Wales
Loved it and kept it for about five years until wifey says - do you want to change your bike- well- what could I say!- apart from thank you yes.
To be honest couldnt think of another bike that would be as comfortable or suit my riding abilities but the boxeye looked a bit long in the tooth so brought a FZ6S2 and love it- despite all the bad press about half and half and doesnt know what it is- you just change your driving style to suit the revvy engine and sit back and enjoy the ride.
Cant think of a replacement for it so will have to keep it

General / Re: Strange line on tyre
« on: 08 April 2014, 12:48:40 pm »
My Michelins have the same and I was also wondering :rolleyes

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 27 January 2014, 08:54:39 pm »
I have a Mercedes SLK Kompressor  :)

My bike is in the shed for the dirty weather but unfortunately instead of me driving my Merc..... My son is driving it as his Suzuki GV has died.... again! and I am getting chaufer driven to work :'(

General / Re: Car Tyres
« on: 07 January 2014, 12:36:31 pm »
I have a Mercedes SLK with 18" low profile wheels with cheapo tyres on which let go rather badly on a wet corner so I toddled down to National Tyres and had new fronts fitted for £215- I was desperate
These were Barums- made by Continental who are OEM for Mercs
very happy with the grip and the longevity so far.
needed two more for the back and found that you can buy the same tyre with fittings balancing valves and disposal for £165 (same thing entirely) on ebay
Wifes C class needed two new tyres so I got four Barums fitted and got the same cheap deal buying them through national tyres on line - same fitting shop, same tyre fitter same tyres
I have two Continental 195-65-R15-91V if anyone is after a bargain - almost as new with over 5mm tread left- I love the Barums that much I brough the wife a set too!- ahhhh theres love for you!

General / Re: Member map
« on: 09 August 2013, 09:43:49 pm »
I am near Llandrindod Wells and passed through Abergavenny this morning to pick a blade runner up from Wiltshire and then on to Llandovery Blaenavon (love that road and back to Llangadog and Lampeter and Abereiron and Aberystwyth and back home and then the blade runner went back to Wiltshire busy Friday- I did 200 miles- he must have done around 350-400 round trip

I am gutted! my favourite road Talgarth over to Cwmdu is now a 50mph speed limit- what sort of highway engineer would do that to such a good road? :'(

General / Re: Wish me luck!
« on: 01 July 2013, 12:44:42 pm »
Well- we did it- Friday night got really wet over Denbeigh moor but Saturday was only a few showers and Sunday overcast but dry.
One bike (fireblade died on us- new battery had failed and lost three houres getting a new one) so had to shorten Saurdays run a bit so as not to loose too much Miller time..... and a honey ice cream at the Halo factory
Sunday tried some new roads and some old roads in a different direction.
All in all brilliant weekend!
Everybody came home safe and grinning and just editing the pictures now
Only 'shame' was I broke the camera mount on my oregon camera and ended up zippy tying it on to the frame and ended up with 20 minutes of my favourite road - Cross Foxes to Towyn- with a view of passing trees and the sky  :'(
Anyway- if anyone fancies sponsoring me just for the warm feeling of doing some goof while I had some fun- see below.... or above whichever way you are viewing these threads  :)
Alternatively... I can 'sell' you our route with some brilliant roads around Wales for the price of a £5 text to thankful villages

General / Re: Wish me luck!
« on: 27 June 2013, 12:53:44 pm »
Its raining here at the moment but the weekend looks pretty good ..... for an English summer! :'(

General / Wish me luck!
« on: 26 June 2013, 08:23:25 pm »
 This weekend five of us are riding around Wales  :eek about 600 miles stopping over Saturday night in Gwbert on our way around.

We did it about two years ago and it was great- this time we are going backwards- well the other direction- not litterally backwards- that would be silly!

Forecast isnt too bad and bike fettled ready just needs a good clean but thinking about it maybe I will do it when I get back. I am lucky, my brother in law has a blade!

Last time I went for sponsorship for Wales air Ambulance but this time I am looking for pennies for Thankful Village-

Dont know if you have heard of this but two bikers are starting 27th July for 9 days riding 2500 miles to visit 51 thankful vilages- where all the young soldiers who left for the first world war all came home so they have no war memorial..... some (very few) are double thankful villages in that all that went to the second world war also came home.

Triumph have donated two bikes for the trip- not sure if they can auction them off afterwards- that would be nice... but they are trying to raise £51k for the British legion and I am trying to do my bit

Not an ex soldier but I was in the TA and nowadays - that is the same thing!- before we were SAS.... Saturdays and Sundays and a joke but today around half of the fighting force is volunteers.

Anyway- if you would like to sponsor me go to and pledge a couple of quid in a good cause- I will be getting callouses on my a55 this weekend in their name and riding with them in July for some of the way- the last but one village is four miles from me!

Thanks for reading this

General / Re: A good read !!!
« on: 09 May 2013, 12:31:48 pm »
I have a subscripotion to Ride this year which I got for Christmas but usually buy it anyway
The power rangers sportsbike mags leave me cold- I will never emulate them and find the chasing of 2 bhp by tweaking the dooflambender beyond anything I want to know - I would rather be out riding my Fazer!
There are various free motorcycle mags on line which you can download on to your electrionic book thingy and I think when my subscription runs out I will take out a web subscription for Ride as I am running out of space to keep them and it seems a shame to throw them away

General / Re: Riderscan
« on: 16 April 2013, 01:00:23 pm »
Looks a simple solution- simple is always good!

General / Re: No yolk
« on: 15 April 2013, 01:09:14 pm »
Who came first- the chicken or the egg?  :eek

General / Re: Bikesafe freebies
« on: 09 April 2013, 12:25:15 pm »
Doing the short assessed ride again on the 20th- never hurts to get a refresher course with the Police and after the hour run with two of us I get 15 minutes on Castle Combe race track where I can make a fool of myself again like the last two years- £30- bargain
How is it that I can ride faster and more confidently on a two lane road than on an aircraft runway width race track?
last time I got lapped by everybody and the video I took of myslef I never wnet above 80?  :rolleyes :'( :eek

General / Re: age old question answered
« on: 09 April 2013, 12:17:27 pm »
Youv'e been watching Spartacus too!  :eek

General / Re: On-duty police officer dies in crash in Southampton
« on: 04 April 2013, 01:10:46 pm »
Did some training recently and was advised to do a SMIDSY manouevre when approaching a car at a T junction as they can apparently be blind to you coming straight at them but if you move sideways on your carriageway in relation to the driver he will notice you better..
Havent tried it yet
Also the instructor said that fluorescent isnt always best to be seen as it is like splinter camoflage put on warships to break up the outline better to have helmet, jacket and bike all the same colour to accentuate the size of you......... but then all the jam sandwiches (apart from the covert ones) have battenburg camoflage on them in blue and yellow which is the opposite to that advice

General / Re: Foccin' Merchandise - Let's get 'em foccin' sorted
« on: 28 March 2013, 01:12:35 pm »
That all looks good  :rolleyes  er but do we need to tell Bennets FOC-U  ..... I mean that we have attached a sticker to out bikes?
I have an FZ6 forum T shirt from America and that has a nice logo

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 05 March 2013, 01:17:47 pm »
Rode it Sunday and yesterday in the cold winter sunshine but at -3 this morning it stayed in the shed and I commuted in the car in the warm (once I had got the ice off the windscreen) :rolleyes

General / Re: Textile Jackets
« on: 05 March 2013, 01:15:09 pm »
I am on my second Weisse and found them very good with zip out liners and armour all around
Despite the name they are British and around your price range on Fleabay

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