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General / Anyone know what bike this is ????
« on: 31 May 2020, 10:07:06 PM »
As per title as always fellas - need to know what bike this is. Please don't ask why lmao

General / Advice Gaming Monitor For Son's Birthday
« on: 29 September 2019, 09:12:08 PM »
Hi all, as per title as always.

My son's 15th birthdai looming next Friday and he has asked for a gamimg monitor for an Xbox 1/360 - whichecer is the latest one.

He currently has a 24" TV as the monitor, never asks for much (bless him) so price is really not an isssue.

Need some advice on a good one which he will notice the difference with.

The only one I have managed to ferrett out is in the link below.

So, am I looking in the right direction or are there better alternatives out there?

Any advise as always much appreciated in advance.

Cheers fellas.

General / Puncture Kit - This Any Good ?
« on: 08 November 2018, 12:37:42 PM »
Hi fellas,

Finally decided to buy a new kit to replace my old mushroom type kit.

Seen this one below but have heard a lot on here talk about the Crafty Plugger kit which it seems i can only find the "strings" not the kit with tools.

So is the one below any good or if you can post up a link for the "Crafty Plugger KIT" it would be appreciated.

All advice appreciated in advance,

General / Can't decide which convertible - all advice appreciated
« on: 27 September 2018, 11:04:23 AM »
Hiya all,

Right then, i've always fancied a rag top and now seems to be the right time to buy. Trouble is I cant decide which one.

Any advice/experiences much appreciated or even just a poll tick.

This is right up Tommy's street but unlike Tomski the choices are not hair dressers coming out cars  :D .

Below is the links to both cars and any gay shouts are fully expected  :lol



I've used this dealer before for my manly car and they are top guys.

Cheers in advance

General / Anyone Good With Win Paint
« on: 24 September 2018, 10:42:25 AM »
Hi all,
[/size]As per title, was wondering if anyone has the time to play with the picture below.[/color]
[/size]I'm single and started seeing the girl in the picture which I know isn't the best of quality but it's all i have.[/color]
[/size]I'm looking to have the picture played about with to give her a same colour blond Kevin Keegan perm and a Chris Waddle mullet lol.[/color]
[/size]If anyone has spare time then it would be much appreciated.[/color]
[/size]Trust me fellas, this is the way to a girl's heart 😂[/color]
[/size]Cheers in advance[/color]

General / Any commuters who run Maxi Scooters
« on: 24 September 2017, 01:28:34 AM »
Hiya fellasm

As per title as usual.

Had a few close calls in London recently following some cnut breaking my foot by squeezing me into the curb so looking at maybe picking up a 400 or 650 Burger with ABS - reason being my feet will be semi protected by the running boards of a scoot.

Handling not really an issue as it will get good rubber but just wondering how people find

a) Filtering ability/restrictions compared to say a Gen1 thou

b) Is a 90 mph m/way cruising speed viable

c) Servicing and reliability costs

D) Typical mpg

E) Better options than a Burger

Cheers in advance for any advice  :thumbup

General / Holiday Suggestion To Suit 10 & 12yr olds
« on: 11 June 2017, 09:39:53 PM »
Hiya fellas,

Bit of a weird request this one but need a few suggestions.

I fully appreciate I've left it a bit late so fully my fault.

Was looking to go to the Eurocamp at Peschiera del Garda on Lake Garda following rave reviews by friends but all sold out during school holidays.

Its the first time for the kids to holiday abroad so would like to get it as right as I can.

Ideally we would like

1. Europe
2. Beach
3. Lots of restaurants
4. Theme/water parks good
5. Ideally a brick lodge but could stretch to small complex villa.
6. Relaxing with enough activities

Don't want

1. Hotel
2. Tub thumping nightclub area
3. Over commercialised

Any suggestions as always much appreciated.

Cheers in advance fellas  :thumbup

For Sale & Wanted / **SOLD** Fazer 600 2001 'X' £450 **SOLD**
« on: 22 April 2017, 04:46:29 PM »
Hiya fellas,

Anyone up for a cheap Fazer ?

Bike has MOT until August 14th, need to find paper ticket but shows on the government website.

Has done 53,000 but still runs as sweet as. Does sound a bit tappety due to waiting for camchain tensioner to click up.

Silver in colour.

Has good PR3's fitted.

Braided hoses fitted front and back.

EBC pads front and back.

Topbox and Givi rack.

Has 2 keys for bike and one for topbox.

Hugger fitted. All the rest is standard.

Oxford heated grips fitted.

LED spot lights fitted. Headlight mod done.

Done around 500 miles since recent C&S replacement and service.

Has a bit of damage to offside fairing and small tank dent.

Even if not for you then you may know someone.

Bike is in Wokingham, Berkshire (will post pics as soon as)



General / Towbar Mounted Motorbike Rack Advice Required
« on: 21 March 2017, 05:00:26 PM »
Hiya fellas,

As per title really. Got my eyes on a couple of nice modded VW T5/6 campervans and looking to drag a bike around with me on a towbar. Has anyone used/got one from Dave Cooper? They seem good value. Any others I've missed which are better. I know most take trailie bikes and can't locate one that would take the Fazer so advice as always appreciated  :thumbup

Just a bit of fun. Chuck in your bike's flywheel power i.e. 96Bhp FZS600 then chuck in your weight and it gives BHP/Ton with or without your arse on it.

Reckon the "Racing Snake" as Tomski put it will win this one  :lol

I got 327 Bhp/Ton with my arse on the bike

General / Squeaky Sidi Adventure Boots
« on: 17 February 2017, 10:12:16 PM »
Hope you fellas can help 'cos this is driving me mad.

After 3 yrs and knocking 80,000 miles, my TCX Infinity boots started to leak. Cleaned them up, applied Nikwax but the Goretex appeared to have blown - sole was pretty shot anyhow as a 365 rider.

The TCX were a cracking boot but I always buy the best gear I can affordd and was sold on the Sidi Adventure Goretex boot (4 months old, broken in etc). Great protection, good grip and comfy as hell.

As much as I love these boots they are feckin noisy and squeak like I've got a dozen geese with me. They're fine on the bike and walking down the street but fecking annoying when trying to walk through an office. I'm close to selling them on unless I can cure this squeaking.

From what I can make out, it's either the plastic exoskeleton rubbing on plastic or on the Goretex leather itself. So the question is - what is considered safe to apply:- chain lube; dry chain lube, silicon oil (thinking WD40 is a bad idea for the leather).

Any advice as always appreciated fellas  :thumbup

General / Mobile Music Downloads - Confused As Fook
« on: 23 December 2016, 11:30:29 PM »
Hiya fellas, trying to get up to date with my music and getting lost in all the hype shite.

All I'm trying to do is find the best deal (Spotify looking good) to sign up and download all the fecking music I want, to 3 devices - 2 Samsung Galaxy 5's and an IPhone SE.

Need all the classics plus the latest downloads available

Totally confused so any advice as always much appreciated  :thumbup [size=78%].[/size]

General / Rear fog light
« on: 15 December 2016, 09:59:29 PM »
Hiya fellas, now I know you don't see bikes with rear fog lights and have seen numerous cars with rear fogs in their rear clusters. Is there any legislation as to why? Distance from running light? (about 6 inches max on cars). Distance from number plate? Anyone have any answers?

Reason being that I won't one - not for fog mind cos I can't remember the last time the fog was thick enough to warrant it (thick enough drivers all too quick to slap them on when it rains mind grrrrrr).

No, I won't one cos i'm sick to shit of being tailgated by arse wipes down the motorway - you can slow down, brake lightly or gesture as much as you want but some cnuts still sit there. I figure that one of my front spot lights with a bit of red film aimed backwards would help so any answers would be much appreciated.


General / SENNA
« on: 11 December 2016, 01:23:53 AM »
Taken me this long to watch "SENNA". Feck me what a powerful film - remember every clip. Yup, shed a tear!

General / I'm shite at picking a chain for my Bandit - HELP
« on: 01 November 2016, 09:39:13 PM »
Hiya fellas,

As per title, looking for advice on a decent chain & sprocket set for my '58 650 Bandit commuter. I've picked one from Wemoto (JT sprockets) with link below so any advice along the lines of............"you this one ffs" would be much appreciated.

Cheers in advance  :thumbup

General / Are Rukka Gore Tex Gloves Worth The Extra ??
« on: 24 September 2016, 04:12:20 PM »
Hiya fealls, looking for advice on the Rukka Gloves. I ride 365 in all weathers and tend to currently go through both a winter and summer set of gloves yearly - same issue being the velcro gives up.

Currently with Rich Cold Protect which have been warm, waterproof until recently and comfy. Just wondering if anyone has or has had RFukka gloves which give you a 2 yr warranty. Are they as warm as other gloves etc

Looking at the Apollo gloves (top right in link)

Gloves must have scaphoid sliders,196,/manufacturer-rukka/342

Cheers for any advice  :thumbup

General / Adventure Style Boots
« on: 24 September 2016, 04:07:24 PM »
Hiya fellas, as per title says. Looking to replace my 4 yr old TCX infinity boots which have blown and let in water when heavy rain. Needs to be adventure style due to my riding style of dragging my right foot on r/hand pull aways so require metal toe caps.

Anyone had experience of Sidi Gore Tex boots they'd like to share, good or bad.,,491/manufacturer-sidi-/346

Cheers in advance  :thumbup

General / Which of These Two Bikes Will Be The More Reliable
« on: 16 July 2016, 07:41:29 PM »
Hiya fellas,

In a dilemma and need a bit of help.

After the CBF 1000 committed suicide after 5 months of ownership I'm in need of a new work bike. Got it down to 2 bikes but would like some input from anyone. My heart is shouting 1 bike and my head the other.

Option 1:

Option 2:

Cheers for any help  :thumbup

For Sale & Wanted / FZS 600 W reg on Ebay - Worth a Punt?
« on: 14 May 2016, 06:56:03 PM »
Hiya fellas,

Nothing to do with me in the slightest but might be worth a punt for someone

General / Fancy a track day bike for under a grand
« on: 21 March 2016, 09:58:30 PM »

Right then fellas, got a massive itch about track days that needs scratching this year. So at 6'4" is there anything out there that fits, won't fall to bits or blow on 1st outing or do I go the same as SGPWWG in linky below who seems to have a right cracking time on his Boxeye. It's been probably 25yrs since I last hit a track so any advice appreciated  :thumbup [size=78%].[/size]

SGPWWG ripping it up,17296.msg225847.html#msg225847

FZS600 Fazer / CBF 1000 Charging/Battery Advice Req (CBF Forum crap)
« on: 19 February 2016, 08:38:55 PM »
Hiya fellas,

Looking for some charging advice on my CBF and thought I'd post on this forum 'cos the CBF forum just runs round the same old crap. Reckon I'll get an impartial opinion here on a basic bike charging circuit.

The CBF1000 up until 2010 models has a well documented stator/rectifier issue which was a recall from Honda, unfortunately my bike being an '07 is outside of Honda's 7yr free fix.

The issue I have is that both the Oxford v8 heated grips and the LED spots are suffering from what appears to be a low supply voltage. The Oxfords switch off and the LEDs will only glow. The Oxfords used to work for a given period (45 mins) which gradually reduced to not operating. The spots went from running for a given period (45 mins) before they started flashing and needing turning off. The period would be shorter on the way home until the bike went onto the Optimate over night. Issue started about a week ago and went downhill pretty fast - all other electrics working fine. Both grips and spots are wired through relays of good quality which I've checked ok but replaced anyway.

The battery at standstill post Optimate measures 12.7Vdc going to 13.7Vdc at idle and running to 14.1Vdc at 5k rpm. After riding home and pre Optimate charge the voltages are the same. No problem it would appear, and these voltages are also at the Oxford terminals and the LED spot light terminals.

However, the Oxfords will only switch on for 2 seconds before flashing a "low voltage" yellow lamp and switching off. The LED spots will only glow gently and not fully power up. All the time the supply voltages are good.

Now this is basics I know but doesn't make sense - sufficient voltage = bloody work then!! However, before I splash out £300 on a new stator, rectifier/regulator and battery I'm just wondering if a poor battery can show sufficient voltage but have insufficient amps available??

Has anyone had anything similar?

I know a digital multimeter can show 240Vac with bugger all current behind it due to the low impedence (resistence) of a Digi Multi Meter.

Anyone else suspect it could just be the battery having voltage but no balls so to speak (no idea how old it is - Model YUASA YTZ10S)

As always, any advice much appreciated  :thumbup


General / Could this finally be a solution to rain
« on: 17 February 2016, 08:41:15 PM »
Found this on Visordown - looks good, reviews will tell i suppose. Don't forget the video link on the site

General / Good Mechanic Required For Friend
« on: 27 January 2016, 08:08:48 AM »
Hiya fellas, hopefully you can help.

Have a good friend living in Barking Side with a '98 ZX9R who is struggling to find a good honest mechanic at a decent rate. At present all he has is the Kawasaki dealer called Bacon Motors in Newbury Park and is so far very disappointed with them to say the least.

Really needs a good old fashioned fella who can set valve clearances, carb balancing and general good servicing. Barkingside/Romford/Chigwell etc

Any advice as always appreciated.

Cheers  :thumbup

General / Tablet Advice For 11yr Old
« on: 22 January 2016, 10:25:33 AM »
Hiya fellas,

Looking for advice on a replacement tablet after my lad's Hudl (original version) died. No screen display, tried resetting etc.

Think I've got it down to 2 below:


Now he only uses it for gaming and surfing so for me it should have :- a decent screen ppi (8" or bigger), 2GB Ram, 16GB storage, around 1.5GHz processor and £250 tops. Hudl was pretty similar to above spec I think.

The iPad I know is very popular but is it justified? Do you notice the 1.3GHz as being slower than a 1.5GHz? Is it really restrictive being tied to Apple as opposed to Android?

I'd prefer to buy from John Lewis due to their no quibble 2yr warranty.

Any advice on above or alternatives appreciated  :thumbup

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