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  1. i went home at lunch, i guess when its maybe above freezing, and it coughed and spluttered and eventually woke up! albeit briefly... i think (as you say) the carb was just iced up despite it being garaged!

    one panic over, now just to sort out the brakes... what do you mean by push the brake calliper against the disc? just pull the brake lever?

    No push the calliper with your hand, this will retracked the piston in the callipar, the fluid will

    be pushed back up the brake cable and in to the cup, so mind it dont over flow, it just needs a ml or two, that will release the pads from tuching the disc, leaving it free to turn the wheel with out them rubbing any grit that may on the disc.

    Good luck, its quit straight forward,

  2. As your bike has sat for a while the brake pots will have allowed the pads to settle against the disc-just take it for a run (be gentle with the braking) and it will ease off-thats after you've charged the battery or replaced it if its fecked B)

    Take off the brake resovoir cap, push the brake calliper against the disc, not to let the fluid over flow,

    the put cap back on, spray disc with disc cleaner turn wheel whilst wiping it with a clean cloth,

    Good luck

  3. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Really need your advice for a serious problem! I suspected for some time now that the missus has been cheating, The usual signs are there...The phone rings, if I answer the caller hangs up, Going out with the girls a lot...I try to stay awake to look out for her when she comes home but I usually fall asleep,

    Anyway last night about midnight I hid in the shed behind the "Blackbird".

    when she come home she got out of some blokes car and was buttoning up her blouse, next she took her panties out of her handbag and slipped them on,

    It was at that moment I noticed it!!!..........I had a crack in my fairing.....Should I try plastic welding or would it be cheaper to source a S/H one off E-Bay.......

  4. Picked up a squeal just as i got onto the a19 heading york. Front wheel area took caliper off and had a fiddle made her a promise of new breaks, squeal gone rode home

    Other than that on way home fine. never missed a beat :)

    some pics












    the guy sitting behind you is chris from the london bikers club, nice guy, did you chat to him?

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  5. Give me a wave if you see me along the way

    Black bike Blue oxford bag on the back and a green jerry strapped on top and me L plate

    Im going for breakfast (hope its all day) :)

    Well thats the plan. I got faith in me lil bike



  6. got this one to.

    A most extraordinary trial is going on in the High Court at the moment in which a man named Chrysler is accused of stealing more than 40,000 coat hangers from hotels round the world. He admits his guilt, but in his defence he claims that – well, perhaps it would be simpler just to bring you a brief extract from the trial.

    We join the case at the point where Chrysler has just taken the stand.

    Counsel: What is your name?

    Chrysler: Chrysler. Arnold Chrysler.

    Counsel: Is that your own name?

    Chrysler: Whose name do you think it is?

    Counsel: I am just asking if it is your name.

    Chrysler: And I have just told you it is. Why do you doubt it?

    Counsel: It is not unknown for people to give a false name in court.

    Chrysler: Which court?

    Counsel: This court.

    Chrysler: What is the name of this court?

    Counsel: This is No 5 Court.

    Chrysler: No, that is the number of this court. What is the name of this court?

    Counsel: It is quite immaterial what the name of this court is!

    Chrysler: Then perhaps it is immaterial if Chrysler is really my name.

    Counsel: No, not really, you see because...

    Judge: Mr Lovelace?

    Counsel: Yes, m'lud?

    Judge: I think Mr Chrysler is running rings round you already. I would try a new line of attack if I were you.

    Counsel: Thank you, m'lud.

    Chrysler: And thank you from ME, m'lud. It's nice to be appreciated.

    Judge: Shut up, witness.

    Chrysler: Willingly, m'lud. It is a pleasure to be told to shut up by you. For you, I would...

    Judge: Shut up, witness. Carry on, Mr Lovelace.

    Counsel: Now, Mr Chrysler – for let us assume that that is your name – you are accused of purloining in excess of 40,000 hotel coat hangers.

    Chrysler: I am.

    Counsel: Can you explain how this came about?

    Chrysler: Yes. I had 40,000 coats which I needed to hang up.

    Counsel: Is that true?

    Chrysler: No.

    Counsel: Then why did you say it?

    Chrysler: To attempt to throw you off balance.

    Counsel: Off balance?

    Chrysler: Certainly. As you know, all barristers seek to undermine the confidence of any hostile witness, or defendant. Therefore it must be equally open to the witness, or defendant, to try to shake the confidence of a hostile barrister.

    Counsel: On the contrary, you are not here to indulge in cut and thrust with me. You are only here to answer my questions.

    Chrysler: Was that a question?

    Counsel: No.

    Chrysler: Then I can't answer it.

    Judge: Come on, Mr Lovelace! I think you are still being given the run-around here. You can do better than that. At least, for the sake of the English bar, I hope you can.

    Counsel: Yes, m'lud. Now, Mr Chrysler, perhaps you will describe what reason you had to steal 40,000 coat hangers?

    Chrysler: Is that a question?

    Counsel: Yes.

    Chrysler: It doesn't sound like one. It sounds like a proposition which doesn't believe in itself. You know – "Perhaps I will describe the reason I had to steal 40,000 coat hangers... Perhaps I won't... Perhaps I'll sing a little song instead..."

    Judge: In fairness to Mr Lovelace, Mr Chrysler, I should remind you that barristers have an innate reluctance to frame a question as a question. Where you and I would say, "Where were you on Tuesday?", they are more likely to say, "Perhaps you could now inform the court of your precise whereabouts on the day after that Monday?". It isn't, strictly, a question, and it is not graceful English but you must pretend that it is a question and then answer it, otherwise we will be here for ever. Do you understand?

    Chrysler: Yes, m'lud.

    Judge: Carry on, Mr Lovelace.

    Counsel: Mr Chrysler, why did you steal 40,000 hotel coat hangers, knowing as you must have that hotel coat hangers are designed to be useless outside hotel wardrobes?

    Chrysler: Because I build and sell wardrobes which are specially designed to take nothing but hotel coat hangers.

    The trial started on Tuesday and continues

  7. Ok, I just read this on another site and thought it was a good point,

    Ok, I'm pretty sure this has been discussed on here before, but thought this would be as good a time as any to remind everybody out there to check your expiry date on your drivers licence photo card.

    I only say this because I've recently recieved the reminder and necessary forms to renew my photo, as it's well over ten years old! (13 to be exact)

    Even though I had a new one issued in January 2008 when I passed my direct access.

    Any way, check the photocard, and get ready to pay out £20 for the pleasure of updating your mugshot! Not only that, but it's not uncommon for people to forget about it or not realise, and then they're driving without a valid licence!

    and do take a photo copy of both sides, coz some peeps, have had to resit there test,

  8. Biker Angel please be my guide as I climb my Bike to ride. Let your halo guide the way and keep me safe from harm today. Let your wings provide the wind and air and send it coursing through my hair. Show to me a sunny place and let it shine upon my face. Keep the clouds and rain at bay and keep me dry through the day. Watch the friends who ride with me keep them safe and close to thee. Keep my wheels upon the ground so I'll return safe and sound. But should disaster be my fate, guide me through to Heaven's gate.

  9. Hi fellow biker on a nother site needs parts

    i thought who better to ask :D

    I have a Yamaha FZ400 Fazer thats been in a front end smash, really struggling to find parts.

    I need the following;

    Front headlight faring + headlight cluster

    Front rim + mud guard

    Front fork

    Front left foot peg

    If anyone has an idea where I can source these spares it would be greatly appreciated, I've heard that the 600 has mostly the same parts.

    Any suggestions please email me - [email protected]

  10. Most of us ride as long as we can and then put our bikes away once the temperature starts to drop, but some die hards ride even when the temperature drops below freezing. The attached link takes you to a wind chill table that shows the wind chill (riding temperature) at various speeds and various temperatures.

    A bit of advice for all you riders from Scotland...wear long johns under yer kilt, eh!



    link dont work :angry:

  11. Hi guys,

    I own nowdays a Yamaha TDM 850. It has a 2 to 2 aftermarket (think it is nexxus) exhaust sytem. I want to change from 2-2 to 2-1. I bought the necks of the exhaust that bring the 2 outlets into 1 just under the engine. I also got myself an aftermarket viper can.

    I need a garage/shop to create a link pipe and install the whole exhaust system. Had a look online, couldnt find anyone. Any suggestions? The place where I service my bike said they couldn't help unless I had the whole exhaust.

    Many thanks,


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