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slice

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About slice

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  • Birthday 07/01/1952

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  • Current Bike(s)
    FJR1300.FJ1200 UK specSold. Previous Bikes,Yamaha XJ750 (UK)Spec. SOLD (Oh bugger!)Suzuki GSF400Bandit Sold them both & made a profit, first time for everything.Triumph Bonnerville T120 650(Hagen frame)750 MAXIM (US) spec. SOLD. Yippee!!!AJS 250 CSR14 Crashed it.JAWA 250(gone thank god) Fanny B 200 singleSuzuki 250 thing, rusty rattly piece of crap.& various other odds and sods that were to horrible to mention.

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    Gloucestershire.
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    I'm retired so NOT interested in anything.

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  1. So here we are my usual first day of getting out there and trying not to die. And I'm like you all stuck indoors, my MOT guy is not working so no MOT yet and it looks like I will have to get it taxed then MOT it later in the year, but it is frustrating . I hope you have all been well and not had this bloody virus, it really is not something to take lightly, I don't object to dying per-se just not drowning in my own juices in a hospital bed. I'm sure this madness will end in the not too distant future but please take care of yourselves and families. Perhaps we can have a get together much later in the year to swap stories about how we passed the time while imprisoned indoors. My wife has turned into a Dettol ninja, just about everything I touch is wiped down after I touch it, I've starting to hold my hand's over my crotch after a piss to tell the truth!!! They say some of the symptoms of this virus is that you can loose you sense of smell or taste I can only smell Dettol at the moment pretty sure I will taste it in my food before long? Anyway people take care and stay safe see you soon.
  2. Don't care where we go, after all the work I have done on the bike I just want to go! Give me a map reference and I will meet you there.
  3. Ok so finally got this sorted, what a bloody drama. So it seems that if you try and put 2 of these thigs on the bike it wont work? and if you leave any of the original horns in place and connected then it still wont work. BUT if you just attach the one horn and leave all the rest un-connected then the new horn will work (bugger) so I have just made an easy job difficult and bought 2 horns and a separate horn loom cos I did not do the obvious thing, So anyone want a Denali mini? and the loom for the airhorn that they sell cos I have both! Oh and I had the entire fairing off plus the time, about a week, just to find out I am a tit!
  4. Ok thanks folks I never thought that something so simple could get so complicated. I have a mate who is an auto electrical engineer so I think I might just hand the job off to him to come up with a workable scheme. Then I will post what he's done on here so we can at least have a reference for when it happens to others. I did enjoy the posts tho, not often now that we get to have a chat about bikes and the problems we come up with and the solutions that we all have that differ from each other, a fused line and a relay being just 2 examples that I had completely forgotten to even think of!
  5. Yeah it comes with a little leaflet thingy that tells you it is a straight swap for your old horn and the + and - polarity! But sod all else of any actual use plus of course no one even suggests that it might not work cos the voltage is wrong!!! Sorry Jimmy but Denali say that they sell a "loom" which is in fact just 2 wires and some connectors, I can do better I think, plus I can measure only what I need and not have rolls of extra wiring dangling off the bike. Should be fairly simple and the idea of a relay and in-line fuse are good. Using the existing horn button is going to be a bonus as well.
  6. Thanks lads, that sounds like a plan, I have to confess it never occured to me that the new horns would need to be any different. Just goes to show your never to old to make a tit of yourself! Yeah a relay sounds like it might work a treat and I think I will use a non essential bit of wiring just in case it does go pop. I think the horn button is on the Neg side of the switch so I might actually run a single lead with 2 connectors direct from the battery (+ side) if all else fails and as you say I can then just re-instate the original horns if they fail. The tank is empty so no probs just whipping it off and running some new wiring across the top attached to the original loom to keep it neat.
  7. So as above I have bought a pair of these things for the FJR, my thinking being if you want loud go large. BUT what I did not realise is that the poxy things need 5.2volts to the horn NOT the 3.2volts that the bike provides for the standard horns through the loom! So you have to buy another bespoke loom from Denali to make them work (bugger). But my main problem is how do I make the existing horn button work with the new horns if I have to by-pass the existing loom? I have 4 connectors that go to the original horns and the horn button which is effectively just a breaker in the line to the horns, is it possible to use the horn button to power the new horns and if so how? Cos what I don't want is to have 2 horn buttons of which only one works cos a sure as shit when the time comes to use it I'm going to forget which one works and which one is redundant! Any insight to help me figure this out will be great-fully received. At the moment I can only get them to work if I connect them directly to the battery so they work ok with 12volts DC but sound like an anaemic donkey with the lower voltage delivered from the existing loom. Thanks all.
  8. Just thought I would say Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year to you all, I hope you all have a great time and it all goes well for you. Take care folks and have fun.
  9. NSD, just looked it up and it say's "The majority of unleaded 95 Octane petrol sold in the UK contains up to 5% ethanol as required under the Government's Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). There is currently no requirement for renewable fuel (such as ethanol) to be present in super unleaded (97 grade petrol). SO it seems that 97 and up does not HAVE to have Ethanol in it BUT the owner of the petrol station can if they wish only supply fuel with Ethanol in it, and as it's cheaper than raw fuel then you can bet that they will only buy stuff that makes more profit for the owners of said stations. Also of course is the fact that Ethanol fuel actually gives you LESS mileage per gallon so you need to fill up more often, I have been told that 5% Ethanol is equivalent to 2 to 3 miles per gallon less than raw fuel!
  10. Ok so as I said in another post my bike is hibernating till April, but I really don't want to leave the tank full cos the crap they sell really does degrade over the winter, so just cos I can I thought how do I get the stuff left in it out? Last year saw me balancing the tank on my workmate while trying to drain the fuel into a fuel can all while it had 5 and a half gallons of fuel in it. So a few years ago I bought one of those oil drain vacuum thingies from Machine Mart or some such, it is only supposed to be oil that you use it on but if you don't think out side the box every now and then you end up in one! So I have managed to remove every last drop of fuel from the awkward thing all without getting my hands dirty. Just making sure that I washed it out with hot soapy water so it wont rot the seals and pipework in the vacuum pump. It's just a thought really and you might have already done this but thought it might be an idea for any of you out there that were suffering from the same problem. Oh and just make sure you have somewhere to put the fuel BEFORE you take it out (luckily my wife's car was half empty cos mines a diesel DOH!) Machine Mart do various sizes of these things but mine takes 6 litres. PELA 6000 - 6L Oil & Fluid Extractor £47.98.
  11. Sad to see but it does seem that this has run it's course. I don't do this stuff on my phone, in fact I hardly ever use it. I was thinking it was just because it was the winter that no one was on here, my bike is hibernating and will be till April 2020 so I might look in here when the summer rolls round. Take care folks and hopefully see you out there!
  12. slice

    Bike show NEC.

    Well I went to the bike show today, what a great day out that is, saw some really nice looking bike's and bought some spares for mine (oop's) and I saw the new Harley electric! (only there for 1 day?) at a mere 28 grand for the joy of 70 miles a charge, I'm sure to some it's a bargain! I think I might have actually dribbled on the new 916 Duke but I am old. Talked to a hotelier who organises bike tours of the Alps and got his number and email so looks like I'm going to Rome next year. :)
  13. Now that is a proper intro. Welcome to the YOC.
  14. slice

    Anyone near....

    Not me I'm afraid, but someone will be nearby.
  15. slice

    2019 NEC bike show.

    Yep that's me, burning wreckage on the side of the hill. As my Dad told me once "keep your mouth shut and let them think your stupid don't open it and prove you are. But should that Be "YOUR" or YOU'RE" ?
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