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  1. Thank you Sniff, I actually laughed out loud!
  2. Hi Sacha, welcome back dear girl! Yeah these poor folks that don't have a life of their own now want to take someone else's. Plus they own a Harley, I mean that has to hurt all the time the only cheap thing is the fuel.
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    What a faf.

    We all have those moments mate, it's a good learning experience what's the old saying "never to old to learn something new". I was looking forward to seeing the new bike this year, plus the fact that you will have to corner like me now and not like a scalded cat! that is the TDR.
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    First time out!

    Just been out on the bike for the first time this year, it needed fuel and after all the suspension work over the winter I wanted to know if anything would fall off before I even thought about a longish run. Sun shining and almost empty roads was almost like being back in the 60s! Wife asked me if it was alright but I think the huge grin said it all. That said NOT ONE of the folks at the garage filling station had a mask or even a pair of gloves while using the pumps? are they just to cool to bother with this disease do you think? I had a crash helmet thick gloves and my snood on (it was chilly) but really! Moan over, that was a good day after 7 weeks indoors.
  5. Yeah as Finerz said mine is activated via the app on my phone or a button on the top, just read through the Innov website description and your right that it says "always on" but I wonder if in fact you have to actually turn it on via the phone? Most "car" cams can be set to either turn on automaticaly or by physically switching them on, have you checked the phone app to see if it's possible to change the "ON" function for startup? Otherwise a phone call to Innov might be in your future! Sorry best I can come up with.
  6. Yeah as Drewpy said try here www.fowlersparts.co.uk they have just about everyhing you could want, plus ID numbers to match so it well worth a try.
  7. Hi, well I can't say for certain but it seems likely that a radio will fit but as to the original controls that might be a problem! You could see if there is an adapter out there for your bike, a bit like the ones that most car radios use, you know the things that you can buy from car factors that allow you to swop older radios for newer fancy ones but to be honest that seems unlikely. You could of course make your own or even get somone to make you one up, there are folks out there who delight in doing this sort of stuff. Sorry to not have a definitive answer for you but most of us don't have a radio on the bike. Try your local Yam dealer workshop guy and see if he can advise you what might work, you can't be the first person on earth this has happened to!
  8. HI Bodhran, Welcome to the YOC.
  9. Hi. Well like most things it depends! If they have just broken the actual lock then no it is repairable or replacable, but if they have actually damaged the area where the lock pin enters the frame then possibly. I say possibly cos you can check the surrounding area and see if the pin lock is the only thing damaged, where the pin goes in there is a standout that recieves the pin and that although part of the frame is not structural whereas if it's been swung on by a monkey then it could damage the frame but unlikely in my opinion. It's not uncommon to find bikes with broken steering locks out there cos these shit weasels live everywhere and no bike is safe from them. So my advice buy a really good padlock and chain or 2 even for when you have it stored and are away from it for an extended time then take out the fuse for the ignition and the worst they can do then is wheel it away. Don't worry mate we have all been there and it's just part of the fun of motorcycling!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
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    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. :)
  22. Now that is a proper intro. Welcome to the YOC.
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    Anyone near....

    Not me I'm afraid, but someone will be nearby.
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    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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    2019 NEC bike show.

    No your right and I can only say that it come's from another forum where it seemed that if you don't qualify your words "cripple" then some folks get grumpy and I'm afraid that I let it bleed over too here and that was my mistake for which I apologise.
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