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Re: Shocked: renewal quote beat all others! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 2 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Mark Olson

AICAB

Re: Shocked: renewal quote beat all others! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: YTC#1

Thast is one fucked up logic.

Re: Stayed upright this time (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 4 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: ogden

Heh. That's not the sentence he was nodding at.

Re: Paging the racers - wets (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 4 Hours 58 Minutes ago by: Champ

Nothing to add to Ogden's advice - pretty much exactly what I would have said

Re: Stayed upright this time (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Yep, this is my technique too - always a bit of wood the lift the wheen to approx the right height

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Champ

Don't remember him ever having a Guzzi, but that might just be my shit memory

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: Turby

I really try. I really do. But it's a losing proposition. I compost and recycle as much as I can. But since China stopped recycling plastic bags, there's really no alternative. There is a plant of some sort that will eat plastic and tur

Re: Shocked: renewal quote beat all others! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Hours 51 Minutes ago by: wessie

they did not do that for me in Dec for the car or May for one bike. Miles out compared to Ageas for both policies. Car via Ageas direct, bike through Devitt.

Re: Stayed upright this time (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Higgins

Re: Stayed upright this time (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: ogden

No. The leathers were OK. I guess it was the impact of my knee hitting (or abrading against) the inside of my leathers. Didn't seem so bad at the time - I did two more runs despite the pain - but two days after I was struggling to walk pr

Re: Stayed upright this time (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Pipl

Right through the leathers? I did badly graze the hollow in the back of my right knee many, many years ago without even penetrating the leathers - I think the bike fell on me after a highside and some projecting part of the bike did the

Re: Shocked: renewal quote beat all others! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: ogden

Hastings Direct charged me 50 quid to cancel a policy that had already paid out after a total loss theft, on the basis that I hadn't taken out a new policy for the replacement with them. Which I might have done if they'd not declined to q

Shocked: renewal quote beat all others!

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Hours 27 Minutes ago by: sig

At £161 for TPFT plus RAC recovery Hastings Direct was cheaper by £20 than the closest other firm, Carole Nash, and substantially less than the others I tried. This is for a SO 25 year-old ER-5.

Re: Stayed upright this time (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: ogden

I didn't. Tregrehan this time, in manky dry-but-also-damp-and-lots-of-sheep-shit conditions. Grabbed the front brake too hard before the last corner and tucked the front at god knows what speed. Can't really blame the surface, it was enti

Re: Paging the racers - wets (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: ogden

It's less a question of "how wet is wet enough" and more of "how dry is too dry". You need enough water on the surface to keep them cool, which means it's either actively raining, rained recently enough for there to still be surface water

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: ajh

Yes apparently but the main reason they went up was the ammunition the was stored dry, later it was kept wet. I imagine that the british mainly had medium tanks in North Africa because of shipping difficulties so less armour to protect

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: Alan

Yes, see the other description, I did meet him briefly at an OSM. On a knackered (looking) old Guzzi.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Alan

Yes, I met him once at an OSM. He turned up on an old Guzzi, open face helmet. He only stayed around 30 mins,a nd was off somewhere else.

Paging the racers - wets

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Pipl

Yesterday's showers had me thinking - how wet is wet enough for wets? Full rain tyres, that is. Is wet enough to just darken the tarmac enough? If the track dries out during a session, do they go off in a "visit the scenery" sort of way?

Stayed upright this time

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Pipl

Snetterton again, in the dry. For some reason I was really careful on the brakes, especially into Oggies - can't think why. Events of note: near the end of the first session, one of the gear linkage came adrift. know I tightened it fully

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Hours 15 Minutes ago by: Ben Blaney

And then a Bandit 1200, following in the footsteps of darsers, Oggers, Darren Robinson and my very good self.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: Pipl

Heh

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: Pipl

I have often thought that! Relatively concentrated refined materials.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Pipl

Not me, old boy. The ginger one. Normally I would just .sig as Pip, but as there was already one, I've never felt comfortable using that, even now.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: Pipl

RF900 AFAIR

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

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Posted: 20 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: Pipl

Hence "Tommy Cooker" when they caught fire, which they did rather too readily, I believe.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day ago by: YTC#1

Shit, what else have I missed!

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day ago by: wessie

Ben Blaney <benblaney@gmail.com> wrote in news:2eba55b3-684a-4877-a942-57a76e7de753n@googlegroups.com: yes, just down the road from me in Newent, picking arguments with police over badgers

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Yersh Mebbe put it away for a while, yeah?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Champ

heh

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

Blimey, I didn't know my patented can of worms opener was this good.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: ogden

Not a paedo though, which leaves him above some in the in the disgraced former parishioner rankings. Just.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

My close friends and family have become accustomed to my ritual sacrifices, all's well as long as I hose down everything afterwards.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I'll blame it on where you live

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I find beer brings it out in people. Had a bit of a verbal immigration contre-temps in a Welsh borders pub with 2 friends[1] the other week. Even the the bar man got involved. [1] More acquaintances really, and had my suspicons already

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

But he seemed such a nice chap.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Ace

<checks skeleton cupboard lock> Not me guv, nothing hidden here.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: Higgins

I think he was just another who hid it well. I caught a tiny glimpse of his anger when I had the audacity to disagree with him (on something utterly trivial) once at Chimay. His mood really turned on a sixpence.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

As our finite resources become scarce, landfills will become valuable properties. You can feel good for doing your part to make that future a reality.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Well, except the stuff about him becoming a vegan eco-terrorist. That's pretty public, isn't it?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Well, I'll confess something, if you need to have a wholesale re-reckoning of your pals: sometimes I can't be bothered to recycle something and so I just chuck it in the bin. I know. I'm a monster.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Oh, I know. I suppose I just share Champ's melancholy that both of those people, who at various points I thought were solid, turned out to disappoint.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Best jazz club in the world. love that place.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 14 Hours ago by: ajh

On 27/06/2022 15:37, WUN wrote:

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: wessie

YTC#1 <bdp@ytc1-spambin.co.uk> wrote in news:t9d6oj$o5cq$1@dont-email.me: as mentioned above, the details are not suitable to be aired in this place yes, him

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

"You've had a bang on the head", &c. Hard to tell what folk get up to in their most private moments unless you're a _really_ close friend, and even then most people manage to hide their darkest secrets pretty well.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I'm begining to realise I have missed something. Is thsi the same Pip I knew from various meets? (Big Ginger beard???) or another one?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: wessie

Champ <neal@champ.org.uk> wrote in news:ht3kbh1o4uej16f6svbl3vtl46ie5aqrr2@4ax.com: I imagine most people will, by the time they get to our age, have a few family members, friends, or at least acquaintances, who become persona non grat

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Champ

Someone else I counted as a real friend. Maybe I've just got poor judgement

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: GeoffC

Before turbos arrived, diesels were big heavy and much less powerful than petrol engines. The Russians used diesels because they had problems refining enough petrol apparently. TIL that a lot of German WW2 vehicles used gas generators fu

Re: Rainey rides (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: geoffC

Nice.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Alan

Was he the beardy on a knackered old Guzzi?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: wessie

Ace <Ace@ch.com> wrote in news:7gpjbhdn39ljajk70tbrfaaao4oq937bdu@4ax.com: I don't think it is a matter that has been discussed in an open forum

Re: Rainey rides (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I was fairly certain this wasn't his first time on a _bike_ (an R1 in this case) since his career-ending crash. https://www.insidemotorcycles.com/wayne-rainey-rides-again-watch-the-video-here/

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Ace

Eh what now? Musta missed this, what happened?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: petrolcan

In article <670dd6e5-eaad-4290-b6cd-b6ef19c81dbcn@googlegroups.com>, Ben Blaney says... Reading this thread fills me with sadness tinged with a bit of delight for not being on facebook.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: wessie

Ben Blaney <benblaney@gmail.com> wrote in news:670dd6e5-eaad-4290-b6cd-b6ef19c81dbcn@googlegroups.com: Undoubtedly, but it does not mean the remarks he made about the individual in question were inaccurate. Especially as I recall simila

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Nice concept :-) Chris

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: WUN

Indeed. Thought of you on Saturday evening, by the way. I was treated to a visit to Ronnie Scott's.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Pip turned out to be a wrong'un, didn't he? So it's hard to know what to think.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: WUN

Indeed. The Rolls-Royce Meteor tank engine was based on the Merlin aero-engine. I knew a bloke in Sweden who owned one.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Champ

Really? Oh! Everyday's a school day I use duckduckgo too, but you're right, the verb is just 'google' nowadays

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

From what I've heard he's been a bit of a cunt forever, I think he's just becoming more comfortable in that specific jacket. If one of the things I hear about him is true then he's definitely up for a repeated hard kick in the bollocks sh

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ace

Anyway, it's obviously far too small for a tank engine. A little googling[1] confirms other earlier claims - it's a 2.9l V8 out of the Tatra T87 car. See third picture here: https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-tatra-t87-was-a-ground-m

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ace

Anyway, it's pbviously far too small for a tank engine anyway. A little googling confirms other earlier claims - it's a 2.9l V8 out of the Tatra T87 car. See third picture here: https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-tatra-t87-was-a-groun

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ace

A lot of WW2 era tanks used petrol engines, particularly the German ones, whi didn't have any suitable Diesel engines at the time.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

and not a diesel, either (and therefore not from a tank), looking at the very obvious HT leads

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Ah, ok then. If the homophobia was always there, then I would expect the rest of the nasty stuff was too. I've seen it written elsewhere that the 'culture wars', after the brexit vote, have emboldened people to express views that

Rainey rides

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ace

From another other place Clip here https://twitter.com/i/status/1541021167796080641

Resist the Devil! Preached by Pastor Steven Anderson https://youtu.be/qQViFffKPIc

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Faithful Word Baptis

Resist the Devil! Preached by Pastor Steven Anderson https://youtu.be/qQViFffKPIc

Re: Minor Motorcycle Win (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: WUN

I'd missed that, but I'm glad to hear of the win. Take them where you can, the both of you.

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: sig

[snip] Thanks everyone for your responses, it's always helpful to hear other experiences. We have decided to give him one more chance by writing to reiterate what he should have done and that we want it done, but copying in the firm's

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

It was one of the lessons in life my dad taught me that stuck :-) He even handled my 1st house purchase and subsequent sale(back in the '80s) for me as an example (ok, so I had to go and sit in a solictors office to remind him that 7 d

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: wessie

the former, with the homophobia for certain. I recall Pip & Windy saying there had to be some recalibaration when he first came into UKRM, but it was just a veil that slipped after he left here.

Minor Motorcycle Win

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Boots

After her stroke L really couldn't get onto the BMW, the little scooter yes. A bit of a discussion a few months back and I'd got her onto the seat by climbing onto the riders position whilst it was on the side stand and shifting her 'arris

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Champ

Just look at it. It's definitely a V8, not a V12

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Champ

It's a funny thing. There was a period when I counted him as a real mate, and enjoyed his company. I don't know whether something happened, but it seemed to me that something changed with him, and I got a glimpse behind the curtain an

Ebay fuckwits

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: crn

My YP400 finished this afternoon for a bit less than expected. The winning bidder then asked after he had won to give him the registration number so that he could check if it was ULEZ compliant. Maybe it would have been a good idea to che

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Boots

This^^^ for sure, last few dealing I've used a licenced conveyancer,from my tiny sample not cheaper but more efficacious.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: geoffC

For Wehrmacht? Yeah plenty :-)

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: siwilson

Huh? I got a lot of hits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4_JJYqFMc

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I'd like to think that a copy of that was sent to sig before the zoom call. Hard to comment and talk about stuff you have not had access to.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: GeoffC

Indeed :-)

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby

+1 Or the other comments that say it's a Tatra? (Made in Czech.)

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: geoffC

Yes, I tried googling the name, no luck. You can see 4 sparkplugs but it sound like more. The general clatter sounds a bit air cooled. That narrows it down a bit. The original application was rear engined so it would make a nice trike po

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Good job you didn't read the comments that said it's a V12 from a Tiger II tank.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilson

Wild-assed guess [1] A Tatra V8 [1] not really

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessie

YTC#1 <bdp@ytc1-spambin.co.uk> wrote in news:t97777$3imr7$1@dont-email.me: the only problem with that is that they hold the papers such as the barrister's report and may not release these until the account is settled

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: geoffC

That's a start.

Re: FOAK: Engine ID. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Well, I'd say it was a car motor.

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

It would probably be a anyone who has had dealing with one via a house sale. See above. I can only assume it is because of the trust a solicitor is involved. Defo put the compliant in. And consider taking the work else where. If possib

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: wessie

Mark Olson <olsonm@tiny.invalid> wrote in news:t96ukr$jcs$1@dont-email.me: you really do need to make a formal complaint to the solicitor or their employer if it is a firm as you imply the Bar council only regulates barristers solici

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Pipl

It is possible: bunny hop. It's what trials and mountain bikers do. Though probably not in this case.

FOAK: Engine ID.

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: geoffC

https://youtu.be/J0SjDvxdIa4 Recognise the engine? Sounds nice.

Re: FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Olson

[snip] I'd say you're pretty well fucked at that firm. I think the proper venue for your complaint would be the Bar Council. But that's unlikely to get the job completed soon. Probably best to go to take your papers to another firm enti

FOAK: Complaining about a useless solicitor

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: sig

Does anyone have any experience of dealing with a useless solicitor? By useless I mean not doing what he promised and subsequently not responding to many letters or phone messages. The case concerns a will and an old trust. Despite the tr

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

It's important for me in my job working on a pharmaceutical distribution system though.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

GP,WM.

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: Turby

Leaving a machine he'd spent a fair amount of money on? I kinda doubt that. I think he considered the financial/legal implications of remaining and made a wise decision.

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Jumping on the flat- that's easily explained by Hollywood physics, just the will to rise into the air is usually enough. Or pull up on the bars a bit. As to why he ran, simple embarrassment at being such an inattentive idjit I'd imagine.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: Cab

I honestly don't know how we've done it. Having two invincible teenagers that need take no protection is probably it.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Higgins

I met him once and don’t really care to repeat the experience.

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

:-) Another game show idea...? Nah! Chris

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Turby

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: wessie

"ChrisND @UKRM" <chrisnd@privacy.net> wrote in news:jhlprdFr5b8U1@mid.individual.net: it does not take a lot of imagination to form a hypothesis late for an appointment scared sudden realisation he had soiled himself nicked bike no insu

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Champ

<Espindola> Oh, that's one of the reason I genuinely like funerals. And I don't have any truck with that "shame it's under these circumstances" stuff, either. It's a cast iron fact that we're all going to die. Given than, a good fu

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Champ

Thanks :-0 Quite so. Your view of the mountains is dramatic. Ours is calming

Re: Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Indeed. Also, it's basic physics that shows that any attempt to jump on the flat was doomed to failure anyway without some sort of enabling 'lift' (like a ramp or Go-Go-Gadget-Springs?) - but the real mystery is why he ran away? Chris

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

In nearly all cases this is not representative of the drug itself deteriorating or losing its efficacy, but simply that packaging materials may start to degrade, which may in turn lead to damp or air ingress, or leakage. So in general

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

You need to know Lozzo to understand the specificities.

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

I have to say we were very impressed by the house location and view. There's a lovely sunny terrace just down from the house (and a path continues to the beach) with views across to the other arm of the bay, and on a fine day all the way

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Boots

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Well, they do both. They expire outside you (you'll find all medication has an expiry date on it), and the antibodies generated as an immune response gradually fade away.

Call that a pothole? Now *this* is a pothole...

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

I might not have the keen eyesight and lightning reactions of you race-honed experts, but I'd like to think I could see a 7m hole across the entire width of the road in time to stop. <https://news.sky.com/story/motorcyclist-has-lucky-esc

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Turby

I don't think so. But then, I'm senile and can't remember shit.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

+1 to that. Shame it was on such an occasion, but I genuinely enjoyed meeting one and all from UKRM, as well as a few other notable folks.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Oddly specific, but you're not wrong.

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

At this point, it looks like we'll be putting it off until the next trip over the water. It doesn't help that you keep posting beauty shots of your view of the Irish Sea!

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessie

Hopefully his lead nurse is a very camp, British Asian, muslim homosexual from Powys who commutes to work on an RD350LC

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gyp

I thought I did too, but as this week I'm breaking in my first ever pair of DM 1460s [1] I've discovered I use my ankle on the clutch more than I realised [2] [1] More accurate to say they are breaking me in [2] Or at the moment I

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

<wince> But well said, all the same

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

yes and yes it was really good to catch up with him at TOG's send off - top fellah

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

Well shit. If you come to the IoM while I'm not here that will be frustrating, to say the least Noted, ta

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

Yeah, that would be the choice, and I would have to do something <waves hands> for the insurance cover

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

Have you not met Ace?

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

That's a different thing all together. In a car [1], I have the seat much further forward than almost everyone I know, because I seem to use my knee joint rather than my ankle joint to press the pedals [1] or truck or bus

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

No He's a grown up, and been in the m/c industry most of his life. I think he'll cope

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

<applause>

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

That's a different argument, and you may well be right. I was disagreeing with the argument "Others aren't trying to protect me, why the fuck should I care about them?"

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ

<applause>

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: wessie

I imagine you have the same clearance for your abdomen and the steering wheel I can comfortably touch the floor on all bar the GS Adventure. I can only just see over many screens and often have my head in the dirty air where a 6 foo

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby

Yeah. He doesn't have 36" legs. OK, I get that. Now subtract another 4" in height and add 4" in leg length.

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Gyp

Have you seen Wessie? Myself and Horse are a good example of my problem. We are now both exactly the same height, but I take a 28" inside leg and him a 32". Both 5'10" but 4" difference in leg length. He has no problem flat footing b

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Alan

Yeah, but how's the bike?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tim

Ooo fsck, GWS.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tim

I was immunised as a kid, and yes it wears off. "These vaccines don't offer lifelong protection from whooping cough, but they can help stop children getting it when they're young and more vulnerable to the effects of the infection." [1

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Hadn't changed since I'd last saw him about 15 years earlier

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

It's not real life you know?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

ha ha - of course, I should have guessed. Is he still very thin and effete?

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: ogden

Espindola.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: siwilson

He unfriended me ages ago so I'd have no idea.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days ago by: Dave Brown

"Like" - Although I never knew / cared that he had a Ducati.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days ago by: Ben Blaney

Now I want to know who wear impossibly tight suits.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Glad I'm not the only one. Anyway, same sentiment applies.

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

He can cheer himself up in hospital telling the doctors and nurses to bugger off back where they came from.

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

The Limited has three different colour options. Wicked Orange Pearl, Hightail Yellow Pearl, and Dante's Fade Red. Plus, it means your top box, sorry, Tourpak, has only cost £2100. Three of our co-travellers had a CVO Road Glide of s

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

Fuel, accommodation, National Park admission (five, iirc)[1], GC helicopter ride, Monument valley guided tour, a welcome dinner, leaving dinner, cold soft drinks/water (from a cooler on the trailer) all day, a nylon riding jacket [2] and

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I assumed he was talking about Ant

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: ogden

No, I think he's talking about Lozzo.

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: Gyp

Yeah, ya lanky git!

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Turby

<trying to picture a 5'6" man with 36" legs>

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Boots

Ha. Nice one centurion.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Boots

This ^^^ albeit I almost wavered in London when L & I and maybe 1 other others were the only ones on the bus/train making the effort.

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Boots

I guess as long as Bruce showers first the Yak won't mind to much

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

This is the fella in the impossibly tight suit that we did the pub crawl with after TOG's funeral? Ouch. GWS.

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Argh. Looks like we'll miss each other. Thanks for the offer, it's much appreciated. If I ever get my GL1000 off the lift and back on the road, I intend to offer the same to a URKMer (no cunts, naturally) if anyone's daft enough to come

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

<sotto voce> Also your weight and softness of springs :-)

Re: News From the Other Place (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Eddie

"Low speed" == "hadn't even got it out of the shed"? He has prior form in this area.

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Eddie

Badoom-tish!

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1

That's no way to talk about my wife!

News From the Other Place

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN

"On the Ducati at the weekend, low speed, he's not sure what happened exactly, but he's got right hand side broken ribs all bar 1, and right hand shoulder break, pneumothorax (right hand lung). Lots and lots of pain, but has good support

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN

<Idle curiosity mode> Did you have to pay for fuel, or was that included?

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN

Yebbut, not everyone is happy sleeping with yaks.

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Nowt in my Spam folder yet :-)

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

We have done 3 months for that amount :-)

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Maybe, but as per subject line .... 831 days :-) And it was via the NHS we caught it. They now give patients the option of staff attending with or without PPE. (unless imunosuppressed). And apparently 100% said "Without please". On th

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby

Genuine LOL.

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Gyp

Your height has nothing to do with it, it's your leg length.

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

That was my understanding too :-/ Chris

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessie

in care settings, FFP2 & FFP3 should be fit tested to ensure they seal properly. Not everyone has the right shape face. The nurse that does our fit testing carries several brands to try to get a good fit. I'm not sure whether buying

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessie

I assumed Champ has a score to settle...

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Eddie

Clearly that's still expensive, but not so ridiculous for a three week holiday. Envious Green Fade, Blue Steel, or stump up an extra £2700 for Wicked Orange Pearl? Thanks, but no.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Eddie

Ewwwww. https://thefacemaskstore.co.uk/omnitex-ffp2-black-face-masks-box-of-20/ Leave them 4+ days between each use, and you can reuse them until they no longer seal effectively or look dirty. (Harder to tell with black ones, mind, bu

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days ago by: Eddie

FFP2 masks are pretty cheap. Box of 20 for £12.99 including postage. They can be reused, as long as you have enough to leave 4+ days between each use, until they're dirty or no longer seal effectively.

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Ace

Why on earth would you think that? In all seriousness, people said to me at the time that I could just ride more slowly, or get a cruiser or something, completely failing to recognise that the whole point of biking (for me) was speed. A

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Turby

Baffling. Surely, you have some self-control.

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Salad Dodger

It was spendy, but not ridicu-spendy. Tour cost was just north of USD11k, inc 3 extra days at LA, and *all* the insurances. We were away for 20 days. Then there were the flights, and spending money. Oh, and CoVid tests, and a car to a

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Turby

Simple - I had more important things to do in life. It was a minor inconvenience.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1

<guilty> no Jean does/did at work. But they just had to hand a load back as apparently they were "faulty" I should review my washable option perhaps.

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ace

I never did ask: do you have insurance to cover any rider on the 'busa? I presume that would be the choice of loaner? For info: we visited recently (mainly to scatter my wifes dad's ashes at Peel Castle) and stayed with neal for a few

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ace

Anyone who's job/role/life brings then into contact with lots of potentially infected people, sure, but the general public? Naa, I don't think so. Let's face it, most people only wore maskes, when they were mandated, _because_ they were

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogden

Were you not immunised as a kid? Or were you just unlucky enough to catch it as an adult regardless? I'm having to get the vaccine (as a booster) to protect the newborn mentioned in the rest of the post, not myself.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Eddie

Anybody with any sense has switched to FFP2 masks anyway, haven't they?

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogden

Is it though? Omicron seems to be infectious enough that the attenuation by wearing a fabric or surgical mask is insufficient to either reduce transmission by any meaningful degree, or reduce it below a meaningful threshold. Look at the

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: geoffC

This is what the EU thinks https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en#validity-of-the-certificates Indeed, I got it wrong, booster certificates ar

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Have you pre-warned him about me? :-)

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Thiught you had something in the range

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

+1, *ding* etc +1, *ding* etc

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Timing is right for me/us. Less chance we get it before we go on our little trip to the Gower next month :-)

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Ta. Adds to the fun and games of travel :-)

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

That, I understand and agree with. I always knew it was never a one hit. It was just Geoff's origianl "booster expire" statement I was querying. As he is eleigable for the 4th one, that makes sense. But vaccines/booster don't expire as

Re: Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Champ

Or....just get a foot passenger crossing (cheaper), and I'll meet you off the boat, and can lend you a bike Mind you, I'm in Europe from the beginning of July :-(

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Champ

Thanks all Bruce is going to get contacted by the guy (yes, it is Simon from FrontEndChatter), and he'll come back re some of the others if required

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Good guess :-)

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

That's how *I* start every sentence to him!

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Because it's the right thing to do. Just because others are selfish arseholes, you don't need to be too

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Several countries working on this basis now https://www.travelinsuranceexplained.co.uk/news/covid-19-validity-date/

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

I thought that too! And then thought I don't care what other people spend their money on Ah. That makes much more sense

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ace

I don't know why you wouldn't have just adjusted the linkage to angle the lever more in line with your foot.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Boots

I think that is the recommendation in the US too, I sprang for the booster here a couple of years back, they did it as an all in 3 for 1 offer TDaP.

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

90k on my Tiger 900, although that did include an engine change (big ends went, probably due to my neglect). Included 28k one year when dispatch riding. It would be worth contacting Andy Pugh, I think his R1 has well over 100k on it a

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I've decided to stop bothering (except for clinics and hospitals). Others aren't trying to protect me, why the fuck should I care about them?

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Eddie

It's not that your legs got shorter, it's that your arse got bigger and hung lower.

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Eddie

I briefly thought that was the price of your holiday, and was somewhat sweary. Slight less sweary when I realised it was the price of the bike. Not much less, mind.

Bringing an Irish rental car to Pahnd Island?

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I *might* be renting an automobile in Ireland in few weeks time, and had the idle thought of popping over on the ferry to the Isle of Man for a few days. Will any Irish rental agencies care about it/forbid it? Will they impose a surcharge?

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Turby

probably

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pipl

I have never thought about it. I'll try to remmeber.

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pipl

There's a slightly bigger lever throw between 1st and second, on some bikes anyway I think, to accomodate neutral.

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Everything said to Oggers at these events starts with "now listen here, young fella..."

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: siwilson

The problem is, at least until this year, we couldn't accomodate too many new people even if they were around because they can't get an entry at many of the events.

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tim

Yes, me. BMW K75RT.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tim

Make sure you do get it too. Getting whooping cough (pertussis) is fucking nasty. I had a blue light trip into A&E because my GP was so concerned. After x-rays, arterial bloods (that stings a bit), and 12-lead ECG. Load of other stuff m

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: wessie

you won't find it but there is a **risk** that come autumn as the newer sub-variants take a grip, there is a risk that a 2022 booster will become a requirement - Covid rules have varied across different countries with the Iberian coun

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

107 on OldRedWing. So, they're Simon's fingernail marks on the bottom of the barrel then?

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tim

Still not got it yet (but the figures are going up again near me).

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Aha! It was age :-)

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Ok, I'll re-ask the question. Where has it been seen that the booster will expire and another is needed? I can't find it. If it is something that is generally given in the UK, GP surgery will supply. If not, a visit to the School of T

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Indeed, and tetnus now lasts 20 years, and rabies 10-15

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: ts

Just saw one gentleman commenting on a UK BMW forum that he only has a few thousand miles left before he has done 300.000 on an R100S he bought new in '81. Lives in Kent, used to commute in aand out of London.

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby

Being a giraffe, I've never had a problem putting my feet down, or getting a leg over. I did have a problem on the GS, though, in shifting from 1st to 2nd. My knee, being so far forward, meant that my toes were pointing down, not forwa

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Turby

But I'm pretty certain I only had one shot for polio, mumps, measles, and prolly some others when I was young.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: GeoffC

We got the offer of a second booster because we are over 60. I think as far as the EU goes, the original corona pass is valid for 270 days and is extended indefinitely after the first booster. I can see it becoming a regular yearly (or l

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogden

Ha. No, there are a few younger riders, though not many. I suspect there'll be a need to start actively promoting the sport at some point, as the older riders gradually pack it in. Either that or let it die, which wouldn't be my preferenc

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogden

Why not? The antibody levels produced by vaccination will tail off over time, and infection will become more likely. Vaccines do, effectively, "expire". I'm having to look at getting a whooping cough vaccine. In the UK, routine vaccinati

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1

But as the vaccines don't expire, only the pass does,it does not make sense that 1 single country will suddenly say "you need a 4th jab, or you can't come it, go ask your NHS". Obviously, once we start on the next round of jabs, then t

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I'm a bit over 80k miles on my FJR but I doubt I'd make a good interview subject. FWIW, I know of (and have ridden with a few times) a fellow who has done (IIRC) over 400k miles on a 2003 FJR.

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessie

I was thinking of the Yank, who has just popped up, what with all that sunshine and cheap(er) gas.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessie

in general, yes, but Austria has form for being different in terms of entry requirements at short notice of course, if riding in via the land borders (all Schengen now) then unlikely to be a problem as there won't be checks. Flying in

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Turby

80+k on the current FJR 122k+ on the ST1100 ~90k on my ST1300 The R1200GS would have had it but for COVID, (and that was riding it only a month a year.)

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Explain? As far as I am aware the booster does not "expire", only the Covid pass (180 days).

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Indeed, as I found out a couple of decades ago when my waist went up to 36" from 34", my inside leg length went down from 34" to 32". Yes, that's right, 34"/34" to 36"/32" - for no change in height I must add! Waist (not waste) is obvio

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Champ

Fuck me, we have a winner! I'll call ...

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days ago by: Alan

168k on a GS650GT from 1989 to 92, despatch riding of course. Very reliable bike, oil change every 3000 miles, oil and filter at 6000, which generally equated to every 4 weeks.One shaft drive replaced, and a head off de-coke at around

Re: Foot pegs and legs. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: wessie

I'm only slightly taller but take a 32" inside leg trouser, well 31" would be better. Height is not directly proportional to leg length. If I had an actual neck, I would be 6 foot. I can flat foot a standard R1200GS or Yamaha Super T

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Dave Brown

Ditto, but I am a social hermit now. I'm pretty sure we had it before it was cool and trendy in early 2020 though. And I had an absolute shitter of flu/chest infection/cold/tonsillitis about a month ago as well, testing -ve all the way

Foot pegs and legs.

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffC

Being a comparitive short-arse (1.70m) I am quite surprised that I can put both feet flat on the floor at standstill (1997 Honda NTV 650), must be a low seat or something? I've noticed that when stopping at traffic lights I start with my le

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffC

Get well soon.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffC

At the beginning of March, the Missus and I both came down at the same time with the same flu-like symptoms, she tested (PCR) positive and I tested (PCR) negative, twice. We didn't separate at all, the only difference was I got better sl

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: WUN

<Waves>

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Heh, was going to suggest you as most likely culprit....

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

1 x XJR = 91k (still have) 1 x XJ900 = 110k (last seen in Ireland) 1 x Pegaso trail = 86k (still have) 1 x Pegaso trail = 90k (last seen in Liverpool :-( )

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Is that remark aimed at Ogden or Wilson ?

Re: 80k miles on a bike (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Champ

Follow-up - does need to be 80k (or more) miles - by the same owner of the bike

80k miles on a bike

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Has anyone here put 80k miles on a bike? Or know anyone who has? I've been asked by someone in the motorcycling media, so this would lead to some sort of interview/story, most likely

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

heh Do you get the "promising newcomer" award at each event?

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

I'm genuinely impressed

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

LOL

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Turby

Ditto. Me too.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Boots

I skipped it until I visited plague island and used PT in London

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Pipl

<opens mouth> .... Actually, fair point.

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: ogden

Metallic beige.

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pipl

That phrase did pop into my mind while I was repainting bits, but technically it's "Raw Titanium".

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: wessie

Pipl <pluscher@live.co.uk> wrote in news:qgk1bh5c02uheqonnj46lih4rfmugne1pp@4ax.com: lCvEfRwv5B87HuZ I believe the bike was originally Jewish Racing Gold

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pipl

The bike was originally silver, and had silver side panels. The previous owner, Andy B of this parish, had damaged one of the originals, but had bought a couple of green ones, fortuitously (or maybe not) pre-drilled for crash bungs. Thos

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Yep, seems so long ago now. <checks> Oh, it was. November We were doing LFT from the moment they were offered and Jean took part in a study that checked for antibodies, and had none.

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pipl

Fuknose. It was on the panels that I bought off ebay. I might try using a heat gun to remove that sticker, actually.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: wessie

autumn boosters waning, more people getting out and about and new sub- variants change the probability plus, lots of people had the original version of Omicron without realising it unless they did a LFT at work or school.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Good going

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: ogden

I tested negative, so yes, I'd assume it was a cold.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

I do this all the bloody time. If I don't proof read what I've written, I repeat myself, all the bloody time.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Cab

Pff. Waves from a big city. No one in our household has had it yet.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Pre midday for me. I'd say they are good at spreading an infection between one adult grouo and another. We have had our 2 sub 5 year grandkids climb all over us for the last 2 years. And this is teh 1st hit.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: YTC#1

There is an element of that, as we are due to have 2 weeks in the Gower next month :-) Ah, but *was* it a cold ...... :-)

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogden

I was quite relieved when I eventually caught it. I had what I can only assume was BA.1, and the cold I had a month or so later was worse. I can only assume I'll get it again in some form or other.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessie

No. I tend to go after 6pm when it is pretty quiet and no kids[0] likely to be there. [0] anecdotal evidence from my work[1] suggests they continue to be the main vectors [1] fortunately, managing foster carers means I don't see kid

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogden

Have you seen the average age of a hillclimb competitor?

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Wow, you are a productive fellow. I'd still be looking at it, pretty pissed off.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Champ

<applause>

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1

His fiddling tally? <gets coat>

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1

Different people, different outcomes. BiL[1] (retired(early) due to healt issues) also went positive on Friday/Sat (1st time). It has hit him like a sledge hammer and he is out for the count, struggling. SiL[1] also went positive on F

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1

:-P

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1

When I go to give platelets they are all still wearing and insist on masks, which I appreciate. The crowded trains have been a joke. What? Do you not mask up[1] there? I still have done/do/will do. [1] I know it is to protect others,

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: Andy Burns

And why have the green bits become silver, and vice-versa?

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ace

<Waves> from the mountains...

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessie

Clumsy cunt. I had an outpatient hospital appointment[0] on Tuesday last week. There were masks in a dispenser at the door and I took one, as they like you to wear a clean one. Wandered along the corridor and entered outpatients. No

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: ajh

Something for my wife and I still to look forward to.

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I'm really pissed off that I didn't have the foresight to ask Jean to test on Thursday night. I may have managed to dodged the bullet. That is this weekends 1st gig attendance canceled :-( Any idea what % of UK we get down to?

Re: A weekend of highs and lows. (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

Well done Fuck. Coming off the TT, I've again had to mentally process the death and injury that is ab unavoidable part of the event. But none of us expect a competitor to fall down dead behind us in the paddock

Re: OT: 831 days[1] (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

Good effort. You beat me by 7 days, and I thought I was one of the last hold-outs

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

What is 'Touch 4"?

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

"If you're not crashing, you're not going fast enough"

A weekend of highs and lows.

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: siwilson

Had a "variable" weekend at Gurston Down hillclimb. A very close battle in my class which I ended up losing by 0.07s. Great fun with both of us breaking class records to get there. On the downside, a fellow competitor literally dropped d

OT: 831 days[1]

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And it finally gets me. We can even work out how/why. On Monday Jean's NHS trust finally dropped mandatory PPE[2] wearing, only imunosuppressed patients would be mandatory. (Jean works in the community as an OT). Thursday monring she t

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 15 Hours ago by: Pipl

It did turn into a mission, at the expense of other projects. Shattered now.

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 15 Hours ago by: Pipl

Well, that would be the optimal solution, but clearly, I am a suboptimal rider.

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Ace

Or maybe just DFC, you clumsy git.

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

He appears to have an overabundance of grit, pep, get-up-and-go & a plentiful supply of circular tuits.

Re: Seems I have a working 10R again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Turby

Less than 2 weeks! What's wrong with you?

Seems I have a working 10R again

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Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Pipl

After much ebaying, mending, spraying, and DIY machining, it appears to be ready to MOT, well, apart from the tyres. Oh, and I need to remove the lever guard - it flops around now. The job took a lot of ebaying, various forms of DIY plast

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

Tourists have expectations. Laughlin because it's halfway between Palm Springs and the Grand Canyon, and can take 26 people easily (and cheaply) We were supposed to go via Mammoth Lakes, but the road from there to Yosemite was snow

Camper

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nick Brooks

Is this one of you? https://freeimage.host/i/hS4tWv

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Yep, can't disagree with that. Oooh, I thik we missed tat one ..... must go back ... not ....

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Turby

Not bad. I'd make a few changes if I was the navigator. Route 66 is famous, but boring. No idea why Laughlin and Bakersfield were on the list. There are much better alternatives. The road from Congress through Prescott, Jerome, Sedona

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid Immunity. (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

I didn't think it provactive at all. Turns out you government is prepared to sacrifice its electorate on the altar of the "economy" just as readily as ours.

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days ago by: YTC#1

Ah, yes. My summer of 2007. Flew the XJR to New York. Spent 3 months pissing about the states. Route 66 (just about every fucking bit of it). Vega (urrgghh) Grand Canyon Lake Haversu LA .. hmmmm San Fran PCH Yosemite, Shasta, Crater Lake,

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days ago by: YTC#1

Jean positive this morning. Not TT related but on a similar theme with the NHS trusts dropping *all* PPE and theor staff falling like flies. Jean has managed to skip it up to now. I was away Wed/Thur(when se was still tesing Neg) so h

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid Immunity. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days ago by: Ben Blaney

Same. I went to a conference of 3,000 colleagues [0] last week. It was great, but now I've broken my covid-free streak. Fortunately, no-one else in the house has caught it. We are going to Italy in 15 days, so it's all a bit tense.

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid Immunity. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days ago by: Champ

<follow-up to respond to the provactive thread subject line> To be fair, we've had open borders for quite a while now, which hasn't really been much of a problem. The difference has been we've had a few thousand travellers at most, not

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid Immunity. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days ago by: Champ

Not very well. Last TT race was on Saturday 11th June I tested positive on Monday 13th Loads and loads of anecdotal stories of others going down with it to. Hardly suprising with a sudden influx of 40~50k people, really

Re: Wild West motorcycle tour review. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ben Blaney

I thought he was saying it was good.

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Sounds great. Many years ago (19) I hired a Harley of some description (really can't remember what, some big cruiser). Rode from San Diego to San Francisco taking in a lot of the coast road. Absolutely loved the ride, not so sure abou

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

17 too many people. You should have taken the UKRM approach, scatter gun at te start or each day

Re: Wild West motorcycle tour review. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Jolly

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Nah, he's a rebel

Re: Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Fab! Too bad you didn't make it down to Turby's patch. Some great rides in the mountains east of there.

Wild West Tour extended review. Daily highlights.

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Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

Day -2 - check-in at LHR simple and fast. Day -1 - met Linda's online chum at LA Day 00 - Welcome meet, briefing. 3 Aus, 2 Catalans, 17 Frenchies. Hmm. Day 01 - Bike collection, I-405 traffic. =8-0 Day 02 - Joshua Tree NP then Laughlin, NV.

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid Immunity. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

I forgot. <looks innocent> Ta.

Re: Wild West motorcycle tour review. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: siwilson

Here's my precis for you: Fun

Re: Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid Immunity. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Aren't you meant to add something like <looks innocent> when you post something that's clearly provocative?

Paging those on the Pahnd Island Fortress of Inviolable CoVid Immunity.

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Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

How's that "open up the island for the TT" working out, then?

Re: Sur-ron Storm Bee mini-review (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

fuck me that woke up the geekometer

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tim

Norway, if you must ask.

Re: Wild West motorcycle tour review. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days ago by: ogden

TL;DR.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: sweller

"Long Life" or "Long live the xxxx"

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Of course, now I've tried to find out the actual meaning of Jindi Bah, and failed. Did your colleague get an answer?

Wild West motorcycle tour review.

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Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

Jolly good fun.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: sweller

When I was in Chennai, we were met off the train by the local union with a band, garlands and shouts of "Jindi Bah!" When a colleague asked what the chants meant, my suggestion of "Death to the foreigners" wasn't met with enthusiasm.

Re: Sur-ron Storm Bee mini-review (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

+1. (posted via JuiceSSH terminal emulator on my phone & tin newsreader on a Thinkpad X200 running Ubuntu)

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

Red ones are faster - https://www.motorbikestoday.com/features/Articles/tomahawk_coloured_tyres.htm

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Pipl

"Have you seen this foreigner? Wanted in connection with..."

Re: Sur-ron Storm Bee mini-review (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Sounded like a good choice. Nice write-up.

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: Boots

I'd go for round black ones, they're the best.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 16 Hours ago by: WUN

All of mine were on Indian TV, so I think I'm probably fairly safe.

Sur-ron Storm Bee mini-review

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Pipl

While I was waiting for my Energica to be serviced at English Electric Motorcycles, I spotted a pretty serious-looking MX/enduro style bike parked among the smaller demonstrators. I figured that it was more show than go, but it looked inpre

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilson

What? *Read* the manual? Are you quite mad?

A bit more fettling

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilson

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FuF15eKaMow8PDA18 The heated bits still work - bonus

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

well... I broke an indicator.... :-)

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessie

siwilson <siwilson@nodamnspam.hotmail.com> wrote in news:jgu4raF7toU1@mid.individual.net: sku=MEZ110 &istFeedId &istItemId=wptplwiwm&istBid=t&gcl id=Cj0KCQjwhqaVBhCxARIsAHK1tiMWioVFm2gHCEui_F_WV5AXbYsL5JTTfSZ5ftSEuoy I would not trust th

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: Turby

What size does the owners manual say?

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: siwilson

<Googles> seems that size is for the later model 1200s

Re: (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: siwilson

1200, no doubt different.

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: siwilson

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen Packer

I always liked the Tourances on the R1100GS. Nice and cheap, relatively long lived and well behaved enough for my riding.

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Hog

The 890 Adventure came with the updated Avon Trailrider OEM. They are jolly good, scrubbed in quickly to the edge, stable on the edge, lots of grip and pretty handy on forest type trails as well. But you absolutely don't have the same

Re: GS Tyres (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessie

where did you get the 120/70 spec from? Looking at the Metzeler "my bike" section they say 110/80 As does Michelin I don't think anyone gives a shit about "special" tyres for the GS. If you are only using it on road, fit a sport tour

GS Tyres

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Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: siwilson

Somewhere, Wessie wrote about a shortage of tyres in GS sizes. (I can't find it right now). I was just checking the Turby machine and it's got the wrong size/type [1] front on it. I'm surprised NOBODY DIED. Googling Metzeler it seems th

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ace

Nothing like a typo to get you out of the woodwork. Well done. I hope you shared it out with your pit crew. I'm sure it cost Alex at least that much just to get there.

Re: (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: petrolcan

In article <jgto29F6bkvU1@mid.individual.net>, Eddie says... https://instantrimshot.com/

Re: (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Eddie

.... like the owner?

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Champ

It was I don't really do that anymore...but I suppose I should 9th? 9th?!?!?!? More like 6th, TYVM https://southern100.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Results-Race-9.pdf There's prize money in that race down to 10th place, and 6t

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Thankfully my only long moment of fame is far to grainy and un-hd to allow recognition. I was - as a teenager - volunteering at Didcot Railway Center, they made a few of us stand on the footplate of an engine and sing a verse and a chorus

Re: (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: sweller

BMW 1150 GS? Yes, but it's a bit yellow and crazed.

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

Indeed. And that 130 quid a bottle malt was quite drinkable too, eh? I'm still waiting for Neal to write up the race - I saw that he'd placed 9th out of 16 starters, so he obviously took my DFC advice and brought it home. Hopfully he's

Re: Is there still a market for motorcycle couriers anymore. (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Max

Oh shut up you old fool.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I didn't know that. My Robot Wars appearance was in Series 7 on Channel 5, which can be found on Youtube and occasionally gets rebroadcast, but I was also in Techno Games (Series 2 IIRC) which was on BBC2. Plus playing live on Telethon

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Alex Ferrier

Good to meet you and J again. It's been... a while.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: Turby

"Bigmingers" heh

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Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: siwilson

Anyone got a spare/old/damaged GS screen kicking around they saved "just in case"? I realise the barn door one is good for long distance/touring but for my limited usage a small fly screen type would be much better, I could cut down a b

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Nice trees

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

Ha! I found this today too https://fb.watch/dEx2u5B8nL/

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Hog

Starmer made some moves, keep walking in a good direction and dump Mahmood and Dodds, who has replaced Burgon as "most annoying". Not that I think there will be salvation for and from either of the main parties. Oh look >>> new motor

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Hog

Good geds don't wish those two witches on anyone, Starmer hasn't done anything *that* bad.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Hog

Yeahbut you're an internet star now.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilson

Turns out you can enquire at the BBC archive if you feature in a programme. So, I have done so.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

No problem, as I was guilty of doing such a thing in another thread recently :-)

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Did you split your bike in two?

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Champ

<checks again> Ah yes. Entirely my fuck up, then. Sorry everyone, especially YTC, who I have unfairly traduced

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

OTOH, I am rather chuffed to have danced with Chloe Sevigny for Sky Atlantic in Hit & Miss - viewable here... https://vimeo.com/179655479 - warning may contain morris dancing! (Other videos are available) Chris

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

<Waves frantically> "Me Too!" - and mine was falling off a bike on the IoM. Some subdural thingy - got me a scan at Nobblies Hosp - then they sent me on my way... Do I get extra points? Chris

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days ago by: siwilson

I'm sad I can't find any of my TV appearances [1] [1] Maths Workshop circa 1969[2], Tiswas circa 1979, there may be others I don't remember [2] Anyone have access to the BBC archives? Seems some footage still exists[3] [3] eg https://t

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

There I go, assuming I am guilty of something. But not in this case. :-) It appears you were respoding to this then. ---8< On 08/06/2022 22:56, Turby wrote: That must be fun when the police ask you if you own the vehicle ---8<

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Turby

Actually, I wrote that in response to Salad Dodger's post. YTC quoted me.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Champ

Salad Dodger wrote: YTC quoted: I thought SD's post was edited when quoted to make some sort of point/joke, but now I guess it was just YTC being YTC

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

It's perhaps worth pointing out that Champ has also had a bang on the head, you know.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: Hog

I'm sure the TalkTV studio must have heard my snort, in interweb reverse transmission protocol.. An ancient clip of Sweller revealed by the search string also made me smile. I think we know Kyle is a shit from his previous productions.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I think it went (roughly) Kyle: "Many people have worked through the pandemic" Simon: "Yes" Kyle: "Will you allow me to speak on my own show?" Simon: "I was agreeing with you"

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Good question..... I think it was something to do with pointing at HD riders? Dunno, it was a few days ago. I'm guilty was charged. Rules and conventions change

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: Turby

I'm trying to figure out which post was edited, and how.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

:-P (2001)

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

I was amused by his argument: claiming that the railways are nowhere near back to full capacity so the strike's a bit of a waste of effort, and then going on to be indignant on behalf of loads of train users. He also launched in to a "

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

When did they bounce that brick off your head?

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And his fake anger was amusing as he gesticulated.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

:-P Now it has been associated with JP, I have a vague recollection of it beomg mentioned. But that is about it. I probably never bothered asking what every one was on about and just assumed it was some sort of in joke. (Obviosuly now,

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ace

Quelle surprise!

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffC

Quite, I can see why they do "tele-interviews" it rules out the possibility of somebody reaching over the desk and throttling the cunt. I noticed Kyle using the same old rhetoric, union 'demands' vs employer 'offers' etc. He seemed to be

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Yeah, just listened to it. Well handled.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I was actuallu replying to Colin :-) Yep, I remember JP. But obviusly I never noticed, or maybe understood what was being discussed.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

I'm good friends with Wes's old man, who is a lovely chap, this makes me feel old.....

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Champ

+1

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

<bad form etc> [1] Emergency stop, he was so far I away I didn't stop quick enough.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Way to miss the point again, Bruce! I've never had any extra training, or been taught the Hendon Shuffle - as I said uo there, the phrase was used (and the process described) multiple times on here over the years. By JP (remember him?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I presume you did some extra training before or after passing your test then? One that invloved hill starts? I cannot recollect this phrase ever coming up amongst my mates. I actually did do 6 weeks training, after failing my test 1st

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

The Scots do :-)

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Did you not know it was his NG?

Re: GoldFren Discs - Opinions? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Ah, well. Ordered the EBC now, only to find they have a manufacturing issue (can't get the metal apparently). So, if not arrived by next month I may go for the GoldFren after all.

Re: IT LIVES! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Eddie

Good work. Probably best that you weren't too closely involved, really.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Eddie

You seemed to be popping up everywhere, you media whore. Even on the radio during yesterday morning's bacon sandwich. "Huh, that's Simon Weller on the radio. You know, from ukrm." "What ... sweller?" "Yes!" "Huh" <bacon consumption res

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: sweller

Professional needs must.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

That's great. Thanks.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: ajh

So what that was a top performance

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: sweller

Although I think he's a bit too much of a twat. I have money on Rachel Reeves. No, genuinely - I laid a bet on her 18 months ago.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Champ

I've heard the name Jeremy Kyle before, but that is the first time I've seen his face or heard his voice. And, on the basis of this sample, I never want to repeat the experience. What a cunt

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

I did. It's reciprocated!

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

Stephen Packer <stephen.packer@gmail.com> wrote in news:3041101f-a903-44ec-9196-5edbc171e97fn@googlegroups.com: It didn't work out too well for us with either of those chaps so I'm not sure having a millenial twat will do us any good.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Don't bring facts into the discussion when blind, ageist prejudice works.

Is there still a market for motorcycle couriers anymore.

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Faithful Word Baptis

Advertising artwork and the contents of CDs can be sent all over the world in seconds. Bankers drafts and cheques has been taken over by PayPal and Bitcoins. Blood samples are basically the only thing they have going for them at the momen

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: wessie

Stephen Packer <stephen.packer@gmail.com> wrote in news:393eebbe-0ab1-4d5b-bb04-9ad01e8e4b89n@googlegroups.com: Wes Streeting is 40 next birthday so not much younger than Blair who was 41 when he became leader, 43 when becoming PM. Ca

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Pipl

Ha, yes, too true.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I wonder if Starmer ends up being 'sort of' like Kinnock in that he changes Labour but never gets to head a government. I think Starmer is perceived as lacking a personality or exhibiting passion. Can't explain it but the enthusiasm

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike Fleming

Yes, Starmer needs to get some advice from left-wing winners who don't want Boris Johnson in place - Nicola Sturgeon and Mary Lou McDonald might be able to give him some pointers. Although I suspect that a personality transplant is the

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike Fleming

As it's on talkTV, at least you don't have to worry about anybody seeing it.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike Fleming

The front brake keeps the wheel locked. It's the tyre that slips. The most recent occasion for me was on a trip to Ireland a four or five years ago, where to get to the cottage we were staying in, I had to ride a short distance up quit

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike Fleming

As did my stepson, the one with the broken arm.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike Fleming

It existed in 1977 as my sponsor in the outlaw club I prospected for either became or was in the process of becoming an instructor.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Fleming

The street won.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Hog

A golden opportunity for a credible popular election winning opposition...ah

Re: GoldFren Discs - Opinions? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Hog

I've been using Goldfren pads on the 1290's and just fine they are, while being a third of the price of Brembo, most recently GP5 race pads. It's an American company whose primary business is aircraft brake systems. I wouldn't hesitate t

IT LIVES!

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Pipl

Mwahahaha!!!! Fired up the 10R just now - it started and idled fine. That is a great relief: at least I know now that it's not been money and time wasted. Still a very long way to go, but the patient is at least breathing unassisted. Ye

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: wessie

"sweller" <sweller@mztech.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in news:jgj6ajFeht0U1@mid.individual.net: Good face for Radio. Promoted to BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House this morning. Interviewed by Adam Fleming, the BBC's Chief Political Corresponden

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Done.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Tell him that I think of him fondly, would you please.

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: geoffC

Maybe the SM kit you're wearing under the table?

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days ago by: wessie

"sweller" <sweller@mztech.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in news:jgj6ajFeht0U1@mid.individual.net: I was wondering if you needed a beta blocker Perhaps look out for the Basildon filter in Zoom to get the right shade of orange for TV

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: sweller

Most of that type of station (Talk TV, GB News etc.) clip the interviews and put them out on Social Media - I did Nick Ferrari on LBC too (he's not a great fan of us but it went ok). Times Radio use the same model of knowing no-one rea

Re: Lifegoal Unlocked! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: wessie

I didn't know he had made a return. Googling shows he is on TalkTV with esteemed people like Piers Morgan and Rob Rinder. They have catchup too https://watch.talk.tv/watch/replay/13405862 2hr24 into the video. No, I didn't watch it a

Lifegoal Unlocked!

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: sweller

I've been on the Jeremy Kyle show - and no, I didn't have to take a test. Can my life get any better?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessie

Bruce seems to think UKRM had a different feed for those north of the A5

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

I wouldn't call Northumberland "south".

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: ts

Hmm, you've had a TLS-front brake equipped bike as a loaner ?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Pipl

So did I. <cough> After failing the original-style test and having the bike break down on the way to the second.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby

I beg your pardon.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Pipl

Hmm. I certainly remember it, but don't recall being taught it - I think I knew the manoeuvre but only found out the nickname... maybe here, come to think of it.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Pipl

'tis but a scratch! Frame *looks* straight, as in the wheels seem to line up when viewed from the front. The replacement rear subframe fits the frame lugs OK, and the headstock looks OK as far as I can tell. Paint's very thin so there's

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: wessie

nice that you haven't lost the ability to reaffirm your designation

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Southern thing, obvipusly

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Champ

heh. I think I started calling Sally "Judy" on one of the early French runs, when I first met them

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ

Repition obviously helps !

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ

Post editing is neither big, nor clever, and nowadays very passe

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ

+1

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ

And in Gloucestershire around then - my parents insisted I did it in 1980. It was held at Cheltenham Police Station :-)

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ

*ding* It was used a million times on here back in the day

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

Harley did that when we had to stop on the approach to Hennock on Dartmoor. Linda was unimpressed.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Time has chased us all.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

There was a time when saying that would have initiated a "TIUTA" response :-)

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Fucking 'ell! Glad you're OK. Bike is definitely a bit poorly looking.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

He's a FB friend of mine, and still pops up occasionally.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: siwilson

Yes. I was a Star Rider silver instructor. The guy that ran my one (in Bedford) was ex Police. He had an MZ like your Snorky. And he could out-ride all of us.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days ago by: Eddie

[ of RVG ] *10* years ago, to be precise. I think he'd moved back to the mainland by then, hadn't he? Heh.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days ago by: Eddie

"Unfinished street-fighter project"

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days ago by: Paul Carmichael

Wir sind boomers.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days ago by: ogden

I did CBT. Go figure.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen Packer

I think my wife did it in Bristol in about 1983?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessie

Star Rider was a thing in Surrey in 1981 as my flat mate at Essex Uni was an instructor.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I last saw him, and the wonderful "Judy"[1] at Mrs Eddies birthday bash a few years ago. You were perhaps the only one to turn up as he was located on the wrong side of the Mersey? Or was he on the Island at the time? I forget..... [

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Heh, that reminds me of Jean on a particularly steep road in Colombia :-)

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Well, as a lot of us did our tests before then, when it was just a figure of 8 around a couple of blocks, (no hills) you can understand why the phrase was not encountered.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ace

<googles> Hmm. I vaguely recall such a name, but had no idea what it was really about, nor that it started so early. I did my test in 1978, when the general expected training was that you'd been riding a moped on L-plates since you wer

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: sweller

It was what they taught as part of "Star Rider" in the late 80s.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ace

Yeah, I don't think anything as complicated was required when I did my test back in the 70s. Nor indeed when I had to retake it 20 years later. It _was_ however a part of the IAM riding method, based strongly as it was on the Police sy

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Cab

https://www.snapfish.co.uk/share?via=link&token=mX3_-lCvEfRwv5B87HuZZg/AUS/27952626244070/SNAPFISH I'm not sure if that's repairable or not. Wow.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Pipl

I humbly followed the great man's footsteps

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Pipl

Thanks! I only actually fell three feet or so, admittedly onto a sort of belt sander. But it was well-lubricated with rain.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Boots

Was he the one who got clonked with a broadsword? A very blunt one he was/is in one of the re-enactment societies and it didn't all go to plan.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

We're taking the train from Rome to Venice in a month. I'm looking forward to it. It'll be the first time I've been over 100mph on land in a rather long time.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

I only know three of my eight vehicles: 596DXX, which has been on my Herald coupe since it was registered in April 1962; 597DXX, which I got for the Herald convertible when I registered it in New York State; and WHU, on Karen's Tesla, fo

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Wow. Proper job. Glad you're okay.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Apparently the lazy self-righteous cunt only dropped three of those cards on desks before heading off for a nap on the front benches.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

I had the same emotion. And for the last 24 hours, I've been wondering about the whereabouts and happiness of Richard V Giles, of this parish. That year that UKRM first did the TT (the one after the foot and mouth cancellation), he offe

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Slither gently backwards as front brake fails to hold bike on slope. Hurriedly Swap feet Apply rear brake to bite point Release rear brake You've already done that. Lift left leg instead. Or if you're turning very sharply and thi

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

A former boss of mine was stopped by the police driving a car that he'd just bought. They asked him the registration number so he got out, walked round to the front of the car, and read it off the numberplate.

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

If you Google "round the world ticket" you'll find a number of agents offering multi-flight customised itineraries.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

[snip] As far as I'm concerned it's back to normal: the overground into Waterloo was standing room only this morning and the Jubilee line trains were so packed only a handful were able to get on at each set of doors and I had to let tw

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessie

Pipl <pluscher@live.co.uk> wrote in news:qoo4ah1t4em2grd06cvu3t498j6b3gm4kl@4ax.com: lCvEfRwv5B87HuZZ Mr Bonwick is impressed by your additions to the pre-disastering he managed in a Campanile car park

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: Pipl

From underneath, I think.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Like all decent bins, viewed from the right angle it looks fine. Just not sure that angle can be foind :-)

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pipl

Yeah, I thoink you're right. Well, AFAIK mine survived - I still have that dubious distinction to aspire to! Actually, one of the Snetterton staff remarked that he'd seen a Triumph broken in two, so it's not just you and Kawasakis! A

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pipl

Try this: https://www.snapfish.co.uk/share?via=link&token=mX3_-lCvEfRwv5B87HuZZg/AUS/27952626244070/SNAPFISH

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1

About what?

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: Turby

"License and registration and proof of insurance, please." The standard police request.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: CT

*ding*

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: CT

A quick search via Google Groups shows that you've posted the reg of your Z200 a total of 8 times since 2000.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Days ago by: wessie

or you just have a shit memory

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Theo

<delurk> https://oldmatrix.itasoftware.com/ which has been supposedly replaced by: https://www.google.com/flights and https://matrix.itasoftware.com/search (I haven't used that one) OldMatrix happily let me specify a series of flights wi

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Isn't that is normal when you see people riding a Harley? <ducks for cover>

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

One thing I discovered whilst away, is that US Harleys don't have a side-stand cut-out. No, not the hard way,just several folk riding around fuel stops with the stand down amidst much shouting and pointing.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Don't know about the basic test, but as an occasional option it has its place.

Re: Knackered...(long)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I trust that was the "Eat as much as you like" one :-)

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Never heard the phrase before. I must be too young.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1

[3a] Stall because you have left side stand down and there is an ignition cut out connected to it when gear is engaged

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Things we do without thinkng :-)

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: siwilson

AIUI they don't teach/use that anymore. Swot I learned as a kid.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

[3] Fall off into road when side stand makes contact with ground and you 'do the flip'? Chris

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Ding! Chris

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: wessie

Colin Irvine <look@colinandpat.co.uk> wrote in news:v7h3ahhhka0rkpj1t26u4b3fq2c00mk94i@4ax.com: then, as a short arse riding a R1150GS, learn to do a hill start just using the front brake as there is no actual road for your left foot to

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Left foot down Right foot on rear brake Release front brake Otherwise known as the Hendon Shuffle.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: wessie

Boots <news@millhouse-communications.co.uk> wrote in news:ean7ni-jgf.ln1@bilbo.eternal-september.org: Same with my county council employer. As they upgrade the desk hardware to have laptop docking bars rather than thin clients, the numb

Re: Knackered...(long)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I know, it's like the attack ships never existed.

Re: GoldFren Discs - Opinions? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I've used their brake pads in the past. They worked adequately. You're not using it on a particularly challenging application so I'd guess it would be 'ok'. If it was me I'd go with the EBC for an extra 40 quid but if it doesn't fit

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Boots

I've not been asked "is this your vehicle?" for 40+ years, mostly here I get waved through[1] the occasional traffic stops as they're mainly looking for those that don't pay their road tax. The only time I had my docs checked was close to

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

From experience the conductor just charges the difference.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I am finding that as the greyness creeps in the desire for the higher BHP leaves me. I positivley shit myself on the way back from Dieppe when I raced a car away from the lights and went full throttle. All my senses suddenly seemed to

Re: Knackered...(long)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

I'm indebted! <melancholy> We (ukrmers) have had some fun and games over the last 25+ years, haven't we? I know it's not over yet, but re-reading that post has made me feel nostalgic and (obviously) old All those moments will be lo

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Consider what is needed for a bike hill start. (I'm sure someone will point out something I missed) Apply front brake Move right foot to ground [1] Engage clutch Engage 1st gear Indicate to show pulling out Open throttle [2] Release clu

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

LOL! But you're special, Nick :-) Mind you, I know the plate of the Z200 I bought in the first year of 6th form (VDD 47S), the Z400 I bought in 2nd year pf 6th form (LAN 614P), the Z650 I bougth in my first year at uni (VGJ 86R), but o

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

That must be fun when the police ask you if you own the vehicle :-)

GoldFren Discs - Opinions?

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I need a new front disc for the Peg. Chioces are ;- * Aprilia £300 * EBC (via SportsbikeShop) £100 * GoldFren (via Ebay) £60 While the natural thing is to go for the EBC disc the pattern does not match the current one. <url:https://

Re: Paging Dodger (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Ah, yes - vaguely remember this now Given that you and Weggy are in London/South-East and Mat was in Bristol, I'm struggling to comprehend the logistics of this, but I'm sure it all made sense at the time Yes. Same niche as the ZX1

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Spike

Fairy nuff. At the risk of a very poor turn of phrase. do keep an eye on the symptoms as the effects of ageing, cataract, and age-related cataract can be very similar.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Cab

I know one of five reg's for vehicles I currently own. One bike finishes with a 95 and the other starts with EQ and the Solex starts with FT. That's it.

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

The Ozarks of northwestern Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma, and southwestern Missouri are a notable exception to this rule, with some amazing motorcycling roads. Yes. Lots of great roads in the west.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Boots

I have no idea of the current bike #, the car for some reason I recall.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Boots

L's son works for Dept. Business, Innovation and Skills I thik they've had some of those billet-douxs from JRM, as he said to me they've been encouraged to WFH at least 2 days a week from before the plague years, there's only enough seati

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

A car that didn't lose all its brake fluid if a pipe burst.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Or are we? There's an interesting article on that in Private Eye. With tickets sold by one train firm for that firm only, which are used on another train firm because the passenger didn't realise the restriction, the passenger then has

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

I am very out of date, it seems. Ouch. The barnet isn't grey, but this makes me feel very old.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: ogden

Ten to fifteen years ago.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Turby

<tries to imagine owning a vehicle, and committing the Reg No to memory> <fails>

Re: Knackered...(long)

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Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

You apparently omitted to post the trip mileage, and we're all on tenterhooks here...

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

It was a temporary position. I went out last night to a massive company bash, and spent some time with a colleague who has three bikes [0] and is a member of a private track in New Hampshire [1]. [0] One is an Aprilia Tuono, which appar

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I recommend a RapberryPi+NextCloud

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Ugh. Okay, well, then you'll want to do that from Toronto, for relative proximity. It'll be two flights. I think I read that United put on more flights to Bentonville, but I don't know if they serve that station from all of their hubs

Re: Knackered...(long)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN

That TS came to me, I believe, then got passed to Lozzo in return for fettling the Basmati Rice Burner. That was a long time ago. I wonder whatever happened to the BRB? I've seen hide nor hair of it since. I hope it's happy wherever it

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pipl

It's dead, apparently. VM were recommending DropBox.

Re: Historical Enquiry (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

<tries to imagine owning a vehicle, and not committing the Reg No to memory> <fails>

Re: Knackered...(long)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

For Champ. :-)

Historical Enquiry

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN

Longest of long shots, but does anyone have a photo of the ex- Steve Loukes V-Max[1] that I bought (and subsequently killed) that shows the number plate? I've acquired a model of the bike that I'd like to finish as a representation of a bik

Re: Paging Dodger (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger

Mat Tab took it off me for spares. Somehow the gearbox output shaft has started to lose its splines. Hammering masonry nails into the gaps only provided temporary respite. Weggie and I delivered it, on an expedition involving Mat, visi

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: siwilson

It happened to me once on a dual circuit car. I know I shouldn't have been but I was really surprised how poorly the car slowed with only one front brake. "No worries" I thought and carried on driving. And using the brakes. Until they

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Champ

Ooh, ooh - I know this one! Is it "a properly subsidised railway system, which reduces vehicle journeys (and the concommitant emmisions and acciden rates), like the rest of Europe has"?

Paging Dodger

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Champ

I just saw an immaculate, and I mean immaculate, CBR1000. G reg, it was. Made me think of yours. Can't remember it's fate - did you trade it for the Blackbird, or did something else happen to it?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: sweller

I have had this happen more than once [1] but less of a problem as anything younger than 50 years will have split systems. [1] Once on the road (it was actually on the MOT rolling road with a Triumph Herald) [2] Two times on the bang

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Which I'd guess my optician would have found when I had a test about six months ago. It's just normal aging and as mentioned in the other post my eyes getting lazy since they are used to having reading glasses for fine work. My father

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: ogden

Heh. Alright Reg.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: ogden

I dunno, I really should have proof-read it before posting, but too late now. A testament to good kit in my case.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilson

Someone has to provide the material for the club magazine!!!!!! +1!!!!!!!

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

Ejecter seat.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilson

Keep going... my project is still aliiiiiive.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: jeremy

Also nicely written, sharing top marks with Pipl. Glad neither of you badly hurt.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilson

What would you use if a brake pipe burst and you lost all the fluid?

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: jeremy

Nicely written, shame about the circumstances!

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: sweller

insane). It's a quote - I think JRM actually coined it.

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: jeremy

Family visit. And guess who the family member works for...

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Lovely if intentional, still lovely if not....

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Hog

Worse even than one might have conceived. Abroads. My ghast is flabbered. https://youtu.be/WyZrlc3V5Dw -- Hog 2020 SD-R '89 R100RS '96 Bastard12 BOB#5 OSOS#31 COFF#22 BOTAFOT#122

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: ogden

I had a little off on Saturday as well. Twisty sprint (i.e. a flat hillclimb) at Curborough. The morning was great, lovely weather, not too hot, not too cold, not too windy, and I rattled off a string of PBs on the 250 and 450, a couple o

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: sweller

Yes. The funding model for the railway - essentially long distance and commuting - has been slow to recover from the pandemic. The long distance has come back but the commuting is, shall we say, interesting. Unsurprisingly, the tra

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffC

Yes. Normally, your eye muscles squeeze the lens to make it fatter and reduce the focal length enabling you to focus on close objects eg. reading. Usually around 45yrs the lens starts to change, becoming stiffer and making the muscles wo

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

It is absolutely the safest place to crash, tho!

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

<snip tale of carnage> Yeah, "easing off a little" can also mean "not concentrating so hard", and lead to this sort of event. It was exactly what happened to me on my brand new ZXR750 in 1989 at Pembrey. I was chasing the guy in front

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

I assume from your pov this is a good thing Is this one of those rhetorical questions? Because I definitely can't help answer it

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: sweller

I think the railway will collapse first - although we're back up to 90% on pre pandemic footfall. The real question is where are we with season tickets..?

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Spike

Pop along to this randomly-selected web site. It lists nine symptoms of cataract: <https://www.lotuseye.org/cataract/> One of my friends went the double-vision route, and another went the halo route. You might be displaying symptoms

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

VM Cloud, currently. Not used it.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I presume they will be on Ebay :-) But I always find a non graphical write up more informative, and entertaining.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Pipl

I'll sort something out. I used to use Snapfish, but no idea whether the account still exists or exists in the same form. I guess VM have some sort of hosting too.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Cab

Clumsy cnut. But hey, it's always a possibility that stuff like this will happen. Pics?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 12 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Yes, I believe so. That was...ahem...before my time, of course. Yes, my truck had a four position gate, and a small lever on the side of the gearstick. The lever moves to three positions, splitting each gear. 4 x 3 = 12. If you're

One of _those_ days

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Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: Turby

Made a trip to the wine store today. It's less than 10 miles, mostly on motorway. I was going east on CA52, a hiway I use a lot. I was following a Maserati in the fast lane, doing ~75. I would have gone a bit faster if he wasn't there, b

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Ouch. Sorry to hear that. Honestly, reinforces that I never want to go on a track on two wheels again.

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Skip Arkansas. Pointless. My thought: Fly to Toronto. There's a new airline (flynorse.com) who have very cheap flights. Then fly Toronto to SF. It's going to be a five or six hour flight, just so you know SF to Portland, Oregon would

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I wouldn't want to use a handbrake to stop me in an emergency. Perhaps you would call it a parking brake.

Re: For those who don't do FaceBook (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 16 Hours ago by: Eddie

Yeah, yeah ... but is the bike okay? < snip tale of destruction > Oh. Oh, dear.

For those who don't do FaceBook

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Posted: 21 Days 16 Hours ago by: Pipl

I had a little incident yesterday at a very wet Snetterton on the 10R. It was a simple lowside at probably somewhere between 40 and 60mph that left me with minor soft tissue damage (hurty right rib area) but a rather broken ZX-10R. I arri

Re: Straightening an aluminium subframe (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pipl

I was going to, but ebay seems to have provided.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Turby

Handbrake? On my (manual trans) 1994 Dodge truck, the emergency brake is a foot pedal with a hand release.

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Turby

Figured as much. Too obscure for just tourism. The coast of NorCal above SF (Hiway 1) is at least as good as Big Sur, but in Oregon it tends to be too busy. Going left off Hiway 101 at the Humboldt Redwoods State Park takes you through

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And when they do pull on the handbrake, they just "ratchet" it. Wrong, so wrong.

Re: Straightening an aluminium subframe (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 19 Hours ago by: siwilson

Aluminium is really easy to go from "a little heat" to "a sudden melted blob" with very little warning. DAMHIKIJDOK

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

It's not a cataract, it's just aging making the relevant part of the eye slightly less supple. I've had a recent eye check and my vision hadn't changed in 2 years. Anyway... wouldn't a cataract make vision 'cloudy' over both short and

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Yes, its just wrong isn't it? I gather from my son that it is a technique adapted from many automatics that are designed to gently 'rub' in forward gear even when stationary - because people were rolling back too often - or some such co

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

If he can stay in place for another two years until the regularly scheduled election, he should make the Tory "brand" so toxic that they'll be out for fifty years. And if he doesn't, then Corbyn will be proved right - it's not the poli

Re: Straightening an aluminium subframe (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

Subframe for the seat? If you can remove the twist, maybe with a little heat, I'd go right ahead

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Because people either forget about the handbrake or aren't taught to use it? I was rather surprised to find out from SWMBO, who had lessons and passed her test relatively recently, that you're no longer taught to put the handbrake on a

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

That was my wish too, which happily was granted. I'm very worried about the tories pulling the switcheroo, like they did with Thatcher & Major, and getting re-elected

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

It's been suggested that featuring an immigrant bear from Peru was gently trolling the tories When he's lost that audience, he really is at rock bottom

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I remember once hiring a Merc van which had 1st where 2nd normally lives, and a non-gated reverse where 1st is normally to be found. I think I cause some poor sod on a bike to shit himself when I put it into reverse to head off at some

Re: Straightening an aluminium subframe (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

I'm not a metallurgist but my knowledge of materials extends far enough to know that aluminium is potentially far more brittle than steel and is also rather more prone to 'work hardening'. These two factors would make me very cautious

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

Similar for me, but that might be down to the group I selected to be in, who were all into bikes. I passed my bike test at 17, but didn't even bother to learn to drive a car until I was 22

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

LOL

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

Still a way to go until the downfall of global capitalism?

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

I'd crack open the champagne. But we've had this conversation on here before

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Champ

Sorry, TT is on. Busy

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: jeremy

thanks will take a look

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Spike

Get checked for cataract - well known for causing changes in vision - sooner rather than later...

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I found Arkansas interesting. Blue Grass music etc.

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: jeremy

The holiday is part exploration, part visitng friends and family - Toronto / Ottawa, Arkansas and Portland are all within that category. The bike part may be just a couple of days up in Portland. Thought at present would be Air: londo

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Turby

As for motorcycles - I've only done a bit of research, but everything I've seen charges ~$100 a day for non-group rentals, which is >double that for cars. Destinations - Not sure why Arkansas. Between the Mississippi River and the Roc

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Turby

"Policy." I don't know about the Tories, but the Republican Party has had no Platform for the last 2 Presidential election. First time in over 100 years with no Platform. No plan, no ideals, nothing but rejection of anything Democrats w

Re: Where did I go? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Salad Dodger

A thousand more than me, then. I *think* I can retrace mine, though the centre of San Francisco will be a bit tricky. The stench of former clutch components in the parking garage (11th floor) was intense. It was borderline gone by the

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: YTC#1

In the past I have gone with an agency, as they seem to have better access to the fiddly bits, and when a detail changes they do it for you. I've used rtwexperts.co.uk, who now appear to be flightcentre.

Re: ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessie

jeremy <jeremy0505@gmail.com> wrote in news:jg8ov7Fldp1U1@mid.individual.net: Blaney recommended this website for flights years ago. seems they have a trips section. Not used it but it might do the job https://www.kayak.co.uk/trips I

ot: holiday planning - multiple locations / flights - app?

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: jeremy

Considering a holiday in the US and Canada next year taking in at least the following - toronto - arkansas - san grancisco - portland OR - seattle There will be a combo of flights , hire cars, hire bike (to bring it on-topic at least

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And Brexit reduced those options somewhat as well.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 7 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

I really hope this is true. I'm concerned that, like Trump, his support is based on 'cult of personality' rather than policy and so the opposite may be true.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Boots

This ^^^ Bozo is the best asset the opposition have. Still the chances are he'll be forced out later this month *if* as expected the two by elections re-enforce the the tilt against the government.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 13 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

It was the result I hoped for. I think he's an electoral liability and things are going to get worse over the next year. Whether they dump him or not before the GE depends on if they have a better alternative. Frankly I'd hate to se

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 13 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

A statement of fact, the UK electoral system is not democratic and the government is elected by a minority of the electorate whatever 'flavour' the government is. I've got to live here and have responsibilities that mean I can't up st

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessie

Ben Blaney <benblaney@gmail.com> wrote in news:81db2829-5ae9-457c-9989-e2eb27661592n@googlegroups.com: Fancy something called Eaton being awkward :) Was that the same thing fitted to Fodens of the 1970/80s? My father was a truck driv

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 17 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

I liked my Scania but it had a small cab (which is particular to the configuration I was given of course). at the time, the "big" cab versions had one bunk above the dash. Curious if they persisted with that innovation. Of all my truc

Re: So, someone already got the FBOTY trophy? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 18 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Yep.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 19 Hours ago by: sweller

He won't be. I'm rather hoping he limps on for a bit longer.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ace

The perennial cry of the losing side. You're not a happy bunny, are you?

Re: So, someone already got the FBOTY trophy? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

I don't think track based stuff counts, does it? If it does, ogden would be ahead of you, but pretty sure Colin got there first, as Bruce has said.

Re: So, someone already got the FBOTY trophy? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Colin IIRC?

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: BORG

Hang him from a lamp post

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Quite possibly, it was just 'another day, another truck, another firm...' I just remember it being a Merc - probably my least favourite truck. Give me a Scania with an automatic box and a *manual* clutch for the tricky bits any day.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Yebbut, they didn't need the heating on while they were out keeping warm amongst all the other thousands, and the truly starving probably blagged a sarnie - or nicked one? Chris

Re: Motorcycle clubs

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: MONTY

WOW how did this show on my feed ? LOL

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Ta, that's the feller! I've got a van one somewhere, I must dig it out and play with it[1] in the visor... Chris [1] ie. chop it up and make it totally useless for anything but, wgaf - nvng!

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

The SK series, before the first Actros? I drove them a lot on night trunks. Horrible trucks. When the Actros came out, whatever they'd done to the gearbox was night and day compared to the old one.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

A friend had a S1 XJ6 with the 4.2 with a factory manual + overdrive. Lovely car. It was that which gave me the love of the S1, with the deep, stately grille. He subsequently had a S2 coupe with a manual. He paid buttons for it in -

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Stephen Packer

It's an approach, but interestingly if a union wants to strike it's the percentage of the *electorate* that matters, not the percentage of those that can be bothered to vote. So the government doesn't agree in the case of unions but wh

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Sqirrel99

Mildly ? Your tolerance for lying, unprincipled, egotistical bastards is higher than mine. On the plus side, even if he isn't ousted tonight, we'll at least find out how many of his colleagues want him gone.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Olson

First drove on a permit on my 15th birthday (had to have a licensed driver in the car with me). First drove on my own on my 16th birthday. And I got my first car, a 1966 Chevrolet BelAir 4 door with a 283 cubic inch V8 not a lot later- p

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Olson

May 2008 actually.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffC

You have to assume that those who didn't vote would have voted in the same proportion as those who did, anything else is pure speculation. The rest is down to the voting system. IMHO, PR and coalition governments would be the way to go,

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Err, yes. Was never an issue for me. Obviously just me then. It is all about the "feel". My instructor would turn the radio up full blast so that I could not hear the engine. Holding on the clutch is, as far as I am concerned, pretty

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

But they don't. A minority of those who voted, voted for this government. 43.6% of the votes on a 67.3% turn out got an 80 seat majority. Even of those that voted for this government, they were told there was no border in the Irish S

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffC

"sure been a nice change from all the dreary news we've been getting." Depends on your perpective I suppose. Electorate gets government they asked for shocker. I bet come the next election they will do exactly the same again.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffC

Nah, I prefer Paddington.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Seriously? How utterly cringeworthy. I far preferred this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-gNTblak4Y

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

At a time when some question how they are going to choose between heating and eating this winter, while the government sits idly by watching energy prices rocket up (due to decades of under-planning and leaving it for someone else to worr

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Eddie

I have varifocals now, but if I'm doing something where the glasses are a nuisance, I use multifocal contact lenses. Witchcraft, but it's almost like having 'normal' vision again.

Re: A pleasant change (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: GeoffC

I quite liked this: https://youtu.be/ZZRP70zMHgo You can keep the cucumber sandwiches though (white sliced "bread" with the crusts sawn off).

A pleasant change

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Turby

I know some of you are anti-royalists, but the Jubilee festivities have sure been a nice change from all the dreary news we've been getting.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Turby

It seemed to work OK when I picked up the bike. Told me I needed air and went quiet after I filled them.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I can focus sufficiently well to read letters a centimetre or two tall. As my prescriptions haven't changed that much over the years and I've bought the occasional new pair of glasses, I have quite a collection. A pair at work (now in

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

FWIW, the TPMS sensors in my 2009 model year Toyota (built in May 2010, so over 14 years old) broadcast about once a minute whether the vehicle is in motion or stationary. Amazingly, they are _still_ working and according to rtl_433, the

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Sure, and it did by causing him to take a different type of test. It's either that or a lot of hideously expensive lessons. He reduced the number of things he needed to master at once and reached the appropriate standard in stages.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

Fuel gauge fix is WIP too. I plan to convert it to a float from the stupid strip.

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

siwilson <siwilson@nodamnspam.hotmail.com> wrote in news:jg431bFs0a8U1@mid.individual.net: like the ABS & TCS, the sensors don't communicate with the ECU until your moving. Perhaps, if you are lucky, as the bike spent most of its life

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilson

Sort of.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilson

Dunno yet, I suspect they will need mew batteries, yes.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessie

siwilson <siwilson@nodamnspam.hotmail.com> wrote in news:jg3t14Fr1asU1@mid.individual.net: do these work now? The sensors have a 3v CR2032 battery in them which might be flat by now. They can be replaced but of course, they are potted i

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I've not encountered that yet. I trust there is a manual override?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Isn't this what the test is meant to weed out? But but but, hill starts are a piece of piss! That just seems a weird way to go about it, but what ever works.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I've never owned one, I just used to drive his. I wrote off a gate post with one of his XJ6s

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1

If/when I get a campervan, I want one that I don't have to fanny around with. Just get in and use it. I'm not into sorting stuff out, just fixing it when it is needed. And I know how much that was?

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: siwilson

Ooh, and tyre pressure monitor. Fancy.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: siwilson

I'm sitting here looking at a Link LX and waiting for the adapter cable to arrive ;)

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: wessie

siwilson <siwilson@nodamnspam.hotmail.com> wrote in news:jg3dq7Foi0aU1@mid.individual.net: I think that might be a similar vintage to the one Krusty bought so I am guessing he has done some research and has most likely been doing his o

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: siwilson

A lot of manual cars now have an automatic/electric handbrake (including hillstarts). I wonder how they are treated in tests.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

I had a '69 XJ6 4.2 auto. It got written off by a Ford Escort mk3. Side impact twisted the chassis.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I don't think I got a real bargain, I think I paid a fair price. The engine/gearbox seem OK and the bodywork isn't a rusty mess. The MOT history was good and it's actually been used rather than parked compared to many. I have a reasona

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogden

He did, about two days after the warranty expired. No problems since it was replaced though. I've still got the faulty original, having intended to return it and still it. Surprise surprise, I never did.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

It's too many things to consider at the same time if driving doesn't come naturally. For example, consider a hill start at a junction, there's all the observation and indication stuff, together with pulling away and managing clutch and

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Didn't Ogden have a failure on his S1000?

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I don't think he wold have demeaned himself with less than 4.2

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Whitworth

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: siwilson

2008 /Simon

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: sweller

I had one in the rear window of my T2 camper - helped with reversing, not clear image but enough so you could see the post or car you'd just reversed into.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

When still truck driving 5 years ago, there was one firm I worked for had an old Merc truck with a manual split box. Getting it from lower register to upper 4 required either a good smacking or a pull with both hands. Neither was real

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessie

siwilson <siwilson@nodamnspam.hotmail.com> wrote in news:jg39udFnu4gU1@mid.individual.net: What year is the bike? I can't remember how sophisticated the ESA system was on earlier bikes. I have ESA on my bikes, both 2016. I can adjust

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

I'd be interested in something like the stick on lens things that you can get to put in windows that look like a series of concentric magnifying rings. Know what I mean or do I have to google it? :-) I have learnt to measure speed by t

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

guffaw!

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Sounds like the best solution. Pat opted for good distance vision when having her cateracts sorted, and now finds having to remember reading glasses a pain. She tends to wear one contact lens instead.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: siwilson

Thanks, indeed it does seem to be just thinner seat foam for around 30mm lower. Further decoding of the VIN reveals it's got ESA suspension which I suspects = expensive bills to replace or refurbish the shocks if required. Am I right

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: siwilson

Welcome to the Borg

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Once upon a time there was a programme called "Driving School". The slightly challenged driver learning in an automatic reminded me instantly of Maureen. She was absolutely terrifying. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_Rees

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I had just turned 18 when I finally passed my car test (4th attempt). I was 21 when I passed my bike test. By contrast, SWMBO passed her car test when she was in her mid-40s and got her first car when she was 48.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

We bought SWMBO's son [1] a new CG125F for little more than that. One of the last in the country, I think. [1] Well, SWMBO paid for it, and put it on his tab, which he _will_ pay back

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Just be sure that you take the correct option - metric or imperial adjustable.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Boots

I get by with 2x reading glasses only because I kept the old ones, so one live with the PC the other in the bedroom but 1 would suffice. 90% of my use is covered by my varifocals which also double as sun glasses out and about. I do keep m

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: GeoffC

I'd be interested to see that in practice because you would still have to focus on the phone screen which brings you back to the original problem. The Missus uses reading glasses and I estimate she needs about 6 pairs to cover at work/

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

In an emergency, I'd use a magnifier app on my phone to read. Not ideal to read "War and Peace" while sat on the toilet, but OK to read a few words. I normally have at least one pair of glasses reasonably close to hand though. As for

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ace

I had a later Jag for a while - an '83 XJS, with the 6-cyl 3.6l engine and manual gearbox, 5-speed, IIRC, and no overdrive.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: GeoffC

I can relate to this. I had shit tyres on the front too. It was about that time I learnt about aquaplaning.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: GeoffC

I have specs for distance so I wear them all the time and can take them off to read. It's the poor fuckers with reading glasses that have lost/forgot to bring with/just sat or stood on/left somewhere their reading specs I feel sorry for.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: geoffC

I blame the spill chucker.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: crn

Why mess around with expensive and possibly bad surgery. The simple solution is a pair of half reading glasses, around a tenner from boots or plenty of other sellers. Look through them to read, over them for distance. KISS.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessie

have you been on the waiting list long?

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: geoffC

Eye surgery has least forward in the laat few years. Itraocular trifocals for example.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days ago by: sweller

My '65 3.8 S type is manual + overdrive. The smaller 2.8 XJ6s S1 and S2 tended to be manual + OD - it was available on the 4.2 but I've also never seen a manual 4.2. Not sure if the S3 had a manual option. XJ12s didn't.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Boots

I bought a new battery last year online here, came with the separate bottle of acid. Less nanny state I guess.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I'm in luck then, that is how my eyes have always worked. :-)

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Mu dad used to love his Jags. I've never cme across a manual one though.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Ah, ok, I just presumed they would have gone into more detail of the internal compustion engine. If they find gears challenging then I doubt they will move away from autos.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I was the odd one out, the other two were soft tops.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Probably not, as I said all of us drove cars owned by our parents when they were not using them. And the motorbikes were from temp and part time jobs. I never associated that with Liverpool, more the Moreton/Leasowe area of the Wirral

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessie

open a thread at UKGSer as I had a quick look and there seems to be a number of bodg^^^^adjustments mentioned from shorter springs to shorter shocks. there's a separate section for the oilhead 1100/1150 https://www.ukgser.com/forums

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

<googles> Still a lot of money (unless upu got a real bargain)

Re: Where did I go? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Am I a rarity?[1] Or are people just getting too in thrall of their electronic devices? I can confidently say, that if given a map I can retrace a route taken. (including wrong turns). And not just recent ones. I reckon I could re-map

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessie

Mark Olson <olsonm@tiny.invalid> wrote in news:t7embt$bu9$2@dont-email.me: we don't have any bottle supplied batteries at retail now as battery acid is no longer retailed. I imagine they are still made but have to be filled by the who

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: sweller

You may know... My 2003 BMW 1150GSA is lowered and a royal PITA to get on the centrestand. I'm guessing it's aftermarket and would be - probably - Touratech. What do the kits consist of? The PO had it from 18 months old and rode it fr

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: sweller

I can't see me retiring for some time.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Actually, the OEM (for my '07) is a YUASA GT14B4. The -BS batteries are similar but "BS" suffix means "bottle supplied" according the friendly parts guy at the Yamaha dealer, and this means you have to fill and seal the dry charged batter

Re: OT: Newsgroup statistics for the last 31 day(s) (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I was wondering what happened to you.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: Boots

Contact in one eye? I tried this for a while and it works but i am too lazy for contacts and got varifocal glasses.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

Half-moon reading glasses of the kind teachers and librarians stereotypically peer over?

Re: Where did I go? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby

It's possible. I'm still recuperating. I'm too senile to remember when I got this tablet, but I _think_ it's the same one. And no, I wasn't connecting it. More evidence of my mental state.

Re: Where did I go? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

Stephen Packer <stephen.packer@gmail.com> wrote in news:9b74a65b-557d-4f6e-94b7-1d8156915f68n@googlegroups.com: my Garmin has only remembered the last 800 miles of tracks - you have to save them to the SD card or import them to Basecamp

Re: Where did I go? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

You didn't have a phone tracking your location? Google Maps? Not sure if iPhone does something similar. Doesn't the garmin auto-log? I'm sure mine does but it's only got a fixed memory size so older bits get overwritten.

Where did I go?

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Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: Turby

AAAARGH! I rode ~3800 miles on this trip. I used the Garmin every day. But I never bothered to start Trip Planner or an Adventure. So it didn't keep track of my route, except for the last leg from Brugge to Peasemore. Damn. Now I can't f

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: Turby

Ah yes. It takes me 10 minutes to get to either the beach or the cafe. If I rode the bus, it would take an hour and 40 minutes.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: Ben Blaney

My 1966 Fiat 500 doesn't have syncromesh on any of the gears. It's strange...

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: Ben Blaney

*nods approvingly*

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen Packer

It was a bit 'light' at the front so a bag of cement was the normal solution (or at least that's what I was told). Sadly I was only told this *after* I'd gone to a scrap yard with a mate to get a gearbox for his transit. Put this in th

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen Packer

I think that this is worth considering. https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?92905-quot-Bi-Focal-quot-Visor I'd rather not wear glasses if I can avoid it.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffC

I had an F reg Imp for 50 quid with knackered gearbox. Fixed that and off it went. Quirky handling would be an understatement. Once when demonstrating to a mate how it was almost impossible to get the back end out, we launched onto a rou

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Hog

I've just had a quote for bi-focal wrap around straight leg safety glasses # for this reason # I like to ride with helmet open Seems like a straightforward solution.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ace

Or laser surgery in one eye for the close-up stuff, leave the other one for distance vision. Can work well for many people.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ace

OK, so it's just me then. We wuz obviously poorer than youz[1]. [1] Sorry, too much time in Liverpool[2] in the last couple of weeks. [2] Well, Formby and Crosby mainly, but it's all scouse to me, as is the IoM.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: sweller

I have this problem. I think the only solution is varifocals with the distance bit plain.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: sweller

I suspect she won't move on to a manual, but never say never. I think she quite fancies a Volvo Amazon or an early XJ6 - both came in auto variants.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: sweller

That was her argument, but in reality it was mostly a confidence issue.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Good idea but, sadly, I'd only drop it.

Re: Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Gyp

Couldn't you attach the GPS to a selfie stick?

Paging the half-blind gimmers. Reading lenses for visors

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to see the fine detail of the bike's display and (more importantly) the GPS. Distance vision is fine, anything over 1.5m is the same as it always was but the upclose stuff is just getting harder. I'v

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

Yes.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I did, but I forgot. A skill I'm going to have to relearn[1] [1] Bought a 30 + year old Talbot motorhome with a rather agricultural gearbox.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Yes, absolutely. I don't see any reason why there would need to be a different test for 'electric'. I've got a Leaf and it's pretty much the same to drive as my Subaru Forester, no gears. Looking at the test the 'Tell Me' section has

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I expected more bites than that :-) I was of course alluding to him being semi-retired.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Did you not learn to double de clutch? Came in very handy when sync went in 2nd on the Vauxhall VX490

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

All my peer group passed their test in their teens[1][2], most of us all had full bike licences as well. This was early '80s [1] 3 of us had Triumph Heralds to use [2] All parental owned cars, that we could use in the evenings

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Aye, you have to move them on quickly after smashing the glass t get in.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

My sister is still driving my mum's 2007 auto Micra.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

My usual policy of riving them until they fall apart is looking good.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

It is a sellers market :-)

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Thinking about it, not so weird. As the switch to electric takses place, thee will be less need for gears to be used surely? And maybe, at some point soon a separate driving test for electric. The "mechanical" question element will su

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessie

siwilson <siwilson@nodamnspam.hotmail.com> wrote in news:jfu0hhFr9cjU1@mid.individual.net: low seat just means the same seat pan with less foam the BMW part embossed on the seat pan will be the same on each bike. The actual finished

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

A weedy car slowing down to a crawl whilst going up a steep hill in traffic. Crunch.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: siwilson

Fnaar. There are a bunch of other options that I'm trying to work what they mean. I don't know what lowering the seat entails, suspension maybe.

Re: Busy weekend ahead (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: sweller

I have two sets of le Mans type wheels if anyone needs them...

Re: Busy weekend ahead (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: sweller

I'm not so concerned about this - especially on my daily bikes. Obv, I try to keep them in sets but if I end up mixing and matching (like you have by reusing "acceptable" pads) it doesn't take long for them to bed in to the discs.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: sweller

From what I understand the test is now much harder than when I/we took it. Much the same for me - I got car at 20, bike and train at 21. The delaying factor for the first two was paying for the lessons/tests, the latter was the lega

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: sweller

Very few cars of that era (certainly BMC vehicles) had synchromesh on first. Anyway, you wouldn't need to engage it on the move.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: sweller

She grew up in Brighton - it has decent public transport. She went to uni in London, decent public transport. She had free national rail travel until into her early 20s (end of uni) as I worked for the railway. She now lives in Glasgo

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: wessie

Boots <news@millhouse-communications.co.uk> wrote in news:670omi-p2b.ln1@bilbo.eternal-september.org: My 31 year old son has always lived in, or a suburb of, Portsmouth. He has never bothered learning to drive. Train station is never mo

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: Boots

My girls both passed their car licences in their 17th year but then we lived in rural Sussex at the time where public transport was more than usually shite and their mates and school were 5+ miles away. L's girls were living with us in Su

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: Boots

I passed my bike test 17 and a couple of months, then got SMIDSY which broke an arm and totalled the bike[1]. To stop their moaning I acquiesced to my folks and took my car test a few weeks after being able to drive and then bought anothe

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: Turby

I didn't know this, but apparently, California started canceling those classes ~30 years ago, due to funding issues. Very few schools still teach them. A shame - it's one of the most important things people can learn now.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: Turby

No, not at all. I kinda doubt it, especially considering how much work I had to put in getting my leg over.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: wessie

Stephen Packer <stephen.packer@gmail.com> wrote in news:74b8de59-81df-4b46-9cdb-cb2826f144d5n@googlegroups.com: when I first started driving the parents' Austin Maxi it had an any driver policy. These became uneconomic and then impossib

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Same for me. Passed my test 2 weeks after my 17th birthday, borrowed the family car for dates.

Re: Busy weekend ahead (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Don't you wrap them in masking tape and mark both the caliper and which pad is 'out' and which is 'in'? And then 15 or so years later wonder why you've a drawer full of fucked pads for bikes you don't own any longer? Still, you never kn

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Same here, except the car was out of bounds so the Landrover was the available vehicle. First car was bought for the grand sum of £60. J reg Hillman Imp, did the head on it twice but it was (I thought) an engaging drive. I think th

Re: Busy weekend ahead (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 19 Hours ago by: Pipl

....aaand done. Oil change without doing the filter as well, seeing as it's only seen one year and a thousand miles or so. Chain cleaned and lubed; mirrors and number plate off and brake lever guard on. Glad I checked the brakes: couple

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

siwilson <siwilson@nodamnspam.hotmail.com> wrote in news:jfs7loFi24iU1@mid.individual.net: similar - borrowing the family car was very much the thing with my peers at 17/18 when doing A levels. I was 19 before I could buy a car. I had

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

I passed test at 17 (1979 I think) after 6 lessons. Built own car (mini). Did test in said car. No syncromesh in 1st. Crunch.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilson

I passed my car test ~4 months after my 17th birthday. Bike test I think I did the same month as my birthday. Many of my peers had car licenses, very few had their own cars.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: Ace

Different country, for sure. In the UK there's no such thing as driver's ed at school, and most 17 year olds (min driving age there) can't afford the 20+ driving lessons that would normally be required, then the test itself which is, I'm

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilson

Notes from a small island. It's partially dismantled now and off to Oxford next week for its safety recall work. Parts are on their way to fix the fuel gauge and then if I can get the paperwork sorted with a bit of luck I may be able t

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it bursting into flames. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessie

OE battery is a Yuasa or Exide AGM[1] (absorbed glass mat) which is a sealed for life, valve reguataed, lead acid battery. [1] YTX14BS or YTZ14S after 2009.

Re: Suggestions for fixing duff Lithium Battery... without it (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Turby

Stefan put a new one in. I just got home from a month+ of riding it ~3800 miles, and I never bothered to look to see what kind it was. Oh well.

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Turby

Weird? It's OK. Not the first time I've been called that.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Turby

Wow. Almost everybody I know was in their teens when they got their first car. Different world.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Quite. I used to do an (indicated) 130mph (almost) every evening going downhill on the M4 West coming into Swindon on my commute. I think the speed was generally around 90+ all of the time (on the motorway) and I wasn't alone. Thi

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: wessie

Stephen Packer <stephen.packer@gmail.com> wrote in news:bc390a13-41d4-4975-8613-e6cef151893cn@googlegroups.com: I used to commute in that car from Ross on Wye to Bedhampton to get my leg over. Not sure driving along the A40/A417/M4/A34/

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen Packer

20k to be in my twenties again. Sounds cheap. I never had a GTI, quite fancied one. I did, eventually, persuade a company to buy me an Astra GTE. Sadly it got stolen within two months (and two prior attempts- on street parking).

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessie

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

I had a 204. The doors fell off.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffC

For me, the Peugot 205 is iconic, one of those timeless creations like Aviator sunglasses.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffC

Can be done..... https://1drv.ms/u/s!AptckoyvaobmkdoiJlwYQsRPUc_4yA?e=fGQ7Fj Hammer, screwdriver, adjustable.....fixes most things.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: sweller

I've seen a couple of 80's Renault 5s, Polos and the like within budget that fit the bill

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: Boxerboy

Don't envy the task. Basically anything in beige that would be normally seen driven by a 90 year old is the way to go. Not sure how well the classic car route works now, 20 odd years ago Niece and Nephew had an MGB and a Land Rover resp

Re: Busy weekend ahead (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: Alan

Yes, June is here. That was a shock, I though it was February still. Off on the bike up to North/East Yorks. to see Puffins and Gannets tomorrow. 2 birds I've never seen, and have always wanted to. No foreign bike trips/holidays this y

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gyp

Blimey; at this rate it'll only be the young 'uns like Ogden and me that are still working. Enjoy!

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gyp

If you think cars are bad, have you seen the price of a 125. Dealers selling 20+ year old GC125s[1] for around £2500, and half decent YBRs are nudging £2k and up Bit left field perhaps, but auto, really practical and under budget.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: sweller

That is magnificent. Where it creeps over budget it saves on tax and insurance. She'll have to learn to service a car in the street.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: sweller

I have had a lot of Fords. Admittedly, they didn't have windows and I didn'thave them for long.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: sweller

My plan is buy it, insure it, tax it and she can have it as a present. That then gives her twelve months to save enough each month for the renewal and the MOT etc. She hasn't got the highest paying job but has managed to buy her own fla

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: sweller

This is a very good example of how mad the secondhand car market has gone. I bought in 2015 (from a co-worker of Simon Wilson) a tidy little, fifteen year old Clio for £500. Seven years later, an eighteen year old Clio is over £2,000

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: sweller

That's the kind of thing - whilst it's very well presented the seller forgot to do the engine bay dodge of cleaning the battery with WD40. Nice clean battery makes it look like its been cared for.

Busy weekend ahead

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Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pipl

I discovered that the trackday at Snetterton thaw as "weeks away" was actually next week. I had planned to get the 10R MOT'd and given myself a shakedown to blow off the cobwebs, but no chance of that, so it'll have to do with an oil change

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pipl

It's why I'm hanging onto the Hyundai for another year, at least. Original plan was to sell it with a year left on the cambelt, but that ship has sailed now. It'd recommend them (the original shape ones, that is): solid, not uncommon, p

Re: OT: Newsgroup statistics for the last 31 day(s) (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: Pipl

Who are you?

Re: OT: Newsgroup statistics for the last 31 day(s) (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby

Well, I've always been a tad embarrassed by the volume of my posts, but zero? I blame it on not being able to log in on my tablet while on the road. You're welcome.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: petrolcan

In article <jfp0k3FpdlU1@mid.individual.net>, Mike Fleming says... I've not long sold(1) a Vx Signum that I ran pretty much trouble free for the past seven years. Mileage was over 200k and I did 80k of those. You obviously had a Friday

Re: Brandy is worst person you can ever meet (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Max

hahahahaha. You are an illiterate moron.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Correction, it was the 1.4, four pot engine rather than the 1l three pot engine (which I really quite liked).

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Enjoy. It took me a little time to get used to it and adapt to not having the daily grind or work bullshit to deal with.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark Roberts

Our lot had a couple of Nissan micras. Very reliable and I think they came as autos. One had a wall collapse onto it and still kept going for a few years. But on reflection the youngest passed her test a decade ago so the Micras would h

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days ago by: GeoffC

Haha, I just checked, compared to a Toyota Aygo it is only 4in lower but a full foot narrower. We had a 46 and a mate commented that at 6'2" it was one of the few cars where his head didn't reach the roof.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days ago by: GeoffC

Sounds like a good trip. I reckon it takes about 3 weeks to get used to things, then the trip really starts! I like the lakes in N. Italy but can get a bit oppressive (weather and people). The lakes in S.Austria are also very pleasant IM

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days ago by: wessie

I think the integral garage of my 1970s house was built with that car in mind. You would struggle to get out of anything wider. Perfect garage for bikes though.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffC

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1460150 Bit over budget mind.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

We've stuck with Fords for years now - SWMBO has a 2004 Focus, I (after a succession of Mondeos broken by a disastrous Vectra) have a Jag X-type (Mondeo in a posh frock). Avoid Vauxhalls, cast your prejudice aside and get a Ford. http

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I've been through similar. Vauxhall Corsas (Corsa B models so around the £1000-£1500 mark) were fairly good, had an automatic with the 1l engine. Nissan Micras were boringly reliable. Didn't have an auto one but I'm sure it'll be si

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: wessie

my son and his partner[1] have a Hyundai Getz which seems to go on for ever. It is so much more reliable than the previous car[2] and I have not been asked to fork out for MOT repairs[3] Seem to be auto versions https://www.autotrader

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessie

she won't get comments about daddy buying it but her peers will ask if grandad has gone into a home

Re: OT: Newsgroup statistics for the last 31 day(s) (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessie

your plumage is shit, though

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Really ? Too much information.... I obviously didn't find this statement as half as exciting as you did !

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Boxerboy

Congratulations - Hope you have as much fun as I am having Boxerboy

Re: OT: Newsgroup statistics for the last 31 day(s) (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

See, not dead. Just resting.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Yep, it's all gone tits up

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Great little cars, and if you get one with a sunroof, even better :-)

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: Hog

It's on life support but the page in the other place is no better.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: Hog

We have had a Clio 1.4 Auto in the family for many years, been all over Europe without a hiccup and served as a disabled waggon when required. . Similar to www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202272994867 It's been excellent and for unde

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ace

Conga rats and all that. Hah. Cool. Tour de France is going past our house next month, if you're interested.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Eddie

Perfectly understandable. We're never allowed to buy a Nissan, because they didn't give Mrs E a job, back in the days when she was a Quality Engineer, saying that she came across as too aggressive in the group exercise. Too aggressive

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

"...as all Honda's runs very smoothly". That's got to be worth a substantial discount.

Re: First Car - automatic (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nick Brooks

snip https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115380420252

First Car - automatic

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Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: sweller

My daughter has just passed her car driving test [1] and it's been put to me I *need* to buy her a car [2]. I've been looking at leasing and it's too expensive for her (and me). I've fallen back on the old, tried and tested bangernomics

OT: Newsgroup statistics for the last 31 day(s)

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Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: Cab

NGStatistics2: Newsgroup Statistics Program Version 2.3.2 Copyright (C) 2004-2021 Cab Newsgroup.

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 19 Hours ago by: jeremy

Congratulations and welcome to the club!

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilson

There were various classes at that event, but it wasn't a full on championship day so the top ten runoff was just for fun really - and yeah it's just outright fastest no classes or handicaps involved. Impressive performance from the li

Re: Freedom! (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Nice one. semi

Freedom!

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Posted: 29 Days ago by: Krusty

I'm now officially retired[1], & we're heading off in a few days for three months of travelling, armed with surfboards, windsurfboards, SUPs, & the Grom. I don't do usenet when I'm away (or much at all these days), so I'm expecting to come

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: Buzby

That was good. I'm assuming you were all lobbed into one class?

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: central77

Nope

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

Alone again or.

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 10 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Nah. I just haven't had a lot of bike content to contribute - mainly because of a lack of time to indulge. I almost wish I had a commute. Almost. I did the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride last weekend, which was...okay. I dunno. I

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: siwilson

I'm sure it won't happen again.

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pipl

<< Fucking posts from beyond the pale >>

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: ogden

Well that backfired, didn't it.

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

Not Wildcat though is it?

Re: Dead? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

Dunno https://www.phpbb.com/

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