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Posted: 2 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Mark OlsonAICAB
Posted: 3 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: YTC#1Thast is one fucked up logic.
Posted: 4 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: ogdenHeh. That's not the sentence he was nodding at.
Posted: 4 Hours 58 Minutes ago by: ChampNothing to add to Ogden's advice - pretty much exactly what I would have said
Posted: 5 Hours ago by: ChampYep, this is my technique too - always a bit of wood the lift the wheen to approx the right height
Posted: 5 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: ChampDon't remember him ever having a Guzzi, but that might just be my shit memory
Posted: 16 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: TurbyI 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
Posted: 16 Hours 51 Minutes ago by: wessiethey 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.
Posted: 17 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Higgins
Posted: 18 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: ogdenNo. 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
Posted: 18 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: PiplRight 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
Posted: 18 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: ogdenHastings 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
Posted: 18 Hours 27 Minutes ago by: sigAt £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.
Posted: 18 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: ogdenI 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
Posted: 18 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: ogdenIt'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
Posted: 19 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: ajhYes 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
Posted: 19 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: AlanYes, see the other description, I did meet him briefly at an OSM. On a knackered (looking) old Guzzi.
Posted: 19 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: AlanYes, 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.
Posted: 19 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: PiplYesterday'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?
Posted: 20 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: PiplSnetterton 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
Posted: 20 Hours 15 Minutes ago by: Ben BlaneyAnd then a Bandit 1200, following in the footsteps of darsers, Oggers, Darren Robinson and my very good self.
Posted: 20 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: PiplHeh
Posted: 20 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: PiplI have often thought that! Relatively concentrated refined materials.
Posted: 20 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: PiplNot 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.
Posted: 20 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: PiplRF900 AFAIR
Posted: 20 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: PiplHence "Tommy Cooker" when they caught fire, which they did rather too readily, I believe.
Posted: 1 Day ago by: YTC#1Shit, what else have I missed!
Posted: 1 Day ago by: wessieBen Blaney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: yes, just down the road from me in Newent, picking arguments with police over badgers
Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: ChampYersh Mebbe put it away for a while, yeah?
Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Champheh
Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerBlimey, I didn't know my patented can of worms opener was this good.
Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: ogdenNot a paedo though, which leaves him above some in the in the disgraced former parishioner rankings. Just.
Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Dave BrownMy close friends and family have become accustomed to my ritual sacrifices, all's well as long as I hose down everything afterwards.
Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1I'll blame it on where you live
Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1I find beer brings it out in people. Had a bit of a verbal immigration contre-temps in a Welsh borders pub with 2 friends the other week. Even the the bar man got involved.  More acquaintances really, and had my suspicons already
Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1But he seemed such a nice chap.
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Ace<checks skeleton cupboard lock> Not me guv, nothing hidden here.
Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: HigginsI 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.
Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonAs our finite resources become scarce, landfills will become valuable properties. You can feel good for doing your part to make that future a reality.
Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyWell, except the stuff about him becoming a vegan eco-terrorist. That's pretty public, isn't it?
Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyWell, 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.
Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyOh, 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.
Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyBest jazz club in the world. love that place.
Posted: 1 Day 14 Hours ago by: ajhOn 27/06/2022 15:37, WUN wrote:
Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: wessieYTC#1 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: as mentioned above, the details are not suitable to be aired in this place yes, him
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.
Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: YTC#1I'm begining to realise I have missed something. Is thsi the same Pip I knew from various meets? (Big Ginger beard???) or another one?
Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: wessieChamp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.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
Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: ChampSomeone else I counted as a real friend. Maybe I've just got poor judgement
Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: GeoffCBefore 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
Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: geoffCNice.
Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: AlanWas he the beardy on a knackered old Guzzi?
Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: wessieAce <Ace@ch.com> wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org: I don't think it is a matter that has been discussed in an open forum
Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonI 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/
Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: AceEh what now? Musta missed this, what happened?
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: petrolcanIn article <email@example.com>, Ben Blaney says... Reading this thread fills me with sadness tinged with a bit of delight for not being on facebook.
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: wessieBen Blaney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: Undoubtedly, but it does not mean the remarks he made about the individual in question were inaccurate. Especially as I recall simila
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMNice concept :-) Chris
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: WUNIndeed. Thought of you on Saturday evening, by the way. I was treated to a visit to Ronnie Scott's.
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyPip turned out to be a wrong'un, didn't he? So it's hard to know what to think.
Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: WUNIndeed. The Rolls-Royce Meteor tank engine was based on the Merlin aero-engine. I knew a bloke in Sweden who owned one.
Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: ChampReally? Oh! Everyday's a school day I use duckduckgo too, but you're right, the verb is just 'google' nowadays
Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Dave BrownFrom 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
Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: AceAnyway, it's obviously far too small for a tank engine. 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-ground-m
Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: AceAnyway, 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
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: AceA lot of WW2 era tanks used petrol engines, particularly the German ones, whi didn't have any suitable Diesel engines at the time.
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champand not a diesel, either (and therefore not from a tank), looking at the very obvious HT leads
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: ChampAh, 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
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: AceFrom another other place Clip here https://twitter.com/i/status/1541021167796080641
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Faithful Word BaptisResist the Devil! Preached by Pastor Steven Anderson https://youtu.be/qQViFffKPIc
Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: WUNI'd missed that, but I'm glad to hear of the win. Take them where you can, the both of you.
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
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1It 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
Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: wessiethe 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.
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: BootsAfter 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
Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: ChampJust look at it. It's definitely a V8, not a V12
Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: ChampIt'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
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: crnMy 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
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: BootsThis^^^ for sure, last few dealing I've used a licenced conveyancer,from my tiny sample not cheaper but more efficacious.
Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: geoffCFor Wehrmacht? Yeah plenty :-)
Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: siwilsonHuh? I got a lot of hits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4_JJYqFMc
Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1I'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.
Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: GeoffCIndeed :-)
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Turby+1 Or the other comments that say it's a Tatra? (Made in Czech.)
Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: geoffCYes, 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
Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsGood job you didn't read the comments that said it's a V12 from a Tiger II tank.
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilsonWild-assed guess  A Tatra V8  not really
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessieYTC#1 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: 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
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: geoffCThat's a start.
Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1Well, I'd say it was a car motor.
Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1It 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
Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: wessieMark Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: 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
Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: PiplIt is possible: bunny hop. It's what trials and mountain bikers do. Though probably not in this case.
Posted: 4 Days ago by: geoffChttps://youtu.be/J0SjDvxdIa4 Recognise the engine? Sounds nice.
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
Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: sigDoes 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
Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingIt's important for me in my job working on a pharmaceutical distribution system though.
Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonGP,WM.
Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: TurbyLeaving 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.
Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonJumping 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.
Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: CabI honestly don't know how we've done it. Having two invincible teenagers that need take no protection is probably it.
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: HigginsI met him once and don’t really care to repeat the experience.
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM:-) Another game show idea...? Nah! Chris
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Turby
Posted: 5 Days ago by: wessie"ChrisND @UKRM" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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
Posted: 5 Days ago by: ChampThanks :-0 Quite so. Your view of the mountains is dramatic. Ours is calming
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: ChrisND @UKRMIndeed. 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
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: AceIn 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
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: AceYou need to know Lozzo to understand the specificities.
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: AceI 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
Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Boots
Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingWell, 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.
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Bruce HorrocksI 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
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: TurbyI don't think so. But then, I'm senile and can't remember shit.
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.
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonOddly specific, but you're not wrong.
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonAt 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!
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessieHopefully his lead nurse is a very camp, British Asian, muslim homosexual from Powys who commutes to work on an RD350LC
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: GypI thought I did too, but as this week I'm breaking in my first ever pair of DM 1460s  I've discovered I use my ankle on the clutch more than I realised   More accurate to say they are breaking me in  Or at the moment I
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ<wince> But well said, all the same
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champyes and yes it was really good to catch up with him at TOG's send off - top fellah
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: ChampWell shit. If you come to the IoM while I'm not here that will be frustrating, to say the least Noted, ta
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: ChampYeah, that would be the choice, and I would have to do something <waves hands> for the insurance cover
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: ChampHave you not met Ace?
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: ChampThat's a different thing all together. In a car , 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  or truck or bus
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: ChampNo He's a grown up, and been in the m/c industry most of his life. I think he'll cope
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ<applause>
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: ChampThat'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?"
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Champ<applause>
Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: wessieI 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
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: TurbyYeah. He doesn't have 36" legs. OK, I get that. Now subtract another 4" in height and add 4" in leg length.
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: GypHave 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
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: AlanYeah, but how's the bike?
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: TimOoo fsck, GWS.
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: TimI 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
Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1Hadn't changed since I'd last saw him about 15 years earlier
Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1It's not real life you know?
Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ben Blaneyha ha - of course, I should have guessed. Is he still very thin and effete?
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: ogdenEspindola.
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: siwilsonHe unfriended me ages ago so I'd have no idea.
Posted: 6 Days ago by: Dave Brown"Like" - Although I never knew / cared that he had a Ducati.
Posted: 6 Days ago by: Ben BlaneyNow I want to know who wear impossibly tight suits.
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonGlad I'm not the only one. Anyway, same sentiment applies.
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerHe can cheer himself up in hospital telling the doctors and nurses to bugger off back where they came from.
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerThe 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
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerFuel, accommodation, National Park admission (five, iirc), 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  and
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1I assumed he was talking about Ant
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: ogdenNo, I think he's talking about Lozzo.
Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: GypYeah, ya lanky git!
Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Turby<trying to picture a 5'6" man with 36" legs>
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: BootsHa. Nice one centurion.
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: BootsThis ^^^ 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.
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: BootsI guess as long as Bruce showers first the Yak won't mind to much
Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonThis is the fella in the impossibly tight suit that we did the pub crawl with after TOG's funeral? Ouch. GWS.
Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonArgh. 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
Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks<sotto voce> Also your weight and softness of springs :-)
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.
Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: EddieBadoom-tish!
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1That's no way to talk about my wife!
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
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN<Idle curiosity mode> Did you have to pay for fuel, or was that included?
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUNYebbut, not everyone is happy sleeping with yaks.
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Nowt in my Spam folder yet :-)
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1We have done 3 months for that amount :-)
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Maybe, 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
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: TurbyGenuine LOL.
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: GypYour height has nothing to do with it, it's your leg length.
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMThat was my understanding too :-/ Chris
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessiein 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
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessieI assumed Champ has a score to settle...
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: EddieClearly 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.
Posted: 7 Days ago by: EddieEwwwww. 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
Posted: 7 Days ago by: EddieFFP2 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.
Posted: 7 Days ago by: AceWhy 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
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: TurbyBaffling. Surely, you have some self-control.
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Salad DodgerIt 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
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: TurbySimple - I had more important things to do in life. It was a minor inconvenience.
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.
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: AceI 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
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: AceAnyone 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
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogdenWere 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.
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: EddieAnybody with any sense has switched to FFP2 masks anyway, haven't they?
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogdenIs 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
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: geoffCThis 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
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Have you pre-warned him about me? :-)
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Thiught you had something in the range
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1+1, *ding* etc +1, *ding* etc
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Timing is right for me/us. Less chance we get it before we go on our little trip to the Gower next month :-)
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Ta. Adds to the fun and games of travel :-)
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1That, 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
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChampOr....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 :-(
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChampThanks 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
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampGood guess :-)
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampThat's how *I* start every sentence to him!
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampBecause it's the right thing to do. Just because others are selfish arseholes, you don't need to be too
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampSeveral countries working on this basis now https://www.travelinsuranceexplained.co.uk/news/covid-19-validity-date/
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampI thought that too! And then thought I don't care what other people spend their money on Ah. That makes much more sense
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: AceI don't know why you wouldn't have just adjusted the linkage to angle the lever more in line with your foot.
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: BootsI 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.
Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming90k 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
Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingI'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?
Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: EddieIt's not that your legs got shorter, it's that your arse got bigger and hung lower.
Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: EddieI 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.
Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonI *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?
Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Turbyprobably
Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: PiplI have never thought about it. I'll try to remmeber.
Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: PiplThere's a slightly bigger lever throw between 1st and second, on some bikes anyway I think, to accomodate neutral.
Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyEverything said to Oggers at these events starts with "now listen here, young fella..."
Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: siwilsonThe 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.
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: TimYes, me. BMW K75RT.
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: TimMake 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
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: wessieyou 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
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger107 on OldRedWing. So, they're Simon's fingernail marks on the bottom of the barrel then?
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: TimStill not got it yet (but the figures are going up again near me).
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Aha! It was age :-)
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Ok, 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
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Indeed, and tetnus now lasts 20 years, and rabies 10-15
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: tsJust 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.
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: TurbyBeing 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
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: TurbyBut I'm pretty certain I only had one shot for polio, mumps, measles, and prolly some others when I was young.
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: GeoffCWe 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
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogdenHa. 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
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogdenWhy 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
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1But 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
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonI'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.
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessieI was thinking of the Yank, who has just popped up, what with all that sunshine and cheap(er) gas.
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessiein 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
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Turby80+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.)
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1Explain? As far as I am aware the booster does not "expire", only the Covid pass (180 days).
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMIndeed, 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
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChampFuck me, we have a winner! I'll call ...
Posted: 8 Days ago by: Alan168k 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
Posted: 8 Days ago by: wessieI'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
Posted: 8 Days ago by: Dave BrownDitto, 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
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffCBeing 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
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffCGet well soon.
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffCAt 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
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: WUN<Waves>
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave BrownHeh, was going to suggest you as most likely culprit....
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#11 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 :-( )
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave BrownIs that remark aimed at Ogden or Wilson ?
Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChampFollow-up - does need to be 80k (or more) miles - by the same owner of the bike
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampHas 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
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champheh Do you get the "promising newcomer" award at each event?
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampI'm genuinely impressed
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampLOL
Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: TurbyDitto. Me too.
Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: BootsI skipped it until I visited plague island and used PT in London
Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Pipl<opens mouth> .... Actually, fair point.
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: ogdenMetallic beige.
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: PiplThat phrase did pop into my mind while I was repainting bits, but technically it's "Raw Titanium".
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: wessiePipl <email@example.com> wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org: lCvEfRwv5B87HuZ I believe the bike was originally Jewish Racing Gold
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: PiplThe 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
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1Yep, 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.
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: PiplFuknose. It was on the panels that I bought off ebay. I might try using a heat gun to remove that sticker, actually.
Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: wessieautumn 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.
Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Good going
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: ogdenI tested negative, so yes, I'd assume it was a cold.
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilsonI do this all the bloody time. If I don't proof read what I've written, I repeat myself, all the bloody time.
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: CabPff. Waves from a big city. No one in our household has had it yet.
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: YTC#1Pre 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.
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: YTC#1There is an element of that, as we are due to have 2 weeks in the Gower next month :-) Ah, but *was* it a cold ...... :-)
Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogdenI 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.
Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessieNo. I tend to go after 6pm when it is pretty quiet and no kids likely to be there.  anecdotal evidence from my work suggests they continue to be the main vectors  fortunately, managing foster carers means I don't see kid
Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ogdenHave you seen the average age of a hillclimb competitor?
Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyWow, you are a productive fellow. I'd still be looking at it, pretty pissed off.
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Champ<applause>
Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1His fiddling tally? <gets coat>
Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1Different people, different outcomes. BiL (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 also went positive on F
Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1:-P
Posted: 9 Days ago by: YTC#1When 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 there? I still have done/do/will do.  I know it is to protect others,
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Andy BurnsAnd why have the green bits become silver, and vice-versa?
Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ace<Waves> from the mountains...
Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessieClumsy cunt. I had an outpatient hospital appointment 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
Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: ajhSomething for my wife and I still to look forward to.
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1I'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?
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChampWell 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
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChampGood effort. You beat me by 7 days, and I thought I was one of the last hold-outs
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChampWhat is 'Touch 4"?
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ"If you're not crashing, you're not going fast enough"
Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: siwilsonHad 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
Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1And it finally gets me. We can even work out how/why. On Monday Jean's NHS trust finally dropped mandatory PPE wearing, only imunosuppressed patients would be mandatory. (Jean works in the community as an OT). Thursday monring she t
Posted: 9 Days 15 Hours ago by: PiplIt did turn into a mission, at the expense of other projects. Shattered now.
Posted: 9 Days 15 Hours ago by: PiplWell, that would be the optimal solution, but clearly, I am a suboptimal rider.
Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: AceOr maybe just DFC, you clumsy git.
Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonHe appears to have an overabundance of grit, pep, get-up-and-go & a plentiful supply of circular tuits.
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: TurbyLess than 2 weeks! What's wrong with you?
Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: PiplAfter 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
Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerTourists 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
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nick BrooksIs this one of you? https://freeimage.host/i/hS4tWv
Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1Yep, can't disagree with that. Oooh, I thik we missed tat one ..... must go back ... not ....
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: TurbyNot 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
Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerI 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.
Posted: 12 Days ago by: YTC#1Ah, 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,
Posted: 12 Days ago by: YTC#1Jean 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
Posted: 12 Days ago by: Ben BlaneySame. I went to a conference of 3,000 colleagues  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.
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
Posted: 12 Days ago by: ChampNot 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
Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ben BlaneyI thought he was saying it was good.
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerSounds 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
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#117 too many people. You should have taken the UKRM approach, scatter gun at te start or each day
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Jolly
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Nah, he's a rebel
Posted: 12 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonFab! Too bad you didn't make it down to Turby's patch. Some great rides in the mountains east of there.
Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerDay -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.
Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerI forgot. <looks innocent> Ta.
Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: siwilsonHere's my precis for you: Fun
Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerAren't you meant to add something like <looks innocent> when you post something that's clearly provocative?
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerHow's that "open up the island for the TT" working out, then?
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessiefuck me that woke up the geekometer
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: TimNorway, if you must ask.
Posted: 13 Days ago by: ogdenTL;DR.
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: sweller"Long Life" or "Long live the xxxx"
Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: ChampOf course, now I've tried to find out the actual meaning of Jindi Bah, and failed. Did your colleague get an answer?
Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerJolly good fun.
Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: swellerWhen 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.
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)
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99Red ones are faster - https://www.motorbikestoday.com/features/Articles/tomahawk_coloured_tyres.htm
Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Pipl"Have you seen this foreigner? Wanted in connection with..."
Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineSounded like a good choice. Nice write-up.
Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: BootsI'd go for round black ones, they're the best.
Posted: 13 Days 16 Hours ago by: WUNAll of mine were on Indian TV, so I think I'm probably fairly safe.
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: PiplWhile 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
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilsonWhat? *Read* the manual? Are you quite mad?
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilsonhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/FuF15eKaMow8PDA18 The heated bits still work - bonus
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMwell... I broke an indicator.... :-)
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessiesiwilson <email@example.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
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: TurbyWhat size does the owners manual say?
Posted: 14 Days ago by: siwilson<Googles> seems that size is for the later model 1200s
Posted: 14 Days ago by: siwilson1200, no doubt different.
Posted: 14 Days ago by: siwilson
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen PackerI always liked the Tourances on the R1100GS. Nice and cheap, relatively long lived and well behaved enough for my riding.
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: HogThe 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
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessiewhere 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
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: siwilsonSomewhere, 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  front on it. I'm surprised NOBODY DIED. Googling Metzeler it seems th
Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: AceNothing 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.
Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: petrolcanIn article <jgto29F6bkvU1@mid.individual.net>, Eddie says... https://instantrimshot.com/
Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Eddie.... like the owner?
Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChampIt 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
Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave BrownThankfully 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
Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: swellerBMW 1150 GS? Yes, but it's a bit yellow and crazed.
Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: AceIndeed. 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
Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: MaxOh shut up you old fool.
Posted: 14 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingI 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
Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Alex FerrierGood to meet you and J again. It's been... a while.
Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: Turby"Bigmingers" heh
Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: siwilsonAnyone 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
Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Nice trees
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilsonHa! I found this today too https://fb.watch/dEx2u5B8nL/
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: HogStarmer 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
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: HogGood geds don't wish those two witches on anyone, Starmer hasn't done anything *that* bad.
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: HogYeahbut you're an internet star now.
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilsonTurns out you can enquire at the BBC archive if you feature in a programme. So, I have done so.
Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1No problem, as I was guilty of doing such a thing in another thread recently :-)
Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1Did you split your bike in two?
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
Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMOTOH, 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
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
Posted: 15 Days ago by: siwilsonI'm sad I can't find any of my TV appearances   Maths Workshop circa 1969, Tiswas circa 1979, there may be others I don't remember  Anyone have access to the BBC archives? Seems some footage still exists  eg https://t
Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1There 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<
Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: TurbyActually, I wrote that in response to Salad Dodger's post. YTC quoted me.
Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChampSalad 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
Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: AceIt's perhaps worth pointing out that Champ has also had a bang on the head, you know.
Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: HogI'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.
Posted: 15 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingI 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"
Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: YTC#1Good 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
Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: TurbyI'm trying to figure out which post was edited, and how.
Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1:-P (2001)
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Bruce HorrocksI 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 "
Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerWhen did they bounce that brick off your head?
Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1And his fake anger was amusing as he gesticulated.
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,
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: AceQuelle surprise!
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffCQuite, 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
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Yeah, just listened to it. Well handled.
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1I was actuallu replying to Colin :-) Yep, I remember JP. But obviusly I never noticed, or maybe understood what was being discussed.
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave BrownI'm good friends with Wes's old man, who is a lovely chap, this makes me feel old.....
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Champ+1
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1<bad form etc>  Emergency stop, he was so far I away I didn't stop quick enough.
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampWay 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?
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1I 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
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1The Scots do :-)
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1Did you not know it was his NG?
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1Ah, 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.
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: EddieGood work. Probably best that you weren't too closely involved, really.
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: EddieYou 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
Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: swellerProfessional needs must.
Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerThat's great. Thanks.
Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: ajhSo what that was a top performance
Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: swellerAlthough 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.
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: ChampI'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
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineI did. It's reciprocated!
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessieStephen Packer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.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.
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerDon't bring facts into the discussion when blind, ageist prejudice works.
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Faithful Word BaptisAdvertising 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
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: wessieStephen Packer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.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
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: PiplHa, yes, too true.
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerI 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
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike FlemingYes, 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
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike FlemingAs it's on talkTV, at least you don't have to worry about anybody seeing it.
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike FlemingThe 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
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike FlemingAs did my stepson, the one with the broken arm.
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Mike FlemingIt existed in 1977 as my sponsor in the outlaw club I prospected for either became or was in the process of becoming an instructor.
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike FlemingThe street won.
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: HogA golden opportunity for a credible popular election winning opposition...ah
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: HogI'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
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: PiplMwahahaha!!!! 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
Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: wessie"sweller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineDone.
Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyTell him that I think of him fondly, would you please.
Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: geoffCMaybe the SM kit you're wearing under the table?
Posted: 18 Days ago by: wessie"sweller" <email@example.com> 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
Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: swellerMost 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
Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: wessieI 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
Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: swellerI've been on the Jeremy Kyle show - and no, I didn't have to take a test. Can my life get any better?
Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessieBruce seems to think UKRM had a different feed for those north of the A5
Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineI wouldn't call Northumberland "south".
Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: tsHmm, you've had a TLS-front brake equipped bike as a loaner ?
Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: PiplSo did I. <cough> After failing the original-style test and having the bike break down on the way to the second.
Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: TurbyI beg your pardon.
Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: PiplHmm. 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.
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
Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: wessienice that you haven't lost the ability to reaffirm your designation
Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1Southern thing, obvipusly
Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie
Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Champheh. I think I started calling Sally "Judy" on one of the early French runs, when I first met them
Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChampRepition obviously helps !
Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChampPost editing is neither big, nor clever, and nowadays very passe
Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ+1
Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChampAnd in Gloucestershire around then - my parents insisted I did it in 1980. It was held at Cheltenham Police Station :-)
Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ*ding* It was used a million times on here back in the day
Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerHarley did that when we had to stop on the approach to Hennock on Dartmoor. Linda was unimpressed.
Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1Time has chased us all.
Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1There was a time when saying that would have initiated a "TIUTA" response :-)
Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonFucking 'ell! Glad you're OK. Bike is definitely a bit poorly looking.
Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineHe's a FB friend of mine, and still pops up occasionally.
Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: siwilsonYes. 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.
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.
Posted: 19 Days ago by: Eddie"Unfinished street-fighter project"
Posted: 19 Days ago by: Paul CarmichaelWir sind boomers.
Posted: 19 Days ago by: ogdenI did CBT. Go figure.
Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen PackerI think my wife did it in Bristol in about 1983?
Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessieStar Rider was a thing in Surrey in 1981 as my flat mate at Essex Uni was an instructor.
Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1I last saw him, and the wonderful "Judy" 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..... [
Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1Heh, that reminds me of Jean on a particularly steep road in Colombia :-)
Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1Well, 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.
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
Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: swellerIt was what they taught as part of "Star Rider" in the late 80s.
Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: AceYeah, 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
Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Cabhttps://www.snapfish.co.uk/share?via=link&token=mX3_-lCvEfRwv5B87HuZZg/AUS/27952626244070/SNAPFISH I'm not sure if that's repairable or not. Wow.
Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: PiplI humbly followed the great man's footsteps
Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: PiplThanks! I only actually fell three feet or so, admittedly onto a sort of belt sander. But it was well-lubricated with rain.
Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: BootsWas 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.
Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyWe'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.
Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyI 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
Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyWow. Proper job. Glad you're okay.
Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingApparently the lazy self-righteous cunt only dropped three of those cards on desks before heading off for a nap on the front benches.
Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyI 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
Posted: 19 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingSlither 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
Posted: 19 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingA 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.
Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce HorrocksIf you Google "round the world ticket" you'll find a number of agents offering multi-flight customised itineraries.
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
Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessiePipl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: lCvEfRwv5B87HuZZ Mr Bonwick is impressed by your additions to the pre-disastering he managed in a Campanile car park
Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: PiplFrom underneath, I think.
Posted: 19 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1Like all decent bins, viewed from the right angle it looks fine. Just not sure that angle can be foind :-)
Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: PiplYeah, 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
Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: PiplTry this: https://www.snapfish.co.uk/share?via=link&token=mX3_-lCvEfRwv5B87HuZZg/AUS/27952626244070/SNAPFISH
Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1About what?
Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: Turby"License and registration and proof of insurance, please." The standard police request.
Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: CT*ding*
Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: CTA quick search via Google Groups shows that you've posted the reg of your Z200 a total of 8 times since 2000.
Posted: 20 Days ago by: wessieor you just have a shit memory
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
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1Isn't that is normal when you see people riding a Harley? <ducks for cover>
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerOne 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.
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineDon't know about the basic test, but as an occasional option it has its place.
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1I trust that was the "Eat as much as you like" one :-)
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1Never heard the phrase before. I must be too young.
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
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1Things we do without thinkng :-)
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: siwilsonAIUI they don't teach/use that anymore. Swot I learned as a kid.
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM Fall off into road when side stand makes contact with ground and you 'do the flip'? Chris
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMDing! Chris
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: wessieColin Irvine <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.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
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineLeft foot down Right foot on rear brake Release front brake Otherwise known as the Hendon Shuffle.
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: wessieBoots <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: Same with my county council employer. As they upgrade the desk hardware to have laptop docking bars rather than thin clients, the numb
Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerI know, it's like the attack ships never existed.
Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerI'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
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: BootsI've not been asked "is this your vehicle?" for 40+ years, mostly here I get waved through 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
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1From experience the conductor just charges the difference.
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1I 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
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampI'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
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1Consider 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  Engage clutch Engage 1st gear Indicate to show pulling out Open throttle  Release clu
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampLOL! 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
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1That must be fun when the police ask you if you own the vehicle :-)
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1I 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://
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChampAh, 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
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: SpikeFairy 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.
Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: CabI 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.
Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonThe 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.
Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: BootsI have no idea of the current bike #, the car for some reason I recall.
Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: BootsL'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
Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingA car that didn't lose all its brake fluid if a pipe burst.
Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingOr 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
Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyI am very out of date, it seems. Ouch. The barnet isn't grey, but this makes me feel very old.
Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: ogdenTen to fifteen years ago.
Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Turby<tries to imagine owning a vehicle, and committing the Reg No to memory> <fails>
Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyYou apparently omitted to post the trip mileage, and we're all on tenterhooks here...
Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyIt 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  and is a member of a private track in New Hampshire .  One is an Aprilia Tuono, which appar
Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: YTC#1I recommend a RapberryPi+NextCloud
Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyUgh. 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
Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUNThat 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
Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: PiplIt's dead, apparently. VM were recommending DropBox.
Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Salad Dodger<tries to imagine owning a vehicle, and not committing the Reg No to memory> <fails>
Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerFor Champ. :-)
Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUNLongest of long shots, but does anyone have a photo of the ex- Steve Loukes V-Max 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
Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: Salad DodgerMat 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
Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: siwilsonIt 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
Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: ChampOoh, 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"?
Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: ChampI 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?
Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: swellerI have had this happen more than once  but less of a problem as anything younger than 50 years will have split systems.  Once on the road (it was actually on the MOT rolling road with a Triumph Herald)  Two times on the bang
Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerWhich 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
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: ogdenHeh. Alright Reg.
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: ogdenI dunno, I really should have proof-read it before posting, but too late now. A testament to good kit in my case.
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilsonSomeone has to provide the material for the club magazine!!!!!! +1!!!!!!!
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul CarmichaelEjecter seat.
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilsonKeep going... my project is still aliiiiiive.
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: jeremyAlso nicely written, sharing top marks with Pipl. Glad neither of you badly hurt.
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilsonWhat would you use if a brake pipe burst and you lost all the fluid?
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: jeremyNicely written, shame about the circumstances!
Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: swellerinsane). It's a quote - I think JRM actually coined it.
Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: jeremyFamily visit. And guess who the family member works for...
Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave BrownLovely if intentional, still lovely if not....
Posted: 21 Days ago by: HogWorse 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
Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: ogdenI 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
Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: swellerYes. 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
Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffCYes. 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
Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChampIt is absolutely the safest place to crash, tho!
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
Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChampI assume from your pov this is a good thing Is this one of those rhetorical questions? Because I definitely can't help answer it
Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: swellerI 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..?
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: SpikePop 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
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1VM Cloud, currently. Not used it.
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1I presume they will be on Ebay :-) But I always find a non graphical write up more informative, and entertaining.
Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: PiplI'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.
Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: CabClumsy cnut. But hey, it's always a possibility that stuff like this will happen. Pics?
Posted: 21 Days 12 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyYes, 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
Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: TurbyMade 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
Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyOuch. Sorry to hear that. Honestly, reinforces that I never want to go on a track on two wheels again.
Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneySkip 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
Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingI wouldn't want to use a handbrake to stop me in an emergency. Perhaps you would call it a parking brake.
Posted: 21 Days 16 Hours ago by: EddieYeah, yeah ... but is the bike okay? < snip tale of destruction > Oh. Oh, dear.
Posted: 21 Days 16 Hours ago by: PiplI 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
Posted: 21 Days 17 Hours ago by: PiplI was going to, but ebay seems to have provided.
Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: TurbyHandbrake? On my (manual trans) 1994 Dodge truck, the emergency brake is a foot pedal with a hand release.
Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: TurbyFigured 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
Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1And when they do pull on the handbrake, they just "ratchet" it. Wrong, so wrong.
Posted: 21 Days 19 Hours ago by: siwilsonAluminium is really easy to go from "a little heat" to "a sudden melted blob" with very little warning. DAMHIKIJDOK
Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerIt'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
Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMYes, 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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingIf 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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampSubframe for the seat? If you can remove the twist, maybe with a little heat, I'd go right ahead
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingBecause 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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampThat 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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampIt'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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingI 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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMI'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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampSimilar 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
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampLOL
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampStill a way to go until the downfall of global capitalism?
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampI'd crack open the champagne. But we've had this conversation on here before
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChampSorry, TT is on. Busy
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: jeremythanks will take a look
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: SpikeGet checked for cataract - well known for causing changes in vision - sooner rather than later...
Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1I found Arkansas interesting. Blue Grass music etc.
Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: jeremyThe 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
Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: TurbyAs 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
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
Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Salad DodgerA 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
Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: YTC#1In 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.
Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessiejeremy <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: jeremyConsidering 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
Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: YTC#1And Brexit reduced those options somewhat as well.
Posted: 22 Days 7 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99I 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.
Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: BootsThis ^^^ 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.
Posted: 22 Days 13 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerIt 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
Posted: 22 Days 13 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerA 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
Posted: 22 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessieBen Blaney <email@example.com> wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org: Fancy something called Eaton being awkward :) Was that the same thing fitted to Fodens of the 1970/80s? My father was a truck driv
Posted: 22 Days 17 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyI 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
Posted: 22 Days 18 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineYep.
Posted: 22 Days 19 Hours ago by: swellerHe won't be. I'm rather hoping he limps on for a bit longer.
Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: AceThe perennial cry of the losing side. You're not a happy bunny, are you?
Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessieI 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.
Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1Colin IIRC?
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: BORGHang him from a lamp post
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMQuite 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.
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMYebbut, 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
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: MONTYWOW how did this show on my feed ? LOL
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMTa, that's the feller! I've got a van one somewhere, I must dig it out and play with it in the visor... Chris  ie. chop it up and make it totally useless for anything but, wgaf - nvng!
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyThe 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.
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyA 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 -
Posted: 23 Days ago by: Stephen PackerIt'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
Posted: 23 Days ago by: Sqirrel99Mildly ? 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.
Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark OlsonFirst 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
Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark OlsonMay 2008 actually.
Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffCYou 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,
Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: YTC#1Err, 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
Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerBut 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
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.
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffCNah, I prefer Paddington.
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerSeriously? How utterly cringeworthy. I far preferred this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-gNTblak4Y
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerAt 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
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: EddieI 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.
Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: GeoffCI quite liked this: https://youtu.be/ZZRP70zMHgo You can keep the cucumber sandwiches though (white sliced "bread" with the crusts sawn off).
Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: TurbyI 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.
Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: TurbyIt seemed to work OK when I picked up the bike. Told me I needed air and went quiet after I filled them.
Posted: 23 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingI 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
Posted: 23 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonFWIW, 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
Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerSure, 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.
Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilsonFuel gauge fix is WIP too. I plan to convert it to a float from the stupid strip.
Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessiesiwilson <email@example.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
Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilsonSort of.
Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilsonDunno yet, I suspect they will need mew batteries, yes.
Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: wessiesiwilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1I've not encountered that yet. I trust there is a manual override?
Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1Isn'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.
Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1I've never owned one, I just used to drive his. I wrote off a gate post with one of his XJ6s
Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: YTC#1If/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?
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: siwilsonOoh, and tyre pressure monitor. Fancy.
Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: siwilsonI'm sitting here looking at a Link LX and waiting for the adapter cable to arrive ;)
Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: wessiesiwilson <email@example.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
Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: siwilsonA lot of manual cars now have an automatic/electric handbrake (including hillstarts). I wonder how they are treated in tests.
Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul CarmichaelI had a '69 XJ6 4.2 auto. It got written off by a Ford Escort mk3. Side impact twisted the chassis.
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerI 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
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogdenHe 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.
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerIt'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
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerDidn't Ogden have a failure on his S1000?
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1I don't think he wold have demeaned himself with less than 4.2
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1Whitworth
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: siwilson2008 /Simon
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: swellerI 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.
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMWhen 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
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessiesiwilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMI'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
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRMguffaw!
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineSounds 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.
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: siwilsonThanks, 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
Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: siwilsonWelcome to the Borg
Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingOnce 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
Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingI 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.
Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingWe bought SWMBO's son  a new CG125F for little more than that. One of the last in the country, I think.  Well, SWMBO paid for it, and put it on his tab, which he _will_ pay back
Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingJust be sure that you take the correct option - metric or imperial adjustable.
Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: BootsI 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
Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: GeoffCI'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/
Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingIn 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
Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: AceI 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.
Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: GeoffCI can relate to this. I had shit tyres on the front too. It was about that time I learnt about aquaplaning.
Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: GeoffCI 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.
Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: geoffCI blame the spill chucker.
Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: crnWhy 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.
Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessiehave you been on the waiting list long?
Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: geoffCEye surgery has least forward in the laat few years. Itraocular trifocals for example.
Posted: 25 Days ago by: swellerMy '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.
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: BootsI bought a new battery last year online here, came with the separate bottle of acid. Less nanny state I guess.
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1I'm in luck then, that is how my eyes have always worked. :-)
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Mu dad used to love his Jags. I've never cme across a manual one though.
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Ah, 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.
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1I was the odd one out, the other two were soft tops.
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Probably 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
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessieopen 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
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1<googles> Still a lot of money (unless upu got a real bargain)
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Am I a rarity? 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
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessieMark Olson <email@example.com> wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org: 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
Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: swellerYou 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
Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: swellerI can't see me retiring for some time.
Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonActually, 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
Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mark OlsonI was wondering what happened to you.
Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: BootsContact in one eye? I tried this for a while and it works but i am too lazy for contacts and got varifocal glasses.
Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce HorrocksHalf-moon reading glasses of the kind teachers and librarians stereotypically peer over?
Posted: 25 Days 19 Hours ago by: TurbyIt'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.
Posted: 25 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessieStephen Packer <email@example.com> wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org: 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
Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerYou 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.
Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: TurbyAAAARGH! 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
Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: TurbyAh 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.
Posted: 26 Days ago by: Ben BlaneyMy 1966 Fiat 500 doesn't have syncromesh on any of the gears. It's strange...
Posted: 26 Days ago by: Ben Blaney*nods approvingly*
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen PackerIt 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
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen PackerI 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.
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffCI 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
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: HogI'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.
Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: AceOr laser surgery in one eye for the close-up stuff, leave the other one for distance vision. Can work well for many people.
Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: AceOK, so it's just me then. We wuz obviously poorer than youz.  Sorry, too much time in Liverpool in the last couple of weeks.  Well, Formby and Crosby mainly, but it's all scouse to me, as is the IoM.
Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: swellerI have this problem. I think the only solution is varifocals with the distance bit plain.
Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: swellerI 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.
Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: swellerThat was her argument, but in reality it was mostly a confidence issue.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerGood idea but, sadly, I'd only drop it.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: GypCouldn't you attach the GPS to a selfie stick?
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerI'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
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul CarmichaelYes.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerI did, but I forgot. A skill I'm going to have to relearn  Bought a 30 + year old Talbot motorhome with a rather agricultural gearbox.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerYes, 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
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1I expected more bites than that :-) I was of course alluding to him being semi-retired.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1Did you not learn to double de clutch? Came in very handy when sync went in 2nd on the Vauxhall VX490
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1All my peer group passed their test in their teens, most of us all had full bike licences as well. This was early '80s  3 of us had Triumph Heralds to use  All parental owned cars, that we could use in the evenings
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1Aye, you have to move them on quickly after smashing the glass t get in.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1My sister is still driving my mum's 2007 auto Micra.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1My usual policy of riving them until they fall apart is looking good.
Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1It is a sellers market :-)
Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1Thinking 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
Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessiesiwilson <email@example.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
Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul CarmichaelA weedy car slowing down to a crawl whilst going up a steep hill in traffic. Crunch.
Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: siwilsonFnaar. 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.
Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: swellerI have two sets of le Mans type wheels if anyone needs them...
Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: swellerI'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.
Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: swellerFrom 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
Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: swellerVery few cars of that era (certainly BMC vehicles) had synchromesh on first. Anyway, you wouldn't need to engage it on the move.
Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: swellerShe 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
Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: wessieBoots <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: 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
Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: BootsMy 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
Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: BootsI passed my bike test 17 and a couple of months, then got SMIDSY which broke an arm and totalled the bike. 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
Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: TurbyI 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.
Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: TurbyNo, not at all. I kinda doubt it, especially considering how much work I had to put in getting my leg over.
Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: wessieStephen Packer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com: when I first started driving the parents' Austin Maxi it had an any driver policy. These became uneconomic and then impossib
Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: Colin IrvineSame for me. Passed my test 2 weeks after my 17th birthday, borrowed the family car for dates.
Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerDon'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
Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerSame 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
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
Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessiesiwilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: Paul CarmichaelI passed test at 17 (1979 I think) after 6 lessons. Built own car (mini). Did test in said car. No syncromesh in 1st. Crunch.
Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilsonI 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.
Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: AceDifferent 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
Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: siwilsonNotes 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
Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: wessieOE battery is a Yuasa or Exide AGM (absorbed glass mat) which is a sealed for life, valve reguataed, lead acid battery.  YTX14BS or YTZ14S after 2009.
Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: TurbyStefan 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.
Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: TurbyWeird? It's OK. Not the first time I've been called that.
Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: TurbyWow. Almost everybody I know was in their teens when they got their first car. Different world.
Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerQuite. 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
Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: wessieStephen Packer <email@example.com> wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org: 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/
Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stephen Packer20k 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).
Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: wessie
Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul CarmichaelI had a 204. The doors fell off.
Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffCFor me, the Peugot 205 is iconic, one of those timeless creations like Aviator sunglasses.
Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: GeoffCCan be done..... https://1drv.ms/u/s!AptckoyvaobmkdoiJlwYQsRPUc_4yA?e=fGQ7Fj Hammer, screwdriver, adjustable.....fixes most things.
Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: swellerI've seen a couple of 80's Renault 5s, Polos and the like within budget that fit the bill
Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: BoxerboyDon'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
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: AlanYes, 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
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: GypBlimey; at this rate it'll only be the young 'uns like Ogden and me that are still working. Enjoy!
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: GypIf you think cars are bad, have you seen the price of a 125. Dealers selling 20+ year old GC125s for around £2500, and half decent YBRs are nudging £2k and up Bit left field perhaps, but auto, really practical and under budget.
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: swellerThat 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.
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: swellerI have had a lot of Fords. Admittedly, they didn't have windows and I didn'thave them for long.
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: swellerMy 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
Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: swellerThis 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
Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: swellerThat'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.
Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: PiplI 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
Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: PiplIt'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
Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: PiplWho are you?
Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: TurbyWell, 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.
Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: petrolcanIn 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
Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Maxhahahahaha. You are an illiterate moron.
Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerCorrection, it was the 1.4, four pot engine rather than the 1l three pot engine (which I really quite liked).
Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerEnjoy. 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.
Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark RobertsOur 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
Posted: 28 Days ago by: GeoffCHaha, 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.
Posted: 28 Days ago by: GeoffCSounds 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
Posted: 28 Days ago by: wessieI 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.
Posted: 28 Days 1 Hour ago by: GeoffChttps://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1460150 Bit over budget mind.
Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike FlemingWe'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
Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen PackerI'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
Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: wessiemy son and his partner have a Hyundai Getz which seems to go on for ever. It is so much more reliable than the previous car and I have not been asked to fork out for MOT repairs Seem to be auto versions https://www.autotrader
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessieshe won't get comments about daddy buying it but her peers will ask if grandad has gone into a home
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: wessieyour plumage is shit, though
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave BrownReally ? Too much information.... I obviously didn't find this statement as half as exciting as you did !
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: BoxerboyCongratulations - Hope you have as much fun as I am having Boxerboy
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1See, not dead. Just resting.
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1Yep, it's all gone tits up
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1Great little cars, and if you get one with a sunroof, even better :-)
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: HogIt's on life support but the page in the other place is no better.
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: HogWe 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
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: AceConga rats and all that. Hah. Cool. Tour de France is going past our house next month, if you're interested.
Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: EddiePerfectly 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
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.
Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nick Brookssnip https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115380420252
Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: swellerMy daughter has just passed her car driving test  and it's been put to me I *need* to buy her a car . 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
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Posted: 28 Days 19 Hours ago by: jeremyCongratulations and welcome to the club!
Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilsonThere 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
Posted: 28 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1Nice one. semi
Posted: 29 Days ago by: KrustyI'm now officially retired, & 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
Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: BuzbyThat was good. I'm assuming you were all lobbed into one class?
Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: central77Nope
Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99Alone again or.
Posted: 29 Days 10 Hours ago by: Ben BlaneyNah. 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
Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: siwilsonI'm sure it won't happen again.
Posted: 29 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pipl<< Fucking posts from beyond the pale >>
Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: ogdenWell that backfired, didn't it.
Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilsonNot Wildcat though is it?
Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Paul CarmichaelDunno https://www.phpbb.com/
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