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Re: Message from the wife of Rob Pearson (Lesley). (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Minutes ago by: Colin Irvine

Thanks, Paul.

Message from the wife of Rob Pearson (Lesley).

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 30 Minutes ago by: Paul Carmichael

I wanted to post about my husband Rob Pearson who passed away on the 2nd May, he had been diagnosed with cancer. He began with puemonia 30th April 1st May - which his body couldn't cope with. He passed away on the 2nd May. His funer

Re: The GPz lives ! Was: Kawasaki GPz's - what to look for (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 10 Minutes ago by: Eddie

Looks like gaffer tape on those extra cables to the battery. At least, I hope they're extra cables, and not the main starter circuit. Definite lack of cable ties, though.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 18 Minutes ago by: Sqirrel99

Some time ago, Tom Baker was BT's text-to-speech voice, which was *perfect* for this sort of thing.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 21 Minutes ago by: Sqirrel99

It may be supported by all the 4/5G networks, but it isn't provided by all the MVNOs - at least not Plusnet : https://www.4g.co.uk/plusnet-mobile-4g-coverage-and-network/#VoLTE

Re: The GPz lives ! Was: Kawasaki GPz's - what to look for (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 27 Minutes ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Absolutely - not a sign of any gaffer tape at all! Chris

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: Krusty

I fitted knobblies on the Grom after I dragged it home. Jesus fucking wept. I've been changing tyres for getting on for 50 years but never struggled like that. Getting the second bead over the rim during removal completely defeated me.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Champ

heh

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Ace

Not really; it had to be you.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

It was O2's 'test bed' for a lot of their technology trials before Telefonica sold it to PE. I think it was an early 4G installation, not so sure about when 5G was installed, but my point was all the 'data plumbing' was probably done t

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

The 5G must be faulty, you hardly got any Covid cases.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Yes, and one can reverse engineer other words starting "separat".

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Eddie

Somebody had to do it.

Re: The GPz lives ! Was: Kawasaki GPz's - what to look for (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Eddie

fx: Wilhelm scream

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Eddie

That's what I thought initially, but ... there are two Es in separate.

Re: The GPz lives ! Was: Kawasaki GPz's - what to look for (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Blimey, this was a while ago! <snip tales of fixing electrical bodgery etc> These are good points. All engines of that era had some camchain noise, and as it's an old engine, it will rattle more. Also, four-cylinder engines are very

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

I hestitate to call you predicatable, but I knew what your post was going to say before I clicked on it

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

heh Good <snip historical tech detail> Funny how one's priorities change, isn't it.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

IoM has had 4G & 5G for years

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

eh? There's only one 'e' in separator

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Marevellous. Thank you. I'm indebted

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

That's a good one - I use "the two As separate the two Es". Weirdly, one should seize "I before E except after C" and give it a good shake.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

And stationers supply stationery. They'd have to be "ars"es to supply stationary.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: ts

Be careful with battery (sulphuric) acid, since water evaporates from it leaving residues of more concentrated acid left, if not flushed away 100% with water (or neutralised by other suitable chemicals). IIRC, commercial "wheel cleaner

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I think we are still following that trail. And yes I was being pedantic about the IoM not being part of the UK :-)

The GPz lives ! Was: Kawasaki GPz's - what to look for (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: ts

The GPz being tucked away in a full garage[1] hasn't improved my chances to get any further with this bike until recently, when all the other bikes were taken out. Part of the challenge was that when I had re-assembled the CCT in "automa

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: geoffC

That'll be down to the 5G I suspect ;-)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

If we're talking about Champ then I'm fairly certain it's equally applicable to the Isle of Man but I've no direct experience there.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Well, that is settled then. He isn't in the UK. :-)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And the start of Envelope.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Eddie

Nothing wrong with a little danger, biker boy.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Eddie

Nice. I'll add that to the little mental box where I keep "there's a rat in the separator" (©️ Ivan D. Reid)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Stationary to mean not moving has an A from the middle of car, stationery to mean office supplies has an E from the middle of pen.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Good point on the support needing to be in place on the Network. I think virtually all devices now support this (and have done for years). I think at least in the UK (and probably almost everywhere else) that all 4/5G networks support

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Forgetting that he ever worked. GSM was digital, albeit a rather old CODEC (That's the FR variant). Later they made a HR (Half Rate) variant that wasn't *quite* so good but doubled capacity. They also enhanced the FR. With the introd

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: sweller

Unlike cola, this stuff burns skin if you splash it on you. Licking is probably not encouraged.

Re: Easily pleased. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I've owned loads of portable music players and used most of them to block out office noise and on my travels whether that's on a bike, train or plane. The worst (probably) was one of the early ones that I had; a Creative MuVo that only

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Ah, same ingredient as the cola I used (phosphoric acid). Doubt it makes the wheels so attractive to lick afterwards though.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Kevin

If you get one don't throw away your corded drill. We have granite walls through which we've had lots of holes drilled recently for pipes and cables. All the tradesmen arrive with cordless kit but they often end up borrowing my corded

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

4G and 5G will use packet-switched VoLTE if phone and network both support it, otherwise they'll drop to circuit-switched 3G or 2G for voice.

Re: Easily pleased. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Champ

As am - I'd be genuinely pleased with myself if I'd have done this! I've never owned any portable music player, unless you cound the Akai (iirc) CD 'discman' style device I had in the 80s

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Champ

Really? oh I mean, I know mobiles have used 'digital' (as opposed to analogue) since the 90s, but I didn't know they used VoIP like the various messenger services Where's Burnt when you need him?

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Champ

No. As I typed it, I thought "I know there's two spellings for this word, one meaning still and the other meaning paper etc...but I really can't be arsed to look up the correct one"

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: sweller

I have sprayed it on painted surfaces to no, apparent, ill effect but they weren't what I was trying to clean.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: sweller

Well, that's odd.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: sweller

I have sprayed it on painted surfaces to no, apparent, ill effect but they weren't what I was trying to clean.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: sweller

On aluminium spoked wheels (and engine cases) I've used this: https://www.hids-direct.co.uk/swarfega-metal-cleaner-and-restorer-5ltr-smc5lb/ It's pretty effective but avoid letting it dry on. Not sure about painted/coated wheels.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: ogden

GSM? In 2022? If I didn't already know where you live, I'd ask which decade you're living in. Everything is voice over data these days. Everything.

Re: Easily pleased. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Er

Re: Easily pleased. (thread)

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

<opens draw> <looks at Ipod shuffle (1st gen)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: YTC#1

As he used "on", I suspect he did.

Re: Easily pleased. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Cab

Heh, that's made me dig out my 60Gb iPod. I'll need to find the cable to charge it and see if it still works.

Re: Easily pleased. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Yes. Well the 'Video 30GB (5th Generation)'. I 'won' that one at a business card raffle at MWC one year for one of the java based phone OS [1]. Strange that I should win when that just happened to be my area of responsibility at work

Re: Easily pleased. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilson

Nice. Is it the Classic? I have one I used to use on long flights.

Easily pleased.

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

When digging for something in my garage I found an iPod that (I think) is 17 years old and I suspect this particular unit had been in a (slightly) damp garage for over 10 years, maybe as many as 15. I plugged it into my Mac overnight and t

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

At the risk of Dave Brown asking me to choose a roundabout, I'll mention here that a former colleague at Tarmac whose idea of the plurals of quarry and lorry was quarry's and lorry's was the one who named the fields in various files to

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: YTC#1

Well, if you will live on a remote island........

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: YTC#1

Actually, I think you will find it is/was the other way around. People used WA at home, and started using it for work etc.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

That's not my experience, comparing landline with actual GSM mobile telephony. I can rarely be arsed with using WhatsApp for a voice calls (guess I am a grandad, after all). Loads of people here (on the IoM) use Facebook Messenger for

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

uh huh uh huh uh huh ah. That's always the difficult bit

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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

This is the problem. If people use it at work then they will obviously tend to favour that 'at home'. Plus the fact that anything 'free' or even 'open source' is perceived as being run by a bunch of long-haired, deviant weirdos - comp

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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

Indeed. My normal/previous response would have been 'flame thrower' but I just CBA... Chris

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Never had a landline at home. Our phones at work are VOIP and HD and better quality than my first HiFi, really clear and miles ahead of a crackly rustly old POT.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Mobile qualtiy is fine, and when it isn't I have WiFi calling (now, was a pita before that). But the landline used to be mainly sales calls etc. My mum was the only one who ever rang it in the end. Absoulutly no use for one anymore.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Pipl

In my case, I tried using my Homebase Special SDS drill to put a couple of holes in the garage wall, and punched a hole clean through, taking a couple of chunks out of the bricks in the process.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Yes, and use it for most comms now. But a lot of businesses[1] and organisations are too deep in with the likes of WA. [1] Like the UK Gov.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tim

Tried Signal? It's more secure than WhatsApp.

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

The are the bike du jour in hillclimb circles. Mount sticky race wet tyres (or cut your own pattern in some slicks). Ride. Faster than anyone else.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

Not any more it ain't Grandad. Whatsapp etc. use much better quality codecs[1] than landlines. Some mobiles/operators implement HD calling as well. Also have a cost-effective bundle meaning almost all calls [1] mostly developed by the

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

Battery, or hydrochloric, acid. It works on car wheels anyway.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

I can certainly remember you putting out a request for one. What I can't remember is if you borrowed mine or not. I know I wasn't part of the erection party.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

It's the slow onset of dementia that I blame. Tell me about your SDS drill.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: ogden

Almost as ridiculous a proposal as sandblast and repaint. I was just dismayed nobody had suggested it yet. This place has gone to the dogs.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Ace

We still have a landline at our French house, simply because the fibre internet package includes it anyway. I use it to make calls very occasionally when we're there, given that my Swiss mobile package gives unlimited "free" calls anyway

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Stephen Packer

Almost as ridiculous a proposal as sandblast and repaint.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Stephen Packer

I'm sure that the sand blast approach would clean the wheels up nicely and as a bonus the bearings also. However... I suspect that with my painting skills the wheels would look shit within a few months, if not sooner; especially aroun

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Champ

Yes. Much prefer to use (to call or recieve) as the quality is much better. Also have a cost-effective bundle meaning almost all calls are 'free' (i.e. have zero marginal cost)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Reminds me of when I was on stationery in traffic on the M25 on the way to Cane's (formerly of this parish), and texted him from the car and accidentally used his work number instead of his mobile, and sent an expletive laden msg [1]. H

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: ogden

Angle grinder.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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

gesundheit

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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

Do people still answer land lines? I unplugged mine in 2015[1]. Have to have one as part of VM "bundle". There are options available to get a number, at no cost, to use for the WA validation. https://www.textnow.com [1] And couldn't b

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

What "ordinary" hammer drills ought to have been Originally "steck, dreh, sitzt"

Re: In jail for what? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Faithful Word Baptis

https://youtu.be/qwBN-RiRzOY

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: geoffC

Yes, I think that would work, validation is with SMS or call. Thanks for clearing that one up. I still think a separate PAYG number would be more secret. If you've had the land line number long enough it's bound to be in a few databases.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Muc-Off seems quite good on the odd occasion that I've made some sort of desultory gesture at cleaning one of the bikes, and others have given good reports of it too.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Hog

<waves hand from back of hall> Splash £50 on a genuine Karcher wet sandblasting attachment. Goes through crud like butter, using bags of dry paving sand. Ally comes out looking beautiful. You may want to paint them again afterwards, but

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Hog

IME you would pull your own plug while hooked up suffering from pneumonia, but I've seen so many LC patients and it's beyond a grim way to go. There has been recent treatment innovation (SBRT) but as usual with early diagnosis. Rob wasn'

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Correct. Again, correct. Then, the accoint is linked on that phone. Switch the SIM and it will still be the same account.

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Hog

Tsk!

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: wessie

I have had texts delivered to a landline voicemail and vice versa, depending on what system is being used.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ace

You don't. You use the landline (I'm not sure about this personally, but you could certainly use a different mobile number, as mentioned earlier - can you receive SMS on a landline?) to validate the install of the app on your Android ph

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: geoffC

Yes, I get that, your landline can obviously receive calls, but if I want to use WA on my PC I have to scan a QR code with my smartphone, how do you do that with a landline?

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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

Ta. It just seemed the stage in the process after giving plasma monthly. Also call it pre-retirment planning :-)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And you've missed the point that a non conencted (to your tablet/phone) landline to validate your account.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: geoffC

Hmm, that's why I wrote " Your number is only a unique id" earlier in the thread. In WhatsApp settings, under 'Change number' it says "Make sure you are able to receive SMS or calls at your new number" so I take it WA needs to be insta

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Top points for doing this BTW! Chris

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Kevin

I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first or last time) but I don't think they are notified unless you give WhatsApp access to your contacts.

In jail for what?

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Faithful Word Baptis

FievelJ should be in Jail for putting those disgust perverted paedophile cartoons on Twitter.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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

What I was looking for, but too lazy to Google, was SDS= Slotted Drive Shaft.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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

Yep, it was an interesting approach that one. I was tempted but then decided I was starting to go over the top :-)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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

Yes, of course I did. :-)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ace

Spoilsport, I wanted to see how far he;d take it.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: jeremy

Your right to be cautious, it did indeed look like a trap.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Wide Birth.... as in where huge cunts come from..... (Good spot....)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

heh Of course, we both know he means MMS, don't we :-)

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

I made sure that no photographic record exists of me riding bitch on Gyp's Harley

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

<SDS vs trad drill> This has been my experience too

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

Yes. Got given a corded one by a mate who has a complete set of shiny new cordless kit

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

<Reluctant acknowledgement>

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

You're missing the point - Whatsapp doesn't actually use the number except as a reference. It's quite possible to have the app installed on a device without a SIM card installed, like a tablet, so using a different phone number than the

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

I'm sure they don't, as you can't send pics via SMS.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

Not all concrete is equal. My old B&D hammer drill had served me well for years in the UK, but when I moved to France it would hardly make a dent in, e.g. the garage walls. I think SDS was relatively new then (c. 2002) and I had never he

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

" ".

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Gyp

I was looking at some bike photos earlier trying to remember when I got the Z750, and that was 18 years ago. The Beemer I'm riding at the moment was bought 33 years ago. I'm sure that time's not going to slow down from here either.

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

Rope and I did not get along on UKRM. But I was younger, and less kind than perhaps I should have been. I dunno. You and I spent a lot of time together on the IoM, and I never found you rude at all. Evidently you need to try harder

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

From the "business" my dad was in, he saw a lot of death. His view was that a long drawn out death is harder on the one doing the shuffling, but a sudden death is harder on those left behind. So my technique has been to remind all those

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: ogden

That sounds like the voice of experience.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Not yet... I still (just) remember you popping down with Champ, Champ returning my ZX9r (after I'd fallen off and bust my shoulder) and you riding your Harley. Then on the return... Champ took the pillion on the Harley. I expect I hav

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: petrolcan

In article <t5bcrm$p6i$1@dont-email.me>, YTC#1 says... https://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/sds-drills/cat830818

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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

Ah, fuckit...... what's an SDS drill?

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Gyp

Having spotted that my front tyre was made in 08, I might treat the bike to a new one soon. And now I know you've got the kit... You've not moved, have you?

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Either prospect would do me. As long as the french bulldog one doesn't include one of them shoving his dick in my face in the hope it gets a lick.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Do you have an SDS drill yet?

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days ago by: ogden

Barely chance for one last breath until he suffocates under a mountain of snuffling french bulldogs, more like.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days ago by: ogden

basically retired and filling my time with all kinds of stuff to take my mind off the relentless march towards death, like Post corrected.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Fleming

Are we still doing this? I'm carefully refraining from mentioning that that should be berth, not birth, just in case you were deliberately setting it up.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andy Burns

Sonax rim cleaner sometimes "sonax full effect" or rim cleanerplus. If you only do them every 5 years, you probably get away with the 1L size instead of 5L

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: crn

Brush with TFR, wait 10 minutes, repeat, blat off with pressure washer using hot water.

Re: Cleaning wheels (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Brown

TFR and a jetwash ?

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Champ

Yeah, I though someone might make this point. Up until very recently (2020, really), I've just not done DIY. Maybe putting up a couple of shelves, replacing a light switch, assembling some flat pack furniture has been the extent of it

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Champ

Just a second or so of "oh fuck!" as the gap you were going for closes, yeah?

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Fleming

Why, is everybody allergic to him?

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Fleming

Do we both go the same way round it, or one of us go clockwise and the other anticlockwise? I have a feeling that one of the main reasons I bought a Volvo 30 years ago or so was to troll all bikers, which was quite an ambition.

Cleaning wheels

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

So, what would be suggested to remove about five years of brake/road grime from wheels. They're painted/coated if it makes any difference. I've tried - 'Wonder Wheels' (the only wonder is how they've stayed in business. Really not ve

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

My dad took several months to die (liver cancer), the last couple of weeks being with him unconscious most of the time. Mum took a week (complete renal failure). Mum's death was probably easier for my siblings and me, and my nieces an

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Yep, usually 12 months before you get to use the supplied bike (if wanted). They do insist that you wear BB vest and have a sticker on your bike (as you will park it near Ambulance bays). The marked bike is tracked, so absolutly no spee

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogden

You're not going to make many friends round here with Pratchett references

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: ogden

Stephen Packer wrote: I use my bead breaker (threaded type) to do the same thing, as an alternative to having four arms. At least, I do when I remember the trick. Which, given how rarely I change tyres nowadays, is after about 40 minutes

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

It was only a matter of time. I can see some needless tyre dismounting and remounting coming up towards the end of this week. I guess the justification will be 'it makes it easier to clean the wheel'.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I'm absolutely staggered you can get to your time in life and not have an SDS drill.

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I'm afraid that was my conclusion also. Frankly when it's my time I don't really want a lot of warning. Not sure if it's easier on the family going through the trauma of a drawn out illness vs a swift, unexpected end.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Hog

Will they let you use your own bike and without most of the dayglo bollocks? (appropriate removable signage)

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Hog

By jove, you might be onto something there... Unexpectedly quick departure after diagnosis, a terrible shock for his family I'm sure but hopefully a quick easy out for him, poor sod.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

My old corded black and decker wouldn't touch the concrete. I had a decent masonry drill bit, too. Now you say!

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

Definitely didn't buy an SDS drill, as I know I've only just got a 2nd hand one. I might have gone and bought the drill bit. My memory is certainly no better than yours

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Ditto, I love seeing how far I can push before people start threatening with physical violence - here - pick a roundabout of your choice..... Trolling can be fun.....

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

It was a large city in Maharashtra ?? I don't fucking think so. It's a shame you don't have the intellectual attainment to spell a three letter word correctly. Time to give up, drain your keyboard of all the dribble, and pursue something

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I don't have an SDS drill and I managed to drill 4 holes to mount my tire changer in my concrete garage floor without any difficulty, using a standard 3/8" drill and a masonry bit. I've seen videos of people using the same changer bolt

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: CT

Didn't you go and buy a SDS drill when we were erecting your garage/bike shed in Reading? Or did sweller/Neil R have a drill and you just got the drill bit. Or is my memory shot to pieces?

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: geoffC

You're going to need a really long cable when you're out and about then :-).

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Champ

That's what I thought. Actually, I remember now - it needed to be bolted down. So I bought some huge bolts for bolting things to concrete floors, but then realised I'd need an SDS drill to make the holes and .... there the project stal

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

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

Easier than that. You can use a landline to confirm your number :-)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

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

I have written something similar :-)

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

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

Solution so far seems to be just don't let WA access to your contacts. Then when someone messages you, add them to the contacts on WA.

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

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

I've persueded a lot of people over to Signal and Telegram, but I doubt I will be in a good position with the blood bike group. I might introduce them to NextCloud talk :-). Get a few people with RaspPI and away you go :-) Pretty s

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

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

Yes, that's a good 'about' Chris

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

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

Gotcha - Doh! <slaps forehead> Ta C

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Colin Irvine

I'm in four WhatsApp groups, and no-one outside those groups has ever tried to text me. It might help that my "About" entry is "I use WhatsApp as little as possible"!

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: geoffC

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_card

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Ok, I've been whooshed. I don't understand any of this card business. What card? Chris

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

That's the problem, I don't want any of the x00 people in my contacts list, who happen to be on WA already, suddenly being notified that I'm there too and sending all sorts of crap before I can shut it down! Chris

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

"Me Too" I'm in a similar predicament with a group of people who 'won't use facebook or messenger because of the security risk" (even though we already have those) and so set up a WA group - despite *knowing* it is owned by fb! My r

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: geoffC

I think you only need to use the sim once, to confirm your number and set up WA, then you can just go back to your normal sim and WA will continue to use the number you registered. People can only app you via that number.

Re: Paging the IoM cognoscenti... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

:-) Have you tried the historic imagery in Google Earth Pro? HTH C

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

An option I have considered, but that would mean either a 2nd phone or a virtual sim. But surely a virtual sim would still access my contacts list?

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Currently trying to work out how to do that. I've installed it, not allowed it to read my contacts and Jean can send me messages. But this means that anyone with my number can send me messages regardless (it's not that I want to ignore

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Just like SMS :-) At it's core, yes it is a messaging service. But once you have allowed it access to your contacts, then they can all see that your are using the service[1]. That is the bit I am trying to work around right now. Anyo

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: geoffC

Get a pre paid card and only give that number to them. Your number is only a unique id so you still use your normal data provider. You can block everyone/thing else, so should be pretty watertight.

Re: UKRM / Real Life Interface (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Cab

Silly bloody place to have a footnote, eh? Apparently 0.778BHP at 2500 rpm. But it'll go faster than your bike [1] [1] When dropped out of a plane at 30,000ft

Re: Stepson sidelined (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Pete Fisher

A large vehicle approaching at injudicious speed is a scenario we fairly often encounter on local VMCC runs. Some of the lanes used have grass growing down the middle and much loose gravel. Some locals adopt a 'nobody ever comes down h

Stepson sidelined

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Stepson passed his CBT a couple of months ago and got a new Honda CB125F. He's been out for a few rides on it, not a huge amount though. SWMBO rang me earlier today when I was out at the rehearsal studio to tell me he'd come off the bike

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Outside a group, you'll only be seen by those who have your number. Yes. As above.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I'm only doing it because I'm bored.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

It was a pune or play on words[1], taking advantage of the stray apostrophe. A shame you haven't the intellectual attainment to comprehend that. [1] (c) pTerry

Re: OT: WhatsApp (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days ago by: Alan

I was under the impression that Whatsapp was a messaging service, rather than a social media thing. That's they only way I've used it. You just put your phone number in, and no more details required. Someone can then send their message

OT: WhatsApp

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: YTC#1

I'm in the process of becoming a blood biker, passed assesment ride today, however they do *everything* via WhatsApp. To carry on I will need to reinstall/rejoin it. Soooo, before I get on it and play, what options are open to me for :

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

My GL1000 (sans carburetors) has been occupying my lift more or less continuously for going on six years now, but let's not ruin a good story, eh?

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Strange, I'd have thought you'd have often changed tyres. I seem to do it at least twice a year and rarely ride anywhere. I'm looking at this and salivating a bit. https://tinyurl.com/58bdwp6s I don't need it, but when has need come

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

I bought one of those (or similar) second hand. It sat in the garage getting in the way for 4~5 years, without me once using it, so I sold it again

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

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

Surely you already know how long the levers are?

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mark Roberts

Ah; well there is that. I don't use levers on the Street Triple; that *used* to go to the bike shop for new tyres. When I rode it enough to wear the tyres out.....

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Sadly I've got another bike with a fork off sat on the bike lift so I spent the afternoon scrabbling on the tarmac to get the wheels/exhaust off and back on the bike.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Strangely enough I'm less bothered about levers with rims that aren't painted... !

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Amen. I've also learned- put the tires out in the sun (if it shows up where you are) or put them in front of a FOAD heater. Warm tires are a fuck sight easier to mount. With the right tools, and the knowledge to use them, it's really not

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

<more snippage> HFM? I bought the Harbor Freight edition of pretty much exactly that one, which if I remember correctly was all of $75 on sale... admittedly that was probably close to 20 years ago. For some reason they don't sell them a

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Roberts

I use my mousse changer for that. Too much money! I made a special 'cone' spacer for the GS wheel so I can use it on the static balancer.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Roberts

I've just received some new Anakee 3 for the GS. I'll be fitting them with levers though :) I'll let you know how long....

Re: UKRM / Real Life Interface (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN

It was below the sig. I keep meaning to ask: That VeloSolex: Full power, is it?

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I'm getting older, and still have the same shit (bikes included) in the garage.

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I think the biggest single benefit of having decent kit is that you're working standing up rather than grubbing around on the floor. Looking back, not having a decent tyre post (which positions the wheel at waist height give or take) m

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1

After doing the Peg tyres back in 2017, before going to Momgolia, I've decided to never do a tyre again unless stuck at the side of the road. Somewhere between 2010 and 2017 I seem to have got older and totally lost the knack. And swea

Re: Fitting tyres... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Bad form etc. etc. But I meant to say that these things are really good for forcing the tyre bead into the well (to give you room to work): https://tinyurl.com/34tkx4fn This is what I meant by a tyre bar: https://tinyurl.com/8rnvhumh Th

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Fucking scousers

Re: UKRM / Real Life Interface (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Cab

:-) And the footnote thief has struck again.

Fitting tyres...

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

Protyre's website refused to work so I couldn't book the R1200 in for a new set of tyres. Naturally I only think about doing such things in the middle of the night when no one's manning the phones. Ebay, on the other hand, operates 24 hou

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I think some cunt stole them because we hadn't chained them up.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: YTC#1

It has been a while, where are the deck chairs and popcorn?

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Truth hurts eh !

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

I appreciate humour; when it's funny, and to be fair, you started it with the unfunny fuckwittery shit by going all gramma nazi. Takes a cunt to know a cunt......

Re: UKRM / Real Life Interface (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

So you didn't just shrug and send it anyway? :D Something I find really fucking annoying - when one is listing options in a forum post by saying a) good, b) bad, and c) ugly, the forum software assumes that b) means some stupid bloody

Re: UKRM / Real Life Interface (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

+1 = :-) :-)

Re: UKRM / Real Life Interface (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

:-)

UKRM / Real Life Interface

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: WUN

That could have been career-limiting[1]. Bug report at work that one of our interfaces pukes when you send an emoji to it. My fingers were forming to type "Smilies are for cunts" when I remembered where I was...

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Higgins

Nor me but I still bought one.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Yeah, I'm so fucking sorry about that, shithead.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

What a humourless fuckwitted cunt you are.

Re: Current channel tunnel 'experience' (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

We uploaded API and vaccine certificates as requested on their website. Had to show passports either twice or three times, can't remember, otherwise just sailed through. Not asked any questions about, e.g., where we were staying.

Re: Paging the IoM cognoscenti... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Mark Roberts

If I told you it would only cause complaint.

Re: Paging the IoM cognoscenti... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pipl

Peat. I meant peat. Gah These brain things, do they wear out?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: siwilson

Israel is a PITA to get in and out of even if you don't have any stamps in your passport.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Champ

<applause>

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

I would probably have got on with him then. Actually, I've been accused of being downright rude, so perhaps not.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

'twas just a joke :-)

Re: Paging the IoM cognoscenti... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Are you tapping the side of your nose as you type that? Chris

Re: Paging the IoM cognoscenti... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Precisely, there are more logical marks elsewhere for peat cutting! These are not logical - more the random ravings of a demented being with a lawn mower? Or evidence of aliens... Which this may also be?: A little further south (to the r

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

IIRC his knee was fine, it was a nice x-ray.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Welcome to my world

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

This is UKRM. IIRC grammar has always been maintained to a high standard.

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Eddie

I don't think a knee brace would've helped in VD's case.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Oh I got it..... I just find him about as funny as rectal cancer. He tried correcting another post of mine on another thread and it's just utterly tedious and so 2010.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: ogden

https://imgflip.com/i/6f024a (A sign that times have changed, I'm finding the text-only format of UKRM very limiting in 2022).

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Will you fuck off with the grammar nazi shit you tedious cunt.

Re: Paging the IoM cognoscenti... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Those that know, know, and don't tend to talk about it.

Re: Paging the IoM cognoscenti... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: YTC#1

I was wondering if it was maybe peat cutting?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Ace

This was the norm even forty-odd years ago when I was in the Merchant Navy - anyone visiting Israel would have a spare passport used exclusively for that, given the number of unfriendly (to Israel) nations at that time. Not just the Ara

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: WUN

I think Amiens would be perfect. Sign me up if we're going there.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Bad use of apostrophe, but good use of colon.

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

He kept on going on about how his dog would run off over the fields. When I suggested that he might be a bit considerate of livestock and put the fucking thing on a lead, he got in a right huff.

Paging the IoM cognoscenti...

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

I was showing my son the route of the coastal path on google earth the other day and we found this, wtf? https://earth.app.goo.gl/?apn=com.google.earth&isi)3622097&ius=googleearth&link=https%3a%2f%2fearth.google.com%2fweb%2f%4054.13239497,

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: ogden

You are, if you have a valid reason, and the two mentioned above are the main ones. I phoned up and asked about it a few years back when work were trying to send me to one Israel, and I was looking at holidays in countries that aren't mad

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Champ

Nice straight bat you've got there :-) I didn't know you were even allowed to have two concurrent passports

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: YTC#1

noted

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Aye, since my illness I don't really have the balance to do two wheels, which is annoying. I managed to turn up in the wrong car as well. Thursday nights escapade of the funbus lunching itself on the M25, costing me £330 to recover it ba

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Yes, I chose to ignore it completely. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waive - See usage number 3.

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ace

Met him a couple of times at Sarratt, back in the day, and one or two other meet-ups, I guess. He was always a bit odd, yes. Socially awkward, one might say. I think from the context that his suffering is over.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: sweller

I got them when I was travelling a lot for work (having said "was", I'm in Bangkok at the moment) and I was either waiting for visas with my passport away at the appropriate office and needed to travel so I had two passports. The other

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: petrolcan

In article <jdc13sF6adcU1@mid.individual.net>, Andy Burns says... you mean Rope? Miserable fecker IIRC, hope he doesn't suffer.

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Thanks, sad that. I've been watching his escapades, in various guises, over several years and met him last year too. I never realised he was 'Rope' - though its obvious now where the name came from. :-( Chris

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

uk.rec.motorcycles

Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Alan

Yep, the one who had the diesel FJ.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Have you seen how low the XJR is? Pah WUSS, water was lovely.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days ago by: CT

Oh yeah, of course.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: ogden

The Irvines.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: CT

I only knew of a couple[1], mainly due to a lack of two-wheel transport, I think. Yeah, that was weird. It might have been a little different if P&O hadn't pulled their stunt and we'd kept the group booking. I'd had a bang on the hea

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: CT

Seconded. They left the bar at 3.30am apparently. They both made it to breakfast although for at least one of them mainly consisted of looking blankly at a pain-au-chocolat and wondering whether it will stay down if he ate it. OPn to

Re: Current channel tunnel 'experience' (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: ogden

The machine asks a couple of extra questions about passengers (how many and who) when checking in. Your passport gets stamped in each direction. They've moved things about in Coquelles, so the terminal building is between checkin and cust

Current channel tunnel 'experience'

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Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

With the Tog Tour I assume a few people crossed using the tunnel. So, what's the post-brexit experience like? Were the French immigration at all interested in where you were going or has nothing much changed? Did you have to show anythin

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

From memory, you have to try to get your hip forward as well so if your heel digs in it doesn't try to 'shorten' your leg as it pushes the foot/leg backwards (i.e, viewed from the side the foot isn't very far in front of the body). But

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

All this chatter reminds me of Veggie Dave, and his spiral fracture while using that technique.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Arthur TS Jackson mebbe? Chris

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Having just seen a similar announcement amongst the sheddies, am I right in thinking this is Rob P - a fellow water dweller? If so, very sad, he had become ill quite suddenly after a long series of presenting 'smoking room views' on fb.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Champ

I only got home last night - have done just over a 1000 miles, and only about 250 were in France! I'll never take the piss out of the geordies again :-) Thanks for organising, Cab. It really was good to see some old faces, and I was m

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

I'm not an MX-er, but the couple of times I've ridden a super-motard style bike, the advice I was given was "try to touch the front wheel spindle with your inside boot"....and it definitely helped. I did play with the "Rossi dangle"

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

Two passports, eh? What name do you use for the other one?

Re: gbzrope down (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Cab

Ah fuck. He was only posting yesterday on the other place.

gbzrope down

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Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

News from another place, lung cancer + pneumonia

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: sweller

Fortunately, I have two UK passports so filling them completely will be less of a problem.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 15 Hours ago by: WUN

Fucking *top* weekend. Thanks to all involved. Ogden, CT and I were just congratulating ourselves at 2AM on Sunday morning on being the Last Men Standing when we found Pete-Tog's-Mate[1]'s son and his mate still going for it as we left t

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

By the sounds of the above, are you sure you didn't eat it?

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Alan

Yes, well done, again. I didn't attend as I was getting overwhelmed with stuff at home and work, its a good job I didnt attend, as on Friday afternoon I started feeling bloody awful, and went to bed at 4pm. Apart from an occasional hou

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tim

Many thanks. You're clearly a natural at this kind of thing. :-) [snip] Good idea.

Re: OB Post Tog Tour Post. (thread)

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

Rumour has it that you enjoy it :-) At least he got an award. I'm just wonering if I should be insulted by that. I hadn't realised hat was down to Nick, cheers mate. It never fails to amze me, that what I see as normal is never the s

OB Post Tog Tour Post.

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Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Cab

Another weekend over. Only been waiting three years for this one. From my perspective, it was one of the hardest to organise, as the dates changed three times and trying to keep up with the folk wishing to join/leave was a bit nightmare-ish

OT: Newsgroup statistics for the last 30 day(s)

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Posted: 15 Days 11 Hours ago by: Cab

NGStatistics2: Newsgroup Statistics Program Version 2.3.2 Copyright (C) 2004-2021 Cab Newsgroup.

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: geoffC

Depends on the angle of the dangle ;-)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Pipl

That's what the MX lore says. I have a sneakng suspicion that getting weight forward helps compress the front a tiny bit and shorten the trail, and helps the bike turn in, but I've never seen any reference to this anywhere.

Re: Crooked bastard gets away with it (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

Your sarcasm detectors need re-aligning.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Higgins

A bit of the latter too, if you cross over quite often. The passport quickly fills up.

Re: Crooked bastard gets away with it (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: Sqirrel99

You think he hasn't hidden anything, or hasn't been caught (yet) ?

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: siwilson

Having re-watched my little excursion, I noticed my foot's off the peg in that corner too. I think that was more a reaction to "oh crap I'm gonna crash" than any science. AIUI, in hillclimbing, it come's from the dirtbike technique whi

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: sweller

The former.

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

Of the three main effects mentioned: 1) Drag. Clearly sticking your leg out will cause some drag and that will slow the bike a bit more than sitting-up alone will do, but it's all pretty minimal compared with the actual brakes. Keeping

Re: Crooked bastard gets away with it (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

Clearly he deserves a non-custodial sentence because he didn't try to *hide* any of the money, c.f. Boris Becker. There is always <https://www.gov.uk/ask-crown-court-sentence-review>

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

Seems to work for Deliveroo riders.

Re: Crooked bastard gets away with it (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

I never fancied a Norton, however it actually is my middle name so i have always had a bit of an interest. This sort of thing though is scandalous and "something should be done about it!" Chris

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

As in, "Oops, I might be about to fall sideways!"? Chris

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ace

Annoyed you just as a permanent reminder of the stupidity of Brexit? Or is there some actual inconvenience involved?

Re: Open Spot?? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

That's a really unpleasant website - "The Babylon Bee is a conservative Christian news satire website" https://babylonbee.com/news/woman-celebrated-for-killing-35-million-people

Re: Crooked bastard gets away with it (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

He's 'bankrupt' too, so likely won't pay anything back. Quoting the judge at his sentencing - "This is not just financial harm," she said. "I have read statement after statement of the trauma you have done to the lives of ordinary peop

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

It's seagulls all over again !

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

While that is entirely true, it doesn't mean that it doesn't also have a useful effect physical given the physics involved. Of course, as the article speculates, it may be only psychological for many riders.

Open Spot??

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Posted: 17 Days 12 Hours ago by: Dean Hoffman

Nope. There's a motorcycle that parking spot. <https://babylonbee.com/news/report-perfect-parking-spot-right-up-front-update-gah-friggin-motorcycle>

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 12 Hours ago by: sweller

Yes, I've been on the Eurostar a couple of times and it really annoyed me that I got a passport stamp at St Pancras.

Crooked bastard gets away with it

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Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/stuart-garner-sentence/ Stuart Garner (Norton Motorcycles, for them as have forgotten) got off with a suspended sentence and an order to pay £20k, which isn't bad for the £10m that has yet to be paid

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I thought they did it because Rossi started doing it, and then started to find justification for it.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Sadly, even Private Eye got this wrong - P&O Cruises were sponsoring some event and PE was being scathing about the 800 made unemployed. Must see if there's been a correction to that.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

"waived"?

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

why-do-racers-dangle-their-leg Hmm, centrifugal force, eh?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

They'll have fun here, I don't think I'll need to dump until next Friday after this mornings turn out. Do we get our passports stamped now we've abandoned the rest of the continent ?

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

The following article by Mark McVeigh suggests that they indeed do, in order to create a turning moment - https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/racing/why-do-racers-dangle-their-leg

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

At 18.30 he says that MotoGP riders put their foot out for "air-braking". :-)

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: WUN

"If there's no cavity search it ain't a real border".

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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

Fuck, that made me realise that I have not crossed a bordr [1] on a bike since 2017! [1] A real border, not counting leaving the UK or crossing between France and Spain.

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I did get the impression he was a 'car guy' and doing his best to handle commentating on the bikes. Oof.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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

And I said "I was looking at it last year" which may have been a clue :-) But, mea culpa As a rule, they are fun. It's an endemic pandemic.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Ah, you said it got "too complicated for all the borders and restrictions" and didn't mention the plague. I thought if there's anyone that knows about borders its you ! I forgot about Covid, it's so last year, and officially over accordin

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

There was a little matter of Covid restrictions last year ....... so went to Ireland instead. And then Spain when things eased. Not sure how/if I will get away this year.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

He has had a bang on the head, apparently.

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

It most definitely is! It lures you in with all sorts of temptations about making life easier and then.... B'stard! Chris

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: Eddie

Oh. Shows how much attention I've been paying. Very old-fashioned. Probably still considers electronic ignition to be the work of the devil. Enjoy it while it lasts, you young whippersnapper.

Re: To the TOG memorial runners (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: siwilson

Kind offers, we shall see, but don't hold your breath. Yep. We've bought a lot from him. Got close to becoming his sourdough supplier at one point until we figured out how difficult it is to produce in quantities.

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: ogden

Well, they are. Not Outer Mongolia, but India, certainly, and a few other far-flung places. All the small-capacity road bikes are shipped in. But...

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I believe he also said the Husqvarna was a Swedish bike, not sure that's necessarily true anymore after being bought by KTM. Got a slight chuckle at the Velocette conking out in direct proximity to the announcer's patter about them being

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Also... - oiled the chain - put more air in the tyres It's amazing how much better a bike handles with the correct tyre pressures, isn't it! :-)

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

It registered, but I politely waived it away and put it down to his advancing years.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Has it really changed that much ? I did it pre-brexshit - Harwich - Hook - Hirtshals - Langesund and spent a week driving over to Haugesund via very scenic roads. There were no checks bar a brief wave of the passport at Hook to a very ent

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: YTC#1

This is still UKRM, isn't it?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ace

Or no one who read it cared...

Re: caution - motorcycle related content (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Eddie

Classic commentary style. Strange emphasis on "Austrian-built KTM", suggesting that some KTMs are built in Outer Mongolia or something. And as for "almost overcooked it" ... 'almost' doing a lot of the heavy lifting in that sentence, I

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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

I know, but still not direct. Was looking at it last year, but got too complicated for all the borders and restrictions.

Re: To the TOG memorial runners (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: WUN

S'only a couple of hours or so, you should pop up and say hello. I might buy you a half.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: wessie

there's a new service from Eemshaven, Holland https://booking.hollandnorwaylines.com/ Harwick to Hook of Holland and then to Norway. Cuts out a lot of miles going to a German or Danish port.

caution - motorcycle related content

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

Starring Ogden and yours truly. https://youtu.be/bZXQw5rFcgs I blame the FIVE HOURS of waiting around for our second run. It was a weird day, one of our lot carted off with broken bones and some crazy number (25?) of red flags.

To the TOG memorial runners

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: siwilson

DFC ok? We are going over too, but heading for a slighty more western location.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: Pipl

I did make the same mistake, but someone pointed it out.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Really nice place, just like the rest of Norway. Pity we can't sail direct there anymore.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Chris?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

It was the only place I could thing of with a berg in it... :-) Chris

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And what about your pillions thoughts?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Was that the problem? I thought they were going to New York.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: YTC#1

And either no one noticed, or no one read it :-)

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

As long as they avoid sailing to Bergen, they might get away with it? Chris

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Eddie

Totally gnarly, dude.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Champ

Perfect practice run indeed I know, I know. I just wanted to avoid it being too much of a shock when we head down to Folkestone - ooh, this is cold, this is uncomfortable, this is scary.....

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Champ

My fingers typed 'refund' when I obviously meant 'rebrand'

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Fleming

Indeed. They need a nice distinguished new name. How about White Star Line?

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Fleming

My dad had one, along with a sailing dinghy (an 11ft Gull if anyone's interested, but it wasn't a motorhome so maybe not that interesting) and my brother has it now, down in Cornwall. AFAIK it's still running - it dates to the 1960s, m

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Very close, just not as gassy apparently. Always been a favourite with teams at BBQ competitions, thank god the next two comps I'm doing are in Bad Bellingen (just on the German side of the Rhein opposite Mulhouse) and Sint Niklaas - Bel

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: sweller

That was my point. Monkey see, monkey do.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: sweller

That has been done. To little effect. I found this: https://www.marketingweek.com/po-cruises-distance-po-ferries-brand/ Those numbers don't look too healthy.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: ogden

I'd rather drink actual Coronavirus.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: ogden

A rebrand that wouldn't be necessary in the first place, if the ferry firm hadn't hastily tried to disassociate itself from its earlier brand 35 years ago.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: ogden

I was going to say December, a mile or so each way when we went for lunch at the pub next door to where the bike was having an MOT. But now you ask, I realise I completely forgot an overnight trip to Leeds about a month ago. 200-odd miles

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: YTC#1

IIRC, it didn't do Corona beer any harm :-)

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Champ

When was your Doris last on the back? For mine it was a good year ago. She dragged her heels when I suggested she re-aquaint herself before the trip

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Champ

A lot of companies in and around Oxford, which has "Isis" (an alternative / old name of the Thames) in their company name had to do a refund for similar reasons in the recent past

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Brown

Well, yes - there is that ! I guess double standards at a basic level. Not being a cunt keeps the gap big enough.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Brown

I believe they have done this, time and time again. I think no amount of disassociation will help as people just see P&O. It's like being branded the NAZI party and you're just a small catering firm that does does parties and functions w

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: ogden

I've...put some fuel in mine. Didn't even ride it to fill up, either. I'd have had to move the van to get the bike out, so I took a jerry can in the van instead. Just as well I've been busy on the hillclimbers the last few weekends, or I

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I'm rather surprised that the demographic who use cruises (I assume mostly coffin-dodgers in their 60s and 70s) mostly give a fuck about the P&O employees being kicked out of employment. After all this is the generation that gave us b

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Or why not just have an ad saying 'We're nothing to do with that other company of b'stards'? Chris

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Stephen Packer

I don't disagree about standards dropping and frankly with our government giving such a poor lead in obeying the law (its own and international) I find it hard to be surprised a business would also be 'flexible' about legal matters. It

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

If the propeller you have is one of the square ended things that were really crap, maybe you upgraded it and subsequently sold the motor with the new prop? HTH :-) Chris

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Depressingly true , I see their ads popup with so many mouth breathers not realising they're different companies, and going off on one at them. A hasty re-branding might be the answer ? Total dis-association for a company they're not act

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: sweller

My insiders say there are going to be real problems for P&O Cruises (owned by Carnival) whilst P&O Ferries (owned by DP World and who sacked their crews) will probably survive unscathed. The P&O Cruises brand has been absolutely smashed

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Champ

Using the tunnel, after the P&O debacle - 11:20, I think, same as Ogden and Doris

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: WUN

I still have the propeller from one of those in my garage. Fucked if I know where the rest of it is.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: WUN

Lahvely. What ferry are you on for the southern leg of your world tour?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Champ

I've been riding mine quite a bit. More importantly, following your re-animation of the luxo-barge, I thought I ought to give mine some attention. So... - fresh oil and new oil filter fitted - brake pads checked ('they'll do') - tyres

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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

I seem to remember you having plenty of hair on the one occasion I met you (at the scout hall at Onchan) - mind you, that is quite a few years ago now! 2005 or 6? Not that I expect you to remember me at all - but when I visited someo

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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

I'm only grey from the neck up. Does that help? Chris

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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

I used to own one of those in about 1970! Dropped it in the canal a few times, shook the drips off and it ran again almost immediately. Amazing. Mine was a 102+ which had a huge 3" diameter brass 'exhaust' which I used to burn myself o

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 5 Hours ago by: geoffC

Last Saturday (23/4), Sun and wind energy production in NL exceeded demand for the first time ever.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 5 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

AHA indeed. A name from way back when, although we've never actually met.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: eric the brave

AHA a BOTOFOT : https://simonb.zapik.com/botofot/images.html

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: cat

They *are*! The gsxr made me very smiley today and I did one of my most enjoyable leans ever on a 270 degree motorway junction. Just a couple of hours buzzing around at mostly legal mph till the fuel light came on.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Ben Blaney

I'm still not grey!

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Or https://www.britishseagull.com/, in which case anyone being hit in the face with one would be understandably distressed.

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

This means I will have to trawl through the old physical pics and do some scanning

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

Harleys in the proper hands can be surprisingly quick. We had great fun chasing a couple for a while Italy.

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: YTC#1

Depends on the source, pretty sure I could get a hard copy if I was arsed. This a new meme I don;t know about?

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sqirrel99

Driving a sub-one-litre automatic hire car with four people in it in the mountains near Guadalest, we were almost overtaken by a bicycle while going uphill.

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ace

I was once overyaken by a Harley on a Twisty mountain road in the Vosges. To be fair, I was riding Ginge's ZXR1400 with Fluffycat on the backm as he claimed to have never taken a pillion before, and he was some way behind on my gixxer.

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: wessie

I had similar descending the Col du Galibier in the Savoie Alpes in 1995. It was my first, proper alpine pass over 2000m and I was somewhat awed.

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Just because it's on the Internet, doesn't mean it's true. PS Birds Aren't Real

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

https://as.com/meristation/2021/05/03/betech/1620064505_681737.html - BCN https://computerhoy.com/noticias/life/instalan-acera-solar-generar- electricidad-limpia-52098 - Idaho, USA https://elperiodicodelaenergia.com/solar-roadways-inst

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

I'll look it up. spains-first-solar-energy-pavement Barca = rowing boat. https://dle.rae.es/barca?m=form The nick for their football team is Barça. Catalans refer to Barcelona as BCN.

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

http://185.219.27.69:1961/harley_d/

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Colin Irvine

We were overtaken by a push bike once, on the ZZR1400 in the Pyrenees. Idling along downhill at about 40mph enjoying a particularly spectacular view with nowhere to stop. I thought "good luck to him/her".

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Every few months a different city, in a different country re-invents "solar freakin' roadways" yet again, pours a few million into it, fails, then quietly buries the idea ... if you want solar that's fine, just put it where it works!

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Yeah, I hired a HD in the US once. Scrapped the boards a fair bit :-)

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

It was on the final bump I did the pass, I believe I "caught air" :-)

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: YTC#1

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/how-identify/identify-gulls "Often known as seagulls (though no species is actually called a seagull, and many are found far from the sea)"

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

This happened to me. On honeymoon in Hawaii. I rented a HD (Dynawideglide) for a day and got overtaken by a bicycle going down a twisty slope. I couldn't steer the damned thing. I had a queue of cars behind me. Typical or what?

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

On the subject of safety nazis, the Beeb carried this report of a Nigerian[1] boy who has converted his bike into a motorbike. <https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-61154448> They've made him wear a crappy-old helmet in all the sh

Re: Today I overtook a Harley...... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Eddie

I hope you bunny-hopped over the speed bumps, for good measure.

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Eddie

That's not how I parsed the headline, though. Maybe it was an imaginary seagull.

Today I overtook a Harley......

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

........ On my push bike. Ok, it was downhill [1] In a 30MPH zone [2] With speed bumps [3] But the look on his face as I went passed (at approx 20mph) was a picture. I don't think he was amused when I waved him on after the last speed b

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Apparantly Seville are doing the pavements. Although I can ony find a Barca article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/29/barcelona-installs-spains-first-solar-energy-pavement

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Ginge

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: YTC#1

That's just daft

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

Perhaps it was his pet, Stephen?

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

Ikea in Málaga has a huge covered parking area that has solar panels on every square inch. Pretty impressive. I assume they power the whole shopping complex.

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

Hmm. Depends where one lives. I presume your are referring to the UK, but even in that darkest of dismalities, surely there is more annual sunlight in the south than oop norf?

Re: OT: Green Energy (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul Carmichael

Yesterday, it was dull and I was still scraping > 2kW from my panels.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Eddie

I've got enough hair on my back that I can't feel the sun on it.

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Eddie

I was wondering why the stranger had a seagull in the first place.

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

You're 100% correct! https://twitter.com/birdsarentreal

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ace

Safety Nazi.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Blimey. Having hair at all marks you out around here

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND @UKRM

Its ok! I still have hair long enough to be able to do both :-) Chris

Re: One for YTC#1 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: YTC#1

His defence missed a trick, how could he attack someone with an imaginary creature?

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: WUN

We've found a witch, may we burn her? <Wanders away, whistling a nonchalant air>

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Eddie

Witchcraft!

One for YTC#1

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Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/10/man-jailed-for-attacking-stranger-with-a-seagull-16254388/

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

I'm not particularly bothered if folks using Google Groups can see ASCII art correctly or not. I realize that some folks do use it as their primary / sole method of accessing newsgroups, since it's quick and easy to use vs. having to sign

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

But "This is a text-only newsgroup, thank goodness."

Re: OT: Google chrome (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Well, that rabbit-holed me for around 10 minutes !

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Olson

I've used that view in the past and it does show you the original message content, with headers, but crucially for ASCII art, it also includes any leading spaces in the message body. I don't know if it displays the original message cont

Re: OT: Google chrome (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: Sqirrel99

Part of a password strength estimator library, apparently : https://github.com/dropbox/zxcvbn

OT: Google chrome

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Speedgazebo MOTP #1

Can anyone explain what this ? C:\Users\ <your user name> \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\ZxcvbnData\1 Just wondering what it's all about.

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Ace

GG was launched with the intent of replacing USENET, not interfacing with it. No thought, apparently, was given to pre-existing protocols. Just like everything googe does, it's a case of "this is the way we think it should be done, we do

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 16 Hours ago by: wessie

Priti safe practice

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: WUN

Safety nazi.

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark Olson

It's definitely an idiot decision by whoever implemented the GG interface, to strip all leading spaces and to not offer the option of displaying messages in a fixed width font. I just checked GG, and the option to view the original messa

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Tis all I've used for years now, I just like that it syncs across devices e.g .home / work / mobile phone / dedicated toilet tablet etc

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Brown

Nope, still looks like someone digested and then threw up an ascii chart. I could install an nntp reader, but i really can't be arsed, and I've retired from being a geek.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days ago by: YTC#1

And some factor 50.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

Nice. That bike was so quintessentially you Time and memory have an inversely proportional relationship, ime

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Champ

You really should wear a helmet

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: sweller

I dragged the Guzzi out this weekend. I'd forgotten that once it's moving it's quite nippy. If also very heavy and quite brutal - and surprisingly small. You'd think after all this time I'd remember.

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: sweller

I have found a style born out of having poor brakes and older engines that need to be "spinning" to accelerate - the kind of bikes that the brake, point, squirt approach won't work with [1]. It does mean I can carry quite a lot of corne

Re: ot: object recognition software? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 17 Hours ago by: YTC#1

ITYM "Meow"

Re: I rode a motorcycle today... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ace

Hah, I do recall BOTAFOTing the 400 when I had it, and it could do a perfectly fine job of keeping up with all but the keenest participants. It's not the machine, but the way you ride it. Was helped, at that point, by the all-but-useless

Re: Momentous Day... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ace

I've always rationalised it as 'passed away' without thinking of the deeper meaning. Passed over also implies the same, so now I'm going to hate it just that bit more, thanks.

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