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Forum: Australia Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By Happy Snapper
After you other post I had a dig around on the...

After you other post I had a dig around on the net.... could not find anything about the gas but.... faulty manufacture where fine metal particals can cause runaway temp increases and the swelling...
Forum: Australia Today, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Happy Snapper
I have a brace and am an old fart.. 61, but... ...

I have a brace and am an old fart.. 61, but...

In 2011 I nearly bought the farm by doing a U turn on a country road in front of a truck. I didn't hear him, and because of restricted amount of...
Forum: Australia Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By Happy Snapper
First time I have heard about toxic gas as a by...

First time I have heard about toxic gas as a by product of charging in lithium ion batteries... tell me more. This space that the gas is stored is a vacuum I take it to allow for the gas to migrate...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 37,427
Posted By Happy Snapper
Like telemarketers and wankers who say they are...

Like telemarketers and wankers who say they are from Telstra or Microsoft and need to access my computer.. I am sick of these pricks.

Now I just use that famous line... "I will find you and I will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By Happy Snapper
Might have to replicate your ride with the S10...

Might have to replicate your ride with the S10 Cadillac ... looks magic mate!
Forum: Australia 01-10-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,745
Posted By Happy Snapper
Been Brough there on the Super Ten.... relatively...

Been Brough there on the Super Ten.... relatively easy as... have fun.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26,510
Views: 5,127,948
Posted By Happy Snapper
So Yamaha Australia have agreed to have my....

So Yamaha Australia have agreed to have my. Speedo repaired FOC but I have to eat the cost of removal and refit.

As a former auto electrician, I shall remove it and drop it on the service managers...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26,510
Views: 5,127,948
Posted By Happy Snapper
Appreciate that... 23:18 here in Oz on New Year's...

Appreciate that... 23:18 here in Oz on New Year's EVe. Might have a look at that tomorrow down in the shed. But I think my cradle is all plastic...

Anyhow.. Happy New Year!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26,510
Views: 5,127,948
Posted By Happy Snapper
Before I dismantle this cluster.... is the fault...

Before I dismantle this cluster.... is the fault caused by the switch? Or is it a chip failure somewhere on the pcb?

In the meantime, I have removed the battery and reconnected it. This has given...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 2,348,445
Posted By Happy Snapper
I have used a data recovery service.. cost me...

I have used a data recovery service.. cost me $2.5K !

I think they were called On Trak or something like that.

I came home from a shoot and downloaded the camera. and for the first time ever...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26,510
Views: 5,127,948
Posted By Happy Snapper
Believe it or not I spent 27 years in the...

Believe it or not I spent 27 years in the automotive instrument business as main service agents for VDO Instruments here in our part of Australia. However.. I was led to believe that the switch is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26,510
Views: 5,127,948
Posted By Happy Snapper
Trip reset switch dead.

So.. 12 weeks out of warranty and my S10's trip reset switch has failed. Of course it has failed with the bloody trip meter showing and not the main odometer. And.. on the same trip (yesterday) my...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,611
Posted By Happy Snapper
My late father said to me... "Son I will give you...

My late father said to me... "Son I will give you 3 pieces of advice. Life isn't fair, there is no free lunch and nothing of any value is achieved without some sacrifice. Tuck those under your belt...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,420
Posted By Happy Snapper
My late brother Nev was in the RAAF at the time...

My late brother Nev was in the RAAF at the time involved in the recovery of the bodies. A dreadful sight he told me.

http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/superbus.htm
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By Happy Snapper
Yes.... a ball tearer of a case. Hold my new Fuji...

Yes.... a ball tearer of a case. Hold my new Fuji outfits and only $69 to boot. Might buy another for the back if the S10.

The four clips idea is brilliant!
Forum: Australia 12-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
I just read that GM and Ford have co-decveloped a...

I just read that GM and Ford have co-decveloped a car that runs on water!!!

Fuck me.. have you seen the price of bottled water at the servos?
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
Here is some useful stuff to fuel the debate... ...

Here is some useful stuff to fuel the debate...

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/cost_of_power
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
We'll.. that is sort of my argument... burning of...

We'll.. that is sort of my argument... burning of fossil fuels to generate power to charge batteries to make the wheels go round.

Or.. burn fossil fuels to make the wheels go round.
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
California enforced that.. the rest of the US...

California enforced that.. the rest of the US followed.. and then the world.
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
Mate I remember you guys being called radio...

Mate I remember you guys being called radio mechanics!

I agree storage is the issue... we shall but wait and see.... but I might peg out before that seeing as I am now officially an old fart!
...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
Well Neil.. I do believe that fossil fuels are a...

Well Neil.. I do believe that fossil fuels are a finite resource.

We do need something else.. but I don't see batteries as being the answer. So much energy goes into their manufacture let alone...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
Seriously... the cost and inefficiencies of using...

Seriously... the cost and inefficiencies of using fossil fuels to generate electricity to pump it into batteries to drive vehicles doesn't make sense. Taking those same fossil fuels and burning them...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
No.. I am just a realist!

No.. I am just a realist!
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
There is a limit to how fast you can shove...

There is a limit to how fast you can shove electrons into a battery to recharge it.

And.. imagine doing Brisbane (or Sydney) to Birdsville by electric bike?

Cannot see that.

The internal...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,015
Posted By Happy Snapper
Get stuffed Gregor.... rude letter following?

Get stuffed Gregor.... rude letter following?
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,218
Posted By Happy Snapper
Electric cars and bikes are the next big thing! ...

Electric cars and bikes are the next big thing!

And they will always be the next big thing!
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,015
Posted By Happy Snapper
I'll bring the Land Rover!

I'll bring the Land Rover!
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,405
Posted By Happy Snapper
Get fucked! Rude letter following!

Get fucked! Rude letter following!
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,015
Posted By Happy Snapper
Now would the ride be suiting old fat bastards on...

Now would the ride be suiting old fat bastards on big bikes?

Like.. just asking...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,116
Posted By Happy Snapper
Year one at Egle Nunction State School. And...

Year one at Egle Nunction State School. And trying to electrocute myself at home.

Ended up an auto sparky...... low voltage safer.... apparently.
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,447
Posted By Happy Snapper
This chair any good for ADV crew?

Arrived in my email in box this morning....
...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 18,157
Posted By Happy Snapper
Sounds like Alianz!

Sounds like Alianz!
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 18,157
Posted By Happy Snapper
Name and shame your insurance company. Then...

Name and shame your insurance company.

Then put a call into one of the TV current affairs shows back here.

They love destroying business that do the wrong thing.

Let us know how you get on!...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 2,348,445
Posted By Happy Snapper
On Saturday.. I watched sunrise . they had a...

On Saturday.. I watched sunrise . they had a psychologist on advising parents on how to tell their kids our young cricketer has died.

Give me a break.

Surely as human beings we are better than...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By Happy Snapper
Mate Lionel died over 10 years ago. His son Bob...

Mate Lionel died over 10 years ago. His son Bob sold the business but still does a little work under otto fix in Brisbane.

It was Lionel who told me.... " assumption is the mother of all stuff...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By Happy Snapper
My late father would get very teary on November...

My late father would get very teary on November 11.

He served in WW1 when he signed up at 16.

"The man told me I had to come back when I was 18. So I walked around the quadrangle and went back...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Happy Snapper
About 40 years ago we had a Yamaha DT with a...

About 40 years ago we had a Yamaha DT with a clogged exhaust. We cut the end off with a hacksaw and basically cleaned all the crap out.

Then we welded (rough as guts) the end back on.

Went...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,455
Posted By Happy Snapper
Might have to get one! I've only got 3...

Might have to get one!

I've only got 3 helmets!
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 248,425
Posted By Happy Snapper
Hopefully the ladies won't do that. Actually...

Hopefully the ladies won't do that.

Actually I only use Em for slippers around the house.... my dog eats most of them before I wear them out!
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 248,425
Posted By Happy Snapper
Just as well i don;t have a Honda Cross Runner...

Just as well i don;t have a Honda Cross Runner thing!
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