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Forum: Australia Today, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3,268
Views: 489,530
Posted By Happy Snapper
An air traffic control tower suddenly lost...

An air traffic control tower suddenly lost communications with a small twin engine aircraft.
A moment later the tower land line rang and was answered by one of the employees.
The passenger riding...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Happy Snapper
Yep Dave.. that's me before the sex change...

Yep Dave.. that's me before the sex change operation!
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Happy Snapper
Cruze.. there is no sticker on my visor.. never...

Cruze.. there is no sticker on my visor.. never was. When I cleaned the visor with perspex cleaner.. I also cleaned the rest of the helmet.. and the stupid standards sticker came off the helmet...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Happy Snapper
The pleasure was all ours.. but we forgot to get...

The pleasure was all ours.. but we forgot to get your credit card details .....
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Happy Snapper
So what is the collected wisdom on helmet stickers?

After a 400 K ride yesterday with Todd Squad and Goosefether.. I decided to clean my helmet tonight.

Gave the visor and lid a good spray with perspex cleaner.. polished off the bugs.. and the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Happy Snapper
Chucked it up on my blog Gregor. ...

Chucked it up on my blog Gregor.

http://snapshotsfrommark.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/bikes-gtm-out-for-duck.html?spref=fb
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Happy Snapper
Flaming arseholes!

Flaming arseholes!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Happy Snapper
I had a 2009 KLR and rode it to outback Australia...

I had a 2009 KLR and rode it to outback Australia and back.. some 3500 kilometres and the oil level dropped a fly Shit on the sight glass.

I carried a litre of extra oil and never used it.

All...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19,728
Views: 2,387,435
Posted By Happy Snapper
Is that your employer's ruling? Sleepy John...

Is that your employer's ruling?

Sleepy John salary sacrificed a BMW 1200 GSA.. and he worked at the ATO!
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3,268
Views: 489,530
Posted By Happy Snapper
THE AUSTRALIAN VIRGIN. A very nice, innocent...

THE AUSTRALIAN VIRGIN.
A very nice, innocent woman wants to get married, but she is only willing to marry a man if he has never had sex with another woman.
After several unsuccessful years of...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Happy Snapper
A guy whom I grew up with went on to become a...

A guy whom I grew up with went on to become a Doctor. He suffered from CF and sadly passed away at 38. And he was the one who got me into trail bikes all those years ago.

He had a policy of only...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Happy Snapper
Mate I financed my S10 back in 2012 for a 2 year...

Mate I financed my S10 back in 2012 for a 2 year period. The bank added in (without me asking) insurance which cost $4K and extended the loan to 7 years.

When I realised all of this.. well I...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Happy Snapper
Not on an S10 Cruz.. rides like a Cadillac!

Not on an S10 Cruz.. rides like a Cadillac!
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Happy Snapper
Hey Richo.. I had one of those as shown on your...

Hey Richo.. I had one of those as shown on your post. Stuck it on the back of my S10. Worked really well.. never got loose or fell off.

Eventually I decided I couldn't stuff enough crap in it so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,246
Posted By Happy Snapper
I love my OEM cases down here in Oz. Locks are...

I love my OEM cases down here in Oz. Locks are fine once you know the secret and I have had no issues at all. I ordered the internal bags.. one has the strap sewn on back to front (twisted) but just...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,716
Posted By Happy Snapper
Might bring my S10 too....

Might bring my S10 too....
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19,728
Views: 2,387,435
Posted By Happy Snapper
Mate as an old auto electrician who used to fix...

Mate as an old auto electrician who used to fix the bastards... it sounds like the glass is binding in the runners. We used to spray heaps of lube in there .. usually a dry silicone powder or...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,141
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 01-26-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,959
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 01-26-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,141
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: 38,373
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: 29
Views: 3,582
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: 2,251
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: 27,104
Views: 5,290,246
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: 27,104
Views: 5,290,246
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: 27,104
Views: 5,290,246
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: 19,728
Views: 2,387,435
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: 27,104
Views: 5,290,246
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: 27,104
Views: 5,290,246
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: 60
Views: 3,869
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: 2,643
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: 1,371
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: 282
Views: 14,620
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: 282
Views: 14,620
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: 282
Views: 14,620
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: 282
Views: 14,620
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: 282
Views: 14,620
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: 282
Views: 14,620
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: 282
Views: 14,620
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: 282
Views: 14,620
Posted By Happy Snapper
No.. I am just a realist!

No.. I am just a realist!
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