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Old 07-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #2836
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There was very little point in fuss, so we just got down to sorting it out...
I showed him the main damage, i.e. headlight glass & rim and then let him set his own pace and after some umm-ing & reassurances of goodwill between the nations of the world he got round to asking me how much replacements would cost, and it was at this point I decided to reward his return-to-the-scene-of-the-crime with reflected reasonableness. I knew I had a recently acquired K series lens & ring that would fit stashed away upstairs, and I could see the headlight shell was generally ok, so I said 20, which was far more than the spares cost me, which was nothing. I know I could have taken advantage and gone for a lot more from him, and this instinct to do the ‘right’ thing is probably exactly why I’m in the general shit that I am. Nonetheless that was the figure I asked for as it would give me a full tank of fuel and food for the evening, which was just as well as I was totally bereft of cash & food. We agreed terms, so off he went with his friend & the boy to the nearest cash-point, while I went off to reception to ask for a broom to clear up the glass & thank staff for their understanding.

Some short while later they returned, and the big guy handed over the cash. It seemed a bit bulky to me so I counted it - 100… Can’t be bad eh?

I asked if he was sure, he was so we moved on to discussing the merits of battered BMWs. They were intrigued by the stubby exhaust so I started it up to give them a loud treat and they loved the bike, so naturally we parted on good terms. I went back upstairs and took the time to have a cup of strong cup of very sweet milk-less tea while I sorted out the various bits I’d need to fix the beast, strapped my tool boxes to my sack barrow for easy transport back down to the car-park and then got down to the job at hand with a smile on my fizzog. It went well enough – the broken glass was removed without cutting myself, I assembled a new headlight from the various bits at hand, and wired it in for testing. At this point I was slightly irritated to find the rear light wasn’t working. It’s a bolt on LED unit, with three wires – earth, rear/running light/plate light & brake light, the application of which doubles the brightness of the LEDS. The brake light function was working, but not the rear/running light function but I didn’t panic as I could refit the old one if needs be. I also noted the front running light wasn’t working, however on examination this proved to be a broken connector, and while replacing this I noticed the lower of the two fuses in the headlight shell was blown. Once both issues were sorted the rear light came back to full use, and with a little judicious tweaking of the shell the whole thing went back together, secured with lashings of tape, I took it out for the customary 100mph test run and all was well with the world.


As is...

So there we are, all done & dusted. Now there are only the psychological scars to deal with. Every time I hear a car enter the car-park I can’t help but look out the window expecting it to have hit my bike again. It’s a bit like many years ago when my bicycle was stolen from my back garden by Mad Pete (not that one). I found myself involuntarily gawking at every passing bicycle, even little kids bikes, just see if I could spot it. I couldn’t help it, but eventually this inescapable neurotic habit paid off because as I stared at yet another passing cycle the rider became offended at my attentions and stopped to remonstrate with me in a shouty sort of way. This proved to be his fatal mistake as it gave me enough time to spot various identifying factors which were not affected by the tatty re-spray, so I was able to grasp the bike in a death grip and believe me I wasn’t going to let it go again. A pathetic street pantomime ensued where he swung at me, I swatted off his pathetic flapping punches and then managed to land one solidly on his chin which planted him dazed on his ass with comic birds flying round his head. The Polis arrived, and I was happy to avoid the bother of pressing charges as I fixed him in the eye & firmly informed him that I expected this to be the end of the matter. He did ask if he could have the wheels back as they were his, but of course this didn’t happen…

So, regarding yesterdays events the moral appears to be ‘Play Nice – Make cash’.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #2837
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #2838
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #2839
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The battery in my bicycle type speedo gave out, having seen just under 8000 miles in just over 9 months. When it has been out of the unit for more than a few minutes it loses its settings, so I had to work out & re-enter the rolling circumference of the front wheel, in order that the unit knows how far it's travelled each time the magnet flies past the sensor.

Mark the tire/yre & the floor, roll it forward till the mark is at the floor again, and measure.

My front wheel (as shown above) rolls 1940m. I think I got it right, but went slightly over just to be sure I was a little under. I think that's the right way round?

As a simpler expression of the above explanation please refer to the following -

I thinks that makes the point simply enough.

Now, having undertaken extensive research, I have determined that you people should measure your front wheels according to the following distribution of frequency:



In other news - Ooh what I'd do with one of these...

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #2840
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #2841
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:47 AM   #2842
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Helmholz resonance chamber anyone?

"Pictures taken at Silverstone this weekend have uncovered that Red Bull have adopted or are at least testing an exhaust chamber. Also known as a Helmholz exhaust, the regular exhaust pipe features a blind additional branch which can accumulate exhaust gases when pressure is high in the exhaust pipe. It can then release those gases again when the driver gets off the throttle, hence evening out the pressure differences that occur in the exhaust pipe."


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Old 07-13-2012, 06:02 AM   #2843
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A Moto Guzzi 750 (S3?) was one of the first bikes I drooled over, in a set of Top Trumps cards*, and then the Le Mans Mk1 (not the others) always made me linger in the car park at race meetings... I'd fancy one of their fairings for the DMW, sans indicators of course....


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Old 07-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #2844
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:27 AM   #2845
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:07 AM   #2846
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In correspondence with a dear friend who lives in the middle of a castle in south eastern France, little but a tin tacs throw north of yesterdays spiked stage of Le Tour, it appeared to me that the subject tangentially arose of how Elton John seemingly has balls in his mouth rather than a tongue. I was therefore occasioned to mention the time I threw coffee over him...

"Ah well, somewhen in late '91/early '92 I was schmoozing with various music business types at a Covent Garden nightclub via Xxxxx Xxxx Xxxx & their manager Xxxxxx. At some point we were graced with the arrival of Sir Reg & retinue, and a while later the man with the xxxx arrived to set out his lines in the toilets downstairs where everybody disappeared to form an orderly if agitated queue. Her Majesty The Dwight was left broadly unattended and I was not a partaker of the Vim*, and after a while he attempted to imperiously order me to get him a coffee. As is fit & right I wasn't best pleased at being ordered about by this tirelessly talentless twat so got said coffee and duly returned to throw it at him, closely followed by a tirade of expletives. Saturday Night was indeed allreet for Fighting...

Musially I can only credit him for sections of the bass line on a track which I am told is by him?, and then only for its efficacy within its limited idiom, and even then only for the bit they originally used on the end of pre Clarkson 'Top Gear' - about 8 bars?, and even even then if I'd have known it was related to him I'd likely not have grown fond.


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It so happened that by bad chance I was in proximity to do such a thing, and though it might by some be thought more apposite to suck it up & bend it on over there is of course something already in me barring his way, and that is a great big bung in my ass called doing the right thing though it may not be in my best interests as some may consider them to have been at that time. But a rage & indignation made me do it, and I can't say there's been a moment during which I've thought I should have that night acted any other way."

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http://www.sydneycaferacers.com/blog...es-beards.html


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Old 07-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #2849
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.......speaking of inlet tracts (waddya mean speaking of inlet tracts?) have you seen the length of this one? Eh?
It's not only exceptionally long, it's also somewhat convoluted. Lovely word, convoluted...c-o-n-v-o-l-u-t-e-d........
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:20 PM   #2850
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Ah, Douglas...


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