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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2740 on: April 02, 2021, 19:17:46 »
Any post on a forum is an invitaion to a discussion. Others may not agree with us and are free to comment .
Maybe it's time turn on the old saying " the people who matter don't mind and the people who mind don't matter".   
An old, but true story. As a child, walking with my Dad we passed by a tall wooden fence, the other side of which a dog ran along yapping at our footsteps. I tapped the fence with my shoe and my Dad asked me why I kicked the fence. I said " that dog is barking at us". He stopped and said " don't, it's just a small dog". 
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2741 on: April 02, 2021, 20:14:01 »
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2742 on: April 22, 2021, 14:28:09 »
Those folks at Suzuki give good guidance on valve clearance & adjustment on the VX 800. The one tiny point they miss out is that to check and adjust the front cylinder exhaust valves the radiator is so close to the bits I need to get at that the job is really difficult.  The thickness guage can only be inserted from the front which can be done if the radiator is removed  :dl_smiley_banghead:  Then the head steady has to be removed to allow a spanner and valve adjustment tool to be used. ###  and  lastly ... do it every 4000 miles.  :fix:
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2743 on: April 22, 2021, 16:10:57 »
If the instructions for any given procedure starts with the word "simply" you know it's going to be a bastard of a job. Get a super tenere, Brockett. Valve clearance check every 24,000 miles. Simply remove the tank...
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2744 on: April 22, 2021, 19:04:45 »
The ultra complicated and high maintenance KTM is every 18,000 miles. Piece of cake.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2745 on: April 22, 2021, 20:02:30 »
My mate decided to change the cam belts on his 916. He sent me this about 15 mins ago. I had to chuckle...
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2746 on: April 22, 2021, 20:08:41 »
To access my built in accessory wires I have to simply remove the tank cover, both side covers, both mask spoilers and the headlight.
Oh, and both seats as well.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2747 on: April 22, 2021, 20:45:53 »
Super ten is too tall for me.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2748 on: April 22, 2021, 22:18:09 »
On Tuesday I lost my internet connection so called my ISP, Plusnet, to report it. They checked the line and there was a new known fault covering a number of properties as part of a planned outage. Nice if they'd said something, but target resolution was 5pm that day so should be OK later.
It wasn't fixed, so called back Wednesday. Same fault, same response - will be sorted by 5pm.
Today: guess what? Still no internet. Called again and they checked the line and found there's no fault anymore so your router is probably knackered. Oh, you're out of contract so you'll have to buy one - £100 from them. That'll be right... She did direct me to Argos where I could buy one for £35 and I took the opportunity to complain that my connection has been hovering right on the guaranteed minimum for weeks and that's now day three without any service at all. £35 refund: thank you very much...
Collected the new router & plumbed it all in and still won't connect. That was the end of Plusnet girl's knowledge so she could only refer me on to the faults team who would be in touch in 24 - 72 hours. Oh joy: more days without connection and I'm burning through my mobile data trying to work at home to the point I'm in danger of going over the allowance - another £10 goodwill to cover that.

However, I was talking to my other half and she asked whether I'd checked my telephone line? (she works for another provider) I have a dialing tone. Have you actually checked it? Try phoning you mobile from it. I did and it's not my number that came up. So BT have managed to cross lines while they were farting about with them the other day. Luckily, I managed to get through to them with about 7 minutes to spare before their lines closed tonight, but it'll be Monday before they can send someone.

I've snagged a 4G wifi hotspot from work that'll get me back online until then at least, just have to not go overboard with the usage.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2749 on: April 24, 2021, 17:28:08 »
Isn't technology great, when it works...
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2750 on: April 24, 2021, 22:48:32 »
Nice bit of sunshine this weekend brought out the idiots wearing t shirt and shorts with no gloves!!   :icon_exclaim:   I hope they don’t learn the errors of their ways!!    ### ### 
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2751 on: April 25, 2021, 06:00:18 »
Darwinism. [ där′wĭ-nĭz′əm ] A theory of biological evolution developed by Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

Walter Rohrl.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2752 on: April 25, 2021, 08:56:43 »
You swallowed a dictionary TL.  lol
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2753 on: April 25, 2021, 10:28:38 »
More "copy-and-paste". Saves a lot of typing.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2754 on: April 25, 2021, 13:03:29 »
Plead guilty definition: (of a person charged with an offence ) to admit responsibility ; confess | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2755 on: April 25, 2021, 13:07:30 »
More "copy-and-paste". Saves a lot of typing.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2756 on: April 25, 2021, 14:39:38 »
Sometimes I use big words I don't fully understand
in an effort to make myself sound more photosynthesis.  :)
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2757 on: April 25, 2021, 16:07:06 »
Mange tout Barbell, mange tout.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2758 on: April 25, 2021, 16:19:35 »
Even this thread manages to go off topic.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2759 on: April 25, 2021, 20:10:10 »
@MartinW : quit your moaning.

Er... actually, carry on. You're in the right place.