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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2860 on: July 11, 2021, 21:32:36 »
New signature, Joe? More than a little disturbing.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2861 on: July 11, 2021, 22:44:39 »
Certainly not, my signature's been there since everything got a lot better. I was going to mention Penguin biscuits without jokes there too. What a steal!  :grin:
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2862 on: July 14, 2021, 19:54:17 »
A month's worth (or more) of rain has fallen in 24 hours.......... An exaggeration used to amplify the seriousness of what is usually a fairly local event.

First of all a month is not a unit if volume and the month is not precise in length either. It gets rounded up anyway. We don't know if it's ony 'two and a half' weeks worth....really.

Which month? If you want to say the usual amount of rain for the whole of July then that might not be a lot. If all of November's rain fell in July then that might be a lot.

Over what area? Just a village or town?

The point being is it's only a problem if it's flooded the habitat we've put in it's way, sealed up surfaces and reduced enormously the free flow of rain water just doing what it normally does, running downhill.

Keep up the sensationalism, forget who's to blame!
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2863 on: July 14, 2021, 20:54:44 »
Vague wording in the owners handbook for "running in"    :dl_hyperhysteria:
Don't labour the engine             - How much throttle in each gear might be useful here.
Don't use full throttle                - Well then, what percentage 50%, 75% 95% give me a clue.
Don't use excessive speed         - Give me a percentage of maximum engine revs - throttle
Don't drive for long periods at a constant speed   -  Define "long period" in distance and time and do they mean RPM? or MPH?
According to some handbooks every single nut and bolt and fluid level must be checked before every ride - Pah!
Lubricate the drive chain evey 150 miles - on a 350 mile trip it would be posible if they had designed a bike with the capacity of stowing anything bigger than a sim card.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2864 on: July 14, 2021, 21:01:22 »
Serves you right for buying brand-new bikes.  :stirpot:

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2865 on: July 14, 2021, 21:43:59 »
Thank you for your support.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2866 on: July 14, 2021, 22:04:36 »
They could have just written "be nice to your new toy" and left it there. Vague and unhelpful.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2867 on: July 15, 2021, 04:44:49 »
Normal unleaded is 95RON, super is (V Power etc) is 99.

Looking to change already mate?  :stirpot:
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2868 on: July 15, 2021, 20:40:11 »
I'll be honest that the last couple of weeks posts contain some world class moaning...

England may even win something if it was a sport.

Keep it up chaps!



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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2869 on: July 29, 2021, 00:03:52 »
Hair started to look a bit whispy round my ears. Out with the Babyliss hair trimmer and I decided to cut it right back.  Half way through I thought the battery might die. What a wheeze that would be. The battery was OK . However the plastic lugs that cause the blade to oscillate decided to turn into tiny fragments, the buzzing got very loud and then stopped.  :shock:  It was 9.30 p.m. I'll have to don a cap and visit Argos in the morning or walk around looking like an almost bald version of that bloke from the Human League.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2870 on: July 29, 2021, 00:55:45 »
Could have been worse: an old friend of mine used to have a battery shaver that went flat on him mid shave one day and caught a load of hair in it as he only shaved every other week. It had a good hold and was too painful to get off so he had to go to the local shop with it still attached to his cheek... He switched to mains powered pretty soon after for some reason.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2871 on: July 29, 2021, 08:23:31 »
Moan to myself, 'Puncturesafe' only works if you have it inside your tyres. Having it on a shelf in the garage while you wait to get round to the job isn't clever. According to my back tyre.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2872 on: July 29, 2021, 12:06:19 »
Yes it does work if you put it in after the flat... I've done it a few times for customers... most of them said later that it worked and still riding it weeks later.

Doesn't help if you're at the side of the road and it's on the shelf in the garage.



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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2873 on: August 06, 2021, 20:46:09 »
Re my 765 Street Triple R.
The rider's seat hides the fuses and is held in place with a Torx bolt.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2874 on: August 06, 2021, 21:03:21 »
Bbc commentators at Tokyo. Atherletes, atherletics, pentatherlon, decatherlon. Why the extra syllable?  :GRR:

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2875 on: August 06, 2021, 21:20:28 »
Because er they er are er trying to er think er what to er say

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2876 on: August 06, 2021, 21:24:23 »
Those tools are about as useful as a chocolate teapot Brockett.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2877 on: August 06, 2021, 21:30:01 »
A chocolate tea pot eh? Yummy.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2878 on: August 08, 2021, 18:13:21 »
Same as some pronounce Kawasaki -  Kawasarki.....

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2879 on: August 24, 2021, 23:37:43 »
I see Channel five are going to stop making programmes based in Yorkshire. I really liked that "Our Yorkshire Farm"  so I'll be sad to see that end. I'm sure it got some thick heads from around the country to see Yorkshire folk as almost human like us.  So then ..... where should they go  next? "The Black Country" maybe. Nobody from anywhere else has a clue what that lot are saying and us cultured southerners would need subtitles  so that could pad a 30 minute programme to 45 minutes.   What do you think.
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