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Offline Rusty Nuts

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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:
Can't wait to get my hands on a pair of budgie smugglers from OZ.........

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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.
Their description of the required petrol as "Super unleaded RON95" threw me somewhat. I think that is just ordinary unleaded in the UK

This doesn't last forever, so do it while you can.

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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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