Viewing entries posted in October 2014

Re: Sorted!

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 October 2014 22:05, Allen Lutz <redveetwin2002-at-hotmail.com> wrote:
> And I doubt that the extra power would compensate for losing that Ducati sound. Oh, those Italians!

I would want 300hp if I had to put up with one of those clutches.

--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: nuts, knobs and sockets

Posted by Gimli <ixion-at-stringertrailriding.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31/10/2014 5:58 pm, andy pugh wrote:
> On 31 October 2014 17:50, mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Is it best to
>> give up
>> buy a (set of) crowsfoot sockets
>> use a spanner and tighten to "enough"
>
> He could buy a deep socket. But I would probably just use a ring spanner.
>
>

You can buy a torque spanner. What torque does the book say it needs to
be done up to. I would use a spanner and just to do it up accordingly.


Jack

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Sorted!

Posted by Allen Lutz <redveetwin2002-at-hotmail.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

After many months of sorting out the ST2's charging system in between doing=
a thousand other things=2C I put it on fleabay (151454362215) last weekend=
in the hope of selling it to make room for another orphaned ST2 (the later=
one with the better charging system) which has been languishing at Ducati =
Northleach for far too long. As some good bids have been posted=2C in theor=
y at least I have a buyer so I thought I ought to take it for a short spin =
down the A48 to make sure that everything is working as it should. I'm glad=
I have another ST2 to replace it because it felt soooo good to ride again!=
I know it 'only' has 85 bhp which sounds pathetic now that bikes with over=
200 bhp are being announced=2C but I'm not sure what I would do with anoth=
er 100-plus horsepower added to what the ST2 makes (apart from kill myself =
or lose my licence). And I doubt that the extra power would compensate for =
losing that Ducati sound. Oh=2C those Italians!
=

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Re: Halloween

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31/10/2014 20:23, Andrew wrote:

> In Scotland, at least, it has always been a 'thing'. We went out guising and had to do a 'turn' and/or dookin' for apples to earn our sweeties and obmonkeynuts.
>
> Trick-or-treat, on the other hand, is a horrid 'merkin import.
>
Yes, but I saw some trick or treaters coming today and was wearing my
haloween mask (http://www.hippyweb.me.uk/Pics/2014/Oct/P1030819.jpg)
when I answered the door. They did look scared

--
Neil The-Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: Halloween

Posted by A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 Oct 2014, at 17:35, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:=

> Makes more sense now, I assume Liam is $JOB in this context, and is
> therefore to blame for the advertising.

Dollar-Sign<nospace>WORD-IN-CAPS is a Unix shell variable.

i.e. The current or actual value is unimportant in the context.

$IXIE rode to $RACETRACK on their $MAKE_OF_BIKE, but suffered $MECHANICAL_BR=
EAKDOWN, so retired to a Pub for $BEVERAGE.

q.v. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasyntactic_variable

> I hope Liam's length(sic) message was more clear... :-)

He was just summarising for us, without naming the guilty.

Rgds, Alan=

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Re: Halloween

Posted by Andrew <fifi-at-kickingtyres.co.uk> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments


> On 31 Oct 2014, at 10:48, Andy Pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>=20
> But this set me to wondering when Halloween became a "Thing". It was
> barely remarked upon in my youth, it was "it's Halloween tonight, All
> Saints day tomorrow, so we will have a Mass after assembly" (I went to
> an All Saints' School)

In Scotland, at least, it has always been a 'thing'. We went out =
guising and had to do a 'turn' and/or dookin' for apples to earn our =
sweeties and obmonkeynuts.

Trick-or-treat, on the other hand, is a horrid 'merkin import.

a


--
When a passenger of the foot, hooves in sight, tootel the horn trumpet =
melodiously

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Re: A bit steep?

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31/10/2014 19:09, Ben Darthjoy wrote:
>
>> Not on the public highway, so how come the loss of licence?
>
> The law was changed quite a few years ago to something like "a place to
> which the public habitually has access."
>
> There was a rather unfair example a few years ago of a farmer who was
> successfully prosecuted for drink driving while on a lane on his own
> land because he habitually left the gate unlocked and locals had for
> some years been using it as a lover's lane.
>
<snigger>


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Neil The-Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: Halloween

Posted by Chas <chas.ixion-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 Oct 2014 18:45, "Swixie" <swixie-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 31/10/14 12:57, Gene Rankin wrote:
>>
>> As I understand it, Hallowe'en was a pagan thing, stolen fair &
>> square by the Xtians (along with Saturnalia), borrowed by we Yanks,
>> then revived by you lot. Up here in Scotchland, Hallowe'en looms
>> larger than Guy Fawkes Day.
>
>
> That sounds like the history of it to me.
> Stuart
>
My understanding is that there was a pagan festival on the 31st
(samain\sawain according to some) the xtian church tried to steal it with
all hallows day on 1st November but it just resurfaced as all hallows eve
which became Halloween.

The again I'm very much a lapsed pagan and when you look into it most of
neopaganism is of dubious origin.

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Re: A bit steep?

Posted by Paul <cliffedge10-at-googlemail.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Swixie wrote:
> I'd say she's got previous. I'm with you on the victim surcharge, who
> wast that?

The store whose chair was used?

> Not on the public highway, so how come the loss of licence?

Traffic law applies in quite a lot of places not on the pubic highway.


--
Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if
it acquires the political power to do so ― Robert A. Heinlen

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Re: A bit steep?

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Swixie wrote:
> Not on the public highway, so how come the loss of licence?

The law was changed quite a few years ago to something like "a place to
which the public habitually has access."

There was a rather unfair example a few years ago of a farmer who was
successfully prosecuted for drink driving while on a lane on his own
land because he habitually left the gate unlocked and locals had for
some years been using it as a lover's lane.

Ben

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