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PostPosted: 22:11 - 26 Jun 2024    Post subject: Todays - What Grinds my gears Reply with quote

Second split from original mega thread to see if it loads or indexes any better. Archived material here: https://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=4764326#4764326 -stinkwheel

Nice insurance assessor came round to look at the Jag today and promptly wrote it off. Said the electric tailgate was stupidly expensive even before getting it colour matched. Both rear wings damaged and that's before digging any deeper for bottom panels or structural.

So now the fun starts. Awaiting a phone call from direct line about my options though can't see there are too many.

Pissed off because the Jag was a retirement present to myself and I intended to keep it until I gave up driving but hey ho, best laid plans of mice and men........
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PostPosted: 00:43 - 28 Jun 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the function of an 'Iron'?


To keep the wife busy?


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I don't think I even *own* an iron any more.
If I do, I'm not sure where it is (it used to be in the cupboard under the kitchen sink, but I've not been down there recently)
I certainly don't own an ironing board.

Although Thinking I have lately been considering hiring a lady-who-does to do maybe half a dozen shirts on a randomly monthly basis, just so that I have some which look respectable.
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PostPosted: 09:18 - 28 Jun 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

"this meeting is deliberately scheduled outside of core hours to make it easier for those with congested calendars to attend"

translation: all your meeting slots are full, and i insist on having another meeting, so we're having this meeting ok, before work starts.

to make it easier for you to attend, so it doesnt clash. with all your meetings.
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PostPosted: 18:41 - 28 Jun 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have posted this one already because it’s happened before, but arse-hole driver jumps out of a stationary queue on a long slip road to the off-ramp (without indicating) back into the motorway stream, drives a few hundred yards and STOPS to squeeze back in further up the queue. So now Lane 1 is queuing for the slip road, Lane 2 is suddenly blocked by said arse-hole with traffic approaching fast behind and everyone diving for ‘safety’ in Lane 3. There are no cameras to catch this kind of behaviour, which I find particularly galling having just been done for a relatively harmless 85 on the M25 at 1am on a Monday morning.
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PostPosted: 18:44 - 28 Jun 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
I might have posted this one already because it’s happened before, but arse-hole driver jumps out of a stationary queue on a long slip road to the off-ramp (without indicating) back into the motorway stream, drives a few hundred yards and STOPS to squeeze back in further up the queue. So now Lane 1 is queuing for the slip road, Lane 2 is suddenly blocked by said arse-hole with traffic approaching fast behind and everyone diving for ‘safety’ in Lane 3. There are no cameras to catch this kind of behaviour, which I find particularly galling having just been done for a relatively harmless 85 on the M25 at 1am on a Monday morning.


Although I sincerely hope everyone closed up the gaps and left him hanging out there.
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PostPosted: 20:39 - 28 Jun 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's that time of the month where I pay off all the monthly bills; I avoid direct debits wherever possible. I used to fill slightly smug that my only credit card debt is now on a zero interest balance transfer card (thanks, Martin Lewis!) And then it dawned on me...

Why don't I just pay the minimum and stick what I would have paid in a high interest account or an ISA and pay it off in one lump at the end?

Doh!
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PostPosted: 21:36 - 28 Jun 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

stinkwheel wrote:
Although I sincerely hope everyone closed up the gaps and left him hanging out there.


I always freeze thefuckers out. It causes massive fights between me and the missus.
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PostPosted: 21:26 - 29 Jun 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
It's that time of the month where I pay off all the monthly bills; I avoid direct debits wherever possible. I used to fill slightly smug that my only credit card debt is now on a zero interest balance transfer card (thanks, Martin Lewis!) And then it dawned on me...

Why don't I just pay the minimum and stick what I would have paid in a high interest account or an ISA and pay it off in one lump at the end?

Doh!

Paying by direct debit should give you a 5-6% discount on your bill
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PostPosted: 12:03 - 01 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

panrider_uk wrote:
Paying by direct debit should give you a 5-6% discount on your bill


Not something I've seen mentioned but I'll look into it Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 15:24 - 05 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody kids/idiots/druggies whoever that smash glass bottles in underpasses.

I've just had to dig glass out the the pads on my dog and she's still limping. A visit to the vets to check there is nothing still in there is in order. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: 18:43 - 05 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can't people describe the measurements of bolts properly when they sell them.

I needed an M10 one with a long plain section and short threaded section because it essentially acts as a pivot for my saddle mounting. Checked in the description and it said it had a 60mm threaded section. I needed a 60mm plain section so ordered a 120mm high tensile bolt with the intention of cutting it down to length.

Arrived and it had a 30mm threaded section. This happens every fucking time I need to do this. What's wrong with just posting the measurement of the fucking bolt properly? It's not unique to one seller or platform either. I can't ermember ever buying a bolt with a plain section that was correctly described.

As I needed to fit it so i can ride the bike tomorrow, I set about cutting more thread on it. At least the claim to be high tensile was true. My arms now hurt, My M10 x 1.5 die is now blunt and I need a new die holder because one of the pins snapped. Turned it into an expensive job!
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PostPosted: 10:26 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

the weather.
Beaulieu superbike day today, and the weather forecast has changed from cloudy to heavy showers all day Mad

sod it, ill go anyway!
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PostPosted: 11:29 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

to v or not to v wrote:
the weather.
Beaulieu superbike day today, and the weather forecast has changed from cloudy to heavy showers all day Mad

sod it, ill go anyway!


Yeah, I was going to work on one of the bikes today but I can't face hours and hours of the old fella moaning about the cold, the wet, the wind... Laughing
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PostPosted: 22:12 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to The Chiltern steam rally. Cancelled due to field conditions with all this rain. Sad
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PostPosted: 22:27 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to trim the shrubbery in the garden but blowed if I'm working outside in 37C heat on my days off.
Had to spend the day on the lake, fishing and tubing, instead. Laughing
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PostPosted: 23:11 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

mentalboy wrote:
Had to spend the day on the lake, fishing and tubing, instead. Laughing


Oh you poor lamb Smile
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PostPosted: 23:26 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to go to the Warr's 100th anniversary in Fulham (even though I would have been on the Suzuki Laughing ) AND THEN I was gonna go to Diamond Day at the Ace Caff.
But fuck that, it was too rainy. Rolling Eyes

So I stayed in and re-potted all my orchids Laughing

I have no issues about being a fair weather biker these days.
I've done enouh miles in the rain in the past, no need to prove I'm 'ard.

Shame about Warrs though.

I was also supposed to be driving down tomorrow to [somewhere in the west country], I forget where) as my mate was planning to ride his bike somewhere and leave it down there for some reason I have also forgotten Laughing - but he cried off due to the rain as well.

I suppose if its less prone to rain tomorrow he might change his mind but he'll have to come and get me in the car if he does.
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PostPosted: 23:46 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
mentalboy wrote:
Had to spend the day on the lake, fishing and tubing, instead. Laughing


Oh you poor lamb Smile


Hmmm, no lamb but I did see plenty of nice looking prime US rump. Drooling
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PostPosted: 23:59 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I just noticed we're on the second split of this thread Shocked

I like it that we're creaking on in this forum.
But we're gonna need a zimmer frame for it soon ... Laughing
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PostPosted: 01:49 - 07 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

hellkat wrote:
Oh, I just noticed we're on the second split of this thread Shocked

I like it that we're creaking on in this forum.
But we're gonna need a zimmer frame for it soon ... Laughing


Ooh, that sneaky old Stinky.
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PostPosted: 11:12 - 08 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
I was going to The Chiltern steam rally. Cancelled due to field conditions with all this rain. Sad


If you ever do a run out to Carrington steam rally, holla! I am super close and it was a fun day!
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PostPosted: 17:44 - 08 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

stinkwheel wrote:
Why can't people describe the measurements of bolts properly when they sell them.

I'm fortunate to live somewhere where there's still an old-fashioned ironmongers, and in these situations I just take sample bolt in and ask 'have you got two more of these please, but 1/2" longer?

Chummy dissapears into the back, and nine times out of ten he comes back with just what I'm after
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PostPosted: 17:46 - 08 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

P. wrote:
Polarbear wrote:
I was going to The Chiltern steam rally. Cancelled due to field conditions with all this rain. Sad


If you ever do a run out to Carrington steam rally, holla! I am super close and it was a fun day!


Will do Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 14:51 - 10 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weather grinds me gears today. 39.5°C on my cycle computer, 34°C according to the weather app on my phone and I had to go through the city traffic, because for whatever reason the cycle path that I usually use was closed by the police. Now I'm sitting in my 28°C flat.
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PostPosted: 16:22 - 10 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

RhynoCZ wrote:
The weather grinds me gears today. 39.5°C on my cycle computer, 34°C according to the weather app on my phone and I had to go through the city traffic, because for whatever reason the cycle path that I usually use was closed by the police. Now I'm sitting in my 28°C flat.


Aye. I just went down to the garage to work on some bikes on my day off and I was sweating cobs within 5 minutes, couldn't see what i was doing for sweat in my eyes. I'll try again later in the evening. It's supposed to drop to the low teens here later which will be much more comfortable.
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