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General / Re: Three word story
« on: 12 December 2018, 11:54:42 PM »
Fucking Brexit Post

General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 12 December 2018, 07:56:38 PM »
Waxy-Lemon  :lol that is funny though.
 But the establishment has for a long time wanted him out of the picture they don't like it when people speak an unauthorized narrative that "they" think will harm cohesion.(stand by fazersharp for the reply "like -blah-blah"--- pick an extreme example to make a one off point  :z :z :z :z :z
If you believe half the stuff you are told by the establishment then good for you - carry on watching I'm a celebrity and have a nice life.
FYI I don't believe in just about anything I am told by the political class.I have come to my conclusions through my own experience and my judgment has seen me well for the last x- number of years. (that and BEER)

But mostly beer

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front tyre size
« on: 12 December 2018, 07:51:00 PM »

The FZ6 is different but all the FZS600's were 110

And  :agree  as well, my 2002 model 2003 registered FZS 600 Foxeye is on a 110 front.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 11 December 2018, 11:29:58 AM »
Me too hashtag. Its cold outside song being banned as a date rape song
What about the advert for malteasers.Two female health workers talking on a break

 "Jamie the really fit one"
 "snogged him though"

"just a snog"

WTF imagine an advert featuring two men having the same reversed conversation.
Yes total hypocrisy of course. You see that sort of thing all the time though.
Apparently there's one of those all male 'dance'/semi strip type troupes touring here at the moment. There's been reviews of it in some of the press. Imagine the reaction if that situation was reversed :rolleyes .

Apparently he says! LOL! He is at their gig every foccing night  :foc :fish

FZS600 Fazer / Re: Electrics have gone crazy
« on: 10 December 2018, 09:52:32 PM »
If you ran into him as hard as it looks it was probably shit after he had a bowel loosening moment   


oil feed pipe

Wow that seems expensive, I put a set of cobra twin front braids (Full Pipes) and a rear braided on the FZS for about 70 quid.
But then I guess its a bout a 10th of the price of the original Yamaha oil pipe, that's if you can get one still. 

General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 10 December 2018, 06:29:07 PM »
That the Loomies at West Meon Hut, I know there is another Loomies cafe somewhere

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 10 December 2018, 06:26:53 PM »
Over the counter

Maybe not such a good idea to have stainless studs and nuts. This has been discussed before, and a better option would be steel studs and stainless nuts, with the possible option of stainless cap nuts to seal the end of the stud. It's been known for a stainless/stainless combination to gall, or fuse together. The steel stud/ stainless nut/cap nut, was the route I chose to go on my thou, and has worked out fine.

I am with Robbo on the S/S nuts on S/S studs, Galling or Cold Weld can happen and if it does you will never move then again, as robbo said either plain studs with S/S nuts or S/S studs with plain steel nuts. Light smear of copper slip on the thread before doing them up. Again what I did was to spin 8 domed nuts over the top of the stud nuts, they act as locking nuts and help keep the moisture out.

Don't know the situation or the rad pipe in question, but wonder if it lent itself to something like the pic below to reinforce the joint after it was made.

Which ever putty you decide on I am sure either will do the job just fine, ensure that you clean the area with a course emery paper to give a key and remove any dirt. Also make sure that the hose is attached to the pipe before fixing the alloy pipe to the radiator as twisting pushing and screwing the pipe back on could cause issues.

(Support the re[pair with string, bungees or block it in place while it sets)
I know with Milliput you can model the putty with moist fingers to give a smooth and tidy finish, It may be the same with others.
I have read somewhere that you can even drill and tap a thread into Milliput.

I will buy some of the J B Weld and give it a try, its always good to have two types of weapon in your armoury. :2guns :smash

Thanks for the post Sharpie :D

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 09 December 2018, 11:13:40 PM »
Not Champagne in Sharp Hall! Sniff, very down market, common beer, dear Oh dear! :rollin :rollin :rollin 

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 09 December 2018, 06:13:45 PM »
Being told I didn't need surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
See attachment

Ouch! get well soon buddy.

I tore a flexor ligament in my right ankle a few years ago and was given a prosthetic ankle brace that I was supposed to wear for the rest of my time, I wore it for about 4 days and it rubbed in a couple of places, one place sore the other place bleeding, in the bin it went.

Was called back to Haslar Hospital a year later for a review and was asked how I got on with the Prosthetic brace, I told them I had stopped wearing it as it made me sore. They said bring it back next appointment and the can adjust it, I said that I did not really want it as I had learned coping strategies that got me by.
I was told to post it back to them, as it had cost almost £2.5K   :eek  to build it for me (I knew carbon was dear but WTF) they gave me a postage paid bag to return it.
I never went back again  :lol      

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 09 December 2018, 06:01:33 PM »

lol im the same mate. I went back on site three years ago after the shoulder op, but all these three storey houses they build now have high density concrete blocks in he jack walls, and working off the deck on the ninth and final course I was pushing the mortar off the top of the eighth course coz I couldn't push it high enough with my weak shoulder. I was twice the age of the next oldest brickie in the gang (it was a 6 and 2 doing a lift a day), and trying to prove I could still cut it, but after three months the decision was made for me. Id been to thetford and paid fifty quid to take a fifty question test for my general site safety ticket, but it only lasted three months then I had to get a bricklaying specific one. conversation between me and the spotty young HSE officer on site went as follows..
HSE "you need to go back to Thetford and get your bricklaying site safety ticket..2
ME "Really? Christ anither fifty quid!!"
HSE "Actually its £1200 if you've never held one before, unless you can prove your qualifications"
ME "I did a three year ****ing apprenticeship with my dad in the seventies ..good enough?"
HSE" was it NVQ learning pathways?"
ME " Oooh..sounds pretty f***ing fancy...I have no idea what that is, though to be honest im fairly sure such a thing didn't exist back in the old days when you was judged on nothing more than how reliable and clean a trowel you was. It was City and guilds, which I thought was pretty much the benchmark"
HSE " Err no...not any more. the only way you could be accepted now was if you submit to ongoing NVQ site assesments of your work, which you'll have to pay for"
ME "  Wel..B***ocks to that old son!. ...over the last forty years I've built more houses than you've had w**nks you irritating little for both of us I go back to jobbing I think…"

Im fairly sure he thought it was best I did too.. :)

I left school in 1962 aged 15 did a year as an improver tool maker, but the soluble cutting oil did not suit me and made me poorly.
I then did a 6 month trial with a building company on approval as a bricklayer, then started a full apprenticeship in my trade, working 4 days a week on site and one day a week at Guildford Technical College.
My apprenticeship along with the 6 months approval was 3.5 years, I continued working for the company for a year after finishing my apprenticeship before going self employed and chasing the £'s from site to site.
My qualification now according to NVQ is worth very little, not that I give a toss one way or another as I haven't laid a brick now for 3 years and no one is going to offer an old git like me a start on a site now anyway. :lol      

General / Re: Three word story
« on: 09 December 2018, 02:12:23 PM »
From boots chemists

General / Re: Word Association
« on: 09 December 2018, 02:10:20 PM »

For Sale & Wanted / Re: bikers britain
« on: 09 December 2018, 02:08:30 PM »
Bit rude insinuating all British Riders are Pansys, Terry one of my biker friends certainly isn't, the rest of I am not so sure about.  :eek :lol 

Be very careful applying any heat to the rad the cooling fins and capillaries are most likely soldered with a Lead/Zink solder and a bit too much heat you could end up with a build it yourself radiator kit.

There is a resin putty material out there called Milliput that is brilliant
(I have used it on my Merc door locking system when a pipe snapped on the drivers door lock that works by compressed air).
Milliput did a brilliant job and you can mould it into a great shape so it forms a collar of reinforcement around the joint and can be over painted with a bit of silver or black and you would not see it.
Be sure to mix the two parts very very well together if you go down this route.
I keep a new tube in my shed all the time the stuff is brilliant.
When it sets it is as hard as china.   

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 09 December 2018, 01:07:47 PM »
I still can't work out how brickies can lay bricks  in foccing gloves didn't even wear gloves when laying Staffordshire  blues those used to wear holes in your finger ends, glad I'm retired now. We were topping out a 3 story gable when we took our hard hats off (middle of summer)  site agent came and gave us a bo**ocking the only thing that would hit us up there was a plane told we him f8ck off, and lick em and stick em.

Staffy blues, fuck them things, 12 of them buggers in a hod you knew about it, how heavy   :eek and how dry did the pug have to be. :'(

Yeah never understood the glove thing myself, I recall years ago a internal block called Lignacite that were made from cement and sawdust or fine wood chippings, if they were even in the slightest bit damp the tips of you fingers would be bleeding with a few hours after the midday mess hut session you had to wear Marigolds or you could not grip the because of the pain, but that was blocks I can not imaging spinning a brick around on a finger to select the face side with gloves on, let alone the buggers getting hung up on the line.

Modified: Just as i posted this I remembered a bricky (Jonny Ward) that I worked with many, many years ago (70's) that used to pick up and lay 6 inch (150mm) concrete blocks with one hand and would butter the end of the block while holding it. I'm afraid I was a two hander on 6 inch, but saying that I tried to move some 4 inch (100mm) blocks a couple of weeks ago as I was having a tidy up at the end of my back garden and there was now way I could pick one up one handed now, In fact I find them quite heavy two handed. That's 72 year old knackered wrists for you.

I dont feel 72 in my head and my friends say that the years have been kind to me and I think they have when I look at my old building mates, but the reality is after changing a light bulb at home I jump off the chair and almost shatter my frame when I hit the ground, there is no shock absorption left in my body and getting up off the floor nowadays is a major event, roll over into the kneeling position and slowly get up from there. If I came off the Fazer now I am sure i would end up in bits, don't bear thinking about.
And this post is called 'What Made You Feel Good Today' :'(

General / Re: Running for first time in months (Fazer, not me)
« on: 09 December 2018, 08:51:55 AM »
 :rollin :rollin :rollin

General / Re: Is this a scam?..?
« on: 09 December 2018, 01:35:58 AM »
Network Engineer is (usually) someone who builds and maintains computer or telephone networks for businesses. They often do work away, so that could be true, and could explain why he wanted a mate to pick up. Also second hand bikes are relatively cheap in the UK compared with some parts of Europe, so might explain why he was willing to pay full price unseen.

However..... the bit about cheque and clearing in 2-3 days would worry me. Bouncy bouncy bouncy. Lots of stories of banks bouncing fake cheques much later. If he has a friend collecting why can't he write a cheque to his mate and he brings cash? Presumably with a fist full of notes you'll be quite happy whatever his story.

At the end of the day trust your instincts. The old saying, if it looks like a fish and smells like a fish, it's probably a shit  :)

General / Re: Running for first time in months (Fazer, not me)
« on: 09 December 2018, 01:33:31 AM »

plugs out oil in cyls and crank over with plugs out first, if your not running it --more oil in and plugs in hand tight only, --when you are going to run it plugs out crank over--then plugs in and fresh petrol in the tank--then start it and let it run up to temp.--jobs a carrot.

You put your left plug take your left plug it all about :guitar :guitar

Don't forget the chokey and you turn around, that's what is all about, Hey :guitar :guitar [size=78%] [/size]

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 09 December 2018, 01:30:35 AM »
 :'( I know

General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: 08 December 2018, 07:19:07 PM »
Just to get this post back on track

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