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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 25 March 2020, 09:54:03 PM »

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 25 March 2020, 09:42:49 PM »
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"switches cams"? is it a form of V-Tech ?

Yeah, but BMW style;


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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 25 March 2020, 08:29:36 PM »
Well now I know :eek Ta.

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 25 March 2020, 07:17:36 PM »
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Whatever happened to 2 crocodile clips, one red and one black? 

Plan A - Pop the seat off, pop the battery out, charge on bench for half an hour.  Job done.  Hmm - nope - no battery to be seen.

Plan B - Locate battery, pop the battery out, charge on bench, ummm, ah there it is, umm foc that.
Plan C - Purchase optimate, fanny about scratching head and cursing instuctions - plug in - switch on - thank foc - finally sorted. 


Quite happy now I've got it figure out.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 25 March 2020, 06:37:28 PM »
 
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Quote from: VNA on Today at 12:26:02 PM<blockquote> Check that torque curve. 
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Looks like it has the same problem as the FZ6, they've detuned it around the 5,500 to 6,000 revs range, because that's where the emissions testing is done.

Hopefully you can get it remapped or get the equivalent of a Power Commander to smooth that hole out.

 Or it might be that's where it switches cams.  But whatever, the torque is just nuts.
 
Remap?  Well I’ve only ridden a demo for two hours, but I thought the engine was stunning. I sure wasn’t thinking this thing needs a re-map.
     

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 25 March 2020, 03:18:48 PM »

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 25 March 2020, 03:17:23 PM »
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Mare??. Surely we're not down to eating the horses just yet? :eek

Nothing wrong with eating the odd horse.
But ah meant mare as in lots mare beef and lamb and stuff.
   

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 25 March 2020, 12:43:35 PM »


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 25 March 2020, 12:41:02 PM »
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A ligit way to ride your bike. Volunteer and opt for the transport of items between medical facilities.
Don't you think they'll take folks wi vans first - ya plumb. :lol

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 25 March 2020, 12:33:34 PM »
 And I thought it was just me.  You should see the foccin instructions.  :eek


 
I figured out if you sort the charging leads and switch it on it changes mode – so it changed to green lamp only which means standard charging mode.


So, I switched it off, then back on again, and the two lamps at the bottom flashed telling me it was now in Can Bus mode.


I switched it off again, took the short off, but didn’t connect it to anything and switched it on – lots of lights flashed and it ended up with just the green power lamp on.


I switched it off once more, plugged it into the bikes charging socket and switched it on again.  It ended up as per photo.  So, I’m guessing it’s doing it’s stuff.


Phew! :evil
 

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 25 March 2020, 12:26:02 PM »
 Check that torque curve.  That 100 ft lbs at the rear wheel. :)




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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 25 March 2020, 12:19:54 PM »
 Cheers coffee.  It’s no light weight at 240kg.  On the test ride I never noticed the weight.  So, it’s gonna be interesting how I find manoeuvring it about day to day.  My drive is on a slope, and there’s a gentle ramp into my garage.  But I’m hoping I soon get used to backing her out of the garage etc - hopefully will be easy enough – never found it a problem on the thou.
 
The side stand is heavy duty but surprisingly long, the bike seems very upright on the side stand. 
 
But the big frustration is once the salt and grit is washed away, well I’m still left with not much more than the 7 miles to work, and 7 miles home.  Presumably I’m allowed to ride the additional 7 miles to my favourite butcher.   Unlike the horders I'll be buying less, to justifie mare trips. And if restrictions continue will I be able to get the 600 mile service?
 
Oh for two up riding and luggage, I think you would love the torque of the boxer.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 25 March 2020, 12:06:31 PM »
 Yet another super rich dude, and big supporter of BREXIT turns out to be a total cunt.


ttps://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/wetherspoons-workers-hit-out-boss-tim-martin-outrageous-behaviour-a4396656.html

 

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 24 March 2020, 07:44:42 PM »
 My optimate 4 Can Bus charger arrived today.  Instructions made my head hurt.  But it appears to be doing something and will hopefully keep the battery sweet.


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 24 March 2020, 07:38:08 PM »

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General / Re: Auld Foccers Weekly Covid Check in Page.
« on: 24 March 2020, 11:41:28 AM »
foc :lol

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 24 March 2020, 11:40:58 AM »
 Does seem to be some confusion – yet again. :rolleyes
More informal, briefings are often featuring the word essential.
My mate says he’s had a text from the government and it uses the word essential.  My response is how do you verify a text?
But the document published on the government web site does not use the word essential. 
And documentation is what you go by at the end of the day.
 

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 24 March 2020, 11:08:08 AM »
 Cheers foccers.
 
I know what you mean.  I’ve never been a BMW fan, but then again, I’ve always had grudging admiration for the boxer, and also that BMW doesn’t follow the crowd, they do their own – often weird – thing.  But I didn’t think I’d ever buy one.


I’ve ridden an early 00’s air head, and whilst it had a nice big bit of low down grunt, it was overall a bit asthmatic compared to the Fazer thou. But this new water-cooled boxer with the ‘shift cam’ valve technology is something else.


Looks wise – it’s not weirdly and wonderfully gorgeous like the R Nine T’s, it’s an odd looking thing.  But remember the SAABs of the 70’s and 80’s into the 90’s, you know the 99, 90, 900’s?  When I first saw one I thought they were mingin, but then I couldn’t stop looking at them – they were different but they grew on you.


Anyway, what a time to take delivery of a new bike.  To and from work – and that’s it.  Maybe I can get away with the long way home – though if the NHS is in total melt-down I’ll probably just use the car – gotta reduce all risks however small I guess.


I ever come to sell it – it will be advertised as a rare limited edition Covid19 20 plate. 



Plenty more snaps in “ What did you do with whatever else you've got? “
 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 24 March 2020, 10:51:49 AM »
 
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Quote from: VNA on 23 March 2020, 11:42:03 PM<blockquote>Quote<blockquote>But only if you're an essential worker  </blockquote> That is not correct.
The official guidance is here
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874714/Full_guidance_on_staying_at_home_and_away_from_others.pdf
The key line is
Quote<blockquote>●Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home. </blockquote>However I am classed as an essential worker.
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And your essential work is?

Cick the link.  Read the guidance. 

I quote - again;
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1. STAYING AT HOMEYou should only leave the house for one of four reasons.●Shoppingforbasicnecessities,forexamplefoodandmedicine,whichmustbeasinfrequentaspossible.●Oneformofexerciseaday,forexamplearun,walk,orcycle-aloneorwithmembersofyourhousehold.●Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person●Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
The critical sector list is to allow those key workers to continue to send their children to school.
The advice may change, it things continue to get worse, it may be only key workers continuing to travel to work.  That will include myslef - unless my employer sends me home.
   

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 24 March 2020, 12:28:05 AM »
I wonder what the supermarkets will be like over the next week.

I can't help thinking that possibly the panic buyers will be too foccin scared to step outside their houses, and will now start working their way through their stock piles. 


The top notch butcher a few miles up the road from me has had to close down his web site due to panic buying.  Bonkers.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 23 March 2020, 11:45:40 PM »
 
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But only if you're an essential worker  :)

Bottom line - I get to ride my bike - you don't :pokefun
Any restrcitions on fuel that may be introduced will not apply to me.
     

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 23 March 2020, 11:42:03 PM »
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But only if you're an essential worker 
That is not correct.
The official guidance is here
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874714/Full_guidance_on_staying_at_home_and_away_from_others.pdf
The key line is
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●Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
However I am classed as an essential worker. 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 23 March 2020, 11:02:41 PM »
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Oi, you. No non essential travel. Remember? Typical of you. Do as I say and not as I do.
Going to work is essential travel.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 23 March 2020, 08:37:59 PM »
 Excellent post Gnasher.  Viral Load helps explain why health workers are getting ill, and why many of them are so scathing of the idea that they will have immunity if/when they recover. 



Thanks.

 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 23 March 2020, 08:31:58 PM »
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Well being married to one such health care worker and having to worry about her every time she goes to work I know all too well about what they are risking for us
But being self employed and at the same time having 2 kids to feed, mortgage payments aswell as a plethora of other Bill's that need covering I CANNOT afford to stay at home despite the risks. So unless the government puts something in place to help people like me then I have no choice but to carry on commuting to work and if necessary ignore the governments "order" to close my business as I would simply lose everything 😔
 
Absolutely.  I’m off anyway this week.  But unless I am told otherwise, I will go to my work next week.  I have no choice. 



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The messages coming out form the government over the last few weeks are confusing, misleading, possibly lies and not helping matters.
This government is utterly utterly utterly hopeless.  I have no doubt that their main concern is the economy.

What we have to do is stop all non-essential activity.
 

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