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Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 100
Posted By keith_d
Re: Bugatti Veyron

I think you could buy all the cars I've every owned for the $42000 needed to replace the Veyron's fuel tank.
Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 358
Posted By keith_d
Re: Quote of the day (sorry, Brexit related)

You have to recognise that the Eurocrats don't want to give the UK a good deal. From their perspective that would just encourage other countries to leave.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-12-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 591
Posted By keith_d
Re: the rights of the citizen versus society

I'm not sure we want to turn this thread into another 'Crime and Punishment', but I can't resist the prison question. In our society prison has many functions, some contradictory.

1) Punishment -...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-12-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 591
Posted By keith_d
Re: the rights of the citizen versus society

Hmm, tricky one.

Knocking someone off their moped seems a little excessive, but I can't think of another reasonable way to stop a determined moped rider.

Maybe sometimes a stinger can be...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-12-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,747
Views: 392,699
Posted By keith_d
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

It might depend on the exact position of a weather front. Where warm air meets cold it might dump 21", but a few miles away there will be no snow at all. Not easy to predict even using your magic...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-11-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 230,014
Posted By keith_d
Re: The Comedy Club - Think up some new jokes

Following complaints made to the IRB about the All Blacks being allowed to motivate themselves by performing the 'Haka' before their games, other nations were asked to suggest pre-match rituals of...
Forum: Soho Massive 12-11-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,912
Posted By keith_d
Re: Cobwebs

I pass by occasionally, but there's not much going on.
Forum: Soho Massive 12-11-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By keith_d
Re: Hello

Yeah, it's very quiet around here these days.
Forum: Idle Banter 26-10-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By keith_d
Re: PSA number and bicycle riding

I read a statistical critique of the PSA test some years back. The number of false positives and false negatives make it almost worthless. Basically if you have a high level of PSA they'll do some...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-10-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6,747
Views: 392,699
Posted By keith_d
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

If it really matters use a set of welded steel railings to make a chicane outside the door. People and wheelchairs can turn through 180 degrees in a small space, mopeds can't.

Better still add a...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-10-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By keith_d
Re: Loose Key - SV650 1999

Normally the key is held in place by the pins in the lock barrel being pressed against key by springs. But if the lock is old and dirty the pins can slide into the barrel and stay there.

Temporary...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-09-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6,747
Views: 392,699
Posted By keith_d
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I prefer the phrasing, "What's mine is mine, what's yours - that's mine too"
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 22-09-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By keith_d
Re: no, I'll pass on this one

Detuned to 670BHP for rideability!!

I'd want a lot less than that in the first few gears to avoid accidental wheelies. But if someone else was picking up the bill for tyres, engine rebuilds and...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 19-09-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By keith_d
Re: Dead bike

And the connection between centripetal force and electrical power is.... the greek letter omega.

The calculation of centripetal force uses the angular velocity, whose symbol is lower case omega ω...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-09-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By keith_d
Re: being a white man

I'd agree that there are decent people everywhere, but there are also bad people everywhere. So, why do we have selfish, mean or thieving people?

The best answer I've found is that during good...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-09-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By keith_d
Re: being a white man

Over the last 100,000 years tribalism has worked pretty well for the human species. We're not going to eradicate it in a dozen generations.

Racism/religion/football/politics will continue to...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-09-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By keith_d
Re: Farewell SV owners

Having sold your soul to BMW, you could sacrifice your first born to Touratech for additional lights.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-09-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By keith_d
Re: Dead bike

I'm assuming you've blown the lighting fuse, but do not replace it until the short circuit has been resolved.


Providing you have a voltmeter you can do some basic checks.

1. Check that the...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-09-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By keith_d
Re: another Darwin award candidate

Hmm, if only these issues were as simple as politicians and campaigners paint them.

America has a cultural attachment to guns for historical reasons. We can't fix that in any sensible timescale....
Forum: Idle Banter 18-07-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6,747
Views: 392,699
Posted By keith_d
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Yikes. I was just about to have a whine about 40mph drivers on my route to work this morning. But having seen this makes my gripe seem trivial.

I hope the genetic tests don't find anything to...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-06-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By keith_d
Re: Science

I've just found that we made something that goes even faster, though it took a gravitational slingshot around Saturn to get it up to speed.

Voyager 1 is currently heading into the outer reaches...
Forum: Idle Banter 24-06-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By keith_d
Re: Science

Was that a precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird?? Shame there aren't any more of them flying. I was at an air show where one did a low pass on full afterburner - incredible.

BTW, the orbital speed of...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-06-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By keith_d
Re: Science

In vacuum all the colours are equally fast, but in air red is slightly faster.

The calculation of wavelength dependent dispersion in a medium of refractive index 1.0003 is left as an exercise for...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-06-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By keith_d
Re: Bellypans, who makes 'em?

I think I have a pyramid plastics one hanging around in my garage for the SV650. Never got around to making brackets for it though.
...
Forum: Thames Valley 21-05-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By keith_d
Re: Anyone left in the Thames Valley area ?

Sounds about the same as the Soho Massive, who only meet up once a year.
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