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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-08-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By keith_d
Re: Filtering is safe...

I doubt anyone remembers the 'Speed Kills' campaign from years ago. It was completely wrong of course, Speed doesn't kill - it's the Smack that does.

p.s. 46.9% of people die in hospital (2016...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-08-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By keith_d
Re: Filtering is safe...

... well safe-ish.

To try and keep it safe-ish I don't filter above 30mph, and when joining a queue I'll wait until the cars are settled in their lanes before filtering.

My reasoning is that...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-08-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,130
Views: 303,728
Posted By keith_d
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

I was in the pub near work at lunchtime and saw a small sign on the wall. Apparently in future KTM bikes will be sold with a free dog.

That way the owners won't have to walk home on their own.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 30-07-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By keith_d
Re: beaten with an ugly stick

In years gone by this would have been sketched on the back of a fag packet and consigned to the bin when the fags ran out. These days fresh engineering graduates can do a bunch of stress analysis and...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 30-07-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By keith_d
Re: road texture and fuel consumption

Better still, put slicks on your pushbike then ride it on various road surfaces. Rough surfaces are definitely harder work than nice smooth tarmac on a pushbike and I would expect the same to apply...
Forum: Idle Banter 25-07-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By keith_d
Re: Moving to NL, should i sell my 04 or ship?

Just make sure you tell the next owner about the mods. I found a Power Commander tucked underneath the toolkit on my Fazer after I'd bought it. That resulted in some interesting conversations with...
Forum: Rideouts & Meetings 17-07-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By keith_d
Re: How about this for an idea?

How about a mass invasion of the GM by the sassenach south.

That could mean a staged ride with some nice stops along the way, or stuffing bikes and gear into vans and driving up there depending on...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-07-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,054
Posted By keith_d
Re: Technology ...

Easy start system - connect a relay to the neutral light which shorts the clutch switch when you're in neutral.
Forum: Idle Banter 16-07-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By keith_d
Re: the UK character in a nutshell...

I think what Seeker is saying is that he's relying on us to cheer him up, but we're a bunch of miserable whinging poms who wouldn't know a happy story if it crawled inside our leathers and bit us on...
Forum: Idle Banter 12-07-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By keith_d
Re: Seti forum - black holes

Yep, a nice digestible article on a fairly complex subject.
Forum: Idle Banter 10-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 252,399
Posted By keith_d
Re: The Comedy Club - Think up some new jokes

Came across this on t'interweb..

Unfortunately, my worst fears have been realised.

After four weeks waiting we have got the tests back, and my wife is severely allergic to our new puppy.

I...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-06-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By keith_d
Re: Guns don't kill people...

A hazelnut in every bite
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-06-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By keith_d
Re: Urgent help needed, dead sv650s 2005

I don't have an SV any more, but here's where I would start when there's no electrical power on the bike.


1) pull the main the fuse and check it with a meter. As far as I remember it's not in...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7,554
Views: 480,126
Posted By keith_d
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Went out this morning and my bike didn't start on the button. Worse still after about three tries the battery gave out. So I had to take the car on a perfectly good biking day.

I'll put it on...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-05-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,314
Posted By keith_d
Re: another gloomy milestone reached

Corrected for you.

Yep, there are just too many people and it's only going to get worse.

I doubt humans will become extinct due to climate change. Even if civilisation breaks down, we are just...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-05-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By keith_d
Re: Happy Birthday Sid Squid

Happy Birthday mate.
Forum: Idle Banter 05-05-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By keith_d
Re: Union Pacific "Big Boy"

Sad fact for today - there is actually a unit called "Thunderbird" and it has been used as a standby loco.
Forum: Idle Banter 04-05-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By keith_d
Re: Union Pacific "Big Boy"

That is one big mofo of a loco.

Did anyone else notice that there was an SD70AH weighing around 195 tons coupled on the back instead of a brake car. I guess the Big Boy would take quite a bit of...
Forum: Idle Banter 01-05-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By keith_d
Re: Who's Still Around?

I still pop by from time to time. Seems very quite these days.
Forum: Ancillaries 25-04-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,607
Posted By keith_d
Re: Rain Covers

My Oxford Rainex is doing well at keeping the rain out, but the silver fabric is losing its strength on the side which gets direct sunlight and now tears easily.
Forum: Rideouts & Meetings 23-04-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By keith_d
Re: 2019 Kent/South East Summer Ride out

I popped down to Kent a couple of weeks ago and found some lovely fast A-roads for the first half of a rideout. Anyone know any nice twisties for the second half??

Thanks,

Keith.
Forum: Idle Banter 18-04-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,130
Views: 303,728
Posted By keith_d
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

While I was filling up my bike a really noisy Honda Jazz drove past. On the back the owner had stuck a "Type R" badge from a Civic.

I had to smile because I couldn't think of a less likely car...
Forum: Photos 31-03-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By keith_d
Forum: Idle Banter 25-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By keith_d
Re: Happy Birthday keith_d

I'm not the KeithD who had the poll option created for him. He was here long before me.

But I have had an excellent birthday. thank you all for your good wishes.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-03-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By keith_d
Re: 20th Anniversary

Maybe we can have a proper celebration in 2023 when it's 20 years since the pointy was released.
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