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Forum: Idle Banter 15-10-19, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Heorot
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Coming back home on the bike from Norwich on the A140, the main road south to Ipswich, when I came on the end of a tailback. I just sailed past the traffic to my road, all 3 and a half miles of it.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-10-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Heorot
Re: 13500 miles on rear tyre

The bike passed its MOT today with advisory i.e Worn rear tyre. I knew it was squaring off but it is almost down to the wear indicators. It is a Continental roadattack 3 put on the bike 3 years ago...
Forum: Idle Banter 09-10-19, 10:13 PM
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Views: 261
Posted By Heorot
Chinese parts.

I saw the following on another forum and thought it worthy of re-posting.

About a month ago, I posted that my son had slid off his Honda Blackbird after hitting a patch of, what looked like,...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-09-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7,707
Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Highly likely Adam. Back in March a young girl was killed when she drove into a tree on the same stretch of road; no other car involved. Police checked her phone and found that she was texting at the...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-09-19, 11:47 PM
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Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

The A140 is a dead straight former Roman road where a car hit a pedestrial at 11:00AM breaking an arm and leg. How the feck? And why was the road closed for four hours.
Forum: Idle Banter 20-09-19, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Yesterday, there was an accident outside our village and the police closed the road, the A140 main road between Ipswich and Norwich heading to Norwich. The trouble is, the only alternate roads are...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-09-19, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Thanks for the head up Grant. I changed to Carol Nash for the first time this year. I always argue for a lower premium when I get the reminder letter, but this year Hastings refused to budge.
Forum: Idle Banter 13-09-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 329,087
Posted By Heorot
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Boilers don't last. My house was a new build in 2003 and came with an Ideal non-combi CH system. It died this summer and had to be replaced with another non-combi boiler. The engineer told me that...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-09-19, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

The same way that Carlsberg is Danish, even though it's brewed in Northampton.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-09-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,611
Posted By Heorot
Re: Wrong Choice. New '18 SV650.

I looked at topboxes but it would have meant drilling into the bike's frame. Then I discovered the two tabs under the pillion seat that are for hanging a helmet (or two) on. Just release the seat,...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-09-19, 09:37 PM
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Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Or they have their own to sell and are blocking your sale so they can sell their own.
Forum: Idle Banter 27-08-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Heorot
Re: tech tip for searching

Another tip when searching on google. To exclude an expression or word, add -(word) at the end of the search string.

EG. sv650 -svrider

will exclude svrider from the results.
Forum: Idle Banter 27-08-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 84,845
Posted By Heorot
Re: The Org Bar, Pull up a chair and share. What're you drinking?

Côtes du Rhône Villages from Aldi. Reduced from 5.69 to 4.99.

Really enjoyed this excellent red. I have always liked Cote de Rhône and this is a really lovely example.Very smooth with just the...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-08-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,707
Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

What a day. Yesterday, I booked the hospital to get some lumps on my arm looked at. The appointment was for 13:00. Got there on time and they took blood and sent me to a waiting area until the doctor...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 16-08-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,865
Posted By Heorot
Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

I am 5'9" and test rode a vstrom 650 last year. I found it too tall (I couldn't put both feet down) and top heavy. I nearly dropped it in the dealers yard. Not as agile through the twisties as my k3...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-08-19, 06:56 PM
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Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Cold and wet here after some sun to warm the house a bit this morning. Now the Tado switched the CH on at 6pm and still going. Temperature currently at 20.9c.

Did manage to get a dry ride into...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-08-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By Heorot
Re: Boots

I have a problem with water retention in my legs and feet; they are about twice the size they should be so buying normal motorbike boots is impossible for me as a). I struggle to get my feet in even...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7,707
Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

My CH is controlled by a Tado smart controller like Hive. The target temperature today is 21 degrees and Tado switched it on at 8am for 45 minutes and again at 6pm. Still not reached 21deg. It has...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-08-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By Heorot
Re: Boots

I had a pair of those super tour boots. The sole separated from the upper after less than a year. On both boots.
Forum: Idle Banter 09-08-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7,707
Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I keep all my passwords/logins in a spreadsheet on a usb stick and only plug it in when I need to find one. No passwords on the actual PC or laptop.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-08-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Heorot
Re: Protective gear

I wear proper gear when riding in this country, but I ride a 150cc scooter when at our home in Turkey to potter around the local villages. If I wore full gear over there, I would die of heatstroke....
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-08-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Heorot
Re: Bike cover recommendations

I have a RS Performance cover for 4 years. Has been OK, faded but has a single split that appeared over the winter.
Forum: Idle Banter 07-08-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 329,087
Posted By Heorot
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

It's that time of year again. I got my bike insurance renewal this week from Hastings and it is £25 more expensive than last year. I called and there was no budge from them on price.

Went to...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-08-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 286,336
Posted By Heorot
Re: INTERESTING FACT OF THE DAY

Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Forum: Idle Banter 04-08-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7,707
Views: 528,596
Posted By Heorot
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Could be shingles LPH. I have had a couple of episodes with similar symptoms that completely wiped me out.
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