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Forum: Idle Banter 07-12-19, 04:24 PM
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Posted By SV650rules
Re: Coal mine?

https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/coal/france-germany-turn-coal/

Germany reliant on brown coal ( lignite found in shallow mines ) which is high in sulphur and twice as high...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-12-19, 11:02 AM
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Views: 557,806
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Interesting article http://www.ultralightnews.ca/articles/resistorcapsandplugs.htm

The resistor is used to control the rate of rise of current once the arc is started ( the voltage will build up...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-12-19, 10:33 AM
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Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

With separate coil packs the 5000 ohm resistor is normally integral in the spark plug body and the plug will have an 'R' in it if it is an NGK - the denso iridium plug below also has a resistor (...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-12-19, 10:15 AM
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Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-381-denso-motorcycle-spark-plugs.aspx?categoryid=381&SEName=denso-motorcycle-spark-plugs

Honda VFR800 782cc injection 2002-->

I have bought lots of spark plugs and...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-12-19, 10:06 PM
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Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Denso and NGK plugs that seem too cheap probably Chinese knock-offs, NGK even issued articles with pictures telling people what to look for on fake plugs. You can get reasonably priced plugs from...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-12-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 268,163
Posted By SV650rules
Re: The Comedy Club - Think up some new jokes

@punyXpress that is excellent, but too near the truth :(
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 26-11-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Adjusting chain slack, axle nuts

@60-80 have you visited the USA SV site ?

https://www.svrider.com/forum/
Forum: Idle Banter 25-11-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Ford Aerostar (US minivan)

Fix Or Repair Daily = Ford

Just like Fiat = Fix It Again Tomorrow ( one Fiat was enough for me, it was a money pit ).
Forum: Idle Banter 25-11-19, 10:32 AM
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Views: 557,806
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Burning logs will be 'green' until more people start doing it ( although you can't actually burn 'green' wood unless it is Ash), then prices will inevitably rise and wood will have to be imported...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-11-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Screw up of the day...

+1

Every time there is the slightest disruption in power supply ( and for many other reasons it seems ) all the house alarms go off around us - and you know what, nobody takes a blind bit of...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-11-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Let the train take the strain?

Years ago when I worked in a design office it was the habit of a a lot of the younger ones to wear earphones at work, and sit ( lie ) as horizontal in their chairs as possible while using CAD -...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-11-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Let the train take the strain?

A few years ago we decided to try the train to NEC in Birmingham ( about an hour by car ) - well it didn't start well and got worse. The train from was about 40 mins late to get us to Birmingham new...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-11-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Plumbing quotations

My experience of working on plumbing / central heating is that you discover some horror stories when you take on even some small job. Did some work replacing a three port mid position valve for...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-11-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Plumbing quotations

These fitters get trade discount as well on parts, which brings price of parts down a lot, but when we ( Joe public ) goes to a plumbers merchant we get charged extra .... they have to balance the...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-11-19, 01:06 PM
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Views: 557,806
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Whenever they use temporary traffic lights near to existing ones they are never in synch and it is so frustrating to sit at one that is on red only to watch the temporary ones turn green when you...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-11-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gloom and despondency

Well I hope you get your money back at the very least. They do say you should never meet your heroes, we do tend to see older bikes and cars through rose tinted glasses and forget the problems -...
Forum: Idle Banter 10-11-19, 07:02 PM
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Views: 557,806
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Nothing wrong with plasma, we have one of the last Panasonic Viera and with 800Hz refresh rate and blacks that really are black, and a 180 degree viewing angle, and every input you could want...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,519
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Light weight flywhee mods On abudget

Isn't there a sprag ( one way clutch ) clutch between starter motor and the engine so that starter motor can drive the engine but the engine will not try to drive the starter motor ?
Forum: Idle Banter 04-11-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Desiccant dehumidifier

Dessicant dehumidifier cost more to run than compressor ones, but as you say they work at lower temperatures. We have had a compressor dehumidifier in the house for last 20 years or so, on our...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Anyone tried Tectane PW 697

Well I sprayed some Tectane on a piece of sheet metal yesterday and left it overnight, have to say it has cured overnight in the cold to a semi-transparent pretty tough film that marks slightly when...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-11-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,088
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Considering putting stock muffler back on :-s

The problem is not so much at night, when ineffective lights mainly affect the rider, but a normal filament bike headlight is hopeless in the daytime, the light is too yellow to show up. My spots...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 30-10-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,088
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Considering putting stock muffler back on :-s

Bet nobody ever pulled out on him though, and cagers would easily see him in their mirrors, which is the aim of being visible all the time, not just when weaving..
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 30-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,088
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Considering putting stock muffler back on :-s

I just keep a nice line when approaching junctions and allow my LED headlight bulb and twin 10 watt LED spotlights to do the work. The only time I do the weaving thing in a straight line is to warm...
Forum: Idle Banter 26-10-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By SV650rules
Re: If you had to have an illness..

Not an illness I fancy to be honest, fungal infections play havoc with the body and can kill just like bacterial or viral ones. May seem funny getting drunk for free - but imagine not being able to...
Forum: Idle Banter 25-10-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 193,860
Posted By SV650rules
Re: The All New Megathread

Anyone see the documentary on the great freeze of 1962/3 a few months ago?

There was great footage of steam locomotives with ploughs on powering through snow that was almost as deep as the loco,...
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