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Forum: Idle Banter 18-10-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By keith_d
Re: Employment terms contracts?

I'm with a big company so this may not be relevant for your situation. But from memory my terms are something like:

Sick pay: 3 months full pay, 3 months half pay, then SSP and a review with HR on...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-10-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By keith_d
Re: Employment terms contracts?

I'm not involved in HR, so you might get a better answer from someone who is, but here's my 2d worth.

Sick pay: the minimum a UK employer can do is 'statutory sick pay' for 28 weeks. If you are...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-10-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By keith_d
Re: Yamaha MT125 VVT

On bigger engines VVT is usually used to improve tractability at low revs while still maintaining gas flow at high RPM.

In a regular car engine the valve timing used to be designed(*) for smooth...
Forum: Suits 05-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By keith_d
Re: Richa Typhoon rainsuit

I've not tried this on waterproofs, but on other stuff I've used a thin layer of silicone to prevent sliding around. Just surround a patch with masking tape, support on a flat surface and squeegee on...
Forum: Idle Banter 12-09-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By keith_d
Re: What does 6599 mph look like?

OK, so the rocket sled is travelling at around 3km per second. Assuming that video was shot at 100 frames per second the sled would have covered about 30 meters per frame. So there's no chance you'll...
Forum: TOTALSV Ireland 02-09-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By keith_d
Re: Ireland 2020

Are (English) foreigners allowed to join?
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 20-08-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By keith_d
Re: I'm A Terrorist (Apparently)

I've got a chemistry degree and would have no trouble making things go bang without using a drop of battery acid.

So, how long until having a chemistry degree will be a terrorist offense??

...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-08-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
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: 771
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: 4,222
Views: 321,860
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: 382
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: 326
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: 621
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: 585
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: 1,282
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: 491
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: 275
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: 1,338
Views: 259,514
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: 1,642
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: 742
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: 7,677
Views: 514,129
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: 1,458
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: 280
Posted By keith_d
Re: Happy Birthday Sid Squid

Happy Birthday mate.
Forum: Idle Banter 05-05-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
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: 535
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...
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