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Forum: Idle Banter 19-04-19, 09:26 AM
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Posted By daktulos
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

After moving office, we're now using VegWare compostable cutlery, rather than metal. The problem is, the on-site composter can't take them, so they're just going to landfill where they'll last an...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 16-04-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By daktulos
Re: Big feet ...

I wore them home today, so I'm committed now - the width is OK, and I'm sure they'll soften.

They're quite a bit chunkier and less flexible that my other boots. Not a negative, but I'm having to...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 16-04-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By daktulos
Re: Big feet ...

I took a gamble and bought some Nonstops (which I hadn't tried) in a size I hadn't tried online. They're quite snug , but the right size once they're on, although my right foot is still complaining...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 411
Posted By daktulos
Re: OMO: Computer help

I have a laptop because I don't have anywhere for a computer to be set up permanently (and use it on my lap in front of the TV), but I don't play games on it (except Civ 3 which I haven't played for...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 13-04-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By daktulos
Re: Big feet ...

I took a trip to J&S today to try on some boots. They had Roadstar GTX and Spirit XCR in stock in (what I thought was) my size.

I tried on the Roadstars, and they were too narrow. They would...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-04-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 672
Posted By daktulos
Re: Braided hose confusion

I believe all the ABS models use a brake line over the fender - although for these, there would be hardware provided to secure them.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-04-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 672
Posted By daktulos
Re: Braided hose confusion

I have no idea what the answer is, but given that this is a critical joint for your personal safety while riding, I wouldn't personally attempt it myself. The "race" setup works well.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-04-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 672
Posted By daktulos
Re: Braided hose confusion

It looks like all non-ABS pointies have the same splitter with crimped hoses:

https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/5291169/sv650s-k3-k7-03-07/front-brake-hose-see-note
Forum: Photos 09-04-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By daktulos
Re: April Photo Competition

Ishavskatedralen in Tromsų, from January.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7921/47573265371_15cd772938_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ftTqni)
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 05-04-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By daktulos
Re: Big feet ...

Thanks all - my ankle boots are Alpinestars (J-6) so I guess that's a pretty good starting point.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-04-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By daktulos
Re: Big feet ...

Thanks - I will go along (to J&S) to try some on, but it's one of my least favourite activities. Any way of cutting down choice is appreciated.

Thanks, Chris_SVS.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-04-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By daktulos
Big feet ...

... you know what they say ... something about needing big boots.

I have pretty wide feet with a high instep. My feet are roughly size 10.5-11, but I tend to wear size 12 to give them a bit more...
Forum: Idle Banter 31-03-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,221
Views: 429,689
Posted By daktulos
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Cars parked in the motorcycle space at Sainsbury's, twice now in three days - there are always dozens of free spaces, but they're a longer walk.
Forum: Idle Banter 24-03-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,903
Views: 277,079
Posted By daktulos
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

My wife has been out on a 20 mile training run today, so I've had hours to myself. I've scrubbed the garage floor, bought a floor mat for it, painted (badly) some damage on my bike and been out for a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 19-03-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By daktulos
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

Thanks - I will. I may give the tyres a wipe down, which will help at least for psychological reasons. I'll probably give the garage floor a clean and clear some of the mess up. It all can't hurt,...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 18-03-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By daktulos
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

Thanks for all the replies - I've been away for a week and just caught up.



I've not checked the code, but I will. I bought them three years ago, so hopefully aren't much older than that!


...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-03-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By daktulos
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

I'm going to try that - I need to clear the floor first to work out where which direction it would naturally flow.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-03-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By daktulos
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

Thanks. I'll give some degreaser a go. I have a large pot of IPA somewhere which would probably work, too.

I'm not sure about the cat litter, when it's raining hard, it would be quickly saturated....
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-03-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By daktulos
Dropping your bike and garage woes

Between Christmas and New Year, there was a nice dry day where I had nothing on, so went out for a ride. I got half way from the garage back towards my house when I slowed for an oncoming car, my...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-03-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 21,223
Posted By daktulos
Re: The running thread.

I've had problems with my ankles for a long time now (at least four years). I've no medical training, so this is just personal experience, caveat emptor, etc.

The tendons running through the ankle...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-03-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By daktulos
Re: The Sat Nav minefield!

The weird thing is, it sometimes does tell you which exit (or to go straight, which also leaves a little for interpretation) but about half the time, it just says "enter the roundabout". There is a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-03-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By daktulos
Re: The Sat Nav minefield!

One thing I would say about TomTom (I have one built into the car) - it keeps telling me to "enter the roundabout" which is next to useless as a) you usually can't avoid doing that, and b) you have...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-03-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By daktulos
Re: The Sat Nav minefield!

As I understand it, you need a connection to plan a route, but then it has everything it needs for the route stored. You won't get any routeing updates and may get into trouble if you go off-route,...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-03-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By daktulos
Re: The Sat Nav minefield!

I've been using Waze (which was bought by Google). It has bike-specific routeing now (apparently) and seems to work. It uses the speed that other Waze and Google maps users are going at to determine...
Forum: Idle Banter 01-03-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By daktulos
Re: Zen Broadband

I moved away from Virgin a long time ago and never looked back. Apart from the terrible support, and the contention on the cable modems, the up/down ratio has always been the most frustrating...
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