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Forum: Idle Banter 26-02-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By keith_d
Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

Observation didn't help my mate DJ last week. He slowed for a give way and a car ploughed into the back of him without braking. Nothing broken but his right arm is seriously painful and his ZZR1400...
Forum: Idle Banter 25-02-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By keith_d
Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

The white flashing LEDs that some cyclists use seem to be pretty good at getting driver's attention.

The Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 state:

Lamps to show a steady light

13.(1)...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-02-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By keith_d
Re: Battery wiring for multiple connectivity.

Search on Ebay for "Relay & 3 Fuse Base"

Use a standard relay (not a flasher) to connect 12V power to the fuses when the ignition is on. Crimp a couple of additional wires into the 12V supply for...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-02-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By keith_d
Re: 02022020

Surely you wanted 02:02 on 2/2/2020?

But there's another opportunity later this month for 02:02 on 20/2/2020
Forum: Idle Banter 06-01-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By keith_d
Re: nope, nope and nope

A Darwin award waiting to happen.
Forum: Idle Banter 01-01-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,375
Posted By keith_d
Re: Happy New Year!

Indeed, happy new year to everyone in the .org. May all your biking dreams come true.

Keith.
Forum: Idle Banter 21-12-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,382
Posted By keith_d
Happy birthday Little Pea Head

One of the social media sites just reminded me that it's LPH's birthday.

I don't know if she's been telling them porkies, but if it's true I hope she's having a truly awesome birthday.

Happy...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-12-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 395,248
Posted By keith_d
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

I might have some boxes like that in my garage... which have been there since I moved in 20 years ago :-)
Forum: Idle Banter 26-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By keith_d
If you had to have an illness..

..it would be this one.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/man-charged-with-dwi-after-alcohol-fermenting-yeast-in-his-gut-got-him-wasted/
Forum: Idle Banter 23-10-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By keith_d
Re: 8 inch floppy disks

I worked in a job where the gamma ray spectrometer in the QA lab still used an 8" floppy in the 1990s. It probably had less CPU power than my phone, but all the hard work was done by the attached...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-10-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
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: 1,254
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: 2,142
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: 18,546
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: 406
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: 20,991
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: 1,895
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: 1,348
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: 1,348
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: 4,399
Views: 395,248
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: 622
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: 522
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: 944
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: 1,950
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: 2,099
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.
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