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Forum: Idle Banter Today, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By keith_d
Re: Science

Was that a precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird?? Shame there aren't any more of them flying. I was at an air show where one did a low pass on full afterburner - incredible.

BTW, the orbital speed of...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-06-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By keith_d
Re: Science

In vacuum all the colours are equally fast, but in air red is slightly faster.

The calculation of wavelength dependent dispersion in a medium of refractive index 1.0003 is left as an exercise for...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-06-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By keith_d
Re: Bellypans, who makes 'em?

I think I have a pyramid plastics one hanging around in my garage for the SV650. Never got around to making brackets for it though.
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Forum: Thames Valley 21-05-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By keith_d
Re: Anyone left in the Thames Valley area ?

Sounds about the same as the Soho Massive, who only meet up once a year.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 21-05-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,404
Posted By keith_d
Re: Oh no, not again (speeding)

Or maybe, "Thiss will messs with hissss mind my Precious ..."
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-05-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,404
Posted By keith_d
Re: Oh no, not again (speeding)

Unfortunately, most speed partnerships aren't run by coppers these days. They're run by bureaucrats.


The margin of 10%+2mph comes from the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) guidelines...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 27-04-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By keith_d
Re: Speeding question.

If they drive at 70mph they create a mini traffic jam because nobody will pass them. So there's no chance they will catch an inattentive speeder. Better to drive at 60mph in front of a van or truck...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 26-04-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By keith_d
Re: Speeding question.

Traffic cars should all have forward facing video and ANPR, but from your description it doesn't sound like they would have enough evidence to take action.

In theory it would just take the opinion...
Forum: Idle Banter 25-04-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5,948
Views: 337,883
Posted By keith_d
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Corrected for you. :-)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-04-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By keith_d
Re: Fuel level gauge - o-ring or no?

You didn't specify which bike you're riding, but if the fuel tank sender only has one wire it probably uses the tank to complete the circuit. This used to be common on older cars, and I assume also...
Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 11-04-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By keith_d
Re: Race Scrub tyres

Out of 88 views (including mine), I wonder how many still have an SV.

I'm riding a Fazer which takes 180 profile rear, so I wouldn't usually reply.
Forum: Photos 08-04-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,247
Views: 141,341
Posted By keith_d
Re: Vintage film cameras

Apologies for the slow reply, I missed your post.

These days I'm pretty much all digital. If I shoot any more film it will be 6x6. I've got a bag full of Bronica SQA gear and it produces awesome...
Forum: Photos 03-04-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5,247
Views: 141,341
Posted By keith_d
Re: Vintage film cameras

IIRC, the Nikon FE is almost identical to my FE2 which was one of my favourite film cameras to shoot. Light, quiet, and super simple metering. A real pleasure to use.

So, yeah. You definitely...
Forum: Idle Banter 28-03-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By keith_d
Re: Vehicle Excise Duty Petition (Road Tax)

On the first day of the course, not the first day actually doing any work.
Forum: Idle Banter 21-03-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By keith_d
Re: Vehicle Excise Duty Petition (Road Tax)

VED is small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. I reckon I pay more income tax every day I work than the annual VED on my motorbike.

So can someone start a petition for abolition of VED, and...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-01-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,107
Posted By keith_d
Re: Any qualified scuba divers out there?

I've went diving off something similar many years ago. IIRC the holds had been converted to bunks and the old crew cabin to the compressor room. It was pretty cool to tie up in port after a day's...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-12-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,948
Views: 337,883
Posted By keith_d
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

White van drivers that crash into your car while it's parked, then race off before anyone can get their registration. Looks like I pay a 350 excess then higher premiums for the next few years.
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Forum: Idle Banter 28-11-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By keith_d
Re: Broken collar bones

One of my friends broke his collar bone but also dislocated the shoulder. They didn't spot the dislocation on the initial x-rays. As a result it turned into quite a serious problem getting it back...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-11-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By keith_d
Re: NCB question

Back in the days before computers, insurance premiums were calculated using paper tables and no claims discount was exactly that. A discount which was applied at a certain stage in the calculation.
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Forum: Idle Banter 03-11-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By keith_d
Re: Catalonia

With one or two exceptions, independent candidates regularly get stuffed by the organised parties.

Labour and Conservatives can turn up in marginal consistencies with a battle bus stuffed with...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-11-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By keith_d
Re: Catalonia

I'd be happy with that idea providing there was a box on the ballot paper that said, "I wouldn't trust any of these tosspots to organise a party in a brewery"
Forum: Idle Banter 02-11-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By keith_d
Re: Catalonia

All of three independence votes (Scotland, Brexit, and Catalonia) had the same major deficiency - no real facts about what would happen after the vote. Both sides just made assumptions which suited...
Forum: Idle Banter 29-10-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By keith_d
Re: Catalonia

Only if it's a bank holiday weekend.

Madrid signed a decree removing their autonomy within hours of the independence declaration this time around.
Forum: Idle Banter 29-10-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By keith_d
Re: Catalonia

Oh, and in the case of Canvey can we a vote on casting them adrift??

A new moat will have to be dug from the Essex side because any equipment left on the Canvey side would probably 'wander'.
Forum: Idle Banter 29-10-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By keith_d
Re: Catalonia

I'm waiting to see what Madrid does if the promised fresh elections give a majority to the independence party. There are some interesting possibilities:


Big majority for remainers -...
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