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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-01-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By SV650rules
Re: mirror mounts

LH nuts and the heads of LH bolts always used to have a notch cut in the 6 corners of the hexagon, but that does not seem to be done any more. Trouble with LH threads has always been that if you...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-01-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

Local councils were responsible for giving contracts for the cavity insulation and probably use the same contractors they use for other things - Pikeys, the reason Pikeys can get onto all the...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 747
Posted By SV650rules
Re: caved in...

Isn't there an 'off' button on the phone ? When I had a microsoft phone ( Lumia something or other IIRC ) the alarm would not work if the phone was turned off, but alarm on every other phone i'd had...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-01-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 747
Posted By SV650rules
Re: caved in...

After a long time with a company phone on call 7 days I hate them too, at least with a pager you could pretend you never got the message and landlines didn't follow you around :p

Worked with...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

I knew our cavities were already mostly filled with expanded polystyrene boards and I told the cowboy who came knocking on our door that all the houses on the estate had been built like that, didn't...
Forum: Idle Banter 12-01-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

The amount of gas storage ( storage not supply ) that we have in UK has been vastly reduced in the last 3 to 4 years, we are now virtually working on 'just in time' supply of mainly from Norway and...
Forum: Idle Banter 11-01-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

A few people in our cul-de-sac had cavity wall insulation - fitted by those cowboys going round doing the 'government backed scheme' they never did a survey of the cavity ( they are supposed to do a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-01-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Sfv650 fi error

If a problem appears right after you mess with something, its 99.9% is gonna be the thing you just messed with - first rule of maintenance engineer...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-01-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Sfv650 fi error

One reason I rarely mess with things that ain't broke....
Forum: Idle Banter 09-01-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

Not so much a fan of fossil fuels ( although they have made possible the massive progress we have made in just about everything ) they did free us from subsistence existence grubbing around for food...
Forum: Idle Banter 09-01-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

Wind has been non-existant during weeks of cold weather during last months, grid storage normally means hours not days or weeks, try storing enough to supply 45GW for up to 7 days...

Funny how...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-01-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

If you think we are ready for EV look at this site, and look at historical data. The fans on sticks have been contributing nothing of substance to the grid ( about 5 or 6% ) - solar nothing, even...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-01-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Netflix users

Threads on pretty much every forum meander a bit, which is good...


https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/broadband-and-tv/netflix-hacks/
Forum: Idle Banter 08-01-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Netflix users

BBC is spending loads of money ticking diversity boxes and being left wing. Their festive offering was very skimpy - the flagship being strictly come dancing LOL They are the purveyor of repeats,...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Netflix users

I have netflix and Now TV ( Sky ) entertainment pass and lately watch Now TV much more than Netflix ( hardly watch 'proper TV at all ). Couple of years ago got a Now TV stick from Currys PC world...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-01-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Risky business?

The government is counting anyone who died and has been within 5 miles of a virus in last month as a covid death. This may well suit their purpose ( whatever that is ) .... I guess some deaths have...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-01-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Risky business?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52308783

Couple of comments from the article below, I know from other sources that the average age of a victim is over 82, and typically suffering with 2 or more...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-01-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

I agree, but the greenies want you to ignore the messy details and focus on the 'zero emissions' from the car on the road ( without worrying about all the emissions needed to build the car and the...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-01-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Risky business?

The Vaccine companies, the NHS and presumably the government have been protected from legal action for any adverse affects of the vaccine because it is an 'emergency' medicine and they have not...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-01-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Risky business?

For people below 40 with no underlying conditions the risk is miniscule, even for older people without underlying conditions the risk is pretty low. Age is important, but it is the underlying chronic...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-01-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Risky business?

Makes more sense to vaccinate 2 million people a week with a dose that will prevent them being sick enough to need hospital care than to vaccinate half that number and tie up the scarce low...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Risky business?

Agree, The vaccine makers did do a single dose during trials and found that nobody who had single dose got sick enough to need hospital treatment. They said a good level of immunity 14 to 20 days...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-01-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,136
Views: 1,368,805
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

The more automation fitted to vehicles ( some newer cars even have semi-auto steering that will try to keep you within white lines ) the less attention 'drivers' pay to surroundings. The Tesla...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-01-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9,136
Views: 1,368,805
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Everybody and their dog is after vans now, with increase in home deliveries, even Royal mail are short of vans, our post used to arrive about lunchtime, but past 6 months or so was arriving about 6...
Forum: Idle Banter 01-01-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,131
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electric Vehicles

Large battery fire in Arizona 2019, Lithium fires are very nasty with really toxic fumes, even a car battery fire is a real problem for firefighters, with full respirator gear needed, and at 400...
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