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Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 04:38 PM
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Re: The All New Megathread

They were all in Cleethorpes this weekend for a national rally. :)
Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Seeker
Re: HMRC - it's tax time again

I'm retired but the tax man never falters in pursuing their pound of flesh* goal, I guess. :(

"Nothing is certain but death and taxes."

* unless you're an MP with Cayman Islands accounts.
Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
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HMRC - it's tax time again

I filled out my self assessment tax form for tax year 21-22. Prior to do doing it, I do a rough calculation as to how much tax I owe and this year it came to about 2000.

When I had completed the...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-07-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Seeker
XSR700 part 2

I went ahead and traded the Kawasaki Z900RS for the Yamaha XSR700, is there any buyer's remorse? I've only put 360 miles on it and I'm limited to <5000 rpm, but no - no remorse so far. The Kawasaki...
Forum: Idle Banter 01-07-22, 08:14 AM
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Assuming you haven't been living in a cave for the last month, you will know that Kate Bush's "Running up that Hill" has been high in the charts because of it being used in "Stranger Things".

So...
Forum: Idle Banter 30-06-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By Seeker
Smart phone weirdness

I received an alert from Natwest about a groupon purchase (for about 17 ish). I have never used groupon and now I can't find the alert plus no money has left my account although 4 (known)...
Forum: Idle Banter 29-06-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5,920
Views: 688,336
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Weather. At the risk of applying a jinx, the weather here on the east coast (Humber estuary) has been good. Farmers are complaining because Lincolnshire generally has only had 30% of its usual...
Forum: Idle Banter 29-06-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 449,221
Posted By Seeker
Re: The All New Megathread

Speaking of hedgehogs... my neighbour said she'd seen one in my garden so I started putting out (dedicated) hedgehog food. Each day the food would be gone so I kept filling the small dish, finally,...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 27-06-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,673
Posted By Seeker
Re: Newbie but oldie! Bought a Gladius.

Hope you're on the mend.
Are you trying to avoid ordering a new one ? (44171-44H01-YVZ) Fits a 2009 to 2014 model (needs to be ordered), or are they no longer produced?
...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-06-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Seeker
Re: A question for our American/EU colleagues

As someone who lived in the US for 20+ years it seems an odd question. Most of the time when I get on/off my bike I'm at home/at a petrol station/in a shopping centre car park/at work. Speaking as a...
Forum: Idle Banter 24-06-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Seeker
Rabbits.

Just an off-the-wall post about rabbits. There seems to be a lot more of them this year, it used to be rare (rarebit? sorry) but not this year in Lincs.

Anyone else remember the pre myxomatosis...
Forum: Idle Banter 23-06-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Seeker
Interpreting road tests

I've read many road tests recently and I feel a guide is needed, so here we go :)

The bike was nimble (it was twitchy)
Handling was agile (I crashed)
The suspension was sporty (you're going to...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-06-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Seeker
Re: Electrical Fault?

Sorry, no I don't have a pointy. I doubt that it will be a specific point, more likely a black/white wire that loops between the various devices but will probably be in a connector under the tank.
Forum: Idle Banter 22-06-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Seeker
Re: swapping bikes

I hope it works out and extends your riding for many years to come. :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-06-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Seeker
Re: Electrical Fault?

Electrical gremlins like this are notoriously difficult to find, especially when we don't have access to the bike.

I would have speculated that it might be related to a ground/earth/negative path...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-06-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10,735
Views: 1,631,267
Posted By Seeker
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Smoke detectors have a 10 year life - how old are yours?
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-06-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Seeker
Insurance, groan.

I have a multibike policy with Hastings, I've been with them for 7 years and never claimed. Last year my policy was 198, this year 245. Hmm.

I haven't chatted with them yet, I'll wait till I...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-06-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Seeker
Re: Opposite directions

Well, I decided to go for a 2022 XSR700. As usual I'm a hopeless negotiator judging by how quickly the dealer accepted my suggestion. I've bought it from Manchester since my local dealer couldn't...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-06-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Seeker
Re: Engine won't turn - stuck.

I still put a piece of wood under my bikes propstand to keep it more vertical. It's residual memory from the carb days when a sticking float wasn't that unusual and if you didn't remember to turn...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-06-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Seeker
Re: Engine won't turn - stuck.

If the seals on the vac operated fuel pump have failed and a float valve stuck in a carb it can do that.
Forum: Idle Banter 15-06-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,920
Views: 688,336
Posted By Seeker
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

If BoZo's Clown Posse is sending a Boeing 767 with fewer than 11 passengers to Rwanda when it can hold 200+, the least they could do is send it via Majorca so holidaymakers with cancelled flights can...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-06-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Seeker
Re: Opposite directions

Cost. A parallel twin is cheaper to produce than a V twin, plus the SV can't have its engine increased in size much more and maintain reliability (I know it's been raced as a near 700cc).

The new...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-06-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Seeker
Re: Opposite directions

I had my test ride on the Z650RS but cancelled by ride on the Ducati - as I was riding there I just couldn't see why I'd need a large enginned bike. I've now had 3 900cc + bikes and each time...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-06-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10,735
Views: 1,631,267
Posted By Seeker
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

A political gripe, sorry.

I am griping over our PM breaking a treaty that he negotiated. Is it breaking the law? Since he's cagey about where he got his legal advice it is unclear but if it is...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-06-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Seeker
Re: Imperial units

There's an online form if you want to express your feeling about Imperial measurements
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/choice-on-units-of-measurement-markings-and-sales
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