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Forum: Idle Banter Today, 11:33 AM
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Question: How many times can you say: "I told you so" before it's too many?

Back in 2017 the Rough gas storage was closing. I emailed my MP and told him it was a mistake and he should say...
Forum: Photos Today, 10:09 AM
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Whitby

On Thursday I rode to Whitby, it's about 95 miles each way and gave me my first ever look at the York moors which I hadn't seen before. My mental image was of a bigger version of the Lincs Wolds but...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-08-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Seeker
Re: Suspension & brakes

Welcome :)

There are a few suspension threads, this one has a table of shocks from other bikes with lengths etc:
https://forums.sv650.org/showthread.php?t=139058

This next one is for...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-08-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10,768
Views: 1,645,645
Posted By Seeker
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Like I said, I didn't have to sign up for it. It uses the NatWest App and your phone's camera. If you don't have a phone you wouldn't be using the app.
Forum: Idle Banter 08-08-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10,768
Views: 1,645,645
Posted By Seeker
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Gripe or smile, not sure - NatWest again.- The old way: If I wanted to txfer money to a new person, I needed the banks card reader (looks like a simple calculator if you haven't got one). I had to...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-08-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Seeker
Re: Itchyboot's crash

Noraly is back riding again. More spectacular Utah scenery, including drone footage from Colorado river (in last 10 mins or so).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6WKi3v5bk

Itchyboots S6 E106
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-08-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Seeker
Re: Tyres for 1999 SV650 for first time rider

Told you! 3 posters and 3 opinions. :)
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-08-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Seeker
Itchyboot's crash

Itchyboots (aka Noraly) had reached the United States and was continuing her journey north to Alaska. After a brief detour to see the Las Vegas strip she headed into Arizona and crashed, hurting her...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-08-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Seeker
Re: Tyres for 1999 SV650 for first time rider

This is a very subjective question since we are all opinionated. I don't think there are any "bad" tyres on the market. So, your question:



I'm sure they will be fine.

I buy Avons. My...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-08-22, 10:23 AM
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Re: The All New Megathread

The rumours are circulating that the BoE will hike interest rates on Thursday and it will be the biggest increase seen in years.
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Forum: Idle Banter 01-08-22, 01:53 PM
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Views: 1,645,645
Posted By Seeker
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

NatWest. I posted recently about how wonderful technology had become, here's the other side of the coin.

I am trying to send money to my son in the US, I use Transferwise (now called Wise). ...
Forum: Photos 29-07-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,115
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Re: The all new slap bang up to date photo of the day 2022

I rode a Suzuki Stinger in my teens. It seemed slower than my Honda CB175 and my friend's Yamaha AS1. No noticeable powerband at all, unusual for a two stroke.

Rumours are that Honda are...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 27-07-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Seeker
Nitron's offer to me.

I have been speaking to Maxton, K-Tech and Nitron about upgrading the suspension on the XSR700. Nitron came back with an offer of knocking off 50% of their prices (and include setup) if I loan my...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-07-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 698,436
Posted By Seeker
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Plan A: put doggie in crate to stop her bouncing around. (from reddit.com)

https://tinyurl.com/3ua7fraz

Plan B...?
Forum: Idle Banter 25-07-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Seeker
Re: Loan question (student)

I think they come for a body part.

When I moved to the US in '89 I was surprised by how easy it was and how many declared bankruptcy. Unfortunately you cannot declare bankruptcy for a student...
Forum: Idle Banter 25-07-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Seeker
Re: Loan question (student)

That makes sense, thanks.
Forum: Idle Banter 24-07-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Seeker
Re: Loan question (student)

No, this is America. If you're employed in public service they occasionally end the loan. Teaching in certain areas, permanent disability and death are about the only ways.

Alexandria...
Forum: Idle Banter 24-07-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Seeker
Loan question (student)

Through reasons we won't go into I am responsible for my son's student loan (in the US). He has been paying it but only the minimum amount so the $20k loan is now $50k. Payments have been frozen by...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-07-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10,768
Views: 1,645,645
Posted By Seeker
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Getting questions answered via email. (I resist phoning).

I am contemplating upgrading the suspension on the XSR700 so I contacted several UK suspension manufacturers asking them whether their...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-07-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 698,436
Posted By Seeker
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

I added some truth to Liz Truss' (aka Margaret Cheeselady) campaign poster:

https://i.ibb.co/1mLYFpK/pizza.png

as she put in her early tweet: "I'm ready to hit the ground from day one"...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-07-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By Seeker
American Pie

American Pie (by Don Mclean) is 50 years old!

First time I heard it I was being driven to Waltham airfield for a motorcycle riding lesson (run by RAC/ACU) which means I was 15 going on 16.

Many...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-07-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Seeker
Re: Today's forecast

It'll be fine when Margaret Cheeselady becomes PM. Using her smooth, sophisticated speech delivery and her indepth knowledge of cheese and pork markets, better ̶p̶i̶c̶n̶i̶c̶s times are ahead.
Forum: Idle Banter 19-07-22, 04:52 AM
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Views: 459,411
Posted By Seeker
Re: The All New Megathread

at 8pm last night we had some brief (very brief) rain. Weird.
Forum: Idle Banter 18-07-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 459,411
Posted By Seeker
Re: The All New Megathread

37 C / 98.6F at Coningsby today, hottest ever recorded in Lincolnshire. 42C / 107.6F forecast for the Boston area tomorrow. Sounds like Palm Springs, California - forecast to be 106F today
Forum: Idle Banter 16-07-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10,768
Views: 1,645,645
Posted By Seeker
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Esso. My local petrol station has caught up with head office and now it's helmet (and all face coverings) off before fuelling. I have to drive past a (3p per litre cheaper) Tesco station to get to...
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