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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #645 on: 01.06. 2019 22:22 »
How about Sydney Richard? Just heard on the news there hasn’t been any decent rainfall in the whole of NSW for about a year.
Water’s on ration but they didn’t say anything about beer...
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #646 on: 02.06. 2019 04:34 »
Not a lot bikewise, wood for the new shed came on Thursday in the rain so the old back did not get much reprieve helping the guy unload, the back is markedly better strangely it is better when I'm using it, seem to stiffen when I'm at rest.
So today I got another side of the shed foundation done, cheated a bit by using postcrete, it comes ready mixed you just put it down then wet it - job done.
pic of the shed foundation and of what's left of the old shed
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #647 on: 02.06. 2019 13:32 »
How about Sydney Richard? Just heard on the news there hasn’t been any decent rainfall in the whole of NSW for about a year.
Water’s on ration but they didn’t say anything about beer...

Morris,

Right after posting I thought about Sydney. I spent six weeks there in1976 working for Warner Bros. I may even still have friends there (from that period) by the name of Oxley. Yes, I'd love to be in Sydney.

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What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #648 on: 02.06. 2019 14:00 »
I went to a modern bike meet on the other side of Nairobi. My A10 coughed and spat all the way there in the rain then and wouldn't start surrounded by super new bikes...without over complicating the problem..I changed the new plugs back to the old ones I had in the tool box and then had really great run home. There appear to be good plugs about and bad ones...
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #649 on: 02.06. 2019 14:40 »
When I set off for a long ride recently the engine of my bike kept stopping. I was able to get it running again for a short distance before it would cut out again. I had used my new pressure washer while cleaning the bike. Must have been damp on the points because I removed the mag end cap and used my handkerchief to dry it. Engine ran great after that!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #650 on: 02.06. 2019 16:04 »
Hints and Tips BSA Service Sheet 714 February 1956

 In wet weather,  a product of the London Rubber Company, stretched over the Magneto End Cap will prevent water ingress into the Magneto Points Housing.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #651 on: 02.06. 2019 17:13 »
A product of the London Rubber Company, stretched over the Magneto End Cap, will prevent water ingress into the Magneto Points Housing.
The ones I need would be too large!  *eek*


I went to the Chemist and asked for some size 12 condoms. Sales-person said, "I'm sorry, we don't stock any that large; try Boots".

For anyone who needs to know; Boots are a large UK pharmacy chain. https://www.boots.com/

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #652 on: 02.06. 2019 18:08 »
that sort of brith control killed the British bike industry

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #653 on: 02.06. 2019 18:26 »
Well, you offer practical help and it gets taken exactly the way you hoped it would.  Without wishing to comment on the antics of our world leaders, I reckon a bit of a laugh is welcome.

 The London Rubber Company, back in the day, made the Durex brand of condom in the UK. In OZ, I understand Durex was a brand of adhesive tape, like the US Scotch Tape.  So a bit of confusion for some, pain for others.

  Another Boots joke.  Went to the Chemists for a bedpan. Sorry, can't help, have you tried Boots?

   Yes, but it ran out of the lace holes.

  Bragger GB has also just found the cause of the clank on the suspension. We started with a simple request about a brake rod and we have sunk to this level. Easy, wasn't it.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #654 on: 02.06. 2019 19:23 »
From Wiktionary:
Durex
    (Britain) A brand of condom.
    (Australia) A brand of adhesive tape; sometimes used as the generic term for adhesive tape.

I can imagine some bedroom confusion between a Brit and an Ozzie


We sure do need to stay cheerful!

Talk about sinking to the level of the humour: My two local granddaughters, 7 & 3 just love bottom and fart jokes.

BTW: I've started to lash my todger to my leg so it doesn't get in the spokes. I cannot change gear if I get a hard-on.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #655 on: 02.06. 2019 20:34 »
G'day Richard.
Send that rain down here please mate. I'd love to get wet on a ride at the mo.

My local club had a monthly general meeting yesterday. There was a secret ballot vote as to whether I should be expelled due to complaints of my perceived dangerous and risky riding. A few female members don't like to be overtaken. I survived the vote 47 to 12. I can now keep riding, and hope the 12 find another club.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #656 on: 02.06. 2019 20:50 »
that sort of brith control killed the British bike industry

What, by spawning more ingenious, organized and determined Japanese? That's no disrepect to my Brit friends here on thr forum, but, I believe, describes the fall of BSA. I know it's a lot more complicated than that, so think of me as simplistic.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #657 on: 02.06. 2019 20:59 »
The weather got beautiful today and I stumbled on an event very close to me that I didn't know about. Yesterday, a heavy vintage plane flew over my house and I asked neighbors (through a bulletin board) if they knew what was going on. "Cavacade of Planes, Bollingbrook,IL." "Thank you, very, much. I'm going." Perfect distance for a short ride to a spot where people appreciated vintage machinery. There was a wide variety of private and military planes, but to make it short before I run out of battery. I bought a ride in a Ford Trimptor. Qualifies as bucket-list stuff and will be posting pics and video.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #658 on: 02.06. 2019 21:01 »
I bought a ride in a Ford Trimotor. Qualifies as bucket-list stuff and will be posting pics and video.
Nice!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #659 on: 02.06. 2019 21:04 »
Wow, you're quick, Neil. I've since corrected some typos, which I will blame on arthritic thumbs.
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