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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #180 on: 27.09. 2019 15:21 »
at last the morris hate/morris mmmmm has got its differential back in and prop shaft connected  *woo* , just before it hammered down with rain. I am now rained off . I wanted to get drive shafts in, wheels on , drop it down,  set handbrake and tighten shackles up and job DONE!! oh not forgetting the diff oil of course *bash* . so what can I do now? *bright idea* I know I will go to the pub *beer*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #181 on: 27.09. 2019 17:24 »
redoing/updating insulation, would rather be checking out the bike, but guess what, thats next on the agenda 😉
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #182 on: 27.09. 2019 17:35 »
berger - glad to hear you're on the home run. Those sorts of jobs can wear you down.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #183 on: 27.09. 2019 19:01 »
redoing/updating insulation, would rather be checking out the bike, but guess what, thats next on the agenda 😉
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #184 on: 20.10. 2019 10:18 »
Saw the whisiowackerist over the new hip and told him I was targeting New Years Day club run for being back on a bike.

Was informed of the error of my ways and am now targeting Easter :( :(
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #185 on: 20.10. 2019 13:54 »
Saw the whisiowackerist over the new hip and told him I was targeting New Years Day club run for being back on a bike.

Was informed of the error of my ways and am now targeting Easter :( :(
Hope you are back on your bike soon Sav. I am a Men of Kent VMCC member but have not been able to get to any runs this year due to a total rebuild of my kitchen  *work*
Perhaps I will see you at the Wagon and Horses.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #186 on: 22.10. 2019 08:44 »
Cheers Jim, several weeks before I can drive and my lot from the Eastern extremities are not fussed about the W & H as it's 30 miles away.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #187 on: 22.10. 2019 09:05 »
   Laid the base for a new shed last week, finished it with a raised edge.  Covered it with a tarp to keep off the weather. Heavy rain for the last few days....just went out, it looks more like a paddling pool. Like bergs and his axle, the rain lately has been real cause of frustration. It's a cheapo metal storage shed, so should go up pretty quick before the next rains. Famous last words......

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #188 on: 22.10. 2019 10:39 »
PLEASE send that rain down here! I'll point it in the right direction. 35C forecast here on Friday and it's only mid spring!
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #189 on: 22.10. 2019 12:08 »
Plumbing the kitchen sink and water softener - and you thought that the oil circuit on an A10 was complicated  *pull hair out*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #190 on: 22.10. 2019 12:57 »
water softener??? your water must be well ard or you have a boiler house and power plant *bright idea* up here in Derbyshire we have lovely soft water -ish. depending on the additives they put in.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #191 on: 22.10. 2019 13:43 »
I am not too far from the white cliffs of Dover and the South Downs so loads of limescale. The good thing about the softener is that over time it actually descales the hot water tank and the pipework in the house.  It also seems to eliminate the smell of chlorine in the water.
Very clever piece of kit. It runs on water pressure alone - no mains connection, and has two filters, one in use and one on standby which has been automatically backflushed ready for use when the water flow meter decides to switch filters. It just needs to be topped up with two large salt blocks periodically. I think it uses osmosis to clean itself and flushes the waste products down the drain.
Damned expensive though  :o

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1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #192 on: 22.10. 2019 15:04 »
My water comes from a well. Soft water, no chlorine but I do wonder a bit when the farmer next door spreads slurry close to the well head...
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #193 on: 22.10. 2019 16:03 »
up here in Derbyshire we have lovely soft water -ish. depending on the additives they put in.


It's well ard here in Stafford, god knows where it comes from.  *conf2*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #194 on: 29.10. 2019 17:01 »
Been putting a new neck on a Stratocaster.

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