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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #330 on: 24.08. 2020 19:01 »
G'day Fellas.
After going to the dentist and getting my last 3 bottom teef dug out I needed something to take my mind off it.
I made up an adjustable fuel tank stand to be able to run a bike without the tank on. A lot better than a piece of hose and funnel. Just an old plastic tank off a Chinese mini bike. Height adjustable for a bike on the ground or up on the bench and portable. Also a brass fitting to attach either 1/4, 5/16 or 3/8 hose depending on the bike.
The wife got a new blender so everything I eat for the next 4 to 6 weeks will go through that before I get a bottom plate. Good job I luv porridge in the morning.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #331 on: 24.08. 2020 19:58 »
I just watched two episodes of 'Allo Allo'. In which, Renne Artois, the French cafe owner exclaims, "Oh eck!"
Listen very carefully I shall only say zis once. You really shouldn’t make fun of a ‘ero  of ze french resistance GB...  *smile*
I wonder what other Europeans think of that comedy.
*wink2* “Allo Allo” and “Dad’s Army”. And I can come up with a couple of other ones too if you like. But then again, when it comes to comedy we Flemish are half British. Think you never realised how much we love you guys over here...  *whistle* ... don’t use the B word *shh*
Though for as far as I know, they only ran the series on Belgian Flemish television and in Holland on Dutch television.
There are so many English language jokes. How could you translate that comedy into other languages? The idiot policeman Crabtree who hilariously mispronounces French, (in English of course) For instance, "Good moaning" and "The German bummers are going to start bumming tonight"
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #332 on: 24.08. 2020 20:42 »
There are so many English language jokes. How could you translate that comedy into other languages? The idiot policeman Crabtree who hilariously mispronounces French, (in English of course) For instance, "Good moaning" and "The German bummers are going to start bumming tonight"
Well that's a long story but in short, all these comedy series are broadcasted English spoken but subtitled in Dutch and we have some really good and witty translators over here. After a while you start picking up the finesses of the language and there you go.
Ever since I was a kid we watched these series like Some Mothers Do Have 'em, Ain't Half Hot Mum, Dad's Army, Porridge, and later we went up a gear with Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and the like. And not to mention The Two Ronnie's, The Fast Show, Little Britain (now that was an eyeopener) *smile* and I'm forgetting half of them like Open All Hours, Only Fools And Horses etc... FUNNY!  *yeah*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #333 on: 24.08. 2020 22:06 »
G'day Fellas.
Thanks Seabee. Getting there slowly. Yesterday after scrubbing in the new tyres on the HD (finally stopped rain/snowing) I got a call from Hare & Forbes. 2 hour drive each way to pick up my new 20T press and parts washer. Just waiting on the lathe and my workshop will be complete (yer right). Fun today putting them together.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #334 on: 25.08. 2020 05:25 »
working from home during covid, luckily my home office has distractions, here I am busy on a work zoom call. this is up in a loft. under the rug are the trapdoors to the garage. so can always find time for the odd distraction
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #335 on: 25.08. 2020 08:56 »
I just watched two episodes of 'Allo Allo'. In which, Renne Artois, the French cafe owner exclaims, "Oh eck!"
Listen very carefully I shall only say zis once. You really shouldn’t make fun of a ‘ero  of ze french resistance GB...  *smile*
I wonder what other Europeans think of that comedy.

I don't think we're allowed to watch - 'It ain't 'alf 'ot Mum' now though.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #336 on: 21.08. 2021 23:44 »
i will tell you what prevented me from doing anything today--- i went to the pub at 3pm and fell through the door at 3am *countdown*, but things worked out quite well when i had 2 hours away from the pub in the amusement gamble place and won £400 *woo*. i am sure it will come in handy in the quest to get urma the yonda reving as she should. today was a smooch about feeling drained day, never mind i'm sure i will do it again next week sometime *beer* *beer*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #337 on: 25.08. 2021 20:12 »
Yesterday I traded in our BMW for a new Honda Jazz, (known as a Honda Fit in some countries). We had the BMW Series one MSport for only one year. I realised quite quickly that the Beemer was not really right for us. The Jazz has an automatic gearbox, hybrid power, (so super fuel consumption) and great flexibility. In our early 70's, my wife and I are the right demographic for the Jazz.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #338 on: 25.08. 2021 23:17 »
I see you more in a 1960s short wheelbase Landy mate. *smile*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #339 on: 25.08. 2021 23:31 »
I see you more in a 1960s short wheelbase Landy mate. *smile*
When our kids were young we had LWB Series 2a for 12 years.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #340 on: 26.08. 2021 08:42 »
Nice!  The Jazz is about as good a car as you can get in terms of reliability though.  Having spent 3 days stripping the front suspension on my Octy, the Honda looks quite appealing. *eek* *smile* *conf*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #341 on: 26.08. 2021 09:35 »
Muskrat,
After your teef troubles, you deserve the rewards of your new toys.!!
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #342 on: 26.08. 2021 11:38 »
Nice!  The Jazz is about as good a car as you can get in terms of reliability though.  Having spent 3 days stripping the front suspension on my Octy, the Honda looks quite appealing. *eek* *smile* *conf*
When I worked at a Honda motorbike dealership I saw how well made their stuff is.

I'm not planning to be working on any cars these days; my knees won't allow it. I might do an early oil and filter change on the Jazz though. I don't agree with leaving the first oil change for two years as BMW recommend.

I understand why but tapping the door of the Jazz feels rather like an alluminium drinks can compared to the solid metal of the BMW panels. That low emission, almost teetotal Honda needs to be light. Road tests show a genuine 68mpg.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #343 on: 26.08. 2021 11:49 »
I'm younger than you GB, but I feel knackered now.  Taking a day off before replacing a rad in the bathroom and replastering.  Might get out for a ride this Saturday.  I'd do the oil change, I swear by 12 months/10,000m intervals using long-life oil (VW507).  May seem excessive but I don't want the turbo to disintegrate on me.  Just got to sort an intermittent fault with the pad wear sensor wiring as it keeps popping a dash light up every now and then.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #344 on: 26.08. 2021 11:53 »
I'm younger than you GB, but I feel knackered now. 
Yes but you've been through the lurghy that must not be named 😉
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