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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #60 on: 30.06. 2019 19:51 »
I was going to have a blast about on betsy beezer today , but got very involved in getting the brake lights working on the morris eight so when sorted I went out in ernie the car, even though it has been quiet on the roads I still had lots of people trying to push me along.  *rant*. on the plus side I got some interest in a possible sale of ernie so I can use some MORE ££££££s  towards the norbsa build. having said that if I was only a little well off ernie would be a keeper. just like Cadbury's roses these things grow on you ;)

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #61 on: 30.06. 2019 21:07 »
Doing 111 miles on a Triton has got me too tired to work on anything.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #62 on: 30.06. 2019 21:35 »
HI,
Since i got a divorce twenty years ago i do what i want when i want. All this time to play with my bikes,
 and enjoy myself without having a wife to keep nagging me. ( Should have done it 20 years earlier)    *beer*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #63 on: 01.07. 2019 00:26 »
ellis sorry to hear your ex spoilt the fun but there are some good ones out there. my girlfriend of now nearly 15 years has the opinion that misters should be in the pub *beer* and never dragged round shops while they visit the same shop 5 times in 3 hours because they can't make a decision. mine also insists betsy beezer comes in the house in winter. she also knows that if i'm not out of the house by 4. 40 pm i'm not going out, and doesn't say a word when I fall through the door at 4.40am.what a woman *respect*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #64 on: 01.07. 2019 07:41 »
Managed to get the hay cut and baled before the weather broke - unlike the baler which expired with a bang on the last row. Wife was driving her Series 1 Land Rover and trailer to pick up the bales to go to the shed.
I suspect fixing the baler will take precedence over fixing bikes. 
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #65 on: 01.07. 2019 10:15 »
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unlike the baler which expired with a bang on the last row

Round or square, if square needles in the wrong bit at the wrong time used to make a fair bang, my bailing days over now and rowing up which I used to enjoy.
Anyway what stopped me riding today - the shed, it's coming along, gonna need the services of my good neighbour for the roof
All the best - Bill
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #66 on: 02.07. 2019 13:03 »
I've done my back in ... rising from the throne at the back end of last week.

And I am flying out to Delhi today for work.

And as soon as I get back from that I am flying to the States.

So no motorcycle fiddling or riding for me now until August.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #67 on: 02.07. 2019 15:30 »
must have been some log, never mind Delhi might cure that
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #68 on: 02.07. 2019 17:59 »
Today:
I went with Wifey to the eldest granddaughters sports day; the last before she goes up to Middle school. My son came second in the Dads race and got a badge. I tried to make my oggling of the yummie mummies subtle.

When we got home I made us both bacon sandwiches. I am almost addicted to Sweet Chili sauce. Have you tried it?

After lunchion I mended a fence panel. It's not ours but there is no way the owner of the next house is going to do anything about it.

I pressure washed the blocks under the carport that had been christened by Emily the Beeza.

Next, I repaired our soup maker machine. Of course the darned thing is out of guarantee. I made up a new little widget from copper that was previously made of plastic. I felt like a real engineer!!

I get a great deal of pleasure from cheating the throw-away culture by fixing things that most people would chuck out.

I have also put my tools away; this is unusual for me.

I gave Emily a kiss as I passed her in the shed.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #69 on: 02.07. 2019 20:18 »
Had planed to go for a ride today but that got shelved to buy a new carpet for the sun porch. Anyway fitted the new carpet ( why do they never fit) spent the afternoon doing that so did'nt get the bike out. Dont suppose i should complain too much because thats where the bike lives in the winter. Central heating keeps the bike nice and warm and dry.    *smile*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #70 on: 02.07. 2019 21:52 »
I escaped today and took my 6 buddies on a neighbourhood tour
We made it down to the beach
You should have seen our human trying to wrangle us back in
Took him over an hour dressed in his riding gear

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #71 on: 21.07. 2019 15:49 »
I have not been to the pub but I shall be bl--dy well going. DISASTER!!!!!! *pull hair out* *problem* I got within half a mile of the show in the morris HATE and going down hill lost the brakes *help*- peddle to the floor . I had to change down from 3rd to 2nd while using the hand brake and that resulted in stripping the diff *bash* I came to a halt just before going through a give way into traffic or through a dry stone wall and down a field *eek* luckily I had fore warned a mate with a land rover  just in case anything went wrong and he towed me back home. neither of us can work out the brake problem yet because there is no visible signs of fluid , if you push your foot hard on the peddle eventually it hits the floor  *eek* this isn't good - looks like another delay on the building a berger project *rant*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #72 on: 21.07. 2019 17:22 »
Well berger had that happen more than once when I used to drive old bangers years ago If you can not see any fluid loss I would suspect the seals are gone in the master cylinder, years ago you could buy a set of seals for a few bob but probably now you may have buy a new or second hand master cylinder. Hope you get it fixed wthout too much cost or hassle.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #73 on: 21.07. 2019 21:32 »
G'day fellas.
The wife's home after being away at mothers/kids/grankids for FIVE weeks.
Do not disturb sign on door *grins*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #74 on: 22.07. 2019 02:12 »
 We had really severe wind storms.

 Trees down all over and most of the roads blocked by them.

 I had to "borrow" gas out of the bike to keep the generator running.

 The house and everything is just fine, but I almost slipped up grumbling about the bike gas- wife could have found out how much I pay for fuel over 89 octane! *eek*

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