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I have aa choice.....Mend the fences...or start painting the ceilings!...sheesh!

I'd go for painting the ceilings, it's very cold outside.
We've had about 2 to 3" of snow this morning. It's not thawing but it's stopped snowing.
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Today Iím having someone come over and do a major 24k service on the bike which will inc ripping out the cams and re-shimming the valves.
Because it hasnít been done for several years due to the time I spent being a carer, although the service is something that I could probably do for myself in 2-3 times the timescale, the guy is a trained Triumph mechanic & I donít have the luxury of a warm garage to work in, so Iíve subíd The job out and borrowed a garage for the day from a guy I know down the pub
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Old 22-01-2018, 06:26 AM
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I'd go for painting the ceilings, it's very cold outside.
We've had about 2 to 3" of snow this morning. It's not thawing but it's stopped snowing.
Yup! It was the ceilings. Cold weather and dicky tickers don't mix for some reason. It has me reaching for the GTN spray quicker than the missus hitting the credit card!....
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Old 22-01-2018, 06:27 AM
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Today Iím having someone come over and do a major 24k service on the bike which will inc ripping out the cams and re-shimming the valves.
Because it hasnít been done for several years due to the time I spent being a carer, although the service is something that I could probably do for myself in 2-3 times the timescale, the guy is a trained Triumph mechanic & I donít have the luxury of a warm garage to work in, so Iíve subíd The job out and borrowed a garage for the day from a guy I know down the pub
Triumph mechanic huh? Thought you had a harley?
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Old 22-01-2018, 08:44 AM
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Triumph mechanic huh? Thought you had a harley?
Harley .....I like to get where Iím going without things falling off
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Yup! It was the ceilings. Cold weather and dicky tickers don't mix for some reason. It has me reaching for the G&T spray quicker than the missus hitting the credit card!....
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Old 22-01-2018, 08:13 PM
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Spent an hour in the garage today. Fitted the new clutch cut-out switch. I had to remove the clutch lever first to see wtf I was doing.
The new 12mm drill bit was a failure. It was to drill out two exusting holes from 10mm to 12mm.
I don't know if the drill speed wasn't quick enough or the drill bit is a dud un. But it just cooked the bit and only went half way through on both holes.
Might just use the Dremmel and small grinding wheels to finish em off.
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Old 23-01-2018, 06:00 AM
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Triumph, Harley! Things falling off? What's the difference?
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Old 23-01-2018, 06:03 AM
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Funny you should mention G&T spray...it actually tastes like Cointreau and gives me instant migraine! but stops the angina! Don't know what i prefer the angina or the migraine!!!!
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Old 23-01-2018, 06:04 AM
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Well that's the Cistern Chapel ceilings second coat....
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Spent an hour in the garage today. Fitted the new clutch cut-out switch. I had to remove the clutch lever first to see wtf I was doing.
The new 12mm drill bit was a failure. It was to drill out two exusting holes from 10mm to 12mm.
I don't know if the drill speed wasn't quick enough or the drill bit is a dud un. But it just cooked the bit and only went half way through on both holes.
Might just use the Dremmel and small grinding wheels to finish em off.
I've had this many times, the problem is you are loading the edges of the bit and overheating (and softening them) so they melt. The best way to open holes is by hand with an expanding reamer. If you must use a drill you need the least pressure and slowest speed possible, preferably on a drill stand.
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Old 23-01-2018, 10:41 PM
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I've had this many times, the problem is you are loading the edges of the bit and overheating (and softening them) so they melt. The best way to open holes is by hand with an expanding reamer. If you must use a drill you need the least pressure and slowest speed possible, preferably on a drill stand.
Yes I was being impetuous and didn't think it through well enough.
But I'll work round it.
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Old 24-01-2018, 07:12 AM
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The Tonka Toys have arrived, so iit looks like the Greywater Soakaway is a goer! At long bleeding last!
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As soon as I find my thermals
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Old 26-01-2018, 05:53 AM
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As long as its not a sinkhole

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Today I have purchased a USB mini endoscope from ebay.
Very useful for looking inside of things like petrol tanks and oil tanks or inside a cylinder through the plug hole.
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The USB mini endoscope should be handy for finding FT’s wallet in his very deep pockets, though I suspect you’ll only find fluff

On a slightly different note, why do people advertise bikes for sale on FB embellishing it’s finer points and forget about the fact they boasted that a similar bike was stolen and recovered 12 months previously. Don’t they realise that people will look at their profile/ posts to gather info and rumble them

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The USB mini endoscope should be handy for finding FTís wallet in his very deep pockets, though I suspect youíll only find fluff

On a slightly different note, why do people advertise bikes for sale on FB embellishing itís finer points and forget about the fact they boasted that a similar bike was stolen and recovered 12 months previously. Donít they realise that people will look at their profile/ posts to gather info and rumble them
Because people are basically stupid, hence the rise of Ewokandtuck.com.

This is out company motto 'stultus populus enim pulchra valde'

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My "Very Deep Pockets" are very empty due to the hole in my garden being the soakaway to the septic tank being dug, and all my cash being soaked away down it, proving it works too well!.....
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Old 27-01-2018, 07:16 AM
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Because people are basically stupid, hence the rise of Ewokandtuck.com.

This is out company motto 'stultus populus enim pulchra valde'

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The USB mini endoscope should be handy for finding FT’s wallet in his very deep pockets, though I suspect you’ll only find fluff

On a slightly different note, why do people advertise bikes for sale on FB embellishing it’s finer points and forget about the fact they boasted that a similar bike was stolen and recovered 12 months previously. Don’t they realise that people will look at their profile/ posts to gather info and rumble them
In a similar manner why do bike sellers always start with "Here we have........".???
Is more than one person selling the bike??
You kinda hope they/we have the bike there or they are trying to take money for a bike they ain't got?!!
That start in an advert or auction always puts me off the seller a lot.
To me its just a bit iffy.

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In a similar manner why do bike sellers always start with "Here we have........".???
Is more than one person selling the bike??
You kinda hope they/we have the bike there or they are trying to take money for a bike they ain't got?!!
That start in an advert or auction always puts me off the seller a lot.
To me its just a bit iffy.
It's possible that it stems from live auctions were the auctioneer announces 'And here we have a genuine Ming vase vase, slight crack etc.' The seller may be new to Ebay and therefore try to emulate something they have seen on the telly or at a live auction.
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Old 28-01-2018, 05:41 AM
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In the same vane regarding ads etc, phrases like "First to see will buy" and "Runs as it should"! Um I've walked away from many a "VGC" car/bike that should've "runs as it should!"! I looked at one and it was patently a cut and shut and shut and actually grabbed as it drove. and Alos sat on a few buke and the wheels have been as much as two inches out of line, that even a blind mad could've spotted. I'd recommend going to view a project if you are buying from EBay if you can. I tend to take the view that If I buy it it's going to be rough and just set myself a limit, and If I lose it, I lose it! The only time I went a bit silly was when i bought back my old bike off ebay, even though I didn't know it at the time. The seller had put it on for 600 quid and I was the only bidder! When I found out it was my old bikethe seller let me have it for £500. When I sold it it was pristine, but when I got it back it had clocked up 50k miles and was a lttle worse for wear to say the least. I then spent another grand getting it back to a roadworthy status. It's been off the road two years now and will need another cash injection to gt it properly running again. Silly things, like new cam chin, probably, reshimming maybe, new disks and pads up front, definately, new s/s hoses all round, replace the heavy duty clutch springs, most definately, new fork oil and generally a good service and new fluids.
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In the same vane regarding ads etc, phrases like "First to see will buy" and "Runs as it should"! Um I've walked away from many a "VGC" car/bike that should've "runs as it should!"! I looked at one and it was patently a cut and shut and shut and actually grabbed as it drove. and Alos sat on a few buke and the wheels have been as much as two inches out of line, that even a blind mad could've spotted. I'd recommend going to view a project if you are buying from EBay if you can. I tend to take the view that If I buy it it's going to be rough and just set myself a limit, and If I lose it, I lose it! The only time I went a bit silly was when i bought back my old bike off ebay, even though I didn't know it at the time. The seller had put it on for 600 quid and I was the only bidder! When I found out it was my old bikethe seller let me have it for £500. When I sold it it was pristine, but when I got it back it had clocked up 50k miles and was a lttle worse for wear to say the least. I then spent another grand getting it back to a roadworthy status. It's been off the road two years now and will need another cash injection to gt it properly running again. Silly things, like new cam chin, probably, reshimming maybe, new disks and pads up front, definately, new s/s hoses all round, replace the heavy duty clutch springs, most definately, new fork oil and generally a good service and new fluids.
Just needs new engine/gearbox, frame needs attention otherwise good for it's age....lol!
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Old 29-01-2018, 02:48 PM
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"Carbs need cleaning"

That's another little gem covering a whole range of expensive possibilities
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