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Misc / Open / Re: Accidents whilst working on bikes or cars?
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:45:20 PM »
Not really an accident but I had to have major surgery after the big C.
It was Friday the 13 September 2013 and it was the day I was due to have my staples out.
47 staples 3 inches below belly button to 6 inches above.
It was being done by the nurse at our local surgery, the rooms are named after colours and I was asked to go to the black room.
I said jokingly as I went in that this was going to go well being Friday the 13th in the black room.
Sure enough as she removed the staples, half of the wound burst open, she freaked out and called the gp who said I had to get to hospital immediately. They bandaged the hell out of me to keep me together while I went to hospital.
I finally saw the surgeon later who said they could not re stitch or re staple as it would create a void under the skin.
So I had to stay bandaged for 3 months whilst it healed from the inside out, getting the dressings changed at local surgery every other day.
My stomach now looks as if I’ve had an accident with a chainsaw.

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Misc / Open / Accidents whilst working on bikes or cars?
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:44:59 PM »
Just wondering what sort of accidents people have had while working on their projects?
Not the usual cuts and bruises, something a bit more juicy.

I’ve had to have splinters of an MGB door skin removed from my eye.

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Humour / Re: How very true
« on: January 09, 2021, 08:19:48 PM »
Quote
2011 Henry Hoover   
Theres no such thing as a Henry Hoover.  That like saying a Ford Vauxhall.

He has issues, he identifies as a Hoover for some reason.

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Misc / Open / Re: Exhaust gas analyser
« on: January 09, 2021, 06:32:40 PM »
I read something years ago about using an old Lambda sensor to do this, basically the output voltage of the sensor is proportional to the mixture.

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Humour / How very true
« on: January 09, 2021, 10:26:17 AM »
Very true indeed

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CB750 / Re: swingarm bronze bushes
« on: January 08, 2021, 04:56:24 PM »
I found a brand new Lambretta bearing in the back of the freezer that had been in there for at least 5 years.
Must have forgotten about it and bought another.

Wonder how much it’s shrunk in that time, it’s still in there  :P

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CB500/550 / Re: What is the word?
« on: January 07, 2021, 10:56:25 AM »
I found silicone tubing on EBay and used that.

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Humour / Re: Socket problems
« on: December 27, 2020, 08:58:02 PM »
They are homing sockets, they return to the manufacturer to be sold to someone else.

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Announcements / Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021
« on: December 25, 2020, 02:30:34 PM »
Happy Christmas everybody and thanks to all the people on here who have helped me out with my 550 over the past year.

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Site Feedback / FAQ / How to... / Re: New membership level for 5000+ posts?
« on: December 23, 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
What about making it bike related?

Newbie - C50, then CB125
All the way up to CBX 1000 or so.

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Site Feedback / FAQ / How to... / Re: New membership level for 5000+ posts?
« on: December 23, 2020, 02:43:39 PM »
Looking into trainee Jedi, how about:
  • Initiate
  • Padawan
  • Knight
  • Master
  • Grand Master (can only have one of them...)

What about the dark side as well?

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CB500/550 / Re: Starting from cold issues
« on: December 14, 2020, 10:58:46 AM »
Wonder if super unleaded fuel would be better?

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Misc / Open / Re: Bike Cameras
« on: December 09, 2020, 07:12:06 PM »
I had a near miss 10 years ago or so. Going along a residential street on my R1, only doing about 30.
Guy pulls out from the left in this big estate Merc with the tail gate all the way up in the air.

He had just enough time to pull out but out of the back this huge old style Cathode Ray Tube TV flew out and bounced along the road towards me, I had just enough time to swerve and avoid it. Probably talking 50 inch TV size.

Imagine trying to explain colliding with a TV to the insurance company?

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CB350/400 / Re: MoT or Not?
« on: December 03, 2020, 08:49:11 PM »
I have not had an MOT on my 550 since Feb 18, I keep it in tip top condition.

When they introduced the MOT exemption, it crossed my mind that what happens in an accident?

Suppose you have an accident and your insurance company asks the questions, was your bike roadworthy at the time of the accident and if so can you prove it?

We all know the lengths insurance companies will go to to avoid paying out.

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