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Old 03-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #4876
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G'Ah, missed out the name.

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Does anybody have any info on Ron's bike?
I have been kindly provided with a seemingly public tho/ough perhaps outdated email address for a man called Ron Maul who might know. I can PM it to you if you want to give it a shot?
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #4877
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2014 F1 season starts this w/end, tho/ough I've no TV or suitable net connection, so instead I will be thinking about Gilles...

)

The new regs will quite probably shake things up (as they usually do) if testing is anything to go* by, so it should be an interesting season. But at this rate I'll have to wait for the end of season dvd. Oh well, or as I believe the vernacular to be - Meh.

Of more concern is the lack of substantive free to air MOTOGP/MOTO2/MOTO3 coverage here in the Former United Commonwealth Kindoms. And I for one mourn the loss of Eurosport coverage. Always extensive & commentated by actual enthusiasts who did so much more than just say what was happening on their monitor ie 'There he goes into the corner, now he's in the corner, and here he comes out of the corner, now remember there's another corner coming up in a moment...' etc. So no real coverage & certainly none I can access if I don't get adopted by a massively rich old lady before the season starts. Meh. Or as I believe they used to say in olden days - Oh well.


* It's usually not and especially so this year as you can't say anyone was really going for any times, but Joe Saward has made some (typically) well observed comments regarding miles run.

He also mentions here the suggested involvement of a former Rothschild man in the new Nurburgring consortium?



I've got far to much free time haven't I. Really, I need something to do with my hands...
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:04 PM   #4878
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I think Ron Maul was running K100 Forks,and Yokes.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:25 PM   #4879
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I think Ron Maul was running K100 Forks,and Yokes.
Maybe, I know I do on my Airhead and they fit fine & seem to run quite happily*, but I'm unsure as to how that would sit within class regs he runs/ran in? Tho/ough looking at the top tripleyolktree in the 1st pic in post 4874 it's certainly not dissimilar from my K trippleyolktree

Anyway, we may find out soon enough.



* As far as my dumb ass can tell.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:36 AM   #4880
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I think Bernie Ecclestone is a cnut.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:25 AM   #4881
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I think Bernie Ecclestone is a cnut.
Well, for me yes & no. For example I dislike that it appears he enforced exclusivity contracts with his designated broadcasters which it's reported meant that they were disbarred from broadcasting other race series, which denied me access to some brilliant non-F1 series for years.

One could argue he is reputed to megalomaniacal but then he's operating in a world where the key players (FIA, team principles etc.) can't even agree on the brand of coffee they'd have, so the chances of getting them to agree a date/time for a meeting let alone an agenda (let alone make an actual decision) is beyond remote. As witnessed by the recent dissolution of the modern incarnation of FOCA, which it seems collapsed once Ferrari got what they wanted in a separate deal & skedaddled.

One could argue about over-commercialisation but then to a degree one would have to build a time machine & go back to confiscate the Gold Leaf stickers from Lotus & I for one wouldn't like to argue with Colin 'Chunky' Chapman. Reversing the inexorable flow of events forward thru/ough time would in all probability also lead to a return to regular driver deaths etc. ad inf. Like him or not BCE has got a lot done.

One could reference corruption & bribery, but not without a big ALLEGED being added.

One could argue that little bods like me are excluded from attending by the enormous ticket prices circuits are forced to charge due to high race fees & the apparent fact that they only get the gate money, while all the time financiers (spit) suck the cash out. Joe Saward (that man again) gives an interesting (to me at least) breakdown here. Max (NOT a Nazi perv) Mosely used to justify dull seasons by saying it was a chess game not score-a-second basketball, however he was in all probability getting 'coptered into every race, whereas I only got one shot a year...

But when it all comes down to it the thing I like about Bernard Charles is that he's always, even now, 4 steps ahead of the game. That he sees 'sardonic' as a default mode of conversation with the media. And that he just plays with massive inter-global corporations for fun.

Now the bad things are bad. But for me at least those last points make up for it.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:12 PM   #4882
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'The very best of the very darkest vintage Hollywood finds.
One offs, designer, retro, vintage, special pieces for the villain in you.'

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollywoodVillains
. . . and another relevant etsy vendor (and he's one of us!): https://www.etsy.com/shop/nealart?re...hopheader-name
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:39 PM   #4883
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. . . and another relevant etsy vendor (and he's one of us!): https://www.etsy.com/shop/nealart?re...hopheader-name
Nice

I was posting the previous vendor as she's a good friend of mine & I think the basic premise of the business is sound - picking up second hand clothes in Hollywood & selling worldwide. I mean granted, I can't see you in some of the Hollywood Villains outfits (who am I to judge ) but when you say "he's one of us" (which I get), well she's one of me as it were
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:24 PM   #4884
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Hell yeah; it's a great idea--the 2nd R in the good ol' Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ecology trinity. I'm all for it, but dont go thinking I'll be modeling any dresses for you, even if I do live in California, the Land of Fruits and Nuts.

Nope.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #4885
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Hell yeah; it's a great idea--the 2nd R in the good ol' Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ecology trinity. I'm all for it, but dont go thinking I'll be modeling any of it for you, even if I do live in California, the Land of Fruits and Nuts.

Nope.


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Old 03-17-2014, 05:43 PM   #4886
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Well now not to get all "it's sorted n all" but I've managed to run something in the region of 100 miles on the bike & there have only been three problems, two of which were of my making and the last of which rests firmly on the shoulders of a fucking cunt.

1) A slight fuel weep from the right carburettor resulting from (probably) a tired float bowl cork gasket thingy. This has of course been solved by the ever venerable 'Ian Dave', because when I popped over there then yes as ever, they had one in a little baggy hanging on a nail from in a roof beam. Having fitted this I also took the brief moment required to prod down the jubilee clip securing the fuel pipe to the carb inlet spigot so that I could be sure that the weep wasn't emanating from there, and subsequently seeping around the perimeter of the bowl making me think it was the gasket. You see I had that one before, and tho/ough the old gasket did show signs of squishage I though it best to do both at one shot. Now of course making multiple changes at once isn't good diagnostic process and doesn't help to pin down the actual source of a problem - I just couldn't be bothered to dig into the whole thing twice. So, so far, all that seems to be sorted.

2) My non BMW bicycle type 5 speedometer/odometer stopped working, and at first I thought this might be a result of 3 below, but it turned out to be just a flat battery in the display unit. It takes one of those (many & varied) types of watch style battery & I was lucky/prescient enough to have another in my 'big bag of various bike speedo/odo parts' bag. So far everything seems functional & the worst part of the job was finding a piece of chalk or other relevant scribe with which to mark the wheel & the floor, then roll the bike forward until the wheel mark comes round again & measure the distance for entry into the until so that it knows how far 1 wheel revolution is, so that it can tell me how fast I'm going. The new battery may not be entirely new as it was loose in the aforementioned bag, but the point is that the display unit displayed, so the battery ought to have some juice left at least. So, so far, that all appears to be sorted too.

And now the third problem:

3) Vandalism by a subhuman moron. Whilst parked up at a place I was subject to the somewhat underdeveloped personality of a fucking arsehole. Now some people of either gender or any sexual orientation may like fucking arseholes, and all power to them as long as no-one's hurt more than they like to be, but this is one fucking arsehole I'm less than fond of. The (more than) friend of mine has had an ongoing problem with a long-past previous associate who has repeatedly shown themselves totally unable to either understand/engage in reasonable human behaviour or demonstrate an understanding of the concept "Yeah, ok, fuck off now". This has resulted in a whole range of punishable behaviour, one part of which was ye olde "I'll scratch your car all over & no-one can prove it was me" routine. This cuntitude is probably the least of what this fucking arsehole has done, but they then decided it would be a good idea to in some small way extend this behaviour to my bike. Nothing massive and I'm a big boy now so I can take it, but I had a hole punctured in the left side plastic air feed tube from the (old style) airbox, which is shaped to give the impression that it was made with a flat bladed screwdriver. Along with this what appear to be a number of varying attempts have been made to rip out various sections of the electrics, eg the earth strap being broken from off of the battery, but then I run two earth straps (1 frame, the other clutch pivot) so fuck this fucking arsehole and his vain attempts to fuck up my bike. The one that I thought was particularly 'evil' was turning the brake actuation rod adjustment wingnut out so the rear brake wouldn't have worked...

You all know this already but the only person allowed to attack that bike and try and fuck it up is me right? And if after all this time I've not managed to bring it to its knees then he don't have no hint of a chance...

I went thru/ough & rectified all the errors I could spot, which is of course one of the benefits of having built it out of boxes, and it's seemingly all ok now. But the question becomes what does one do about this kind of behaviour, both that which is directed towards ones paramour, but also, in this small way, towards myself. In a broader societal sense we are disbarred from taking action ourselves, yet the polis do nothing... Now in my middle age* I've grown all sensible n stuff, but all of this will come round to slap him one way or another... The only thing I could really do was to sit all last night in a darkened room and see if he came back to attempt further stupidity. Fortunately/unfortunately he didn't, but I mention this because if what I've writted here is incoherent & riddled with mistakes it's because I am totally knackered & without the reserve of energy to proof read & correct it so that it makes any kind of sense & doesn't cause them to revoke what little english language qualification I may have.

But in such tired circumstances you, dearest reader, will just have to cut me some slack yeah? Thank you :-)


And after all that I will just hit submit reply & sleep. I may edit this towards being more 'right' if I look at it tomorrow, but then I may not. You'll just have to take it as it comes. I do.



* I say middle age but this year I'm 50, and I sure don't see myself getting to the big 100
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:54 PM   #4887
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Quite coherent to me. Not sure if that's good or not.

As you've said, only you are allowed to fuckup your own bike.

But what to do what to do what to do?

Maybe the aforementioned paramour might provide some insight as to the proper treatment.

Personally, I'd grab his testicles and twist, but I'm partial to stupidity and don't often think before I act, or rather, I think, consider the consequences, then do what I wanted to originally.

One doesn't fuck with another's vehicle, nor their lovee. Just ask John Revolta or Thurston Howell III..

Fuck me I'm drunk and it's been a long day.

Does middle-aged truly mean halfway to dead? If so, and I'm 54, when was middle age?
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:07 PM   #4888
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As you've said, only you are allowed to fuckup your own bike. ... But what to do what to do what to do? ... Fuck me I'm drunk and it's been a long day. ... Does middle-aged truly mean halfway to dead? If so, and I'm 54, when was middle age?
Well to be fair one might examine the bike for vandalism and ask 'How would you know?' ... Such circumstances must be logged but left so that inappropriate behaviour can be visible as being entirely one way. ... Long day/drunk? Makes sense of why my incoherent ramblings make sense? ... Ah, growing up. I'm ok with age but maybe that's helped by being an inveterate immaturist.

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:16 PM   #4889
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Fucking with the brakes on someones bike is cuntistry of the highest degree,
that guy needs a slap
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #4890
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Meaning and the meaning of meaning...

Hmmmm. After (somewhy) consulting the dictionary. That is the actual dictionary not he one in my head. I guess paramour wouldn't be entirely the right word as there is no other to be deceived, whichever way.

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Fucking with the brakes on someones bike is cuntistry of the highest degree, that guy needs a slap
Stoopid is as stoopid does and what this person needs is a brane... & pls see point 2 in 4888.

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