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Old 02-04-2012, 01:17 AM   #16
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installed the fan and wired it all up - fused, all connections soldered and heat shrunk - only to have a Homer moment - I hooked the fan up to the lighting circuit - seeing as I don't have any lights - opps DC fan on AC lighting - the fan just sits there and quivers.....
Doh.

That sort of thing falls into "measure twice, cut once" for me. And yes, I've learned the hard way too. Hook all up for functionality before getting all permanent with it.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:21 AM   #17
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I own a KLR so my workshop is redundant.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:26 AM   #18
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I own a KLR so my workshop is redundant.
You just work on it wherever you are when something falls off...
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:31 AM   #19
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I own a KLR so my workshop is redundant.
Thats not a good advert for KLR's mate, if they can't even make it home!
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:10 AM   #20
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I own a KLR so my workshop is redundant.
You just need a cold chisel and a brick
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #21
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You just work on it wherever you are when something falls off...
Everything that can fall off, be knocked of, or broken in a crash has already so there is nothing left to break. Perfect adventure bike.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:29 PM   #22
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Everything that can fall off, be knocked of, or broken in a crash has already so there is nothing left to break.
Enough about you, what about the bike?
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #23
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Enough about you, what about the bike?
Bikes fine but back to me, was up my silk tree yesterday cutting off some branches and on the way down from a successful de-limbing managed to get the bottom of my shorts caught on a branch and somehow ended up hanging in mid air from one arm while Mrs Woodman pointed and laughed. Lots of strained neck arm and shoulder muscles today. Must be getting old.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:30 PM   #24
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Bikes fine but back to me, was up my silk tree yesterday cutting off some branches and on the way down from a successful de-limbing managed to get the bottom of my shorts caught on a branch and somehow ended up hanging in mid air from one arm while Mrs Woodman pointed and laughed. Lots of strained neck arm and shoulder muscles today. Must be getting old.
So you're saying the tree gave you a wedgie for pruning it? Didn't realise they moved that fast...
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #25
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isnt there some saying about a sow's arse up a silk tree
something to do with pigs and silk anyway

wonder how Trustme got on?
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:50 AM   #26
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I was going through your phot thread the other day and saw the photo you posted of your new home - pretty bloody flash

have you put a NEW chain on yet you slack SPFD?

we should all ride up for a house warming BBQ - via Akitio
No riff-raff (unless you want to cook)

and I got another couple of hundred k's out of the chain and rooted exhaust today.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #27
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isnt there some saying about a sow's arse up a silk tree
something to do with pigs and silk anyway

wonder how Trustme got on?
Finished fixing the bike & got to bed 1.00AM , started her up on the drive at 7.00 just to annoy the neighbours
Did 3 races , bike went pretty well. Learnt heaps, great fun. Roll on next weekend at Hampton Downs

The top guys in post classics are bloody fast, it's pretty scary when they lap you mid corner, 2 on the inside 1 on the outside.

Last race was a scratch race determined by race times so we are all of similar speed. That was really cool started to feel more comfortable

1 X happy camper. Yeah yeah I'll post photos later, I'm buggered , going back to bed.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:17 PM   #28
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Finished fixing the bike & got to bed 1.00AM , started her up on the drive at 7.00 just to annoy the neighbours
Did 3 races , bike went pretty well. Learnt heaps, great fun. Roll on next weekend at Hampton Downs

The top guys in post classics are bloody fast, it's pretty scary when they lap you mid corner, 2 on the inside 1 on the outside.

Last race was a scratch race determined by race times so we are all of similar speed. That was really cool started to feel more comfortable

1 X happy camper. Yeah yeah I'll post photos later, I'm buggered , going back to bed.
Start a thread we need pics.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #29
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I'll post up a couple of pics tonight & start a thread after Hampton Downs.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:15 PM   #30
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Saw you and Winston at the Pukekohe races yesterday - nice looking bike. You're right about the top guys - they are seriously fast.

If anyone was ever under the illusion that they are not giving it everything, go stand on the bridge over the track when the racing is on and listen to the hiding those old engines are getting as they pass underneath. Lordy lordy.

It's a great day out at the annual classic meeting, wandering through the spectacular spectator bikes parked up, talking to the guys in the pits who are generally very happy to give you the history of the bikes, and watch the racing. It's a busy day!
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