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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Padmei, Aug 13, 2010.
Is that what they are :huh Here was I thinking they were some sort of sex toy
Is the salad fork back yet ?
I actually thought they were those flailing things monks used???
The ponies saw them & said "COOL - NUNCHUKS"
Lets see if anyone can see it - not all of it is visible. Choccy fish to first to find.
Now I should really know this but how often does one need to change sparkplugs? Here's mine. The RHS one had some gunge around the top of the thread however I think it is copper paste.
Sorry for bad pics - trying to use my tablet & dropbox app thinking that they are simpler but not really.
Now for any others of you that want to send anonymous pressies I have made up a list:
18inch tubes & wofable 18in rear roadie tyre for berlina
8mm headstud at least 265-270mmm long for berlina
lower action on my guitar neck
more dexterous fingers & better rhythm
quick trip on a time machine to 1994 where I won't carry a stove down some stairs for an old fella & root my back for life
cool old gas tank like a KZ one
membership to the Dixie chicks band
DIY liposuction machine - going without kitkats is way worse than heroin withdrawal
peanut valve covers x 4
aid for whatever country is having a catastrophe this month
That should do it.
looking forward to your replies.
BTW Aslan don't think we haven't forgotten you owe us a RR. I know you're out there:eek1
Should read 'BTW Aslan don't think we have forgotten you owe us a RR. I know you're out there'. Otherwise the double negative implies that we have.
Don't go rushing to your letterbox tomorrow not expecting a christmas card smartarse
What about the sparkplugs then mr anorak man
Actually that would be a good Mr Men book...
I replace them anytime I have doubts about them. Cheap enough.
I would almost go so far as to say you have been re-gifted.
Spark plugs, look for wear on the electrode and excessive gap, check for crack....................just get new ones they are cheap enough. I always run iridiums well iridium (singular).
When we doing the Mackley?
Hi Padmei - and anyone else like me who's lurking on this thread - yip I'll compose some words to go with my clever pics of my journey to and from the Burt and post them up over Christmas / New Year
Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you and yours :) Box a' Bits too of course :)
Can I play?
Changed the spark plugs on Schmidt but still wasn't running gruntily enough so I whipped the carbs off & gave them a clean. Far out what a lot of gunk in the particle accelerator. There was also an amount of water in the float bowel - most definitely from the water leg of the Taranaki coffeeless tour. A can load of carb cleaner & good blowout with the air gun & they were fully cocked & loaded.
Man what a difference The bike used to stagger until the throttle was wide open so I'd be slipping the clutch or riding in a lower gear at higher revs. Now the acceleration is smooth & even. Velly nice to ride.
I nipped out for a quick jaunt to Hori Bay. Of course on the way back to town I lost the new tool roll off the back over the corrugations. As I rode back slowly looking for it a blue car came flying round the corner towards me at a irresponsible pace. Further on a ute slowed down & stopped as I came towards it. They had picked up the tool roll & were going to call me when they got into town as I had my phone number written on this one
Still on the isolated gravel Hori bay rd on the way back towards town I caught up to the ute just as a black spaniel ran out of the nearby grass & ran following it. Since it was a far distance to the closest house I could see I thought it was a strange place for it to be - sure didn't look like a pig dog.
i rode for a couple of kms down to the driveway of the closest house when the blue car mentioned before drives back towards me. Turned out the dog was theirs & the passenger exclaimed it had jumped out the window & they got back into town before realising it wasn't there. I pointed them in the direction of it & left.
I realised while riding back that the dogs didn't jump out - it would have been thrown out by the drivers rally driving
A lovely hot sunny ride - I haven't had one of those in a while- here's to many more before the winter comes.
How many times is it now that you have lost your tool roll? I remember picking it up once, and am sure their have been other ocaissions/ocasions/orcasians.
Not that I've ever found your tools lying scattered on the side of the track...
Now, if you just mark a GPS waypoint when you lose the tool roll, it'd be much easier to find...
Note to budding pipe and slipper owners. Going into a bike shop and asking for bits for the "particle accelerator", may result in confusion and blank looks.
Yeah I know I can't seem to keep the bloody thing on the bike. even when I had a tool box under the seat they still wanted to disembark. Yesterday was definitely a case of " she'll be right" with one strap around the roll. I have something more suitable in the pipeline.
When they have gps stickers you can stick to objects to find them i'll be happy. My phone will be the first thing stickered - I never know which pocket it's in...
Ooooooh I'm getting all excited - there's going to be a new thread opened up soon by someone who has just bought a bike & wants to know what bits to throw away & which bits to worry about
Or just do what he did with his previous bike.
Wait till bits get smashed off and decide whether to:
a Replace with the standard article
b Replace with a new improved unbreakable version
c Duct tape and/or cable tie it together.
d Remove it altogether because if it gets smashed off once, it will get smashed off again.
Walked into the bike shop & bought the cheapest mirror for the bike.
"But it's chrome & doesn't look like the original" she behind the counter says
'It's not gonna last long - see ya" I says
Isn't it thoughtful of bike makers to have a hole threaded on the left side of the handlebars for a spare mirror.
Unless it's a Yammy with a reverse thread on the right hand one...