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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by planktonnn, Aug 25, 2009.

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I have been to the county of Fuckshire, it was ...

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  1. pjcr12

    pjcr12 Stercus accidit

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    planktonnn....don't know if you are still having problems, interwebwise, but I got an email bounced back that wouldn't deliver. Regarding that 400x18 front tyre I offered you? Well, it looks like someone broke into my shed and replaced it with a 4.10x18, just to mess with my mind...you'll recall something similar happened to Astral a couple of years ago, where he strongly suspected that someone had swapped his centre stand, unbeknownst to him, for a different one that was nearly, but not quite, the same as the original? There's some weird shit going on, and no mistake.
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    Ah now, if I recall correctly he had a CX500 at the time, and the base of the centre stand had worn thru/ough so that the tubing had partially collapsed, and when he walked out of my house the bike was sitting on the stand oddly, so he became immediately & totally convinced that there & then somebody had swapped out his centre stand. The very first thing that came to mind was that somebody, for some reason, had taken the trouble not only to steal his shitty centre stand, but furthermore had taken all the trouble to fit another one just to fool him.

    Not only was this incredible because of the unlikeness of such a plot, it was spectacular because he was immediately & unquestioningly convinced that there was no other explanation than that given above. To him it seemed utterly logical & there was no other possibility. Indeed it was not until I ground out the pivot of the knackered stand & swapped in a spare he had and then showed him the flattened out base and demonstrated how it would cause the bike to sag that he began to understand that his analysis was as skewed as the rest of his unfortunate personality. Well, for the sake of accuracy I should say that he became enlightened as to the problem with the 1st stand - he remained totally bent in all other regards. And no doubt still is.

    I say no doubt because I've not seen him in months. I disposed of him because I became tired of his habit of only contacting me when he wanted something, and then trying to take advantage, and being an arse in the process. I became tired of his proclivity for bending reality itself to suit his wants.

    Tyre wise I'm not sure I can get the proffered tyre/ire into my front end, and tho/ough I'm not sure of the specific problems of running a front on the rear, I'm reluctant to run myself as a test subject as if it were to cause me to drop the bike I'm screwed for spares or a repair budget, so if you don't mind I'll pass :-)

    I'm unsure as to why an email might bounce back as my netweb problem is one of access rather than site functionality :hmmmmm
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    As far as I know, tyres specifically marked 'front' would very quickly wear out, or even break up, if fitted to the rear. No problem, I'll keep hold of it until I manage to offload it onto someone else.....re the email bounce-back; I've reason to believe that someone broke into my house, and got access to my computer, where they erased the 'm' of the .com at the end of your email address. Evil-doers are everywhere, and I have notified all the proper authorities, especially GCHQ and the NSA, who probably saw the hacked and altered email address in their mega-trawl and did nothing about it.....I mean, do these people work for us or what? They might have let me know.
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    Three issues, neither involve catastrophic failure in my experience.
    1. the tread design for fronts is different front to rear, obviously with exceptions. K70 and K81 come to mind.
    2. more importantly, carcass construction. Rear tires are designed to cope with acceleration, while fronts are designed to cope with deceleration.
    3. Tread compound may be softer for the front than the rear. Not always since you'll find plenty of tires that are marked Front on one side and Rear on the other.

    So, if you are planning to run a dedicated rear tire on the front, turn it around to make if a better fit.

    Hope this helped.
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    Just in case you didn't spot the links at the bottom of the previously referred to article, or were too lazy to click them...

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EDipQI1aE3c?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EDipQI1aE3c

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DuEPOe8ukck?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DuEPOe8ukck
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    Ah, that may well be, but I've a feeling it's because I have used nearly all the world stock of available m's by going Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm a lot.
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    Ta :-) All seems to make sense to me, tho/ough I think I may have 'mis-spoken' in my original post on this matter and erroneously indicated running a rear on the front, whereas it would be a front on the rear. I guess the issues you refer to still stand, but facing to the inverse.

    Anyhoo, I've a feeling I'll be taking the 'front for front, rear for rear' approach, cutting meals for a while & seeking a pair of 2nd user tire/yres from Motorworks at something around £25 each plus carriage.
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    Ahhhh, so THAT'S what happened to the pics. Not yet a third of the way through this thread, but there's that mystery solved. For the last 70-odd pages I've been wondering if it was a fit of pique, or a change of heart. It was a Harley-Davidson hoodie, how ironic is that? I, too, mourn the lovely pics.
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    Yes, it's interesting isn't it. I first came across it in a BBC upload* which seems to have disappeared from Youtube. I think I posted it waaaaaaaay back? The most frequently listed now seems to be various uploads of a History Channel prog which spends most of its time talking about other devices, whereas the BBC prog was entirely dedicated to the device.


    * From which I believe my previous link comes?
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    I think the sordid truth is that the pics were removed after legal action by Sybil & Cybil at the office? I imagine enough time has passed now that they will refrain from hitting me under the Superinjunction for even mentioning it...
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    Yesterday -- our (Yanks') Thanksgiving holiday, appropriately enough as I am now even more thankful -- I set myself to read this thread from where I had last stopped nibbling (around page 80) to the end. As it got to be past midnight I may have started skipping a bit and not giving all the pics and links the attention they deserved, but I remained fairly attentive because I didn't want to miss the part where pjcr12 finally got paid for his spleen and bought a nice bike, or the part where planktonnn was surprised with a humanitarian award for his innovative music therapy benefitting at-risk youth; an award which, atypically of such things, carried a hefty cash prize that allowed him to take a holiday to somewhere warm and sunny, where his serotonin level re-set itself and he found a nicely preserved K75.

    Or something. Maybe humanitarian awards and lottery winnings belong in the same category these days, but I really did expect the spleen settlement to come through. I'll keep checking, and hope for the best for both of you.
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    Well, thanks for your concern, howellhandmade, but I'm afraid that life is still
    shit, and there have been no payments for either spleens or services rendered to the youth music service. In fact, things get progressively worse, but being the people we are, both planktonnn and I strive to wear a happy smile as we forge ahead through the turd-boulders of what passes for existence here in the UK.....
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    It's not often (if ever) that something actually makes me LOL, but that did :1drink