Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    You wouldn't need an 8kva just to run what you mentioned. A 3 or 5 kVA would do it easily with numerous tools being used at one time.
    And if you are only using 1 tool at a time then the small 1kva would handle that. Have used Honda 1, 3, and 5 kVA at work for past 14 years with nil problems and just servicing by the hour metre.
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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    valve checks today, above 35c before 9am poor bastards, they only have about 17 more to do after this one.
    glad I'm just a shiney ass that only gets out of the office AC to make it look like I'm busy :brow

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  3. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    That will be me tomorrow. Expected top of 39
  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    a shiny ass ?
  5. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Yep. I direct, others do!
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  6. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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  7. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Toll canceled but I had to do the phone call when reminder came. Sorry Melbourne people but another nail in not wanting to come to your town. Think I’m a bit pissed off.
  8. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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  9. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    How long has this been happening, I need to get out a bit more!

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  10. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Gota go through there to get to/from tassie... The 'Spirit of Tasmania' is moving their port to North Geelong, so a little out of the main town.

    ------------------------ New 'words' from the Australian National Dictionary Centre and os

    'iso' = abbreviation of isolation .. so 'iso haircut' etc
    'PPE' [personal protective equipment],
    'cluster effects'
    'reproduction numbers',
    COVID normal
    lockdown
    Black Summer = the 2019-20 bushfire season

    So most new words are American Flu related.
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  11. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Seriously? Toby has previously had a crack at the series.

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  12. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Worst sludge in a motor I've seen in a long time,not a common problem these days!
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  13. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    We're happy little vegemites!
  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  16. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    No oil change for a really long time I'd say.

    I'd be running diesel oil in it as a short term flush oil- hi detergent to clean it up.
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  17. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Cheap oil with a nip of kero, flush a couple of times.
    Saw a 3.3/202 black six of a workmate, vk commodore, the rockershaft and valve cover were covered with ‘wax’. He was ashamed.
  18. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Never seen before, in fact first thing I thought was that they are almost identical to the trophy trucks.
    Im blown away by the suspension, not just on these but also the trophy trucks and Toby's bikes how they handle the jumps and whoops at such speeds absorbing everything.
    My 690 is like a pogo stick, had it re-valved and set for my weigh by Choice Suspension but all it wants to do is throw me off the saddle even on a rough dirt road.
    Who does your suspension?
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  19. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    If you think sending your suspension to someone and them 'doing it' will fix your suspension... well it would be like winning the lottery.

    You need to describe what is going on with your suspension. "Throws me off the saddle" won't cut it.
    First - do one end at a time.

    Is the bikes height reducing as you go over corrugations .. at what speed... (rebound damping too much, the speed gives you the shock speed)... and so on. The better you are at describing what is going on the easier it is for the suspension tuner to adjust things.
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    If you cannot work it out.. use a video camera alongside the track that has corrugations. Start at slow speed and build up.
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  20. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    You need to get into test rider mind, you tell them how it feels, and you tell them they are going the wrong way.
    You pay for the setup, make sure that they spring valve and sag it for ‘you’ not their ideas. You are paying them to do whatever is best for you. It is often difficult to find a balance between the mythical ideal and real world use. Give them a chance and explain how it feels to you, and ask for a deal on spring rates and valving.
    Are you Toby Price?
    Will using his setup make you faster and more comfortable, he is a freak.
    Do you have any sag numbers for your springing?
    What did it do before their setup that caused you to get the spring and valving thing done.
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