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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. planktonnn

    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    A member at the BMW Airheads groups on FB has kindly uploaded a scan of the US handbook for 1977 R60/7, R75/7, R100/7, R100S and R100RS models. "The manual is BMW part number 01 41 9 760 467 and the back cover says it's version 7. VII./76"

    I hope they won't mind me posting it here. Linky.
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    Oh, and I know it was slightly gusty last night but I'm having trubble seeing how the DMW Motosickle could have been blown over off the sidestand so that when I wandered across to get the sometimes customary Hot Choc from the drinks machine in reception I found be bike awry, laying on its right side nestled in the little hedge by where (by agreement with management) I park it. If I were the suspicious kind I'd be thinking someone either tipped it over, or sat on it & lost balance...

    This is why I often wander out late to check it. That and a desire to make sure all the relevant switches & taps are where they should be.
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    At an apt complex I once lived at,small children used my 73 Triumph Tiger 750 as a jungle Gym,found it knocked over a few times. With the beatings I gave that bike I doubt it mattered.

    My DR650 fell over the other day due to wind whilst I was peeing,so it happens.
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    My motorcycle doesn't have a yearly safety inspection or emissions inspection. I never planned on getting old but it does have it's advantages.
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    Insert farting whilst peeing 'joke' here...

    The position of my designated parking spot in relation to surrounding buildings/street furniture means that it's in a sort of wind break area, so there's limited air movement there, even if it's gusty in adjacent open space. So I'm leaning toward it having been maybe jungle gym/knocked over/whatever, but if so then hey ho, schit happens.

    As you allude to, such things are why I don't keep it pristine. Anywah if someone else didn't dent it then I would.

    I think even if I were subject to am exemption on the MOT then I'd still have it looked over. If exempt you can still request a test, but the book says this - "Owners of these motorcycles may still request a statutory test be conducted. In these circumstances, the test must be registered on the MOT Testing Service and carried out in the usual way, with the necessary documentation issued as appropriate." - so it might be a matter of requesting an equivalent inspection rather than a test per se.

    Emissions testing & some other things are locked in time, in that vehicles are only subject to the rules in place when they were 'first used' - book says "...for example; the requirement for stop lamps to operate from both brake controls applies to motorcycles first used on or after 1 April 1986. However, a motorcycle first used after that date, but manufactured at least 6 months before that date (i.e. before 1 October 1985) would still not need to comply with this requirement."
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    I forgot,I have a funnier DR650 falling over story. I was at the limit of adhesion after 400+ miles on bike,already fixed one rear flat in hot sun.
    Bike was sitting at gas station freshly topped up......stupidly I had left the gas cap loose or off the 5 gallon tank.

    Unbenownst to myself the rear tire was going flat again and did so letting the bike crash off it's kickstand spewing gas everywhere. Amazing how fast people jump in to help when this sort of thing happens,nobody wants to be a fireball anymore. I fixed another flat rode home in dark on dirt with no way to fix anymore flats. DSCF0683.JPG
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    It's a bit spoil-sportish on the fireball front, agreed.

    I had a little fewl spillage in the end-over. In this case of course it was tight-capped so it wasn't so much, but the bushes reeked a little. It's not an area where smokers hover, and it's good butt-flick-and-a half from their nearest smoking spot, so.
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    As an ex-serviceman and someone who's enjoyed his own opportunity of 'bicycle day'...I really do have absolutely no idea why this ever occurred...or if anyone truely thought there would be a serious application of any MK Ultra stuff. I guess we would never know if it was the case.

    They could have just asked any of the well known 'gurus' of the day and I imagine the response would have been 'probably not very useful Sir'.

    Jim Channon got there in the end I think...

    (I see the Warrior Monk in your musings coming out Mr Drifter)

    We need to get you down under for a holiday and some R+R. Too many scones and tea will send you mad.
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    The locals showed great sympathy to a 59 year old gray haired person rolling around on really hot cement taking the wheel off and on,scuffling with tire/tube,greasy hands,etc. Some females passed by repeatedly offering encouragement but may have been only drumming up business.
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    Well they really had no idea what this stuff did. It was a mystery.

    I remember seeing a movie or maybe an episode of some TV serial show. The cops had heard of this LSD stuff and they were told that sometimes the person with this stuff in their system were able to see things happening in slow motion. The idea that it was not easy to control was part of the idea but they were determined that they could control the effect by using humans with superior mental abilities, namely cops.

    There was a bootlegger the cops were trying to catch. He got away each time the cops were trying to catch him by letting objects fall off his car. Things like logs or oil would be hurled at the pursuing cops and the bad guy got away.

    Enter our hero who took some of the psychedelic drug and took to the street in his cop car. When the bad guy was trying to flee the cop was able to catch him because the effect of the drug allowed him to drive missing the logs and oil that were thrown at him because he saw everything in slow motion. The visual effects of the cop missing stuff and driving in slow motion were part of the show.

    Saw this show in 1959 or 60 maybe. Not sure I was a little guy but the memory stayed with me till I because an Acid Freak in the late '60's. So I guess I can blame "Highway Patrol"for my years of drug use? Actually don't blame anybody anymore so maybe I should thank them.
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    I could only imagine Aciiiiiiid might be useful militarily in either the production of pacifists (for experimental purposes); under a condition of mutiny; or when directed at the enemy* army or populace? That's 3 as by the rule of three, there may may be others, and as you say if Experiment XYZee had worked... We've all known peeple who saw 'The Matrix' as a documentary trilogy, no?...

    I've not absorbed enough of the Channon canonical media (e.g **) to get the the Mr Drifter ref - a line, character or some other ref?

    I am naturally open to unlikely global transferance. Somebody could make arrangements & get back to me? Ta.


    * Whoever that is per given week. Check local listings for details.
    ** E.g FEBM as listed or TMWS@Goats audiobook read by Jon Ronson on YouTube. Not seen the movie.

    Sounds like a nice place for a breakdown. Maybe the locals are used to mature 'gentlemen' pulling up on the kerb & fumbling around with rubber? B-Boom-Tish. I'm here all week etc.
    Always handy to have an understanding of the trenchant bickering that passes for sock-puppet political debate round & about.

    Intermission. Subject is subject to MK Ultra Glitches & Strange Behaviours. Reply due L8tr bzzt, reset.
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    I would like to have a chat to a couple of the military gentlemen who took part in that LSD trial. I wonder if they may have turned out like meself and Mr Disston and possibly thee (given the possibility that you may also have indulged). One could imagine those chaps suddenly questioning what the fek it's all about. They may all be afflicted with needy geriatric BMWs.
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    Wikipedia reference for Plankton - this is the Drifter reference :)
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    Would be interesting indeed to see what the overall effects of being in such an experiment. Unsure that the 'set and setting' of the whole ordeal would produce beneficial conditions.

    While backpacking in South East Asia, a certain fungus was instrumental, if not the cause of my dramatic swing from career soldier to searching for something more.
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    Oh those dreams of a 'Supercop' eh? :-D So out of general genre interest I watched some episodes of 'Highway Patrol', not so much a cop show (in the form we came to know them), more a modern western? We here had a broad equivalent named 'Z Cars' -


    One might note the presence of a youngish Brian Blessed as one of 'our boys in blue', he of later "GORDONS ALIVE!?!" fame. He's gone on to make a good living playing an endless caricature of himself :-D

    I don't see anything as having fekked me as I was as fekked before as after. And anything which has the possibility of 'waking peeple up' is always on the 'Naughty List', no? Still, I've known casualties. Asstrail (see posts passim) went out in the '70s and, to my mind, has never come back. I think the problem is that he thinks everything he thinks is real. I know another I shall refer to by the name of Smuffton who, when flying on 'Shrooms, had a tree talk to him, and he didn't like it. All respect to anyones sensitivities but as I told him at the time, that's what you bluddy take it for you prick...
    I hear it's a common side-effect...

    Ah, as I thought. Just wondered if it was a ref to source material I'd not got round to consuming.

    Across all time innumerable cultures in unconnected locations, which could never have come into contact with one another, have pretty much all developed uses for altered states, most often as educational or transitional tools. From Ergot up it all seems to offer something that makes the unseen seen...

    But I seen what it done to these guys -