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Ren - The Ed said :-
What is it you are doing there Henrik?
02/02/2018 11:26:52 UTC
Henrik said :-
Dont know the names on the tools, but I am washing floors in buildings in Copenhagen most of the time, stairs up to 5th floor most of it, not exactly "stairway to heaven", an not quick done in age 52, but a lot of freedom over my time, to come and go as it pleace me, as long as things get done, being at a office would break me down :-) (educated in electronics 25 years ago)
02/02/2018 11:54:06 UTC
Rhys said :-
Bike rks 125 sport: bike won't turn over? Clicking when ignition switch is pressed.. bump and kick start didn't work. Charged battery and still won't start any ideas?
03/02/2018 15:56:09 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Rhys. Try jump starting it off another vehicle with a good battery. Sometimes you can charge a battery and it won't hold it's charge if it's on it's last legs.
03/02/2018 20:53:53 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Check that the battery connections are tight and clean.
04/02/2018 11:15:16 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
It's an honest living Henrik and a worthy one too. I'm working on being retired - at my current rate I think I will be retired in another - oooo - errrm - 99 years.
05/02/2018 09:08:58 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
I spent many years working long hours and often in fairly difficult situations. However the upside is (more by luck than good management) I ended up being able to retire early with enough money to do the sorts of things I want (neither of us are extravagant folk but we do like being fairly comfortable).

In my experience you can invest the time when you're younger preparing (even if accidentally) for later life or enjoy it while you can and hope that something will turn up.......

Of course my crystal ball is one of those very accurate models.
06/02/2018 10:12:45 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
If we could predict the future we could all plan accordingly. I've seen people die before they realise their hard saved pension and I've seen people fritter away everything.

If you could predict the future then you'd know where to invest for the future.

Or - if you could predict the future you'd just choose 6 numbers and retire very comfortably indeed.

I've discovered my crystal ball is actually made of cheese.
07/02/2018 11:17:32 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
By 'eck it's a bit parky out there. However I've upgraded the DIY handguards with some delightful new plastics carved out from an empty 25 litre barrel. While my hands are not warm I am avoiding the debilitating gnawing biting pain that precludes any kind of delicate lever operation.

Why oh why oh why did I not do this aeons ago? I am destined to learn everything the hard way. I am learning though. Slowly. Very slowly.
07/02/2018 21:48:53 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Let's see a pic then!
08/02/2018 10:13:13 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Norton tank coming on.

From this:

08/02/2018 10:14:07 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
via this:

08/02/2018 10:14:33 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
To this. Lining and transfers to follow.

08/02/2018 10:15:09 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Paint. I don't get it. Hammerite it so it can't rust through and slap it on the bike. You don't need to get all "proper" and "professional" about it - it takes too long.

I dare not put any pictures of the handguards up Ian. You'll only say things like "Wrong colour, doesn't match..." and so on. I have a very delicate ego and I'm not sure I could cope doncha know.
08/02/2018 11:42:04 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Oh, go on.............
08/02/2018 12:54:47 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
You'll have to wait until daytime now. I'm too tight to have any lights switched on.
08/02/2018 17:00:55 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
It's another beautiful day in Paradise. Meanwhile here in North West Manchester it is raining. No surprises there then and at least it is not snowing. Yet.
10/02/2018 08:56:35 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
I'm sure Ren will be pleased to hear that a new owner will be taking the Arrow away this week.

I've just been out for a short spin to make sure it's running OK and it was very nice apart from a Transit driver overtaking me along a suburban road with cars parked both sides. Fortunately the bars on the Ariel are quite narrow.
17/02/2018 14:27:54 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
I hope you intend to purchase something more civilised and sociable. May I suggest something with sidevalves and pre-unit.

As for dubious drivers I only wish we were allowed to fit RPG launchers to the handlebars. Apparently exploding vans could be a risk to the general public though.
18/02/2018 21:11:55 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
I already have the Norton ES2 and the Guzzi so enough to keep me busy for the foreseeable. No side valves......

I have the painted bits of the Guzzi back and they're stunning as are the polished exhausts. Just a few minor bits & bobs to sort out and it will be taxed from the 1st March.
19/02/2018 10:21:03 UTC

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