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PostSubject: Potential snag! (or not)   Sun 28 Oct 2012, 17:06

Riding home tonight, aprox half a mile from home I, well the bike, developed a strange noise from the front end.

Stopped immediately to investigate in a convenient garage forecourt but couldn't see anything obvious. Rode the remaining half mile home cautiously still making a strange noise but less frequently or noisily. It is/was as if something was trapped in the fender/brake calliper.

So tomorrow morning in full daylight I will have a full investigation. Will remove the front wheel and fender if needed.

I'll keep you updated if I find something outside the norm!
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Sun 28 Oct 2012, 17:37

Fender?? It's a mudguard lad! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Sun 28 Oct 2012, 17:46

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Fender?? It's a mudguard lad! Smile

Living in our democratic society as we do, I thought I would pander to the majority and that's what Mr Honda call's it in 'is book guv!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Sun 28 Oct 2012, 21:36

Although mudguard is the proper ENGLISH term for this item, in the case of the S'wing it would be more appropriate to use the vernacular of the Western Colonies.
I cannot imagine anyone using this machine in say an ISDT or scramble, much less a jolly jaunt through the hedgerows throwing up large chunks of mud and clods.
All it needs to have is something that can fend off large amounts of rain water (albeit salty)being sprayed up from the tarred road surface.
Mudguards are for Scots, the Welsh and dirt bikes.

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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 06:01

Funny, the English language.

A lot of motoring related words are derrived form the couch-era. Like 'boot' -> storage compartment on stagecoach; or mudguard and windscreen. On the other hand 'bulkhead' is originally a nautical term. (In the U.S. it's a 'firewall') etc, etc...

I watch a lot of Discovery Channel, in English with Dutch subtitles. They broadcast both British and American programs, and the translator seems to be unaware of the differences.

E.g. in 'Wheeler Dealers' -a British show- the word 'hood' was translated as 'motorkap' (the covers of the engine) while they were showing a removable softtop on a convertible car...

I often wonder what Americans believe a 'car boot sale' is.
Second hand tyres (tires) or just low priced wheel clamps??? :lol!:

In fact, the only words that are consequently used on both sides of the pond, are abreviations, such as e.g. / i.e. / a.m. / p.m. ... and they are all Latin words...

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b.t.w., Waspie: did you find the culprit???
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 06:33

I find it interesting, too, that many words crossed the Pond with the Pilgrim Fathers, fell out of use here but have come back and are used again.
'Proven' is one such although it's a pity that it's used in every case, even when it's grammatically incorrect.
For example, many people say,
" I have proven that so-and-so is true" when it should be,
"I have proved that......"

Slightly off topic but along the same lines:
On a Christmas Carol CD by Maddy Prior is a version of 'Away In A Manger' to a different tune from the familiar one.
I looked into it and discovered that, like many words, tunes also crossed with the Pilgrim Fathers and later 'returned' and it was pot luck as to which did or did not. In this case there were two equally popular tunes but only one came back.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 07:40

After a good examination I can find nothing that would cause the noise! It is too wet, i.e. torrential rain to take for a test ride so unable to confirm anything by a test ride. That will have to wait until tomorrow now as I have to take the cage to work night.

As for the English language at 60 I still find it amusing!!!!! Laughing

Speke as yu find! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 10:17

Waspie wrote:
"It is too wet, i.e. torrential rain to take for a test ride so unable to confirm anything by a test ride".

See what I mean?
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 10:54

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Waspie wrote:
"It is too wet, i.e. torrential rain to take for a test ride so unable to confirm anything by a test ride".

See what I mean?

That is sod all to do with the language just MY bad Anglaise speak!

Anyway what the blue blazes does an Aussie know about English? You invented your own version!!!! Laughing Engloz!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 10:56

Freddy Mudguard...
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 11:30

You missed the point, Waspie, I was making a statementfor wet roads,
I didna see nithing wrong with your grammar!

Laughing Cool cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 11:33

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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 11:41

KurtPerthWA wrote:

That's what I call a Fender!!
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 11:41

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You missed the point, Waspie, I was making a statementfor wet roads,
I didna see nithing wrong with your grammar!

Laughing Cool cheers

I did indeed. but that's cos I is thick! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Mon 29 Oct 2012, 16:37

The last piece of true English grammar that many 'soon-to-be' Oostralians heard was,
"I hereby sentence you to be deported."

I would imagine that Kurt finds it amusing that 'Australia Day' celebrates the day (26 January 1788) that the first ships arrived at Port Jackson to create a penal colony. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 04:31

Nah, Tarmacburner,

With the number Poms over 'ere, the English gramma is alive an' kickin' wot cha reckon guv.
Perth, ere is a large mix of Scots n English n wot 'ave ya, some of 'em even convict stock, but they nearly all luv the livin 'ere n' all that. The've even taken to COLD beer n' all.

"n" its never been deported, it was called "Transportation" The gentry sort of made it sound more like a 'oliday, didn't they.
Sort of backfired on them 'ey cos they sent the lags off to a sub tropcial resort while they suffered in the black smoked out towns with TB and all the other ****. The lags only got bad treatment after they kept compainin' that it wern't like 'ome.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 05:53

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The lags only got bad treatment after they kept compainin' that it wern't like 'ome.

Of course it wern't like 'ome, the chaps were used to spreading Marmite on their toast in England, and as part of their punishment they were forced to eat Aussie Vegemite instead, a sort of edible axle grease! Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 06:19

Oi! Meldrew,
Did you know that the original name for Vegemite (direct competition to Marmite) was Parwill?

The Kraft company had a sense of humour back in the 1920's

Obviously Meldrew has never eaten Vegemite, as in my opinion the only difference in these products is the name. They both taste like crepe.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 07:36

Of course I've tried Vegemite I had to, having an ex who watched every Aussie soap shown on the telly here, and being brainwashed by that Men at Work song "Down Under".


You can buy plenty of your er...tucker over here, Vegemite, ANZAC biscuits, flavoured liquorice, Lamingtons, Fosters, freeze dried Witchetty grubs, tins of condensed Wallaby milk etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 09:36

Hate to say it Meldrew, but that stuff is what the "furriners" think is true blue dinky di Oz Tucker, Just like Chinese take away......nothing like what the Chinese eat.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 10:34

Deportation - I sit corrected Kurt. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 20:41

Eat Vegemite? I thought I was supposed to use it to pack bearings. Or grease the hinges on my truck's doors.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:15

OOOOHHHH no never as a lube, Its packed with NaCl, and lots of it! But going by the looks and smell of it I reckon some people would be fooled and use it for grease. It would be put to better use as a tanning agent.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:19

I suppose if a load of it fell off a truck you would really need a MUDGUARD to fend it off the Scoot if you had to ride through it.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 23:31

Thanks to a local import store I had the chance to try a few items that sounded some what ominous. A can of "Spotted dick" took me awhile to get up the courage to open the can. I had some fear of finding a diseased... well you know. I was surprised that it had nothing to do with meat. Not bad either once one got around the name. The next was a jar of Vegemite and a container of Marmite. The contents of these reminded me of Cosmoline, a thick waxy grease used by the Army to protect stored weapons from corrosion. Would have been great on my float plane's fittings.
These delights finally answered the question of why there are no English or Australian restaurants over here.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 02:22

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These delights finally answered the question of why there are no English or Australian restaurants over here.

Just so's you know - we ain't got any here either!
Although a new trendy chic restaurant near me has "Roo" burgers on its menu...!! bounce :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 06:10

Atrick wrote:
Although a new trendy chic restaurant near me has "Roo" burgers on its menu...!! bounce :lol!:

Hey, Skippy tastes pretty good!! Wink Tastes a lot like deer meat! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 06:33

Oh dear !


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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 09:48

OK back on track.

The noise from the front end confirmed by garage as front wheel bearing failure. 17k miles! Almost the same as my Burgman 400.

So whilst the all fally downy bits get changed so will the bearings, now I only lose the bike once and also don't get my pinkies dirty!

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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 11:38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yA98MujNeM

MMMMMM roo burgers....with croc, bacon and witchety grubs.


Exavid...........There are no Oz eateries in Oregon cos its too freezing cold.
How cold is it? cold enough to freeze a squirrel's nuts, that's how cold.

Now back to a hot meat pie with tomato sauce and a nice cold Corona.

Oh Oh yeah, wheel bearings... round things with little balls in them... AND axle grease!

Please note Waspie,
Now that's a snag, smothered in tomato sauce wrapped in a slice of bread... healthy food for all. The Kooka's let us know when the snags are ready.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 12:28

I hate to break the news but Southern Oregon's climate is very mild. We rarely see snow here in the winter and spring, summer and fall tend to be in the 70-100F range. Two days ago it was 72F. It's cooling now and the rainy season has begun but ice on the road is rare indeed. The grapes have all been harvested as well as truck loads of pears and hunters are in the field after deer and elk which are plentiful. The squirrels are plump and seem to have no problems with their nuts.
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 14:28

KurtPerthWA wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yA98MujNeM

MMMMMM roo burgers....with croc, bacon and witchety grubs.


Exavid...........There are no Oz eateries in Oregon cos its too freezing cold.
How cold is it? cold enough to freeze a squieel's nuts, that's how cold.

Now back to a hot meat pie with tomato sauce and a nice cold Corona.

Oh Oh yeah, wheel bearings... round things with little balls in them... AND axle grease!

Please note Waspie,
Now that's a snag, smothered in tomato sauce wrapped in a slice of bread... healthy food for all. The Kooka's let us know when the snags are ready.
bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce



Somehow Kurt, ball bearings smothered in grease and tomato sauce doesn't quite get the taste buds salivating! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Potential snag! (or not)   Fri 09 Nov 2012, 14:29

exavid wrote:
I hate to break the news but Southern Oregon's climate is very mild. We rarely see snow here in the winter and spring, summer and fall tend to be in the 70-100F range. Two days ago it was 72F. It's cooling now and the rainy season has begun but ice on the road is rare indeed. The grapes have all been harvested as well as truck loads of pears and hunters are in the field after deer and elk which are plentiful. The squirrels are plump and seem to have no problems with their nuts.

And which thread did we 'think' we were posting in!!!!!!!
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