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Post  Cameron on Wed 13 Mar 2013, 7:00 pm

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Anything pissed you off today? Something you need to say?

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Post  Baz on Fri 10 May 2013, 7:24 pm

Travelling along a city multi lane road today (Victoria Rd) came up beside a cage doing between 50-60k/hr and for some reason decided to have a look at the driver (gut feeling) and here is this f??kwit staring at his phone in his left hand, it was obvious to me the phone's screen was way more important than the whereabouts of other road users. So I hit my horn, he looked at me and I took my right hand and turned it palm side facing up and expressed the term "WTF" .... I must have hit a nerve, his phone went down and he turned off onto a servo to check and make his calls.
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Sat 11 May 2013, 7:17 am

@Ewok1958 wrote:I dunno how the wheels/axle didn't melt. Maybe the council will need to fit stickers "Not for Road Use" - that should be an excuse to increase the annual rates to pay for the stickers.
Caution axle gets hot if towing over 60kmh. Do not tow children in wheelie bin. The list goes on.... Very Happy
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Post  kewwig on Sat 11 May 2013, 7:43 am

Several years ago a couple of kids tried to ride in a wheelie bin down NZ's steepest street. They hit a parked car and sadly the young girl in the bin died.
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Sat 11 May 2013, 8:12 am

@kewwig wrote:Several years ago a couple of kids tried to ride in a wheelie bin down NZ's steepest street. They hit a parked car and sadly the young girl in the bin died.
thats very sad Kewwig. Kids are always going to be kids aren't they, even though the handwringers are trying to stop them. I think all they're really going to achieve is a worldwide cottonwool shortage.
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Post  truck on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 2:53 pm

Politicians!!!
Probably don't need to say anymore but I just want one that will not change his/her view to align with the loud minority, one that does not automatically give themselves a HUGE payrise weeks after laying off thousands of workers, (A QLD thing) One that stands by his/her convictions and will not sway left or right, one that will answer the question that is put to him/her, one that is in the job not for him/her self but for us, the voting public. Idea 

This is my rant for today - thank you. Mad
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Post  Kiwisteve on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 6:06 pm

Hey truck, us bike riders are known as a loud minority. I'd be happy with a pollie or two to align with us! Might help to get rid of some of those killer "wire rope barriers" around the place! Just to name one thing they could do for us. Get the pollies on bikes I say.

I agree with everything else you said tho truck

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Post  Kaupy1962 on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 11:14 pm

Okay so I've been stuffing around with mechanical stuff since I was 12. Fro the last 15 years employed as a mechanical fitter, (not qualified). I've disconnected and reconnected electrical motors, powerpoints, and stuff. What REALLY PISSES ME OFF is the fact that you have to use qualified people to do certain things and all they do is FUCK IT UP!!!!. Over the last two weeks I've had to fix things that so called qualified technicians have stuffed up or had no idea how to fix it.  



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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 9:45 am

@Kiwisteve wrote:Hey truck, us bike riders are known as a loud minority. I'd be happy with a pollie or two to align with us! Might help to get rid of some of those killer "wire rope barriers" around the place! Just to name one thing they could do for us. Get the pollies on bikes I say.

I agree with everything else you said tho truck

 Steve Ive just spent 10 days at Burleigh Heads (Gold Coast), on a day trip to Bryron/Ballina we were slowed to 40kmh on the freeway as " cheese grater " fences were being installed for km after km. It made my skin crawl. I wish the Government did a little bit more research before going all in on some projects. Had Campbell Newman been shown some footage of any biker unfortunate enough to have encountered one of these " safety barriers " he may have had second thoughts. Ive heard in Scandinavia, where these things originated, they have or are ripping them all out because they are so lethal. Maybe someone else knows if thats true or not. I wrote a letter to Wagga Council 2 years ago as I could see them about to be installed at an upgraded busy intersection. No response, as you would expect.
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Re: The Rant Thread

Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 02 Aug 2013, 6:37 pm

So - the next test match has started and already controversy over the 3rd umpiring.  Yep, it was bloody hopeless (and wrong) but......

Australia needs to find a No3 that can bat.  Kwaja = poor technique, Hughs = poor technique, Cowen = poor technique.  These guys are not up to the responsibilities of batting first drop at test level.  Unless we can solve this problem, we're only ever going to be lucky to win any test cricket match.  

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Post  gus on Fri 02 Aug 2013, 6:46 pm

Is it just me ,
or do the Pom's look the tough side and the Oz team look a bit nancy boys ?
It certainly used to be the other way round with Lilly and Tommo .
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Post  Hammy on Sat 03 Aug 2013, 7:55 am

@gus wrote:Is it just me ,
or do the Pom's look the tough side and the Oz team look a bit nancy boys ?
It certainly used to be the other way round with Lilly and Tommo .

 Right on Gus.  I think Siddle is the only one with a bit of "Mongrel" in him.  Mind you. Every country goes through a rebuilding stage.
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Re: The Rant Thread

Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 03 Aug 2013, 8:46 am

I hate politicians!!!!!!!! and how in THEIR eye`s, their making political ground in the continual air time of boat people.

whether you hate that subject or not, as if this is going to make me vote for any of the two DICKHEAD parties in power who don`t give a shit about the commoner, and only want to feather their own nests.

 along with the fuck heads in QLD , that want to give them selves a 42 percent pay rise.

Makes one want to climb the clock tower!!
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Post  Hammy on Sat 03 Aug 2013, 8:55 am

@mtbeerwah wrote:I hate politicians!!!!!!!! and how in THEIR eye`s, their making political ground in the continual air time of boat people.

whether you hate that subject or not, as if this is going to make me vote for any of the two DICKHEAD parties in power who don`t give a shit about the commoner, and only want to feather their own nests.

 along with the fuck heads in QLD , that want to give them selves a 42 percent pay rise.

Makes one want to climb the clock tower!!

 Is there room up there for two ?  Twisted Evil
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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 03 Aug 2013, 9:19 am

don`t fill restricted to the metaphorical "clock tower" there`s plenty of room for the willing!
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Re: The Rant Thread

Post  b12mick on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 12:24 pm

Fucking morons who make a comment on a public forum/FB page then get upset when people offer an opinion.  For fucks sake, if you didn't want people to argue with you, your beliefs challenged or feelings hurt why the fuck did you put your thoughts out there for the public to see.
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Post  truck on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 12:42 pm

Just been quoted $700 to replace head gasket on my old 2002 1200S, 6 hours labour and $110 for gasket.
Due to my religious beliefs I cant swear but sometimes I get very close.
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Post  Kaupy1962 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 11:04 pm

@truck wrote:Just been quoted $700 to replace head gasket on my old 2002 1200S, 6 hours labour and $110 for gasket.
Due to  my religious beliefs I cant swear but sometimes I get very close.

 Do it yourself mate. It's not hard.
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Post  b12mick on Tue 06 Aug 2013, 2:05 pm

@truck wrote:Just been quoted $700 to replace head gasket on my old 2002 1200S, 6 hours labour and $110 for gasket.
Due to  my religious beliefs I cant swear but sometimes I get very close.

 When I had mine done, it cost the same, but that was with a full service (including valve clearance check) and a new chain and sprokets.
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Post  truck on Wed 07 Aug 2013, 7:31 am

@b12mick wrote:
@truck wrote:Just been quoted $700 to replace head gasket on my old 2002 1200S, 6 hours labour and $110 for gasket.
Due to  my religious beliefs I cant swear but sometimes I get very close.

 When I had mine done, it cost the same, but that was with a full service (including valve clearance check) and a new chain and sprokets.

Geez thats a lot of work for the price Well done!
Might go in and talk to them and if the pric$ is the same I'll have no choice to have a go me self.pale 
Damn!
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Post  b12mick on Wed 07 Aug 2013, 1:42 pm

@truck wrote:
@b12mick wrote:
@truck wrote:Just been quoted $700 to replace head gasket on my old 2002 1200S, 6 hours labour and $110 for gasket.
Due to  my religious beliefs I cant swear but sometimes I get very close.

 When I had mine done, it cost the same, but that was with a full service (including valve clearance check) and a new chain and sprokets.

Geez thats a lot of work for the price Well done!
Might go in and talk to them and if the pric$ is the same I'll have no choice to have a go me self.pale 
Damn!


I had mine done maybe 3 years ago, so prices have gone up. The valve check didn't cost anything because the had the top off anyway and they didn't need adjusting.
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Post  Hammy on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 5:37 am

Well here I am up early on a sunday to go to work.  Plan was to get things done then go for a nice ride.  So what am I listening to while sitting here at the computer ?  RAIN !   Typical.  Yesterday the forecast was for showers and not one drop fell.  Today is supposed to be mainly fine and......   Checked out the radar sites and it may clear in time for us to catch a barge over to the Big island.   I even had Jan primed and ready to come along. You mainland lot are so lucky to be able to throw the leg over whenever you want.  Fingers crossed. We've got about four hours so it might clear.  Don't whip that cream yet Gus.  I better go off to work now.  Just in case.
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Post  gus on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 7:27 am

Clearing here but who knows .
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Post  NTBill on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 4:48 pm

Cat 1 Cyclone (small tropical storm) headed our way today, so currently good weather for doing not much else except staying indoors and catching up on interweb stuff.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 4:59 pm

Have emptied another 12.5mm from the gauge today bringing November's total to 200mm - more coming later in the week.  I should have bought the extra water tanks. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Post  paul on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 5:26 pm

Now if I was to be an arsehole , I would tell you about the sunny 24 deg day we had today , & the 29 deg  sunny day here tomorrow ,but I don't want to be one , so I won't tongueLaughing
( We will probably be hanging out for some rain before summer ends Rolling Eyes  )

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