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    Hmmm, a very very weak engine, legendary BMW...

    Hmmm, a very very weak engine, legendary BMW unreliability (USD fork seals anyone?). What's not to like?
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    I had a Guzzi V7 for a few days last week whilst...

    I had a Guzzi V7 for a few days last week whilst the Tuono was having a 20k km service (all valves were in spec!). I hated the V7 to begin with but after a while it began to grow on me. I ended up...
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    I agree with all of this. How sickening....

    I agree with all of this. How sickening....
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    Are you serious? Great for show-boating, crap for...

    Are you serious? Great for show-boating, crap for real rallye stuff. Try picking one up as well after you've dropped it and punched a hole in the rocker cover.
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    Exactly. What do you expect him to do? Get real...

    Exactly. What do you expect him to do? Get real and just be thankful it's downwind of you and not upwind.
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    And, one for Nigel. About 4 weeks ago I...

    And, one for Nigel.

    About 4 weeks ago I dismounted my Tuna twice in 9 days. First time was just a bruised hip, second was 5 broken ribs.
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    Aaaah, I understand now. It's a bloody pushbike....

    Aaaah, I understand now. It's a bloody pushbike. I thought it was a horse. I twigged after "hitting big stuff", not something you would want to do on a horse.

    Mind you, can't decide which is more...
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    Being knocked off my mo'cycle by a "friend" (who...

    Being knocked off my mo'cycle by a "friend" (who is now less than an acquaintance) in Poland and having to ride home with five broken ribs.
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    Yes. She had to enlarge the hole with her hands.

    Yes. She had to enlarge the hole with her hands.
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    There's a footbridge over the river. This is what...

    There's a footbridge over the river. This is what I saw when I got there.

    http://www.corbridge-net.co.uk/byrness.jpg

    It's a Subaru Forester.
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    SWMBO was advised to drive over a ford by the...

    SWMBO was advised to drive over a ford by the local farmer who didn't know the upstream reservoir had just opened the gates. The car was swept away. Motor and electrics dead, doors locked she was...
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    A sign of the times. I recently had to fill out a...

    A sign of the times. I recently had to fill out a raft of paperwork for my dog lady. I had to e very specific about a particular "emergency contact" who is needed if her house heating goes off......
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    I've done it with TIG. Mind you, many years ago...

    I've done it with TIG. Mind you, many years ago as a keen engineering student. It didn't seem too hard at the time.
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    Also, an extra disc will start you getting into...

    Also, an extra disc will start you getting into different master cylinder territory. By all means freshen the caliper, replace the pads and fluid and bleed it well. Braided lines are a help if it...
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    The old BMW boxer twins are really rather fun (if...

    The old BMW boxer twins are really rather fun (if I remember correctly what your bike is). They have their idiosyncrasies but they are reliable enough and as long as you don't want to emulate Marc...
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    Get real. Easy to cut if you have an extender...

    Get real. Easy to cut if you have an extender ladder.



    Concur.
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    I currently have three IP cameras in and around...

    I currently have three IP cameras in and around the house. Two on ethernet cable (one of which is PoE) and one WiFi. Never had any problem with WiFi connectivity or bandwidth.

    All have motion...
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    Most instructions for steam mops require you to...

    Most instructions for steam mops require you to clean the floor completely first. I gave up on mine. It was a present from a clean obsessed woman who had also given up on it.

    ps. I have...
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    Lies! You are just trying to ingratiate...

    Lies!

    You are just trying to ingratiate yourself with the zealots.
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    Very clean looking bike! Do you ever ride it?

    Very clean looking bike! Do you ever ride it?
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    I doubt the kid even looked. It happened to me,...

    I doubt the kid even looked. It happened to me, many years ago. A kid running across the road after his mates. The squeal of my tyres alerted him (pre ABS) and he did a matador impression and just...
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    Discounting the use of a 3l p*ny clamped to a...

    Discounting the use of a 3l p*ny clamped to a back mounted cylinder (we do want to go THERE, do we). A 3l stage is no easier to handle than a 7l. A 7l has much more gas and is more versatile.
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    That was my understanding.

    That was my understanding.
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    I never registered my trailers. Presumably they...

    I never registered my trailers. Presumably they need to be over a certain weight before registration is required? But some of mine were quite heavy. They needed braking. Our RHIB and trailer was a...
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    I rode a mate's MY16 Blade the other day. They've...

    I rode a mate's MY16 Blade the other day. They've changed a bit since your day. They used to be comfy and stretched out. Not any longer. I had to be levered upright when I managed to get off after 50...
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