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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #11 on: Jul 24, 2014, 08:53 AM »
That 'characterful' Italian bike I owned was able to empty the oil with the cap closed...
btw A tip for people who live in flood-prone areas is to install an automatic bilge pump below the floor boards...
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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #12 on: Jul 24, 2014, 03:23 PM »
We had a "flood prone" basement at an old farmhouse we used to have & it had 2 automatic SUMP PUMPS fitted.

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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #13 on: Jul 24, 2014, 05:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]



 Good news, TR  :028: :028: and yes, you're right, it's the oil knob that you are supposed to replace after a top up  :015:. I did the same on a twin engined Chris Craft at an expensive yacht club on one occasion. Lucky not to lose my job over it. The mess on your bike is nothing compared to the mess in the bilge/engine compartment of that boat.

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Heads down guys, another reminiscence.
On a yacht fighting a full gale in the channel. It was so severe we dropped the sails to motor in to Dartmouth.
After a few minutes engine stopped. Went to look. Sump plug not tightened, we were first users after Winter overhaul, all oil in Bige and engine seized.
Oh sh#t!!!!!
Sails up again pitch black, force 9 gale blowing and got in to Dartmouth which is a VERY difficult entrance with several sets of leading lights.
NEVERbeen so pleased to get back on terra-firma.
Never done a serious yacht voyage since.

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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #14 on: Jul 25, 2014, 02:41 AM »


  Maybe we should continue with these reminiscences, Ted. We'd probably enjoy it and it would put the youngsters to sleep so there'd be some peace and quiet around here.  :2:

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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #15 on: Jul 25, 2014, 09:10 AM »
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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #16 on: Jul 25, 2014, 09:40 AM »
Glad you're getting back on your feet (wheels) TR650 - Hope things continue to get better and better.  :152:
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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #17 on: Jul 25, 2014, 02:43 PM »
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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #18 on: Jul 28, 2014, 05:45 PM »
and a few more pics of todays ride. north of tregaron on the B4343 you come to a village called ffair rhos. turn right towards teifi pools. the landscape is a bit similar to the highlands and popular with walkers. the road is single lane tarmac until the last lake road at llyn egnant. from then on it's very rough and i turned back after a mile as my groin was hurting with all the stand-up stuff. no pics of the rough stuff as i got a bit cross when my feet got wet crossing a rather deep river. the road does eventually link up to claerwen reservoir in the elan valley but i had no energy left today.




the road in the last pic is the lake road, not the rough road. i'll take some more pics next time.

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Re: post hernia ride
« Reply #19 on: Jul 28, 2014, 05:48 PM »
lets try that again :013: my brains not working too well at the mo.