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by Gimlet
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Reading: The Book Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 1653

Re: Reading: The Book Thread

Everything by Cormac McCarthy.
by Gimlet
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: The Court of RTTL is now convened
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: The Court of RTTL is now convened

I thought she was a rug-muncher..?
by Gimlet
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: A dram in exchange for the pox...
Replies: 57
Views: 1511

Re: A dram in exchange for the pox...

As long as they keep it to themselves..
by Gimlet
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: A dram in exchange for the pox...
Replies: 57
Views: 1511

Re: A dram in exchange for the pox...

Equally usefully, Kids might also be taught that it is they who could be infecting with a lethal virus every adult they meet, and teach them at the same time some much needed understanding about putting other people before oneself.
by Gimlet
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Barnett clutches
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Barnett clutches

I've got both. :mrgreen:
by Gimlet
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Barnett clutches
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Barnett clutches

Well respected makers of high quality parts. I run a Barnett stainless tipped basket in my Ducati because they last so much longer than the originals. Makes the most colossal racket but much tougher than stock.
by Gimlet
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Thoughts on the Genadier?
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: Thoughts on the Genadier?

Too sloaney, too expensive and too complicated if they want to tout it as a genuine working 4X4 successor to the Defender. 45 grand starting price with BMW. 3.0L engines and an automatic 8 speed gearbox? No thanks. Good luck to them but I wouldn't be buying one even if I could afford it. the real ga...
by Gimlet
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: How do you clean your bike?
Replies: 47
Views: 1187

Re: How do you clean your bike?

It's good stuff. I use it with a hosepipe lance. Snow Foam is a generic term really. There's lots of different brands and fluids with various properties. You need to get the one that's right for the job. Try these guys. Tell them your requirements and they'll steer you in the right direction. https:...
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Tours, Trips, Get-togethers, Adventures, Meetups
Topic: Italian ride in day - Sammy Miller's Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Italian ride in day - Sammy Miller's Museum

Damn, if I'd known I'd have gone just to help them out. Obviously if they were relying purely on Italian bikes, very few, if any would have actually made it, so I'd have gone on the KTM just so they had at least one bike parked outside. Sorry Sammy. Hope it wasn't too embarrassing. I will try harder...
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: A dram in exchange for the pox...
Replies: 57
Views: 1511

Re: A dram in exchange for the pox...

I was driving home last night at about 10:00 pm. Drove past a couple of local pubs. Wasn't wanting a drink so didn't bother going in but glancing through the windows in passing and it all looked completely normal. Groups sat round tables, people clustered at the bar chatting and not a mask in sight....
by Gimlet
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: A dram in exchange for the pox...
Replies: 57
Views: 1511

Re: A dram in exchange for the pox...

waste of time opening them. I rarely visit pubs but if I do it's spontaneous and I expect it to be a pub when I get there. Local on in the village has a board out saying it is reopening but for drinks only, seated at tables and you must pre-book. What's the point in that? Who's going to pay going on...
by Gimlet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Touching the void.
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Touching the void.

chillitt wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:47 pm I sold Joe Simpson a kite. :mrgreen:
He should have stuck to flying it.
by Gimlet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Autoaid breakdown cover
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Autoaid breakdown cover

Be good if they covered bikes. No mention of them on their site.
by Gimlet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: What car should a vicar have?
Replies: 40
Views: 976

Re: What car should a vicar have?

An old Rover with some Mint Imperials in the glove box.
by Gimlet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Music thread, whats hot and wotnot
Replies: 26
Views: 925

Re: Music thread, whats hot and wotnot

Cool stuff. The Kingfish kid just has something for me though. Reminds me of a young BB King. Not because of his size or his style, but because he just has it in his bone marrow.
by Gimlet
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Music thread, whats hot and wotnot
Replies: 26
Views: 925

Re: Music thread, whats hot and wotnot

G.P wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:32 pm I'm listening to a lot (or watching YT performances) of Christone (Kingfish) Ingram.

The Future of the Blues appears to be in safe hands

He's just turned 20 yrs old:

Feckin fab!
by Gimlet
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Projects, Owners Bikes, Updates
Topic: Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review

A blower adds weight and mass I'm afraid. Has to go somehwere.

I'm waiting for a kit for my Superduke. :1
by Gimlet
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Projects, Owners Bikes, Updates
Topic: Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review

They have put the H2 engine into the SX. It's called the H2 SX..
by Gimlet
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Current Affairs / Politics / News.
Topic: Should we be eradicating the past ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1046

Re: Should we be eradicating the past ?

I've got the Ballard book. Superb artwork depicting the wreck on the sea floor before the age of computer graphics.
by Gimlet
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Current Affairs / Politics / News.
Topic: Should we be eradicating the past ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1046

Re: Should we be eradicating the past ?

Possibly 4+. There's a theory that is wasn't the Titantic that sunk but her sister ship the Olympic which was hurriedly replated to impersonate Titanic so the prestigious maiden voyage would not be delayed, when a serious structural problem was identified with the real Titanic during a refit. When t...