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brainless institutional functionaries
I work with plenty of them; unfortunately most of them are academics

PS That does not include thou or moi..... Laughing emoticon
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Congrats 558! Park it wherever!

I got a bloody ticket today doing my bit and marking exam papers. 23 fails out of 25. Depressing.

Fingers crossed for Mr WM as he navigates the test centre at Greenford tomorrow... on a dirty Honda.
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Fingers crossed for Mr WM as he navigates the test centre at Greenford tomorrow... on a dirty Honda.
Indeedy. He's a good rider from little I've seen, so should be a doddle, but various appendages crossed just in case.
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I think I'm going to do an all-nighter tonight. Reset body clock and all that.

Dawn is just beginning here. Very peaceful.
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There on the stair
Yes 6.15 is looking pretty good to me. How I wish I could wake up later at the weekend .
Fingers crossed for Mr WM. Keep us posted on the results won't you.

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a bouquet of congrats - to 558 for his uni place, to Alice for her burgeoning career as a writer, and to Mr. Wonder for his impending test success (i've seen him ride too )
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Go Mr Wonder! Go Mr Wonder!
jimc wrote:
As an aside for those with GP800's - change the rollers at 6,000 miles, not the 12,000 as per the manual. Mine were severely worn, I'm glad I ordered them up early just in case!
This advice comes 6000 miles too late for me!

I dropped mine off with Geomoto this morning for service, rear tyre and cutting-out invstigation, got the bus to work, got a phone call from the workshop manager half an hour later to say they don't have the oil filter in stock and wouldn't I rather bring it back on Monday and get the whole lot done then? Livid emoticon
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He just left and took his kittens with him.

His birthday also today.... new SH 300 sitting in the showroom if he passes.

So the Dirty Honda crew may be expanding.
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Wahey! Well done him, always nice to hear of another test success.
A Honda though? Stubborn emoticon Razz emoticon
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Excellent News!! Well done Mr Wonder!!
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Do pass on my congrats - I look forward to seeing him on more rideouts.

I think it's time the DSSC started an L-plate burning ritual.
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Full marks.

Honda. Hmm...
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Yeah, well Chiswick Honda won't release the scoot with out the original insurance certificate so no dice there.

A shame but then dealers can insist if they want.
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Yeah, well Chiswick Honda won't release the scoot with out the original insurance certificate so no dice there.

A shame but then dealers can insist if they want.
Whic broker are you using? If it's Lexham they will email the cert to the dealer (which will be accepted as it's a PDF). I seem to remember he used Lexham when he bought the original 125....

Well done to his nibs.... x
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Wonder Machine wrote:
Yeah, well Chiswick Honda won't release the scoot with out the original insurance certificate so no dice there.

A shame but then dealers can insist if they want.
Whic broker are you using? If it's Lexham they will email the cert to the dealer (which will be accepted as it's a PDF). I seem to remember he used Lexham when he bought the original 125....
Oh the dealer isn't satisfied with that....they said it could be faked. Arses. Not going back for service....
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Wonder Machine wrote:
Yeah, well Chiswick Honda won't release the scoot with out the original insurance certificate so no dice there.

A shame but then dealers can insist if they want.
Whic broker are you using? If it's Lexham they will email the cert to the dealer (which will be accepted as it's a PDF). I seem to remember he used Lexham when he bought the original 125....
Oh the dealer isn't satisfied with that....they said it could be faked. Arses. Not going back for service....
OK so every other dealer accepts them. Arses, tell them they will lose your business.....
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Muppets. An email is far harder to fake than a piece of paper.
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Chiswick Honda have always had a bad rep, now I know why.

Anyway, his nibs has gone out on my 300 as a treat for passing his test and I don't need to see the insurance for that.

Since it is his birthday today, I got him some proper gloves and a buff. He looks very cool.
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Congrats to Mr. WM! Clap emoticon Sounds a lovely birthday all around.
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Congrats Mr Wonder
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Whoo-hoo! The GP800 is back, and all is tickety-boo. The new Navigator tool at CBS immediately spotted there was a mapping update required, which apparently took all of 4 minutes to download then upload to the bike. Neil took it out for a blast - not a hint of hesitation or stalling.

Back it went to WRG, had a new front tyre fitted - total cost of the 18,000 mile service including the front tyre was... GBP225! Admittedly I had already sourced the rollers and oil filter, so it was just the oil and a new air filter plus 2.5 hrs labour. So much for the nay-sayers who claimed the 18,000 mile service would cost over GBP600!

Yep, a happy curmudgeon for once.

Alice, get your shop to do the update if they have the new Navigator, they'll need it for the GTS300 and any other new models anyway.
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Well done Mr Wonder, I'm very proud of you Young Sir !

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Congrats to everyone on they're various accomplishments this week
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Since it is his birthday today, I got him some proper gloves and a buff. He looks very cool.
Is he getting some muff to go with the gloves for his birthday?

edit: oops missed out an s
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Is he getting some muff to go with the gloves for his birthday?
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Is he getting some muff to go with the gloves for his birthday?
edit: oops missed out an s
Is he having 2 birthdays at once? Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon

Well done Mr WM. Great stuff
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Is he getting some muff to go with the gloves for his birthday?
Here's hoping.

Thanks for all the congratulations. Went for about 1h15 today on WM's GTS300. Very nice. Very responsive to throttle; it might have been rather interesting had I not been riding a geared bike for a few days prior!
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You should get a vet to look at that Razz emoticon
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The Glamour of Gears
Spent the afternoon learning to ride a Honda CG 125 in a car park in Ealing in order to go shifty. Oh the glamour.

Managed to get the basics down, but will be sticking to an automatic in town.

I was glad to get back on the Super and run home before I destroyed the clutch. I need a lot more practice and some cheap arse geared 125 cc thing.
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Remember to kick a CG hard from 1st to 2nd.

Trying to go round a roundabout in neutral is hard.
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congratulations to everyone on all their successes recently!
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Thanks Kam eventhough I didn't know I'd had one. Unless there's something you know and I don't.

Welcome back to the UK.

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Shame about the whitewalls having to go because it looks superb but if they worry you they really have to go.

Take lots of pictures and plenty of memories.

My own news is that I've just gone for a 12 mile ramble with ramblers.

How middle aged is that ?

Then it was followed by tea and cream teas in a Churchyard.

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Back in london.

looking forward to collecting my scooter from the repairer's at 8.00 tomorrow morning

lovely scooter btw doug.
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Back in london.

looking forward to collecting my scooter from the repairer's at 8.00 tomorrow morning

lovely scooter btw doug.
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