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The only real predator is humans. No snakes here . They'd gobble them up. Anybody have any ideas on how to get rid of them?
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Scrawny little beasties. Take a bunch to make a meal.
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MS very interesting. Awesome
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The fact that I really want to purchase a new BV 350, but know better!

(A money kinda thang).
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Not really pissed off about it but found out today I need to go in for cataract surgery in a couple months or so.

How did this teenager go and get this old? Heck I only graduated from high-school a little while back! Still trying to understand why someone mailed me an invitation to a 50th reunion. To make it worse found out the girl I dated a bit back then now has two grand-daughters!
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Water fitting leaks on above ground swimming pool lines!

How can it be so hard to install a brand new hose fitting into a brand new return nozzle and not have it drip? At least four attempts with fresh wraps of Teflon tape each time and tried every thing from just over hand tight to the point I was worried something was going to snap.

A little personal background. I spent over 40 years working on heavy equipment in a stone quarry. Many of the machines had hydraulic systems running at 2,000 psi or higher and air systems in the 150 psi range among other things. Rarely did I have a problem with a leak on any of those that was not easy to understand and repair. Almost forgot the fuel injection systems that at times can go to tens of thousands psi!

So why the*&^%$## can I install one fitting in a system that maxes out at maybe 15 psi?
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Last day at the cottage we rent and not back until July Just had an incredible 45 minute ride on curvy roads with an 80 kmph limit almost the entire way with the endpoint a winery with incredible food. Tomorrow back in TO and it's crappy stop n go traffic and low speed limits...
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Too damned hot here. Will hit 98 to 100 before the day's over, and the forecast calls for hotter weather over the next 5 days.
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Too damned hot here. Will hit 98 to 100 before the day's over, and the forecast calls for hotter weather over the next 5 days.
98 is way to hot for me! Always figure it was in part because of my father's side of our family was from Minnesota. Actually anything above 80ºF does me in!
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Sergio Ramos
The bastard!

Who is he?
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The forecast now calls for 100 degree plus temperatures all next week.

And we're still in May!!
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birds feet
Need another stent fitting ...... I've gone back to itchy mode again .... could peel my skin off ....
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Fuckin really hate this now ......it's so fuckin hard
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Hang in there Bitza. Whenever things get bad i tell myself there are people who have to deal with worse things.
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Re: birds feet
T5bitza69 wrote:
Need another stent fitting ...... I've gone back to itchy mode again .... could peel my skin off ....
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Fuckin really hate this now ......it's so fuckin hard
Pulling for you bitza. Hope you kick this thing's ass.
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Happy joy
Not gonna .... been told I won't .... it's taking over ..... I'm going for radiotherapy soon but they're only giving me 3 weeks of it instead of 6 as they don't wanna ruin what I have left when it won't do anything extra

Not sure what is worse than this
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Re: Happy joy
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Not gonna .... been told I won't .... it's taking over ..... I'm going for radiotherapy soon but they're only giving me 3 weeks of it instead of 6 as they don't wanna ruin what I have left when it won't do anything extra

Not sure what is worse than this
God bless you man. You sure do add flavor to this place and I'm sure that pales to what you add to the real world. I'll pray for you.
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Re: Happy joy
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Not gonna .... been told I won't .... it's taking over ..... I'm going for radiotherapy soon but they're only giving me 3 weeks of it instead of 6 as they don't wanna ruin what I have left when it won't do anything extra

Not sure what is worse than this
If I prayed I would for you man but all I can do is hope things go as well as they can. Try and stay strong and hope the docs take good care of you and pain is kept a bay. There is no sugar coating and from what little I know about you, I don't thing you're the type of guy that wants to hear it. Stick around while you can, I know there are a lot of people here that care about you. Keep that wicked beard as long as you can! Stay strong my friend.
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sfpthtd
Worrying about it don't help ..... just try to carry on normally n not think about it ....... feel worse about leaving our lass n me son

cheerz peeps
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Bitza, Being somewhat new here all I can say is like Harbinger says if I was a praying person I would pray for you so all I can do is wish you strength to deal with what has been dealt you.

Tell your loved ones what they mean to you and thank them for the support they are giving you.

Not to make little of your problems but at least you have time to say how you feel. Way too many do not have that advantage such as it is. Hear too often about people loosing a loved one and regret the fact that they said something or failed to say something they regret for years after.

My personal regret is a few months before my dad passed I listened to people who said it was a bit too cold to take him for a ride in my sidecar outfit. He was one of the main reasons I got interested in motorcycles.

He spent sometime doing motorcycle escort duty in the army before getting shipped over seas for WWII. When he got home from the war he was too involved in raising a family to find the time or money to get a motorcycle of his own. He did take one of my bikes out to ride around the quarry where we both worked but never out on the road. And even my mother expressed regrets that he never chose to get one for himself. Any "toys" he did buy were always ones that the who family could enjoy like boats or camping trailers.

One of my favorite pictures is the one I have of my mom getting ready for a ride in my sidecar. Not the best picture but to me it is a good one!
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Bitza, yes, it is a pisser. From a selfish standpoint, you will be missed here, but magnitudes more at home. In my opinion, one does not have to be religious to believe in an after life...you live on in your wife and son...the good and joy you share will be a part of them and all that they touch. In a much smaller way you live in those that ride a T5, those that read ( and envy) the ones that ride a T5, and the rest of us that get it. You have not wasted your time. You are important to a great portion of the world. KEEP FIGHTING.

Jim
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Bitza, yes, it is a pisser. From a selfish standpoint, you will be missed here, but magnitudes more at home. In my opinion, one does not have to be religious to believe in an after life...you live on in your wife and son...the good and joy you share will be a part of them and all that they touch. In a much smaller way you live in those that ride a T5, those that read ( and envy) the ones that ride a T5, and the rest of us that get it. You have not wasted your time. You are important to a great portion of the world. KEEP FIGHTING.

Jim
Well put and couldn't agree more.
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80 grit
Thanx peeps..
I'm not religious.. me step mum made sure of that that . .... church was her way of getting rid of me so she could play happy family with her son and my dad ... got me out the house when I turned 16 with lies as she did with my sister before me. .. my real mum just walked off n never saw us again when i was 3.. n me dad died 10 years ago when he pulled his life support out after his second stroke knowing she wouldn't look after him....
I've just got me sis me son n our lass n can't really talk to them as I'm fed up of the crying .... don't think there's much more I could say .......
At least me sister has promised to keep am eye on our lass as I know her family won't ...... her mum won't as since this all came out she stopped talking to me ... I just get a hello when we meet n that's it

It's a shit ride but it's one way n I've gotta make the most of it so me n our lass are connected by the hand n hanging on
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bitza, What sucks is how those that treat people the worst while they are around will be the ones putting on the big show of tears after they are gone, seen it happen way too often!

Wish I was closer so I could offer to be of some help to your sister, son and lass!
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bitza, there's going to be a big empty void here on MV when you're gone, you've contributed so much over the years. Would you introduce your lass and son to us? It's my hope that we can give them some comfort with our stories & memories.

All the best to you and yours,

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Bitza know that you'll be missed. As others have said you are one of a kind my friend. I mean that in the best way. Never figured out why good people die early and others seem to live forever. Make the most of the time you have left. Ride your T5 and spend time with the lass and son. Please tell them to join MV. You have another family on here and we can try and help them get thru this. That's what friends do. There have been a few members who have left us way to early,Aviator Ashrat, Arno are just a few. Look them up and try to stay out of trouble... Laughing emoticon
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Aw, Bitza, don't know what to say. Seems pretty wretched. Sorry you've got to deal with all of this. Been great having you on here, and you will be missed. Hope your days are reasonably comfortable and you still get some quality time with the family.
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Trump's 25% steel/alumi/etc. tariffs #MAGA?
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On Tuesday i put 3 envelopes in my mailbox (with the red flag up). My friend picked up the mail and he forgot to tell me that the letters were still in there. The mailman had put mail in my mailbox on friday. Never took the mail. I was pissed. Took the mail directly to the PO and lodged a complaint. The guy behind the counter must of said i'm sorry 3 times. Wasn't his fault. So i filled out a complaint. Been getting mail for years and i've never had that happen. Well maybe a day or so if i was snowed in but that doesn't happen here.
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On Tuesday i put 3 envelopes in my mailbox (with the red flag up). My friend picked up the mail and he forgot to tell me that the letters were still in there. The mailman had put mail in my mailbox on friday. Never took the mail. I was pissed. Took the mail directly to the PO and lodged a complaint. The guy behind the counter must of said i'm sorry 3 times. Wasn't his fault. So i filled out a complaint. Been getting mail for years and i've never had that happen. Well maybe a day or so if i was snowed in but that doesn't happen here.
Hi Judy,

Your regular letter carrier was probably on vacation and the substitute just didn't want to bother.
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Judy, Sounds like the Fedex guy from here works your mail route in his spare time.

Just the other day I had a new tire for one of my Sportsters coming FedEx and tracking info said it was on truck for delivery at 5:34 AM. Hung around the house all day just on the chance shipper had requested a signature. Then when I checked online around 4:30 PM message said "Delivery Exception" "Could not find Address"

Called an asked what the problem was telling them the house number is in numbers 3 inches tall on top of mail box and the house has been here for close to 40 years and nothing is blocking a view of mail box. Then the "lady" trys to tell me the label was not readable. How did the tire go from Pennsylvania to Maryland and into NY and loaded on a truck in Syracuse at 5:34 AM all with a non-legible label? And then the next day it shows up with a nice clear label?

And it's not just FedEx had a problem with UPS a year or so ago. Claimed could not find address or maybe it was a vicious dog or... they could not stick to one excuse.

Years ago we had the same UPS driver for years he was so good one time our dog, a big Shepard Husky mix(Harley), had broken his chain and he saw him down the road near a neighbors house about 1/8 mile away. Called him over and proceeded to "deliver" him to our house and tied the broken chain back together and left a note on the door. Every time the UPS truck pulled in drive we would open the dog an "sick" Harley on him, dog knew that brown truck had a bag of dog biscuits on the dash an would jump in the cab as soon as the door opened!
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The FedEx and UPS guys are under intense pressure to deliver what's loaded. The honchos at the depot load the trucks up and allow something like 90 seconds for each delivery. Bathroom breaks aren't figured in. Overtime is verboten. They are rated on their performance. So once in a while, if they're hopelessly behind, I can see them fudging an excuse like "dog" and just drive by and hope to deliver tomorrow. It's happened to me too.

All in all, they do quite a good job. The last blizzard we had, it was really really bad all day. Very heavy snow, high, swirling, howling wind, thunder, and drifts piling up. The governor declared a state of emergency and no one was supposed to be out on the roads. In the middle of all this, that afternoon my new mailman trudges up to my mailbox with my mail. I opened the front door and told him that I never expected to see him that day. He said "The mail has to get delivered" and I asked him to please be careful and he continued on his way.
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The FedEx and UPS guys are under intense pressure to deliver what's loaded. The honchos at the depot load the trucks up and allow something like 90 seconds for each delivery. Bathroom breaks aren't figured in. Overtime is verboten. They are rated on their performance. So once in a while, if they're hopelessly behind, I can see them fudging an excuse like "dog" and just drive by and hope to deliver tomorrow. It's happened to me too.

All in all, they do quite a good job. The last blizzard we had, it was really really bad all day. Very heavy snow, high, swirling, howling wind, thunder, and drifts piling up. The governor declared a state of emergency and no one was supposed to be out on the roads. In the middle of all this, that afternoon my new mailman trudges up to my mailbox with my mail. I opened the front door and told him that I never expected to see him that day. He said "The mail has to get delivered" and I asked him to please be careful and he continued on his way.
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Trailering back from Kentucky after AV, I was barreling down I-65 at 70 mph towing my scooter on my trailer. I suddenly became aware of a scraping, rubbing noise and then a clang and looked in the rear view mirror to see one of my trailer fenders bouncing along the shoulder.

I hit the 4-ways, and made a hasty trip back to pick it up. Not the safest move, but there was no way I was going to walk away on it either.

On the road again, had to dodge a couple of idiot drivers around Chicago who seemed to value my lane more than their own.....

Back home, I looked at the damage, and realized that whoever assembled the trailer attached the fender by only using bolts in the bottom 2 holes of the mount on both fenders. This gave the axle flange mount a lot more stress and the metal eventually broke at the bolt holes. Ironically, if the top two holes were used alone it would have been much more stable.

Anyway, a bit harrowing, but made it back in one piece. Maybe a lesson in not assuming anything.
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Just out of curiosity... What brand/model of trailer is it?
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That looks very similar to my Harbor Freight 8'x4' folding trailer - except for the shiny fenders, which look very flimsy compared to my much squarer ones.
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Jet Peddler wrote:
Just out of curiosity... What brand/model of trailer is it?
I was just going to ask that very same thing....
So, ahem, ????
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fledermaus wrote:
if the top two holes were used alone it would have been much more stable.
You're right about that. Some people have no concept of the principles of engineering.
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