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Everything posted by obalanga

  1. sorry bout that chad. This year has looked up for me and I hope it does for you too
  2. i had not started eating into them yet but can't have been far off
  3. I have had running bike problems since January that three mechanics and a dealership could not pin down. A couple days ago, the clutch started slipping and since it was likely the original one, I pencilled the bike in for a clutch change in a couple of weeks when I had some time off. But yesterday, there was an awful noise coming from the bike. It was still engaging but the noise can be described as metal bits swimming about in there rather than grinding. So the bike has had to go in. The thing is, my sister had a baby recently so I sent £600 for that. Another mate is due soon so I bought her a pram. An now that Helga is down I have had to rent a car for work till bike gets back then pay for the repairs. Why do I feel so screwed, paying out for the screwing but no one is actually screwing me? And why are prams so bloody expensive? What is so wrong with strapping the little shitter to your back like they did in the olden days??
  4. typical biker.... my knee was almost rushed but the bike is fine and it has been polished and getting a new part to boot. i could always get a wooden foot and strap it with bunjee cords and ....
  5. you may be sharing the road with some of these. 3mins 10 secs was very funny for me
  6. 7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3 Y0UR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY W17H 0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17, B3 PROUD! 0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15. PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F U C4N R34D 7H15
  7. The Highways Agency found over 200 dead crows on the M4 near Bridgend recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be from vehicular impacts. However, during analysis it was noted that varying colours of paints appeared on the ...bird's beaks and claws. By analysing these paint residues it was found that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with lorrys, while only 2% were killed by cars. The Agency then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviourist quickly concluded that when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow to warn of danger. They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a single one could shout "Lorry"
  8. enjoy. I'll be battling night shifts.
  9. Husband takes the wife to a disco. There’s a bloke on the dance floor giving it large – break dancing, moonwalking, back flips, the works. The wife turns to her husband and says: "See that bloke? 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down." Husband says: "Looks like he’s still celebrating!!"
  10. thanks for the heads up. Don't quite use that part of the m60 but close by
  11. though they are hair raisers, your stories make me jealous as some lucrative night shifts have come up past fortnight. I will have grown vampire fangs by friday morning
  12. hope you weren't as bad as this guy. You can forget the course then http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-32120199
  13. talking bollocks. thats what slit shifts do to you
  14. if i am not wrong if you are below 10 percent over you get offered the course and get no points. I think it is £115 last i checked.
  15. that looks like a place you would have to plot, plan, scrimp, save and rob to get to. nice pic
  16. I am inclined to go madcarpers way as the right indicator had started working intermittently for no obvious reason. But may as well do a fuel filter change as it has probably never been done. I was planning to have the clutch changed at 28k miles as someone suggested that suzuki clutches are good for about 30k miles. Any one know the gamut of symptoms of a clutch going out. The gear changes are good but I get a weird occasional judder from the engine (even afer oil and oil filter change every 1500 miles).It is random. Sounds like Helga should be in the I.C.U. and not on the road. Thanks for the suggestions
  17. obalanga

    newby here

    hello and welcome. When you get on the road with your 650, all the fails will feel like a distant pain.
  18. oohh can I borrow mike and mark? good for you.
  19. No end to my woes in sight. I will give a run down of my problem history then where I am now. The lazy start up issue cleared when I cleaned the switches on the handle bar but others hae progressively worsened. The bike starts ok everytime I use the ignition switch. At first, occassionally on throttle shutoff when slowing down the engine would cutout. Now I have to keep the revs 3k plus when in traffic. Otherwise it cuts out. Even then,sometimes while stopped in traffic and holding revs high, the engine wants to stall on pull away as I release the clutch. When changing gears (pulling the clutch in) it may cut out out of the blue. This week a new problem started, whilst pulling away, I may suffer a sudden loss of power, spluttering of the exhaust and the it may pick up. Very nerve racking when getting into a round about. If history proves right this is just going to get worse. What I have had done.. The carbs have been cleaned and synced. Then I had the valve clearances checked as they were due. I changed the spark plugs. I took it to a dealer to check for any problems with the electrical side by 'plugging it in' what ever that is. No problem was found. Another mechanic got a hold of a similar bike and swapped around some of the non testable parts. Still same woes. There has been talk of keep going till it dies the we will know what is wrong then. I really want to avoid that as there is plenty of overtime coming up soon at work and I can only get it if I am at work. The bike is a 2008 suzuki dl 650 with 24000 miles on Any ideas where to go next?
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