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General Discussion / Re: What's happening today?
« Last post by 82 Turbo & 2000 Valkyrie on 18-Nov-18, 18:07 »
Hi Seagrass,

You have been much busier than me - all your frequent flyer points - lol..

I've had enough of the tree chopping and mulching - I have done one to two limbs per week for the last 4 weekends - and it's a bit of a chore - apart from sharpening the chain saw blade every time I use it - then drag the mulcher out - the tree was an absolute bugger to cut down safely - but in the end it was a money saving exercise as the price I got quoted to remove the tree was pretty costly. The mulcher has paid for itself twice over already and hasn't missed a beat - starts on third pull with the first two pulls being to prime it on full choke - it does not seem to use a lot of fuel either..but is noisy.. directing the mulch at the front hedge worked well apart from my aim - so a little bit landed on the road - so my son spent a half hour sweeping that back onto out yard.  I just need to cut the logs down to some smaller lengths and my youngest son wants to use two or three of them (I'm not sure what for yet).

The next job is to remove the stump or get it down to a manageable level. Then to call the plumber back in when all the smaller limbs and timber is gone. I have another 5 stumps in the front yard to remove as well from prior pine trees and some photinias.

A big project which if we all had hindsight I would never have put the trees in  - knowing what damage they have caused and the cost to remedy and the time taken to fix the issue.  oh well it's a good lesson learned.

Glad you have the patience for the software and windows 98...I remember DOS 2.1 - that's where my technical knowledge ceased - although I did have a dabble with Windows 3.1 for workgroups.. 2angel

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General Discussion / Re: What's happening today?
« Last post by Seagrass on 18-Nov-18, 17:46 »
Finally mulched and I can see some clear ground.

Now to move some logs... never planting another tree in my front yard....

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Looks like that mulcher does a good job Charlie.

Seagrass
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General Discussion / Re: What's happening today?
« Last post by Seagrass on 18-Nov-18, 17:45 »
In the last six weeks or so I have been to Perth, Hobart, Brisbane and Adelaide for work which has kept me fairly busy. I did manage a few days off to visit with friends and family while I was in Qld in early November and enjoyed spending a few days travelling in the glorious Qld countryside.

I have also been trying to resurect an old Windows 98 computer for a customer who has customised software that will not run on Windows 10. I finally managed to “virtualise” the Windows 98 hard drive so I now have a working solution that will run on almost any new computer hardware (I spent around 20 hours on this which is probably not billable)

The NBN field staff are busy in Wilberforce installing infrastructure for the NBN. Unfortunately I will be getting a Fibre to the Node connection like one third of the homes in Wilberforce. The other two thirds are getting Fibre to the Curb which is a much better technology as it eliminates nearly all of the (failing) copper cable giving a much more stable and usually quicker connection.

I have also been trying to resolve a problem with my (new to me) 2011 Subaru Outback fuel system. I have almost run out of fuel a couple of times as the car is only able to use around 50 litres of the 65 liters of fuel in the tank. I have now installed a genuine Subaru in tank fuel filter and adjusted the fuel sender unit correctly and while working more consistently, the car is still not able to use all the fuel in the tank. It appears the fuel pump may be faulty (the previous owner had the fuel pump replaced by an NRMA service centre but is not aware if it was a Subaru pump or an aftermarket pump fitted). I will revisit this when funds allow as Subaru pumps are around $350.

Yesterday I changed the spark plugs in the Outback. It is a 3.6 litre H6 motor with coil on plug technology so changing the plugs was a bit of a time consuming event.

No wonder I have been feeling a bit weary the last couple of months.

Seagrass

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General Discussion / Re: What's happening today?
« Last post by 82 Turbo & 2000 Valkyrie on 18-Nov-18, 14:14 »
Finally mulched and I can see some clear ground.

Now to move some logs... never planting another tree in my front yard....

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Thanks Seagrass,

When I get around to it, I'll see how it feels - if too harsh will drop to 15wt. The biggest difference was in the fork spring lengths. The spare shocks I had were a lot stiffer to compress, and I could easily just by my weight could move the old shocks probably 3 inches, with the spare ones maybe two inches and I was struggling for anything further.

When I put them back on the bike I will try and measure the sag just from the weight of the bike on them, then try and measure the amount of travel I can put on them.

Might start on re assembly soon - I have some energy left... lol

OK - It's done and back together, pads were ok  -a quick degrease and all good.
The top triple clamp mount ie the handle bar holder I noticed was quite loose and did wobble from left to right and backward and forward, tightened it up and put some thread locker on the top nut - shouldn't move now - only needed 1/2 a turn.

Wheel went on easy - the front mudguard - painful as always.

Still to re route the clutch cable so have left the handlebar cover and lever guards off for the moment - am sure will get to that this week.

Phew - been a busy weekend - still to do the shopping...

I might have an early night

Cheers guys
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Turbo Chat / Re: My Turbo - refurbishment project - long winded
« Last post by Seagrass on 18-Nov-18, 12:38 »
Yes the 20W oil may make the front end too harsh over bumps but it should corner like it is on a rail!

Seagrass
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone got a wheel they can weigh?
« Last post by J.C. on 18-Nov-18, 12:21 »
Thanks guys.

Haha I hadn't even noticed that I had a 16" regular Comstar down on that table... that one's easy then, thanks for pointing that out ;)
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Well I have spent the morning mulching the rest of the smaller branches from the felled tree, and after that little effort I don't know whether I will get to the forks today - might see if I can at least get them put on the bike - then I can put the wheel and everything else back on as I go a  bit later this week. Will be re routing the clutch cable, and degreasing the right side brake pads - they should clean up ok.


Thanks for your thought on its rideability - I am presuming you think the 20wt oil might be an issue - it's a simple matter of draining both forks - which I can do easily enough - and then refill with 15wt - and if I don't like that can go back to 10wt - knowing my riding I won't be able to tell the difference anyway..

Cheers guys.

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Maybe you can just do "wheelies" everywhere,or better still learn to ride a unicycle.Good luck Charles.
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Turbo Chat / Re: My Turbo - refurbishment project - long winded
« Last post by doddsy1000 on 17-Nov-18, 21:11 »
That sounds like you won't need to get the air dampening to seal  lmao lmao lmao
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