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Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 01:11:35 pm
That's some useful and instructional videos.

Air filter replacement.

https://youtu.be/UERG-cpbnuI

Bill, they are using your style. Are we running the company or what?!  ;)  :D ;D ;D

https://youtu.be/RAUPA27HeUk



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Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 01:40:48 pm
“Now carefully, fix the air filter element.”

Geez, I’m glad we got that straight!!

Looks like a candidate for the ACE/Derottone Air Kit to me. With the Air Kit,  the price of an air filter element goes to less than half of the OEM.

The opening sequence is typical with Indian TV shows I’ve seen here. Their video editors get a bit hyped with the old effects generators. It’s not often you see a spinning motorcycle.
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Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 12:48:42 pm
I find it remarkable how they emphasize: "You CAN make it yourself!"

The last thing I "ever" need in my life again is a crooked mouthed swedish nordic commie explaining me that changing a tyre on my own vehicle is somehow black labour and I ought to be taxed for it or something.
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Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 03:56:12 am
WOW! How refreshing to see a motorcycle manufacturer sponsor tutorials for owners to properly maintain their own bikes. I grow more fond of RE everyday.


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Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 09:28:11 am
Our Royal Enfield, Who resides in India,
Hallowed be your Name.
Your Kingdom come.
They Will be done,
on road as it is in the garage.

Give our daily maintenance routine.
And forgive us our incompetence,
as we forgive you relieving us from our incomes.
And lead us not into temptation to modify your bikes,
but free us from the evils of customising them.

Amen.
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Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 03:35:57 pm
Great adaptation! Nice phrasing - took some work I bet.

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Ingsoc (short for English Socialism) is the political ideology of the Party’s totalitarian government of Oceania, in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell.
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"Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past"
"What is truth? Sixty-two thousand four hundred repetitions make one truth.” (the last 4 years rather validated that, eh?)
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society.[2][3] Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia.[2][3][4] More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated.

The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking.[5] Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction. It also popularised the term "Orwellian" as an adjective, with many terms used in the novel entering common usage, including "Big Brother", "doublethink", "thoughtcrime", "Newspeak", "memory hole", "2 + 2 = 5", "proles", "Two Minutes Hate", "telescreen", and "Room 101". Time included it on its 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.[6] It was placed on the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, reaching No. 13 on the editors' list and No. 6 on the readers' list.[7] In 2003, the novel was listed at No. 8 on The Big Read survey by the BBC.[8] Parallels have been drawn between the novel's subject matter and real life instances of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and violations of freedom of expression among other themes.[9][10][11]
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And now for something completely different...
The illusory truth effect (also known as the illusion of truth effect, validity effect, truth effect, or the reiteration effect) is the tendency to believe false information to be correct after repeated exposure.[1] This phenomenon was first identified in a 1977 study at Villanova University and Temple University.[2][3] When truth is assessed, people rely on whether the information is in line with their understanding or if it feels familiar. The first condition is logical, as people compare new information with what they already know to be true. Repetition makes statements easier to process relative to new, unrepeated statements, leading people to believe that the repeated conclusion is more truthful. The illusory truth effect has also been linked to hindsight bias, in which the recollection of confidence is skewed after the truth has been received.
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Reply #7 on: November 26, 2020, 04:09:44 pm
The swedish put it into practice, works very well. The rate of decay is staggering, you only need maybe 2-3 years to witness it.

The last four years they had it urgent, if they will back off now any time soon?

Unlikely...the proles there are still chasing that "guy" who is in control of everything and can't find him.  ;D
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Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 04:25:57 pm
I have witnessed the decay over here first hand. "Sixty-two thousand four hundred repetitions" have done their work. I'm getting tired of antimasquers & antivaxxers & conspiracy buffs too lazy/distracted to do anything but unquestioningly/unthinkingly forward kak. Because of it the USA is "#1" but not in a good way. Choosing to disbelieve high school level chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, or anything outside your own skin except for what derives from a single point source of information isn't a recipe for success. It does make you controllable by that source though.
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Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 05:41:25 pm
Choosing to disbelieve high school level chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, or anything outside your own skin except for what derives from a single point source of information isn't a recipe for success. It does make you controllable by that source though.

That's hard science, you either understand it or not. Nothing to do with believes, If you have a good teacher of those subjects he will test your understanding not if you can repeat something out of a book as is the preferred method nowadays.

Those days you can get a PhD in popular music and you become a scientist directly out of the Harry Potter book and can go on and discuss the implications of changing weather at an international stage. Sounds like a good job, where to apply? My fantasy is limitless.. ;D
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Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 06:01:02 pm
Lots of folks over here blur hard science & the scientific method with magic, witchcraft & faith. The discernment mechanism seems to have failed. Attitude & belief trumps hard objective reality. I've found that physics & chemistry don't care about your attitude or beliefs, they just are what they are. It takes effort to sort out reality from perception. Apparently reality's not as "entertaining" as conspiracy mongering, witchcraft & their own unsubstantiated internal belief system.
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Reply #11 on: November 27, 2020, 10:57:45 am
What I have found is that just when you think you know it all, you find out you didn't.
You never reach the end of learning.
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Reply #12 on: December 01, 2020, 01:37:25 pm
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No wonder we no longer have a motor industry


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Reply #13 on: December 01, 2020, 02:10:25 pm
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/the-book-most-people-have-lied-about-reading--and-its-not-war-an/
https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2016/0204/The-book-most-people-have-lied-about-reading-It-s-not-what-you-think.
George Orwell's 1984 came second in books most people lied about reading.

It should be compulsory in schools and before being allowed to vote.

Speaking about things that should be taught in school again: How about what used to be called "home economics" where children were taught how to balance a budget, cook their own meals and perform other tasks that they need to live by themselves, without needing help by the government? And how about learning how to drive a car? Almost every high school in California used to have a driver's education class where students could learn how to drive a car, including what were the rules of the road and why you shouldn't drink while driving. But all of those driving classes went away apparently when it was decided that everyone in the future would be taking public "mass transit" and therefore didn't need to know how to drive.  ::)  Shortly after that, automotive, woodworking and metal fabrication shop classes were canceled to make room for more "politically correct" courses that didn't need the use of creative thought and learning how to build things from scratch, instead of checking a "buy now" box on Amazon.    :(
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Reply #14 on: December 01, 2020, 02:30:43 pm
Speaking about things that should be taught in school again: How about what used to be called "home economics" where children were taught how to balance a budget, cook their own meals and perform other tasks that they need to live by themselves, without needing help by the government? And how about learning how to drive a car? Almost every high school in California used to have a driver's education class where students could learn how to drive a car, including what were the rules of the road and why you shouldn't drink while driving. But all of those driving classes went away apparently when it was decided that everyone in the future would be taking public "mass transit" and therefore didn't need to know how to drive.  ::)  Shortly after that, automotive, woodworking and metal fabrication shop classes were canceled to make room for more "politically correct" courses that didn't need the use of creative thought and learning how to build things from scratch, instead of checking a "buy now" box on Amazon.    :(

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Reply #15 on: December 01, 2020, 04:40:14 pm
Another "Reality 1A" topic might be demonstrating how compound interest works. One of out workplace students had finished working a problem I'd assigned him, then turned to me & said "That just can't be right, that's got to be illegal!"
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Reply #16 on: December 01, 2020, 08:19:16 pm
In INGSOC everything is illegal, your self appointed local "overlord" will find the appropriate punishment for you. You may find a flat tire on your car or something. Thank goodness I don't have to see that commie f@#ck off place again.  ::)
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Reply #17 on: February 23, 2021, 07:26:48 pm
Well l suppose you might think the maintenance is easy until you want to replace a brake pipe and find the main dealer is the only one with the softwhere to reprogram the abs, seems they are all heading that way now.


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Reply #18 on: February 23, 2021, 11:47:27 pm
I have to say, I'm confused.
What happens if the ABS isn't connected or recalibrated? Does the brake not work or is the front wheel seized?
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Reply #19 on: February 24, 2021, 02:35:35 pm
I have to say, I'm confused.
What happens if the ABS isn't connected or recalibrated? Does the brake not work or is the front wheel seized?
If the ABS fails your brakes function normally, you just lose the ABS and the check ABS light comes on. On some ABS equipped vehicles you need a scan tool or lap top to engage the ABS "bleed mode" any time the brake system is opened up. Using the bleed mode opens the system so the ABS doesn't see an open bleeder has a broken line and shut off flow to that wheel. It's actually a bit more complex than that, dependent on the system in use, but that's the gist of it.

Not all vehicles are so equipped, I just replaced all the brake lines on my 2011 Jeep equipped with ABS and traction/stability control, (ESC) and was able to bleed the brakes just fine using the pump the pedal and open the bleeder method just like it was a 55 Chevy. 


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Reply #20 on: February 25, 2021, 11:43:37 pm
If the ABS fails your brakes function normally, you just lose the ABS and the check ABS light comes on.
I'd be chucking that in the bin.
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Reply #21 on: February 26, 2021, 01:20:42 pm
I'd be chucking that in the bin.

If the ABS ever fails on my Interceptor, and requires repairs of more than few bucks, that's exactly where it's going.


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Reply #22 on: March 07, 2021, 01:37:10 pm
Well now they no longer do domestic science at school think of the multi billion pound take away businesses that have sprung up because no one can cook anymore eating junk has become easy peasy.


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Reply #23 on: March 09, 2021, 02:07:52 am
I dunno about the takeaway business booming, but after folks have been cooking for themselves for a year, the surviving restaurants are really going to have to up their game when lockdown ends. I've seen the shopping cart inventories change over the course of Pandemic - lots more spices, vegetables, other exotica and less "Mac 'n Cheez". People are learning from those cooking shows...!
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Reply #24 on: March 26, 2021, 05:48:43 pm
Well the Chinese takeaways have never had it so good there's a three hour wait for delivery.


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Reply #25 on: March 26, 2021, 06:28:37 pm
Those witches and warlocks still lurk in the dark corners of society.


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Reply #26 on: March 26, 2021, 09:26:54 pm
Speaking of the Chinese, I wonder how much of the government's "Stimulus" money is going to eventually end up in their hands.   ::)
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