- New Zealand
Shine on you crazy diamond
I love the "Mug for scale" mug, for scale. What's the faceplate for?
Some serious creating, going on there.
What is it?
I think that’s why they won’t let you sit on a bike and fill up. You have to get off.If the forecourt staff see you and follow their training, they should be switching your pump off . . . all to do with self-service stations I believe and licencing conditions - can't trust the general public to know what to do when the auto-shut off fails, or the nozzle falls out . . .
I used to be paid not very much per hour to stand on-top of quite a few thousand litres of various fuels for Shell a long time ago. Watching people do the same dumb things that would get me a boll ocking if my manager, area manager or the local fire brigade came doing a licence inspection . . .
Showed us a film of someone who knew better on his motorbike . . . split fuel, either due to the autto-stop failing, or due to him withdrawing the nozzle . . . down the tank onto hot engine . .. however, it was pointed out that it was the now vapourised hot fuel that ignited . . . so bloke, with burning bike between his legs, and an about to be burning nozzle in his hand flapped about a bit with his other hand . . so now he had a burning hand . . . so he tried getting off . . . him and the bike fell over . . . open tank now spilling fuel into a burning puddle on the floor . . . he's still for some reason got hold of the nozzle . . finally let go the trigger .. .I do too. It really annoys me when petrol stations have the rule about getting off the bike (if there's another one locally I put the pump back and go to the other petrol station).
Very neat sirA couple of knurled knobs:
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They allow me to fit the table (with some washers to take the place of the cover that will eventually be between the aluminium body and the table bracket):
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I need to reduce the depth of the table, but that was expected. I'd erred on the side of too big on the premise it's a lot easier to make it smaller than bigger. At the moment it clears the disc, but only just. I'd like there to be enough room between the disc and the table to allow me to change discs (typically to a finer grit) without moving the table. It should be a very quick job at the weekend to skim a millimetre or two off the side closest to the disc.
Just that extra few hundred ml from being upright I always put the side stand down first as well, in case I have to get off in a hurry. If a filling station attendant told me off, I'd take it gracefully though, I know I'm in the wrong.I never have. What's the point, if you have to go in to pay, anyway?
I'm not aware of any disadvantage to having a centrally-mounted fuel cap, in the case of one of my bikes - it seems to take the full amount even on the side stand.