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Old Aug 1st 2017, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by uk_grenada
Bikes are one area where they got as fast as they were ever going to get for human beings on roads decades ago, I remember trying a Kawasaki Z 1300 with an aftermarket turbo many many many years ago it was unbelievable, you could pull the front wheel off the ground in any gear I think probably pretty much any speed. I certainly chickened out about 140 and it felt as that was just getting into its stride. I know things like the blackbird are probably a microsecond quicker, but really...

Just goes to show, one of my favourite bikes for fun was a honda 125 with a full race converted engine by pops yoshimura, t would do 22000 rpm, ran on castrol r and had an oil change every 250 miles, but with an orange glowing exhaust it would surprise without needing to enter entering hyperspace/speed mode...
The KZ1300 is my favorite of all the 6 cylinder bikes, very durable engine as well.
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Old Aug 2nd 2017, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by mrken30
I've got a small tear in my drivers seat. Has anyone managed to successfully patch a leather seat or had a tear repaired under warranty?
I had a Honda Accord V6 that I put well over 100k mile on in under four years. I traded it for a new car in '08 with a 3" rip in the driver's seat, which I had no idea how to get fixed. When I visited the dealership a week or so later, I noticed my old car on the lot for sale, so I naturally went over and took a look. The rip, which was right on the upright bolster and highly visible, was nowhere to be seen! The dealer had it repaired and it was completely invisible!

I have no idea how it was done, but my point is, if you ask a dealer, they know all the tricks and/or who to go to in order to get these things done.
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Old Aug 3rd 2017, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Guindalf
I had a Honda Accord V6 that I put well over 100k mile on in under four years. I traded it for a new car in '08 with a 3" rip in the driver's seat, which I had no idea how to get fixed. When I visited the dealership a week or so later, I noticed my old car on the lot for sale, so I naturally went over and took a look. The rip, which was right on the upright bolster and highly visible, was nowhere to be seen! The dealer had it repaired and it was completely invisible!

I have no idea how it was done, but my point is, if you ask a dealer, they know all the tricks and/or who to go to in order to get these things done.
I have a friend who does that kind of work, if not reupholstering the whole cover he'd remove the offending panel and stitch in a new one. With a Devon UK address he might be a bit pricey for Stateside work but if it were me I'd be searching google for marine/auto upholsterers. I mention marine because bespoke replacement covers are common on boats whereas auto seat repair is not as much of a bouyant industry in this age of chuck away and buy new.
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Originally Posted by zzrmark
I have a friend who does that kind of work, if not reupholstering the whole cover he'd remove the offending panel and stitch in a new one. With a Devon UK address he might be a bit pricey for Stateside work but if it were me I'd be searching google for marine/auto upholsterers. I mention marine because bespoke replacement covers are common on boats whereas auto seat repair is not as much of a bouyant industry in this age of chuck away and buy new.
I will ask if I can get it repaired under warranty, or just put a patch on it. It sounds a bit spendy to replace a panel.
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Originally Posted by mrken30
I will ask if I can get it repaired under warranty, or just put a patch on it. It sounds a bit spendy to replace a panel.
I forgot to say that I've replaced covers fairly cheaply before, we've got some reasonable junkyards around here. I seem to recall a seat base being $50 and if you are 'spanner/wrench handy' it's not too tricky a job, especially if changing just the base/back instead of peeling off the covers and putting them on the old unit.

Disclaimer: I am reasonably handy with mech/eng type work and forget that some folks aren't! As an example I decided to try my hand at picking a lock barrel last weekend, I was quite surprised at how quick and easy it was, just like in the movies.
Then cut two key blanks for that lock and another (key cutting is something I've had to do before). Lock picked and two different keys cut in under twenty minutes...
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We live in a Cul De Sac and everyone on the street is great. Everyone is friendly and polite to each other. Apart from one family everyone dislikes, long story short they're just busy-bodies, nosey and the wife works for the correctional system and therefore thinks she's a cop.

Husband got a brand new Tundra yesterday (he is quite possibly the biggest twat of the entire posse). He'd had it a few hours, was washing it on the drive way when his daughter comes in waaaaaay too hot and flies into the driveway and folds the entire right-side rear quarter in of his delightful new truck. All while I witnessed this while sat on the porch having a cigarette.

Sunday was a great day!
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The French certainly know how to load up cars.

Overloaded driver stopped on French motorway | Euronews
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Originally Posted by mrken30
The French certainly know how to load up cars.

Overloaded driver stopped on French motorway | Euronews
Pfft...

Overloaded car in New Hampshire prompts police warning - BBC News
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That looks like a dirt track. Do they have paved roads in NH?

Looks like some fun toys up for auction in KS

1705 W. Frontview Street, Dodge City, KS 67801 (Storage Lot)


Description of Property: 1) 1987 Dorsey semi trailer, 1DTV11X22HW025420
2) 1987 Fruehauf semi trailer, 1H2V05327HE030764
3) 1987 Fruehauf semi trailer, 1H2V05324HE031886

Minimum Bid: $2,160.00
Items will be offered for sale in the aggregate and separately

4) 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, VIN-1G1YY26E575136320, Odometer: 45,572 miles, Red
5) 2005 Harley Davidson, VIN-1HD1HAZ1X5K802161, VRSCA V-ROD R, unknown mileage
6) 2002 Kawasaki ZX1200C1 ZZR1200R, VIN-JKAZX9C162A004184, Odometer: 2,112 miles, Silver

Minimum Bid: $13,620
Items will be offered for sale in the aggregate and separately

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After getting by quite happily for 3 yrs with one vehicle for our family of 5, we now appear to have 3, with a total of 20 cylinders, 12,000 cc and 430,000 miles between them. I daren't tell our friends back in the UK.
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After getting by quite happily for 3 yrs with one vehicle for our family of 5, we now appear to have 3, with a total of 20 cylinders, 12,000 cc and 430,000 miles between them. I daren't tell our friends back in the UK.
And the speed limit is what? And gas consumption ?
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The French certainly know how to load up cars.

Overloaded driver stopped on French motorway | Euronews
That's just about the only thing they know when it comes to cars.
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After getting by quite happily for 3 yrs with one vehicle for our family of 5, we now appear to have 3, with a total of 20 cylinders, 12,000 cc and 430,000 miles between them. I daren't tell our friends back in the UK.
You are still "under vehicled"! We have four vehicles with 24 cyclinders, 14800cc, and 518,000 miles; .... oh, and there are only three of us, and only two of us hold driving licenses.
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You are still "under vehicled"! We have four vehicles with 24 cyclinders, 14800cc, and 518,000 miles; .... oh, and there are only three of us, and only two of us hold driving licenses.
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More or less, but in truth 24 cylinders only really warrants three vehicles, not four.

If I can get an E60 M5 that will help boost the cylinder average.
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