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Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by k-moe, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Franz

    Franz Well-Known Member

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    Yes it's getting worse all the time. I watched an Italian doctor talking about how powerless they are fighting this disease. She was exhausted. Brave doctors and nurses risking their lives to help their patients.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    I am saddened by how people (not you guys) are unaware that the transmission rate is much higher than the flu, and what that means.
    If you have the flu you'll infect (on average) 1 other person, and maybe two. Resulting in a relatively slow and steady spread over a long period of time.
    If you have Covid-19 you will (on average) infect 3 people. By the time the infection chain reaches 10 contacts away from you there will be about 95,000 people infected.
    Limiting nonnecessary contact will reduce the load on hospitals. Eventually everyone will have the virus, but we must slow the rate of transmission down or medical services will be entirely overwhelmed.
     
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    The virus moves by way of droplets from coughs/moisture in breath. The masks are to catch the moisture/prevent inhaling someone else’s.
     
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    They’re shutting down most non essential services here in Ontario. I’m a firefighter so it’s business as usual for us. They’re trying to keep us from “all” having contact with any potential carriers (one assists patient, the other FF’s are distanced but ready) and even to limit our interactions with other crew members unless necessary.
    Good luck out there to all and happy social distancing!
     
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    Franz Well-Known Member

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    Yes makes sense it's a serious situation indeed.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    ....none of my stuff was in a house that I have a mortgage on. Now some of my stuff is in a house that I have a mortgage on.
    The big move-in day is Friday, and the trip to get my bike out of Kansas is in two weeks.
     
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    Franz Well-Known Member

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    Get it on a trailer.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    That's the plan. I have a car and the bike to bring back, so we shall see how that goes.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    A little more than 24 hours ago It had been a full year since I last laid eyes on my machine.

    80 MPH winds a few days before my arrival (117 MPH were measured at just 100 feet above ground level) forced her to duck for cover. Fortunately the windscreen is the only damage (and it miht have survived if it hadn't dinged the trailer's fender).
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    Got her loaded up fine, and she's now at the new house awaiting unloading and a more detailed inspection prior to startup.

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    I did the same triplast week to get the wife's fun car, so the work will have to wait until after my road-wearinesss wears off.

    Fun fact: You cannot fit an XJ onto a U-Haul car carrier behind a Miata, even though it looks like you can. If U-Haul would have let me pull double I could have just made one trip.
     
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    Glad she’s ok...

    Odd though. I would have thought the propulsion units you have installed back there would have counter balanced...
     
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    The battery went flat, so the gyros spun down.
     
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    Great your bike is ok.
     
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    Yes that is what it looked like happened with the gyro, glad the bike is okay.
     
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    sometimes they just need to lay down and take a little nap
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    24 hours ago she didn't run (new battery is on the way), but I managed to get her to chooch with a little electrical "engineering."



    She is burning off the oil that got past the rings when she took her week-long nap. Thankfully the neighbors are all inside tonight.
    There's still a fw things to do to get her back on the road, but that's what I get for setting her outside for a year (was supposed to only be 2 months).
     
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    What are the tubes on the back of your bike are they for storage and how did you make them k-moe?
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    PVC pipe and fittings. Cheap and watertight storage.
    Left side olds a fuel bottle and funnel. Right side holds tire plugs, air pump, the registration/insurance, and a few other odds and ends for roadside repairs.

    I chose two different mounting methods to see what would hole up better.
    The right side is held on with SS hose clamps, of which I've had to replace one.
    The left side is held on with bolts that were heated and pressed into the tube (after drilling pilot holes). The left side is still solid, even after hitting the ground during the tipover.
     

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