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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1246 Post by SometimesSansEngine » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:50 pm

Magpie84 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Good evening, I was looking forward to a glass of wine tonight but I've agreed to work tomorrow now so I can have the 2nd off to try where nail this mod 1. Ah well I'll just have to delay the wine by 24 hours :cheers:
Can I clarify?

That's the second of the month, not that you're going to have your 2nd off... right? :shock:

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1247 Post by SometimesSansEngine » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 pm

Why are so many motorbike showrooms closed on Sundays? I find it really odd.

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1248 Post by TimR » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:32 pm

SometimesSansEngine wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Why are so many motorbike showrooms closed on Sundays? I find it really odd.
because they are out riding their bikes ?
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1249 Post by mikestrivens » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:03 am

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1250 Post by geofferz » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:28 am

SometimesSansEngine wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Why are so many motorbike showrooms closed on Sundays? I find it really odd.
Yes very annoying. My local is shut on Monday too...
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1251 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:29 am

I say good on ‘em.
Having a fixed day off at the weekend to spend with your family or just relaxing before the next week begins is civilised. Having two days off in a row is priceless.
The stats show people buy the same amount of stuff, it’s just now spread out over 7 days rather than 6 which is to the detriment of the businesses who now have to pay for staff to cover this (we have open to because the competition does) and the people working for them who find themselves excluded because everything is always arranged at the weekend.
Anyone who works shifts in a place that treats the weekend like another working day knows how much this sucks. Trying to get a whole weekend off turns into a nightmare and is a tool used by managers to punish people they don’t like whilst grovellers get allocated more than their fair share.

Spending time together can’t be replaced by anything. You have kids and understand how good it is to spend every Sunday together.

When I see a shop closed on a Sunday I always feel happy they put the welfare of the people who work there first. Bet it’s good for staff retention too.

Although I will confess I did used to get hacked off when I drove to bristol specifically to go to John Lewis forgetting they closed on Mondays as well.
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1252 Post by learningtofly » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:00 pm

I don't know how many of you are subscribed to Ryan/FortNine's YouTube channel, but to my mind it's one of the very best (motorbike related, of course). This is a fascinating review of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, worth watching until the very end.


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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1253 Post by Kelbam » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:40 pm

Good afternoon, forgot i was a member of this forum so hello, 18 months after signing up haha

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1254 Post by Hoggs » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:59 pm

better late than never I suppose Kelbam :lol:
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1255 Post by Kelbam » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:01 pm

Hahaha was just looking for a ramp to get my bike in my house and stumbled back upon the forums

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1256 Post by learningtofly » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:23 pm

Kelbam wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Hahaha was just looking for a ramp to get my bike in my house and stumbled back upon the forums
That's weird (or perhaps not), I'm looking at ramps too. The ones I like are a bit too narrow, though :shock:

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1257 Post by Kelbam » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:06 pm

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That's weird (or perhaps not), I'm looking at ramps too. The ones I like are a bit too narrow, though :shock:
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Yeh am abit scared of the narrow ones id like a wide one i can walk up haha.
Needs a ramp both sides tho as the bottom of the patio doors has a drop on both sides so still scratching my head about it haha

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1258 Post by Magpie84 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 pm

Good afternoon.
I'm sulking all the big bikes I want are out of my price range. I think I need a sugar daddy or something sorry @SometimesSansEngine

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1259 Post by learningtofly » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:37 pm

Kelbam wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Yeh am abit scared of the narrow ones id like a wide one i can walk up haha.
Needs a ramp both sides tho as the bottom of the patio doors has a drop on both sides so still scratching my head about it haha
I'm going to need a height gain of about a foot (a couple of steps in the garden) so would definitely like to avoid potential disaster if at all possible. How high is your threshold?

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1260 Post by Speedy23 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:52 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:29 am
I say good on ‘em.
Having a fixed day off at the weekend to spend with your family or just relaxing before the next week begins is civilised. Having two days off in a row is priceless.
The stats show people buy the same amount of stuff, it’s just now spread out over 7 days rather than 6 which is to the detriment of the businesses who now have to pay for staff to cover this (we have open to because the competition does) and the people working for them who find themselves excluded because everything is always arranged at the weekend.
Anyone who works shifts in a place that treats the weekend like another working day knows how much this sucks. Trying to get a whole weekend off turns into a nightmare and is a tool used by managers to punish people they don’t like whilst grovellers get allocated more than their fair share.

Spending time together can’t be replaced by anything. You have kids and understand how good it is to spend every Sunday together.

When I see a shop closed on a Sunday I always feel happy they put the welfare of the people who work there first. Bet it’s good for staff retention too.

Although I will confess I did used to get hacked off when I drove to bristol specifically to go to John Lewis forgetting they closed on Mondays as well.
When I worked for the big hammer/lots of water mob, I used to quite like working shifts.......travelling into/around London was a breeze at weekends, and when I was on a station, travelling in for nights against the traffic and going home next morning - again against the traffic - was great. But horses for courses.....it didn't suit some, I suppose. Providing 24 hour cover at Xmas/New Year was the pits, though.
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