Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

Not bike related? Talk about it here!
Message
Author
User avatar
SometimesSansEngine
Posts: 1219
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Bike(s): Kawasaki ER6F
Location: Somerset
Challenge Score: 30
Has Liked: 416 times
Been Liked: 676 times

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:

User avatar
SometimesSansEngine
Posts: 1219
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Bike(s): Kawasaki ER6F
Location: Somerset
Challenge Score: 30
Has Liked: 416 times
Been Liked: 676 times

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.

TimR
Posts: 1450
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:48 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Didcot
Has Liked: 31 times
Been Liked: 477 times

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 ?
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

mikestrivens
Posts: 2891
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:41 am
Bike(s): Triumph Tiger 800 XCx 2015
Location: Peak District nr. Stockport
Has Liked: 817 times
Been Liked: 920 times

Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

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

Good morning
Regards
Mike Strivens

Bikes:
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, 2015,
used to have Honda VFR800 & Harley Fatboy
Cars:
Mercedes SL500 R129 V8 (1999); Mercedes E320 W124 S6 (1995); Mercedes S600 W140 V12 (1995).

User avatar
geofferz
Posts: 1768
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:24 am
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Yamaha mt10
Location: West Sussex, UK
Has Liked: 1062 times
Been Liked: 714 times

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...
Spanker of cyclists' arses

User avatar
Slowlycatchymonkey
Posts: 2901
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:49 am
Bike(s): Hilts Mutt, r ninet
Location: Somerset
Challenge Score: 130
Has Liked: 1006 times
Been Liked: 1130 times

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.
2018 BMW R nineT
“It’s shit. And as soon as I get home I’m going to buy one.”
That was a fellow journalist’s first impression of the BMW R nineT recently. It’s a pretty accurate summary; the R nineT is somewhat ill-mannered by modern motorcycle standards but also instantly, inarguably, infatuatingly wonderful.

User avatar
learningtofly
Posts: 823
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): 2016 BMW R9T
Location: North London/Herts
Has Liked: 379 times
Been Liked: 407 times

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.


Kelbam
Posts: 180
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Gender: Female
Bike(s): lexmoto venom, Kawasaki ER-6f
Location: Middleton, Manchester
Has Liked: 17 times
Been Liked: 96 times

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

Sick of this absolutely garbage weather now ):

User avatar
Hoggs
Moderator
Posts: 8435
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:58 pm
Gender: Female
Bike(s): ZX-6R
Location: North London
Has Liked: 3207 times
Been Liked: 2597 times

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:
NOT SIGNED UP FOR THE 2019 CHALLENGE?! WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?! DO IT DO IT DO IT NOW viewtopic.php?f=12&t=68681

ImageStopping you having fun since 2017

Kelbam
Posts: 180
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Gender: Female
Bike(s): lexmoto venom, Kawasaki ER-6f
Location: Middleton, Manchester
Has Liked: 17 times
Been Liked: 96 times

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

User avatar
learningtofly
Posts: 823
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): 2016 BMW R9T
Location: North London/Herts
Has Liked: 379 times
Been Liked: 407 times

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:

Kelbam
Posts: 180
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Gender: Female
Bike(s): lexmoto venom, Kawasaki ER-6f
Location: Middleton, Manchester
Has Liked: 17 times
Been Liked: 96 times

Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

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

[/quote]

That's weird (or perhaps not), I'm looking at ramps too. The ones I like are a bit too narrow, though :shock:
[/quote]

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

Magpie84
Posts: 168
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Has Liked: 91 times
Been Liked: 134 times

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
I'm not easily distrac.... Oooo look a shiny bike!

User avatar
learningtofly
Posts: 823
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): 2016 BMW R9T
Location: North London/Herts
Has Liked: 379 times
Been Liked: 407 times

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?

User avatar
Speedy23
Posts: 1718
Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:33 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Yamaha FJR 1300A
Location: nr Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
Has Liked: 206 times
Been Liked: 626 times

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.
Oh my God, what's happened? I don't know man...I just got here myself!