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You'll like this During lock down..... What have you done today ?

derek kelly

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Spent a couple of hours in the garage doing some more work on the ZZR. Front wheel out, forks out, yokes out to grease up the bearings. As you can see not much grease on the bearings. I cleaned up the calipers making sure the pistons are clean and moving freely.

Finally, the wheel bearing covers on the front wheel have the same issues as all bikes i.e. Where the seal runs it can cause a groove to wear over time. A clever forum member has found a way to offset the wear. He makes titanium replacements with a lip to help keep grease inboard, along with anodised black titanium covers that further protect from road rash.


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Don’t bite your nails.
 

Squag1

Can't remember....
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Spent a couple of hours in the garage doing some more work on the ZZR. Front wheel out, forks out, yokes out to grease up the bearings. As you can see not much grease on the bearings. I cleaned up the calipers making sure the pistons are clean and moving freely.

Finally, the wheel bearing covers on the front wheel have the same issues as all bikes i.e. Where the seal runs it can cause a groove to wear over time. A clever forum member has found a way to offset the wear. He makes titanium replacements with a lip to help keep grease inboard, along with anodised black titanium covers that further protect from road rash.
I thought that you bought a bike.
Where did you get the kit?? :D :D
 

derek kelly

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Go onto BBC cookery website & type in slow cook Jalfrezi, tastes just as good as if bought from a top Indian restaurant.

Ingredients
Makes: 4​

  • 4 chicken breast fillets, diced, or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 fresh green chillies, chopped
  • 1 (400g) tin passata
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 or 2 red or green peppers, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 whole fresh red chillies (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

Method
Prep:5min › Cook:6hr › Ready in:6hr5min​

  1. Cover the chicken with flour and brown in a frying pan until browned.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low setting for 6 hours. Check the chicken is no longer pink at the centre.
  3. If the sauce is too thin, add cornflour until it is the thickness that suits you.

Substitution​

If you don't have or can't get fresh chillies, I have used the 'lazy chillies' and it is still very nice.

Tip​

You can 'brown' off the chicken before you put into the slow cooker if you want to. I feel that putting everything in at the same time gives almost a marinating time.
 

Pow-Lo

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Ingredients​

Makes: 4​

  • 4 chicken breast fillets, diced, or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 fresh green chillies, chopped
  • 1 (400g) tin passata
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 or 2 red or green peppers, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 whole fresh red chillies (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

Method​

Prep:5min › Cook:6hr › Ready in:6hr5min​

  1. Cover the chicken with flour and brown in a frying pan until browned.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low setting for 6 hours. Check the chicken is no longer pink at the centre.
  3. If the sauce is too thin, add cornflour until it is the thickness that suits you.

Substitution​

If you don't have or can't get fresh chillies, I have used the 'lazy chillies' and it is still very nice.

Tip​

You can 'brown' off the chicken before you put into the slow cooker if you want to. I feel that putting everything in at the same time gives almost a marinating time.
Dezza, serious question here, how big a slow cooker would I need for the above recipe? I have no clue, never even knew what one looked like until I just looked on Amazon. Just to confuse me, they come in a range of sizes :facepalm:
 

derek kelly

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Dezza, serious question here, how big a slow cooker would I need for the above recipe? I have no clue, never even knew what one looked like until I just looked on Amazon. Just to confuse me, they come in a range of sizes :facepalm:
I believe ours was about 6 litre, I say was as it has now died & once we move we are replacing it.
 

andyBeaker

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Went up a ladder to temporarily remove a burglar alarm box. Seems things have moved on a bit since I last fiddled with this stuff. Went down the ladder and booked an appointment for an engineer to come out. Annoying as I have trades booked.
Came home.

Fell asleep.
 

derek kelly

The Deli lama
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Went up a ladder to temporarily remove a burglar alarm box. Seems things have moved on a bit since I last fiddled with this stuff. Went down the ladder and booked an appointment for an engineer to come out. Annoying as I have trades booked.
Came home.

Fell asleep.
Police? Police? There’s a man up a ladder trying to steal a burglar alarm.
 

Duck n Dive

Rebel without a clue ...
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Police? Police? There’s a man up a ladder trying to steal a burglar alarm.
Sort of did that many years ago.

Chap across the road from me worked installing burglar alarms.
He went away on holiday for two weeks and part way through week one his alarm went off during the day.
Police called but not interested as after looking around they could find no signs of any attempt to enter.
Said it was up to the council to sort out noise issue.
Council said yep, but they couldn't stop the noise only talk to him on return 0lus unlikely to prosecute etc as it was first time.

I was on night shifts at the time so not best pleased.

Got my ladders, loosened lower fixing screws on alarm box, could see the power wires going in so carefully snipped an inch or so out.
Posted the bits through his letterbox in an envelope with a note.

Went back to bed.
 

derek kelly

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When we moved to Wakefield in 83 our next door neighbour was a storeman at the Prison, after a couple of years he put his house up for sale as he was retiring & moving to the coast, one day I heard their burglar alarm going off so I went round to investigate, I noticed the side gate was open so I crept round, I was pressed flat against the side of the house listening, I heard voices so I peeped round the side of the house just as a young couple turned & saw me, I think he actually screamed louder than his wife, turned out to be the couple who’d bought the house.
 

Jaws

Corporal CockUp
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Fitted the petcock to the ped so that is now completed and when I get a chance it will be out the workshop and in to the garage so I can get the little red one ( started off life as a Yamaha Bop ) for a strip to see if I can find the knoch in the transmission
 
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Malone

Been there, and had one
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I raced a Harley today.

I was riding through the twisting sections of a country road with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the curves have warning signs that say "40 MPH". I knew if I was going to pass him, it would have to be a place where handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. A few corners later, I was on his tail. Catching him was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.
Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down a hill. I think he was shocked to see me next to him. I almost got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the throttle and outpower me.

My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up.

Three more miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.

But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the end of the twisties, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.
Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards.

I was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him.

I will always remember that moment.....



























Cos I don't think I've ever pedalled so hard in my life........
 

Pow-Lo

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Jumped on the scales and, to my horror, saw that I’ve put on 2kg this month!
 
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