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 on: Yesterday at 12:25:03 
Started by Solo - Last post by Gav
Well yes that would be nice.
However I woke up in the early hours yesterday,feeling extremely unwell, managed to turn off the converter and respiratory machine that helps seperate the oxygen from carbon dioxide(my lungs were unable to cope by themselves having gotten an infection, hence being in hospital 4 weeks before and during Christmas, and take the mask off, however the strain of that gagging caused chest pains, and after taking GTN I rang 111, they quickly, arranged for an ambulance

I knew one of the paramedics as she used to be a nurse in Harwich.

Got to Hospital which early doors on a Monday was like a ghost town , the only vehicle an the A and E Bays with staff unusually standing about, so I was in receipt of immediate help,and by breakfast had had an Xray and a Canular for bloods, was told I would be in there for at least a few days.

Lots of waiting around that day.
Then a change of wards but later was told wished to see me, after which as long as the bloods taken from my wrist were OK I could go home which eventually happened. They had liased with the carers, so transport was arranged for 21.00, in conjunction with said.

Sure enough a guy turned up with a wheelchair but  didnt know oxygen was involved and said the rules are they have to be double handed with a driver and attendant in the back, overseeing the patiient and he made profuse apologise that one would have to be waiting longer.

A chap in the next cubical had heard me mention Papworth and turne out he was a fellow zipper club, we who have had open heart surgery, member, and not only had his bypass done the same year as me, 2012, but by the same surgeon.

The transport arrived and when I got home some family who were going to be there earlier had turned out. Having been advised to get to bed post haste I still woke up and felt the need to take the mask off,it didnt go wit the Panda eyes. A Nephew who is using my Focus currently has arrangedan apointment to see a specialist Tuesday and hopefully get the Oxygen, mask-machine checked over.
Apart from that a day or two back,I had managed to charge the Nexus battery and run her for a while and being the eternal optimist would like to think just-maybe not have to give up riding completely after a layoff.,

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 on: January 24, 2022, 20:42:06 
Started by Solo - Last post by Solo
BobbyW - if I am down that way ill pop in

Gav- i have just read and catch up on your post and sorry to hear you are giving up biking, i was in the same position, i gave biking up for 2 years before coming back.

The winter and cold air affect me the most, I see you have type 2 diabetes and diagnosed with COPD same as me, only just yesterday I been for an electrocardiogram (ECG) checking my heart again and 2 blood tests, they still trying to find the route of a few of my problems  ::.

As the doctors class me as unfit to work I am classed as disabled, you would think it's fun, but it's Very very Very boring!

So i am hoping once its warmer ill be flying about on my X9 to get my spirits up and feel beeter mentaly mainly being the aim.

I hope it may be possible like me once your sorted ( takes time ) you mite just get on a bike again.

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 on: January 03, 2022, 22:24:59 
Started by Solo - Last post by Gav
I ;ve just moved to Brantham, c medical matters for the full sp, anyway sorry Solo, dont wish to hijack youre thread, somewhat inspired as I have severe chest and lung problems, so good to see you are mobile again, take care tho in the cold mate!

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 on: December 31, 2021, 16:51:29 
Started by Solo - Last post by Gav
New bikes/scoots should have Etanol E10 compliant fuel lines , however old uns wont. Example the then hardly used Aprilia Mille I had wouldnt start and I realised the fuel pump wasnt priming, after taking a chance on a used one that bolted into the back of the petrol tank , it was a tad difficult getting at the pipes into and out of the tank inlet outlet, in fact broke came away in my hand so I fitted new, metal mesh braided ones. Job done.
That bike went as did a project Kawasaki ZZ1 that needed a new fuel pump, which was a much easier job and some braided lines too, it started on the button.
Sadly health issues have overtaken me and I will no longer be able to ride bikes, sic Gilera Nexus thread.

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 on: December 31, 2021, 08:53:53 
Started by Solo - Last post by Brubaker
I don't know a lot about E10 fuel apart from it contains more ethanol than unleaded and is supposed to degrade quicker than unleaded over time if left in the tank. It only replaced unleaded at the pumps a few months ago so only time and personal experience  will tell

A simple solution at this time of year is go out for a decent long ride on your scooter and use up any stale fuel, fill up with fresh fuel and at the next convenient opportunity go out and do it again. I doubt very much if not riding for a few weeks will cause major problems.

If anyone is really concerned they can add a dose of fuel stabiliser to a full tank.


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 on: December 22, 2021, 20:38:07 
Started by Solo - Last post by BobbyW
,my fellow bikers at the breakfast table thought i was bonkers when i said i shake the bike(unchained knows the culprits i was with)

Steve
Takes me back to pre mix 2 strokes

 7 
 on: December 22, 2021, 18:13:36 
Started by Solo - Last post by Rocketman
Another problem with E10 is that it degrades after a short time so you could end up with water in the fuel if you leave it standing.

That’s interesting,this was a subject we discussed at our breakfast meet last Saturday,i am not an everyday user of my Honda Forza and i have read somewhere else about E10 degrading and turning to water,it was suggested to shake the bike before starting it,if left unstarted for 4 weeks, i am normally out on the bike on a Saturday and Sunday,but this time of year weather may put a stop to that,my fellow bikers at the breakfast table thought i was bonkers when i said i shake the bike to mix the fuel if left for a few weeks(unchained knows the culprits i was with)

Steve

 8 
 on: December 22, 2021, 08:23:21 
Started by Solo - Last post by unchained
What he said. 😜 I am using premium in the X9 until Piaggio say otherwise.

Bob

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 on: December 21, 2021, 23:47:50 
Started by Solo - Last post by Solo
Yeah sdame way i do them, fork legs off Caps off all out and clean dry checked over ( replace springs of shagged ) and refill with oil.

alot of X9 forks are 20 yrs old almost, i keep looking for a new set on ebay to give the X9 a new ride feel

 10 
 on: December 21, 2021, 19:25:20 
Started by Solo - Last post by Mike H
No don't need that! Doesn't sound good at all! 


Once I had a Moto Guzzi Spada, tried draining the fork oil once, not much came out, but also because I could not get top caps off, which would have let the air in to get the oil to drain, so I assumed they were both empty and used an oiling can to inject fork oil back up into the drain holes. Next time I went out on it, it was like the forks were solid rods.  ::

Moral: there are no short-cuts ... top caps had to come off (aka do it properly)



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