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#19711 OFFLINE   cort1977

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

I can't see how they can do something like that within their terms and conditions unless it's loaded to such an extent that it's unsafe? Other than the catch all we reserve the right to refuse travel to anybody for any reason, after all she could have been dropping it all at college then going back to the UK.

 

I think it just came down to 'we don't believe you and refuse to let you on'.  Can't really remember, it was 20 years ago scarily.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:49 PM

I side meaning inside? Toed out too much unless there are other faults so they've got too much camber.


Yep, inside. I should really read my own posts before submitting them. Now edited for spelling and typing errors.

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#19713 OFFLINE   artdjones

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Posted Yesterday, 07:55 AM

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Buy one of these.It takes all the guesswork out of it,and you will save it's price over and over.
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#19714 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 AM

The truck maybe, the car no.

What would be the plan (its in sw France)?


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#19715 OFFLINE   tobyd

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 PM

Does anyone know if flywheel magnets (on motorbikes) can be replaced?

 

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Mine has some breaks but rather than shelling out €lots for a new one or waiting around for someone on ebay to go through the hell of removing it I wondered if its something that can be fixed with new magnets and gloy? Not even sure what to search for?


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#19716 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted Yesterday, 01:33 PM

I’ve jb welded them on in the past but the correct position and polarity of the magnets is critical . Well on a small two stroke they are . Any cracks end up reading as another separate magnet and really messes up the ignition source coil .
There is a company just down the road from me that’s started to repair them I think . Bradford ignitions , in cornwall ( confusingly )

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#19717 OFFLINE   tobyd

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Posted Yesterday, 02:14 PM

smart, cheers! I'll give them a call in the week. I wondered about DIY repairing but since i don't know how strong the original magnets are i'd just be buying something on spec and jb welding them in and hoping for the best. Replacing out the stator and RR and fire damage wouldn't be all that desirable.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:42 PM

My dad is forever moaning about how shit his drill bits are, and saying that he's definitely going to buy some decent ones.

He's been threatening to buy decent ones for at least 7 years now, so I am going to buy him some.

 

I know nothing about drill bits. Please can someone suggest some good bits, preferably available from Screwfix, toolstation, or online. Mostly used for metal, sometimes wood. If i need to buy 2 sets or whatever then fine.

 

Cheers



#19719 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 07:56 PM

On a related note to that, drill sharpeners are in again at Lidl.



#19720 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted Yesterday, 08:00 PM

Dormer or Hertel . Get some proper cutting fluid at the same time.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 PM

I think out of the national chains Cromwell Tools would be the place to go. You definitely don't want to be using the same drills for wood and metal and mid-range wood bits (i.e. a name you've heard of) should be fine for most DIY purposes. 



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Posted Yesterday, 08:04 PM

Proper wood bits are a lot easier to centre & don't drift as you start them. So as said it's worth having both.



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Posted Today, 09:00 AM

My dad is forever moaning about how shit his drill bits are, and saying that he's definitely going to buy some decent ones.

He's been threatening to buy decent ones for at least 7 years now, so I am going to buy him some.

 

I know nothing about drill bits. Please can someone suggest some good bits, preferably available from Screwfix, toolstation, or online. Mostly used for metal, sometimes wood. If i need to buy 2 sets or whatever then fine.

 

Cheers

I always use cobalt drills, the titanium coated type don't stand up to the abuse I give them. 

If drilling stainless steel use the slowest possible speed and some cutting fluid or a lot of water to keep the item cool.


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Posted Today, 09:14 AM

Drilling speed is a major factor as is sharpness, too many people just go as fast as possible and blue the bit.
Don't buy the cheapest wood drills they are made of the softest metal and will literally twist like cooked pasta in the smaller sizes. Axminster tools are good - otherwise Beal workshop supplies had loads of wood bits on special,I tend to use spade type bits for speed on anything bigger than 10mm a worm bit usually gives a nicer finish though.

I might visit Lidl and look at the sharpeners later.

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Posted Today, 09:20 AM

Phone question guys. I have an almost new iPhone 4s Global.  It was a Nephews in NZ and locked to EE.  It got lost and reported missing, probably to get a new phone. I want to go Vodaphone with Sim only.  Can't go back for a code to EE, so can it be unlocked by a shop or whizz kid? Not worth while?

 

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Posted Today, 10:05 AM

I could do with some decent drill bits. Are cobalt essential for drilling hardened metal?

Is sharpeness the key over and above what it’s coated with?

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Posted Today, 03:23 PM

Thanks for the drill bit advice all, plenty of info/recommendations to follow up.



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Posted Today, 03:28 PM

I could do with some decent drill bits. Are cobalt essential for drilling hardened metal?

Is sharpeness the key over and above what it’s coated with?


Sharpness is the key to cutting, material/treatment is the key to maintaining sharpness.

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Posted Today, 04:57 PM

Is this safe/acceptable? I.e. on ramps one side.

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Give it a wobble and it seems stable, but unsure if I'm missing something obviously dangerous. I can't find anything on line to say it's not ok.
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#19730 OFFLINE   captaincalzone

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Posted Today, 05:05 PM

Thanks for the drill bit advice all, plenty of info/recommendations to follow up.

 

We sell Reisser brand drill bits at work, they generally get glowing reviews.


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Posted Today, 06:04 PM

Is this safe/acceptable? I.e. on ramps one side.

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Give it a wobble and it seems stable, but unsure if I'm missing something obviously dangerous. I can't find anything on line to say it's not ok.


Would have no issues with that other than putting chocks under the wheels at the other side

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Posted Today, 06:06 PM

Sharpness is the key to cutting, material/treatment is the key to maintaining sharpness.


So providing the bit is sharp you could use some regular HSS bits and use the drill sharpener to keep them keen?

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Posted Today, 06:12 PM

Is this safe/acceptable? I.e. on ramps one side.

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Give it a wobble and it seems stable, but unsure if I'm missing something obviously dangerous. I can't find anything on line to say it's not ok.

 

Looks fine to me. Handbrake on and left in gear - safe* as houses.



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Posted Today, 06:16 PM

Phone question guys. I have an almost new iPhone 4s Global. It was a Nephews in NZ and locked to EE. It got lost and reported missing, probably to get a new phone. I want to go Vodaphone with Sim only. Can't go back for a code to EE, so can it be unlocked by a shop or whizz kid? Not worth while?

Can a mod shift this if in wrong place? Cheers

Probably not worthwhile, if reported stolen in NZ it *theoretically* will also be here and if unlocked would not get a signal due to being blacklisted.

Check the serial number on here before spending anything.

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Posted Today, 06:26 PM

Would have no issues with that other than putting chocks under the wheels at the other side

Yeah chocked on the other side. I wasn't 100% so I also stuffed a (probably rotten) wood post offcuts down the ramp too.
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Posted Today, 08:42 PM

If you can find somewhere solid to jack to lift one end then spinning one of the ramps round 180 degrees would do away with the need for those posts

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Posted Today, 08:52 PM

I could do with some decent drill bits. Are cobalt essential for drilling hardened metal?

Is sharpeness the key over and above what it’s coated with?

Cobalt drills for hardened metal. In fact better for everything really. What you drilling? 



#19738 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted Today, 09:08 PM

I’m looking for something to have handy for when* I snap a hardened bolt.

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Posted Today, 09:17 PM

 What you drilling? 

 

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