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A guy looked at my Harley and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that motorcycle cost." I replied, "I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Milwaukee Wisconsin who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur Il. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore, I guess I really don't know how many people it fed."

That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something you put money in peoples pockets and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing , you rob them of their dignity and self worth. Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value, Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.

I spotted this on FB (it has its uses) kind of rings a little true for me. A welfare mentality has been created in British society by loss of industry and jobs leading to loss of dignity, desperation and no hope --- oh and of course a succession of self serving out of touch political parties . --- just a thought as we went off on a tangent re benefits.

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difficult fault finding at the roadside, best of luck
I wonder if its electrical or fuel starvation
why is the fan coming on?

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Abletronics absolute protec plus problem with movement sensor

Holy moley........... :confounded:

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Black MotoGP riders

@ninjai74 said:

My point here is, there are alot of black riders out there that aren't given a chance to Motogp, WBSK, BSK and TT.

Just remember that most of the Moto3 and some of the Moto2 field are paying for their rides, and about half the MotoGP field does not get paid by their teams. Being a great rider is not good enough - you have to bring family/sponsorship money with you unless someone thinks that you will be a future alien.

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Discuss the latest developments in World Superbikes and World Supersport here

Not sure if you are being serious or sarcastic, since I am not a native speaker of the proper English language.
WSS has an even worse gap, since stupid Laguna Seca cannot figure out how to host both series in the same weekend, unlike every other track on the schedule - Dorna should tell them to get lost, just at they did for Moto World Championship (they of course used to run MotoGP there, but not Moto2 and Moto3).

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TT accommadation.

I always stay at St. John's football club.
They can supply the tents and you just rock up. There's showers and a bar that do meals.
Really nice area and some good spots to watch the racing only a small walk away.

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Module 2 test

Have you thought about having a revolution to restore democracy?

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Wont stop revving, GZ 125

Is the bike hard to push (engine off) while in gear and the clutch lever pulled in, but easy to push in neutral?

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Rider numbers and bikes

@Colonial-Piglet said:

If you have a thick skin, consider a Honda Deauville.

Had one as a loan bike some years ago when my Blackbird was being serviced. Actually far better than their reputation suggests and its easy to see why those looking for a workhorse buy them.

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Yamaha FZ 6 cutting out

@promomast I've replied to your PM, but this site is fickle, so you may not have got it. Hopeless on here sometimes.

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Miracles do happen

I have (like others) been emailing the 'Silent Manager' about my points being incorrect by -12 points for rounds 16, 17 & 18.

This weekend (round 19) my points were still incorrect to a sum of +49 points this time.

Logging into Fantasy Website this lunchtime, I find they are now correct (hooray) or have I spoken to soon?

Congrats & credit to whoever sorted this pile of c**p out.
I take back all I said (well almost).

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@Colonial-Piglet Not the last one I went on. Not much drinking but all sorts of riding guaranteed to draw the wrong sort of attention. Could have been a lot of fun but wasn't.

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