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  1. #11
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    Wow!
    The nation's wellbeing is in jeopardy and all you can do is get aggressive because you can't or won't accept that your excuse for an excuse of a bike has been rejected as lame.
    Have you become the only biker in the history of the world who is immune to being knocked off by another motorist and requiring of emergency medical help - which is in short supply right now?

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    Countries like the USA having useless government and poorly developed health system will suffer in this pandemic.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    450's suffer from the alternator seizing, the rear brakes sticking, clutch seizing and flat batteries if left to sit for too long in this country. So, if you have the time, the skill, the space, the energy, remove the alternator and store it inside. Leave the car without the handbrake on. Remove the battery and store it under cover somewhere you can put a trickle charger on it. Not much you can do about clutch seizing other than to turn the engine over whilst it is in neutral. Oh, and you will have to rotate the tyres so they don't develop flat spots. All this for who knows how long? Not to mention that a lot of people don't have a garage they can keep the car in whilst it is in pieces.
    The damage caused by running the engine till the temperature gauge shows 3 blobs and moving the car a few hundred yards to rotate the tyres is not going cause the car to die in the short to medium term - If the "lock down" is long term, we might as well get rid of our cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinkeljb View Post
    450's suffer from the alternator seizing, the rear brakes sticking, clutch seizing and flat batteries if left to sit for too long in this country. So, if you have the time, the skill, the space, the energy, remove the alternator and store it inside. Leave the car without the handbrake on. Remove the battery and store it under cover somewhere you can put a trickle charger on it. Not much you can do about clutch seizing other than to turn the engine over whilst it is in neutral. Oh, and you will have to rotate the tyres so they don't develop flat spots. All this for who knows how long? Not to mention that a lot of people don't have a garage they can keep the car in whilst it is in pieces.
    I think removing the alternator is a bit OTT - all it needs is a bit of a spray through the vents with wd40 or just a spray oil to stop the rust starting on the in the first place. (just don't get it on the belt/pulley)
    And besides, a weekly visit to the food shops as normal would avoid that anyway. No-one said you can't do that - just take a slightly longer router to and back to ensure car gets a good warm-up.
    As for removing the battery, again at the start of some warmer weather (like now) all you need to do is disconnect it if you really want to.
    Last edited by reinaldo_is_spam; 04-04-2020 at 12:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinkeljb View Post
    450's suffer from the alternator seizing, the rear brakes sticking, clutch seizing and flat batteries if left to sit for too long in this country. So, if you have the time, the skill, the space, the energy, remove the alternator and store it inside. Leave the car without the handbrake on. Remove the battery and store it under cover somewhere you can put a trickle charger on it. Not much you can do about clutch seizing other than to turn the engine over whilst it is in neutral. Oh, and you will have to rotate the tyres so they don't develop flat spots. All this for who knows how long? Not to mention that a lot of people don't have a garage they can keep the car in whilst it is in pieces.
    The damage caused by running the engine till the temperature gauge shows 3 blobs and moving the car a few hundred yards to rotate the tyres is not going cause the car to die in the short to medium term - If the "lock down" is long term, we might as well get rid of our cars.
    I think you might be right.
    Shopping trips should just about do - but what if you are getting it delivered?
    We're kinda stuck where we are. Selling is impossible as no buyer can come near. Don't even think about what you'll be offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    Shopping trips should just about do - but what if you are getting it delivered?
    Then drive to the shops, and turn around and come back - car exercised.

    You can always say you decided to go later cos of the queues you saw that you didn't expect.
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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    My wife keeps our cars in good shape by alternating between cars to go to work.

    We are not dependant on toilet paper as unlike the uk government I prepared in advance. Fitted a Korean bidet toilet seat a few months ago. Has seat heating, flushes my anus and dries arse with hot air. The best thing since sliced bread.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Locked down or up?

    Greetings All, Well, what can one say?? "Fitted a Korean bidet toilet seat a few months ago. Has seat heating, flushes my anus and dries arse with hot air. The best thing since sliced bread." I'd suggest better than that, the ATR button in the toilet, so long as chaps don't press it....
    Now then on a more humourous note, has anybody noted the lack of April 1st items in the so called 'NEWS'? We went out of day light saving last night and exactly the same happened - nothing to warn the great unwashed to turn the clocks back. The only NEWS that the people seem to like reporting on is, "what you need to know" and "what could happen"??? Sadly, we need to understand that every body NEEDS to treat everybody, including themselves, as it they have this little bugger. Fact, you may not show symptoms, if any, for a few days but during the time that this blighter has made a home in your nose, you can pass it on. So, unless you think you're God, stay isolated and if you have to go to buy something, wear protection and I'm not talking of a condom, they seem to be in short supply as well... Your Smart will be quite happy, just sitting there un used, it knows it's still loved. Leave it with reverse, R, showing in the speedo, chock the wheels (front and back) and leave the hand brake off - it's not going anywhere in that condition. After a couple of weeks, charge the battery or leave one of those solar powered chargers on the dash and plugged in - the sun will shine sometime in Blighty, I'm told. Don't think you've had your two days of summer yet, have you??
    The photo, if it happens, is of me going out to food forage. Don't need toilet paper, possums do just as well, fury tale.
    Cheers, keep those Smarts safe.
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    A babbling fool is offering to help Boris:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    A babbling fool is offering to help Boris:
    Pres. Chump ?
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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