Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First Mendip based in Wells, Somerset. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with Harvey the dog and Boots the cat. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and I hold the call sign G4KVI. I am the repeater keeper for GB3UB and MB7UB. I have a fascination for the weather and all things to do with nature and science. I am a biker and currently ride a Honda CBfF600. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at St. Nicolas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

28 Oct 2016

Bike service

Having done some major jobs on the CBF600 I am trusting a spark plug change and oil change to my local dealer. The reason behind this is spark plugs are located deep in the head and require various pipes to be moved to get at them. Also there is a risk of cross threading, so money well spent. As the dealer changes the oil at the same time, it's one labour charge and a lot less hassle. I am also hoping they will sort out the slight problem of rough running at low throttle.

16 Oct 2016

Intermittent Problem

For those on Facebook will have seen the ultra reliable Honda has let me down twice in the couple of weeks. I finally got round to having a look. It would not start but turned over fine. I replaced the battery as it only would crank for about 10 seconds before dying. After removing all the panels I had a poke around and it would fire then die. I set about taking all the connectors relating to ignition, apart and trying to start it, I managed to isolate  it down to one. I put everything back making sure all the connectors were firmly back on their mounts. I have test ridden it but have to say I am very cautious of using it in anger. I have to say I would have rather found a broken wire to confirm that was were the problem was.

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