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.

25 Feb 2017

No flashing

Just coming to the end of a weeks holiday which unfortunately the weather rather put a dampener on. Anyway took the, clean bike, out on Thursday, fortunately not far as I discovered the indicators were not working. Got home using hand signals which is interesting when turning right. When I got home I had a look and checked the manual. Carried out the suggested tests and everything points to a faulty relay. I have ordered one from Ebay and hopefully get things sorted when it arrives. Fortunately can use the car or the bus this week to get to work and only have for days until I have another six off.

1 Feb 2017

Chain and sprockets

Finally got round to getting the chain and sprockets  replaced on the bike today. It had developed a couple of tight spots and also was getting to the end of it's adjustment range.  Had done 16000 miles and a couple of years with little mileage, so pretty good going. I was.also a little concerned about some play in the rear wheel. This, as I suspected was the wheel bearing. This has also been replaced. So, now have a bike ready for the road, just in need of a really good clean.

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