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  1. Desmo

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    ...what a bugger they are to fit. Haven't really had time to give it a proper stab (run business from home so I try and fit in fitting in amongst working) but it was a bugger getting the original heatsink/fan off. Fitting the QuietPC Flower cooler wasn't a problem at all.

    Then on to the northbridge heatsink. Unclipped the old one, along with fan. But when I went to use the original clips to attach the new heatsink they were too short, pulling the heatsink on far too tight. Too tight in fact, that I could only get one clip in. The other being too short to fully fit through the hole. Had to resort to using the supplied glue which I didn't really want to use.

    Once I've got them attached and up and running I'll get some pics done to post on here.

    Then onto refining my Talisman theme. Gave it a quick bash last night and am pretty pleased with the initial results.
    I'll run the current one whilst I work on a cleaner theme with more options.
     
  2. Desmo

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    Well, now she's up and running again the loudest component is the DVD drive followed by the HD.
    The rest is completely silent.

    If you want to keep your HTPC quiet then this is the stuff to get.
     
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    Yep the DVD drive is the loudest thing on mine as well.
    I bit noisier (and cheaper sounding) than I would like.

    I've got the speed control installed but I think I'll do some tests tonight.

    As Jeff has mentioned though - once you get a projector with fans, that takes over as the loudest thing and you forget about the PC.
    I'll have to wait and see.

    I'm currently wrestling with YXY and trying to store settings that I can access quickly - all seems much more of a pain than I would have thought!
     
  4. Scott Smart

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    I have gone the quiet PC route but I had to get a 120mm fan for the back of my case. It's not totally silent but better. It is now about the same as my projector.

    I cant get to desmo.co.uk. What bike you got? I do a bit of riding too.

    Regards
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  5. Desmo

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    There's no bike stuff on desmo.co.uk but seeing as you're asking, here she is:
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  6. Scott Smart

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    Heres mine:

    How do you embed the pictures as oppsed to have an attachment?
     

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    One of you guys can teach me how to get me knee down. I didn't learn till late and so have been a bit of a puff when it comes to wanging it ('96 Blade) around. (Hangs head in shame) I've only ever done one wheelie and that was by accident. Was a good 'un, though on a Suzuki GP100 ! :)
     
  8. Desmo

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    Well Scott, looking at your pic it's fair to say you know what you're doing on a bike :)
    Oh yeah, to put pic in the post you need to either click the IMG button, available when typing your post, and then add the URL of the pic or you can manually add "[​IMG]" at the end.

    And as for you Spec, well, you've just gotta chuck her over till you deck out. Once your position on the bike is fine there's nothing left to do but crank her over.

    Scott, if that pic was from Brands last year then it's more than likely I saw you racing at some point. If you're there again this year then let me know here and I'll come down to cheer you on :)

    I'll be turning my bike into more of a track machine as were going to be doing lot's of track days next year.
     
  9. Desmo

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    Mmmmm. The more I look at that picture the more familiar it seems.
    You're not the real Scott Smart are you? :D
     
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    Just click on his profile and it tells you :)

    Yeah at first I thought 'thats a a pro!', but he is :)
     
  11. Scott Smart

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    I guess so... I shouldn't think that too many people got 'blessed' with a name like this!!
    You have to be computer literate now just to make the engines run properly let alone analyse the datalogging. So at this time of the year I put it to good use trying to get the Home cinema up to scratch! I could spend my time wisely creating a website - or say sod it a watch films and 'tune' the HCPC....
     
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    Stuart,

    If you're going to try for Knee down on Fireblade remove the stupid hero blobs on the footpegs, if you havn't already.

    On mine they hung down about an inch and a half, I thought i'd grind them off eventually so left them, big mistake!!! The pegs ground out, then got caught in a a manhole cover that was slightly lower than the tarmac. Next thing I was sliding down dual carriage way thinking it's not too bad, until i hit the central reservation and it's 4 inch curb. That hurt a lot.

    Bike ended up about 100 yards away on the opposite side of the road. The bloke in the Disney truck who stopped said the crash looked pretty cool!


    Now I have no bike and no money for a new one either!

    Nick
     
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    Nick - sounds like an unfaired streetweapon effort could be on the cards......you won't have to be nervous about scratching it again.

    The most important thing is to shift your arse. You move your bodyweight over, bike stays upright and your knee kisses tarmac. If your knee is followed by your hip, arm helmet etc then you made an error somewhere!!!!!
     
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    Tht was the theory, but I've heared loads of tales about Fireblades being a bit short on ground clearance.

    If I got another I'd put on some new rearsets to increase it, they have so much grip but it's all pointless if they don't lean as far as they could.

    I wasn't particularly trying to get knee down as much as take the corner as fast as possible. Knee down on the road is mostly for pose anyway, unless your really pushing it, but when you ride round the outside of a knee-down poser, sat bolt upright, then obviously they're not doing it for much else!

    Nick
     
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    Good point - going for the seventies stylee sat upright look ehh!!
    If you shift your body weight andf hang off you gain a lot of ground clearance, a few turns of rear preload help too.

    In an effort to be on topic. My Bike is noisier than my PC. :)
     
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    I did hang off, but just not for pose alone. The 'Blade instilled so much confidence! I just wish I'd taken those silly 'hero blobs' off.

    My bike is a lot quieter than my pc! Cos it doesn't exist anymore. I have an old GSX-R in my Girlfriends parents garage waiting to be Renthal'd up.

    Back on topic I guess. I got a Quiet PC PSU and it made a hugh difference to my PC, the CPU is reasonably loud, but the loadest remaining component is the Northbridge(?) fan, it's amazingly loud for a tiny little thing! I have decided to go for a rull refit using Quiet PC components. The Pioneer DVD is quieter now I'm using the DVD utility from pioneer.

    Scott, shouldn't you be off somewhere warm crashing bikes and having fun?

    Cheers

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    Nothing has really been sorted in the British paddocks yet - especially with the rule changes and upheaval in the championship. Not many British teams ever test before the new year, it is February when there is an exodus to Spain. I would like to get a World Supersport ride though......
     
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    Hope you do. I was a bit lazy watching the WSBK stuff last year.
    Bristish superbikes is too competetive nowerdays, there's some really fiery encounters going on. It would be interesting to see how some of the high flyers in World supers handled the British competition. I think they'd get a bit of a shock!

    My bike was louder than my pc when it got it's new Exhaust.


    Nick
     
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    To be honest - irrespective of the way that MCN make it look, the best riders are in GP's and that's where everyone really wants to be. WSB is a bit of a British phenomenon.
     
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    Can't argue with that. Rossi and Biagi et al are just pure talent.
    The way Rossi rides amazes me, it only seems like yesterday he was a cheeky little kid in the 125's!

    And to keep the Home cinema thing going. Now I have my Projector I'l looking forward to an onboard lap of Brands or Donnington on a 7.5 foot scree!!!!
     
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    My bike is definately louder than my computer.
    The loudest part on the comp now being the PSU. Might go for one of the new Enermax one's with the variable fan speed control.

    As for the racing, I'll be seeing you next year Scott. We normally make it to Brands, Donington, Snetterton, Cadwell and Silverstone. Could be a good year this time round with the new rule changes going on.

    Keep us posted as to how you're getting on.
     
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    It's a realy pity but since foggy got bumped out of WSB, and Sky didn't get it, I lost interest. Hate the mid-race ad breaks on Eurosport. Last year and a few years before, me and the girlfriend made a real effort to watch the races. It was really exciting. Now it's the 125gp which has the most exciting races.
    I wish some British chap would start doing doubles in the WSB.
     
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    We need Crane neck Whittam on a decent bike! From my home town you know!

    Thought Hodgson would do ok last season, but don't think his bike was up to it really. It was essentially the same bike as the Brit superbike the year before. Give him full factory bike and watch him go!
     
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    The production Testastretta's for national racing next year are 2-3Hp better than 2001 factory bikes. Hodgsons bike was 10-12hp down on a factory bike so he will be having a 12-15Hp step up. I personally reckon he did the best job that was possible. His new bike will still only be that same as Hizzy is getting for 02. The new factory bikes are really short stroke huge bore and will rev (on the dyno to 15k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) on the track tested at 13.8. they will be another 5-6 on Hodsgon so the gap has halved from last year.

    Okay then you heard it here first:
    Haydon signed for Yamaha 3days ago
    Reynolds signed for Crescent Suzuki to ride a GSXR1000.!!!!
     
  25. Desmo

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    Had an e-mail from Reve Redbull saying this yesterday. He should go well I reckon.
    Had lunch with him earlier in the year at a Grand Prix test day at Silverstone. Nice bloke.

    Keep us posted on all the pit gossip. :)
     
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    Did it mention Reve's plans for next year?
     
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    Cool, I still like Superbikes, not as elitist as the GP's.

    I think I read somewhere that Suzuki are going to race their 4 stroke in GP's a year earlier than expected!

    Also, Kawasaki are pulling out of Supers to return to GP's!

    We really have lost the thread now! Maybe we need a Bikesport forum!!!!

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    Nah. Just said that John was approached by Crescent at Rockingham.
    Seems like a move with no hard feelings from Ben Atkins.

    I think Reve are looking to go international for next year and it sounds like John wants to stay home.
     
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    Come on guys. Where are ya this afternoon?
    Found some work to do? :p

    This was more like IRC than a message board earlier.
     
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    Don't regular office workers take twice as long to read and type after Friday lunchtime down the pub? That's how I remember it, anyway.
     

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