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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Let It Snow, Let It Snow

SNOWING!

As the plane landed safely at the Aberdeen airport, I heard the pilot was announcing something about snow, I didn't pay attention, I couldn't wait to get off the plane after an hour flight from London.  The minute I stepped out from the plane, my heart was lifted up.. Oh yes, it was SNOWING!!  This is the first time I experienced walking under the real snow.  I think I was smiling all the way down, I know I did, seriously... people hurried into the shelter and I was taking slow steps.  Real "village" lady!

Walked to claim my baggage and I was startled when someone tapped me on my shoulder.  "OH... its you!" Yes, my son could just walked in to the luggage section even though he was not the passenger.  LOL... I think they are quite relaxed with the domestic flights... Good, I don't have to tug my heavy suitcase from the welt by myself!

Next destination.... FOOD!  I was super hungry by then.... Let's go for a good lunch, I told my son....
While waiting for my bag... 
Yes, the snow just snowed and snowed... LOL... 
And our lunch at a cafe near to the airport.... 
Mixed platter of this and that... 
My holiday has begun!
Thank God for journey mercies!


How to Wrap an Exhaust



Motorcycles exhausts can be a hazard. They are hot and can easily burn your leg or clothing if you are not careful. You can take precautionary measures by wrapping your bike’s exhaust pipe with a protective film.  This will not only make riding your bike safer, it will make those old muffler pipes look new again. Installing an exhaust wrap on your bike is not difficult at all and can be done in a couple of hours.

Here is a simple step by step guide to get you started. But before you get started, you may want to get the exhaust wrap, exhaust accessories and perhaps some aftermarket motorcycle parts from Bike Bandit.  And it works better if you have an extra set of hands to help you.


Step 1: Soak the wrap
It must be wet to be stretched and applied. You will need a pair of gloves as the wrap is woven with fiberglass and you don't want that on your hands. Also, it is messy. It only takes a minute to soak. Just get it wet and you are ready to go.

Step 2: Wrap it up
It is important to get the wrap as tight as possible, this is where the extra set of hands come. You can use a slight overlap. You don't need a 50% overlap. About 3/16 inch is good. Start at the intake and work out. Fold the ends of the wrap to make it clean. The bends in the pipe are tricky and do require a bit more overlap to maintain a tight fit.  When you reach the end of the pipe use the steel ties to cinch it in place. Then repeat with steel ties at the top.

Step 3: Done
Once you finish wrapping your pipes make sure to run the pipe to allow the exhaust wrap to cure. An advice here is not to do this in your garage or while riding it as it can emit a LOT of smoke!  Once it gets up to temperature it will cure and you will be all set to ride your bike.


Whether you’re looking to wrap your bike’s exhaust or change the exhaust, check out BikeBandit.com where there’s always a wide variety for you to choose from. See more, click here, etc.  to see what you can get for your bike.



Monday, March 18, 2019

All By Myself

JET LAG...

Been silent in my blog for a couple of days already, getting through the jet lag by sleeping for more than 10 hours.  Woke up wondering where I was... LOL...

Started my long journey from Ipoh to KLIA at 3.30pm and reaching the airport some four hours later due to the jam in the federal highway.  Waited another two hours before checking in my big luggage and realized that I forgot to bring my credit card to gain entry to the premier lounge... oh dear... how could I have forgotten that!  No free meal and ended up paying M51 for this set at a Japanese restaurant....
Garlic fried rice and Soba fish... 
Another mistake...
Saw a promotion of one set for only RM20++
consisting of Salmon fried rice and miso soup!
sigh.. another blunder!
Fast forward.... another 13 hours later, I landed in Heathrow airport... 
Couldn't eat the food on the plane... perhaps I slept most of the time away... 
Had a light breakfast here at the Giraffe... 
Sitting here all alone... all by myself... 
How lonely... and alone... 
The Giraffe cafe where I sat for an hour or so... while waiting for the transit to Aberdeen..