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Author Topic: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)  (Read 329 times)

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Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« on: June 22, 2015, 11:18:31 PM »
Haven't seen any posts by Steve lately ....  Is he busy with his studies, or, on Holiday ?  Hope all is well.
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 04:34:39 AM »
Not sure, but lets hope for the best.
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 02:14:41 PM »
Still no word?    I always enjoy Steve's wit and wisdom.  Hope he is merely on holiday.
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 06:39:22 PM »
Ooops - sorry, guys.

Bit of a funny time as my dad died which caused various distractions.  The funeral was on Friday so things are pretty well back to normal now.

I'll give more details later, but just as a little taster, I've now installed an automatic fast idle (temperature controlled) on my Bullet, which is also used as an anti-stall device (if the RPM drops below 700 it gives the throttle a little blip).

It's based around a servo from a model aeroplane, which pushes the throttle off the stop just a tiny bit - about a millimetre or so maximum.  The servo is controlled by a microcontroller which monitors the engine temperature and RPM.

I'm just in the middle of changing the timing belt on my Honda Legend, but when that's done I'll post some pics of the servo arrangement.
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 08:00:01 PM »
I am so sorry for the loss of your father and wish you and your family all if God's blessings.   :-\
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2015, 08:21:58 PM »
Sorry to hear about your father, Steve - but nice to see you back, and jumping right back into the deep end!

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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2015, 11:17:37 PM »
Sorry for your loss, Steve. Hope you and your family are doing well during this period of loss.
I like your technical writings -although they can get over my head sometimes... I admire your skill and creativity .
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2015, 11:23:24 PM »
Very sorry to hear about your loss. My sincere condolences.
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 11:25:48 PM »
So sorry to hear about your loss, Steve. :(
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2015, 07:19:01 AM »
Sorry to hear that Steve, hope you and your family are doing Ok, I have appreciated your ( and other members) comments here, and look forward to reading you next posts
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2015, 08:06:22 AM »
Thank you for all your kind comments, guys.  I didn't want you to think I was fishing for sympathy - merely explaining why I'd been away for a while.

Anyway, you are all very kind - thank you.
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2015, 06:20:07 PM »
Glad to have you back, I lost my dad just over a year ago - it was a busy time ......  cleaning out the apartment & all the other arrangements. 

Your high-idle mod is interesting, did you give any consideration to automating the "bi-starter" if so, what were your thoughts ?
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1983 Venture Royale
1982 CB750K
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Re: Where's Waldo ? (SteveThackery)
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2015, 09:01:08 PM »
I also lost my dad recently and miss him every day. I remember everything he taught me about baseball, hard work, love of family, wrestling(he whipped me every time!),and how to get along in life. a better man I strive to be. welcome back, your posts are informative and fun to peruse.
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