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bio website thepraxis.co.za
location South Africa
age 44
visits member for 1 year, 6 months
seen May 27 at 20:58

I am a software developer in Johannesburg, South Africa. I specialise in C# and ASP.NET, with SQL Server. I have, in some way or another, been involved in software development for about fourteen years, but always learning something new. At the moment that is WPF and MVVM. Follow me on Twitter at @bradykelly


May
27
comment What is this part and how do I remove it?
Found out it's a centrifugal oil filter.
May
26
comment What is this part and how do I remove it?
@Paulster2, sorry, see my edit.
May
3
comment Why is my motorbike's clutch slipping?
@Mauro 20W50 mineral oil, per dealer's recommendation.
May
2
comment Why is my motorbike's clutch slipping?
Ive voided the warranty. It was a cash trap. Must service every 3000km or three months. I hardly do 1000km in three months. Every few thousand km something else falls off the warranty. A fellow biker stopped to help yesterday, and suggested I smell the oil. It smells like something, no doubt friction plate, has burnt.
May
1
comment Why is my motorbike's clutch slipping?
It's cable, and I've adjusted the hell out of it. While waiting for a tow this morning, a fellow biker suggested I smell my oil, and it does indeed smell something like burnt friction plate.
Apr
28
comment What is a good service for a cheapy 250 at 10,000km?
Thanks @Paulster2, I'm glad my revisions improved the question.
Apr
27
comment What is a good service for a cheapy 250 at 10,000km?
Indeed good advice to use the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, but I am currently unable to find one. It's a poorly supported Chinese import. What gives you the idea I'm trying to cheap out? I asked for advice on what service tasks I should perform, for an 'old fashioned' 250cc bike in general. Nowhere did I ask what to skip or how to save money.
Mar
27
comment Methods of diagnosing a non-starting Fiat Uno
A 'modem'? I've seen capacitors on distributes, but I've never seen anything as electronic as a modem on those old cars.
Jan
27
comment Methods of diagnosing a non-starting Fiat Uno
I am a fairly good DIY mechanic, but I asked here in case such problems, and maybe a common cause, occur frequently with the Uno.
Jan
21
comment Pulley Difference After Drive Belt Change
What do you mean by the shaft being indexed?
Jan
20
comment Pulley Difference After Drive Belt Change
I'm not using the vice grips putting the pulley on! I'm using them to lock the pulley so I can loosen the nut and get it off. I realise I had the vice grips in the after picture, but I was busy taking the pulley off again when I took the pic.
Jan
20
comment Rounded bolt head on possibly broken bolt
I found a miniscule angle to get a hacksaw in and cut a slot in the bolt head. Then I hammered a screwdriver into that and shocked it left and right with locking pliers.