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What if... I just decoded a secret message?

Right. So we all know the Mahna Mahna song from the Muppet Show, right? Well, if you don't, "Mahna Mahna" originally titled "Mah-Na Mah-Na" was written by composer Piero Umiliani for an Italian "mondo" film. [1] If you really do not know how this song goes, please go ask your parents or just watch the video below.

Due to my privacy statement not covering youtube videos because I do not link to videos normally,
I hereby declare that YouTube will probably place a cookie on your computer and
will most likely add "Likes Muppets" to your personal record. Isn't that nice?

This all still has nothing to do with Honda, I know, but I am currently learning how to read and write (and speak) Japanese. It will be very helpful for looking up data and for my holiday in Japanland. During this course, one learns how Hiragana (and Katakana) should be pronounced.

And here a long-kept mystery unfolded in front of my eyes! (not really because this whole thing is just funny but not based at all on facts) There was Ma. There was Na. And there was Du. With some fiddling around and poking Google Translate, it came back as "BECOME CONCIOUSLY AND CONSISTENTLY"

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Yes again, I know this is all a load of hooey, but this was a rather funny discovery at 1AM! Thank you for your attention, carry on! :D

[1] Sauce: https://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mahna_Mahna_(song)

A super simple shop.

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I've tried many forms of shops on this website. From "real" e-commerce to plain classifieds. Both is a pain in the neck to be honest. A shop requires setting up a lot of things before you can actually sell something and I am not an official shop. I'm just trying to sell my stock. The classifieds page was working okay but the developer did one (1) update per year if lucky and was not actively fixing bugs.

So now what? I'm just going to create a few pages, split up in models and that's it. Paypal button under it and done. You want it, you click the button, pay and you'll get it.

Late night vroom

It's quite relaxing to have a late night ride through the country side. Just returning from a BBQ, I ate a nice dessert of bugs on my way home. I hope you all had a nice weekend and I will answer your emails this week. Sorry for the delay! :)

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Time to get the Honda PC50 back in action!

It was time to get the Honda PC50 back in action. My dad wants is moped (NOT A HONDA. BOO.) serviced so I suggested that he'd stop over at my place. This is a 35km drive though, and the road towards this city is not always straight-forward. 

To get him here, I offered to pick him up and show the route and for that I needed a working moped again. As it happens so often after getting a motorcycle license, the mopeds start to gather dust in the shed. So are mine and this PC50 was not prepared for long storage. My bad, totally my fault that the carburettor was completely clogged.

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So the carburettor is very easily removable and my fears became reality when I opened up the float bowl. It revealed a nice green sludge that creeped in all the jets as well. 

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Again, my bad. I should have stored it "dry" and then all would have been well. It matters not, the PC50 has to work again, so I grabbed my tools and got the hole thing apart. Seriously, this thing was so dirty...

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After the initial cleaning, it was time for the ultrasonic cleaner. My go-to tool for these jobs. Bought it in China, because the same model here (with a logo on it) would have set me back twice as much money.

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This is my other carburettor tool kit. I have restored many carburettors already with these rootcanal drills and they are a godsent. THey do not break, they stay sharp and come in various sizes. Other dental tool is used too to brush out other cavities. (huehue)

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And look at that. Good as new and ready to go! Will it work? Of course it did. Took only two kicks to get the engine running and setting the fuel and idle screw will be done later when i take it out for a spin.

Listen to this nice purr...

 

 

 

 

 

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