Technology! Ain’t it sweet? Ain’t it the way forward? Ain’t it a load of shite when it goes wrong and you realise you have lost all communication with the outside world! You sit on your couch and look at a blank screen realising that your skin has turned a plaid grey through lack of sunlight and the only conversation you have is with the BBC announcer who tells you what is coming on next. NO, that’s NOT an insight into my life (well not today anyway) but it’s the little things we rely on. Take your vehicle for example……..
If your fuel gauge broke, would you know how much there is left in the tank through the tachometer? Do you know how far you can get on a full tank? (When was the last time the trip was zeroed?) it may not seem that important but it throws a whole load of doubt into your day. Will I make it back? Is this the start of an electrical problem that could lead to a fire? Why did the Germans make this bike?
I mention this because in a couple of weeks my sky subscription expires so I rang them and cancelled. Low and behold I get a letter from said service offering me half price sky for a year! So in essence it’s only costing me £20 more than my original deal of £16 a month for their services. Obviously I made contact and took their offer with both hands. Meanwhile the cancellation call had been implemented and they couldn’t guarantee broadband when my old contract ends!!! There may be an interruption! (Everything is plumbed in and wired up and connected so I really can’t see how) but this is Sky I suppose.
The moral of this mini rant is if you have something you like, don’t fuck it up and try to get a better deal! (Not; if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it). Anyhoo. My bike WAS fixed, then as I filled the tank and set the trip to zero, the fucking fuel gauge dies! Good job I know I get 450 miles on that AND I zeroed it! Fucking germans!