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    Agreed. And on ice-covered roads I'd rather have...

    Agreed. And on ice-covered roads I'd rather have a good AWD (like Subaru's) over the conventional 4WD that's in my Tacoma
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    Yep. You used to be able to get a Tacoma with a...

    Yep. You used to be able to get a Tacoma with a 7' bed. That would be useful.

    For me, 6' beds are kind of the anti-Goldilocks size. Not enough bigger than a 5' to really matter for what I need. So...
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    Dude, give it up. Anybody with experience driving...

    Dude, give it up. Anybody with experience driving various drive configurations knows that in any kind of low traction situation FWD is better that RWD (by a lot) and 4WD is better than FWD (by a...
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    Sorry, but much of this is BS. And the part that...

    Sorry, but much of this is BS. And the part that isn't (the CAFE standards) I can't see why that was a bad thing.
    I had an '84 Toyota 4WD, and in the snow the difference between 2WD and 4WD was...
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    One of the best movies ever, IMO.

    One of the best movies ever, IMO.
  6. Thread: Daystar

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    LOVE that T-Shirt. And the words on it too... :)

    LOVE that T-Shirt. And the words on it too... :)
  7. Wired on my work computers (wireless not allowed)...

    Wired on my work computers (wireless not allowed) and on home desktop, since that's what it came with. Wireless on my personal laptops.
  8. I just keep 50 gallons of dehydrated water on...

    I just keep 50 gallons of dehydrated water on hand.
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    Well, unless everyone's into that kind of thing...

    Well, unless everyone's into that kind of thing...
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    No. The only fuels that will make more power are...

    No. The only fuels that will make more power are special oxygenated ones, and you need to rejet to see any gains.
    The advantage higher octane fuels have is that they allow you to run a higher...
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    Won't hurt, won't help. AVGAS has no more energy...

    Won't hurt, won't help. AVGAS has no more energy per gallon than regular gas. Save your money.
  12. Just relaying the "word on the street". :)

    Just relaying the "word on the street". :)
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    That's hysterically funny. :) Microchips are...

    That's hysterically funny. :)

    Microchips are basically silicon with a little bit of a metallic (but non-magnetic) conductor, like copper, gold or silver. Never anything ferromagnetic.
  14. That's often the case.

    That's often the case.
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    Philosophy question

    Recently had occasion to contemplate this philosophical conundrum:

    If a man farts in the bedroom, and his wife isn't there to complain, does it really smell??

    What say ye??
  16. Thread: Easy Rider

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    ?? It's still a car. :)

    ?? It's still a car. :)
  17. Thread: Easy Rider

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    Yeah, but that's a car. A car with a really leaky...

    Yeah, but that's a car. A car with a really leaky roof and an oddly shaped steering wheel, but a car nonetheless. :)

    Seriously, from a vehicle dynamics perspective, a normal 3-wheeled vehicle is...
  18. If you’ve been to Bangkok you’ll realize why the...

    If you’ve been to Bangkok you’ll realize why the Singapore regulations make a certain amount of sense. :)
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    Cut the spacer so that the total stack length is...

    Cut the spacer so that the total stack length is a little shorter than stock. If you make it the same length you’ll have too much preload with the better springs. Ideally you’ll want the springs...
  20. Enjoy your "Goldilocks" lawnmower and call it a...

    Enjoy your "Goldilocks" lawnmower and call it a day?

    Torch, gasoline close by, what could possibly go wrong?? :)
  21. Thread: Easy Rider

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    LOL, 2 comments: 1. Most of us on this forum...

    LOL, 2 comments:

    1. Most of us on this forum are well past the age where the need to "feel sexy" is a big priority.

    2. At any age, if you were using a motorcycle to help with that, you were...
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    Where do you get your news from?? There has...

    Where do you get your news from??
    There has been tons of information published on this, why the immunity from the shot will be broader and longer lasting than the natural immunity you get from...
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    We had a Burgman 400 for a while, very similar to...

    We had a Burgman 400 for a while, very similar to that Majesty. I didn't take it on any long trips, but certainly could have. Great all around bike.
    I think though if I was coming off serious...
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    Not all scooters are tiny little 50cc things. :)...

    Not all scooters are tiny little 50cc things. :)
    For example, look at a Honda PCX150. Somewhat bigger wheels and longer wheelbase than what you're thinking of. I had one, it was a blast around town...
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    Rob, we might have discussed this before, but...

    Rob, we might have discussed this before, but have you thought about getting a scooter to ease back into riding with? Light weight, easy to handle and no shifting. Plus, they're fun!!!
    I've had 3...
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