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Old 07-22-19, 12:10 AM
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Cummins with compound turbos running 130 pounds of boost. 6 second 1/4 mile at 8,000 feet corrected altitude.

That doesn't seem very energy efficient.
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Old 07-22-19, 05:38 AM
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Message received. Loud and clear.

BTW what’s this thread about?
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Front blinkie suggestions.
It's about how the multiquote function works at home but not at the office.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:18 AM
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Thought my slight brake rub from new pads would go away on the way to work, but it turned into a banshee wail. Trip home in 90º is going to be an assault on the senses.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:35 AM
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Thought my slight brake rub from new pads would go away on the way to work, but it turned into a banshee wail. Trip home in 90º is going to be an assault on the senses.
Keep an eye on the weather. You may need to reconsider your trip home as it looks like there will be major storms coming through. The good news is lots of cool air coming in behind the front.
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Keep an eye on the weather. You may need to reconsider your trip home as it looks like there will be major storms coming through. The good news is lots of cool air coming in behind the front.
Fortunately, my day is unstructured and I can run out when the radar starts looking snotty and work from home.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:49 AM
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Thought my slight brake rub from new pads would go away on the way to work, but it turned into a banshee wail. Trip home in 90º is going to be an assault on the senses.
Oh boy.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:57 AM
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Fortunately, my day is unstructured and I can run out when the radar starts looking snotty and work from home.
How convenient!

Current model suggests mid-afternoon (3-4PM) for the rain, but stay tuned. I wish I could bail from work early, especially on Mondays which are my worst days. Gotta go!
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How convenient!

Current model suggests mid-afternoon (3-4PM) for the rain, but stay tuned. I wish I could bail from work early, especially on Mondays which are my worst days. Gotta go!
Academics is a dirty job and requires a helmet with a light sometimes, but someone's got to do it.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:25 AM
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Academics is a dirty job and requires a helmet with a light sometimes, but someone's got to do it.
I keep a mini-Maglite in my pocket, while at the bike shop.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:28 AM
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I keep a mini-Maglite in my pocket, while at the bike shop.
At least you can switch it on without worrying about a spark igniting the poo gas in your environment. Academics and government can be dangerous.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:28 AM
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Auto-correct capitalizes Maglite. Brand recognition.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:29 AM
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At least you can switch it on without worrying about a spark igniting the poo gas in your environment. Academics can be dangerous.
Tru dat
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Old 07-22-19, 07:30 AM
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Thought my slight brake rub from new pads would go away on the way to work, but it turned into a banshee wail. Trip home in 90º is going to be an assault on the senses.
Hmmm. Is it a high spot/did they rub before the pad change? If the cylinders were pushed all the way back in when changing, I can't think of why it would introduce a rub.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:31 AM
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Heading to the bike shop. I will not be wearing a helmet, but I will be carrying a knife.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:40 AM
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Hmmm. Is it a high spot/did they rub before the pad change? If the cylinders were pushed all the way back in when changing, I can't think of why it would introduce a rub.
Almost certainly a sticky piston which wasn't a problem until the new pads went in. Will clean and lube tonight.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:56 AM
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Almost certainly a sticky piston which wasn't a problem until the new pads went in. Will clean and lube tonight.
Eesh. Good luck with that. These Shimano pistons look like a pain in the ass to try and service. When my bleed block slipped and a piston got wonky and started leaking, I took about 5 minutes of putzing before deciding to just buy a new caliper.
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Old 07-22-19, 08:01 AM
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Eesh. Good luck with that. These Shimano pistons look like a pain in the ass to try and service. When my bleed block slipped and a piston got wonky and started leaking, I took about 5 minutes of putzing before deciding to just buy a new caliper.
Low putz threshold. Sad.
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So the future is noisy and a pain in the ass to service?

Sad.
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So the future is noisy and a pain in the ass to service?

Sad.
The present is noisy and a pain in the ass to service.

#IBTMtoP&R
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I have never done it, but, this being BF, I'll expert off anyway. You put the plastic insert they give you for servicing the things (not the bleed block) in there to keep the pistons from popping out (instant rebuild), apply a little of the Oil of Aphrodite with a cotton swab, work the brakes a bit, and it's everythings it's okay.
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Heading to the bike shop. I will not be wearing a helmet, but I will be carrying a knife.
Is it a Swiss Army knife?
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Our Belize trip, scheduled to start tomorrow, has been cancelled for the second time. The windshield wiper motor gave out on a car with 20,000 km. Sad! Sadder yet is we're in the heart of the rainy season, whence we can expect rain daily, and the new motor will be 6 days in transit from Guadalajara. Not only can we not go to Belize, but also we effectively can't use the car after mid day. I'm beginning to see why folks in these parts generally don't make plans.
I had the car in on Friday for the same issue and, since they couldn't reproduce it in the dryness of the shop, they refused to believe there was a problem. It mattered not whether it worked in the rain. Mrs Seeds was stranded for a time, yesterday afternoon, with a car full of women and food, at the beach, in driving rain and no wipers.
I was more than a little aggressive upon arriving this morning, but ultimately left apologetically. Of the three dealerships in the city, I have already burned my bridges at one of them, and have yet to visit the third. Their estimate to replace one of the tail light lenses was US$350, just for the part. I declined the offer.

Edit: Will my full coverage insurance cover damages that I inflicted myself? I back into something I couldn't see.

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Old 07-22-19, 01:29 PM
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Edit: Will my full coverage insurance cover damages that I inflicted myself? I back into something I couldn't see.
I think so, but your premium might increase.
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I think so, but your premium might increase.
It depends on the deductible too.
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