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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 06:55 AM
    For reasons that aren’t inscrutable (give me a minute - I’ll explain) the jihad against diesels is metastasizing to include FiatChrysler. The...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 06:42 AM
    Eric started a thread Air Cooled oddballs in Motor Mouth
    Cars used to be like motorcycles still are (for now). You could even buy them with air-cooled engines, just like you can still buy bikes with...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 06:25 AM
    It’s a really good sign that Fiat continues to invest money in new Jeeps - like this just-updated 2017 Compass. It suggests there is a future for...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 05:06 AM
    Agreed, Don. A good air horn and an after market exhaust are both good safety investments. The last exhaust can I fitted was a MIVVI GP on my...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 03:52 AM
    The first thing I modify on any bike is the horn. I always put in a relay and run much better horns. I also make sure that I can sound the horn with...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 06:51 PM
    I looked at two trikes before I bought the yellow bike. I didn't care for the handling and one had a failed air suspension that rattled my teeth. I...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 06:16 PM
    It's just right for getting between my two houses in Reno. I can either take the freeway and charge again at the other house or do a round trip if I...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 06:09 PM
    Grouch, ever try out a trike? What year Wing is that? -Don- Auburn, CA
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 08:22 AM
    Sweet looking little bike, Don. Perfect commuter and, I guess, you can also put it on the back of the camper for a little off-road fun when you...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 08:20 AM
    That is a very, very nice looking machine, Grouch. But if, as you say, you have reduced upper body strength - something I can empathise with - are...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 06:19 AM
    I bought a new toy myself. The girlfriend wants to ride or I'd probably be done with it due to health. we looked around for something I can handle...
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  • Dave Brand's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 04:20 AM
    Looks good!
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 03:24 AM
    Zero DS ZF 6.5. Now I own a bike for every day of the week. I am the original owner of: 1971 Black BMW R75/5 1984 Red (fastest...
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  • chiph's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 03:31 PM
    How big have tires & wheels gotten over the years? Here's an example: That's a Mini tire inside the wheel of a BMW X5. Chip H.
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 10:02 AM
    The burden on the Champ is to remain the Champ - or know when to retire before retirement is forced upon you. The Toyota Prius is still the Champ -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 09:56 AM
    Eric started a thread Underhood Quackery in Motor Mouth
    Cows walk willingly up the ramp to get that knock on the head. It is wise not to follow their example when it comes to getting your car fixed. And -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 09:46 AM
    Eric started a thread Parts Isn't Parts... in Motor Mouth
    What good is a car that could last for 20 years without major work if the minor parts you need to keep it running become unavailable after as little...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 09:34 AM
    More evidence that the American Automobile Association (AAA) ought to have its license revoked comes in the form of “summer safety tips” offered to...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-06-2017, 08:35 AM
    One of the most successful luxury cars ever is the Lexus ES. Along with another Lexus - the LS - it ate Mercedes' and BMW’s lunch . . . and didn’t...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 08:40 AM
    Eric started a thread Theocracy in Utah in Motor Mouth
    The slippery slope argument gets mocked a lot - but here’s another case that proves the point: Utah has just done what thinking brains new was...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-02-2017, 08:24 AM
    Eric started a thread 2017 Mercedes Metris in Motor Mouth
    When you hear “minivan,” probably the first thing that pops to mind is not Mercedes. But in Europe, Benzes are dominant in the commercial/work fleet...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-02-2017, 08:10 AM
    At last, something. Trump “pulled out” of the Paris Climate Change Agreement - agreed to by his predecessor back in 1995 and awaiting a majoritarian...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-31-2017, 07:19 AM
    Eric started a thread Before You Go Old in Motor Mouth
    Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense - and Big Brother-ish - aspects of owning a new...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-30-2017, 09:33 AM
    Naturally, the solution to the problem of police abusing their authority is to hold them less accountable when they do exactly that. Leave it to...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-30-2017, 09:25 AM
    Subaru has at least four things going for it. With the exception of just one model - the BRZ sport coupe, which is a quasi-Subarau, a step-Subaru...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    05-28-2017, 01:00 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Class A sleazeball. in Grouch's Garage
    Well, Mr. Sleaze skipped bail. He now has a bench warrant for "failure to appear". Regardless of what the original charge was, it's a red flag for...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-26-2017, 08:19 AM
    Eric started a thread 2017 Mazda3 in New Car/Truck Reviews
    In the last Terminator movie, an aging, saggy Arnold tells his younger, time-traveling and still-buff self: I have been waiting for you. Well, me...
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