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    Motorcycle Oils in Southeast Asia Article

    New article from TLT about motorcycle oil trends in parts of Asia. Nothing too eye opening, but a reference for anyone interested. <a href="{%22issue_id%22:526504,%22page%22:20}" target="_blank">Consumer Motorcycle Oils...
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    2018 Random Joke Thread

    Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole," said one, "but we don't have a ladder." The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and...
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    U.S. Judge Authorizes Seizure of Venezuela’s Citgo

    I wonder how far this will go and what will come of it. <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. Judge Authorizes the Seizure of Venezuala's Citgo</a>
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    There are times I feel I am already there.....

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma - Buy or Run?

    So I've got my eye out for a compact truck and this Tacoma has come up on my radar but with a few hiccups. It's a 2003, single cab, 5 speed manual, 2WD, 4-Cyl. It has relatively low miles and the price is very good if the issues aren't as bad as they seem at first glance. I checked it out and...
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    Sales Gimmicks

    I am planning on writing a new article about common sales gimmicks and gimmicky "testers" in shops like the Falex one armed bandit and the table top gear cranker. I'd like some insight from others as well so I don't miss any good ones though. So I wanted to know if anyone had any: - Favorite...
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    Basic Description of Lubricant Films

    <a href="" target="_blank">The Importance of Lubricant Film Strength</a> Fairly good, not overly-technical description of lubricant films that some newer ( and maybe some older <img...
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    Friction-Enhancing Properties of ZDDP: Part I

    <a href="{"issue_id":391476,"page":56}" title="FrictionEnhancing Properties of ZDDP Antiwear Additive Part I Friction and Morphology of ZDDP Reaction Films" target="_blank">Friction-Enhancing Properties of ZDDP An...
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    Grease Compatibility

    I've been saying for years that most of the compatibility charts out there aren't accurate anymore and that thickener type isn't the only detail to consider. I'm pretty sure it's well known in the industry (at least in my own veil of influence), but its still nice to see it in a more public...
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    What's the worst oil to use?

    Whenever someone asks for the "best" oil there are obviously a ton of opinions and eventually just about every brand and type gets a mention until everyone's head is thoroughly smashed in by the Rotellites. So I wanted to ask the opposite. What's your worst oil experience with a bike, and if...
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    Generation Bashing

    What is with all the crying and whining about how absolutely awful the current generation of youth is? It's getting so annoying logging on and seeing the same garbage every time. A new thread with the same opinions over and over again. The same people whining on and on about how awful today's...
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    What Oil Does in Your Motorcycle Engine

    Another Gem from KC at cycleworld that I think we can all appreciate. <a href="" target="_blank">What Oil Does in Your Motorcycle Engine</a> He's just plain good at explaining tech stuff. I only...
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    Paper: Nanodiamond Particles in Marine Engine Oil

    <a href="{"issue_id":357835,"page":80}" target="_blank">Friction, Wear and Scuffing Characteristics of Marine Engine Lubricants with Nanodiamond Particles</a> Interesting paper on using synthetic diamonds for lubrication...
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    Effect of wet clutch degradation and ATF

    <a href="" target="_blank">Experimental characterization of the sliding friction of a degrading wet friction clutch </a> I thought this was interesting because the reasoning was unexpected for me. It isn't...
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    Cool charity tool

    <a href="" target="_blank">Tab for a Cause</a> I came across this thing a few weeks ago and I thought it was really cool. There is an extension for google chrome and an app. So far I haven't had any issues with it slowing anything down or being intrusive. They...