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Unusual Weather Here In The Southwest US
Been an unusual month for weather here in Phoenix, I have lived here 25 years and it has only rained once, a 15  minute thunderstorm 13 years ago .
This month, I've gotten 6.75 inches of rain, 17...

Started 10/13/18 at 19:38:05 by Bob_Roller
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By: DeeG
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GPS and aviation navigation.
I was a fairly early adopter of GPS in aviation, along with two friends I bought one of the first Trimble GPS  units in Australia- $AU10,000 if you please, it was the size of two encyclopedias ran on ...

Started 09/24/18 at 03:25:28 by Tony Smith
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Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
I was on the way to work this morning, at 0450, about 4 miles after I got on the expressway, I-10, I felt a slight thump on my left forearm with a slight stinging sensation .
Got to work and when...

Started 09/30/18 at 00:48:27 by Bob_Roller
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Today in history...
Luck Lou will appreciate this...
Today In History: October 2nd, 1835 - First Shots Of The Texas Revolution Fired In The Battle Of Gonzales
On this day in 1835, the growing tensions between Mexico ...

Started 10/02/18 at 17:19:16 by Justin B.
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Wet Weather Due Here Today
Hurricane Rosa is moving up the west coast of Mexico and is forecast to start pushing a lot of tropical moisture into the southwestern US this evening .
It should be a tropical depression by the ...

Started 09/30/18 at 13:12:16 by Bob_Roller
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Who has a lifting work bench?
At about this point today I decided to shout myself a bike lift bench as one wouldmake jobs like changing tyres just a little easier and general mechanical work a bit less hard on the back.
Does ...

Started 09/21/18 at 02:22:07 by Tony Smith
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Learned A Valuable Lesson On My Guzzi Today
I was on my way to work this morning, the Guzzi started coughing, witched the fuel taps to reserve position engine ran great .
I had 9 miles to work and then 11 miles home, 20 miles, no problem ....

Started 09/22/18 at 17:49:35 by Bob_Roller
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Time for a new rear tire!
So I currently have Avon roadriders, 90 / 90 in the front and 120/90 in the rear.  The front has low mileage, but the rear is toast, and I'm considering 4 different tires.
The same tire again is ...

Started 04/03/17 at 11:38:47 by Matt Chapter
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By: wilcom
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Angled valve extenders are the pits
I think this is a tyre rant, if not it is close to one. From my aging and stiffening perspective, the worst aspect of the snow flake wheels on the R65 is having to find, fit and unfit the right angled...

Started 06/10/18 at 22:30:19 by Kookaburra
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By: Tony Smith
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Kenda k761 dual sport tire
Good day all,  I have a trip planned for Alaska in two years and I have already been looking for nice tires.  I have an 82 r65ls and I am looking for more of an "adventure" type tire.  It is kind of h...

Started 07/01/18 at 18:35:33 by Luke D.
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By: Matt Chapter
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Tyre comments
I'm just about due for tyres, the front is well worn and the rear barely legal - they have done about 3,500 miles and if I could find Pirelli City Demons I would fit them again in a heartbeat, the tra...

Started 01/06/17 at 06:18:13 by Tony Smith
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By: Semper Gumby
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Autonomous Vehicles
In the part of the Phoenix area where I live, three various companies have been testing self driving cars for about two years .
On my way home from work today, I was behind one from WAYMO, the di...

Started 09/05/17 at 18:13:16 by Bob_Roller
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