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Old 07-11-2006, 11:31 AM   #11
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You figure most of the oil is swimming around in the engine block while the car is running...and only when it's done making its rounds does it go back into the oil pan, only to be picked up again for another round. The engine might not starve for a mile or so after the pan is completely empty, and even after that, it'll just start to slow down and lose power from overheating and grinding on dried up crank bearings and journals, finally giving up--so give it another 1/2 mile for that.



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Old 07-11-2006, 11:46 AM   #12
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Others that really grind on me are reports that use "point blank" in all the wrong ways.

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:11 PM   #13
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The forensic term I've seen most often is "contact range" to indicate a gun barrel placed against the target.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:30 PM   #14
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Correct!



Now, if we could only pass that along to the news outlets.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:45 PM   #15
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Default Re: Guilty Plea in Deadly Pa. Oil Slick (Bike)Crash.

Maybe he should throw it instead.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:21 PM   #16
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Damnit, I saw that! Luckily I've never bragged about my intelligence...
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:54 PM   #17
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Default Re: Guilty Plea in Deadly Pa. Oil Slick (Bike)Crash.

There must be more to this story than is in this press article. I went down 2 months ago due to large oil spill on a roundabout. I put in the ***** happens category. How much oil is there at traffic lights, toll plazas, dips in the road that shake oil off etc. These become just as hazadous as on large spill, with now blame or responsibilty taken. That said I wish that would charge more of theses snoozers who don't secure their load and leave a trail of hazards behind them.
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:30 PM   #18
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Once while driving my gage, I saw the pickup in front of me start up from the traffic light and deposit the lawn mower on the road in front (but not directly in my path) of me. I never ride or stop behind a pickup/truck that has anything onboard that could come loose.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:11 PM   #19
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That's what I was thinking.
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Old 07-12-2006, 02:38 AM   #20
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Default Re: Guilty Plea in Deadly Pa. Oil Slick (Bike)Crash.

Oil, trash, tree's or other items. It's unfortunate a fatility came out of this but we ask ourselves, was speed a factor?,was the rider unattentive to his enviironent,or in another mind set when this took place? everyone likes to joke about whether a harley dripped the oil and so-on so-forth, not a matter at this point.



We should all have solace for any rider that goes down, be it the hooligan's or the cruiser/tourer set.



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