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Old 05-04-2007, 03:58 AM   #21
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When I worked at a camera repair facility years back, most problems could be chalked up to user error, so the owner would spend a few minutes educating the owner and then would take the camera into the back room and "fix" the problem, never charged for it. His diagnosis was usually: "We had to adjust the retard behind the viewfinder." In other words, "I don't know what or if anything is really wrong." Lame explanations don't help.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:59 AM   #22
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Air handlers use induction motors. Induction motors don't have brushes or commutators and therefore don't cause sparks or ozone.



Central vacs can cause ozone if they use dc type motors.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:32 AM   #23
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Age could be the culprit, check the date of manufacture on the side wall of the tire, if it was made 3 or more years ago, that is your problem. If you live in the southwest, that problem will be more severe due to the dry conditions.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:52 AM   #24
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The cracking will stop if you walk around the bike four times before leaving the garage. Oh, and you have to turn the garage light on and off sixteen times each time you enter or leave. Everybody knows that....
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:52 AM   #25
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You need to find a new dealer, because they're trying to hurt you.



Parking a motorcycle on carpeting hastens VOC evaporation, making your tires less sticky. Something to do with the manufacturing process of synthetic pile. Who knows.



I'm not making this up; it was in Cycle World some time back.



As an aside, is there some rule that everystate has to have a daelar with "Powersports" in it's name, and they have to treat you poorly?



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Old 05-04-2007, 08:54 AM   #26
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Maybe he owns one of these central vacs.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:54 AM   #27
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In the North that's true, because your concrete floor is cold in the winter. It's the same thing about sleeping on a pad when you're camping - the ground sucks the heat right out of you. Cardboard is enough to stop it.



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Old 05-04-2007, 10:20 AM   #28
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Wheelie and stoppie for tire preservation!
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:54 PM   #29
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ID 10 T error?
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #30
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It is possible, but not probable, that a built-in vacuum cleaner electric motor in a space the size of a garage would produce enough ozone to damage rubber products. But in that case anything made of rubber (and soft plastics) would degrade also.



Concrete does not harm a battery, cold or hot. In fact, storing a battery cold will retard chemical reaction and help preserve the battery.



Don't park on concrete? LMAO.
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