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Old 04-02-2009, 09:06 AM   #31
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Whatever the case may be, it frosted her ass pretty good. For what it's worth I have my own kids and step kids from previous marriges and current relationships and I suppose on some level there are different feelings involved, but realistically they all need someone to watch out for them.
And I never argued against that.

My apologies that her emotions were so strong on the subject, but I too have robust feelings on the matter. A previous GF of mine had two small children that I adored, and I would have given my Life for them, were it to come down that. I can only imagine how much stronger my affectivity would be for children of my own blood, as I have none, and my Wife cannot.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:01 AM   #32
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This thread is hilarious. +1 for peeing on stuff.

I really had to do that once. Throttle linkage froze on some ancient Honda while trailriding in February.
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This thread is hilarious. +1 for peeing on stuff.

Senor Mugwump, why don't you just pull the trigger on that XR1200 you were ranting about. It's fuel injected and you were so happy after drinking a gallon of chardonnay and finding out there's a set of softbags for it....or something.
I'm on the riesling now. The next "big" bike is still off in the distance a bit. Having a hard time figuring out what I want. Just got the VIN for that KLXSF that just showed up down at the dealer. So that puts the DP decision back a bit which puts the "highway" bike decision back as well. Glass of wine? Wonderful idea!
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:42 AM   #34
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I'm on the riesling now. The next "big" bike is still off in the distance a bit. Having a hard time figuring out what I want. Just got the VIN for that KLXSF that just showed up down at the dealer. So that puts the DP decision back a bit which puts the "highway" bike decision back as well. Glass of wine? Wonderful idea!
Get the '07/08 version instead of the '09 KLX if you want better off-road performance. Taller suspension and more adjustability.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:32 AM   #35
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Is it snake oil? Could be. Only one way to find out, someones gonna have'ta taste it. You there c'mer. One of the fine English lads is gonna see what it's gonna take to get me some. Once it arrives I expect the weather to be beautiful.


(Fuel System Treatment) was developed in 1992 following an unofficial request from Kawasaki Motors (UK) Ltd., for something that would deal with the particularly British problem of carburettor icing in damp, cold weather. (It was also specifically a motorcycle malady. Cars have room for heated air intakes.) KMUK were harder hit at that time than the other 3 big Japanese MIC manufacturers, because they sold a lot of 'GT' models to dispatch riders, who obviously covered a lot of miles in all weathers; there were also a lot of complaints from the 'off road' fraternity were: Poor starting, irregular tick-over, sticking throttle, stalling at Iow speed, re­
starting problems, high fuel consumption and general rough running.this was the formation of ice crystals in carburettors, blocking slow-running jet and jamming throttle slides.

the ice formed was because carburettors act as refrigerators! The drop in pressure across the jet bridge plus the heat absorbed by evaporating fuel drops the temperature by several degrees; this will freeze out any moisture in the incoming air, especially when it's only a few degrees above zero to start with. In really freezing weather there is no problem, because once the air temperature drops below zero, the water drops out as frost, leaving dry, cold air. is to add something to the fuel which will dissolve the ice as it forms, without upsetting any applecarts: no fuel system corrosion, no ill effects on octane rating and so on. KMUK actually hired an environmental test chamber for the trials, and sent videoed results to their masters in Japan, who had always refused to believe there was a problem!

After a few tries we came up with the answer, later sold as Pro-FST. 1% of this would deal with normal icing conditions, and 2% would handle the worst they could throw at it. (Fog at 1 degree C) Apart from something that dissolves the ice, we included a synthetic low-temperature lubricant to lubricate carburettor bits and to act as an upper-cylinder lube to cut down cold-start ring and cylinder wear. Also, because some motorcycles are 'weekend only' transport, a touch of anti-corrosion additive was included to look after the top ends of engines standing idle in damp garages.
John Rowland, (R & D Chemist
(Your writer has run into this one! The throttle slide in the AMAL carburettor of my 990cc Matchless engine, on a Morgan 3-wheeler, would sometimes freeze up so badly that I had to drive on the ignition cut-out like a Sopwith Camel pilot! I am now a Pro-FST user.

PS: Pro-Boost only has a minor effect on carburettor icing; it is primarily an octane booster. Likewise, Pro-FST has a minor positive effect on octane rating, but it is not a good idea to use it as an octane booster, because it's a carburettor de-icer!
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