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  1. Carbon emissions (how much C comes out of the...

    Carbon emissions (how much C comes out of the tailpipe) is different from "pollutants".

    Every gallon of gasoline contains 5.5 lbs of carbon (out of 6.3 lbs total) so every gallon burned is 5.5 lbs...
  2. We got a leaf back in 2017, and solar on the roof...

    We got a leaf back in 2017, and solar on the roof in 2018.

    Seems like every spring drive electric mn posts the annual deal on the leaf (and only the leaf).

    Last year I think it was $8k off,...
  3. Carbon footprint is all about MPG, and miles...

    Carbon footprint is all about MPG, and miles ridden, a gallon of gas contains a certain amount of carbon and burning it releases that much carbon as CO2 or CO or just plan C in the case of sooty...
  4. Howdy from the other side of the river.

    Howdy from the other side of the river.
  5. Thread: Heart

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    I work for a company that makes pacemakers. ...

    I work for a company that makes pacemakers.

    Couple times a year they either show at company meetings or send around videos of people who have our devices installed...

    One of them was a story...
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    The clutch isn't what's providing the braking...

    The clutch isn't what's providing the braking force when you are engine braking, it's the compression in the engine (unless you are slipping the clutch the whole time) so the clutch will wear less...
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    With fuel injection engine should be using no...

    With fuel injection engine should be using no fuel when engine braking... (with RPM well above idle).
    It will use fuel when idling (even if you are idling while in gear with the clutch engaged).
    ...
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    Marketing departments don't need to worry about...

    Marketing departments don't need to worry about technicalities, and only worry about reality as much as the legal department says they are required to.
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    My electric car is sold as being an automatic......

    My electric car is sold as being an automatic... but it never changes gears at all (even reverse is just the motor running backwards)

    Generally speaking I feel like the term "automatic" and...
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    However you manage it, make sure to run a second...

    However you manage it, make sure to run a second line (with a valve) into the air intake for when you need a little extra boost from the engine.
  11. Recently saw and article highlighting this guy: ...

    Recently saw and article highlighting this guy:

    Electric Concept — Ural Motorcycles

    Electric ural...

    I love the gas cap with the plug underneath...

    I think I read the long term plan was...
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    In the long long ago, before I got the luggage on...

    In the long long ago, before I got the luggage on the back, I got a stern talking to from the matronly proprietor of the local vietnamese restaurant...

    She was in the back when I rode up and...
  13. xkcd: Conditional Risk (https://xkcd.com/795/) ...

    xkcd: Conditional Risk

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/conditional_risk.png


    Though on the other hand... Florida does have the most cloud to ground lightning strikes per capita in the country...
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    Howdy neighbor. Hope you like the bike, silver...

    Howdy neighbor.

    Hope you like the bike, silver (gray) is the best color. ;)
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    You can put stuff on the sidewalls to help...

    You can put stuff on the sidewalls to help preserve the tires... but the tread is basically grinding against asphalt any time you ride, might as well be sanding anything you put on it right off.
    ...
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    it's called a LCVG Nasa uses them in space...

    it's called a LCVG Nasa uses them in space suits... and in a perfect world, you'd be able to get a refrigeration system hooked up to the engine to keep it cool, and a line to the radiator when you...
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    My first time riding with my wife, I gave her the...

    My first time riding with my wife, I gave her the instructions from the MSF course... "if I turn right, look over my right shoulder, if I turn left, look over my left shoulder."

    She heard "when I...
  18. I'm not ready to do a pre-order, I'd like some...

    I'm not ready to do a pre-order, I'd like some more information, pictures of the 50l of storage (presumable a frunk?), and a review from some one riding it...

    But it sure looks tempting...

    No...
  19. I think there is a sampling basis, much like oil,...

    I think there is a sampling basis, much like oil, you only hear about the people who fret about it way to much, or the people who have problems because they never think about it.

    Folks who give it...
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    LEDs Headlight: fairly simple conversion. Turn...

    LEDs
    Headlight: fairly simple conversion.
    Turn signals: need a new controller relay to get rid of fast blink.
    Tail light/brake light: is also the license plate light, illegal to light the license...
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    Not had issues with the rear wheel, but I've...

    Not had issues with the rear wheel, but I've managed to have small potholes filled with water get emptied onto my boots from the front tire.
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    or just get an analog meter for $15, read out is...

    or just get an analog meter for $15, read out is nearly instantaneous.
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    The heat is reason I don't wear the pants all the...

    The heat is reason I don't wear the pants all the time...
    Most of the time, and even on a hot day if I know I'll be moving the whole time I'll wear them, but stuck in traffic...

    I also pull the...
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    I believe the problems being referenced from over...

    I believe the problems being referenced from over filling would be around the evap system... charcoal canister gets "flooded" (probably wrong term)...

    The charcoal canisters is plumbed to dump...
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    If hearing the wind noise is really really...

    If hearing the wind noise is really really important to you...
    Then I'd suggest bringing a leaf blower to the shop...
    Probably battery powered, don't want to run a gas engine in the shop, and...
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