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Killer 77 Fiat X19 Dyno and Speed Tests

This is my buddy Kent’s latest project. Enjoy the video! Contact him over at his website, or follow him on youtube; http://www.automotiverepairsolutions.com/

 

First the Dyno test

 

Then the speedometer test;

 

 

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Repeal Efforts For Motorbike Helmet Laws Ill-judged | Ford Edge Cooling Fan Replacement.

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Michigan is one of a number of states with efforts underway to repeal motorcycle helmet laws. Lately, the Michigan Senate passed a bill (HB 4747) aiming to repeal the state’s motorcycle helmet law. “This bill makes no sense. It doesn’t protect motorcyclists who will be seriously hurt when bike accidents necessarily occur. Instead, it guarantees that more motorcycle riders will be hurt or snuffed out. Next, it shifts the money burden of paying up for these injured bikers ‘ medical therapy to the taxpayers and Medicaid,” Gursten said, adding that $100,000 is far too little coverage for the medical expenses most motorbike crash victims need.

“For the catastrophic private kind of wounds,eg traumatising brain injuries and spinal cord wounds that are customarily sustained by a rider in a motorcycle crash without a helmet, $100,000 in medical coverage can be exhausted in the first few days alone,” he pointed out. Gursten has been interviewed by local and nationwide media on helmet repeal efforts. Given a recent tragic story that obviously illustrates the necessity to keep the bike helmet duty in Michigan, CNN claimed that a bareheaded motorcyclist participating in a ride to protest helmet laws was snuffed out in a bike accident. “I’m still surprised by the big jump of logic that motorcycle helmet repeal fans have.

The argument is that requiring bikers to wear a helmet infringes on their private freedom and liberty,” said Gursten. “But these “advocates” ignore that their “liberty” stops when others are then made to pay their doctor’s bills for catastrophic lifetime medical care. Consider the stats : [*HTML1. [*HTML2. Forty five percent of fatally wounded motorcyclists were not wearing their bike helmets. – U.S. Dept of Transport Plan to Reduce Motorbike Deaths (2005) [*HTML3. [*HTML4. Helmet use rates are lower in states that don’t need all riders to use helmets : 68 % of motorcyclists in states requiring helmets wore DOT-compliant helmets, matched against 37 p.c in states not requiring all riders to use helmets.

– U.S. Dept of Transport Plan to Reduce Bike Fatal injuries (2005) [*HTML5. [*HTML6. Helmets are assessed to be 37 percent efficacious in forestalling deadly wounds to motorcyclists.

Gursten : Steven M. Gursten heads Michigan Automobile Law and is known as one of the top motorcycle accident lawyers in the country. He was given the highest motorbike accident settlement in Michigan last year, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Steve has spoken to trial counsels across the land at conventions on bike accident suits, and is available for comment. About Michigan Car Law : Michigan Auto Law press release is a legal firm with eighteen lawyers completely handling automobile accident, motorbike court actions and No-Fault insurance litigation across the state. The firm has offices in Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Falls.

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Does Your Differential Feel Neglected? Synthetic Gear Oil

Does Your Differential Feel Neglected? Change to synthetic gear oil

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Many truck and SUV owners personalize their vehicles with aftermarket products such as lift kits, tires and rims, custom grills, paint, wheel well flairs and engine upgrades. While these upgrades and accessories can increase engine performance and add plenty of visual appeal, they do nothing for extending drivetrain life like synthetic gear oil can do.  Most people perform proper engine maintenance and change their engine oil on a regular basis, but according to one quick lube business, only about two percent of its customers purchase differential gear lube changes. Even fewer change to synthetic gear oil. Sometimes this out of sight, out of mind differential neglect results in costly gear failure, leaving the motorist stranded on the highway.

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There are two basic ways to change differential gear lube to synthetic gear oil. The old fluid may be drained or suctioned out and the differential refilled with new gear lube, or the differential cover may be removed to allow more of the old gear lube to drain out and allow access to the magnet inside the differential. Unlike engines, differentials are not equipped with filters. Instead, magnets that are open to the entire gear lube sump are used to catch some of the metal wear particles. When changing differential fluid, the magnet should be cleaned to ensure the new gear lube does not
become contaminated.

After draining the old fluid and cleaning the magnet, the differential cover should be re-installed and the differential filled with the correct viscosity grade of AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Gear Lube. The use of cleaning solvents is not recommended. Initial differential oil changes are recommended by some manufacturers after the first 500 to
3,000 miles. synthetic gear oil

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Even when vehicle manufacturers do not specify to change the factory-fill gear lube to remove wear particles, it is a
good practice to do so. For optimum gear and bearing life, AMSOIL recommends the factory-fill differential gear lube
be changed no later than the first 5,000 miles with new or rebuilt gears, followed by 50,000 mile drain intervals in
severe service or 100,000 mile drain intervals in normal service when using AMSOIL synthetic gear lubes.

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AMSOIL recommends any one of three SEVERE GEAR viscosity grades, 75W-90, 75W-110 or 75W-140, for turbo diesel or 4×4 trucks, SUV’s and automobiles.

SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 (SVG) replaces competitive 75W-90 and
80W-90 gear lubricants and delivers the optimum fuel efficiency and cold temperature performance of all the SEVERE GEAR gear lubes.

SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 (SVT) replaces competitive 75W-110, 75W-90 and 80W-90 gear lubricants and delivers increased fluid film wear protection over lighter viscosity fluids and better fuel efficiency than 75W-140 gear lubes.

SEVERE GEAR 75W-140 (SVO) replaces competitive 75W-140, 80W-140 and 85W-140 gear lubes in applications where these viscosities are recommended by equipment manufacturers.

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Levi LaVallee World Record Snowmobile Jump Attempt–New year’s eve

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Levi LaVallee – MAKES THE JUMP! 412 feet, new world record.

Levi LaVallee will jump his snowmobile alongside Robbie Maddison who will pilot his motorcycle as both athletes concurrently jump over 300 feet of water from the North park to the South park at the Embarcadero Marina Park in the downtown area of San Diego Bay.

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These guys are really nuts. Check here for the complete details.

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Grand National Cross Country GNCC Racing Announces 2012 Schedule

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Morgantown, W. Va. (December 23, 2011) – Just in time for the holidays, Racer Productions is pleased to announce the locations for the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series. America’s largest off-road racing series will once again kick off its 13-round schedule at Westgate River Ranch Resort in River Ranch, Fla., coinciding with Daytona Bike Week March 10-13.

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Highlighting the 2012 calendar is the addition of three all-new GNCC Racing venues in Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia-giving racers the opportunity to compete on fresh soil next season.

“We’re really excited to introduce three new venues to the GNCC Racing schedule next year,” said GNCC Trail Boss, Jeff Russell. “Since the Loretta’s GNCC, we’ve been traveling all over to find new GNCC Racing venues for our GNCC Racers and I think the fresh trail and new scenery will add a whole new level of excitement for everyone.”

The series returns to many GNCC favorites in 2012, including Snowshoe Resort, Unadilla MX, Ironman and Loretta Lynn’s, which will once again serve as the season finale.

A special weekend GNCC Racing format will take place at Loretta Lynn Ranch in November, in order to accommodate the 2012 ISDE and National Enduro schedules. Motorcycles will compete throughout the day on Saturday and ATV racing will follow on Sunday-atypical from the other 12 rounds of racing where ATVs compete on Saturday and motorcycles on Sunday.

What is GNCC?

Read the entire history of the event at www.gnccracing.com. Here are some excerpts;

How GNCC Racing Works

Six races are held each weekend. Each race contains several classes, with each class separated into separate starting-line rows that begin one minute apart. On ATV day, Youth riders aged 6 – 15 race for one hour starting at 8 a.m. A two-hour race for the Women, Utility, Super Senior and Novice classes starts at 10 a.m., and then the Pro, Pro Am, A and B riders race at 1 p.m. On Bike days, Youth riders aged 7 – 15 race for 90 minutes at 8 a.m.; Women, Super Senior and Novice riders race for two hours at 10 a.m.; and the Pro, A and B riders race for three hours starting at 1 p.m.

Each GNCC Racing class is scored separately using a computerized transponder scoring.

GNCC courses usually run between 10 and 12 miles long for adult classes and 3-5 miles for youth.

Over 1500 GNCC Racing riders will compete during a GNCC weekend, and they hail from all 50 states, as well as Europe, Asia and Australia.

The top pro racers make a lucrative living racing the series thanks to prize money and sponsorship endorsements. Racing is a full-time job for a GNCC championship contender.

 

About GNCC Racing

The AMA/ATVA-sanctioned Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. The 13-round race series stretches through the eastern US, starting with the season-opener in Florida in March and concluding with the season-finale in Indiana in October. The GNCC series is produced exclusively by Racer Productions, a Morgantown, West Virginia-based racing production company with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The riders must navigate rugged terrain such as woods, mud, dirt, rocks and jumps for nearly three hours, while racing against the best talent in the world.

The GNCC Championship has drawn interest internationally, as riders from Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand compete regularly, usually backed by massive factory teams with an array of technicians at their disposal. Upwards of 1500 racers compete at each GNCC round on custom-built high-performance motorcycles and ATVs. The race action draws several thousand fans each weekend as well as a loyal following t

Through the series television show on the Versus Network here in the US, on the Fox Australia network in Australia, and on Motors TV in over 55 different European countries, as well as media coverage in off-road racing publications around the world. The growth of the series makes GNCC big business, but the core value of the series remains: easy-access, family-friendly, low-pressure racing.

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GNCC Schedule

Round Race Dates Event Location
Rd. 1 March 10-13 Westgate River Ranch River Ranch, FL
Rd. 2 March 17-18 The General Aonia Pass, GA
Rd. 3 Mar 31-Apr 1 Steele Creek Morganton, NC
Rd. 4 April 14-15 Big Buck Union, SC
Rd. 5 April 28-29 The Mammoth Park City, KY
Rd. 6 May 12-13 Indy 100 Springville, IN
Rd. 7 May 26-27 Buckwheat Masontown, WV
Rd. 8 June 23-24 Snowshoe Snowshoe, WV
Rd. 9 July 7-8 John Penton Millfield, OH
Rd. 10 Sep 15-16 Unadilla New Berlin, NY
Rd. 11 Oct 6-7 Powerline Park St. Clairsville, OH
Rd. 12 Oct 20-21 Ironman Crawfordsville, IN
Rd. 13 Nov 3-4 Loretta Lynn’s Hurricane Mills, TN

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ModCycles–Last 4 days of FREE Shipping

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If you have last minute shopping for cycle parts or suppies, get free shipping for the next few days. Did Santa forget some of the items you wanted?  Now order it yourself, and get free shipping.

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TORC Announces 2012 TORC Racing Schedule

TORC racing Announces 2012 Schedule

December 24, 2011

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TRAXXAS TORC - The Off-Road Championship Series

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After a successful 2011 campaign that brought off-road racing to three new venues, the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL has set the course for 2012.

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The seven weekend, 14-race season will start where it ended in 2011.  A purpose-built track at Cycle Ranch in Floresville, Texas will host the first two rounds of racing April 28-29.  Just 30-minutes from downtown San Antonio, Cycle Ranch offered up one of the most technical race tracks on the circuit this past season.

TORC racing

A return to Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Mich. is on tap for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 26-27.  Despite heavy rains and knee-deep mud, the Red Bud faithful saw some of the most extreme off-road racing this year as the TORC series started at the famed motocross facility.

Big market, NASCAR venues in Chicago and Charlotte are mid-season highlights for the premier off-road, short course series.  TORC invades NASCAR country July 13-14 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. it will be a quick turnaround for the teams less than one week later in Joliet, Ill. at Chicagoland Speedway for a Thursday-Friday event.

Historical venues Crandon International Raceway and Bark River International Raceway round out the new schedule.  The series returns to its traditional ending in Crandon, Wis. on Labor Day weekend.  The final race of the year will be the AMSOIL Cup on Sunday, September 2.

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AMSOIL SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY 6.54 PERCENT

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INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY
6.54 PERCENT IN DIESEL
TRUCKING APPLICATIONS1

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Industry-Standard Testing

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To determine the fuel economy benefits of its synthetic lubricants, Amsoil conducted the industry-standard SAE J1321 In-Service Fuel Economy Test Procedure.
First, the baseline rate of fuel consumption was determined for two nearly identical Kenworth® T800B diesel trucks and 53’ trailers from Ford® Motor Company’s* Rawsonville, MI fleet. Texaco brand conventional lubricants were installed in each vehicle’s engine, transmission, and front and rear differentials. Both trucks simultaneously completed runs on a 40-mile test route representative of real-world driving conditions beginning and ending at Ford’s Rawsonville fleet maintenance facility.
Fuel consumption was recorded from each vehicle’s engine control module (ECM)
following each run. Although both vehicles were operated using the same conventional
lubricants and according to the same procedures, the test truck consumed an average
of 0.37 more gallons of fuel per run compared to the control truck.

 

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The test truck alone was then thoroughly flushed of its conventional lubricants prior to
installing AMSOIL synthetic lubricants. Both trucks simultaneously completed runs on
the test route according to the same procedures used during the baseline segment. Fuel
consumption data was again recorded from the ECMs. The switch to AMSOIL synthetic
lubricants eliminated the 0.37-gallon difference in fuel consumption per baseline
segment run, resulting in 6.54 percent improved fuel economy.

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The 2011-12 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series is underway and AMSOIL is celebrating with a giveaway for the fans.

AMSOIL is giving away weekly prizes throughout the ACSS season, including AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® 2-Cycle Oil and AMSOIL beanies. At the end of the season, one lucky fan will receive a premium AMSOIL Klim jacket and a pair of AMSOIL Klim gloves.

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