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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,580
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    daddyjt wrote: »
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    Absolute truth here - these LED headlights are getting out of hand. Trust me, I’m the last one to sign on to additional government regulations, but the brightness of many of these headlights is down right dangerous…. Especially when coupled with some jacka$$ in a jacked-up pickup.

    Yes... And the stupid 4ft wide led light bar is a stellar touch. Instant sun tan! ****.
  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 2,166
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    msg wrote: »
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    "were" the finest British craftsmanship....
    Still are. But finest?
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    A Brembo front end and an Ohlins rear.....I'm in, lets go dial in that suspension....shall we??

    Geoff, you've probably ridden a buncha Ohlins suspended bikes - good stuff? Makes me wonder:
    First, is it really that much better? Can you describe the difference over, say, basic Showa inverted that offers standard preload and rebound and compression damping?

    I feel like suspensions are a bit like audio gear in a way. I know what I like when I experience it, but find perfection somewhat elusive.

    I like sweet, plush compliance and control. Adds so much confidence and fun to the ride.

    What makes Ohlins special? Is it just design? Or is it more that it offers greater tuning capability?

    Scott, I've never had the pleasure of riding on an Ohlins suspension however I was sponsored by Penske which was WAY better than stock, never overheated and did a stellar job of keeping the rear stable in highspeed corners (90 - 120mph) and eliminated any squat while hard acceleration out of corners.

    I'm sure you're familiar with putting a zip tie on one fork leg to measure fork dive during braking?! I was a very hard braker up front and was bottoming out the forks off the front and back straights of any race track, so we used pro rate (progressive rate) springs up front that prevented me from bottoming out.

    One particular race, a competitor came to me afterwards and suggested I place my sponsor decals "under" my bodywork, he could see what kind of shock I was running when I went by him on the brakes into turn 1 lol.

    I suppose you have a point referring to "suspensions are like audio gear", shocks are also like tires, different riders have different styles, so they'll choose their gear to accommodate their riding styles.

    Most of my competition rode on Dunlops and Pirellis and would complain about the handling characteristics of the Michelins. I loved the Michelins, they had predictable traction, I knew when they'd slide, never let loose and plenty of grip. I won a race in the pouring rain on Michelin rain tires, literally by a mile on Seattle's 2.25 mile track, getting a knee down in the corners and wheeling out of them....having the suspension dialed in was a big help B)
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    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman
  • Viking64
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    Dog sees Camaro:

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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 2,097
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    'You can't see anything': Blizzard closes most Tahoe ski resorts and Yosemite National Park as winds hit 143 mph
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    (On Monday before blizzard on Thursday)
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    (North of Stateline NV)
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    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA
  • nooshinjohn
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    Must be a Marine…
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,593
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    'You can't see anything': Blizzard closes most Tahoe ski resorts and Yosemite National Park as winds hit 143 mph
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    (On Monday before blizzard on Thursday)
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    (North of Stateline NV)
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    Bad enough getting trapped in that in modern times, but isn't this what happened to the Donner Party around about that area?

    I watched a sort of documentary on The Weather Channel about that years ago. That whole thing boiled down to a scam, couple of mishaps and poor decisions, and freak weather like this, iirc.
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  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,368
    edited March 3
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    X marks the spot. Don't cross the streams.

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    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,593
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    Whew, that was a close one!

    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. People on the right, if you look out your window, you'll see another plane trying to race us. Please fasten your seat belts and return your tray tables and seat backs to the upright position. I hate that guy, and there's no way he's gettin' in front of us. All flight crew, man the windows and prepare to flip the bird as we pass.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,185
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    aprazer402 wrote: »
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    Source: https://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/flipbook/m-sale_1962_136.html pg. 67
    Wonder what "Famous Name" was on this tuner kit? It is completely unknown to me. :p
    Maybe it's from that famous "Famous Name Manufacturing Company"?
    They were... umm... famous. :#

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    ^^^ Maybe one of these two? ;)

    https://www.worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Catalogs/Consumer/Heathkit-1961-Fall-Winter.pdf

    I don't think so. Those small Heathkit tuners didn't have magic eyes, and the knobbage of the "famous brand" is nothing like the Heathkits.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,185
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    PS I know it won't surprise all y'all that I have examples of the next generation of the tuners above -- the only difference AFAIK being cosmetics.
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    Sorry I cannot find a handy photo of the FM tuner :blush:

    Well -- actually the FM tuner I have does have MPX stereo, but otherwise the same basic tuner, which does indeed (internally) trace its heritage all the way back to (at least) the FM-3 and 4.

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  • SCompRacer
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    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *
  • SeleniumFalcon
    SeleniumFalcon Posts: 3,542
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    A photo taken by Jeff Guelzow, a former transducer engineer at Polk:

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  • msg
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    SCompRacer wrote: »
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    Probably texting.
    You should see this sweet Fer... no no no no no!
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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,730
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  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 9,322
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    That bakelite construction reminds me of the old Simpson 260 meter

    The guts
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    The "new" Simpson 260 XL

    The guts
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    Fancy colors ! 😲
    What will they think of next ?
    🫣

    Sal Palooza
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 9,322
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    Disney+ channel on Netflix says that they'll have a new movie out at the beginning of April

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    Sal Palooza
  • Tony M
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,040
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,040
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 2,097
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    Formula One driver Gerhard Berger’s stolen Ferrari found in London after 28 years

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    (Wow what a beauty! Probably p*ssed off for 28 years)

    Scotland Yard has recovered a £350,000 Ferrari stolen from Gerhard Berger, the former Formula One driver, 28 years ago. The red F512M Testarossa was one of two Ferrari sports cars stolen from Berger and his fellow driver Jean Alesi at the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, in April 1995.

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    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,185
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    ^^^ At least the thieves or their customer took good care of it in the interim. :#
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,185
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    (ASR)

    especially in New Jersey.
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  • treitz3
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    So, the question is....does the insurance company own the vehicle now or does the owner? I mean, it's his car but I'm sure he put a claim against it.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 9,322
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    The answer is YES
    Sal Palooza
  • SeleniumFalcon
    SeleniumFalcon Posts: 3,542
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    Ever notice how many civil war battles took place in Federal Parks?