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  1. That is great but why didn't you have to pay?
  2. Do you look over it or through it?
  3. Not everyone was fed Miracle Grow as a baby.
  4. I don't know about your KTM but on the Bird, it looks like it might be right in the line of sight which would seem to be bothersome to me. But I have never tried one.
  5. You may have been told to never put a car battery directly on the floor of the garage because the cement will cause the battery to leak or loose its charge. …Is this really true? Knowing what we do about batteries and cement it just doesn’t make sense. Or does it? (Fear not – we know the answer.) Let’s explore the myth of car batteries and the garage floor. Early Car Batteries If we take a look back at some of the earliest car batteries we will find that they were lead-acid batteries that had glass cells all encased in a wooden box. This means that if they were left on concrete or cement floors, the moisture from the floor could cause the wooden box to wrap, allowing the glass cells to shift and break. Of course, the battery acid would leak all over the floor and the battery would be rendered useless. Not great. Evolution As the construction of the car battery evolved into a nickel-iron battery encased in steel, and then even further with a hard rubber casing, the issue of breaking glass went away – but not the problem with discharging or “leaking”. The rubber was porous and often contained carbon. The battery shell would take on the moisture of the floor, as with the wooden encasement, creating an electrical current between the battery cells causing them to discharge. Still not great. Modern Day Batteries Brands like Trojan and Odyssey are working overtime to continue to innovate battery design to make battery performance and storage better than ever. The design of modern day batteries includes a hard plastic shell that eliminates the intake of moisture, thus making the garage floor a great place to put your car battery. Cement and concrete floors provide a fairly good barrier between the car battery and extreme temperature changes that could otherwise cause damage to the battery cells allowing for a discharge leak.
  6. I put every new battery on a battery tender before use. Without using a meter I have no honest answer but it always seems to take a while before the light turns green. The way I look at it is that it can't hurt.
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    Many many moons ago went to leave a drag race about 1:00 in the morning and had no headlights. Fuse looked OK but they were closing the place and very dark so I cut the wire from a after market tach, scraped off some insulation off the headlight wire and run it to the battery. Only one headlight but it got me home about 50 miles.
  8. A weak battery works the alternator harder so unless you don't have the funds, replace and enjoy the piece of mind that comes with it.
  9. Now you know why I don't have a back yard feeder. If you feed them they reward you by crapping all over your lawn furniture.
  10. Have you checked the spark plugs to see if one looks different from the others and their condition in general?
  11. See now why the electronic payments stuff is bad for people?
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    Are "flush cutters" the same as what I call side cutters?
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