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Zero Knievel

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  1. It’s not that bad. I read the part where the power converter sent provided as Apple is trying to reduce e-waste and wrongly assumed it also included the charging cable. How would a girlfriend solve over thinking?
  2. Ah…it’s the power adapter that’s not included.
  3. Apple indicates charger isn’t included on the Series 8, so I presumed Dave didn’t get one with the one he has.
  4. True. How does it charge as it doesn’t come with its own charger? Tempting, but will $350 on something I’ve not worn for years make me happier?
  5. I'm a happy man if I remember to put on pants before going out. 😂
  6. Some libraries rebind books. Call around and see if they can point you in the right direction.
  7. Not "stupid." The troubled bit is well-wrapped up. Considering most bikes don't make it 10 years, they probably never saw this as being a potential from trouble. Just as the Prius (my gen) has wires made with a coating that rodents find tasty. Nice idea...just not thought through very well.
  8. Kudos. I’d walk away from any modern vehicle with a “known” electrical issue. The wire harness is such a bitch to troubleshoot…and it don’t have that level of patience. Here’s hoping your issues resolves quickly and easily.
  9. Not an expert, but my thought (as the guy has some coin) is knock up a test bench and submit the part to normal operating conditions and see if it fails on it’s own. If it doesn’t, something on the bike is frying it. He really needs to isolate inputs and outputs to see if they are in spec (if he can find out the specs)…which might be tougher to do when mounted to the bike.
  10. Dad had something similar to that. I still have it.
  11. Water Wetter is a product to improve the cooling effectiveness of plain water. It is not an antifreeze. Not for use for that purpose. I used Evans waterless coolant. It does protect to -40F.
  12. Based on recommendations, I went with Evans. You have to drain, dry, prep the coolant system because it contains no water and can't be mixed with water. Worked top notch up to when I sold the XX to RXX. Of course, I had just replaced the thermostat, so it was a tad easier to get everything out. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HUZ4HAQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LQVE3UO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  13. Did he connect properly? I'm confident that if you connected in series it would be bad.
  14. Basic electrical knowledge. Batteries in parallel don't increase voltage but increase amperage. If you are questioning a weak battery or need to do long crank cycles that would wear down a motorcycle battery, switching out to a car battery or connecting one in parallel will do the job nicely. Done it several times.
  15. In some sections, going up then cutting down is SAFER. Going left to right, there are some steep sections, and if you catch a stump right, the machine will get away from you. Not on the video, but going horizontally, such an incident happened. Part stump, part foot slipping down the slope. I let go this time, but even in low gear with safety killing the motor, the unit slid down the hill and stopped short of hitting the gas tank.
  16. Get a car battery. Replace or jump in parallel. If a car battery won’t make it crank, it’s more than just the battery. Motorcycle batteries are too low a CCA to really tell if you have a bad starter or electrical flaw compared to just a weak battery.
  17. I don’t have the “Here, hold my beer” gene.
  18. If you can get a mower up that hill. That where a walk behind bushhog does well. It cuts to 4”, which is ideal for land you want to manage but not manicure.
  19. Hard to say. I think it's safe to say normally one would do two cuttings...before summer and before the first frost...mostly depending on how much growth you get. I worry more about saplings than grass....the saplings are harder to mow down when on an incline. I intend to tag team the stumps with ground kill and prying out the roots as best I can. I did that to a stump along our drive that was starting to blossom. Drilled holes and poured straight ground kill in. Now it's decomposing. Still, there are other areas along the property the mowing crew don't touch that we can clean up with the brush mower.
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