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  1. OMG

    Hail dents

    The reason I'm asking, local salvage auction. Billings Mt got hit with hail, currently 400+ vehicles will be up for auction, probably more than 2,000 total.
  2. OMG

    Hail dents

    Are there any successful ways to pop them out?
  3. OMG

    Fuel Consumption

    That's why my ears ring after running them 50 years ago.
  4. OMG

    Fuel Consumption

    There is much to be said there. When the federal gov forced Montana to give up it's reasonable and prudent limit, well, actually for a time we were forced to drive 55 the bus companies saw a sharp increase in fuel consumption . They were geared to get best economy at 75, the optimum power band. I know my cummins is best at 1700 rpm.
  5. OMG

    Fuel Consumption

    True But what difference should that make? The amount of energy required to move an object should be the same or similar regardless of the power potential. And that is something that has always puzzled me, Blackbird 35mpg - Harley 35 mpg - Honda Fit 35mpg Drag racing - well, that's different.
  6. OMG

    Fuel Consumption

    I was looking at fuel milage on the site Fuelly and it seems that motorcycles, from 750 up to 1800"s get somewhere between 35 and 45 mpg No matter what brand. The only exception is the honda NC700 and 750 at 70mpg Gotta be a conspiracy I tell Ya ! My sons Honda Fit gets 35 to 45.
  7. OMG

    Balance Beads

    A requisite from what I've read. The concept that they will keep balancing a tire for it's life is appealing. I still would like to understand the physics involved.
  8. OMG

    Balance Beads

    I have noticed that as tires wear that they can go out of balance and that doesn't make much sense either. Unless it's weights coming off.
  9. OMG

    Balance Beads

    There was one of those on the local craigslist a couple months ago, an antique. I remember shops using them in the 50's. Excellent explanation. My question is - how - or perhaps why? Would they do the same for auto and truck tires?
  10. OMG

    Balance Beads

    I did the heavy end to the bottom way for years, I find if I put the heavy to the top I can do it faster and more accurately . I see what you mean, dynamic balancing, that's what I meant by lateral - one side of a tire heavier.
  11. OMG

    Balance Beads

    I put beads in the BMW rear wheels mainly because I don't have the adapter and they seem to work well. When I weight balance I rotate the heavy spot to the top, move it both directions till it starts to move on its own then start placing two weights spread on the opposite till it balances. But back to beads. I think I understand how they balance in a vertical plane but how do they balance laterally, assuming they do? How well do they work in a big tire where lateral balance is important ?
  12. +1 But what chain oil do you put in it? I've tried lots, any more I put in whatever is handy.
  13. I installed HID years ago and don't remember taking much apart. both bulbs. The ballasts are screwed to the inside panels and just clear the forks. Best mod ever
  14. OMG

    Hearing aids

    Assuming I get capable devices If possible , how can I connect phone and the V1 detector ?
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