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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by sanmo on Today at 01:16:27 pm »

ALso strikes me as nuts that exotics that have trunks you could barely fit a laptop in also , by the same regs, have to have the same emergency release in!!

Laptops? Pfftt...American trunks(boot) need to be large enough to accommodate snipers with AR-15 rifles.  :)
Remember the Beltway Snipers from 2002?
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With that map, getting in the mind of an Kawa engineer, I think they are trying to run the leanest mixture possible without causing detonation. I'd expect to see areas where the timing is retarded and of course, fuel being reduced which also saves gas. I'd think (and maybe this was on the old board) that maybe above a set speed (like 80 mph) the curves start to approximate the regular mode.This makes sense as increasing aerodynamic drag puts and extra load on the bike, plus your not going to see good mpg at that speed, regardless. I only have guhl/eco  numbers to think about so far, but I do recall mpg really falling off the cliff above 80, regardless of flash. I have a tall screen, all the stations dispense 10% ethanol blend gas. I recall that strip of highway in UT where the posted speed was 90mph and I was doing 95mph and boy, it really went through the fuel.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 10:10:32 am »
Unquestionably good logic there: since we have had NO trunk deaths in years, and internal trunk releases have been mandatory for years, it would seem quite obvious that not only are the releases working but they may well have saved up to.... a million? two million? many millions? of accidental and perhaps even some intentional deaths by exposure from 'trunk capture syndrome'.

Hey, maybe someone here could run that up the 'Facetwit' pole and get some of the heat off humorous photos? Maybe a grass- roots movement for MORE trunk safety? Maybe a move to outlaw assault trunks? Maybe outlaw high- capacity trunks (Easy Boys! not that kind of a trunk). Will someone please think of the children?!?!?!?

Brian



"Only"? That was ~16 years ago.

16 years of thousands and thousands of people being able to safely escape a closed trunk that they totally understandably ended up in.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 10:05:01 am »
Probably to see if the trunk REALLY does go out.

(part of an old refrigerator joke)

Brian

Now that we no longer have drive in movie theaters, why are people still getting in the trunks (boots) of their cars?
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by Rob9876 on Today at 10:04:33 am »
Now that we no longer have drive in movie theaters, why are people still getting in the trunks (boots) of their cars?
I think this was mostly an issue for some of Tony Soprano's friends in New Jersey . . .
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I gave my Mountain Runner flash a spirited ride this weekend in the Arkansas Mountains/etc .
    {we were at Cliff's "Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous"}..
Normally I do a more casual ride. This was the first time I hammered it in the twisties.

All I can say is,,, "wow",,, I'm still grinning!!!   :thumbs: :thumbs:

Ride safe, Ted
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by Rhino on Today at 09:24:55 am »
Now that we no longer have drive in movie theaters, why are people still getting in the trunks (boots) of their cars?
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I must say, "postie" doesn't sound gender neutral.
Why?  Too close to pastie?   :yikes:
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by Conniesaki on Today at 09:09:14 am »
Only been mandated since about 2001 :)

"Only"? That was ~16 years ago.

16 years of thousands and thousands of people being able to safely escape a closed trunk that they totally understandably ended up in.
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Open Forum / Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Last post by Conniesaki on Today at 09:08:20 am »
In fairness most people tend to refer to them as "the postie" which is gender neutral ;)

I must say, "postie" doesn't sound gender neutral.
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