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Engine General Maintenance Maintenance tools

Cylinder and piston health – compression check VS leak check

Compression check is probably the first thing that comes to mind when coming to check a motorcycle. Compression check is done by removing all the plugs in an engine, and inserting a compression gauge on the cylinder. The starter is then engaged, spinning the engine and the piston is producing a compression which is tested. […]

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Etc Video

Power of friction – best welding possible

Here is a nice video that shows an unconventional method of welding two parts of a metal product. What causes the welding is the high heat caused by the friction of the two parts rubbing against each other. Look at the welding itself, it’s perfect size and shape, has no residue at all, and it’s […]

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Reviews

Beware of fragrance hangers

Some (I assume all) fragrance trees or hangers have a strong dissolvent that attacks plastic. Usually these are made to hang. But the product description doesn’t really warn you of contact with plastic but rather suggests you “hang clear of any surface” and “Avoid any contact with the face”. Useless to say, these are written […]

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Uncategorized Video

Aluminum motorcycle helmet – CNC machining

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bmw Honda

“But suddenly, a new contender has emerged…” (Seinfeld, The Apartment)

The new revealed BMW K 1600 is obviously aimed to withdrew the Gold Wing as the undisputed touring champion. It’s not just a big motorcycle with luggage, these we have a lot, like the Yamaha FJR 1300 or Big twins like Harley and Victory tourers. This BMW is all business. It’s full of electronics and […]