From: Mad-Biker on 5 Feb 2007 21:34
<Me> watches the P platers go through thecertified highspeed drivers check
tyres including valve cap tightness, air pressure, tread, check (apparently
if the valve caps arnt on, a tyre can suck in the valve stem and cause a
blow out under extreme highload according to instructors?!)
engine oils, fluids, check
Belt tension, Check
Battery Fluid, Check
Lights, blinkers, red and blue's, siren (providing you stuff it with a rag),
External check of vehicle for damage.
Get in vehicle,
Seatbelts, position, check
Adjust mirrors check,
windows up, door locked for added safety in a roll over, check.
start motor, all warning lights off, check
put vehicle into neutral, check handbrake, check,
place in gear, slowly release foot break to double check handbreak, check,
take off ensuring the radio is low so you can hear any mechanical noises!
"alxr" <a.a(a)c.d> wrote in message
> um...I was talkin about headlights AT NIGHT.
> P platers dont appear to follow a logical startup/checklist before driving
> Get 50 -100 metres down the road before "oh my gawd oh ma gawd i cant see"
> "F Murtz" <haggisz(a)tpg.com.au> wrote in message
>> Mr_Hankey(a)qnr.com.au wrote:
>>> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 11:39:18 GMT, David Z wrote:
>>>>"alxr" <a.a(a)c.d> wrote in message
>>>>>I live across the road from a popular harbourside parking spot.
>>>>>It is staggering the number of cars that reverse out of their spots and
>>>>>drive off...stereo blaring....
>>>>And? What's the problem?
>>> Yeah, Smidsys have to start somewhere, you know.
>>> Mr H
>> What is this idiocy about headlights.
>> headlights in daylight do nothing except waste fuel.
>> Once some stats were kept. it was found that a very small effect was seen
>> untill more people did did it then it ceased to have an effect.
>> (same thing will happen if they mandate reversing beepers in cars)
>> The human mind tends to ignore things if they become commonplace
From: Knobdoodle on 5 Feb 2007 22:18
"Boxer" <someone(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
> (Going to Karuah Clem)
Yeah; I've heard those words before.........
From: Knobdoodle on 5 Feb 2007 22:28
"Mad-Biker" <mad-biker(a)westnet(Panties).com.au> wrote in message
> much like air conditioning, the alternator still turns over at a constant
> rate no matter how much power your draining!
That's quite UN-like car airconditioning which has uses an electric clutch
to engage and disengage the compressor from the pully!
Car alternators and older large-bike alternators use a brush to power the
The more power into the rotor, the stronger the magnetism and therefore the
more power out. The downside is that they're more expensive to manufacture
and the brush wears out.
The new ones use permanent magnets so they run flat-out all the time. The
downside is they take more energy from the engine and turn all the unneeded
output into heat.
Older small-bike alternators generally just open-circuited one or two of the
three alternator phases thus having a crude three-step output which was fine
when you only needed power to run; not START the engine!
From: Boxer on 5 Feb 2007 22:28
"Knobdoodle" <knobdoodle(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> "Boxer" <someone(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
>> (Going to Karuah Clem?)
> Yeah; I've heard those words before.........
> (I'm not)
I will be going if I get there.
From: Knobdoodle on 5 Feb 2007 22:30
"Mad-Biker" <mad-biker(a)westnet(Panties).com.au> wrote:
> tyres including valve cap tightness, air pressure, tread, check
> (apparently if the valve caps arnt on, a tyre can suck in the valve stem
> and cause a blow out under extreme highload according to instructors?!)
[boggle] I've never hear THAT one!!
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