@pip-bip Something about this reminds me of those "new" models Moskvitch came out with in the 90s when they were circling the drain, which were all just either shortened or stretched versions of the Aleko with different grilles tacked on the front.
I'd suggest looking it up on YouTube. It's a very entertaining quiz/discussion show; the title is shorthand for Quite Interesting. For the first several years the host was Stephen Fry, with Sandy Toksvig taking over a few years ago. They ask a number of questions, and one of the main goals is to avoid saying the most obvious/cliched answer. It's simultaneously entertaining and educational.
@exage03040 There are certainly people that buy new sportbikes with intentions to only use them on the track, but they are surely in the minority. Most people doing track days are starting out on whatever sport-ish bike they ride on the street, then moving to getting a dedicated track bike after getting addicted. Very few true adult novices start with racing, most do track days first then move to racing after a while. Kids are the exception, the fast ones start when they are 5 or 6, but they won't be on 600s for a while.
For racing, it depends how fast you are. If you can consistently podium in the expert class, you're maybe buying a new bike every other year as contingency only pays current + previous model years. Everybody else, it kinda depends. The R1 is the same for 2015+, the R6 basically the same from 2008+. If you don't have a shot at winning and getting paid your $500 for it, there shouldn't be any speed difference between model years. Might not even matter for the cost difference anyways.
That may all end up being irrelevant. People will still be able to race a 2020 & get paid on it next year, and maybe they are just skipping a year and working on a new 2022? A turbo doesn't make any sense, the power delivery when it spools up could be a disaster in a corner.
You need to be doing something really dumb or ignorant to get the car to actually panic brake for you while going forward. Reverse Auto braking, on the other hand, now that is sensitive! I've had that kick in on my quite a few times as I park close to a bush on my driveway.
I do get the forward collision warning periodically. It's also important to know that any intervention will stop forward collision assist. It really only will stop the car if you completely ignore you're about to hit something.
There's also that Nobe 3-wheeler, but it's still a concept and will likely be quite pricey.
But to get to your point, I'd happily convert my car to electric 1.) if it was ever required of me (preferably I'd stick to gas unless they'll install charging ports in your home too), and 2.) the tech was sound/universal/affordable (which may not come for a while. While it's simple enough, electric is still expensive). I plan on owning my car for a while, if it ever gets to the point where the mechanics all crap out and this electrical conversion tech is available, that'd be an excellent way to add years to my ride.
Still, gas will be missed. Engines don't go brrr quite the same without a couple of controlled explosions under the hood.
This is great. I was looking at the one on ECS tuning a year or two ago but it retails for $650. The Aliexpress one looks the same. I only plan on having the car for another year (moving) so while I would have already bought this a year ago now I have to think about it. With COVID I don't really go anywhere.
@e90m3 those old running fork movements are finiky for sure. Worst case, you can probably find a spare working movement and swap it in. All you need to do it drop the old on out and transfer the dial, hands and maybe the date disk
@civicwagonengineer You know where to reach me. Two other factors that helped me was that my job paid for my education and I did a part time MBA program. I had classes twice a week at night and sometimes on weekends and it took me 4 years. I think for an engineer, it was perfect because it's not like the material is hard, but your mind does get rewired. Having 4 years to rewire your brain and not having the pressure to fund the education was great. You will also have more time to apply the material to your work and that was very helpful when dealing with work issues.
@993-5150 There are several underground sites that have the software on them and you can try to update the radio yourself, but I am not brave enough as one error will render the radio bricked forever. I am just choosing to have the dealer do it.
@ita97 Welp everything is flat here so 14t could work out if the wind is in the right direction lol
But nah I'm good mate...just gotta hope the parts hold out till I can afford to replace pretty much the whole drive train....not going to be a cheap one
Welp at least all that flatness means I'm also not putting a huge amount of strain on those parts so they may last a little while yet despite being worn out
The car has become self-aware and has flashbacks to its prior self. Recalling that rough patch before it had decided to clean up its life a little bit. Buy that new suit; you're worth it. But hold on to your old handkerchief, because well, darnit, it reminds you of where you were...
It should have pulled all of them in. There are a couple others on Discord working on pulling everything as well so we should end up with a few copies. The site I set up just doesn't have all of the posts yet - I'm still playing with the format so it was just a quick grab of 100 posts. So when I get it up all up there then all of your posts should show up.
I love being able to sous vide steaks from frozen. When I find a killer deal on NY boneless strip, I load up on steaks, indivudually season and vacuum seal them, and put in the freezer. I'll start the sous vide a couple of hours before I want to eat, and throw a steak in the water bath straight from the freezer. Comes out perfect every time after some post cook searing in cast iron.
@poor_sh Back when I was doing long drives, I was in college, so it wasn't unusual for me to record my classes and listen to them again in the car. It really helped reinforce the lectures. My only other recourse was music. I had the same issue - a limited CD collection to choose from. Yeah, I'm old enough to remember 8-tracks and saw the rise and fall of cassettes.
When I took really long trips (the trip home from college was 9.5 hours), I'd check out books on tape from the library. It wasn't unusual to arrive mid-tape and my mom would wonder why it was taking so long for me to come inside. I just had to get to the end of the chapter!
Audible really changed things for me. I started making weekly trips to Houston for work and that was a 4-5 hour drive each way. I got an Audible subscription and only purchased unabridged books with my credits. That's often 20+ hours. Even though I'm not doing that drive any longer, I still get good books to keep me entertained on my short commute. It's a great way to pass the time.