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ride mostly single track with a little road biking mixed in.


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comment Rear drum brakes will not release
do you regularly use the park brake? Is it the park brake or the service brake that is sticking?
Nov
16
comment Adjust brakes in 2005 Lexus rx 330 as a DIY?
Your vehicle seems to have front and rear disc brakes. Can you describe what issues you are having?
Nov
16
comment Adjust brakes in 2005 Lexus rx 330 as a DIY?
service brake or park brake?
Oct
3
comment 2 stroke scooter won't rev under load
Did you make the carb adjustments or modifications since you motor now requirires more fuel?
Oct
1
comment Speedometer dial ranges
wish they sold them like that in the U.S
Sep
30
comment Speedometer dial ranges
I know some WRX models are fast out of the box but 190mph or 190kph??
Aug
30
comment Pump and Hold Brake Bleeding (2 Person)
Are you saying you had to pump the pedal 15 times or you did the entire bleed procedure 15 times? What type of vehicle?
Aug
25
comment Honda 2005 CRV - tire noise or bearing noise?
Have you tried moving the rear tires to the front and see if the noise moves with the change?
Aug
12
comment Motor oil in automatic transmission
I would suggest towing it to get the work done to limit any possible damage.
Aug
12
comment How do you anticipate battery failure in advance?
This voltage drop test is only an accurate battery test if the cable, connections, solenoid and starter are all known to be good.
Aug
8
comment Do motorcycle covers work for cold weather?
Do they work for what purpose? Do you mean will covering it in cold weather provide some benefit other than keeping snow and sleet, etc. off of it?
Aug
8
comment Trying to start a Honda CBR250RR after winter (Also feeling a lot of friction when in neutral)
Rust is a usual cause, it can come from high humidity. I have seen motors where small mice have nested on top of the pistons. They gained access via an open exhaust pipe and crawled through an open exhaust valve.
Aug
6
comment Safest method to raise a vehicle, with multiple safety nets?
If I have to remove the wheels I slide them under the rocker panels along with jack stands under the frame.
Aug
4
comment Rear coil spring replacement Mazda 3
A typical lowered spring will have a higher spring rate. This will make the vehicle handle better with less body roll. It will make the car ride firmer and less comfortable.
Jul
10
comment Parking — in gear or neutral?
Just personal experience I am a postal employee
Jun
9
comment Volvswagen Passat went out of control
Did you happen to have the cruise control on?
May
28
comment MacPherson strut lower control arm ball joint play and suspension geometry
Can you describe the play? Grabbing the wheel/tire at the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock position does the movement allow the tire to wiggle left to right? Or can you move the steering wheel 15 degrees before the tires move?
Apr
28
comment How can I lock keys inside 2007 Mazda6?
Since that may not work try removing the key fob as that may be the culprit. If the key fob is part of the key use the valet key as it normally does not contain the remote.
Apr
25
comment How much Octane Fuel does Honda CBR 250R (India Version) needs? 91 or 93?
I understand the dollar per mile aspect of higher cost fuels but how is the mileage effected by higher octane fuel?
Apr
23
comment Remaining life expectancy of brake pads and rotors
I agree with the replace rather than resurface philosophy. Modern rotors that are resurfaced (even if thicker than the minimum spec) tend to be so thin that they warp before the new pads are due for replacement.