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bio website anang.com
location Oxford, United Kingdom
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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


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revised Will higher octane fuel improve gas mileage?
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comment What problems to look for when buying used motorcycle
As @mikes says, a huge behemoth of a bike like a Goldwing is a risk as a first bike. Almost everyone drops their first bike at least once and with all of that weight and plastic a drop is even more likely and expensive to fix. I would strongly recommend something a little smaller/lighter to get used to handling a bike before going for a heavyweight. Even if you only keep it for a few months, you could learn a lot.
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revised I am looking to buy a motorcycle which I can fully (or as close to fully) maintain and repair on my own. Which models should I look at?
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answered I am looking to buy a motorcycle which I can fully (or as close to fully) maintain and repair on my own. Which models should I look at?
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comment What functions & features should I look for when buying a multimeter?
Given the choice between a 5 year old fluke off eBay and a new cheap unbranded DMM with the same features, I would take the fluke every time. They stay in calibration for decades and can take some serious abuse. Few other DMMs will survive being thrown around a workshop as well as your average fluke.
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comment How important is a fuel cap?
@Davy8 - I suspect that fuel theft would be far more common in the US if petrol prices were close to the $8.5 per us gallon that were are paying in the UK at the moment. *8')
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comment How important is a fuel cap?
Luckily, you don't get many of them in that the green and pleasant land of middle England. *8')
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comment How important is a fuel cap?
As I said With many vehicles, it is the filler cap itself which locks the petrol tank, as an example, see the illustration in this article: green.autoblog.com/2011/03/27/… Try searching for "locking fuel cap" in a google images search and you will find loads of them.
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comment How important is a fuel cap?
+1 for the mention of the not-a-suggestion-really old rag. *8')
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revised Determining how many miles can be covered on full tank
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accepted Which provides better engine flushing, traditional flushing oil or adding a flush additive to old oil?