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  1. http://www.velocityaircraft.com/airplane-models-turbo.html Look at getting one of these a friend who is a pilot said they are a really good design and I always wanted one with retractable gear and IFR. Of course I would need a stronger engine and variable pitch 3 or four blade prop.
  2. A good friend of mine and fellow jumper owns two vintage commando's unaltered and in near mint condition. Now that he is getting better, he just might restore them to running condition.
  3. It could have been running too rich over that distance and with a stronger headwind that would compound the issue.
  4. Barney Frank is all for deep exploration of Uranus.
  5. BMW G 650 GS BMW G 650 GS Engine Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication Bore x stroke 100 mm x 83 mm Capacity 652 cc Rated output 48 hp (35 kW) at 6,500 rpm Max. torque 44 lb/ft (60 Nm) at 5,000 rpm Compression ratio 11.5 : 1 Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, twin-spark ignition Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3 Performance / fuel consumption Maximum speed approx. 105 mph (170 km/h) Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h Fuel type Unleaded regular. Electrical system Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W Battery 12 V / 12 Ah Power transmission Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated Gearbox Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub Chassis / brakes Frame Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabilizer Rear wheel location / suspension Box-section steel dual swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable Suspension travel front / rear 6.7/6.5 inches (170 mm/165 mm); 5.5/5.1 inches (140 mm/130 mm) with lowered suspension Wheelbase 58.2 inches (1,477 mm) Castor 4.5 inches (113 mm) Steering head angle 61.9° Wheels Cast aluminum Rim, front 2,50 x 19" Rim, rear 3.50 x 17" Tyres, front 110/80 R19 59V Tyres, rear 140/80 R17 69V Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off) Dimensions / weights Length 85 inches (2,165 mm) Width (incl. mirrors) 36 inches (920 mm) Height (excl. mirrors) 55 inches (1,390 mm) Seat height, unladen weight 30.7 inches (780 mm); lowered suspension: 29.5 inches (750 mm) high seat: 32.2 inches (820 mm) Inner leg curve, unladen weight Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 423 lbs (192 kg) Dry weight 2) 386 lbs (175 kg) Permitted total weight 838 lbs (380 kg) Payload (with standard equipment) 415 lbs (188 kg) Usable tank volume 3.7 gallons (14.0 liters) Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
  6. I hear the 650 is far easier to maintain.
  7. The Chinese culture is one of great foresight and willingness to wait generation if not hundreds of years to achieve their desired outcomes.
  8. I saw a guy ride his VRod off into a cornfield, he was following me after I passed him at high speed in an S- curve, apparently he thought he owned a sport bike.
  9. http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html Get this type, look for a used one, they really last and are good in inclement weather. Plus they are very nice
  10. They were listening to the radio. [George Thorogood] Moooovin' on over [/George Thorogood]
  11. warpedskydiver

    My mom

    Sorry to hear it,mine is going the same route as well.
  12. Truecrypt rocks! I think the idea of an external 1TB drive is a great idea, only use it when backing up files. I would not be using it for backing up programs, that is a waste of space.