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      Purdue University

      Back in the day, TQ_M_ was assumed, because back in the day, Audi wouldn't sell you a Quattro with a slushbox, afaik. To your point, though, too bad I have a need to haul lots of crap and drag stuff...
    2. When my wife's SRX had its front bumper taken out...

      When my wife's SRX had its front bumper taken out by a stray semi trailer brake drum (fortunately, the wheel/tire bounced over the top of her car), the body shop our insurance company prefers (and...
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      Ever notice that 2-stroke weed whackers are...

      Ever notice that 2-stroke weed whackers are impossible to operate as intended unless you adjust the carb to the point that the warranty is void? That's my experience with the two I've bought new (~15...
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      Dielectric grease

      Dielectric grease
    5. In the pic, did they have the back wheels on...

      In the pic, did they have the back wheels on dollies? If not, the body damage is only part of your problem. ...
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      When my wife was pregnant with our first, she was...

      When my wife was pregnant with our first, she was approached in the Walmart parking lot by a woman who wanted to pay her for a urine sample for this very reason. True story.
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      If the trade-in deal is the only thing keeping...

      If the trade-in deal is the only thing keeping you off of a Duke, why not sell your bike yourself and buy a Duke? I've never traded a vehicle in because I can't justify the cost hit. If they gave you...
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      You definitely want something bigger than a 400....

      You definitely want something bigger than a 400. I have an XR400 that's street legal and I don't even bother to put a plate on it anymore. It's fine for hooning around town but it sucks on the...
    9. You mean kind of like 30 years ago? ...

      You mean kind of like 30 years ago?

      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/01/882766a7881bc5e5c3070caad61e5e63.jpg
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      Are you using cider from the store (which...

      Are you using cider from the store (which contains preservatives), or is it fresh from some source that doesn't use any additives? The first time I tried to make hard cider I used some from the store...
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      Just saw this at the Battle Ground Wendy's...my...

      Just saw this at the Battle Ground Wendy's...my son said what was that tiny car? I glanced back and said you mean the Mini Cooper? He said no, A LOT smaller!...
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      Before I found my XR, I almost went and bought a...

      Before I found my XR, I almost went and bought a new DRZ for this reason. And I don't ever buy new cars / bikes. That was 5 years ago or so, but it hasn't changed.
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      Around me, that's a deal for a DR-Z in any...

      Around me, that's a deal for a DR-Z in any condition...I know they can be had for next to nothing in a lot of areas.
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      Yeah, Mercedes. The $800 figure surprised me...

      Yeah, Mercedes. The $800 figure surprised me because I would have expected it to be similar to shipping a motorcycle, which some LTL carriers specialize in doing.

      By the way, said W123 is soon to...
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      $800 for a jet ski? Sounds expensive...I spent...

      $800 for a jet ski? Sounds expensive...I spent about $725 to ship my W123 from Long Beach to Lafayette, Indiana.
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      I think it's also safe to say that people on this forum are less likely to keep it stock than the general public. And the general public includes the lady who used to do my taxes and drove a bugeye...
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      I bought one of their drills a few years ago to...

      I bought one of their drills a few years ago to replace my old Craftsman drill with NiCd battery. Biggest problem I had with the Craftsman (until the batteries both crapped out) was that every single...
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      I'd expect an overheated engine to be more likely...

      I'd expect an overheated engine to be more likely to score a cylinder as well, although I'm trying to figure out how that would cause a tapping sound (not saying it doesn't, just trying to figure out...
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      What did you do to your motorcycle today?

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      The 6-speed is incredibly rare as well (as if any...

      The 6-speed is incredibly rare as well (as if any clean 8-series was an everyday find)...very nice. Definitely something I don't see everyday.
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