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KTM 1290 Super Adventure 2015

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure
Price - £15,999 OTR

The Concept

The Austrian Heavy Weight Champion has well and truly thrown it’s hat into the ring. With a bigger engine than most small cars and so much torque if you put enough weight on the bike and tried to pull away I’m convinced the Earth’s rotation would start to speed up! This is the highest spec bike in the range from entry level 1090, 1190 and we look at the full whistle and bells of the 1290.

My first opinion of any bike in this class is that it’s going to be used for touring on tarmac, plain and simple. You could take the KTM on gravel of course; anything like the Dalton Highway is going to be fine for the standard rider. Anything that becomes tricky means you need more skill because you can’t dab a foot to get something this big out of trouble. KTM have loaded the 1290 with a wonderful array of electronic options that will get you out of a tough spot when over cooking the brakes or rolling on the more than ample power too quickly; the ABS and the traction control checking what you’re doing at the speed of thought as you ride along.

The balance is sublime and once you get the Austrian cruise missile rolling she is very happy to punt into corners and more than capable of ripping back out of them. I took the KTM up in the Dales to Tan Hill Inn (highest pub in England) in Richmondshire. Here there are plenty of 20% inclines, declining single track and switchbacks that undulate like a roller-coaster for you to play and test any bike. The thrill of powering the KTM down these roads is a perfect analogy. It’s brilliant fun that gives you the odd scare, just enough to make you chuckle a nervous laugh in your helmet. I was running on the stock tyres of Continental – Trail Attack 2 and we will look more at those later on. Sat having lunch at the pub I took a window seat overlooking the KTM in the parking bay. Just about every biker that pulled up stopped on his or her way to the pub to have a look and chat with a mate about the KTM. Lots of pointing and nodding going on; the KTM is most definitely a head turner.

tan hill

There is a feeling; speaking to people while I was out and about that the KTM 1290 is either too big or too powerful. Too big for what is the question? Too big for speedway, yeah I’d agree whole heartedly with that but too big for rolling over the Alps? Not at all, in fact it’s perfect for it and the 1290 is going to take you, your gear and your pillion over the range in comfort and style. Too big for gravel perhaps? The KTM 1290’s slightly smaller sister the 1190 is the bike of choice for South African tours with Kaapstaad having no issue rolling around on the red dirt down there.

Too powerful as a concept; this is the first time I’ve been on a big KTM and they do have a reputation for being aggressive on the throttle. I expected some monster runaway train when I got down to Northampton. What I found is there are buckets of power at your disposal in the 1290 but it is very much down to you how much power you want to let run. Unless you snap at the throttle she is well behaved and ladylike. In fact any gear I was in there was no issue of over cooking unless I wanted it to. Pulling away from the KTM home the 1290 just chugged gently away in first, there is a noticeable clunk and slight jolt as you drop her into gear but the power is very much and very easily controlled by you (and the computer). If the rumours are putting you off this bike then you really need to just book a test ride and when you get back you will be grinning from ear to ear with what you have to play with and that you can control all that power in very simple roll on stages of confidence.

Adjustment is the name of the game in ergonomics and KTM have looked at this with a keen eye. The seating is a gentle two stage seat with a ridge that keeps you up right. It’s a full sit up and beg for a 6’2” rider in full touring position. The large screen that has an under layer with smoked plastic to stop road glare bouncing up is very welcome. Adjusting the big screen is a simple affair of one pull catch and then a wheel to move the clear outer screen up and down. The very large 30litre tank is shaped so that your knees slot in behind the bulk of the tank keeping the wind off your legs and helping the aerodynamics of the bike.


The handlebar can be adjusted both with lifts and with rotation that is aided by markings on the bars for you to keep the adjustment level – nice touch. Pegs have a rubber insert and I didn’t have an issue with vibration from the bike unless it was full open throttle and then the big LC8 growls like something from Greek mythology just woke up in bad mood to do your bidding!

bar adjust

The controls are large and well placed out for a gloved thumb to find with ease and the display is large and clear. There is a lot of information on the main display but not overly cluttered with the speed being the main eye catcher. The rest of the detail is there but discreet for your glance viewing pleasure. The rev counter stands alone as it down on most bike and is dial display up to 12,000 revs. On the left hand side is your settings display and this can be played with before you set off or takes seconds to adjust when you pull over. I’m not a fan of adjusting things on the move as I like my eyes on the road to see if that muppet ahead is going to switch lanes without warning. I really liked the fact that the cruise control button was all alone, so I didn’t have to look for the button, just press and my lower sight peripheral picked up on the dash that it was ready to set. Lower the thumb a cm and you have the settings for the cruise control, the dash light cruise control turns green and a second speed comes up on the dash to show you what you’ve set the speed to – sweet.


A slight issue with the indicator stick; it’s very short and the full beam on the other side can take a slight hit as you change. This puts the full beam on without you knowing (in daylight) until I looked down and noticed the blue light icon on the dash illuminated. It did not take long to take this into account and the reason it’s there is for speed and ease of use, it’s just as you tilt your left hand over to get the indicate switch your finger has a habit of lifting and the knuckle catches the full beam switch.

left bar hand
A little tip on the cruise control – don’t think that a gentle application of the front brake to take the cruise control off at ... we’ll say 70mph shall we ... will brake you gently from “70mph” as you’re in gear. So what you get is an instant snap of engine braking and front brake application. If you’re catching someone on the motorway who is doing “68” then better to just bring in the clutch – this will take the cruise control off and you then apply the brakes as normal.

So a very well balanced set of physical and visual layouts for your riding comfort and your comfort really has been pawed over on this one. As the flagship of the KTM adventure touring fleet you would expect no less. Once on the move you can understand why the KTM 1290 has won a host of awards in the class.
The seat

She’s a tall girl with a seat height of 875mm that can be adjusted to 860mm and the seat is split for rider and pillion that has a noticeable lift to keep the comfort. The slight felt feel to the seat makes for excellent grip. Wide pillion seat that is lifted in the centre got a note of approval from the Mrs.

seat top view

The rider seat is level so you don’t feel an urge to lean back or forward when riding. This does leave you a lot of shifting around options on longer rides. I did 190 miles none stop from Northampton to Lancaster on pretty much all motorway and felt as fresh as a daisy when I pulled up. The rider seat narrows at the front making it easy to cock a leg and get the most from your inside leg. I had no issues getting both feet planted on the ground but shift back and you get the spread of the seat for maximum comfort. For me there was no reason to look into a comfort seat or an Airhawk on this bike.

seat rider

More over you have the added and very welcome bonus of a heated seat; this comes in three settings. Min that will warm your cheeks like a soft caress from a warm pair of hands or you can up that to Mid where at times I was shifting around getting my arse cooked and that was through Lindstrand pants and base layer. Last but not least there is the “My arse is on fire!” setting and I would imagine you’d need to be in the Arctic or have some kind of nerve damage to ever go on to this setting. The only other time my arse felt like this was after a good beating from the Head at my all boys Catholic school (pre namby pamby days when getting beat with something made of wood was considered character building).

mode heat

Thank whatever you hold sacred that the pillion seat heating is independent from the rider seat. There is an easy to adjust dial at the rear seat that clicks ONLY the pillion seat heater on. The rider knows the seat is on as it comes up on the dash but you (the rider) have your own settings. This is more evidence, if you needed it that this machine is set for top end luxury adventure touring.

rear heat

LED galore and I have an issue with them – they are a bastard to change on the hoof. I always look at the basics of a bike. If something goes wrong that is integral to me getting back on the road and somewhere safe and warm how much hassle is it going to be? The running lights at the front look awesome but they are a string of LED lights that I have no idea how to change if they go. The main lights are straightforward halogen bulbs. There are two screws on the main screen and then the light housing just pivots out. Talking to the mech at KTM Rocket centre “It’s a two minute job”. Good news there!

main light

The twin lights, running and full beam are in vertical alignment and give you plenty of light but not as much as a twin headed bike. More than that and this really is a dash of cream on the muffin is the turning lights! When I first picked the 1290 up I assumed it had HID spots but no! They are set low in the fairing and when you lean the bike the light comes on to take up the ‘slack’ of the main beam being directed away in the lean and keeps the light on the road. Lean over more and both lights come on to keep full light flooding where you want it... on the road and not off into some field – brilliant idea and I loved them go kart parts.

side light

The rear light is another matter as that’s an LED unit like most modern bikes and you’d have to have an entire unit with you to change that. I’m not sure why this has become so popular in modern bikes as you really do need that rear light to fixable in my opinion. The same is true of the indicators, granted a lot of people in London don’t bother with these pesky lights as they think they drain the battery or something but I like to indicate! I’d really prefer to be able to switch the bulb rather than have to carry a load of spares around with me. A case of ascetics over function for me on this one.

rear lights

WP is on the go with this one and the suspension is adjusted from the control panel on the dash. You have several settings that are single rider, single rider and gear, rider and pillion, rider, pillion and gear for the load settings. The WP semi active suspension looks at what type of surface you’re on and will adjust as you go too. There are several settings in the damping mode that are Sport, Street, Comfort and Off Road.

mode load

The front forks are 48mm WP Semi-active suspension and a WP Semi-active suspension monoshock at the rear.


It was great to see a high grade protection sheath behind the monoshock to stop all the crap from back tyre being flicked all over your spring!

monoshock guard

The front forks are protected by an integrated front mud guard that molds around the forks. There is an absolute host of electronic stuff going on as you ride around with a grin on your face. The ride is smooth and solid and all this technology just simply feels part of the ride. I suppose when something like that is doing its job then you don't know that it's beiong done! Nice job KTM.
Rider Selection

We’ve touched on some of the settings that you can go through but with the KTM Flagship you get a host of settings to play with as well as being able to set up your favourites! This is a great idea as you don’t have to set your bike up every time you get on it. You just set all the settings to how you like it and save it, job done. You can play with the Drive mode where Rain mode will knock your bhp down to about 100 and adjust all the traction control and ABS to macth. Damping and Load we spoke about and that will adjust your suspension set up as well as having the semi active WP system to monitor what’s going on beneath the tyres. MTC/ABS (Motorcycle Traction Control) this also controls the MSR (Motorcycle Slip Regulation) and the HHC (Hill Hold Start) functions – yes, if you’re not confident on the old hill starts with a big bike then KTM have come up with the HHC that will hold the bike for you while you get the rev, bite and brake set up.

mode abs

We’re not done... not by a long shot! You then have the heat settings and from the dash you can set up the grip (min, med, max), the rider seat (min, med, my arse is on fire!) and it tells you if the pillion seat is on and what it’s set to. Settings – to all this there is a master screen and you can set the language you want. It will show you the distance if you want this in miles or km for when riding overseas. This will also change the speedo to km so you don’t have to divide by 1.6 as you ride along. You have the ambient air temperature of course as standard, the pressure to be measured in psi and you can adjust the fuel settings from miles per litre to what you want it to read at! Set Favourites, we spoke about but you have this as the main set display too, so you pick what you want displayed on the far left monitor as suits your needs or concerns. The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) this saves you bending all the way down with your Halfords digital gauge every time you pull out of the garage (as we all do!) and will show you the pressure settings in the front and rear tyre (I did say you get a lot for your money!).

mode tyres

General Info you will give you a read out of: Air Temp, Date, Odo reading, Battery and Oil Temp if you have those settings at a glance. You also have 2 trip settings to record your trips and in the general display I had the tank range on there too. The trip will give you a lot of information that will include your ave speed, fuel conservation and how long you have been riding to name a few.

Easy to use control buttons for all your rider options.

left bar
The Engine and performance


Here we come to the heart of the matter – the big 1301cc, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, V75 degree monster that has been based on the 1190 and the 1290 Super Duke R. Giving out 160 hp that is controlled by the host of electronics. What is more impressive is the fact that you get 140Nm of torque from the machine and even as low as 2,500 revs you’re getting a delivery of 108Nm pulling you away. An absolutely key element in the outstanding performance and smooth response of the 1301 cc 75° V-twin are the unit’s state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads. These combine twin plug ignition, flow-optimized ports and a slick, low-friction valve train with cams from each cylinder’s twin overhead camshafts driving DLC-coated cam followers. DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) is an extremely hard, durable and tribologically (i.e. in terms of sliding behavior) particularly well-suited coating, that KTM uses in many engine parts (cam followers, piston pins, etc.). This is all combined in the slipper clutch; Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open up the throttle. The former prevents destabilising rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating; the latter reduces the hand force required for changing gear, allowing the clutch to be controlled with the little finger - saving you energy when riding.


The 1290 can get a little grumpy if you drop the revs too low and the feel of the bike will be sure to let you know to shift down. There is a massive rev range to play in and she seemed to be very happy sitting at anything from 3k to 9k revs. Given the fact that in the tall 6 th gear override 5k revs will give your around 80mph there is nothing really to complain about. Just keep in mind that you’re on a cruise missile at the end of the day – it’s easy to forget as she is so well behaved when just cruising around. Should you forget, drop a gear and open up to do an overtake the traction control will quickly remind you in safety that you’re riding a mythical monster chained in by KTM technology.

When the bike is this big and this strong you just can’t mess around with the grip, it’s foolish to even think about it. KTM have looked around and specifically for big, powerful bikes is Continental’s Trail Attack 2. Conti have specifically designed the tire with this kind of torque and weight in mind and have tailored the tire with TractionSkin ensuring extremely safe and short run-in time. A 0° steel belted construction on the rear wheel for enhanced stability and comfort even at high speeds and with large payloads.

tyre rear
Tank Range

A massive 30 litre tank that (as we spoke about) also shields your lower body from the weather is a very welcome sight. It is down on the KTM site as having a 500km range, that works out to around 310 miles between fill ups. This of course depends very much on how you play with the KTM and getting flat out frisky will reduce that MPG by a large amount. If your cruising across Germany to head for the Balkans and have the cruise control on then obviously you will enjoy better fuel use. The figures from KTM read as 45mpg – I’d agree with those figures having been up and down motorways and back roads it would average out at 45. Rocketing down the M6 is another matter but once you get the school kid inside you under control you can expect very respectable return from your fuel stops.

side view tan hill

I went hell for leather up the M6 from Northampton to Lancaster as I had to get back to pick the kids up from school. That’s 190 miles and when I pulled up at the school I had just two bars of fuel left in the tank. So a range of around 230 given that I was early for the school run was pleasant surprise.

Up, down and over the Dales was a far more gentle affair, with the odd gust of power (because I could) gave a much greater return to the fuel use and a lot of that is down to the ride-by-wire throttle on the 1290.

I’m left in no doubt that this bike is the best that I have been on in the touring class. Just about everything (other than LED lights and there is no getting away from them with modern bikes) has been thought through to provide you with comfort, power, safety and performance graded with a host of options on how those characters are delivered to suit the individual rider.

12v dash

The KTM 1290 is not a cheap bike at £15,999 MSRP but if you keep in mind that a BMW 1200GSA with the same additions as the KTM 1290 would actually cost you more but without the performance – you’re getting a LOT of bike for your money.


Snap Facts

HORSEPOWER - 118 kW (160 hp) @ 8,750 rpm
TORQUE - 140 Nm @ 6,750 rpm
ENGINE TYPE - 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
ENGINE SIZE - 1301cc
SEAT HEIGHT - 860/875 mm
FRONT SUSPENSION - WP Semi-active Suspension USD Ø 48 mm
REAR SUSPENSION - WP Semi-active Suspension Monoshock
FRONT BRAKES - 2 x Brembo four piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
REAR BRAKES - Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc Ø 267 mm
WET WEIGHT - 221kg

» WP Semi-active Suspension
» C-ABS (Lean angle sensitive with MSC)
» MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control)
» TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
» Multi-function cockpit
» Full set of modes (Ride-by-Wire, MTC, ABS, Damping)
» Cruise control
» 30 litre long range fuel tank
» LED cornering lights
» Adjustable ergonomics
» Easy adjustable windshield height
» Heated grips
» Heated comfort seats
» Ultra-rugged offroad spoked wheels
» Immobiliser
» Luggage rack and case carriers
» Servo fan
» Handguards
» Steel crash bars
» Side and centre stand

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10:53 a.m. - 2015-08-28
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11:42 a.m. - 2014-01-15
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11:50 a.m. - 2013-12-06
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This method of rental car fee calculation is virtually the only way you can come up with an approximate cost, other than going to one of the car rental company's physical locations.

Keep in mind that this method of car rental fees calculation is only approximate. You may not be able to come up with a definitive price, due to constant changes in rates, and the different costs each car rental company charges.

Be advised that all car rental companies charge additional fees for anyone under the age of 25. has to be factored in because it can change the price drastically.

Be aware that your pick-up location for the vehicle can also hike the price up a bit. If you choose to pick the vehicle up from an airport location, you will pay more money for the convenience of airport hours of operations and the wide variety in car selection.


2:26 p.m. - 2013-11-23
Hydrogen Kits For Diesel
Hydrogen kits do not only work with gasonline vehicles, they also are compatible with diesel trucks as well. In this article you will find answers to the most asked questions when it comes to running your diesel vehicle with water by making use of hydrogen kits for diesel engines. Hopefully, by the end of this read you will have a better idea of how hydrogen kits for diesel work and the benefits you could be taking advantage of by installing one of these systems to your truck.

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Hydrogen kits for diesel trucks are basically the same as hydrogen kits for cars, the only difference is the size and number of cells. If you are currently getting 9 mpg then you could probably be looking at 23 mpg once you have intalled a hydrogen kit on your vehicle. Just so that you have an idea.

What are the specific benefits of running my diesel truck on hydrogen? Well, besides saving huge amounts of money on gas a year, it has been reported that any vehicle, including diesel engines, have dropped their temperature while running by 1 degree, reduced vibrations, cleaner engines and have enjoyed smoother rides. If you think about it, this is a great advantage since you will be keeping your vehicle for longer and in better shape. It will save gas, reduce green house emissions and run smoother.

If you are thinking about voiding the warranty by installing a hydrogen kit onto your diesel truck don't worry about it. It is as easy to bet it installed as to taking it off the engine. You can always purchase hydrogen kits for diesel online and spend a lot of money, but for other people the best option is to actually build one yourself. This way you will be familiar with hydrogen kits for diesel so that if you have or want to make any changes to it for better performance and more gas savings you can do it on your own. It will all depend on the size of your vehicle and gas consumption.


5:09 p.m. - 2013-11-19
Hybrid Alternatives
Alternative FuelsYou can look beyond gasoline to power your vehicle with such alternatives as compressed natural gas, methanol, liquefied petroleum gas, ethanol and electricity. Ethanol fuel is considered a biofuel, or a fuel made from natural resources such as grain or corn. It is not an alternative for widespread use because only 1,000 gas stations nationwide are equipped to dispense ethanol.

Regulations published by the Federal Trade Commission specify that alternative-fueled vechicles have to be equipped with informational labels that list the car's cruising range. This number is developed by the vehicle manufacturer. Because not all of these vehicles travel the same distance as a gasoline-powered vehicle, consumers need these information labels to determine what type of fuel they should use. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.


2:42 p.m. - 2013-11-08
How Auto Vehicle Tracking Systems Work
By this point in the 21st century, pretty much everyone knows what a GPS navigation system in your car does. But do you actually know HOW it works? ,Or how about all the functions GPS vehicle tracking systems offer besides showing you were the nearest Krispy Kreme is? Read on to learn how auto vehicle tracking systems work and all of their incredible capabilities.

As much as our society now relies on GPS to find our way around, most people don't actually know how it works. There's no little man inside your GPS furiously looking up directions on MapQuest; GPS actually works using a number of satellites rotating the earth as well as some mathematical equations.

The Global Positioning System or GPS network consists of 27 global positioning satellites orbiting around the earth (24 operational plus 3 backup satellites in case one fails). To ensure that the whole world is covered by the constellation of the GPS satellites, the satellites are arranged in a way that four satellites are always positioned in each of six orbital planes.

Each satellite transmits radio signals that are processed by the GPS receiver in your car. While just one satellite can't help configure where you're at, three or four can help determine your location, direction of travel, and travel speed. This is done using a mathematical principle called trilateration. In order to trilaterate, the GPS receiver must know that your location is to be traced by at least three satellites circling above. It also must know the distance between your location and each of those satellites. By comparing the locations of each satellite and your distance from each, and repeating this equation over and over, the GPS vehicle tracking system then configures your location, direction of travel, and travel speed.

The type of GPS tracking system you have dictates what happens next. If you have a passive GPS, it will store data until it is retrieved from the vehicle. If you have an active GPS, it will transmit the information to a central computer connected to the Internet or central computer, thereby providing real-time information on your vehicle's activities.

Although all of that information about how auto vehicle tracking systems work might seem incredibly complex and confusing, it all happens in a fraction of a second, so you can have instant data on any vehicle. So the owner of a business might utilize GPS fleet tracking to monitor employees making deliveries to ensure they are staying on their pre-determined routes. GPS vehicle tracking can also be used to monitor ignition-based starts and stops (to make sure employees are working when they say they are), vehicle mileage, aggressive driving, excessive idling and much more. Some vehicle tracking systems also allow you to lock or unlock doors, disable or enable the starter, or even honk the horn.

Now that you know how auto vehicle tracking systems work, you can start using one for your business and reap the benefits. provides wireless GPS tracking products and fleet tracking services for small and large businesses, law enforcement, and family safety.


2:27 p.m. - 2013-10-30
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10:31 a.m. - 2013-09-24
How do you test your aerobic system capacity to perform work
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The problem with a clinical VO2 max test is that its very expensive and physically straining, and can be dangerous for the elderly. So what Clinical Doctors do to measure a patients VO2 max for different reasons that need to be measure they use a Submax V02 test, that "predicts" your results of a real VO2 max test. What you do is get on a Cycle Ergometer and pedal at 60 rpm at 2 different mets. and then plot those points on a YMCA Ergometer Nomogram and it will predict the max VO2 without actually reach it. I did a research paper on the prediction of VO2 max with submax testing and an actual VO2 max test. Needless to say it was off by a few values but it was close enough guesstimate your current shape and aerobic system capacity to perform work. You can also use the ACSM Equastion for VO2 max prediction which is: Vo2max = 3.5 + (5.36 x speed mph) + (0.24 x speed mph)(% grade) but with this YOU DO REACH A MAX heart rate just you arent using the metabolic cart. and this will also predict your VO2 max to a certain degree of error. If you want to be precise about this information then I would tell you to 100% just find a metabolic Cart near you and a willing administrator of the exam and get to it and have fun. It hurts A LOT!!

The most widely accepted form of VO2 max requires an individual to be hooked up to a type of respirator while jogging on a treadmill. As the person is jogging, the treadmill incline will increase in steps, making the jog increasingly more difficult. The respirator measures the proportion of oxygen present in the air inhaled and exhaled. The test is completed and the VO2 max calculated when the jogger can no longer continue the intensity of the run and stumbles or collapses. For that reason, it is very important that the test be supervised be trained professionals.

The most efficient and effective method of measuring aerobic system capacity to do work is the VO2 max test. This generally involves a person being hooked up to a breathing system which measure the amount of oxygen you using during a treadmill test. You see it on some PBS specials. This is expensive since it requires special equipment, personnel to perform the test and to give you the results. A less effective method but more efficient (used by gyms) is to have a person do a bike test. You take age, weight, height, gender, resting heart rate, heart rates at specific times in the program, resting rate after the program and you enter the information into the computer program. This computer program takes the variables and generates a VO2 max test result. It not as precise as the above method, but it more likely to occur to the average person. Finally I like to test my performance on a mountain hike. The trail give an average time for an average user. This give you a starting reference. Then I do the hike and record my performance. Then whenever I redo the hike, I measure my performance and compare to past performances. If I am able to complete the hike faster, then I assume that my VO2 performance has increase. If it takes me longer, assume its gotten worse. This method save you money since there aren any gym membership fees. There are three options you can use to test your system, some being easier to perform and others requiring money and help. Hope this helps you in testing your aerobic system capacity to perform work.

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10:23 a.m. - 2013-09-22
How bicycle friendly is Atlanta
Depends on the neighborhood - by that, I mean really like maybe around Chastain Park.

In general, Atlanta sucks for biking, let alone driving anywhere on time. The roads were terribly planned and most neighborhoods have little or no pavements. Decatur, home to Emory University (where I went to school), is a quaint neighborhood but sucks for biking as the pavement are super uneven and there barely enough room for car lanes. There aren that many bikeracks around the city either. Forget about biking in downtown/midtown as well as the traffic is really bad pretty much anywhere you go.

Another problem is that Atlanta winter is surprisingly cold and wet enough to deter biking. In summer, it too hot AND humid - you do the math on that :-)

I live about 2 miles from a Trader Joe and Whole Foods but I have to drive my car there. Crossing Ponce deLeon at Monroe would be a death wish and I not even talking about that 6 block stretch of hood, which does not scare me like the cars on Ponce. The buses do have bike racks and the trains are better now, you can get on any train with your bike. In the olden days you could only get on the last train. The bus service has been dramatically cut though, so, it not an option unless you have all day to get somewhere and back. Instead of doing it right (car lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks) they went the cheap route and built wider sidewalks. FAIL. When someone is walking two poodles on a 12 foot leash and talking on their cell phone, you pretty much have to come to a complete stop and go around them. Cars go 20-80mph. Bikes go 5-20mph. And people walking poodles go about 1mph. You just can mix these traffic types up, yet we do.

I don have the time or enough curse words in my vocabulary to talk about all of the development fail in this town post olympics. Opportunity lost is about all I got. Town was RAW clay in 1996.

Never say never Steve French, I rode Peachtree daily between GaTech and Piedmont Hospital for two years in all types of weather and loved it. If you comfortable riding with cars and have a good/decent road bike, Peachtree is awesome (no hills!) from South Buckhead to Downtown.

If you ever want a primer on road biking in the ATL meetup at Woodruff Park downtown at 6:30pm on the last Friday of the month for Critical Mass. Riding in a huge pack will give you some more confidence and open your eyes to new routes the next time you decide to hit the road.

Also, wear a helmet and use lights. Bike safe AND smart.

Atlanta has just about the minimum you would expect from a major metropolitan area. It is by no means supportive of bike riders, but obviously has made some reluctant provisions for bike riders.

Atlanta is a joke for anyone not driving their own car. Pedestrians, cyclists, and people on public transit are going to find Atlanta to be workable, as opposed to suburban or rural areas that have little or nothing to offer. However, compared to other metropolitan cities, Atlanta has a lot of room for improvement.

I am most familiar with Madison, Wisconsin, which is great for cyclists and pedestrians, and Chicago, Illinois, which has fantastic public transit. I moved to Midtown Atlanta about 8 months ago, and in addition to my own experience, everyone tells me that I need to have a car. "I new here. Can I bike there?" "You have your own car, right? Okay good."

For everything I love about this city, Atlanta can even manage sidewalks in many areas. I even seen signs placed in the grass. "No sidewalk here. Why?" which reflects my thoughts exactly. Where sidewalks aren broken up to the point of being dangerous, they will be missing entirely, sometimes ending for no apparent reason (other than the city inability to maintain them).

It kind of funny to see moms manuevering strollers over broken up sidewalks, only to look up again and see that there is no more sidewalk. After all that struggle to stay on the sidewalk they have to walk in the street anyway.

I too scared to ride my bike in Atlanta. I have only risked it twice (once being for a festival where the street was closed to cars and use of bikes was encouraged). I mostly walk, but if I can make it on foot I will drive. The notoriously terrible traffic problem makes it scary to bike, so I jump in the car and add to the traffic problem. Ugh.

Myself and two others who recently moved here agreed that Atlanta slogan should be, "City Planner?" I like living here, but come on. Is anyone in charge or is it all just random?


10:45 a.m. - 2013-09-17
How to Code a Solution To Deal With Large Numbers
You need to store the big numbers in a base that your computer can easily handle with its native types, and then store the digits in a variable length array. I'd suggest that for simplicity you start by storing the numbers in base 10 just to get the hang of how to do this. It will make debugging a lot easier.

Once you have a class that can store the numbers in this form, it's just a matter of implementing the operations add, subtract, multiply, etc. on this class. Each operation will have to iterate over digits of its operands and combine them, being careful to carry correctly so that your digits are never larger than the base. Addition and subtraction are simple. Multiplication requires a bit more work as the naive algorithm requires nested loops. repeated squaring).

If you are planning to write a serious bignum implementation, base 10 won't cut it. It's wasteful of memory and it will be slow. You should choose a base that is natural for the computer, such as 256 or the word size (2**32). However this will make simple operations more difficult as you will get overflows if you naively add two digits, so you will need to handle that very carefully.

C is not a good choice for Project Euler. OS API), and a stable language stdlib. None of these benefits apply to solving Project Euler problems. Not even raw speed, because most of the problems aren't about raw computation, but understanding the algorithm required, and you can sit there all day and wait before submission.

If you are attempting Project Euler problems to broaden your experience with C, that's perfectly fine, just realize this experience doesn't necessarily apply to long-lived and real-world C projects you may work on.

For this kind of short, one-off problem those languages commonly described as "scripting languages" will work better, faster (in dev time), and easier. Try Python, it stays close to C in many ways, including a C API, and out of the various popular "scripting languages" is possibly the one for which you will find the most use in conjunction with C projects.

This may become an unpopular answer, but it isn't a rant I really like C and use C/C++ often there is an explicit answer here to your problem: "don't use C", with your final large number solution depending on which alternative you choose. The conversion between them is practically seamless, and 'long' allows arbitrarily large values, instead of just being a bigger 'int' type as C's long is.)

A simple way is to think of the number as its string representation in base b. Suppose b=10, simple arithmetic operation like addition on two such strings can be done using the same method we use when adding numbers by pen and paper. The same goes for other simple operations. For better results, you can take a larger base dirt bike clutch.

A simple bignum implementation like that should be enough for most Project Euler problems (probably all, but I haven't solved much at Euler so can't be sure), but there are ways of using much faster algorithms for operations such as multiplication and division/mod.

I totally agree with Roger Pate. I have seen many times people running into integer limit issue with C/C++/Java, but with Python, it's a non-issue. For most Project Euler problems, coming up with the right algorithm is most important, and the performance you get from C won't matter much. Furthermore with the associative data types, dictionary, set, etc. that are available in Python and some of the built-in libraries, itertools, just to name one, it's much faster to solve a problem with Python. I started seriously learning Python since I jumped on the Project Euler bandwagon and I have been happy with my decision (my first language is C++, second language is Perl, but I wanted to learn Python).

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10:41 a.m. - 2013-09-14
How much money do you get if your car is totaled
You will receive the fair market value for your vehicle. An insurance company is only required to compensate you at the fair market value. Look for same type vehicle with similar options, similar mileage and wear. After finding several vehicles for sale, determine the average sale price of those found. You will generally find that the amount offered will be near that average. Check newspaper ads, dealers etc., to see what a car like yours, similar condition and like mileage is worth in your area. Have 3 or 4 bona-fide local examples to take with you and show the adjuster. Usually it involves the the NADA book value. The low value - a certain amount if the the engine milege is 100,000 or more = settlement. In my case to repair the damage would cost $3500. The value of my vehicle was only $4200. If it cost more than 70% of the total car value to fix, it is considered totaled. So now I have two things to do. 1)Check the value of my car for myself. 2) Locate what it would cost to replace my exact car in the market today. For the first item I will use these three websites and take the best results to use as a basis for determining what I will expect to get paid from my Insurance Agency. Be sure to include your milage and all your vehicle features before caculating a price with these sites. Also, always use the RETAIL price that they generate because that is what you will have to pay to replace your car in the open market. The second item takes a little more leg work. But thankfully for the internet this process is now a lot easier. This will allow you to locate your specific car to see what people are actually selling it for. Most often is will be selling for more money than what your first step revealed.

Note: If you are having trouble locating a vehicle within 200 miles of where you live, then try and find a similar replacement vehicle you are interested and use that as your leverage. I have been told that by law, your insurance company is only require to pay out the wholesale price of the vehicle. This is usually at least half of what the blue book value is. So don't get your insurance company mad at you, but also stick to your guns when trying to get more money to replace or fix your vehicle 150 scooter parts!

I recently had my car totaled. We got rear-ended. Based on the condition of your car, you can negotiate a little to get a fair price for the vehicle. Honestly, the insurance company has already a price in mind. They will stick to it once they have decided the price. In my case, I got almost what I was targeting for a price. You should closely look at the features of your car and ensure that the Insurance company is comparing an apples to apples comparison. The Insurance Company looks at Actual Cash Value. This is a lot of legwork required on your end. All in all, I was able to settle with the Insurance Company on the Totaled price within a month for the property damage settlement portion. Also, it is easier to negotiate with your own Insurance Company as compared to the other party's insurance company. You can negotiate with your insurance company and firm up the price. The other party's insurance company wasn't straightforward with me at all, and they were the at fault party. I challenged this number, and was able to negotiate $1000 more back. My recommendation is not to accept the initial offer from insurance company, and always negotiate. You've nothing to lose, but have a lot to gain.

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2:38 p.m. - 2013-09-12
How Dangerous Can Bike Racing Be
As soon as we get into college, the first thing we crave for is a bike. Youngsters all over the world have a predilection for bikes. Every youngster would love to ride through the lanes in the night time when the atmosphere is chill and pleasant. Have you ever noticed even when you go out with your friends, you would want to overtake them and be the fastest, won't you? Even a normal bike can zoom from 0 to 60 mph within a minute.

There are many reasons why young bloods prefer bike to a car. Owning and riding a bike is more advantageous than owning and driving a car in many ways. Some of them are:

Even though there are other types of racing like car racing and bicycle racing, most people only go for bike racing. A person who rides a bike has more options than a person who drives a car. Firstly, bikers can avoid accidents more responsively when compared to a person who is driving a car. Bike riders can move swiftly without much difficulty. A bike rider has the advantage of a better view of what is ahead of him and things that are around him. A bike allows for quick sideways movement, which you can't do with a car. Bike riders can see and evade better than a car driver.

One sport which I really love watching with my ATT UVerse Cable connection is MotoGP. The World Championship Grand Prix is the most important championship of Motorcycle road racing. This grand prix is divided into three classes; 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP. 125cc bikes use two stroke engines while Moto2 and MotoGP use four stroke engines. Last year, 250cc two stroke engines were replaced by Moto2 600cc, which is actually powered by a four-stroke engine. The motorcycles used for Grand Prix are specially built. They are not sold to general public and riding these bikes on public roads is legally proscribed.

Although motor racing is fun and adrenaline-pumping, the negative part of it is too dangerous. The casualties and deaths in this sport are much more than in any other sport. Bike racers are prone to being injured and maimed every time they go for a race. For instance, one such fatal accident happened on the race track, not long ago.

Marco Simoncelli, an Italian motorcycle racer, died in a fatal accident that happened at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang on 23 October 2011. Simoncelli was involved in a collision with two other racers during the event. When he was on lap two, his bike lost traction while he attempted to make a turn and his bike started sliding towards the gravel. Somehow, Simoncelli was able to bring his bike to control as he tried to move his bike towards the track. But he was unavoidably run over by two other speeding racers. Fellow biker Edwards too suffered a dislocated shoulder from the accident parts for atvs. Unfortunately, Simoncelli's helmet came off during the accident. After being run over, Simoncelli lay still on the ground. The race was stopped immediately and Simoncelli was taken to the circuit's medical centre, but was declared dead after 45 minutes of medical attention. The doctors who attended him said he suffered very serious trauma to his head, neck, and chest.

This is what one of Simoncelli's fellow racers Dani Pedrosa had to say after the horrific accident "Everybody in the paddock remains in shock. Many times we ourselves forget how dangerous this sport can be and when you lose people on the way nothing has any meaning.

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11:02 a.m. - 2013-09-10
How often should disk brakes need bleeding
The brake handles for my disk brakes became very loose four months after I bought the bike. The bike shop bled the brakes and put new oil in them, which sorted it.

They're feeling a bit loose again (6 months later), but not as bad as last time. I use my bike most days cycling for commuting (6 miles) with longer rides of around 30 miles once or twice a week.

Note that the proper generic term is "brake fluid" or "hydraulic fluid" -- the DOT fluid is not oil, but a glycol/alcohol mixture, similar to antifreeze, or, in the newer DOT 5 version, a silicone fluid. You definitely DO NOT want to put any kind of oil in a system designed for DOT fluid, and probably you shouldn put DOT fluid in a system designed for mineral oil (and certainly not mix them). (And note that there a distinction between simply "bleeding" brakes and exchanging the brake fluid.) Daniel R Hicks Oct 15 '11 at 12:36

Typical hydraulic disc brakes use an 'open' design to allow for automatic pad adjustment.

They have a small reservoir at near the brake lever for 'refilling' the extra brake fluid that is needed when the brake pad needs to be pushed a little closer to the disk in order to compensate the brake pad wear.

This type of design leads to less hassle in respect to pad adjustment, but has one main disatvantage: as more and more fluid gets pumped from the reservoir towards the brake cylinders, the oil gets replaced by air. upside down, air bubbles can slip to the brake hose and that causes the spongy feeling in the brake levers.

So you don't necessarily have to open up the system to get air in, that's quasi by design.

With a little luck you can pump the air back to the reservoir, but normally you need to bleed the system.

As you use the brakes and the pads wear down, the oil will heat up and expand. This pushes oil back up into the reservoir, and when the oil cools off the pistions will suck away from the rotors.

Look at the brakes and you'll notice the pads probably aren't floating against the rotor as they should be, but when you squeeze the handle most of the motion is moving the pads to the rotor dune buggy engines. When pads and rotors are new this doesn't happen because the pads are thick.

Bleeding doesn't help this, as it's normal as pads wear. The pumping you do during braking doesn't move enough fluid back into the lines to get the pads to set back next to the rotors.

The quick, easy and proper way to fix is to take the wheel off, and continuously quickly pump the handle until the pads meet in the middle of the caliper. When you can't squeeze any more then you've loaded the lines. Then using a clean flat tip driver, gently pry them open just slightly enough to get the rotor back in. Your brakes will feel like new and should feel good for awhile longer. The more your pads wear however, the more you will have to perform this little reset.

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11:11 a.m. - 2013-09-07
How to Build a Concrete Driveway
Some typical ones might be conduits for outdoor lighting or power, water lines for irrigation, as well as telephone lines or potable water lines for you home. Usually driveways are at least four inches thick; for heavier vehicles or difficult to stabilize soil conditions, thicker concrete is suggested. Grading is done by placing a straightedge or tying a string across the top of your forms and measuring down to the soil, to the correct depth. Remove or add fill material with a shovel. You may also want to thicken the edges, or make them deeper, for additional strength and to decrease the likelihood of cracking. You may be able to compact the soil by driving a vehicle back and forth over it, taking care not to become stuck if it is particularly soft when you begin. You will need the proper tools for the job, sufficient help to do it, and access for concrete trucks or an alternative method of placing the concrete in the forms. Wheelbarrowing the plastic concrete the length of a substantial driveway is labor-intensive, so if you cannot get the concrete trucks in a position to discharge their payload directly into your forms, consider hiring a concrete pumping contractor to place the material for you.

Select the location of your driveway carefully, considering future plans for any additions to your home or other building projects that it may interfere with.

Consult experienced people in your area to determine specific requirements for this type of work in your area. It is very common for a local government to have specific thickness and reinforcement requirements for the segment of a driveway (often called the apron) that connects the the street or curb or are laid in an easement.

Consider alternative materials for your drive, such as brick, compacted crushed rock, or concrete pavers.

Consider using permeable concrete or other materials such as decomposed granite if stormwater runoff could create a problem.

Use caution when allowing concrete delivery trucks on to your property. Concrete trucks often weigh in excess of 65,000 lbs. In areas with soft or even slightly damp soil these heavy trucks will often leave deep tire ruts in the turf that are hard to repair (due to the soil compression). It is often better when pouring a driveway to have the truck drive on the freshly laid and compacted gravel base layer. Use caution when allowing heavy vehicles over curbs as they can crush the edges of existing curbs and roadways.

Concrete can be difficult to grade, level, and finish. Failure to complete the finishing work will result in less than desirable results scooters accessories.

Concrete is an extremely heavy material which can weigh more than 140 lbs per cubic foot. Shoveling, lifting, raking, or carrying concrete in buckets may cause severe muscle strain in your back, arms, or legs.

Wear and use proper personal protective equipment during all phases of work. Concrete can cause severe burns and contact dermatitis. Avoid contact with the skin, especially kneeling in the concrete, or getting it into boots. Thoroughly wash any affected area immediately. In case of contact with eyes, irrigate thoroughly and seek medical attention immediately. Burns can appear after several hours and may not appear straightaway.

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11:16 a.m. - 2013-09-05
How to Apply Presupposition in Teaching
First of all, it is easy to recognize that teachers commonly use presupposition to organize their class instructions or lecture presentation and shorten time during their teaching. Teachers always come across the situation that they have to present or deliver their lesson in a long sequence, and then they must use presupposition to make sure that their students easily follow up the lesson in a set time. For example, in a sentence "Thirdly, I'd like to tell you about types of paraphrase" the teacher assumes that students all already knew what the first and second things of paraphrase were about because she has presented these things previously. At the third point, it is time-consuming and unnecessary for her to re-tell all features which she covered before. Clearly, the purpose of using presupposition in this case is to map out the teaching organization and to help teacher save time for another part of lesson as well as to help students input the lesson in a logical way.

And another thing is that teachers find presupposition much more useful in teaching if they know how to flexibly use presupposition to make questions during class. In fact, it is easy said than done to employ presupposition in questioning students so as to address their concerns in terms of learning ability or simply to understand them; then it must be an art to do so. For instance, there might be happening during an English class when teacher is teaching modal verbs of ability "can" and "could". For some reason or another, the teacher raises the question like "How could you swim?" or "How could you ride your bike to go to school?" to all students who are assumed to be capable of doing these things; however, she may not well realize that not all her students know how to swim or cycle. Therefore, it results in that for some students who are unable to swim or cycle might feel irritating and ashamed because they are asked to tell what they have not ever experienced at all. On the contrary, it is much far different if the question is alternated by "Can you swim? Or can you ride bike?" In this question, the teacher expects to get a positive answer from her students as to whether they confirm to have ability of swimming or riding; and that helps her to easily step into another question like "How could you swim" for example. After all, if teachers know how to use presupposition appropriately, they inevitably feel at ease at teaching.

In conclusion, it is really necessary for teachers to get to know how to employ presupposition in their teaching; that is because presupposition plays an important part in helping teachers understand their students and power their teaching ability if it is used flexibly and appropriately Kazuma parts. Hopefully, more work need to be done to put realistic application of presupposition in educational environment at full scale in the long run.

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11:15 a.m. - 2013-09-03
How To Be a Good Grandmother
Being a doting grandmother can be very tiring. It can be difficult to refrain from spoiling all your grandchildren. Here are some tips on how you can be a terrific grandmother to your grandkids.

Bond with your grandchild. Make time for your grandchildren. Volunteer to baby sit for those little ones. Bring toys that the children will enjoy. You may want to check the websites and even go to the department store to search for those toys that are good for your grandkids. Play with them, or read to them. You may also want to take them to the park.

Teach them what is good and bad. As a grandmother, you should make an effort to teach good manners. You may want to train them to say thank you every time they receive a gift, or when a request was done for them. Teach them to be polite and courteous. Enforce the rules set by their parents. Learn to say no to them when needed. Love your grandchildren but do not spoil them too much.

Offer advice to parents as needed. Sometimes grandmothers may disagree with the decisions of their children on how the kids should be brought up. It is important to remember that it is the parents who should make decisions for their children, and not the grandparents. Just offer your child advice on parenting when you are asked. Do not contradict or argue with the parents in front of the grandchildren.

Follow the rules set by the parents. Ask your child what rules your grandchildren should follow. If the kids should be in bed by 10 o'clock, then you should make sure that the kids are in bed by 10 pm. Respect and follow the rules set by the children's parents.

Teach them new things. The next time you drop by your child's house, you may want to bring some educational toys for your grandchild. You can bring little items for him to play with. You can bring crayons and coloring books, or you can take him out to the street, and teach him how to bike. If your grandchildren are a bit older, you can teach them how to cook, how to bake or how to take good photographs. Let the kids learn something new the next time you spend time with them.

Take good care of your health. How do you expect to play with your grandchildren if you easily feel tired? How can you teach them how to bike when you're already out of breath? Stamina is also needed in running around with your delightful grandchildren. As a grandmother, you need to pay very close attention to what those little ones are doing, or else these kids might end up getting physically hurt.

Being a grandmother can be very tiring yet very exciting. Do your best to keep up with the energy of those kids without hurting yourself. Be sure to have some fun while you're out attending to your duties as a grandmother.

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11:51 a.m. - 2013-08-31
How to Choose the Best Urban Road Bike for You
How to Choose the Best Urban Road Bike for You

If you just like to simply go on an easy going bike ride, than more than likely a racing type of bike isn''t for you. The bike and its wheels are made smaller for lighter weight and the breaks are made for light weight also and not a quick stop so you may want another bike like a mountain bike.

Racing bikes are good bikes and they all have similar traits to them. The light weight frame that you might have to your bike may be made of some light weight metal such as aluminum. The wheels that you are riding on called tires are made to be able to withstand high pressures. The handle bars are slightly lower than usual and the gears and brakes may be in a cluster so you don''t have to take your hands off the grips anytime. If you just like to simply go on an easy going bike ride, than more than likely a racing type of bike isn''t for you. The bike and its wheels are made smaller for lighter weight and the breaks are made for light weight also and not a quick stop so you may want another bike like a mountain bike. The gear ratio is probably going to be a lot longer on a racing bike to gain speed but you can get another bike such as the mountain bike that you can climb steep hills and mountains with, with ease.

With a light weight frame that you can pick up with one hand and the tight positions you may have to sit will make you accelerate at high speeds higher than a normal bike. The way the bike is made is to limit the wind and create a good position for the rider. With owning a racing bike they can reach pretty high speeds up to 35 mph I would say or at least what I have seen. They might be able to go even faster but I am not a bike rider fan so I wouldn''t know.

Another thing that racing bikes don''t have that a regular bike would is mud flaps to keep you from getting mud all over the back of your legs and bottom. Mudguards are good when riding in a dirt environment or a muddy road. As I stated this is also a choice that goes with a regular bike and not available in racing bikes.

Although you might have been thinking of getting a racing bike, and might have had the rack up for it in the garage already. It might not be the bike for you if you just like to go on easy rides and not fast speedy races. Other people may prefer to challenge their friends or family when owning a racing bike, but the family just may like the regular bikes too. Just choose whichever bike is right for you and what you want out of it. Syndicate this article.

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1:54 p.m. - 2013-08-29
How to Build a 50mph Electric Bike
This How to Build a 50mph Electric Bike system will allow you to learn how to build electric bike using parts available online so you can start to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your commuting stress levels by never having to sit in another traffic jam again. This is truly possible and to help you see the benefits that you can enjoy from this, below is a list of these.

Lowest cost electric vehicle -Because you need such a small battery pack compared to an electric car or motorcycle you can afford to buy the latest technology batteries which means they can last up to 10 years before they need replacing.

Ride at the same speed as a car - I will show you the secrets to increasing the power from a standard motor controller so you can ride at speeds over 50MPH and out accelerate most cars from a stop.

Choose how far you want to ride - I show you the simple calculations to determine what size battery pack you need to travel a specified distance. My bike has a range of 30 to 50 miles depending how fast I ride before it needs recharged.

Save money on insurance and vehicle costs - you won't need to own or insure a car when you have a fast electric bike. No more oil changes or vehicle repairs to worry about.

Never buy gas again - simply plug your bike into your charger and recharge it for pennies a day.

Never pay for parking again - just lock your bike to the closest bike rack or in a secured bike locker.

Reduce your carbon footprint - stop polluting by using an eco-friendly electric vehicle.

Ride warm all year long - You will learn how to ride warm and comfortable in temperatures well below freezing by making your own heated jacket (one of the free bonuses you will receive).

Ride silently - You may be surprised by the wildlife you see on a bike trail because the animals can't hear you. I have seen coyotes, skunks (don't get to close), owls, deer and even a beaver on the bike trails riding home from work.

Experience the EV Grin - this is the huge smile you will have on your face after your first ride on your new electric bike.

The How to Build a 50mph Electric Bike system is indeed a useful tool for anyone to take advantage of. So try the How to Build a 50mph Electric Bike now.


4:29 p.m. - 2013-08-17
Save Money on Used Motorcycle Parts
For every motorcycle enthusiast, it is indeed very taxing to maintain bikes as good as new - its engine running and all its other parts functioning. We know for a fact that it's not only for the sake of transportation but also for a little satisfaction of our vanity - seeing everyone admire us, atop an excellent piece of machine. Like any road going vehicle, a motorcycle's performance is based on the smooth running of thousands of parts, large and small. It is a nuisance indeed to find some faulty parts on a vehicle and prevent owners from enjoying its full use.

Broken parts on a motorcycle can spell tragedy for its driver and extensive damage to the machine. In a motorcycle, the safety and security provided by a four wheel vehicle on each corner doesn't exist as such, when its rear wheel locks up at 70 mph it could skid out of control and throw its rider. What's more heartbreaking is to know that the cause of the accident is because of a broken part.

The best solution is to always have a replacement part handy in order to have extra parts for those which have been damaged or lost. Having ample budget for this would, however run risks for your pocket. If you do not have sufficient budget to afford the high costs of brand new replacement parts but afraid of scratching around for used motorcycle parts from questionable origins and warranty, don't fret. There's still a way for you to save money by buying used motorcycle parts and prevent you from living your worst nightmare.
Yes, indeed! Buying used motorcycle parts are a great way for you to save money and keep your bike going splendidly. There are just some pointers or guidelines for you to remember once you have decided that your budget leaves you little choice between brand new and used motorcycle parts. By following several general guidelines, you could still acquire used motorcycle parts that are in tip top shape, good condition and will not be the cause of your bike getting torn apart.

First of all, when scouting for used motorcycle parts, especially online, make a point to double - check, there are things to look out for, consider and avoid. Don't ever miss out on crucial details, like, how old can the used part be? How compatible will it be to your bike's model and make? Next, it is understandable to be skeptical, after all, the World Wide Web is full of BS and scams. You have to be careful to avoid those who make stupid claims that expect you to believe them. It is but your right to verify and countercheck the validity of everything that they are offering you and once you have placed an order, as much as possible, give certain conditions for your purchase. Something that may go like, they will have to show you if the purchased part functions upon getting secured on your bike. You could also inquire for warranty periods.

There are ways to save your money and still get above-average used motorcycle parts. Just be wise enough once you decide to be practical and economical.Lala C. Ballatan is a 26 year-old Communication Arts graduate, with a major in Journalism. Right after graduating last 1999, she worked for one year as a clerk then became a Research, Publication and Documentation Program Director at a non-government organization, which focuses on the rights, interests and welfare of workers for about four years.

Book reading has always been her greatest passion -- mysteries, horrors, psycho-thrillers, historical documentaries and classics. She got hooked into it way back when she was but a shy kid.Her writing prowess began as early as she was 10 years old in girlish diaries. With writing, she felt freedom - to express her viewpoints and assert it, to bring out all concerns -- imagined and observed, to bear witness.

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2:51 p.m. - 2013-08-12
The MBK In French
As we all known, MBK is a company which built in French in the early years, it is a motor manufactor in Europe, and has 80 years its beginning , it was called the Motorbecane, since the YAMAHA merged it in 1984, even through this , the MBK manufactor still keep the aim and form that produce the local motor of French. From that ,its name changed into MBK,the design idea of motor mainly focus on the design of apperance,quality, the innovation and the use of new present motor market .

After analysis all keys, the MBK manufactor put their attention on the small-displacement motor, such as their main type of motor ,the Booster 12 inch, it is said that this motor is popular in French, whats more, it has occured in the motor maket of overseas countries , its brand is very famous now, actually ,this Booster 12 inch reflct that the Frenchman aspire after the fashion and freedom, enjoy the life ,especially they are happy and pleased with themselves,just enjoy the comfortable life, the leisure, the slow rhythm, the slow life , the main production line conclude two main engine, they are 125 cc engine and 55cc engine , of course ,the use the 125cc 4 wheel parts, and 55cc ones .vary from sports type to common type, at the mean time, the MNK manufactor also empolder the Skidding motor and Small racing imitation motor.

The technical parameter of Booster 12 inch is listed in the next paragraph.
The long, wide and high is 1685mm,690mm,1052mm, the wheel base is1172mm, the lowest distance to earth is 124mm, the total weightis 82 kg, the engine are two-stroke gasoline engine and Single-cylinder air-cooled engine. The displacemint is 49.2cc, cylinder diameter is 70.5mm* 44.0mm. The the compression ratio is 7.2:1, the maximum power is 2.4kw, equivalent to 6500r per minute, the maximum torque is 3.6N.m, equal to 6000r per minute, the fuel tankage is 5.3L, the Ignition method is belt drive and Automatic transmission clutch.

What is the fascination of Booster 12 inch? Compared with the Veloce 50 of Beeling in England, wneh nyou ride on the Booster 12 inch,you may feel its different,because the wheels size is more than 2 than common tires, its wheels is 12 feet,maybe it was the 2 feet, let you feel more comfortable.let you have a different the newest type of Booster 12 inch have two colours available , they are purple and red, this meet different comsumers aesthetic standard and choice ,the same type of motor that the MBK produced are Booster,Booster naked 12 inch , all they are 50cc engines, simple design and looks not inflexible.maybe the first feel when you see it must be light and handy, just like a bird flying in the sky.

To do a summarize, no matter the Booster 12 inch of French. Or the Veloce 50 of Beeling in England, they all are light and handy, they are also the classical motor in the market, no matter which one will you choose to ride ,I believe it will bring you a good experience,at the end of summer , and the beginning of Autumn, ride your lovly motor ,come with her ,to see the autumnal scenery , cloze your eyes, smell the fragrance of fragrans. So nice .come on.

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2:33 p.m. - 2013-08-01
Things You Should Know when Buying Motorcycle Parts Online
Although you don't hear a motorcycle owner complain about having to pay for a costly repairs of his motorcycle as often as a car owner, motorcycles break down and need new parts, too. When this happens, you can go to a mechanic and pay for the repairs - he will ask you for a big sum of money, a part of which will go for new parts. However, you can also try to find and buy the motorcycles parts you need online, which will be far cheaper and you will know what your money has gone for.

There are a lot of places over the Internet where you can buy parts online - websites like eBay and Amazon, specialized websites for motors, websites of manufacturers and others. While most of them offer similar conditions and price, what is more important is what types of motorcycle parts you can come across and which of them are worth buying. Before you buy them online, there are three things you should know.

Firstly, when looking for motorcycle parts online, you will come across different kind of parts, for example, they may be new or old and used, or they may be refurbished. You can choose the most suitable one according to your real needs. Surely, the best thing you can do is buy new ones - you will be sure that the part will have a good impact on the movement of the motorcycle and will last longer.

However, sometimes motorcycle parts bought online may be rather expensive, that's why a lot of people are relying on refurbished motorcycle parts. They are used parts, but have been repaired and tuned and now they are just like new. However, they still have been used, which is not such a good option.
The third group of parts - the used ones, does not hide the used history and their owners don't pretend they are new and in a perfect condition. They are the cheaper parts, but also in the worst condition. The best thing you can do is to buy new motorcycle parts online. However, if you does not have the means, refurbished and used parts will also do, at least for some period of time.
Secondly, you should also know something about the manufactures of motorcycle parts. According to their manufacturers, some of the parts are OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and they are made by the manufacturer which has created your motorcycles. These are the best parts you could find and get, as they will fit perfectly - they are just the same as the old parts you are replacing and won't cause any problems.
There are also other parts just like this you need, but they are not made by the manufacturer of your motorcycle, so there is a chance they do not fit. The good thing about buying motorcycle parts online is that you have the right to return the parts in a certain period of time after the purchase, if they are not the same parts or you have problems with them. So you can always try cheap parts and return them if they do not match your motor.

What's more, buying motorcycle parts online has certain advantages. First of all, you are saving money at the very beginning by not going to a mechanic, who will take a big commission. Then you can sit comfortable at home and consider different parts from different websites, making your own small research on price, warranty and quality. When you decide whether you want new or used, OEM or not motorcycle parts, you can pay them, get them and try them. And, one of the best thing - you can return them if they are not what you need.
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