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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Say no more


 

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  1. That is an understatement!!

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  2. That should be tattoed on all the Biden family's foreheads.

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  3. Why you buy a brand new RV, then haul it over to the tire shop to have those brand new "tires" replaced...

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    1. That's the truth. I had to replace all 5 tires (4 on the trailer plus the spare) because they had belts separating on them. The spare only had about 100 miles on it due to it replacing one that had a blow out. The other tires had less than 1000 miles on them.

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  4. Chinese tires contributed to the Russian's poor performance in their invasion of Ukraine.

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  5. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the few quality products to come out of East Germany was the MZ motorcycle. These came with tyres that were very hard wearing and OK in dry weather but not too hot on wet roads. The rear tyre would eventually wear out and at that point owners would usually replace both front and rear tyres as a pair. Nobody ever wore the front tyre out as far as I know.

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  6. OK, this is such an amazing factoid that I really need to share it. Toward the end of WW2, the Germans came up with a proto cruise missile. The flying bomb was launched using a very accurately aligned ramp and was supplied with just enough fuel to reach London. It used a proto jet engine that used shock waves travelling up and back in a tube that was fat in the middle and narrower at the ends. After the war, V2 bomb designer Walter Kaaden applied the shock wave principle to the exhausts of two stroke motorcycles. Due to their tiny budget and the fact that their star rider defected to the West, MZ missed winning a world championship by a whisker. Motorcycle racing was completely revolutionised by Kaaden's exhaust pipe because the entire world went on to copy it.

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  7. Most Goodyear tires are still made in the USA. The ones that aren't still have the materials made in the USA and shipped to where they are manufactured. None are made in China.

    Nemo

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  8. I actually had good performance and wear from tires made in Vietnam.

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