February 20

Honda Offers Motorcycle Rider Courses In Atlanta

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers a variety of motorcycle rider courses at the American Honda Complex in Alpharetta, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta. These courses provide state of the art rider education for new riders as well as being refresher courses for more experienced riders. The goal is to make motorcycle riding a safer and more enjoyable experience. The Alpharetta complex is one of the most active training facilities in the country.

Motorcycle riders can enroll in the Basic RiderCourse to earn their license waiver. This 2 day course teaches both physical and mental skills that are important for safely operating a motorcycle. The course includes classroom instruction as well as riding time. In the Basic RiderCourse-2, students will continue to hone the traffic skills they learned in the initial course.

The Basic Bike Bonding RiderCourse is the next step in the curriculum. Riders will continue to develop and practice skills beyond those learned in the Basic RiderCourse. There is no classroom component in this course. The Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse was developed for riders who have a solid foundation of basic skills and some recent riding experience. There is no classroom component. Experienced riders may want to take the Advanced RiderCourse or enroll in the soon-to-be-offered Street RiderCourse.

Those who have never ridden a motorcycle may want to try out the new SMARTrainer simulator, which mimics a motorcycle riding experience. A computer screen presents 17 different riding environments and situations for the rider to respond to. The environments include daytime riding, night riding, and different weather conditions. There is no fee to use the SMARTrainer, which is designed to be a bridge to the beginner courses.

The American Honda Complex also offers dirt bike school classes for those who want an exciting off road experience. The motorcycle and all protective gear are provided. There is a Closed Range Exercise Course, a Trail RiderCourse, and even a class geared specifically for females only. The dirt bike summer camps are also popular. Riders six years of age and older may sign up with a parent for dirt bike courses. Many families participate in these classes together.

Also available at the Honda Complex are ATV RiderCourses. These courses are conducted through the ATV Safety Institute. This hands-on training course for riders of all terrain vehicles emphasizes the skills and techniques necessary for responsible riding. The institute will soon offer a 3 Wheel Basic RiderCourse.

The Honda Motorcycle Safety Foundation Campus is located at the American Honda Complex at 1450 Morrison Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia. Participants may register for courses online at www.offroad-training.org.

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February 20

Why are Starter Motors Significant

A starter motor is a device that is used to start an engine before its operation allows it to generate power for itself. Starter motors are a vital component within automotive engines where they induce rotation in the engine so that the automobile can move. Starter motors taken in electrical energy and convert it into mechanical energy which is used by the rotor to turn and start the engine. A starter motor disengages once the engine starts generating power for itself, or is up and running. They provide the initial power surge to the engine so that it starts generating power for its operation. Like with most automotive parts, it is important that starter motors should also be of good quality and make.

The Need for Starter Motors

Starter motors evolved from the hand-driven crank or hand crank of old times. Visuals of black and white pictures with gentlemen stepping out to crank up a car through a hand-held shaft in the front of its bonnet are examples of manually starting motors. However, manual starting of motors was not a risk-free enterprise and if the crank backfired, it resulted in serious injuries such as fractured fingers or wrists of the person operating it.

However, the problem that arose in the initial years was also one of how to develop an electric starting system or a power generating device that could deliver enough power to kick start a machine out of inertia and into motion. Modern starter motors were born out of this challenge.

The Modern Starter Motor

Modern day starter motors are direct current electric motors with a starter solenoid that draw current from a battery. Once current is drawn, this solenoid helps engage the gears that finally make the engine rotate and begin operating. The solenoid plays another important role; it helps pull away the pinion gear attached to the starter motor assembly. This disengages the starter motor from the engine flywheel and helps bring it to a stop.

Problems in Starter Motors

A starter motor can also face mechanical issues and give rise to unexpected problems. For this reason, it is important to understand the requirement of your vehicle as well as the different components within a starter motor. Also, because of the diverse components within it, what appears like a starter motor problem may actually be related to something else altogether. For example, starter motors need direct current sources and draw their power from a battery. If your battery is dying, or the connections are unclear or weak, the motor will have difficulty operating.

Each component within a starter motor is designed for a separate function. The pinion gear, the clutch assembly, the starter driveshaft etc, are all parts that comprise the starter motor. The well-being of the starter depends on the health of these different parts. Slow turning of the motor, jamming of operation, or noise coming out of the motor, all of these can be considered as warnings for problems for starter motors.

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February 17

Muscle Cars The Ultimate, Fashionable Cars Of The 1960’s

The Pontiac GTO, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Camaro Chevelle SS, Ford Torino GT, and the Plymouth Road Runner are the models of high speed cars of 1960’s, which are also called muscle cars. These are big or midsized two-door cars that are known for high speed engines. These cars were built with V8 engines and were the main attraction of the drag racing events. The introductory models of these cars were launched in 1940’s, when these were large sized models, but later in 1960’s midsized models were in great demand. These cars were bought mostly by the wealthy and young buyers of the society. Young buyers were attracted to the speed and hence, several models were introduced by car companies in various categories.

The introduction of the GTO initiated the trend for mid-sized cars and a number of car companies launched smaller cars in this model type. The lightweight models were introduced in 1963 when the motor companies designed compact cars, which were light and could run faster as compared to initial models of the 40’s. Since, the car models were purchased only by the buyers from the elite class of the society, a budget model was introduced to attract more customers and the first budget model was the Plymouth Road Runner.

Muscle cars were very popular in 60’s, when Ford and Mopar were producing a number of cars for drag racing. The Dodge model was a powerful car, which ran with the velocity of over 100 miles per hour and Mopar introduced the Hemi engine variety, while the Pontiac GTO was powered with a 389 cu V8 engine with unusual trim and a floor shifted transmission.

Ford launched the Ford Galaxies in 1963 for drag racing and many modifications were made in the original model, like the use of fiberglass panels, traction bars, aluminum bumpers, and the car delivered a power of 425 hp. The Ford Galaxies could travel a mile in 48 to 50 seconds, and the Ford Thunderbolt could run a mile in time less than 48 seconds. An Innovative technology for braking was designed which was based on disc brakes and to get a fashionable look, the suspension’s position was lowered.

In the current era, these cars are collected by classic car lovers and sold at a very high cost at the car auctions, while the price depends on the model, condition. and the demand of the car. Many of these cars are displayed at museums, and car dealers also sell reproduction metal sheet parts of these cars. Help can be encountered if you click on muscle cars or cars online.

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February 15

Craigslist Used Cars

The best thing about using Craigslist to find autos for sale in the USA is that a person can search for any type of vehicle. Whether someone wants a truck, SUV, car or van, they will be able to search for it on Craigslist. Not only can people find these types of vehicles for sale on the site but they can also find specific models. This means that all one has to do is type in exactly what they are looking for and they can type in where the location of the vehicle should be located. This means a person can search for specific makes and models that are being sold within miles of their home.

Not only can a person find autos that are located within the area but they can also choose a price range. If a person wants to find a vehicle that costs no more than $300, then all they do is choose $300 as the highest price that they are willing to pay for a vehicle. Only vehicles $300 and under will show up in the results. It is very easy to find cars that are affordable when using Craigslist.

Another cool thing about using Craigslist is that one can easily find a new or used car. All a person has to do is type in whether or not they are looking for new cars or used cars or even both. If a person wants to search for only new cars, then only cars that are new will appear in the search results. The same goes with used cars.

Anybody can literally find and buy a vehicle from anywhere in America by using Craigslist. A person can search for vehicles in any of the 50 states and search for vehicles in any city in the country. This is great for people who need a car fast, do not drive and do not mind traveling a bit to get a great deal on a brand new vehicle or a used vehicle.

People can also search for vehicles with specific miles on it. If a person wants a vehicle with 10,000 miles or less, then all they have to do is type in that they are searching for vehicles with 10,000 miles or less and only vehicles with 10,000 miles or less will appear in the search results.

The best thing about using Craigslist is that it is extremely fast to search for vehicles. It is also very easy to search for vehicles all over the United States. A person can find a vehicle literally within seconds. Once a person finds a car that they want to buy, they can simply reply to the seller and ask them questions about the car. It really is that easy. Craigslist is simply the best way to find vehicles to buy.

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February 15

Amazing Shiny Cars On Hi Def Auto Detail

Another week, another roundup of amazing, shiny cars to marvel at. Believe us when we say, that even though we get the chance to do this every day, it still never gets old seeing all of these amazing cars that are constantly rolling through our lot. I really mean it when I say that I wake up each and every day with a smile because I know there’s going to be an incredible day ahead of me. I feel truly blessed to be able to work in an industry that I actually enjoy, and makes me excited to get out of bed in the morning.

Just like every week, last week was only another reason to make me happy to be the owner of Hi Def Detail. It started off with a black BMW 5 Series coming in for a treatment of Hi Def Bling Nano Polish, and the results were just like you could imagine – excellent! We even spotted one of our customers on their way in, checking her makeup in the car’s surface. Now that’s clean!

If that wasn’t enough, up next was a 2011 Lincoln MKZ. We don’t get a ton of Lincoln vehicles coming through our lot, but when we do it is always a treat because they just look so nice. When we say nice, we mean before we get done doing what we do best to them, because after that nice would be an understatement by a long shot.

After that, we had a real special job, even for us. A 1975 Mercedes Benz 350SE came in, but what made this car special was that it still had its original paint job. The owner was obviously very concerned about the work we were going to perform on his car’s surface and was very attentive to everything we were doing every step of the way. We assured him that everything would be safe for his car’s surface, and he seemed very pleased with the results. We were pleased to just have the opportunity to work on such a car.

You know what I like to call a good problem to have? When you have so many amazing cars coming through your headquarters that you simply don’t have the time to post about all of them. I apologize for not being able to do so, but I’m sure most of you understand. Alright, enough talking, on to the car pics!

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February 12

Is Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Worth It In My Motorcycle

You know the drill, every six months, three thousand miles (or so) you trudge in to your mechanic or auto parts store to get an oil change. Whether you change your oil yourself of have a mechanic do it chances are you have wondered if synthetic motorcycle oil is worth the extra cost.

Many people swear by synthetic motorcycle oil, and others stick to conventional oil because of habit or price, and while no one choice is best for every person and every motorcycle there are some definite advantages to synthetic motorcycle oil you may not have considered.

One of the first considerations when deciding between synthetic motorcycle oil and conventional oil is how often you will have to change your motor oil. If you use conventional oil and change it at the recommended intervals consistently, your motorcycle probably will not suffer any ill effects. However, if you often go much longer than the recommended interval before changing conventional oil your motorcycle may suffer because if it.

Synthetic motorcycle oil can keep your motorcycle protected longer than conventional oil and this is one of the advantages. Synthetic motorcycle oil takes longer to break down than conventional oil which makes it last longer between changes. If you change your oil regularly conventional oil will not have time to break down but if you don’t, synthetic oil may be a better choice for you because you can go longer between changes without worrying about damage to your engine. Synthetic motorcycle oil will provide adequate lubrication longer than the normal three thousand miles that conventional oil provides.

Because synthetic oil lasts longer it can also offer one more advantage over conventional oil in the long run, and that is price. While synthetic oil costs more than conventional oil so you will pay more per change, the fact that you can go twice as long or even more between changes means that you will be paying less over the life of your motorcycle if you go with synthetic oil. The price savings and longer performance are what influences many people to use synthetic motorcycle oil. I change the oil and filter on my motorcycle at the beginning of the riding season every year and I’m set for the entire year.

Changing your oil, no matter what type you use, is an important part of your motorcycle’s maintenance. Oil lubricates your engine and also contains abrasives which must be removed at regular intervals to keep your bike running in top condition.

If these advantages are important to you then synthetic motorcycle oil is the best choice for you.

If these advantages are important to you then synthetic motorcycle oil is the best choice for you.

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February 7

Rc Cars Toys For The Big Boys

Speed enthusiast? Monster-lover! Then look no further than the universe of RC cars.
Why RChobbies?

RC cars have been around since the 40s, where only the elite had access to the relatively expensive hobby. But the heart-racing sport is not an outdated one. Today RC hobbies have occupied a niche in the commercial market, with RC vehicle sellers owning websites for online shopping.

The fact is RC cars arent just a substitute to real cars. Although most are modeled after life-sized automobiles, there is a difference in how they work. By the name itself, its pretty obvious that you get to do a lot of finger work in driving these m miniature babies. Certainly there is no possibility for a ride, but any enthusiast can vouch for the pride RC hobbies provide. Who wouldnt be happy to own hot rod and a monster truck at the same time?
Also, unlike real thing, an RC vehicle can do back flips and drifting without any real prospect of injury. Because build-your-own (kit-type) and ready-to-race (pre-assembled) cars come with parts and accessories, you dont need a mechanic to repair any damage — just DIY, and youre good to go.

Which RC Car?
Generally RC cars are classified as toy-grade or hobby-grade. Toy-grade cars are just that: pretty cars with nice interior work that are either too heavy or too weak to do anything. The motor isnt for racing, and crashing one damages it for life. These small machines are primarily designed for children. Hobby-grade cars are for the serious RC racers, who need strength, stability, and speed to win competitions such as those sponsored by the International Federation for Model Auto Racing. Online shopping usually is a fast way for purchasing both these types.Those taken with RC hobbies usually choose between an off-road and an on-road car. Either way these cars can be driven by a methanol-castor oil-nitro methane mix in a two-stroke engine, or by an electric motor run by a battery. The power sources of these different types can be bought with online shopping.

The first type, called a nitro RC car, is more popular in that it sounds similar to real cars and even gives off smoke. This car is faster than electric-driven ones, but needs appropriate maintenance to clean unburned fuel. The second type, also called a lipo RC car, should be regularly hooked to an electric outlet to recharge the nickel/lithium-powered battery. It is much cleaner than its nitro counterpart, but needs a cool-down period after a race to avoid overheating.RC cars are available from different manufacturers, either through online shopping or through store outlets. Popular brands include HPI, Associated, Traxxas, and Losi.

How much?
The price of RC cars ranges from $75.00 (A-Tech monster) car to a $1650.00 (Beetle Off-Road 4WD) and above. The cost depends on both the model and the manufacturer, with some makers more expensive than the others. For further information regarding RC Hobiies and products, please visit MyReviewsNow.net Shop At Home.

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January 28

Car Stickers with Different Personalities

When I drive on the road or waiting for the traffic lights, I would find some interesting car stickers that have different personalities. Some stickers look cool, some are fun, some are cute and some seem sweet- Since then I feel interested in car stickers and here are some I think very typical and attractive ones with different personalities.

At the very fist people put stickers on their car is to remind the following car to keep a safe distance. This kind of family car sticker is normally used when parents drive with their baby in the car, so most of the family car stickers are some kind of cute baby pictures with a text like -Baby in Car-. Every time when I see a car sticker like this, I feel touched by the parent love for their babies.

Besides the safety need, people love to put stickers on their cars to show their own style and personalities. Some girls love cute cartoon stickers like Hello Kitty or Doraemon. Guys always choose those stylish and cool stickers with shapes like spider or the Transformers. Some funny guys use a car sticker of -Danger in Car- to remind the follower to keep a safe distance, which always makes me smile. It actually feels kind of cute. There’s another type of car stickers, which are used to show people’s love and support for their countries or sports teams. Some put a national flag sticker on their cars, some put a Manchester logo sticker. Anyway, car stickers are more than just some notifications to get drivers’ attention to keep a appropriate distance. They are also a way to express drivers’ own characters or personalities, a way let the world know about you a little bit. So what kind of car stickers are you using?

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January 23

Norwalk Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

After an horrific accident, moving on seems much difficult than what other people make it sound. This is complicated by lack of resources which can make all this possible. Norwalk Motorcycle Injury Lawyer is there to help you get as much financial assistance as possible, so that you can embark upon the road to recovery. A good attorney will guide you to get the justice and compensation that you need and deserve.

Role played by a legal counselor: >

Norwalk Motorcycle Injury Lawyer is committed to upholding justice and defending the rights of innocent victims. Therefore, if you feel that your accident was the result of someone else’s fault or carelessness, then you should contact a good legal counselor at the earliest.

They will take from you all details that you can provide them and analyze the information. This initial brainstorming will help them to identify who is the culprit.

Subsequently, they will use their resources to gather more information in this regard. Incontestable proof is crucial for ensuring that your case stands up to the judicial scrutiny. A skilled and experienced legal counselor can swiftly accumulate all essential evidence.

Coming to the most important aspect of the whole deal. Your legal representative will make efforts to compute how much financial compensation you deserve. For this also, they will gather plenty of vital evidence and arrange for all possible back up to strengthen the claim.

They will put together a watertight and strong case, and contact relevant witnesses also. They will coach all of you to give a clear and honest testimony, so that the court will be convinced of the validity of your claim.

A good firm and representative will guide you at every step of the process and not rest until they have obtained justice for you.

Moreover, they are aware of the financial struggles you are undergoing. Therefore, they will not charge you anything unless they win your case for you. Therefore, you have nothing to lose if you contact them.

Norwalk Motorcycle Injury Lawyer will help you to regain hope and confidence. They will help you to get the much needed financial support to rebuild a new life for yourself. Do not delay in contacting them, otherwise the deadline for filing legal action will elapse. The sooner you contact them, the sooner you will be able to get your life back on track.

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January 20

Company Car Or Company Car Allowance – Which Should I Choose

If you have the choice of a Company Car or Company Car Allowance, you should check out how much Company Car Tax (or Benefit In Kind Tax as it is also known) that you would pay if you accept a company vehicle, and then decide whether to go for the Company Car or cash. You could be better off taking the car allowance and leasing a car yourself, even though the allowance is taxable.

The Cash for Car scheme has become increasingly popular with both employers and employees in recent years. Employers save time and money in not having to source, maintain and administer a fleet, although they must always be aware of their Duty of Care and Health & Safety responsibilities. And as an employee, you have more freedom to choose the car you drive, and you could even be better off if you dont spend all of the company car allowance you receive. However, some employers do stipulate the type and age of vehicle that is acceptable, according to the job you are doing.

If you choose to accept a Company Car Allowance, its worth considering Car Leasing vs Buying. Car Leasing (also known as Contract Hire) is simply the hiring of a vehicle for an agreed period of time for a fixed monthly rental. Unlike Short Term Rental or daily rental, a car lease is usually for 2-5 years, after which you can simply hand the car back with no further commitment or, in some case, you may be able to purchase the vehicle if you wish. Car Leasing is a convenient, cost-effective and hassle-free way of financing a new vehicle, and there are many benefits of leasing a car. It enables easy budgeting of your motoring costs, and the fixed monthly payments can even include servicing and maintenance. Also, theres no need to worry about depreciation or disposing of the vehicle at the end of the contract.

Dont forget that if you choose the company car instead of the company car allowance, all your motoring costs (except private fuel) will be taken care of by your employer including insurance, road tax, servicing and repairs. If you choose the company car allowance, you will have to pay for these things yourself.

If you choose a company car allowance and lease a vehicle which you use in the course of your job, youre entitled to claim from your employer a mileage allowance for each business mile travelled. H.M. Revenue & Customs approves certain mileage rates that employees can claim for business travel, and the current rate is 40p per mile. Check the HMRC website for the latest information.

Part way between the company car and a company car allowance is something called Employee Car Ownership. This is where your employer gives you a car allowance, but the company organizes the finance deal and takes care of insurance and running costs. This may also be worth considering if your employer offers such a scheme.

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