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    Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

    I can't recall them being stubborn, maybe I don't want to remember :D. Some of them we used to drop the whole crossmember with the engine and gearbox onto the ground. Some engines are just tight on the locating dowels, 4wd drives that get driven in salt water can be a fight to get off.
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    Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

    I'd say over a 20 year period of working in non-dealship workshops, Ford 6cylinder wins hands down for blowing head gaskets, followed by the 3 series BMW then maybe Subaru. I've got 2 x EJ25's non turboed and turboed 13 years old and I haven't the touched the motors other than servicing.
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    Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

    The 6 cylinder engines are usually pretty good, there's always suspicion around those cylinder head failures because how do you know the quality of the head studs or the cylinder heads were even done up correctly in the first the place.
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    Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

    If it's been looked after you shouldn't have many issues, I would service the cooling system and use genuine coolant, 9 times out of 10 it's dipshits cooking them that causes the problems. I worked in a shop that done mechanical work for an engine machinist, and I'd only seen a couple of cars...
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    Newly Released Bikes General

    I'd say you could get them a little cheaper, most likely put that price tag on there to stop the time wasters. He was doing it as a side job but I'm uncertain if that has changed now.
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    You laugh you lose

    Someone called him a grub, I guessed he might be a doper but have no idea.
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    Dealing with injury risk

    I usually wear mine all the time but it has been rather hot here, and I paid the price.
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    Dealing with injury risk

    I thought it was part of life, riding a bike in England, almost progression to getting a licence for a car.
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    Dealing with injury risk

    Most people in their youth are pretty active, no motorised transport, plenty of time to play social sports but all that changes when you're older. I used to do 50~100 push-ups without even thinking when I was a teen, I'd be in trouble if I could do more than 20 these days.
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    You laugh you lose

    Is he a suspected doper, I haven't followed road for a while?
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    Dealing with injury risk

    The thing that scares me with high speed impacts is that your head swings like a pendulum and hits hard. Life works in reverse sometimes, they tell you to exercise and stretch when you're young and healthy at school, but you should be doing it more often when you're older.
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    Dealing with injury risk

    I say alian for sure. I jinxed myself because this happened pushing my bike down some rocks today.
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    You laugh you lose

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    Dealing with injury risk

    How does this guy not take skin off his elbows or back ?
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    Newly Released Bikes General

    Yeah, he's been around for a while, interesting to see how it rides with those numbers. He's letting people ride it as a demo, I might give it a try.
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